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message 1: by Shera (Book Whispers) (last edited Jan 06, 2012 08:04PM) (new)

Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments All right this is my first monthly challenge that I’ve actually made up so go easy on me!!

Since January is supposed to be the month of Winter where I’m at, I’ve decided to do a word challenge about your favorite winter thing!! (Though the snow is sorely lackey where I’m at right now.) Might as well keep the magic of winter going even though the Holidays are over.

How to do it:
1. Pick your favorite winter thing. Mine is Snowflakes.
2. Pick the level of challenge you want.

a. Easy 3-4 letters
b. Medium 5-7 words
c. Hard 8-up

3. Match the first letter of the title to the letter. Some letters are harder so feel free to match the first letter of the authors name.
4. Here's the type of books you can pick from. Try to pick one of each if you can!

a. Paranormal Romance
b. Urban Fantasy
c. Pick a book from any Genre that takes place in the winter.
d. Read something with a furry shifter in it (Ex. Werewolf, cat shifter ext.)
e. Don't forget one ice cold vampire!

Here’s the format you’ll want:

2/9 Hard

S –
N –
O –
W –
F – Full Moon Rising
L –
A – Dragon Actaully by G.A. Aiken
K –
E –

Keep your original post updated I'll link to the page you're on and include the message number next to your name so you can find it.

Hopefully this will help me out when I update the statuses.


message 2: by Shera (Book Whispers) (last edited Feb 02, 2012 09:11PM) (new)

Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments Participants:

Amber Message 23 3/5 Medium
Ashley Message 28 0/7 Medium
Cathy Message 24 http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/7...
Christie Message 4 Hard 0/9
Emy Message 16 Easy
Ezinwanyi Message 9 Hard 3/10
Hasien Message 13 0/9 Hard
Julianne Message 11 0/5 Medium
Kelly Message 19 0/9 Hard
Miri Message 10 4/6 Medium
Purplepaperreader Message 22 3/10 Hard
Roh Message 25 9/9 Hard
Shanon Message 26 2/8Hard
Shera (Book Whispers) Message 3 Hard 0/9
Sophie Message 14 0/9 Hard
Tina Message 27 0/7 Medium
Vannessa Message 12 0/10 Hard



Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments 0/9 Hard

S –
N –
O –
W –
W –
O –
M –
A –
N –


message 4: by Christie (last edited Jan 27, 2012 05:41PM) (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments 9/9 Hard

S – Joely Skye- Marked (Shifters, #1) by Joely Skye -Finished 1/24/12
N – Myra Nour- Wanted Handsome Alien Abductor by Myra Nour -Finished 1/21/12
O – Kaitlyn O'Connor- Dragon Lord by Kaitlyn O'Connor -1/16/12
W – N. J. Walters- Alexandra’s Legacy (Legacy, #1) by N.J. Walters - Finished 1/10/12
B – Dana Marie Bell- Bear Necessities (Halle Shifters, #1) by Dana Marie Bell -finished 1-7-12
A- Vivi Andrews- Ghosts of Boyfriends Past by Vivi Andrews - finished 1/19/12
L – Shelly Laurenston - The Beast in Him (Pride, #2) by Shelly Laurenston -finished 1/21/12
L – Laini Taylor- Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor - 1/27/12
S- Nalini Singh - Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh -finished 1/7/12


Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments Sounds good!!


message 6: by Christie (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments Is there a place where I can find books that will apply to this challenge?


message 7: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 143 comments I'll have to think of a word that works with at least some of what I was already planning on reading this month. Not as easy as I thought.

Can we use words like "as" or "in" to count for A or I?


Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments Sure thing. If it's too hard I don't mind borrowing the first letter of the next word or authors last name.


message 9: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Jan 23, 2012 08:36AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere 3/8


C-- Cry Wolf Done 1/4
O
L-- Lord of the Abyss {Done 1/16}
D-- Where Secrets Lie {Done 1/18} BY Donna Marie Lanheady
S--Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

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message 10: by Miri (last edited Jan 05, 2012 11:12PM) (new)

Miri (miriamarosen) This looks fun!
I'll post my word then fill in the books as I go

J.Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley
A.Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
C.Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
K.Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
E.
T.
Wild Cat (Shifters Unbound, #3) by Jennifer Ashley Bloodrose A Nightshade Novel by Andrea Cremer Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong


message 11: by Julianne (last edited Jan 31, 2012 09:11PM) (new)

Julianne | 143 comments Such a tough decision thinking of a word. lol
Going for med size
5/5 completed

S - Supernaturally by Kiersten White 1/31
C - Melissa de la Cruz by Blue Bloods 1/11
A - Ally Condie by Crossed (winter) 1/10
R - Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz 1/12
F - Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter (shifters - tho not werewolves)1/5

Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré, #2) by Kristen Painter Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White


message 12: by Vannessa (last edited Feb 01, 2012 02:11PM) (new)

Vannessa | 175 comments This looks like fun! I'm going to try the hard level with my word FROSTINESS! I love how everything is frosty white in the mornings. Does make me want to stay in bed with a hot chocolate and a good book though!
7/10 Completed

F - First Drop of Crimson FINISHED January 10th
R - Redemption My Shifter Book FINISHED January 13th
O - Once Bitten, Twice Shy FINISHED January 19th
S - Sunrise at Sunset FINISHED January 24th
T - Touch of Frost FINISHED January 26th
I - The Iron Daughter My winter book FINISHED January 29th
N - Night Pleasures FINISHED January 31st
E - Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost
S - Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep
S - Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan

Didn't manage 3 so will carry Eternal Kiss of Darkness over into February's challenge. The other 2 are more UF than PNR so don't fit that challenge, but they can go back on the to-be-read pile!

First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Redemption by Eleri Stone Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, #1) by Jennifer Rardin Sunrise at Sunset (Sunset Vampire, #1) by Jaz Primo Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) by Jennifer Estep The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 13: by Hasien (last edited Jan 29, 2012 01:16PM) (new)


Poussinette (Sophie) (poussinette) | 7 comments I'm in, and I juste spent 2 lunch breaks browsing my Kidou (ok I gave my kindle a nickname .. lame ..) and computer to fill up the list !

M – Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
I – An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris (I felt COLD reading it !)
S – Spell Games by T.A. Pratt
T – Trio of Sorcery by Mercedes Lackey
L – Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
E – Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison(UF)
T – Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy
O – On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (Cat Shifter, PR)
E – Embrace the Night by Karen Chance(Very hot hum Cold Vamp)


message 15: by Ash (new)

Ash Krafton (ash_krafton) | 14 comments This sounded like so much fun that I had to join in...then, as I saw everyone's entries, I realized--I need to read some of those!!!

Off-task but happy...

Cheers, Ash


message 16: by Emy (last edited Jan 31, 2012 10:09AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 25 comments I've ended up at Easy

I love the DARK of winter, so:

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Alterant (Belador, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon A Regency Holiday by Allison Lane Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2) by Stacia Kane

4/4 done


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Vannessa wrote: "This looks like fun! I'm going to try the hard level with my word FROSTINESS! I love how everything is frosty white in the mornings. Does make me want to stay in bed with a hot chocolate and a good..."

You are going to love Faefever~~~!!!!!!


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Vannessa wrote: "This looks like fun! I'm going to try the hard level with my word FROSTINESS! I love how everything is frosty white in the mornings. Does make me want to stay in bed with a hot chocolate and a good..."

You are going to love Faefever~~~!!!!!!


message 19: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (kellyanne11) | 1 comments Can't wait for cold weather after the hot year we had in Texas!!!!
Lots of reading to do this month. Hopefully I can finish all these!


C - Crave by J.R. Ward
H - Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer
R - Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs by Gerry Bartlett
I - Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
S - Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
T - Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
M - Magic on the Hunt by Devon Monk
A - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
S - Sin's Daughter by Eve Silver

Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward Hunger Untamed (Feral Warriors, #5) by Pamela Palmer Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs (Glory St. Clair, #5) by Gerry Bartlett Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2) by Larissa Ione Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom, #6) by Devon Monk Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Sin's Daughter (Otherkin Trilogy #1.5) by Eve Silver


message 20: by Christie (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments Kelly, it sure was a hot summer in Texas last year.


message 21: by Vannessa (new)

Vannessa | 175 comments Ashley wrote: "Vannessa wrote: "This looks like fun! I'm going to try the hard level with my word FROSTINESS! I love how everything is frosty white in the mornings. Does make me want to stay in bed with a hot cho..."

I've read Faefever. That's one of my fave series! But I think you were meant to quote Hasien not me as it's first on her list not mine :D


message 22: by Purplepaperreader (last edited Jan 06, 2012 02:41PM) (new)

Purplepaperreader Completed 3/10
Thanks to Christie for the great "N" choice - I had to borrow your selection


S - Stacia Kane, Unholy Ghosts

P - Pamela Palmer, Desire Untamed

R - Roth Veronica, Divergent

I - Ilona Andrews, Magic Gifts

N - N.J Walters, Alexandra's Legacy

G - Grimspace, Ann Aguirre

T - Thea Harrison, Dragon Bound

H - Harper, Molly The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Furry)

A - Armstong, Kelley; Frostbitten (winter themed novel)

W - Williams, Sandy; Shadow Reader


message 23: by Cathy (last edited Jan 06, 2012 05:50PM) (new)

Cathy Galloway Winter Magic - January Challenge
Paranormal Addicts & Newbies
Medium Level
Completed 1/7


M Midnight's Daughter (vampire)
I Immortal Rider (wolf shifter)1/6/12
T Dragon Bound (paranormal romance)
T Once Upon a Winter's Eve(set in winter)
E Explosive Eighteen
N Never Love a Highlander
S Succubus Shadows (urban fantasy)


message 24: by Roh (last edited Jan 08, 2012 11:17AM) (new)

Roh Morgon (rohmorgon) | 9 comments I'm game.

These are all vampire stories. Most are older, and you may be surprised to see authors such as Octavia Butler and George R.R. Martin on here (both are very cool vampire stories).

I've read all of these and they're on my bookshelf at home :), with the exception of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's, which I borrowed from the library and read many years ago.

Though I didn't plan it this way, one of my favorite vampire writers holds the first two letters.

9/9 Completed

S: Shattered Glass - Elaine Bergstrom
N: Nocturne - Elaine Bergstrom
O: Octavia E. Butler- Fledgling
W: Watcher: Book I of The Chosen - Roh Morgon
S: Suzy McKee Charnas - The Vampire Tapestry: A Novel
T: The Stress of Her Regard - Tim Powers
O: Out of the House of Life - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
R: Rice, Anne - Interview With the Vampire
M: Martin, George R.R. - Fevre Dream


message 25: by Shanon (last edited Jan 27, 2012 07:04AM) (new)

Shanon (shazamy) January 2012 Challenge ~ Winter Magic
8/8 Completed


H - Hidden Talents by Emma Holly ★★★★★ Jan 4
O - Her One and Only by Alice Valdal ★★★★★ Jan 10
L - A Little Harmless Addiction by Melissa Schroeder ★★★☆☆ Jan 6
I - Icy Heat by Leigh Wyndfield ★★★★☆ Jan 12
D - Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre ★★★★★ Jan 26
A - Angel Voice by Connie Hall ★★★☆☆ Jan 14
Y - The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff ★★★★★ Jan 18
S - The Some Like It Haunted by Moira Rogers ★★★★☆ Jan 20

Hidden Talents (Hidden, #1) by Emma Holly Her One and Only by Alice Valdal A Little Harmless Addiction (Harmless, #5) by Melissa Schroeder Icy Heat (Heat Series) by Leigh Wyndfield Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, #3) by Ann Aguirre Angel Voice by Connie Hall The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Some Like It Haunted (Mystic Valley, #4) by Moira Rogers


message 26: by Tina Theresa (last edited Jan 31, 2012 12:44PM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 47 comments Winter Magic - January Challenge
Paranormal Addicts & Newbies
Medium Level
Completed 7/7

S- Slave Cat Star Chronicles 1 1/30
N- No Rest for the Wicked 1/9
O- Outcast Cat Star Chronicles 4 1/14
W- Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night 1/16
D- Dark Needs at Night's Edge
A- Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #2 The Laughing Corpse
Y-Yasmine Galenorn-(winter, cat shifter, UF) Changeling Otherworld Sisters of the Moon 2


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Winter Magic Challenge

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Shera (Book Whispers) (sherabookwhispers) | 2569 comments Roh wrote: "I'm game.

These are all vampire stories. Most are older, and you may be surprised to see authors such as Octavia Butler and George R.R. Martin on here (both are very cool vampire stories).

I'..."


You go girl!!! I had no idea that R.R. Martin did vampires. I've been meaning to read his EF books forever, but I'm afriad he'll die before the series gets done. (Please no more RJ moments.)


message 29: by Christie (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments Purple, I use book ideas from others all the time. I'm glad I could help you out.


message 30: by Roh (last edited Jan 08, 2012 05:36PM) (new)

Roh Morgon (rohmorgon) | 9 comments Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "You go girl!!! I had no idea that R.R. Martin did vampires..."

Most of Fevre Dream takes place on a paddle-wheel river boat on the Mississippi in the 1800s. The vampires are really cool. They definitely meet the definition of 'icy'!


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) Snow Angel
Hard
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message 32: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 26, 2012 09:12AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 105 comments Paranormal Addicts & Newbies
January 2012 Challenge ~ Winter Magic
Duration:
1/1/2012 - 1/31/2012

Progress: 4 out of 9 (Hard)

Rules: 1. Match the first letter of the title to the letter. Some letters are harder so feel free to match the first letter of the authors name.
2. Here's the type of books you can pick from. Try to pick one of each if you can!
a. Paranormal Romance
b. Urban Fantasy
c. Pick a book from any Genre that takes place in the winter.
d. Read something with a furry shifter in it (Ex. Werewolf, cat shifter ext.)
e. Don't forget one ice cold vampire!

Fireplace
F:
I: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
R:
E:
P:
L: Laurell K. Hamilton; Divine Misdemeanors
A: Ilona Andrews; Magic Bites
C: Captivate by Carrie Jones
E:

Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews


message 33: by Tina (new)

Tina Andersen | 3 comments ok, heres mine tho i think i may have started a bit late.. im going with medium.. skiing

S- Sharon ashwood, Ravenous
K- karen marie morning, beyong the highland mist
I- not sure yet....
I- ilona andrews, magic bites
N- nancy gideon, captured by moonlight
G- g.a aiken, about a drango


message 34: by Christie (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments I finally finished my challenge..I was beginning to think I wasn't going to.


message 35: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway Winter Magic - January Challenge
Paranormal Addicts & Newbies
Medium Level
Completed 7/7 DONE!


M Midnight's Daughter Karen Chance(vampire)1/23/12
I Immortal Rider Larissa Ione (wolf shifter)1/6/12
TThea Harrison Dragon Bound (paranormal romance)1/24/12
T Tessa Dare Once Upon a Winter's Eve(set in winter)1/27/12
E Explosive Eighteen Janet Evanovich1/17/12
N Never Love a Highlander Maya Banks1/15/12
S Succubus Shadows Richelle Mead (urban fantasy)1/9/12


message 36: by Hasien (new)

Hasien | 568 comments nice job!


message 37: by Hasien (new)

Hasien | 568 comments All done!


message 38: by Christie (new)

Christie (Skylar24) | 109 comments Congrat's!


message 39: by Hasien (new)

Hasien | 568 comments Thanks!


message 40: by Angela (last edited Jan 31, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

Angela (angieerickson) | 164 comments January 2012 Challenge ~ Winter Magic DONE!
BURN A FIRE

B Wicked Enchantment, Anya Bast JAN 15
U Undone, Rachel Caine JAN 12
R Bloodlines, Richelle Mead JAN 7
N Angels of Darkness, Nalini Singh JAN 11

A Magic Slays, Ilona Andrews JAN 6

F Father and Sons, Gordon Andrews JAN 3
I Magic Bleeds, Ilona Andrews JAN 2
R Storm Born, Richelle Mead JAN 14
E The Boys Next Door, Jennifer Echols JAN 8

Wicked Enchantment (Dark Magick, #1) by Anya Bast Undone (Outcast Season, #1) by Rachel Caine Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Angels of Darkness by Ilona Andrews Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Fathers and Sons (Curran POV, #2) by Gordon Andrews Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead The Boys Next Door  by Jennifer Echols


message 41: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 25 comments Updated 4/4 (Message 16)


message 42: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 143 comments Yay! All done...and just in the nick of time.

UPDATE
5/5 completed

S - Supernaturally by Kiersten White 1/31
C - Melissa de la Cruz by Blue Bloods 1/11
A - Ally Condie by Crossed (winter) 1/10
R - Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz 1/12
F - Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter (shifters - tho not werewolves)1/5

Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré, #2) by Kristen Painter Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White


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