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Subject: 2019 Paranormal Challenge Discussion
Date Posted: 12/19/2018 1:03 PM ET
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Here's the categories for the 2019 challenge. Feel free to start organizing books but only titles finished after 1/1/19 should be included. All books can be from any of these genres (unless specified to be certain ones per category): (UF, YA, mystery, paranormal romance, erotica, graphic novels & mangas are OK too).

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2019. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2019.

  • Read one in a category bronze medal.
  • Read two in a category for silver medal.
  • Read three in a category gold medal.
  • Read five in a category for platinum medal.
  • Read 10 in a category for overachiever/paranormal junkie status.
  1. New Year's Evil: New to you author or new release
  2. The Lost Boys: Vampire or male lead.
  3. The Howling: Werewolves
  4. Carrie: Psychic Phenomena
  5. The Monster Squad: Beastie free for all
  6. Re-Animator: Zombies or Vampires
  7. Creepshow: Anthology, Short Stories, or a single novella
  8. My Bloody Valentine: Paranormal Romance
  9. Fade to Black: Color in Title
  10. Suspiria: A witch main character

Alternates

  1. Final Exam: Final Book in series (or at least most recent in series)
  2. Terror Train: Lead takes a trip
  3. April Fool's Day: A Month or Day in title of book.
  4. Amityville Horror: Ghosts or haunted house.
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Date Posted: 12/19/2018 1:34 PM ET
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Great topics than you Melissa

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Date Posted: 12/20/2018 1:02 AM ET
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Love these Melissa!  Thanks so much for doing this.  I can hardly wait to get started!

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Date Posted: 12/22/2018 10:51 AM ET
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i have not kept up with 2018... will be better in 2019!!

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Date Posted: 1/4/2019 8:33 PM ET
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First book finished in 2019 - Harmony's Way [Breeds] by Lora Leigh - continuing my way through the Breeds - I'm really intruiged by the background story of the universe that is going on, and sometimes I feel like the romance/mating just gets in the way of finding out what is really going on!

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Just finished my first book of the year for challenge Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger, Very good nice world building

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I am reading Jennifer Esteps's series Kill the Queen. More high fantasy than urbn fantasy. Very good. She develops great characters.

 

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Just finished my first paranormal for this year.  Once Hunted, Twice Shy: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series) (Volume 2) by Mandy M. Roth

Not much to it just some zany fun.

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Continuing on the Lora Leigh train:

  1. Tanner's Scheme [Breeds] by Lora Leigh
  2. Jacob's Faith [Breeds] by Lora Leigh
  3. Aiden's Charity [Breeds] by Lora Leigh

I'm enjoying learning how the wolves differ from the felines, but, I think I definatley like the felines better!

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Continuing the jorney of Lora Leigh - 

  1. Dawn's Awakening [Breeds] by Lora Leigh

 

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I am reading Vampire's Fake Fiance by Kristen Painter  fun series.

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Look, more Lora Leigh! 

  1. Mercury's War [Breeds] by Lora Leigh
  2. Coyote's Mate [Breeds] by Lora Leigh

The books are just different enough from one another that I am still enjoying them.  I do find myself skimming a lot of the sex sceenes because they are so similar, but, the actual story around them keeps me interested!

 

 

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LOL Amy!  I got a FIFO request for one of those books.  Had the other one too and it was on her WL, so I'm mailing both out today!

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Cindy - that's really funny!

Not been much time for free reading the last couple of weeks, but, last I night I finished 

  1. The Magical Christmas Cat

This anthology has stories by Erin cCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones, and Lora Leigh, all of which I enjoyed!

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I finished Nobody's Hero by Bec McMaster. Love her books. Writing style is lovely, great plot and romance. 

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I just finished the first book in a fun new series. Putting the Fun in Funeral by Diana Pharaoh Francis.  Give it a try

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Alice - I think I've really loved every book I've read by Bec McMaster.  Wonderful author!

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I am normally not a cozy girl, but I might have to try that Fun in Funeral book!  That and the other Helen Harper series, I really enjoyed those Slouch Witch books - which are pretty much cozies!

 



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THis week's reads were:

  1. Bengal's Heart [Breeds] by Lora Leigh
  2. Hot for the Holidays

Continuing the Breeds series.  I'm pleased that Lora Leigh manages to have enough interesting things going on and enough diferences that I've remained interested. I was afraid of the carbon copy nature of the books initially.

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Just finished The Trouble with the Twelve Grave by Dyranda Jones ---- is it just me or is this series getting a little out there?? I am not going to spoil anything but the characters needed a set of children's books to figure some stuff out... not sure I am going to read number 13 in the series. 

Moving on to Black Market by Faith Hunter.

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Stephanie I didn't like book 12 at all. I will read book 13 as it ends the series. Series needs to end

I am reading The Mech Who Loved Me by Bec McMaster  loving it

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Date Posted: 3/8/2019 8:14 AM ET
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Alice - If 13 is the last one I will read it as well. I loved the first 10 ---it just got odd!

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It is almost like author didn't know how to end the series

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Continuing on in the Breeds: 

  1. Lion's Heat [Breeds] by Lora Leigh - I liked this one, I was waiting for Jonas' mate to appear.  I keep forgetting he is a lion, I keep thinking him a wolf....
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Yes 13 is the last of the Grave series. I think there may be a spinoff series though.

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