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Subject: 2020 Paranormal Reading Challenge - Discussion only
Date Posted: 12/26/2019 11:49 PM ET
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Sorry it's so late - feel free to join in at any time!

Here is our Reading Challenge for 2020. Challenge starts Jan 1, 2020.

  • 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. Bloody New Year - First in a series
  2. Welcome to the Unknown - New to you author
  3. Fangs for the Memories - Vampires
  4. Wolf Street - Werewolves or Shifters
  5. Darling Girls - Female lead or author
  6. Freak Show - Cryptids or anything that doesn't fit
  7. The Walking Dead - Zombies
  8. Cold Spot - Ghosts or hauntings
  9. Edgar Cayce's kin - Psychics or psychic phenomena
  10. Witch Central - witches or warlocks
  11. Teenage Wasteland - anything YA
  12. The Bitter End - last or most recent in a series
  13. The Darkest Hour - horror

BONUS:

  1. Collecting Dust - been on your TBR for more than 1 year
  2. Color Me Dead - color in title or on cover
  3. Heaven or Hell - angels or demons


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Fun Catergories --- THANKS!!!!!

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Glad you like them!

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Thank you Cindy. I will start chatting when I get going on Paranormal. Started the year with HF.

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Star Witch (Lazy Girl's Guide To Magic, Bk 2) by Helen Harper 1-1 was my first book of the year.  Wonderfully fun book and series!  Reminds me of Kristen Painter's Nocturne Falls series.  

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I am also reading a Helen Harper series

Wishful Thinking 

I am waiting for it to get more exciting. I am hoping the first part of this book was just set up. I really liked the Lazy Girl series. I know there is two more in this series. 

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I just finished The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken. Absolutely loved it. Great characters, especially our main character, Keeley. Lots of humor in the book. Plot twist all over the place. I highly recommend. 

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I've also read these:

  1. The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion [Danielle Cain] by Margaret Killjoy 1-6  4.5 stars.  Great novella with a demon deer....original idea that's very well executed!
  2. Wake of Vultures (The Shadow) by Lila Bowen 1-9  4 stars.  I'm not usually a fan of old west settings, but this book was really good!  Loved Nettie Lonesome, even with all her insecurities.  She's a very believable character.
  3. The Sentinel [A Jane Harper Horror Novel] by Jeremy Bishop 1-10  4.5 stars.  Viking zombies, well.....sort of.  Awesome book!  Glad I have the next one TBR already.
  4. The Hand That Feeds by Michael W Garza 1-11  4 stars.  Gruesome zombie story.  How far would you go for your child?
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I really enjoyed the Blacksmith Queen too! Great story. I just read Trail of Lightning, but Roanhorse, it was good, not awesome. Hoping I become more emotionally invested in the characters in the second book.  Working on Nicole Peelers' Jane True books, just started book 4. Silly but enjoyable. Books 5 & 6 should be great for all the travel I have coming up!



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I finished The Forgetable Miss French by Kristen Painter it was okay not as good as teh first two

I also finished Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill. I enjoy this new spinoff series. Good story

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Magic for Liars was interesting. Not paranormal really, more magic exists in the real world. Love the writing!  And finally finished the Jane True books by Nicole Peeler. Silly, fun and satisfying (though she can be repetitious, I had to ignore that or it could have really bothered me.)

Currently reading The Red King by Jenn Stark. I never finished the first series with the same character who finds things with Tarot cards. I need to go back and finish that series as I am really enjoying this one :)  Sometimes I get all topsy turvy, but since it is a differnt adventure, its ok, even though it is a tiny bit spoilery about what "happens to her" at the end of the other series.

Just started One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin, i have collected both of her trilogies and haven't read them yet. Shame on me, so since I am not joining many games and reduced my VBs I am reading my backlog and LOVING THIS BOOK SO FAR. anyway, just had to share.



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I just finished Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie. Love this series and author. Just ordered more of her books on Amazon. Very well writting and good bonds between friends. HIghly recommend this series but start with book 1.

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I am reading Dragon Bones by Jasmine Walt. It is very good. Different. An immortal ancient race who do not always remember the past, but are super strong.  Very well written with bits of history thrown in. 

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I enjoyed those Annette Marie books too. Super fun. I read them on kindle unlimited though, no trading. Great for travel  :)

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I am reading Tiger's Bride by Eve Langlais. Easy fun reads. Her books are similar to each other but enjoyable

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I finished Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews. It was excellent. Great story, excellent writing style. Love this series and author.

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I love that series too Alice! 

I just read Bitter Night, book one of the horngate witches.  Diana Pharoah Francis, Older book that has been sitting on my shelf for years, loved it! looking forward to the next one  :)

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I am reading All Too Famiiliar by Belinda White. Cute story but could use a little help with editing. I like to support the independantly published writers but I find their books need a bit of editing.

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I am starting newest book in one of my favorite series  Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire.  Love this series.

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Last night I started Night Realm by Annette Marie. I really like her other series that are popular right now so I thought I would try this one. I am quite enjoying it. I have some of her other books on my WL.

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Her stuff is super cute.  Looking forward to hearing about that Alice. 

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I finished it last night. I bit different that her other series because it goes to the underworld, but still well written and enjoyable. I put the next two on my WL.

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I just finished The Sinner by J.R. Ward. Really good.

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I am reading Keystone by Dannika Dark. I really like it. I know it gets mixed reviews but I think it is very good. I like the mixed cast of characters. I just put the next two on my WL.

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Has anyone else read Patricia Brigg's newest book Smoke Bitten? It was just okay for me.  This series used to be one of my favorites, seems like it way off the mark lately. 

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