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Monday, January 2, 2012

Romance Reading Challenges for 2012

So as not to overwhelm everybody with so many challenge posts, I have decided to group them together, with the first set being Romance Reading Challenges.  So, in no particular order. . .









Challenge details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • There are Four levels to choose from:
    • One Sexy Demon - Read 6 Speculative Romances
    • Two Sexy Werewolves - Read 12 Speculative Romances
    • Three Sexy Vampires - Read 18 Speculative Romances
    • Four Sexy Archangels - Read 24 Speculative Romances
  • You don't have to preselect your books, but can add them as you go along. Your books can also cross over with other challenges.
  • You can join at anytime, but any books read in 2012 count.
  • There will be links each month for reviews.
  • Audiobooks do not count.
  • Fiction only.
  • You don't have to have a blog to join - see host site for details.
  • Genres include
    • Paranormal romance
    • Dark Fantasy Romance
    • Urban Fantasy Romance
    • Steampunk Romance
    • Sci-fi Romance
    • Apocalyptic romance
    • No Historical or Contemporary Allowed!
Books:
  1. Until Next Time by Amy Lignor






Challenge details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  •  Romance is defined as any story that has romantic love between the two main characters.
  • Choose at least 5 novels.
  • Crossovers are allowed.
  • All books count (e-book, audiobook, etc)
  • You don't need to have a blog, see host site for details.
Books:
  1. More Than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay
  2. Lovesick by Spencer Seidel
  3. Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith
  4. Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw
  5. Sykosa by Justin Ordonez
  6. Until Next Time by Amy Lignor
  7. Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker
  8. Night Sky by Jolene Perry















Challenge details:

  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • All of the books must be from the Harlequin family of imprints (Includes Mira)
  • Read one book for each of the following requirements:
    • The name of a place in the title (country, small city, town, etc)
    • A weather condition in the title (snow, rain, storm, etc)
    • A Title must be in the title of the book (Prince, Countess, etc)
    • The author's first or last name must begin with the letter M
    • A Holiday/Season in the title (Valentine, Christmas, Summer, etc)
    • A Color must be in the title (red, blue, green, etc)
  • Do not need to post a list ahead of time.
  • Books can be in any format
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Go to eHarlequin for book information - anything you can purchase there counts for the challenge.
  • There will be a raffle and prize at the end of the year - please see host site for details.
Books:
  1. (Name of a Place/Title) - The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy










Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • This challenge is not about the amount of books you read, but the variety of titles you'll have read when the challenge is over. The goal is to read a bit of everything related to romance to open our minds to new genres you wouldn't normally read.
  • Anyone can join.
  • You don't need a blog, please see host site for details.
  • A list of romance sub-genres and a few cool themes will be posted each month at the host site to choose from.
  • You do not have to choose your books ahead of time.
  • You don't have to participate every month.
  • You can sign up at any time.
  • Crossovers are allowed.
  • Books can be in any format.
  • There will be a monthly roundup post to post your reviews to.
  • There will be random giveaways throughout the year for active participants.
January books:
  • Options - Read a book that is first in a series, by an author that is "new" to you or a debut author; OR read a romance that has a teen as a protagonist; OR read an erotic romance or erotica.
  1. Airel by Aaron Patterson, Chris White - This book is first in a series (The Airel Saga, the author is new to me and it is a romance with a teen as protagonist!)
  2. Pyxis by K.C. Neal - This book is first in a series (Pyxis) the author is new to me and it is a romance with a teen as a protagonist!
  • Feb Challenge - Read a book with a red cover, that has a kissing or embracing couple, or has Kiss, Heart or Love in the title; or read a book by an author you have given up; read a novella or anthology; Read one of the oldest books on your TBR shelf or read a historical fiction (that takes place in some notable period of history)
  1. Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry
  2. Lovesick by Spencer Seidel
  3. The Color Purple (Historical fiction?)
  • March Challenge - Read a book with a woman on the cover or author with three names. My book was both
  1. Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith
  • April Challenge - Read a contemporary book where something is different in the world than what reality reflects. (vampires, magic, etc)
  1. Until Next Time by Amy Lignor
  • May Challenge - Read a book from a favorite genre

    2 comments:

    naida said...

    Welcome to my Romance Reading challenge 2012 :) Happy reading!

    Reading said...

    I'm glad you decided to join the reading romances challenge!

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