Reading Romances October Challenge

October 1, 2012

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September went by so fast! This month we have lots of challenges, and some tricky ones too ; )


 Choose as many options as you want!


1) Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration.)

 2) Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.


3) Read a book categorize as romantic suspense (Romantic suspense involves an intrigue or mystery for the protagonists to solve). 


 4) Halloween: Read a book that you consider “scary” or “spooky” , or one that features a typical “Halloween” character (witch, vampire, ghost, etc), or Read a book with a character, or subject matter, that is also a typical, old-fashioned Halloween costume (witch, ghost, vamp, princess, fairy, cowboy, firefighter etc, etc…).

5) Teacher’s Day: Read a book set in a school, college or university, or a character is in the education field (teacher, professor, lecturer, etc).

6) National Book Month Read a book set in the publishing business, or a book about writing, or one with a character that is a writer, publisher, editor, etc.

7) Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Read a book that is Chick-lit or Women’s Fiction, a book with a character dealing with cancer or a book with a strong female lead (“strong” can encompass physical, mental and/or emotional strength) *A virtual high-five for a book with a pink cover.


SEPTEMBER Giveaway Winners:


 The Light Within Me (Six Saviors #1) by Carly Fall



blackwolf @ kingdomofthenight


Tin @ Love Saves the World



 Deadly Offerings (Deadly Trilogy #1)by Alexa Grace



Susan ~ Today’s Working Woman



Miki, Tin, Blackwolf


 Deadly Deception (Deadly Trilogy #2) by Alexa Grace



blackwolf @ kingdomofthenight

Susan ~ Today’s Working Woman


Miki, Tin, Trix




Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1) by Amy Lignor








Sweet Hell by Rosanna Leo


1 PDF (INT):





SEPTEMBER Giveaways:


SHADOWS OF JUSTICE Collection by Regan Black (1-3 and novellas)



 Night Sky by Jolene Perry 



night sky

Knee Deep by Jolene Perry 



knee deep


Lovers and Saints by Camile Varson



Lovers and Saints by Camile Carson


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A big thanks to all the sponsors who made the giveaways possible!



  • Tin @ Love Saves the World October 1, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Hi, Nat!

    For October, I will do:
    2) Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved. – An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone

    5) Teacher’s Day: Read a book set in a school, college or university, or a character is in the education field (teacher, professor, lecturer, etc) – A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare (Kate Taylor is a music teacher.)

  • Tribute Books October 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Nat, thanks for sharing “Night Sky” and “Knee Deep” through October’s challenge.

  • miki October 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    thank you ( sadly i didn’t win any print book but at least i got something^^)

    for october i will read: book 2 of the kara gillian series by diana rowland, kara is a cop and some mystical murder

    for the rest i will have to see^^

  • Mandy October 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    I’ve just started reading “Wildest Dreams” by Carole Mortimer (Mills & Boon), where the heroine works for a publishing company and the hero is one of the writers on her list!

    For “romantic suspense”, I might look out something by Nora Roberts. I shall give the rest some thought! :)

  • Juana Duran October 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    I’ll go with: Special Events- 4. Halloween: Kindred by J.A. Redmerski

  • Sara October 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Hi, I’ll be reading (2) River Marked by Patricia Briggs and (3) Public Secrets by Nora Roberts and maybe something else. I haven’t decided yet. 😉

  • miki October 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Topic1: one book by ilona andrews ( not sure which one yet)
    topic4: halloween Midnight’s daughter by karen chance

  • Trix October 3, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    6) National Book Month Read a book set in the publishing business, or a book about writing, or one with a character that is a writer, publisher, editor, etc.:

    I choose GOLDEN DANCER by Tara Lain (the hero, Mac, is a journalist…it could also count for topic #3, since a heist mystery is involved).

    There may be an additional choice/topic TBA, depending on how October shakes out for me time-wise…

    • Trix October 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      GOLDEN DANCER by Tara Lain

      Loose Id ebook September 2011, paperback September 2012

      BLURB: “Mac MacAllister is obsessed; the online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from son-of-a-Nazi Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves, but then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world.

      “When the mysterious Terrebone ‘collects’ this beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?”

      REVIEW: Since ballet and art heists are two of my favorite literary subjects, I took to GOLDEN DANCER right away. The “insta-love” among the characters would be annoying in lesser hands, but the leads (especially Trelain) are so attractive and charming that I understood how they felt. Mac’s internal struggles, regarding his long-suppressed sexuality as much as his conflict of interest, are rendered vividly and with great sympathy. The theft itself is almost an afterthought until the end of the story, but patience is rewarded with a thrilling climactic sequence. While the ending may have more than a few people rolling their eyes at its cuteness, it left me smiling at the thought that such a scene can exist, if only in Lain’s imagination. Recommended.

  • Juana Duran October 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    If I didn’t post any books that I had for September here are some, and the one that is left is the Pirate Book. And I’ll get back to everyone when I finish the October one.


    Animal: Moon’s Fury by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp 9/28/12

    Rating: 3 stars

    Review: Cara is the leader of her pack and not doing very good at it. With the whole secrecy thing it’s just to much. In comes Adam with his wolves as well and the deputy too boot. Well things are bound to get a little crazy between Cara and him. Why because they are fated mates and the clash from the beginning. But working together doesn’t seem to bother Cara and Adam because they are working to stop the killing of the young in both packs. They discover in each other things they like and from there the relationship is easier to manage. I mean they are not biting their heads off whenever they see each other. Now that they get along the monster out there may be targeting them. What will they do to protect their pack?

    Urban Fantasy: Juliet Immortal by Stacy Jay 9/24/12

    Rating: 5 stars

    Review: Juliet is immortal with no body and her Romeo is the one who is trying to destroy her. Through out the ages Juliet has been trying to save love and Romeo is trying to destroy it. During the time when they are called to inhabit a body and save those who love with a passion. But as the school day is coming Ariel the body that Juliet is put into is trying to keep things together when she is on a date with the local bad boy of the school. Shockingly enough the boy Ariel/Juliet is on a date with is Dylan Stroud. While running away from an accident Ariel caused Juliet is persued by her very famous lover of so long ago. That is where she meets Ben. It’s like damsel in distress all over again. But it ends to quickly with Ariel/Juliet back home. Her best friend is a sociopath with very dangerous tendencies gives her a ride to school. But everything just goes downhill from there: first Ariel/Juliet get into fights with the people closest to her, then with Ben the love of her life, and then Romeo does something so unexpected; I can’t even tell you. In the end everything is as Juliet wants it to be with a little realities mixed in.

    Pirate Day:

    Read a Book: Decadent by Shayla Black 10/2/12

    Rating: 5 stars

    Review: Kimber is looking for a tutor, but not just any tutor but one for menage. Deke is an army man through and through. On Deke’s doorstep and getting ready to nock on the door. But Deke is not the one who answers it’s his cousin super chef Luc. Deke come in later, and listens to Kimber’s extra special favor that she wants him to grant. Deke denies her her request. So she goes out the door to another couple of men whom are friends with Deke. But Deke finds himself not wanting other men to touch her so he goes after her and says yes to teaching her about sex and menage. Things are rocky from the start. Until Deke pushes her out the door, she goes after a pop star who is into crazy sex. When Kimber discovers that she is not meant for that life she leaves only to almost get blasted by a bomb. Who knows what will happen next with Kimber and Deke not to mention Luc? And will Deke get past his past mistakes in order to protect and love Kimber?

  • Sharonda October 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    hmmm…might have to try the Romantic Suspense theme..

  • Susan Dusterhoft October 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Just added my link for October’s Challenge:

    Hope you all like it!

  • miki October 9, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    topic 2 and 4 the bloodhound files by dd barant: tome 2 death blows ( i will try to read also the others books)

  • Gaby October 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I’m going to Read a book where a character is a cop….Wild for You by Sophia Knightly :)

  • miki October 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    topic 2: sins of the angel by linda poitevin

  • miki October 31, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    oki added for topic 2 and 4 the night beat by gini koch

    • miki November 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      topic 2 and 4 harvest hunting by yasmine galenorn

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