Valentines Themed Read-a-thons

I love Read-a-thons and romances, so this time of the year is perfect for some sexy times and happily ever after. I realised today that I had not chosen a list of books, but I’ll try to be short on this list.

Va-Va-Voom Read-a-thonVa-Va-Voon Read-a-thon February 6-10th

Lori from Romancing the Dark Side  and Jennifer from Book Nympho are hosting the Va-Va-Voom Read-a-thon.  Just some short rules: “Grab those romances that have been piling up on your TBR pile and sign-up to join us February 6th to 10thfor a Valentine themed read-a-thon filled with sweet and naughty romances! Any subgenres in romance are welcomed, from contemporary, erotica, historical, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, M/M to Young Adult. If it has romance in it, you can read it.”Learn more and join in.

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Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon February 7-17th

The Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon is hosted by April & Tabitha @ My Shelf Confessions and I love those fun and wicked days. It’s super cool to follow those people and check on what everyone is reading. You want to join? WWRat Page.

Goals and Reading Pile.

  • An April Bride
  • A May Bride
  • Lover Mine
  • Once Upon a Prince
  • Princess Ever After
  • Yielding to the Wolves
  • Bitten
  • Seducing his Princess
  • The Real Thing
  • Born in Death
  • Her Valentine Fantasy
  • Found

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Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap-Up

Bout of Books

The week of reading is over. I had a blast participating once again in the Bout of Books. I did okay with my goals, but was hoping to finish another book Sunday.

My goal was 7 books and I managed 8. Between audiobooks and ebooks, my week was filled with reading. 14 hours of audio and 1105 pages. The week was amazing. Lots of romances as you can see from those cute covers.

Books read:

Memory in Death (In Death, #22) Haunted in Death (In Death, #22.5) Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) A December Bride (A Year of Weddings, #1) A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2) A February Bride (A Year of Weddings) A March Bride (A Year of Weddings)

Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books

Another Bout of Books and I almost missed this time. As always the girls did one amazing job and if you’re going to read this week join it here. From the leading time I give you the final words:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m not good in picking ahead of time but I’ve made a reading pile for this month and the books will be chosen from there. Updates in this post everytime I finish another book.

Goal: 7
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Books read:

Memory in Death (In Death, #22) Haunted in Death (In Death, #22.5) Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) A December Bride (A Year of Weddings, #1) A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2) A February Bride (A Year of Weddings) A March Bride (A Year of Weddings)

Monday: I’ve finished hour 10 of Memory in Death. Not my favorite mystery so far, but liking Eve’s changes.

Tuesday: Finished the audiobook during lunch prepping and decided to continue with the series. Another audio for today, but this time only a novella, so only 3 hour long.

Wednesday: Started Lover Enshrined for the read along, read around 400 pages. It’s a huge book!

Thursday: Finished Lover Enshrined, the last hundred pages or so. Read the novella, Father Mine, cute but too short for my taste, wanted more of Zsadist and Nalla. Also read A December Bride, a novella from NetGalley, super cute.

Friday: Started and finished two novellas. A January Bride and A February Bride. Super cute and clean romances.

Saturday: Didn’t read. At all.

Sunday: Finished a novella and started another book, will read around 100 pages.

End of Year Read-a-thon

End of Year read-a-thon

I love a read-a-thon and needed a little help to finish the reading challenge on Goodreads. I have a little over 20 books to finish before the year ends. This read-a-thon is hosted by Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana Square. See official rules and sign-up here.  The Read-a-thon begins December 9th and ends December 22nd. The main goal is to read, but they will have challenges and prizes as well. Tweet with hashtag #ReadingCram.

Reading List:

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5) Forged in the Desert Heat A Billionaire for Christmas Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) Love a Little Sideways (Kowalski Family, #7) Born in Blood (The Sentinels, #1) Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)

I have a huge list but romances are always my favorite in this time of the year. I hope to finish them all before December 22. Two of those are from a read along and four are NetGalley Pile.

Dec 9th: 
Pages read: 120
Books read: Destined for an Early Grave
Total pages to date: 120
Total Books read to date: Started one today

Dec 10th: 
Pages read: 310
Books read: Destined for an Early Grave and Started Survivor in Death
Total pages to date: 430
Total Books read to date: Finished one

Dec 11th: 
Pages read: 7 hours of audio
Books read: Survivor in Death
Total pages to date: 430+7 hours
Total Books read to date: Finished one and 60% in another

Dec 12th: 
Pages read: 50+3 hours
Books read: Magic Graves and Survivor in Death
Total pages to date: 480+10 hours
Total Books read to date: Finished one novella and a novel

Dec 13th: 
Pages read: 2 hours
Books read: Survivor in Death
Total pages to date: 480+12 hours
Total Books read to date: Finished two books and a novella

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Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Goals and Updates

Ho Ho Ho read-a-thonI have been a a bad girl and all those books listed bellow are for review. Some from NetGalley, others from the publisher. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for me to read them all this weekend, but it’s time to try it. The first two are novellas and a double review is scheduled for Nov 8.

Challenge Schedule Open from November 7 9am (EST) to November 11th 11:59 pm (EST)

The Elves:

My Reading Goals

‘Tis the Season to Kiss Santa

‘Tis the Season to Get Lucky

Kissing Under The Mistletoe

Maybe:

  • Blazing Midsummer Nights
  • Christmas in Snowflake Canyon
  • A Billionaire for Christmas
  • Single Dad’s Christmas Miracle
  • The Cowboy’s Christmas Courtship
  • Holiday Kisses: A Holiday Romance Collection
  • Red Hot Holiday
  • Holiday Hideout
  • A Vampire for Christmas
  • A Puppy for Christmas

Bout of Books Wrap Up

 

Bout of BooksThe Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


I had a crazy week, but managed to read a few books. I wasn’t really good at reviewing those books, but accomplished my goals. This was definitely a Fool’s Gold marathon for me and I had a blast meeting all those new peeps. Can’t wait for the next BoB and lets start scheduling some reviews.

I finished 5 books and 3 novellas. Yay me!!

Books Read

The Shadow of Mudflap (Foxtrot Team, #1) Bonds of Desire (Wicked Play, #3) Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) All Summer Long (Fool's Gold, #9) A Fool's Gold Christmas (Fool's Gold #9.5) Halfway There (Fool's Gold #9.75) Cake Just One Kiss  (Fool's Gold #10)

Doin’ It Dirty 3.0 – Goals and Updates

Official Rules

  • To be run on July 26th (that’s TOMORROW!) for 12 hours: noon CST to midnight CST.
  • You don’t have to read the full 12 hours to participate. Join us for however much time you have available!
  • You must read erotica or any subgenre of romance that borders on erotica. Remember! We’re doing it dirty.
  • Sign up by linking your blog in the linky on Amanda’s blog.
  • On July 25th (TODAY!), we’ll post a linky for a goal post/progress updates.
  • On July 27th, we’ll give you a chance to recap your goals and let everyone know how you did.
  • Use the hashtag #DoinItDirty to track your progress on Twitter.

The Dirt
Don’t forget: We’ll be hosting a Twitter Drinking Party at 9pm CST on July 26th. Grab your COCKtails and join us for some seriously naughty shenanigans. (Need some XXX COCKtail ideas? We got you covered!)

My goal is to finish four novellas and publish the reviews. Probably on GoodReads.

The Potentials

  • Heat of the Moment by Elle Kennedy
  • Heat of Passion by Elle Kennedy
  • Heat of the Storm by Elle Kennedy
  • Heat It Up by Elle Kennedy
  • Heat of the Night by Elle Kennedy
  • The Heat is on by Elle Kannedy
  • Temporary Arrangement by Karen Erickson
  • Binding Agreement by Kyra Davis
  • Rocky Mountain Rebel by Vivian Arend
  • Try Me by Diane Alberts
  • Love Me by Diane Alberts
  • Play Me by Diane Alberts