Reading Romances January Challenge

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Welcome to our first challenge of the year, yay! We’ll start slow and simple, things will get more exciting on the next few months, don’t worry. You can post or link your reading list by leaving a comment, and in case you have any questions I’ll be back by the end of the week (vacation time!), so don’t feel like I’ve abandoned the blog, I’ll be back soon <3

P.S: Giveaways for the challenge will NOT be posted with the jan challenge post, you’ll have to keep an eye on the blog for your special giveaways! ; )

This month you can choose between the following options:

- Read a book that is first of a series, by an author that is “new” to you or a debut novel by an author.

OR

- Read a romance that has a teen as the protagonist.

OR

- Read an Erotic Romance or Erotica.

And let me know which topic(s) you’ll choose!

Add your reviews here: 

Just in case you are curious, I’m accepting 2 topics this month! Stay tunned cause I’ll review them at the blog!

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  1. I’m going to read Evermore -it’s first in the Immortal series, has a teen protagonist plus I’ve never read anything by Alyson Noel. It’s perfect for this challenge.

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  2. I am going for first in series, new to me author. Minion by LA Banks

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  3. I’m going to do numbers 1 & 3. My mom introduced me to a new to me author who’s books are considered erotica.

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  4. I’m going to read Sylvia Day’s “Seven Years to Sin”

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  5. Amy Conley

     /  December 31, 2011

    I am reading a book by a debut author, Lecia Cornwall,
    SECRETS of A PROPER COUNTESS. It is sooo good, I’m dying to finish it! If I’d read more and leave the puter alone I’ll finish much sooner!

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    • I have read a book by her, but I still need to read that one next!

  6. I’m going for Option 1. I’m going to read The Next Always, which is Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1 by Nora Roberts (who is also new to me, first time I’ll read one of her books).

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    • Nice choice! I need to start reading Nora Roberts too..*shame on me!*

  7. Amanda Medina

     /  January 1, 2012

    I went for option 3. I just finished reading Claimed by K.R. Smith, who is a new author to me. The book was amazing and I wish it had gone on longer. I guess I just have to find the other books. (this was an e-book gotten from allromanceebooks.com)

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    • You can check my newest post with a calendar about new releases ; )

      Where will you be posting your reviews?

  8. I chose option 1. :) I just started The Help.

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  9. I’ll mix 1st and 2nd options with “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
    http://sarinhafarinha.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/reading-romances-january-challenge/

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    • Lovely, have fun! A lot of people seem to – more than- enjoy it =D

  10. I’m reading “I Heart New York,” the first of the ‘I Heart’ series by Lindsey Kelk. She is a new author to me. :)

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  11. I am going to read “How to Dance with a Duke” by Manda Collins, it is the first in the series of Ugly Ducklings. This is an advanced reading copy. The summary looks good, so let’s hope for the best!!

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    • I hope it’s as good as the title ; ) Don’t forget to link to your review, Kat!

  12. I am going to read After The Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy for option 2.

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  13. I went for one and three.
    I chose Covet by Felicity Heaton. A Paranormal erotica.
    (who is also a new author to me)
    I’m also reading Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh. Contemporary romance, and also a new author to me.

    Sorry I’m late posting. Have fun all!

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    • Nicola is so nice!! And I want to read Covet too, never read anything by her and the blurbs are irresistible!

  14. I’m doing two topics this month as well. I will be reading The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, a new to me series by Lauren Willig, as well as The Au Pairs, a teen romance by Melissa de la Cruz.

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  15. I’m going with topic 2 and reading Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler :)

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  16. Melissa Haggerty

     /  January 6, 2012

    I picked them all because I just finished reading Amongst the Ruins (The Chronicles of 2020) by Saewod Tice, which was a new other for me and the book was about a teen. I picked Option 3 also because I have a few books in my Kindle that I haven’t read yet that will fit that category.

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  17. Not sure what I’ll pick yet since I just joined the challenge, but I have already read a new author’s first in a series this month: Lisa Kessler’s NIGHT WALKER. I have a few more firsts in my cloud right now. And I’m going to find a great Erotica to try out. I didn’t check the box for a teen protag, but if I get a chance, I’ll read one of those, too.

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  18. I’m going for first in a series by an author that is new to me and romance involving a teen!! Nat, if you get a chance, drop by and sign up for my first ever blog hop!! Maybe you can help promote it!!http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-hop-sign-up.html

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    • Awesome!! I shared on G+ and twitter =) I’ll see if I can join…

  19. Just finished my first book on the challenge! Heart Of The Dragon by Gena Showalter you can check the review out here: http://read2review.com/our-reviews/g/gena-showalter/heart-of-the-dragon-a-tale-of-atlantis/ This classifys as option 1 for me as she is a new to me author.

    I have also selected option 3 and am going to read an erotic romance too this month. I have selected to read: June Bug by J.T Harding please follow the link for the Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10713228-june-bug – I love the fact that this is based in New England and i will be visiting there in September =) Will link to my review once it’s read, have a couple of others to read before this one but i will read it by the end of the month.

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  20. I’ll choose first option, that is “Read a book that is first of a series, by an author that is “new” to you or a debut novel by an author.”
    I’m going to read Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost.

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  21. Well after saying i will read my option 3 book towards the end of the month i craved something short last night so i read it lol! You can read my review here: http://read2review.com/our-reviews/mature-reads-disclaimer/mature-reads/jt-harding/june-bug/

    I have now selected option 2 and my book for that will be Shadowland, the 3rd book in Alyson Noel’s Immortals series, teen protagonist + romance (albeit dark and paranormal lol!!) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6581511-shadowland

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  22. Deb Novack

     /  January 17, 2012

    I choose option 1 for Jan

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  23. I went with Heist Society by Ally Carter, teen protagonists.
    This book probably wasn’t officially classified as romance, because the main plot is more of an adventure with a much bigger focus than a couple of teenagers falling in love, and yet I enjoyed the characters and the way they grew together as the stress of the job put stress on the friendship and budding romance.

    Without adding spoilers or giving it all away, I’ll just say that I zipped through this book. The characterization, the globe trotting setting, the money – the ART! It was a fascinating plot, a delightful and exciting read.

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  24. Well this is it! I have completed all 3 options for January! My third option (which is actually option 2 – romance involving a teen) was Shadowland by Alyson Noel (book 3 in her Immortals series!) Here is my review http://read2review.com/our-reviews/a/alyson-noel/shadowland-immortals-series-book-3/

    Cant wait for Feb’s challeneges!

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