Thursday, 31 December 2015

Silicon Man by William Massa

Title: Silicon Man
Series: Silicon World (#1)
Author: William Massa
From: Amazon
Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian
Release Date: 20th February 2014
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

With android technology making up a large proportion of the world's workforce there has been a rise in robots evolving beyond their programming and thinking for themselves. Cole Marsalis is one of the officers of the task force that tracks down runaways and after his own personal tragedy at the hands of an AI, he is determined to stop them. When he is selected to go underground as an AI himself things take a dramatically different turn and Cole finds himself torn in two...

I found Silicon Man via Bookbub and the synopsis had me completely intrigued. I loved reading it. In some ways it reminded me a bit of I, Robot (which I read before I started reviewing) but a more updated, and quite frankly in this day an age, more likely scenario.

I wasn't sure which angle this book was going to go for at first. There was a lot of focus on where the robots and AI were going wrong, and yet the prologue is from an AI point of view and involved a lot of focus on it doing what it thought was right. But as the story progressed it became clearer and clearer to me where the author was going.

The main climax of the book (before the ending which was definitely NOT what I expected!) had a very interesting stand off between two characters. I honestly hadn't considered that the twist could happen like that and was kind of shocked when it did. However the author pulled it off brilliantly and it added something different to the story.

This book was a great sci-fi tale. Slightly less machines-take-over than Terminator but more so than I, Robot, I think it took a really good look into what makes things human. I found it well paced and with just a dash of romance (it barely takes up any page space but is there in the background, mainly just in looks) and really enjoyed it!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 in Review

Life in General 

This year has certainly been interesting. I started a new job (not that it's my dream job or anything but it gets me money...or at least a little bit) and we've moved house. I also had my book, Awakening, published by Nevermore Press (and a deadline set for getting in my manuscript for book 2!) I've also had two short stories (one linked to Awakening) published in the anthology Amidst the Shadows for Halloween. I don't think there's really much more to report...though I do have to finish packing to go celebrate New Year with my uni friends (hence why this is a couple of days early!)

What I've Read...

Well a lot! I've been lucky this year and read some stellar books, and then I've been not so lucky. Before now I really haven't DNF'd books, but this year I came to the conclusion that there was no point forcing myself through a book I wasn't enjoying, and so I started a DNF shelf on Goodreads. Sometimes I've barely written anything on my DNFs but sometimes I have and they appear on the blog, particularly if they were on my 2015 Reading Assignment Shelf.

my dnf shelf:
Laura Greenwood's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (dnf shelf)
my z-5-star-2015 shelf:
Laura Greenwood's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (z-5-star-2015 shelf)

Costs 

Very luckily I have had £50 worth of gift vouchers in the past year, which just about accounts for half of what I actually spent on the books I've read. I've certainly found it interesting keeping track, though it's slightly worrying how much I should have spent to feed my reading addiction...thank goodness for Netgalley, blog tours and generous authors is all I can say!


Month Cost Spent
January £93.13£4.66
February £69.88£11.05
March £85.51£10.53
April £95.26£18.51
May £98.27£21.84
June£62.11£3.59
July £114.47£11.54
August£91.89£9.89
September £56.56£3.98
October £66.46£3.99
November £43.24£1.98
December£77.29£12.89
Total £954.07£109.79

Memes 

So I started joining in with Michelle's TBR list meme this year, and I'm having great fun at it! 

Hosted by the wonderful Michelle @ Because Reading. Each month three books get voted for and the review for the winning books goes live on the last Saturday of the month. 
2015
  1. May: Howler's Night by RS Black
  2. June: A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
  3. July: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  4. August: The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy
  5. September: Magic Study by Maria V Synder
  6. October:  Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
  7. November: The Winner's Crime by Maria Rutkoski
  8. December: Forever Ours by Cassia Leo & Wildfire by JD Wright
I've also started a meme of my own, the online Book club where readers vote for which book they want to read in the next month then link up their reviews! I'm still fine tuning but I'm having fun at least! 

trips down imagination road

Hosted by myself. This meme is a "book club" where participants vote for one book per month and submit reviews of the winner during the last week.
2015
  1. October: Halloween, Magic & Mayhem by Stella Wilkinson
  2. November: True Calling by Siobhan Davis
  3. December: Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford

Challenges

I've had a massive amount of fun completing challenges this year! So much so that I've already signed up for a bunch for 2016! Here are my completed challenges, Winter COYER 2015-16 is still going on so I haven't included it yet! There's also still time to sign up for mine and Michelle's challenge, Bookish Resolutions, for 2016. I also have shelves on my Goodreads for each challenge!


Goal: 70 Books
Status: Challenge Completed

  1. Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist by Kay Marie
  2. Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder
  3. A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
  4. Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu 
  5. Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske
  6. Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry 
  7. Master of the Hunt by Mandy M Roth
  8. Heart of Vengence by Tracy Cooper-Posey
  9. Spellbound by Michelle M Pillow
  10. Dancer of the Nile by Veronica Scott
  11. Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth 
  12. Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti 
  13. Princess by Jean Sasson 
  14. Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow
  15. Bruja by Aileen Erin 
  16. The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen 
  17. The Cannibals by Cynthia D Grant 
  18. The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion 
  19. Her One Wish by Marie Hall 
  20. Sia by Josh Grayson 
  21. Rise of the King by Mandy M Roth
  22. Captive of the Deep by Michelle M Pillow
  23. Simma by H S St Ours
  24. Follow by JA Huss
  25. Pisces Phenomenon by Mandy M Roth
  26. Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  27. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  28. Eat Play Lust by Tawna Fenske
  29. A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall
  30. Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster
  31. The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley
  32. Force of Attraction by Mandy M Roth
  33. Blue Violet by Abigail Owen 
  34. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  35. Ours to Share by Mel Teshco
  36. White Raven's Lover by Nhys Glover
  37. The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
  38. Igniting Ash by M A Stacie
  39. Faery Queen by Michelle M Pillow 
  40. Mind Over Matter by Kaia Bennett 
  41. Somber Resplendence by Mandy M Roth
  42. Agent N6: Dylan by Joni Hahn 
  43. The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid
  44. Raven's Call by Amos Cassidy
  45. Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft
  46. The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone
  47. Like by JA Huss
  48. Ravenswood: Price's Freedom by Mandy M Roth
  49. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
  50. In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland
  51. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
  52. Vitrium by Michael Guthrie
  53. Mating Behavior by Mandy M Roth
  54. Winter's Bride by Nellie C Lind
  55. Stone Queen by Michelle M Pillow 
  56. Damage Report by Mandy M Roth
  57. Succubus Rising by BR Kinsolver
  58. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  59. Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom
  60. The High Priestess by Katee Robert
  61. Ariella's Keeper by Michelle M Pillow
  62. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy
  63. Death's Lover by Marie Hall
  64. Warriors of Darkness by Mandy M Roth
  65. Seducing Cecilia by Michelle M Pillow
  66. Concealed Power by KJ Colt
  67. Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
  68. Linnea's Arrangement by Michelle M Pillow
  69. A Kiss in the Dark by Lisa Fox
  70. Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke
  71. Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster

Because reading is better than real life

  1. Listen to 4 audiobooks this year
    January: 0 Audiobooks
    February: 0 Audiobooks
    March: 1 Audiobook
    April: 1 Audiobook
    May: 3 Audiobooks
    June: 1 Audiobook
    July: 0 Audiobooks
    August: 1 Audiobook
    September: 0 Audiobooks
    October: 0 Audiobooks
    November: 0 Audiobooks
    December: 0 Audiobooks
  2. Read 1 'classic' book a month
     RESOLUTION FAILED
  3. Read at least 6 Netgalley books a month
    January: 14 Netgalley Books
    February: 7 Netgalley Books
    March: 6 Netgalley Books
    April: 10 Netgalley Books
    May: 10 Netgalley Books
    June: 8 Netgalley Books
    July: 9 Netgalley Books
    August: 8 Netgalley Books
    September: 7 Netgalley Books
    October: 8 Netgalley Books
    November: 11 Netgalley Books
    December: 10 Netgalley Books
  4. Read 2 books a month that have been bought (which does include free amazon books) rather than given for a review
    January: 5 Bought Books
    February: 6 Bought Books
    March: 6 Bought Books
    April: 9 Bought Books
    May: 12 Bought Books
    June: 3 Bought Books
    July: 7 Bought Books
    August: 9 Bought Books
    September: 5 Bought Books
    October: 5 Bought Books
    November: 5 Bought Books
    December: 10 Bought Books
  5. To finish at least 1 of my writing projects 
    Started & Finished a new project for publishing in the Amidst the Shadows anthology!
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Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month)

Completed Assignments: 
  1. The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson (January)
  2. Freak of Nature by Julia Crane (January)
  3. The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Anderson (January)
  4. Fast by Ryan Ringbloom (January)
  5. A Moment by Marie Hall (February)
  6. Right Now by Marie Hall (February)
  7. The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Anderson (February)
  8. The Catalyst by Chris Reher (February)
  9. This Time by Marie Hall (March)
  10. Wait by Ryan Ringbloom (March)
  11. You Are Mine by Janeal Falor (March)
  12. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway (March)
  13. Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor (April) 
  14. A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway (April)
  15. The Willful by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (April)
  16. A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway (April)
  17. The Wanted by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (May)
  18. Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin (May)
  19. Silevethiel by Andi O'Connor (May)
  20. Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin (May)
  21. Alpha Divided by Aileen Erin (June)
  22. Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder (June)
  23. Heart of Vengence by Tracy Cooper-Posey (June)
  24. Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry (June) 
  25. Sia by Josh Grayson (July)
  26. Simma by H S St Ours (July)
  27. Blue Violet by Abigail Owen (July)
  28. White Raven's Lover by Nhys Glover (July)
  29. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes (August)
  30. Succubus Rising by BR Kingsolver (August)
  31. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy (August)
  32. Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France by Stephen Clarke (August)
  33. Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes (September)
  34. Dual Domination by Pavarti K Tyler (September)
  35. Magic Study by Maria V Synder (September)
  36. Demon by my Side by Victoria Davies (September) 
  37. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (October)
  38. A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert (October) 
  39. The Parasites by Marjorie DeLuca (October) 
  40. The Seeker Must Awaken by Willow A Renner (October)
  41. Book of Shadows by Willow A Renner (November) (DNF) 
  42. Touch My Heart by Paloma Beck (November)
  43. Grave Mercy by Robyn LaFevers (November) 
  44. Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo (November) 
  45. Abandon by Cassia Leo (December) 
  46. The Hordes of Anarchy by Saffron Bryant (December) 
  47. Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden (December)
  48. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (December) (DNF) 



Goal: 31-45 Books - New Release Veteran
Status: Challenge Completed
  1. Sing for Me by Gracie Madison (21/01/2015)
  2. Three Two One (321) by J A Huss (27/01/2015)
  3. Spice by Scarlet Smith (26/02/2015) 
  4. Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster (24/02/2015)
  5. Animal by Nikki Rae (28/02/2015) 
  6. Rebellious Prince by Michelle M Pillow (03/03/2015) 
  7. Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom (01/02/2015)
  8. The Space Captain's Courtesan by KC Klein (02/03/2015)
  9. Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke (09/03/2015) 
  10. Sworn to Ascension by Terah Edun (15/01/2015) 
  11. Vanilla by Megan Hart (25/02/2015)
  12. Crashing into Love by Melissa Foster (17/03/2015) 
  13. Game Play by Lynda Aicher (16/02/2015)
  14. Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor (28/01/2015)
  15. Aurora by Amos Cassidy (27/02/2015)
  16. Separation Zone by Mandy M Roth (31/03/2015) 
  17. True Violet by Vivian Winslow (31/03/2015)
  18. Dirty Secrets by Jane O'Reilly (25/02/2015)
  19. Closer by Kaia Bennett (31/03/2015)
  20. Beyond the Seduction by M A Stacie (23/04/2015)
  21. Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster (28/04/2015)
  22. Hawthorn by Jamie Cassidy (28/05/2015)
  23. Werewolves of New York by Faleena Hopkins (10/04/2015)
  24. Obliterate by Autumn Grey (05/01/2015)
  25. Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster (06/05/2015) 
  26. Mend by Autumn Grey (15/03/2015)
  27. Paris for One by Jojo Moyes (05/02/2015)
  28. His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones (28/04/2015)
  29. The Billionaire's Secret Wife by Nadia Lee (16/02/2015)
  30. The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling (12/06/2015)
  31. The Lady Meets Her Match by Gina Conkle (07/04/2015)
  32. The Billionaire's Forgotten Fiancée by Nadia Lee (16/05/2015)
  33. Remember Me by Nina Croft (08/06/2015) 
  34. Healed by Love by Melissa Foster (11/06/2015)
  35. Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist by Kay Marie (18/05/2015)
  36. Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske (30/06/2015)
  37. Spellbound by Michelle M Pillow (07/07/2015) 
  38. Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth (07/07/2015) 
  39. Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti (23/07/2015) 
  40. Bruja by Aileen Erin (12/05/2015) 
  41. The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen (19/05/2015)
  42. The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion (14/07/2015)
  43. A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall (05/05/2015)
  44. Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster (15/07/2015)
  45. Ours to Share by Mel Teshco (23/07/2015)
  46. Igniting Ash by M A Stacie (04/08/2015) 
  47. Mind Over Matter by Kaia Bennett (31/07/2015) 
  48. Agent N6: Dylan by Joni Hahn (31/07/2015)
  49. Raven's Call by Amos Cassidy (30/07/2015)
  50. The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone (02/04/2015)
  51. In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland (02/06/2015)
  52. Vitrium by Michael Guthrie (06/05/2015)
  53. Damage Report by Mandy M Roth (18/08/2015) 
  54. Winter's Bride by Nellie C Lind (18/08/2015)
  55. A Kiss in the Dark by Lisa Fox (18/06/2015)
  56. Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster (12/08/2015)
  57. Alpha Unleashed by Aileen Erin (22/09/2015)
  58. Hooker Heels by Ryan Ringbloom (01/10/2015)
  59. Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster (30/09/2015)
  60. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (01/09/2015)
  61. Stranded with the Cajun by Michelle M Pillow (01/10/2015)
  62. Logan by Melissa Foster (10/11/2015) 
  63. The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (17/11/2015)
  64. The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire by Nadia Lee (23/10/2015)
  65. House of Royals by Keary Taylor (21/06/2015) 
  66. A Very Alpha Christmas (Anthology) (17/11/15) 
  67. Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie Blair & Dawn Rae Miller (10/11/2015)
  68. Eighteen (18) by JA Huss (17/11/2015) 
  69. The Winner's Crime by Maria Rutkoski (03/03/2015)
  70. A Druid of Her Own by Mandy M Roth (30/11/2015)
  71. Heath by Melissa Foster (17/11/2015) 
  72. Zia the Teenage Zombie and the Undead Diaries by Angela Scott (20/09/2015) 
  73. Cyberella by Cari Silverwood (09/11/2015) 
  74. Jackson by Melissa Foster (24/11/2015) 
  75. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin (14/07/2015)
  76. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace (01/12/2015) 
  77. Cooper by Melissa Foster (01/12/2015)
  78. Queen of Always by Sherry D Ficklin (23/11/2015) 
  79. Wrong by Jana Aston (07/10/2015) 
  80. Sugar Skulls by Lisa Manchev & Glenn Dallas (10/11/2015)
  81. Anarchy Found by JA Huss (02/12/2015) 
  82. Wildfire by JD Wright (01/09/2015) 
  83. The Sea Queen by Jovee Winters (15/06/2015) 
  84. Damn, Girl. That Sucks. by Mary Kate Kopec (14/12/2015) 

 

Goal: 101+ Points (February onwards)
2 points per sequel/prequel. 1 point per novella. 10 points for finishing a series.
Total Points: 327
Status: Challenge Completed
  1. Austin by S L Scott (#4 From the Inside Out) = 1 point
  2. The Stubborn Lord by Michelle M Pillow (#6 Dragon Lords) = 2 points
  3. Hidden Violet by Vivian Winslow (#8 Gilded Flower) = 1 point
  4. The Reluctant Lord by Michelle M Pillow (#7 Dragon Lords) = 2 points
  5. Right Now by Marie Hall (#2 Moments) = 2 points 
  6. The Impatient Lord  by Michelle M Pillow (#8 Dragon Lords) = 2 points + 10 points
  7. The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Anderson (#3 The Boleyn Triology) = 2 points + 10 points
  8. Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster (#24 Love in Bloom) = 2 points
  9. The Catalyst by Chris Reher (#2 The Targon Tales) = 2 points 
  10. Rebellious Prince by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Captured by a Dragon Shifter) = 2 points
  11. Sworn to Ascension by Terah Edun (#6 Courtlight) = 2 points
  12. This Time by Marie Hall (#3 Moments) = 2 points + 10 points
  13. Crashing into Love by Melissa Foster (#20 Love in Bloom) = 2 points
  14. Refuge by KJ Colt (#2 Klawdia) = 2 points
  15. The Playful Prince by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Lords of the Var) = 2 points
  16. Parker's Honor by Mandy M Roth (#2 Prospect Springs Shifter) = 1 point
  17. Moon's Flower by Marie Hall (#6 Kingdom) = 2 points
  18. Wait by Ryan Ringbloom (#2 Fast) = 2 points
  19. True Violet by Vivian Winslow (#9 Gilded Flower) = 2 points 
  20. Tipping the Scales by Mandy M Roth (#2 Stop Dragon My Heart Around) = 1 point
  21. Rise of the Tide by Alicia Michaels (#3 Lost Kingdom of Fallada) = 2 points
  22. Mine to Serve by Mel Teshco (#6 ES Siren) = 2 points
  23. Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor (#2 Mine) = 2 points 
  24. Huntsman's Prey by Marie Hall (#7 Kingdom) = 2 points
  25. Beautiful Salvation by Jennifer Blackstream (#5 Blood Prince) = 2 points + 10 points
  26. Rumpel's Prize by Marie Hall (#8 Kingdom) = 2 points
  27. Closer by Kaia Bennett (#2 Loose Ends) = 2 points
  28. Act of Surrender by Mandy M Roth (#2 PSI Ops) = 2 points
  29. A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway (#2 The Baskerville Affair) = 2 points
  30. The Willful by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (#3.5 The Woodlands) = 1 point
  31. Hood's Obsession by Marie Hall (#9 Kingdom) = 2 points
  32. Behind the Scandal by M A Stacie (#2 Reluctance) = 2 points
  33. Beyond the Seduction by M A Stacie (#3 Reluctance) = 2 points
  34. Cupid's Revenge by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Naughty Cupid) = 1 point
  35. A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway (#3 The Baskerville Affair) = 2 points + 10 points
  36. Cupid's Favor by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Naughty Cupid) = 1 point
  37. Obliterate by Autumn Grey (#2 Havoc) = 1 point
  38. Valhalla by Mandy M Roth (#2 Vampyre Productions) = 2 points
  39. Mend by Autumn Grey (#3 Havoc) = 1 point
  40. Call of the Untamed by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Call of the Lycan) = 1 point
  41. The Wanted by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (#4 The Woodlands) = 12 points
  42. The Billionaire's Inconvenient Obsession by Nadia Lee (#2 The Pryce Family) = 2 points
  43. Call of Temptation by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Call of the Lycan) = 1 point
  44. A View to a Kill by Mandy M Roth (#2 King of Prey) = 1 point
  45. Owned by the Alphas 2 by Faleena Hopkins (#2 Werewolves of Yosemite) = 1 point
  46. Howler's Night by RS Black (#3 Night) = 2 points 
  47. Goddess of the Grove by Mandy M Roth (#2 Druid) = 1 point 
  48. The Billionaire's Secret Wife by Nadia Lee (#3 The Pryce Family) = 2 points
  49. Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin (#2 Alpha Girl) = 2 points
  50. The Billionaire's Forgotten Fiancée by Nadia Lee (#4 The Pryce Family) = 2 points
  51. Healed by Love by Melissa Foster (#13 Love in Bloom; The Bradens) = 2 points
  52. Princesses Don't Fight in Skirts by Aya Ling (#2 The Princess Series) = 2 points
  53. Twisted Reflections by Shay West (#2 The Adventures of Alexis Davenport) = 2 points
  54. Alpha Divided by Aileen Erin (#3 Alpha Girls) = 2 points 
  55. Point of No Return by Mandy M Roth (#3 Project Exorcism) = 1 point
  56. Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder (#3 Hot & Nerdy) = 2 points
  57. Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske (#4 Front and Center) = 2 points
  58. Heart of Vengence by Tracy Cooper-Posey (#2 Jewels of Tomorrow) = 2 points
  59. Master of the Hunt by Mandy M Roth (#3 King of Prey) = 1 point
  60. Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth (#3 PSI Ops) = 2 points
  61. Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti (#7 ES Siren) = 2 points 
  62. Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Lords of the Abyss) = 1 point
  63. Bruja by Aileen Erin (#4 Alpha Girl) = 2 points
  64. Her One Wish by Marie Hall (#10 Kingdom) = 2 points
  65. Rise of the King by Mandy M Roth (#4 King of Prey) = 1 point
  66. Captive of the Deep by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Lords of the Abyss) = 1 point
  67. Simma by H S St Ours (#3 Water Worlds) = 2 points
  68. A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall (#11 Kingdom) = 2 points
  69. Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster (#2 Harborside Nights) = 2 points
  70. The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley (#2 The Dukes of War) = 2 points
  71. Force of Attraction by Mandy M Roth (#2 Project Exorcism) = 2 points
  72. Ours to Share by Mel Teshco (#8 ES Siren) = 1 point
  73. White Raven's Lover by Nhys Glover (#4 Ancient Roman Empire) = 2 points
  74. Faery Queen by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Realm Immortal) = 2 points
  75. Mind Over Matter by Kaia Bennett (#3 Loose Ends) = 2 points + 10 points 
  76. Somber Resplendence by Mandy M Roth (#2 Zodiac Gatekeepers) = 1 point
  77. Agent N6: Dylan by Joni Hahn (#6 D.I.R.E Agency) = 2 points
  78. The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid (#2 Tony Hill & Carol Jordan) = 2 points
  79. Raven's Call by Amos Cassidy (#0.5 Crimson Series) = 1 point
  80. Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft (#2 Dark Desires) = 2 points
  81. Like by JA Huss (#2 Social Media) = 1 point
  82. Stone Queen by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Realm Immortal) = 2 points
  83. Succubus Rising by BR Kingsolver (#3 Telepathic Clans) = 2 points
  84. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory (#2 Cousins' War) = 2 points
  85. The High Priestess by Katee Robert (#0.5 Sanctify) = 1 point
  86. Seducing Cecilia by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Divinity Healers) = 1 point
  87. Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (#1.5 The Reckoners) = 1 point
  88. Linnea's Arrangement by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Divinity Healers) = 1 point
  89. Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster (#25 Love in Bloom) = 2 points
  90. Magic Study by Maria V Snyder (#2 Chronicles of Ixia) = 2 points
  91. Block by JA Huss (#3 Social Media) = 1 point
  92. Dual Domination by Pavarti K Tyler (#3 The Sugar House) = 1 point
  93. Alpha Unleashed by Aileen Erin (#5 Alpha Girl) = 2 points
  94. Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster (#2 Love on Rockwell Island) = 2 points
  95. Ours to Save by Shona Husk (#9 ES Siren) = 1 point
  96. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid (#3 Inspector Karen Pirie) = 2 points
  97. Stranded with the Cajun by Michelle M Pillow (#5 Captured by a Dragon-Shifter) = 2 points
  98. Prince of Flight by Mandy M Roth (#6 King of Prey) = 1 point
  99. Princesses Don't Become Engineers by Aya Ling (#3 The Princess Series) = 2 points + 10 points
  100. Owned by the Alphas 3 by Faleena Hopkins (#3 Werewolves of Yosemite) = 1 point
  101. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (#2 Throne of Glass) = 2 points
  102. The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire by Nadia Lee (#5 The Pryce Family) = 2 points + 10 points
  103. The Parasites by Marjorie DeLuca (#2 The Iduna Project) = 2 points
  104. A Very Alpha Christmas (Anthology) (#3 Warlocks McGregor) = 1 point
  105. Touch My Heart by Paloma Beck (#2 Heart & Soul) = 2 points
  106. Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo (#4 Shattered Hearts) = 2 points
  107. The Winner's Crime by Maria Rutkoski (#2 The Winner's Trilogy) = 2 points
  108. A Druid of Her Own by Mandy M Roth (#4 Druid) = 1 point
  109. Heath by Melissa Foster (#2 Wild Boys After Dark) = 2 points
  110. Lovestruck by Siobhan Davis (#1.5 True Calling) = 1 point
  111. Jackson by Melissa Foster (#3 Wild Boys After Dark) = 2 points
  112. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin (#2 Stolen Empire) = 2 points
  113. Caged by Sophie Davis (#2 The Talented Saga) = 2 points
  114. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace (#2 Sidekick) = 2 points
  115. Abandon by Cassia Leo (#5 Shattered Hearts) = 2 points
  116. The Hordes of Anarchy by Saffron Bryant (#3 The Lost Child Saga) = 2 points + 10 points
  117. Cooper by Melissa Foster (#4 Wild Boys After Dark) = 2 points + 10 points
  118. Queen of Always by Sherry D Ficklin (#3 Stolen Empire) = 2 points + 10 points
  119. Precious Sacrifice by Cari Silverwood (#1 Preyfinders) = 1 point
  120. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling (#2 Harry Potter) = 2 points
  121. Forever Ours by Cassia Leo (#1 Shattered Hearts) = 2 points
  122. Wildfire by JD Wright (#2 Everealm) = 2 points
  123. Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden (#2 Someone Wicked This Way Comes) = 2 points
  124. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (#3 Harry Potter) = 2 points
  125. Status by JA Huss (#4 Social Media) = 1 point
  126. Profile by JA Huss (#5 Social Media) = 1 point
  127. Home by JA Huss (#6 Social Media) = 1 point

Falling For YA

Goal: 75 Books (Platinum Level)
Status: Challenge Complete
  1. Guilty Pleasure by Jane O'Reilly
  2. The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson
  3. Blind Passion by Bonnie Dee
  4. Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford
  5. Eternity by Tmonique Stephens 
  6. Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
  7. Everlasting by Tmonique Stephens 
  8. A Dangerous Expectation by Cecilia Gray
  9. Evermore by Tmonique Stephens
  10. A Flirtatious Rendezvous by Cecilia Gray
  11. Purenet by H J Lawson
  12. The Pleasure Principle by Jane O'Reilly
  13. The Observations of a Curious Governess by Viveka Portman
  14. The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen
  15. All That Burns by Ryan Graudin
  16. Sing for Me by Gracie Madison
  17. Spice by Scarlet Smith
  18. Wicked Wants by Cayla Kluver
  19. The Obsession by Liliana Lee
  20. Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss
  21. Spark Rising by Kate Corcino
  22. The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Anderson
  23. Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom
  24. Vanilla by Megan Hart 
  25. Game Play by Lynda Aicher
  26. Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor
  27. You Are Mine by Janeal Falor 
  28. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
  29. The Party Girl by Tamara Morgan
  30. Mine to Serve by Mel Teshco
  31. Dirty Secrets by Jane O'Reilly
  32. Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor
  33. Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
  34. A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway
  35. Beneath the Surface by M A Stacie
  36. Behind the Scandal by M A Stacie
  37. Beyond the Seductionby M A Stacie
  38. A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway
  39. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  40. Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin
  41. His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones
  42. His Forbidden Lady by Nicola Davidson
  43. License to Date by Susan Hatler
  44. Silevethiel by Andi O'Connor
  45. Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
  46. The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling
  47. Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin 
  48. The Winner's Curse by Maria Rutkoski
  49. Dangerous Reflections by Shay West
  50. Twisted Reflections by Shay West
  51. Alpha Divided by Aileen Erin
  52. Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist by Kay Marie
  53. Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder
  54. Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske
  55. Heart of Vengence by Tracy Cooper-Posey
  56. Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry
  57. Dancer of the Nile by Veronica Scott
  58. Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti 
  59. The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen 
  60. The Cannibals by Cynthia D Grant
  61. Sia by Josh Grayson
  62. Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  63. The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley
  64. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  65. Ours to Share by Mel Teshco
  66. Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft
  67. The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone
  68. In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland
  69. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  70. Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom
  71. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy
  72. A Kiss in the Dark by Lisa Fox
  73. Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke
  74. The Future of Sex by Lexi Maxxwell
  75. Chasing Evil by Kylie Brant 
  76. Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
  77. Alpha Unleashed by Aileen Erin
  78. Demon by my Side by Victoria Davies
  79. The Empress of Hearts by E Barrington
  80. Hooker Heels by Ryan Ringbloom
  81. Ours to Save by Shona Husk
  82. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
  83. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  84. Let Down Your Hair by Fiona Price
  85. Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
  86. The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
  87. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
  88. A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert
  89. Boss Girl by Nic Tatano 
  90. House of Royals by Keary Taylor
  91. Cipher by Aileen Erin
  92. Everealm by J D Wright
  93. True Calling by Siobhan Davis
  94. Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie Blair & Dawn Rae Miller
  95. Touch My Heart by Paloma Beck
  96. Grave Mercy by Robyn LaFevers
  97. Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo
  98. The Winner's Crime by Maria Rutkoski
  99. Cyberella by Cari Silverwood
  100. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin
  101. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace
  102. Mistress by Magick by Laura Navarre 
  103. Abandon by Cassia Leo 
  104. Hook by Marie York
  105. Sugar Skulls by Lisa Manchev & Glenn Dallas
  106. Wildfire by JD Wright
  107. A Reaper of Stone by Joe King & Mark Gelineau 
  108. Soul Dancer by Lilliana Rose



Goal: 80 books
Complete: 91 books 

  1. Keeping Paige by Michelle M Pillow 
  2. Tangled Trust by Nova Raines
  3. Bah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks
  4. Zoo by Tara Elizabeth 
  5. The Quiver of a Kiss by Sarah Daltry
  6. For Valentine's by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion 
  7. Ecstasy by Susan Kaye Quinn
  8. Taking Karre by Michelle M Pillow
  9. Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott
  10. Scorned by S L Scott
  11. Agent S5 Jaydan by Joni Hahn
  12. Shattered Bonds by Lynda Aicher
  13. Barbarian Prince by Michelle M Pillow
  14. Owned by the Alphas 1 by Faleena Hopkins 
  15. Guilty Pleasure by Jane O'Reilly
  16. Stardust by Neil Gaiman 
  17. Cinderella The Wicked Truth by Kelli Wolfe
  18. The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson
  19. Broken by Susan Kaye Quinn
  20. Blind Passion by Bonnie Dee
  21. Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford
  22. Perfect Prince by Michelle M Pillow
  23. Driven by Susan Kaye Quinn
  24. Chosen by Michelle M Pillow
  25. Dangerously Forever by AM Griffin
  26. The Uninvited by Jill Cooper
  27. Wild Violet by Vivian Winslow
  28. Eternity by Tmonique Stephens 
  29. Freak of Nature by Julia Crane 
  30. Jealousy by S L Scott
  31. Everlasting by Tmonique Stephens 
  32. A Dangerous Expectation by Cecilia Gray
  33. Evermore by Tmonique Stephens
  34. Fallen by Susan Kaye Quinn
  35. A Flirtatious Rendezvous by Cecilia Gray 
  36. Purenet by H J Lawson
  37. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Frank Bukowski
  38. A Duchess in the Dark by Kate McKinley
  39. Stranded by Michelle M Pillow 
  40. The Pleasure Principle by Jane O'Reilly 
  41. Promise by Susan Kaye Quinn 
  42. Ruthless by Susan Kaye Quinn
  43. Passion by Susan Kaye Quinn 
  44. Dark Prince by Michelle M Pillow 
  45. Wraith by Susan Kaye Quinn 
  46. Specter by Susan Kaye Quinn
  47. Menace by Susan Kaye Quinn
  48. Wish by Grier Cooper
  49. Temptation by Susan Kaye Quinn 
  50. Shattered by Susan Kaye Quinn 
  51. Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster 
  52. Havoc by Autumn Grey 
  53. Dating in the Dark by Tracey Rogers
  54. Warrior Prince by Michelle M Pillow 
  55. The Observations of a Curious Governess by Viveka Portman
  56. Dawning Apocalypse by Jill Cooper
  57. The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen
  58. All That Burns by Ryan Graudin
  59. His Highness the Duke by Michelle M Pillow
  60. Fast by Ryan Ringbloom
  61. Tales of the Jazz Age by F Scott Fitzgerald
  62. How (Not) to Play with Magic by Elizabeth A Reeves
  63. The Obsession by Liliana Lee
  64. A Moment by Marie Hall
  65. Last Man on Earth by Michelle M Pillow
  66. Sing for Me by Gracie Madison
  67. Austin by S L Scott
  68. The Stubborn Lord by Michelle M Pillow
  69. Destined by Michelle M Pillow
  70. Call of the Sea by Michelle M Pillow
  71. Spice by Scarlet Smith
  72. Hidden Violet by Vivian Winslow
  73. Wicked Wants by Cayla Kluver
  74. Blaze of Glory by Mandy M Roth
  75. The Reluctant Lord by Michelle M Pillow
  76. Devils Among Us by Mandy M Roth
  77. Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss
  78. Spark Rising by Kate Corcino
  79. Remote by Lisa Acerbo
  80. Right Now by Marie Hall 
  81. The Guardians by Mandy M Roth
  82. The Impatient Lord by Michelle M Pillow 
  83. Chosen by Nina Croft
  84. The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Anderson
  85. Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster
  86. The Catalyst by Chris Reher 
  87. Animal by Nikki Rae
  88. Rebellious Prince by Michelle M Pillow 
  89. Fake Boobs by Ryan Ringbloom
  90. The Space Captain's Courtesan by KC Klein
  91. Loup Garou by Mandy M Roth