Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge Sign up


  1. This challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
  2. You must have a blog to able to participate, since reviews must be added to the linky.
  3. When you sign up with the linky, please put the link to your post about joining the Paranormal Reading Challenge.
  4. You're welcome to list your books beforehand or just add as you go. 
  5. Sign-ups are open until December 1, 2013
  6. At the beginning of each month, I will post a kick-start post, each month featuring a different category of paranormal creature. This post will also include a linky to include your reviews from that month.
  7. Each review you link will qualify you for an entry into the monthy giveaway and if your review includes the feature paranormal creature of that month, you get a bonus entry.
  8. Each book can only count for one category, even if it contains more than one paranormal creature. For example, Twilight contains both vampires and werewolves, but you can't use it for both the vampires and werewolves/shifters categories.
  9. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a grand prize giveaway at the end of the year.
  10. If you read multiple books from one category, feel free to add them to the linkies. Don't stop at just one!
  11. Book can count for other challenges.
Each month, we'll be featuring one of the creatures on the list at both Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.
  •     January - Vampires
  •     February - Angels/Nephilim
  •     March - Fey
  •     April - Demons
  •     May - Aliens
  •     June - Zombies
  •     July - Witches and Wizards
  •     August - Mermaids
  •     September - Dragons
  •     October - Ghosts
  •     November - Werewolves/Shape-shifters
  •     December - Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)
This shouldn't be too difficult a challenge for me as I love paranormal books.

My goal is to read at least the required 12 books. One for each month.

HERE are the Posts for this challenge 

List of books:

January: vampires.
  1. Moon dance by J.R. Rain (Vampire)
  2. Sterling by Dannika Dark (Mage) 
  3. A Nomadic Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  4. To Have and To Code by Debora Geary (witch)
  5. The Scourge by A.G. Henley (zombie)
  6. Legend of the White Dragon: Legends by Melanie Nilles (dragon)
  7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (magic)
  8. My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann (Vampire)
  9. Shadowmagic by John Lenahan (magic)
  10. Vampire Moon by J.R. Rain (Vampire)

February: Angels.
  1. A Different Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  2. Twist by Dannika Dark (magic)
  3. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder  (magic)
  4. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (magic)
  5. Become by Ali Cross (Angel) 
  6. Winging It! by Shel Delisle (angel)
  7. Skellig by David Almond (angel)

March: Fey.
  1. Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa (Fey)
  2. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa  (Fey)
  3. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (Fey)
  4. Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa (Fey)
  5. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (magic)
  6. Witches on Parole by Debora Geary (witch)
  7. Witches under Way by Debora Geary (witch)
  8. Witches in Flight by Debora Geary (witch)
  9. American Vampire by J.R. Rain (Vampire)
  10. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (magic)
  11. Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong (ghosts)

April: Demon.
  1. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (witch)
  2. Stained by Ella James (demon)
  3. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (werewolf)
  4. A Celtic Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  5. Amy's Story by D'Elen McClain (Vampire)
  6. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (zombie)
  7. Marked by Kim Richardson (demon)
  8. Swordfights & Lullabies by Debora Geary (witch)
  9. Endlessly by Kiersten White (fey)
  10. Every Witch Way But Wicked by Wren Emerson (witch)

May: Alien
  1. Virtual Evil by Jana Oliver (timetravel)
  2. Queen Of Sorcery by David Eddings (magic)
  3. Magician's Gambit by David Eddings (magic)
  4. Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings (magic)
  5. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (alien)
  6. Enchanters' End Game by David Eddings (magic)
  7. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (vampire)
  8. The Last Colony John Scalzi (alien)
  9. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong (werewolf)
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (witch)
  11. Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi (alien)
  12. Merrick by Anne Rice (witch)
  13. Guards! Guards!: by Terry Pratchett (dragon)
  14. The Light Within Me by Carly Fall (alien) 

June - Zombies
  1. Zombacter: Center City Contagion by Sean Bingham  (zombie)
  2. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (wizard) 
  3. Alone by Robert J. Crane (several)
  4. Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook  (zombie)
  5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (zombie)
  6. The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (vampire)
  7. Origins by Kristen Middleton (zombie)
  8. Amethyst by Heather Bowhay (shapeshifter)

July - Witches
  1. A Lost Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  2. To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory (witch)
  3. Moon Child by J.R. Rain (vampire)
  4. Daughter of Dragons by Kathleen H. Nelson (dragon)
  5. Witch Way Bends by Olivia Hardin (witch)
  6. Cursed by Casey Odell (elves, magic)
  7. Frey by Melissa Wright (elves, magic)

August: Mermaids
  1. Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva  (mermaid)
  2. Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles  (shapeshifter)
  3. Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson (mermaid)
  4. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (fey)
  5. Fins by Ashley L. Knight (mermaid)
  6. Fathom by Ashley L. Knight (mermaid)
  7. Everblue by Brenda Pandos (mermaid)

September: Dragons
  1. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (vampire)
  2. The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen by Alan Garner (wizard)
  3. The Owl Service by Alan Garner (wizard)
  4. Bitten Shame by Olivia Hardin (vampire/witch)
  5. Shifty Business by Olivia Hardin (witch)
  6. Firelight by Sophie Jordan (dragon)
  7. Dreams Underfoot: The Newford Collection by Charles de Lint (various)
  8. The Dragon Reborn by Kathleen H. Nelson (dragon)
  9. Dollhouse by Anya Allyn (ghost)

Oktober: Ghosts
  1. The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (vampire)
  2. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (demigods)
  3. DRT by Eric Thomas (ghost)
  4. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory (witch)
  5. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (witch)
  6. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (demigods)
  7. To Love a Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  8. An Imperfect Witch by Debora Geary (witch)
  9. WitchLove by Emma Mills (witch)
  10. How (Not) to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A. Reeves (witch)
  11. Wyrd Girl by Jon Jacks (ghost)
  12. How (Not) to Kiss a Prince by Elizabeth A. Reeves (witch)
  13. How (Not) to Kiss a Beast by Elizabeth A. Reeves (witch)
  14. How (Not) to Kiss a Ghost by Elizabeth A. Reeves  (ghost)
  15. Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades by Rick Riordan (ghost)
  16. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (demigods)
  17. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (demigods)
 November: Werewolves/Shape-shifters 
  1. How (Not) to Kiss a Gargoyle by Elizabeth A. Reeves (witch)
  2. Vampires: The Recent Undead by Paula Guran (Editor) (vampire)
  3. Leopard Moon by Jeanette Battista (shapeshifters)
  4. The Moon Of Gomrath by Alan Garner (wizard)
  5. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (shapeshifters)
  6. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews (shapeshifters)
  7. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (demigods)
  8. Åndeløs by Cliff McNish (ghosts)
  9. Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer (vampires, shapeshifters)

December: Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)  
  1. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (unicorn)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for signing up! Can't wait to see what books you read :)

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads