book club thursday-reading challenge 2017


Thanks for stopping by. My name is Cyndi and each week, myself and my two best book friends forever Ann and Karen jointly blog together on Book Club Thursday (BCT). To learn all about BCT please click here

If you're a regular reader, you are going to see some fresh changes to each of our BCT blogs for 2017. We are very excited and hope you will participate in our events. 

This week we have: 

Summed up, we can read ANY book that meets a theme requirement from the list(s) we came up with: 


Read a book published before 2010
Read a book with a wedding
Read a book published in the month (not year) you were born
Working Girls  
Read a book set in your home state
Read a book that includes nature on the cover
Read a book with a cover that you really don’t like (ugly)
Read a book you once gave up on
Read a book with a clever title
Read a book that takes place in Winter
Read a book that includes a Holiday
Read a book set in/around New Orleans
Read a book with a “Food” word in the title
Read a book that includes a food item on the cover
Read a book with a seasonal word in the title


Read a new author
Start a new series
Read an anthology
Read a hardcover
Read a trade
Read a “small town romance”
Re-Read a “suitcase” / desert island book
Read a book with a favorite romance trope
Read a book set in another country (any genre)
Read a book with a favorite historical time period
Read a paranormal with a favorite type of character
Read a book under 250 pages
Read a book over 300 pages
Read a book you keep meaning to read
Read a book set in the Future
Read or re-read a favorite authors debut book


Read a book that taught you about a subject you are unfamiliar with
Read a book with a on the run or road trip theme
Trifecta Books (sounds, cover and title must all …be cute/sexy /etc)
Read a book with an “unconventional” heroine
Name that Tune

So what did I pick...  Let's see if you can guess after this: 

One kiss is all it takes to lose your soul…
Holly Carver is a small-time witch who busts ghosts for tuition money, but ends up wrangling a demon when a haunted house job goes bad.
Her Undead business associate, Alessandro Caravelli, suspects the demon is somebody’s not-so-secret weapon. The supernatural community is at war, and Holly’s unpredictable magic holds the key to hell’s doorway. Soon Holly is on everyone’s “must have” list, and not in a good way.
Alessandro wants her for more than magic. A lover with six centuries of experience, the vampire is walking seduction, but he’s also a predator. Every moment he spends guarding Holly, every second he spends falling under her witch’s spell, he becomes more and more of a threat himself. As Holly’s sharp-tongued grandma warns her: vampires are like a box of rich chocolate—they seem so tempting, but over-indulgence is a killer…

Did you guess what theme I used/picked... Ravenous...hungry/starving = Read a book with a "Food" word in the title...

Back when this series was first published (four books, I have them all) I had the best of intentions of reading them because they all pretty much focus/have (or at least from initial appearances) kick ass/save the day type heroines. 

I really liked this book. I would plant in firmly in the Urban Fantasy genre (there is a romance - a really good one but it's more of a side note- at least for me it was).

Both Holly and Alessandro shine here as characters. Holly is definitely a kick ass heroine but there a touch of sadness to her. Alessandro is a yummy hero. 

I did find the ending a tad predictable but there was still a sense of freshness to this book. 

Read an excerpt

Sadly, this book IS NOT available in any e-book format that I could find and I could only find it for sale from third party vendors on your usual bookstore sites. I apologize for that as I TRY to make sure anything I pick is easily/readily available. 

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