Reading Romances April Challenge

OH! Check out the pretty new badge I earned below – just for finishing the March Challenge! (I know, I know, but it’s the little things. And I’m just a bit prize motivated, but enough about me…) It’s April which means we get a new challenge for the 2012 Reading Romances Challenge.

This month the challenges are as follows:

TOPICS: Alternate Realities Month!
1) Read a contemporary book where something is different in the world than what reality reflects. (vampires, magic etc)
2) Read a book set in the future or a historical with an alternative reality (i.e. steampunk).

THEMES:
3) Read one book that was nominated for the RITA or Golden Heart award!

SPECIAL EVENTS:
4) Read an LGBT book, a book with at least 3 of the 7 colours of a rainbow (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red) on it’s cover, or a book with a title that includes the word: dream/s, wish/es, or rainbow.
5) Read a book with an accountant/book-keeper character, or due to a shortage of funds, read a free or borrowed (library, friend etc) book.

I love choices – almost as much as I love reading for pleasure and participating with this great group! And as I usually do, I’m searching for a book that meets more than one category. (makes me feel more accomplished, since my reading time is limited…)

So I’ll go with Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz). It’s a futuristic (alternate reality), meets the color requirements for a cover in the special events category, and I’ll be borrowing it from my daughter’s kindle. It’s been on my to-be-read list for quite sometime. Depending on how my own writing and previously promised reviews go, I hope to add The Lost by Caridad Pineiro (she’s a RITA finalist!)

Here’s the blurb from Canyon’s of Night at Amazon:

The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade’s dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?

Oh! I can’t wait. I’ve met dust bunnies in some of Castle’s other novels set in this world. They are intriguing little companions!

Live the adventure!

Regan Black paranormal romance author

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