Bout-of-Books Love Triangle Challenge!

How many of you simply love when a book contains a steamy love triangle? How many of you absolutely hate it when a book contains a steamy love triangle? (*cough* Amanda *cough*) Well, regardless of which side of the proverbial fence you are on, there are a lot of them out there. Even if you haven’t read them, you’ve heard of them. Even if you haven’t picked a “team,” you know what people are talking about when they swoon over and lovingly (I’m being polite) defend their choice. Because these triangles seem to be running rampant, I decided to center my challenge around some of these steamy couples that we either love or hate to read about. Below you will find my nifty graphic showing various love triangles found in books. Most I have read, some I got from my daughter and some I got from Soulswallo (who is not only my co-host, particihost & partner in crime – she is also hosting her own challenge – so run check it out.) Granted, some of the triangles I’ve listed are a stretch. They may not have been the central theme of the book and they may have only lasted for a couple of chapters, but they were at least mentioned or a possibility somewhere in the book or series. Some of them are down right comical, but that may just be me. Anyway, the object of the challenge is to match the love triangle with the book that the characters come from. Oh yeah, did I mention there were prizes?

Megg Jensen’s Cloud Profit Trilogy! That’s right, not just one of the books from this series, but the entire trilogy! Severed is due to be released at the end of November, but one lucky winner will receive the first two books and then Severed as soon as it is released. For more info on these books, check out my reviews of Anathema and Oubliette. These books will be sent to out in the winner’s preferred ebook format.

But that’s not all! I also have an ebook copy of Michelle Muto’s Don’t Fear the Reaper for another lucky winner. Just in case you haven’t heard anything about Don’t Fear the Reaper, please check out my review of that as well.

So who wins what? Since I can’t decide which one of these great books would be considered first or second place I decided to let it be the first place winner’s choice. How will I choose that winner? I’ve debated about that. Because not everyone can participate all week I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance even if they didn’t get to start until mid-week. So to keep things fair, the people with the most correct answers will be randomly chosen for first place. The second place contestants will be chosen the same way. That way the contest can run through the entire week of Bout-of-Books. I’ll announce the winners and post the answers on Monday, October 31.

Now, on with the Challenge! To help you out a little, I’m showing you glimpses of the covers from the books in question. You will notice that there aren’t as many book covers as there are triangles. That’s because some books have more than one. If a love triangle occurred in a series, I only have one book from that series shown. It may not be the exact book that the love triangle happened in, but it’s only to let you know which series the triangle came from. Likewise, if the triangle came from a series, you only have to give me the series title. If you have any questions or if I need to clarify anything (within reason – I’m not giving any answers away) just ask. To send me your answers, just fill out the form. Don’t list your answers in the comments section! We don’t want to give any answers away, now do we? Also, make sure you tell me which ebook prize you want if you’re the lucky winner! When you give me your answers, just give me a number with the series or book title that belongs to the lovers in question and put the answer in the comments section of the form. Pretty simple, huh? Just remember the most important rule, you have to be a participant in Bout-of-Books to play – and we will be checking!


Once you’ve finished this Challenge, be sure to go check out soulswallo’s Nickname Challenge. She’s got even more prizes up for grabs.

 

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Bout-of-Books Progress (10/24-10/30)

Since Amanda did such a bang up job of creating this form I decided to give it a try this time. Everyone who used it last time seemed to think it made things easier and who am I to argue with a good thing. The only thing I’m adding is a page count. That’s more for me than anyone else to keep track of. Frankly, I’m just curious. Another reason I’m putting the page count is because I’m continuing to take part in the re-read of Clockwork Angel hosted by Mundie Moms. I’m not adding it to my list of books, but it will be part of the number of pages I read a day. It’s only a chapter a day, so it won’t throw my schedule off too much. 😉 I’ve never participated in #insixwords before so that should be an interesting addition for me as well. It might get kind of boring for everyone checking up on me because I can almost guarantee that I will never read more than one book a day, but maybe… well, no… it will never be more than one book. Can’t wait to check out the other participants’ progress. Good luck!

10/24
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 (85% Complete) 190 +/-
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 (85% Complete) 190 +/-
Today #insixwords: Co-hosting Bout-of-Books is Consuming!
Books: Suspense by Jason Letts

10/25
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Finished Suspense / 95 +/- (59 CA Pgs.) Finished House on Hundred Hill 118 pgs; Started Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2 / 503 pgs
Today #insixwords: Eclectic is the theme for today
Books: House on Hundred Hill & Suspense (Complete) Shift (Started)

10/26
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Finished Shift (267 pgs read)                      Iron Daughter (Started – 30 pgs read)
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 /800
Today #insixwords: In love with the Shade Series
Books: Suspense, House on Hundred Hill, Shift (Complete) Iron Daughter (Started)

10/27
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Reading Iron Daughter (120 pgs read)
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3/950
Today #insixwords: I need more time to read!
Books:Suspense, House on Hundred Hill, Shift (Complete) Iron Daughter (Reading)

10/28
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: STILL Reading Iron Daughter (84 pgs read)
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3/1034
Today #insixwords: I totally failed at reading today 😦
Books: Suspense, House on Hundred Hill, Shift (Complete) Iron Daughter (Reading)

10/29
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Finished Iron Daughter (155 pgs read)  Started Destined for an Early Grave (66 pgs read
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 4/1255
Today #insixwords: Finally! Reading is back on track 🙂
Books:Suspense, House on Hundred Hill, Shift, Iron Daughter (Complete)            Destined for an Early Grave (Reading)

10/30
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Finished Destined for an Early Grave      (289 pgs read)
Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 5/1544
Today #insixwords: Another successful Bout-of-Books ends!
Books:Suspense, House on Hundred Hill, Shift, Iron Daughter, Destined for an Early Grave

By creativedeeds