Top Ten Tuesday: Length Matters

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October 9: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

This should be an easy list to work up!  All I need to do is head over to Goodreads and sort my read shelf by length.  I have a feeling the longest titles will be in the Game of Thrones series…  After sorting my books I end up with only two authors for this list.  Lets put a twist on this list.  Only one book per author that way we can have a bit of variety.

Ten longest books I’ve read.

  1.  A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) 1177 Pages: This is the longest book I’ve read thus far.  It is the third book in The Song of Fire and Ice series.  All of these titles on the top of my list for longest books.  If you read all the books released so far you will have read 4,995 pages.  And I have.
  2. The Stand 1153 Pages: Mr. King was the other author at the top of my list of longest books read.  Many of his are bricks but this is the longest one I’ve read by him.  It is considered one of his finest books written and I would have to agree.  If you like epic dystopian fiction then don’t let the page count scare you off and give this one a try.
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) 870 Pages:  I was pleased to see one of the Harry Potter books on the list.  I had forgotten how some of the later books were quite long.
  4. Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22) 836 Pages: This is the longest book by my favorite author that I’ve read it also happens to be my absolute favorite!
  5. The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3) 819 Pages: Another surprise on the list.  This is the last in its trilogy and while classified as adult fiction in my library I think it should be in YA.
  6. The Goldfinch 771 Pages: I almost hesitate to put this one on the list because I listened to this book rather than read it…
  7. The Passage (The Passage, #1) 766 Pages: This is probably the best book in the trilogy and happens to be the first.  I will always think this is simply a lovely cover.
  8. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) 756 Pages: I was surprised to see this one on the list.  I didn’t realize that Breaking Dawn was that long.  It has been ages since I actually read this series.  I tried to listen to the first book in audio and had to DNF.  While I will always have fond memories I don’t think I will revisit this world.
  9. Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) 736 Pages:  This is the book before the more wildly known Da Vinci Code in the same series.  It was pretty good but Dan Brown books tend to be reliable and predictable.
  10. American Gods (American Gods, #1) 635 Pages: Not sure why I picked this one up but I enjoyed it.  Haven’t read anything by him since but I’m a big fan of the tv and movies based on his work.

What is the longest book you have ever read?  Leave it in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Author Bucketlist

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October 2: Authors I’d Love to Meet

I’m actually pretty fortunate that I’ve been able to meet some of my favorite authors in person.  I added a page to the site called bookish bucket list and I have 12 authors listed there with four of them already crossed off.  That leaves eight names for the list already so I’m going to head over to Goodreads and see who else I would love the opportunity to meet.

Author’s pictures taken from Goodreads and linked to their pages.

Ten authors I would love to meet!

  1. Andy Weir Andy Weir: I absolutely loved The Martian and have talked about wanting to meet this author before on my blog.
  2. Lynsay Sands Lynsay Sands: This is a Canadian author of the Argeneau vampire romance series.  If you are looking for a light fluffy chick-lit read then I highly recommend this author.  She also writes historical romance if you are into that instead.
  3. J.R. Ward J.R. Ward: I’ve often wanted to meet this author or listen to her speak.  She swears like a sailor and I think it would be a hoot!  I also love her Blackdagger brotherhood series.
  4. Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness: Writes the All Souls trilogy that now has a spin-off series that I’m in the middle of reading currently.  She is also a professor at a California University and teaches history.  I would simply love to hear her speak
  5. Darynda Jones Darynda Jones: This has long been a favorite author of mine and I will get the opportunity to meet her someday.  I will make it happen even if I need to travel!
  6. Jeaniene Frost Jeaniene Frost: I really enjoy this author and would love the opportunity to have a book signed by her.
  7. Nancy KressNancy Kress: This is a fairly new-to-me author that I find fascinating.  I love her ideas about the future and would simply love to listen to her give a talk.
  8. Alexandra Ivy Alexandra Ivy: Writes a lot of books set in the Mid-West and I’ve been a fan for some time.  Her paranormal series is finished and another supernatural series has slowed down quite a bit.
  9. Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton:  While I’ve enjoyed his writing I kind of what to meet him more for his connection to Star Trek.
  10. Patricia BriggsPatricia Briggs: This is an author that I have rediscovered through audiobooks.  I enjoy her series but re-listening to them has made me fall for her series all over again.

What author would you love to meet?  Share in the comments and feel free to link to your own list!

Top Ten Tuesday: List of Shame

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September 25: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

I think the challenge of this week’s list is going to be limiting it to just ten titles… I’m going go down my most read author’s list and select some releases from their lists that I have not read yet but really should have.

Ten books by some of my favorite authors that I haven’t read yet.

  1. Dragon Storm (Dragon Falls, #2) I was gifted the first two books in this series. I read the first one and then struggled through a third of the second book before DNFing.  I already own this and the next book so I hope that my mood shifts and am able to give this trilogy another shot.
  2. Dragon Soul (Dragon Falls, #3) The last book in the trilogy that I bought without trying the first books… I am determined to finish this someday.
  3. The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16)  Another book that I own yet haven’t read yet.  This one isn’t as shameful as it came out this year.  I might hold off on reading this title until the next book is released and read them back to back.
  4. Born of Vengeance (The League, #10) This is a tough one.  I love Ms. Kenyon but her latest books haven’t worked as well for me in this series.  I wanted to read it but didn’t want to be disappointed.  This series doesn’t work well for me to read back to back because she has a tendency lately to repeat so much that it is almost like reading the same story twice.  I kind of wanted to wait long enough so I forgot what happened in the last book…
  5. Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter, #28) Again a case of not wanting to be disappointed.  I might even have a book to read before this one.  I’m just not sure when I will feel like returning to this series.
  6. Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29) All of that being said I still picked up the latest release by Ms. Kenyon.  I really need to stop doing that… Now I feel even more pressure to read the others I’m avoiding.
  7. Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) I was turned down for this ARC that’s ok.  I bought it anyway and proceeded to not read it.
  8. The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow, #3)   I was so sure I was done with this series.  I love her paranormal books so much that I kind of want to try again.  Maybe I will have to inter-library loan these books.
  9. The Single Undead Moms Club (Half-Moon Hollow, #4) What I said for number eight applies to this one.
  10. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) This is a case of I waited so long for the next of series that I simply gave up.  Now all the books are out and I’ve forgotten so much that I really need to go back and read the first three books again.  Maybe I can listen to them in audiobook format.  The problem is that they are so popular still it is difficult to get your hands on them through the library.  Maybe I will make the effort this winter.

Another week another list!  What books have you not been reading by your favorite authors? Share in the comments or link to your own list!

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

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September 18: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

I should have my new glasses by the end of the week.  One of these books will probably be the first titles that I read with my new prescription!

Ten books that I might read this fall.

  1. Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising This is a cute Read Now title that I downloaded from Net Galley just before I decided to take a break from reading.  Made it about halfway through and really should finish it up new glasses or not.
  2. When I Grow Rich: A Nuri Bey Mystery Not a book I typically lean towards but I actually own another one of her titles that I bought for my husband.  They are mysteries set in the Ottoman Empire or Turkey. Thought I would give it a go.  I should probably read this first once I get my glasses.
  3. Time's Convert (All Souls Universe, #1) I suggested this book be added to the collection at work and will have first dibs on it once it comes in.  Might have to put it off for a few weeks as I catch up on review books.
  4. Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) Another title that I suggested for the library and actually checked out carried it around for four weeks not reading it. I returned it and decided to try again later.
  5. The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16) This book has also been sitting on my shelf for a few months.  I would like to read it sometime this fall before the next title is released.  Then again I can wait and read them back to back.
  6. Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) Been out for a while and I did buy it just never made priority for it.
  7. Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29) I saw this book in Wal-Mart signed by the author… Couldn’t pass it up but need to read the three books that come before it.
  8. Vampires Like It Hot (Argeneau, #28) I was turned down for this book but it actually comes out today so I will be picking it up this weekend.  I should read this soon as she often writes fun stories.
  9. Terran Tomorrow: Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, Book 3  This was a book I was recently approved for on Net Galley.  I look forward to seeing how the trilogy ends.
  10. Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel #1) While looking for books for this list I saw that this is coming out soon.  I’m going to keep an eye out for an ARC but regardless of approval or rejection, I will be reading this book soon!

There you have it another week another list.  What do you hope to read this fall?  Leave a link to your lists in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Often Overlooked

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September 11: Hidden Gems

I was going to put a twist on this week’s list but I’ve been battling brain fog most of the day so I’m simply going to go through my Goodreads list and see what books I enjoyed that I feel might not have been as widely known as others.  Mainly going to select lesser-known authors this week.

Ten books that I consider hidden gems.

  1. Dead Trees Give No Shelter  Wil Wheaton has written a self-published book that I discovered through his blog posts.  I decided to buy a copy, only available through his website and found it quite good.  I hear he is working on another book and I’m excited to see what it is all about.
  2. Tomorrow's Kin (Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, #1) Nancy Kress is an author that I feel is not as well-known.  I have really enjoyed about 75% of what I’ve read by her.  This is one of the winners.
  3. After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall If you are interested in trying this author but don’t want a full-length book this is an interesting short story/novella that she also wrote.
  4. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) Robin Sloan was an author I found through my library’s overdrive system.  It was quite interesting in a plot-twisty sort of way.  Science fiction/Fantasy.
  5. Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1) D.D. Barant again was discovered through my library’s overdrive account.  Enjoyed this one so much I bought all the books used on eBay.  The series fizzled out midway but I haven’t given up on them completely and will try again someday.
  6. The Traveler (Fourth Realm, #1) John Twelve Hawks is a great pick for those looking for a political/conspiracy theory read that is anti-government.
  7. The Fold Peter Clines wrote this super interesting science fiction/fantasy novel that kept me turning the page.
  8. Angel Kin (Angel Assassins, #2) Tricia Skinner seems to have let this series die which makes me so sad as it was awesome!  If you like stories about bad-ass angels then give this one a try.
  9. Archetype M.D. Waters is another author that wrote two great books, a duology that I wished she had expanded to other books.  Kind of a science fiction/fantasy/dystopian read.
  10. The Gargoyle The last book is a one hit wonder.  It took the author ten years to write it I read so that might be why he never wrote another.  This book, however, is fantastic!  A beautiful story of love that is both dark and intricate.

Blog/Reading Update:  I had my eye appt. yesterday and I’m happy to report that my eyes are healthy!  My two very expensive glasses are on order and in about 10 days I should be able to read again.  My second pair is prescription reading glasses because I’m one of those people who can’t simply go buy a pair off the shelf and my husband loves his.  To those that enjoy my posts and reviews, I hope to return to posting content soon.

Top Ten Tuesday: Binge Worthy YouTube

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September 4: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Movies

I don’t have a ton of shows that I regularly watch but I am known to sit binge watch YouTube shows by my favorite creators.  So I’m going to tweak this week’s list and share with you my favorite YouTube Channels.

Ten YouTube Channels that regularly keep me from reading…

  1. The Young Turks: This is perhaps the station I watch most often for their news content.  They report facts but then the commentary leans progressive.  When it comes to election predictions I find them to be quite accurate.
  2. Casey Neistat: This is one of the first content creators that sucked me into YouTube.  Before discovering his channel I was a pretty infrequent viewer mainly going to the site to look up music videos or movie trailers.
  3. Simone Giertz: This channel is a hoot! She is known as the Queen of Shitty Robots and spends much of her time coming up with crazy inventions.
  4. Ask A Mortician: I love this channel and the death positive message it delivers.  Lots of interesting videos about death and the death industry.
  5. ThreadBanger: I started following their DIY posts where they would try to recreate stuff they found on Pinterest but they have evolved to include lots of other content.
  6. Simply Nailogical: Like many of the people who follow Cristine I found the channel after Polish Mountain and decided to stick around for the humor.  I’m not really into painting my nails but still find this channel enjoyable.
  7. Safiya Nygaard: I believe I found this channel from crossover videos with the previous two.  I enjoy her fun take on clothing challenges
  8. The Try Guys: I enjoyed the Try Guys when they were on Buzzfeed so it was great to see they started their own channel.
  9. Mr. Kate: If you like decorating or renovation shows then you might want to check out this bubbly pink-haired creative weirdo!
  10. Peter Brown: I’m not sure how I found this channel but so enjoy the new videos Mr. Brown puts out.  He is a funny seriously talented wood turner.

These are some of my favorite channels on YouTube I hope you check them out and subscribe yourself if you find their content entertaining.  What channels do you subscribe to?  Share in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: How-to know how!

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August 28: Back to School/Learning Freebie

I’m not really into reading books about back to school or stories set in school settings.  I’ve been way over YA for a few years now so each year when this topic pops up on the TTT list I’m a little lost as to what books to select.  But this year I found a twist that might work.  I’m going to go with the Learning Freebie option and select some books that have helped me learn either a skill or about something and share them with you.

Ten books that helped me learn.

  1. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Going to start with my current read or rather listen and share The Devil in the White City.  I’m actually surprised at how much I’m enjoying this book as it is quite out of character for me.  If you are interested in learning about the 1893 World Fair then this is the book for you.
  2. Last Train to Istanbul The Last Train to Istanbul is technically a work of fiction but there are a lot of accurate events from WII blended into the story.  If you are interested in learning how the Turks saved around 2000 Jews from Hitler I highly suggest this book.
  3. Knitter's handbook Confession time.  I’m not sure if I’ve actually read this book or not.  I learned how to knit from a website and Youtube.  BUT this book does look familiar and I thought it would be a good choice to recommend for those of you who might be looking to take up knitting.
  4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Isn’t this cover lovely?  I listened to this audiobook and the author did a great job of not making me feel too dumb.  If like me, you enjoy science fiction and The Big Bang Theory and want to dip your toe into science fact then this is a great book to try.
  5. The Evolving Soul: Spiritual Healing Through Past Life Exploration This title might be a bit far out there for some of you.  If you have an open mind and into exploring another idea of what happens after we die and want to learn about reincarnation then I suggest this book for you to try.
  6. Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel Just going to quote the synopsis for you here:”Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers who are leading the way into once-forbidden territory: the animal mind.”  A great book for animal lovers.
  7. Backyard Chickens: Beyond the Basics I love raising chickens and if you are interested in starting your own flock then this is a great book for you to read.
  8. Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance I picked up this book when we moved to the country 14 years ago.  TONs of great and useful information in these pages.  From gardening, livestock, fences, wood burning, and even basic home maintenance.  A must for any newbie to rural living.
  9. Good Companions: The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting. by Josie Jeffrey This is a great book for gardeners looking to expand their skills.
  10. Ball Blue Book of Preserving This book will teach you how to preserve all those fruit and veggies that you grow!

Weew. That was easier than I thought it would be.  I hope you find some helpful titles above I know I’ve found them useful over the years.  Feel free to leave links to your list in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Slump

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August 21: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

This week’s list might be difficult, or at least I’m having trouble figuring out how I want to approach it.  Books that pull me out of a reading slump might or probably won’t pull you out of one because the chances are we have different reading tastes.  I’m going to pursue my read list and see what I can come up with.  Generally, my advice for a reading slump is this; Reread something you loved in the past, try something completely different from what you tend to read,  read a non-fiction title, or take a break from reading altogether and do something else.  Those are best tips I have for getting over a reading slump.

Ten books that might help with a reading slump…

  1. Genesis Sometimes you simply need something short to get you back in the reading mood or life gets too busy.  This is a dystopian book under 200 pages that you could easily read in an afternoon.
  2. Mr G: A Novel About The Creation Another quick read right around 200 pages that will keep your interest if you don’t mind questioning who God is and what it might have been like for him to create the universe.
  3. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) Sticking to the universe why not follow a rag-tag crew of misfits as they build, essentially, a space highway to a small angry planet.  This is a great pick for sci-fi fans.
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)  Sometimes you just need dry British humor and a outragous plot.  This book fits the bill, again, for sci-fi fans looking to get their reading groove back on.
  5. Redshirts Another pick for those sci-fi fans.  This book is also a great pick for all you Trekkies out there.  Kind of a plot within a plot here that is told in three parts.  I’m not sure how else to sell it to you except for it was a lot of fun.
  6. A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) Not into sci-fi and looking for a great beach read that isn’t to heavy.  If you are a paranormal fan like me I suggest the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands.  They are a hoot.
  7. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half-Moon Hollow, #1) Another great paranormal beach read.  This one checks off the funny, sexy, and great friendships boxes for sure.
  8. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Looking for a little less fluff and a bit more action than I would give this one a try.
  9. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) The next two books are rereads that I recently read that helped me break an audiobook slump I was having.
  10. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) This book is an excellent choice to break a reading slump.  It covers all the emotions and will leave you clamoring for more!

Alright,  sorry if the list feels a little disjointed I was distracted/called away a couple of times while working on the post.  What books have helped you get over a reading slump?  Leave them in the comments.

 

Update:  I have a giveaway for a signed copy of Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill that started yesterday.  All you need to do to enter is go and comment on yesterday’s post   I’m asking you to share your favorite Chicago Food.  Comments open until Monday the 27th, selecting a winner on Tuesday the 28th.  Good Luck!

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Sites

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August 14: Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites

Here we are the week where you all learn what a bad book blogger I am.  I don’t actually visit that many other book blogs.  I’m sorry but I don’t.  If you all leave a link to your list in my comments I do go and visit but otherwise, I simply don’t read that many other blogs. I do visit a couple of other bookish sites regularly but not many.  Bad book blogger, Amy….

Ten bookish sites I visit regularly.

(Fingers crossed I have ten)

  1. GoodReads:  This is the site that I use to organize my reading.  I keep track of what I’ve read and want to read but less so thanks to a recent to-read purge.  I also check reviews and follow authors there.
  2. Net Galley:  This is probably the other site that I visit the most often when it comes to books.  I usually visit the site once a day to see what new books are up for review request.
  3. Edelweiss:  I have less success with requesting books for review at this site but I do visit it a couple of times a month to see what books are up for review.
  4. Bridges:  This is the overdrive system for Iowa where you can borrow e-books and audiobooks through Iowa libraries.  I regularly visit this site for my audiobooks.
  5. That Artsy Reader Girl:  This is one blog that thanks to this weekly list I visit at least once a week, more often if I am pre-writing my lists.
  6. Barnes and Noble: If I buy e-books I will visit this site for new reads for my Nook.
  7. Anderson’s BookshopPrairie Lights:  I put these two together because I visit them for the same reason, to find out what author events they might be holding.
  8. Instagram: I’m going to count this site because I do use it to follow a lot of authors also I need to pad this list a bit…
  9. WorldCat:  Okay this is mainly for work but it is a bookish site.  I use this site when it comes to looking up cataloging information for books.  If you are trying to find a book at a library near you I highly recommend this website.
  10. State Library of Iowa:  Another site that I mainly use for work.

I feel like I cheated there at the end but I managed to make it to ten.  What bookish sites or amazing blogs am I missing out on?  Leave them in the comments and I’ll check them out.

Top Ten Tuesday:Odd Crossovers

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August 7: Books You’d Mash Together

 

I kind of love the idea for this week’s list!  I’m going to put a bit of a twist on it however.  I’m going to select some of my favorite series or trilogies that I would love it if the authors got together and did a crossover story with characters from both worlds visiting each other.  Something like that Marvel does where you get Ironman and Thor or Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange team up to have an adventure.  Alright let’s see what awesome story ideas we can make up.

Ten Series Crossover Ideas

  1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) Love at Stake & A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) Argeneau: These two series are my favorite light and fluffy chick-lit vampire series.  The Argeneau is still an active series but Love at Stake is finished so maybe some of those characters could show up in one of Lynsay Sands books.  Could be fun.
  2. Fantasy Lover (Hunter Legends Series #1) The Dark Hunters & Born of Night (The League: Nemesis Rising #1) The League: I thought this might be a fun crossover being that both series are written by Ms. Kenyon.  We could have The League discover Earth and interact with the Dark Hunters. I’ve also always wondered how all the Gods and goddesses would influence a mulit-planet system.
  3. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Night Huntress & Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Chicagoland Vampires:  These author’s writing style remind me of one another.  Perhaps Bones and Cat can take a trip to visit Merit and Ethan in Chicago.
  4. Redshirts John Scalzi & The Martian Andy Weir: This is the only exception to this week’s list.  Weir has only written/published two books neither one a series and Redshirts was a stand-alone for Scalzi.  They also have a slightly different writing style but what they do share is a great sence of humor and I’d love to see what they could write if they teamed up.
  5. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) Charley Davidson & Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) Mercy Thompson: It might be because I’m currently rereading these books in audio format and they are narrated by the same person but I think these two series might be fun for a crossover.  In Jones’s world there is only angels and the grim reaper for paranormal elements  what would happen if they learned there were also shifters, vampires, and fae, oh my!
  6. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) Blackdagger Brotherhood & Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) Guild Hunter: I almost pared up Ms. Ward with another author but at the last-minute I remembered Singh’s series (which I keep meaning to return to…) and thought they would be a great fit.
  7. Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) Immortal Guardians & Fantasy Lover (Hunter Legends Series #1) Dark Hunter: I have alway thought the Immortal Guardians series reminded me a lot of the Dark Hunter series so for the purpose of this list why not pair them up and see what happens!
  8. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) The Hollows & Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) Alpha & Omega: I wanted to match Ms. Harrison’s Hollows series up with someone because I thought it was such a great series but I struggled to find the right fit.  I think the Alpha and Omega series might work because of the character Charles.  He is such a stoic character that it might be fun to see how he handles interacting with Rachel and her crew.  Jenks would drive him mad, I think.
  9. Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1) Blackdagger Legacy & Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) Midnight Breed: Decided to match Ms. Ward’s spin-off series with the Midnight Breed world because the two world seem like they would work well together.
  10. A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones #1) Dark Ones & Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) Jane Jameson: Returning to lighter hearted paring for my final selection.  Both of these authors have great senses of humor and tend to write wacky female characters that would be fun to see interact.

I tried to pair up authors and series that would compliment each other either in plot or in writing style.  How about you?  What series would make good crossover novels if their authors teamed up?