Friday, December 4, 2009

The Vampire Files Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Here's how it works:
RULES: Read (or re-read) the twelve(12) books in P.N. Elrod’s Vampire Files series in 2010.


• As of today, there are 12 books in the series. If you’ve already started this series, you can still participate in the challenge. You can either start all over again as a refresher or just start where you left off.

• Anyone can join at anytime between now and the latter part of next year. You don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your comments or reviews in the comment section of the wrap-up post. 

• Audio books, hardbacks, paperbacks, tattered second-hands, and library books are okay.

• Please create a post on your blog where you’ll be keeping track of your challenge reads and link back to this post so others can join in on the fun. If you use a “Current Challenges” page, or something similar, you can link back from that page instead of creating an individual post. 

• I’ve provided some buttons for you to use when linking back to this post. Just copy the code in the text box. There’s no need to save the buttons to your own server. 

• Once the challenge starts, I’ll create a page for everyone to post their reviews. Reviews are encouraged, but are entirely optional.

THE BOOKS (in chronological order):
- Bloodlist
- Lifeblood
- Bloodcircle
- Art In The Blood
- Fire in the Blood
- Blood on the Water
- Chill in the Blood
- Dark Sleep
- Lady Crymsyn
- Cold Streets
- Song in the Dark
- Dark Road Rising


• You don’t have to read any of the following to complete the challenge. 

• Some of the short stories are from Out of Print paperback anthologies. You may be able to find them online in places like or Paperbackswap if you’d like to read them anyway. They would be perfect if you like to participate in the “Short Story Sunday” meme.

Short Stories:
- “You’ll Catch Your Death” - from Vampire Detectives (OOP)
- “A Night at the (Horse) Opera” - from Celebrity Vampires (OOP)
- “A Night at the (Horse) Opera” reprinted in Fields of Blood (OOP)
- “The Quick Way Down” - from Mod Magic (OOP)
- “The Breath of Bast” - from Kittens, Cats, and Crime
- “Slaughter” - from The Repentant
- “Grave-Robbed” - from Many Bloody Returns
- “Her Mother’s Daughter” from My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
- “Hecate’s Golden Eye” - from Strange Brew
Related Books:
- The Devil You Know - a limited edition sequel to Bloodcircle only available here

To join, go to The Vampire Files Reading Challenge