A challenge to read more…
Since joining Goodreads.com I have found many “new to me” authors and series. I took the site’s general “2014 Reading Challenge” and have signed up again this year. In addition to that I decided to sign up for a few reading challenges that the groups I belong to set. This post is all about the monthly reading challenge that the “Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy” Group have set…
PNR & UF Group – February 2015 Challenge
1. Aphroditewas the Greek goddess of love and beauty. In the story of the Trojan War, the Trojan Paris awarded Aphrodite the Apple of Discord after judging her to be the most beautiful of the goddesses. She then sided with the Trojans throughout the war: Read a book where a war or battle takes place or a book where main characters fight over a love interest.
“Heart of Darkness” by Felicity Heaton in Eternal Love: Vampire Romance Box set
2. Ishtaris the Babylonian goddess of love, procreation, and war. When the love of her life, the farm god Tammuz, died, she followed him to the Underworld: Read a book involving demons or a book where at least part of the story takes place in an underground realm.
“Darkness Reborn – Order of the Blade #5” by Stephanie Rowe
3. Inannawas the oldest of the love goddess of the Mesopotamian region. She was a Sumerian goddess of love and war. Although she is regarded as a virgin, Inanna is a goddess responsible for sexual love, procreation, and fertility: Read a book where a wedding takes place, or where someone is having a baby, or a book where one of the characters is a virgin.
“To Hell and Back (Lily Harper Series #3)” by H.P. Mallory
4. Ashtart/Astarteis a Semitic goddess of sexual love, maternity and fertility. She is also a war goddess and is associated with leopards or lions. Sometimes she is two-horned: Read a book about shifters.
“Hunted By A Jaguar (Eternal Mates #4)” by Felicity Heaton
5. Venuswas the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She was originally an Italic goddess of vegetation and patron of gardens: Read a book involving any woodland creatures, Fairies, Elves, Fae, Dryads, Satyrs, Gnomes, Nymphs, etc.
“Claiming The Vampire (Blood and Absinthe #3)” by Chloe Hart
6. Hathor is an Egyptian goddess who sometimes wears a sun disk with horns on her head: Read a book where a main character has powers similar to the sun, some sort of fire power or pyrokinetics, dragon shifter, fire demon, etc.
7. Isis is the Egyptian goddess of magic: Read a book where a main character is some kind of magic user, spellcaster, sorcerer, or mage.
8. Freya was a beautiful Vanir Norse goddess of love, magic, and divination, who was called upon for help in matters of love: Read a book where a character has the power of divination or foretelling the future or a book where at least part of the story involves time travelling to another time or place.
“Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1)” by Dianne Duvall
9. Nüguawas primarily a Chinese creator goddess, but after she populated the earth, she taught mankind how to procreate, so she wouldn’t have to do it for them: Read a book where at least one character is of Asian descent, or a book where there’s some sort of Asian martial arts fighting, or a book where part of the story takes place in an Asian named place or city.
10. Tlazolteotl is the Aztec goddess of fertility, sex, childbirth and love. She appears in four forms that correspond to the phases of the moon: Read a book where at least one main character is a werewolf.