Coyer Winter: goal post

Posted December 19, 2014 by Lola in Challenges, Coyer / 6 Comments


I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in the Coyer challenge this winter! I participated this Summer in Coyer for the first time and I had so much fun, so I decided I had to participate again!

The Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. The winter Coyer runs from December 20th 2014 – March 6th 2015 and you can sign up here until January 25th!

For this Coyer there are some rules namely you have to read e-reads and they have to be free or nearly free (really cheap). I plan on focussing on getting some review books read for this Coyer.

My Goals

  • Read and Review at least a total 8 books. My current average is about 4 books a month, and as I wanted to set myself I goal I can reach I thought 8 books must be doable
  • Read and Review at least 4 books I got for review, so 50% of the total books read. I want this challenge to help me get some reviews books read, so I am planning to have at least half of the books I read be review books. I will primarily be focussing on review books I got for review in the recent months as I am still most excited to read those.
  • Participate in at least one twitter party. In the Summer Coyer I managed to miss every twitter party, so I want to make sure to participate in at leats one twitter party this time!
  • Participate in the Scavenger Hunt Read-a-thon. I always say read-a-thons are not my thing, but to be honest I never have participated in one. So I am going to give this one a try. It runs long enough that I hope I can read at least one book in that time period. And it sounds fun!

Books I want to read during this Coyer

It’s a losely based list and I might not read them all, but I thought it was fun to list a few. Most of these are review books, so I got them for free, which makes them count for Coyer.
fears touchFear’s Touch: A Darkworld Novella (Darkworld, #0.5)
by Emma L. Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Fear’s Touch on Goodreads

This is a standalone novella, intended as a prequel to the Darkworld series. As it takes place one year before the events of Darkness Watching, it doesn’t contain any spoilers (although it does hint at things which will come into play later in the series).

Freakish powers and staring demon eyes aren’t part of Claudia’s plans for the future – and neither is ending up stuck at the gloomy, isolated University of Blackstone. But bad life decisions are the least of her problems, when a split-second decision to help out another magic-user puts her in the crossfire of both the shadow-beasts and the creepy organisation which hunt them down.

Claudia’s never had to worry about making the right choice before, but every decision matters when you have a Darkworld connection. Soon, she’s going to have to make a choice: turn her back on the crazy and try to live a normal life, or take the monsters down.

But in a world where everyone seems to have secrets, can she really trust her fellow magic-users – or even herself?

walking shadowWalking Shadow (Darkworld #2)
by Emma L. Adams

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Walking Shadow on Goodreads

When you have a connection to the Darkworld, nowhere is truly safe.

Ashlyn has found a new home in Blackstone, but when a spate of grave robberies across the country spark fears that someone is practicing illegal sorcery, she comes under the radar of the Venantium, the protectors of the Barrier between her world and the Darkworld, who are suspicious of any sorcerer unaware of their origins.

The trouble is, what Ash does know might just get her killed.

Sufferers of the dangerous condition known as the vampire’s curse are being brutally killed, and the latest victim is Leo’s guardian, the ex-head of the Venantium. Ash determines to help Leo find out what’s really going on, but it isn’t long before events are spiralling out of control. The dead are rising from their graves, and the barriers around Blackstone are threatened by a demon which looks exactly like Ash herself…

ParagonParagon (Legacy Code #2)
by Autumn Kalquist

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Paragon on Goodreads

Book Two in the Bestselling Fractured Era: Legacy Code series
Tadeo Raines knows what they say about him. It’s all lies.

But lies are better than the truth.

He broke the rules once and swore he’d never do it again. Now traitors plot against the fleet, and he’s tasked with hunting them down and stopping them. Permanently.

Tadeo was born to command, born to lead the last remnants of humanity to a new Earth. He knows there’s a better world out there: Daylight at the end of humanity’s long night. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the fleet there.

Even if it means walking the line between loyalty and treason. And breaking the rules… Again.

kitty hawk and the curse of the yukon goldKitty Hawk and he Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)
by Iain Reading

Format: e-copy and paperback
Source: for review and won in a giveaway
You can find Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold on Goodreads

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska’s inside passage and Canada’s Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure – flying around the world!

missy the werecatMissy the Werecat (Missy the Werecat #1)
by P.G. Allison

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Missy the Werecat on Goodreads

Missy the Werecat: Book I

When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She’s a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today’s world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.

defect part one
Defect Part One (Defect #1)
by Autumn Kalquist

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Defect Part One on Goodreads

I never asked them to make me this way.

The corporation that gave me superimmunity called me Protected. But then the truth came out, and I lost my freedom. I’m a genetic experiment gone wrong.


Now the Corporate Coalition hunts me and those like me, and I’ve stayed hidden off-grid for eight years. But I can’t hide forever.

Something else is happening, something worse than every mistake made before.
And if I have to fight to survive…I’ll fight ‘til I die.

The Corporate Coalition will never take me alive.

Prequel to the bestselling Legacy Code series.

kraken fishing
Kraken Fishing (Camp Myth #2)
by Chris Lewis Carter

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Kraken Fishing on Goodreads

Welcome back to Camp Myth, the only summer camp built exclusively for young mythological creatures.

Having narrowly escaped from their encounter with a wild Phoenix, Felix the Fae, Argee the Cyclops and Moxie the Kitsune decide to spend a relaxing afternoon at Leviathan Lake. But when the trio accidentally plucks a baby Kraken from its watery home, they attract the attention of its monstrous mama!

Featuring over 50 pieces of original artwork, and a new playable race for Camp Myth: The RPG, this adventure is about to get legendary.

The Roche Hotel Cover_FinalThe Roche Hotel: Season One
by Mysti Parker

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Roche Hotel on Goodreads

After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.

Okay, so those are my goals! I am really looking forward for Coyer to start tomorrow! Let me know:

Are you participating in Winter Coyer?


6 responses to “Coyer Winter: goal post

    • I really want to read them as I enjoyed the first book. And I agree Coyer usually adds books to my e-reader instead of cleaning it, but it’s a lot of fun 🙂

    • Last summer I participated in Coyer for the first time and I love it! Michelle and Kimberly really do a great job organizing this.
      I have to be carefull not to sign-up for too many challenges as they can be a bit stressfull.

    • Making lists helps me remember which books I want to read and while I am a mood reader I foudn that I enjoy making lists for things like Coyer :). I already read two books from this list and am currently reading the third.

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