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Unfortunately, it appears that Maggiemuffet is unable to host the Valentine Challenge this year. But she would love the challenge to continue in her (temporary) absence. The rules will remain the same as previous years. The exception is that there will be fewer prizes - there will be two sets of wings awarded. One for the most points achieved and one random. I will be participating but, of course, will not receive a prize.

Everyone that is going to join in the Valentine's Challenge, start saving those books.
Rules: any romance is fine, but there is double points if the book has Love or variations there of in the title, Cupid, Heart and of course Valentine. Challenge starts Feb. 1st and runs to Feb. 14th. Books count wild released and control releases. The books DO NOT have to be romance, many books have the word heart or love in title and aren't romance. Here is a small selection of some books that would qualify:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4596090 Where the Heart Is
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4603783 Love & War
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4603807 Loves Music, Loves to Dance
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593975 Loving
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593972 Candy Hearts
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593970 Heartbreaker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593974 Fallen Hearts

RABCK will also count and they can be mailed before Feb.1st as long as it is noted in release notes it is for a Valentine gift.



wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
I'm in!
Already have books with "love" in the title pulled.


I'm glad the Challenge will be back this year.


Thank you for hosting again this year. I love this challenge as I need motivation to release the mass amounts of romance books I have (I have too many boxes of books of all types to register and release) but this is a great push for me to do so. I'm in.


Enjoyed helping the Friends of the Library in a recent trip there by purchasing some of the books they have had on sale this month for 25 cents each! I believe many of them are from the 7' Christmas Tree made of disgarded books they created in the lobby during the holidays. Only wish I had a photo to share. I really didn't need to buy more books when I am still trying to rid myself of boxes of them in storage, but it's for sooooooo many good causes! ; )


Will the word "Kiss" count for this Challenge?


Will the word "Kiss" count for this Challenge?

As I interpret them this time around...it looks like it wouldn't matter what words were in the title as long as the book genre is Romance. ; )


Yes, all romances count. But some words in the title get extra points (like Love).


wingawaywithfairieswing 3 yrs ago
Will the word "Kiss" count for this Challenge?

I'm hesitant to add words to a challenge that isn't really "mine". I consider myself to be babysitting it for Maggiemuffet. If this "babysitting" becomes an "adoption" sometime in the future, I may become more confident in making a decision!


I'm hesitant to add words to a challenge that isn't really "mine". I consider myself to be babysitting it for Maggiemuffet. If this "babysitting" becomes an "adoption" sometime in the future, I may become more confident in making a decision!

Understandable...thanks for your response...and again, for hosting! ; )


Hope Maggiemuffet is okay.


wingsakirmowing 3 yrs ago
I'll try
At least I have a few that qualify, it's a start :)


Count me in.


I'll play, I always enjoy this Challenge! Hoping all's well with MM, and thank you for stepping in, AWF!


Thanks for hosting this challenge. I've been doing it for years.


1. Kiss of Fate (A Dragonfire Novel, Book 3) by Deborah Cooke...Multiple Challenges

A Science Fiction Fantasy Paranormal Romance with the word LOVE on the cover within the phrase..."One foretold love deserves a second chance"...but it isn't in the Title, so it may not count for double points, however, there IS a KISS in the Title. ; )


Or do controlled releases count too?

What about words in the subtitle?


Or do controlled releases count too?

What about words in the subtitle?

Yes, controlled releases count. And I'll say yes for subtitles.


Or do controlled releases count too?

What about words in the subtitle?

Yes, controlled releases count. And I'll say yes for subtitles.

Oh good, that helps!


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664168 the bridegroom
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664158 the fire inside
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664090 the duke
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664170 the farmer's wife
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664100 the sleeping fire
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664150 the princess of park lane
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664110 the gentling
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664088 the diabolical baron
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664140 the duke
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664146 the baby bond
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678782 the princess and the pauper
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678738 desert prince, defiant virgin
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678750 prince of the desert
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678824 cowboy and the princess
15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678814 baby scandal
16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678804 hunting down the horseman
17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678794 under the western sky
18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678784 emma and the outlaw
19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678774 married lovers
20. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678764 the last true cowboy
21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678754 valley of the devil
22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678744 change of the HEART
23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678800 LOVE and the single mom
24. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678746 seduction project
25. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678768 the doctor next door
26. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678758 the rancher's runaway princess
27. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678806 the imperfect bride
28. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678760 the road home
29. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678734 sheikh's revenge
30. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678816 the touch of Aphrodite
31. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678826 the wrong mirror

***all are romances***


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12305740?... Anna Meets Her Match by Arlene James

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11653520?... LOVE Is... by Dr. Criswell Freeman

3. http://wwwokcrossing.com/---/12353347?... Winter's Edge by Anne Stuart


Nr. 1 Handboek voor jouw bruiloft
transl. Handbook for your wedding
I left the book in a flower shop on the valentine table :)

Nr. 2 Liever alleen
transl. Love to be alone
A teen love story

I don't have to many books this year, but I love this challenge.


1. Natural Born Charmer - Romance book
2. Irish Lace - Lacy cover




4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13820895?... Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn


2. Snow Kisses by Diana Palmer...Themed/Multiple Challenges


Controlled release:

1. Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded LOVE Affair


nr. 3 Maxime by Judith Kranz (transl.
A romantic novel

Nr. 4 Witte Orleander (transl. White Orleander) by Janet Fitch
A Romantic novel

Nr. 5 De overspeligen (transl. the adulterers) by Jackie Collins
A romantic novel



1. Almost Like Being in LOVE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3047180/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.

2. How's Your ROMANCE? ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3166533/ ), wild release.


year, I'm going to focus on having LOVE or HEART in the title (and the rest of the stash gets paired up with other challenges)

So, here's the first one:
1. the things we do for LOVE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13831803/


22. Skintight (Romance book)



nr. 6 Geen groter Liefde - Danielle Steel
No greater LOVE (transl.)

Nr. 7 Het bruidsmeisje - Ruth Rendell
The BRIDESMAID (transl.)

En het strand brandde - Tess Oliver
And the beach was burning (transl.)
Love story




3. Tenderness by Dorothy Garlock...Themed/Multiple Challenges



1. Choices for a Healthy HEART, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13663161/
2. HEART of the Sea by Nora Roberts, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13649373/
3. Sugar Cookies--Sweet Little Lessons on LOVE, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800931/



3. LOVE Bites: ROMANTIC Food For Two ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13838244 ), wild release, photo. [Also for SSM "Love" release.]


4. Marley & Me: Life and LOVE with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan



12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625442/ The Summer Sherman LOVEd Me

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13610040/ Theft: A LOVE Story

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13645567/ LOVE & Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625634/ The Feast of LOVE

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13636516/ The Mathematics of LOVE

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12721174/ LOVE You Forever

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469760/ I'll Always LOVE You

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13637095/ LOVErs and Other Strangers

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13640088/ Yesteryear's LOVE

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627342/ LOVE Inspired: LOVE Enough For Two

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664885/ LOVE

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672664/ LOVE, Sex, and Murder

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664866/ I LOVE You, Grandma

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13666276/ LOVE's Arrow: A Selection of Poems and Quotations

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13670034/ Pizza, LOVE, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794660/ If LOVE Is Blind, Why Is Lingerie so Popular?

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718676/ Guess How Much I LOVE You

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012668/ You Are My I LOVE You
by Maryann Cusimano LOVE

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157899/ I LOVE You Through And Through

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718701/ Disney Princess: A HEART Full of LOVE

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13722455/ VALENTINE Sampler: Tale of LOVE / Power and Seduction

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13783410/ Circle of LOVE

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13645638/ What Shamu Taught Me About Life, LOVE, and Marriage: Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664003/ Only LOVE

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625164/ The Warrior [romance novel]

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625429/ With A Southern Touch [romance novel]

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090882/ I LOVE You Through And Through



32. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678798 panther on the prowl
33. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678788 the message
34. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678778 the billionaire borrows a bride
35. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678766 the music of passion
36. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678756 under the mistletoe
37. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678786 revenge affair
38. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678776 the target
39. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678830 the mother and the millionaire
40. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678810 candle for the devil
41. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678772 wed to the Texan
42. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678762 the snow-kissed bride
43. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678752 the rite of LOVE
44. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678832 LOVE is in the cards
45. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678812 in bed with the boss
46. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678748 a virgin for the taking
47. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678828 the marcelli princess
48. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678808 lion rock
49. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678780 the seduction of sara
50. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678802 the Spaniard's defiant virgin
51. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678792 the Greek's virgin
52. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678746 seduction project
53. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678736 older woman
54. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678796 the rodeo rider
55. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678818 the tycoon's virgin
56. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678742 the sheikh's rebellious mistress
57. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678820 cruelest lie
58. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678790 LOVE is the honey
59. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678770 the antonides marriage deal
60. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678822 the imperfect bride
61. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13678740 mistress deception



tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 1



wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #1


4. It's VALENTINE's Day ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13823637 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

5. Lady Chatterley's LOVEr ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839024 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.



spazcat 3 yrs ago
Release #11


39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13791420/ I Only Have Eyes For You [romance novel]

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800873/ The HEART's Voice



4. The Home for Broken HEARTS, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13311882/



wingAnneleiswing 3 yrs ago


6. The 50 Greatest LOVE Letters of All Time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642141/ ), wild release, photo.

7. Memoirs of a Mangy LOVER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13823632/ ), wild release, photo. [Update: caught!]




Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain


14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13841074/ The Groom Who (almost) Got Away


wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #2
2. To My Child: We May No Longer Live in the Same House, But You're Always In My Heart






5. Doctors in the Wedding by Gina Wilkins...Romance released with roses in floral department.

6. Lassoed into Marriage by Christine Wenger...Romance released with heart shaped boxed chocolates.

7. The Bachelor's Brighton Valley Bride (Harlequin Special Edition\Return to Brighton Valley) by Judy Duarte...Romance released by restaurant gift cards for dinner out.


These are the last two and they will be release tomorrow in a museum where they have an exhabition called Love Letters

Nr. 9 GeflambeerdeLIEFDE - Sheila Dyan
flambéed LOVE

Nr. 10 Bitter VERLANGEN- VERLOOFD en verloren- Onbedwingbare BEGEERTE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12515066/
bitter DESIRE - ENGAGED and lost - indomitable DESIRE (cravings)


Next-to-the-last day of the challenge:

8. LOVE Bugs: a Bug-eyed View of ROMANCE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642118/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

9. My LOVE Story ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839593/ ), wild release, photo.

10. Sirens and Other Daemon LOVERs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778482/ ), controlled release.

11. The Tyrant Falls in LOVE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9917196/ ), wild release.



Get those releases in. February 14 is coming!



wingsakirmowing 3 yrs ago
Releases 1-6
One could think that this would be an easy one, but this is all I came up with at the moment...

1. HEARTbreak tango
2. Vanha mies joka luki RAKKAUSromaaneja (An old man who read LOVE novels)
3. Ole niin kiltti, älä RAKASTA häntä (Please, don't LOVE him)
4. Lost HEARTs in Italy
5. RAKKAUDEN haaveet (Dreams of LOVE)
6. Kaunis SYDÄN (Beautiful HEART)


wingbooklady331wing 3 yrs ago
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis


I think this is it for me for this challenge - thanks!

12. LOVE Sonnets of Shakespeare ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839028 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


7. Back in Texas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13258039
8. The Happy Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12970102/


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854378 The Rancher Takes a Bride by Brenda Minton (romance novel)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854371 Twice A Bride by Rae Muir (romance novel)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854380 LOVE Song For A Raven by Elizabeth Lowell

I didn't officially sign up but today I released these 3 books on the last day of the challenge. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!


wingMaranlinwing 3 yrs ago
Catch #1
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854378 The Rancher Takes A Bride


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854378 The Rancher Takes A Bride

It's times like this I wish Bookcrossing had a 'like' button!


41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012557/ Clifford's VALENTINES

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469485/ Mouse's First VALENTINE

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205895/ LOVE Inspired: Sealed with a Kiss

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157978/ The Aristocrat [romance]

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158053/ How to Woo a Reluctant Lady [romance]

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13841147/ The Queen's Lady [romance]

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853023/ The Lady Most Likely... [romance]

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672472/ Three Weeks With Lady X [romance]

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660861/ A Lady Never Lies [romance]

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853082/ To Pleasure a Lady [romance]

51- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13649558/ Taming Lord Renwick [romance]

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13833495/ Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652241/ Everlasting Kiss [romance]

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737000/ Last Kiss Goodbye [romance]

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699472/ Play of Passion [romance]

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13725461 Shades of Passion [romance]

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13665569/ No Choice But Seduction [romance]

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692456/ Wicked Seduction [romance]

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13735905/ Seduction in Silk [romance]

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13707240/ My LOVEr's Secret

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692376/ A Gentle Feuding [romance]

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13823703/ The Devil Wears Kilts [romance]


I managed 14 releases this year. I usually get close to releasing my entire stash of Valentine books but not this year. Still, I think a total of 14 ties in nicely with Valentine Day being on February 14.

I'll give it a couple of days for everyone to post any last minute releases then tot up the total points.


You did GREAT with 14 releases, awaywithfairies! I only managed 7, so half that many...but I certainly had fun doing so, which would not have been possible without you hosting! THANKS AGAIN! : )


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 2


I have finally managed to tally the results.

The top releaser was solittletime, who always puts in a good effort when it comes to challenges! She has declined to be considered for a prize.

The second top releaser was thegoaliegirl. The random "name out of a hat" was tomato68. Both will receive wings for a month.

Congratulations to both and thank you to everyone for participating!




Congratulations to the winners!
And awaywithfaries, thank you for organizing! It was a lot of fun to do :)


I have finally managed to tally the results.

The top releaser was solittletime, who always puts in a god effort when it comes to challenges! She has declined to be considered for a prize.

The second top releaser was thegoaliegirl. The random "name out of a hat" was tomato68. Both will receive wings for a month.

Congratulations to both and thank you to everyone for participating!

Thanks for another great challenge!


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 3
3. Marrying the Royal Marine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13152410


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 4


Released on time. Posted late.

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853149 LOVE Inspired: The Path to LOVE

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718957 The CUPID Chronicles

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13648992 LOVE Inspired: Her VALENTINE Family


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