2014

I’ve done the Goodreads challenge every year since I joined as a member in 2011. My stats have been a little up and down since then. By the looks of it, I’m either getting more generous or I’m finding more books that I absolutely LOVE. 😛 Here’s the basics:

2012 – I read 102/100 Books

I gave – 37 ★★★★★
40 ★★★★
21 ★★★
3 ★★
1 ★

2013 – I read 81/70 Books

I gave – 47 ★★★★★
17 ★★★★
11 ★★★
6 ★★

Challenge 1 – The Goodreads Challenge.

I’ve set myself a task of reading 100 books this year. The number in brackets is the number of stars I gave the book. (This list is different from my Goodreads Challenge, because it won’t allow you to count a book that you’ve already read in the same year. Therefore the entire Life Lessons series should could twice, but doesn’t.)

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014

1. You Melted Me – Kari Gregg (5)

2. Show Me Yours – Kaje Harper (5)
3. Entangled – Lex Valentine (5)
4. Worthy – Lia Black (5)
5. Forever Blue – Elodie Parkes (5)
6. Coop – Elle Bee (5)
7. Quantum Assault – Réal Laplaine (4)
8. Trifecta – Kim Carmichael (5)
9. Hunting the Moon – Becca Boucher (4)

10. To Cast a Stone – Kelli Lockheart (3)

11. The Joy of Gay Sex – Charles Silverstein (Excellent Research book) (3)
12. Spellbound – Kelli Lockheart (4)
13. Late Night Snack – Lou Harper (5)
14. My Granny Writes Erotica – Rosen Trevithick (5)
15. Seduction – Lou Harper (5)
16. Tomfoolery – Lou Harper (5)
17. The Butterfly Who Didn’t Want to Fly – Theresa Oliver (Children’s book) (5)
18. Delivery With A Smile – Megan Derr (5)
19. Between Friends – Lou Harper (5)

20. Academic Pursuits – Lou Harper (5)

21. Fool’s Errand: The Chadash Chronicles Book One – by David G. Johnson (5)
22. From the Top (Infernal Chronicles #1) – R.A. Sears (5)
23-32. Dirty Shorts Volume One: Kyle Adams – containing: Dirty: Boys, Cop, Fighters, Zero, Hero, Play, Drag 1-3 (All 5)
33. Dirty Pirate – Kyle Adams (5)
34. Dirty Vlogger – Kyle Adams (5)
35. You and Me, Against the World – Raymond Esposito (5)
36. Dicks in the Dorm – George Boxlicker (4)
37. Dante’s Eternity – Martin Kaynan (4)
38. Dive Into My Shorts – Ken Smith (4)
39. Eternal Curse #1 – Giovanni’s Angel – Toi Thomas (2)

40. Inside the Heart of My Soul – Shakuita J0hnson (5)

41. Dark Indiscretions – Shakuita Johnson (4)
42. Black Muscle and Red Necks – Bubba Marshall (1)
43. Scrum – P.D. Singer (5)
44. Where the Heart Is – Kaje Harper (5)
45. Full Circle – Kaje Harper (5)
46. Christmas Unwrapped – J.L. Knight (3)
47. Monster Unleashed (Dark Indiscretions #2) – Shakuita Johnson (4)
48. Mystic’s Mayhm (Chaddash Chronicles #2) – David G. Johnson (5)
49. Four Pieces for Power (The Vendicatori #1) – Marc Estes (5)

50 – 56. Life Lessons, And to All A Good Night, Getting it Right, Breaking Cover, Home Work, Compensation, Learning Curve (Life Lessons #1, 1.5, 1.8, 2, 3, 3.5, 4) – Kaje Harper (5)

57. My First But Not My Last – Gavin E. Black (5)
58. Gay Porn (G.A.Y. #12.5) – Kim Dare (5) (Can be read individually)
59. Free Blow Jobs – B.A. Tortuga (5)

60. Suck This – A.M. Riley (4)

61. Goldilocks and His Three Bears – A.M. Riley (5)
62. Bad Dog – Zoe Nichols (3)
63. Doggy Style – Ashley Ladd (3)
64. Bend Over Big Boy – Kit Zheng (5)
65. The Library of Illumination – C.A. Pack (4)
66. Only Human (The Blood Wars #1) – Maria Bradley (2)
67. Barracks Pounding – C.R. Alvery (5)
68. Animal Instincts – Kim Alan (5)
69. Ten Inches – A.J. Hardcourt (5)

70. In His Bed – A.J. Hardcourt (5)

71. Animal Attraction Anthology – Vincent Diamond (5)
72. The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky – David Litwack (5)
73. Under His Doctor’s Supervision – E. Davies (4)
74. Make Me – Jere Haken (4)
75. Fundamental Error (KillFile – Short Story) – Martyn V. Halm (5)
76. Love Bites Anthology – Write More Publications (5)
77. The Man Who Came Too Much – Ellie Saxx (5)
78. Only For You (Only For You #1) – Chad Lane (5)
79. Straight Roommate (Beau’s Backdoor #0.5) – Mandy Harbin (5)

80. First Time – Kate Vaunn (2)

81. Possibilities – Kaje Harper (5)
82. What He Wants – Eden Cole (5)
83. Luscious Love – Zach Sweets (5)
84. Boy Fun – Xcite Collection (4)
85. For Him – Chad Lane (5)
86. My Daddy is a Handsome Prince – Nathan J. Morissey(2)
87. Reprobate (Amsterdam Assassin Series #1) – Martyn V. Halm (4)
88. Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys (Randy and Max #1) – G.R. Richards (5)
89. Stairway to Evan – G.R. Richards (5)

90. Junk (Randy and Max #2) – G.R. Richards (5)

91. Practice Makes Perverts – G.R. Richards (5)
92. Coming Out of the Rain – Calandra Hunter (5)
93. Lakeside Reunion – Liz Winters (5)
94. The Student – John Powell (2)
95. My Granny Writes Erotica 2 – Rosen Trevithick (5)
96. Locked – JJ Laurent (5)
97. Jock Strap – Austin Longley (5)
98. Dancing Barefoot – G.R. Richards (5)
99. Uncut: Gay Erotic Stories – Dean Cole (4)
100. Un/Common Ground – Arielle Pierece (5)

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101. Bridget and Joan’s Diary – Bridget Golightly (5)

102. Frat Rush – Chad Lane (5)
103. Cops Downlow – Wayne Swaggart (3)
104. Like and Subscribe – Jay Bell (5)
105. Invicta: Salvation (Invicta #1) – Piper Kay (5)
106-109. Within the Realm (3), Lessons Learned (4), Every Action (4), Rock Bottom (3) (The Gifted Realm Series #1-4) – Jillian Neal

110. Decadent – Elaine White (5) (Obviously. It’s mine and I love it.)

111. Mr Fingers – C.N. Faust (5)
112. Ben, My Valentine – G. Hardmen (4)
113. The Princess of Fae – Bob Craton (4)
114. In the Flesh – Joseph Eastwood (5)
115. The Overseers – C.A. Pack (4)
116. Slick Competition (Beau’s Backdoor #1) – Mandy Harbin (5)
117. JoJo’s Amazing Adventure – John Robinson (3)
118. The Belief in Angels – J. Dylan Yates (5)
119. Like Riding A Bike (Ken & Michael #1) – Eugene Thicke (4)

120. Time to Let Go – Christoph Fischer (5)

121. Good Boy – Celia Jordan (4)
122. The Chalet (His First Taste) – Elisabeth Ash (4)
123. As Snow Falls – Elle Klass (3)
124. Calling for the Nurse – C.A. Taylor (4)
125. Drams – J.M. Morgan (5)
126. An Unscheduled Appointment – C.A. Taylor (4)
127. An Unlikely Patient – C.A. Taylor (4)
128. Building Attraction (The Billionaire’s Project) – C.A. Taylor (4)
129. Volunteering His Love (Also called – The Billionaire Volunteers) – C.A. Taylor (4)

130. Come With References – Will K Sands (5)

131. The Other Side (Decadent #2) – Elaine White (5) (Obviously. It’s mine and I love it.)
132. Wife for the Night (Boy Wife #1) – Layla Laguna (4)
133. In Deeper – Olley White (5)
134. Paryn’s Gold (The Chaddash Chronicles #3) – David G. Johnson (5)
135. Equilibrium – Evie Woolmore (4)
136-8. The Dream Keeper – The Dream Stone – The Dream Makers (The Dream Keeper Chronicles #1-3) – Mikey Brooks (4, 5, 5)
139. Eve the Soul Reaper- Leonard Clifton (3)

140. Cuddly Buddy – Nate Tanner (5)

141. A Lesson in Truth – Sloan Parker (5)
142. Laika in Lisan – Maron Anrow (5)
143. Roaming Canisters – Adrian Fridge (5)
144-150. Life Lessons #1, And to All A Good Night #1.5, Getting It Right #1.8, Breaking Cover #2, Home Work #3, Compensations #3.5, Learning Curve #4

151. Teaching Techniques – R.J. Seeley (3)

152. Matches – Rick R. Reed (5)
153. A Close Shave – Harlotte Sometimes (2)
154. Straight Boy – Alessandra Hazard (5)
155. Sugar & Sawdust – Debbie McGowan (4)
156. The Gift (1NightStand #113) – V.S. Morgan (5)
157. 102 Tips For Men Dating Men – Nigel Bartholomew (5) (Book Research – obviously!)
158. Tommy Cat (The Tommy Black Shifter Series) – Blair Grove (3)
159-160. The Elders and Welders Chronicles (Prince of Hearts #1, Dark Heart #2) – Margaret Foxe (5, 4)

161. Zombie of the Month – Don Kunkel (4)

162. First Class Package – Jay Northcote (5)
163. Self-Aware – Steven Wolff – CURRENT
164. Ridden Rough – J.T. Riggs (3)
165. Bent Over by the Gay Cowboy – Anita Dick (2)
166. Tall Cup of Joe – Mason Lee (2)
167. My Roommate is Gay; He Just Doesn’t Know it Yet – C.K. Jones (1)
168. His Husband’s Game – Andrew Burns (2)
169. The Night Before Christmas – Clement C Moore (5)

170. Off the Leash – Rupert Fawcett (5)

171. The Armchair Detective – Ian J Shimwell (5)
172. Ivy League – G.R. Richards (5)

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Wattpad Stories

Since these stories aren’t published, they don’t count on the Goodreads Challenge. But I do have a lot of stories that people have asked me to read, and a lot on my TBR list that I want to get round to. I’ll catalogue the ones I want to read, and then tick them off once completed.

1. Matters of the HeartJohn Chan  ★★★★☆
2. One Shot Romance – A Collection of Short Stories – youxfoundxme – ★★★☆☆
I loved the first one, but I couldn’t get into the second one.
3. BoyxBoy Holiday SpecialsSkeneKidz – ★★★★☆
I love all of SkeneKidz stories. I particularly love the specials.
4. Other Prompts – Jude/Natepromptingskenekidz – ★★★★☆
I haven’t read Changing Will yet, but I really enjoyed this. I haven’t read a lot of Jude/Nate’s story, so this was great.
5. Outside the Lines Prompts – promptingskenekidz – ★★★★☆
6. The Love SquareSkeneKidz –  ★★★★★
Loved every minute of it. Great as always, one of my favourite Wattpad authors. I really loved the characters, they were so unique and fun. It made me smile, laugh and cry and I loved the whole thing.
7. He’s My DorkSkeneKidz (Follow up to The Love Square) – ★★★★★
Just as good as, if not better than, The Love Square. I would happily keep reading these characters in many new books.
8. The Demon’s Debt – LMFAO_79 – ★★★★★
Excellent piece of dark poetry. I can tell I’m going to like this author a lot.
9. Merry *ahem* Christmas – LMFAO_79 – ★★★★★
Excellent one-shot. Gets straight to the point, while allowing brilliant character development.
10. Angel of Darkness – LMFAO_79 – ★★★★★
I was right about this writer. Class, skill, genius…put it however you want, this boy can write!
11. Burning Desire – LMFAO_79 – ★★★★★
12. How To Serve A VampireMangoBerrylicious –  ★★★★☆
Reads as if the author has English as a second language, but a very good story. Very funny and teen friendly with the occasional swear word.
13. Her Majesty’s SpiderCy Faust – ★★★★★
I’m a sucker for any story written by Cy. The stories are intricately woven but easy to read and I’m so happy that I found this story and all the others. ❤
14. A Test in TestosteroneCy Faust – ★★★★★
Some hauntingly beautiful poetry that will sink deep into your soul.

*UPDATE* I’m really sorry to say that for some reason LMFAO_79 is no longer on Wattpad. Such a shame, but I do hope it’s so that he can publish in the mainstream.

Challenge 2 – The A-Z Author Challenge.

To read one book, at least, in the year 2014, where the author’s first or last name fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Authors – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2014

A -A.M. Riley (12th Apr) – Suck This
B – Black, Lia (Jan 4th) – Worthy
C – Carmichael, Kim (Jan 9th) – Trifecta
D – Derr, Megan (Jan 21st) – Delivery With A Smile
E – Elle Bee (Jan 8th) – Coop
F – Fischer, Christoph (Sept 27th) – Time to Let Go
G – George Boxlicker (Feb 20th) – Dicks in the Dorm
H – Harper, Kaje – (Jan 3rd) Show Me Yours
I – Ian J. Shimwell – (Dec 26th) The Armchair Detective
J – Johnson, David G. (Jan 25th) – Fool’s Errand: The Chadash Chronicles Book One
K – Kari Gregg (Jan 1st) – You Melted Me
L – Lockheart, Kelli (Jan 11th) – To Cast a Stone
M – Marshall, Bubba (March 8th) – Black Muscle and Red Necks
N – Nichols, Zoe (Apr 14th) – Bad Dog
O – Oliver, Theresa – (Jan 21st) The Butterfly Who Didn’t Want to Fly
P – Parkes, Elodie (Jan 6th) – Forever Blue
Q –
R – Réal Laplaine (Jan 9th) – Quantum Assault
S – Silverstein, Charles (Jan 12th) – The Joy of Gay Sex
T – Trevithick, Rosen (Jan 16th) – My Granny Writes Erotica
U –
V – Valentine, Lex (Jan 3rd) – Entangled
W – Wolff, Steven (Dec – CURRENT) – Self-Aware
X – Xcite Collection (May 25th) – Boy Fun
Y – Yates, J. Dylan (Sept 25th) – The Belief in Angels
Z – Zheng, Kit (Apr 15th) – Bend Over Big Boy

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Challenge 3 – The A-Z Titles Challenge

To read one book, at least, in the year 2014, where the title fits into one of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Here’s how I’m getting on so far –

A-Z Challenge – Titles – Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2014

A – Academic Pursuits – Lou Harper
B – Butterfly Who Didn’t Want to Fly, The – Theresa Oliver
C – Coop – Elle Bee
D – Delivery With A Smile – Megan Derr
E – Entangled – Lex Valentine
F – Forever Blue – Elodie Parkes
G – Giovanni’s Angel, Eternal Curse #1 – Toi Thomas
H – Hunting the Moon – Becca Boucher
I – Inside the Heart of My Soul – Shakuita Johnson
J – Joy of Gay Sex, The – Charles Silverstein
K – Keeper, The Dream (The Dream Keeper Chronicles #1) – Mikey Brooks
L – Late Night Snack – Lou Harper
M – My Granny Writes Erotica – Rosen Trevithick
N – Nurse, Calling for the – C.A Taylor
O –  Only Human – Maria Bradley
P – Possibilities – Kaje Harper
Q – Quantum Assault – Réal Laplaine
R – Red Necks, Black Muscle and – Bubba Marshall
S – Show Me Yours – Kaje Harper
T – Trifecta – Kim Carmichael
U – Under His Doctor’s Supervision – E. Davies
V – Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys (Randy and Max #1) – G.R. Richards
W – Worthy – Lia Black
X –
Y – You Melted Me – Kari Gregg
Z – Zombie of the Month – Don Kunkel

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Are you doing any challenges this year? Let me know.

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