I Dare You Paranormal: Sophia’s Scrapbook Page

Posted June 24, 2019 by Sophia Rose in I Dare You Event / 18 Comments

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Hey, all!

Glad you could stop by today for our I Dare You: Paranormal Edition.  

So, I had this vague notion that I was going to share a Top Five list-style post when I started out and it sorta morphed into a hodge-podge.  It ended up reminding me of when I used to glue odds and ends into my scrapbook as a kid. Oh, I don’t mean those fancy and amazing scrapbooks people do these days.  I’m talking an old blank page note book where you glued in the tickets to a favorite movie, the note you got back from the kid next to you checked ‘Yes’ I want to kiss you, a third place ribbon won at the school science fair, a post card from Aunt Suzy who vacationed in Puerta Vallerta and lipstick lips from getting into your mom’s cosmetics.

Anywho, this is my scrapbook page homage to my favorite PNR/UF books, characters, quotes, etc.

Sophia's Scrapbook

Quote from This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost when I fell in love with Vlad:

[quote]“What the hell was that?” I gasped.

“Premature inflammation,” he replied. “Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing. I don’t like to talk about it.”[/quote]

Sophia's Scrapbook

Ummm, might have impulse bought because of the cover on Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra

Sophia's Scrapbook

Wand & Caldron’s Red Carpet Finalists for ‘Best WITCH Series’:

  1. Baba Yaga by Deborah Blake
  2. Main Street Witches by Ani Gonzalez
  3. Weird Girls by Cecy Robson

A little humor from J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide

BDB on the board-
Knitter’s Anonimous
May 8, 2006
Rhage (in his bedroom posting in V’s room on the board)
Hi, my name is V.
(“Hi, V”)
I’ve been knitting for 125 years now.
(*gasping noises*)
It’s begun to impact my personal relationships: my brothers think I’m a nancy. It’s begun to affect my health: I’m getting a callus on my forefinger and I find bits of yarn in all my pockets and I’m starting to smell like wool. I can’t concentrate at work: I keep picturing all these lessers in Irish sweaters and thick socks.
(*sounds of sympathy*)
I’ve come seeking a community of people who, like me, are trying not to knit.
Can you help me?
(*We’re with you*)
Thank you (*takes out hand-knitted hankie in pink*)
(“We embrace you, V”)

Vishous (in the pit): Oh hell no…you did not just put that up. And nice spelling in the title. Man…you just have to roll up on me, don’t you. I got four words for you, my brother.
Rhage: Four words? Okay…lemme see… Rhage, you’re so sexy.
Rhage, you’re SO smart. No wait! Rhage, you’re SO right! That’s it, isn’t it…g’head. You can tell me.
Vishous: First one starts with a “P”
Use your head for the other three.
Rhage: P? Hmm… Please pass the yarn
Vishous: Payback is a bitch!
Rhage: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
I’m so scuuuuuurred.
Can you whip me up a blanket to hide under?”


Utterly Fabulous Urban Fantasy Couples:

  1. Mercy and Adam from Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series
  2. Charley and Reyes from Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series
  3. Elena and Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series
  4. Logan and Jin from Mary Calmes’ Change of Heart series
  5. Kate and Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series
  6. Lily and Rule in Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi series

The sensual cover for The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill


Most Likely To:  


Make me spit out my drink laughing- Eve Langlais’ Welcome to Hell series

Make me sob until I run out of tissues- Linda Poitevin’s Grigori Legacy series

Make me hide under my favorite blanket- Amanda Steven’s The Graveyard Queen series

Make me relax and smile – Mell Eight’s Supernatural Consultant series

Make me stress eat- Clair Ashgrove’s Curse of the Templars series

Turn about’s fair play, so says Dory in Death’s Mistress by Karen Chance

“What bug crawled up your ass?” I demanded.
“If you mean, why I am upset? I should think that would be obvious!”
It took me a second, but I got it. “Oh, come on. You’re not still pissed about–you did the same damn thing to me!”
He had the utter gall to look offended. “I did nothing of the sort–”
I stared at him. “And just how do you figure that? You stripped me butt naked, diddled me over a desk and stole my duffel bag. And my clothes!”
Somebody made a choking sound. I glanced up to find the door to the study open, and the old vamp looking scandalized.

“Diddled?” Anthony asked, apparently delighted.

Mircea closed his eyes.”

Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld Demons and Angels have stunning covers like this one:

Fangtastic Five:

  1. Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors
  2. Kelly Meade’s Cornerstone Run trilogy
  3. Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed
  4. Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity
  5. JD Tyler’s Alpha Pack


Couldn’t go without a little Nix on the Dial:

Nix to Declan in Kresley Cole’s Dreams of a Dark Warrior

Begin transcript—
Testing. Hello, hellooo, anybody out there? Check, check, one, two. Soft pee. Puh, puh. Resonance! Sooooooft pee. Alpha bravo disco tango duck.
This is Nïx! I’m the Ever-Knowing One, a goddess incandescent, incomparable, and irresistible. But enough about what you think of me. It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans. The wind is out of the east at a steady five knots and clouds look like rabbits … But enough about what you think of me!
Now, down to business—
Where was I? [Long pause] Why am I in Regin’s car? Bertil, you crawl right back out of that bong this minute!
Oh, I remember! I am hereby laying down this track for Magister Declan Chase. If you are a mortal of the recorder peon class, know that Dekko and I go waaaaay back, and he’ll go berserk (snicker snicker) if he doesn’t receive this transmittal. …
Chase, riddle me this: what’s beautiful but monstrous, long of tooth but sharp of tooth and soft of mind, and can never ever tell a lie?
That’s right. The Enemy of Old can be very useful to you. So use him already.
P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t.
And with that, I must bid you adieu. Don’t worry, we’ll catch up very soon. …
[Muffled] Who’s mummy’s wittle echolocator? That’s right—you are!
—End transcript”


Daniel Dos Santos’ covers for the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland are positively iconic.

There you have it folks!  What books, characters or covers would make your Paranormal Scrapbook?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Melanie Simmons
2 years ago

I have to agree that WTZ would be on any list of the best covers. You has some other really fun ones too. You made me chuckle with the Rhage and V posting. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I get such a charge out of each one and love how they all have something to do with the storyline.

Haha, Rhage has a gift with his pranks. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

Oh my goodness, you have so many good books in this.

2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

She made me work out making those scrapbook pages, but she picked a lot of good ones!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Shari

You’re stupendous, Shari! I couldn’t believe how fab this looked when I saw the pages. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Haha! It was definitely a walk down memory lane pulling from the shelves and reading through the old reviews. 🙂

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Lots of great authors and books featured. How fun! I remember doing silly scrape books in a notebook. I saved a lot. I think I still have some of it. My parents have been sending me my stuff and cleaning out the house. ^_^

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I only did one, but it sure was a lot of fun to have a place to keep things that meant something to me at the time. Hope you find yours, Angela. It would be great looking back through it. 🙂

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Such a fun post.. you know I need to go back and finish Cat and Bones. I loved Vlad. That line… “Premature inflammation” ..bwahaha. Thanks for all the giggles. My husband stuck his head in my office and wanting to know what was so funny.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Haha! There are so many hilarious quotes in that series. That quote made me fall deeply for Frost’s Vlad. 🙂

2 years ago

You would think I would have read more of these than I have since I reviewed for two sites that were largely paranormal. But no, BDB and Adrian’s Midnight books and the Cat and Bones ones are about it. Oh and I’ve read the first Zombie one, Those covers for the Zombie books are iconic aren’t they? Anyway some good choices here!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lorna

For all the ones I’ve read, there are so many more I’ve not gotten around to that other folks swear by. Nice to know we’ll never run out of good PNR/UF, right? 🙂

Carole rae
2 years ago

Awww what a fun post! I love this idea. 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

Yay! Glad you could enjoy it. It was a team effort with Shari’s artistic skills giving it the whimsical side. 🙂

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

What a super fun post Sophia! I love this artistic scrapbook homage to your favorite paranormal books! I see so many awesome authors in her; Ilona Andrews, Gena Showalter, KIresley Cole,Rebecca Zanetti, and Joey Hill! The rest of the author’s I haven’t tried.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

It was fun making my lists and then Shari took over and made magic with it. 🙂 Glad to introduce you to a new possibilities, Lindy.

2 years ago

Ooo, cute post! So creative with this one 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  vvb

It was a fun collab effort. My lists and Shari’s art. 🙂 Thanks, Velvet!