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Date Posted: 6/15/2009 10:52 AM ET
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hmm I enjoyed Forbidden Pleasure but didn't think there was comedy in it...however another HEA menage I enjoyed is Calista's Men by Jory Strong. It's the 3rd in her Crime Tells series but could be read alone - she's the sister of the guy in the first book(Lyric's Cop) and Dante(one of the 'men') is a cop currently inactive for shooting a suspect - he was called in I think the 1st book to investigate something or other. He and his brother are with Calista.

I just enjoyed Christina Dodd's  A Knight to Remember and am reading the 1st now-Once a Knight. I found parts of Knight to Remember humorous and of course the HEA.

I like the authors you mentioned though Kay Hooper's suspense books are a bit much for me in the 'scary' department.

Marianne Stillings is good for witty dialogue and likable characters - damsel in this dress(think that's the title), satisfaction somthing or other, and gosh going blank on the 3rd..all are good but there are 3 that I just loved of hers. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie think that was it.

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Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:24 PM ET
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LOL, I was wondering why I didn't recognize that title.  I'm still #100 and something on the WL for that one.

The rest of the books in that series by LL are pretty good too.  You can get the earlier ones in ebook form, the WL lines are loooong for them.  I have them all in ebook except for Forbidden Pleasure and the 2 that come after that (which I was lucky enough to win in a game swap).

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:51 PM ET
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well to be honest I read Forbidden Pleasure mostly for the sex! so obviously the funny stuff would probably have been in the actual storyline huh?! :-) but it's a keeper for me.

funny erotic romance..shelley laurenston/Aiken titles - Aiken she writes about dragons and Laurenston about wolf and lion shifters. the mane event series is good. Pack c hallenge starts a trilogy and is a good story but more violence and women calling each other whore about every other line but the mane event,etc are pretty funny if you like paranormal.

Lynn Michaels is pretty good.

I did sigh kinda with Dodd's A Knight to Remember..such a sweet story and Barnett's Wild was sad a bit with a HEA.

I loved Kay  Hooper's older loveswepts , esp Zach's Law. and Linda  Howard's Mackenzies, Elizabeth Lowell's Warrior and Outlaw(yum) and an older loveswept called Eagle Catcher andCaught in the Act..ooh and Victoria Leigh's book Night of the  Hawk and Blackthorne's Woman..

I also enjoyed Sealed wtih a Kiss by Daughtridge - a SEAL book without the combat but rather  personal problems. continues into Sealed with a Promise which has one of his SEAL friends and one of her friends together. some hav eliked these and others I read on another forum didn't like them at all. she's nothing like Brockmann or Melton.

I have some Julie Garwood in mt tbr some recommended - Ransom was one that's supposed to be good.

Is that book Sunshine you mentioned - is that a HEA? I picked it up at the library once and it seeme dfirst person which t hrew me offf but is there a lot of drama and stuff..don't like drama and stuff like that unless I'm guaranteed a HEA..

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wow you're so danged lucky your library carries erotic romance! I enjoyed Jory Strong's books that I've read. There's another cute erotic romance some here have read ' Jane and the Sneaky Dom' it's pretty cute/light. Iv'e found Lora Leigh's to read kinda the 'same' so I space them out. If you like historical western you may like Sarah McCarty. hers seem to have a lot of violence done towards the women(though not by the hero at all) I LOVED Promises Linger and there are 3 others so far in that series. A Knight to Remember is medieval I think(with knights and stuff..not so much ballgowns.think that stuff is later and  Amanda Quick(jayne ann krentz' historical pen) writes some decent ones for that period. I've also read some by Jodi Thomas and others were raving about Lorraine Heath (both write some historical westerns) I dont' recall Thomas beingvery sexually explicit if any at all but I liked the 2 I read by her.

I've listened/read teh first 2 by JD Robb and the first time I couldnt' get i nto them wit the future thing..didn't know they were loaded with sex eithe whoo ee! they were good though and I enjoy the audios. I love her Nora Roberts Born in trilogy and Montana Sky as well. Tribute was also good though more s uspense than anything else I thought but like the house flipping theme!

for vampires I've enjoyed the lightness and humor of Kathy Love's Young Brothers(fangs for the memories is the first), Kerrelyn Sparks, and the first 7 or 8 of Lynsay Sands(Accidental  Vampire was the last truly good one IMO but I'll keep reading of course!)

oops almost forgot - not nearly as steamy like erotica but I enjoyed robyn carr's virgin river series. and if you love animals (doggies and horses so far) linda lael miller's montana creeds have heroes who rescue a dog or horse.sigh..and I've read 2 of the mckettrick contemporaries and they have animals in them too...not sure 'bout the mckettrick historicals.



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well, loaded with sex isn't the right wording I guess..I wasn't expecting any with that line of books since I thought them more msytery/suspense so I was shocked at how much better it was in those than under her romance pen of Roberts!

I didn't know the Mckettricks were sad though the silhouette intro about Sierra's Homecoming that flipped back and froth present to past had some sadness in the past story..I don't like main people dying either!

my library is good too and they finally got one of Leighs' books and they have a few by Sylvia Day.t hey're pretty good at taking suggestions for titles and have a decent paranormal selection compared to some..I also request from differnt branches and use the overdrive system for a udio downloads.

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Date Posted: 6/16/2009 9:12 AM ET
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Hi Allie, have you read Lisa Marie Rice yet? If not, try her Midnight series--Midnight Man, Midnight Run, Midnight Angel. Her books tend to be similar but since I love her theme and writing it works for me, (kinda like JAK/Quick/Castle books are similar so if you like one you will like most of them).  Back to Rice, in her books big, tough, alpha male falls very hard for the heroine, worships the ground she walks on, can barely talk around her (though he has no trouble using his tounge for other things LOL), heroine in danger from some nasty bad guy, hero saves the day, HEA. I also like her heroines they aren't tough-as-nails but neither are they TSTL, more the nice girl next door types. Okay, stepping off my soapbox. Can you tell she's on my keeper shelf?

Seconding the Linda Howard MacKenzie series, also Mr Perfect and Open Season if you're looking for humor with your romantic suspense.

YA books you may also enjoy since you like Robin McKinley (you have good tastes *grin*):  The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope and The Hollow Kingdom by Clare Dunkle.

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ooh forgot about Open Season! loved those condom scenes in that one! I liked All the Queen's Men too though a lot of suspense in that one. I  have Lisa Marie Rice on my  keeper shelf too but I couldn't stand the couple in Midnight Run - I thought that woman was a bit unreasonable considering the danger going on! Dangerous Lover ended too abruptly t hough..don't know why she messed up the book with that ending! but still kept it..I also liked the Joker's Wild trilogy by Lena Matthews.

Sylvia Day is I *think* that english period of time you said you don't like! I don't care much for regency either though I'll read Amanda Quick sometimes.

I Love Lucy Monroe's mercenary and goddard project books and the other series she started brings in couples and people from those books. very good. Ready, Willing, and Able, Satisfaction Guaranteed,Deal With This(The REal Deal ties in with Deal With this and is also good), then I think the 2 newest are The Spy Who Wants Me and WAtch Over Me. romantic suspense with some steamy scenes but not too much scary stuff. I think 'willing' was my least fave of the bunch but other couples are introduced so it's necessary and that couple did grow on me more in the lat 2 books.

Erin McCarthy writes sexy and cutesy as well.

Christie Craig is a new to me author and I liked her books pretty well.

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 12:35 PM ET
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gosh,, I been looking for Forbidden Pleasure forever and because I dont have any point yet.. I can't order it from anyone!

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 1:13 PM ET
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Jena, don't feel bad - there's over 150 wishers so it's not likely to come available in our lifetime! I caved and bought mine new - amazon I think..some of hers I've found on half.com as well. a few of her Breeds are in the system though..I have a few in my tbr but haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

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I love Lucy Monroe and the good thing is a lot of her good ones are now coming out in MMP instead of just the tradesize. I think All the Queen's Men is the 2nd..but I read it by itself then went back and read the first book..the main character, John, doesn't show up a whole lot in the 1st book-someone else is the 'star' and I heard he makes just a brief appearance in the 3rd. Open Season was hilarious once I got past the beginning part where the suspense was introduced.

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Date Posted: 6/24/2009 2:16 PM ET
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allie,

My library branch and the surrounding cities don't have it on shelf. I don't want to wait to read anymore so I placed a bid on EBAY this morning. 



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Date Posted: 6/24/2009 2:49 PM ET
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don't blame you Jena! there's also an erotica virtual box in the games forum..think there's a waiting list but you post so many to the 'game' as available to send out then when your turn comes around you choose from what's availalbe based on the credits you've given or something like that(never done it myself but I think some have). Forbidden Pleasure is a keeper for me...just liked the story and everything.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 3:31 PM ET
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Susanna,

Thanks for the info. I'm still somewhat new to this Site and currently no credit to my name plus I am using the pc at work and unable to load my books to this site.   I hate being tempted with a book I want and not about to bid on it.  I'll join in the game when I have enough credits to play around. 

 

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 6:33 PM ET
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yeah I hear you. In the book bazaar you can find people sellling credits if you're interested indoing that..I've found some 10 for $28 which isn't bad but a lot lot lot of the erotic romance just isn't posted as much. I'll check out your bookshelf and wl and see.