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Subject: Anne Stuart
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:40 AM ET
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I read in the "Guess the Book Game" thread an excerpt from Anne Stuart's Ice series... I added those to my Reminder List, but since I have never read any of her books, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for other books from her that I might like. 

I generally like to read historicals (even though I know her Ice series is contemporary) and noticed that she has a few of those as well.  Are they good? Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:46 AM ET
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Hidden Honor (a historical - actually, a medieval) is the only book of hers I've ever read, and I recall thinking it was good.  I'm not sure why I didn't keep it.  I have to assume I didn't think I'd read it again, which is my usual reason for letting go of good books.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I have read then entire Ice series and personally loved them.  The heros are a little dark and different from your typical leading male.  The books are intriguing and I would advise you to start with "Black Ice" (1st book) and see how you like it and then go from there.  They're pretty action packed.

I've never read her historicals so I can't advise you there.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:11 PM ET
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Thanks Kim!  Hehe.. I use the same excuse to get rid of books... and unfortunately, there are definitely times that I end up re-buying the book!  ('course that was before I joined PBS)

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:29 PM ET
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I know it was on my keeper shelf for a while, but I ended up posting it to my PBS shelf where it stayed for a while, and then someone eventually ordered it.  I can tell you what it's about, but it would be standard synopsis stuff.  I don't recall anymore why I liked it or what I was thinking & feeling when I read it or immediately after.  And I have other keeper books that I've only read once, at least as long ago as I read that one, and I recall a lot of the story & why I liked it.  My best guess - just knowing myself & my reading habits - is that it was good, I know I thought I'd keep it for a while, but then I decided to post it because I doubted I'd want to pick it up again.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 1:02 PM ET
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I put the book you mentioned on my Reminder shelf (as is the Ice series)- don't want to order them quite yet... I have too many books I need to get get through :-P

I just really love the alpha male heros and from what I've seen of Anne Stuarts books, she will be a sure fit!

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 5:33 PM ET
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The only historical of hers I've read is Lord of Danger, which was very exciting and a keeper for me. I think my favorite contemp by her is Fallen Angel, which is quite different from her recent style - much more sentimental. 

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 6:15 PM ET
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I second Lord of Danger...that was the first book I ever read by her. I would also recommend Lady Fortune (I loved the unusual hero) and Prince of Swords (I loved how the heroine ended up rescuing herself). They're all on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:12 PM ET
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Thanks for all your suggestions!  I am going to add them to my Reminder List so I don't forget :)

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:08 AM ET
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Well, thanks for the heads up.  I had Lord of Danger on my PBS shelf, and hadn't paid much attention to it.  Another one of my thrift store books I posted without reading first:P  I just put it on hold - lol.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 3:34 PM ET
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I liked all of her Ice books up util the last one, which was pretty lame.  I do know that her out of print books are available in e-book format under "Anne Stuart's out of print gems."

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 9:12 PM ET
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I've read Black Ice so many times it borders on obsessive.  She's not hit or miss for me; always hit, just depends on the degree.  I've said before, though, that those cold, dangerous guys are my favorite. 

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 10:05 PM ET
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I liked Black Ice too but I have to be in the mood for that type of storyline...I was a bit shocked at how they could just 'kill' someone because they know too much or whatever but so long as they had their HEA it's okey dokey with me! I know what to expect with these now so I'm prepared! I like Peter though I didnt'like the woman in that story. of coures Bastien is good too...maybe he's my fave..hmm...