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Subject: August 2015, What are we reading?
Date Posted: 8/3/2015 6:54 AM ET
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New month!

I've been struggling to find time to read but did finish Epilogue by CJ. Roberts, a third book in the Dark Duet series. Really good!

Now I'm reading the nonfiction (rare for me), Capital Murders, about how a local city's beloved former mayor riddled the city with debt to fund his pet projects/hobbies.
 

Date Posted: 8/3/2015 3:42 PM ET
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I am doing a lot of re-reads but on pins and needles for Ilona Andrews book to get here.

Date Posted: 8/5/2015 8:30 PM ET
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Man its been forever it seems since I've been able to peek in here. Here's what I've read since I've visited:

Completely Wrecked by Shayne McClendon...heartbreaking, but very good.

His Grandfather's Watch by NR Walker...a m/m novella, good but the very short story at the end was excellent and had me bawling! Not what I expected going into this at all. Oh and this one was a freebie too.

Saving Kane by Michelle Micheal Rakes...Really good.


 

So on another note, I've never read the Outlander series because I'm just not sure the whole time travel ordeal is my thing. I've been intrigued though because of all the rave reviews over the years. Well when I scrolled through my FB page the other day and someone posted an Amazon link for the 7 book Kindle bundle for 1.99 I snatched it up. I figured at that price if I ever do decide to take the plunge they'll be there. I'm so freakin' glad I did. It wasn't minutes later the price was showing as 59.99!! I'm thinking it was a mistake?


 

Date Posted: 8/5/2015 8:35 PM ET
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Oh and I'm dying to get my hands on The Bourbon Kings by Ward. I've had it on my WL here since Oct of last year so I'm number 3. I figured I'd wait it out. I haven't moved up in line yet though and its killing me! LOL

Date Posted: 8/6/2015 12:43 PM ET
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You got a deal, Melissa! To me, they'd be worth the $60 price tag, too, though. I'm not a time travel fan myself, but that series completely sucked me in. The time travel aspect is really negligible when it comes down to the story. It's not like they're constantly hopping back and forth.

I just finished His to Claim by Opal Carew, which really cemented it for me — I really can't stand her writing. She's now off my auto-buy list. 

I also finished the two short stories in There All Along: Land's End / By the Sea of Sand, which were both good, but I really liked Megan Hart's. 

Now I'm back to An Echo in the Bone (Outlander), which has been slow-going for me. :/ A rare exception to this series. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2015 8:26 PM ET
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I read up through Book 3 of the Outlander series, I intend to finish it someday. :-) Read Karen Hawkins How To Treat a Lady.  and it was cute, took me awhile to warm up to Chase though.



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Date Posted: 8/9/2015 7:58 AM ET
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By the time I saw the Outlander deal it was gone. Glad you got in on it Missy! I only read the first book but hope to read the second before the next season of the Starz show begins.

I finished Capital Murders, very interesting. Then I read Conviction by Lesley Jones. I really like her books. Now reading Sacrifice by Adriana Locke, really good so far.

Date Posted: 8/10/2015 12:25 PM ET
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Doing a reread:  In The Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind.  

VERY GOOD book and I highly recommend it to others.

Date Posted: 8/10/2015 4:17 PM ET
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Read Jessica Clare's The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting and it was a cute, fun read, kinda goofy at times, but Dane was such a sweetie I just wanted to hug him through the entire book. I am going to pick up the entire series, because I just have to know what is up with Beth Ann and Colt.

Date Posted: 8/12/2015 9:21 PM ET
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I read Sacrifice by Adriana Locke. I never really understood the connection between the H and h. They had a past but only small bits were revealed. A shame because it could have been a great book.

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 9:18 AM ET
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Listened to Across the Universe and A Million Stars, by Beth Revis, which are YA Sci fi romance. Then finally got Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon so listened to that yesterday. Today I will listen to the third Beth Revis book, Shades of Earth. Should also finish Ice Storm by Anne Stuart today. Typical (of her) a-hole male, and I am expecting an abrupt and unfinished ending. But two more and I'll finally finish the Ice series.



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Date Posted: 8/17/2015 4:11 PM ET
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I'm reading Hearts of Fire by LH Cosway. Very good! I know it's part of a series, but I love this author. Definitely one of my favorites.

Those Outlander books are really something. I was reluctant, but started based on the rave reviews. Not a fan of time travel really, but like someone else said, that's really a small part of the story. I mean, obviously it's a major element, it's just not prominent in the actual stories. If that makes any sense... We don't have Starz, and I was majorly bummed. I haven't seen any reviews on the series, but I would have liked to have been able to watch it. crying

Date Posted: 8/21/2015 4:11 PM ET
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Finished Sandra Brown's Friction and it was a fabulous read!! The sexy tension between Crawford and Holly was off the charts!



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Date Posted: 8/23/2015 1:57 PM ET
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I read The Song of David by Amy Harmon.......So good!

 

Date Posted: 8/24/2015 3:37 PM ET
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Loved that book. And Moses was one of my all time favorites.

I read Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss and Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. Both were good, Cocky Bastard the better of the two. I also listened to Amy Poehler's Yes Please. Interesting and few parts made me laugh out loud but I was expecting it to be funnier.

Now reading King by T.M. Frazier. I had to buy it because Tyrant became available to borrow, and I hadn't realized when I requested it that it was the continuation of King.

Date Posted: 8/25/2015 11:00 AM ET
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Does Poehler talk a lot about Parks and Rec in her book, Lsressler? I was obsessed with that show and miss it so much. 

I am still making my way through Written in My Own Heart's Blood, which I'm loving, so much more so than Echo. 

Date Posted: 8/25/2015 1:13 PM ET
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Lsressler, I tried to finish Bliss's Throttle Me, but I just couldn't and gave it up at the 61% mark. I may go back to it later, but I have so much other stuff I would rather read. I did finish Liliana Hart's Whiskey Rebellion and Lisa Kleypas's Brown-eyed Girl. Love WR, but B-E G, it wasn't as good as Jack and Hardy's books. Of course I know it is hard to live up to those books all the time, but I wish she would have stuck with that original premise, but I guess it wasn't working for her and she went another direction. We shall see how she does with her upcoming historical.

Date Posted: 8/25/2015 7:06 PM ET
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Keri, I finished it but had to look up what it was about because it was pretty forgettable. I heard some of the others in the series are better.

Date Posted: 8/25/2015 10:10 PM ET
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I just finished up Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice.  Now I'm reading the second in the series, Dangerous Secrets.  Both pretty good but I like her Midnight series better.

Date Posted: 8/26/2015 11:24 AM ET
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I read King by T.M. Fraizer, really good! Now reading the sequel, Tryrant.