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Subject: Diane Palmer
Date Posted: 3/13/2008 6:14 PM ET
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Any Diana Palmer Book Lovers Out There!!!

Books I Need To Complete My Collection:

To Have and to Hold

At Winter's End

A Loving Arrangement

White Sand Wild Sea

Dark Surrendar

Color Love Blue

Tangled Destinies

Miss Greenhorn

Paper Husband

Fire Brand

Tycoon Lovers

Would be pleased to hear from any who might have one or more of these books...

Conroy



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Date Posted: 3/13/2008 6:24 PM ET
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I admit it, Diana Palmer is a guilty pleasure of mine, even though most of the time I want to MURDER the hero. Her new book "Iron Cowboy" had to be the worst in a while. It came darn close to being a date rape IMO. but for some odd reason, I still read every book of hers I can get my hands on

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 7:17 PM ET
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I'm with you Brandy!  I think I have just about every Diana Palmer book written and I eagerly await new ones.  Iron Cowboy was not my favorite and I do find she follows a formula most of the time but I can't quit reading and enjoying her books.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 8:17 PM ET
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i used to be a 'dianaholic' ...but after years of waiting for Harley's book  I 'm just about pi%#ed off ...she writes these books about people we have no knowledge off/ or interest in and totally  ignore ALL of the LTT men we want to read about...Her books have steadliy gone downhill (IMHO) and now i just don't care!

Iv read the blurb for IRON COWBOY and  just went urg!!!

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 9:07 PM ET
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I've just started reading Diana Palmer and I really like her. It does seem to me that alot of her books kind of follow the same type of story line.  But I really do enjoy her.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 9:11 PM ET
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I am a huge fan.  I did have most of her books, but I let a lot of them get away.  I am now trying to get them again.  I really liked her older books the best.  It is true that now they seem like she is telling the same stories over again

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 11:03 PM ET
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Roselin,

I've written my own story for Harley in my head while waiting YEARS for his book.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 12:05 PM ET
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Brandy

I've built that man up in my head for so long and knew ever detail about him that diana threw out there...waiting and waiting...and now still  nada!

I think she is really in a bind with his character  since she's been so  continously mysterious and vague (if that's possible with knowing hm so well) that she doesn't know how to dig herself out and come up with a credible story for him...

so tell me HOW do YOU think  harley's story  should go?

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 12:46 PM ET
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I have never read a Diana Palmer book. Amazingly enough out of all the thousands of books in my TBR mountain I don't think I have any of her books either.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 5:53 PM ET
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I am a Diana Palmer fan. I know she's kind of formulaic but I like her anyway.  

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 9:22 PM ET
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Alright, MY (Very edited) Harley story:

Harley is really Charlie, one of the brothers from "the wedding in white" He is estranged from his family after causing an accident. (this explains the misterious past)  His sister ( the nurse) is married to a senator or congressman (explains the political knowledge)

The heroinne is a shy, wallflower, and Harley doesnt know she even exists, even thought she has had a crush on him for years. Harley runs into her one day with his car (another accident) He fells bad for hurting her so he nurses her back to health.

then his family finds him and tries to convince him to go back to Montana.

Diana Palmer has my permission to use any part of this story free of charge if she would JUST WRITE HARLEYS STORY ALREADY!!!!!!

Subject: Confessions...
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 11:28 PM ET
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I had a complete Palmer library until last year... I sold it to a collector in England for an obscene amount + an even more obscene shipping cost. Now I've almost got a complete library of LTTs + Soldiers (they are related... everyone lives in/comes from/knows someone in Jacobsville).

This time, I'm collecting the anthologies and I'm not too concerned about the condition.

Here are the books I still need:

Hart Brothers: Simon and Callaghan (Long, Tall Texans) (preferably the anthology containing the 2 stories, Beloved and Callaghan's Bride)

Hart Brothers: Rey and Leo (preferably the anthology containing the 2 stories, A Man of Means and Lionhearted)

A Long, Tall Texan Summer (anthology)

Bound by Honor (anthology containing Mercenary's Woman and Winter Soldier)

Lord of the Desert

The Texas Ranger

If anyone has these and wants to swap and deal, please PM me.

My favorites: Regan's Choice and Lawless - yeah, the heroes are verbally abusive heartless SOB's. I can't read either of these without a full box of tissues. And the biscuit-loving, bride-napping Hart brothers? Who can resist? Cash Grier (Renegade) is the most paradoxical... he should be a dark, brooding ex-merc, but he's very witty and charming! The only thing that made me crazy is that in Lawless, he's chomping at the bit to get Christabel to the altar, then turns around and is commitment-phobic with Tippy!

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 3:08 PM ET
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I like Diana Palmer books because you know what you're getting when you pick up a book of hers. Like someone else mentioned, she does follow the same formula for each of her novels, but that's what I like about her books. When I feel like reading a Palmer book, I know I won't be disappointed if I'm in the mood for her type of book. You know, the harsh alpha cowboy/rancher/cop hero and the younger, sweet heroine who lets him boss her around (not all of her heroines are like that, some are fiery, but most aren't).
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 6:04 PM ET
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I absolutely love her longer books like Lawless and Renegade and Once In Paris, etc.

I couldn't stop laughing at all of the Hart brothers' stories.  She does good comedy on paper which is really hard to do.

Subject: Sarah K.
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:31 AM ET
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Not to change the subject but just wanted Sarah to know that I noticed her deal and pm'd her with a request.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:03 AM ET
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wow brandy!

you are good..for the life of me i wouldn't have come up with all the aspects to explain his mystery/political knowledge..

However the only part I would change is the heroine...I want him to hook up with his nemeisis MARILEE from LIONHEARTED..remember the way he tore into her at the Ball?

I think  it'd be fun  to watch her evolve from 'catty' (but really not very bad at heart)  to  a repentant and very much in love heroine....I want Harley to have a chance to spout all that p*#@ and vinegar at her as often as he can...it'd make for some exciting. emotional and  funny reading!

Hey i figure if the GEORGIA FLY can be all that and more  with Cash, Marilee can be more than enough woman for Harley hehehe



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Date Posted: 3/20/2008 6:38 AM ET
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Okay. I just finished Iron Cowboy. Harley's story hasn't been written yet because he has to be single for this book.

I still haven't decided whether I like it or not. It is formula DP... older, brooding man / young, non-assertive virgin. There are some 'firsts' for DP in this book, though. You might hear buzz but you won't hear it from me.

I have to say that after reading some of the longer books (Lawless, Renegade, Lawman) it's hard to go back to the 192-page Romance/Desire size. The characters and plot both suffer from under-developed ideas.

I have no insider info, but after reading IC I'd be willing to bet that we'll see Harley's story within the next year as well as Tony the Dancer's story.

But wait! The Ballenger boys (all 6 of them) are coming of age... Of course, that would blow the formula sky high and they've all grown up too well adjusted for heart-wrenching emotional angst. <sigh>

Colleen

 

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:37 AM ET
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I DIDN'T  read IC...was harley in there?

if he played a prominent role i guess i will have to buy tthe book..(the only reason i kept WINTER SOLDIER AND LIONHEARTED ...lol!!)

a few more Grier bothers too!

of her thicker books LAWLESS was my favorite...anyone remember the Washing machine scene?  lol!!

 

Subject: Correction Of Diane Palmer to "Diana Palmer"
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 9:19 AM ET
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So Sorry.......No excuses..........Just wasn't minding my P's & Q's!!!

Guess everyone knows Diana Palmer also writes as:  Susan Kyle and Diana Blayne..

Don't know if I could say I really have a favorite, but if I had to choose I would have to say "Lawless" would be close to the top (Washing Machine, "un-huh"...along with "Sweet Enemy" "Coltrain's Proposal" "The Hart's" Lord of the Desert"  oh well, could go on & on, so will just stop here...

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:43 AM ET
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Hmm, yes, Coltrain's Proposal is one of my favorite shorter books of hers.

Subject: ????????
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 4:25 PM ET
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Okay, I'm new to this, what does it mean when you say, "Everything on my shelf 3 for 1 credit.  Just order one book and PM with your other two choices.  .....

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 4:33 PM ET
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It means if you find 3 books on that person's shelf that you order one thenthere's a place you can 'pm't he person with a message and say which other 2 you want so you get 3 books and only spend 1 credit for them. just make sure i you're on their shelf and click to read the reviews that you go back ot their shelf and order from there or the order will go to someone else. It's a great way to get more than 1 book per credit. In the book bazaar I pm the persn and also post in tha tthread so others after me know what's been requested because they show up ont he shelf until the person removes them on their end.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:13 PM ET
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I read the message boards all the time but this is my first time to post.  Hi, everybody.

I had to post about Palmer because I lover her books.  I'm also waiting on Harley's story. 

Do you guys know any other author that writes about heros liker hers?  I just love those tortured, angry jerks that have to grovel at he end.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:47 PM ET
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Welcome Andrea!

I've run across some Joan Hohl books that have similar type heros.  That's all that comes to my tired mind right now.

Subject: For 'hard core' DP fans
Date Posted: 3/21/2008 7:33 AM ET
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If you haven't been to Diana Palmer's website, you've missed the bulletin board. There are 1900 DP fans there, some who devote way to much time to studying DP's books, the characters and their relationships to one another, etc.

Here you go... www.dianapalmer.com/cgibin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi



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