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Subject: Elizabeth Hoyt
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:27 PM ET
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Anyone read her?  Like her?  Heard of her?

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Heard of her, but never read her. I heard she was good, though.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I'm reading The Leopard Prince right now and I have The Raven Prince in my TBR pile--haven't gotten far enough into it to judge but so far it's good.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:51 PM ET
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I just finished that series.  It was only just so-so for me.  Good, but not exceptional.  The one I liked best, I think, was everyone else's least favorite - The Serpent Prince.  Figures:P



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Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:56 PM ET
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I read and loved "The Raven Prince", I have her contemporary under the name Julie Harper in my TBR and can't wait to read the rest of hers. She also sent my book club a STACK of autographed, high quality bookmarks for free, so she's also a really sweet woman :)

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 5:19 PM ET
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I really enjoyed her trilogy.  I think I liked the Raven Prince the best.  Hot her contemp was cute and funny-it had a great dog.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 5:36 PM ET
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Thanks for the feedback :)    I think I'll look her up.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 6:26 PM ET
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I loved them. The Serpent Prince was my favorite.

To me she read a little like Loretta Chase. Some who are sticklers for historical accuracy have not found her to there tastes, though IIRC.

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 4:51 AM ET
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I think she is fantastic.  For me, she centers more on the characters in a way that I really care about them.  They are not the typical hero/heroine and these differences make them more real.  When I read her books they feel very fresh and alive more so than many historical romances I've read. I actually cried in one of her books!  So, in my opinion, she is definitely worth a try.

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 8:17 AM ET
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I agree that her voice has a lot of little similarities to Loretta Chase.  She's just not as polished, IMO, but still quite good.  Overall, I'd recommend the series.  Given that the last one is my favorite, I'd have to say that she builds up to that finale rather well.



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Date Posted: 2/29/2008 9:26 AM ET
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Kim, can they stand on their own, or do I need to do the series in order?

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 9:37 AM ET
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I also enjoyed her contemporary, 'Hot', think she wrote it under Julia Harper.I'd never heard of her and picked it up over Christmas vacation seems like and liked it a lot.

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 10:52 AM ET
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Monica, they stand on their own. I really enjoyed them. "Hot" is a contemporary written by her under another pen name and it was pretty good too. 

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 11:12 AM ET
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I finished The Raven Prince and enjoyed it.  I wasn't necessarily bowled over by her greatness but still a good read.  Now I've got to finish the rest of the trilogy.  Looking forward to it.

 

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 12:30 PM ET
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Monica I missed your question above - sorry.  I don't really see books 1 and 3 as being great stand alone's.  All of them have cameo appearances from the heroes of each book and details are not so involved or specific that you simply must read them in order, but I think 1 should be read before 3.  There are some humorous little things in book 3 involving Edward from book one, that I don't think I'd have found as humorous if I didn't know anything about him.  Likewise with book 3.  I think you need some backgrounding on the hero - which you get mostly from book 1 - to fully appreciate him.  That's just my take on it anyway.  Nothing lacking story-wise, just little stuff.



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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 2:36 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:52 PM ET
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Has anybody orderd the New one To Taste Tempation (legend of the 4 soldiers) I think?  I have it on pre-order with amazon.  Hope it's better than Serpent Prince (my least favorite).  IMHO Leopard Prince was best, followed by Raven Prince.