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Subject: Morgan's Mercenaries
Date Posted: 2/5/2011 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2007
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by Lindsay McKenna. Have you read these books? Did you like them? Are they anything like Diana Palmers mercs? I stumbled upon them and am wondering if I found a new-to-me series to read!

Date Posted: 2/5/2011 1:08 PM ET
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I like Lindsay McKenna very much - I think her books are more 'adult' than Diana Palmer's books. McKenna's heroines are older, more mature (meaning less naive/innocent) and I like her writing style a lot, and I like the military aspect.

That doesn't mean I don't like Palmer - she's one of my guilty-pleasure authors, auto-buy author.

Be warned, though, that there are a LOT of Morgan's Mercenaries books, sub-series, spin-offs. I have a big love/hate relationship with series like this, they seem to go on forever.

Gail/between books, not sure WHAT to read next

Date Posted: 2/5/2011 8:17 PM ET
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I read the orignal books, before it turned into Morgan's Mercenaries, back in High School!  The first series was called Love and Glory and was Morgan's brother, his sister, and then Morgan himself.  Got started with it then and kept reading the series for quite a few years.  Can't believe that 20 years later she's still writing in this series.

Anyway, I finally quit with them, just too many books and they really started sounding alike the more I read.

I agree with Gail, McKenna's style is much more adult than Palmer.  Plus, as the series goes on, McKenna gets really into Mother Earth, natural/holistic stuff that really started turning me off after a while.  It's not so bad in the earlier books but gets more as the line goes along.

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 12:12 AM ET
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Plus, as the series goes on, McKenna gets really into Mother Earth, natural/holistic stuff that really started turning me off after a while.  It's not so bad in the earlier books but gets more as the line goes along.

I am so glad that you mentioned this.  I will be skipping the series.  This would turn me off totally.  Not because I don't believe and know and seek out natual holistic stuff, but because I want in my romance what I don't already have in my life.  Good ole lusty, lard eating, wall banging, danger loving stories.

Date Posted: 2/6/2011 11:05 PM ET
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I ordered a couple of the books. Hopefully will enjoy them - at least a few, probably won't read the entire series. Glad to hear the heroines are more mature. Diana Palmer's are starting to all sound alike: 35 yo hero w/ a hairy chest and a barely 20 yo innocent...