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Subject: newbie
Date Posted: 2/8/2009 1:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2009
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i am new to this forum and to paperback swap how do i get started i love to read native american romance novels. I would like to know how to go about it and what to do to be able to recieve books and swap as well and to use the different things here. Would be please with any help and open to any suggestions from all.

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 1:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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Hi! Are there any particular books you're looking for? I see you've figured out how to use the wishlist! I don't read many native american type romances but some here do. If you've posted your 10 books and used your credits they give you when you joined, check out the book bazaar forum and there are threads there and also a main thread about buying credits. Most accept paypal but I know a couple who will take money orders(crabbydoc, winston is one) a lot of people sell them in blocks of 10 -usually $30 but I've found some for less a lot of times. If you don't want to buy from an individual, visit the kiosk(top of page should be a link) and you can buy them for $3.45 each min of 3 but they will add an extra 50 cents to the total order and you use paypal or a credit card. that should get you going with credits.

there's also a deal thread at the top of this forum - a red 'sticky' thread. if you find a deal you want you order the number o fbooks it says for instance  if the deal says 2/1 then you order 1 book then pm them with the freebie you want. some are 3/1 - you order 1 and pm with the 2 freebies...5/2 you order 2 and pm with 3 freebies...you can also offer deals on your shelf if you have books that aren't moving because ther are a lot in the system.

there's also a thread here that sometimes gets near the bottom of the page called 'is this book on your bookshelf'. it's for books that are not wishlisted but already in the system but you want to order it from someone here who's online a lot and you 'know'. you can also order it thrhough FIFO but that has a 5 day wait and it can be frustrating but I've done FIFO tons of times.

if you're looking for native american romance suggestions you can use the search feature and search this forum and I also recommend searching the GAMES forum . I know Mary hosted a Native American romance game a whle back and you can scroll through the first few posts and see what books were mailed out (I've done this with some of the erotic romance swaps and got some great suggestions!) if you dont find what you're looking for you can come back here and start a thread like 'native american romance suggestions please' or something like that and state what you've liked/ not liked, etc. and wait for people to respond!

not sure if that's what you were wanting to know..but I'm on night shift and trying to stay awake...still have another 6 hours to go...sigh...

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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Welcome, Vicki. The Reminder List is a great way to make a list of things you'd like to read but don't have credits for, yet. And as Susanna mentioned, the Bazaar, and the deals thread, are great ways to build up your library. If you are looking for specific author recommendations, there are some folks here who are great at that, as well.

Sending you a PM about credits.


Date Posted: 2/8/2009 10:45 AM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Welcome Vicki!

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2008
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Try Cassie Edwards. She only writes about Native Americans. I really enjoy her books.

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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For general recommendations, follow the What are we reading this week? threads.  There aren't lots & lots of native american romance readers here, but there is a lot of diversity, and if you're willing to try new things, you'll find a lot of solid recommendations that way.  When there's a Guess the Book game going, there's always a lot of requests immediately following too, so watch those when they pop up.  You might not be interested in something, but then someone will post an intriguing excerpt, and the next thing you know, you've just gotta read it:P  Welcome to the group, Vicki:)

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 1:36 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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I stay away from that thread, Kim! LOL

Cassie Edwards was who I was trying to think of. She must be popular since she got all her books reprinted. If I read anything of hers it wasn't this decade.


Date Posted: 2/8/2009 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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My opinion: if you've read one Cassie Edwards you've read them all. 

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 11:08 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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Vicki, Welcome to PBS! You've definitely come to the right forum for suggestions...these ladies here know their romance! Hope your enjoying the site!

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 11:23 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2008
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Karen Kay writes a lot of native american romance, I haven't read any yet but she was suggested to me and I have a few in my TBR.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 12:20 AM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2007
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I remember Janelle Taylor had a few Native American romances back in the day. Susan Johnson, had a few that dealt with the Absarokee, in her Braddock-Black books.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask. You should also have a tour guide who can help and there are forums with tons of information.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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For contemporary native american you may wish to try Shari Whitefeather and Lindsey McKenna...think I have the names right.