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Subject: Stephanie Laurens
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 1:52 PM ET
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Has anyone read Stephanie Lauren's Cynsters Novels?  Did you like them?  Do they have any mystery or suspense in them or are they straight romance?

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 3:57 PM ET
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I love them!  And they do have a mystery element to go along with the romance.

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 5:18 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/15/2007 7:49 AM ET
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I read "Devil's Bride" which was supposed to be the best of the Cynster novels.  It was o.k. I'd rate it B+, but the hero a little cold and distant for my taste.  I like a lot of emotional intensity -- a la Galen Foley & Robin Schone.  Some mystery but not a really good one.  I had it figured out early.



Last Edited on: 10/15/07 7:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 2:59 PM ET
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Try Devil's Bride first.  It's the first in the series and also the best IMHO.  Then if you like that you can continue from there!

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 4:49 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for all the info I read her Bastion Club books and enjoyed them. I have a few of her books but  have not started reading them yet. [ I got them through deals in the baazar ]  I was just undecided  about trying to get all of the Cynster Novels before I read the series or just read what I have.  Do I need to read them in order? If so, I need to get the first couple of books.

Again thanks for helping me.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 7:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/15/2007 8:42 PM ET
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It does help to read them in order.  Characters will appear in future books so it does help.  Enjoy!!

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 8:51 PM ET
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I decided to order Scandal's Bride, which got good reviews.  I don't normally feel compelled to read all the books in a series.  I generally pick the ones that got the best reviews.  That is, unless I'm totally in love with an author (like Galen Foley or Diana Gabaldon); then I read everything they wrote. 

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 12:20 AM ET
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I haven't started the series yet. I am still working on getting the first 3 books.  Once I start a series  { if I like it} I like to go straight from one book to the next and it drives me crazy if I have to wait too long for the next book.

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 4:58 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/25/2007 9:15 PM ET
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Just got Scandal's Bride, which received high ratings.  What did you Laurens fans think of it?

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 10:28 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Stephanie Laurens novels in the beginning.  However, after reading about 7 or 8 of them, I felt like I was reading about the same hero over and over.  So, my advice would be to enjoy reading them (in order would be best) and don't feel that you have to read them all if the start to seem repetitive to you.