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Subject: Virtual Romance Book Club - November Book
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 3:18 PM ET
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It's time to start choosing the November book for our virtual book club.  It has been requested that we read a contemporary this month.  Here are some suggestions that we have had in the past:

LaVryle Spencer - November of the Heart, Morning Glory
Sherry Thomas - Private Arrangements
An older Nora Roberts
Julie James
 
New Suggestion from me:
Debbie Macomber - Susannah's Garden
 
Let's take other suggestions until October 7th when will can start to vote on the final book.  Sounds good?
 
Thanks
 
Jen
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 9:31 AM ET
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Seeing as how it's Oct. 6, I thought I'd better push this thread back up to the top, lol.

I've been wanting to read a Spencer, so that sounds good to me. I've completely shied away from Roberts' stuff because her catalogue is so massive, but if someone has a good suggestion, I'd be willing to give her a shot, too. 

Otherwise, you know I'm fine with whatever you gals pick! :-)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 9:34 AM ET
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Thanks Gina :)

I am thinking it would be hard to pick a Roberts' book that we all agree on so I am leaning toward Spencer myself.  lol, that and I have November of the Heart already in my TBR pile so this would be an easy one for me.  :)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 9:57 AM ET
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I just read the In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts. She's not one of my favorites though.

I can get November of the Heart back from teh library. I started Private Arrangements and didn't care for it and ended up returning it ot the library as well.

 

I haven't even read the October book yet. I'm behind on my swap reading.  I kept putting it off thinking I have time and then forgot about it.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 9:58 AM ET
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I would suggest a Shannon McKenna book but her books are usually WL (or not heavily available at any rate) and the erotic aspect might scare some people off.   She'd be a good book discussion choice though because her characters are usually really messed up.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:05 AM ET
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Ok so here is an update list for voting:

LaVryle Spencer - November of the Heart, Morning Glory
Julie James
Shannon McKenna
 
Anyone want to add another book/author to the list?
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:13 AM ET
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Ooh, I'd definitely vote for a McKenna, but the WL thing could definitely pose a problem. Mary's right, though. Her characters would be great to dissect. 

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:37 AM ET
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The Sherry Thomas as my vote.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:38 AM ET
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Spencer has my vote. 

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 10:46 AM ET
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My vote is for Spencer, as I already have Morning Glory on my TBR.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 12:51 PM ET
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Maybe we could pick the least wish-listed McKenna book now and set it for December or January? Then hopefully people would have time to get it.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 12:54 PM ET
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Great idea Willa.  :)  I agree with you.  

Since I am not familiar with this author, does someone else want to recommend a title and we will use it to warm up our January.  ;)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 12:56 PM ET
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Ditto to what Lesley said.   I've also got November of the Heart on my TBR, so I'm voting for that one.  

There's also the serendipity aspect - reading a book in November that has the word November in the title of the book seems appropriate.

:)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 1:10 PM ET
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Since I am not familiar with this author, does someone else want to recommend a title and we will use it to warm up our January.  ;)

I don't know how everybody feels about reading a series book for the VRBC, but McKenna has only a few stand-alones. Of them, personally I liked Hot Night best, but that's just me. Otherwise, I would suggest the first book in the McCloud Brothers series, Behind Closed Doors. It would be a good one, because the hero, Seth, is one of the most messed up of her characters, IMO. 

That's my 2 cents, for what it's worth! lol

And we should probably put this out there: Though I wouldn't really categorize her as erotica, her sex scenes get pretty darn steamy! But there's definitely story to go along with it.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:06 PM ET
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Ooo, I like Lynne's idea - November of the Heart for November! :-)

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:21 PM ET
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I have to say, I like that idea too.  :)

I also like the idea of the first book in McKenna's McCloud Brothers series, Behind Closed Doors for the January book too.

 

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:34 PM ET
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I've read Behind Closed Doors and I agree that Lainie and Seth are both good characters to discuss-they are both messed up.   She's an author that people either really love or just hate.

I'm ok with November of the Heart for well November.  I'll just get it back from the library. I only returned it because I was doing the Serial Readers Challenge and a different book was picked for Oct.



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Date Posted: 10/6/2009 7:29 PM ET
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Just FYI, the Sherry Thomas is a historical.  I know nada about contemps, so I'll trust everyone else's judgement on that one.  Just make it something hot:P  Is the discussion for Pale Moon Rider going up on the 15th?  I've already read it a couple of times but I'm going to read it again before we start.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 8:07 PM ET
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Oh, I'm in for Shannon McKenna. I love hot and I read Return to Me and really liked it. I'm not sure Spencer does anything for me but that's probably why I should read it.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 8:19 PM ET
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LOL  Kim could probably quiz us down to what color shoes the characters are wearing since she's read Pale Moon Rider so many times!:) I have it 'in transit' at the library...probalby arrived right after I left today so I'll have to go back either after work Thursday(closes too early on Wed) or go  Friday and pick it up so I'll have time to read it.

I think they have November of the Heart too..have to double-check but seems like it was there when I checked last time. maybe I'll get lucky and they'll have large print! I had to get large print a few times (no other choice for the title) and I tell you it's easy to get spoiled to that big print!

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 9:11 PM ET
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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS gets my vote for the McKenna.

 

For next month. Spencer is okay. I vote for her.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:00 AM ET
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November of the Heart sounds good.

 

BTW, I'm loving Pale Moon Rider. 

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 8:29 AM ET
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I vote for Behind Closed Doors by McKenna.  :)

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 10:37 AM ET
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So far it looks like we are a go for November of the Heart for November and Behind Close Doors for January.

If everyone is OK with that, this is how the schedule will look:

October 15th: post discussion questions for Pale Moon Rider

November 1st: start to solicit ideas for the December book (maybe a holiday one or is that too cheesy?)

November 15th: post discussion questions for November of the Heart

December 15th: post questions for December book

January 15th: post questions for Behind Close Doors

How does that look? 

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 10:47 AM ET
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That sounds good to me... 

I already have November of the Heart  in the TBR, and I just picked up Behind Closed Doors from another member  (That one looks really good!)

I think a holiday one is a good idea for December... maybe a contemporary holiday one or a shorter, quicker read since time is more limited during the holidays?

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