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Subject: So I went to Goodwill yesterday...
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 2:02 PM ET
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and they had a bin full of Blaze, Intrigues and Intimate Moments books for half price (35 cents).  There were probably over 1000 books published from 1998-2007 all in pristine condition.  I think one person must've donated all of them. 

I don't know how popular those books are or I would've bought some. 

Are these books so overly posted that it is probably not even worth buying?

What authors should you look for in these genres?

I did end up buying 50 books (HELP ME) :-)  because they had some other random romances thrown in there. 

I saw a series by an author named Debra Webb that looked interesting and I almost bought it, but I had never heard of her.

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Date Posted: 4/10/2008 2:15 PM ET
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Blazes and Intrigues are pretty popular in the book bazaar, but I don't know if they move without a deal.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 2:19 PM ET
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One thing I noticed is that the covers on these books have improved. 

I was tempted to buy a few just because I liked the covers :-)

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 3:56 PM ET
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If they are still there, esp. ones from 2007, get a bunch and PM me and we'll talk some sort of deal!

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 4:14 PM ET
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I think they only do the half priced books on Wednesdays, so I will try to go back next wednesday and see what is left.  I have a feeling they will take those books back into the back and keep them until the next book sale because their shelves were already too full to add more. 

I was the only one looking at the books at the time.

I will let you know.


Date Posted: 4/10/2008 4:28 PM ET
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You'd be surprised how many 2007-2008 Harlequin books are wishlisted. Plus, if you see any by Suzanne Brockmann, especially Get Lucky and Taylor's Temptaion, grab them because I know they're wishlisted. If you were a Boxer, you could move them that way, too. I would definitely stick to newer releases, Blaze, Intrigue & Silhouette Intimate Moments.

You could grab the Debra Webb Colby Agency (? I think that's it) books (that's a big series) and offer a good deal on them:)

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 4:35 PM ET
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Yes, they had several books about the Colby Agency by Webb.  That is what I almost bought because it sounded good.  I think the books were actually 2 books in one.

I always look for Suzanne Brockmann because I am trying to complete that series myself and I actually found original copies of quite a few of her books from the TDD series in unread condition at that same location.  For some reason, that location always has great books.  I'm usually the only person looking at them as well.

I did buy one Cherry Adair and one Lori Foster that was in the stack.

I also have The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie which is significantly wishlisted.  Not sure if I am going to post that one yet.

I will have to go back next Wednesday and see if they have them out again. 

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Date Posted: 4/10/2008 10:52 PM ET
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Cherry Adair, Jennifer Crusie, Suzanne Brockman, Lori Foster, Carly Phillips

Those are the ones I see getting added to Wish Lists a lot.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 11:27 PM ET
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wow! I've been thinking of collecting the Colby Agency books by Debra Webb..almost have all the 43 light street by rebecca york. I think catherine Mann's wingman warriors is popular..have all or most of those but haven't gotten to them yet.

Suzanne Brockmann's 'identity unknown' is also hard to find I think along with the others already mentioned..boy glad I wasn't there 'cause it would've been hard to leave any at that price but it would still add up!

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 4:33 AM ET
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Wow! Well it may be worth picking up whatever ones look interesting to you, and if none of them end up tradeable, I know my localc library takes them as donations and they go fast there- I'm sure mine isn't the only one! It may also help to find out who the popular authors are that write those (or any mainstream ones that wrote for them) and pick up those. I know that any Lori Foster ones would definitely go quick, and I know authors who are popular in paranormals right now (like Nalini Singh) sometimes started out writing for Harlequin, and I bet those would also move well.