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Subject: What are we reading 10/11 - 10/17
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:05 AM ET
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New week!


I just started Virtually His by Gennita Low.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:44 AM ET
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 I was going to grab Pale Moon Rider, when LC's Lord of Scoundrels jumpt into my hand. OMGosh! That was such an awesome read! I loved it.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 11:04 AM ET
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I had to quick read Betweeen the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath because someone requested it.  I am enjoying it.  LH's books are always better than I expect them to be.  Alpha, abused, poor childhood Hero.  Has 5-year old boy as one of the mail characters.  I like books with kids.

Also reading A Veiled Journey by Nell Brien.  Very interesting.  Comtemporary story of a woman who finds out some things about her past that cause her to go to Saudia Arabia to find a woman who saved her life as an infant.  So far, very interesting.

I also finished Nicole Jordan's The Passion.  Give it 3.5 stars.  I would like to find a regency where the woman is the lusty one.  Like the main character in Marsha Canham's Dante Pirate's book two.  I am a little weary of the women resisting passion....



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Date Posted: 10/11/2009 12:10 PM ET
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I'm still trying to read Pale Moon Rider - evil men, lies/deceit..probably gonna be a good one (meant sarcastically) sorry I'm a weakling when it comes to this kinda stuff..going from light/funny/silly/fluffy contemporary/paranormal to Marsha Canham is like doing a u-turn going 100 mph. it's not bad just not my usual cuppa.

I tried The Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander but got bored. nothing is appealing to me I guess. hopefully I can get into pale moon rider and finish without being emotionally traumatized for life! :-)

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 6:11 PM ET
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I just got back from vacation and then caught a cold so I haven't read much in the last two weeks. I'm almost finished Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd and halfway through Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 9:00 PM ET
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We went away for the weekend so I've had no reading time.  I'm still about 1/2-way through Nauti Dreams.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:22 PM ET
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Started My Sunshine by Catherine Anderson... sort of interesting, but not very romantic. Need to finish Yorkshire and about a million other books.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 12:11 AM ET
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Today I finished ROMEO ROMEO by Robin Kaye I enjoyed it. Just what I was in the mood for. Yesterday I finished HOT MAIL by Janice Maynard which I thought was pretty good. Before that I read TASTING FEAR by Shannon McKenna ,I liked it but not as well as her other books, and BREAKING LOOSE by Tara Janzen I have to say I haven't been able to get into her more recent books like I did the books from the beginning of this series. One thing that bugged me about this book was that it had Creed and Christian as characters but nothing really about them. When I'm reading a series and characters from a previous book(s) make an appearance. I'd like a little update on them.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 12:14 AM ET
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Hi, everyone!  Haven't posted much recently (or been reading very much!)--I *did* just finish Amanda Quick's Ravished (based on Sherri and some others' recommendation!) and really enjoyed it!  I didn't realize until this how much I've been disliking the types of stories where hero and/or heroine goes off either making wild assumptions about the other *and* not speaking up about these or where s/he keeps some secret because s/he feels it would be too much for the other to take...  Well, this plot didn't have any of that, and it was just wonderful!!

Are any of her other books related?  Any others you'd suggest I read next?  Or ones you'd suggest avoiding?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 12:35 AM ET
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I'm so annoyed by Yorkshire, because I didn't really think it was all that great, but I'm still interested in seeing where the series goes. But they're all wishlisted, so I have to wait and then shell out credits for books I probably won't think are all that good. Oh how I miss inter-library loan!

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 5:16 AM ET
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:)Well, you'd think I had a maid... Over the weekend, finishing just a few minutes ago, I've read Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas, Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard, and Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens.

Now, I'm going to a do a little screening... my 12-yr-old is really getting into the mystery/thriller genre and I picked up the first 3 Maximum Ride books by James Patterson for her. My mom said she read Book 1, The Angel Experiment, and wouldn't recommend it for Lib. Soooo, I'm doing the mommy thing and reading it before I render a verdict. These are listed as books for Teens/Young Adults and Lib is 12 going on 40. Anyone else read this series? Any thoughts/opinions? Yeah, I know it's not the romance genre. But I don't know the people in other forums so I give the opinions I find here more weight.

Colleen

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 9:20 AM ET
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I dnf'd Virtually His.  It was good writing, but very technical and not what I was looking for.  Read about 180 pages and no romance even on the horizon.  So now I'm reading The Mail Order Brides by Bronwyn Williams.  So far its not too bad.  My first book by her.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:09 AM ET
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I haven't done any more reading..have some fiction and non -fiction from another library and mt tbr as well as the 1st library's stuff...guess I'll try reading tonight on night shift if we're not too busy. probably try to finish Pale Moon Rider but also taking one of the non-fiction books and another book or two that look interesting just in case.

I haven't read anything by Patterson but I'd think YA would be suitable..have you skimmed through the reviews on amazon? sometimes you'll getlucky there and someeone will say' too much bad language' or 'too much sex' etc. I know Carolceltic in CMT reads Patterson a lot and I think Mary here has mentioned some of his books.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:30 AM ET
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Colleen, how was Feel the Heat? I haven't picked that one up yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

I have a few chapters left of L.A. Banks' The Cursed, but I think I'm gonna have to give it up for a few days in order to get started on Pale Moon Rider. I was actually pretty bored with it, anyway. I think I just discovered my "max-out" point on paranormal series. I'll definitely finish....only have 2 books left.....but right now, a much-needed break!

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:44 AM ET
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I'm in a funk right now - I'm looking at my TBR pile and nothing is really calling to me. I finished Snow Bound by Larissa Ione (nothing great), and finished a couple of Harlequin Blaze that I had requested from the library (My Sexy Greek Summer by Marie Donovan and Just Trust Me by Jacquie D'Alessandro) - both OK. I have another book that I took out from the library (Perfect Together by Lisa Plumley) that sounds good, but I just don't think I'm in the mood for it - I may hold off reading it for a while. I think I need to go through my TBR pile and pick out a book that I know that I'll love - I'm in the mood for something that I can just sink into.  

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:49 AM ET
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Still on An Echo in the Bone- I'm in 600+ pages now, so I should have it finished this week.  I don't think I'm going to get to Pale Moon Rider in time- I read the first chapter, but just haven't had much time, and what reading time I have I've spent on AEITB.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 11:18 AM ET
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I have been getting frustrated lately.  I've actually had time to read, but I haven't been able to find a good book to read.  I've started some, but rejected most due to character/plot/situtation issues that either annoyed/irritated/bothered me. 

I did, however, pick up Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard and finally found a book that captured my interest.  I tried to read her once before and hated it.  This one seems to be more captivating.  I am only about a chapter or two into the book but I haven't felt the need to hurl it across the room saying "What a stupid load of crud that was!"  like I did with the last 3 books I started.  (I don't recommed Love is a 4 Legged Word!  The heroine lost brain cells with every turn of the page.)

I don't know.  Perhaps Cindy Gerard is hit and miss with me.  I will say that I am glad I gave her another try.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 1:45 PM ET
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but I haven't been able to find a good book to read.  I've started some, but rejected most due to character/plot/situtation issues that either annoyed/irritated/bothered me.

That has been my problem for the last several weeks.  I don't know if I'm burned out on reading or if I'm just being too picky.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:15 PM ET
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DIANA - Whisper No Lies can certainly stand on it's own, but it's actually Book 3 in Gerard's Black Ops, Inc. (BOI) series. The first book in the series, Show No Mercy has a hero that was introduced in the last book of her Bodyguards series (Into the Dark). Having read a few of Gerard's Silhouette Desire titles, IMO she does much better with romantic suspense and more pages in which to tell the story. See below for a complete list of the series titles. I promise, not a whimpy/whiny/wussy/TSTL heroine in the bunch!

GINA - Feel the Heat (BOI Book 4) took a while to get rolling. Chapter 1 should have been labeled Prologue and then Gerard takes 2-3 more chapters to set up the dangerous situation that throws h/h together in close confines where they have to have each other's backs. But once the action gets rolling, it's a page-turner. It's also a bit of role reversal in that the heroine is the one who is commitment-phobic and her epiphany moment is very believable. DO NOT PEEK at the last page! The heroine goes by her initials, B.J., and throughout the book Rafe tries to guess her name. It's more fun if you don't know...

The Bodyguards series:

  1. To the Edge (2005 - ISBN 9780312990916; 2007 - ISBN 9780312947309; 2007 - ISBN 9780312948566)
  2. To the Limit (2005 - ISBN 9780312990923; 2007 - ISBN 9780312948573)
  3. To the Brink (2006 - ISBN 9780312990930; 2007 - ISBN 9780312948580)
  4. Over the Line (2006 - ISBN 9780312980993; 2007 - ISBN 9780312948597)
  5. Under the Wire (2006 - ISBN 9780312981044)
  6. Into the Dark (2007 - ISBN 9780312981181; HC - 9780739482407)

Black Ops, Inc. series:

  1. Show No Mercy (2008 - ISBN 9781416566724; 2009 LP HC - ISBN 9781410413765)
  2. Take No Prisoners (2008 - ISBN 9781416566748; 2009 - LP HC - ISBN 9781410414076)
  3. Whisper No Lies (2009 - ISBN 9781416566755; 2009 - LP HC - ISBN 9781410414106)
  4. Feel the Heat (2009 - ISBN 9781439153604)
  5. Risk No Secrets (due out in May 2010) (2010 - ISBN 9781439153611)

Show No Mercy / Take No Prisoners Trade Size Anthology - ISBN 9781439165867

As for the Maximum Ride series I'm screening for the kid... I've read enough. I think she'll like it, but I'm not sure if she'll want to do the whole series. It's written in the 1st person POV, which I'll suffer through for a really good story, but would rather not. I think I'll encourage her to read at least this first book in the series to experience the POV (there aren't any abuse laws against that, are there?).

Colleen

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:49 PM ET
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I'm currently reading New Year's Kiss by Tielle St. Clare.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 3:11 PM ET
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SHERRI said, "I don't know if I'm burned out on reading or if I'm just being too picky."

The malaise must be contageous. Trying to decide what to read next... contemplated the School for Heiresses series (Sabrina Jeffries) I borrowed from my sis, but tossed it back on the TBR. Read the synopsis on Murphy's Law (Lori Foster), also borrowed from sis, but am not a huge fan of hers. I had picked up Ain't She Sweet? (Susan Elizabeth Phillips) at a thrift shop because I remembered a thread with several posts about it... but after rereading those posts, it sounds like too much angst for my mood today. Looked over a couple of paranormals on my TBR. Nah.

So maybe it's time to visit old friends and reread some of the books on my keeper shelf that I know I'll enjoy... ;)

Colleen

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 3:58 PM ET
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Book malaise does seem to be going around - perhaps we are passing it through our keyboards! I'm actually pretty engrossed by My Sunshine at this point, so perhaps I'm over the worst of it.  I wouldn't call it a great romance, but it's interesting.

It's funny Colleen, but everything you mentioned above is something I'm kind of "ehh" about -- all books I have read or might read in the right mood, but nothing I would choose for a time when I'm having trouble finding something I like!  Given those choices, I would go with your keeper shelf plan. ;-)

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 4:15 PM ET
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Well, I just finished Dead and Gone and it was - meh - ok but not great. I don't know if CH is just running out of ideas or I'm burnt out on the series. It just didn't seem like there was much going on, Sookie was stalked - again - and I won't say anymore to prevent spoilers.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:36 PM ET
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 I am reading With This Kiss by Victoria Lynne. I really like it so far, and now must seek out her other books. I also read Courtney Milan's story This Wicked Gift in the anthology The Heart of Christmas, and it was most impressive. The hero and heroine are both working class, and the heroine is young and exuberant while also being smart and practical. I think it's hard to write a heroine who is so optimistic and yet practical at the same time, but I think Milan did a really good job. I highly recommend it. It also introduces the hero in her upcoming book, and the dynamics of the two men in this story really whets your appetite to read his story. Milan is a new author that I will be looking out for in addition to Thomas, Duran, and Dare. I think I'm having a good reading streak so far. :D

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:45 PM ET
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I was finally able to stick with Pale Moon Rider and was hooked by around page 30 and was completely reeled in by page 60. By page 100 today, I was sneaking extra restroom breaks today at work and reading a few pages in the stall...lol. It has been a fantastic read and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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