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Subject: What are we reading? May 18-24
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:07 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:23 AM ET
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I have 2 books started that I'm about equally 'into'.. Scions: Resurrection by Patrice Michelle (1st in series, silhouette nocturne) and Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick. I may end up having to start a mystery or lighter/simpler story since I'm at work and we're sort of busy off and on. I was hoping the silhouette would be simple but it's looking like a 'deeper read'!

I think I'm gonna switch to light and funny 'cause it's hectic here..typed the first part a while back and hadn't even had time to hit enter before editing! found janet evanovich's 'naughty neighbor' and started reading it while chowing on a donut so think this is gonna be my easy brainless read for today!

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 11:38 AM ET
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I'm still on Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh.  Too tired last night to read much.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 11:59 AM ET
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Read Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare. My first book by this author. I thought it was really good. I found out it's 3rd in a series so now I need to find the first 2. Sophie is an investgative reporter who's trying to find a young mother, Megan, that she's been interviewing. Her search leads her to Megan's brother, Marc, a convicted killer and a man she knew for a night 12 years ago.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 12:31 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through 'Naughty Neighbor' and it's f unny..just silly funny feel good brainless read! Perfect for today since i've had WWAAAYY too many dunkin donuts..far more than I'm used to..and we're busy off and on. I can put this one down and pick it back up and keep going.

Sarah, is Killer Secrets pretty hot? I haven't read 'hidden agendas' or 'killer secrets' yet but 'dangerous games' was a doozy!

Jennifer, I haven't heard of that author..I hate it when I read a book then find out I missed part of the story in previous books! Happens to me a lot though!

Mendy -
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 1:25 PM ET
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I'm going to take a romance break read a cozy.... Dolled Up for Murder by Deb Baker.  :O)

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 2:07 PM ET
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let us know how it is Mendy! I like mysteries too and several others here read them as well(which is how my wishlist keeps growing!)

taking a break from 'naughty neighbor' to,um, actually do a little work LOL!

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 3:06 PM ET
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I'm in stressed-out-nothing-but-Presents mode. I'm reading Model of Deception by Margaret Pargeter, which is one of those Old Skool horrors that I really enjoy when I'm in the right mood.  You know, the kind that make you think "I can't believe I'm actually reading this!" while you're glued to the page. ;-)

I'm thinking something historical for the gym today, maybe another Lorraine Heath.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 4:29 PM ET
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Well I managed to finish 'Naughty Neighbor' by Janet Evanovich. I loved it! It was so funny/silly and easy/quick to read..easy to put down and pick up again. not too much drama/suspense that takes full attention. really good brainless read!

now to see if I can read something else since we're not quite as busy as we were earlier..hopefully...

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Yes, Killer Secrets is pretty hot.  I have Dangerous Games around here too, decided to read Killer Secrets first though because I really liked Ian and Kira from Hidden Agendas.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 5:33 PM ET
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Well I finished up Murphy's Law by Lori Foster.  Loved it!   If you've read it, I kind of thought the plot twist at the end was unnecessary, but it was still a good book overall.  Quinton was too sexy!

Now I'm reading The Protector by Gennita Low and so far its just as good as the last one I read by her!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 5:35 PM ET
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A friend got me Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, so I'm reading that. It's a YA novel but it's pretty good so far, and very short so I can't complain. :)

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 6:23 PM ET
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I finished up Pursuit/Elizabeth Jennings, a pretty good romantic suspense and also read Playing With Fire by Katie MacAlister--the first Silver Dragons book. It's a keeper for me--all of Katie Mac's dragon books are.  If you like Aisling, then you'll like this one; in fact, she is in it quite a bit.

I'm in the mood to read a historical next...not sure which one yet.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 8:54 PM ET
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Sherri - Glad to hear you're still enjoying Gennita Low!

Karen D from previous thread - I quite enjoyed Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  I have the book before that - Upon a Midnight Clear - in my TBR pile.  Of course, I'm still counting down to ACHERON!!!!

I finished an ARC by Nina Bangs called Eternal Pleasures this morning.  It's a new series by her about a Mayan prophecy that says the world will end  on 11/11/2012.  There's a battle between good and evil going on to make sure the human race survives.  There are 11 hot men (with special secrets and powers) who are the good guys.  In a way,. it reminds me of the Dark Hunters and maybe even JR Ward's Brotherhood.  There is a leader who keeps secrets and has awesome powers (and I'm sure his story will be the last).  I enjoyed the read - I enjoyed the introduction of some secondary characters who I just know will end up with their own books in this series.  I will definitely pick up book 2 whenever it comes out.

Susan (waving hi from sunny Monterey, CA - I'm at a work conference this week)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 6:17 AM ET
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Just finished Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks and Rebel's Lust by Arianna Hart. The Hart book was fun- it reminded me of the relationship between Princess Leia and Han Solo in the old Star Wars movies- only with sex. lol. The Banks books are always entertaining.;-) Have moved on to The Spymaster's Lady and am enjoying it alot.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 9:50 AM ET
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I'm still reading Killer Secrets. I love this one and don't want it to end. But I keep getting interrupted. Last week I said a friend gave me the entire Men of August series, so I set KS aside to read every one of them. I also said I thought after KS I would get away from Leigh for a bit. Hmmm well that same friend let me borrow Leigh's Moving Violations with Veronica Chadwick. I have it on my WL but I’m like 61 in line. So I thought I'd read the first chapter to see if I'd like it, well I read the whole thing. I'm keeping that one on my WL cause I want my own copy. Anyway I'm now back to Killer Secrets. Should be able to finish it today.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 10:33 AM ET
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I started Rhett Butler's People.  Gosh, there so many different characters, its hard to keep track.

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 10:45 AM ET
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I started "Dragonfly in Amber" by Gabaldon last week, but then got into a car wreck (no injuries, thank goodness) so I needed to switch to some fun reads. I read "Blame it on Cupid" and "Blame it on Paris" by Jennifer Greene which were both cute reads, IMO:)

Now I'm back to "Dragonfly in Amber", but even though I'm over 300 pages into it, I haven't gotten to that "can't put it down" point yet... I'll keep plugging away, though...but may end up reading another fun one in between:)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 4:03 PM ET
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I confess, I skimmed through a LOT of Dragonfy in Amber.

I finished A Compromised Lady by Elizabeth Rolls - good read, in a more traditional Regency style. I picked up a  few older Cathy Maxwell's at the UBS today, because I read one of her older books and really liked it, after having been very turned off by her more recent books. I guess it could go either way!

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 4:26 PM ET
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That makes me feel a little better, Willa:)

I started "In the Highlander's Bed" by Cathy Maxwell, the others in this series have been cute and that's what I need right now:)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 5:13 PM ET
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Still reading The Protector by Gennita Low - haven't had much reading time this week, but its really good.  I can't resist a Cajun hero. LOL

Those Nina Bangs books sound really good - have to check those out!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 5:50 PM ET
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I needed a historical so I'm reading More Than a Mistress by Mary Balogh--I'm trying to make some headway on my reading challenge! So far, so good; I like historical heroines who speak their minds! :)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 6:15 PM ET
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gosh Eileen..glad you're ok! I'm still reading that harlequin next book'christmas presence'..has 3 short stories in it. Started it yesterday at work because we were busy and it was easier to concentrate on something light and not too involved. so far it's really cute. the first story was rated PG.the 2nd the guy was a bit more, um, 'creative'.the 3rd is PG so far but just started it.

SoBe -
Date Posted: 5/19/2008 6:55 PM ET
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I just finished Sharon Sala's Out Of The Dark....I don't know what to say about it other than I didn't particularly like it, Honestly, I kept almost abandoning it...it took me about 2 days just to read the last 60 pages!  If I can get my thoughts together, I'm hoping I'll eventually be able to review it.

I just got a sort of grab bag of books in the mail today, and in it was Return to Oak Valley by Shirlee Busbee, who's another new author to me, so instead of reading something that's already in my TBR pile I'm reading  this one, and hoping I like it better :-)

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 7:34 PM ET
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Finished up Hidden Obsession (Blaze) by Joanne Rock, which is (I believe) the first of the "Perfect Timing" time-traveling series.  It was pretty good, and just the right length at 250 pages.  I can't believe they're going to keep cutting corners (literally) with our stories.

Starting up At Your Command (Blaze) by Julie Miller.  I don't care what it's about -- I think I'll just stare at the cover and call it good.

And for my commute book, I'm reading The Tainted Relic, the first book in The Medieval Murderers series.  So far, so good, but this is by far the most unwieldy paperback I've ever held.  It's close to the size and thickness of a hardcover!

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