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Subject: What are we reading? May 25-May 31
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:22 AM ET
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I am still reading Parallel Attractions by Dierdre Knight.  She definitely did something unique with the story but I still don't know yet if I like it and want to continue.  But it could be because I just got off a red-eye flight and I'm pooped.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 10:56 AM ET
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Hi! This has been a shopping with friend/visiting/sewing like crazy weekend for me and too pooped to read when I get home! tomorrow night I go on night shift which is usually good for reading but can't remember what I was reading LOL! oh, that mystery that's moving sorta slow - hot stuff I think it's called. I might start that book by Pineiro that starts the 'calls' series she's continuing into nocturne - 2 or so were in intimate moments line but they sound good FBI woman meets vampire or somethng like that..the others are on their way from someone on PBS but she didnt' have the 1st book so found it on ebay..also have those 2 anne stuart 'ice' books and the dara joy book - the 2nd one -think 'high intensity'..can't keep the titles straight but I read the 1st one a while back and now have this one. Also have some other silhouette nocturne books I wanna read - the Scions series..think I have 2 in that one. not to mention all the blazes/erotica  but the Blazes are 'iffy' on if they can be read at work!  erotica no way! I read some of lucy monroe's at work but they had good stories so I could go back later and read more 'detailed' info when I got home!

guess it's gonna depend on how busy we are at work monday/tuesday nights and my mood then so that's why I usually have a bag of books with me all the time out in the car!

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 12:19 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of Passion for the Game by Sylvia Day.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 12:37 PM ET
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i started The Lure of the Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles last night.  it's the second in the Shadowmen series.  the first one was just ok - all the world-building was a little tedious.  since this one picks up immediately where the last one left off, it looks like we're going to just focus on the story here so i'm hoping this one will be better.

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Date Posted: 5/25/2008 12:49 PM ET
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I am reading book 3 of the T-FLACK by Cherry Adair.  So far so good!

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 12:54 PM ET
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I'm reading Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase and am thoroughly enjoying it. It's making me laugh quite a bit although there are some undertones to it that break my heart.

 

 

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:12 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Guns Will Keep Us Together (Greatest Hits, Bk 2) Author: Leslie Langtry and it's different because it's written from the POV of the man:) The book seems somewhat disorganized and even though it's supposed to be romance, it doesn't concentrate too much on the relationship. It's still a fun read so far, though:)

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:18 PM ET
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Barbara - I just finished reading Lord of Scoundrels last weekend and absolutely loved it!  And you're quite right about the heartbreaking undertones.  Now I need to get more of her books.  I'm bummed - my mail was on hold this week while I was traveling and I have to wait until TUESDAY to get my new PBS books (one of which is the second Kresley Cole Immortals series!).

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 1:44 PM ET
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I finished Port of Paradise and I found it boring. I'm going to start Dragon's Fire by Tielle St Clare.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 4:58 PM ET
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I'm reading the wonderful Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath. 

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:05 PM ET
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I'm still reading Darkest Night by Gena Showalter and WOW is it good!  Definitely recommend this new series!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Yay for both Lord of Scoundrels and Texas Destiny! I consider both of them gold standards of the genre. I am currently reading The Bachelor List by Jane Feather. It's been a long time since I've read her, and the quality has decreased I'm afraid. What happened to the intensity and accuracy of stories like Vice? Or even her Brides series, which at least provided unusual historical detail during Cromwell's time. Anachronisms, idiomatic language, unrealistic plot decisions (all the sisters are unmarried but chose lovers to whom they lost their virginity) abound in The Bachelor List, in what is clearly a Victorian/Edwardian setting (but is never formally established) all combine to make me groan aloud. But it's quite the contradiction in that it is a relatively quick and quasi-enjoyable read if you can get past the fact that it is supposed to be a historical. And I'll probably have to finish the series since I think I have them all. What is with me and disappointing series lately? Anyone else disappointed in this series and/or Karen Hawkins' Scotland books?

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I am currently reading The Bachelor List by Jane Feather. It's been a long time since I've read her, and the quality has decreased I'm afraid. What happened to the intensity and accuracy of stories like Vice?

The first and only book by Jane Feather I tried to read was The Bachelor List... maybe I should've tried something older? I didn't even finish that one...

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 9:25 PM ET
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Finished Katie MacAlister's Playing with Fire.  Very good book- it deals with the silver dragon sept and Gabriel.  Aisling and Drake and Jim (demon dog) played a nice role.  I think she did a good job with backstory just in case people weren't familar with the Aisling books.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 10:17 PM ET
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I read Lord of Scoundrels a few months back and really loved it. I just picked Miss Wonderful off of my tbr pile earlier this evening and love the hero already although I'm only 17 pages in. Chase knows how to write a vulnerable yet likable guy. I think I'm going to enjoy this one.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 10:45 PM ET
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Yipee!  I finally finished Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh.  Took me over a week because I never got much time to sit and read.  I don't think I enjoyed it as much as Hidden Agendas.

I decided to go for something easier and shorter for my next book, Fire In The Blood by Kelley St. John, a Blaze.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:09 PM ET
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Eileen, I think you could try out another Feather, but I think she is a very inconsistent writer. You could also probably get by without ever reading another, since there is so much other, and probably better stuff out there. But I did enjoy some of her older books that start with the letter V. It's been years though, so I can't give any specific titles. Also, as mentioned, I enjoyed her Brides series, but I think they are just passable. At least in her older books, there was more background and historical context. I feel like in The Bachelor List, you can nail down the setting, but it is from outside knowledge, not from any significant effort on the author's part.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:58 PM ET
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Rose- Alistiar in "Miss Wonderful" is my favorite romance hero EVER, I loved the book but he just pushed it over into being in my top 3 and one I think back to a lot. :)

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 3:44 AM ET
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I had started reading Scions: Resurrection by Patrice Michelle months ago then put it back on the shelf, even though I thought it was really good (wrong book at the wrong time, I guess?) I decided to pick it back up and finish it, since I have the 2nd one on my TBR pile!

"Wyndham" is incredibly good so far, I think fans of Quinn who were dissapointed by MIranda Cheever will really enjoy this one.



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Date Posted: 5/26/2008 3:50 AM ET
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I just finished both Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole and Petals in the Storm by Mary Jo Putney today.  (I had set aside Petals mid-book to get my latest IAD addiction.)  I'm really loving both series.   While I wait for Lucien's story to arrive in my mailbox, I'm going to read His Wicked Ways by Samantha James. 

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 6:23 AM ET
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Stephanie, that's good to hear! Too many times a character starts out so promising and then disappoints.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 9:47 AM ET
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I picked up Secrets of Surrender by Madeline Hunter at the grocery store yesterday.  So far, so good but it's making me realize I really want to get to the elder brother's story (which I hope comes soon!)

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Date Posted: 5/26/2008 10:40 AM ET
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Hey Susan, I am gald to here it was a good book.  I can not wait to read it.  Last week I read the first two, now I just have to wait for it to come up.  I might have to break down and buy it though. :)  I am taking a box to the UBS today to trade in.  My shelf is to big to move and that was I will have some credit for WL books.  The USB I go to has lots of paranormal and others types that go fast here.

Last night I read Hide and Seek by Cherry Adair.  It was #3 of the T-FLAC series and I enjoyed it but not as much as number 2.  Now I am going to read The Warrior by Kinley MacGregor.  I know it will be good.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 10:42 AM ET
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Susan, It comes out in Jan 2009.  I can't wait for his story either.

The Sins of Lord Easterbrook

ISBN # 0440243963

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 11:20 AM ET
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I just finished Guns Will Keep Us Together (Greatest Hits, Bk 2) by Leslie Langtry and I thought it was pretty good, deginitely more of a mystery than a romance, for sure. I ended up putting the other two books in the series on my WL, I'm just going to have to read them now:)

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