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Subject: What are we reading? May 3 - May 10
Date Posted: 5/4/2008 10:20 AM ET
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I could not finish Giving Chase. I just didn't care what was going on. I'm going to give Dane one last chance (I've read a couple of others by her and didn't really like them) and read Triad. If I don't like it, I won't read her anymore. And she's such a popular author too.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 10:48 AM ET
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Still working on Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh.  My first book by her and, wowza, it's a steamy one.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 11:22 AM ET
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I finished The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt.  I really enjoyed. 

Next up is The Leopard Prince.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 11:24 AM ET
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Just finished  OUTLANDER,  read it in 2 days. Sherron B. , you should have warned us to pace ourselves. I'm exhausted. I couldn't  put it down. I loved it, but  I can't read the next book for a while. I may not be able to read anything for a while. If I do, it will have to be light and airy and short.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Brenda, I know exactly what you mean.

Reading I Thirst for You by Susan SIzemore, finishing up Purity in Death at the gym today.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 12:51 PM ET
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Yep, Brenda I know how you feel... I read Outlander back in January, and I haven't been able to bring myself to read the next one. I plan to, because I LOVED Outlander, but it was exhausting to read, especially since it was so good that I didn't want to out it down.

I'm still reading The Secret Life of Bryan by Lori Foster. It took me a bit to get into it, but it seems to be flowing smoothly now.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 1:26 PM ET
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Brenda, LOL... I loved Outlander.  I read the first four books without breaking.  I couldn't control myself.  The kids were lucky to get a bowl of cereal.   LOL 

I am reading Sweet Release by Pamela Clare.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 2:01 PM ET
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i am STILL reading "the lord of fading lands"  by cl wilson.  it is really a neat story, but with all the stress in my life right now i have been reading it for over 2 weeks, which is highly unlike me!

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 3:12 PM ET
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Susan, I will try Gennita Low.

I finished Lady Fortune and I really enjoyed it. I think it's been years since I read a medieval besides some Julie Garwood rereads.

I also read Some Like It Wicked by Deborah Raleigh. It's got the usual notorious rake meets bluestocking (businesswoman in this case), but it was still a page-turner for me. I am not sure what's up next. I have gotten so many books through deals recently that I am a little overwhelmed.

I still haven't taken the Outlander plunge. I have maybe 3 of the books but it is just so intimidating and I'm not sure I like the idea of my life fading away as I get sucked into the saga. Maybe this summer....

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 4:51 PM ET
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Grace - here is a link to Gennita Low's book list.

http://www.gennita-low.com/books.html

There are overlapping characters.  The Hunter is probably my fav and then Facing Fear and Into Danger.

Melissa - I'm willing to take that Lauren Dane off your hand.  I've only read one of her books (Witches Knit: Thrice United) and enjoyed it and was wanting to tackle those Chase books next.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 4:58 PM ET
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Still on Nauti Nights.  I am finding the hero in this one very nearly as annoying as Rowdy was in Nauti Boy.  Almost, but not quite.  Honestly I don't know what bothers me more, the heros or the heroines in these books.  I'm determined to finish this today, so I can start on Tall Dark Cowboy- yeehaw!

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 6:04 PM ET
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OK for all you who haven't read book 2 of the Outlander series...word of warning!  Be prepared to hole up in a room somewhere and have tissues on hand - I kid you not...that was the first book I ever read that made me boo-hoo.  Not just cry, but slobbering ugly boo hoo!  LOL

I'm still reading The Hunter by Gennita Low and its really good!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 6:11 PM ET
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Read Pursuit by Elizabeth Jennings. It was good. The "bad guys" were definitely dark and twisted. If you are a cat lover there is a scene you'll want to skip over. I wish the author had spent a little less time on what was going on with the "bad guys" and devoted a few more pages to the ending.

Also read Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy by HelenKay Dimon. This book wasn't as steamy as I expected. I enjoyed the story and the bantering between the characters.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 6:54 PM ET
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I started and am struggling with McKettrick's Heart.  It's just not making sense to me.  The way characters are relating isn't realistic or imaginable to me, and there's not enough development of any of the relationships.  I really want to like this book, but am not getting it.  There' also something that makes absolutely no sense to me, and if anyone else has read it, I'd like to run it by you.

Karen

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:09 PM ET
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Susan - I'd post it to you, but I'm probably going to put in back in the Erotic Virtual Box.

I finished Triad and I'm done with Dane. It was boring and I could give two figs about what happened to any of the characters. I'm going to read Purity in Death next.



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Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:51 PM ET
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OK for all you who haven't read book 2 of the Outlander series...word of warning!  Be prepared to hole up in a room somewhere and have tissues on hand - I kid you not...that was the first book I ever read that made me boo-hoo.  Not just cry, but slobbering ugly boo hoo!  LOL

Sherri, you shouldn't have told me that...now I am going to HAVE to get them read by June 10th! The kids get out of school then, permanently...I'll be homeschooling them next year so I'll never have peace and quiet to cry again:)

I finished The Secret Life of Bryan and once I got into it, it was very good. I have a cozy mystery that my MIL brought over...can't remember the name right now, but I'll probably read that, and then When Bruce Met Cyn... by Lori Foster.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:57 PM ET
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I'm reading A Lady's Secret by Jo Beverley.  It's quite enjoyable so far - the banter is good as are the H/H.  I almost missed church this morning because I didn't want to put it down.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 8:30 PM ET
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Sherri, have you ckecked Gennita Low's website?  She gives you pictures of her numbered agents in some of her books under Virtually His.  All I can say is YUM.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 9:48 PM ET
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I finally finished Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna.  It was really good. But be forwarned-it's a hard read.  There's some child abuse in the book and the hero can be hard to like-like most of her heroes.  He's ultra-alpha and a bit of a jerk.  But it's a really good book.  Plan a light hearted book to read after.

So on that recommendation: I started Strike Zone by Kate Angell today.  I needed something fluffy after reading Extreme.  I'm not far enough in to form an opinion but it's good so far.  I loved the locker room scene in the beginning.

Before she'd found a hiding place she'd wobbled around and got an eyefull

broad shoulders

bare chests

six-packs

tattoos

athletic supporters

and penises. So many penises.

I had tears in my eyes. Classic. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 1:54 AM ET
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well I finished 'Prime Time' by Hank Philipa Ryan,a harlequin Next title before sleeping yesterday (Sunday). It was a good mystery..much more mystery than romance. Wanna read the sequel, Face Time I think is the title..might take it to jury duty with me..of course I'm wide awake after a 2 hour nap..sigh...

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 5:19 AM ET
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Just started The Spymaster's Lady and am liking it so far.

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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 8:48 AM ET
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I finished up Master of the Moon and now I am readuing Master of Wolves both are by Angela Knight.  Not sure what I will read next.  I have Master of Dragons  and may finish it up and than move on.  I have really liked tham and plan to read the others when I can.  I just have not pushed myself to get them all.  I enjoy them but I do not want my TBR to get so big that I have to cry again. :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:50 AM ET
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I cry when I see my TBR. But mostly tears of joy.

I started Once a Gentleman by Candice Hern but I think I am going to switch to something else. I am obviously jumping into a series and there is some back story I am missing. So until I track down the others, it will have to wait. Not to worry, since I have a huge TBR.

 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:48 AM ET
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I'm reading books by Gina Wilkins and Susan Mallery.  All have been good.  I tend to like the smaller books (page wise) as then I can read more books.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 5:16 PM ET
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Eileen all I can say is that its worth it - even if you have to go and buy it.  ;-)

Brenda - I haven't but after finishing The Hunter today I am going to!  OMG it was sooooo good!  I'm really having a hard time deciding if its keeper material or not!  I loved that the hero was very alpha but didn't act all caveman - he still had a brain in his head and respected her abilities.  And she was strong but not overbearing with it.  And the sex was off the charts!  Whew! 

Sherri

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