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Subject: What are we reading? 8/10- - 8/16
Date Posted: 8/10/2008 9:12 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 9:17 AM ET
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Well, it's a brand new week and time for  more temptation..thanks to last week's thread I've requested 2 books from Mary and ordered a bunch of  Beth Ciotta books (thanks to Fedora  I think it was!) and seems like I've added a few to my wishlist as well. I swear between this thread and the 'guess the book' I'm not holding very well to my 'no buy til I read TBR' semi-promise! :-)

I finished 'A Thief in a Kilt' by Sandy Blair last night. It was good but she uses the same names and I was really mad when I thought someone killed was someone from another book :-( really shook me a bit! These were cute, sexy reads though I think I liked 'a man ina kilt' the best for the storyline and the guy in 'A rogue in a kilt'..I liked Ian in this one though I liked his brief appeance/personality in the rogue story too. He was more serious in this one I think. the back of the book said this was her 4th highlander book but It hought itwas the 3rd inthe series so maybe she wrote one that stands alone? guess I'll have to check. I was looking at ubs and that's where I accidentally discovered 'annette blair' with her rogue books! now looking for the 2nd in THAT series and of course it's wishlisted..I thought they were good but not 'that' great but apparently she's come out with a 'witch' series so I guess that makes all her stuff popular now...figures!

Thinking I'll start 'satisfaction' by marianne stillings and see if I can get into that..otherwise I have others lined up!

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 10:32 AM ET
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I just finished Nauti Dreams and it was really good. It's my favorite of the three so far. I thought the first one was OK and I didn't like the second one. I need a break from romance, so I'm going to start Every Breath You Take by Ann Rule.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 12:04 PM ET
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Finished Patricia Briggs' newest book, Cry Wolf and I enjoyed it. Now I'm starting on The Wedding by Julie Garwood. I have about 5 of her books in my TBR but have yet to read anything by her. I don't know why I waited so long, I am 3 chapters in and  suprised to find myself laughing so much. The writing has already sucked me in - I can tell it's going to be one of those days where I'm cooking dinner and doing housework with a book in my hand. Well, back to reading!

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Date Posted: 8/10/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I found a new -- to me -- author, Linda Needham  (I'm sure from one of you).  I'm reading her The Wedding Night and thoroughly enjoying it.  Like her writing, her characters are well drawn, and the plot of this book is serious and fun.  I'll want to find more of her books.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 12:37 PM ET
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I read Brazen by Carly Phillips yesterday.  Now I'm on to an older Blaze, Call Me Wicked by Jamie Sobrato.  Sequel to another Blaze I read a while back.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 1:07 PM ET
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I'm enjoying 'satisfaction' by marianne stillings! not too far into it but far enough that I'm liking it and also far enough to realize I'm once again out of order I think..but at least this guy was in the other book I read so it's in order in relation to that one!

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 1:45 PM ET
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I just read Nameless by Debra Webb--good romantic suspense, waiting for the next one by her--Faceless.

I'm now reading Dead Giveaway by Leann Sweeney and A Notorious Proposition by Adele Ashworth. Liking both so far.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 2:26 PM ET
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I started Wild Jinx by Sandra Hill Friday night.  I'm almost done with it because it's really good!  Next up I am going to continue to read Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. 

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 2:31 PM ET
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I have the Jinx books in my TBR along with a bunch of other stuff by  Hill..I read too slow!

still reaidng 'satisfaction' and surging the net.

any of ya'll read/heard of these erotica books? I know this one was mentioned on here a while back but can't remember who was talking about it - The Completeness of Celia Flynn - author is a longish kinda name I've never heard of. Samantha Kane and Sarah mcCarty? McCarty's Promise series is pretty pricey so was wondering if they're worth buying?

ETA well crap! read more in 'satisfaction' and turns out I'm out of order  yet again..same last name but different first name and the 'right' one is married in this one so that meansI'm out of order again dammit!

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Date Posted: 8/10/2008 3:45 PM ET
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I will finish Highlander Unbound today and will try to start the next in the series.  The reviews are good on it, so hopefully I will like it better.

Yesterday when I was at Walden books picking up Twilight Fall (which I ordered online with a coupon) I noticed some discount books on a cart and found 2 smut books for $3.99 each! Of course I had to get them. (There were others but I'd already red them). Then the kids were at the play area so I pulled out Red Hot Reunion and started it....definitely a HOT beginning. I have too many smut books going on at one time.  Guess I had better make another trade size cover :)




Date Posted: 8/10/2008 4:46 PM ET
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Sarah - The Wedding is on my keeper shelf!  You also need to get Ransom, as its a follow up and also on my keeper shelf! 

I'm also still reading My Sergei and it is so good, and very interesting too, reading about life in the Soviet Union.  The love story between them is incredible.

I also started Kiss of Fury and wowee!  Its even better than the first book!  I was reading it at work last night and had to keep putting it down because I was having hot flashes. LOL


Date Posted: 8/10/2008 4:54 PM ET
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Broke down and bought Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh. Story of Callan and Merinus the first of the breed books. It was interesting to see the series starting out. I think she's definitely gotten better with plot development with the later books. Someone wrote on another thread a few days/week? back that it would be tough to read all in a row at once and I have to agree -- think I'm going to hunt through my stacks for a nice light predictable book.

Sherri, Have My Sergei on my keeper shelf - always liked them when they were skating and it was so tragic. She's married to another skater now - Ilia Kulik.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2008 7:53 PM ET
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I've just started Joann Ross "Freefall", which I'm hoping to finish tonight. I'm also going to try to read Debbie Macomber "Someday Soon" on my plane ride home tomorrow. I love extra book reading time on summer vacation! :)

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 9:11 PM ET
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I started Duke of Shadows by Duran this afternoon and it is very good.  I am liking the depth of the characters since I just finished anthologies, Rescue Me and Texas Bad Boys.

Sarah, I have to say I envy you starting to read Garwood's books.  Loved them! especially the Highlander books.  The Secret and Ransom were my favs although I would give all the Highlander books high marks.  My husband would ask me what the heck I was laughing about at 2:00 in the morning!

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 10:34 PM ET
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Finishing up No Ordinary Man by Suzanne Brockmann. Not her best, though I appeciate how she provided a *lot* of suspects. It's so annoying when there's only two possible mystery suspects and one is the hero.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 2:51 AM ET
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I read Duke of Scandal by Adele Ashworth and really liked it!  The end had me smiling.  I also read England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch and liked it as well!  Makes me tempted to read the first 2 lessons in love books by her.  I also finished My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne and enjoyed it as well.  It made me want to go back and read her first book because there are some of the same characters (which doesn't inhibit enjoyment of the book it just makes me curious).  Now I just have Delicious to finish by Sherry Thomas.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 3:34 AM ET
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I also started Kiss of Fury and wowee!  Its even better than the first book!

Sherri, that's good to hear!  i've got the first book on my TBR - but maybe it needs to get moved up.  :)


earlier today, i finished Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light (Jennifer Scales, Bk 2) by MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi.  better than the first.

next up is Mysteria by Gena Showalter, P. C. Cast, MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, and i've fnished the first story.  this is the Susan Grant story, which was cute.  i think that's my first story from her, and i've got one of her books here to try later this month.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 5:00 AM ET
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I'm discovering Jo Goodman for the first time.  I can't believe her works have eluded me all these years I've been reading romance! :) I just finished If His Kiss is Wicked and I've read most of the Compass Club books. 

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 8:27 AM ET
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I stayed up last night and finished 'satisfaction'b y marianne stillings..it was pretty good!

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 10:08 AM ET
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I'm reading Erotic Interludes by Cheyenne McCray in print and Dangerous Boys and their Toy by Shayla Black in e-book.

I normally don't mind bondage stories but the second story in Interludes is getting to me some. Being treated like a pet just doesn't do it for me. Hopefully it comes full circle and makes sense in the end. I normally really like McCray.

Dangerous Boys isn't for the faint at heart when it comes to sex scenes. lol It's a menage all the way but that was why I bought it. ;)

Susanna..... I have the Celia Flynn in my tbr but I haven't heard anything about it. I was able to borrow a couple of the McCarty's books from a friend of mine which was really nice but haven't read them yet either although my friends have all said they were great and the Goodreads girls all gave them good reviews. Hope that helps.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 10:48 AM ET
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Khanh, I recently found Jo Goodman too and ordered as many of  her books as I could.  I'm reading Rogue's Mistress right now.  Have no idea where the title came from, but I'm of course enjoying it!

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 1:49 PM ET
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I'm reading my first Ellora's Cave book, Magnolia Summer by Jaci Burton. So far I'm really enjoying it :) Before I start my next paranormal I'm reading another short story from the Hotter Than Hell anthology, Curse of the Dragon's Tears by Heidi Betts.

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Date Posted: 8/11/2008 2:10 PM ET
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I just started His Every Kiss by Gurhke. I haven't gone far but I'm liking the premise. Something that surprises me is that the heroine seems to be fed up with the temperament of artistic genius - she has her reasons though. Funny that she doesn't understand that's part of whatever makes them artists!A happy, emotially balanced artist is the exception that proves the rule which tells you that whatever is going on with their emotions have something do with their artistic genius.

But I haven't read far enough to see if she'll get this.

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Date Posted: 8/11/2008 2:44 PM ET
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Halfway through The Rake's Revenge, a Harlequin Historical. It's okay. I think I'm in the mood for some Julia Ross next, I hve to figure out what order to read them in.