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Subject: ~*~What are we reading 9/14-9/20~*~
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 2:10 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 2:13 PM ET
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I finished Witch Blood by Anya Bast this morning and I LOVED IT!!!!!  It's book 2 in her series and I enjoyed it way more than the first one Witch Fire.  Not that the first was bad, but I really loved the h/h in Witch Blood.  Thomas and Isabelle were great.  He's control.  She's chaos - and afraid to trust, to love because of her background.  Their attraction was immediate and the love scenes were hot - but their emotional journey was great as well.  I was pleasantly surprised that as controlled as Thomas was - he was open to the love possibility and didn't  really fight it.  The mystery story with the demon was intriguing as well and what they introduced in the end makes me anxious for the next book in the series.  This one is a keeper for me.

Now to decide what to read next...so many choices, so little time.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 2:33 PM ET
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I finished Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke and it was very good.  Now I'm going to start Kresley Cole's If You Deceive.

Sherri



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Date Posted: 9/14/2008 2:45 PM ET
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I just finished The Rebel and the Redcoat by Karyn Monk.  I feel like she left some of the story unfinished but, I also really enjoyed it.  I can't decide yet if it is a keeper for me or not.  I will have to think about it some more.  Any way, I can't decide what to read next.  I am trying to decide between Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor or The Charade by Laura Lee Guhrke (she is new to me)  or The Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley or maybe The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran....... or maybe............

 

Angie -
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 2:50 PM ET
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I read Rescue Me which was pretty good, and Midnight Run which was actually a little disappointing (I was expecting a little more steamy than that from Ellora's Cave) but it was still decent. This week I'm going to try to read Suddenly You by Kleypas.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 3:21 PM ET
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I'm reading Then You Hide by Roxanne St. Claire.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 3:26 PM ET
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Oh Sherri's post just reminded me that I have Kresley Cole's If You Dare in my TBR to start!  I think I'll start that next.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 3:55 PM ET
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I started The Ground She Walks Upon by Megan McKinney. The premise is kind of creepy, but the hero is aware of the creepiness, which makes it a little more palatable.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 4:29 PM ET
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I'm reading Moonlight Lovers and older anthology with a story from Mary Balogh and 4 other authors. I'm enjoying it -- I think I od'd on too much Lora Leigh - its nice to read some simple romantic stories -- Her story was pretty cool, especially from her - slightly paranormal with past and present at the same time. They are all paranormal - others by Maura Seeger and Jo Beverly which I didn't get to yet.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 4:45 PM ET
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I just finished up with LIVE AND YEARN by Kelley St. John.  It is/was a September 2008 Harlequin BLAZE.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 5:35 PM ET
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Diary of a Mad Bride,       If You Could See What I See,   Adventures of a Psychic..., by Sylvia Browne,  Astrology Through a Psychic's Eyes by, Sylvia Browne,    Brain Droppings by, George Carlin,  A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation, 

  Ghost Stalker: A Psychic Medium Visits America's Most Haunted Sites :: Michelle Whitedove
ISBN-13: 9780971490833 - ISBN-10: 097149083X

Heaven and Earth : Making the Psychic Connection :: James Van Praagh
ISBN-13: 9780743227261 - ISBN-10: 0743227263
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and the first Stephanie Plum .... "One for the Money" or something like that. 

There are about 4 more that I'm reading but don't want to dig them out and type it! hehe

When these are all done, I'll start my first Romance novel (first one since reading them as a teenager, that is).

 

ETA:  edited to add ... Mommie Dearest, and Ron White's "I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability".



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Date Posted: 9/14/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I'm just starting a Desire called The Texan's Honor Bound Promise by Peggy Moreland, I'm trying to get some of these short quick reads read in my TBR, if anything it makes the number just a little lower lol. 

I've read a few others by her and they aren't bad, go pretty quick.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:12 PM ET
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just finished Lisa Valdez' Passion - wow. wow!

just started Jo Goodman's The Price of Desire (p27 to be exact) - I'm a big Jo Goodman fan (mostly - there are some that I don't like as much...)

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:16 PM ET
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I loved Live & Yearn!  Finished that up last week while on vacation.  I'm just sorry to see that series end.

I'm reading Secrets Volume 10, a collection of 4 shorter erotic stories.  Pretty steamy!

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:19 PM ET
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Susan, can that 2nd book be read by itself or does the first one need to be read?

Sherri, I read some of Janette Oke's books and they just upset me too much when she started killing off people :-( she did it in the Canadian ones and I read the first 2 in the Love comes softly series and too much heartache LOL though I should get through them now that I've matured a bit in what I can handle..though the movies upset me enough..my mom loves the  movies and decided I needed them for Christmas either last year or the year before...brother!

Dawn, how was Diary of a Mad Bride? I think I have that in Mt TBR.

STILL trying to get through 'old boyfriends'..ended up spending the weekend finishing those quilts I had started..now just 1 more to go when I get back home. it's a really good book but just been too busy and tired to read and I brougth TONS of books up here with me!

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:22 PM ET
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Susanna - I think you can read it and understand it without the first one.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:51 PM ET
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Susanna, I'm still reading DOAMB... looks like a good one so far tho!  :)

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:54 PM ET
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Reading Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown. It's a short read, 250 pages or so, but I like it so far. It has the man instantly attracted to and persuing the reluctant woman, and I like that theme. I'm pleased that it's pretty spicy. Sandra Brown's books can go either way, but when she does spicy she does it right :P

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 9:38 PM ET
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Susanna - I thought the movies were better than the books.  Weird huh?

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 10:16 PM ET
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The movies were good I just wanted HEAs for everyone and not so much heartache darn it!

I'm still calling around trying to find out if it's ok fo rme to return home but from the sound of it Houston is still in  pretty bad shape and gas is very hard to come by and water has to be boiled, etc. just don't know...my workplace is still struggling to get back up and running..and I can't reach my boss's voice mail and odn't know his home number..he told us before we left to check the information line but it's not being updated and no one answeres the direct line they provided..figures....but I figure without knowing I have electricity at home they can kiss my butt at going back down there in that uncertain mess...think in the morning I'll call the police in my area (non ermergency n umber of course) and see if htey can tell if the electricity is back on ,etc.

I think I need to read some tonight to unwind..tempted to get a historical out of the car or some erotica to really seriously de-stress...sigh...but will probably finish up 'old boyfriends' since I'm already halfway or more done with it and want to finish it!

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 10:58 PM ET
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i finished up Hot Spell by Lora Leigh, Emma Holly, Shiloh Walker, Meljean Brook a couple of nights ago.  the Emma Holly story was ok, set in her Yama universe.  the Lora Leigh story The Breed Next Door was cute.  the Meljean Brook story shows us how Colin got turned into a vampire, but is mainly about his sister and friend.  that one was 100 pages long.  i like her stories, but i just wish they were a little shorter sometimes.  (and after reading the first novel from her, i took the others off my WL simply because the payoff in the story didn't feel like it was worth the time it took to read the long book - and the rest looked even longer.)  the Shiloh Walker was an ok story of a shifter Wolfclan king and his surprise mate.  i think after i read the last book of hers i have i'll skip getting any more.

last night i read Velvet Glove by Emma Holly, which was definitely more erotica and less romance.  i didn't feel any emotional connection to or between any of the characters, but there were some darn hot sex scenes.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 11:04 PM ET
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Bummer, Susanna.  Sorry to hear you're stuck away from home, but I'm with your assessment - I'd stay put until I knew exactly what I was going back to.  We got hit hard here in Louisville today by high winds when the remains of Ike blew through the Ohio Valley.  Winds were clocked steadily at around 75 mph.  I looked outside at one point and it looked like we were in the middle of a tornado.  The entire city looks like a war zone, and power is out over 60% of the city and outlying areas.  Schools are closed everywhere tomorrow, and my kids are rejoicing, of course.  Nincompoops...  You can't even buy gas, and nothing - I mean nothing (stores & businesses) is open.  I only hope it's better tomorrow.  Thankfully we have power, cable & internet, but it's spotty all around us.  There are downed trees and power lines everywhere, & traffic & street lights are out all around my neighborhood.  It's spooky looking out there.  My front yard looks like an obstacle course:P

Anyhoo, I'm reading Taming Rafe by Suzanne Enoch right now, and it's pretty good.  Not stupendous or anything, but a pretty decent book so far.

 



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Date Posted: 9/15/2008 12:46 AM ET
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Finally finished Tanner's Scheme. It was pretty good, but the kinky sex kind of got in the way of the romance, for me. Shannon McKenna seems to be about my upper limit for kinky sex. ;-)

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 2:17 AM ET
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I started The Governess Wears Scarlet by Sari Robins. I've never read the author before, but I love the premise of the hero being a masked crimefighter by night- kind of like a Regency Batman. :) The heroine being a governess by day and going undercover as a widow by night to find her missing brother is also cool. So far it's moving very quickly and I'm enjoying it a lot.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:30 AM ET
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I swore I would never read YA but since everyone in my games has been raving about the Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series, I decided to give it a try.  I picked it up at Walmart this morning for $7.87 so even if I don't like it, I didn't pay much for it.  So here's to liking it!!

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