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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 6:08 AM ET
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New thread for the new week!

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 6:10 AM ET
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I finished The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman.  I liked it.  I'm trying to decide if it's something I would keep though - would  I really read it again.  The backstory of the heroine was very interesting and sad and I enjoyed how the hero drew her out.  I started reading Witch Fire by Anya Bast and so far it's keeping be interested!

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 9:56 AM ET
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I just finished The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy.  I loved it!  It was a very funny and fast moving paranormal romance about werewolves. 

I am starting How to Abduct a Highland Lord by Karen Hawkins next.  This is not the kind of book I normally read, but it sounds interesting, so we shall see how it goes.  I'm about 50 pages into it so far and I like it. 

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I finished 'Promises Linger' by Sarah McCarty last night(ellora's cave) hoo boy it was HOT! and a good story with it. I loved the alpha dude Asa..I dont usually read westerns (I think the harlequin historicals by Stacey Kayne and Carol Finch are the exceptions) but this was a good book. I decided to jump on the ebook wagon(sigh)so will get the other 2 on ebook probably. now I wish I hadn't gotten all these paper copies of other books/authors..grrr..oh well. I'm seriously thinking of posting some I know aren't my cup of tea but I k now there will likely be more and I'd rather do them all at once since I hate post office lines. or maybe catch an erotica swap again..don't know.

also reading a really cute/funny/silly book by Karen Kendall - I've Got You, Babe..kept picking it up and toting it around in my 'portable TBR pile'! and started reading it yesterday when my other book was in the work area and I was in the break area. It's pretty good! easy light read and you read the character's 'thoughts' and they're cute! I'll probably finish this one today then pick something else to start. I just carry around a bunch of stuff in the car and grab whatever I'm in the mood for.

ETA: ok accidental werewolf is gonna hav eto move up the TBR pile..I got it after Sherrri I think it was posted about how good it was! got lucky and found a used copy somewhre or other.



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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:54 AM ET
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Loved The Accidental Werewolf!   I'm not reading anything at the moment - going off for a weeks training for work.  But I am taking some books with me in the hopes I can snatch some time in the evenings to read!  Not sure if I'll have wi-fi access or not, so I'll see ya'll around.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:58 AM ET
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have fun Sherri! hope you get lots of time to read! and can find wifi somewhere to check in and post! I'm still reading'I've Got You, Babe' and enjoying it considering I ate too many of those chocolate colored pretzels and am halfhanging off the ceiling..sigh..not sure what I'll start after ths one..either something else funny or maybe something serious to calm me down..hmm...too many decisions! even debating historical..

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 12:55 PM ET
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I just finished Brazen by Maya Banks, finally, and I really enjoyed it.  I've always enjoyed reading Banks.  I also finished Raine by Elizabeth Amber, thought it was good, definitly on the weirder side, but I still liked it.  I am going through my TBR trying to decide what to read next.  Can't decide between historical or paranormal today.  To grumpy to read erotica :(

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:17 PM ET
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I just finished the third book in the Glory St. Clair vampire series by Gerry Bartlett - Real Vampires Get Lucky.   I love the character of Glory St. Clair.  Love that she's permanently "full-figured";  love that she doesn't like to drink from humans, but instead prefers a "blood-substitute"; love that she's been in love the same hunky vampire for 400 years, but still stubbornly maintains her independence;  love that she runs a vintage clothing store and has great style and fun wearing those vintage clothes, etc. etc.   All around, Glory St. Clair is the kind of person I would love to have as a friend - if she were real, that is LOL.

Now I'm on to the second book in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn - The Viscount Who Loved Me.   I'm loving this series!

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:28 PM ET
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Lynne, I have the first in that series but haven't read it yet..think I got it when B&N was having a sale a while back.

Dawn, when I'm grumpy I have to read either something light and funny or erotica..I can't read anything too serious then or with too much drama/unfairness going on or it makes me worse!

almost done with the Kendall book then think I'm gonna read 'old boyfriends' by Rexanne Becnel, a harleqin next title I foudn while digging around in the back seat of the car..must be a sigh 'cause it was almost under the driver's seat when I came across it! someone recommended this a while back though I was collecting all the Next titles anyways but this one I had out to read then got sidetracked as usual but it's looking like something I'm in th emood for..if not then it's Killer Charms by marianne stillings probably..

Angie -
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:42 PM ET
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I pulled an all night-morning-er and just finished Wild Card by Lora Leigh. (Available at SuperWalmart for $6...run..don't walk to get it!) It was by far the best Lora Leigh book I've read so far. I wish I could post it but sorry, it's definitely staying on my keeper shelf. I agree with people that said her SEAL books were getting a little redundant, but this one is pretty different from the others (except the sex scenes were pretty similar, she needs to work on that...still hot...)

Trying to get through Agnes and the Hitman this week. So far, I'm pretty underwhelmed.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:47 PM ET
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yesterday i picked up Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Bk 12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon at the library, and i finished all 700+ pages before i went to bed last night!  stayed up later than usual, but at 1am and only 100 pages to go, i wasn't stopping *there*.  while the story of Ash's human life was very sad, i was happy he finally met his match and enjoyed the book.  i'm going to have to go back and read the bit from the author in the beginning of the book about where the DH series is going to go from here.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 2:18 PM ET
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I'm reading Amelia by Diana Palmer which is just so Old Skool I can barely believe it. ;-) Oh my GOD what a jerky hero. Every page I think, he's got to get better sometime soon, and then he just gets worse! Why do I do this to myself? ;-)

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 2:56 PM ET
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Susanna,  Old Boyfriends is a simply wonderful book.  It's on my keeper shelf.    It's the story of three women in their 40's who are need to re-discover love in their lives and how they go about doing that.  And it's only story I've ever read where a woman has a sexually satisfying relationship with a man who is paralyzed below the waist.   It was so nice to read a story that admits that much of sexual desire is in the mind, not necessarily the body.

Be sure to let me know what you think about it! - Hope I'm not putting too much pressure on you to like it.  I hate it when people do that to me.  Sorry :-)  

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:09 PM ET
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This weekend I read the first 3 books in Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. I'm not a big paranormal fan but I thought these were good. I think Darkest Pleasure was my favorite of the three.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:24 PM ET
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it sounds like one I'll like Lynne! almost done with 'I've got you , babe'..I know should've finished by now but we were eating and they keep bringing in work to do..geez.. good thing it's pretty slow though because the a/c isn't working.luckily int's only 79 and 80 on the 2 thermostats..if we wer having to run around doing a lot of work we'd be beyond miserable..

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:27 PM ET
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Just finished The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt- I liked it a lot, not as much as Raven Prince, but it kept me interested enough to finish it in 3 or 4 days (which is fast for me).  Think I am going to start on Bad Boys in Kilts by Donna Kauffman next, because the second one, The Great Scot, just got posted to my WL and is on its way.  I've only read one other by her, which was the Legend MacKinnon, and I liked that a lot, so I'm hoping these are as good.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:57 PM ET
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I started The Duke Next Door by Celeste Bradley, my first by her. I really like how quickly paced it is- a light, good read is just what I needed. :) EDIT: I loved the beginning, but the actions of the hero are kind of pissing me off. Sigh. Hopefully they'll be a good grovel later on to make up for it. :)

I also started Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh. The word of motuh & reviews have been so good I've collected the series but I'm just now starting it. Thankfully, this book is *awesome* and hard to put down.  I'm inhaling the words like a fresh Krispy Kreme donut- they dissapear quickly and only leaves behind deliciousness. :)



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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 5:09 PM ET
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Finished reading an older SSE -- A tender silence by Karen Keast that someone recommended in one of these posts -- To whomever - I really enjoyed the book - A wife coming to terms with her MIA husbands death 17 years later (from the Vietnam war). 

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 2:11 AM ET
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Halfway through My Surrender by Connie Brockway. Not liking it as much as the first two in the series.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 7:12 AM ET
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Wow the books you are all reading sound great!  I *finally* finished Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens. It took me a month. I ended up skimming major parts just to get to the action and be done with it. The characters didn't interest me at all.

 

Last night I read the third story in the Hot Blooded Anthology.  These stories are really very good!  I haven't decided if I should keep it or not.

 

I suppose I'll start the 3rd Highlander story by Julia London today. I just hope it will be more interesting than I am anticipating.

Anne

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 9:21 AM ET
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well I finished 'I've Got You, Babe' by Karen Kendall good easy light funny read that has the character's thoughts written for you to read. nothing too deep and even the 'torment' was resolved without too much drama. I started 'old boyfriends' but couldn't get into it..I think it's one I'll like but has 3 characters with their problems and I was tired and the a/c not working so good at work plus they started bringing more samples..just seems like the type of story I want to be able to relax and focus on instead of picking it up and putting it down. so gonna pick it up again later.

was super tired last night so didnt read much - I picked up an TBR erotica book I'd started and decided I 'needed't o etiher finish it or decide it's not for me and put in a pile to either swap in an erotica game or post to a wishlist...seems like it's pretty good though it's 3 stories in one book - Open Invitation by Jasmine Haynes..I like it becuase the women are older..like in their 40's like me and I think I put it down before because the first story the woman has an affair and that bothered me. the sex scenes were also pretty brief. I finished that first story and got about 2 pages into the 2nd before turning out the light and zonking out. might try to finish it tonight. I have another by her as well..got them d uring B&N's sale someone linked to a while back.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 11:21 AM ET
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I finished reading Pleasures of the Night and it was good read. It was about Dream Guardians who protected humans from Nightmares. One of the Guardians falls in love with a human (which is forbidden), however she may also be the one to destroy their world. I am getting ready to start reading Blackmailed by Annmarie McKenna. I've never read anything by her and I hope I like it.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:15 PM ET
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I started Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice, my first by her. It's a bit like Shannon McKenna, but not quite as intense.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 1:13 PM ET
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This weekend I read Servant: The Awakening by L.L. Foster (aka Lori Foster) and I liked it even though it didn't have a lot of good reviews from other readers.  I also read After the Kiss by Suzanne Enoch which I thought was pretty good. It's my first book by Enoch so I didn't know what to expect and I will read the next one(s) in this series.

Now I'm reading All Souls' NIght (Blood Ties book 4) by Jennifer Armintrout--I'm on the fence about Carrie. Sometimes I like her and sometimes I hate her but I keep reading the books....

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 1:34 PM ET
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Going to read StarDoc by S.L. Viehl since the thread about it renewed my interest in it. :)

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