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Subject: What are we reading April 13-19
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 4:43 PM ET
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A new week in here and I thought we needed a fresh start.

This weekend I read The Smoke Thief and The Dream Thief by Shanna Abe.  Both were good books. If you like paranormal romance and Dragon Shap-Shifters you will like them.  What was different for me is all the Dragon books I have read have taken place in present time and these were historical.  VERY good read. I could not but them down.  They are the first books I have read by Abe but I will read more.



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Date Posted: 4/13/2008 4:51 PM ET
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Like Lori, I have also reading a dragon book--Dragon Heat by Allyson James and I have The Black Dragon standing by.

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 4:55 PM ET
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I'm probably going to start Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian today.

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 5:20 PM ET
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I wish I was starting Kiss of Midnight!  I'm reading Catch of the Day by Marcia Evanchik and liking it.  It's about a young woman who is opening a restaurant in Misty Harbor, Maine.  Just finished Someone Like Him by Karen Kendall -- cute little romance.

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 5:27 PM ET
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Lori - I quite enjoyed the Shana Abe books.  I've even read the newest one - Queen of Dragons I believe.

I finished reading Dance of the Seven Veils by Cris Anson that I enjoyed.  About a woman discovering her sexuality after a bad marriage - it's an Ellora's Cave title so very hot sex scenes.  Now I'm about to start Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith.

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Lori - those Dragon books sounds good!  My work schedule has been unbelievable, so I'm still reading Master of the Highlands by Veronica Wolff but I have to say its pretty good so far.  Her first book too!

Sherri

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 6:14 PM ET
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Shari,  i thought Dragon Heat was fun.  still on the WL for The Black Dragon, but i hope it's good too.

last night i finished Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, which was *wonderful*.  it's a YA vampire romance.

i'm still trying to decide whether to read the next one in the series now, or read something else in between.  the between choices are Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon or Tanner's Scheme by Lora Leigh.

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 7:21 PM ET
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I have not read Dragon Heat, I might have to try it. 

Sherry, I think you would like the Abe books. 

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 10:12 PM ET
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Ellen--I will keep you in mind when I'm ready to post The Black Dragon which will probably be sometime this week. I'm almost done with Dragon Heat and then I'm reading the next one.  I soooo want to read Twilight--I've heard it's really good!

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 3:10 AM ET
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I finished 'Acting in Impulse' a Blaze title by Vicki Lewis Thompson. It was really good! It's an older title from 2002 or 2003 I think.

Read some more in 'Open Invitation' by Jasmine Haynes. It's a book of 3 stories of related female friends. The one I'm reading, Invitation to Seduction" I think it is, the woman is 39 and ignored sexually by her husband so she and her friends go to this sex club and she doesn't want to get involved but does..I dont' usually like adultery in books but I really can't blame the woman for living like this but since I've never read this author before I don't know if she does happily every after or not! I like reading about someone a bit older for a change though and the story is pretty hot without having really long page after page scenes..I mean an encounter watching people in a sex club then being touched briefly then she's home remembering the whole thing and thinking about it..sorta leads up to when they actually ' do the deed'. This was one of the B&N sale books.

also still reading Anne Stuart's Ice Blue and have a stack of other books. I think I'll take this and/or a light mystery or chick lit book to work for in case we're slow and boss leaves early type reading..better safe than sorry LOL!

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 3:17 AM ET
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I just finished Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth.  Madeleine may as well have forgiven Thomas but I'm still mad as hell at him. :P

I need something light after reading that so I'll start Saving Grace by Julie Garwood tomorrow.  I need time to contemplate that last book and think things over.

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 5:16 AM ET
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I'm reading Winter Garden, so now you got me wondering what the heck happens, Tonya! LOL I've also got Monday's Child by Georganne Hayes on deck, another historical, this one erotica and My Beloved by Karen Ranney. Just finished Captive Warrior by Vonna Harper, just okay.

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I finished Wicked Ties on Friday and really liked it.  I also finished And Gold Was Ours which was not great, but it was good enough that I wanted to keep reading and see how it ended.  For such a stinker of a book, I did cry at the end.  What a sap, lol!

On Saturday I read Gabriel's Woman by Robin Schone which was pretty good and this morning I started Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  I've only read a handful of pages so far but I can tell I'm going to like it!

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 9:55 AM ET
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Hi everyone! I read some more in Open Invitation but it kept me awake :-( so guess I need tolay off the erotica before trying to sleep..but then that really narrows down when I can read those books since I can't read them at work and if I try reading them before work I'd likely end up late to work! also not sure how far in this one I'll get since part of my amazon order arrived yesteday and I didnt' know ..good thing I took some trash out because post office st uck it in the trash door but not in plain view. so some goodies are in that box that could distract me..although open invitation is also good...sigh...

hoping boss leaves early and we stay not so busy so I can read some at work..brought a couple Blaze titles but will probably read one of the other non-sex books LOL!

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 11:43 AM ET
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I was just the opposite on Winter Garden.  I was mad at Madeleine:P

I read Tempting by Susan Johnson over the weekend.  I started out liking it, and then kinda puttered my way through the ending.  I thought a lot of it was really sweet, but too many things had me rolling my eyes.  For one thing the sex.  I doubt there are a lot of historicals out there any steamier than this one, but it got pretty excessive after a while.  The phrase "all night long" kinda takes on a whole new dimension:P  We're talking literally all night long, with short breathers of maybe 5 minutes in between.  These two were like rabbits.  Instead of being hot, it came across to me as sort of boring and repetitious.  I don't think humans are physically capable of having sex this many times over a period of hours.  My husband and I were a little crazy on each other too back in our younger days, and we'd have been dead inside of two hours at this rate.  If anyone can have sex 6 times in an hour for 5 or 6 hours straight, their names need to go in the Guiness Book of World Records.  And it was excessively talky sex too - bleh.  Some of the cheesiest sexual dialogue I've ever read.  There would be all of this really sweet romantic stuff, and then page after page of gratuitous, talky sex would just bore me to tears.  I'm sure the endless stream of dirty talking was supposed to be playful banter, but I wanted to slap them and tell them to shut up after a while.  It's an adultery book too.  Not that this bothered me a lot in this book.  The husband was so much a cardboard cutout villain, he may as well have worn a tophat and a long handlebar moustache.  He does so much evil crap, I kept thinking I was going to turn a page and find him tying the heroine to the train tracks:P  I'm not giving up on Johnson though.  I have a pile of her books, and I plan to keep plugging until I find some I really like.



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Date Posted: 4/14/2008 11:56 AM ET
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I can't say what I'm reading right now, but suffice it to say it's a cowboy book, lol!  (And a hot one too!)  I just hope I can finish it before the swap is over- this is going to be a really busy week, so I won't have a lot of time to read.

Karen, I loved Catch of the Day- loved the cast of characters, they seemed very real, and the love story was very believable.  One of these days I want to get around to reading some of the other books in that series.

Lesley

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 1:12 PM ET
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aw come on  Lesley I need a hot cowboy book! oops, I do have a couple cowboy books on my TBR shelf..guess I should make do with what I have huh LOL!

trying to read some more in Ice Blue but n ot getting anywhere fast! We're sorta busy-ish but boss will come back from lunch and it'll slow down then probaby  pick up when he leaves at 3..crossing my fingers it'll be slow then so I can make some headway..really gonna be tired since I didn't get much sleep last night...

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 1:48 PM ET
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Im reading Sun Kissed by Catherine Anderson. This author is new to me, but someone suggested that I try one of her books because I like Debbie Macombers style of writing, and they said Catherine Anderson is similar to her.

I really enjoy it so far, the story and main characters are very interesting!

Since I joined PBS a few months ago-- I want to abandon my housecleaning chores, to catch up on all of my books.. LOL

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 2:28 PM ET
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Sorry Susanna!  The swap just started, but I'll be sure to pass on a recommendation after I have revealed!

Lesley

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 3:22 PM ET
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Finished Blue-Eyed Devil and Cold as Ice, now in the middle of Howl at the Moon, which I'm not enjoying as much as She's No Faerie Princess.

Whenever I read 2008 titles, I think about the AAR votes, but so far nothing has really stood out for me.

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 4:12 PM ET
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I started to read Sinful Between the Sheets by Barbara Pierce. I had just read Wicked Under the Covers and was not impressed at all.  Sinful Between the Sheets started out well.  I was intrigued with the first chapter and thought this one was going to be better! Well, not so much.  When the H/h had not had any page time and I was approaching page 50, I realized I didn't really care if they ever met and skipped to the end.  That didn't even intrigue me enough to go back and read anymore of it.  I think I'm done with Barbara Pierce.  I tried two of her books and that was more than enough for me.

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I just read Caine's Reckoning which I loved by the way....Will start on Blue Eyed Devil tonight.

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Denise, who wrote Caine's Reckoning?

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 4:53 PM ET
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Not Denise, but Sarah McCarty wrote Caine's Reckoning.

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 5:30 PM ET
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I am just finishing up "Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night"  by Kresley Cole.   wooohooo it's smoldering hot.

Not sure what's next since I hit the library sale and a UBS this weekend and have a ton of new things on my TBR pile.

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