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Subject: What are we reading Aug 26 - Sept 1
Date Posted: 8/26/2007 12:39 PM ET
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New week, new thread!

I just finished Hoodwinked by Diana Palmer.  I think that just about completes my Palmer collection although I'm getting a little burned out on her now.  I don't know what I'm reading next!

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 3:03 PM ET
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I'm finished reading The Negotiator  by Dee Henderson.   Its really good - book 1 of her O'Malley series. I've got a few of the others in the series on order.

Sherri



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I'm just starting the Kressly Cole MacCarrick brothers series (If You Dare, Desire, Decieve).  I noticed a lot of people have these books on Wish Lists and I've had them for awhile.  I'm not going to list them until I've read all 3 though. 

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 3:27 PM ET
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I just finished Into The Storm by Suzanne Brockmann.   Now I'm reading Room Service  by Jill Shalvis.  Jut 50 pages into it, but it looks promising.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 4:11 PM ET
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Just finished Into The Storm by Suzanne Brockmann. It was good. I liked Lindsey and Mark together and Izzy was funny. This book didn't have the historical flashback storyline that alot the books in this series have, instead that portion focused on what was going on with the serial killer. I know some have said they're looking forward to Sophia and Decker's story but their story's been going on for 3 or 4 books now and they still can't really deal with eachother and their getting together story obviously is not the next book either. It's starting to get a little old IMO.

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wow! ya'll are reading some goodies! Ishould catch up with you Sherri on the o'malley series..I have those collected and ready to read..almost started the prequel a week or so ago but got sidetracked with lighter reading.

Kathy, I've read 'get a clue' that I think is by Jill shalvis but haven't read room service. get a clue was funny in places but not what I expected exactly though it was a nice read.

still reading the 2nd psychic eye book - better read than dead. it's more 'intense' in places than the first one(where the mob is trying to force her to work with them and threatening her) not a topic Ilike but I know she's gonna kick butt somehow in the end! she writes very well..might have tofind her website and email her! brought several cozies with me to work but not sure if I'll start one of those when Ifinish this or pick somethng else. have the first in the bodyguard series by gerard that Gayle's talking about. of course crazy love is in hiding along with tag, you're it 2 books I've started and 'need' to finish but gosh they've disappeared somewhere but I bet I find them together LOL!

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 10:26 PM ET
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I read Bride Enchanted by Edith Layton. It was okay. Had some interesting moments but rather drawn out and predictable.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 10:49 PM ET
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Today, I read Force of Feeling by Penny Jordan.  I suspect the copy I have is a reissue of a Harlequin Presents.  It was pretty good, a nice afternoon read.  I picked up another Presents to read, The Billionaire Bridegroom by Emma Darcy.  I've barely started it but I like that author.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 12:52 AM ET
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just finished 'better read than dead' and it was good! more 'drama' in it than the first book but still very good and she sums up all the loose ends at the end. can't wait to get the 3rd and 4th books and hope they're as good or better!

thinking of trying ot get into the 2nd flower shop mystery - slay it with flowers' by kate collins...if that doesn't work I'll have to go out to the car aka bookmobile and find something else! :-)


ETA: it's almost 4 am here (3 more hours to go yeah!) and 'slay it with flowers' is keeping my interest and weirdly the 'star' has the same name as the psychic eye star -abby! Idon't like this character as much..she's too 'perfect'...gets a little old hearing her put down her cousin and all that and she's nosy and tends to use people...so I'll keep reading since I don't care if she gets killed off or what! LOL! but it's interesting enough to keep reading so maybe these will grow on me! :-) I still like the abby in psychic eye better though!



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I finished River Rising by Merline Lovelace this morning. Pretty good, but it just seemed to move a little slow.

Now I'm finally reading The Wyndham Legacy by Catherine Coulter.... I'm reserving opinion until I'm done with it.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:41 AM ET
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Susanna, the prequel isn't as good as the rest of the series in my opinion, but it does set up the series quite nicely.  Book 1 is really good.   Last night I started Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati.  I've had it forever and finally decided to read it.

Sherri

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Just finished up "Justice for a Ranger" by Rita Herron. It was my first Harlequin Intrigue, and I'll probably give the line another try, although this one didn't really suit me.  I could tell that a lot of time was put into outlining the plot, but it was really confusing for me. The h/h's families were just too similar, to the point where, halfway through the book, I was still checking the back cover to verify which set of parents I was reading about.

Next up, "Raintree: Sanctuary" by Beverly Barton.  Squeee! :)

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 6:37 PM ET
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I loved all the Raintree books.  They're all on my keeper shelf.

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Judy I've found the intrigues to vary a lot..some I've really liked and others were just blah..but guess that's how it is with all books seems like!

not familiar with the raintree books...what are they about?

I fnished 'slay it with fl owers' this morning before bed(was only 4 pages away!) and I'm tellng you this woman gets on my last nerve for being totally stupid but oh well. Ilike the other characters so will plunge through the 3rd dearly depotted and see what happens. or skip to a romance...got enough of those!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 11:07 PM ET
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They're Silhouette Nocturnes.  I guess you'd classify them as paranormals.  It's a trilogy published earlier this year.  3 different authors.  The titles are "Raintree: Inferno" by Linda Howard, "Raintree: Haunted" by Linda Winstead Jones, and "Raintree: Sanctuary" by Beverly Barton.

It's 3 siblings all who have powers.  They're part of a tribe of (for lack of a better word) wizards.  Everyone in the family has a special gift (see the future, talk to ghosts, etc).  Great trilogy, hard to explain what they're about though, try looking up the descriptions to give you a better idea.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 1:10 PM ET
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Ditto to what Sarah said! :)

They're really well written.  It's gonna be hard for me to go back to shorter Silhouette Desires after reading through this trilogy.  Highly recommended, check 'em out, Susanna.  (Since you read books like me *grin*, I have to warn you that the last one really holds out on the steamy scenes, but the story makes up for it.)

Yeah, I figure I just picked a strange one to start off the series with.  So, which Silhouette Intrigues would you recommend?

ETA: question about Silhouette Intrigue



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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 4:38 PM ET
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Just finished THE PLEASURE TRAP by Elizabeth Thornton.  Very good story; lots of intrigue with a murder(s) mystery to be solved.  Now I'm reading CLANDESTINE by Julia Ross, aka Jean R. Ewing.

Jan

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 5:43 PM ET
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hmm.which intrigues..we have a lot of our faves posted in the 'series romance' thread but not all arei intrigues. Lately I've liked 'new deputy in town' by b j daniels. to me they all are really dramatically 'fake' endings LOL but just expect something in the bookto make it'intrigue'. this is the 2nd in a series and I liked it well enough to get the 1st book-secret of dead man's coulee' which Ihaven't read yet. I also liked 'secret agent daddy' think that's the title though again the ending..sigh...Intimate moments has a lot of good series. the tall dark adn dangerous TDD seris by suzanne brockmann that's been discussed on anohter thread (along wiht her troubleshooters which are 'big' books), nora roberts has a lot of neat series (o'hurleys (last honest woman, dance ot the piper, skin deep?not sure of this one and without a trace the 1st and last mentioned are my faves!), linda howard's mackenzie series is great and I think catherine mann's airforce series wingman warriors is part of initmate moments(got those to read but hven't yet) and code name: danger by merline lovelace is a nice series..has 4 older books from around late 90's then more added through the years...one title is asilhouette desire(devlin and the deep blue sea) the others I think are IM. rebecca york writes pretty well and has an entire series in the intrigues called 43 light street(only read a couple and am still collecting the missing ones). anyways, they're really hit and miss with me..soemtiems I find an author I can 'depend' on and ohter times they go off in left field. I hve a b unch of intrigues I hven't gotten to yet. I tend to like the other lines better without so much 'drama' LOL! I think Johanna Wayne wrote a lot of i ntrigues too. and there's one that was pretty good that gosh I can't rmember the darn title...came out last fall seems like and the man was scarred from an explosion that he was framed for..it was a neat storyline and msytery. beast was in the title..fabulous beast? think that's the title. it was good.

ETa: I think these are intrigues and I've read most of this series by different authors and there's an ongoing 'story' going on so it helps to read in order: texas confidential series. there's also montana confidential and colorado confidential..not sure if they had ot hers are not. but the ones I've read out of Texas were good. I'm guessing montana and colorado would be similar.

I was rebooting the computer last night and picked up a book sitting nearby and was really getting into it! charmed and dangerous I think is the title by lori wilde...funny so might have to take it to work with me tomorrow night! It hink mission irrisistible is a sequel. wasn't expecting to get into it but at least Ic ould put it down to sleep!



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Holy cow, what a lot of recommendations! You trying to wreak havoc on my WL?! :)

to me they all are really dramatically 'fake' endings

You're right -- that's what the Intrigue ending felt like.  The last few pages were, "Well, we got that taken care of.  Hey baby, we're hot together, so marry me!"

I've added a few to my RL, so I'll definitely be on the lookout, thanks! :)

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:12 PM ET
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:-) I'd post in the looking for thread in the book bazaar and see if you can get a deal on these. only 2 I mentioned are 'newer' in the series. and most are intimate moments(guess that's one of my favorites). the ones I've read lately had such dramatic endings with all that's going on..like people getting shot but 'making it'..geez..new deputy in town at least had a lot of twists and turns and only  one 'sex scene' but the ending was well oookkkayyy! still liked it enough to get the first one which I hope mentions some of the c haracters from the 2nd.

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Read Smart Mouth by Erin McCarthy. It was ok. I know I've read others by her that I liked more. The main story line kind of took a back seat to the main characters having sex or thinking about having sex with eachother. I like steamy books but I want a good story to go with it.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 7:29 AM ET
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Jennifer, did she write 'houston we have a problem"? I have that book ..it's actualy made it out to the car LOL!(for taking to work) heard the woman isnt a skinny minny so thought I'd give it a whirl!

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