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Subject: What are we reading Dec 30- Jan 5th
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 8:59 AM ET
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Starting a new week!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:03 AM ET
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I'm reading a really interesting older (1993) book called Flashback by Terri Herrington.  Its a silhouette from the "dreamscapes" series.  The book starts out with the heroine who keeps seeing this old man following her around but before she can ever confront him to ask why he is stalking her he dies in a tragic accident. She then becomes almost desperate to find out what he wanted.  40 years ago, this same man lived in her house and loved a woman with her name who looked exactly like the heroine. So now the heroine is desperate to uncover if SHE was actually in the past with this man somehow.  I haven't finished it yet but its really intriguing!

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:18 AM ET
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I'm still reading 'in the groove' and wanting to be done with it! I don't like the woman's mother and that sleazy exbf is sounding like a stalker to me and stalker stuff gives me the creeps :-( I'm really thinking bad stuff is gonna happen in this one and I"m gonna need something relaxing afterwards to read! parts are cute and f unny though so maybe it won't get to intense.

at work again so reading in between working and checking otu the 'net!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:26 AM ET
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I just finished Forbidden Stranger by Marilyn Pappano.  This is a January Silhouette Romantic Suspense.  The plot was good--it involves a stripper and that's all I'll say.  The action moved along at a good pace and the chemistry between the H/H was great.

I have really been on a category romance streak here in the last months.  I really enjoy the story lines and since I'm a slow reader, I feel like I'm making progress on the TBR mountain.  (However, I did buy this book new.)

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 11:36 AM ET
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Finished Flashback and I have to say it was one of the more unusual plots I've read in a long time but it was good too.  The ending was great!

Kathy I know what you mean, I don't think I've read anything BUT romance lately.

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 12:24 PM ET
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ok, I'm within 70 pages or so of finishing 'in the groove' and I"m liking it better I guess. been too tense lately I guess! and of course I feel like i"m missing a story and find out 'dangerous curves' is the first book..why the heck didn't they print it with the same cover?! i hate it when I don't start at the beginning..sigh...and this one isn't 'descriptive' either! I knew the shorter nascar ones were pg but this one is too.oh well guess it's good to use my imagination sometimes!

might read a mystery after this for a little break!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 12:39 PM ET
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I finished reading Night Pleasures/Sherrilyn Kenyon--I really like her Dark Hunter series! And up next is Into Thin Air/Cindy Miles--I guess I'm on a paranormal kick right now.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 1:16 PM ET
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After reading C.L. Wilson's books, I'm sorta into a fantasy phase, so last night I read R. Garland Gray's "Predestined" and am now reading "The Mage's Daughter" by Lynn Kurland. 

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 2:08 PM ET
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I finished 'In the Groove' nice sweet ending and just cannot get 'into' the msytery I was trying to read so out to the car i go to look for somethng more appealing!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 2:37 PM ET
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Sherri,

One of the best things about reading romance is the HEA ending that we all love.  I especially like the Christmas themed romances and I think the Blaze line has great ones.  I'm always tempted to keep them, but I talk myself out of it because the TBR stack is SO huge that I should keep blazing  (if you'll pardon the pun) new trails into the pile instead of revisiting old trails.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 4:42 PM ET
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well, I found out I had the next 2 nascar books in the car so guess the first one will have to wait! started 'on the edge' by britton..this one has a 10 yr old in it trying to get the widow mentioned in the last one to hire her father. sorta tired but stil have 3 hours to get through here!

ETA: this forum is quiet today! well, finished 'on the edge' and ok, I admit to doing some speed reading...I don't like drama stuff but seemed like she was happy at the end so that makes it ok to me...not sure which is next in the series but hope it's the one I have already!



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Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:39 PM ET
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Kathy: I always want to keep every book. But I've been posting them, especially if they are WL.  I have 300 unread books. The chances of me rereading them are slim.  Because I always go for the one I haven't read yet instead of the one I have.  I figure if I really end up missing one, I reorder it somewhere or get it at the library if I can.  The only book I regret letting go of is Outlaw's Embrace by Francine Rivers.  That was a really, really good book.  If I come across it again I'm going to grab it and keep it.  I might even put it on my WL just on the off chance it gets posted again sometime.

So I bought some Blaze WL books at Walmart for half price the other day. So I read all those: At Your Command, One Wild Wedding Night, My Guilty Pleasure and The Tao of Sex.  They were good.  My fave was At Your Command. I can so relate to the getting to reknow your man after a long military seperation.

I'm back to reading Behind Closed doors by Shannon McKenna.  I'm not that far into it so I can't offer an opinion on it as yet.  I know there's a thread going on about this book.  I hope I like it because I have 2 others of her books in the TBR pile and 2 on their way to me-one from ebay and one from PBS.  I guess I'll speed read and post the othere ones if I really don't like this one.  I like alpha males and a good serious mystery so my guess is I will like her books.  I married an alpha male type so I'm not sure why I like them in romance books so much. You'd think I'd go for heroes that aren't like my guy. 

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:42 PM ET
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I'm still working on Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz.  It's a nice light read.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:43 PM ET
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In between cleaning, I've been reading Twice the Temptation by Suzanne Enoch. It goes with the Samantha Jelicoe series (the series has been great so far), and it's okay IMO, not one of the best. The first half is historical involving Rick Addison's great-great grandparents and a 'cursed' necklace. It was a cute story, now in the present Samantha finds the 'cursed' necklace in Rick's old stables... not too bad, just can't seem to get majorly into it.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 1:40 AM ET
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I finished If His Kiss Is Wicked by Jo Goodman.  I really enjoyed it.  I had forgotten how much I like her writing style. Also read Prince of Ice by Emma Holly.  I liked it well enough.  A couple scenes were a little on the ick side for me but it was a fairly quick read.

Next up is One Wild Wedding Night by Leslie Kelly.  It's a Jan Blaze.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 9:03 AM ET
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I finished The Winter Pearl by Molly Noble Bull and it was pretty good for an inspirational romance.  It was a historical about a woman on the run from her lecherous and drunken Uncle who winds up working for a Preacher and his mother at the mother's boardinghouse and of course falling for him eventually. 

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 9:10 AM ET
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I'm working overtime today and so far we've been a little busy but I brought a harlequin duets title with me just in case it slows down..also h ave the next nascar story in the car but these duets are usually prettylight and funny/cute.

sherri, you changed your picture! need another hunk there! :-)

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 1:41 PM ET
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I finished One Wild Wedding Night by Leslie Kelly.  Stayed up late reading it.  It was entertaining.  I'm not a big anthology fan just because there isn't really enough pages to fully develop the relationship but this one was good.  I was intrigued by the Three-Way story but knew it couldn't be taken to far.

Not sure what I will go for next.  I have way to many to pick from.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 2:23 PM ET
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I have the wedding and at your command blaze books ordered from eharlequin..stupid me thought I wouldn't be going ot walmart but not I have a list of things that are best bought there..sigh...

can't really get into this duets title...guess i'm not in the mood for light and fluffy..sigh...tired and wanna go home LOL!

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 2:30 PM ET
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I just received my first book so that's what I'm going to start reading later this evening: The Gallant Lord Ives by Emily Hendrickson. It's a Signet Regency Romance and I'm pretty sure I read it qute a bit ago. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 3:00 PM ET
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I started reading Elijah by Jacqueline Frank last night.  In between making appetizers, I'll try to continue reading it.

Susan

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 3:29 PM ET
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I've started reading Strategically Wed by Pamela Dalton, its an Intimate Moments book.

Susanna - once upon a time I used to be in the Navy.  My son sent me this and thought it resembled me "way back when" LOL!  I told him it would have to be "way way way way back" for me to look that good.

Sherri

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 3:42 PM ET
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I'm reading Carousel of Dreams by Amanda Harte, its ok. Really little type and that seems to make one take longer to read!

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Date Posted: 12/31/2007 4:13 PM ET
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Still reading "The Black Sheep and The Hidden Beauty".  I really like them.  I am also reading the new NASCAR book.  I know that all of you have been talking about them.  I have really enjoyed them. I am a HUGE NASCAR fan.  The Britton books are the best.

Not sure but I have not been ready much this week.  I guess Iam on overload with the Holidays and working at 2 offices. 

Happy New Year to all!

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 4:41 PM ET
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wish I'd swtiched to the next Nascar instead of trying ot get into this duets book! but sorta headachey-yes again!-and some guys are in here working on our electrical somethng-or-other and would sorta notice me reading..figures that the boss is gone and it's slow-ish now but have ' spies' here!

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