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Subject: What are we reading Feb 24 - Mar 1
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 8:54 AM ET
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New thread for the week!

whatcha reading?

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 9:01 AM ET
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Happy B-Day Mary and Sarah!

I read a short novella ebook last night on my laptop to see how I like them It was 'Rules of Engagement' by Ann Bruce. The description sounded good in RT magazine but couldn't find it on amazon so went to ellora's cave's website and saw it was an ebook. I went to the author's website and emailed her asking if it would be done in print form since I'd never done the ebook thing and she emailed back that it was a short novella and she didt' know if it would be done in print(up to the publisher) but that she'd send me a free copy of it(ebook)! That was generous of her but she asked if it was generous if it got me to like ebooks and buy more! sigh...I would if the reader I like best wasn't $300 and I'm trying to pay off credit cards!

before going to sleep I read a little more of the 2nd story in 'wild wild west' by teglia. It's a nice book..it separates into 3 stories..started off like one then realized the 3 cowboys split off into their own stories that take place at the same time. Was way too tired or I'd have been tempted to finish(about halfway through the whole book but of course I skimmed for the 'highlights' when I got the book LOL!

Also reading 'crazy sweet' by tara janzen..started it yesterday afternoon. These last 2 are so much 'darker' it seems. crazy love did have some humor with the car driving but I dont' do well with the torture/revenge stuff though she doesn't go overly descriptive I have a vivid imagination. I'm hoping this one ends well and the next 2 are good. I know some here have read all of these including the 2 'loose' titles but maybe they aren't posting in this thread..might have to hunt up the thread on these stories and bump it back up 'cause I wanna know if the 'loose' books are better like the first 4 of this series were...

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 9:49 AM ET
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Susanna--I have the whole series but haven't read the Loose books yet. Yes, the last two Crazy ones were a bit darker than the others. My fave is Crazy Kisses--Nikki and Kid's story--which could be because it's the first one I read.

I'm reading Wicked Pleasure by Nina Bangs--I love her stuff, funny and steamy! I'm also reading Harmony by Jayne Castle--my first foray into her alien genre.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:03 AM ET
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I have entirely too many books going at once - but I think I'm going to stick with If his Kiss is Wicked by Jo Goodman today.  I've already read half of it.  I love the wit in this book.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:12 AM ET
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Shari, I liked Crazy Kisses too! But I love Kid Chaos! I liked the 1st book but the 3rd and 4th (wild and kisses) were lots of action and not too dark other than describing creed's torture and jt's death.. Ikeep wishing something was wrong there and he wasn't dead..guess I want the fairy tale! I'm liking 'crazy sweet' ok but just having to read it as a darker/revenge type read instead of the lighter reads some of the others were...I have some lighter stuff lined up next including a cozy about knitting..after this I might need a change of pace then go back to the 'loose' ones.

ETA: Susan, I also have a lot going on at the same time! I'm trying to slowly but surely finish them up. I have 'wild wild west' I'm reading at home(sorta afraid to read it here at work since its um, 'involved'!) I also have a chick lit mystery by kyra davis I started a while back and haven't gotten back to, about 3 blaze titles I've started and set aside. I'm glad I finished 'crazy love' and am about 1/3 done with 'crazy sweet' since I've wanted to read this series for a long time and read the first 4 pretty close together. I was having fun a few weeks ago on the  merline lovelace 'kick' and stil want to read those toher 3-4 in the middle of that codename danger series then maybe tyr her noctourne title that's coming out(think it's noctourne)..too many books and just not enough time!



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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:29 AM ET
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Crazy Sweet was Baby Bang right?  I wanted so much more from that book.  I still have the first Loose book to read - with C. Rydell Smith.  One day! lol

I am still reading The Perils of Pleasure, Dawn's Awakening, The Pillars of the Earth and Seduced by A Spy,  And I have 2 ebooks I also need to finish this week.  Yikes!  Perhaps I should call in sick from work! lol

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:35 AM ET
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Still working on No Control by Shannon Butcher.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:43 AM ET
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Crazy Love was Skeeter Bang and Dylan and Crazy Sweet is the one where Gillian (Red Dog) is after the traitor who watched her be tortured..it takes placea bout 2 years after 'crazy love'..C Smith Rydell and Honey are in this one as well so I think they're the couple featured in the first 'loose' book...

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:55 AM ET
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I'm still reading The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (which I think I'm enjoying even more than I did "The Duke and I", and I adored that story) I love seeing characters from previous books and how their relationship progresses, though I haven't read many. The one I do remember loving is Lori Foster's Buckhorn Brothers series.

I just started Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson, I was actually able to read the short story that immediately preceeds it- and post it- so I'm up to date on "George" the fiend :) I agree with most that the series is declining in quality a bit, but I still love it. They're super short, fast reads that have me laughing all the way through- it's like the book form of my favorite candy. I would never buy them in hardcover though, they're so spaced out and short in paperback form it's just ridiculous to have them taking up a hardcover....

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Stephanie, I've only read the 1st 'undead' book'.

still reading 'crazy sweet' and boy is this one dark so far!

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Thanks Susanna!

I was reading some Lori Foster books yesterday that I'd gotten in.  Don't know what I'll pick up next.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Hey Susanna - I just can't seem to get into the Ebooks.  How did you like that format?

I'm reading Jewel of Atlantis by Gena Showalter.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:20 PM ET
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I am reading......The Sea King  by Jolie Mathis.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:27 PM ET
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Any Place I Hang My Hat by: Susan Isaacs

 

I just started so I am not sure if I will like it. So far it is a little slow. But we will see. Never read anything by her so this is new...



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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:37 PM ET
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Sherri, I read it on my  laptop and I"m not wild about it. the only things that are appealing to me are I could store a LOT of them on one of those sony readers and no one would know what I was reading! I like a real book though :-(  the ebooks are a bit cheaper though but can't get them 'used' like on here for cheap cheap.

almost odne with 'crazY swee't and it's good..still darker but the side story has some humor..

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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:33 PM ET
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I am finishing up Lori Foster's Hard To Handle  I really love that series.  Each one gets better than the last.  If you have not read all 3 of them, you should.    

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:45 PM ET
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I want to read Foster's 'visitation' series..think that's what it's called..with Jamie and Clint, etc.

almost done with'crazy sweet' actuall done since for all practical purposes I skimmed to the end before I read it LOL! I know I know...wanting to carry on with the next 2 'loose' books but think I need an excitement break afte these last 2 were ab it more serious!

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:59 PM ET
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I'm reading the last wallflower book by Lisa Kleypas - Scandal in Spring.  Next will probably be the 2 Erin McCarthy books that I recently received - Mouth to Mouth & Heiress for Hire.  Thanks to this forum I'm excited about these books.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 3:13 PM ET
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yeah! finished 'crazy sweet' and am so tired...another 5 hours, slightly less, here at work and I'm SO ready to be home snoozing!

guess I'll find something else to read if I can...

Nancy, I really liked 'mouth to mouth'.haven't read the other one yet.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I read Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor. I enjoyed it and liked that there was some humor in it.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 5:30 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through a Blaze title: The Big Heat by Jennifer LaBrecque. It's the 2nd in the big bad bounty hunters. I wonder if there's gonna be a third? and if the sister who's engaged in the first book had a book? there arent' any more brothers..jsut the father and the brother of the girl in the 1st book... but I'm liking this one so far and they haven't done anything  yet..I just like this guy and the old house  he has and his tastes in bbq! :-) not sure if I have any more books by this author but I like the way she writes; at least so far. and this shorter/lighter book is good since I"m tired!

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 8:31 AM ET
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It took me forever to get started on it, but I started reading The Serpent Prince  - book 3 in that Elizabeth Hoyt triliogy - yesterday.  I'm already about two-thirds of the way through it.  I'm going to end up being one of those weird people on these books:P  I liked the first two, but didn't think they were great.  This one, I love so far.

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 9:01 AM ET
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I finished If His Kiss Was Wicked by Jo Goodman and really, really enjoyed it!  The H/H just made me smile throughout - especially in light of what she went through.  It was just such a...RICH story.

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 10:29 AM ET
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I finished 'the big heat' by jennifer lebrecque last night..it's a blaze' big bad bounty hunters' book and not sure if the series will havem ore than the 2 books or not cause odnt' think there's anyone left! I liked this one better but she didn't put a lot of drama in the story that could have been there IMO but I guess I was in the drama-less mood so enjoyed it!

thinking of getting back to that McKenna book I've been wanting to read - behind closed doors. that one oughta have some drama!

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 11:39 AM ET
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Just now finished The Serpent Prince...  Thought it was great.  It figures the least popular one would be my favorite:P  Had to add this in - My favorite passage...

This is the hero Simon & Edward, the hero from The Raven Prince:

[They're in a coffee house, Simon has been challenged to a duel & is asking Edward to second him...]

[Simon]  "Will you second me?"

"Hmmm."  The other man set his own mug down and leaned back in his chair, making it squeak with his weight.  "I knew this day would come."

Simon raised his eyebrows.  "When you could get a lad to bring you coffee?"

De Raff pretended not to hear.  "When you would come crawling to me for help--"

Simon snorted.  "I'm hardly crawling."

"Desperate.  Your wig unpowdered and full of nits--"

"My wig is not--"

De Raaf raised his voice to talk over him.  "Unable to find any other to help you."

"Oh, for Christ's sake."

"Pleading, begging, Oh, Edward, help me, do."

"Jesus," Simon muttered.

"This is indeed a wonderful day."  The other man lifted his cup again.

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