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Subject: What are we reading Jan 6th to Jan 12th
Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:54 PM ET
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What are you reading this week?

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:55 PM ET
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I'm currently reading a small older Harlequin called Blackmailing the Society Bride by Penny Jordan.  Its set in England and the writer is English so some of the wording has been a bit confusing but its a good story overall.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 1:25 PM ET
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I finished Outlander by Diana Gabaldon last night. It was VERY good, although I don't see myself getting a copy  for my keeper shelf... the book is very long:)

Now I'm reading more swap books!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 4:43 PM ET
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I'm reading " Sleeping with the Enemy" by Nancy Price. It's the book that led to the movie of the same name staring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 4:57 PM ET
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I'm multitasking again.  Still reading Shadow Dance by Christine Feehan.  It's not going to be my favorite of the series.  I don't like the h/h as much as some of the others in the series.  Also reading She's no Faerie Princess by Christine Warren.  I love her Otherworld series.  I also started Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe the 3rd in her Drakon series.  So far so good.

Susan

 

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Just finished Wish List, the anthology with stories by Lisa Kleypas, Lisa Cach, Claudia Dain, and Lynsay Sands.  I really liked the Kleypas story--it had me from the first few pages, and the stories by Cach and Dain were pretty good.  For some reason, I couldn't get into the Sands story--the heroine's supposed to be spunky and clever, but instead I found her irritating and showing poor judgment.  Plus, I was completely frustrated by the problem she had to solve.  Maybe I was just in a mood...

Started Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?, another anthology of "wicked women" with a bit of whodunit on the side.   It's cute so far.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 5:10 PM ET
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Hey everyone!  I am reading a series by Lucy Monroe.  "Touch Me", "Take Me", "Tempt Me".  I finished the first one last night and really loved it now I have almost done with the second one.  They are about a twin brother and sister and their younger half sister.  It is a historical almost regency but also has some ships.  The ladies are very strong willed and get in to trouble left and right.  The men are the tall dark and dangerous type.  I hightly recomend them.  I know they are all WL.  If they are on yours let me know and I will try to post them there when I am done.  My friend might want to read them first though.  :)

Well I am off to pack. I am going to South Georgia for a week for a Regional Meeting.  We are staying at Sapalo Island. I am looking forward to it.

Have a great week!  Lori

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 5:32 PM ET
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I havn't read any of her historical books Lori..I have 2 other books of hers though that I have lined up but don't know if they're any good or not! can't remember the titles but they're a 'play on words'..the titles reminded me of marilyn monroe movie titles...or lines from them.

I haven't been reading since I've been on a sewing roll...and gotta finish a border that's due ina couple of weeks and I'll be on night shift. so still reading they mystery 'bring your own poison' by jimmie ruth evans and last night picked up a silhouette by merline lovelace 'dreams and schemes'..it's pretty good and fast reading...was sitting by the computer since it just arrived  from a deal in the book bazaar...the cvoer is i cky though...back in '94 or so when that dark moustache look was popular i guess!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 6:06 PM ET
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I didn't realize Lucy Monroe did historicals!  I'm off to check those out.  Perhaps they'll end up on my WL later.  I like the twin concept - especially boy/girl twins.  Edited to say - they sounded good so I added them to my WL.

Susan



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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 6:43 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to start Ice Storm by Anne Stuart--the 4th book in her Ice series.

Edited to say: Susan--I agree with you on Shadow Game--I'm halfway through it and have kind of lost interest. I know I'll finish it, I'm just not in any hurry!



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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 7:07 PM ET
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Just finished up Lora Leigh's Hidden Agendas ... very nice and steamy!  Yum.

Starting up Lara Adrian's Kiss of Midnight, which sounds promising with J.R. Ward's recommendation on the cover.

And if I feel brave, I'll break out the ginormous hardcover of Ken Follett's World Without End.  Bodily harm may ensue.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 7:23 PM ET
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Judy - Have you read Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth?  I got that last month but haven't had a chance to start it yet.

Hidden Agendas was nice.  It makes me anxious for Killer Secrets - I was digging Ian and the chick in Hidden Agendas.  I think it'll be even steamier (if possible!)

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:04 PM ET
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I finished the Northern Devil by Diane Whiteside.  Not as steamy as Irish Devil but good.  I'm reading The Accidental Mistress right now. 

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:10 PM ET
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There's a 4th book in Anne Stuart's Ice series??!! I haven't read the 3rd one yet! Sheesh, I'll never dwindle my TBR pile down at this rate...my challenge to myself for this year:)

Have a fun and safe trip, Lori!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:28 PM ET
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Eileen, yep..forgot the woman's name but I think it's her story...the woman in charge of the 'the committee' and from skimming through it Bastien and Peter? make a show too.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 9:36 PM ET
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Susan, yes, Pillars of the Earth is my favorite book of all time. :)  The first 100 pages can be boiled down to, "A family walks through the woods," but taken in its entirety, the book is an amazing read.  Hope you like it! :)

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 9:45 PM ET
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Fedora - the last few I've read by Lyndsay Sands I just couldn't get into either.

Judy - Kiss of Midnight was excellent!  The 2nd book is even better in my opinion.

I just finished Santa Baby an anthology by Jennifer Crusie, Lori Foster & Carly Phillips.  Lori Foster's story was terrific and the Crusie story was funny but I just couldn't get into Carly Phillips story at all so I just skimmed to the end.  Not sure what I'm reading next.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 9:49 PM ET
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I'm venturing into erotica.  Bought a couple of books by Megan Hart.  I'm most of the way thru Dirty.  Not sure erotica is my favorite genre but I do keep plugging away at the book although the heroine is one pretty messed up person.  It's also written in first person.  Not the best thing I've ever read but not the worst either.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 9:53 PM ET
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Lori I enjoyed those historicals by Lucy Monroe. I have them on my keeper shelf. I'm pretty sure she has another historical that's currently available as an e-book that will be out in print in Sept or Oct of '08.

Today I read Naughty by Nature by Barbara Pierce(Thanks Fedora!). It is the 3rd book in The Carlisle series. The first two were Wicked Under the Covers and Sinful Between the Sheets. They were about siblings Fayre and Fayne (the Duke of Solitea) Carlisle. Solitea and his friends, Ramscar, Everod & Cadd, are known as Les sauvages nobles. NbN is Ramscar's story. Patience Farnaly was lured away from her family by the false love of a man when she was 14. Her family refused to take her back so she has tried to find honest work as an actress. Now she is 18 and she meets the Earl of Ramscar. He offers to hire her as companion to his sister who has been hiding at their country estate since she was burned years before. I thought it was a good book. The next book in the series is due out in Aug '08

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I've read Pillars.  It takes a while to get into and there are some tedious parts.  But it's worth it in the end.  Some of the tediom of monastic life and the explination of building practices get boring. 

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 10:03 PM ET
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Thanks, Sherri--it's always nice to hear that it might not just be me ;)  I don't think I've read anything by Sands before, and now I'm disinclined to seek her out.

Sarah, please do keep us posted on what you think of Megan Hart--I've seen a couple of her books (don't have them) and was curious.  From what I've gleaned from reviews, etc., she seems to write erotica with some pretty intense plots outside of the erotica part.  I'm not sure whether I'd enjoy them or not.

You're so welcome, Jen!  Glad you enjoyed it!

And hmm... definitely haven't read Lucy Monroe's historicals yet--glad to hear they're good!

Subject: The Spymaster's Lady
Date Posted: 1/7/2008 7:35 AM ET
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I read "The Spymaster's Lady" last night and throroughly enjoyed it. Very smart, strong heroine. Witty dialog. It reminded me a bit of the style of Julie Garwood with her historicals.

The story was written by Joanna Bourne.  I looked her up and it seems she wrote one romance the early 90's, then this one (released Jan. 2008), and sequel is coming out in the summer. I wonder why the long gap in writing? Maybe she writes under other names as well. I found her blog, but I don't think she has a web page yet.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 10:15 AM ET
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I just started Walk into the Flame by Ronda Thompson. It's reading really quick, not bad so far!

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 10:33 AM ET
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Jo B - I went on Amazon to read the description of The Spymaster's Lady and the reviews were so good - that I went ahead and bought it.  Damn this discussion forum is murder on my restraint! ;)

I finished reading Shana Abe's Queen of Dragons and quite enjoyed it.  It's not as steamy as most historicals nowadays but she does so well with the imagery.  And there are totalyl going to be more books in the series.  At least 3 more based on how it was left with some of the characters and I cannot wait.  I find myself enjoying each of the books in the Drakon series more as they come out.

Susan

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 2:09 PM ET
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I just started At Your Command by Julie Miller. OMG the hero is to die for.  Have you seen the cover? He is gorgeous!

Sherri (slinking away to drool over her book)

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