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Subject: What are we reading, March 2- March 8
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:49 AM ET
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I didn't see a new thread for this week...:)

What are you reading?

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:51 AM ET
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I started Forget Me Not by Marliss Melton last night.... VERY good so far. I'll be reading this series way out of order (as they come in from my wishlist), but I don't care, they're really good!

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:52 AM ET
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I stayed up last night and finshed 'Forget Me Not' by Marliss Melton, It's the 1st in her Seal series and it was good. Very different from the series by Suzanne Brockmann(which I like as well). This one had mystery/suspense in it and surprisingly  not very much sex and what was there was more loving than graphic (at least compared to some) and the teenager wasn't a pain and the mistakes they made I could see about to happen but it made logical sense to the character/reader as to why they did what they did. I had sympathy for the man recovering his memory and thought he did pretty well getting through the memories of torture! not sure how 'realistic' it was but I could identfiy with the wife and hope the next books are as good or better than this one.

also started a harlequin next title 'treading lightly' in the whataburger drive-trhu yesterday (hey..I admit it.I'm an addict!)

ETA: I think we were typing at the same time!

thanks for the fortunes link sarah! that helps a lot! I had no idea there were so many!

well, I'm leaning towards reading rachel gibson now! not 100% sure though but at least I can find the books LOL! got some good out of organizing..also found 'no regets' by shannon butcher and have 'behind closed doors' and the mackenzie artifact..sigh...



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Date Posted: 3/2/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I'm reading Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson.  I finished Part I at about 4am this morning, so obviously it's engrossing.  It's just long.   Like Old School long, but I know the publication date was in 1996.  This is a hefty little paperback - not fat like Outlander, but more stout than average at 710 pages.  And it's that maddening small print too, so not only is it long, I have to be under bright direct light to be able to see it - even with my reading glasses.  But man, it's good.  Engrossing in the sense that I know it's too darned long, but can't honestly say there's anything in this book so far that could have been edited out to bring that word count down a little.  I can almost always say that about books that are this long.  I may change my mind about that in Part II, but so far, it's the only "flaw" I see, and it really doesn't hurt the book overall.



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Date Posted: 3/2/2008 11:15 AM ET
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I'm reading Wicked Under the Covers by Barbara Pierce--never read this author before but the book is pretty good so far.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Oh Kim--that's one of my favorites.  You should have picked it up in hardcover....it's easier to read.  Hang in there, it gets slow but the end is so worth the wait.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 11:38 AM ET
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I'm still on Beyond His Control by Stephanie Tyler.  I love this series!  Hopefully I'll finish it today but I have to go out and get a new router (mine seems to be dead) and work on installing that.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 12:24 PM ET
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Monica - I know I'm only at the halfway point, but while the pacing is slow, it's steady, so I'm not getting bored & frustrated with it.  I haven't started skimming yet anyway.:P  This is a very slow building of tension between the hero & heroine, and I ordinarily don't have a lot of patience with that.  I think this author is very adept at allowing a story to unfold slowly but keeping it engrossing.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 12:44 PM ET
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Reading Shopaholic & Baby.  Not sure what I'll be reading alongside it ... maybe Susanna's graciously loaned copy of Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 1:55 PM ET
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Kim, you're very astute.  That's a great explanation of her as a writer.  She does draw you in and make you wait  for what you really want :)

That's the reason I got it in hardcover.  It was  the kind of story that I found myself picking up every second I had a chance and that meant even if I had to leave the book open on the counter while I chopped onions or blew dry my hair.  I had it with me every second!

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 2:24 PM ET
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I just finished An Invitation to Sin by Suzanne Enoch and much to my surprise, really liked it. I usually find her books kind of annoying and just wanted to finish up the series.  This one was kind of annoying too, but the conflict was actually interesting.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 3:34 PM ET
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Willa, you sound like me:) I hate it when an author gets lengthy...or blabby, lol! They annoy the crap out of me! Keep the action going, darn it! Suzanne Enoch's contemporary series is great, but I haven't been impressed by her historicals.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 7:20 PM ET
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I'm just about done with Rafferty's Bride by Mary Burton and its pretty good.  Its a post Civil War romance with alot of angst.  Next I think I'm going to read a paranormal - I have a ton of these in my TBR pile.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 8:03 PM ET
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Picked up What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes.  She coauthored early books with Janet Evanovich, and her style is similar.  I love Evanovich and this is fun so far.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 9:54 PM ET
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Sherri - I'd love to know what you think of Rafferty's Bride when you finish it.  It's been on my RL for a while now, and I occasionally think about ordering it.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:39 PM ET
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Read 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys by Lucy Monroe.

Also read White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz. It's one of her Arcane Society books. I'm iffy on paranormal books, but I've enjoyed her books in the past so I thought I'd give it a shot. I thought it was a good book. The main characters are parasensitives with different abilities. He's a hunter(kinda like a PI) and she's a human lie detector.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:59 PM ET
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I wanna read! Just got back from my friend's baby shower and then to her house..since it looked like it might rain most of the big items were put into my car(they have a truck which with a car seat didn't leave room for stuff). but I made a detour by halfprice books :-) I kn ow...all the stuff I sorted through all weekend and still didn't finish but I was on a missiong for specific stuff and found a bunch of the harlequn Next titles I didn't have! :-) had to pay half price f rthem(sometimes I've found them for 25 and 50 cents) but that was still cheaper than here at $2.25 each unless I'm lucky enough to get them in a deal like several here have given me. I need to print off the list of them at work tomorrow night(not wasting my paperand ink LOL!) and see how many I have now..I mgiht have them all or close enough I can order the rest from here.

I guess I'l have more reading time at work the next couple of nights (hopefully) nights are usually better for reading with no boss around! :-) I'm leaing towards a couple of Next titles, the next Marliss Melton Seal book, No Regrets, and maybe a funny-ish contemporary..hmm...might end up with a series type read while I adjust to being up all night or a re-read...that's if I dont' end up working my butt off...

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 5:44 AM ET
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Well, I didn't do well staying up all night. I read for a while then went to sleep and can't get comfy..too humid and the a/c isn't doing a great job so turned it off and it got worse...sigh...

the good thing is while staying up I've read close to half of Raintree Inferno by Linda Howard. I remember several on here last year saying that trilogy was good. It's a silhouette noctourne book. I decided to start after someone posted the 2nd one Haunted and I ordered it. I already  have the3rd one and I hope it's still in the car so I dont have to hunt like crazy for it after I finish the 2nd one. It's a pretty good book...'mind control' but the woman is spunky. I don't read a lot of paranormal..actually not much at all and the little bit I've read has been more humorous than scary/serious so I hope I end up liking these and there are some HEAs...

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:03 AM ET
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I've been reading mostly erotica this week- the erotica virtual box swap starts up again today. Finished Port of Paradise by Lisa Marie Rice for another swap- good story and very good characters. It's hard to find an author who can do a likable alpha but she manages wonderfully in this story. Also read Night Fire by Vonna Harper. Silly book, didn't care for it at all. And Polyamorous Princess. Scifi menage. Good story, but the sex scenes made me giggle. The author should stay away from trying to write those! I just got The Wives of Bowie Stone and Silver Lining both by Maggie Osborne from here and want to start one of those. Need a break from erotica!

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 7:23 AM ET
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Just started Susan Johnson's Outlaw.  Just received the Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day (up next) and Absolute Pleasure (Cheryl Holt).

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 8:43 AM ET
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I read a Harlequin quick, last night... Conception Cover-up by Karen Lawton Barrett... it was pretty good. Quite a few twists and turns for such a little book!

Now back to Forget Me Not by Marliss Melton...:)

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Date Posted: 3/3/2008 10:15 AM ET
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Hey Susanna, I LOVE the Raintree books.  The second was my favorite.   I am readu Joann Ross Freefall, so far so good. I have really enjoyed her books and this new one if no different.  I should finish it up tonight.  Not sure what I will start after that.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 10:24 AM ET
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Kim, I PM"d you about Rafferty's Bride.  

I'm almost done reading No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole and I'm loving it!  Now I need to find the rest of the series LOL

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 11:00 AM ET
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Hi everyone! Trying to adjust to nights and not doing so well at it! Partly the humidity..ick..easier when it's in the 40/s-60's outside!

Lori, I hope I like these as well as you! This first one is sorta dragging along though I find the woman's snappy remarks funny and entertaining! I read reviews on these (after the fact LOL!) and someone posted they found the relationship in this one(infernto) to be unbelievable, seems like the 2nd was the fave(like you said),and the 3rd one sounds like some serious stuff in it!

Eileen, you mentioned reading Marliss Melton's Seal books out of order...which have you already read? I have the 2nd one to start (I think it's 'In the Dark') and wondering...one of the books I think deals with a divorce/custody and that sorta drama makes me bite my fingernails! I really enjoyed 'Forget me Not' and hope you do too!

Rose, glad 'Port of Paradise' was good. I have it in my cart at Amazon.com but not sure if I can add it to my pending order. :-( silly me forgot to add it..I'd had it on my wishlist waiting for the next order to get the free shipping. Therre's a selection there that says to combine orders so wonder if I can order it and choose cheap shipping then try to combine and change the shipping option...nver done that. the only other time I wanted to add I ended up cancelling the order and re-ordering...

hope everyone gets in some good reading today! crossing my fingers we're not too busy tonight at work!

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 11:02 AM ET
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I put The Vampire Queen's Servant aside for now and started Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon since it's a library book.

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