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Subject: What are we reading Sept 2 - Sept 8
Date Posted: 9/2/2007 4:32 PM ET
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Hi all!! Just got back from vacation today and got absolutely nothing read all week!!! I started Satin Fires by Rebecca Flanders on the airplane to Florida and am enjoying it so far.

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 6:50 PM ET
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I started Laird of the Game by Lori Leigh this morning.  It's not very long and an easy read so I'll probably finish it today.  I have a few books that have WLs for them so that's my focus right now so I can post them and declutter.



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Date Posted: 9/2/2007 6:55 PM ET
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I just finished The Guardian  by Dee Henderson.  Very good.  Now I'm off to read a short harlequin and then the 2nd Sara Donati book in her 'Wilderness' series.

Mary - that book sounds good - I've WL it.

Sherri



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Date Posted: 9/2/2007 9:56 PM ET
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Read Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman. I wasn't sure about it in the beginning but it turned out to be pretty good. It the first in the series about highlanders that get sent 800 years into the future (present day) by a wizard. The highlanders eventually end up settling on a mountain in Northern Maine. This story begins after they've been in the future for a few years.

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 11:39 PM ET
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I just finished "Forbidden Fantasy" by Cheryl Holt, which is a sequel to her "Complete Abandon".  I was so looking forward to this book, because it is the story of the secondary couple from CA.  But it was awful!!  I guess I set myself up in some ways because I had such high hopes and waited so long for her to write their story, and now I am just crushed because it was no where near as romantic and steamy as I had dreamed it would be :(

Oh, well, many more great ones await me in my TBR pile, I'm sure!

Katrina

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:49 AM ET
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I just finished Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens.  I really enjoyed it.  I got to learn a bit more about the mysterious Dalziel and there's a great (non-romantic) moment between him and the heroine Madeline.  And a great tease for the last book for Christian Allardyce, the Marquess of Dearne.  But we have to wait until Fall of 2008 for it!  Ugh.  And probably another year after that for Dalziel's story.  But she does have another Cynster book coming in early 2008 that will have to tide me over.

Now I'm reading a new Jayne Castle book - Silver Master.  I just picked it up at WalMart.  It's one from her Harmony series (psi hunters and the like).  It's never been published before according to the front cover.

Susan

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:58 AM ET
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Jennifer, Janet Chapman's got a whole series of those books, all related.  She's just come out with another one too - I don't think its been released yet.  You can check her website at www.janetchapman.com

I just finished up a Blaze called Basic Training by Julie Miller.  All I can say is "hubba hubba"!!!  He's a Marine Corp Spec Ops who comes home to recuperate after knee surgery and she's his "old school buddy" who's become a physiotherapist.  She's always had a major crush on him but he's never seen her in that light.  She decides that she's tired of being the town spinster and wants some "education" in the art of being seductive, and she asks the hero to "train her" in return for therapy sessions on his knee.  Let's just say boot camp has never been so hot! LOL

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 9:54 AM ET
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okey dokey, basic training is moving on up the tbr pile! :-) I have that one so at least won't have to go hunting for it LOL!

I fnished 'cruise control' a blaze title the other day when Icouldn't sleep (not that that book helped in that department any!) it was pretty good though the woman bugged me a bit at the end..sorta rushed a bit there but good story overall. not a favorite but still a good read.

today I'm reading the 5th psychic eye mystery 'crime seen'..these books are really good..didn't expect to like a psychic based book but she writes so f unny and they're really good though I'd read them in order. also found 'tag, you're it' yeah! it was hiding in plain sight LOL! hidden in one of those bookmates and I'd forgotten putting it in that particular one whne I was reading at night..

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Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:12 AM ET
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I just finished Sandra Brown "Hello Darkness"

It was a good but with a few supries.

I'm not sure what I am going to start now. I am thinkd of the Full series by Janet Evonivich.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:28 AM ET
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the Full series is pretty good Lori! The first one introduces 2 characters that show up a lot in the remainder of the series. I really liked full speed (think that' sthe one with the televangelist) whichever was about the televangelist was really funny. all of them were pretty funny though.

still reading 'crime seen' between bouts on the computer!

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:11 PM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:12 PM ET
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Thanks Sherri. I've read Janet Chapman's other books and enjoyed them I've just been slow in getting to the Highlander books. I have the new book on my WL. It's Secrets of the Highlander.

If anyone has Tempting the Highlander and/or Only With A Highlander on their PBS bookshelf let me know and I'll order from you.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 7:02 PM ET
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just fi nished 'crime seen' the 5th psychic eye mystery. the next one isn't due out til next september so will have a long wait! co-worker is reading the 1st in her new series'ghost hunter' and she's been laughing so guessing it's pretty funny! probably read it this weekend here at work!

now I'm reading 'tag, you're it' but tired so not concentrating too well. it's funny in the same sarcastic verbal sparring that was in 'all jacked up'. ought to be pretty good! :-)

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 7:31 PM ET
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I finished Tag, You're It! Yesterday...very good although the ending was not what I expected:) I hope she writes more of those books, she's got talent, that's for sure!

Now I'm reading the 4th book in the Culinary Mysteries, The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 7:37 PM ET
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Sherri and Susanna, I really thought Basic Training was hot, too!  And I've always loved that "we have a ton of non-romantic history" sort of plot...

I read Shirley Jump's Back to Mr & Mrs and Married by Morning--very quick Harlequin Romances about twin brothers. The first has been married for 19 years and is on the verge of a divorce. The other is notorious for playing the field.  They were cute reads.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:22 PM ET
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Hi Ladies,  I finished a Balze title:  Room Service by Jill Shalvis.  Right now I'm reading Underneath It All by Lori Borrill another Blaze title. This one is a good one.  It involves winning the lottery and a good looking guy.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:39 PM ET
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I hit the jackpot today on Kresley Cole books at Half-price books.  They had a 20% of sale going on there as well.  Yay.  She's my current fave right now after finishing the McCarrick bros. trilogy. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:44 PM ET
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eileen, what's wrong with the ending???? gosh now i"m dreading it! guess i'm gonna have to break down and cheat by reading the end first LOL! thought I'd stopped doing that but oh well guess not!

I've got al ot of the blaze books being mentioned! need to get with it!

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 9:54 PM ET
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I had intended to read book 2 of Sara Donati's "wilderness" series but I got sidetracked and ended up reading The Truth Seeker by Dee Henderson. It's part of her O'Malley series and I really liked it.  As I get older its nice to find a hero who's in his early 40's (I'm 38) and still be a book I can't wait to find out how it ends.  Don't get me wrong, there's something about a hot hunky 20 or 30 something Marine or SEAL or Cowboy, but every now and then, its nice to read about a regular guy too.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 9:58 PM ET
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I've been reading a bunch of short books I got as part of a box lot on Ebay.  They're all around 100 pages.  I'm onto the last one, Let It Snow by Debbie Macomber.  Most are Christmas stories.  I'm trying to go thru the box and read what I want to and get the rest posted for swap.  I'm tired of looking at the box sitting in the middle of the floor with the books in it.

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:30 AM ET
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Susanna, there's nothing wrong with the ending, they just settled their differences differently than I though they would...there is a happy ending, I promise!

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 11:17 AM ET
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whew! good! I'm still at the part where they're in town and the gold seekers are showing up..not too far along! but all jacked up didn't end the way I thought it would either so I'll just have to be surprised..so long as it ends h appy LOL!

still reading 'tag, you're it' but started 'what's a ghoul to do' a ghost hunter mystery by victoria laurie(the author of the psychic eye  mysteries I really enjoyed!)

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 12:00 PM ET
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I finished The Last Suppers...I'm glad I'm done with it. I must be in a reading slump. I didn't enjoy The Last Suppers and I started a book for a swap (different author) this morning and I'm not liking her writing style! I need a good pick me up, unfortunately all of my keeper books are packed...I'll have to go see what library books I have. Maybe for once in my life I don't need to be reading right now. I ALWAYS have a book going, but I feel like I'm floundering....geesh I hate it.

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 1:13 PM ET
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I tried reading Dawn on a Distant Shore by Sara Donati but by 100 pages I just wasn't into it like her previous book.  So I went ahead and posted it and Lake in the Clouds.  They are both WL'd so at least I'll get my credits back. LOL

Now I'm going to read When a Texan Gambles by Jodi Thomas.  It looks pretty good.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 1:38 PM ET
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I'm reading "The Billionaire's Baby Negotiation," which wraps up Day LeClaire's Royals series, and "Trust Me" by Caroline Cross, which is the first of the "Men of Steele" trilogy -- but I've already read the others.  So I'm a little backwards! 

Both are looking really good so far! :)

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