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Subject: What are we reading Sept 23 - Sept 29
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:17 AM ET
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Finished The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke by Jillian Hunter and I'm in the middle of Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 11:05 AM ET
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How did you like that Jillian Hunter book Cyndi?

I just read a quickie this morning - My Secret Life by Lori Wilde.  It's Harlequin Blaze and it's the first in the "The Martini Dares" series.  Pretty good.  Katie Winfield is the youngest of 3 sisters - blue blood Bostonians.  She's the "wild" child and gets wild with Liam James, a real-estate tycoon with a secret.  Sexy stuff and I enjoyed the characters.  And I want to read the rest of the series.

I don't know what I'm going to try and read next.

Susan

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:55 PM ET
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I'm reading Tag, You're It by  Penny McCall. I'm about 2/3rds of the way done and its pretty good.  I liked her first one better I believe.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 8:23 PM ET
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Hi everyone! I'm still reading 'miss invisible' and it's good(Christian chick lit and didn't think I'd be liking it but I am) and also started a silhouette type book before sleeping this morning 'reckless angel' I think is the title from the early/mid '90's..got caught up in it but had to sleep!

Sherri, I'm not sure which of those 2 I liked better..I like Tag but the woman got on my nerves..too unfeeling and holding onto something I think she should've let go a while back and gotten on with her life!

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 8:46 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 8:55 PM ET
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Susanna - you nailed it with the heroine in Tag, You're It.  She annoyed me so much I couldn't finish the book. 

Susan

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 9:06 PM ET
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Well, I"m hoping if there's a next book she changes the ending to that one a bit! I didn't care for the ending either but the way it ended there's room for some change if she writes another story with these characters.

ok, back to miss invisible and hope it doesn't make me hungry!(it's about an overweight woman struggling wiht her weight, etc and she works in a bakery so food is described a lot LOL!)

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 9:09 PM ET
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well I finished Tag, You're it and I agree that she was hanging on way too long to old hurts.  Give it a rest! LOL  But it was, overall, a nice read - I liked the hero and it was pretty funny some of the dialog.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 9:17 PM ET
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Just one more thing about Shadow Hawk and then i'll shut up about it.  (About time you all are saying, LOL)  I e-mailed Jill Shalvis to tell her how much I enjoyed this book and within 24 hours she answered me back!!  It is such a thrill to me when an author responds to an e-mail from me.  I just imagine them up on some high pedestal that I can't reach.  Okay, end of that subject.

I'm now reading Cold Case, Hot Bodies by Jule McBride.  This is an October Blaze title.  This is going to be a good one also.  There is a ghost in it and lost jewels.  A suivre as they say in French--to be continued.

Kathy

 

 

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:44 PM ET
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sigh..I think I'm gonna have to do the subscription thingie for the blaze titles!

glad you liked it  Sherri..I liked the dialogue but the woman was too abrupt or something for me. at least the one in tag, you're it wasn't hanging onto old baggage! maybe I dont' have patience for her since iheld onto old baggage for too long myself...maybe that's it. i loved the dialogue in both though!

back to alternating between miss invisible and reckless angel...

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:58 PM ET
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Susanna,  Yes, I finally succumbed  and started a subscription, but for only 4 titles a month.  I can't get 6 a month read and still read other things.  I'm looking at the bill and 4 titles including shipping is $17.96 a month, and you get them early.  I figure any ones I don't really like I'll just post here and see if someone else wants them.

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 11:38 PM ET
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that's not bad Kathy! at least subscribing I wouldnt' have to be going back later trying to find one I'm missing or wondering if I have a certain title or not. ETA: how come they put out 6 each month but only send 4? When I clicked on their website it said 4 shipped each month but didn't see an option to get all 6...

ok, finished 'reckless angel' an IM by maggie shayne..this one was a good book but wish they'd gone lighter on the violence..and of course unreasistic....sigh..even a 20 yr old stud would have trouble getting it on after being shot and losing a lot of blood, doncha think?! I still enjoyed the book..this one could've easily been stretched into a longer story and added a bit more to it...

probably go back to 'miss invisible' or pick up something shorter..but leaning towards miss invisible and hoping I finish it tonight and start something else so time passes by faster!



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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 7:42 AM ET
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Reckless Angel sounds pretty good Susanna - I added it to my reminder list for later.  My TBR pile is enormous!   I'm reading A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland.  I've read it before but just needed a nice romantic Scottish read before settling into another series.  Its one of my favorite TT books outside of Gabaldon.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 7:48 AM ET
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I put down Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens...I'll pick it back up, but I just couldn't read all of the wordiness... so now I'm reading The Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl, the first in her Chocoholic Mystery Series. I already read the 2nd one, so I'm a little backwards. They're pretty good little books!

I felt the same as all of you with Tag, Youre it! ... I liked All Jacked Up much better!

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 9:12 AM ET
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I started Fairyville by Emma Holly but didn't finish it.  I didn't really know what I was getting into.  Sex, sex , sex with multiple partners both male and female.  So I reread Debra Webb's Striking Distance.  Love that book.  It's about Tasha North, a Colby Agency  recruit who is supposed to lure and then neutralize an assassin who is a killing machine.  He's the most unlikely hero (he really is an assassin, not an undercover agent or something) I ever thought was wonderful.  Now I'm going to start The Devil's Delilah by Loretta Chase.  It looks very funny for a change of pace.

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:27 AM ET
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Read Arousing Suspicions by Marianne Stillings. I enjoyed it. It's the start to a new trilogy about the Darling siblings. Nate Darling is in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie but you really don't need to read that one first. It's not part of the trilogy. In Arousing Suspicions Tabitha is a psychic dream interpreter. She goes to the police when she  reads about a murder that sounds very close to one of her clients dreams. Nate is a detective who doesn't believe in Tabitha's "woo-woo psychic stuff" but she knows  things she shouldn't and then she's attacked. The next book, Satisfaction , comes out in December

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:56 AM ET
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Susanna,

A propos the Blaze subscription.  I think how it works is initially, they send 4 titles a month, but I think you can call Customer Service and request all 6 titles.  I don't know how they decide which 4 to send though.  And no, you don't get to tell them which 4 you want.  I figured that if I wanted one or both of the 2 some month that they didn't send me, I would just go and buy them.

 

Kathy

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 11:13 AM ET
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Just got my copy of Lover Unbound, I cannot wait to start it:)

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 11:39 AM ET
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I just started Lover Beware which is an anthology. Christine Feehan has a story in it and I forget who else.  They're short stories w/a supernatural twist. I think I'm going to read the Invasion of Falgannon Isle next.  I've had it for a while and I noticed there's a wait for it so I might as well read it next. 

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 12:06 PM ET
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I am just finishing up the Full Series by Janet Evanovich,  I have one more to read. 

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 3:46 PM ET
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Susan,

The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke was an ok book, it started out great but kind of petered out in the middle. In the beginning it seemed like the h/h were going to be mischevious (sp?), but they got all proper on me lol. 

Don't go by me though, I've been in such a reading rut for almost a year.  :(

 

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 3:58 PM ET
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I really liked the Devilish Pleasures of a Duke. There was one scene that was absolutely hysterical.

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 5:29 PM ET
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wow! ya'll got busy! :-) I finished 'Miss Invisible' before sleeping this morning. good book. nice happy fairytale ending(s) and I have to say when something is written/published by a religious press I don't expect to like it but glad a jewish! friend and lots on amazon highly recommended this one 'cause while it's not'romance' it had places that were sad, funny, and chick lit supposedly focues on a person making changes in their lives, etc and religion often plays a big part in that though the struggle with this person is her weight and dealing with her father. anyhoo..I reallyl iked it and might even read it again sometime!

now to figure out what to read next. want to read midnight in teh garden of good and evie but it's disappeared :-( maybe the garage? is that a good hiding spot?! :-)

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 6:45 PM ET
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Oh, I loved Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evie.  I don't know which one was funnier, that or The Damsel In This Dress. 

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 9:20 PM ET
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Well I finished A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland.  One of my favorites.  Ok on to something new now! LOL  Right after Dancing With the Stars is over!

Sherri

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