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Subject: What are we reading this week? 11/15 - 11/21
Date Posted: 11/15/2009 6:37 AM ET
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New week!

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Date Posted: 11/15/2009 6:40 AM ET
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I finished  She's No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren.supposed to be book 2 but apparently she's refluffing some older stuff and inserting it wherever the heck she feels like putting it in the series :( so the couple with kids get their story later (pre kids I'm assuming!) and another guy is already mated..geez. pretty good story though and I liked the humor though some of the magic and how it works was a little confusing.

was gonna start book #3 The Demon You Know but decided to read The Mane Squeeze by Shelley Laurenston first. It arrived yesterday and I let my coworker read it..and she was fast. said it's a good one though so I'm looking forward to it..

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 8:43 AM ET
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Still reading Jill Gregory's "Cold Night, Warm Stranger".  Pretty good book. The cowboy/gunfighter/hero is actually not that bad a guy so far. I really like the heroine, she's not a real weakling--has a little grit about her. It seems like I'm on some sort of western phase right now--Thought I would be reading a historical fiction by Susan Wiggs by now, but just can't seem to get into it.

Have a wonderful day!

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 10:22 AM ET
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I'm taking a break from romance and currently reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 1:54 PM ET
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I have that Jill Gregory book TBR, looks like a good one!

I'm reading 3 books at the moment....Heartless by Mary Balogh, Fever by Linda Winstead Jones and Goddess of Love by P.C. Cast. All three are good!

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Date Posted: 11/15/2009 2:58 PM ET
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I'm reading Kiss Me Once Kiss Me Twice by Kimberly Raye and just finished The River Devil which got snapped up the second I posted it.  Also listening to No Choice but Seduction by Johanna Lindsey on my MP3.  Can't do just one book at a time :)

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 3:28 PM ET
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Started River of Dreams by Glenna McReynolds but it's just not catching my interest so I picked up Storm Front by Jim Butcher very good book even though it's not a romance. ;)

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 3:37 PM ET
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Since I last posted I've read a few books. 

*To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn - The heroine reminded me of myself with a tendency to talk and talk and change subjects rapidly, and get distracted from what she was saying in the first place.  Heheh.  I do this all the time.  I can see people not liking that, but honestly I kept thinking that she's acting exactly like me and so I of course loved her for it.:)

*Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole - The heroine in Kresley Cole's book was only 23, wish she could have been even 2 years older, although with a 1200 y/o hero I guess a few years wouldn't make much difference.  LOL  The beginning of this book and the end of the previous book overlapped, which cause brief confusion at the beginning as I read the previous book a while back so I had to delve deep into my memory to recall it. 

*Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye - Briefly at the beginning I thought I wouldn't like it, cause the hero was coming off really bossy.  And as we all know, usually with a really bossy hero the heroine either becomes a doormat or a shrew who argues and argues and is generally bitchy (can I type that here and not get in trouble?).  However I think Kaye did a good job finding a middle ground between the two extremes.  And they fell in love over a matter of months, not days.  Overall really good I thought.

*A Regency Christmas with stories by Lyn Stone, Carla Kelly and Gail Ranstrom - Surprisingly I liked all the stories.  They were well written enough that they didn't seem too short, which is a common problem I have with anthologies.  

Now I'm in the middle of The Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley.  Pretty good so far.  About on par for other Jennifer Ashley books I've read.

I liked them all.  

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 5:29 PM ET
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Cyndi, I enjoyed Storm Front as well...have some of hte others in tbr but haven't gotten to them yet.

I'm still reading The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston. read a l ittle bit before bed but was too tired to get too far. plus I found myself getting irritated at how these shifters want to fight all the time and even one of my faves from one of the other books took stuff on herself to do near the begining that I thought she had no right to do...grrr...so I decided to stop reading til I'd had some good sleep so I don't end up hating a great book!

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 5:53 PM ET
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I started Tempt Me At Twlight by Lisa Kleypas.  It is good, but I am struggling to finish it.  It's been so long since I've read a regency romance that I keep getting distracted.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 10:58 PM ET
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Still  in The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes but I'm really jonesing for a historical - I didn't feel like I could start another one while reading November of the Heart - so I'm going to try The Prince Kidnaps a Bride by Dodd, which looks pretty lightweight. Didn't like the first in the series, did like the second one... we shall see.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 11:52 PM ET
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 I am reading "The Lacemaker" one of the ladies from the H/F forum sent me terrific so far.

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 12:12 AM ET
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Willa I think I have the Miss Fortunes book somewhere.. and I need a book with Mr. Mrs. or Miss in the title! was thinking Miss Wonderful but it's MIA also!

who wrote The Lacemaker Jerelyn? what's it about(other than making lace LOL!)

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 1:03 AM ET
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I just read Ava Gray's Skin Game, and wow, it was really good.  (This is Ann Aguirre's pen name for her "high octane paranormal romances.")  Can't wait for the next installment, sadly not out until next year.

Also reread The Duke and I and am sort of craving a reread of some of the other Bridgertons.

Of course the TBR's still ready to topple, so I ought to pick up something else instead :)

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 4:31 AM ET
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Fedora, I've never heard of that author! Is it funny?

I just finsihed The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston. It was funny but sure seems this woman is getting more violent under both names! This last dragon book seemed more violent too.

I think I'm gonna take a break and read  Love Inspired - Be My Neat-Heart by Judy Baer. I've read a couple by here and they were funny so hopefully this one will be too. Also thinking 'bout reading The Demon You Now by Christine Warren - another paranormal- after this one but we'll see..I change my mind by the minute it seems!

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 7:58 AM ET
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Still reading "Cold Night, Warm Stranger."  I'm enjoying it, but I may need to go to some "skinny" books for a while after I read this one. The story has been exciting for me up until now, but for some reason now I feel like it is lagging. It is probably just me....sometimes I think I get bored or lazy. For some of you  this would be a "skinny book". I might need to read a love inspired or a heartsong presents next . I like to keep my mind active and I think reading does that for me. I bought Carla Capshaw's new book at Walmart the other day. I had heard it was VERY GOOD.  It's about a gladiator.

Have a great day!

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 8:30 AM ET
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Still plugging away at Forever Amber - I'm now on page 377 of 972!  Maybe I'll finish this one by the end of the month!  I like it but Amber is really a self-centered bitch who uses men and then disposes of them when they don't suit her needs anymore (and she pretty much is a whore just using anyone who can further her ambitions or her money bags).  Of course she has that one true love in her life and he is pretty much a self-centered bastard so they are meant for each other!  ;)  It is also amusing to think that when this book was written it was considered trashy and was banned - there are no sex scenes in it at all.  It kind of reminds me of the old fashioned movies where the H/H kiss and then it fades to black. 

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 8:54 AM ET
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wow almost 1000 pages?!

I'm reading Be My Neat-Heart a nice short love inspired because I also needed something short and easy to follow after Shelly Laurenston's latest and her latest dragon one..trying to keep all the family tree straight was exhausting (though worth it!) I may read some before going to sleep..wanted to finish this one but oh well don't see it happening this morning!

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 8:59 AM ET
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I've been getting into a cowboy thing - read a couple of Delilah Devlin anthologies (Down in Texas and Texas Men) which I enjoyed. I'm now reading my first Lorelei James (Tied Up, Tied Down) and I love it - why haven't I read anything of hers before???

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 10:11 AM ET
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I'm still reading November of the Heart by LaVyrle Spencer. I almost gave up on it a few chapters in, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The romance aspect is sweet. Of course, right now I'm getting to the depressing part, but since this is a romance book, I'm sure it'll have a HEA. 

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 10:37 AM ET
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I read Ice by Linda Howard.  It was a very quick read.  Not at all as substantial as I expected from a 200 page hardcover Linda Howard book!  Both of the main characters were great, but the whole book took place in a 24 hour period and it was just so ..... quick!

I have a few other books from the library that I should read next, but I received A Highlander Christmas by Janet Chapman the other day & might want to sink my teeth into that one instead.  lol

Date Posted: 11/16/2009 10:38 AM ET
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I finished Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren and it was good.  Not as good as Patricia Briggs but along those same lines for this particular story.   The heroine for me was hard to like because she waffled from ZERO self esteem to being a kick butt bitch, which was kind of hard to digest. 

Next up I'm reading The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas. 

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Date Posted: 11/16/2009 6:31 PM ET
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Sherri I'm thinking maybe I should just skip around in Warren's series since she's doing it! the hero in Big Bad Wolf is married with kids in the 2nd book LOL then I find out their story comes later?! I did enjoy She's No Faerie Princess and managed to find Big Bad Wolf yesterday but gosh gotta find book 6 darn it! my coworker's library has it though so if nothing else I'll ask her to check it out since she's reading these as well...she's pretty happy overall with the recs I find here and the paranormal forum though some weren't big hits with her but she loved patricia briggs, and ward's dark series,a nd aiken/laurenston...found a ll but the last book in nalini singh's series then found another book by her for her yesterday..

that Sandra Dallas book was pretty good too but kinda disturbing for me! I know I'm a wimp but anyways you'll see when you're done! she writes really well though I think Persian Pickle Club was my fave(Had some quilters) and Aliice's Tulips was good too. but this story sticks with me more than the others I think.

anyways..I ended up staying up a bit longer than I planned on this morning to read Be My Neat-Heart..still not finished but it's a good book for one of these 'shorties'..it's Love Inspired by Judy Baer so it's kinda funny in places and deals with messy people w hich I'm totally relating to LOL! almost makes me feel like cleaning...

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Date Posted: 11/16/2009 8:33 PM ET
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just finished Ask Adam by Jess Dee now workin on Take Me by Shelli Stevens then on to Dawn's Awakening by Lora Leigh, finally.