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Subject: What are we reading this week? 11/16/08 - 11/22/08
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 2:06 AM ET
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Brand new week!

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 2:10 AM ET
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I finished 'I Want You to Love Me' by Kathy Love. It's the 2nd in a series about 2 half-brothers but since the woman in book 1 has 2 friends and the other one is mentioned at least twice with 'someone' in this book I think there's gonna be a 3rd book which I'll probably read though this series is more bothersome to me. I liked her Young Brothers series much much better! I think the main problem I had with this one was the fact that the enemy is the guy's mother. and I mean ick ick ick she has sex with a demon and pretends it's her son.gag. And we know the whole time who the enemy is, etc.That kind of creepiness is just well too creepy! Parts were kinda cute but not like the other series she did.

Not sure what I'll start now but thinking maybe A Texas Thanksgiving by Margaret Daley. I'll see if I can get into that one since it's pretty short.

ETA: ok - finished A Texas Thanksgiving! I like this series pretty well even though there's no sex and it gets a bit preachy sometimes depending on the author (Love Inspired)but the overall storyline is pretty good and they're doing a good job keeping the ongoing story going considering each is by a different author. this is the Homecoming Heroes series and it's set near an army base in the Texas hill country. Another one comes out next month but Walmart seems to take forever getting books stocked.

I'm tired not but have another 2 hours to pass.sigh...not sure if I'll start another book or not.



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Date Posted: 11/16/2008 8:13 AM ET
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Last night I started the Bite anthology. The first story is by Laurell K. Hamilton. I have never read anything of hers. The story was only 32 pages long, but it didn't inspire me to want to read the Anita Blake series. I do have book 1 and 5 in my TBR so I may try book one at some point. Today I will start When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas, which is a rewrite of an earlier book, which I read many years ago, so I'm interested to see if I like this or even want to read it.

Anne

ETA now I remember why I wanted to read the Bite book, for the MaryJanice Davidson story, which takes place between 2 of her books which I just read.  ETA again, finished it, I thought Liam was described as a werewolf in the Queen Betsy book?? Maybe there is another short story that I didn't read yet that had a werewolf....sigh.  Why do they have to make their short stories take place in between books.



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Subject: I found a new author!!!
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:20 AM ET
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Isn't it great to find a new author??? I picked up JoAnn Ross's new book CROSSFIRE. It is great! I can't put downer. Is anyone else a fan of her's here??
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 1:57 PM ET
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I keep meaning to try her, but haven't yet.

I'm reading A Regency Christmas, but was just thinking about switching to something else for awhile. Only so many on dits and blue stockings I can take in one session. ;-)

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 2:45 PM ET
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i'm halfway through Mysteria Lane by Gena Showalter, P. C. Cast, MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, which has very much the same fun tone as Mysteria. 

i'd been reading Rising Sun by Michael Crichton for a book club meeting tomorrow, and was dragging on it.  now i can't remember if i've actually read the book before.  i thought i'd read it and seen the movie, but while i remember bits and pieces of the movie (mainly the Sean Connery parts!) the book didn't ring too many bells other than the overall plot line.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Kathy, I enjoy JoAnn Ross too. I have read several of her books and enjoyed most of them. There were a few I thought were just so-so. You might also like her Callahan Brothers trilogy.

I finished Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis and then read  Strong and Sexy. Both were good. I started the third book Superb and Sexy but decided I was having a bit of Jill Shalvis overload and was just going to end up skimming so I put it aside for now.  Today I've been rereading a JD Robb In Death book from early in the series.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 4:50 PM ET
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Kathy I have Freefall in my TBR..actually picked it up a few times but was more interested in something else I had handy.

I started  To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Moning but didnt' get too far before leaving work. I decided to leave it in my purse for work tonight and read some more of Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty. I started this one last week (I think!) but since it's erotic romance I'm afraid to attempt it at work though it might keep me awake. This one has strong hints of abuse in it which reminds me of Promises Prevail(which really pushed my limits hoo boy)She tends to get a bit descriptive in it so gotta prepare myself and think' it's just a story and she'll be okey dokey in the end' mantra. Alpha guys though and there are 3 in the beginning of this book and I know Sam gets a story so I'm assuming the other g uy will too(can't think of his name but I think I like him!) but they're Texas Rangers and all themselves Hell's Eight so not sure where the other 5 guys are or if there are that many total. I really liked her Promises series 4 books so far-3 with ellora's cave and the last with berkely I think) but these 2 about Caine and Sam are with Spice and I haven't found any of their books I've liked so far(in all fairness I haven't read too many but all it takes is one bad egg to ruin the whole omelet so to speak) but so far it's pretty good. it's a long book too - 470 something pages seems like! her promises books were around 400 so I'm expecting some story along with the  nookie! or a hell of a lot of nookie..or both! oops forgot it's sunday supposed to be 'nice' *blush*.

I also have a mystery 'Hooked on Crochet' that's the first in a series but just finished one where the 'sleuth' was the suspect with a biased cop and this one says the same thing on the back of the book so dunno i I want to read that one  yet or stick with romance...

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 4:50 PM ET
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Kathy--I like JoAnn Ross. I haven't read her new series yet but I have read other books by her, including her Callahan Brothers trilogy--Blue Bayou, River Road, and Magnolia Moon-- and her O'Halloran books--Fair Haven, Far Harbor and Homeplace.

I finished Not the Marrying Kind by Hailey North--nice, quick read--and Ways To Be Wicked by Julie Anne Long--book 2 of the Holt trilogy and another good book. Getting ready to start The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 5:00 PM ET
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Kathy I love JoAnn Ross.  She's a "friend" on MySpace and she is very cool.  I have the Crossfire in my TBR pile.  Did you read the first book in that series?

I'm reading The Bounty Hunter's Bride by Victoria Bylin and its pretty good so far.

 

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 5:13 PM ET
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JoAnn Ross?  Never read her before - any reccommendations on where to start in her catalog?  Thanks.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 5:24 PM ET
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I just started To All A Good Night (Brava Contemporary Romance) by Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon which has a Christmas theme.   So far I've finished the J. Shalvis story which was cute and real funny and I'm hoping to finish up other 2 tonight.

 

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 6:10 PM ET
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Finished an Harlequin Temptation by Emily McKay--Perfectly Saucy.  Very fun--the hero and heroine knew each other back in high school and I really enjoy stories where they get to revisit this unfulfilled chemistry :)

Also read Jillian Hart's Rocky Mountain Man--I really liked the hero and heroine (he's bitterly damaged and has a dark past; she's a sunny sort) but her family drove me bonkers (as I think they're meant to).

Oh, and I read a regency Christmas anthology, too--can't remember what it was called--I'll have to go find the book :)

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 6:50 PM ET
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wow everyone woke up! I'm trying..did get some cleaning done though which I'm glad about! (parents coming down tomorrow) gotta work nights again tonigh then I"m off on vacation and regular days off - yeah! of course a couple others took vacation but  my coworker wants the money from the ov ertime so she's happy as a clam. I could use the money but I'm tired and really need to chill out.(yeah all that reading at work is stressful!) actually it is 'cause it's being 'at work' and havnign to deal with that stuff.

hope we're slow tonight and miracle of miracles even better if the boss decides to call in sick or something..hey I can hope!

I'm wanting to read 'caine's reckoning' of course but can't since I"m going to work :-( I also found a couple other books I'd like to read but I'm reading KMM now! arghh...why did I get so many goodies at once??

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 7:39 PM ET
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Just finished Texas Glory and I have to say I NEVER cry with books, but I teared up near the end of this one. I'll give it a week and then finish with Texas Splendor. Good books!

So now I'm reading two-

Down In Texas by Delilah Devlin  3 stories- I don't think they're connected- first one is good so far- hunky guy and feisty heroine.

Hunter's Catch by Dawn Ryder- this is 3 connected stories- scifi/futuristic- and it is steamy! It's looking like a keeper. ;)



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Date Posted: 11/16/2008 7:46 PM ET
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I'm reading A Seduction for Christmas by Cathy Maxwell.  It starts quickly, which I really like in a good romance. 

I did finish Virgin River.  I liked it a lot. It was a 4-star for me, but it sounded like a lot of you enjoyed it more than that.  I will finish the series, because I do like her writing.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 8:00 PM ET
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I started reading Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 8:01 PM ET
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Susanna, I'm going to start Caines Reckoning to,  I've been wanting to read it for so long. Recently I've read Cops & cowboys , Nauti Dreams, Brazen and  Undying Passions by an author I've never read before . all were good. Undying Passions wasnt steamy like I thought it was going to be. after Caines Reckoning im going to read BE With Me by Maya Banks.

 

sorry ,I wrote what I've read in the last few weeks and what I'm going to start



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Date Posted: 11/16/2008 8:52 PM ET
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what's to be sorry 'bout?! I need entertaining tonight..I"m at work and we're busy right now as usual the beginning of a shift..but I'll probably have reading time and NOTHING is appealing to me :-( just feel tired. I started To Tame a Highland Warrior by KMM last night or rather early this morning but the size of the book is intimidating me! maybe I should go out to the car and dig around for a harlequin or christmas anthology or something..but I'm wanting to read this series..sigh...yawn..

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 9:41 PM ET
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Lisa, I bet you read Undying Passions by Amy Mistretta.  I'm glad to hear you liked it because it's on the W/L.  I've found that Samhain's books vary in degree of steam but have pretty consistently good story lines (my opinion of course!)     I read Caine's Reckoning and really liked it...couldn't wait for next one out (Sam's Creed) but didn't get very far into it before putting it down.  Something about hero/heroine wasn't clicking for me.  I need to pick it back up someday soon and try it again - no clue why it wasn't working for me before :)  

 

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:09 PM ET
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yes Tamara, It is by Amy Mistretta. I would have made a link but anyone who knows me knows it takes me quite awile to do a link. lol

I'm really drawn to books that have people who were in love and then something broke them apart , years later they get together. I liked it and anything that has some emotion in it.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:14 PM ET
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Sherri, Crossfire is the first one I have read. I'm about half way through it. GGOOODDDD!! FREEFALL is on its way to me thanks to a nice PBS member who posted it. You can bet I'll be in line at the bookstore when the third one comes out in Feb.
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:18 PM ET
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Tamara do you know if she's gonna write a book for the othe rguy? Tracker? the one mentined at the beginning of Caine's Reckoning along with Sam. I have Sam's but waited til I got Caine's story to go in order. I loved the Promises series but the theme in this one reminds me of the violence and abuse in Promises Prevail.

I think I'm gonna try to focus on 'to tame a highland warrior' by KMM or get back to 'bobbie faye's very (very very very) bad day by toni mcgee causey...2 very differnt books but I"m sorta spacey-ish tonight(last night shift) and don't wanna miss anything in what I'm reading!

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:20 PM ET
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Susanna , Do you work all night long ?

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 10:49 PM ET
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Just finished The Last Rake in London by Nicola Cornick. It was okay, nothing special. Also reading The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch. And I need to start Darkfever because it's due back at the library. :-)

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