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Subject: What are we reading this week? 12/14/08-12/20/08
Date Posted: 12/14/2008 12:07 PM ET
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It's a new week, what's on your reading agenda?



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Date Posted: 12/14/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I finished up Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs, which was good, and also read Glass Houses by Rachel Caine. The latter is a YA paranomal and the first book in the Morganville vampires series--it was also good and I have the others wishlisted. I'm now reading No Escape by Shannon K Butcher and I may not get any housework done because I don't want to stop reading it! Ah well, there's always tomorrow! ;)

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 12:31 PM ET
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I started Mesmerized by Candace Camp, which is okay but I'm not really into the paranormal parts.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 5:23 PM ET
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I started a book I had in my purse, A Holiday of Love, which is an anthology, and it is quite good!

Anne

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 5:27 PM ET
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*shiver* dont 'remind my weak wimpy self of No Escape LOL! psychotic stalker..couldn't even enjoy the romance part of the book! :-)

I started reading an older Harlequin Temptation by Jennifer LeBrecque that was featured in one of the Guess the Book threads a while back. I *think* it's called 'Barely Mistaken' but not sure since I was pretty tired when I started. It sounded f unny from the quoted passages but the overall theme is she's dating one brother with ulterior motives and the bad boy brother has always liked her. she's trying to shake the bad girl from the wrong side of the tracks image because her family was alcoholic and wild and she didn't want to be the same reputation. but the bad boy who's really 'good' overhears the good brother who's really bad about using her for something so he takes his place at a costume fundraiser...I hate deception so that part is buggingme plus I was tired so didn't get too far.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 5:34 PM ET
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I forgot to say that I also read Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard which was as good as her other bodyguard books.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 6:15 PM ET
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I finished Wicked Intent and Wicked Sacrifice by Lora Leigh.  Interesting - short books, menage theme - hot sex.  Wicked Intent was probably the stranger of the 2 with the twin guys with the mental connection (one is getting a real blowjob while the other one is experiencing it mentally).  I think I need something a little more vanilla next.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 6:46 PM ET
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I finished up Surrender by Pamela Clare, I loved it!! I can't wait to read the brothers stories, especially Morgan!!

Now I'm gonna start on Lady's Choice by Winnie Griggs

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 7:34 PM ET
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I finished Carnal Gift by Pamela Clare. Good but not as good as her other book I read.  Still would recommend it though!   I'm also about half done with Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard and loving that!

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 7:56 PM ET
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If I am not too tired, I'll finish Surrender by Pamela Clare tonight. It is good and I am eager to see how it ends. I don't really like when the H/h are in the middle of a war, hoping it ends by the end of the book so they can have a life, LOL. I hope to start one of my new Ellora's Cave books tomorrow.

Anne



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Date Posted: 12/14/2008 8:16 PM ET
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Well, I got Untamed by Pamela Clare from Rose on Friday, and was going to start on that, but I totally forgot that I had read the first chapter of Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long the night before (don't ask me how).  Anyway, I'm going to finish it first, and then go back to the Pamela Clare book.  I'm about 2/3 of the way through it and I really like it so far.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 9:14 PM ET
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wonder if I have the lora leigh book in my tbr!(or one of the ellora's cave boxes!)

I'm still trying to settle in at work and we've been busy so far so no reading yet..I have several books with me but leaning towards 'must love mistletoe' by christie ridgway. I also brought in 'the friday night knitting club' by kate jacobs..not sure what will grab my attention - if anything- tonight!

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 9:45 PM ET
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I read Loving Evangeline, which was okay, not a favorite. I know so many people dislike it, I was expecting it to be more controversial. The hero is kind of a jack-ass, but then, so many are. ;-)  Anyway, she's done the same basic plot better in other books, I think.

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 10:58 PM ET
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Finished the Great Scott.  Good sequel, nothing to wet your pants over, tho.  Also, read Flat Out Sexy.  Good book even if you are not into race cars, as I am not.  Both books were love stories with hot scenes but not erotica-like.  Good characters in both books.  Both books mailed first thing in morning to the next reader.

 

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 11:54 PM ET
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I'm reading Hot Date by Amy Garvey but I might skim to the end then start on something else.
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:38 AM ET
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I started The Friday Night Knitting Club then decided to see if it was available from the library on audio download and saw the sequel had a waiting list...anyways read the description of the sequel and not so sure I wanna read this one now because it mentions taking up 5 yrs or so after a major non-happy event in the first book :-( gosh I'vebeen borderline bawling all day sure don't need to read something sad so think I'll switch to Must Love Mistletoe...

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 1:01 AM ET
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last night i finished up All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake, Bk 5) by Kerrelyn Sparks.  i enjoyed it.  it's very similar to the rest of the books in the series.

today has been a very long day, and i'm not feeling up to anything complicated, so i've snagged A NASCAR Holiday 2 by Pamela Britton, Gina Wilkins, Ken Casper, Abby Gaines off this month's mini-TBR to read next.  a short story sounds about right.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 1:28 AM ET
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Well, I've had a busy weekend reading wise.  I finished Mine Till Midnight (liked it) Friday night, started and finished Seduce Me at Sunrise (really like it) Saturday and then started Samantha James' The Perfect  Bride (liked it) and Sunday I finished that and started the sequel The Perfect Groom(haven't read enough to form opinion yet).

With Kleypa's Hathaways I gotta say I think I'm looking forward most to Leo's (the brother) book.  I was getting a little concerned during Mine Till Midnight that he was going to waste away and die and was happy in the sequel that he seems to be recovering from his loss.  From the way Seduce Me at Sunrise was written, I'd say his story is next.  I got real attached to his character and was just aching for him and I want him to be happy. Good grief, I'm talking like he's a real person.  :)

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 5:51 AM ET
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I finished Patton's Way and I was kind of annoyed reading the first half- the noble hero(s) denying themselves the woman of their dreams who wants them because they think she deserves better, but the second half, after deciding 'what the hey, she wants us, let's do it', was alot of fun and very steamy.

 Then I picked up one of my EC buys- North Wolf by M. A. Everaux. Good writing and good story! I stayed up until midnight to finish it. I wish she had other books written- especially a story about Christian!

Now I'm debating what to read next- I have Show No Mercy and Take No Prisoners on my tbr. Also Seduce Me At Sunrise. I'll probably go with the Kleypas book. I want to read more about Merripen.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 8:18 AM ET
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I finished up Show No Mercy last night and its now on my keeper shelf - LOVED IT!  I can't wait to read more in this series - especially Reed's book (for any of you who've read this one so far).    The hero was totally alpha male and gruff, but not overbearing to me.  They had great chemistry and while the breakup scene was gut wrenching I think she did a great job with the "makeup" scenes that made it believable.

Now I'm reading a new author for me - Rebecca York - its called Killing Moon.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 10:04 AM ET
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Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long was good, it actually could have been great, but it kinda puttered out toward the end.  I have to say it has some of the most hilarious scenes in it though.  Several places had me laughing to the point of tears.  It drags just a teeny bit in the last quarter, and the ending is abrupt and a little to neatly wrapped up.  That said, it's still one of her better efforts & worth a read.  B+.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 10:14 AM ET
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I just finished reading Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly.  It started out slowly for me - had me wondering what all the fuss was about - but really got good and interesting.  Not tons of sex but I really appreciated the relationship between the H/H.  And his horrors in the past were really quite horrid and I was rooting for the heroine to find a way to reach him.  Enjoyable read.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 11:44 AM ET
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Right now I am reading The Bachelor Tax by Carolyn Davidson. I'm liking it so far, I can usually count on this author for a good read when I am in the mood for a historical western.

I'm leaving town for two weeks in a few days and I've got to take a stack of books to take with me. I've been having a hard time deciding what to bring. I'm thinking I'll pull out some Linda Howard, and my new Linnea Sinclair books. Maybe Julie Garwood and Maggie Osborne too.

Angie -
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 11:57 AM ET
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Show No Mercy sounds good!

I finally finished the Sleeping Beauty series by Ann Rice. (I read the first book like 3 years ago and never got around to reading the other 2.) It was okay. I liked how it ended.

I read Lora Leigh's Shameless Embraces, (2 shorter books combined) I really liked "Shameless"-Courtney and Ian's story.

I'm not sure what I'm going to read, I think maybe Alyssa Brooks.

 



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Date Posted: 12/15/2008 11:58 AM ET
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Jeez, every damn thing I try winds up having some mystery or paranormal plot! All I want it a plain ole story, is that too much to ask for? On the bright side, my TBR pile has diminished quite a bit.

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