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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week?, 12/5-12/11 2010
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 3:48 PM ET
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Started A Quick Bite -- a library ebook! I'm so proud. :-)

The vampires seem much less... tame in this one. I thought they didn't feed on people, but perhaps that's somehting that comes about in this book or later in the series? Right now they're treating us like a walking buffet.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 4:19 PM ET
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I'm trying to read Amanda Quick's The Paid Companion.  This is attempt 2 at starting it.  At least this time I got past the prologue.  This is my first Amanda Quick book, and I hope I enjoy it, I have 4 others on my TBR.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 4:23 PM ET
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Right now they're treating us like a walking buffet.....  There's a thought!  I can hear it now.."Oh look, there's that B*tch from high school... let's take her down! "  "Hey, watch the cholesterol with that one!"  Yep, it's been one of those mornings.

Finished I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne and overall I really liked it.  I thought the end was a bit rushed though.

On to The Homecoming by JoAnn Ross.  So far, meh.  I waited almost two months to get this book and it just hasn't grabbed me yet.



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Date Posted: 12/5/2010 4:47 PM ET
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Finished Kresley Cole's If You Dare and I really liked this series and I like this one the best so far. I have read 1 and 3. Next up Zoe Archer's Warrior.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 6:06 PM ET
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Willa is that Lynsay Sands' series? the first book is the only one i haven't read but if it's that one the woman vamp cant stand the site of blood and has to feed on humans or get her blood by IV. 2 other vamps in the storyline also feed on humans because they can't do the bagged blood

I started Mystique by Amanda Quick and think I'll like it once I can settle down and relax and read it!

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 6:09 PM ET
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I just finished Nora Roberts' Happy Ever After. I was really looking forward to Parker's story, but for me, this one really just dropped the ball. I hate it when the author lets the success of the other books "carry" the last one, and the series ends with a fizzle instead of a bang. Starting in on Gena Showalter's Ecstasy in Darkness for a change of pace... Hope it's good!
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 6:45 PM ET
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I finished Nalini Singh's Play of Passion and I'm very disappointed.  The heroine ruined it for me. I loved the hero and of course seeing Hawke again, but honest to Betsy I just wanted to rip Indigo's throat out myself.  So frustrating. 

No idea what I'm reading next.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 7:26 PM ET
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Reading Mustang Wild, finished Bought: The Penniless Lady and DNF The Other Bride by Lisa Bingham.  I am afraid all of them are a little predictable for me right now so I am going to stop reading romance (HA) for a month and work on my Contemp. Fiction challenge. 

I started Brida Friday and Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen.  LOHW is really cute.  Good Southern story with all the FannieFlagg-esque characters and dialog you could want. 

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 9:45 PM ET
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I decided on A Time To Love by Barbara Cameron.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 12:31 AM ET
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Debbie I'm on the waitlist at the library for that one..so far the first one is the only one I really liked and that was because of the hero..I've liked none of the women and book 2 with parker being such a bi*ch I almost didn't read the 3rd one..is she bad in her own book? if so I may cancel..I like that hero I think she gets - the mechanic - and hate to see agood guy get stuck with a crappy woman!

gotta get busy doin' something...trying to stay up tonight so I can sleep tomorrow during the day for night shift..

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 9:06 AM ET
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I'm doing the reading a book that's been in my TBR list for a long time and then reading a more recent book. So, I read A Season to be Sinful by Jo Goodman as my old book and then Someone Like You by Susan Mallery (which I just got). Both were good. I needed the light Susan Mallery book after the Jo Goodman book. I really like Jo Goodman books but they are definitely not light reads. Since I had another Jo Goodman book in my TBR pile of books that I've had for ages, I'm now reading More Than You Wished. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and really liking it. But I can see going for something light after this - I have several Christmas anthologies, so I think I'll be reading those after I finish this book.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 9:18 AM ET
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I actually ended up enjoying The Paid Companion.  I'm glad I made myself stick with it, I knew if I stopped this time, I would never read it.  I guess I'm going to go ahead and read the second Eloisa James' book Fool For Love.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 9:29 AM ET
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Susanna- You do see Parker "let her hair down" a tiny bit- but she's so condescending that I'm amazed anyone puts up with her.  I felt the book was kind of a let down because the whole "romance" between Parker and Malcolm was just sort of taken for granted.  I was really disappointed that there was no real "build-up", and their big "problem" towards the end (Nora is so formulaic anyway) is really silly.  I wanted more, because after sticking it out for four books, the ending should have been way better.  Ah, well... at least the covers were pretty!  ;) 

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 10:32 AM ET
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I polished off an anthology over the weekend, Howl :: Raine WeaverJeigh LynnJet Mykles, and aside from the first story by Mykles (which kicks off her Leashed series) I was pretty bored with it. I can't wait to read more of the Leashed series, though. Very interesting concept. 

This morning, I started the second in the Sutherland Bros. series by Kresley Cole, The Price of Pleasure

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 10:49 AM ET
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Still reading Tracy Wolff's Full Exposure.  Not much time for reading right now between holiday prep and dealing with a sick hubby last week. 

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 12:46 PM ET
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I started Falling for Gracie by Mallery.  OK so far, though I find the whole spying on the heroine's sister's husband thing a bit contrived.  I was looking for a fast read and didn't quite feel like getting into Creed Country Christmas yet, so this one fit the bill.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 12:52 PM ET
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To Wed & Protect - Carla Cassidy

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 1:44 PM ET
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thanks Debbie - I was hoping her story would explain why she's the way she is and have the hero fit that 'need' or whatever and have her a better person. I couldnt' believe that big scene with her in book 2 ordering that poor hero away and doing all that crap with the heroine..that heroine in book 2 needed to grow a pair and her friends butt out LOL! Parker is just unbelievable..I wonder if Nora was having marriage trouble when she wrote this series and created Parker?! usually she has a more dominant female as one in the trio or quartet but none have been like Parker!

still reading Mystique by Amanda Quick..pretty good..got used to her regencies and this one sounds more like highlander with the knight..medieval maybe? not sure..

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 4:57 PM ET
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Reading the Red Rose by Mary Balogh. Not her best, but good. Think I'm going to give up on listening to How to Knit a Wild Bikini - I hate the reading and it's just too embarrassing for the gym. Maybe I can finish it in print someday.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 9:16 PM ET
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I finished A Time To Love by Barbara Cameron.  It was wonderful.  A very moving and emotional story.  She was a NTM author too and I really liked her style.   This is the first book in her "quilts of lancaster county" series.

I'm honestly too tired to start another book tonight.  Work was beyond busy and I'm exhausted.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 9:32 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to start reading The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. I really liked her story in the Burning Up Anthology, Here There Be Monsters.



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Date Posted: 12/6/2010 10:00 PM ET
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I finished Four Play (the Shayla Black story wasn't as good - IMO - as the Maya Banks one).  Both stories were menage, but the second one was a bit harder to believe and the heroine was pretty annoying.  Very hot sex scenes, and the first story made it worth the read for me.

I also read Forever Blue by Suzanne Brockmann.  It's been a LONG time since I've read a book by her and it made me remember how much I love them.  This one seemed to be more romantic than some of her others.... Blue and Lucy were really great together.  My only beef about it was you didn't really get a good feel for Lucy... I couldn't see her as a police officer OR a software designer.  Her teenage crush on Blue was mentioned so many times that I think it was hard to think of her as anything else.  I liked it a lot, though.  Great story.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 10:07 PM ET
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I am right in the middle of Zoe Archer's Warrior and I am so loving this book. You can really feel Gabriel and Thalia's connection. Can't wait to finish is up.

Date Posted: 12/6/2010 10:57 PM ET
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I finished Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran and started Scandal's Daughter by Carola Dunn, which is proving interesting so far.

Keri, I'm glad to hear you're liking Zoe Archer's Warrior. I've accumulated her entire Blades of the Rose series just because of the covers, the synopses, and the hype about them, so I would be disappointed if they weren't good. :P

Date Posted: 12/7/2010 12:12 AM ET
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still reading Mystique - I have a harder time with this time period I think -actually all historical I think. takes me a while to get into them unless I've read several in a row set during the same time period. up next I think will be Yuletide Cowboy by Debra Cloptin part of her Love Inspired Men of Mule Hollow series.

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