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Subject: What are we reading this week? 2-19 to 2-25
Date Posted: 2/19/2012 5:03 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 5:05 PM ET
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I just finished NTM author Kristen Calihan's Firelight and it was a really great read. It was a blend of historical, paranormal and urban fantasy mixed up with romance. I am looking forward to the next one for sure.

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 6:12 PM ET
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Just finished Love Under Siege (Brothers in Arms, Bk 2) by Samantha Kane and I liked it, even though it got dire reviews (I'm a sucker for menage books though).  Still reading the Joss Ware book.

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 6:19 PM ET
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Yesterday's book was a DNF - The Wary Widow by Jerrica Knight-Catania.  It started out fine, if a little tame, but went into eyeroller territory about halfway through.  Now I'm reading Promises Prevail by Sarah McCarty.

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 6:49 PM ET
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I've been on a Joey W Hill kick, first finishing off her Knights of the Boardroom series with Hostile Takeover - pretty brutal as some in that series have been - well, actually most and then I got into the Nature of Desire series which I think started with a nook freebie and I've been working through some of them -- Natural Law, Ice Queen/Mirror of my soul.... though they have really strong BDSM elements they also have some pretty good stories and I find myself looking for resolution for some of the angst of the main characters, even beyond the D/s relationship.  Though I have not really liked her books in the past since I don't really love the stronger D/s elements, the story lines keep pulling me in.... Maybe I'll go for a my Diana Palmer, Wyoming Tough to have a little less angst now.  

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 8:10 PM ET
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I just finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts.  I really enjoyed it.  It's kind of like seeing a romantic comedy.... once you've seen two or three, they all start to seem the same.  But given how many books she has written, how can they not?  I love that her characters are so likeable and normal, and her men are all so hunky and REAL.  Beckett was awesome (can't wait for Ryder's book, though!).  I thought the whole storyline with Sam was a bit cheesy... I mean, the romance between Clare and Beckett with her being a war widow with three kids would have had enough complications without that whole thing.  Anyway, I'll definitely read the other two when they come out!

 

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 12:11 AM ET
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Back from my Salsa Festival! FInished The Windflower -- my, it is wonderful. Also read Crescendo by Charlotte Lamb, another 5 stars read. And Hunted by Evangeline Anderson -- a fun read, but pretty much the same as the first book, and I get the feeling the entire series will be like that. (Heroine with some dumbass reason for resisting unbelievably perfect man who wants to spend his whole life going down on her.)

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 7:22 AM ET
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I finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts yesterday. It was a very sweet story. I love it when a couple comes together so easily, without too much drama:)

 

 I thought the whole storyline with Sam was a bit cheesy..

I have to agree on this!



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Date Posted: 2/20/2012 10:38 AM ET
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Gina, I'm curious about what you think of the Red Garnier book.  I had several on my wish list, but after reading an anthology (Legally Hot) with a Garnier story and being really disappointed, I have no desire to read more. 

Sorry, Michelle, I was playing catch-up this morning and just saw this. The Feather was really different, but very good. TONS of sex, but enough of a storyline that it kept me interested. The only other story I've read by her was in the Red-Hot Summer anthology, and I liked it enough that I made a point to get my hands on some of her other stuff. Worth a read, IMO. 

I'm a little over halfway through Shattered Legacy (Legacy, Bk 1) by Lora Leigh, and I am so freakin' bored. She's all over the place on this one. 

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 12:01 PM ET
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I started reading Into the Mist by Maya Banks.  Eh - I'm not thrilled.  I just don't CARE.  Maybe I'm not in the mood for paranormal where everyone is out to get everyone else. 

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 12:18 PM ET
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Currently reading The Mystery Man of Whitehorse by B.J. Daniels.  It's the 3rd book in the Whitehorse, Montana series she did back in 2007 and this one is dragging a bit and seems to be all over the place.  The first 2 books in the series were good, but this one I am struggling with.

I need to get it done by today though.  A PBS member wanted all of the Harlequin Intrigue books on my bookshelf (we made a deal) and this one is to be included.  I hope she likes it more than I do; I'd give it about 3 stars.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 12:20 PM ET
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Just finished Lair of the Lion and now I'm trying to decide what's next. I think one of my Kindle freebies, What She Doesn't Know. We'll see if I stick with it. I've lost count of how many I've started and don't finish. I've become much more selective of the freebies I download.
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 12:25 PM ET
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Rebecca, was that Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan? If so, I adored that book. It was a keeper. Very gothic and dark. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 3:30 PM ET
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Speaking of Lair... I'm reading Into the Lair by Maya Banks.  I figured I would get this one over with, too, since I just read the first one.  I'm MUCH more entertained by this than the other one.  I like the heroine better and hey, it's a menage with two cat-shifters.... what's to complain about???  cheeky

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 4:37 PM ET
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I've been reading the (I think) last book in the Hellions of Hallstead Hall series, A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries. It started off slow (maybe it was my mood), but I'm at the half way point and it's getting really good.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 5:30 PM ET
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I started Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey, but have only gotten about 3 chapters in.  I loved the first two books of this series, but I'm having a little trouble with the premise of this one.  Trying not to judge prematurely though, and hoping that the content is strong enough to support the premise, which IMO is rather weak.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 5:45 PM ET
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I finally had to DNF Promises Prevail  before I hurt myself rolling my eyes.

I'm now reading Hannah's Heart by Jillian Hart.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 6:03 PM ET
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Lesley - I just read Yours to Keep yesterday, and completely agree that the premise is a bit weak, and a bit far-fetched, especially compared to the other two. That said, it is still a really good book and I enjoyed it anyway!

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 6:45 PM ET
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Yes it was her book, my first. Any other recommendations by her? I started another freebie, Midnight by Elisa Adams. Not bad and a quick read. I have Fragile by Shiloh Walker but I didn't have time today tobstart it.
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 9:11 PM ET
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I am about half way through Archangel's Kiss and I am so loving this series!

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 10:43 PM ET
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Thanks LeeAnn- I'm glad it's not just me! I am about halfwat through now, and even though I am kind of rolling my eyes, I am still liking it!

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 9:16 AM ET
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I've started a library book but can't remember the title or author LOL - think it's more women's fiction - queen of broken hearts I think is the title - not too far into it but it's set in alabama and she's a widow and divorce therapist with 2 men interested in her and fear of commitment..think she's in her 40's or 50's so that's good for a change of pace (she has a daughter who so far isn't in the story so I'm gussing she's adult or in college somewhere)

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 10:05 AM ET
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Yes it was her book, my first. Any other recommendations by her?

I recently read The Scarletti Curse by Feehan, which was very similar to Lair. Gothic, and I loved that it was set in Italy, but it wasn't as good as Lair, IMO. I've heard that her Dark series is good, but haven't started it yet. 

I finished a Lauren Dane e-book yesterday, Once and Again, which is a continuation of her Chase Bros. series. Pretty good, though I thought the ending was kind of abrupt. Now I'm reading Shadowed Legacy (Legacy, Bk 2) by Lora Leigh.

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:37 PM ET
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Listening to Covet (Fallen Angels, Bk 1) by J. R. Ward on an audio book and I must say it s a weird book. I had trouble understanding what was going on (don't know if it was because I was listening to it at work or what) that I had to read the reviews lol. It had a bunch of jumping back and forth between the characters that was confusing and you could never really figure out who it was going to be the main characters.

Haven't really picked up a book to read since the reading challenge, I think I burnt myself out.

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 3:52 PM ET
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I finished Into the Lair by Maya Banks.  It was the kind of book I hate - not excellent but not bad enough to DNF.  I really just wanted to finish it to see what happened, but I didn't really CARE.  If that makes sense.  I'd much rather either LOVE a book or hate it & toss it aside.

I got Cindy Gerard's Last Man Standing yesterday so that's next (yeah, I have no willpower)

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