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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week? 3/31-4/06/2013
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 4:26 PM ET
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New week!



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Date Posted: 3/31/2013 4:39 PM ET
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Finished several books wasn't blown away by any of them.

 

I did enjoy LAL, but it was the side stories that grabbed me. Q and B's story was ok, my first male on male and am ok that it be my last...just not my thing. Can't wait to see where the Assail/Marisol and Trez/Serena are going. Don't get me started on Xcor and Layla. 3.75 stars for me.

Suzanne Enoch's book was 3 stars.

Robyn Carr's The Wanderer was 2 stars...just was an ok boring read to me.

Date Posted: 3/31/2013 8:03 PM ET
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I'm still reading it. Busy today with Easter madness. I keep thinking the kids will get mellower with time, but they never do.

Date Posted: 3/31/2013 8:04 PM ET
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I decided on Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning....figured it's time I start to catch up on her books lol

Date Posted: 3/31/2013 8:25 PM ET
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eeks just got robyn carr's new ebook - hope it's a 'good' boring....just finished lynsay sands' new vampire book - Anders and Valerie - I enjoyed it but I think others would find it boring - I liked the 'lightness' of it and seeing the other vamps from previous books (already forgotten some of them) but she mixed silly humor with some serious stuff that wasn't making much sense :-( I don't recommend it unless you're like me and like light vampire stuff and are addicted to this series.

I seem to have gotten more into the nora roberts boonsboro book though it still bugs me she based the series on her own busness



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Date Posted: 3/31/2013 11:44 PM ET
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I'm still reading Behind Closed Doors by Shannon Makenna.
Date Posted: 4/1/2013 11:35 AM ET
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I've read a few unremarkable novellas since the last time I posted.  I've also picked back up with the Rock Chicks series by KA.  I can't help it. It's like crack.  Hank and Roxie's book was great.  For some reason I didn't think I'd like Hank but I loved him.   Now I'm about 1/3 into Vance and Jules story.

Date Posted: 4/1/2013 12:54 PM ET
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 Sherri, I could have written your post. KA books are like crack to me. LOL And I felt the same way about Hank. I keep thinking "how many other books do I have to read before I can pick up another Kristen Ashley one??"  smiley



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Date Posted: 4/1/2013 9:37 PM ET
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today was great - about half of the 10 new releases just popped up on my kindle and nook and tomorrow and beginning of May more should magically appear! now to have more time to read...ended up starting a love inspired by brenda minton but gosh still have the rest of nora robets' boonsboro book to finish(library ebook)

Date Posted: 4/1/2013 11:49 PM ET
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I finished Light in the Shadows and it was perfect. Loved it. I also read Paris A to Z by Sexton and it was another great installment of the Coda series. Promises  was still my fave of the series though.

I also read Loving Jenna by Katelyn Skye. It was pretty good.

I should be getting Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire after midnight so I'll be starting that tomorrow.

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 10:05 AM ET
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Read Shana Galen's When You give a duke a diamond and it was a pretty good read.

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 11:36 AM ET
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I keep thinking "how many other books do I have to read before I can pick up another Kristen Ashley one??"  smiley

LOL I stopped fighting it.  Rock Chick Renegade (Jules and Vance) was good.  Not a keeper but a good addition to the series.  I can't put my finger on it but there was something just not 100% there for me.  I loved all the characters but it didn't wow me like the others did.  Still a good read though.   I know I can't hold out for Luke's book so charging on to his next.

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 12:51 PM ET
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Luke and Ava's book is my fave!
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 4:45 PM ET
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I've moved on to Wait for You by J. Lynn. I just started the 3rd chapter and so far it's good.
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 5:42 PM ET
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Own the Wind (Chaos book 1) by Kristen Ashley popped up on my Nook this morning.  It was SO good, but SO short.  Since this one and Raid were both shorter books, I'm afraid she's moving in that direction.  That being said I LOVED Tabby and Shy.  

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 5:47 PM ET
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I am reading The Portal by Kaitlyn O'Connor. It's good but a lot longer than her usual books.

I'm also reading The Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster, which is a short story that she published on her blog. 

I recently finished Lover Reavealed by JR Ward, which I loved.

Date Posted: 4/2/2013 6:02 PM ET
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Renee - I felt the same way about Own the Wind.  It was SO good.  But I wanted more.  And I think it was a little... "tame" compared to her other books.  The writing wasn't as raw, nothing was as graphic, etc.  Not sure if it was just this book or because of the publisher?  All that aside, I really enjoyed it.  smiley

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 8:06 PM ET
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I started Walking Disaster last night.    I made my husband pick it up at target on his way home from work....

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 9:08 PM ET
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Reading Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane. Complex, heartbreaking m/m.

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 9:33 PM ET
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I just started Fever by Maya Banks.
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 10:57 PM ET
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yep out of all her heroes Luke is MINE! I was so-so with Ava but Luke's my dude - think Eddie is my backup. Sadie was handsdown my favorite heroine I think out of the bunch - and Daisy though we haven't gotten her story. I liked Ava's parents though esp in one of the later books after one of the weddings when he's talking to Hank about what food he's gonna pay for when they finally get married.

trying to finish up this Nora Roberts library ebook-  The Next Always. not liking a side character but reading about the 3 little boys is prepping me for my friend's 5 yr old...taking mental notes LOL!

Sly and Tabby may be up next...bummer it's not as hot :-(

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 10:07 AM ET
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Susanna - it was hot.  I just think the whole book lacked a bit of the raw writing style we're used to from KA!  Shy is definitely a hot alpha guy, despite his young age.  smiley  I was pleasantly surprised!

In fact, I was able to read an ARC, but had to send it back to my friend, so I went & bought the ebook last night so I'd have it.  LOL

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 11:24 AM ET
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The writing wasn't as raw, nothing was as graphic, etc.  Not sure if it was just this book or because of the publisher? 

This worries me. KA became a huge "indie" sensation without the help of a big name publisher, so I hope they realize that making her change too much would lose a lot of followers. Cleaning up grammar, sentence structure, etc. is fine, but I won't be a happy reader if too much else is changed. 

I'm trying to hold off on Own the Wind until the weekend, so I picked up Alien Penetration by Kaitlyn O'Connor. I'm not thrilled with it so far — no romance angle at all.

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 1:05 PM ET
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I'm struggling through Highland Fling by Amanda Scott.  I have to read it for a review, but GAH it's dragging.  I'm halfway through the book and NOTHING is happnening.  There hasn't been one hint of a romance yet.  <sigh>

Gina - I'm worried, too.  One of the things I love love LOVE about KA is how real her books are.  They're not perfect, and yes, they could use some editing, but her dialogue kicks a** and her descriptiveness really paints the picture of the scenes so well.  Some parts are ugly and violent or uncomfortable, and the men can be huge jerks, etc.... but it all WORKS.  I hope having a publisher won't change all of that too much.  Own The Wind was a fabulous story, but to me it just lacked the intensity of her other books.

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 5:18 PM ET
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Finished Shannon K Butcher's Falling Blind and most of the book was really good but the ending fell (pun) short. :-) It was just too quick for what was going on prior. Almost finished with Zoe Archer's Sinner's Heart and it has been a good conitnuation of the series...think this is the last one of this series.

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