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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 4/3 - 4/9, 2011
Date Posted: 4/3/2011 2:54 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 3:19 PM ET
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I am reading on my kindle Trey: Red, Blue and Hot by Cat Johnson.  Not too far into it, but starts pretty good.  

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 3:56 PM ET
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I finished His At Night by Sherry Thomas.  Great book.  Kinda quirky but kept me interested until it got meaty.

Now I'm reading Cold Midnight by Joyce Lamb.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 4:08 PM ET
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I am reading Monica McCarty's Highland Guard trilogy.  I finished The Chief.  The first half was ridiculous.  So much back story and Christina was the neediest, naive, head-in-the-clouds heroine ever.  I felt that most of this book came straight from "how to write the typical Highlander romance novel".  The story about the Highland Guard - Robert the Bruce's secret special force of warriors, is an interesting concept, but the storyline and/or writing didn't back it up.  The second half was marginally better.  Christina actually started using the brains the author gave her, and the misunderstandings between her and Tor were semi-believable.  Tor is your typical Highland chief.  He's strong and proud and sexy but he doesn't need any softness or emotion in his life because his duty is to his clan.  You'll understand this because McCarty hammers that point home again and again.  Overall I rated the book 3.5 because it did hold my interest enough to keep reading.

Now I'm on the The Hawk.  I almost dreaded picking this up because it didn't get great reviews, but I'll give it a shot.  Most of the time I'll force myself to read something unless it's completely awful, so we'll see.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 4:49 PM ET
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I'm not liking my books. :-( Think I may need a romance break.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 5:43 PM ET
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I finally got My One and Only, Kristan Higgins newest novel. While it is not my favorite by her, it is still pretty enjoyable! Some of the parts are downright hilarious!

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 7:41 PM ET
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I finished The Chief.  The first half was ridiculous.  So much back story and Christina was the neediest, naive, head-in-the-clouds heroine ever.

Ugh!! I hated Christina.  What a dimwit.

 

I'm not liking my books. :-( Think I may need a romance break.

I so know what you mean.  Its taking me forever to finish a book lately unless its just out of this world spectacular.  I'm not sure if I'm burning out or just need a genre break.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 7:49 PM ET
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LeeAnn, I laughed out loud several times while reading My One and Only- she really has a way with writing that makes her stories very warm and funny!  It's not my favorite by her either, but it's toward the top of the list.

I managed to finish both that one and Ride the Fire by Jo Davis, and have just started Healing the Highlander by Melissa Mayhue.  She's another one that puts her books out so far apart that I forget what happened in the last one every time I read a new book, but it is coming back to me as I read.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 8:09 PM ET
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I am reading Angel's Rest by Emily March, a new to me author.  I'm about a fourth of the way through it and so far so good.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 1:56 AM ET
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I'm reading Dirty Harriet by Miriam Auerbach. It' s a Harlequin next title I've had in my tbr(though this is al ibrary copy!) forgot to bring a book upstairs with me after work this morning and this was on the dresser and voila it fit one of the RT challenges(mode of transportation onthe cover(motorcycle)) so I figured what they heck. not really into it but partly from being tired and busy at work now.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 6:43 AM ET
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I read Starkissed by Lanette Curington and it was really good. Not erotica, a little predictable here and there, and the ending ticked me off by leaving a couple of unanswered but very important questions. But I still gave it 4 stars.

I read Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 1) by Anne McCaffrey (actually, re-read it) and LOVED it. 5 stars. No sex (even when they were having it I didn't realize it at first LOL). So now I am reading Dragonsdawn which is about the first settlers to Pern. Really good!

Also reading Feral Passion :: Stephanie Bedwell-Grime which is interesting and I really can't predict what is going to happen next! (paperback, from booksfree)

And River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Bk 6) :: Patricia Briggs on my Kindle, which, needless to say (for me) is fabulous.

Ooo last night at a kids b-day party, I brought my Jetbook and was reading Dragonsdawn, I looked around and noticed a lady reading on her Kindle DX! That thing was SO huge! It looked cool but I can't imagine something that large. (I brought my Jetbook because it is smaller and lighter than my Kindle). She had it laying down on the table in front of her....I bet that thing is heavy.

I am really loving all three books I am reading....its hard to decide which to grab lol.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 8:15 AM ET
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I've been all over the place in my reading. I finished Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr and I thought it was one of the better books in the Virgin River series. From there I read my first Anne Stuart, a contemporary called Shadows at Sunset. I enjoyed it, wouldn't say it was great, but I would definitely read other books by her. I now dug deep into my TBR pile and I'm reading My Reckless Heart by Jo Goodman. Half-way through and really enjoying it.

I read Angel's Rest and thought it was good. I was a little disappointed as I like my romances a little steamier (and I think I was expecting it to be steamier as Emily March use to write as Geralyn Dawson). And I think things were unresolved regarding the hero and his family (I know the author wrote a short story to cover that situation and I found it didn't go far enough). Anyway, I liked Angel's Rest and am getting the next 2 books in the series from the library.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 11:24 AM ET
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I'm reading Tracker's Sin by Sarah McCarty and enjoying it. Way too much dialogue at times, imo, but decent story.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 11:38 AM ET
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I can't wait to get my hands on that, Rose! Just finished Tucker's Claim last week and it renewed my love of that series.

Over the weekend, I caught myself up on the House of Night series by finishing Burned and Awakened. This series is finally picking up for me. I'm still not crazy about Zoey, but at least the story is getting better. And I was loving the whole Rephaim plot. *sigh* Now I have to wait until November for the next installment. With how Awakened ended, sounds like a whole new pot of crap is stirring up in Tulsa.

I'm now going to start the prologue short story Enigma by Lora Leigh, followed by Live Wire. I've heard this is the final book in this series, and I'm glad. I've kinda stopped caring about these characters. 

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 3:13 PM ET
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I am reading Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  It is sci-fi romance which I love and so far it has a good plot and enjoyable characters. It's a shame she has only written two books and her next book is going to be YA.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 3:36 PM ET
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Dagmar I enjoyed Wild Man Creek also - actually I liked all but the 3rd from this year - but it wasn't bad. Harvest Moon had lots of garden talk that I liked! I thought the woman was a little stupid for her age in the most recent one this year and the teen was a brat but it was still ok.

I'm still trying to get into the Harlequin next - Dirty Harriet. I also want to read a ocuple of intrigues by Julie Miller- Private swat takeover and the christmas one

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 4:00 PM ET
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Gina, I loved Tehya & Jordan's story in Live Wire.  The prologue is actually included in the book, so you don't need to buy it specifically (like I did).  I thought the series had run its course, too, but loved having it wrapped up with them.  Of course, being Lora Leigh, she introduced a whole new set of people, so that's probably where her next series will come from.

 

I'm reading Playing for Keeps by Luann McLane.  It's a little slow, or I'm just not in the mood one, but I like the way she has her couples interact.  Great dialogue.

 

Renee

 

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 4:17 PM ET
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he prologue is actually included in the book, so you don't need to buy it specifically (like I did)

Dangit! I did buy it in eBook. That just ticks me off. It makes me feel as if I've been swindled. 

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 4:32 PM ET
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Didn't get to read ANY today we were so busy at work.  Hopefully will tonight.  Still reading Cold Midnight.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 4:37 PM ET
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Right now I'm reading Liz Carlyle's Neville series. 

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 5:38 PM ET
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Dagmar, that's definitely not one of Stuart's best, give her another try!  Anne, I love the old dragon books, have since I was 14. :-) Gave up on reading the newer ones some time back.

I'm reading Fragile by Shiloh Walker, it's okay but not hitting me hard, which is kind of a disappointment.

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 10:42 AM ET
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I put Healing the Highlander aside yesterday after I got a package from Diana that inlcuded A Lot Like Love by Julie James.  I managed to get halfway through the book last night and am really enjoying it!  There is a lot of wine talk, and I can definitely see how that might be annoying to some, but since I love wine, I find it interesting.  Darned work, wish I didn't have to be here and could finish the book instead!

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 11:45 AM ET
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I finished Dirty Harriet - forgot the author Miriam somebody I think..it's a harlequin next and seems like there's a sequel to it..had it in my tbr forever but came across it at the library and got their copy - turns out it fits one of the RT spring challenges - yeah! now off to look up the author so I can add it to my challenge!

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 1:56 PM ET
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I think I am in a slump, but I got 13 new books to review yesterday so I am gonna start one of those lol I am thinking Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul...sounds good

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 2:27 PM ET
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I've been in a reading slump lately, too, but I just got back from buying my copy of Cassandra Clare's City of Fallen Angels (book 4 of what was supposed to be a trilogy).  I love her stuff, so I hope she doesn't go off the rails just to keep the series going.

 



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