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Subject: What are we reading this week? 5/10-5/16, 2009
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 7:02 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 7:08 AM ET
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I just finished A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands. I think it's the 6th book in the Argeneau Vampire series and I liked it pretty well! This was Vincent's romance and I liked him in the last book as well. Some of these seem a bit 'darker' than others in the series. I have the 7th book on the way and still haven't found the 1st book which I know I have here somewhere!

while doing a quick search for A Quick Bite I picked up Elizabeth Hoyt's The Raven Prince..I think it's the first in that prince trilogy..have the other 2 somewhere..but the back sounded pretty good! I don't usually get into historicals but I may give this one a whirl and see. I'm also reading Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenston(ebook) but haven't gotten too far into it yet.

I still need a book with a flower in the title and got bored with A Whisper of Roses by Medeiros and have Jayne Castle's trilogy in transit to a local branch of my library - Amaryllis, Zinnia and Orchid - anyone read these? I heard somwhere that they're good and I love her earlier JAK stuff and the few historicals of hers I've read were good. I'm also seeing a couple more historicals on my shelf with flowers in the title as well as a mystery...too many decisions!

ETA:well I dug through the shelves and boxes and found a couple of Marsha Canham books with 'rose' or 'roses' in the title but unfortunately they're sequels..then I found the book I had originally thought about reading - Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney(what's with all the rose titles in historicals?? guess they didn't have daisies and stuff...) but this one I'm kind getting into..already past page 80 and hadn't even looked up! hope it stays good...I read a later book in this series..river of fire I think that was ok but not superduper great but I've never been a huge-mongous fan of historicals. I think that one seemed to drag in places but this one seems a bit faster-paced and I can say I've never read a historical with penguins in it!



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Date Posted: 5/10/2009 10:47 AM ET
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I started Night's Promise by Sandy Lynn last night. I wasn't sure I was going to read it, I will be sending it off for a game, I figured I might as well try it before I send it out. I couldn't stand the other book she wrote, which, luckily, is not connected to this one at all. The other book was so poorly written. This one is a pleasant surprise, I am actually enjoying it quite a bit!

Also started Wolf Tales V.  I love this series and am reading them in order with the Sexy Beast stories.

So that's 2 paranormal erotica at a time....guess I need to start a historical. I think I'll pick up Caroline and the Raider by LL mIller, I have read the other 2 in the series so I'd like to finish it out.

ETA finished Night's Promise and started Caroline. Hooked on Wolf Tales though so I'll probably finish that one next.



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Date Posted: 5/10/2009 10:49 AM ET
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Happy Mothers Day to all!!!

I have been reading Michele Albert's books.  I have had them on my TBR forever.  I finished the first 3 and now I am reading Hide in Plain Sight.  I like all the art history stuff and the Indiana Jones type heros.   So I will read it and the next one in the series Tough Enough. Than I am not sure it may be time to go back to a paranormal romance.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 11:14 AM ET
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Finally got around to reading Naked In Death by J.D. Robb.  This is the first in her 20+ Death Series.  It was good (not great), but I will probably continue to read this series from time to time.  I cannot read a long series at one sitting, I burn out on it too quickly. 

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 12:20 PM ET
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I am in the midst of reading The Wages of Sin (Cin Craven Book 1) by Jenna Maclane.  And I don't think I will be able to finish it.  I didn't realize it was a historical which wouldn't normally be a problem because I adore historicals...but the prose or tone or something just isn't working for me and it reads like it's the first book written by the author.  I just don't even care to see how it ends.

I did finish reading Then Comes Seduction by Mary Balogh and boy did she redeem herself with this one!  It's book 2 in her new series and I couldn't stand (and in fact did not finish) the first.  This one was much better - I really enjoyed the Hero and heroine and now I've got book 3 coming to me.

I was at Walgreen's this AM and I cracked and picked up The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie and To Beguile a Beast so I'll have stuff to entertain me on the flight back home.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 4:34 PM ET
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I have started Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught (so much for not ignoring my family over Mother's Day Weekend!) I'm almost halfway through and it's moving very slowly for me. 

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Yesterday, the mailman delivered some books I'd ordered from Half.com and I dove right into Six by Opal Carew.  Whew, I need a fan to read that one!

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 4:46 PM ET
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Read an older Mary Balogh, The Double Wager,  -- definitely worth the read - found it at a UBS sale. Quiet hero but with depth, the heroine is naive in some ways but also independant and feisty - Satisfying for a mother's day read.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 5:31 PM ET
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Happy Mother's Day!

I'm still reading Bitterleaf  by Lisa Gregory.  We were so busy at work last night, I literally read 2 pages!  LOL

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 8:40 PM ET
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I'm about 1/3 through Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney and I'm liking it! I don't usually get into historicals but this one is pretty good..at least so far! If it's slow tonight at work maybe I'll finish..just got her about 30 min ago and had work but it's still too early to predict the entire night!

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Hi, everyone!  Just finished Deidre Knight's Butterfly Tattoo, and it was really well done--memorable characters, very interesting story, definitely off the beaten path.  I'm curious to read more of her writing.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 11:42 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through Then Came Seduction and not finding it as good as others have. The whole ongoing wagers theme is really dull to me. Though Balogh is always readable.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 5:02 AM ET
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I finished Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney and liked it! I think it's the first in the Fallen Angels series..I read a later book a month or so ago but this one seemed a lot better! Now I'll have to find where the other books are..I know I have some of them..maybe all not sure.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 5:32 AM ET
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I'm on the wind-down to Janzen's CRAZY COOL, about 100 pages to go - if I don't finish it today it'll definitely be done by tomorrow so I can return it to the library to pick up Book 3.

I'll read something smaller between books 2 & 3 but not sure which one yhet. Maybe a category on WL, something like that.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 9:13 AM ET
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I finished Every Breath You Take (McNaught) this morning. The story was okay, but the pacing was odd for me.  The first half was plodding and slow, the second half moved so fast I couldn't keep it straight.  Okay, but won't inspire me to run get the rest of her books.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 9:48 AM ET
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I loved Deirdre' Knight's Parallel series. 

I'm reading Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson.  I like it so far.  It's more along the lines of the pararnomals I like.  I just noticed yesterday that all the books are about the same couple.  I had thought that each book would focus on a different romance. Sort of like Deidre Knights Parallel series.  All the books centered around the Alien invasion and war. But the romance aspect focused on a different couple in each book. I have books 2 and 3.  So if Iike book 1 enough I'll put #4 on my WL. 

I'm also reading Blood Lite a paranormal mystery anthology.  I got it for the Jim Butcher and the Charlaine Harris stories. I did not like the Charlaine Harris story.  I thought it was connected to the Sookie Stackhouse books but the only connection it holds is that it's about vampires adn shapeshifters.  But it takes place in MA with none of the Southern Vampire characters. 

 

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 9:54 AM ET
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I finished off Six last night.  Wowzer, that was a hot one!

I just joined a new swap (the Beach one) so I picked up my book for that one to read next.  Straight out of the TBR pile, thankyouverymuch.  Glad I had something that fit the swap requirements.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 10:07 AM ET
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Over the weekend, I finished Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione--love the Demonica series!--and read Max by James Patterson--also love the Maximum Ride series! I'm starting Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas next.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 10:29 AM ET
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I'm still reading Lover Avenged by JR Ward. I hope to finish it today.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 1:27 PM ET
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I just finished An Indecent Proposition by Emma Wildes. It's my first by her and I loved it. I've just put her other books on my wish list.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 2:19 PM ET
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Thunder and Roses is my very favorite Putney - I don't think any of the other "Fallen Angels" books are as good, though I also enjoyed Dancing in the Wind, Angel Rogue and One Perfect Rose.

I read aDesire yesterday -- the Untamed Sheik by Tessa Radley -- and thought the story was fun, but the author's style just drove me *buggy*. So it was rather amusing to pick up a Presents today and discover it was basically the same plot, only better written. One of the hidden benefits of reading catageories. ;-)

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:52 PM ET
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Faefever by Karen Marie Moning. Not really a true romance, but very good nonetheless. I also just got Dark Lover by J. R. Ward - I can't wait to start that, it has gotten such rave reviews. I have gotten a lot of good suggestion from this forum, discovering a lot of new authors. Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 5:05 PM ET
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good afternoon, y'all.

 

I just finished HARD AND FAST - Erin McCarthy and thought it was terrific. I am kinda amazed because it had two of my least favorite things in a romance: 1) it was a funny contemp 2) it was opposite attracts but the author made everything work for me. I am just on that bookgasm high right now and will be checking out her backlist.

 

Commenting on books mentioned in this thread:

 

Double Wager - Mary Balogh Liked it a lot but at the same time, it's a complete rip-off of Georgette Heyer's A CONVENIENT MARRIAGE and have no idea why Balogh wasn't sued. The most "helpful" review on Amazon on this book gives a detailed account of the copying if peeps are curious.

 

Thunder & Roses - Mary Jo Putney one of my all-time favorites. MY other favorites of MJP are UNCOMMON VOWS, THE WILD CHILD, and THE RAKE

Six- Opal Carew thought this book didnt make any sense. one of those orgy porn that had absolutely no boundaries and wasn't all that hot because of it

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 9:16 PM ET
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I really did enjoy Thunder and Roses! I brought the 2nd book with me to work but went by the library to pick up Amaryllis, Zinnia, and Orchid I think are the titles..was gonna read Amaryllis for the remaining challeng on RT but Thunder and Roses filled that challenge! And while waiting for the slow checker-outer I saw Thai Die by Monica Ferris on the  new release shelf! So that may be my work read tonight if we're slow enough.

I'm still reading Go Fetch by Shelly Laurenson (ebook). This woman I just plain don't like but I didn't really like any of them...I think I like her other series better..these have the woman calling each other whores and lots and lots of cussing and kicking ass ..but I'll hang in there! I also started listening to Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich though I think I'm reaching burnout on Plum..sigh..haven't listened to it in close to a week now..has that stupid monkey in it and Diesel..blah..I like Grandma Mazur best...and Ranger!

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