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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week,5/15 - 5/21, 2011
Date Posted: 5/15/2011 12:12 PM ET
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New week!

I'm enjoying Ruthless by Anne Stuart. Typical DAAAAAARK hero. Can't wait for him to start showing a little feeling.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 12:18 PM ET
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Willa, you've got a long wait ahead of you.  I loved him, but he was a big jerk for a looooonnngg time.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 1:46 PM ET
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I finished Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop and plan on reading Jeaniene Frost's story in the Unbound anthology.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 1:52 PM ET
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Finishing Yours for the Taking by Robin Kaye - ironically, it was the one in this series that I thought I would like the least, but I ended up liking it better than the others! The story, though predictible, was really nice, and the hero was so sweet! He almost deserves better than the heroine, but she has issues that are somewhat understandable, so she can be forgiven of being such a b***h most of the time, though she has some moments where you just want to slap her for being so rude!



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Date Posted: 5/15/2011 2:08 PM ET
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I finshed a Love Inspired yesterday - Daddy in the Making by Lyn Cote - it was ok - I liked the animals in it(the  hero was a veterinarian). I've started 2 other short light reads - a harlequin presents(ebook from library) and another love inspired - a dadof his own by gayle martin. haven't gotten too far in either.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 2:15 PM ET
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Too right, Renee - I'm on page 183 out of 271 and he's still screwing around with other women and just barely starting to have qualms about it.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 2:47 PM ET
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Reading things all over the board this week.

Finished an old signet title Keeper of the Swans  by Nancy Butler that was not your typical regency, pretty good but not a Carla Kelly. Also read a NTM author Lainey Reese, A Table Three - a Menage book with a little too quick, fairly innocent heroine entering into a menage but kept my interest,  if you like menage books you may like this one. Also listening to JD Robb, Rapture in Death after finishing a Kay Hooper, Bishop Novel Hunting Fear which had creepy deaths with the people knowing they are going to die - was hard to leave the car for that one since I wanted to keep knowing what was happening but had to go to work. :)



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Date Posted: 5/15/2011 3:45 PM ET
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Finished Highlander's Curse by Melissa Mayhue.  Pretty good.  I just wonder how much longer she can drag this series out.

Not sure what to start next...I read a page or 2 of A Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy, but not sure I'm in the mood for it.  I might try getting back to The Thirteenth Tale instead.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 4:04 PM ET
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I finished Frost's story in the Unbound anthology and plan on starting French Quarter by Lacey Alexander next.

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 4:17 PM ET
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This afternoon I've been arranging my Bookshelf books by genre instead of the way I shelved them, as I listed them, mixed genres, authors all over the place. Not quite done with the job but it'll be somewhat easier to find books that way.

I'm reading the LP edition of CARNAL INNOCENCE/Nora Roberts and enjoying it lot. Love the deep South setting. I can picture the actor they cast in the part of Tucker Longworth quite easily.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/15/2011 8:52 PM ET
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Ruthless was good -- now I kinda want to reread Reckless, and was so glad I could immediately download it from the library! But first taking a break with an old Gayle Wilson, The Redemption of Deke Summers, if I have that title right. Like it so far.

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 7:18 AM ET
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Just finished  Warrior (Time Hunters, Bk 1) :: Angela Knight and it was ok, IMHO her writing is choppy and she gave away the bad guy's identity too early. Just started The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, Bk 1) :: Meljean Brook .

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 11:31 AM ET
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Read Tempted by a Cowboy (anthology) by Vonna Harper, Melissa MacNeal and Delilah Devan and just wasn't that impressed.  I skimmed the first story, the second one was okay, but the third one made me uncomfortable.  I'm sorry, but in my book, rape is not sexy.  The third story was just awful.

Stated something lighter to lighten my mood: Wedding Favors by Nikita Black, Allyson James and Sheri Whitefeather.  So far, so good.

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 12:07 PM ET
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I finished a couple over the weekend: 

Abandon: Below / Exiled by Kaitlyn O'Connor: The first story was a snorefest. But I loved the second one. 

Inferno (Tales of the Were, Bk 2) by Bianca D'Arc: This series is so much better than her Brotherhood of Blood books. Still not great, but good enough.

I'm now a few pages into Tracker's Sin (Hell's Eight, Bk 4) by Sarah McCarty. Love them Hell's Eight boys.

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 12:51 PM ET
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Wow Diana, I almost got that book for the last cowboy swap, but I think now I'm glad I didn't!  I would not have liked a story that involved rape either.  I will make a note to avoid that one!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 1:14 PM ET
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I've been lurking lately, but wanted to pop in and say hi!  It's always fun to see what everyone else is reading!  I've been reading Carolyn Brown's Lucky series.  I like the feel and the atmosphere, but am not completely crazy about some of the characters and plot points.

Susanna, BTW, you know Fool Moon is book 2 of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, right?  My husband's been reading these and likes them so far.  If you like funny, you might try Terry Pratchett for a male author, too...

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 2:50 PM ET
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thanks fedora - been wondering where you've been! I read the first book a while back and this was next for that series - just not in the mood for it. been reading a couple of love inspired romances and another short harlequin type - think it's HP but not sure might be sil desire...ebook from library and dont' remember the cover!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 3:14 PM ET
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Starting Live Wire by Lora Leigh. Hasn't gotten the best review from what I've seen

. But I have all the other books in the series, plus the series before it. So whether I like it or not, its staying on my shelf, LOL.

 

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 3:19 PM ET
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Abandon: Below / Exiled by Kaitlyn O'Connor: The first story was a snorefest. But I loved the second one.

Gina, I completely agree!!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 3:27 PM ET
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Lol, Tina, I literally had to force my eyeballs across each page to read that first one, parts of which made absolutely no sense. This was my first O'Connor book, though, and I''m looking forward to reading more. 

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 4:06 PM ET
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Oh yeah Lesley, avoid that one!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 4:51 PM ET
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Gina,

I've only a read a few of hers, as most are not just M/F, but I did like Sleeping with the Enemy by O'Connor.  Even though she is considered erotica she is very much scifi too and sometimes its a little too much!  Another book/author of similar style is Abduction by Alexandra O'Hurley. smiley

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 5:24 PM ET
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Tina, you're going to single handily max out my wish list! wink

 

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 6:35 PM ET
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Today I finished The Serpent  Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt.  LOVED IT!!  Thanks Keri for browbeating me into reading it. LOL  Such an awesome read.

Starting on Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke today.  Finally - Rafferty's book!!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 8:25 PM ET
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LOL, Sherri!  It's always a great feeling to finish a great read, and it's a little bit of regret at having waited so long to start it :)

Susanna, I've been terrible about keeping up with posting lately, and am months behind in e-mail, it feels like.  I can't believe it's already mid-May!

Diana, I just started that anthology--yikes!!

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