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Subject: What are we reading this week? 5/17 - 5/23, 2009
Date Posted: 5/17/2009 3:55 AM ET
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New week!

 

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 4:01 AM ET
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I just finished Bite Me If You Can - Lynsay Sands. I've forgotten which number this is but it was good. Probably one of my favorites - not so much the story but the couple. This is Lucian and Leigh' story. Lucian is (I think) the oldest vampire in the Argeneau family and lost  his lifemate/children back in the beginning and has been a gruff enforcer for the Council but is lonely. Leigh is also alone and survived an abusive marriage..her parents died when she was a kid and was raised by her grandfather who died while she was in college. I don't know but it touched me that the author didn't just write off the 'old people' but gave them another chance at love and these 2  just really needed each other. Stuff was resolved pretty quickly so not much on the tension(but ya'll know I don't do tension too well LOL!) Just sweet with the gruff arrogant male having to be a softy because he's left dealing with Leigh's 'change' to immortal.

Next up is The Accidental Vampire by Sands though all the talk about Susan Wiggs and Suzanne Brockmann(last week's thread) has me wanting to pull out The Winter Lodge. I also have Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi lined up along with off and on reading of Go Fetch by Laureston (ebook). I think I have 4 more Sands books then s he'll have to start writing some more darn it!

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 9:32 AM ET
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I just started Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh last night.  Didn't read enough to form an opinion yet. 

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 10:23 AM ET
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Finished A Lady Of The West by Linda Howard.  A good western romance. The secondary characters actually brought a tear to my eyes in this book. Strong H&H with a good story line, romance, murder, good vs evil.  I liked it. 

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 11:14 AM ET
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Since there are no new Nancy Martin books to devour, I dug out one of her category romances this morning and it's great, right off the bat. I love her writing to begin with and this one has her signature humor/crabby hero in it. It's NIGHTCAP, a Superromance from July 1986.

He's the lone sailor (ETA that he's the lone sailor in a boat; NOT the only sailor in the race)  in what seems to be some kind of sailing/yachting race in the South Pacific. He got himself off-course and lands on an island where a school teacher and five charges are stranded. He's p.o.'d that he let himself get stuck, there are pirates on the island trying to find the girl whom they tried to rape before the book started. She clobberred one with a rock and ran off with the little boys, so our hero has arrived in the nick of time. I'm just ticked that I have to stop reading and get ready to go to a cook-out this afternoon. I'd much rather stay home curled up with my good book.       Gail

And edited to correct typos....I must have been half asleep when I posted this morning



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Date Posted: 5/17/2009 11:16 AM ET
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I finished Brighter Than The Sun by Julia Quinn this morning.  As usual, couldn't put it down.  The H&H got a little tiresome at first in their battle of wits, but once they got over that, the story has several fun subplots.  16 Quinns down, 2 to go!

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 12:59 PM ET
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Isn't Lady of the West the one where the hero back hands the heroine when she's pregnant? 

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 4:25 PM ET
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Well darn I had to order Night Cap and found another by her that looked good..I didn't realize she had written romance.I have the mystery books somewhere in mt tbr but cant' find them LOL! I have GOT to get some stuff together to post here or take to ubs..too many books and I can't find anything.

I'm planning on reading Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands next but Im at work and we've been beyond busy today. I'll have to relax when I get home. Heck after today might need to read Go Fetch for some spice!

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 4:46 PM ET
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I just finished Conversations With The Fat Girl by Liza Palmer, which is a pretty good chick lit read. Now it's on to Body Check by Deirdre Martin (more hockey romance :) ) and A Husband's Wicked Ways by Jane Feather.



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Date Posted: 5/17/2009 5:23 PM ET
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I am reading "Guilty Pleasures" by Laura K. Hamilton.  It is my first book by her and I love it.  I hope the rest are as good.  I have a lot of Susan Wiggs' books and have not read them.  Are they good?

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 5:25 PM ET
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I'm still reading By Starlight by Marliss Moon.  I didn't get much reading time yesterday but so far its pretty good

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 5:30 PM ET
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Carol, I've only read 2 books by Wiggs - both contemporaries - Summer at Willow Lake and Just Breathe. I thought both were good though lots of flashbacks in the willow lake book and more women's fiction than romance - no explicit sex..hardly any sex..I haven't read anything else by her though I have more of the Lakeshore Chronicle books in my tbr and saw a few others at the library that sounded interesting. I haven't read LKH but my coworker did..she enjoyed them until they started being nothing but porn(her words) and she didnt' enjoy the character as much after that.

I will be SO happy to get home today..work is driving me crazy. Right now I'm waiting for 8 things to come in and 3 are having major problems and I dont know how to fix one of them. sigh..need to read my vampire romance SO bad! :-)

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 6:35 PM ET
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I'm finishing up Amanda Ashley's "NIGHT" series.  Pretty good.  Pat

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 7:28 PM ET
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Why do all these historical romance writers switch to writing boring women's fiction with no sex?!

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 8:03 PM ET
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So they can taken more seriously as writers.  People think romance is nothing but drivel.  I used to think that until I started reading them.

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 8:25 PM ET
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There's actually 'romance' in the sense the book has a HEA but the 2 I read of Wiggs' weren't boring..just not what I'd pick up for steamy sex. I enjoyed both but dont expect her books to be what I usually read. It's hard to explain what they are..Just Breathe the woman is undergoing fertility treatments and just nursed her husband back to health from cancer and her life is turned upside d own and she goes back to how she'd always been just coasting along, etc and ended up w here she was...a lot of time passes..probably a year or two..so it's differnt in that having sex with the love interest isn't the  main focus of the story. I had no idea she had written historical until i was searching her books at the library!

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 10:32 PM ET
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I read Untouched by Anna Campbell this afternoon.  And I don't really know what I feel about this book.  Interesting subject what with having a hero who's a virgin.  Everything was tied up rather neatly at the end...too neatly for me.  I didn't hate it but it's not a keeper.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 5:39 AM ET
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oops last weeks' thread was on top and I posted in the wrong one!

I'm a little over halfway throught Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands. I'm really liking this series! This one is probably one fo the cutest/funniest - big tough one of the oldest vamp enforcers for the council and a vampire who has no idea how to live like a vampire except based on the Dracula movie..the whole town had her believing she couldn't see sunlight, had to sleep in a coffin, and couldn't eat food. He's supposed to be bringing her in to face the council for breaking their laws of no biting and keeping quiet about being a vampire though she had no idea she was breaking them or how to use her mind reading abilities or anything..she was drinking bagged blood but didn't know she didnt' have to drink it from a glass and all that so she's finding out all this stuff and trying to make up for  lost time.

not sure what to read next but heck I might just keep reading this series til I burn out! Think I have 4 to go after this one then don't know what I'll do..oh forgot Kerrelyn Sparks has another in her vamp series and that's a favorite series of mine too! Then I guess I'll be in trouble til one of them does another!

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 5:50 AM ET
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aw man..this sucks big time! I looked on amazon and Sparks' new book is already out but the sucky part is my coupon for Borders expired yesterday..dangit...

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 9:07 AM ET
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Oops - I posted on the wrong one, too.

I finished The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.  Now I'm reading Highland Rebel by Tess Mallory.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 9:51 AM ET
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I also finished The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and LOVED it.  At one point in the story I was waiting for the hero to miss understand the heroines intentions to help and have that Big Misunderstanding and it didn't happen.  I was also waiting for the hero to leave heroine to keep her safe and that didn't happen.  I was very pleased it wasn't the same as many other books that I have read lately. 

Oh, I just thought to add that Mac and Isabella's story is next and will be in 2010.



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Date Posted: 5/18/2009 10:00 AM ET
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I'm getting ready to start reading Fetish by Sherri L King.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 12:09 PM ET
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I fnished Accidental Vampire(Lynsay Sands) then went back to sleep! I really liked these last 2 - maybe because both were 2 of the oldest vampires who had lost their 1st lifemates and were in positions of 'power'. Both were cute but I think this one had some of the funnies/cutest scenes with her finding out she could eat real food and had a supermarket emergency and then the bed and the whole group of 'suitors' following.

I may start the next one in the series but it's one of the 'minor' vamps LOL!

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:05 PM ET
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Those paranormal romances really grab you.  I had no idea.  I bought Moon Called by Patricia Briggs last night at B&N.  The lady there recommended it, as others have, so I bought it.  So far I like it.

I am probably the only person on PBS who has not read the Twilight series.  Guess I better get on the ball, here.  I saw a boxed set at B&N's last night and it was $83.  Wow.  I think I will go to WalMart.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:57 PM ET
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Carol, I haven't read any of the Twilight series, either.  And at this point I have no plans to! 

I'm almost finished with Highland Rebel.  A good, quick read, but nothing spectacular. 

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