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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 5/27 - 6/2 2012
Date Posted: 5/27/2012 12:30 PM ET
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New week!

I'm reading The Mistress Deception by Susan Napier and loving it! So cute and different.

Date Posted: 5/27/2012 3:49 PM ET
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I'm still reading robyn carr's latest - sunrise point? think that's the title - can't remember! also started a romantic suspense from harlequin though not completely into it yet.

Date Posted: 5/27/2012 4:37 PM ET
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I finished the Blaze i was reading, Sexy Silent Nights.

I started a YA romance on my Kindle, The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window. Awful name, but really good reviews so far for the most part, and i was in the mood for a YA, so we'll see.

Date Posted: 5/27/2012 4:56 PM ET
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I got the paperback version of Courtney Milan's Unraveled and couldn't resist re-reading about Smite of whom I have mad love for. Finished Passion...oh boy was there some eye-rolling moments in that one. Only thing that kept coming to mind was hanger door opening so an airplane can come in...I don't know or surgery. The last page cranked up the ewwwww factor for me.



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Date Posted: 5/27/2012 5:27 PM ET
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I'm reading Walking in Fire by Cathryn Cade (halfway through and it's so boring, but I'll power through) and Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill. I'm about a third of the way through and I'm loving it. Merit is a great heroine. I don't usually like first person narrative but this writer knows what she's doing. Plus Ethan is totally yummy!

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Date Posted: 5/28/2012 9:23 AM ET
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Read Rachel Gibson's Crazy On You and it was short, sweet and hot. Loved Tucker! Then I read Courtney Milan's Three Weddings and a Murder. I only read her book out of the anthology ebook. It was good.

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 1:41 PM ET
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I finished Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr and enjoyed it! didn't care for the coop/jack incident and still don't understand why it went on like it did but oh well..liked the couple and their story.

went to sit out back in the swing and grbbed an older silhouette special edition that was sitting by itself - part of morgan's mercenaries by lindsay mckenna - got a lot of the series but never read them and turns out I sorta got hooked on this story - woman of innocence - so may put the other reads on hold and read this one!

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 4:41 PM ET
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Finishing Never Let Her Go, romantic suspence by Gayle Wilson. She's a good writer, but a lot about the book irritates me. Another difficult heroine. I'm having a run of those.

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 6:02 PM ET
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I finished Walking in Fire, it got better but not much. I also finished some Girls Bite and I loved it. Ethan did some pretty douche-y things at the end but I have hope he gets better. I'm glad I ordered the next two in the series from the library. I'm not sure what's next.
Date Posted: 5/28/2012 6:23 PM ET
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Started Enoch's After The Kiss and so far it has been pretty typical. Also read Nauti and Wild and it was again ok. Usual Lora Leigh, sexual healing of the mighty...well you know will heal your bruises, even though you were assaulted and almost raped two weeks ago.

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 6:48 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Skin Deep by Pamela Clare.  Not far into it but seems really good so far.

I finished up Undeniable by Gayle Eden last night.  This was a better than average storyline completely RUINED by atrocious editing.  I mean horrible. Necked for naked. Commas thrown around like confetti. Prospective when she meant perspective.  I was almost ashamed for her that this went to "print" as an ebook.  Thank goodness it was a freebie.

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 7:31 PM ET
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Finished The Missing - and I really enjoyed it. I was reading some of the reviews before I started it, and I definitely did not have high expectations. Just goes to show how differently people can feel about a book!! I've just got The Departed in a wish list swap. Should be on it's way shortly. Yay!!

Keri, I've been reading from the AAR top 100 list too. I wish they would do a new list though! But there's quite a few on there that I don't think I would have read otherwise. Next up is Blue Eyed Devil from Kleypas.



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Date Posted: 5/28/2012 9:02 PM ET
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Was on vaca in Vermont since Thursday and got to read a few books. I read Demon Bound and Demon Forged by Meljean Brook. I really like this series, wish I hadn't waited so long to read it. Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis...another great one by her. Every book I love more than the last. Also re-read City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

Date Posted: 5/28/2012 9:56 PM ET
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Finished the YA book i was reading...The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window. Wow, i cant even say that it suffered from bad editing. I dont think it had any editing at all! Which is really sad because i loved the story and the characters. One of the sweetest H's in a YA book ive ever read.

Next up is Deadlocked. Gotta see whats in store for Sookie in this segment.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 10:11 AM ET
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I just couldn't seem to get into anything over the weekend. I started Maximum Exposure by Alison Kent and Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Bk 1) by Larissa Ione. The Ione caught my interest more, but it's still slow going. But everything might have to go on hold for a while...I just got my very first book editing job! It's for a friend of mine, but still, I'm excited. This is my dream job. It's a YA, and I'm planning on starting it today. Hope it's good. lol

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 11:02 AM ET
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Gina, that is awesome! When I started college that's what I told my counselor I wanted to do and she totally talked me out of it. crying

I would still love to though!

I finished Blue-Eyed Devil. In record time too. It was just amazing - I couldn't put it down and I actually got up early to get back to it! Really surpassed my expectations. I've read lots of her historicals, but this was my first contemp. I think this may have been one of the top two I've ever read by her. I've got Sugar Daddy at home too. That might be next, not sure yet.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 12:31 PM ET
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Congrats Gina!! Very cool!

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 1:29 PM ET
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Let's see.  I finished Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton, and it was pretty good.

I then started and finished Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr.   Spoilers ahead.... Susanna, I was not all that fond of the whole Coop thing either, but my theory about why it went on and on the way it did is that he will be the subject of a future book.  After all, it's not possible for a decent looking single man to roll into Virgin River and not meet a woman and fall in love, lol.  As for the rest of the story, it was just ok for me.  I don't know, Tom seemed shallow to me.  I know he got it together in the end, but it bothered me the way he was so judgemental about Nora.  She's good enough to hire to pick apples, good enough to become "friends" with, apparently good enough to fool around with, but not anything more serious, because she's tarnished from her unfortunate past.  Sorry, but what a dick.  I just thought it was interesting that RC found it necessary to pair him up with such a superficial bimbo for him to see the contrast and finally get it.  And it after the whole book is spent with Nora making the point that she wants to make it on her own, be independent, yadda yadda, she ends up NOT doing that.  Not that it's not nice that she married Tom and got knocked up right away, but after all of that, I guess I would have expected to see her go to a local college or something.

Now I am on Strong and Sexy by Shalvis, and am just not into it for some reason.  I liked the first of this series pretty well, but am just not feeling the chemistry for this couple.  I read the first couple of chapters but have just skimmed since then, and am about halfway through.  I'll finish it, only because I have the third one on my TBR and don't want to miss anything important.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 2:50 PM ET
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Read a great m/m novella by Harper March, Life After Joe. Love her prose style, so evocative. Don't know what to read next.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 3:57 PM ET
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I wound up with Aint She Sweet by SEP. Idk what the deal is, but this is quite a string of contemps for me!! Nothing really grabbing me from the historical front. I did squeeze that BDB book in there though. lol I just counted - 9 in a row w/that one exception, if you want to call it an exception, which I am.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 6:42 PM ET
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Tonya - I loved Blue Eyed Devil... all three of the books in that series are excellent.  I love Lisa Kleypas.

I'm about halfway through Whispers in the Dark.  I know some were disappointed because Maya Banks chose to throw in some paranormal stuff, but it is working for me.  Nathan's "MINE!" attitude where Shea is concerned, and his determination to protect her and be what she needs is such swoon-worthy hero stuff. 

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 7:41 PM ET
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Tonya, just be aware that Sugar Daddy comes off more like chic lit than a straight up romance. It is a good book and very well written, just the romance doesn't truly kick in until toward the end of the book. I got Singh's Anthology Angel's Flight and Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbor...dang don't know which one to start.

Date Posted: 5/29/2012 9:06 PM ET
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Lesley I'm just afraid that woman is gonna show up that caused all the trouble with coop - not too wild about him myself - reminds of that other hothead whose sister was in the book before this one..the one in witness protection or whatever it was. he should'v gotten stuck wth vanni...I think Tom was just concerened - he didn't know Nora well and here she was relatively young with 2 kids and an exbf in jail..I didn't mind darla too much either - until she was outright lying but other than that she was working and living her life the way she wanted.

finished a library ebook - 24 hour protector - harlequin or silhouette romantic suspense and started another but battery low on my kindle sad so it's charging. think i's callle christmas in larmie, texas - probably  a freebie but the opening scene was pretty funny I thought.

Date Posted: 5/30/2012 4:17 PM ET
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Skin Deep by Pamela Clare was good.  I didn't lurve it like most folks on Goodreads but it was very touching and heartfelt.  Just a few small issues but for me that made it not a 5 star read.   I have no idea what I'm reading next.  I want to pick another book in an open series but I don't have any that I *want* to read right now.  LOL

On another note....do you remember me reading that free short story by Stephanie Draven called The Knife's Edge?  I know Willa read it.  Anyway, I loved that little story so I emailed the author via her website and told her I wished it had been full length because it was so good.   She emailed me back today:

 

Dear Sherri,
 
How wonderfully thoughtful of you to write me about my short story. As you can imagine, writing can be a lonely business. Knowing that anything I've written has touched a reader in any way makes my whole day and helps me to keep writing.
 
The Knife's Edge is actually set in the original gameworld of FiranMUX--so there's lots more about the world in which Dardanus and Nestra lived, but I haven't expanded their story yet. I had the best time writing an anti-hero, though. And I'm so glad that you were able to identify with Nestra's underlying strength. When I look at the totality of my work, I seem to write a lot about heroines who struggle between their duties and their sexual natures. Not sure what that says about me, but it seems to be a recurring theme, which is a little unusual in a genre dominated by damaged heroes rather than damaged heroines.
 
Thank you so much for your comments and I hope you'll keep in touch, b/c I'm a reader too and I love to talk about good books. I'm on goodreads (my favorite), twitter and FB and I also have a newsletter, but I'm kind of lame about that because I really only send that out when I want to let people know about a new book.



 

~Stephanie Draven
Paranormal Romance Author
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 4:34 PM ET
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So cool, Sherri. It's nice when authors actually connect with their readers like that. 

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