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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 5/6 - 5/12 2012
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:50 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:52 PM ET
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Reading Lethal Ride by Larissa Ione. Such an addictive series! If you like the conflicted/protective hero, the kind who supposedly hates the heroine but keeps checking to make sure she's warm enough, this one's for you. Not a stand alone, though.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:58 PM ET
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Still reading Simply Wicked by Kate Pearce and Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, Bk 3) by Allyson James.

Not so thrilled with the Pearce one, I think the last book has ruined it for me. Also, one of the next books is a "bad guy" character which she's going to have to do a lot to make me like him. *sigh* I have the next two books of hers but I did get them really cheap at Kobo.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 3:09 PM ET
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Hope you love The Reluctant Nude as much as I did, Melissa! 

Omg Willa! I am about 70% into it and loving it!! I borrowed it in the Ebook VB but depending on what the last 30% is like i may very well end up buying it.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 4:14 PM ET
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still reading a mystery - think it's called Death Tidies Up - sleuth is an almost-60 yr old woman who owns a maid service in  New Orleans. I'm not too wild about her - she's still mad at the cop (who might be a romantic interest sometime)for what he did to her in the last book and IMO she deserved it and more! she dislikes gossip yet is nosy as heck - she knows someone's being investigated for murder and even knows where they're gonna be (cops looking for that person) yet tries to intervene herself like a 15 yr old know it all! I reall should DNF but I like enough about her otherwise (plus it's motivating me to clean and seriously consider a cleaning service...)!

I think next may be a mystery in anothr series that will count towards one fo the RT challenges - also have a few other non-challenge books I wanna read including the new VR book   and another book that will fit the RT challenge should be arriving this week. just gonna be a busy and tiring week switching to day shift then having to get up even earlier for quality day wed - have to be there at 6:30! sheesh! at least we finish around 2 then I have a dr appt and maybe weight watchers to get it out of the way..otherwise I'll have to there thursday. will most likely read some at night if Ihave time!

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 7:30 PM ET
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I have read alot this weekend! I finished Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men abd Nice Girls Don't Live Forever and they were both cute and funny. Jane is such a sarcastic hoot. I just finished Robyn Carr's Sunrise Point and it was actually my fav of the current trilogy. I thought Tom was going to be a stick in the mud, but he was sweet, cute and clueless. Loved Nora all the way and glad how things turned out for her. Beware though, the sweetness could send a diabetic into insulin shock...just sayin.

Sherri, I hope the 2nd Dragos and Pia will put TH back on top, although I am loving the series for the most part.

 

Willa Lady Land was awful and so was Thing One through most of the entire book...drove me insane. No mature woman is going to carry that nic name that far.

Susanna I think you are going to like that last Carr it was a pretty good read.



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Date Posted: 5/6/2012 8:02 PM ET
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I DNF Veil of Midnight, it's just not the kind of story I like. I'm not sure what's up next.
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 8:06 PM ET
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Completely, totally, absolutely gave up of Fifty Shades of Grey.  I got to page 140 and then tossed it across the room.  I've read better smut than that.

Moving on to Hot Six (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich.  My goal is to get through these books by the end of summer.

I'm really trying hard to finish some of the series I've been working on the for the past several months.  Some are long (like the Stephanie Plum series) and others are only 2 or three books (some LLM, Shannon Stacey, Laura Griffin etc)  Susan Mallery is continuing with her Fool's Gold series, but he last 2 books were just plain awful, IMO, that I don't think I will beat myself up to try to finish that series. 



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Date Posted: 5/6/2012 9:02 PM ET
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Finished The Reluctant Nude. Loved, Loved, Loved it!!!

Going to start a m/m, Clouds and Rain.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 9:26 PM ET
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I'm reading on my Passionate Plume entries.  Almost done with #3 and that'll leave me 3 to go.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 10:11 PM ET
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"Susan Mallery is continuing with her Fool's Gold series, but he last 2 books were just plain awful, IMO, that I don't think I will beat myself up to try to finish that series. "

I'm in no hurry either, especially since word is her most recent books are more chick-lit than romance. They don't have enough romance for when they *are* romance.

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 10:18 PM ET
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I decided to read Enemy Mine by Aline Hunter, the 2nd in her Alpha and Omega series. I read Omega Mine awhile back and really liked it. This one has started out good, hope it stays that way.
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 9:41 AM ET
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I DNF Veil of Midnight, it's just not the kind of story I like. I'm not sure what's up next.

Rebecca, that was my least favorite of the series.  If you read and liked the others up until that, I would keep going.  Don't let that one turn you off.  Honestly, they aren't all fantastic reads, but keeping up with the series is worth it if only to get to Darker Than Midnight (#10).  I loved that book and didn't want it to end.

I'm still reading Lynn Kurland's My Heart Stood Still.  Was away at my daughter's softball tournament this weekend so I got no reading done.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 12:42 PM ET
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still on the same mystery - maybe I can finish it tonight or tomorrow night - may try to read during lunch but dunno - hard to eat a fajita one-handed adn dont' want to get anything on my ereader and with the larger font I don't get too many words on the page LOL!

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 12:57 PM ET
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Finishing up Lethal Rider. Some disappointments, but very enjoyable overall.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 5:45 PM ET
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I really don't want to get involved in another new-to-me author. Lethal Rider. Oh my........I haven't even checked my library to see if they have any of her books. But they sound so good.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 6:53 PM ET
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I read Brotherhood of Blood by Bianca D'arc this week. It was ok. Lite-weight and predictable for the most part.  I'm on the next one now,  Sweeter Than Wine, and it's better, at least so far. 

Finally finished A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters. An anthology. Most of the stories were pretty good. But really, 3 stories about lesbians? 3 out of 13? That seems like a high percentage.  I don't care that they were lesbians, I read anything, I just would have thought one lesbian story in the collection would have been plenty. Overall, I would not recommend buying this new, it's not really worth it for 3 or 4 good stories.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 8:08 PM ET
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I've had a pretty *&^% last few days for reading.  Either pretty darn good or really wallbanging awful:

Emily's Chance by Sharon Gillenwater - wallbanger of the first order. I think I actually gagged at one sappy sweet scene.

Moon Burning (Children of the Moon #3) by Lucy Monroe - DNF.  Heroine was a complete bitch IN THE FIRST CHAPTER.  No thanks.

Love a la Carte by Jeffrey Stepakoff - only 33 pages but it was really good.  A prequel to The Orchard.

and current reading Forgotten Sea (Children of the Sea #5) by Virginia Kantra.

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 8:23 PM ET
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Gail, you really should read the Demonica books first, which means 7 books before you get to Lethal Rider... it's a commitment. ;-)

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 9:34 PM ET
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Oh Gail, its a commitment that is sooooooo worth it! Awsome series!!!

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 9:35 PM ET
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Willa, do you have to read the Demonica books to read this series though? I read the first book in the Demonica  series, but didn't feel any burning desire to continue the series. I am currently reading Suzanne Brockman's Over The Edge, which I am really enjoying. Another series that I tried to read one book and put it back down, but this one was in my AAR challenge and so far I can see why that is was in that list. I heart Stan.



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Date Posted: 5/7/2012 11:23 PM ET
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I started the Lords of Deliverance series without having read the Demonica books first, and it wasn't *impossible* but I did feel a litttle lost and there are many, many recurring characters.

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 12:53 AM ET
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I finished Clouds and Rain. Up next is Something New by Cameron Dane.

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 6:10 AM ET
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Willa and Melissa: thanks for the heads-up on where to start.

I would be lost, too, if a lot of recurring characters showed up. I felt that way when I started Janzen's Steele Street books with #4. I had to go back and read from the beginning.

I'll do the research on the Demonica titles this evening after work.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 6:38 AM ET
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I finished Enemy Mine and while I enjoyed it, it was a little annoying. The author had so many other stories going on at the same time that the main characters got lost in the shuffle. Hello, not everybody has to emulate JR Ward and shouldn't if you don't have the same genius she does. Now I'm reading Fifty Shades and I've already had some eye rolling moments. We'll see how long I'll be able to stand the self centered, control freak wackadoo.
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