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Subject: What are we reading this week? 5/9 - 5/15, 2010
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 9:16 AM ET
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New Week!!

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 9:17 AM ET
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*yawn* on day shift today but thankfully not working 12 just around 8 hrs.

I started White LIes by Jayne Ann Krentz then picked up One More Valentine by Anne Stuart and sorta got into that one so since it fits the last RT spring challenge I'm doing I may stick with it then get back to White LIes.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 9:57 AM ET
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I'm reading Tempted All Night by Carlyle which is going well. The part that is annoying me though is that this book is really connected to other books in past series she's written. But like...REALLY...connected. One could say it's part of the same freaking series! But because it was not advertised as such, I just started reading this one when it dawned on me that some of the names and stuff seemed familiar. That's because they were!

Grrrr..

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 10:18 AM ET
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I will finish up Stephanie Laurens Untamed Bride today. Just not sure I will continue with the series. I just don't think I am interested enough. Yesterday I walked into my UBS and scored a copy of LL's Nauti Intentions. But I will have strength and not inhale it today, as I have one more book ahead of it. Up next Deaver's Speaking in Tongues.

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Date Posted: 5/9/2010 12:41 PM ET
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I'm reading Luke:  Armed & Dangerous.  So far so good - Luke and Trinity are VERY hot together. 

On a side note, has anyone read

Men of  Danger: Hannah's Luck / Reckless / Tempt Me / Love Me 'Til Death
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Men of Danger: Hannah's Luck / Reckless / Tempt Me / Love Me 'Til Death

I'm up for it on the WL.  I love Lora Leigh, but normally I am disappointed in anthologies and I am VERY low on credits.  I know it has a huge WL so I can always turn around & post it right away, but I'm debating using a credit and then paying postage for a book that might not be worth it.  It only has four ratings so far.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 1:12 PM ET
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Great cover!

Why don't you put it on hold until you have more credits, Michelle? Or haven't you started posting those books you're keeping? cheeky



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Date Posted: 5/9/2010 1:20 PM ET
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I'm not familiar with it Michelle but added it to my wl since it sounds pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of anthologies but I keep getting them esp when a fave author has a story in one.

I'm SO tired today..hard to read and concentrate! still reading One More Valentine but keep yawning so much..I was hoping to finish it today and start something else.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 1:24 PM ET
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I just finished Mine Unitl Midnight by Lisa Kleypas.  I really liked the book and will continue on with the series.

But, since this is the first Kleypas book I have read I have a question.  Does she keep writing the same book over and over and over again.  I have found that many historical romance authors do that.  They have their set cast of characters and plot which they vary a little with each new book.  I have given up on reading Jayne Ann Krentz books where she writes as Amanda Quick for that reason.  After reading The Burning Lamp, I realized that I had pretty much read the plot and cast of characters in several of her other books. 

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 1:40 PM ET
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Kate - There are some similarities in Lisa Kleypas' books, but she's one of my favorite authors and I read everything she puts out.  Definitely worth reading more, IMO.

D.G. - LOL  I actually do have a growing pile of WL books to post, but I want to list a bunch to make it more appealing when I ask for multiples  smiley  I just can't afford to list them all FIFO and pay postage on every book, kwim? 

About a month ago I had the most credits I've ever had, and now I'm about down to nothing.  Too many books coming in & not enough time to read!

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 1:55 PM ET
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Carole Mortimer's "The Mediterranean Millionaire's Reluctant Mistress" - the title, as they all are, is ludicrous, the book is excellent, too bad these titles can put off a lot of potential readers.

That said, the length of these titles is a b**ch to write in my database - every so often a title is just too long for the title column and I have to widen it; not a big chore but if HQ/SIL would rethink their stupid titles my data entry would be a whole lot easier. angry

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:09 PM ET
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D.G. - you think you have problems! I was going crazy while reading A Matter of Temptation, trying to figure out why the name of a previous character's wife had changed, before finally getting it that this character was actually the other one's *father*!  ;-) She wrote them all out of chonological order.

Kate - I wouldn't generally consider Kleypas the type of author who writes the same book over and over, though I think she has been repeating herself somewhat of late.  Try some of her older titles, there's a lot of variety.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:29 PM ET
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Kate - Lisa Kleypas is my favorite author and I can say she definitely doesn't write the same plots over and over. She's been writing for a while though and you may find that some books have similar 'flavor' but not that she's re-hashing plots. ;)

The Hathaways series is loosely connected to the Wallflowers series (Cam is introduced there) but it's not as if the characters from the Wallflowers  start popping up in every of the Hathaways books and you feel like you're missing something. Lord Westcliff and St. Vincent are both heroes in the Wallflowers series and they pop up in Mine Till Midnight because they are important in Cam's life but they barely show up again in later books. I think Kleypas does a good balance of working out new characters and plots but keeping the old ones when they make sense.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:45 PM ET
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Just finished The Mistress Diaries by Julianne Maclean. It was OK, but didn't make me want to run out and find another in the series. Have started His Mistress by Morning by Elizabeth Boyle. It starts out interesting a plain Jane makes a wish on a magic ring and wakes up as a courtesan-literally naked in bed with the man she had wished was in love with her!! Has promise, don't you think?!! Up next Tempted by the Night by Elizabeth Boyle (next in series).

By the way I have always enjoyed Lisa Kleypas. I agree she doesn't repeat the same scenario, sometimes similar but not the same. I'm always ready for her next book :o).

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 2:56 PM ET
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I'm reading Suzanne Enoch's new book - A Lady's Guide to blah-blah-blah...  I ordinarily enjoy Suzanne's work a lot more than I am this one though.  Not anxious to tell her that however, since I told her how I really liked the last one & was looking forward to this one:P  It was the first one in this Adventurer's Club series - kinda reminded me just a smidge of Beau Crusoe - but this one is a little dry.  H&H chemistry isn't doing a lot for me so far.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 3:12 PM ET
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I really liked His Mistress By Morning, only Boyle book I cared for. Her others are too full of boring spy stuff. Must get the sequels one of these days.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 4:12 PM ET
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Michelle - I finished Men of Danger this week and posted it.  I wouldn't waste a credit on it, IMO.  I know they're short stories, but a couple of them didn't even seem finished.  I would have like a little more wrap up on them. 

 

HTH,

Renee

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 4:31 PM ET
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Still reading Mail Order Marriages anthology.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 5:59 PM ET
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Grrr Willa! 

Now that I know that Carlyle seems to do that crap, I'll check related books before I start reading. ;)

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 6:16 PM ET
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Well Men of Danger was just posted to me....I want it for the LL story at least. Had 2 other WL books come up today too! Getting low on credits again!!!

This morning I finished Secrets and Lies by Maggie Shayne, and it was really good! Also finished Temperature's Rising, an MM anthology, which was very good, and the first story in Bodyguards in Love by Carol Lynne, which I also enjoyed. Will try to finish that one tonight.



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Date Posted: 5/9/2010 6:33 PM ET
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Kate- Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors as well.  In fact, I am going to start re-reading her book Suddenly You tonight.  I do like her older books than her newer stuff; although the Hathaway series is getting better with each book IMO.

On a happy note, I just got offered one of my WL books today, Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.  WHOOOO HOOO! yes

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 6:57 PM ET
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Ooh, congrats, Diana!  I'm sure that'll be a great read--I love Macomber's Blossom Street series!

Read A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry--a little mystery/feel-good Christmas story :)

And finished Samantha Graves' Out of Time--I really enjoyed it; I don't think she has other RS titles, but I might try to pick up some of her CJ Barry books and see if I enjoy those.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:10 PM ET
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Finally finished  Mail Order Marriages by Jillian Hart/Carolyn Davidson/Kate Bridges.  Really good book.  I liked the one by Kate Bridges the best.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:54 PM ET
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I'm still reading One More Valentine by Anne Stuart..I'm liking it but so darned sleepy I keep re-reading the same page! dangit if I go to sl eep now I'll be up by 11 and won't be able to sleep again. oh well.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 8:20 PM ET
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I just finished Romeo Romeo  by Robin Kaye... I really liked her snappy dialogue... it kept me laughing.  Thought the ending just a touch weak, but otherwise good.   Glad I've got the next two in that series in the TBR- I'll go back to them after a short break.

Currently reading Hot in Here  by Sophie Renwick.  So far I'm liking the story line.  I like a good, steamy romance- but I do feel like a few of the steamier scenes almost seem "added in"... I'll have to see how it ends later tonight or tomorrow.

Date Posted: 5/9/2010 8:38 PM ET
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I actually read Carlyle all out of order without much trouble, but I'd recommend reading A Woman Scorned before A Woman of Virtue and Beauty like the Night before The Devil You Know.  If you want the backstory on the characters in the current series, try My False Heart and A Woman Scorned.

Started The DeBurgh Bride by Deobrah Simmons and it's growing on me.



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