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Subject: What are we reading this week? 6/21 - 6/27, 2009
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:51 PM ET
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New week!


Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:52 PM ET
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I'm nearly finished with The Loving Daylights by Lynsay Sands - light ,cute, silly and I'm enjoying it but I've been busy with other stuff so haven't finished it yet - probably another 20-30 min to being finished though. not sure what I'll pick up next - starting night shift tomorrow night and it's usually good for some reading.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:44 PM ET
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I DNF The Conqueror by debut author Kris Kennedy. This was a medieval with not bad prose. Kennedy won the Golden Heart last year and u can see why. However, the heroine was starting to get on my nerves and the bk relied on too many coinsideneces n I didnt want to deal. Full review is on Goodreads.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 4:18 PM ET
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I'm reading Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson.  She's one of my favorites and so of course I love the book.  My heart just aches for Swift and Amy. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 4:44 PM ET
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The Player by Rhonda Nelson, a June 2006 Harlequin Blaze.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 4:50 PM ET
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Just finished the new Marie Osmond book and that was pretty good.  I'll have to read her first.  As for romance, it's Hot summer nights; a trilogy surrounding a minor league baseball town. 



Date Posted: 6/21/2009 6:05 PM ET
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Finished The Duke by Gaelen Foley.  I really enjoyed this book.  Would recommend it.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:06 PM ET
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Jane, I too loved The Duke by Foley. It's my favorite of the Knight series and it's on my keeper shelf.

Today I read Lara Adrian's Kiss of Midnight..I enjoyed it eventhough it was a little more violent from most vampire books I've read. Will probably get around to the rest of the series eventually. (I know we want our vampires to be lovers not killers, right?) LOL.

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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:00 PM ET
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Ooo, love The Duke.  I've started To Beguile a Beast... seems pretty good.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:00 PM ET
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Better late than never ---- I'm reading Beau Crusoe (Thanks Dawn) and I'm finding it hard to put down .... Different, interesting story line and great characters.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 12:12 AM ET
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To Beguile a Beast was a good read, didn't really do a whole lot for me enotionally though. And I guess I'm really dense, but I never get what the hell the little fairy tales have to do with the story.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:18 AM ET
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Just finished Virginia Kantra's Sea Fever--I'm really enjoying these Chidren of the Sea books by her.  There's a bit of an overarching story thread that's going through these first two books--I'm really hoping there's closure after book three, Sea Lord.  Also zipped through Over the Moon, an anthology with stories by Kantra, Sunny, Angela Knight, and MaryJanice Davidson.  That wasn't bad, but I think most of the stories were parts of the authors' other series.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:00 AM ET
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Still plugging away on In the Shadow of Midnight by Marsha Canham.  It's good so far, but I'm not real crazy about the heroine who's a real snot.  Also, Canham uses a lot of unfamilar terminology which can be frustrating, but whatever, I'm still liking it.

ETA: in the process of reading it I have rendered it unpostable (accidentally tore off a large chunk of a corner that was very creased).  Coincidentally I also did the same to the first book in this series (Through a Dark Mist), by accidentally pulling out the page behind the front cover, with the picture of the couple on it.  Don't know the technical term.  Granted these are old books, but geesh!  Guess I'll be keeping these.  :-)

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:51 AM ET
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I'm determined to finish The Loving Daylights tonight/this morning! I've been busy quilting and going to the dog park and stalling around on the computer...I did managed to watch 3 movies while sewing though - Great Mouse Detective, the Secret Garden, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:06 AM ET
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Finished Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole last night. Loved it, but I really hate her titles. They are too long and they all sound alike lol

Next I am gonna read Atlantis Unmasked by Alyssa Day

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:26 AM ET
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I finished Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh, which wasn't all that great. I'm getting ready to start reading Kiss of the Wolf by Morgan Hawke.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:27 AM ET
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I recently finished Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber, which was a nice, easy read. I'd never read her books before, and I'm not rushing out to pick up more of her titles, but I enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. It's a sci-fi book but there is a romance between the two main characters. Lots of action too, which is great.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 10:41 AM ET
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Still reading Its Hotter in Hawaii by HelenKay Dimon

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:34 PM ET
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Reading A Touch of Minx by Suzanne Enoch.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:50 PM ET
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Just finished Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye. Great book. I just requested the next in the series from the library.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:21 PM ET
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Melissa, I'm reading Nauti Intentions now, and while I agree it's not great, I'm finding it slightly less annoying that the previous three Nauti books.  I'm not a big fan of alpha males, so I don't even know why I'm reading this series in the first place...but it's one of those things where I started it, so I want to finish it.  I am finding myself hoping that this is the last Nauti book, so that I don't feel compelled to read any more Lora Leigh, lol.  They're all so predictable though- the sex scenes get very repetitive, and the bad guy reveal is never a surprise.  Yawn.  After this, I'm back to MacGowan's Ghost by Cindy Miles- only got a chapter in before starting Nauti Intentions.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:36 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:23 PM ET
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Finished Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly this morning. I liked it a lot despite it being, I dunno, NICE.  Both protagonists were super-nice and heroine Nana was universally beloved by every ambulatory biped in Plymouth. No mention of fawning four-legged critters, but then it would have leaped over into Disney territory.

It was the hero that kept me reading anyway. Master and Commander is one of my most favorite movies ever, I love Patrick O'Brian's books, and so I was naturally disposed to like Capt. Oliver Worthy. :-)  The heroine could have had a fault or two besides being a hedge baby and that "fault" being the problem of society & not hers. I was wishing she had to overcome something internal besides crippling love and tenderness for the hero. But I'd never read a Regency before, so maybe that's just the style. For me, "Regency" = Jane Austen, and I've never liked her books. But I've got a couple others in the genre that I'll give a try.

Right now I'm reading another of those 80s teen Sunfire romances. It's WL'd, so I'm reading it to get rid of it. I need the prospect of a credit to motivate me. :D

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:34 PM ET
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i'm reading IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND by Katherine Kingsley.  I've read it before but I love this story, so I'm reading it again. :)  Next up (if I finish this book before Wednesday) is going to be an eBook FANTASMAGORICAL. 

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:40 PM ET
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OK, raced through Sea Lord and really liked it.  Now there's months to wait before the next story comes out.  *sigh*  I do hate that! ;p

Gotta decide what to read next... (Oh, I did also finish that other SSE I was reading for Tell Harlequin--The Family He Wanted--it also wasn't as bad as I'd feared, but now I really want them to send the survey link so I can unload and be done with it! ;))