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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 7/29 - 8/4 2012
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 11:43 AM ET
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New week! I'm continuing my streak of sad books with grieving people with One True Love by Barbara Freethy.

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 12:07 PM ET
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Just finished three of Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson books. Excellent books with just enough snark and a good mystery. Highly recommended.

Next up I'm starting on the Hell's Eight series by Sarah McCarty beginning with Caine's Reckoning.

 

 



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Date Posted: 7/29/2012 12:43 PM ET
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I just finished reading The Witnesss by Nora Roberts. Absolutely loved it!! I have enjoyed her yearly Romantic Suspense books, but they haven't wow-ed me in awhile. This one had the feel to me

of her earlier books. Put that puppy on my keeper shelf :)

Cindy

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 1:52 PM ET
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Finished KMM's Faefever and Dreamfever back to back and going to get my hands on Shadowfever today. No way can I put off finishing this series out. Of course I have heard that there is going to be two more in this series after the Dani O'Malley series. Can't wait!



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Date Posted: 7/29/2012 3:51 PM ET
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I'm reading Pariah by Catherine Gayle.

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 4:12 PM ET
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I finished Temptation & Twilight.  I liked it a lot.  I think I liked Pride & Passion better, but it's like comparing apples & oranges.  This book was so much grittier and more emotional, while P&P was romantic and touching.  I absolutely LOVED the ending of T&T.  I wish every romance had an ending as touching and sexy and fulfilling.  Most of the time you are lucky to get a few short pages indicatinig the couple's happy ever after.  The ending chapter of this book was wonderful. 

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 8:15 PM ET
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I'm not much into anything right now but have started JD Robb's Judgment in death I think it is and kerrelyn sparks' vamp story...can't remember the guy phinny maybe? can tell I'm not quite into it huh? I think vicki lewis thompson's newest comes out in a couple of days so will download it and read most likely before anything else gets finished!

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 9:46 PM ET
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I finished Generational Sins by Samantha Blair. It was so, so great! It was most definitely dark, violent, and disturbing to read in spots though. Man i couldnt stop reading! If it wasnt for some grammar and editing issues it would have been perfect.

Not sure what im going to pick up next.

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 10:01 PM ET
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I quite liked Serendipity by Carly  Phillips- some of her series I just couldn't get into, but this one seems pretty good so far.  I looked for the next book at Target but coudln't find it there...but oddly enough they had it at WinCo!  So I snagged it and plan to read it next week on vacation.  In the meantime, I started Scarlett Nights by Jude Devereaux.  It's been awhile since I read the book that came before this one, and I'm not really getting into it, so I don't know if I'll finish- I'll give it a couple more chapters before I decide.

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 11:43 AM ET
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I am reading Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley. I like it, but I am not loving the heroine. I think she is a little TSTL lol

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 12:04 PM ET
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Michelle, I agree with that ending. Ashley I liked Primal Bonds, but I didn't love it. The series has gotten better each successive book. I finished KMM's Shadowfever and I LOVED it! TRULY EPIC! Finally got my romance that I wanted between Mac and Barrons, but dang what a ride to get there. Also listened to the audio of the JZB sex scene from Barron's POV and man oh man Phil Gigante's voice...then it seemed he was really getting into Barrons character...had to fan myself. ;-) Loved it!

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 9:41 PM ET
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Finished with Pariah by Catherine Gayle.   Kind of sad but a very touching story.  I liked it.

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 9:57 PM ET
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I decided to go with The Dom of My Dreams by M.F. Sinclair. Im about 40% into it. Pretty good so far!

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 12:03 PM ET
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I finished another Kristen Ashley, Lady Luck, which was definitely my least favorite in the Colorado Mountain series, but still very good. Also finished a couple shorts, Kept by Carolyn Faulkner and Awakening by Kitty Thomas. Kept was OK, Awakening was a great genre change-up for Thomas with her delving into a bit of fantasy.

Not sure what's up next, but it will be another short one, since the e-book challenge is over tomorrow. 

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 3:42 PM ET
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I just finished up Dark Lover   by J.R Ward. The first in the Black Dagger Brother hood. ( I'm going to start the next one tonight.)

WOW , I dont know why I didnt start this  series sooner. I'm really liking it.....LOL

Thanks to all you ladies who recommended it.yes



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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 5:19 PM ET
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I'm reading The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter.  I've been anxious about reading this book, because I think I've been expecting SO MUCH from Paris' story and I don't want it to disappoint.  That, plus it's a LONG book and I know it's going to be to angsty and the road to his & Sienna's HEA is going to suck.  lol

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 6:28 PM ET
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I'm reading Rolling in the Deep by Cathryn Cade. I'm enjoying all the Hawaiin descriptions, like I did with the first book.
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 11:37 PM ET
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Lisa im so excited that your starting the BDB!!!

Michelle i couldnt wait for Paris' book to come out. And now its still sitting in my TBR. I feel the same way, for some reason ive just been leary of starting it.

I finished The Dom of My Dreams. I liked it a lot. Well worth 99 cents! LOL (Kindle version)

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 12:22 AM ET
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Glad you're enjoying Ward, Lisa -- she doesn't work for everyone.

I think there's a direct correlation between how much I was looking forward to a book and how long I take to get up the nerve to start it. Though in this case, the main reason I haven't read TDS yet is I still have to read a bunch of other books first and it's the only one of the series I'm really curious about.

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 8:56 AM ET
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Started Marsha Canham's My Forever Love and wow this is tough time for women and poor Ami has had it damn rough. LOVE BDB! Wish I hadn't sped through the series like I did.

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 9:11 AM ET
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I've actually not read Tohr's book because I couldn't stand the thought of not having the next book. I pre-ordered the next one so I'll read Lover Reborn soon. It's my favorite series!
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 9:52 AM ET
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Yay for the BDB (and Ward)! They are all awesome so far for me too! I have bk 5 on my tbr pile. I'm slowest to start the books I'm looking forward to the most too. Lol. I just got Thief of Shadows and I know it's going to sit on top of  the tbr like a prized jewel - glistenting and sparkling - beckoning and enticing me. (hahaha)

I finished up Don't Tempt Me by Chase. I liked it. Sometimes I found it a bit "hanky", for lack of a better word, but I did enjoy it. Next up is The Duke's Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley - can't wait to read this one too. wink

I just ordered Pride and Passion from a WL Multiple post, and lo and behold, wouldn't you know it, it comes up in the Historical Romance Virtual Box!! Drat. I thought about canceling the order, but I'm towards the bottom of the list this month, so not assured that it would even be available come my turn. C'est la vie, la vie - right??

And a question - I take it that The Darkest Seduction would not be a good selection for a stand alone book?



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Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:03 AM ET
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Still plugging away at Scarlet Nights by Devereaux.  Hero seems pretty full of himself, and I can't decide if heroine is stubborn on purpose or just a complete twit.  But the plot is intriguing enough that I'm hanging in there with it, at least for the time being.

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:31 AM ET
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I just started a 1995 Anne Stuart, the Soldier and the Baby. I love baby stories!

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:51 AM ET
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Anne I love your avitar and I can't wait!!! That date can't get here fast enough for me.

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