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Subject: What are we reading this week? 8-19 to 8-25
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:57 AM ET
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New Week!

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:58 AM ET
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Managed to get a lot of reading done this weekend. Finished Nora Robert's Rising Tides and Inner Harbor as well as Rachel Gibson's Daisy's Back In Town and they were all really good reads. Going to give romance a little break and read Brad Thor's Foreign Infulence.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 3:31 PM ET
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Oh Keri - those are all great reads! 

I'm reading Need Me by Shelli Stevens.  I'm not too crazy about it... I don't like the hero OR the heroine, and there doesn't seem to be anything romantic about it at all.  Maybe I'm just not in the mood for a futuristic erotica book that takes place on another planet.  lol

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 4:24 PM ET
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Just finished Sam's Creed by Sarah McCarty and I didn't really like this one at all. The whole book revolved around

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heroine "I want you to have relations with me because when (bad guy) catches me he will rape me"

hero "no"

heroine - repeat above

hero "no"

heroine - repeat above

hero "ok"

have sex, takes care of bad guy, end of story.

 

Next up is Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty, hopefully this one is better.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 5:05 PM ET
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LOL Cyndi, that about sums it up!

I finished Destiny by Carly Phillips, and I liked it.  Nash was annoying in the beginning, but got better through the book.  I have pretty much liked this series except for one thing, and that is the younger sister Tess.  She is supposed to be 14, but Phillips has written her as if she is 10.  She is always described as bouncing around and popping off these little quips that honestly, having 2 kids in the neighborhood of this age myself, I can't see a 14 year old doing constantly.  Even if I could assume that she is immature for her age, I still think she is rather one dimensional.  I think the author could do better.

I've gone right into the third book, Karma next.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 5:36 PM ET
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LOL Cyndie, I liked the Hell's Eight series, I just don't take them too seriously. Although SC was one of my favs. I did manage to get in Shannon K Butcher's Forget Me Not it was an alien love story and was pretty good for its length. Just started FI and I wish Scot and Tracey would break it off. I love Scot and he wants to be a daddy so bad and would make a good dad. However, I understand Tracy's reluctance about having kids as well.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 6:08 PM ET
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Oh Keri, I loved Daisy's Back in Town. Its one of my faves!

I read and loved, Chasin' Eight. No surprise there!

Up next is Not Knowing Jack by K.A. Mitchell.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 7:46 PM ET
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Reading The Protector by Catherine Mann

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 9:00 PM ET
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Fnishing up the audio of Anna Dressed in Blood, finally -- terrible narrator! He pauses every three words and does these breathy falsettos.  Next audio will be Roberts's The Last Boyfriend.

Reading cute novella, The Girl With the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir.

Being on twiiter is really affecting the way I write. I keep automatically leaving out words.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 12:45 AM ET
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sigh..forgot to turn on my kindle before coming to work so the stuff I bought could download! DNF several books - my best reads the past couple of weeks I think have been Vicki Lewis Thompson's newest blaze and werewolf in seattle, erin mccarthy's date with the other side and a love inspired by missy tippens(forgot the title -seems to happen a lot with ebooks since I don't see the title/cover after starting) trying to get into a library mystery - if I can't then this series will go back asap.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 9:00 AM ET
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Started Sophie Littlefield's A Bad Day for Scandal....Stella what the heck were you thinking??? Goat wants to put his face in your pie and you have to leave to go do a job...I am worried about your priorities. I love Stella, but no way I would have left Goat standing there with all that sexy just hanging out...NO WAY! :-)

 

ETA: The pie reference was for Stella's homemade (cough*storebought*cough) grasshopper pie. Just in case we had any dirty minds in the audience today. ;-)



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Date Posted: 8/20/2012 10:52 AM ET
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Oh my....I almost choked on my coffee reading that one Keri.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 11:37 AM ET
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I started to read Eve Langlais' The Geek Job, but was pulled away by the temptation of the next Rock Chick book, Rock Chick Redemption. Damn you, KA, for sucking me into your stories and ruining all other reading for me right now!

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 3:02 PM ET
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Finished up Eternal Rider and really liked it. I felt a little overwhelmed at first by all the characters she kept introducing, but I think she stopped just before my brain went into overload. We were up north, and I didn't have anything along to read after that. I opened one of the cupboards and found a Simply Scandalous by Carly Phillips. I started it and can barely stand it. But I had nothing else to read. You know how it is, right? Anywho, now I'm about halfway through and on principle alone, I can't put it down. I've only ever DNFed one book - no, make that 3 - in my entire 40 years! This one was close though, if I'da been home with access to anything else...

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 3:08 PM ET
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I just started Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt and so far it's good.
Date Posted: 8/20/2012 4:00 PM ET
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I couldn't resist Melissa. :-)  Rebecca that is one of my favs out of that series. I thought it was an awesome read.

 

ETA: Also reading Brenda Novak's intro ebook to her new Whiskey Creek series. Has been cute so far. It is free right now.



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Date Posted: 8/20/2012 4:14 PM ET
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Tonya, I couldn't get through that one either- Carly Phillips is really  hit or miss for me.  I am really liking the Serendipity series, but some of her other ones were just awful!  You can't feel bad about the DNF- life is too short to waste time reading crappy books!

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 5:32 PM ET
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Can't put the book down! DARK LOVER/J.R. Ward in ebook format. I had the print edition earlier this summer but had to return it as I'd already renewed it and had barely started it.

I started it at work this morning and it was tough putting it aside when my lunch hour was over.

WOW!!!!

GAil

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 5:48 PM ET
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I was going to read The Homecoming by Joann Ross, but Defiant came today (thank you Sherri!) so I might go with that.

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 7:57 PM ET
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You're welcome MIchelle!

Date Posted: 8/20/2012 10:13 PM ET
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Welcome to the Dark Side, Gail. ;-)

I got the 2nd KGI book from the library yesterday and had to put everything else aside to start it...

Date Posted: 8/21/2012 7:30 AM ET
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Alright Gail strap yourself in for quite a ride. Beware they are like chips, you can't read just one...you want to read them all. Next up Sharon Sala's The Amen Trail.

Date Posted: 8/21/2012 9:34 AM ET
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Gail, they're addicting, that's for sure! I had a hard time putting any of them down once I started them. ;)

And Lesley, I caved, I just couldn't see this getting any better. It was just ridiculous! Ugh! I was even skimming over the sex scene (the one they finally got to)! You know it's bad then! I picked up The Departed by Shiloh Walker this morning. I'm sure it will be a vast improvement!! I read the second Serendipity book, and just thought that one was okay. I do think the last one would probably be the best, but I haven't read it. Maybe someday if I stumble across it somewhere.

Date Posted: 8/21/2012 11:38 AM ET
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I just finished Karma, the third Serendipity book, and liked it.  Tonya, I think of the three, I liked the second one the least, so you might want to give the third one a chance.  PM me if you would like me to post it to you- I was going to save it until I have a few more WL books to post at the same time, but if you're interested I'm happy to pass it on now.

I am going to start Forever and a Day by Shalvis next- been looking forward to this one!  I was wayyyy down the WL for it, so broke down and bought it at Target.

Date Posted: 8/21/2012 2:30 PM ET
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I enjoyed Not Knowing Jack. But once again, I love anything K.A. Mitchell.

Almost done with Echoes at Dawn. Then im going to pick up the new KGI novella, Softly at Sunrise.

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