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Subject: What are we reading this week? 9/18-9/24, 2011
Date Posted: 9/18/2011 6:50 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 6:56 AM ET
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arggh so sick of posts getting lost!

I finished Protecting the Pregnant Witness by Julie Miller(harlequin intrigue) totally stupid title IMO but I like this author in this line - this is part of a series and the books are too far apart for me to keep track - kind wish I'd waited til she was done then gottne them at the same time to read at once. This bordered on too creepy for me with a stalker/serial killer/psycho in it but overall good.

still listening to Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich - almost on part 3 of 5.



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Date Posted: 9/18/2011 9:43 AM ET
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Just finished Love Drunk Cowboy and Red's Hot Cowboy by Carolyn Brown first 2 books in a 7 book series.  Both were fun reads can't wait for the next few to come out.

 

Just Started Pieces of the Sky by Kaki Warner,  first in a 3 book series so far I am liking it.



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Date Posted: 9/18/2011 10:37 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads-up, Bertie. I bought most if not all of Carolyn Brown's books, without ever reading anything by her, because they sounded good. Glad to read that they were fun reads. I'll get the order of the books then get started on them soon.

I finished Angell's CURVEBALL yesterday and overall I liked it a lot, well enough to want to read all her backlist. I'm kind of between books right now - started an audio in the car but haven't landed on my next paperback read. Was supposed to go over to a friend's house for the day today but the plans fell through, but I'm not totally disappointed. It'll be nice to have a free day and putter around the house on this cool, crisp funny day.

GAil

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 11:09 AM ET
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I had to take a break from the small print of The Hearing and picked up Janye Castle's Canyons of Night. It has been light and fluffy with the quality of cotton candy...just what I needed. All the sweet without the calories. :-)

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 12:02 PM ET
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Found a book I requested in July 2010 while I was doing a little work around the living room, and since I can't seem to find anything that grabs my interest I decided to give this one a try. It received some very favoritable comments here, ENEMY LOVER by Karin Harlow.

Just different enough to grab me, I think.

Gail

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 12:33 PM ET
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Gail, that's a great book

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 1:00 PM ET
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Still reading all the same books... very busy with my husband out of town.

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 3:06 PM ET
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Gail, I gave it 4 1/2 stars. smiley

I'm reading swap books so as soon as it's my turn to reveal I'll spill what I'm reading.



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Date Posted: 9/18/2011 9:15 PM ET
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I started Sweet Surrender - sheesh 100 pages before any sex and that was just spanking, a finger job, and a blowjob...got sleepy so went to sleep before it ended up getting TOO hot and being up longer! not sure what I'll read here at work -t hought about continuing wtih ths one and putting postits on the good stuff to read again in the morning when Ig et home...of course I have other stuff and may read a lorraine heath to finish upt eh rt challenge that ends sept 30 so I don't have to worry about not finishing..

on part 4 of 5 on smokin' seventeen by evanovich- stephanie's as stupid as ever and a sl*t in this one but what the heck it's funny to listen to while driving...

my coworker is #2 on the list at her library for Canyons of night - glad to know it's good - she's getting it for me - not sure if she's started the series yet or not

Date Posted: 9/18/2011 9:17 PM ET
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I picked up Kleypas's Then Came You and it was a great read! I am so glad after having read this to know that Derek got his own book. Makes me want to go read his book again. I feel like it will have even deeper meaning now.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 2:00 AM ET
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I started Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath - not a happy book but I'll just sorta get through it(need a lorraine heath or christina dodd for the RT challenge) it's a good book so far but sorta deep - heroine lost her husband and 3 of 4 brothers in civil war - they fought for the south. the hero refused to fight and is considered a coward - don't think his own brother can stand him. starts off with him facing a firing squad..he'll probably get beaten or something before the story ends - they tortured him in stead of killing him...he didn't believe the south was right with slavery and leaving the union but wouldn't join the union's side to kill and no one can understand that - at least none of the survivors.

may need a light read after this sucker...

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 2:30 AM ET
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Was disappointed in Provocative in Pearls. Not bad, but very similar to her other books and I'm just not feelin' the emotion. I hope the next one is a little more original.

Should go back to New York to Dallas, but I'm so not in the mood for a serial killer/torturer story right now. I'm still all wigged out from the bit I read of Prey.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 7:39 AM ET
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I finished Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath - whoa...deep stuff dealing with a hero who refused to fight during the civil war and a town that resents him as a coward. This town is cruel - and lots of references to torture and some is done during the time of the story. she writes well and I'm not sorry I read the book but it's some deeps tuff from my usual light and fluffy...

went back to Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks but it started heating up so I put it up til Ig et home..I'm hoping I can stay awake when I get home so I can finish and return it this afternoon/evening since it's interlibary and Id ont want to make a 2nd trip (the other interlibrary loan is due today) and they have to be turned in at the desk.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 8:27 AM ET
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Read Linda Howard's Ice and man what a dissappointment that was. It could have been such a great read. I didn't even know what Gabe looked like until the end of the book and I never knew what Lolli looked like. I knew that she had fuzzy brown hair and glasses in high school. The set up was there, but the execution was poor.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 9:38 AM ET
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Keri, I felt the same way about Ice.  It's almost impossible to ruin a Linda Howard book, but that came close!

I finished Lora Leigh's story in Primal Heat... now I have to wait for my wish list to catch up so I can read more of the Breeds.

I picked up Seduction & Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone, but I have a lot to do today so not sure how much reading time I'll get.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 10:42 AM ET
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Finished Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn yesterday - loved it! Now I'm In the middle of The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter - I haven't decided how I feel about this one....

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 11:30 AM ET
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I finished Joey W. Hill's The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, Bk 2) yesterday. It was pretty heavy (both in bulk and emotionally) so it took me a few days to finish. But wow. What a book! Had me crying, in both good ways and bad. That birthday surprise that Lyssa planned for Jacob? One of the sweetest things I've ever read. And Lyssa and Jacob's relationship was so tragically beautiful. I'm not sure why it took me so long to get to this book. If I ever found this one on the shelf at the thrift store, I'd probably grab it as a keeper.

I was going to continue on to the next book in the series, A Vampire's Claim, but from the looks of it, it takes place before the events in the first 2 books (which will mean no Jacob/Lyssa, unfortunately). And although I really liked Dev in Mark of the Vampire Queen, I think I'm going to wait a bit. My emotions were worn to a thread after that last one, so I need a break. 

So instead, I started Merc and her Men by Elizabeth Lapthorne. Just a few more days left in the Smutty Challenge, and I'm a bit relieved. Can't wait to pick up a tamer MMPB. blush

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 1:26 PM ET
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LOL  Gina, that's how I feel after overdosing on Lora Leigh's Breeds books lately.  I'm kinda glad that I don't have the next one (that I need to read) yet so I can take a break.  ha!

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 4:07 PM ET
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I fnished Maya Banks' Sweet Surrender - it was between ok and good - I liked Damon but not sure I want to read his story next...he sounds kinda intense but this guy did too but didn't seem so bad as the story went on...

not sure yet what's next but leaning towards a library book since I have so many...just haven't decided which one yet...

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 5:56 PM ET
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I finished The Proposition by Judity Ivory.  What a great book!  I just loved Mick.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 7:20 PM ET
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I am listening to The Proposition now. Love it! The accent is not quite so terrible - I can still understand Mick and know that wouldn't be the case in real life. Steven Crossley has a nice deep voice. The book is fun because Mick enjoys life so much. A nice change from all those tortured heros in other books.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 8:25 PM ET
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That was a great book Sherri.

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Having a hard time for Charlotte Featherstone's Pride and Passion... there's so much backstory from the first book, which I haven't read, and a lot of telling, not showing. Also started Money, Honey, which is okay but not really drawing me in. Guess I'm just in one of those moods. I had been wanting straight contemporary and was bummed to get romantic suspense. That happens so often!

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 4:43 AM ET
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sat in the hospital waiting area while my dad did his catscan last night - was scheduled for 5 pm start dirinking htat junky shake and 7 pm - they were sooo far behind when we got there but he was in around 8 and out by 8:40 and off we went. I managed to start and finish Should've Been a Cowboy, book #4 in sons of chance Blaze series by Vicki Lewis Thompson - enjoyed all 4 of these so far! And got  about halfway through Nightshade by Ronie Kendig, a christian romantic suspense - probably finish it today. it's pretty good but having troubl ekeeping all the names straight. it's a 'non-existing' group of miliary 'heroes' who have been tossed back into society with issues - the hero's wife lets her lawyer brother convince her ot file a restraining order/protective order and file for divorce. she doesn't want the divorce and doesn't like the order but she tried to break up a fight and he hit her . totallly accidental -the hitting her part - but he's having major anger issues and wnt' seek help because he thinks it would open up the entire box of problems from military nightmares...well one guy in the group is christian and tries to reach him that way. I can't say the religous part is a turnoff or unrealistic. the woman works for a paper and sticks her nose where it doestn' belong and of course won't ease up on a story breakthrough - so now a contract seems to be out on her relating to her story with this group of ex-miliary guys who go in and diffuse sitations/rescue people - I think she's gonna screw around and end up being captureed by one of those groups..it's edging that way -a nd she's preggers with hero's baby and hasn't told him so I'm thinking oto he's gonna assume it' this other guy's who's been hanging out with her...and I'm beginning to think he's a bad one but again not sure! so I guess I'm interested in teh story but not sure how it compares to Dee Henderson...it's been pretty good so far though but I could do without all the torture stuff that's mentioned and people dying and being raped(nothing in graphic detail but these foreign places can be pretty brutal though Id idn't think this was overseas but in the philippines or some junble...)

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