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Subject: What are you reading this week Apr 12 - Apr 18 ?
Date Posted: 4/12/2009 10:01 AM ET
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New week. Happy Easter.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:38 AM ET
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Reading Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 12:42 PM ET
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Finishing up Temptaion Ridge by Robyn Carr and then I am going to read The Inn at Eage Point by Sherryl Woods that I picked up at WalMart.  Sounds good so I hope it is since I see there will be two more coming out in the next two months.



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Date Posted: 4/12/2009 1:22 PM ET
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Finished The Randolph Legacy by Eileen Charbonneau. An interesting read. First time I have read a book where the Heroine is a Quaker. Good historicial romance.



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Date Posted: 4/12/2009 1:28 PM ET
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Ah Sarah, that's a fun one!

Finished Shades of Twilight. Really good steam, except for the parts that made me want to barf. Now reading a Christmas anthology by Anne Stuart and two people I've never heard of. Since even the Stuart story is not doing much for me, I don't have high expectations of the rest.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 2:18 PM ET
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I'm still reading McKettrick's Pride by Linda Lael Miller - over halfway through now..didn't read too much at work last night -actually had some work to do! Usually being busy helps pass the time but I think it dragged but at least I didn't have to work til 7 since it was overtime..I left a little around 4:45. A friend left a message for me to come eat Easter dinner with her and some others but I'm just draggy after night shift and feel like reading and maybe cooking some stuff for tomorrow and Tuesday since I'll be working 12 hours..actually don't feel like cooking either but gott be done! plus it was raining here and driving in rain sucks.

not sure what I'll read afte this one..I can use this one fo one of the challenges on RT but the sequel, McKettick's Heart, I don't think fits one..would've fit one but I aleady have one for that same one. I thought about reading Single White Vampire (has a color in the title for a challenge) but of course all my Lynsay Sands book are hiding somewhere so thinking 'bout Blue Flame by Shalvis or maybe starting Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 2:42 PM ET
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Susanna, Blue Flame is on my TBR, too, especially since I just read White Heat.

I'm still reading Wicked Ties by Shayla Black.  It's a good, steamy read, but I'm not sure I'm into the whole BDSM stuff.  I like my erotica just as well as the next gal, but some of this is a little over the top.  Jack is a great hero, and a believable dominant... but something isn't clicking for me with this book.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 4:51 PM ET
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I'm on pg 108 of Midwife of hte Blue Ridge (I keep getting interrupted) and so far its very very good!

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 5:11 PM ET
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I think I have wicked ties in mt tbr but not sure if I remember the author... I know some get really into the SM part of bdsm.I prefer the l ight playful stuff myself but found homes for a couple with a friend who thought the yowza stuff was hotter n hell! I have a few I'm still trying to get to but need to warm up first with somethinglighter! hmm maybe I'll read a lacey alexander book..she's pretty hot and the books aren't too long either...

I have the white and red books in that blue flame series..gotta find 'em though..sigh..you'd think I'd once and for all get organized here! and all I've done is sit  here on the computer while cooking tea and saffron rice...sigh..need to organize the pantry too...but think I'll take a shower and grab abook or movie instead!

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 5:51 PM ET
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I thought about reading Single White Vampire (has a color in the title for a challenge) but of course all my Lynsay Sands book are hiding somewhere

you need to find that one - it is *very* funny.  :)

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Started Bewitched by Sandra Schwab. I read her blogs, so thought I should try one of her books. It's a bit complex for me, lots of different threads, but reading ahead it looks like it's going to get very emotional, so I'm eager to keep going.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 7:36 AM ET
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I finished Wicked Ties by Shayla Black.  Can't say I loved it, but it was a worthy read, and I'll look forward to Deke's story (hero's best friend).

 

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 8:14 AM ET
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Pale Moon Rider was AWESOME!  And I'm so sad it's over. :(  I got the ARC of Nina Bangs new book Eternal Cravings in the mail last week so I've started reading that.  It's the second in her series (Gods of the Night I believe).  It's related to the Mayan prophesy of the world ending in 2012.  There are 11 "heros" or "Gods of Night" who are here to save humanity from The Nine.  The 11 have the souls of dinosaurs - and in this book it's Al's story - Al being short for Allosaurus.  I read the first book and thought the premise was interesting but I think I'm seeing what my underlying problem is with the story - I have a tough time believing that these dinosaur-souled men are falling in love.  They have the instinct to hunt, kill and f*** - not the instinct for deep love although we are told that because they are ensouled in humans they will start to develop human traits.  But it seems to happen too quickly for me.  Also - she needs to add in some history/timeline pages since I have a tough timne remembering all of the 11 and the hows/whys of the bad guys.  I'll probably never buy this series new...but I will continue to read because there are some of the guys that intrigue me and I want to know more.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 9:04 AM ET
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whew found it Ellen! I had set it aside while I got the first 2 but I wanna read this one since I think it was published first..but it had fallen off the top of the stack so I was looking for something on the desk and voila! there it was! yeah! now if the boss would leave...sigh..he's in his office coughing his head off and we're staying far away so we dont catch anything!

this is gonna be a long tiring day..first day shift and Islept from 9pm til almost midnight..that's it! guess I'll go home tonight, let the girls out to potty, then try to catch up on sleep!

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 9:24 AM ET
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I finished up What, No Roses? by Marianne Mancusi, it was ok. I liked the whole roaring 20s and the flapper girls, always nice to read a different time period!

 

I started on A Texan's Honor by Leigh Greenwood this morning, only read 2 pages before I had to leave for work lol.



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Date Posted: 4/13/2009 9:45 AM ET
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I finished reading Shelter Mountain and Whispering Rock this weekend.  I decided to read something shorter, so I am reading Flashpoint by Jill Shalvis.  I know I will get back to the VR series when I am done. :)

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 11:44 AM ET
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I started Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer.  Got it months ago on the recommendation of a lot of you here, but am only a chapter in so don't have too much to say about it just yet.  I've been in a reading funk- nothing seems to appeal to me the last couple of weeks.  Probably just a bit of let-down after finishing Paradise Valley and knowing it will be months before another Robyn Carr fix is available.  I think after Hummingbird I will need to get back to contemporaries, so will have to go through my TBR and figure out what to tackle.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 5:47 PM ET
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I'm reading Lords of Desire, Virginia Henley, Sally MacKenzie, et al.  Library book and a bit of a disappointment -- one reviewer liked the Virginia Henley story - I thought only so-so -- Back cover doesn't really describe the story well - lovers who meet again in a different life - with a bit of time travel- the second was only so-so as well. (Sally MacKenzie a married couple apart for 10 years - could have benefited from some witty dialogue. Oh well...

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 6:32 PM ET
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I finished Midwife of the Blue Ridge and to me it was very very good. Hard to believe its her first novel.  Anyway, its about a woman (Maggie) whose family is killed at Culloden when she was a child.  She helps another wounded soldier to get home and they adopt her informally.  The mother is a midwife and teaches her everything she knows.  Unfortunately both parents die before Maggie reaches adulthood and she is cast out of the community as "dark Maggie".  She ends up in Ireland selling herself into indenture to America for 4 years.  There she is "bought" by a Scottish couple about her age and they treat her like family.  LOTS of stuff happens.  I mean lots.  Its graphic and gritty and savage in places but honestly I think that's probably how it really was back then. There's a few violent passages too.  Overall I enjoyed it and found it hard to put down.

Next I'm reading Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 6:43 PM ET
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Sherri, In Midwife of the Blue Ridge was their any romance?  I read a review and she didn't think it was a romance book.   What  do you think?  I have this in my TBR pile and I am wanting to read it but, want to be prepared if their is no romance.  Thanks

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 7:59 PM ET
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I skimmed 2  Susan Johnson books today.  When Someone Loves You and Tempted. I have decided that I just don't like her.  I'm not sure why. I just dont' care for her style.  She's going on my list wiht MaryJanice Davidson as authors I will not try to read anymore. 

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 8:05 PM ET
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Sherron -  compared to traditional romance, hardly any.  There's a definite "romance" between Maggie and Tom and they have that underlying relationship but no, its not a romance like you're used to.  Think the movie "Last of the Mohicans" - about that much or maybe a little more.  Without trying to give away too much:

- Her indentured master warns Tom away from her even though they are friends and he tells him "its not something I can do."

- He outbids others to win her picnic basket by 5x the going rate.

- He reads some poetry to her (its very romantic when he does) and steals stolen moments with her as much as possible.

- He takes her virginity.  He continually thinks of her as "his".  He tells her he will never let anything bad happen to her again.

- He rescues her at peril to his own life from a band of Shawnee indians that kidnap her and several others from the Fort.

And really, once they have sex, he pretty much treats her as his woman, per se, but its pretty complicated with her indenture and the threat of indians who are on the war party. 

Its all very  historically accurate. You read about the hardships and the struggles everyone had.  Even the violence is pretty much spot on and not glorified.  I also liked that they didn't try to portray the Indians as outright savages but a people defending their very livelihood.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 8:39 PM ET
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Sherri, I think I will have to read it next, because The Last of the Mohicans is my favorite movie.  I loved it!!  It will be my next read. 

Thanks, Sherri

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 9:24 PM ET
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I've got way too many books going on right now. 

Beyond Heaving Bosoms (the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books book) - not as funny as I was hoping.  While it is LOL hilarious in some spots, every now and then I feel like I'm reading a college thesis on romance novels (which makes sense, because weren't the Smart Bitches English majors?).  Maybe it's just me, cause most of the reviews I can find are all very, very favorable.  Though there is a 3 star review on Amazon that pretty well sums up how I feel so far.  Anyway, it's taking longer than I expected to get it done.

Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind by Karen Kelly - About 1/2 done. Not too bad so far.  Funny.  I've also got the sequel, Cosmic Sex, at home (both are library books).  And at this point, unless Close Encounters gets really sucky, I plan on reading the sequel.

Silent On the Moor by Deanna Raybourn - not too far in but good so far. This is the book I'm reading at work, cuz I'm not reading the above two books at work, for obvious reasons.  ;)

I've also read a couple of chapters in Hired Gun by Bobbi Smith.  So far so good there. 

Told you I've got too many going right now!  Haha!  It'll take me a while to get through all of them.



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Date Posted: 4/14/2009 1:46 AM ET
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Reading Tangled Lies by Anne Stuart. (More faux incest! But at least it's better than real incest.) I'm kind of wanting to put it down and pick up one of the HPs I got today instead.

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