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Subject: What are we reading this week? April 5 - 11, 2009
Date Posted: 4/5/2009 5:17 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 5:21 AM ET
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I just finished Sunset Bay by Susan Mallery and it was pretty good! The first 70 or so pages are a flashback to when the woman is 18 then moves ahead 10 years and seems like it goes pretty quickly. She deals with a LOT of stuff and I hated the mother from the get-go and the dad and sister weren't too far behind! I don't think it's something I'd read again but I did enjoy it.

I started River of Fire by MaryJo Putney.  I needed a title containing 'air, fire, water, or earth' for this challenge I"m doing and thought I'd give this one a try. I'm not 'big' on historical but maybe I'm just in a good mood tonight 'cause I'm liking her writing and the book..at least so far. but I find reading about art interesting though who knows what all will happen in this book..might turn out to be a lot of drama which I don't usually like...

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 7:32 AM ET
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I started One Little Sin by Liz Carlyle, a new-to-me author. (I needed a break between werewolf stories, and since I now have bookshelves in my room and can actually *see* at least half of my TBR, I grabbed this one!)  So far, so good, nice, fast-paced fun story, well-written! I am looking forward to reading this one as well as Two Little Lies and Three Little Secrets!

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 7:38 AM ET
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I just finished IN PRAISE OF YOUNGER MEN/anthology - it was on my bookshelf, was requested, so I figured I'd at least give it a try (hate parting with a book without at least giving it a fair chance), but I ended up mailing the book and requesting it from the library so I could finish it. I'm not big on anthologies, have a slew of them around the house with just one or two stories read; eventually I suppose I'll get around to them.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 10:01 AM ET
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I finished Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh and it was pretty good. I'm currently reading Cops and Cowboys by Lora Leigh/Shiloh Walker.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 10:59 AM ET
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An eclectic mix....

Read The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey and The Horsemaster's Daughter by Susan Wiggs.

Just finished The Vineyard by Barbara Delinsky and really enjoyed it.

Now, halfway through  Time and Again by  Jack Finney,  and promised myself I'd reread My Antonia by Willa Cather,(it's been years) so I guess that's next.

Trish

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 11:56 AM ET
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I decided to take a break from my urban fantasy kick and picked up Tallchief by Sharon Sala. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because I don't usually like long separation themes but it was a really good read!

I've decided to stay away from the games forum and read books I want to read rather than books that I have to send out in the swaps. So, I'm starting a reading challenge of my own that I'm going to read authors on my tbr alphabetically.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 1:03 PM ET
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Just finished No Safe Place by JoAnn Ross and it was great!  Good HEA with none of that "I'm leaving you for your own good" crap.  Once they decided they liked each other, it was on.  

Going to re-read Mustang Wild by Stacey Kayne next so I can put it on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 2:04 PM ET
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I finished Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna Petersen and quite enjoyed it!  I especially liked that the hero was a fighter in  the underground world of London.  I hope she writes another one with his friend Rage.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 2:13 PM ET
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No Safe Place sounds good Sherri! I like it when they make up their minds!

I'm still reading the Putney book though not very far..got tired and didn't even take it out of the car when I got home this morning since I knew I'd eat and snooze. I did try to read a bit in Storm's Faeries by Jory Strong.

I'm trying to break myself of having so many keepers this year! I'm trying to read a book then seriously ask myself 'will Ir ead this again ever?' and I'm finding a lot that I really liked/enjoyed that the anser is 'no'. This is hard fo rme to do but I've already posted several and I haven't hyperventilated yet! It actually feels kinda good to pass them on to someone else to enjoy! ok now that's about 4 down and 5000 to go...

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 8:31 PM ET
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Just finished Star Quality an older anthology with stories by Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe, and Dianne Castell -- all based on happenings when there is a second full moon in a single month.  Despite the quickness of the relationships - they were really cute stories -- and I liked that two of the heroines were around 40.  A decent read.



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Date Posted: 4/5/2009 9:25 PM ET
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just finished Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries. getting started on Moon Rise by Anne Stuart.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 6:33 AM ET
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I'm reading an April Harlequin Presents written by a new to me author  so I'll post on that one as soon as I'm finished (don't want to reveal the author's name); since it's a Presents it won't take long to read and I still don't know what I'll read next - still have the last 2 Nancy Martin "Blackbird Sisters" books to read. Really should get to those so I can clear out the library books for a while.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 6:46 AM ET
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I didn't get much reading done tonight..weren't really busy but I've been tired and kinda headachey and the print just seems hard to read in this book - still reading River of Fire by Putney I'm about 120 or so pages through it. I like it but it's getting a little boring and not sure why. a lot of talk about art which was interesting but he's a spy and that secret has to hang between them.

not sure what I'll read next. maybe some smut! :-) or go back to linda lael miller's mckettricks...

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 7:06 AM ET
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Why do I start a new book before going to work?  It always ends up being something good and now I'll be late to work! lolol   I just started Pale Moon Rider by Marsha Canham.

EDITED TO ADD:  Now I'm at work and can say a bit more.  I can just tell this is going to be a fun adventure book.  And I alaways enjoy the French Revolution time period.  The only other Marsah Canham book I read was The Last Arrow and I already think this one is going to be better.



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Date Posted: 4/6/2009 9:47 AM ET
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I love Pale Moon Rider.  It's one of my favorite books, period.  I finally sat down & finished this stupid Tempted By His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren last night.  It's just blah.  Not horrible; I suppose I could squeeze out a C for it, but I can't recommend it.  Both the H&H are fairly TSTL and the plot is so lame.  It's readable, but about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 10:03 AM ET
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I finally finished Murder GameI LOVED IT!  I think it's a book I could have sat down & read cover to cover, even if my house fell down around me... except my brother is in town visiting so my reading time was severely limited!  lol  Really, I think I'd forgotten how much I love Christine Feehan's books!

Anyway, I thought it was one of the best "Game" books in a while.  I just love when the heroine is IT for the hero - Kadan just knew from the beginning that he couldn't and didn't want to live without Tansy.  No "I'm fighting this for stupid reasons" kind of thing.  I do have one niggling thing.... something that wasn't resolved (at least for me), but maybe it will be continued in the next one?

Now I'm reading Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty.  Barnes & Noble finally sent me Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas and I can't wait to get my hands on that.... but it's hardcover and they're too big to fit on my exercise bike book shelf.  LOL  So I started a paperback during my workout this morning.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 12:06 PM ET
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I finished Cops and Cowboys by Leigh/Walker last night and I didn't really like. Neither story worked for me. I am planning to start Interstellar Service & Discipline: Victorious Star by  Morgan Hawke. This is not my type of book, but I heard it was good and decided to give it a try.



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Date Posted: 4/6/2009 12:29 PM ET
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I'm finishing up Nora Robert's Three Sisters Island trilogy and reading the last book, Face the Fire, right now. I'll move on to Mary Balogh's new book, First Comes Marriage, which was lent to me by a friend...after that I need to attack my bookshelf and read books that I can post...which is quite a bit!

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 1:38 PM ET
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I'm reading Down By the River by Robin Carr and then I'm off to read Second Chance Pass and Temptaion Ridge.  I read the frist three Virgin River books not knowing that the Grace Valley trilogy actually took place first.  Oh well.  Almost caught up and then I can continue with the Virgin River series.  Really enjoyable books.  Nice easy reads.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 5:31 PM ET
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Lisa, you really didn't miss anything starting with Virgin River first..even Robyn's said it's not necessary. But I know it'd bug me wondering what the other people's story was! John and June only show up every so often..John much more since he's the ob/gyn. and june's hubby who I keep forgetting his name LOL only a couple of times.

Is pale moon rider a standalone?

Julianne, how did you like the Three Sisters? I thought there was too much anger in them :-( and the one who owned that bookstore I thought was a bit over the top...Imean, to keep blaming the guy forleaving? he was young..anyways I usually enjoy her books and these were good but I wish she'd toned down the anger..Ripley had  a lot of it too! I still like the woman in the first book best - heck shemade me hungry with all that food!

I have to admit that I have a few books by Feehan in tbr but I 've never read one..don't even know where to start..didnt' she write the drake sisters or something like that?someonetold me those werelighter but still haven't gotten to them.

hmm..I keepmeaning to actually read cops adn cowboys but so far I'm just hit  the good parts in the cop story..thought it was pretty hot; not that I'd want the guy or anything but the woman seemed to be okey dokey with everything...the one book I've found kinda hot but I 'm thinking I'll post because I just dont' care for the storyline is blackmailed think by mckenna..just creepy to me.dunno though!

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 5:43 PM ET
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Finishing up Danger in a Red Dress by Dodd. It's just okay... parts of it remind me of Shannon McKenna and just make me want to read her books instead. ;-)

Not sure what to read. I can't seem to get through a historical lately, no matter how good it is. Something about my attention span, or something.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 6:39 PM ET
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I'm about 5 pages from being done with my re-read of Mustang Wild by Stacey Kayne.  Then I'm going to start on The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato (my Goodreads win) and Never Say Never by Geralyn Dawson.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 7:24 PM ET
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anyone know when kayne's new one in that series comes out?

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 8:16 PM ET
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Susanna-thats how I am too.  I noticed it didn't really make I difference which series I read first but I like to know the whole back story first, lol.  I enjoy reading everything in order :)

Stacey Kayne has a new book called MOUNTAIN WILD in July 09 her site says.

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