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Subject: What we are reading this week Jan 27-Feb 2
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:25 AM ET
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What are you reading??

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:28 AM ET
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Ok, couldn't resist starting the new week 'cause I"m bored and at work! :-) unfortunately we're a bit busy here today :-( but I have my book supply and am currently reading a mystery/cozy ' Murder on the Menu' by Miranda Bliss, a cooking class mystery. It's the 2nd in the series and so far it's'ok'..not my favorite but not the worst I've read..the main charcter is an organized neat freak which is SO NOT ME! But I'm giving it a shot since it's about a new restaurant opening up and I like that sorta thing!

thinking of reading a romance I got at walmart that looked funny 'kisses don't lie' by alexa darin for something light but not looking like I'll get very far in reading today!

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:56 AM ET
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I just finished Surrender to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin.  A first of her's for me, but I would seek her out again.

Right now I'm reading Surrender by Pamela Clare.  So far so good.  I j ust realized that I'm on a streak of reading books with Surrender in the title.  LOL

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 11:01 AM ET
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I'm finishing up Tall, Dark and Hungry by Lyndsay Sands.  After that, I'll work on Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson.  That'll get me through Tues or Wed.  After that, I'm not sure...lol

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 11:31 AM ET
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Still working thru Hers To Take by Karen Anders.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 12:05 PM ET
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I'm reading The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan--it's book 2 of the Drake sisters.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:01 PM ET
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I finished Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day (the 2nd in the series).  Quite enjoyed it especially the twist with Justice.  I can't wait for his story!   I also finished Dark Defender by Alexis Morgan (2nd in her Paladin series) and also really enjoyed it.  I'm in New Orleans this week for work so I probably won't have the time to read a lot but I did bring Pillars of the Earth (since it was a big book) to try and start.

Susan

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:34 PM ET
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I'm still reading Soldiers of Fortune by Diana Palmer.  Good stories although I have to laugh at some of the plot elements which make them a bit dated.  For example one story the heroine talks about having a job working on a computer like its akin to working at NASA or something. LOL  Overall, good stories though if you can look past that.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:57 PM ET
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Kathy: The Maide of Lorne by Terri Brisbin was the 1st romance book I ever read about 2 yrs ago.  I picked it up just to look at it and the back said "Wed or Dead by nightfall" and I just had to buy it!  It was really good and one of the few books I've kept.  Mostly for the "it's my first" sentimental factor. But it's the book that got me hooked on this genre.  The plot: It's a medievil.  Her father leaves her in charge of the Clan and the keep-it's an important stronghold.  He tries to lead a rebellion against the new King and fails miserably. Of couse she's only 16 and is duped into letting the enemy get control of the Keep.  She's given the choice of marrying the king's man or being put to death by the same man.  She goes through the conflict of helping her father regain his holdings and falling in love with her husband.



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Date Posted: 1/27/2008 2:57 PM ET
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Hi, everyone!  Didn't have computer access for a few days until DH was able to replace the defective memory.  Had a bit more time to read instead :)

Read a Silhouette Romance trilogy by Judy Christenberry called Lone Star Brides--The Texan's Reluctant Bride, The Texan's Tiny Dilemna, and The Texan's Suite Romance.  It's about triplet sisters, and was cute.  (3/1 on these, if anyone's interested.)

Also read A Soldier's Heart, a Love Inspired by Marta Perry.  It focused on an injured soldier, Luke Marino, and Mary Kate Flanagan Donnelly, a widow who's assigned to be his physical therapist.  They dated briefly in high school, but went separate ways.  I really liked their story, and how they draw each other out and help each other heal from the hurts they've suffered (physical and emotional and spiritual).

Show & Tell by Rhonda Nelson was really funny and hot.  The main couple is employed as journalists--they've been at odds since they were first hired.  The guy wants to do an expose on a tantric sex workshop, and figures he needs to invite someone that he'd never even be remotely attracted to.  He gets their boss to strong-arm her into accompanying him--she's dreading it because she's been attracted to him from the beginning and has used their adversarial relationship to keep him at arm's length.  It's quite an entertaining read!

And also zipped through two anthologies--Mary, I think you were reading this one, too--The Naked Truth, and the Really Unusual Bad Boys.  They were both pretty good.  The Naked Truth wasn't too high on the "hot" meter, but Erin and Alesia's stories were pretty funny, which I really love.

And, Melissa, thanks a bunch for the info on Hot in Here--that was really helpful--I don't think I rush out to buy it, but I might add it to my WL for later.  :)

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 4:31 PM ET
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Sherri, I think I have a single story by Diana Palmer called 'soldier of fortune'. It was pretty good but dated and he scares the woman in it by almost raping her 'cause he was attracted to her but didn't want her to be attracted to him or somethng like that then he decided he wanted her back and she worked in his office with a computer. maybe that's one of the stories in the one you have?

almos tdone with 'murder on the menu'..it's pretty good. not as good as the cozy series by victoria laurie (psychic eye and ghost hunters) but it's good.

our computers were down for a few hours today long enough for that and the stupid shift we have working this weekend to give me the start of a headache!

anywyas, hope to finish 'murder on the menu' then start something else. I think I have the  next in this series in the car but also some romance so might swtich back to that instead. want something funny. also trying ot find my copy of 'bad boys online' since it was highlighted in one fot he guss the book threads and sounded good! I'm sure I have that one somewhere or other..

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 4:43 PM ET
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There is a single Palmer title called Soldier of Fortune but then there's an anthology with that story plus a couple of related ones called Soldiers of Fortune.

I'm on to the second of my Women Who Dare trilogy, Yours To Secuce.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:04 PM ET
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Sarah's right Susanna.  Like I said its dated to "when men were men" etc etc etc.  But if you can overlook that nonsense, its an ok book.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:15 PM ET
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yeh, sometimes I like to revisit the 'when men were men' books LOL!

just finished 'murder on the menu' and lots of crazy twists near the end but good overall. I might start the 3rd 'dead men don't get the munchies' I think is the title. Or maybe start a romance. tired and ready to go home but havejust under 3h ours to go...arghhh

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:46 PM ET
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I'm still reading Tag Your It by Penny McCall. We had a really busy day yesterday but I managed to read about 50 pages last night. I'm only 150 pages into it but I like it and hopefully I'll finish it tonight.  Not sure what I'll read next.

I read the Naked Truth. It was all right. There's like no sex in it though.  Some kissing and hinting, but no actual sex scenes.  The 1st 2 stories were really entertaining and worth the book. The 2nd 2, not so much.



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Date Posted: 1/27/2008 6:01 PM ET
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I just finished reading Something Wicked by Jacqueline Meadows and it was good. Next up is The Erotic Secrets of a French Maid by Lisa Cach.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 7:09 PM ET
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I started'Kisses Don't Lie' by Alexa Darin..anyone read this? It's sorta cute so far but I"m not very far into it.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I started Jude's Law by Lori Foster.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 9:50 PM ET
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Finished The Twilight Before Christmas/Christine Feehan. I was in the mood for something historical so this afternoon I read The Duchess's Next Husband by Terri Brisbin--pretty good book. TheDuke has an asthmatic ailment and overhears his physicians saying he's going to die, so he changes his lifestyle--dumps the mistress, gets reacquainted with the Duchess in bed and out--they need an heir, falls in love with his wife, and tries to line up her next husband.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:33 PM ET
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Jude's Law is great!  I really liked that one.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 11:34 PM ET
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Jude's Law was the first Lori Foster book I read and led me to read and enjoy many of her other books. I still wonder why there's no mention of Jude or Denny in any of her SBC books.

I read Every Wish Fulfilled by Samantha James. I like her stories. This one is about Heather. She has been the ward of The Earl of Stonehurst since she was orphaned in a carriage accident 20 years ago. She's now an independent 25yr old "spinster" with her own estate. She's never had hopes of marriage because she has a crippled leg. Damien has come to be Heather's new estate manager but is really there to catch his brothers killer.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 9:01 AM ET
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I think Ineed to read Jude's Law! I had it otu the other day or at least saw it on a shelf or somewhere!

Finally found 'bad boys online' once I looked and saw it was mass market size and  not the trade size..stuck in a sack in my other bedroom mixed in with other stuff! those stories are very short though...sex one time and fall in loave HEA...but at least the sex was good in the 1st one I read!

Off work today and tomorrow and have a lot  In eed to get done but I guess we'll see how far I get LOL! myabe I'll surprise myself!

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 9:08 AM ET
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Jude's Law is great so far - I'm loving it.  Of course I love ANY book where the heroine isn't a size 0 and is still attractive to the hero LOL.  I was kind of wondering why I never heard Jude or Denny's name in her other SBC books too - that's kind of strange!

Is Murphy's Law related to this book somehow?

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 10:21 AM ET
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I'm still trying to get through Wanton Angel by Shirl Henke, just one of those books that seems to take forever to read.

I have Jude's Law in my tbr stack, glad to hear it's good. Hopefully one of these days I'll get to it lol!

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 1:01 PM ET
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I just finished Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh.  I'm now starting Nauti Nights.  That was the first Lora Leigh I have read and really enjoyed it a lot!.  Liked her so much that I went to e-bay and bid on some of her books. I put some on my WL but I'm way far down.

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