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Subject: What are we reading this week July 12 - July 19, 2009?
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 8:31 AM ET
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New Week!



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Started Viking Captive by Emma Merritt. I have not read a viking story in a long time, so I thought what the heck.  Most of the first half deals alot with the Iroquois Indians them we go across the ocean to Norway. It was an ok read for me. 

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 9:06 AM ET
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I finished Wizard's Daughter by Catherine Coulter. I am so glad that I am done with that series - lol at least until later this year when the next book comes out. Although I am going to think twice about reading it. I really didn't care for this book too much. And Witmas Tea is pretty much the same thing as the stuff from Harry Potter that was a different flavor each time you put it in your mouth. I can't remember what they were called. Its been a while since I read those books. I guess I am too much of a realist to enjoy a fantasy book. But I told myself to sit back and just enjoy it which I did and it made it a lot easier for me to get through. I think I am going to re-read Amanda Quick's With This Ring today. Then I will get back to Nora Roberts' Born in series.
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 9:45 AM ET
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Jennifer, I loved the Born In trilogy - the 2nd and 3rd were my favorites though..Maggie's a bit too volatile for me! I've re-read Born in Shame several times..well actually sorta skimmed since I already remembered most of it. Can't stand their mother!

I'm about 1/3 through McKettricks' Heart and this guy is still a big jerk. I tell ya it's gonna take a lot ofmoney and nookie to make up for this! :-) of course he's hurting and full of misunderstandings but oh well. I still liked the Creeds better I think!

not sure what I'll read after this. I have too many and can't decide what I'm in the mood for..well actually one I'm sorta in the mood for I left at home :-( but with a trunk full of alternates I oughta be able to find something..

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 9:50 AM ET
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LOL, I can't stand their mother either. She made her bed and she had to lie in it. Its not the kids fault. I can't wait to get to 2 and 3. lol, maybe I will just skip to Born in Ice and wait for With this Ring. :) I have actually read With this RIng, I just don't remember it. Thanks Susanna, you helped me make up my mind. :)
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 10:11 AM ET
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I'm reading the third book in Virginia Kantra's sea series - Sea Lord.  Now THIS is what I was looking for!  Great read so far.  I'm about halfway done.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 11:01 AM ET
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Jennifer, the 2nd sister in Born in Ice is the 'homemaker' you'll be starving reading about all her cooking in Ice and Shame! I like her the best of the 3 but liked the 3rd storyline best I think. These are some of my favorite of Nora Roberts' stuff but I"m one of those who like a lot of hers..I stopped reading her when she went too paranormal before I was ready then I went back and read some of those much later. Her shorter books I've liked too.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 12:01 PM ET
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I'm reading Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase & loving it so far (I'm on page 102).  It has already had a couple of hysterical lol moments.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 12:07 PM ET
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I started on Blush by Opal Carew, one of my new favorite authors.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 12:59 PM ET
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I'm reading Texas Cooking by Lisa Wingate -- I'm enjoying it so far - haven't gotten to too much romance yet but a lot of interesting characters - Sherri, I really enjoyed Sea Lord - Just liked the whole series concept - not as dark as other fantasy/paranormals. Hope you like it. :)

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 1:27 PM ET
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I'm reading Stand By Your Hitman by Leslie Langtry--it's good but I don't think it's as funny as the previous two.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 2:19 PM ET
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I just finished Mckettrick's Heart by Linda Lael Miller. It was pretty good..I knew there'd be a  HEA but a lot of sad stuff going on throughout the book. I think there's a short silhouette title about one of the female cousins - Megan I think. Hope it's still where I think it is 'cause I sure dont' want to have to dig through boxes and shelves looking for it!

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 3:02 PM ET
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I just finished "Hunting the Hunter" and am now reading "Through The Veil"  both by Shiloh Walker. HTH was meh, I'm hoping this one is better, if not, I'm not going to bother with the rest of the series (I'm not reading them in order anyway).

 

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 6:35 PM ET
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I'm reading Comanche Flame by Madeline Baker.  It's pretty good. The heroine is borderline TSTL. I mean you want your outlaw lover to be safe from the viscious killers on his trail so you follow after him thereby slowing him down and making it easier for said killers to track him.  But it's still early in the book she could redeem herself.  The sex is kind of boring.  Since this was a bodice ripper rerelease I  thought the sex would be a little more graphic but no.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 6:45 PM ET
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I started The Sisterhood of the Dropped Stitches by Janet Tronstad. It's a Love Inspired that's supposed to be about a group of young women who survived different cancers and meet once a week to knit and talk and each has set a 1 year goal. The 'star' of this one is supposed to go on 3 dates. I haven't gotten too far but I've laughed some already. I thought it'd be  a quick easy read but 4 women are hard to keep straight LOL!

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 7:05 PM ET
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I read Feather in the Wind by Madeline Baker. A Native American time-travel romance. The heroine travels back to the past and meets a hunky indian. It started out good, got slow in the middle, but finished nicely. A 3-star read, I'd say. Mary - I have to agree with your assessment of boring sex in Baker's books. I was wishing she'd heat it up a bit too.

I'd really like to find some 5-star Native American romances, though. I've never picked one up that wow'd me. Anyone have suggestions?



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Date Posted: 7/12/2009 8:31 PM ET
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I needed something small for my purse today, so I grabbed Take Me by Cherry Adair. Good read, so far. She's certainly a competent writer. I'm also reading Venus Rising by Annalise, which is very good, if you like erotica.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 8:59 PM ET
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ya'll who need the sex less boring check out this! http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/snowwhiteandthesevenhunks.htm

got an email from newconcepts this morning and this sounds like a winner 'cept I'm not sure I'm up to7 yet! I liked the warning at the bottom about the contents! anyone read any of her stuff?



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Date Posted: 7/12/2009 9:28 PM ET
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Just finished Born in Ice. You were right Susanna, I was hungry throughout the entire book. :) I definitely liked it and I would agree that its better than the first one. I am going to start the third one tomorrow. I am looking forward to it.
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 9:52 PM ET
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Susanna - I finished She's No Faerie Princess and it was pretty good. I liked it better than The Wolf at the Door. I'm getting ready to start reading Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 10:01 PM ET
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quilt -

I have read a few Zant. She also writes very unPC BDSM demon sex books for the same company as Desiree Acuna. She is very fond of the first person narrative and its all straight erotica. I dont usually find the HEA very believable. The Goldilocks story she did previously was short PWP. Dunno how long this story is.



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Date Posted: 7/12/2009 10:13 PM ET
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I picked up Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh, read the first chapter and realized this was the second book! So I dug out Wicked Pleasure out of my TBR pile and just started this one. I'm into the 4th chapter and I'm thinking it's going to be a great read.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 10:28 PM ET
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I read the first story in this Bella Andre anthology - Tempt Me, Taste Me, Touch Me.  It's about 3 friends having man troubles who have a girls weekend in Napa Valley.  The first story was hot and enjoyable.  Looking forward to reading the rest!

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 11:27 PM ET
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Regina there's a whole series of books that go with those 2 Lora Leigh books Only Pleasure is Book 10 in the Bound Hearts series and Wicked Pleasure is book 9 I think.  You don't have to read them in order though. I haven't.



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Date Posted: 7/12/2009 11:46 PM ET
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I finished and reviewed Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase.  I loved it.  This was so much better than her last one, and I was really worried that it wouldn't be.  Very highly recommend it.  It's not another Lord of Scoundrels, but it's a great read.

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