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Subject: Woodiwiss, Garwood, Henley, Lindsey, Joyce, Jordan, Knight?
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:33 PM ET
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Hi, I saw stacks of nearly-new titles at our FoL by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Julie Garwood, Virginia Henley, Johanna Lindsey, Brenda Joyce, Nicole Jordan, and a couple by Angela Knight.  Thoughts on any of them?  Faves?  Ones to avoid?  I haven't read anything by these writers and thought I'd once again refer to the collective brain-power and recommendations of the L&R gang :)

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 7:50 PM ET
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I've read many of the Woodiwiss books, they are all good.

Subject: My opinions
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Julie Garwood's Historical Romances are about Alpha males and cutety, stubborn/sassy Females.

Johanna Lindsey writes about Alpha Males with arrogant personalities and Alpha females that demand to be heard.

They are part of my top 5 authors that include Jude Deveraux, Judith Mcnaught, and Jill Barnett

Virginia Henley stinks! I think too many weird, bad things happen to her females.

I am reading an Angel Knight right now and it seems good--she writes a lot of paranormal.

I think Woodiwiss' books are too gentle or sometimes boring.




Date Posted: 8/12/2008 8:14 PM ET
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Hi Fedora!

I wish I was at your FOL sale right now...I would snatch up a bunch!

I'm assuming the A. Knight books are probably her paranormal Mageverse series - loved 'em!   I also liked Jane's Warlord and her newest one Time Warriors (more paranormal)

I usually like Garwood, Henley, Lindsey (only have read older stuff) and Joyce .

My favs by B. Joyce are The Conqueror and The Promise of the Rose - personally not such a big fan of her F. Cahill Deadly series and haven't read her last few.

I hope they are cheap enough you can buy a bunch to try out!

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I don't like most of those authors much, but Brenda Joyce is quite good.  Or was - her recent books have gone way downhill, IMO.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 9:06 PM ET
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I would snatch up the Garwood books if it were me, I just discovered her books and LOVE them.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I've read several Angela Knight titles.   She writes erotic romance.  She's done Futuristic, Vampires and her Mageverse.   I liked a few of her earlier mageverse stories, but now I skip them.    I think I just got tired of 'em.    I like the Futuristics (Mercenaries, Warlord) and Vampires.


Date Posted: 8/12/2008 9:59 PM ET
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Woodiwiss is one of my old sentimental favorites, but very old skool, and as purple as an eggplant, if you know what I mean:P  She's on my keeper shelf in spades (I have 'em all), but I don't recommend her to everyone.  I like Brenda Joyce.  I found the "Deadly" books a little dull, but her other stuff is mostly good.  Garwood is a big bleh for me, but lots of other people love her, so write that off to my snitty taste:P  Henley - some good, some so-so.   Nicole Jordan, I either love or hate.  She's a really good writer, but sometimes she gets a little cheesy, IMO.  Angela Knight, I've never read, and Johanna Lindsey, I wouldn't touch these days with a ten foot cattle prod:P

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Angela Knight - i like her Mageverse books, but wasn't too fond of Jane's Warlord.  some of her other stuff is a little more towards the erotic side, and pretty hot - Mercenaries, Captive Dreams, and the stories in the back of Warlord (which also includes the complete novel Jane's Warlord).

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 10:27 PM ET
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Jane's Warlord was horrible.  Just sex and a stupid plot - but if you're in the mood for it then it could work.  Julie Garwood I really enjoy - especially The Lyon's Lady , The Gift and one who's name is eluding me (but has the characters Caine, Jade and then another one with Colin and Alexandra)

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 1:50 AM ET
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Thanks so much, everyone--I'll try to scoop some up and post what doesn't strike my fancy...  So Kim, an eleven-foot cattle prod might make Lindsey touchable? ;)  If any of you have specific titles to grab or avoid (even with a cattle prod), I'll definitely note those.  Thanks again!!

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:20 AM ET
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Lol - no, just prod them out of your way:P  Ain't worth even putting on the hazmat gear, IMHO.  My favorite Woodiwiss books are Shanna & Ashes in the Wind.  But funny thing, if I had picked them up for the first time more recently, I'm not sure if I could read either of them without falling asleep.  It would be interesting to try.  I've read all of her books more than once, those two several times, but none within the last 4 years or so.  I read through one of her love scenes a few months ago, and got choked up laughing at the descriptive prose.  She uses (to death) every flowery euphemism in existence for sex acts & orgasm.  It makes me think of old movie cut shots to crashing ocean waves & spewing volcanoes:P  And the dialogue... Ack!  Corn-E.  If you can get past all that though, they're both epics:P

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 12:32 AM ET
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I find Angela Knight  and Johanna Lindsay to be hit or miss.  I love Woodwiss, Garwood and Jordan. I've never read a Virginia Henley.  I think I have a couple of hers on my RL.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 12:01 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/27/2008 5:14 PM ET
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Jane's Warlord was awful!  Stay away from that one.