What are you reading? - February 2012
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I was home sick with a cold today so spent some time reading. I finished Too Wicked to Love which was disappointing. I hate when important parts of the story are in earlier books - much of the plot was based on an earlier story..
I'm still reading Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson, but I got distracted by Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels, which I'm enjoying - a quick read and celebration of romance novels written by one of the founders of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
I'm having bad luck with my recent reading choices. Three books in a roll with silly misunderstandings because the protagonists refuse to communicate. One is more than enough, but three?! I am not happy.
I finished His Mistress by Christmas and really loved it, great Victorian romance, first book I've read by Victoria Alexander and I'll be sure to read more by her!
I'm reading The Bridal Veil by Alexis Harrington. This is a new author to me and I picked up the book because of the mail order bride theme, which is a favorite of mine. I didn't have a lot of hope originally. I try out a lot of new authors for ones that write to my taste and most do not. However, I'm very pleased by this book! The writing is good and the story is homey and interesting. It reminds me a little of those old Pamela Morsi books, back when she wrote Historical Romance. I'm only 75% done, but I think I have a new author to add to my Goody list and an author whose backlist I will want to dive into!
I'm so glad to have discovered Kaki Warner, based on a recommendation in an earlier thread. I can't wait until her next book is published since I've already read everything of hers that's out there. Her books are set in the old west, full of romance, well developed characters, and great writing.
After finishing Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare (which I loved, review to come closer to release date), I decided to take a brief break from all my review books and pick up one of my own gathering dust on the TBR mountain.
So I am off to being Mistral's Kiss. I haven't read ANY of the books in this series (or her other series, which I also have a book from on my TBR pile), so I am hoping that going into book, what, 4 or 5, without a clue will not be a bad decision... We shall see... LOL.
mamalaz> Sorry you aren't enjoying Storm's Heart. I think I felt the same way at first but ended up loving it. I hope you'll have the same experience. For me, I thought about it in more contemporary romance terms and it really resonated to have a hero support the heroines career and sacrifice for her (ok, she's royalty so maybe career is not the right term). I hope it gets better for you!
I've just started Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran - not far into it yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing Gwen give up her rigid pleasant self-control and be just a tiny bit...wicked.
Currently reading The Saint by Monica McCarty--Oh My. Loving it! :) Only wish I had read previous books in this series first, but no matter. I will go back and do so ASAP.
hello everyone, its been a while since I posted - Ive been reading several good authors Gail carriger, Larissa Ione,Melissa Mayhue, Kresley Cole and most recently Darker after Midnight by Lara Adrian. Which is a great series and makes me want to read read BDB from J.R. Ward. Hope everyone is doing well!
29> Welcome back, scrpo1027!
I read a couple more Kresley Cole books while you were gone. One I loved, the other was disappointing, but I'm sure I'll go back to her books eventually. Lately I've been on a Sherrilyn Kenyon binge - had to read them all to get to Acheron which was pretty awesome. Just started Raphael by D. B. Reynolds which someone recommended to my Secret SantaThing.
Just over a month until the next BDB book!
Hi. I'm new to the group. I just stumbled across this contemporary romance the other day, Leaving Ian by Victoria Carlin. Pure luck. I was searching Amazon for a book for my sister's birthday and I don't even really remember how I got to it, but I Loved the cover (I know, shallow, shoot me) so I read the description. I gave it a try and I loved it almost from the first page. It's a quick read but it's intense, and sometimes really raw. I can't wait for the next one.
30> princessgarnet, How is Kurland's "9 Kingdoms" series? I've read all of her De Piaget and MacLeod series and loved them, but I have yet to try "9 Kingdoms".
Lately I've been reading a lot of Laura Lee Guhrke, Julie Ann Long and Elosia James. I enjoyed When Beauty Tamed the Beast and I Kissed an Earl the most.
I finished A lady's lesson in scandal by Meredith Duran. I enjoyed it but wish the 'big misunderstanding' wasn't so late in the book, it made the ending feel rushed.
38> "back to top" function? Do you mean the little blue arrows on the right of the screen that point up?
I finished Captured by a Rogue Lord by Katharine Ashe. This is the second book in her 'Rogues of the Sea' series. There has been a lot of promise in this series but the characters have frequently acted, well, out of character. I have the third book in my tbr pile so will give it a chance at some point but that might be it for me with this author for a while...
I just started The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen. I haven't read anything by this author in quite a while but the low kindle price a few months ago convinced me to pick it up and give her a try again.
I've enjoyed reading the series. It's romance fantasy. The first 3 books in the series is about Morgan and Micah while the newer books feature another set of characters.
Kurland has been writing a novel a year about the 9 Kingdoms.
40 ) There used to be a little link on bottom of screen that brought you back to top by just clicking. Similar to "jump to first unread" link on the top of the screen. Call me crazy bu I liked that function. It's handy when the thread is really long.
Just finished reading My Dark Prince by Julia Ross. I liked it while the action was going on, but felt like it resolved its major conflicts rather easily at the end. I've read others by her I liked more -- could tell this was an earlier book.
I just finished Unraveled by Courtney Milan. I really enjoyed it, and it was nice to finally have Smite's story.
I am reading How to Tame a Lady by Kasey Michaels and really enjoying it.
Finished Dark Lover by Brenda Joyce earlier today, and it was pretty good. I had a hard time with Ian for a while--yes, he's a good example of a tortured hero, but I couldn't get past his playboy tendancies (including sleeping with another woman infront of the heroine). But, I loved this series, and while I gave DL a slightly lower rating than most of the others, I still liked it. :)
Moving onto another review book, Half-Breed Vampire. I just wish I had waited until I could buy and read books 1 and 2!
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*gasp* The new Sarah MacLean is out? Please let me know how you like it.
I'm listening to Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy and in print have been devouring Harl Medical Romances and sweet Romances. I'm also reading The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen, a YA romance. I'll be passing it on to a teen when I'm done. Its premise is interesting.
Does anyone know off the top of their head when the next Parasol Protectorate will be out?
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