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What I'm reading…
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I know you want to learn who won yesterday’s prize, but you’ll have to read to the bottom to find out!

I finished my Intrigue binge last week. Nothing that impressed me other than sis’s book. Again—no prejudice there!

Then I picked up a couple contemporary erotica novels and read them over the last few nights. It took me that long because the stories bored me.

I really, really wanted to like one of them. It was written by an author I normally love and was a contemporary Western. Right up my alley, right? But the characterization sucked. EVERYONE talked the same—the men, the women. The guys were way too concerned about their feelings. And their language was so coarse, their lives so tawdry, I felt dirty. Funny, given what I write!

Now, I love a well-paced curse word during times of danger and high tension—and especially during sex. But constantly? I wanted to toss it against the wall, but I paid for the book so I was damn well going to finish it.

The other was so stupid—girl on vacation at a luxury island resort who gets turned out by a Dom—I had to finish it out of morbid curiosity. There had to be SOMETHING in it I hadn’t read a million times already, but no. Yawn. I wouldn’t have minded a done-to-death premise if the author had given it a unique twist.

I won’t tell you either titles. It’s not fair to the authors. And you might love the stories if you haven’t read a sex resort story already or would love to read a story that can really make you crave a bubble bath.

Maybe I’ll have something better to report next week. I’ve whittled down my choices to a Karen Moning (my mom says I HAVE to read her) and a YA book called THE NAMED. I also have a YA book written by Richelle Mead and another demonology research book coming in the mail.

Then again, I can’t always stick to the plan. I might turn to my crammed bookshelf and pick something at random. Something by someone I’ve never read before. Don’t you love discovering something wonderful when you least expect it?

If you have something wonderful you’ve read lately that you think I might like, let me know!

All right, you suffered my ramblings (rantings, really), I’ll end the suspense and name yesterday’s winner.

The winner (by random number generator) of a free download
of Prisoner of Desire is…Mari!
Mari, congrats and send me an email!

17 comments to “What I'm reading…”

  1. Wesley Nichols
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 7:39 am · Link

    Sorry your having trouble finding a book series to read. I would recommend Larissa Ione’s Demonica series.

    I took the GRE yesterday. Not allot of fun, but at least it is out of the way.

    How has your creative writing been going?



  2. Heather
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 8:12 am · Link

    I see it all the time. On average if I review 3 books per issue at JERR then 2 are going to be crappers. Dialog is a big thing for me. When the men speak like the woman. I dont mind the cussing so much because i swear like a sailor.

    I would recommend Delilah Devlin but I think you might already like her!

    The new Lauren Dane Laid Bare is awesome! And Harlequin has a Blaze series called “Hot in Uniform” which are really good. And the Special editions have “From Friends to Forever” I cant remember the author but that was a cute little story.

    Have you read Missing Linc by Kori Roberts? Its a menage and so good. Even I liked it and I dont like Menage books typically.

    One last thing….where do you get those little counters for your stories…I want to post one on my blog so people can remind me to write!!!

    Oh..and I am going to see about going to RomantiCon. Im only a few hours away!!

    Heather



  3. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 8:16 am · Link

    Congratulations, Wesley! I know sitting for those exams isn’t fun, but it’s done. Thanks for the recommend on the Demonica series. I haven’t written a word in a couple of days—too many errands to run to keep focused.



  4. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 8:18 am · Link

    Heather! Lots to check out there! Thanks! And I’ll send you a link to a counter. The one on my site now is a wordpress thingie, but if you don’t have wordpress I can send you elsewhere. And alas—unless I win the lottery, I can’t go to Romanticon. I hope you have a fabulous time!



  5. Paula
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 8:32 am · Link

    Congrats to Mari.
    Have you read the books by Chelsea Cain?
    Heartsick, Sweetheart and the new one coming Sept. 1. I had Heartsick in my TBR pile for over a year and finally read it. These books are so good, but very disturbing. Female serial killer, troubled detective, odd relationship between the two. Great psychological thrillers.



  6. Wesley Nichols
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 9:24 am · Link

    Are you still on track for beginning your medieval series on August 13?



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 11:39 am · Link

    Paula! I’ve never heard of Chelsea Cain, but a female serial killer really appeals to me! LOL Thanks!

    Wesley! So far so good, but things could change. :roll:



  8. delitealex
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I recently read Graceling by Kristin Cashore it’s a YA novel I really loved it. Also I read 2 books by Joann Ross in the High Risk series Freefall and Shattered with Navy Seals and other Special Ops guys they were great reads.



  9. Wesley Nichols
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I have recently recommended Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. I really think you like it, because one of it’s focuses is the complexity of relationships. Here is a synopsis of the first book, Pleasure Unbound.

    Taylas Mancuso is a demon hunter when a botched hunt lands her in a demon hospital. Having onlythe desire to live because of her hatred, Tayla has considered demons nothing more than monsters that need to be slain. But the demon doctor Eidolon awakens a firey passion in her and makes her question her beliefs. Buy to prove her loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

    Eidolon knew the wisest thing to do when the slayer landed in his hospital was take her outside and dispose of her quietly. But given the chance to learn more about the enemy, he chooses to save her. But Tayla might be the hunter who is cutting his people up and selling them like cattle meat. But Eidolon will do the unthinkable- and let Tayla possess his body and soul.



  10. Heather Brewer
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 12:56 pm · Link

    I’m reading Bengal’s Heart by Lora Leigh. She rarely disappoints with her books. I love the Breed series but I really think my favorite series is her Navy SEALs and Elite Ops series because there is a great underlying story there of drug cartels, kidnapping and deceit.



  11. Mari
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Thank you so much! I will send you an email right away!



  12. Fedora
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Oy, sorry that you’ve had such a run of bad reading luck, Delilah! I finally got around to reading Shelly Laurenston’s Magnus Pack stories, and they are a hoot! If you haven’t given her a try, Sarah Mayberry’s writing is fabulous–she’s written mostly Blazes, but has a couple Supers out now, too. She gets all the emotions right and her dialogue is terrific.

    And yes, I *do* love finding a great new book!

    Congrats, Mari, on your new great book! ;) Happy reading! Delilah, that’s on top of the TBB!



  13. Lisa J
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Congrats Mari!!

    I read Bengal’s Heart and I enjoyed it.

    Have you tried Alexis Morgan’s Talion series or Paladin series. I like both of them.



  14. Delilah
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      · August 5th, 2009 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Thanks, everyone, for the great recommendations. I’ll take a look at them all at Amazon tomorrow!



  15. Bella
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      · August 6th, 2009 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Congrats Mari, and thanks to all for the awesome suggestions — my TBB/TBR pile groweth!

    Delilah, if you haven’t read the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, I highly recommend it!

    ~bella



  16. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 6th, 2009 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Bella, I haven’t, but the size of it intimidates me. :blush:



  17. Sasha
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      · August 10th, 2009 at 3:30 am · Link

    I’d like to recommend one of my books. But I’m scared to. LOL YOu might think they suck too.

    And uhmm, you know my feelings on resort-type stories. Maybe you just read the book that gave me that prejudice. :eek: