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5 years ago

Hi Darla, your new thread. Next time I will close the older one and you can start a new one. I think that will work! That way your pic will be beside the beginning. Here is the link to the previous, Sugar

5 years ago

 I just wanted to remind everyone to Thank a Vet. on Sunday!

5 years ago

Sugar, thanks for starting the new thread, it is much appreciated. Your plan of closing out the old thread and letting me start a new one sounds good.


Sandi, I'll be thanking my son who is in the Army.


I'm still reading Primal Possession by Katie Reus and it is very good so far. I hated to put it down to do my computer time. Remember Alpha Instinct is the first book in this series though I don't know how many books there'll be in it.

5 years ago

Sally, yes, Claimed sounds like it would be a good book. I looked into it and loaded it into my Kindle. I loved that it was free! Yes, I have a thing for shapeshifters. My favorite are the cats {especially the cougar or the jaguar} but you don't find many of those. However, I like wolves too and read alot of wolf shapeshifter/werewolf stories.


SAndi, I'll check into JA Jance's JB Beaumont series. Yes, it would be great if we lived closer and could borrow each other's books. So, you're going to read What the Cat Saw? I hope you like it. Do let me  know. Hope Stripes didn't get into anything important. Our cat Kona has a thing for those envelopes with the windows. He tears out the windows and chews on them. Doesn't eat them just tears them up real good. I think he likes the way it sounds.


Interesting fact, Sally, we named our cat Kona after the Hawaiian name for wind. When we got him from the maintenance guys who found him they were calling him Loka b'cuz they thought he was a girl.We liked the name and the personality fit but we determined he was a boy and I didn't like Loko as much so I did some research and found that there's some particularly strong winds in Hawaii that are high energy and hard to figure out what they're going to do next and according to my research they called these winds Kona so that's why I named our kitty Kona.

5 years ago

Aloha everyone. Yes, we must not forget to wish our fellow veterans a happy vetereans day. I have a couple of friends who is a veteran, one from the Vietnam war and one from Desert Storm.

Darla~ The ones with the cats, shape shifter stories, can you tell me some titles you know of? Would like to try and read one of them. Glad you liked the sound of Claimed and the fact it was free.   Yep, Kona winds is what we call this high blowing wind storm. Living here in Hawaii I have experienced a few. You would think it would be like being in a hurricane sometimes but without the rain. I remember as a kid trying to get out of my grandmother's front door and it was really hard pushing that door out due to the Kona winds that day, would slam right back in your face. Yep, that strong.

5 years ago

Sally, you can read Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy. It's one of a series but can be read by itself if you want to. The series is The Accidental Werewolf; Accidentally Dead; The Accidental Human; Accidentally Demonic; Accidentally Catty; Accidentally Dead, Again. Then there's Nalini Singh's series which features a pack of wolf shapeshifters and a group of cat shapeshifters. I can't remember which books feature the cats but there all good. They are Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Play of Passion, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need. There's also Jennifer Ashley's series of shapeshifters several of whom are cats. Those books are Pride Mates, Primal Bonds, Wild Cat, Mate Claimed. Finally, Devyn Quinn has a story in Sexy Beast VII called Heart of the Wildcat which is followed by the book Soul of the Wildcat. That should set you up with some cat shapeshifters!

Wow, those Kona winds do sound strong. Guess we named Kona correctly then b'cuz he is a strong willed cat!


I finished Primal Possession and boy was it ever good. It was one of those books I just didn't want to put down. Haven't figured out what I'm going to read next.

5 years ago

Darla, Not knowing what to read next is an awful quandary after you've read such a good book
Aloha Sally. I must look for Claimed as well. My kindle has sat around unused for a few months. Time to dust it off and recharge, I think, and take advantage of free books.
Sandi, thanks for the reminder about thanking a vet on Sunday

5 years ago

Darla, Stayed up late last night to read what the cat saw, Had to stop reading cause my eyes were tired. Finished when I got up. I was surprised who the killer was. I only wish Jugs was in it more. What a cool name. Haven't decided what to read next. Its been raining here all day. I just got home as spent the day with my Dad (WWII Vet). Stripes wants to send Mouse a message so later.

5 years ago

Sally, here's another series that features cat shapeshifters. It's by Christine Feehan {she does the Dark series featuring Carpathians who can all shapeshift into various animals} and the books are as follows ~ The Awakening, Wild Rain, Burning Wild, Wild Fire, Savage Nature.


Thubten, great to see you here. It is a quandary to not know what to read next. However, I have quite the stack of books to choose from and several books on my Kindle that I haven't read yet. So, I have plenty to choose from.


Sandi, yes the killer was a surprise for me as well. I too would've liked to see more of Jugs but it was still a cool book.


As for my next book to read, I tried going back to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer but still wasn't able to get into the book. I guess I'm just not destined to read that series. I remember now that I tried once before when they first came out. Oh well, I have other books to keep me busy.

I did go back to Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H P Mallory. Here's what the description of the book on the library's site has to say....

Life isn't bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn't have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat, and a quirky best friend. Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she's a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost's demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble is currently free on Kindle if anyone has a Kindle and is interested. It's also first in a series. Here's the rest of the series in reading order....

Toil and Trouble

Witchful Thinking

The Witch is Back


If anyone wants to add anything to the book club thread such as literature trivia feel free to do so. I would do so but I'm no good at coming up with the questions.

5 years ago

Once again thank you Darla for all those good information. Wrote down those books and will put it in my Kindle cover.

Thubten~ Yes, you need to check out those free books on Kindle. There is a lot of good ones to find. I also like to download some word games on there to play as well. Yeah, I am in a quandary myself, not knowing what to read next. I find myself going through several books I downloaded and can't seem to stick to one.

Yes, I thanked a veteran friend today and wished him happy veterans day. He appreciates that and he also remembers his fallen comrades as well.

5 years ago

I'm going to read Kay Hooper's Blood Sins the review says It's about a psychopath who lures his victims with a promise no one can resist and demands a price know one would knowly pay.. I'm starting it later as I have somethings to do first and once I start I won't put it down! So later.

5 years ago

Sally, you're welcome for the list of books. Hope you find them and enjoy them.


Sandi, sounds good. I think I've read some of Kay Hooper's books. Hope you get you're stuff done and can start reading soon.


I'm still reading Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble ~ reading it on my Kindle and am 45% of the way thru it. I like that about the Kindle, it tells you how far into the book you are. Anyway, the book is turning out to be good. There were a few slow spots in there but I got thru them and it's now moving along pretty well.

hi it is julia. aka catspaw1955
5 years ago

i have not been on this particular thread, mainly because i have not been reading books, boy i would love to get a kindle for christmas. anyway i am a christian, and i am reading a book by RANDY ALCORN, called HEAVEN! guys it is a wonderful book that talks about what we will find in heaven, the new earth,everything, i am just on chapter 2 of the hardbound, i got it on amaZon FOR ONLY 2.34 CENTS! it was a used copy but mine seems to be in perfect condition, my husband and i are reading a chapter a day, and then discussing it. well anyway i thought i would tell you guys about it, you see i have always been confused about what heaven will be like, and this book is starting to be a real comfort to me. we are also reading the bible from cover to cover along with the heaven book. well you all take care and god bless you all. oh by the way i have 15 lovely furry children for those of you who do not know me. purrs. catspaw1955

5 years ago

Nice to see Babettes mom here! Welcome Julia! Give those furkids hugs from Stripes found at Mouses Thread.

5 years ago

Julia, good to see you here. PLease join us again. The book you're reading sounds interesting and it's great that you and your husband are reading it together.


Sandi, good to see you this morning.


I finished Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble this morning. It was alright. Like I said before, a bit slow in places but it finally got moving. There were a couple surprises in the story and it was never slow enough to make me want to put it down completely.


I started reading a novella called Shifter's Lady by Alyssa Day. Here's the blurn about it....

Having never ventured beyond Atlantis for four centuries, Marie, First Maiden of the Nereids, is finally leaving for the world of the Above to see her brother and meet the beautiful shifter he married. For Marie, an even bigger surprise awaits her—one prowling in her sister-in-law’s panther pack. No man has ever touched her quite as exquisitely as Ethan, Alpha male of the panthers. But being drawn into his sensual world is as irresistible as it is dangerous when a violent turf war places both of them in inescapable danger.

The panthers in this book are Florida Panthers which are an endangered subspecies of the Cougar/Mountain Lion. It is part of a series about Atlantis and its warriors but so far I'm having no problems reading it all by itself without having read the series.

5 years ago

Hi, I just remembered I have read several JA Jance's books with JB Beaumont as the central character! They are good!

Well yesterday I decided to read instead of getting on the computer. I read a little over a half of A QUIET STRENGTH by Oke. I don't know how you all manage your time, but you seem to do a much better job than me. I have a horrible time finding time to really read. It takes me so long to even do a posting here. The few sentences I have typed right now has been interrupted twice. Once for Tom who is really wanting my attention this morning and of course letting Girl Dog out to potty. I have to let her out about every 2 hours since she is so old and getting quite senile. In a few minutes I will have to let the dogs back in and I will have to sit with Tom for a little while. Because he is so old, I think he wants to be with me more than normal. So I have to decide, computer or get back to reading books! Yesterday I chose a book. Today I probably won't be able to get back to reading at all.

Well, wish me luck, dogs in first than cuddle my Tom,


5 years ago

Sugar, I read in the mornings and late afternoons/evenings as well as sometimes at night instead of going to sleep. I get on the computer around 10am and stay on for a few hours. Of course, I don't really go anywhere and Ray does the housework {or at least 99% of it} so I have alot of time for reading. I think it's great that you're so patient with Girl Dog and obviously love her so much. You can tell you love Tom very much too.


I finished Shifter's Lady which was a very good story. I loved it.


I started Warrior Rising by P.C. Cast this morning and am about 1/4 of the way thru it. So far it's a good book. It's one of several books that feature Goddesses transporting modern girls into historical times. Each book can be read alone though. Here's what the blurb says about Warrior Rising ~

The Goddesses have had it with the Trojan War. So much devastation'all because of some silly male egos. The worst of the bunch is that cocky, handsome brute Achilles. But the only way to stop a man like Achilles is to distract him with something far more pleasurable than combat? Enter Kat, a modern girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Goddesses transform her into a Trojan princess, having no doubt that she'll capture Achilles's attention. But can her independent spirit match the unquenchable fire of his epic rage? Goddess only knows?  

The Goddess summoning books are as follows ~

Goddess of the Sea

Goddess of Spring

Goddess of the Rose

Goddess of Love

Goddess of Light

Warrior Rising

5 years ago

I forgot Goddess of Legend

5 years ago

Sugar, I read at night before I go to bed, and sometimes in the morning. I only have Stripes in the house. I feed the outdoors when I get up then before it gets dark. I spend a few hours here and there on  the computer. Glad you take such good care of your animals. Darla I wish I could read as fast as you. I'm not real big on house work do what needs to be done . Stripes as wanting out so later.

5 years ago

I guess I just have to map out time somewhere in the day for reading. I am ready to start LOVE COMES SOFTLY now. I have been trying to start for at least an hour and kept getting interrupted so gave up and got on the computer. Rosie and Girl Dog finally went to sleep, now it is only Tom wanting attention and he is kind of mad. Kenny is in his favorite spot next to me and Chewy. He likes to be by my side and get scratched under his chin. I am going to try again in a few minutes.


5 years ago

Finally getting into one book to read that I like. It is a romance but it captures my interest. Called, "Heartfire" by Karen Rose Smith. It basically is about a woman whose best friend dies and she visits with the husband who was her boyfriend in college and the 8 yr. old son of her best friend. The son is having problems in school and with her around it provides a comfort for the boy but also is stirring up old feeling between her and the old boyfriend. They try not to show it or let their feelings come about but so far it seems to be getting harder.

Julia~ thank you for sharing about that book, Heaven. Sounds interesting and yes, I'd like to know about it. So shall look it up.

I like to read at night as well before going to bed and if I have nothing to do in the afternoons, I'll do some reading. Hard to put down a book if it gets pretty interesting. Has been raining today and so it was a good day to do some reading. My cat decided to join me on the bed as well.

5 years ago

I never got to read anything last night. One thing and another kept getting into my way. Today I have to stay home and wait for Ray to come home and after some homework maybe I will be able to open that book! Wish me luck!!!! I will let you know if you do good wishing for me.

Darla I love your book club. Don't forget to let me know when to close this thread for you.


5 years ago

Sandi, I've always been a fast reader. Don't know what made me that way but I do appreciate the gift {as I consider it}. With all the things I've lost with my disability I'm glad my reading fast wasn't one of them.


Sugar, I'm sure you'll make the time to read. Osiris reads with me and every once-in-awhile will head butt me and paw at me for attention while I'm reading then he'll lay his head on one of my hands. When he does that I just hold the book with one hand and set it down to turn pages. It all works out and he's happy. The other cats will sometimes lay around me and go to sleep {I read sitting up in my bed during the day as it's most comfortable for me then I'll move to the living room when Ray gets home}. I'm sorry you didn't get to read last night. I'm wishing you luck on getting to read today. My thoughts are with you as your Ray comes home. I'm very glad you like kthe Book Club. I'm very happy with the response we've had. Yes, I'll remember to let you know when to close this one out.


Sally, Heartfire sounds like an interesting book. I'm sure they'd deal with alot of different feelings especially guilt.  My library doesn't have it so I'll have to do an Interlibrary Loan {ILL} thing and see if I can get it that way. Update, I just tried the ILL system and they don't have the book either.


I finished Warrior Rising and it was very good. I gave it 5 stars.


Started reading Rift by Andrea Cremer last night and read some more this morning. I'm almost halfway thru it. Rift is the fourth book in the NIghtshade series. The first three books are Nightshade, Wolfsbane, and Bloodrose. It's technically a Young Adult series but is well worth reading. The first three books settle on Calla Tor who is the next alpha female in a werewolf pack. She saves a human boy her age ending up secretly turning him and manages to change things in the Witches' War that has been going on for generations. Rift is a prequel to the first three and is about a young lady named Ember Morrow who is promised to the knights of Conatus at birth, her life traded for her mother's. On her sixteenth birthday Ember;s not surprised when the horseman come for her but her father is angry and trying to fight it. However, Ember doesn't want out of life what her father wants for her. What does surprise Ember is the magic the knights yield and the demons they hunt as wellas her feeling for Barrow Hess, the knight who is her trainer. When the knights realize that someone among them is practicing dark arts, Ember must choose whether to choose to follow the path to darkness or escape the order and pledge her life to destroying her fellow knights. This book delves into the origin of the rift between the Keepers and the Searchers.

5 years ago

My cat Bobby does the same as your Osiris, Darla. He falls asleep with his head on one of my hands and if I try to move it away he reaches out and pulls my hand back into place, still asleep. So cute! How could I disturb him?
Thanks everyone for sharing about the book you're currently into and other news... Darla: Warrior Rising must have been enjoyable for you to give it 5 stars. The Andrea Cremer books sound like a good series to get hold of.... Sally it's good that you've found a book that you can get into. Heartfire sounds interesting.
I'm so glad the Book Club inspired me to dig out my kindle. The larger print makes reading so much easier for me. Getting new glasses next week, which I'm so pleased to have after putting up with these for so long.
I'm reading through the Sherlock Holmes stories on my kindle. Sherlock Holmes appeared in a total of 60 stories, written by Arthur Conan Doyle. They can be read online via this link: Read Sherlock! - Index

A Study in Scarlet (1887)
The Sign of the Four (1890)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-1902)
The Valley of Fear (1914-1915)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891-1892)
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892-1893)
Silver Blaze
The Adventure of the Yellow Face
The Stockbroker's Clerk
The Gloria Scott
The Musgrave Ritual
The Adventure of the Reigate Squire
The Adventure of the Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1903-1904)
The Adventure of the Empty House
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
The Adventure of the Priory School
The Adventure of Black Peter
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
The Adventure of the Three Students
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
The Adventure of the Second Stain

His Last Bow (1908-1913, 1917)
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
The Adventure of the Red Circle
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
The Adventure of the Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
His Last Bow

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1921-1927)
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
The Problem of Thor Bridge
The Adventure of the Creeping Man
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
The Adventure of the Three Gables
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

5 years ago

Thubten, I'm glad we inspired you to get out your Kindle. I will never go completely to Kindle as long as paper books are offered but I do enjoy mine and have several books on it. New glasses help alot. I just got mine recently. Thanks for sharing all the Sherlock Holmes stories.

5 years ago

Thubten, I enjoy Sherlock Holmes movies, but never could get into his books. Glad to see you here! I really liked Basil Rathburn in that role!

5 years ago

I love Sherlock Holmes stories. He's so cool calm and collective and always baffle the detectives.

5 years ago

Sandi and John, great to see you here. John, come back again.


I haven't had much reading time in the past couple days b'cuz yesterday evening I just couldn't muster up the energy to want to read and this morning I overslept so I only had an hour and a half before I came to the computer. I'm still reading Rift by Andrea CRemer and so far it's an excellent book.

5 years ago

I started nora roberts  the last boyfriend. Finished Blood sins by Kay Hooper. Was really good. Welcome John.

5 years ago

You'll enjoy The Last Boyfriend. I certainly did.

5 years ago

I finished reading the "Heartfire". I liked it and had a good ending. Darla this was one of the books that was listed as free. Try typing in on your Kindle the title or the authors name and see if it shows up. Now I am reading "Through The Waterfall (Guardian of the Realm) by Sandra Elsa. So far so good, this time it is a fantasy story. Shall let you know how it goes. aloha, Sally

5 years ago

Just droppping in to say good morning and letting you know I am headed to the Library today already. I read 3 books this weeks! They were easy reading. I am going to continue on the Janette Oke books until I feel a need to change. There are so many wonderful books I wish I had more time in my life to read, but again, life interferes and I guess in the long run life is the most important. Keep reading and keep us posted on them,


5 years ago

Sally, will check into Heartfire. I'm glad you liked it.


Sugar, have fun at the library. How awesome that you read 3 books this week! You're right that life is important.


I finished Rift and it was great. I'm eager for the next book to come out so I can see what happens next.


This morning I read a novella called Pet Sitter: A Jenna Stack Mystery by Amy Eyrie and Alix Slone. It's about a criminology student named Jenna Stack who breaks up with her boyfriend finding herself broke and basically homeless. She goes to stay with her best friend Dave who has a pet sitting business. Jenna agrees to house sit for some cats and walk another client's dog. The first day she goes to walk the dog, the dogends up following his owner rather than going to the park and Jenna interrupts what appears to be a mugging saving the lives of the dog's owner and the man he was meeting. She is then brought into the mystery of what happened and why which puts her life in peril. With varying degrees of help and interference from an eccentric mentor, a neurotic client, a hipster hacker, an arrogant cop and an enigmatic FBI agent, Jenna must face her fear and trust her instincts to solve the crime and save the day. It was a great story.

5 years ago

That Pet Sitter one sounds interesting. Still reading my fantasy story one. But alwqays looking for good books to read.

5 years ago

Goerge R R Martin King of Thrones series is good. They actually had an HBO series on it. I never had a chance to watch it......Work...sigh! Nevertheless the books are good in an interesting way. I'm finishing the Steve Berrys works now. I'm glad to be back with Care2...I miss this place.

5 years ago

Sally, the Pet Sitter novella was very good. I think you'd enjoy it. Let me know how the fantasy book turns out.


John, I think my daughter's read that series. If it's the one I think she read, she enjoyed it very much. Good to have you here. Post back more often.


I started an anthology called Never After by Laurell K Hamilton, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M Liu, and Sharon Shinn last night and finished it this morning. It was very good. Laurell K Hamilton's story was about a princess who decides to thwart her father and the choice he's made for a husband to make her own destiny by rescuing the Prince True who was taken by a witch several years before. Yasmine Galenorn's story is about a selkie on the run from an arranged marriage. She's finally found true love and they have a baby on the way when she gets a call from the man she was supposed to marry years before. He's threatening her and has severely beaten her beloved. She must fight back or lose everything. Marjorie M Liu's story is about a princess who escapes betrothal to a warlord by entering a magical forest but an evil queen sends her on a quest more perilous than marriage. Sharon Shinn's story is about a princess who refuses to marry the boring neighbor so the king holds a competition to see who will win her hand in marriage. Two men win the competion one of whom being the boring neighbor and the other a handsome magician. She chooses the magician but takes a month long engagement  period to get know her betrothed while traveling to meet his grandmother. The boring neighbor comes along as supervision and things begin to get interesting after all.


I began reading Beneath a Rising Moon by Keri Arthur this morning as well. Neva Grant has decided to find a killer who has attacked her twin sister who is in the hospital fighting for oher life. To do so she must seduce Duncan, the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack and Neva is determined to find out who the killer is. Duncan finds out Neva is there for reasons other than what she told him he decides to push her to her breaking point. They must learn to work together before a cornered killer bites back.

5 years ago

Darla, Is that catsitter series similar To the Dixie Hemingway mysterys by Blaize Clemrnt. I love that one.Still reading the Last boyfriend, its good but I liked the first one better as I enjoyed those 3 adorable kids!

5 years ago

Sandi, yes the catsitter series is similar to the one by Blaize Clement. You have a catsitter {well, actually a petsitter} who solves mysteries. It's really very good.


I finished Beneath a Rising Moon yesterday and it was good. Just a word of caution, there's alot of sex in this book but it doesn't take away from the mystery of trying to find the killer.


I began Goddess of the Rose by P C Cast yesterday and it's shaping up to be a good book as well. It's one of the series I mentioned in a post above where a modern woman is taken to a different time and place. This one is a Beauty and the Beast type story. The story focuses on Mikado {Mikki} Empousai who comes from along line of women who had a way with roses. She can make any rose grow and thrive. One day she unwittingly performs a ritual that calls the Goddess Hecate and ends up in the Realm of the Rose. Hecate reveals to Mikki that she has the blood of a high priestess running thru her veins and the Realm has been waiting for her. The Guardian of the Realm is part man part beast and long ago he was cursed by Hecate putting him in anslumber that was only awakened by Mikki. Hecate is counting on  Mikki as the HIgh Priestess to set things right in the Realm and with the Guardian. At first the beast terrifies Mikki but he soon intrigues her as no other man has. But the only way he and the Realm can be saved is for Mikki to sacrifice herself and her life-giving blood.

5 years ago

Is that something I could get at Barnes and Nobles?

5 years ago

John, I'm sure you could find whatever you're looking for at Barnes and Noble. Or, if not, you could always try Amazon or ~ both are great places to find books on-line.


I finished Goddess of the Rose and it was truly wonderful.


I'm now reading 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce. This is what they have to say about it

What if your mother-in-law turned out to be evil. . . literally?

Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York.

But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.

5 years ago

That sounds interesting and I'll look for that series. I've started George MacDonald Fraser Flashman series......For you ladies you might find this stuff awful but he always gets it in the end......apparently he has handesome whiskers and bare in mind this is written in the Victorian era. This series is hilarious and actually very historical at the same time. You all might like it.

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5 years ago

I finished The Dark Glamour: A 666 Park Avenue Novel and it was very good. I give it 4 stars.


I'm currently reading Werewolf in Denver by Vivki Lewis Thompson. It is part of an excellent series. I'm almost halfway thru the book and enjoying it very much. The books are as follows:

Werewolf in the North Woods

Werewolf in Manhattan

Werewolf in Seattle

Werewolf in Denver

Here's what they have to say about the book ~

When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring of Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman agrees to take on political “bad boy” Duncan MacDowell in a public debate about werewolf segregation, she’s confident she'll sail through the challenge without letting down her guard.
And what can go wrong while hanging out with the sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his views on interspecies mating are mistaken? Plenty, when Kate discovers that she’s actually wildly attracted to her opponent—who by all accounts prefers dating human women!
But what hope can there be when this irresistible werewolf-with-a-cause believes their future depends on Kate losing the argument?
5 years ago

I finished Werewolf in Denver and it was a great book. I give it 5 stars for sure.


I started reading Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley and it's shaping up to be a very good book. I'm about 1/4 of the way thru it. Mate Claimed is part of a series. The books are as follows ~

Pride Mates

Primal Bonds

Wild Cat

Mate Claimed

Here's the summary of it ~

As a wildcat Shifter and leader of his Shiftertown, Eric Warden knows his own kind. When he sees Iona Duncan, he realizes that although she appears human she is a half-Shifter wildcat living without a Collar—and that if she doesn’t acknowledge her true nature and her mating hunger, it may kill her…
Iona finds the mysterious and powerful Eric alluring, even though she has vowed never to reveal her Shifter side, lest her mother pay the price for hiding her all these years. But her mating hunger is rising, and with Eric so close, she may not be able to resist…and her desire may lead to the very doom they are fighting to deny…
5 years ago

Finished the perfect Hope was as good is the first in the series. I really loved those kids and the dog D.A. !  I'm reading Catherine Coulter noe The Prince of Ravenscar. I'm not getting into it too much, which I don't understand is  I like her books. Hope everyone had a good holiday!

5 years ago

Thanks Darla for that Werewolf in Denver series. Sounds really interesting and may look those up. I started reading two books actually, the fantasy one called Through The Waterfall (Guardian of the Realm) by Sandra Elsa and getting into reading also Claimed by K.R. Smith. So far I like reading how the beginning part is shaping up. I know its funny trying to read two books but I do one during the day and at night the other. Have a great weekend.

5 years ago

Shoot guys, I am so disappointed in the latest book I got from the library. It looked good, a lot of time the jacket gives the first hint that it might be good then I always read the description and it sounded good. But it is written in the new, modern way and I don't like it. The book is YANKEE DOODLE DIXIE and was recommended by Fannie Flagg who I really enjoy. I will try to read it, but the fun just went out of it. The author is Lisa Patton. Is any one familar with her?


5 years ago

Sandi, good to know that The Perfect Hope is good as I've got it on hold at the library. I actually have the large print version on hold b'cuz there were fewer holds on it but I was still way down the list.


Sally, you're welcome for the Werewolf in____ series. It is a very good series. The series I just finished reading is also very good. It has cats, wolves, and bears in the books. Wow, you're so ambitious reading 2 books. Don't think I've ever tried that.


Sugar, I'm sorry that you're disappointed in the latest book from your library. I hate when that happens. I'm not familiar with that author.


I finished Mate Claimed and it was very good. Now just to figure out what to read next. Hope this comes out with the paragraphs separated as the last few posts have not.

5 years ago

I started reading Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne and it's a great book. It's one of those you hate to put down. In fact, even now I want to be reading to see what's going on. Mark of the Witch is the start of a new series. This is what the write-up is on it ~

She was born to save what he is sworn to destroy

A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn't believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she's forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Thomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches—and Indira's sacred calling.

Yet there's something even Tomas doesn't know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he's come to love—and saving the world.

5 years ago

I stayed up late last night {til after 1am} reading and finished Mark of the Witch. It was an excellent book and I give it 5 stars. Now I have to wait til December for the second book to come out. In Mark of the Witch, three sisters are talked about so I'm assuming there'll be three books in this series.


I also started reading Over the Moon an anthology by Angela Knight, Mary Janice Davidson, Virgina Kantra, and Sunny. The first story features a female werewolf in her Burning Moon who is pursued by two very different suitors. The second story brings us to the wickedly funny lair of the Wyndham werewolves where a vampire and a werewolf fall together ~ literally. The third story takes us under a dark night sky of magic and wonder where the lines between the kingdom of Fae and the mortal world become dangerously blurred. The fourth story is in the exotic realm where souls are born of the moon and a Mixed Blood Queen is in command.

5 years ago

Still reading Through The Waterfall and it good so far. It is one book like Darla says that is hard to put down. Just when you think you know how the story is going to go, a surprise turn happens. I'll let you know what my rating of this book is when I finish with it. Stayed up late till 10 last night reading.

Sugar~ I hope the book you got will turn out to be a good read. I don't know of the author you mentioned.

Thanks again Darla for the reviews of those books.

5 years ago

I'm on the third Flashmen series now. It's called The Great Game and it's about the Indian uprising in India. It's historical so it is tragic. But of course this writer always brings sense of humor in it.......And I don't know he does it.

5 years ago

Still working on YANKEE DOODLE DIXIE. Still not enjoying it. But will struggle on.


5 years ago

Sally, glad you're enjoying your book. Looking forward to your rating. I love those books that you just can't put down. You're welcome for the reviews. Hope they help.


John, wow, the third one in the series! Sounds like you're a fast reader too. Glad you're liking the series and that the author brings a sense of humor to the tragic.


Sugar, I'm sorry you're not enjoying your book. When I don't like something I don't read it. I just had a book from the library that I returned b'cuz I couldn't get into it.


I read Goddess of Love by PC Cast and it was very good. I'll give it 5 stars. It's one of a series I mentioned above. This is the write-up on it ~

With "humor and verve," (Publishers Weekly) Cast tells the story of the mythical Venus who comes to life to help a nerdy woman find her inner goddess. Pea Chamberlain needs a makeover-shoes, hair, clothes, make-up-if she wants to attract a sexy fireman. And who could better coax Pea out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, whom she invokes in a moment of desperation? Venus works her magic on Pea, but who will help her when she falls for that same sexy fireman? Could Venus need a love makeover for herself? Check out the five-alarm heat when the Goddess of Love unexpectedly loses her heart.


I also started The Witch's Initiation by Elle James and am about 3/4 of the thru it. It's shaping up to be a very good book too. Here's the write-up on this book ~

"Chicago's top undercover cop, Cal Black, has faced his share of danger, but he's never tangled with the paranormal--until now. His mission is simple: to investigate the disappearance of a sorority girl from a private college. But there are two complications: the girl's a witch. And her sister is the enchantress who broke his heart. Deme Chattox isn't looking for a man. Especially a bad boy like Cal, even though every inch of her body remembers the magic of his touch. What she is looking for is her little sister; and Deme is determined to find her without Cal's expertise. The other Chattox sisters, and their mystical powers, are all the help she needs. That is, until they unearth a terrifying secret buried deep underground; and Deme finds herself possessed by a desire that threatens to destroy her."

5 years ago

Finished The Great Game by Goerge Macdonald Frasier...Good book but still leaves one wondering if it all couldn't have been avoided. But I guess that's what the book was ment to do.

5 years ago

Finished Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter. I had a hard time getting into this one.Guess I like her FBI series better.  Going to start Iris Johansen's Sleep no More( an eve Duncan Novel. )I've read all of this series has anybody else read her? Not to change the subject but I watched the New Dark Shadows with Johnny  Depp last night it was really funny.

5 years ago

John, glad you liked your book. Yes, I believe books are made to leave us thinking.


Sandi, I've read some of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series though I don't know if I've read them all. It's a great series.


Sugar, go ahead and close out this thread and I'll start a new one.


I finished The Witch's Initiation and it was an excellent book. I give it 5 stars and wish there were more books about the people in this story.


I started reading A Cat Tells Two Tales by Lydia Adamson yesterday. It's a book with two short stories in it. I began yesterday and finished the first story which was good. I'm up to chapter 3 in the second story. Here's the write-up on this book ~

For the first time in one volume, two twisting tales featuring off-off Broadway actress turned sleuth Alice Nestleton and her crime-solving cats Bushy and Pancho…  A Cat in a Manger  It’s the holiday season and Alice is hoping for a merry little Christmas peacefully cat-sitting at a sprawling Long Island estate. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a deadly conspiracy of high-stakes horse racing, sinister seduction, and missing cash. She knows she’d better count on her cat’s clever instincts and nine lives, since her own curiosity has landed her just a whisker away from death.  A Cat of a Different Color   When a moonstruck student from Alice’s acting class is killed in a Manhattan bar, Alice is determined to solve the crime, especially since the gorgeous Abyssinian-like cat he brought her is stolen on the same night. But the trap she devises to corner the cat-napper entangles her in an even bigger mystery— a dead actor’s secrets of love, revenge, and murder.

5 years ago

Darla I took your advice, I returned the dumb book I couldn't get into and got TICK TOCK by Patterson. Why waste time when we only have so much time in life?

Darla when I see Book Club 3 I will close out 2. I will keep watching for it! I think this system will work for us.

Keep reading guys, stay young!


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