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Book Club 3 ~ November 28, 2012
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I decided it was time to start a new thread. Here's the link to Book Club 2 ~


Sugar, thanks for taking care of closing out Book Club 2, it is much appreciated. I'm glad you decided to stop reading the book you couldn't get into. In my opinion, life is too important to waste it on reading something we don't like. I've put many a book down that I couldn't get into. Hope you like your new book much better.


Well, I finished A Cat Tells Two Tales. I'm going to give it 3 stars. It was okay but I wanted to hear more about the cats. They were supposed to be crime solving cats but you didn't "hear" much about them other than their personalities.


I'm currently reading Stranger in the Moonlight by Jude Deveraux. It is part of a series about a small town named Edilean. Jude Deveraux is an excellent author and this is a wonderful series. The books in the series are as follows ~

Lavender Morning

Days of Gold

Scarlet Nights

The Scent of Jasmine


Moonlight in the Morning

Stranger in the Moonlight

Here's the write-up about Stranger in the Moonlight ~

In this Edilean novel, the setting returns to the idyllic Virginia town where three best girlfriends joyfully reunite as they each seek out their heartfelt dreams and desires. Kim Aldredge is delighted that her dear college "sister" Jecca has found lasting love with Kim's cousin Tristan. But despite her flourishing jewelry making career, Kim's own happiness seems as distant as the childhood summer when she played the hours away with young Travis Merritt, who came to Edilean with his mother under mysterious circumstances. At the end of that innocent season, he promised Kim he would return one day, and then vanished without even a goodbye. Years later, a worn photo is Kim's only proof of the perfect joy they shared. But when she least expects it, Travis, now a savvy Manhattan attorney, will crash into her life once more. Will Kim see the boy she knew under the man he has become?

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Darla, Thats so strange that your reading Jude Deveraux Stranger in the moonlight cause I'm going to read it as soon as I'm done with Iris Johansen's sleep no more its really good!

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I like Jude Deveraux and this Edilean series is really good so I know Stranger in the Moonlight will be too. What I've read of it so far has been excellent and I can hardly wait to get back to it.

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Meant to say that it is a strange coincidence!

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I've read alot of Jude's books and all the Edilean series! I'm so glad you started this thread

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The first two books of Jude's that I read were Twin of Fire and Twin of Ice. I was in high school and they were my mom's books but the titles have alwasy remained with me despite it being 30 years or so since I read them. I've also read several of her books and all but this one of the Edilean series. Somehow I missed it when it first came out. Thanks for the comments about the thread. I'm glad it's been such a hit.

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I've read lots of books by Jude and Iris. I love their books. I am half way done with TICK TOCK. It is a lot easier to read than the one I just turned back to the library. I decided I didn't want to waste time reading something that I didn't like.

Book Two is closed Darla. And the link is good! I think we got it!


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Thanks for the tips on the free books Darla. I am still reading the "Through The Waterfall". I'm a slow read I guess and plus I get busy doing things, so it is only when I have time. Glad you liked Claimed. Still into that as well. I shall have to check out the free books you mentioned. I guess they only stay free for a limited time but you know it isn't too bad what some of them cost. Especially the .99 cent ones.

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Sally, you're welcome for the tips on free books. Hope you're able to get some of them. They are well worth getting. Yes, I think they stay free for a set amount of time then they get a price put on them. Are you liking Through the Waterfall?


Have been up since 5:00  this morning when I woke up to take my meds and couldn't go back to sleep. I finished Haunted on Bourbon Street and it was very good. I think it is going to be a series so I'll have to look for other books by Deanna Chase. I'd give this book 5 stars for sure.


I am currently reading Perfectly Matched by Heather Webber. It is part of an excellent series about a woman named Lucy Valentine who can find lost objects and whose family sees auras. The family has a matchmaking business and they are very successful. Lucy winds up searching for missing people and reuniting lost loves. The books are as follows ~

Truly, Madly

Deeply, Desperately

Absolutely, Positively

Perfectly Matched

Here's the write-up for the book ~

The heat is on... When Boston psychic Lucy Valentine finds herself involved with a group of eccentric mediums trying to fine tune their abilities, she is convinced a rare spring heat wave has flushed all the local crazies out of hiding. Adding to her theory is her newest client in the Lost Loves division of Valentine, Inc., her family?s lucrative matchmaking firm. He?s an animal whisperer who hires Lucy to locate his soul mate?because his cat told him so. Finding his purrfect match, however, isn't as easy as it seems. But craziest of all is the Beantown Burner, a serial arsonist who is targeting private eye Sam Donahue, brother of Lucy?s boyfriend, Sean. With the help of her kooky psychic group, Lucy must tap into hidden abilities to catch the firebug before the fires turn deadly. She never expected to discover that the motive behind the flames hits a little too close to home...and dangerously close to her heart.

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Darla started Jude Deveraux one. finished Iris Johnsen's sleep no more I recommend it it was really good.

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Sandi, you'll enjoy the Jude Deveraux book. Will look into getting Sleep No More.


I finished read Perfectly Matched and it was an excellent book.

I started on Bedeviled Angel by Annette Blair. It's part of a series and I'll be reading the third book in that series next. The series is about magickal beings who come to earth. There's a woman who runs an employment agency just for these beings to help them get jobs and fit in society. The books are as follows ~

Naked Dragon

Bedeviled Angel

Vampire Dragon

Here's the write-up on Bedeviled Angel ~

At the Works Like Magick employment Agency in Salem, Massachusetts, matching clients in need with magical temps is a piece of cake, especially since sexy Chance Gordricson also happens to be heaven-sent. He's Kenya Saint-Denis's guardian angel. And when he's hired to keep an eye on her and the two surrogate children she's become saddled with, he just might fall prey to temptation.

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I finished Bedeviled Angel and enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it and give it 5 stars.

I started Vampire Dragon this morning and though I'm not very far into it I can tell it's going to be good as well. Here's the write-up ~

"Darkwyn, a former Roman warrior turned dragon, has landed in the 21st century--in stark-naked human form--needing the help of Works Like Magick to build a new life. His first job is as a bouncer in Drak's Place, a club for wannabe vampires. But that's just a cover--his real assignment could kill him. Bronte McBride is on the run from the mob with her twelve-year-old nephew, Zachary. They both know too much, and a place like Drak's offers the kind of anonymous protection they're seeking. Darkwyn has what it takes to protect--and serve--even when he begins to suspect that his vulnerable charge, a woman he recognizes as his heart mate, isn't everything she claims to be. Then again, Darkwyn has his own secrets. And now, as the past catches up with both of them, nothing less than ultimate chaos will be the next thing these guarded new lovers are destined to share."

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I finished Vampire Dragon and it was very good. Makes me want another book in the series though I'm not sure if that'll happen. I give it 5 stars.

I'm now reading Into the Woods by Kim Harrison. It's a book of short stories based upon characters in her series. The series is about a witch named Rachel and a vampire named Ivy who are roommates in an old church along with a pixie named Jenks and his family. The books in the series are as follows ~

Dead Witch Walking

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

Every Which Way but Dead

A Fistful of Charms

For a Few Demons More

The Outlaw Demon Wails

White Witch, Black Curse

Black Magic Sanction

Pale Demon

A Perfect Blood

Into the Woods

Here's the write-up on Into the Woods ~

Enter the woods . . . if you dare

Into the Woods

For centuries, the woods have been a pivotal part of the wonder and danger of fairy tales, for once you enter anything can happen. Elves, druids, fairies'who knows what you will find once you dare step into the forest?

And now, New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison ventures into these mysterious, hidden lands of magic and mystery in her first short-story collection. Into the Woods brings together an enchanting mix of brand-new, never-before-published stories and tales from Harrison's beloved, bestselling Hollows series.

The tales here include an original Hollows novella, Million-Dollar Baby, about Trent Kalamack's secret elven quest in Pale Demon; two original short stories, "Pet Shop Boys" and "Temson Woods," that explore just what happens when humanity and the supernatural collide; and two novelettes, "Spider Silk" and "Grace," set in new worlds of imagination and adventure. Into the Woods also contains all of the previously published Hollows short stories together in one volume for the very first time.

Step into the woods and discover the magic for yourself.

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What's everyone else reading? How are your books coming along? I'm still reading Into the Woods and the stories have all been good so far.

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Still reading "Through the Waterfall". At least the Kindle shows what percentage you are at in reading the ebook. I decided I better finish this one first then I can really get into the "Claimed" story. Hard to decide sometimes when you find two books that is so interesting.

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Hey Darla! Has anyone read Sharon McCrumb's books? I think she is good. I am ready to start her SHE WALKS THESE HILLS.

I don't remember the author, but the book FOLLOW THE RIVER is a good read. I think I will reread it soon.


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Haven't started any new books trying to get other things done.

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Sally, yes it's hard when you have two books that are interesting that you want to read but it's best to read one at a time. When you get to Claimed I think you'll really like it. How are you liking Through the Waterfall?


Sugar, I don't think I've read anything by Sharon McCrumb though that title She Walk These Hills does sound familiar. What is it about? So, you're going to reread Follow the River? That's good to know the book is such a good read you'd reread it. What is it about?


Sandi, good to hear from you. Hope you get your other things done so you can get back to reading.


I'm still reading Into the Woods by Kim Harrison. It's a pretty thick book and I'm a bit more than 3/4 of the way thru it. All the stories in it have been very good so far.

hi started a new book! it is great!
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my sister just gave it too me last night, it is called,CATS LETTERS TO SANTA, BY BILL ADLER, here is one letter "dear santa, could you do anything to arrange more naptimes during the day? I just don't seem to be getting enough sleep. Lately I've only managed seven or eight naps during the day,when i used to get ten or eleven at least!" love sleepy. There is a bunch it is really great! just had to share with you all. god bless and happy holidays! love catspaw1955

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Julia, sounds like a great book!

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Darla, FOLLOW THE RIVER is about a woman kidnnapped by Indians and after having a child who she leaves behind talks another lady into following the river to their former homes. It is a struggle all the way. Hungry, cold, wet, bruised and scared. That's all I will tell you, but I liked it. The Sharyn McCrumb book is a suspense according to the jacket description of a young historian back packing on the Appalachian trail attempting to retrace the trail of a tragic young lady after her capture by Shawnees and the massacre of her pioneer family. I didn't get to start it today. Girl Dog seems to be having trouble and I have been keeping a close eye on her. I am worried about her.


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Julia, my library had Cats' Letter to Santa and I have it on hold! Can't wait to read it.


Sandi, good to see you here.


Sugar, Follow the River does sound like it would be good. Unfortunately there are no copies at my library despite their having the info on the book. I think I may have read She Walks These Hills as it sounds really familiar.


Well, I finished Into the Woods by Kim Harrison and it was really good. Five stars for sure.


I am now reading Midnight's Seduction by Donna Grant. It is part of a series about Druids and Warriors {immortal men with a god inside them} who are battling Droughs which are Druids who have gone completely evil. It is a very good series. The books are as follows:

Midnight's Master

Midnight's Lover

Midnight's Seduction

Midnight's Warrior

Here's the write-up for Midnight's Seduction ~

Captivating and enticing, Saffron Fletcher is a rarity in the Druid world - a Seer. She is the ultimate prize in an epic battle. After suffering horrendously at the hands of evil, her thirst for justice is all that keeps her going. Can she put her trust in the sinfully gorgeous, wonderfully dangerous Warrior who haunts her dreams and promises retribution for their common enemy? Camdyn MacKenna is hungry for revenge... until he falls prey to Saffron's seductive magic. She enchants him like no other. But if Camdyn yields to her allure, will he be strong enough to defeat their sworn enemy - and resist the rising forces of evil that could destroy their love forever?

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There is a movie about FOLLOW THE RIVER also. I just went to the sewing room and got my copy of the book. The author is JAMES ALEXANDER THOM. That may help locate it. I think it is based on a true story. The woman's name was Mary Ingles and the river was the Ohio. As usual the book is better than the movie.


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Started reading Body Double by  Tess Gerritsen. I Read  Nora Roberts  Local Hero, stayed up late and finished it. I have a hard time putting her books down once I start one! Sugar, I find that the Movie very seldom follows the book.

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Sugar, yes, according to the summary I read I had the correct book but there were no copies available to check out for some reason. Yes, I find that the book is always better than the movie.


Sandi, yes Nora Roberts is one of those authors whose books I pick up regardless of what the summary of the book says. I agree that it is very hard to put one of her books down.


I finished Midnight's Seduction and it was very good. I give it 5 stars.


I started reading The Mortal Bone by Marjorie M Liu, a book in a series about a woman named Maxine "Hunter" Kiss" who hunts demons. She is protected by 5 beings who appear as tattoos on her skinn during the daylight hours and come off her skin at night to hunt with her. This book is one in a series. The books are as follows ~

Wild Thing {anthology}

The Iron Hunt

Darkness Calls

Inked {anthology}

A Wild Light

The Mortal Bone

Here's the summary on The Mortal Bone ~

When the bond Maxine Kiss shares with the demons tattooed on her skin is deliberately severed, the demon hunter is left vulnerable and unprotected. For the first time in ten thousand years, the demons have a taste of freedom. And as the little demons grow more violent and unpredictable, Maxine starts to fear they will lose their minds without her. Reuniting won't be easy, since a greater temptation waits for these hellions: a chance to return to their lives as Reaper Kings, and unleash hell on Earth.

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Darla~ thank you for sharing more interesting books to look up, sounds really good The Mortal Bone. I am almost about done with the book, "Through the Waterfall" but I am guessing that it is going to leave me hanging where I will have to buy the next book to know how the guardian may defeat her enemy. So far I do like the book and give it a thumbs up.

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Sally, you're welcome. I love sharing information about books. Yes, it can be somewhat frustrating when the book is continued b'cuz you got to wait for the next one to come out but it's a good kind of suspenseful in the end I believe.


I finished The Mortal  Bone and gave it 5 stars {out of 5} on my library's rating system.


I'm now reading The Reluctant Viking by Sandra Hill and it's good so far. Here's the summary on it ~

The hypnotic voice on the self-motivation tape was supposed to help Ruby Jordan solve her problems, not create new ones. Instead, she was lulled from a failing marriage to an era of hard-bodied warriors and fair maidens.

But the world ten centuries in the past didn’t prove to be all mead and mirth. Ruby had to deal with a Norseman who had her husband’s face, habits, and desire to avoid Ruby. Determined not to lose the same man twice, Ruby planned a bold seduction that would conquer the reluctant Viking—and make him an eager captive of her love.

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Okay, I finished reading the Through The Waterfall and it is a series so I do need to get the next book to find out how she will defeat her enemy. But it isn't too bad as it cost $4.99 for Kindle. I started reading the Claimed and really liking it. It is one of those where you don't want to put it down.

Darla, I think I may have come across that one in the Kindle list, The Reluctant Viking. Sounds very familiar. I may have even downloaded it. I'll have to check my list, got so carried away at getting books. LOL.

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Sally, glad you finished Through the Waterfall and that you liked it. I tried to find it at my library but no luck. I'll have to decide if I want to look at Amazon for it for my Kindle. I'm glad to that you're liking claimed and not wanting to put it down. I truly enjoyed it. Yes, I have several books on my Kindle that I got for free and I'm not even sure of all the titles! lol I hope you have The Reluctant Viking b'cuz it was a very good book.


As I said, I finished The Reluctant Viking and I'd give it 5 stars.


Next, I'm going to start another viking book by Sandra Hill call The Blue Viking. This one is not a time travel one but hopefully it'll be just as good. Here's the summary ~

What in the name of Thor could be making this Viking so blue? Eating haggis? Listening to those insufferable bagpipes? Traveling through Scotland with the world's worst poet? Searching for the infuriatingly inept witch who's cursed his face . . . and even more important parts? For Rurik the Viking, life has not been worth living since he left Maire of the Moors. Oh, it's not that he misses her fiery red tresses or kissome lips. Nay, it's the embarrassing blue zigzag she put on his face after their one wild night of loving. For a fierce warrior who prides himself on his immense height, his expertise in bedsport, and his well-honed muscles, this blue streak is the last straw. In the end, he'll bring the witchling to heel, or die trying. Mayhap, he'll even beg her to wed . . . so long as she can promise he'll no longer be . . .

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Sally, I got Through the Waterfall for free on my Kindle.  I hope I like it as much as you did.

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Darla, started the uninvited by heather graham, thanks for telling me  about it, pretty good so far.

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I am really liking Claimed and in a way it is humorous in the beginning part. As she is trying to figure him out in how he can smell her low blood sugar level. As for the "Through The Water", I hope you like it but each person's taste is different. But that is the neat thing about books, you can never run out of something you like to read. Especially when it comes to a favorite author.

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Sandi, you're welcome. I'm glad you're liking it. Heather gRaham is a very good author. I will choose her books without reading to see what they're about just b'cuz they're hers.


Sally, yes it was humorous in Claimed as to her trying to figure out what he meant by saying he could smell her blood sugar levels! Through the Waterfall sounded interesting which is why I went ahead and got it despite knowing there would be at least one other book to get afterwards! You're so right about never running out of something to read. I have several books on my Kindle I still have to read and I have a pile from the library.


I started The Blue Viking last night and am about 3/4 of the way thru it. It's shaping up to be a very good book.

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Darla, I'm almost done with it. can't wait to read more of her.

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Sandi, that's great! Yes, she is a wonderful author, you'll certainly enjoy her  books.

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Sugar, would you please close out this thread as I think it's time to start a new one.

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