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Book Club 6 ~ January 19, 2013
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Time to start a new Book Club thread. Look back at the previous thread here ~

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1707705

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I finished Drop Dead on Recall by Sheila Webster Boneham and it was very good. I was truly surprised by who did it. I give the book 4.5 stars.

 

I'm now reading Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks. It's actually part of a series but I've read one othe rbook in the series {Eat, Prey, Love} and did just fine. If you want to read the series, which is mostly about vampires except for Eat, Prey, Love and Wild About You which focus on shapeshifters, here's the link with the list of books in order ~

http://www.kerrelynsparks.com/booklist.html

And here's the write-up on Wild About You ~

"It's not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels fragile, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she was a pot of honey he'd like to lick... Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he's a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on the TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp--and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive."

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Fantasy Comments & Graphics

Hello Darla. Just stopping by to see what else you have posted. that "Wild About You" sounds like a good book to read. I shall have to note that done. I am still reading my Green Rider series book in between doing other things. Then a friend of mine gave me a book to read for later on. About Father Damien and his life on the island of Molokai among the lepers. So trying to read a little of this and a little of that. Guess I should really finish the book that was loaned to me first to hurry up and return it. This is one thing that I don't like is borrowing books because then I feel rushed in having to give it back soon. I really did not want to get into it but the friend just wanted me to read it a bit. Oh well. I put up a fantasy pic as I am into fantasy books.  Thank again Darla for keeping us posted on new books and new thread.

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Sally, thanks for stopping by. Love the picture you posted. Are you enjoying the Green Rider series? Reading more than one book at a time?I'm with you, I'm not fond of borrowing books from other people {though I'd be lost without the library} b'cuz I feel like I have to get it back to them as soon as possible. You're welcome for the new thread and th einfo on the books. AS long as people are interested I'll post about my books.

 

I finished Wild About You and it  was truly a great book. I'll give it 5 stars. There was alot of mystery involved.

 

I started reading Savage Hunger by Terry Spear last night and this morning. I'm almost finished with it. It's another fabulous book. It's about jaguar shapeshifters. Connor and Maya are siblings and visit the Amazon rainforest a couple times a year to get in touch with their inner jaguar. On one such visit, Connor rescuesKathleen {Kat} from a drug lord then lets her go with the Armyunit who are coming to get her. A year later she's back in the rainforest and she gets lost only to have Connor find her. Thinking to help Connor find his mate, Maya scratches Kat hoping that it'll change her. Terry Spear wrote several other books about wolf shapeshifters and I've read most of them {the ones I could get thru my library}, they're all very good. The other books she's written {which can be read in any order} are ~

Heart of the Wolf

Destiny of the Wolf

To Tempt the Wolf

Legend of the White Wolf

Seduced by the Wolf

Wolf Fever

Heart of the Highland Wolf

Dreaming of the Wolf

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing

Here's the summary for Savage Hunger ~

As a jaguar, he is graceful and gorgeous, speedy and stealthy, fierce, independent, and wild. As a man, he is passionate and powerful, willful and he'll stop at nothing to protect what's his.

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I finished Savage Hunger aand I absolutely LOVED it!!!! The  only thing that bothered me was Terry Spear had a character who was following Kat b'cuz he was a shifter {unbeknownst to her} and the story ended without letting us know what happeneded to him which hopefully will mean a sequel. At any rate, she has to tell us what happrnrd to Maya and whether or not Maya  gets a mate.

 

I started reading The Rose Garden by Susana Kearsley and am about halfway thru this time-travel romance which is very good so far. Here's the summary of the book ~

Whatever time we have," he said, "it will be time enough." Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time. But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

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Wow Darla! You are a fast reader. Too bad we can't send e-books to each other on here to borrow. LOL. I'm sure one day with the way technology is, there will be a way of doing so. Yes, the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain is good and love reading them. I'm on her third one and learned that there is a forth one so shall look into it. And yes, still reading it. "The High King's Tomb". This is what the editorial reviews say: Karigan G'ladheon was hoping for a break from adventure after the breakneck escapades of First Rider's Call (2004), but this action-packed third Green Rider volume gives her no time to rest. Sent on what she thinks is a mundane errand for the king of Sacoridia and the captain of the royal messenger corps known as the Green Riders, Karigan begins having strange dreams that may hold hidden meaning. Then she receives a cryptic message from the ghost of a would-be magician. Karigan finally accepts that she's destined for the extraordinary when the magnificent black horse Salvistar, the steed of the god of death, beckons her to ride with him among the stars. Britain keeps the excitement high from beginning to end, balancing epic magical battles with the humor and camaraderie of Karigan and her fellow riders.

I give it a 5 stars. Looking forward to the forth of the series.

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Darla Have you read all of Heather Grahams Krewe series theres 8 books? I finished the  shirving sands, now reading on the night of the 7th moon by victoria holt.

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Wow, I have been up for 5 hours and I finally found time to get on the computer!  It takes a long time to get things done in the morning.  Well, I think I am regressing in my reading preferences.  I am prefering books written for young women with a slight religious bent.  I don't know why this is so, but I find myself able to really read through this type of book quickly.  The others I seem to just lose my concentration.  Any one else ever experienced this?  I am almost through with COWGIRL AT HEART by Christine Lynxwiler and I just started it last night.  It is soft and gentle even with a little attempted murder and mystery in it.  Maybe that's the key.  I have seen and heard enough bad stuff and now I want things of a more gentle nature.  Well anyway, it is a good book and easy to stay engrossed by me.  So I recommend it to any one looking for a quick read, COWGIRL AT HEART will work.

 

Sugar

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 On the night of the seventh moon, according to ancient Black Forest legend, Loke, the god of mischief, is abroad in the world. It is a night for singing and dancing. And it is a night for love.  Helena Trant was enchanted by everything she found in the Black Forest—its people, its mysterious castles, its legends and lore. Especially its legends of love. Until the day she started to live one of them and the enchantment turned suddenly into a terrifying nightmare…. from the book on the night of the seventh moon by Victoria Holt.

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Sandi, On the Night of the Seventh Moon sounds interesting. How are you liking it so far?

 

I finished Darker than Midnight and it was fantastic. I give it 5 stars.

 

Next, I'm going to try reading Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson. It's the first book in a series of which two books are out already, they are ~

Royal Street

River Road

Here's the summary ~

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco's job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.  Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans' fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.  While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering soldiers sent to help the city recover.  To make it worse, Gerald St. Simon has gone missing, the wizards' Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ's new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and the killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

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Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what about its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?  As she approached the sprawling mansion towering above the cliffs of Cornwall, an odd chill of apprehension overcame her.  TreMellyn's young daugher, Alvean, proved as spoiled and difficult as the three governesses before Martha had discovered.  But it was the girl's father whose cool, arrogant demeanor unleashed unfamiliar sensations and turmoil--even as whispers of past tragedy and present danger begin to insinuate themselves into Martha's life.  Powerless against her growing desire for the enigmatic Connan, she is drawn deeper into family secrets--as passion overpowers reason, sending her head and heart spinning.  But though evil lurks in the shadows, so does love--and the freedom to find a golden promise forever...(less)

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Darla, I finished it  . I loved it. It was published in 1967 so don't know if Library would have it. I'm reading Mistress of Mellyn now its also by Victoria Holt. 

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Darla~ Glad you enjoyed reading Through The Waterfall. Yes, it is a bummer when you have to get the second book in order to find out what further happens. But I am debating to get the second book to continue reading it or get the Elfan series that I came across. Oh hell, maybe I'll just get both. LOL. Thank you for letting us know when there are those freebie books available on Amazon for our e-books. Smiley Reading Books

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Sandi, the library had On the Night of the Seventh Moon and I have it requested. Glad you loved it. Mistress of Mellyn sounds interesting as well.

 

Sally, I've got the second Guardian book book on my wish list on Amazon. I will probably wind up getting it but it'll be a little while. So, you have to decide between 2 series or whether to get them both, huh? That would be cool lif you could get them both.

 

I'm still reading Royal Street though I'm almost finished with it. It's a great book so far. 

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BTW, you're welcome Sally for the tips on free e-books. Do you know how to find free books on Amazon?

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Darla, glad you could find it I love all of victoria holts books, I think I've got them all.

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Sandi, I look forward to reading it and will let you know what I think.

 

I finished Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson and am on to the next book in the series, River Road. Royal Street was a fantastic book with lots of twists and turns. I give it 5 stars. Here's the summary on River Road ~

Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there's more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.  Wizards are dying, and something - or someone - from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who - or what - is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ's undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.  It's anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.

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Darla~ I think you mentioned before in the first thread of how to find the e-books on Amazon for free. That is how I started looking up some of them. But could you please post again on how to go about it. I'm not sure how to go about it again.

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I finished Veiled Eyes (Lake People) and it was fantastic, I could hardly put it down. I give it a definite 5 stars.

 

I'm now reading My Sunshine by Catherine Anderson. Catherine is one of the authors I collect b'cuz her characters are so real and her books are just awesome. I'd have to say she is my favorite author in the straight romance genre. This book is part of the Kendrick/Coulter family series but you can read it on its own if you'd like. Otherwise, getting to know the whole family is great. The books in the series are ~

Baby Love

Phantom Waltz

Sweet Nothing

Blue Skies

Bright Eyes

My Sunshine

Summer Breeze {historical}

Sun Kissed

Morning Light

Here's the summary ~

Five years ago Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. Despite her difficulties, however, she never lost her vivacious spirit or sunny disposition. Now she has a great new job at an animal clinic ~ and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. But veterinarian Isaiah Coulter deserves a woman who can meet all his needs. Battling her feelings, Laura decides that sometimes a woman must love a man enough to walk away....

When Isaiah first hired Laura, he wasn't expecting her to be such a breath of fresh air. Impressed by her healing touch ~ and captivated by her dazzling beauty ~ Isaiah finds himself falling in love. And he'll move heaven and earth to convince Laura that she's the woman he needs....the only one who can bring joy to all his days.

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Finished My Sunshine and it was a fantastic book. I give it 5 stars. Haven't figured out what I'm going to read next.

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Darla, I got the heather graham books I ordered can't wait to read them, the heck with housework I say.

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Hello to all here. I've been sick for the past few days with a bad head cold/flu. So trying to get over this. I miss coming here so wish me to get better soon. Happy reading to you all. Darla, thank you for the free book tip on how to go about that.

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Sandi, glad you got the Heather Graham books, I know you'll enjoy them. As for housework, it'll still be there when you finish reading so, yes, to heck with it!

 

Sally, oh no, I'm so sorry that you've been sick. Hope you feel better soon. Will send some healing energy your way and keep you in my prayers. You're very welcome for the tip on how to find free e-books for your Kindle on Amazon.

 

I'm still reading Haunted Moon. I'm about halfway thru and it's going great.

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I finished Haunted Moon and it was great. I give it 5 stars.

 

I started reading Murder on the House by Juliet Blackwell. It's the third book in a series about Mel Turner, a contractor {I think that's the word I want} who renovates houses for a living, who can see ghosts. In each book she winds up in the middle of a murder investigation. The books in the series are ~

If Walls Could Talk

Dead Bolt

Murder on the House

And here's the write-up on it ~

Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm.
The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.

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Hello everyone. I'm back and feeling better. I am finally able to get back to reading. I tried while I was in bed sick but all I really felt like doing was sleeping. Even when I did try to read, my eyes couldn't focus much. Right now I am reading a book by my favorite author Piers Anthony in Luck of the Draw. It is a fantasy story of course. I'll give a short summary about it. Bryce is summoned to Xanth as part of a wager between the Demons Earth and Xanth. To his surprise, he has left behind his home and family and eighty-year-old body forever, in exchange for youth and magic….and a quest. He must court and marry Princess Harmony, who is anything but willing to be courted!

This author makes his Xanth series full of pun and humorous but also excitement.

Thanks Darla for wishing me well. Feel so good to not be so sick anymore.

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Sally, so glad you're feeling better. I'm sure it was hard to read  being so sick b'cuz your body wants you to sleep so you can heal. The book you're reading does sound interesting. I got a pile of books in from the library with several I want to read. It's going to be hard choosing which one to read next. I sense a lot of "eenie, meenie, miney, mo...." in my future! Right now I'm still reading Murder on the House. I'm over 3/4 of the way thru it and it's a fantastic book so far.

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Darla, started the Heather Graham books  It was good to find out the Krewe got started, now on book 2 about half done as I stayed  up late reading. Staying away from it until tonight as I have things I need to get done. Sally glad your feeling better I find if I read when i don't feel well I don't always remember what I read. I've got 14 new books to read.

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Sandi, glad you started the Heather Graham books ~ the Krewe serie sis a great series and you're right reading about how they got started is goo. I also stayed up late last night {and the night before} reading. Wow, 14 new books! That's fabulous! Happy reading.

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I finished reading Murder on the House and it was great. I give it 4 stars.

 

I am now reading Perfect Fit by Carly Phillips. It's one of a series about a small town in New York called Serendipity. The books in the series are ~

Serendipity

Destiny

Karma

Perfect Fit

And the summary is ~

In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest? Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn’t known. But Michael’s independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he’s as lost and restless as ever, until he’s challenged by someone he never anticipated. Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara’s boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore--and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow. But Cara’s a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer’s blood in his veins. Both are convinced a future together is impossible. Until Mike’s real father’s secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.  

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Witchy Cat Graphics & Comments

Just stopping by to see what Darla and the others have posted up for reading. Always good to see what is new, thank you Darla. Happy reading everyone.

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Sally, thanks for stopping by, it's great to see you here. You're welcome, glad to post what I read. If anyone enjoys what I post, that why I do it. Love the picture you posted. Cats and books are a wonderful combination!

 

I finished Perfect Fit and it was fabulous. I give it 5 stars. Can hardly wait for th enext book in the series which comes out in July.

 

I started reading The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts last night and am a bit over halfway thru already. I'm loving it. It's third book in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy and focuses on the 3 Montgomery brothers. The books are ~

The Next Always

The Last Boyfriend

The Perfect Hope

And here's the summary ~

The Montgomery brothers have been the talk of Boonsboro, ever since they decided to renovate the old inn into an intimate and handsome new bed and breakfast. Beckett and Owen have both found love in the process, but what of Ryder, the third Montgomery brother?

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out. He's surly and unsocialable, but when he straps on a tool belt no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn Boonsboro and the former manager of a DC hotel. She's where she wants to be ~ except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with Ryder. Still, no one can deny the electricity between them. Hope's big-city past is about to make an unwelcome appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable makes Ryder realize that while Hope may not be perfect, sh ejust might be perfect for him.

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I finished reading The Perfect Hope and it was excellent! I give it 5 stars. Y'all really must read the trilogy.

 

I started reading Rise by Andrea Cremer. It's the fifth in th eNightshade series which has been fantastic. The books in the series are ~

Nightshade

Wolfsbane

Bloodrose

Rift

Rise

And here's the summary ~

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira's ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember's deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches War. Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer's fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.

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Darla, I've read all the  trilogy, but than I've read almost all of her books. On book #3 in heather grahams. have you got the victoria Holt book yet?

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Darla I love reading Nora Roberts books. I'm going to have to look those series up. Thank you for the information. Yes, I think cats and books are a good combination, both relaxing.

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Darla I like Yasmine's books but have not read that series. I have read two of from her mystery series"Legend of the Jade Dragon" and "Murder Under the Mystic Moon".

Has anyone read JK Rowling's latest book:A Casual Vacancy? I have and it was an interesting character study though without a lot of plot. I am currently reading "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. I am actually listening to it on audio while I knit or sew! Any Jim Butcher fans out there? I am enjoying listening to his books on audio. Great when I am driving around

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