SparkPeople Romance Readers Book Club Team Messageboard Do you love reading romance novels? Looking for people to talk about those books with AND get motivation for your weight loss? Join in and lets get to reading, talking and losing weight! SparkPeople Romance Readers Book Club Team Messageboard Your Sizzlin Summer Booklist Share here what you have in store for this summer's reading! Sat, 6 May 2017 20:55:12 EST What To Download On Amazon Kindle Suggest here those good Amazon Kindle books! Sat, 6 May 2017 20:53:00 EST Why Do You Start Reading Romances? It is hard for me to get a good night's rest. I really think it is because I do not have a man in my life. <BR> <BR> Women that have men in their lives always say negative things, but I would LOVE to have a man in my life. Someone to cuddle, love, etc. <BR> <BR> I do not fantasize. However, maybe, just maybe, I will learn a few tricks from the books. I have nothing to lose. Sat, 6 May 2017 19:44:17 EST My Daugher's Book My daughter has put her novella out on Smashwords this week. It's called Away With The Fairies, by Felicity Knight, and it's free. She had over 90 downloads in the first 24 hours - she had hoped for 100 in the first month, so naturally she's very pleased. <BR> <BR> Of course that puts me on my mettle. I've found my notebook with the exercises I've done at my Thursday creative writing group. I'm rather pleased with some of them, so I'm considering putting a collection together and publish... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:39:06 EST Just finished I just read a book from the Elite Force: That Others May Live series by Catherine Mann. When I read modern romance, I often feel it isn't very romantic, so much as erotic. That's why I like a mystery or a military back story to make it palatable. This one was "Under Fire" and the hero is more mature. I enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> I am reading Patrick O'Brian's "Post Captain". It isn't, strictly speaking, a romance novel. It's in the series with "Master and Commander", which you might remembe... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:50:42 EST Hi from Western Missouri! Hello, <BR> I am a Kindle reader, so it is with me at all times. I have a tendency to read Romance, but I like all historical novels. I read a lot of classics too. My mother was an English teacher, so I have always had books by the dozens. <BR> <BR> I am working on regaining my shape. My weight is at least 20 pounds high, and sometimes my blood pressure is migrating up. <BR> <BR> I don't find many people who are brave enough to admit they read romance, let alone want to discuss it. I t... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:36:58 EST Chapter Challenge I like a good challenge and find myself doing little self challenges like exercise for 10 minutes for every chapter read (except bedtime). I just though I'd offer it as a suggestion if anyone was interested. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:59:30 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:20 EST Hi new to team <em>213</em> Hello everyone. My name is Terri. and I've always been a major bookworm. averging at least 2 a week. I read all kinds from romance to classics and mysteries, what ever catches my eye. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:23:41 EST Walk I will try to walk three times a week <BR> <BR> on the weekend I go for a walk <BR> <BR> But during the week I don't <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:13:21 EST hi from Boston My name is Margaret L. <BR> I do alot of charity walks <BR> I read alot Nora Roberts, Lori Foster, kind of books <BR> I have a nook color. <BR> I am thinking of getting a iPad next year <BR> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:13:24 EST i made the sparkteam public I made this sparkteam public. I will change it back to private in Febuary. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:50:21 EST went for a walk I walked to CVS and the bank 1 hour walk Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:40:44 EST Reading on my Nook Color Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb (nora roberts) {#32 in death Series} <BR> only have 70 pages to go Mon, 21 May 2012 12:33:29 EST i am the team leader now i have to post more on this team <BR> <BR> i can change the the picture of the group <BR> <BR> i will go for a walk and take nature pictures <BR> <BR> i have look at the other post from the group and they are from last year and 2010 <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:16:25 EST thinking of being a team leader I am thinking about being a leader to this book club <BR> <BR> <BR> I read alot of book <BR> <BR> Last year i bought a color nook <BR> <BR> I read mostly romance ebook (FREE) <BR> <BR> I don't know what a team leader does but i can learn <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:47:04 EST NookFriend Anyone wants to be my NookFriends <BR> <BR> Here is my info: <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 08:12:01 EST spin points 7 Sat, 4 Feb 2012 09:32:50 EST Sandra Brown Fans Does anyone else like or read Sandra Brown novels? I can't wait each year for her new book to come out. I discovered her when I was only 15 and now I own everyone of her books she has ever written. Fri, 27 May 2011 02:45:39 EST Summer Challenge - Week 2 We had a good start in week 1 and for the next week I have planned some reflection and motivation, I want us to come back to ourselves and to remember who we are and why we are here. Our lives are often busy enough, this week is meant to replenish our energy. Here is the challenge for next week. Give yourself 15 points for each day that you meet the goals and a bonus of 30 if you managed it on all seven days! Copy the part below and edit it when you reach a goal. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <em>... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:23:45 EST New from Indiana Hi there. I just stumbled across this team and thought I would check things out. It doesn't look like there has been much activity on here lately. I am the co-leader of my local team and I know it can be difficult to keep involvement up. <BR> <BR> I live near South Bend Indiana. I am a busy wife, mother and company Controller. I have very little free time for hobbies, but reading is the one thing I always make the time for. I love to read Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts and several other... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 14:59:01 EST Questions regarding the challenges Here you can post questions you have regarding the challenges. <BR> Alternatively, just sparkmail me your questions. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Marina Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:53:13 EST Summer Challenge - Week 1 So, this is it, a new fresh start. And we want to celebrate it by starting our own small challenge. <BR> This is not meant to be intimidating, I purposely chose mainly easy mini-challenges that can be done with a minimum of time investment. Thanks to kitty for your input! <BR> <BR> The 'rules': <BR> The week consists of 7 mini challenges worth 10 points each <BR> If you manage to do all challenges then you will get a bonus of 30 points for a total of 100. <BR> You are working for your team (... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:51:51 EST Historical Romance Group Welcome to your team thread. <BR> Here you can discuss the challenges, books you are reading that the others might find interesting or life in general, whatever comes to your mind really. <BR> <BR> I hope we are off to a good new start. Check back later to find the first challenge posted! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Marina <BR> <BR> This post will be edited with the current members of the team: <BR> MNLEONA <BR> DOREENKNIGHT&$ Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:28:14 EST Contemporary Romance Group Welcome to your team thread. <BR> Here you can discuss the challenges, books you are reading that the others might find interesting or life in general, whatever comes to your mind really. <BR> <BR> I hope we are off to a good new start. Check back later to find the first challenge posted! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Marina <BR> <BR> <BR> This post will be edited with the current members of the team: <BR> MONTANAGIRL45 <BR> KITTYKITTEMMING Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:27:25 EST Ideas for Challenges I was thinking that I would like to have several groups here, like Historical Romances, Modern Romances, Southern Romances...(just as ideas) who can compete against each others in challenges. <BR> <BR> What do you think about this? Total no-go or should I go ahead and give it a try? <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Marina Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:05:38 EST New Team Leader! Hello everybody, <BR> <BR> I would like to introduce myself. As this team has somehow lost his leader, I have volunteered to take over. <BR> My name is Marina, I just turned 30 yesterday and lost approx 14 pounds with SP so far. I love to read and write and study English and History in Germany to become a teacher. <BR> <BR> Give me 1 or 2 days to sort everything out and then we are off to a new start with challenges and everything! <BR> <BR> Any wishes? Please let me know! <BR> <BR> Mari... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 06:35:45 EST No Team Leader :( There is no leader of this team, so I am going to bow out! <BR> <BR> Ya'll have fun! <BR> <BR> A Book Club For Us: A team that will read books and discuss them! <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=10007 </link> <BR> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:59:14 EST Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz. I had picked up one of her books, The Perfect Poison, and could not put it down! It was number 6 in the Arcane Society series. Of course, I had to order the other books from B&N. I can't find #7 in paperback,though. Right now I'm reading White Lies in the series. Sun, 9 May 2010 18:16:48 EST Back Again to SP Hi. My name is Lorie. I had joined SP in the summer of 2008 and was doing good. I had lost almost 35 pounds and my husband was my biggest source of encouragement. Then on Nov. 19, 2008 we found out that my husband had Stage 4 lung cancer. I did try to stick with my plan, but it was difficult, especially as his health declined so rapidly. We had hospice coming in, but the majority of his care was done by me. He passed away on Feb. 4, 2009, about a month before our 27th wedding anniversary. <B... Sun, 9 May 2010 18:06:06 EST Another Newbie Hi Everyone! I'm Michelle and I love to read and write Romance novels. Looking forward to getting to know each of you! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:27:40 EST Hi! Hi everyone. I'm Brendy, 28 yrs old, from Manila, Philippines. I joined SP on June 2009, but I started using it just last month. <BR> <BR> I love reading romance novels especially when I'm depressed or down. It's a way to forget my problems and worries for a short time until I'm calm enough to think. Romance is my mode to escape reality. Since I have no love life, this is a fun way to dream :) Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:00:36 EST New to SparkTeam Hey yall! I'm new to this SparkTeam, but not new to the site or the love of romance books. I started reading romance books during my last semester of college (Spring 2006) and have been a huge reader ever since. Romance books really changed my reading habits! I own many books now and LOVE to read more and more...especially romance! I've been here on SparkPeople since January 2009 and I also love the website! From south Mississippi and VERY excited the SAINTS just won the SUPERBOWL! WHO... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:33:20 EST Hello :) Just popping in to say hello :)...I look forward to meeting new friends here. I luv Historical Romance. Ive been reading it for years :) My ULTIMATE Favorite author is June Lund Shiplett. I have found no one in my eyes to hold a candle to here writings. Im looking for budddies to chat with along my once again journey of trying to rid the fat :) <BR> <BR> Best Wishes to all for a very Happy New Year <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:26:23 EST Nora Roberts Newsletter I just got this newsletter from Nora Roberts. Anyone interested in the newsletter can go to <BR> <BR> Dear Reader, <BR> I can’t believe that 2009 is nearly over! It’s been such a busy year here from the opening of Inn BoonsBoro last winter to another wonderful trip to New York City last month. I have one more book to finish writing before the holidays then I plan to settle in and celebrate with family and friends. <BR> <BR> <BR> The last 2009 release is The Lost antholog... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:13:04 EST Susan Mallery Has anyone read Susan Mallery? I absolutely love her books and was wondering if anyone else has read any of them? I particularly like her Marchelli series, and the Buchanan Saga. Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:51:42 EST New to Team! Hi! I'm Lori and new to this team, but not SparkPeople. I love to read and romance is my favorite genre. I'm always looking for new authors, and look forward to hearing from you with your opinions. Usually when I find an author I tried to read everything they have written. So far I've managed a complete collection of the following authors: <BR> <BR> Lavyrle Spencer <BR> Connie Mason <BR> Johanna Lindsey <BR> Janet Evanovich <BR> <BR> And am working on collections for the following author... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:00:55 EST I'm writing a series of romance novels! I'm writing my first book and I plan on this being a three part series. Has anyone ever written and published a book or know someone who has? I've been doing a lot of researching, especially since I have half the book written already, but I'd love to get someone's first hand knowledge. Anyone? Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:01:56 EST New member Hi everyone! My name is Camy Tang, and I love to read and write romances. My fav romances to read are Regency romances, but my fav romances to write are humorous contemporary romances and romantic suspense. I am also a published author, with 3 humorous contemporary romances with Zondervan (Harper Collins) and a romantic suspense coming out with Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense in July titled Deadly Intent. (I set Deadly Intent in a day spa, so naturally I had to visit one for *research.* L... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:09:25 EST site for books found a site called <BR> free to use <BR> u only pay for the s/h when u swap out a book Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:04:08 EST savage destiny series rosanne bittner Hi <BR> I am looking for the books from the savage destiny series <BR> My husband gets books for me from work and i just got eagles song book 7 in the series and I would like to start reading them in order <BR> <BR> if any one has the first 6 books please let me know <BR> we can work something out :) <BR> <BR> my email is <BR> <BR> thanks <BR> Darcie Lynch Mon, 9 Mar 2009 18:53:57 EST Lori Foster I just pickup up her latest book "Scandalous". Look forward to reading it. Has anyone read this one yet or any of her other books? Sun, 8 Mar 2009 06:07:40 EST love to read Hi! I new to the romance readers book club team. Some of my favorite authors are Catherine Anderson, Carly Phillips, Susan Malllery, Rachel Gibson, and Sabrina Jeffries just to name a few. I love authors who write series. If anyone can recommend any body, I'd be interested to here. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> <BR> Stef <em>213</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 20:29:16 EST Leigh Greenwood The only male (thats right, male) romance author i've found that i enjoy. His writing is FANTASTIC!! I highly suggest you read The Captain's Caress! Mon, 2 Mar 2009 00:34:33 EST Hi I'm new Just found your team following links through Sparkpeople. <BR> I'm a British romance reader. I read mostly e-books because my dead tree books were taking over the house and I had to cull a lot of them because of moving. That means that they are one-deep on the shelves instead of two-deep. But will shortly be moving again to a larger house, and have designated one room as the library! <BR> Favourite authors are Mary Balogh, Lisa Kleypas, Jo Beverley, Julia Quinn, The one and only Georgette ... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 05:27:35 EST Teresa Medeiros? I am a huge fan, has anyone read her books and if so, which is your favorite? <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> Friday <em>149</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:03:56 EST Lora Leigh fans?? Just wondering if there are any Lora Leigh fans on this board? Would love to chat if you're here! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:16:56 EST Where is EVERYONE! Since I haven't seen anyone recently Ihope you're either reading or resting after all that exercising and Christmas shopping! <BR> IU've started my on-line classes this week! HAve one more assignment left out of four! <BR> I've been reading more than "working"! Have a number of gifts to sew, crochet and knit, but took a reading break! Finished Dragon Master and a nw very erotic author, Lauren Dane, and her new book! If you're into REAL HOT then she's the one for you! Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:00:43 EST I'm New Too Good Afternoon, <BR> <BR> I just joined the group a couple of days ago and am finally getting around to posting. I LOVE romance novels. Well, I love most novels, but Romance warms my soul. Right now I am binging on previously read titles. But tonight I am starting a new book. I just haven't decided which one. I also use Romances as a prize. I get 1 book for every pound I lose. And since my to be read stack is so big, I don't get to buy a new one until I lose another pound! I look fo... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 15:05:14 EST Rhapsody My Rhapsody order came today! It has Sherrilynn (?)Kenyon's new book that I'm looking forward to reading. It's the other series she does besides the Dark-Hunter series. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 01:47:56 EST I'm a Romancaholic! I can't go a day without reading! I have even found a number of sites online that I can download books from! <BR> My favorite author are Nora Roberts, Lora Leigh, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Garwood,Jayne Ann Krentz and Shelley Laurenston. That's just to name a few! I have plenty of others I read believe me. <BR> Right now I'm readi J.D Robb's new book. I also have 2 more I picked up yesterday. New authors so I don't remember the names. <BR> I am eagerly waiting the last book in Nora Robert's t... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:55:34 EST Hi everyone!! Hello! <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to SparkPeople, and love love love to read romance. Ever since my first romance at age 13, I've been addicted. I used to read only historicals, but for the last couple of years I've switched over to mostly paranormal (Sherrilyn Kenyon - I am a Kenyon Minion!! - , Lynsay Sands, Jean Johnson to name a few) <BR> Just wanted to say hi, and glad to meet other people who love these books as much as I do!! Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:26:11 EST Hi From Colorado. I'm New Hi I am Heidi. I am 20 yrs old & just recently got into Romance books. I love the ones with juicy love scenes. I hope I can say that! Anyways if you know of any good romance author please pass them along. <em>247</em> <em>304</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:27:39 EST Hello Fellow Readers, I just joined. Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am an avid reader and my favorites reads are romance novels. I prefer historical romance since I seem to be picking up little bits and peices of history which I found so dry in school but thoroughly enjoy in romance novels. It also provides a nice escape for me. Each novel is like a mini vacation with very little expense, no packing and I never return exhausted. <BR> <BR> Valerie Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:46:15 EST Just joined!! Hey everyone! I just joined and have to say I am so glad I found this club. I love,love,love Historical Romance! I am obsessed with the historical Regency era of England! Before I had my son I read every night for hours and all day on my days off. Since my wonderful son came along I am down to only getting to read a couple hours at night. I am looking forward to meeting some great friends!! <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 22:48:30 EST Julia Quinn I was reading Lisa K. and finished reading "The Wallflowers" series I loved it, so I went to the book store and was trying to find something similar. I found a Julia Quinn series the "Bridgerton" series and immediatley fell in love. I have been reading Julia for sometime. She is my absolute favorite historical romance writer. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:41:52 EST Hello All! Hi! My name is Bethany and I am new to Sparkpeople.I am 20 years old and am addicted to romance books. I read all types of romance books including historical, contemporary, and paranormal. My favorite authors are Julie Garwood, Nora Roberts, Gena Showalter, Christine Feehan, and Lori Foster. I have read almost every book written by this lovely ladies and am always desperate for recommendations. Know of any great romance authors? Please pass them on! Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:16:41 EST nice to meet you all My name's Dorothea. I'm a graduate student trying to lose 20 lbs. I've been reading romance for maybe 2 years now? It's insanely addictive and definitely the most enjoyable genre I've tried. Some of my favorite authors are: <BR> Catherine Anderson <BR> J.R. Ward <BR> Kresley Cole <BR> Lisa Marie Rice <BR> Nalini Singh <BR> Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:55:21 EST Hi Everyone Hi my name is Laura i am new to Spark People and i just love romance books. I have been reading them since i was 14, half of my life. I look forward to talking with you all about our favourite books and author over the comming years, because for me this site is a life time commitment. <BR> Laura Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:22:58 EST Favorite Romance Book of All Times Pride & Prejudice as a true romance Sun, 8 Jun 2008 14:48:31 EST Newbie Here I'm a slow Bloom, Started reading 10 Years ago at the age of 50. Now I'm 610 books deep and still buying at flea markets and stores at as many discounts as possible. Have this obsession to collect every book of the writers I like. Read everyday in the morning before any one is up. In the Car when hubbys driving. And will never be able to read enough for all these books, but will give it a good try. Sun, 18 May 2008 21:22:22 EST Find a new author or revisit an old one. I am always thrilled to find a new great author. <BR> Anyone tried a new one lately? Want to track monthly? Sun, 18 May 2008 16:04:35 EST Howdy! Hello all! Just joined this group...I love romance novels! ...hmm... what else do you wanna know? <em>30</em> Tue, 6 May 2008 17:02:07 EST Bookish girl with a taste for romance Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Ria, I'm a 24-year-old bluestocking who also happens to be married. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how to define the kind of romance novels I like... I've read work by Maggie Shayne and Julia Quinn and found the former intense and intoxicating, and the latter witty and entertaining. While not technically romance, the bedroom portions of "The Memoirs of Cleopatra" were profoundly moving. <BR> <BR> Then, of course, there's "Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife" by Linda Berdoll... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:33:08 EST Books on tape or CD I love romance novels, but I borrow from the library to walk. Any good ones you can suggest, I do prefer historical romance Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:07:17 EST Romance Book Lover My favorite romance authors are: Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Stephanie James, Jayne Quick, Suzanne Brockmann (her Tall, Dark & Dangerous series - some of her thicker books are slightly dull, but hey, they got Navy SEALs in them, so...), Linda Howard (somewhat steamy), Diana Palmer, Judith McNaught (has she written any new ones lately?), Julia Quinn, Andrea Kane, Janet Chapman, Heather Graham (can't get into her new ones), Christina Skye (her Scottish stories), Jo Beverly, Sandra Brown, J... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:50:20 EST New to team I am a huge cassie edwards fan. i have, well we will just say alot of her books and recently just started reading nicholas sparks also. Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:07:29 EST Lisa Kleypas Have you read her? She's generally historical but has branched off into contemporary and I must say, it took me a little bit to get into the book, but holy cow! The woman can write! I'm reading Sugar Daddy at the moment and I am astounded at how she's able to capture some things, one of them being how hard it is to be poor in America these days... just an amazing writer. What are you thoughts on Ms. Lisa K? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 07:04:48 EST Did You Take a Romance Break Today? I didn't. I usually read at lunch, but I didn't have time today. And I really need one! LOL <BR> <BR> Does anyone else do that? Read during lunch, on breaks, or just whenever you get a few minutes to yourself? Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:02:22 EST Bookworm I absolutely LOVE paranormal romance! <BR> <BR> I'm Amber, 26, Married with 7 FURbabies, Gamer Geek, Bookworm, StarWarsFreak, Aspiring Writer, Fey Lover and so much more along the same lines! <BR> <BR> I'm not a huge fan of historical romance, at least not all historical romances. I threw one across the room last night when I realized it was one of those, the guy rapes his newlywed wife on their first (or second) night together, but she perserveres and wins his heart, and they love each ... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:20:55 EST Hello World! I'm Sarah. I'm 31 years old, divorced, mother of one. I'm making small changes that seem to be paying off, and for that I'm grateful. <BR> <BR> I'm an avid reader and have been for years. I especially love romance but I do branch out from time to time to other genres. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to learn from people and be as supportive to them as they have been to me. I look forward to getting to know you! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 05:41:20 EST Book of the Month? Want one? Just checking to see if anyone will want one. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 05:36:44 EST What are you reading? Let us know what you're reading! Have you read it before? Would you read it again, or even recommend it? Just leave a little tidbit about it. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:10:12 EST