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Next on my list is probably the anthology Hotter on the Edge with KC Klein.



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Stick fast to your belief in the Happily Ever After!



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Yes I get teased by my husband and grandchildren.

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Do you read romance and get hassled for it?


http://www.npr.org/2012/12/18/167451651/
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Actually, come to think of it, I did read a book by SB. I don't remember which one, but I wasn't too into it. I'll try another one, though, because I believe in giving second chances. :)



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SpoonGirl, I didn't know my local library had Kindle books until my son wanted to read something and the only edition available was electronic. It's the coolest thing ever!

I have so many tangible books that I won't be using that benefit for a while, but it's still nice to know it's there.

I haven't read the folks you mentioned, but I KNOW I should read Brockmann. Everyone else does. :)

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I love reading connected series books, and romance with a lot of action/adventure thrown in. I am addicted to Suzanne Brockmann and have read and reread her Troubleshooter series :-). I also read and reread Tara Janzen's Steele Street series. Kay Hooper and her Bishop series are another favorite. I just got a Kindle a couple of months ago and am loving being able to check out books from my local library without ever leaving my house!!!!

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I do that at my local library sale. One of the reasons I love anthologies, too - you can read from three different authors and not invest a whole lot of time.



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Thanks for the information, I'll look into some of the books. Usually I just grab one from the .15 rack at the thrift store and hope its good.

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nora roberts, also writes under j.d. robb

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Nora?

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Oh yeah, she is pretty diverse! emoticon

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Nora also has some paranormal series like The Blood Brothers, The Donovans and The Key Trilogy. She's pretty diverse.

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all i can say is that you can never go wrong with a nora book...

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Yeah! Seems like she has maybe 3 categories: The strictly romance series (like the Boonsboro Trilogy), the Research series (like The Search or Chasing Fire or The Witness) where I can learn about a topic and the Futuristic series by J D Robb.

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Nora is amazing, isn't she? Every book of hers I've enjoyed.



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I'm currently re-reading The Search at the moment (Nora Roberts). I love dogs and cats so the dog element to the book is great and you actually learn some things. I also love that the male and female romantic leads are so uncommon. He's rude and abrasive while she's more tom-boy than girlie-girl but it works. The suspense side of it is chilling in places. A great read!

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I love books by Nora Roberts & J D Robb. Her writing takes me on an adventure where I forget myself. Love her characters. Truly wonderful is her style that paints a lovely picture and doesn't constantly show off how clever the writer is. I have been reading all kinds of stuff from the library because I have to stay off my foot through the end of July at least and reading keeps me entertained. So tasting lot's of authors and appreciating the one's who aren't demanding attention to their wit & wisdom

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Give Sharon a try then. :) All of Lizzy's sisters are taken care of although Lydia remains a ditz. I've gone back and re-read all of her books too many times to count. :) They are one of my comfort mechanisms.

As for my favourite of who has played Darcy in the different renditions, Colin Firth used to be mine; however, Matthew Macfayden won me over with his eyes and his voice - if you'd like to treat your ears to a luscious gift, check out Matthew Macfadyen's Haagen Dazs commercial on youtube. Ooo La La The man could read the dictionary to me and I'd be a happy woman.

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Rcogle, I LOVES me some Jane Austen. The first story I wrote was about Mary, starting after Elizabeth's and Jane's weddings. :)



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I've been an addicted romance book reader since middle school (roughly 34 years). My mom got me started with the Grace Livingston Hill books (she had them all).

I'd say that currently, I'm a big fan of:

Nora Roberts: I love her trilogies (and some even more in the series). I love how she keeps building on the characters and doesn't forget the old ones. Her Brides series was phenomenal. I loved all four of the women like sisters. I'm also impressed with the details that Nora puts into her books regarding the professions. I've actually learned a lot about different professions from reading her books. I like both her standard romance, suspense romance (loved The Search), as well as her paranormal romance.

Sharon Lathan: I'm a Jane Austen fan. I've read the books, watched the films (more than one adaption on a few). Sharon Lathan saw the 2005 movie of Pride and Prejudice and was completely inspired. She's now writen six books and one novella which continues the love story of Darcy and Lizzy and covers about five years of their marriage. The first five books deal primarily with that couple although she doesn't forget all the other characters and actually builds on them and adds some new. The sixth book is about Georgiana. Her seventh book is about Darcy's uncle, Dr. George Darcy who is a character I've grown to love and I'm excited about it's release in Spring 2013. As long as you keep in mind that her inspiration was the 2005 movie and that version of the story, you shouldn't be disappointed. In case a warning is necessary, there are graphic scenes of a sexual nature in the books. Sharon has done a pretty good job with the history side of it as well. The novella is a short story of Christmas stories. Each chapter visits the Darcy's at different times in their lives (including the Christmas after the death of Mr. Bennett - I cried). If you're looking for a continuation of this story, I can highly recommend this author.

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Alas, I have only sons. And my oldest is 10, so there's no sharing right now regardless. :)



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I agree about how cool it is to share with granddaughters. My granddaughter and I share The Dark Knight Series by P.C Cast and her daughter. Linda Lael Miller is another one of our favorites.

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Leona, how sweet that you can share it with your grandkids.



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I recieved a complimentary copy of Fated by Ayson Noel to read and review. Yesterday, my 11 year old (almost 12) grandaughter saw the book and said she had read her. I told her the book was signed and gave it to her to read. The book is about a 16 year old set in New Mexico and a paranormal book. It was fun to share the book with her. Another granddaughter also loves to read some of the books I like also when she has a chance, she is in college.
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Just finished Simply Love by Catherine Anderson. I love this genre and it is nice to hear about authors I have not tried. Thank you.

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i became a romance addict in the early 1990s with lavyrle spencer, sandra brown, tami hoag, susan elizabeth phillips, linda howard, diana gabaldon - just to name a few:-) life got in the way, books got too expensive, and several years went by and now i'm catching up on both old favorite, but have found some new authors that i am enjoying - susan mallery, jill shalvis, kristin higgins, bella andre marie force are a few.

i just finished the latest sullivan book, if you were mine, by bella andre, and am now reading the latest mccarthys of gansett island book by marie force - i like these series of books set in one place with characters you get to meet from book to book - it's kind of like the old TV series, dallas and falcon crest, which keep evolving:-)



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My favorite is Christine Feehan. Hot Paranormal romance!

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She's also Jayne Ann Krantz.

I think I like her Amanda Quick books best.



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Amanda Quick writes under Jayne Castle and I find her to be an excellent writer no matter what pen name she uses

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Love Moning!!! I must say I still prefer her books before the Fever series. I think the Fever series are too ....hummm... what's the word I am looking for....graphic, serious I am not sure, there is something in there I don't like.

I love also Jayne Castle, she is great.

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Oh, and I chose Taste Me by Tamara Hogan.

I also write romance, so it takes me a L O N G time to get through a book. Not enough hours in the day to do everything!



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Ooh, I love the title!



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I love this Genre. I just started Never Seduce A Scoundrel by Heather Grothaus.

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I'm trying to decide what to read next. It's between Tamara Hogan and Julia Quinn.



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I keep thinking I need to read Kate McAlister but I can never seem to find the first book.



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I just finished the "Fifty" triology and wow! But now on to Katie MacAlister's new book "Sparks Fly" can't wait to jump into it!

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I was wondering if that was you! Hi Abby!

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*waves* Hi, Robin! Fancy seeing you here. :)



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Okay, here's a disclaimer: I'm a romance writer--I write humorous, hot, contemporary under the pen name Robin Kaye for two publishers--some of the following authors are friends of mine, but not all. And believe me when I say, I don't recommend my friend's books unless I adore them (the books, not my friends).

My favorite authors in no particular order are: Rachel Gibson, Susan Donovan, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (they write funny contemporary romance)

For historical, I highly recommend Grace Burrowes, she's relatively new but just got nominated for a Rita and won the Reviewer's Choice award for her 4th book, (I think) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish. Her first book, The Heir was a NYT Bestseller and all of them are phenomenal.

For straight contemporary, you can't beat Nora Roberts, if you like mystery with romance and a little bit futuristic she also writes a great series under the name J.D. Robb, Naked in Death is the first and her hero Roarke is the hottest Irishman around.

Susan Mallery is also wonderful, slightly funny, but not comedy.
Maureen Child is greatl.

For women's fiction with Romantic Elements you can't beat Susanna Kearsley - The Winter Sea is an incredible book. I read the English version and was helpful in bringing it to America so I'm thanked in the acknowledgements. I was a huge fan of the book and talked my editor into buying it, she's happy now since it too hit the Times list.

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They do! I was enjoying them through the last page. It was one of those series that you don't want to end. I think Moning's written a sequel to the series. I got a kindle for Christmas, and use it to read on the treadmill. When I finished a book, I would just click to get the next one and keep on walking and reading. It made me really look forward to workouts like that.

Now I'm reading Legend by Jude Devereaux. Time Travel, Western
it's pretty good.

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I read the first two years ago. I hear they get better as she goes along.



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Just finished the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I couldn't put them down till finished.

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Geez, tease us with your book blog and not give the URL? Meanie!!! :)



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Hi All! I just posted an introduction over on that forum so I won't bore you with a repeat here. LOL Since I started my book blog a little over a year ago, and now the virtual eBook tour biz, I've been fortunate to meet some really great authors that I might else never have heard of and have been privileged to be able to read their works. My Kindle gets a workout, believe me. LOL My genre of choice lately has been romantic suspense; however, right now I'm reading the second book in an action/adventure paranormal romance series by the name of Accidentally Yours. It's by one of my touring authors. For a debut series, it's really good and has some great characters and has had me chuckling more than once. Scottish time-travel (thanks to Karen Marie Moning) used to be my favorite, but I am no longer able to say that. In general, I've read (and am open to) just about any sub-genre. The only one that I can honestly say that I'm not big on is sci-fi. Do any of you belong to Goodreads and/or have a book blog, as well?

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Wow, I feel like I've found a kindred soul! Ashes In The Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss is one of my all time favorites, next to her A Rose In Winter and Shanna. I have them in the original covers. I also love LaVyrle Spencer. My favorite by her is Morning Glory. Then, of course, I also love Sandra Brown's earlier romance novels.

For paranormal romance, I've enjoyed Christine Feehan. Right now I'm reading Private Pleasures by Beatrice Small. It's extremely explicit, but the story line is very interesting. I've also enjoyed Diane Mott Davidson and her heroine, Goldy the caterer.

I also enjoy suspense/thrillers by such authors as Preston/Childs, James Rollins, David Goleman and just finished the last book in the Strain Trilogy by Del Toro/Hogan.

Can you recommend any others I might try?


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Just finished reading Sweet Salvation by Lis'Anne Harris. (Full disclaimer: I know the author.)

The beginning was a bit jumbled, but once it smoothed out, it was an excellent read, full of twists and turns and a heroine with a stutter! It was refreshing to have a heroine that wasn't all stereotypically perfect. Recommended if you like a little variety among your historical romances.



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Cynder, what kind of romance are they? They sound like they'd be either paranormal or historical. :)



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I have read most of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and loved them. If you like them there is another series by Lara Adrian called Midnight Breed, and also Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole, or Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy.

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Anyone that has a kindle and is on facebook there is a link called E reader news today, they offer free books from all genres several times thru out the day. There is also one called Pixel of Ink, and Kindle Fire Dept.

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I just finished a YA - Son of Neptune - and I have to decide who to read next. Or if I should just catch up on my DVRed TV!



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How is everything? Has everyone found new authors, new books, etc? I have been curious ever since I posted last.


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Hey Sass, I have read all the Carpathian Series, they are called the Dark series the first one is Dark Prince, right now i think there are like 22. I got hooked when I read the Dark Slayer! But yoiu can read them out of order.

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Abbey, I sure am. That's what happens when you older! emoticon Same with movies and music, too!! emoticon

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Evwings, you're old school! :)



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Leona, have you read any of Dee Henderson's inspirational romances? I really like her. I would suggest you start with The Negotiator first.

I wasn't into romance that much, then my ex gave me a lot of books that belonged to his wife who had passed away. She had a lot of historicals and I found I really liked them. Then I went to work at a used book store and the owner had me read a book out of every category and one in each series of the contemporary romances. I found I enjoyed those, too. Then I had my own used book store and really got a lot of recommendations. I read every issue of Romantic Times (even sold that in my store) and had lots of relationships with area authors and correspondence with others. It has been awhile since I have read a lot of new ones, but have seen some of my favorites mentioned here. If you like the historical, see if you can get your hands on the two Sandra Brown wrote. They are rare and older, but well worth it if you can find them. One is called Sunset Embrace and I'm sorry but I can't remember the other title. I'm sure I have it written somewhere. Woodiwiss' Ashes In the Wind is one of my all time favorites. I do enjoy time-travel depending on the author, but I'm not so much into vampire ones, though I have read them. What I always found amusing is how so many who wouldn't touch any of the light romance series would buy the more expensive versions when they were published outside those series thinking they were new books!! I would just smile when they raved about them!!

Some of my favorite authors have been:
Kathleen Woodiwiss, Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Constance O'Day Flannery, Sandra Brown. Shirl Henke, Karen Robards, LaVyrle Spencer, Kay Hooper, Fayrene Preston, Barbara Delinsky, Dixie Browning, and so many others I can't even remember to write them out!! (That's what happens when you get older and have had chemo-brain in the not so distant past.)

Hope I have helped some with my info.



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MOODYMOLLYR- I read A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson. You can see my review on my blog: mnleona.blogspot.com; look on the right side and I have it listed under the title. I will have to look for this one also.
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I read the first Black Dagger book about two months ago and when I put a larger dent in my already-existing TBR pile, I'll find the next one. I keep confusing JR Ward with JD Robb, though.



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I'm currently reading a Gena Showalter book from her Lords of the Underworld series. It's only taken me a few hours to get about a hundred pages in. It's absolutely fantastic! I really enjoy Christine Feehan as well. Does anyone like J.R. Ward? Black Dagger Brotherhood!!

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I LOVE romance novels! So much that I want to write them when I grow up (I'm almost 40 *laugh*). Right now I'm reading a romantic suspense called The Past Came Hunting and the villain is a sociopath that's completely freaking me out.



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Just finished Sixteen Brides, it was a wonderful book. I've found a new author that I can really get into. Will go on the Bethany House FB and post a comment. I've got two of their non-fiction books to read and review and put in for a fiction to read & review, sure hope I get it.

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I love Julia Quinn and Katie MacAlister! I just finished Katie MacAlister's new one "It's All Greek to Me"

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I finally got my December selection from Book of the Month Club 2. It's called Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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I've been reading romances for many, many years. I prefer Regency and historical over the contemporary and don't read the time-travel, vampire, or the like books, have absolutely no interest in them.

Right now I'm reading The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes and loving it. If you haven't tried her books this is part of a series that started with The Heir, then comes The Soldier- which I actually read first, next is The Virtuoso, and last is Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish which was published before The Virtuoso but actually comes after it in the time line. I recommend them all.

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I'm new to the Team, but not new to romance! I love Kathleen Woodiwiss & LaVyrle Spencer. Have also read Sandra Brown, Judith Michael, Susan Phillips, Francine Rivers, Christine Feehan, Brenda Jackson, and Zane. I love reading Christian, Contemporary, Historical, African-American, and Paranormal Romances.

My favorite books are:

Kathleen Woodiwiss - Shanna/Ashes In The Wind/A Rose In Winter
Francine Rivers - Redeeming Love
LaVyrle Spencer - Morning Glory
Michelle Stimpson - Boaz Brown

My daughter and I both read the Twilight Series. She's Tea Jacob and I'm Team Edward.
Thinking about reading the Hunger Games.

Right now, I'm reading Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner.


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There's alot of sub genre's within romance. I don't read the Christian specific very often. Some books run the gambit of emotions, while others are humorous, and make you laugh, others are dark and make you scared. Some make you cry. Some do all of the above. :) The important thing for me is at the end you get that nice, warm, fuzzy feeling that makes you want to go hug everyone. :)

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I have been doing some book reviews lately on Christian romance books and although I like them, I find I need a tissue handy. Are they all this way?
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It's funny - alot of people say "I hate romance" and they either haven't ever read one, or they haven't read one in the last 20 years. Romance, as a genre, as matured and changed, just as every other genre has. We've moved way from "Bodice rippers" (Forced enjoyment) to strong women who decide and take a lead in their lives. Yes, historicals are still there, with some excellent historical authors. In fact, Julia Quinn, just two years ago, walked away from the Rita's (The romance version of the oscars) with three statues. All together I think they were bigger than she was. LOL. But I always say - you can't judge a book by it's genre. :)

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I have to admit that as a librarian, I discounted this genre, especially since so many people were embarrassed to ask for these books face to face. Then I took a readers advisory course throught the American Library Association where I HAD to read a romance novel, an adventure book, a science fiction book, and a fantasy book.

Well, I'm still not a fan of adventure, science fiction, or fantasy, but I became addicted to Regency Romance. I love Julie Quinn, Eloisa James, and Mary Balogh. I've read some other authors, but I really do like the story better than the details.

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There's not an author mentioned I haven't read, or am not familiar with. Great authors them all. :) I'm currently reading Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio - Love her paranormals. You can find them on amazon, or even at Carina's website (carina.com is part of harlequin). It's a book about shifters.

As for what I use to read, I wouldn't survive without my kindle. I read NY pub'd, and small epub books both - there are jewels hidden among the small epubs. I WUV my kindle. :D I'm slowly working up to using my treadmill, and it has a perfect place to put the ereader, but got a feeling I'll need to make the font size kind of large to be able to do it (Hey, can I help it if I'm blind?).

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I read her 4 book series about wedding planners in which one planner gets married each book. I still have the 4th and final book to read. It's a real good series.

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I've tried the free books on my kindle and find they are free for a reason. Kindle now has a lending library. You have to subscribe to it for 80 dollars a year but there alot of really good authors.

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It's been a while since anyone has posted here, but I have a question. Does anyone who has a Kindle or Nook notice that you can get a huge selection of books that have been rated and they are so cheap? I've found a lot of 99 cent books that have been very good. I read a lot of romantic suspense, and some of the authors I've found on Kindle I've never seen in the bookstores or library. I read for entertainment, and in between "meaningful" books, I like some fun!

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I love Woodiwiss too! A Rose in Winter was the first romance I read in the English language and I loooooved it!
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If you have any suggestions, I absolutely love historical stuff but without esoterical undetones.

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I'm very new to the Romance Genre world and wrote on here way back in July about needing suggestions... well since then I fell off the sparkpeople.com wagon and went out on my own to find a good romance book. I found Beverly Jenkins... I'm sure she is a great historical writer but not the short story I read of hers. Does anyone have an opinion (positive or negative) about her so I know if I should look for a better book or find a new author? Thank you.

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I can't get enough Historical Romance novels. I'm glad that there are lots of other people out there that aren't afraid to admit that these books are good. My mother used to complain that I read these because she thought there were just written...well...I'm sure you can guess what she thought. A lot of history I learned from these books though so I know they have value. I don't have any favorite authors because there are just so many that I like but I do find myself reading Catherine Coulter and Amanda Quick often. If anyone has some book suggestions they would like to share I would be glad to take a look at them.

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I just found this thread and happy to participate. I love the Black Brotherhood by JR Ward, Anything by Christine Feehan, Kathleen Woodiwiss and many others. I don't have to be embarased on this thread of my love for historical and forms of romance.

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I agree that Nora Roberts and Linda Lael Miller are great authors. Laverle Spencer and Sandra Brown are good too.

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