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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #100 on: October 19, 2015, 06:19:13 PM »
I just noticed that too. I never read a Mary Stewart so I was looking forward and send a sample to my kindle. Now they are gone. I looked at it seems like publishers changed. No clue though why there wouldn't be a ebook. I can't read paper anymore so either I am going to lose out or the publisher is. Oh well

As I was sitting there staring at my kindle what to read next, I picked up a CR. I had this one in my archive for a while, I bought it with the settlement money some of us got. I am like 38% in and holy moly. This is how you do a romance, without bang wham mam right off the start. I mean there is more tension here with all the clothes on, than I have seen in a lot of new romances. Wowser. That is how you do it. The emotion is there, the everything. I have no words. A doctor decides to go onto a reservation to practice for 2 years. There she meets chaos and, Rebel. I can't even.

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So so good.

Sounds like my kind of book, thanks for the rec!
 
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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2015, 06:26:35 AM »


As I was sitting there staring at my kindle what to read next, I picked up a CR. I had this one in my archive for a while, I bought it with the settlement money some of us got. I am like 38% in and holy moly. This is how you do a romance, without bang wham mam right off the start. I mean there is more tension here with all the clothes on, than I have seen in a lot of new romances. Wowser. That is how you do it. The emotion is there, the everything. I have no words. A doctor decides to go onto a reservation to practice for 2 years. There she meets chaos and, Rebel. I can't even.

 :-X



So so good.

I haven't read a good CR in a while---going to download this one! Thanks Atunah.

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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #102 on: October 21, 2015, 06:28:21 AM »
It was really good. Well, for me it was.  ;D. Not saying more  :-X

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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #103 on: October 21, 2015, 12:04:38 PM »
It was really good. Well, for me it was.  ;D. Not saying more  :-X

I clicked the buy button & will start reading it tonight.  :) I'm behind on my goodreads western challenge & need to get busy reading more westerns!
 
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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #104 on: October 21, 2015, 01:49:03 PM »
Ohhh pressure. I hope you guys like it. I think you will.


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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #105 on: October 24, 2015, 05:22:03 PM »
Regarding Mary Stewart:  I have always loved her novels, ever since I discovered them when I was in high school.  I still have all my favorite titles, either in paperback or in hardback.  Other authors I enjoy that are similar to Mary Stewart:
Catherine Gaskin - Favorites are Edge of Glass and The Property of a Gentleman
Madeleine Brent - Particularly her first two, Tregaron's Daughter and Moonraker's Bride.


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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2015, 11:41:57 AM »
I'm a huge contemporary romance fan and I'm thrilled that there is a thread dedicated to it. Recently, I've become a very big fan of Lauren Blakely's stories. In my opinion, her characters are well-developed and her stories have just the right amount of heat. 
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« Reply #107 on: November 09, 2015, 02:01:32 AM »
My all-time favorite has to be Cry No More by Linda Howard.  Awesome book!

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« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2015, 09:58:22 AM »
Just finished a contemporary that was lots of fun. A good, light read--heroine is a disaster magnet, kind hearted and impulsive and always landing in some kind of trouble. Hero is a sexy alpha, and very engaging minor characters as well. Some laugh out loud funny moments, and steamy sex scenes. This is a relatively new author, and I'll definitely be on the lookout for her next book.


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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #109 on: January 10, 2016, 06:21:16 AM »
Another first time author who is going to be someone to watch. Some hysterically funny dialog (Atunah I'm thinking of you) and really engaging characters. Set in the contemporary theater world. I'm definitely snapping up Lucy Parker's next book whenever it comes out.


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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #110 on: January 10, 2016, 06:23:12 AM »
Act Like It is definitely a keeper for me!

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« Reply #111 on: January 10, 2016, 06:53:12 AM »
I have that on my reading next list on my kindle. I received it from a generous soul as a gift in the gifting thread. I am now looking forward to it even more than I did already.  ;D

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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #112 on: January 12, 2016, 01:02:34 PM »
This author always seem to be highly recommended.
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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2016, 04:27:21 PM »
This author always seem to be highly recommended.
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I didn't love the beginning but it definitely picked up. I do want to read the others in the series. I have a deal to share:


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That is .25 a book by a best selling author. I was originally going to post Killing Kelly for .99 but I found the bundle :D I have read most of them and they are quite good.

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« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2016, 04:50:45 PM »
I've only ever read her Civil War series, which I adore.

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« Reply #115 on: January 21, 2016, 12:07:14 PM »
Another bundle deal to share. These are fun beach reads.


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« Reply #116 on: February 23, 2016, 07:14:23 PM »
This one been getting great reviews from reader friends. I haven't read it yet, but its on sale for
99 cents and is written by 2 great contempo writers. Really like the theme on this one so I'll click this one. I have a few slow shipping credits saved up.  ;D

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« Reply #117 on: February 24, 2016, 06:58:34 PM »
It was really good. Well, for me it was.  ;D. Not saying more  :-X

 Love it!  ;) :D

Another first time author who is going to be someone to watch.


I read this and loved it! My only complaint is it wasn't longer:)

This one been getting great reviews from reader friends. I haven't read it yet, but its on sale for
99 cents and is written by 2 great contempo writers.


I just purchased this one tonight and I wasn't sure at first but I am now 30% in and loving it. There are some laugh out loud parts that make it a fun read. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one, particularly at .99 The only draw back I can see is that it does change POV between the hero/heroine and that can be a deal breaker for some. I am not a fan of that style but it seems to work for this book. Ugh now I have to be an adult for a little while and get some chores done. I would rather keep reading.  :'(

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« Reply #118 on: February 25, 2016, 06:18:34 AM »
Another first time author who is going to be someone to watch. Some hysterically funny dialog (Atunah I'm thinking of you) and really engaging characters. Set in the contemporary theater world. I'm definitely snapping up Lucy Parker's next book whenever it comes out.



I read somewhere that this is also Lucy Parker:


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« Reply #119 on: February 25, 2016, 08:35:35 AM »
I read somewhere that this is also Lucy Parker:


I heard that too. Why does someone need two names for the same genre?  :-\

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« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2016, 01:03:26 PM »
I dunno but I bought Artistic License for free! It was in my KU-Want-to-Read list already so it was on my radar before I saw that.

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« Reply #121 on: March 03, 2016, 05:48:40 PM »
If someone hasn't picked it up before Artistic License is available for free again.


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« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2016, 12:10:47 PM »
Found this over on dearauthor.

http://programminginsider.com/cable/ae-networks-partners-harlequin/

A&E Tv network is getting together with Harlequin to make some movies of series and popular books.

I figured it will be more likely, if they are making anything romance, it would be contempo and RS, as suppose to historical and sci fi.  :P It does say on the top, mystery, romance, thriller and suspense. So who knows. Like we need more thrillers. Sigh.

There really really need to be more regular romance movies on TV. When I say regular, I mean not inspirational, not chick flick with no HEA. I am so desperate to watch some romance movies that I have to watch Hallmark channel. Now don't get me wrong, some good stuff there, but its a bit hard to find not so, how to put it, inspy, homey stuff.

I read reviews on those movies on a site, hallmark movies and a movie I watched and actually liked, had the heroine being divorced and living with her new boyfriend and drinking wine. Folks were going off on it in the comments about what a slut she was and its not good values and such things.  :-\. They barely kissed for crying out loud. That movie was a few years old and most of the newer hallmark stuff is very very perky and cutsey it seems now.

That is what I mean by finding stuff. Like the books we like to read, just in movies. I am not saying they have to do the monkey like Claire and Jamie, just more like normal you know. There is plenty of "clean" stuff out there in this genre on TV. Very little that is you know, normal level. Anywho, I am looking forward to some of those movies. If they actually getting around making them.


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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #123 on: April 04, 2016, 12:52:21 PM »
I'd probably attempt to watch... if someone could pry my Kindle outta my hands (and hide it). 

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Re: Anyone a Contemporary Romance and/or Romantic Suspense fan?
« Reply #124 on: April 22, 2016, 04:03:24 AM »
Kylie Scott (who wrote the 'Stage Dive" series) has a new book out which is the first in a brand new series:



It's getting good reviews.