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Posted on Jul 5, 2012 7:35:56 PM PDT
Vanessa C says:
Yesterday I finished Pursued Brides of the Kindred 6. While I usually enjoy this series, I felt that this book moved a little slow. Elise is a emotionally broken human. Merrick is a "hybrid" kindred, tall, strong,clever and also emotionally closed. He is willing to help her but everything she does she has to roll it around in her head until she gives me a headache. There were points in the story that I just wanted to tell her to shut up.
I really was looking forward to this novel. The teaser at the end of the last book was intriguing. Merrick releases Elise from a stasis pod and a bond is formed.
The newest nemesis tries to impact this new world. We get caught up with all of the previous books' couples. A new couple is introduced and apparently will be the focus of the next book. I rate this book a 3-3.5* read. Elise is almost childlike in her actions and I grew tired of her. I don't want to read about an immature girl in this type of series. ( I posted this on Goodreads).

I am about 1/3 through Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations). This is the fourth installment in the H&W Investigations series. This is definitely urban fantasy. Shiarra Waybest is a private investigator seeking out a ruthless pack of werewolves headed by her ex-boyfriend, who are wanted for the death of a reporter. She is hiding from her friends, family, an all powerful vampire and the police, who want her for questioning about her possible involvement in his death. This series is progressively growing into a darker, twisted game. She is human but is aided by an ensorcerled weapons belt that whispers sweet killing messages to her in her head. This belt enables her to have super human strength but only between sunset and sunrise. I don't think that I have seen this series mentioned here, but it is fast becoming a dark and angsty book series.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 7:48:39 PM PDT
Tiger Lily says:
@Kimberly Shelt
I like all of the Alien Huntress books. The last two, Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 5) and Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress Novels) are about two hs who are best friends. Each novel is their individual romance and I loved their friendship and personalities. It is a good series so far.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 7:50:05 PM PDT
Vinity says:
Vanessa~ Stalking the Others sounds interesting. Let me know if you continue to like it. I've DLed the sample so I'll remember.

Still on an Eloise James kick, currently the book for Vaginal fantasy this month witch is Desperate Duchesses So far this one and When Beauty Tamed the Beast have been the best. The others are only so-so.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 8:08:58 PM PDT
@Kimberly - " Drake Sisters series,what did you think of the las book? Elle's book?" - it took me by surprise, the other ones had been lightweight fiction for the most part but suddenly she drops this one on you and it is DARK and violent, way out of sync with the others but I loved the ending, it did drag on a bit longer than it should have in the middle.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 8:22:15 PM PDT
Vanessa C says:
@ Kimberly... I read all of the Alien Huntress books,and I pre-order those.

@ Vinity... Hunted By The Others, is the first book in the series. I first read a short story about her best friend and business partner Sara and her boyfriend in the anthology Nocturnal. Which in itself is a great short story collection. I think that this series is something that you would enjoy, no smexy scenes pure UF.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 9:10:44 PM PDT
KS TBRQueen says:
I plan on skipping the second book because its a little out of my price range right now but i did order Savor Me Slowly (Alien Huntress Novels, Book 3) because its a little bit cheaper. So now im trying to decide which series to start with next...
Alien Huntress
Kate Daniels
Dirk&Steel
Elder Races
Ive read all four of series' first book. I just need to decide which one to continue first. HELP. Which order should i read them in?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 9:14:21 PM PDT
A. Davis says:
Kate, Kate, Kate!!! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 9:17:21 PM PDT
Tiger Lily says:
I would say Kate Daniels. That series is some fine writing.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 9:18:19 PM PDT
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Cace411 says:
Kate Daniels first for sure! Then Elder Races. Haven't read Alien Huntress or Dirk&Steel so can't comment there. :)

ETA: Though it's hard to read anything after Kate Danels until you've had some time to bask in it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 10:30:07 PM PDT
melindeeloo says:
LAB - I liked Gravey Memory too, but I think I am ready to ditch the triangle - she is starting to seem like a love the one you're with kind of girl - I know who I am rooting for, but to me it seems like neither is a real contender. The mysteries though and all of the extended cast, including the new thorn in her side and the new wrinkle in her relationship with her Dad, that was all good.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:37:58 PM PDT
As per comments about the h chewing lips. Does anyone do that? I don't. Now guys may suck on their teeth. But we're talking women. Women don't chew their lips. They may gnaw on their finger nails. Pucker their lips and rub them together when they're dry. .. But not chewing. That's just wrong. - Dan's Wife

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:43:02 PM PDT
I mention I read How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf during the holiday. I told him it was funny so he had to pick it up when I was done. The funny thing was he was 'going to sit down and read a bit before his shower.' 1.5 hours later he puts it down to take his shower. He's not usually up until midnight reading. .. . He had to share a few chuckles with me. Yup, cute book. - DW

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 4:00:23 AM PDT
Aussie Girl says:
Off topic again, but I'm towards the end of sons of anarchy Season 3 the episode where Jax watches his son with the adoptive parents...OMG if I wasn't in love with that man before I am now!

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 5:48:34 AM PDT
D. Politis says:
@Aussie Girl: I love Sons of Anarchy tv show. I thought season 3 was the weakest of the series with season 4 being amazing and epic. Season 4 blew my mind. Jax is great eye candy and the show has lots of compelling plot lines. It's always a shock to find myself rooting for the criminals.

I cannot wait for season 5 this September.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:00:50 AM PDT
T. Petty says:
Finally finished Pursued. I agree w/ Vanessa . Elise was a bit too wounded for me, but Merrick made up for it. Don't know how I feel about Lissa and Saber yet. I want Draven to get his own book & be redeemed by the heroine- the Lauren clone maybe?

Next up, I may go back to my "new adult" reads with Love Unscripted.

Just a side thought, I can't seem to get into goodreads. It's just too much info to wrap around my head. I have stopped reading reviews too because there are some jaded folks out there. I just like to read for the experience, I try not to get too deep w/ it. I do read summaries, and of course listen to your recommendations here.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:00:54 AM PDT
I started Grave Memory late last night and already this morning I can see the story is going to be good and I can also see that this "love triangle" is going to be a pain in my literary butt it would seem. maybe it is just me :) Too early to say with certainty. I already want somebody to kill a couple of people :)

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:16:27 AM PDT
"I do read summaries, and of course listen to your recommendations here." - I have tended to read less of the positive reviews here on Amazon than I used to but I now read more of the negative ones. Sometimes you just want to hear why one guy gave a 1 Star review when the other 30 people gave it 5 stars. Most of the time it is something stupid but every once in awhile you get a gleem of truth that the people gushing over a book leave out. I get much better recommendations here, then there is always that one "shiny" book and I got this 1-Click button ................

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:25:38 AM PDT
Aussie Girl- completely agree about Jax...I love that only wants the best for his son. I cannot wait for season 5! It cant come fast enough for me:)
You are in for a treat when you watch season 4...like D Politis said, it's epic and so much stuff happens.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:28:44 AM PDT
I agree with what everyone said about Elise. I thought maybe I was being too harsh because she did have a bad past but at a certain point I was just ready for her to toughen up some. I really enjoyed Merrick as a H...he really fought for their relationship and I liked that. I'm not sure how I feel about the next couple...with the taboos on their relationship..it just seems like a strange premise for a romance book.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:31:21 AM PDT
I am zooming through My Life as A White Trash Zombie and I know I'm immediately going to get the next book. I finally found something that hooked me after my reading rut. Thanks Doug, for posting about these great books!

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:55:29 AM PDT
@Marie - Most people get hung up on the titles (which I thought were less than stellar for marketing) but the books themselves are great and the 2nd one I read in less than a day, it was a real "can't put it down" novel. Book 1 I loved but at the end I was thinking "how does she make a series out of this?" did not seem to be a lot of places to go. Trust me she opens up a whole new world with book 2 for future novels :) Great ending also.

My Life as A White Trash Zombie
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 7:05:19 AM PDT
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Doug- Yeah, the titles really don't scream out "Excellent Book!", do they? If you hadn't put up a rec, I probably wouldnt ever know about them. I really love finding new books that I enjoy so much...:)

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 7:17:35 AM PDT
gimptrip™ says:
So Doug - Did you see the other 5* for Zombie/Blues. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 7:26:59 AM PDT
@Gimptrip - Yes I did and immediately gave it a "Not Helpful", I wish I knew what monetary benefit the person doing those reviews gets. Sometimes she/they post the wrong review for the book they are supposed to be reviewing but they are always 4 and 5 Star reviews.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 7:32:43 AM PDT
On a somewhat serious note, I stumbled onto this film in progress (first link) through one of my military contacts, view the teaser and if you think it is worthwhile, go to the 2nd link and scroll down to close to the bottom to vote for it to get them a chance to get to the Tribeca Film Festival . No donation required :)

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