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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011 11:20:54 PM PDT
Thanks for the rec I'll check out the "guild/angel" series as soon as I finish the "Zorn series". Which will probably be tomorrow because I am halfway thru that series. Thanks!! I'll check out the sample on the Darkyn series later...don't worry I won't hate you!! I appreciate this thread and value the opinions expressed! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 3:20:01 AM PDT
MelissaB says:
K. Adams,

I also liked the Cyborg series and His Purrfect Mate by Laurann Dohner.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 4:28:20 AM PDT
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Sandra says:
Jaime- I just wanted to say thank you for writing Beautiful Disaster, it may have my favorite hero of all time, and that is saying a lot considering how many books I've read. Ever since I've read it, I just can't seem to get it out of my head- I just love the total adoration and obsessive love Travis had for Abby, plus the groveling- just wow! I usually dislike contemporary reads because they are usually too boring for me, too bogged down with everyday ordinariness even if the hero is jealous- I like paranormal because it is really an escape.

Your book is the first contemporary I've read that actually kept me on my toes the entire time (it was sort of like a soap opera, but a good intense and passionate one).... all I can say is please create more heroes like Travis- obsessive, crazy in love, jealous and possessive heroes- you write them so well!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 7:08:41 AM PDT
E. Burns says:
Yep, I just finished the Zorn and Cyborg series and was pleasantly surprised! Thanks for the recs.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 7:10:18 AM PDT
E. Burns says:
OH! And I want to go on the record as saying I actually like the BD cover--- I wishlisted it on that alone after slogging through 100's of same old clinch, nekkid couples, flowers, vampire eye covers it was a delightful change.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 9:11:15 AM PDT
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Kate Barley says:
Try C.L. Wilson's Tairen Soul series -- it's a fantasy about the fae and elves. It does have alot of background action/battles but the fae king finds his soulmate in what he thinks is a human woman.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 10:25:10 AM PDT
curlygirl says:
Jamie-Thanks so much for posting on here. I am a huge fan of Beautiful Disaster...wasn't sure if I would like it because the h/h were so young, but I LOVED IT!! For me personally, I think what sets your book apart from other contemporary romances is the amazing amount of dialogue you wrote between Abby and Travis...I mean most of the book is dialogue and that is my favoritie part of any book...seeing and hearing the interaction between them. Even though it was written in Abby's perspective, I never wondered what Travis was thinking or feeling b/c of how much dialogue there was for me to enjoy. Thank you so much. You have now ruined me for other books!!!

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 12:39:07 PM PDT
Fiona B says:
I just read someone posting wanting a hero like Clay in Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, I don't know how could I've forgotten about Clay. He's crazy in love and possessive!! Even the heroine describe his fascination with her as psychotic, he had photographs of the heroine on his walls (stalker-like), he stayed loyal even though the heroine left him, he waited by the outside gate when he knew the heroine is coming back :D
Love him!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 12:43:02 PM PDT
Shell says:
Is there any sex in the Kelley Armstrong books? I thought I had read one of hers and there wasn't any (and I need at least SOME heat in my stories!) I might have her confused with someone else though.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 1:35:48 PM PDT
Happy Reader says:
Hello Jamie,

Well I guess I will be buying an e-reader since it looks like a good number of books mentioned here are only e-books. I'm not giving up on paperback books thought. I love the feel of a real book in my hands.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 1:39:11 PM PDT
Happy Reader says:
I notice a lot of the books mentioned here are paranormal. Is this sort of topic found more in paranormal than contemporary? I personally prefer contemporary in the HP style but I'm willing to try paranormal especially since I've been reading horror(hello Clive barker) as of late.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 4:12:20 PM PDT
MaryG says:
La Femme Hipster -

Amazon has a free application that you can download called Kindle for PC. It works fine for me. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 4:25:33 PM PDT
Happy Reader says:
thanks Mary, will do sometime over the weekend. As I must read BD ASAP.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 10:41:15 PM PDT
Aussie Girl says:
La F H, I downloaded the free Kindle for PC also so I could read Beautiful Disaster. It worked a treat. I am still a paper book gal, but it is handy to be able to read e books as well. PS I liked BD , not my usual thing but it does drag you in.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 11:59:14 PM PDT
I gotta say I wasn't that crazy over Beautiful Disaster. Prolly cause of statements made by Kara about the aptability of the H&H being together. The level of frantic'ness/frenzy/desperation when she would leave him. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I read it. It adds to my romance repertoire. It didn't hit some of the bells I like to hear ringing at the end of the story-I realize that that is just me. I don't think I believed in their HEA being for 50+ years. The H&H had some serious baggage to deal with-I can't remember counselling being mentioned in any other of my romance books, but this was definitely a case of it being needed. At times I was worried about suicide being one of his alternatives if she left or didn't come back

The story did bring up some curious situations. How does the family deal with a parent dieing if no one has any communication skills?? From the stories the H told about his family during his younger years and then the Dad's confession at Thanksgiving.........His Dad and brothers still scare me.

Love shouldn't hurt and it usually solves all problems. I don't have that feeling. I want to have that feeling.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 12:44:09 AM PDT
Fiona B

Exactly!! I forgot all about Clay and he is the definition of this thread!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 12:51:07 AM PDT

You have a point there. Need more sex in the Kelley Armstrong books!! I'm still irritated over the "too short" romancing story of Clay's Step Dad and the Jamie (?)-she's the one that does the Vegas shows....

As I think back over the series the sex parts are too short (nope, that's not what I am talking about)
They could be dragged out a little more. Whenever there is a lot of trouble/angst going on, the sex or romance part needs to be a little longer to relax the reader

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 12:53:20 AM PDT
Fiona B says:
Yes, there is sex in Bitten series, although perhaps not as graphic as lora leigh or shiloh walker and the likes. It's been a long time since I read Bitten, but I remember the first time I read the love scene between Elena and Clay is hot (he tied her into the tree), and it was hot :D
Though the sex is not as hot as Lora Leigh's, the plot and story more than make up for it. This series is also the only series from Kelley Armstrong that I like. Her other books are not as heavy on the romance :)

@auntie sherry
I know!! Lol, I completely forgot about Clay!! I imagine Clay is the grown up Travis :D

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 12:54:41 AM PDT
Hey, I have ordered so many titles lately that I find it cheaper to order the book-usually for $4 and that includes delivery charges.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 4:07:01 AM PDT
Kate Barley says:
L Femme Hipster

If you have an i-pad, download the kindle software for it and just use that.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 7:42:16 AM PDT
I guess I need to read "Bitten". Now I curious about Clay, especially if he's the grown up version of Travis. So Bitten is a series, right? How many books are in the series? TIA

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 7:49:40 AM PDT
Shell says:
@Fiona B....He tied her to a tree? I'm going to have to read the book just for that scene alone, lol! Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 8:06:09 AM PDT
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Sandra says:
Purse Monkey- I read Angel's Blood and only thought it was ok, I couldn't really see how the hero fell for the heroine. I am giving Archangel's Kiss a chance now but there is just something that seems missing from their relationship- I can't really put my finger on it, maybe tenderness- some of the dirty things they say to each other are so crude and even though the hero is possessive of her I really don't get that Crazy in Love feeling from him, maybe b/c he is so cold and emotionally unavailable- I just don't get that desperate vulnerable in love feeling, maybe because he is super confident and like 1,000 years old, lol

I'm only a little bit into Archangel's Kiss, do you think I'll change my mind about their relationship by the end?

I really like when the hero is just out of control in his love for the heroine, like unhinged- it makes it really exciting- I like the soap opera melodramatic stuff like in Beautiful Disaster (intensely passionate, I'll die without you sort of stuff)- I really want to find something like that

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 9:59:57 AM PDT
Purse Monkey says:
Sandra: Like I mentioned earlier, Angel's Blood is a world building book. I agree that the romance is lacking there, but in order to appreciate Archangel's Kiss, the one you're reading, you have to read book one. I, too, felt the same thing when I was through with the first book. There was something missing. How did they fall in love? But the second book made up for it. It's truly a character driven story as opposed to plot driven like the first book. What I love about Raphael is that he never really changed to be sweet and kind and vulnerable. As an ancient being, I never expected, never wanted him to be. But because he is the way he is, his love and possessiveness of Elene is very apparent. His change wasn't overnight, but in book two, he slowly opened up to her. I wouldn't give up on it now. Finish book two and see, however if you still don't like it, I would recommend stop reading the series.

But just to warn you, Raphael's love is not intense and crazy jealous like Travis. As a matter of fact, every jealous/possessive heroes pale in comparison to that of the whirlwind Travis. That kind of hero is one of a kind and I doubt I'll be able to fine such as him again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 12:23:34 PM PDT
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Sandra says:
Purse Monkey- It's reassuring that you felt the same way about book one, I will continue to read book two and hopefully I'll like it as much as you did. I understand what you mean about Raphael not turning sweet and vulnerable, but for some reason I kept thinking back to the Dark Series by Christine Feehan while I was reading about him, I guess I wanted or expected Raphael to be as intense and crazy in love as one of the Dark ones- they are centuries old also. The Dark Ones are probably the only heroes I could compare to Travis's intensity (though I really am not a fan of the writing in those books, its so purple prose) Another hero I could compare him to is probably Bones from Halfway to the Grave....Wish I could find more, I almost regret reading BD because it ruined me for so many other books :(
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