Monday, January 19, 2015

Fast Five





I have more books to give away so let's talk about what we've been reading lately. Tell me...


1)  What's the last book that made you laugh?

2)  What's the last book that made you cry?

3)  What book are you reading now?

4)  What was your most recent 5-star read?

5)  What's the next book up on your tbr?

BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.)


Two randomly chosen people who leave a comment will receive a package of books.
 (U.S. addresses only)

52 comments:

  1. Bonuys-contemporary
    Tbr. Mai taied
    5-dare to desire- Carly Phillips
    Reading now- crazy for live- Dahl
    Laugh- walled
    Cry- Rachel Gibson
    Kimh

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    1. Dare to Desire is on my tbr. May have to move it up! :)

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  2. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh?

    Marie Force, Will & Cameron's story, All You Need Is Love

    2) What's the last book that made you cry?

    I Survived by Erin Arabah a chronicle of her fight against breast cancer

    3) What book are you reading now?

    Susan Mallery- The Christmas Wedding Ring

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read?

    Firefighter Under the Mistletoe- Melissa McClone

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr?

    How the Scoundrel Seduces- Sabrina Jeffries

    Favorite sub-genre is tough because I fluctuate back in forth between contemps and historicals. Recently I've been reading contemporaries. Next up however is a historical.

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    1. Marie Force is one of my favorites. Loved How the Scoundrel Seduces. Actually, I've loved this entire series. Firefighter and Mistletoe? I'm so there! :)

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  3. ) What's the last book that made you laugh? Take a Chance on Me - Jennifer Dawson

    2) What's the last book that made you cry? I Want to Hold Your Hand - Marie Force

    3) What book are you reading now? Victoria Dahl - Looking for Trouble

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read? Same - I Want to Hold Your Hand

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr? Lori Wilde - Christmas at Twilight (I know Christmas is over - lol)

    Patoct

    Favorite is contemporary - Rarely read anything else.

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    1. More Marie Force love! When it comes to romance fiction in my house, Christmas is never over. I read it all year! ;)

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  4. 1) In Your Dreams, Kristan Higgins
    2) The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
    3) Mean Streak, Sandra Brown
    4) (Sames) Mean Streak, Sandra Brown. I finished it the week before last and spent last week re-reading it for clues as to what actually happened.
    A romantic suspense at it's best.
    5) Hard to Come By, Laura Kaye

    Bonus: Historical
    Martha B.

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    1. Loved In Your Dreams. Decided to take a pass on The Fault in Our Stars after watching the teens in my life sobbing over it. ;-)

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  5. 1. Unwrapping Her Perfect Match by Kat Latham
    2. & 4. Alex by Sawyer Bennett
    3. Lions and Lace by Megan McKinney
    5. In Bed With A Spy by Alyssa Alexander

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    1. I'm really enjoying Kat Latham's London Legends.

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  6. Sorry forgot the bonus: Contemporary is my favorite right now.

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  7. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh?
    I reread an oldie last night when I couldn’t sleep, Jennifer Greene’s Single Dad (1995). It has a bowling-alley scene that had me laughing out loud at 3 a. m.

    2) What's the last book that made you cry?
    I have super-active tear ducts. :) I get teary-eyed while reading a lot of books, but Marie Force’s I Want to Hold Your Hand is probably the last one that had me crying so hard that I couldn’t see the pages.

    3) What book are you reading now?
    The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery (an ARC).

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read?
    Excluding ARCs, A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes.

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr?
    Today it’s True Pretenses by Rose Lerner—and I’m saving tomorrow for Vince and Sadie’s wedding party in Rachel Gibson’s novella I Do.

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.)
    I love them both. Historicals may have a slight edge since I have more autobuy authors in that subgenre.

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    1. Jennifer Greene is a favorite of mine.

      Definitely moving A Single Kiss up my list if you're giving it 5 stars!

      Can't wait to hear what you think of True Pretenses. You know how much I enjoyed it!

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  8. 1.The Gamble by Kristen Ashley the couple's silly arguments made me laugh
    2. Blackmailed into Marriage by Lucy Monroe the H is so sweet to the h throughout the book
    3. The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield
    4. The Baby that Changed Her Life by Louisa Heaton
    5. historical

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    1. I've been hearing a lot of good things about Kristen Ashley but I haven't tried her yet. Another one to add to my list. :)

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    2. Kristen Ashley, has some good books out!!

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  9. 1. James Patterson - The Christmas Wedding
    2. Cathy Maxwell - The Scottish Witch
    3. Jodi Picoult - Change of Heart
    4. Emily Croy Barker - The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
    5. Stephen King - Joyland

    Favorite is historical.

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    1. Lots of good books there! I haven't read Emily Croy Baker but that title is intriguing. Must check her out.

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  10. 1. I cannot think of any book that made me laugh - I usually read suspense and not a lot of humor in the ones I read.

    2. Same re crying - I remember telling my mom that I did read a book that ALMOST HAD ME IN TEARS, but I cannot remember the title.

    3. Jess McConkey - Love Lies Bleeding

    4. Julie Ann Walker - In Rides Trouble

    5. Robyn Carr - Mind Tryst - an oldie

    My fav genre is suspense - I do occasionally read contemp romance.

    Natalie's Mama

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    1. I'm one of those people who cries at Hallmark commercials. Lots of books have my teardrops on them!

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  11. 1) Jinn & Juice by Nicole Peeler

    2) I don't usually read books that are that depressing, so I can't remember the last one.

    3) Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

    4) Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen

    5) Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

    BONUS: Paranormal romance, followed closely by historical.

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  12. 1. A novel that made me laugh was Walter's Muse.
    2. A novel that made me cry was Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons.
    3. I am reading The Time In Between by Maria Duenas.
    4. A five start read was The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.
    5. My next book will be Lizzy and Jane.
    6. I enjoy historicals. Memorable.

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    1. New titles to check out. Thanks, traveler!

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  13. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh? IN YOUR DREAMS, Kristan Higgins

    2) What's the last book that made you cry? THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS, Brenda Novak

    3) What book are you reading now? DARK WITCH, Nora Roberts

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read? NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER, Sarah MacLean

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr? SHADOW SPELL, Nora Roberts

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.) I like both historicals and contemporaries, with perhaps a slight edge to historical.

    This was a fun poll to participate in and to read others' responses!

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    1. Cheryl, did you know the Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy has been optioned for a television series? I hope it makes it to the screen. I loved these stories!

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    2. I have just started reading the first one, but I can easily see how this trilogy has the potential to be an excellent mini-series or movie. Magic and romance! Good vs Evil! Plus, contemporary blended with historical! I hope it makes it to the screen, too.

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    3. Oooh, so glad to read that. I love this series.
      Carol L

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  14. 1. Made me laugh - Midnight in Odessa.
    2. Made me cry - The Tea Rose
    3. Reading now and love it - A mountain of Crumbs
    4. Five star book - The Ambassador's Daughter
    5. Coming up for my enjoyment - Madeleine's War.
    6. BONUS: Historical always and forever - and contemporary.

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  15. Laugh - Erin McCarthy - The Pregancy Test
    Cry - Re-read Barbara Delinsky - Three Wishes
    Reading now - Willow Springs - Toni Blake
    Five Star - Walking on Air
    Coming up - Silver Thaw
    Bonus: Mostly Contemporary, sometimes western historical like Walking on Air and also enjoy occasional biographies.

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    1. I like western historical so will be checking out Walking on Air. Hope you enjoy Willow Springs. I loved her Destiny series.

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  16. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh? Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
    2) What's the last book that made you cry? - eh... I don't cry... for reals... but I did strongly feel for the Characters in The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
    3) What book are you reading now? Adam by Jennifer Ashley in the Cowboys Last All Night Anthology
    4) What was your most recent 5-star read? Master of Crows by Grace Draven
    5) What's the next book up on your tbr? Probably Naughty Little Wishes by Nina Crespo

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.) Paranormal romance! closely followed by Romantic comedy :)

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    1. It's a very cute and funny book too!

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  17. 1. Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase (reread)
    2. Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase
    3. Sweet Talk Me, Kieran Kramer
    4. Something Sweeter, Candis Terry
    5. You're So Fine, Kieran Kramer

    Historical or contemporary

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    1. I really enjoyed Sweet Talk Me. Looking forward to reading You're So Fine!

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  18. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh? Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

    2) What's the last book that made you cry? Don't recall of a title making me want to cry. I try to stay away from sad.

    3) What book are you reading now? Sapphires are an Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read? Why Mermaids Sing by C S Harris

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr? Viscount of Vice by Shana Galen

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.) Historicals set primarily in the 19th century and early 20th century.

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    1. You're reading a lot of Shana Galen! :)

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  19. 1) Norway ( book 34 in Around The World In 80 Men by Brandi and Rebecca Ratliff )
    2) Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry
    3) I'm just about finished re-reading Fifty Shades of Grey
    4) Bare With Me by Pawnie Santana
    5) Incandescent by River Savage
    Bonus) Paranormal Romance

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    1. More new titles to check out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. You will certainly laugh at Jill Shalvis books!! I am now reading Carolyn Brown!! There is a lot of good authors out there, Tracy Solheim is one of my all time favorites. I got some authors I have been reading there books for a long time.

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    1. I like all three of those authors. Tracy Solheim is a new favorite that I've really been enjoying.

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  22. 1. Can't remember 2. Protecting Fiona by Susan Stoker 3. Power by Debra Webb 4. Protecting Fiona by Susan Stoker 5. Rage by Debra Webb. My favorite sub-genre is romantic suspense.

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    1. Debbie, have you tried the Harlequin Intrigues that Webb co-writes with Regan Black? I'm really enjoying them.

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  23. Funny enough most of the questions can be answered by the same. The thing is that I just finished reading Captivated by His Kiss Box Set and well, there are different stories there and they kind of took me on a roller coaster of emotions =D

    1) What's the last book that made you laugh? Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd. The innocence of the heroine had me cracking up the whole time.

    2) What's the last book that made you cry? It's a toss up between Targeted by Katie Reus and To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone by Bronwen Evans. Both heroines are violently raped and every time something like that happens in a story I feel like I want to karate-chop someone!

    3) What book are you reading now? I just started Delirium by Erin Kellison. It's her 5th book in her Reveler series and I LOVE IT!!

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read? Captivated by His Kiss. As a whole set, it was exceptionally good. Of course the reader may feel some stories are better than others but the set as a whole was amazing!

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr? The new release by V.M. Black, Time After Time, Book 4 in her Cora's Bonds Series

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre? (historical, contemporary, etc.) - Historical and paranormal. I couldn't choose just one!
    JoannaM

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  24. My sorta quick 5: 1) Made me laugh - Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Cowboy Not Included) - some of the scenes between the heroine and the feuding queen Bs in training were hilarious.
    2) Made me cry -- I honestly can't remember.
    3) Currently reading -- I'm about half way through Captivated By His Kiss - I just started Falcon's Bride.
    4) Last 5 star -- Captivated By His Kiss is shaping up to be a 5 star. :-)
    5) Next book on tbr -- Ummmm. I start out with a plan and often don't follow through for various reasons. I haven't even set a tentative next book yet.

    Bonus: Historical is my favorite sub-genre.

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  25. 1) What's the last book that made you laugh?
    Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley

    2) What's the last book that made you cry?
    Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon...I'm late to the series but at least got to read books one and two before seeing the Starz show, which I also love, so I have my own mind images of what the characters are like:)

    3) What book are you reading now?
    Discover Your Soul Mission by Linda Brady

    4) What was your most recent 5-star read?
    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. It's short and very easy read but with huge impact,I highly recommend it! I'm on a spiritual growth kick right now and it's crazy how much I'm learning from these books and Oprah's Super Soul Sunday's lol.

    5) What's the next book up on your tbr?
    E-Cubed by Pam Grout. The first one, E-Squared, sort of blew my mind lol

    BONUS: What's your favorite romance sub-genre?
    I love them all but if there's a sexy werewolf Im sold lol

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  26. 1. I honestly can't remember if it was a Kristin Higgins ot Jill Shalvis book. But it as definitely one of the two.
    2. Last book to make me cry was Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris from a couple of years back. But I jusr read it for the first time. Such a great read.
    3. I'm now reading Erin Kellison's Shadow Bound, believe it's book 1 in the Shadows series.
    4. My last 5 star reading was Diana Gabaldon's Written In My Own Heart's Blood.
    5. The next book I'm reading is Erin Kellison's Fire Kissed.

    I love Scottish Historical Romance

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( dot) com

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  27. 1. Made me laugh - A SEAL's Secret by Tawny Weber
    2. Made me cry - Can't remember
    3. Book I'm reading now - Caelen's Wife by Suzan Tisdale
    4. Last 5 star rating - Can't remember
    5. Next book on tbr - Swept Through Time Box Set
    BONUS - Favorite genre - I have 2: historical and contemporary

    kscathy (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. The last book that made me laugh was Mary Kay Andrews Save the Date. She is always pretty funny! The last book that made me cry was Carla Kelly's historical Falling Softly; the book I'm reading now is Hush by Karen Robards and it is non-stop action! The Five Star rating goes to The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness, I loved the entire series. The next book on my TBR is for a book club and that is Boston Girl by Anita Diamant and my favorite romance sub genres are romantic suspense, historical and contemporary. I switch around among all three but I'm even known to read YA and fantasy. Actually I read almost anything if it has a happy ending!

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