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27 comments posted.

Re: Deadly Fear (4:07pm August 26, 2010):

Paranormal characters are
relatable when they have very
human issues to deal with. As
for killers - it depends on
how disturbing their thoughts
are and their
characterization. If they
aren't one dimensional, I find
them more interesting.
However, I don't want to read
very detailed thoughts about
super disturbing acts, like
harming a child for instance.

Re: Bond With Me (10:46pm August 25, 2010):

I love fallen angel stories and
the Russian setting would be
refreshing!

Re: Assassin's Heart (1:19am August 24, 2010):

I don't necessarily believe in
past lives, but I do find
other people's stories and
findings fascinating. Re-
incarnation is an intriguing
concept and I'm open to the
idea. If it's real, it would
totally fall in line with my
faith.

Re: Seduced by the Wolf (6:39pm August 23, 2010):

Cassie can switch places with me
any day!

Re: Nemesis (3:45pm August 21, 2010):

I've been meaning to try
Philippa Gregory's work. Maybe
I'll start with the Cousins War
series.

Re: Hero (12:54pm August 18, 2010):

I can't imagine the pressure a
review must put on an author!
When reading reviews about
authors I haven't read before,
I try to get several trusted
opinions before making a
purchasing decision.

Re: Such A Pretty Face (12:33pm August 5, 2010):

The book sounds so interesting!
I love stories about characters
that are dealing with a massive
change in their identity.

Re: The Smuggler And The Society Bride (4:06pm August 4, 2010):

Since I love several different
genres of romance, I have to
say that my favorite aspect is
something they all have in
common. I love to live
vicariously through the
characters, especially when
the love is believable and the
characters strong and likable.

Re: Moonshine (8:42pm July 21, 2010):

Great sidekicks help make a
reading experience more unique.

Re: Crush On You (3:22pm July 6, 2010):

I love friends-to-lovers
stories, both real and
fictional. I think that they
make the sweetest stories and
the best, most stable
relationships. I've never been
in such a relationship, but I
would love for this to be the
case with whomever I end up
married to one day.

Re: Unchained (3:19am July 5, 2010):

My favorite family tradition
is definitely Christmas. It's
the one holiday where
everyone's guaranteed to
appear at the festivities. My
grandmother does most of the
cooking, but my aunts make
some great side dishes. The
best

Re: Home is Where the Bark is (7:09pm July 4, 2010):

I'm not at a place in my life
right now that would work for a
pet. Hopefully, I'll be able to
get one in the next couple of
years though!

Re: The Fire Lord's Lover (1:21am June 30, 2010):

Wow, wigs made of feather!
I've never heard of that
before. It's fascinating how
involved the clothing was then
and how much research went
into that one aspect of
writing your novel. I'm
definitely looking forward to
reading The Fire Lord's Lover!

Re: The Master & the Muses (3:44am June 28, 2010):

The perfect hero and/or
heroine is someone who isn't
perfect but is redeemable. All
to often, a hero or heroine
does something that I'm not
happy about and I can't get
past it enough to enjoy the
rest of the novel.

Also, I prefer my heroes and
heroines to have great senses
of humor. I especially like my
heroes to be laid-back, fun,
smart and honorable.

Re: Hidden Wives (11:00am June 26, 2010):

Hidden Wives has been on my
wishlist for a while now. I'm
glad to hear that you liked
it. I've also been intrigued
by the look of Zoe Archer's
series and now I'm even more
interested in trying it!

Re: Tempting a Proper Lady (5:22pm June 23, 2010):

I completely agree. It's fun to
live vicariously through romance
characters. But, most of the
time, I wouldn't trade my
situation for theirs any day.

Re: Smooth Talking Stranger (9:43pm June 20, 2010):

My Father's Day was spent at
church and with family. As for
favorite literary father's
with crucial roles - I love To
Kill a Mockingbird and a lot
of that had to do with Atticus
Finch.

Re: Hidden Wives (2:21am June 13, 2010):

I'm so interested in reading
this one!

Re: Crush On You (11:18pm June 10, 2010):

My last significant other I
met a few times before really
getting to know him, so I
don't remember the first few
outfits much beyond vague
impressions. I do remember the
one I wore when we first hung
out and had a real
conversation. It was very form
fitting - cropped pants,
sandals and a favorite t-
shirt.

Re: The 1st Wife (11:12pm June 10, 2010):

I'm definitely a city girl but I
love reading books with small
town settings.

Re: The Making Of A Duchess (1:45pm June 2, 2010):

I have enjoyed a lot of
historical romances with a
mistaken or false identity
theme. Most recently Jennifer
Haymore's A Touch of Scandal.

Re: Blown Away (4:41pm May 30, 2010):

It depends on the author. If
it's one of my favorites, I'm
more like to be impatient and
I'll want them as soon as each
is available. If it's a
trilogy that interests me but
I have more pressing reads at
the time, I may wait. It all
really just depends on my
mood. Right now I'm in the
midst of reading Carolyn
Crane's Mind Games, which is
the start to a new trilogy.
I'm really enjoying it so far
so I'm sure I'll be itching
for the release of book 2
later this year.

Re: Dead in the Family (3:47pm May 29, 2010):

I'm looking forward to
finishing the Vampire Academy
series too. I've gotten
through the first two books so
far. I'm also planning to get
Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn
Chase. I haven't read a
lighthearted paranormal
romance in a while and it
looks really cute. I've heard
great things about Shade so I
hope to get that one soon. I'm
also planning to catch up with
the Kresley Cole's Immortals
After Dark series, starting
with Dark Desires After Dusk.

Re: His At Night (11:38pm May 25, 2010):

I can't recall anything
particularly fun that I've
learned. Historical romances
have taught me a lot about the
cultures and times in which
they're set. I read a lot of
Regencies and, since I've
always had a fascination with
European aristocracy, I have a
lot of fun picking up the
tidbits in them.

Re: Sex And The Single Earl (5:11pm May 19, 2010):

I think small towns are great
settings for romances because
they provide possibilities
that big cities can't. I'm
used to living in more
populated areas so small town
settings are intriguing to me.

Re: On Folly Beach (2:28pm May 18, 2010):

You're books sound
interesting. I think that
stories that include a lot of
details and inspiration from
the authors' own lives are
usually the ones that I feel
most connected to the
characters.

Re: Web Of Lies (11:34am May 17, 2010):

Ahh! It's impossible for me to
pick a favorite genre! I have
favorites across the board.
Certain urban fantasy and
paranormal romance books have
only become my faves in the
last 2 1/2 years. I friggin'
loved Spider's Bite and I
can't wait to see what's next
for Gin!

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