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message 1: by Dina (new)

Dina I absolutely LOVE this series and have read every single book released so far, except the last two - I´m waiting for the paperback release because I refuse to buy hardcovers, no matter how much I love an author/series.

Are you going to read the next books in the series? It gets better, I promise you. :)

message 2: by Corrine (new)

Corrine I'm definitly going to read the next one. I normally hate series that have the same couple, but I just have to read it!

message 3: by Dina (new)

Dina I´m with you, I usually hate series featuring the same couple, but the In Death series is the true exception! I loved this series from the start, but it was the 3rd book (Immortal in Death) that really hooked me.

As it happens with series, not all the books in the In Death series are "to-die-for", but even the "bad" ones are above average (IMHO). Some are more relationship-driven, others are more mystery-driven. As I love mystery novels, this doesn´t bother me and I like them all, but many readers don´t care much for the mysteries.

BTW, this is one series that needs to be read in order to better enjoy the development in Roarke/Eve´s relationship. They really change - Eve more than Roarke - as the series progresses.

message 4: by Corrine (new)

Corrine Good to know, Dina. I see a lot more of these books in my future. (Sigh. I don't think my TBR is ever getting under 100 again)

message 5: by Dina (last edited Aug 13, 2009 03:31PM) (new)

Dina LOL! So far, there are about 30 books in the series - and I´m not counting the novellas! Word of advice: don´t read them in a row or you´ll get burned out.

Julie (jjmachshev) MWAH HAH HAH! Now you're hooked like me too. And I second Dina's last comment. If you read them one after the other, they'll lose some of their impact. If you space them out a bit though, it's like reading nirvana.

message 7: by Corrine (new)

Corrine LOL. Okay, I'll keep that in mind. I usually try to read books by alternating genre and in the order that I've received them. So if I class this as a genre all it's own, then I'll read one every seven books or so. I'm such a nerd.

message 8: by Auntee (new)

Auntee Did you say a TBR under 100?? ROTFLMAO!:)

message 9: by Eastofoz (last edited Apr 04, 2009 02:31PM) (new)

Eastofoz Corrine once you join GR the days of the under-100 TBR are loooong gone! I remember when I thought having 5 books was a lot (hahahahahhahahahahaha!!!!)

Auntee I laughed my head off with you comment (lol!) =)

message 10: by Auntee (new)

Auntee I remember those days too, East....what happened to those days where everything fit very nicely on the book shelves...?

message 11: by Stamatia (new)

Stamatia You mean the distant past? Like 15 years ago?

message 12: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz Aah Auntee, they are long gone (lol!)

At the very least Stamatia (lol!)

message 13: by Auntee (new)

Auntee ;D

message 14: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Excellent review Corrine! I haven't started this series yet - I've been wavering - but I'm a little more than intrigued since I've heard the hero compared to Jeaniene Frost's hero (Bones) over and over again.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Yeah I think it's been about 12 years or so since I had a tbr pile under a hundred. Around the time I got out of school and had disposable income.

This one is coming up soon in the tbr pile. I appreciated your excellent analysis, Corrine. You are a good writer. Do you do any creative writing by any chance?

message 16: by Dina (last edited Aug 13, 2009 02:50PM) (new)

Dina I've read and love ALL the books in the 'In Death' series, Tammy. Speaking for myself, not once I thought of Roarke (the hero in this series) when I read the 'Night Huntress' series. In my opinion, the only thing Roarke and Bones have in common is the fact that they're both British (Roarke's Irish, I don't remember what Bones is).

message 17: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz I didn't even remember that Roarke was Irish Dina (lol!) For me it was that aura of mystery that they both had and how they really loved the heroine who could be difficult but they had no qualms just biding their time until she came around.

message 18: by Dina (new)

Dina You have a point there, East, there are more similarities than I thought. The thing is, I'm so "familiar" with Roarke by now - remember, I read (and reread) ALL the 28 books, the Remember When combo AND the 5 short stories in the 'In Death' series - that Roarke is unique in my mind. Marry me, Roarke! (LOL)

message 19: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz LOL Dina!!! I've only read book 1 in the series so I've only got so much of him. I'm itching to read book 2 next which I might just pick up after the Megan Hart book I'm reading.

message 20: by Corrine (last edited Aug 13, 2009 04:18PM) (new)

Corrine Danielle wrote: "Do you do any creative writing by any chance?"

LOL, as a matter of fact, I am an aspiring romance novelist! I've basically been writing the same book for the last six years. It started out as a contemporary romantic suspense, then it turned into an American historical, and now it's an American historical with paranormal tones and book one of a five-book series. I think I've written and re-written it close to five times. I just completely scrapped it and started from scratch again earlier this year, so it's a very rough work in progress.

I have been playing with the idea of writing some hotter novellas and seeing if one of the ebook presses would be interested in them (I'm leaning towards mostly straight contemporary for those).

message 21: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Corrine wrote: "Danielle wrote: "Do you do any creative writing by any chance?"

LOL, as a matter of fact, I am an aspiring romance novelist! I've basically been writing the same book for the last six years. It ..."

Very cool! Are you a member of RWA yet? I've been eyeballing their Golden Heart contest for non-published members. =)

message 22: by Corrine (new)

Corrine Yes, I've been a member for almost three years. I've been interested in their Golden Heart contest as well, until I realized how few of the winners actually get published. And if they do get published, it usually still takes them years!

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Corrine I think you definitely should go for one of the smaller epresses. That's what my goal is. It will get your foot in the door. Plus there is more creative freedom. I always wanted to write for Harlequin/Silhouette, but now I'm really happy that I can go with an smaller press and write what I want to write and not worry about it not being acceptable for a certain line.

I love to write, should probably do it more, but it's a fever in my blood. Even writing reviews is a compulsion. LOL.

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