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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments use this thread to discuss books - each member in group, please reserve a post for reporting status of books


message 2: by Dee (last edited Aug 01, 2014 05:33AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Genres
small town
native american
scotland/ireland
space opera/aliens
stranded

Members
Anita
Arshiya
Bethany
Breann
Chanelle
Donna
Gen
Jamie KY
Jojo
Macwolf01 [Elise]
Penney
Tanisha
Ty


message 4: by btwthesepages (last edited Aug 30, 2014 07:27AM) (new)

btwthesepages | 114 comments
Current status: STARTED READING


Geners and Decided Books


Small town:
An Abundance of Katherines READ: 10th Aug 4 stars

Native american:
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold READ: 26 Aug 5 stars

Scotland/ireland:
If You Could See Me Now READ : 29th Aug 4 stars

Space opera/aliens:
Across the Universe READ : 23rd Aug 4 stars

Stranded:
Beauty Queens

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Beauty Queens by Libba Bray


message 5: by Donna (last edited Aug 31, 2014 03:36PM) (new)

Donna | 250 comments My current rankings.

1. Small town - Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club #1) by Donna Kauffman read 8/13
2. Space opera/alien - Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon read 8/31
3. Stranded - Stranded with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #1) by Jessica Clare read 8/17
4. native american Restoring Hope read 8/26
5. Scotland/Ireland - Wicked Highlander (Dark Sword, #3) by Donna Grant read 8/8


message 6: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 114 comments As of now I'm thinking of reading these. But I may change them later.

Geners

Small town:
An Abundance of Katherines
Too Good to Be True
This is What Happy Looks Like

Native american:
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

Scotland/ireland:
If You Could See Me Now

Space opera/aliens:
Across the Universe

Stranded:
Beauty Queens


message 7: by Bethany (last edited Aug 26, 2014 10:31AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments hmm Ive never read any Native American romances.

Group G

Small Town:
Promises by Marie Sexton Finished 8/11 Rating ★★★★★

Stranded:
Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare Finished 8/10 Rating: ★

Space Opera/aliens:
Born of Fire by Sherrilynn Kenyon Finished 8/11 Rating ★★★★

Scotland/Ireland:
If You Dare by Kresley Cole Finished 8/8 Rating ★★★★

Native American
Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson Finished 8/3 Rating ★★★★★



My Rankings:

1. Native American

2. Small Town

3. Space Opera/ Aliens

4. Stranded

5. Scotland/ Ireland

Promises (Coda Books, #1) by Marie Sexton Stranded with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #1) by Jessica Clare Born of Fire (The League, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon If You Dare (MacCarrick Brothers, #1) by Kresley Cole Comanche Moon (Comanche, #1) by Catherine Anderson


message 8: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 114 comments Me too Bethany :) First time with the native american romances.


message 9: by Penney (last edited Aug 30, 2014 11:46PM) (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments The World Cup of Romance Reading Tournament
Duration: Aug 1-Aug 31
Group G


Small Town:
Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper 8/11 ✯✯✯✯

Native American:
Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson 8/16 ✯✯✯

Scotland/Ireland:
The Guardian by Margaret Mallory 8/9 ✯✯✯

Space Opera/Aliens:
The Breaker's Concubine by Ann Mayburn 8/19 ✯✯✯½

Stranded:
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran 8/30 ✯✯✯✯½

Rhythm and Bluegrass (Bluegrass, #2) by Molly Harper Comanche Heart (Comanche, #2) by Catherine Anderson The Guardian (Return of the Highlanders #1) by Margaret Mallory The Breaker's Concubine by Ann Mayburn The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran


message 10: by Anita Reads (last edited Aug 30, 2014 11:53PM) (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments I found these books.

Here's my final rating. I was mostly shocked by Native American being so high on my list. I didn't see that coming.

✔ Small town:
Northern Lights 08/13/14 ★★★★★
✔ Native American:
Comanche Moon 08/30/14 ★★★★★
✔ Scotland/Ireland:
Born in Fire 08/23/14 ★★★★
✔ Space Opera:
In the Black 08/09/14 ★★★
✔ Stranded:
Stranded with a Billionaire 08/16/14 ★★½
Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1) by Jill Shalvis Northern Lights by Nora Roberts Comanche Moon (Comanche, #1) by Catherine Anderson Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts In the Black (Tales from the Edge, #1) by Sheryl Nantus Stranded with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #1) by Jessica Clare

Rankings:
1. Native American
2. Small Town
3. Scotland/Ireland
4. Space Opera
5. Stranded


message 11: by Breann (last edited Aug 29, 2014 04:24PM) (new)

Breann | 0 comments My spot!


small town: Forever Promised 8.25
native american: Inland Empire
scotland/ireland: Pathfinder 8.17
space opera/aliens: Grimspace
stranded: Conscious Decisions of the Heart 8.14


message 12: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Thanks for the links!!


message 13: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Well Traveled is one of my favorite books and it has a Native American MC. Gah. Such a good book.


message 14: by Ty (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments oooh Breann. that might be my read!


message 15: by Jojo (last edited Aug 21, 2014 01:44PM) (new)

Jojo | 1010 comments My Books :


small town: Deathwatch by Dana Marton - 09/08/14 ★ ★ ★ ★
native American: Wolf Shadow's Promise by Karen Kay - 17/08/14 ★ ★ ★
Scotland/Ireland: Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts - 04/08/14 ★ ★ ★ ★
space opera/aliens: Kidnapping Casey by Laurann Dohner - 14/08/14 ★ ★ ★ ★
stranded: Snowbound by Karen Fenech - 20/08/14 ★ ★ ★

Deathwatch (Broslin Creek, #1) by Dana Marton Wolf Shadow's Promise by Karen Kay Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Kidnapping Casey (Zorn Warriors, #2) by Laurann Dohner Snowbound (The Protectors, #2) by Karen Fenech

My Rankings

1. Scotland/Ireland
2. Space Opera/Aliens
3. Small Town
4. Native American
5. Stranded


message 16: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Yay, Ty! It's one of those books I rec every chance I get.


message 17: by Macwolf01 [Elise] (last edited Aug 27, 2014 09:52PM) (new)

Macwolf01 [Elise] (macwolf01) | 1012 comments My Books ... Group G
5 of 5



4. Small town:
Animal Magnetism 295pages Kobo 11 Aug 2014

2. Native American:
Mystic Cowboy 272 pages on Kindle 07 Aug 2014

1. Scotland/Ireland:
Seduction of a Highland Lass 323 pages from Library 16 Aug 2014

3. Space opera/aliens:
In the Black 244 pages on Kindle 28 Aug 2014

5. Stranded:
Snowbound with the Bodyguard 215 pages on Kindle 08 Aug 2014

Mystic Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson Snowbound with the Bodyguard (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1521) by Carla Cassidy Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy, #2) by Maya Banks In the Black (Tales from the Edge, #1) by Sheryl Nantus


message 18: by Gen (last edited Aug 26, 2014 08:15AM) (new)

Gen (gen454) | 282 comments World Cup of Romance Reading

5/5

Small town: Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl 08.21.14

Native American: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter 08.25.14

Scotland/Ireland: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks 08.26.14

Space Opera/Aliens: Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon 08.22.14

Stranded: Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard 08.23.14

Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek, #1) by Victoria Dahl Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks Born of Ice (The League, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard


Macwolf01 [Elise] (macwolf01) | 1012 comments Gen wrote: "World Cup of Romance Reading
Native American: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter..."


Let me know what you think of this book ...


message 20: by Ty (last edited Aug 29, 2014 04:27AM) (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments alright. I kinda have narrowed down my choices

small town - Duncan's Bride - 8/19
native american - Well Traveled - thanks Breann!
scotland/ireland - Highlander Most Wanted maybe..
space opera/aliens - Mercenary Abduction - 8/29
stranded - The Dead and the Gone - 8/24


message 21: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments this Jamie is Jamie from KY - when she checks in


message 22: by Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector (last edited Aug 02, 2014 01:21PM) (new)

Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector (jamie_badboyinspector) | 35 comments Ackk I am here, sorry I am late :(

World Cup of Romance Reading

0/5

Small town: Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley or Razing Kayne by Julieanne Reeves
Native American: Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Scotland/Ireland:
Space Opera/Aliens: Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter
Stranded:


Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector (jamie_badboyinspector) | 35 comments Ok a few questions.

Native American - does the character just need to be native american or should their be native american things going on? Faith Hunters Skinwalker series is got alot of native American things going on but it is primarily Urban Fantasy. While it does have romance the series as a whole I am not sure which books it takes place?

Scotland/Irland - can they have paranormal in them as long as they are set in Scotland?


message 24: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Jamie- as long as you cna evaluate the native american aspects of the story while reading, same with the set in scotland/ireland -t hen yes they would work


Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector (jamie_badboyinspector) | 35 comments Great thank you :)


Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector (jamie_badboyinspector) | 35 comments World Cup of Romance Reading

1/5

Small town: Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley or Razing Kayne by Julieanne Reeves
Native American: Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
Scotland/Ireland:
Space Opera/Aliens: Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter - Read 8/2/14
Stranded:


ConstantReader76a | 24 comments Small Town: Open Season READ
Native American: Dancing on Coals READ
Stranded: Get A Clue READ

Still need to choose Space Opera and Scotland/Ireland.

If I want to join another group as well, do I choose which one or is it assigned? I'm reading faster than anticipated!


message 28: by Bethany (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Chanelle wrote: "

Still need to choose Space Opera and Scotland/Ireland.

..."


Hi Chanelle!
I think Dee assigns you to another.. but not 100% sure.


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Chanelle - just let me know if you want to be in another group and i'll put you in one (to try and keep distribution even) - but please do it in either the Q&A thread or the sign-up thread (I have those set specifically to notifications)


ConstantReader76a | 24 comments Thank you. Will do.


message 31: by Sofia (last edited Aug 13, 2014 10:46AM) (new)

Sofia Lazaridou (sofiagreycullensalvatore) | 59 comments small town This is What Happy Looks Like 5 stars
native american Moon Called 1 star
scotland/ireland Highlander Most Wanted 5 stars
space opera/aliens Shadows 5 stars
stranded Stranded with a Hero 4 stars

My rankings

1. space opera/aliens
2. scotland/ireland
3. stranded
4. small town
5. Native American


message 32: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments looking at Uncharted - if it specifically involves Anna and TJ's time on the island, then yes - but from the sounds of it, it is focused more on Owen's decision which resulted in, so i'd lean towards no


message 33: by Bethany (last edited Aug 07, 2014 08:36AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Sofia
The first book, On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves about Anna and T.J, was really good. You have to read the first one or you'd be pretty lost reading Uncharted.


message 34: by Anita Reads (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments I'm working on the Space Opera In the Black. I figure I could get it out of the way quick.

Do we have to finish one per week, or do we just need to have finished reading them at a certain deadline?


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Anita - you just need to be done by the end of the month


message 36: by Anita Reads (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments Ok great. No problem there :)


message 37: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Lazaridou (sofiagreycullensalvatore) | 59 comments Bethany wrote: " Sofia
The first book, On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves about Anna and T.J, was really good. You have to read the first one or you'd be pretty lost reading Uncharted."


Thank you Bethany. I read On the Island a couple of days ago for group B and the age gap category and I thought that this was a good chance to finish the series. Have you read Uncharted?


message 38: by Bethany (last edited Aug 08, 2014 09:48AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Sofia wrote: "Thank you Bethany. I read On the Island ..."

Ooo gotcha. No I haven't, but I always wondered who that cabin belonged to and what the deal was.


message 39: by Anita Reads (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments I finished In the Black yesterday. It was ok, but I wasn't over joyed by it. Gave it 3 stars


message 40: by Bethany (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Im reading Stranded with a Billionaire My god it's horrible, forcing myself to finish it.


message 41: by Anita Reads (last edited Aug 10, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments Oh no, I have that one on my list, too


message 42: by Bethany (last edited Aug 11, 2014 11:07AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Alrighty I'm done. (Message 7)

I found it difficult to rank them, especially since some books I really liked but wouldn't want to read (and vice versa) that particular sub genre again.
Like Native American, Comanche Moon was so good, but it was really sad reading about the devastation the Natives had to endure when the English settlers came here and strong armed them, stealing their land, plus all the bigotry. Even though it's nothing new, its still depressing.


message 43: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Bethany wrote: "Alrighty I'm done. (Message 7)

I found it difficult to rank them, especially since some books I really liked but wouldn't want to read (and vice versa) that particular sub genre again.
Like Nat..."


Don't let it turn you off to the sub genre tho Bethany. You can find a "Native American" in all of the genres and they're almost always hot, male or female leads. :)


message 44: by Bethany (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Penney wrote: ..."

Thanks Penney I'll keep that in mind :)


message 45: by Donna (new)

Donna | 250 comments I just finished Stranded with a Billionaire. I was dreading reading it after the other comments. I didn't think it was that bad. There were tons of typos and other errors, and sometimes I didn't like the main character, but I didn't have to force myself to finish it. I'll probably keep an eye out for the second book to go cheaper/free on kindle.


message 46: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments I bit off way more than I could chew this month. I'm not sure I'll be able to finish. I haven't even started! :/


message 47: by Ty (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments same here, Breann! I only finished 2 so far. But it's not really too much to read, it's more like I'm too lazy....


message 48: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 114 comments Me too guys. I've only read one and I'm currently reading 2.


message 49: by Anita Reads (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments I've read 3 so far. So I only have 2 more left. I try to read one book of those a week.


message 50: by Christine (last edited Aug 31, 2014 07:20PM) (new)

Christine (destinysangel) Small Town - Who We Are, 329 pgs

Native American - The Fight Within, 206 pgs GR - 4.5 stars (8/24/14)

Scotland/ireland - Here Be Dragons, 213 pgs GR 4 stars (8/24/14)

Space Opera/Aliens - To Clan and Conquer ,286pgs 8/31/14

Stranded - Grey's Awakening, 310pgs GR 8/25/14


My Rankings:
1. Native American
2. Space Opera/Aliens
3. Scotland/Ireland
4. Stranded
5.


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