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message 1: by Kirstin, Moderator (new)

Kirstin Pulioff | 252 comments Mod
It’s time to nominate our FEBRUARY Book of the Month. Let’s let the fun of a new book and discussion begin.

What ROMANCE do you want to read & discuss?

We will be picking from your choices, but one book will be decided by your votes and the second by the moderators. We try to maintain a balance between indie and more mainstream books, and will make sure the final choices reflect the two. If the popular vote is for an indie, then the moderators will choose a mainstream option. If the popular vote is mainstream, then we will chose an indie option.

Please nominate your favorite to our list and we will get the poll up soon. First the ground rules:
- No self-nominations
- Any nominated book must have a minimum of 100 ratings
- The nominations will be open for three days
- Nominations will be listed in a first-come, first-serve manner, with the books with the most nominations heading the list
- Total number of nominations taken for the poll is twenty.
- If you prefer to email me your choices, those will be added at the end of that day’s nominations.

message 2: by Rumer (last edited Jan 20, 2015 05:17AM) (new)

Rumer Haven (rumer_haven) | 1 comments Fix You, by Beck Anderson - 2014 RITA Award nominee and simply a fun, witty, yet moving read.

message 3: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) I will nominate The Shunning (The Heritage of Lancaster County, #1) by Beverly Lewis .

message 4: by Cherie (last edited Jan 20, 2015 06:28AM) (new)

Cherie Colyer | 5 comments I second Photobucket by Beck Anderson

message 5: by Danny (new)

Danny Tyran (danny_) | 31 comments The Saint (The Original Sinners White Years, #1) by Tiffany Reisz The Saint

In the beginning, there was him.

Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right.

But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets.

Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.

It's not only hot. It's like a white-hot iron. I defy anybody, even if you think "not my cup of tea", not to love it. And it's still can be qualified of being a "romance".

message 6: by Danielle (last edited Jan 20, 2015 09:55AM) (new)

Danielle Tremblay (danielle_t) | 25 comments I nominate Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1) by Sylvain Reynard Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, "Gabriel's Inferno" is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible...forgiveness and love.

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Sévérin Grimm (svrin) | 11 comments The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol Oates (caroloates) | 1 comments I'll also nominate for Fix You by Beck Anderson.

message 9: by Daring (new)

Daring | 7 comments Pride and Prejudice-- or Emma.

message 10: by Emily (new)

Emily Donnellan (fallingforya) I nominate Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) by Tammara Webber

message 11: by Kirstin, Moderator (new)

Kirstin Pulioff | 252 comments Mod
Please remember the rules, any self-nominations or books with under 100 ratings will be removed from the list. Thanks

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message 13: by Mikayla (new)

Mikayla (midnightdriver) | 2 comments The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

message 14: by Bandit (last edited Jan 21, 2015 12:06AM) (new)

Bandit (bandit1200) | 1 comments A House Without Windows

I nominate A House Without Windows by Stevie Turner. It won the Goodreads eBookMiner Book of the Month competition for January, and now has 100 ratings.

message 15: by Linda (new)

Linda Watkins | 5 comments I'll also nominate "A House Without Windows" by Stevie Turner!

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Anthony Hulse (hulsey3) | 13 comments A House Without Windows by Stevie Turner gets my nomination!

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Danielle Tremblay (danielle_t) | 25 comments I have trouble with people writing kidnapping or other stories about mistreatment or torture when they had not really happened to someone. How someone can take pleasure to imagine and write such horrors? And why readers could love to read this sort of horror? I can't even begin to understand.

O.K. I'm not forced to select nor to read it. But if you can make me understand...

message 18: by Brandon (new)

Brandon (sholundil) | 11 comments I second Emma by Jane Austen. I just bought the book over the holidays and need to fit it in to my reading schedule.

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Brandon (sholundil) | 11 comments Daring wrote: "Pride and Prejudice-- or Emma."

I Emma by Jane Austen. I just bought the book over the holidays and am trying to fit it into me reading schedule.

message 20: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Hayes (chayes0522) | 7 comments Labyrinth by Kate Mosse... July 2005. In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, strange writings on the walls, and the pattern of a labyrinth.

Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France, a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father. The book, he says, contains the secret of the true Grail, and the ring, inscribed with a labyrinth, will identify a guardian of the Grail. Now, as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe.

message 21: by Danny (last edited Jan 23, 2015 07:05AM) (new)

Danny Tyran (danny_) | 31 comments Caroline wrote: "Labyrinth by Kate Mosse... July 2005. In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling sk..."

It seems very interesting, but we're supposed to chose a romance. Is it a romance?

message 22: by Kirstin, Moderator (new)

Kirstin Pulioff | 252 comments Mod
Thank you for all the nominations... the thread is now closed and the pol will be sent out this evening.

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