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message 1: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments The Challenge for January is a new to you challenge.

A new author or genre or setting/location/theme that you haven't tried before. Happy New Year!!


message 2: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (last edited Jan 02, 2011 09:06PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Oh, this is great!!! Sign me up!

Flowers from the Storm - Another new to me author - Laura Kinsale.

Anchor and Storm - Author new to me.


Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale Anchor and Storm by Kate Poole


message 3: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I'm in!


message 4: by Melanie♥ (new)

Melanie♥ (meliaann) | 414 comments UM, Can't wait to see what you think of Anchor and Storm. It is one of my keepers.


message 5: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Melanie wrote: "UM, Can't wait to see what you think of Anchor and Storm. It is one of my keepers."

So far it's sad, but I'm loving it. I hope things can work out for them. All of them.


message 6: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments I will be participating in this but I haven't found my books yet. I'll probably find something at the library to prevent me from spending money :)


message 7: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "I will be participating in this but I haven't found my books yet. I'll probably find something at the library to prevent me from spending money :)"

Nice! All of my books will be books I already own, or got for free, because I can't buy anything new until April.


message 8: by Fran (new)

Fran | 88 comments New Authors for me this month-

Jill Monroe- Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378)
Judy Duarte- His, Hers and...Theirs?
Heather MacAllister- His Little Black Book


message 9: by Ann (new)

Ann Noell (fantasyannie) right now I'm reading Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff by Alix Rickloff, this is a new author for me.


message 10: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Getting ready to start reading Finding Sarah by Terry Odell who is a new author to me.


message 11: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments The book I'm reading right now is by a debut author, so she's new to me (and everyone else too).;-)
How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling


message 12: by Ann (new)

Ann Noell (fantasyannie) I finished Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff , not sure what to read next, but it will be by a author I have not read yet.


message 13: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments I finished Anchor and Storm - an author new to me - and I'm surprised at how many excellent erotic reads I've stumbled on. Usually they're shallow and nothing but sex, which is fine if that's what you're looking for, but this one is very emotional. I really enjoyed it, even though parts were sad.


Anchor and Storm by Kate Poole


message 14: by Ann (new)

Ann Noell (fantasyannie) started The Tyburn Waltz by Maggie MacKeever The Tyburn Waltz by Maggie Mackeever also a new author to me.


message 15: by Fran (new)

Fran | 88 comments Just finished His Little Black Book (Harlequin Blaze, #527) by Heather MacAllister which was a new author for me. A cute, light read.


message 16: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Ya'll are making my resolution of only buying one book per month this year very hard.


message 17: by Ann (new)

Ann Noell (fantasyannie) with my new e-reader it is so easy to buy books I have gone a little crazy lol....


message 18: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "I finished Anchor and Storm - an author new to me - and I'm surprised at how many excellent erotic reads I've stumbled on. Usually they're shallow and nothing but sex, which is fine ..."

Cherra just recommended that book to me. I'm bidding on one from Ebay.


message 19: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Oh, Carolyn, I hope you love it! It surprised me.


message 20: by Melanie♥ (new)

Melanie♥ (meliaann) | 414 comments Kate Poole's second book, Beast of Caledonia, was really good, too.


message 21: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Oh, thanks for the link, Melanie!!


message 22: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 1216 comments Currently reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean, who's a new-to-me author


message 23: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments BJ Rose wrote: "Currently reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean, who's a new-to-me author"

I really liked that one :)


message 24: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments While surfing around GR, I came upon this thread and, wham!, here I am. I. Can't. Resist. A. Challenge. *sighs*

So I'm in. I don't know what I'll be reading yet. I'll have to see what I already have on my TBR, because I'm only allowed to buy books after July 1st.


message 25: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Great to see ya, Dina! And there's always the library. I'm buying only one book a month so I will need to get my books somewhere so the library is a great alternative :)


message 26: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments Thanks, Pamela. :) I want to reduce my TBR so I'm focusing on it first. If there's nothing "new to me" there, I'll hit my sister's bookshelves. The library is usually my last resort, because it isn't close and I'm lazy, LOL.


message 27: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments No problem.... My sister doesn't read :( My mom does but her taste is a little different than mine.


message 28: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments My younger sister and I are the only ones in the family who enjoy reading. We don't have the same exact taste - who does? - but we both love romances and that's all that matters. :) My older sister and the rest of my family think we are "nerds". If they knew some of the stuff I read, they'd change their minds in a minute, LOL.


message 29: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments lol @ Dina. I always tell my hubby that the covers are misleading. And sometimes they are :) But its one of my few "joys" so he lets me read. Plus that means he doesn't have to fight me for the remote.


message 30: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments Oh yeah, 99% of the covers are misleading: the H/h's hair color rarely matches the description in the book, even though the six pack is usually a purrfect match, LOL.


message 31: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments Okay, I decided what I'll be reading for this challenge: Simple Need by Lissa Matthews (new author to me.)


message 32: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Dina wrote: "Okay, I decided what I'll be reading for this challenge: Simple Need by Lissa Matthews (new author to me.)"

Oh, that sounds like a goodie. Let us know. I have not bought any books yet this month. :) PBS doesn't count.


message 33: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Dina wrote: "Okay, I decided what I'll be reading for this challenge: Simple Need by Lissa Matthews (new author to me.)"

Oh, baby.... that's one scorching hot read!


message 34: by Fran (new)

Fran | 88 comments Dina wrote: "Okay, I decided what I'll be reading for this challenge: Simple Need by Lissa Matthews (new author to me.)"

Put that one right on my tbr list- looks really good!


message 35: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments It's definitely one of the most down and dirty books I've read. And it worked for me!


message 36: by Melanie♥ (new)

Melanie♥ (meliaann) | 414 comments Just finished a book by new-to-me author Kelly Wallace. Her book, Braving the Storm, was a 4 star read for me. Will certainly check out some of her other titles.


message 37: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments I finished my book a couple of days ago, and it was quite good, IMHO. I'll be giving it 4.5 stars.
How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling

I'm now working on a non-fiction book, The Science of Kissing by another new-to-me author, Sheril Kirshenbaum.
The Science of Kissing What Our Lips Are Telling Us by Sheril Kirshenbaum


message 38: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (last edited Jan 09, 2011 03:42PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments I'm reading Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale another author new to me.

And my new favorite book of all time. I've never read anything like it. It's touching, happy, sad, scary, comforting, loving, hating.... I've cried more reading this story than I have any other, and Christian is easily my all time favorite hero. And I'm not even through yet.


message 39: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "I'm reading Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale another author new to me.

And my new favorite book of all time. I've never read anything like it. It's touching, happy, sad, scary, comforting..."


I've seen many ppl raving about it. I read one Kinsale but I didn't care much for it. I've been tempted to try that one because of the reviews but I'm afraid it'd be a waste of money for me.


message 40: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments It's hard to say, Pamela, because everyone's tastes are different, and this is my first book by her, so I've none other of her writing to compare it to.

I adore this book. I can't put it down, love, love, LOVE this book.


message 41: by Ann (new)

Ann Noell (fantasyannie) I finished The Tyburn Waltz by Maggie Mackeever very good and now I'm reading Vampire, Bespelled by Maggie Mackeever by the same author so can't count it. Also reading About a Dragon by G. Aiken but can't count it either.


message 42: by Fran (last edited Jan 11, 2011 04:18PM) (new)

Fran | 88 comments All new authors I have read this past week-


Three to Ride by Sophie Oak , Fever by Kimberly Dean , Bachelor Unleashed (Kimani Romance) by Brenda Jackson


Fever was smokin hot, Three to Ride had a really good story to go along with the hotness.


message 43: by Julianna (last edited Jan 14, 2011 04:03PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments I finished The Science of Kissing, an awesome book that will be getting 5 stars from me.
The Science of Kissing What Our Lips Are Telling Us by Sheril Kirshenbaum
Now I'm on to a romantic historical fiction by another new author: My Enemy, My Beloved by Karl Vanghen. Very good so far.
My Enemy, My Beloved by Karl Vanghen


message 44: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 90 comments Dina wrote: "Okay, I decided what I'll be reading for this challenge: Simple Need by Lissa Matthews (new author to me.)"

Fickle that I am, I didn't read what I'd planned to. :) I read Lone Star Trouble by Autumn Piper instead. I didn't like it and I'm wondering if there's something wrong with me, because everyone else who's read that book seems to have enjoyed it. Oh well, c'est la vie.


message 45: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments Sometimes that just happens, Dina. There are a few books out there like that for me. I'm still scratching my head over why everyone loved it and I couldn't get into it. And then there's occasionally the reverse where I loved a book that has low ratings. Go figure!:-)


message 46: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 102 comments Ok, I just finished The Unsung Hero- new author for me. I liked it. I'd definitely continue with the series.


message 47: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments I've read a few new authors this month

Alpha Female by April Christofferson
The Enforcer (Bodyguard of the Month #2) (Harlequin Intrigue #1185) by Anna Perrin
Finding Sarah by Terry Odell


message 48: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 102 comments Ohhhh a book about bodyguards...sounds yummy. How was it?

I've also read this month:
Dirty by Megan Hart
Dream Man by Linda Howard
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1) by Jennifer Weiner


message 49: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Loved Dream Man.

The bodyguard book was just ok for me. Nothing to write home about :)


message 50: by Gigi (last edited Jan 29, 2011 12:06PM) (new)

Gigi | 102 comments Oh, thats too bad. I would love to read a good book featuring a bodyguard.

Dream Man was good. The bad guy was very creepy!


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