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Old 01-18-2010, 06:04 PM   #16
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Is there actually a good romance book that a real man will enjoy?
I'm a real man, but i enjoyed A Crack in Forever by Jeannie Brewer. Maybe it's because it's the first romance i've read. So I nominate A Crack in Forever by Jeannie Brewer. A heartfelt story.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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Also, it does not have to be in ebook format (although it is preferred, obviously).
Surely it does, on this website? If you want a paper-based bookclub, surely there are better venues for it than a site about ebooks?

I will second Naked in Death, even though I have read it already It's a great series.
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I tried reading Naked in Death, but there was too much explicit sex, and the simulated child rape (adult prostitute pretending to be a child) scene made me want to throw up.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #20
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Surely it does, on this website? If you want a paper-based bookclub, surely there are better venues for it than a site about ebooks?

I will second Naked in Death, even though I have read it already It's a great series.
No, it's not in the official rules. I think we've only had one that was won that wasn't in ebook format, but everyone was aware of it. Obviously everyone's going to prefer the ebook format.

I'd also like to nominate Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
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Published a year before her death at the age of thirty, Emily Brontë's only novel is set in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors. Depicting the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology.
This one is in ebook format
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:13 PM   #21
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I'll second Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

So all it needs is a third so we can have our first book.
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I am trying to participate this year. Hopefully it will make me read some genres I usually avoid

I would like to nominate a Christine Feehan book from the Ghostwalker Series : Shadow Game (the first book in the series).

I like the mix of paranormal, action and romance mixed in some genetic alterations by evil :-)

"The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland's every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father's past…and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden."
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:19 PM   #23
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I tried reading Naked in Death, but there was too much explicit sex, and the simulated child rape (adult prostitute pretending to be a child) scene made me want to throw up.
Romance novels written these days are usually very explicit sexually. The adult prostitute pretending to be a child scene is a greatly minimized sex scene compared to many romance novels.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:27 PM   #24
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I am trying to participate this year. Hopefully it will make me read some genres I usually avoid

I would like to nominate a Christine Feehan book from the Ghostwalker Series : Shadow Game (the first book in the series).

I like the mix of paranormal, action and romance mixed in some genetic alterations by evil :-)

"The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland's every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father's past…and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden."
I'll second this. I've heard really good things about Feehan but haven't read any yet.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #25
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YES! The time travellers wife.
I haven't read this yet (or seen the film, which looks pants!! lol) but the wikipedia article makes it sound very interesting and I plan to read it so why not for feb's book club.
Is this actually available as an ebook? I though she didn't like ebooks... (although she pimped here story to Hollywood).

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:39 PM   #26
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I'll second Wuthering Heights. This is a shot in the dark, as I have never read anything by any Bronte. However, it's considered a classic and it was written by someone in Yorkshire, where two of my grandparents came from. I'm willing to give it a try.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:00 PM   #27
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Both Wuthering Heights and The Time Traveler's Wife for me.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:36 PM   #28
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I'd like to recommend "All Night Long" by Jayne Ann Krentz.
The Sony store's description: "After the violent deaths of her parents seventeen years ago, Irene Stenson left the tiny lakefront town of Dunsley, Oregon. Now she's back, and determined to discover the truth about what happened that night. Armed with a shocking new lead and her experience as an investigative reporter, Irene dives straight into the mystery and finds herself in deep trouble.Luckily, ex-Marine Luke Danner is on hand to pull her out, and his calm, quick-thinking response in the face of danger makes him the perfect ally. And as the intrigue deepens and the secrets turn deadly, Irene will need all the help she can find if she is to lay the past to rest."

Also, "Ravished" by Amanda Quick.
The Sony store's description: "From the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village to the glittering crush of the a fashionable London soiree comes an enthralling tale of a thoroughly mismatched couple . . . poised to discover the rapture of love.

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St. Justin, to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself. . . .

Dubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past, Gideon was strong and fierce and notoriously menacing. Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him. For in his tawny gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to soothe . . . and a searing passion she yearned to answer. Now, caught up in the Beast's clutches, Harriet must find a way to win his heart-and evade the deadly trap of a scheming villain who would see them parted for all time."


This is the same author who writes different genres of romance under different names. She is probably my all time favorite author. She also has futuristic romances under the name of Jayne Castle and has recently started adding paranormal (in regards to what the brain can do, ex. intuition is enhanced) to all of her romances. She has a series that is set in Victorian England, modern USA, and futuristic other planet about a secret sociaty dedicated to the understanding of pyschological powers.
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Both Wuthering Heights and The Time Traveler's Wife for me.
Me too, but I hate to nominate a book (TTTW) whose author refuses to allow it to be released as an e-book.

It is a good book, though, and I'd be pleased if it were selected.

As for Wuthering Heights, I've seen more than one film adaptation, but have never read the book. I'd be willing to read Emily Brontë's book if it's the February selection.
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