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Default  Posted: 6:22 AM, December 18th (Friday)

Edited to note that this thread turns spoilery below!


Ladies.

Kind of a mess in places - like, in a "the author was possibly cycling up into a manic phase" way - but I seriously do not think I have *ever* been as impatient for the lead to fuck Endgame Guy as I was in this series. I got to work 3.5 hours late yesterday because I wanted to get to the damn scene. GURL FUCK THIS GUY ALREADY DAMN. Then I chewed a piece of Nicorette. I don't smoke, I just like to keep it around.

Pretty short series, too, books themselves are kind of short and there are only 4 of them.

It's a fae and other weirdnesses series and actually does a good job with making her Others seem Otherly without relying on boring old tropes. I mean, it's Seelie and Unseelie, but somehow it seems fresh-ish. I was briefly afraid that we were going to have another case of the ~~ardeur~~ on our hands, but I think we're safe now.

Recommend.

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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, December 18th (Friday)

LadyV..... Nicorette, good idea....

Will have to try the series.


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Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, December 18th (Friday)

Funny, I'm 12 pages into the first one now, but stopped to finish the Sookie Stackhouse short stories that had to go back to the library.

Sometimes I have a little trouble shifting gears if I haven't finished one before going on to another.

Glad to know these are recommended. It is one of the few series my library owns all the copies of. And it's not like we don't try. (I work there.)


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Default  Posted: 3:39 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

I'm pleased to say that I have yet to see a vampire or a were *anything*. Vampires are tired and my feelings about weres have, I believe, been well documented in this space.


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Default  Posted: 9:28 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

*sticks fingers in ears*

Lalalalalalalala, I can't hear you!!

I haven't finished 'em yet. Truth be told, though, I'm a spoiler whore, so tell me....do we finally find out exactly what the fuck Endgame guy IS?

(adding "spoiler" to title, btw, just in case you answer this.)


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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

Damnit, LadyV, you got me all excited that Shadowfever came out early - but it hasn't. Not until August 2010.

(There are more than four books - the new one will be out next year.)


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Default  Posted: 9:35 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

Don't even get me started with this series!

I've never enjoyed being so damn frustrated so much!

There is a serious amount of eye candy strolling though these books, you'd think she could have picked any one of them and gone to town.


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Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

BTW, the fifth and (I believe) last book in this series won't be out until several months from now so we still have quite the wait.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

Then I chewed a piece of Nicorette. I don't smoke, I just like to keep it around.

I always ask for a book for my stocking. I didn't have anything in mind this year. I will give it a go.



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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

This was one of the Kindle teasers. First book was FREE, second only a few bucks, of course then you are hooked, have to pay full price for the next volumes. Lots of fun...


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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

Hah, sorry to tease. But I know who Endgame *better* be.

I mean seriously. I usually don't have a really strong opinion except no cats or dogs. I have one this time. Damn gurl.

I don't particularly like the main character, because she and her family are all named the kinds of names you'd hear screamed at WalMart, but then again they're supposed to be from Georgia so maybe that's intentional, but also because she keeps saying weird things for a 22-yo to say, and I'm not entirely sure why the character had to be ridiculously young like that if she's not even going to bother writing her like a 22-yo. 22-yos do not sit around bitching about how their own generation is the entitlement generation. And various other 45-yo opinions which are just fine for a 45-yo to have, but at least make the character 30 or something so it's not so jarring.

She's not annoying enough to distract me from the particularly fine array of men, though.

meta, go ahead and get them all. Basically what I did was flipped through them up front going "okay, where's the sex" and then opened up...err, a later one, and read a few pages, and was like "Oh I see," and that was why I knew I had to skip work Thursday morning. I had to *get to that*. So I don't know if I'd recommend the first as highly if I hadn't known I was going to be so. richly. rewarded. later on. Hah.

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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

I just really want to know *what* he is!


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, December 19th (Saturday)

Me too. Yet, I know I will be disappointed unless he's like *Satan* or something, because nothing else is badass enough to satisfy all the build up.

I think I'm in imaginary love with him. I haven't felt this way about someone who doesn't exist since my early Mr. Sark days, and at least with that there was an *actor* involved.

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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, December 19th (Saturday)

LadyV, I'm wondering if the build up is going to lead her to just keep her mouth shut about it. You know, if it turns out that she just neglects to tell us *what* he is, I will head south and pick you up, we'll swing by NA's to get her, and go beat it out of KMM personally.

It's driving me nuts, and if she makes it The Great Unanswered Question, I'm going to be pissed.


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Default  Posted: 6:19 PM, December 19th (Saturday)

I was wondering about that as well.
She may have written herself into a corner with this one.


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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, December 19th (Saturday)

Honestly, I keep coming back to the Antichrist or Satan or something, mainly because that means that IYD = The Number of the Beast, which cracks me up. Maybe Lucifer, and the 8 are other fallen angels? Fallen angels are like 15 seconds from being done to death but they weren't when she started the series.

I'm just going to be disappointed if it turns out he's just like, the Kurgan got civilized, and the other 8 are just other Immortal types or something. Boo. Also do not want the obvious UK thing to happen.

Yeah, needs to be the devil, only choice intense enough.

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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, December 19th (Saturday)

Have you finished the book, LadyV?


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Default  Posted: 4:10 AM, December 20th (Sunday)

Yep, and I'm invoking both the literal and mythological meaning of "Number of the Beast." Because I mean, obviously, I can't even believe people are actually arguing (on message boards) about who that was. Please.

I suppose my no dogs and cats rule doesn't extend to actual monsters.

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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, December 20th (Sunday)

Some of the arguments out there are hilarious, though, aren't they?

The guesses range from Alina (not possible) all the way to Adam Black (from her Highland series, also not possible. His story was resolved in his book.)

People are tying themselves in knots about it. If she really does leave it The Great Unanswered Question, it will be the first actual riot over a romance novel in recorded history.


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Default  Posted: 9:19 AM, December 20th (Sunday)

Heck, at first I totally argued with myself about who it could be.

I think I went through about every character that showed up in the series.

It is interesting that she has absolutely NO teasers out there about the last book.
Usually there are a chapter or two available by this point.
But not for the next one.


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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

My friend Lisa subscribes to her blog list and said there was something about a serious illness and her having to move back home to her parents to recuperate, and that she's behind schedule - which is why the Aug 2010 release date.

We'll probably be getting teasers in the coming months. I just keep hoping the release date's been moved up. Because I'm all impatient and shit.


No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

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Default  Posted: 4:09 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

Well, I'm starting on the Highlander ones now, so I'll keep a lookout. Is he really supposed to be in these?


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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

There's a theory going around that he is somehow related to the Keltars.

At this point I'm done even trying to guess.
It's giving me a headache and totally interfering with the hot factor.


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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

KMM says they're connected (the two series.)

The Highlander series is straight up paranormal romance, and really nothing like the Fever series which is urban fantasy. But her druids and fae occupy both series, and we've seen at least one MacKeltar from the Highlander series in the Fever books and are supposed to see more upcoming.

But I'm not buying the theory that AB = JB. It just doesn't fit.


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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

No, AB is NOT JB.

It wouldn't work.


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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

Well, I'm like 3/4 the way done with the first Highlander book, and he sure doesn't seem to fit at all. I mean, unless he was mindwiped to the point of losing all personality. Also, this book sucks, I hope they improve.


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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, December 20th (Sunday)

Keep in mind that was her very first writing and it was ten years ago.

I don't think you are going to start enjoying until you hit the last three or so of the Highlander ones.
It's good to read all of them though as they are all connected and it can get confusing.


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Default  Posted: 2:17 AM, December 21st (Monday)

Oh, I will. I'm a Compleatist. I have to read/watch all books/episodes in any series of anything I watch. No matter how terrible it is.


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Default  Posted: 5:54 AM, December 21st (Monday)

22-yos do not sit around bitching about how their own generation is the entitlement generation

Umm, actually my twenty-year-old daughter bitches about her generation. (She has always been an old soul.)


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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, December 21st (Monday)

I'm a Compleatist. I have to read/watch all books/episodes in any series of anything I watch. No matter how terrible it is.

I have the same disorder. It's what led me to watching such things as Freddie vs Jason and Alien vs Predator.

I did manage to drop LKH. I just couldn't stomach what's become of Anita any further, even if it meant not *gasp* finishing a series.


No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, December 21st (Monday)

The last book in the series I consciously remember reading was Narcissus in Chains, and going ok, enough, I can't take this any more, so a friend with a more seaworthy stomach than I was put on "Asher and JC Threesome" watch and alerted me when that occurred, so I picked that up.

I honestly do not think I could survive any more 20 page scenes in which people ask Anita's permission to have sex with one another and she makes up arcane rules and regulations and then insists on fucking participating. Maybe people would like to have sex *without you* inserting yourself into the damn middle of everything and why should two guys who partied together for like 500 years ASK YOU if they can hook up? What? Go away Anita. I have read two fanfics in my life, and one of those was a fic in which Edward killed Anita. It was *delicious*. I hope Edward hasn't been destroyed by the ardeur too. I can't bring myself to even check to see.

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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, December 21st (Monday)

I don't remember which one I finally dropped the series on, but my friend gave me Blood Noir, and I went ahead and read it even though I hadn't read several of the one's before.

Yeah. Same thing. Didn't even lose continuity by missing several books, because there's no actual story or character development going on any more. Just lots of multiple partner screwfests for Anita from beginning to end, with all her crazy rules and regulations about who gets what when and with whom.

Cemented the wisdom of my decision to quit reading them, though.


No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

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Default  Posted: 5:39 AM, December 26th (Saturday)

I've got it.

"In Basque mythology, Sugaar (other names: Sugar, Sugoi, Maju) is the male half of a pre-Christian Basque deity associated with storms and thunder...there is one myth in which he seduces a Scottish princess in the village of Mundaka to father the mythical first Lord of Biscay, Jaun Zuria. This legend is believed to be a fabrication made to legitimate the Lordship of Biscay as a separate state from Navarre, because there is no historical account of such Lord."

From Wikipedia.

I mean, I can't figure out how it's badass or anything, but it fits perfectly.

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Wouldn't that be something.

Well, if that ends up being the case I read it here first!


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, January 6th (Wednesday)

Ok...skipped to the bottom of this thread and haven't read.

But am in the middle of book 2. I'm hooked now.

Thanks lady v and the rest of you stinkers!! Just what I don't need--another series to keep me up at night.


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Default  Posted: 7:19 AM, January 11th (Monday)

Ah hahahah hahaha. Come back after you're about 50 pages into the 4th one. We'll have a fainting couch prepared for you.


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Default  Posted: 9:41 PM, January 11th (Monday)

Good! I've always wanted one of those...

Starting Book 3!


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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, January 15th (Friday)

Halfway through book 3. No fainting yet.


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Default  Posted: 7:59 AM, January 21st (Thursday)

It's been six days, punky. Did it kill u ded or something?


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Default  Posted: 5:54 PM, January 21st (Thursday)

Still alive!

Man, this has been a fun book so far...about 3/4 finished...


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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, January 23rd (Saturday)

Wow!!! That was inneresting. I think I know who it is. Don't know what I think it is, though. A bad mamma jamma no doubt...

Really looking forward to the final book. I think the person in the monster and Ryo will be ok, though. Her notes at the end of the book are very "never fear"-ish.

So, when does the next Sookie come out? And what the hell do I read now???


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Default  Posted: 5:47 AM, January 24th (Sunday)

Early Summer.

Do we have any evidence other than V'lane's word that he's in contact with the Queen, or that he is in fact a Seelie prince? Otherwise, I assume he's the 4th rapist, possibly the UK, and also the one who killed the sister. Still could be the 4th rapist w/o being the UK of course.

Plus that means V'lane is The Villain.


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Default  Posted: 5:21 PM, January 26th (Tuesday)

NO evidence at all.

I was thinking that, too.

But he has saved her butt a couple of times.

BUT again why does he keep giving her the spear back? Seems like he'd make it go away forever since it could kill him.


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Default  Posted: 7:16 PM, January 26th (Tuesday)

jumping in here because I can't resist.

I love and hate this series. Lovin' it for all the reasons you guys mention. Hatin' it because I *thought* that the fourth book was the final one and I stayed up all night long to finish it. Sigh.

Another Stackhouse coming out in early Summmer? What did you guys think about the ending of the last one, where Pam says that Eric will live on in Sookie? I'm starting so suspect that things aren't looking good for Eric Northman.


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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, January 27th (Wednesday)

We really need to resurrect the Sookie thread. I'm sure there is a lot to discuss--both book and TB.

And I think Eric's way too good (or bad:)), to get rid of.


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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, January 28th (Thursday)

I can't even remember what happened in the last one and how it ended up. Did the whole fae storyline basically wind up in the last one, with her grandfather and all that? What was going on with Eric at the end? I can't even remember if we're rid of Quinn yet.

I will say that as much as I despise Alcide, the dude they cast in the role on True Blood is *fit*.


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Default  Posted: 5:38 PM, January 28th (Thursday)

Where did you see Alcide?

I don't think the whole fairy thing is over at all. I might re-read the last book, too, because I am suffering from can't remember...


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Default  Posted: 4:31 AM, January 29th (Friday)

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/12/16/true-blood-casts-werewolf-alcide-herveaux/

Not a good pic but other searches will return better. He's *big*, which is key.


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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, January 30th (Saturday)

I think that's good...he is big! I imagine Alcide's hair would be a bit longer, though.


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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, August 6th (Friday)

Bumping in anticipation of August 18 release of next/final? book.


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Default  Posted: 10:19 PM, August 6th (Friday)

Guess I was a bit overly excited here...

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Default  Posted: 2:58 AM, August 7th (Saturday)

Thanks for the heads up, didn't even know!


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You are so welcome! I can't wait. Especially since I have finished Vampire Academy...for now at least.


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Default  Posted: 11:29 AM, August 7th (Saturday)

We'll have to have a race to see who finishes it first! lol


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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, August 7th (Saturday)

Wait...I'm showing it doesn't come out until January?


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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, August 7th (Saturday)

I just saw August 18 on the Karen Moning website!


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The Cowardly Lion

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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, August 7th (Saturday)

Sweetie, that's for her last book.
August 2009.

Obviously someone needs to update her site.

The next one is coming out in January according to Amazon.


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Default  Posted: 10:56 PM, August 7th (Saturday)

Well...damn. Now I gotta find something else to read. Shouldn't be a problem...


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The Cowardly Lion

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Default  Posted: 6:24 AM, August 8th (Sunday)

Have you read the Amelia Peabody series?

Not paranormal, but fits the same niche in your reading life, I've found.

And it's like 20 books long.


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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, August 8th (Sunday)

I just picked it up again last night. Am currently reading Lion in the Valley.

The funny thing about Amelia is that the things she "thinks" about her husband are some of the same things I think about mine!

She cracks me up...


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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

lord_v is on book four. I hope he sticks it out until Sethos takes off and Ramses grows up.

I'm re-reading it to stay on track with him.

I occasionally hear him hoot out loud while reading it, and that's unusual.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, August 8th (Sunday)

I think what is so refreshing about the Amelia Peabody series is that the author (it's funny because I really do think of Amelia when I say "author") is just so funny and clever and it all is so refined. No use stooping to crudeness or vulgarity...kind of the reason why I always appreciated Ellen D when she was a comedian. I believe you have to be SMARTER when you don't resort to such.

And this is really off topic, but I tell little punky (who is 16) THAT is the reason that she shouldn't listen to rap or most R & B. The lyrics are just bordering on bad pornography--and she's smarter than that.


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