Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Bought Books!!

I dragged Bob out tonight (Saturday) and since it was late there were only a few stores open and one of those is Indigo (huge book store)!!

I had a blast and I could have spent hours at the store but I do take into account the person I'm with. Bob's not as thrilled by books as his wife but he left me to it for at least 1/2 hour before he started to hover.

There were a few books I wanted to buy but I figured they might be cheaper if I ordered online so I left the more expensive books behind.

But, what did I buy?

Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell.

Yeah, I'm shocked too as I didn't like her first book. For some reason this title stuck in my head and when I saw it I thought 'eh, why not.' We'll see if I can get to it before the end of the year.

Sounds like the heroine is experienced. But I shouldn't be judging the book by the blurb.

My bad.

Another shocking buy?

Karen Marie Moning's series that doesn't have the Scottish heroes. I tried a book by Moning but I couldn't get past the heroine hiding under a bed while the hero with his heavy Scottish brogue cussed her out. May have been my mood but it wasn't working for me.

I had planned to try another book by this author but had been stalling. Then I heard about this new series by Karen Marie Moning - looks like it's called The Fever series.

The Book Binge Ladies got me intrigued and I saw others who have tried the series and seemed to be enjoying it. Once I realized it had nothing to do with the Highlander series I figured I had to give them a try.

While looking over the backblurb I noticed the books are about one heroine and decided on the spot to buy the three books that existed on the shelf. Hey, if I love the first book I'll be chomping at the bit to read the second so I caved and bought all I could.

And finally -

Nora Robert's books.

I know, I think I must have bumped my head. It's not that I don't enjoy NR, it was the response I had to one book years ago that had me steering clear. (I can't remember the title now but the father had Alzheimer's and it was the first time I had ever really encountered the disease and wow, I was blown away and torn apart. Crying while reading is so not my thing.) I picked up the Vision in White and saw that it will probably be an 'easy' read in that it doesn't look like it will be an epic family saga.

And since I was getting this one I may as well buy Bed of Roses too. So I did.

I'm going to buy a few other books but I don't think they will be romance books. There are these books called 'Eat This - Not That' that have been intriguing me lately. Best bud lent me her four but I think 2 new ones have been released so I'll be checking those out online. I've already checked one store and they are cheaper online so I made a good decision there!

Okay, off to watch some TV.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


~ames~ said...

Good stuff Cindy!

I just bought that Anna Campbell the other day too. LOL

You have some good reading ahead of you. :P

Wendy said...

I'm not a fan of KMM's Highlander series (to this day just thinking about The Dark Highlander makes my brain melt) - but I do enjoy her Fever series. Although I've only read the first two - and have the next two (in hard cover no less) languishing in the TBR.

One word of caution - they're not really romances (which I suspect is why I'm enjoying the series). More urban fantasy. Although there is a romantic storyline, or sorts, rolling through the books.....

C2 said...

There is just a teensy bit of cross-over between the Fever books and the Highlander books. But not enough to bother you, honest! And it happens mid-series. Also DO NOT finish that third Fever book unless you can quickly get the fourth one. Trust me.

Wendy's right, btw, they are very urban fantasy-ish. Did you read Nalini Singh's first Archangel book? If you liked it, you'll like Fever books, I think.

LinnieGayl said...

OMG! I'm shocked...Vision in White & Bed of Roses???? Oh dear, I really hope you like them. I soooo enjoyed them (Vision in White especially).

CindyS said...

Ames - yep, I sure do - very pumped to get reading!

Wendy - I kind of figured that if the heroine was the same in each book - I used to love LKH and I never expected romance from that series - and never really got it either ;) As long as I go in knowing it's more of a series I'll be fine. I hope ;)

C2 - Okay, don't read 3rd book unless I'm loving the series - then go buy the 4th so I have it ready and waiting. Gotcha - you may have to remind me or do the 'I told you so!!!' I'm pretty sure it was your list of 2009 books that tipped me onto this series - you had the ZOMG!!

Sadly, I thought Angels' Blood was bad - needed to have the entire first half erased - Elena hid for half the book - can't say I warmed up to her. But I will be buying the second book in the series.

LinnieGayl - I think they'll be perfect. I keep wanting to read the 'Sea' series but I get intimidated by the 'epic' nature of the books - so we'll start here and kick myself later ;)


nath said...

Great haul, Cindy :D Did you know that till the end of January, there's a coupon: 5$ off for any purchase of 35$ and more? If you didn't get the coupon, let me know and I'll send it to you :D

I think you're going to enjoy the NR. They're very straightforward contemporary romance :D

Good luck on the KMM books, you're a brave woman :D