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SBTB / DA Top Ten: 23-30 August

imageThe list skipped a week over here due to that hussy Irene, who made a hot mess. But we’re back this week with a new Top Ten, with a few new entries, and some lasting titles that after the sale prices ended are still selling well. And that anthology I freaking loved – yay!

  1. Hearts Aflame  Johanna Lindsey [Amazon | BN | WORD | Kobo | WORD Brooklyn]
  2. Wild & Steamy Carolyn Crane, Jill Myles, and Meljean Brook [Amazon | BN: nook | AllRomance | Goodreads | Smashwords]
  3. Always the Bridesmaid by Nina Harrington [Amazon | Kindle | BN & nook | Kobo | WORD Brooklyn  | AllRomance |]
  4. Frederica  Georgette Heyer [Kindle | Kobo | AllRomance | WORD Brooklyn]
  5. Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer [Kindle | BN]
  6. Arabella Georgette Heyer [Kindle | Kobo | BN | AllRomance | WORD Brooklyn]
  7. Bad Boyfriend by K A Mitchell [Kindle | BN]
  8. A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare [Amazon | Kindle | BN & nook | Kobo | WORD Brooklyn ]
  9. Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey [Amazon | Kindle | BN & nook | Kobo | WORD Brooklyn ]
  10. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer [Kindle | BN | AllRomance | WORD Brooklyn]

What are you reading this weekend?


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  1. 1
    Lili says:

    I finally, yes, finally, started the Bridgerton serie from Julia Quinn. Finished the second volume today and moving to the third as we speak :)
    The only question is : Why did I not read them before?

  2. 2
    Miranda says:

    An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire. This is the 3rd book in the October Daye series and by far the best. If anyone gave up, thinkng Book 2 was weak (I thought it was weak), try Book 3,

  3. 3
    Karin says:

    I’m reading the new Stephanie Laurens Cynster book, and “Written on Your Skin” by Meredith Duran. One is pure fluff and the other is kind of intense.

  4. 4
    becca says:

    @Lili – are you reading the extra epilogs too? those are also fun. I wish there was one for the 8th book.


  5. 5
    cleo says:

    I finished all of my weekend reading material by Saturday morning – it was that kind of week.  I read Seawitch by Virginia Kantra and Kissing Comfort by Jo Goodman, plus part of two short story collections.  I read Seawitch because it’s the first in her children of the sea series and I’ve really enjoyed two of her CotS short stories.  I love Kantra’s voice, but I’m not sure if Seawitch is a keeper for me.  I’ll probably keep reading the series though.

    And I read Kissing Comfort because I Won It!  (woo hoo – I never win stuff).  I wanted to like it more than I actually did (because you know, I won it and it has that crazy “is that a flashlight in your pants or are you just happy to see me?” cover).  But I thought there was way too much plot getting in the way of the romance, and too many plot twists (there’s one at the end that’s particularly unbelievable) for my taste.  That said, I still got up early on Sat to finish it.

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    I just finished Sabrina Jeffries The Pirate Lord. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but I did really enjoy it. The character and romance development won me over.

    Maybe I should add Kissing Comfort to my list, I like a lot of plot with my romance.

  7. 7
    Carin says:

    I’m starting Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series tonight.  I’ve never read it before, but have heard enough sighing over Barrons that I want to give it a try.

    I just finished rereading one of Shelly Laurenston’s short stories.  It’s Miss Congeniality, the story of how Niles and Irene got together back in the 80s.  It’s in When He Was Bad, and I love it just as much on re-read as I did the first time through a couple years ago.

  8. 8
    kkw says:

    @Lili – Don’t do it! I beg of you, ration them.  Pretend you have to wait a year until the next one comes out.  At least a few months.  I know it’s hard and you’re probably dying for the next one.  You won’t realize if you’ve overdosed on them until it’s too late, but then you won’t be able to enjoy them properly, and even the ones you’d previously loved will irritate you in retrospect.  Dunno if you waded through all 520 comments on the books-everyone-else-loved thread, but this series got a fair few shout outs.  Of course some people are going to just not like it regardless, but a lot of the Bridgerton dislike comes from going through them all at once.
    I just read a Madeline Hunter book that I think I liked fine but have already forgotten, and a Kaki Warner that I’m looking forward to forgetting, so I haven’t got any great alternatives for you.

  9. 9
    bookstorecat says:

    I read the entire Adrien English mystery series this week. Last week it was several one-offs and the Holmes & Moriarity books, also by Josh Lanyon. (I really hope he writes more of the H&M books, because they are freakin hysterical. Alas, there are only 2.) Apparently, I am turning into a M/M mystery fangirl. And all because the library lent me ONE ebook (Fair Game), which I enjoyed so much that I went and BOUGHT a book by the same author—-and then bought another, and another, and ANOTHER. TEN books bought because of one lent. Publishers please take note.

  10. 10
    Vj says:

    Hi there! Just finished reading Kate Moore’s To Tempt A Saint. It was great – restored my interest in reading romance novels, which is why I’m here.

  11. 11

    Just finished Heiress in Love by Christina Brooke and started When Tempting a Rogue by Kathryn Smith, an author I’ve had really good luck with so far!
    Also- I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Bridgerton’s and my favorite Julia Quinn book so far has been What Happens in London.

  12. 12
    delphia2000 says:

    I just finished reading “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness and in spite of the fact I loath vampire romances, I really liked this book. It isn’t being marketed as a romance, but it is and it’s impossible not to compare it to ‘“Twilight” (which I really loathed!). I’d be interested in hearing other opinions on it if anyone else has read it. I didn’t care much for the leads or the romance, but I loved the secondary characters and the house in particular. The plot worked for me and I’m looking forward to the probably next book in what is surely going to be a trilogy at least.

  13. 13
    Ann G says:

    I loved A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, and I’m looking forward to the sequel.  I love the time travel element in this series (not so much in ADOW, but there’s supposed to be TT in the next book).

    I’m finishing up THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID by Teresa Medeiros, and I like it very much.  I haven’t decided what I’m reading next.

  14. 14
    Carolyn says:

    @Carin – I hope you enjoy Singh’s series, but you won’t find Barron there. He’s in Karen Marie Morning’s Fever series. I’ve only read the first book of that one and didn’t want to continue.

    I’ve been reading some old Lisa Kleypas this weekend – Dreaming of You and Then Came You. Also bought the last Bow Street Runner book, Worth Any Price. Good lord, the H/h in that one were in heat the whole damn book!

  15. 15
    Jennifer says:

    @bookstorecat – if you like M/M mysteries, you should see if you can find the Dave Brandstetter mysteries, by Jospeh Hansen.  They were written in the 1970’s and 80’s and great reads.

  16. 16
    Carin says:

    @Carolyn – Thank you!  I’m about half through it and kept wondering, is there a name change coming or what?

    Actually I started enjoying it enough on it’s own that I forgot to look for Barrons.  The Fever series is also on my TBR.  I guess I just confused things…

  17. 17
    Kilian says:

    I’m doing remedial reading – The Princess Diaries. Pure escapism from the stresses of life and work. I bought the first one for my Kindle and read it in one sitting. When I went to buy the others, the price tag and the sheer number of volumes drove me to the library. Now I have a stack of pink books waiting for me. Much fun. Then there are all the Georgette Heyer books I bought when they were on sale for 1.99 each. I was already reading These Old Shades and started The Talisman Ring because of some discussion here.

    What a smart marketing move to put those books out at a price that makes it possible to buy *all* of them without making a huge dent in my budget. If the Princess Diaries folk had done the same, I would have bought them instead of using the library.

    training43 – I’m training my brain to cope with the challenge of reading 43 books simultaneously on the Kindle, hopping from one to another at the end of a chapter

  18. 18
    Mama Nice says:

    Just finished What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty – really enjoyed it! She has a new book coming out soon I’ve heard good things about so I wanted to dig back into her earlier stuff first, besides, as a big fan of the ultimate scoundrel, Han Solo, I loved the title.

    Started Torn, a YA by Erica O’ Rourke…loving the New Orleans / Chicago setting.

    Friday night I dug into “Start Me Up” by Victoria Dahl, then realised it was the second in the series, so I’m going to hold off on that one until I find the first!

  19. 19
    velocireader says:

    Just finished A Taste of Innocence by Laurens and thought it was an annoying mess. Plus, it was an annoyingly glitchy on my Nook, pages would get “stuck”…which annoyed me ;-) Currently reading Hexed by Kevin Hearne (druid stuff). Also read Catching Fire, the 2nd book in the Hunger Games Series, which I am really enjoying (but I like sci-fi).  Best of the recent bunch was the latest Deanna Raybourn Lady Julia Grey book…if you like your turn-of-the-century Sherlock Holmes-type mysteries with a touch of romance, they are pretty yummy.

  20. 20
    Maddie Grove says:

    No romance at the moment. I’m reading True Grit and I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. now. I finished Mary Balogh’s The Secret Mistress (which was a sweet story, although the title was kind of misleading) last weekend, though, and will probably start Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart soon enough.

  21. 21
    bookstorecat says:


    Thanks for the rec.

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