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 Post subject: Shadow Woman?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:14 am 
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has any read this yet? Linda Howard is so hit and miss for me that I wait until the paperback....but I'm desperate for something to read and the reviews on Amazon are pretty good...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:15 pm 
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has any read this yet? Linda Howard is so hit and miss for me that I wait until the paperback....but I'm desperate for something to read and the reviews on Amazon are pretty good...


I started it and was thinking this was the first LH book I wouldn't finish. But then I started it again and am really enjoying it. It would be nice if there was more dialogue though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:01 am 
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I read a review on Amazon stating SW is more mystery than romance and if you have that perspective you would have less disappointment over the lack of romance.


After reading that I passed on SW. I miss Howard's romances. The Mackenzies...awesome reads.

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I'm in two minds, used to be an auto-buy author, I wish she'd get back to the likes of Mr Perfect, Dream Man and the like....

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Klass wrote:
I'm in two minds, used to be an auto-buy author, I wish she'd get back to the likes of Mr Perfect, Dream Man and the like....



I wish she would go back to her old style as well. I broke down and ordered the book though, I really need something new to read...I HATED her last book about the bear so I hope it's better than that.

I got the trade paperback too so it's only 13 euros


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Riley wrote:
Klass wrote:
I'm in two minds, used to be an auto-buy author, I wish she'd get back to the likes of Mr Perfect, Dream Man and the like....



I wish she would go back to her old style as well. I broke down and ordered the book though, I really need something new to read...I HATED her last book about the bear so I hope it's better than that.

I got the trade paperback too so it's only 13 euros



I liked the bear book more than I have many of her other recents.


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If she could ever combine both romance (hot like her older books) and suspense (hair raising horror) then she would slay it!

As it is, I have always loved her old romance books---MacKenzies, Mr. Perfect. Open Season, etc. much better than her suspense books.


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EAGLEGIRL47 wrote:
If she could ever combine both romance (hot like her older books) and suspense (hair raising horror) then she would slay it!

As it is, I have always loved her old romance books---MacKenzies, Mr. Perfect. Open Season, etc. much better than her suspense books.



I just did a reread of Open Season the other day. Still loved it.

I agree though, if she would combine, it would be the ultimate best.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:12 pm 
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I feel sad we're losing longtime romance writers to suspense. On the bright side I'm finding replacements who write ebooks and at great prices.

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I feel sad we're losing longtime romance writers to suspense. On the bright side I'm finding replacements who write ebooks and at great prices.


I'm with you on that one Chick! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:30 am 
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JaniceC wrote:
Riley wrote:
has any read this yet? Linda Howard is so hit and miss for me that I wait until the paperback....but I'm desperate for something to read and the reviews on Amazon are pretty good...


I started it and was thinking this was the first LH book I wouldn't finish. But then I started it again and am really enjoying it. It would be nice if there was more dialogue though.


it ended up being a 4.5/5 book; I got caught up in the story and ended up reading until 2 this morning. :shock:

I never read until 2 in the morning anymore; I'm too old :lol:

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I liked the bear book


That would be PREY, and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a better than average suspense story. (Take a female adventure guide & add a hunky male competitor, a murderer, a storm & a man-eating bear...what more could you ask.) But then again, I really like straight up mystery & suspense, so I don't really mind when a favorite romance author dips more into the suspense genre every now and then.

I pre-ordered SHADOW WOMAN & it's supposed to be delivered tomorrow according to the tracking site, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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I've been waiting for news on this too. My favorites are Kill and Tell, Cry No More and Death Angel. I enjoy most of her books but I didn't like Prey either. Actually, I didn't hate it, just not my favorite. A bad book by her is better than a lot of authors' best.

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Linda7849 wrote:
I've been waiting for news on this too. My favorites are Kill and Tell, Cry No More and Death Angel. I enjoy most of her books but I didn't like Prey either. Actually, I didn't hate it, just not my favorite. A bad book by her is better than a lot of authors' best.


Couldn't agree more! Loved all those books and even a bad book by Howard is better than most .... With the exception of the Blair Mallory books, I don't like that style of hers though I know most love them


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I adore the Blair Mallory books and have read and re-read them so many times! I also liked PREY, the one about the bear though a couple of parts were a little graphic for my taste. The one book that I had a tough time reading was UP CLOSE AND DANGROUS, about the plane crash and the survivors.

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Up Close and Dangerous...I don't really remember much about that book.


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I liked Howard's book written w/that other author.
Howard's hardbacks have been a fail.

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I didn't like the Blair books either but I think it's because they were written in first person -- at the time I absolutely hated first person. I should probably reread them since I've gotten over that.

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I managed to get Shadow Woman from the library. Lots of twists and turns in this book, overall I liked it.


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IMO her best book was All The Queen's Men. After that it's been downhill for her.

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