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 Post subject: Author of the Week #12 - CINDY GERARD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Our latest author of the week is:

Cindy Gerard

Cindy Gerard began writing category romance novels with Bantam's Loveswept line and Silhouette Desire before trying her hand at writing single title romantic suspense action novels. Gerard's risk took off with her hugely successful series, The Bodyguards, about the men and women of E.D.E.N Securities, Inc.

Her other series, Black Ops Inc., has been on the New York Times Best Seller list multiple times. The fifth book in the series, Risk No Secrets, won the Readers Crown award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011. Gerard's latest in the Black Ops Inc. series, Last Man Standing, was released in January 2012 and hit #14 on the New York Times Best Seller List, #11 on Publisher's Weekly, and #36 on USA Today. She is a passionate animal-rights advocate and loves to travel.

http://www.cindygerard.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:37 am 
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I have all of her books but they are still in my TBR pile. :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Hi All,

I was well into The Bodyguard series when the books stopped appearing for sale in my town. From the fourth 2006 to the fifth and sixth books it took me til 2009 to find those last two, still haven't read them. However, I was a loyal reader and bought all the books new as long as I was able.

The Bodyguards - RS
1. To the Edge (5/05) (C Hot)
2. To the Limit (8/05) (A- Hot)
3. To the Brink (1/06) (A Hot)
4. Over the Line (6/06) (B Hot)

5. Under the Wire (12/06)
6. Into the Dark (6/07)

I did finally get this Silhouette Desire trilogy collected but for circumstances when I never could get all the books together at one time, it remains unread. But I do have the books for when they surface again. This is a trilogy that has been reader recommended many times over the years on the various message boards.

Outlaw Hearts
1. The Outlaw's Wife (SD 1175 - 10/98)
2. Marriage, Outlaw Style (SD 1185 - 12/98)
3. The Outlaw Jesse James (SD 1198 - 2/99)

Here are the books I've read and the other series that I hope to read someday...

Taming the Outlaw (SD 1465 - 10/02) (A Warm)

The Bridal Arrangement (SD 1392 - 9/01) (B- Subtle)

Black Ops - RS
1. Show No Mercy (10/08)
2. Take No Prisoners (11/08)
3. Whisper No Lies (1/09)
4. Feel the Heat (10/09)
5. Risk No Secrets (5/10)
5.5 »» Leave No Trace (10/10) -- (A) Deadly Promises (10/10)
6. With No Remorse (7/11)
7. Last Man Standing (2/12)

One-Eyed Jacks - RS
1. Killing Time (1/13)
2. The Way Home (11/13)

Northern Lights
1. The Bride Wore Blue (SD 1012 - 7/96)
2. A Bride for Abel Greene (SD 1052 - 2/97)
3. A Bride for Crimson Falls (SD 1076 - 6/97)

So, which is your favorite series? The Bodyguards or Black-Ops?

--Janie

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 Post subject: Re: Author of the Week #12 - CINDY GERARD
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:40 pm 
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I've read the first three books in the Bodyguard series and pretty much gave them the same rating (C, A, A) as Janie. I'm hoping to read book four soon.

I've heard lots of good things about Gerard's Black Ops series and am collecting the books. Not sure when I'll have time to read them though.


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 Post subject: Re: Author of the Week #12 - CINDY GERARD
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:08 pm 
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I have read a few of her series, The Bodyguards and The Black Ops. All her books were pretty good but I started with paranormal and haven't picked up the rest of her books lately. I'm hoping to get back to them in the future.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:39 pm 
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I have read most of her RS series but not the others. I always enjoy her books and I look forward to the next book. Hope it is soon. My auto buy is shrinking daily as I don't really care for Vampires, Demons, Angels, etc. I enjoy stand alone books more than series but still have a few, like Cindy Gerard, that I read.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:35 pm 
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mollymay wrote:
I have read most of her RS series but not the others. I always enjoy her books and I look forward to the next book. Hope it is soon. My auto buy is shrinking daily as I don't really care for Vampires, Demons, Angels, etc. I enjoy stand alone books more than series but still have a few, like Cindy Gerard, that I read.


It's pretty hard to find a standalone book these days.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:17 pm 
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Yes, I know. Have you read " the Secret Life Of Violet Grant"? I listened to it on the trip to see my daughter and family last month. It was really good.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:22 am 
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mollymay wrote:
Yes, I know. Have you read " the Secret Life Of Violet Grant"? I listened to it on the trip to see my daughter and family last month. It was really good.


I've never heard of it. Will have to check it out.


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I have some of her books in my TBR pile and just never got to them. I will have to start on them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:04 pm 
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I've never read any of her books. At this stage of the game I don't think I would pick her books up. Maybe if enough people said a book was on their top read list I'd give it a try but I have too many books I have to wade through on my own TBR list. I'll never say never though.

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 Post subject: Re: Author of the Week #12 - CINDY GERARD
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If you like military action, this author is about as good as it gets. She's in the same category as oh say, Suzanne Brockmann and Cherry Adair when it comes to great stories with dreamy alpha males in black op military settings.


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Trudy wrote:
If you like military action, this author is about as good as it gets. She's in the same category as oh say, Suzanne Brockmann and Cherry Adair when it comes to great stories with dreamy alpha males in black op military settings.


I actually like Cindy's action books better than the two you mentioned! She is one of my top favorite authors and (so far) hasn't disappointed. I would say the only action series I have liked as much would be Kat Martin's "Raines of Wind Canyon."


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