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Whenever I get to a point where I’m sick of romance, I really should read the following paragraphs. They remind me why I love romance books so much. They remind me that words can truly be beautiful, when handled by the right person.

Lovely, just lovely.

The book and author…?

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  • Eva Gale
    January 30
    12:38 am

    Oh, that is just not funny. Who is it?

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  • Jaye
    January 30
    1:10 am

    just beautiful. LK?

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  • katieM
    January 30
    1:48 am

    the Great Nora?

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  • Miki
    January 30
    2:18 am

    I had to do a little digging, but it’s from Divided in Death by JD Robb. (Aka the Great Nora).

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  • Eva Gale
    January 30
    3:50 am

    Heavy sigh.

    I’m going to admit it. I’ve never read a Nora. *ducks* I know, I know. I love her, what she does for the industry, how she speaks for writers-all of it. But I’ve never picked up one.

    Mostly because she’s just so huge. Enormous. I mean, she IS the NYT bestseller list. And I’m afraid of the TBR pile if I adore her.

    So-you have a clean slate here. Corrupt me in the ways of Nora. Where do I start?

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  • Shelby Reed
    January 30
    3:57 am

    GORGEOUS! There’s a reason she’s the queen…

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  • bam
    January 30
    4:23 am

    eve and roarke!

    Oh, I love them both so much *sobbing*

    Nora Roberts kicks my ass hardcore, dude.

    Btw, I’ve been seeing previews for “Angel Falls” starring Heather Locklear.

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  • Anne
    January 30
    4:49 am

    God how I love Nora. SIGH. She’s THE best, isn’t she? Man.. that was beautiful. I may have to reread some of the Robb series that I just read all of last year… thanks to you and Jen for pointing me in that direction even though I feared the “series”

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  • Anne
    January 30
    4:51 am

    Eva- my fave Nora ever… the Heart of Devin MacKade. *sigh* And then there’s the Chesapeake Bay series, the Key trilogy, Three Sisters Island series, the Dream series, Concannon sisters… I could go on, but that’s a good start *G*

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  • Nora Roberts
    January 30
    12:37 pm

    Gosh, thanks. I’m completely flattered.

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  • FlannerySC
    January 30
    5:44 pm

    Hmm…the JD Robb series is great, esp. to see the growth of their love and relationship. I’m re-reading all of them at the moment, and I’m half way through. *sigh* Anyone know where a real life Roarke might be?

    My fave? I think maybe Montana Sky. But it’s sooo hard to choose. I might have to say that the Cirle Trilogy is the better out of all the trilogies… sometimes the middle or last book seems to lose umph, or complexity, but I don’t think they did in this one.

    Enjoy the Nora glom fest, Eva!!

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  • Ann Wesley Hardin
    January 30
    6:27 pm

    Okay, now I’m gonna have to glom the Robb books. Those paragraphs are gorgeous.

    BTW, Karen, I read Bone Deep on your rec and absolutely loved it. Her writing is so spare, yet so emotive. The story is haunting me!

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  • FerfeLaBat
    January 30
    6:27 pm

    Eva Gale said…
    Heavy sigh.

    I’m going to admit it. I’ve never read a Nora. *ducks* I know, I know. I love her, what she does for the industry, how she speaks for writers-all of it. But I’ve never picked up one.

    You realize it is illegal to leave a bookstore without a Nora Roberts or J.D. Robb book, right? You’re in big trouble. And. You can’t use “Couldn’t find one.” as an excuse because half the books in the store (B&N, Your local CVS, ANY store) are by Nora Roberts.

    If you are in a mischevious mood, go up to the book store clerk and say, “Christ man! Where the hell are the books by Nora Roberts? I have been up and down every single row of books in the store. Are you out of stock? I want these …” Have a print out of the full title list under all pseudonyms handy and have him check that each and every single one of those suckers is in stock.

    I’m not admitting that I did this, mind you, but it kills a few hours while your teenager shops.

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  • Ann(ie)
    January 30
    7:15 pm

    I recognized that as from the In Death books, but I couldn’t have placed which one. Lovely.

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  • Nalini Singh
    February 1
    7:10 pm

    Now I feel the urge to go on a re-readling spree of my JD Robb collection. I love how Eve and Roarke’s relationship has developed over the series. Thanks for the excerpt.

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