Janet Evanovich Message Board
Plum Fan posts on 2/6/2007 9:48:10 AM
Hello everyone, CA- you are right. The Evanovich camp is barely making the deadlines they give themselves or the publisher gives them. Sometimes it just erks me to have to wait. Good things come to those who wait - as my Mama would say. HAHA. I have others I am reading and have really stepped out of my norm. Even my Mom is surprised at the books I have sent her but like me she reads them and most often likes them. Sandra Brown is an author I have read for many years. Though I haven't read anything recently I do like her and people on the board will probably like her too. Good call. Has anyone tried the Elizabeth Peters books? She has a series about an Egyptologist family that I really like. It starts out Crocodile on the Sandbank and goes on for 20 or so books. The lead woman, Peabody, is a crazy, got to find the bad guy character like Eve but different. Let me know if anyone has read these. They are really good. JE's co-author on the Blast Series - I did order a few of hers and liked them. The Blast Series is funny to me and entertaining. I can see Janet's touch in them. TLC - Sorry to hear about the freezing rain. That's what we usually get in Texas and this place comes to a stand still. You CANNOT drive on that mess. We had two "ice days" last month they are fun at first but then we are ready to get out and can't/won't because of the roads. But it does give free time for reading. Yeah.
TLC posts on 2/5/2007 8:02:16 AM
I live in Mooresville, about 20 miles north of Charlotte. We only got about 1/2 inch of snow, Charlotte actually more than us, but we then got lots of freezing rain, YIKES. I just finished The Crush by Sandra Brown this weekend. I couldn't put it down, as is the case with most of her books. It was really good and I would recommend it. I never read any of Leanne Banks stuff. North Carolina is nice and a booming area. I now where Hickory is, not far from me about 45 minutes away. Good place for furniture shopping.
CA posts on 2/2/2007 1:35:40 AM
TLC - I haven't read Sandra Brown, it sounds like I should add her to my TBR pile. I've seen Ricchocet at the book store and think I'll try a few of her books. Thanks, I'm always looking for a good read. You mentioned Hot Stuff, the book that JE is co-authoring, and I'm wondering if anyone has read any of Leanne Banks other books. It does seem like we have a book club going here at times, which is great. You mentioned you lived in NC. I have a few friends that live there and I've been tossing around the idea of moving there. I think I'll have to visit first to see how I like it. What part of NC do you live in? My friends live in the Elon College area and Hickory. I think there both pretty small towns. How much snow did you get?
TLC posts on 2/1/2007 8:37:53 AM
I really don't think that Janet writes ahead of time. She has been helping other authors get started with her co-authored books, like this Hot Stuff that will be out in April. I have another author's name to throw out there for anyone who wants a good read, Sandra Brown. She is really good. I like every book I read by her. White Hot is great and Ricchocet is her newest. I am reading the Crush right now and I have read several of hers. Never disappointed. She writes good mysteries with a nice mix of romance. Always good characters. I think if you like Janet and Nora you will like Sandra also. She also has some classic romances that she has written in the past which are good also. Try her out and let me know what you think. This site is kind of like an online book club. We all read the Plum series, but talk about other authors too. I know I have gotten some good ideas and book selections from people on here. It is snowing here in N.C. so I will probably be on the site again later. bye for now.
CA posts on 1/31/2007 11:50:24 PM
Plum Fan - If you can just hold it together for 20 more days, some of the crazyness will pass when Innocent In Death hits the shelves. From what I've heard, it's going to be a great read and a box of kleenex might come in handy. I've already read the excerpt on Nora's site and I can barely wait. In fact, I've almost been tempted to get the ARC on Ebay and pay the big bucks just to get my hands on it. NOW that's crazy... I know it doesn't help with the Plum fix, but if Janet stays true to her words, we will all be able too at least read the 1st excerpt of Lean Mean around March 1st. I've been reading some of Susan Donovan's and Susan Anderson's books to keep me busy until then. Also, Susan Elizabeth Phillips is coming out with her 7th book next Tuesday, Natural Born Charmer, in her Chicago series and I'm looking forward to that. I also have Outlander from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series in my TBR pile but I'm waiting to start that after I read Innocent ID. We just all have to hang in there for a little over 4 months. I'm not sure about Janet having started 14. From what I've read on her site, they seem to be barely done when they get to the shelves for us. I think I remember someone asking on the Q and A about book thirteen shortly after 12 was released, and Alex responded by saying Janet hadn't started 13 yet.
Plum Fan posts on 1/31/2007 5:37:26 PM
Hello everyone, CA- I did notice and was surprised about the plug for the ID series. I cannot wait for the THREE count them THREE new books for us this year from her. How can that be? Amazing this woman must be a machine. I know I shouldn't say this but what does Janet do all year? Yikes! I can't believe I said that. We just want two Plums a year that is all two a year. How hard can that be????? This is what happens when I get on here and read about Lulu and the other great characters. Here is an idea - Lilith Saintcrow (a writer) is on the 5th book in a series she does BUT the publisher has only released two. Why did I not think about that before? Do you think? Could Janet actually have 13 and 14 already written because she is contracted through 14? Sorry to have tortured yall. This crazyness will pass. Good bye.
TLC posts on 1/30/2007 2:02:58 PM
Diesel appeared only in Vision of Sugar Plums before, between books 8 and 9. He is not in any of the regular numbered Plum books and according to Janet's web site, he will only be in the holiday novellas and there will be only one more, a halloween one. Annie Hall was only in Plum Lovin' and she might be back in the holloween novella which will be out in 2007 or 2008. According to the site, Janet has not decided yet.
Ericap posts on 1/30/2007 12:37:14 PM
Hello, I just read plum lovin and need som help...I did not remember who Diesel was. It is driving me crazy. Please help.
CA posts on 1/26/2007 1:40:43 AM
Hi Helen - Definitely Triple Double Dipping. LOL. After you read Plum Lovin it sure does make you wonder what to expect in Lean Mean Thirteen. I don't know about the rest of you but I feel like I need to do a re-read before it comes out because it's been so long. I started to do a re-read about the time I started reading the In Death series. And, of course Eve and Roarke took priority... Did anyone notice in the Q and A on JE's site, that someone asked Alex - Is there a series of books like Janet's series, mystery with a twist of romance, that you can recommend to read while Janet is writing her books - and Alex said - Try the J.D. Robb books (AKA Nora Roberts). She writes a romantic mystery series about a married couple. - I found that really interesting.
Helen posts on 1/26/2007 12:53:19 AM
I love Plum Lovin. It was hilarious And a quick read There's sooo many things Plum Lovin sets up for Lean Mean Thirteen. I love it when Lulu said You're double dipping. You're mentally double dipping. It's more like triple dipping now.
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