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LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6727944

Is being released for sale today .

Lavina

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #6728067

I was turned onto Janet Evanovich books by a
woman standing next to me in the bookstore
recently. I've now read and enjoyed book 1 and
just started book 2.

I love books in series and am glad I now have 13 more
Evanovich books to go!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2009
7:15 AM

Post #6757411

I read a bunch of them , up to ten maybe, and really liked them. I couldn't decide between Joe and the other guy though. lol

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6758577

;-) I'm on book #2 and am having the same problem!

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6758839

LOL I have read thru book 14 and quite a few of the mini books. I think I prefer Ranger.

He sounds like a good looking muscle cutie to me.
I have been back and forth on this .
But for sure I wanta be like Grandma Mazur.

Lavina

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6761561

She is a riot ! Sounds like I need to get whichever one is next for me.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

July 4, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6777208

Janet has a great website www.evanovich.com where you can get an autographed bookplate for your books as they come out. (Free) Her early books first editions are going for big bucks. I always picture Estelle Getty as Grandma Mazur. Too bad she died. I really think Evanovich's books would make a great movie or, better yet, a TV series. Would definitely be better than some of the lousy stuff they are putting on TV.
I have all of her books in Hardback and then most of them in paperback (which I use to loan out to friends). The Stephanie Plum books are the best. I am not so fond of the Motor Mouth or Full Tilt series or the older romance books that are being re-issued, but they are still better than many of the books I have picked up lately.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6777256

Thanks for that link. Oddly our library has none of the
Evanovich books so I'm buying paperbacks, used if I
can find them.

Just finished #2 and looking forward to getting the
next one.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6781392

Check Ebay & Amazon for used books. Many times you can find 4 or 5 books at one price on Ebay. Just put in a search for Evanovich.
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



July 11, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6804970

I have number 15 sitting here waiting in line. I can't wait to start it, but I make myself only read one book at at time, so I gotta finish what I'm reading before starting that one.

I also picture Estelle Getty when I mentally vision Grandma Mazure. LOL

As far as Ranger/Joe, sometimes Joe is just a little too boring. The mystery surrounding Ranger is definitely more intriguing.

And then there's Lula...what can I say. I don't know anyone to compare her to.

Vinnie, how can you read this series with out picturing Joe Pesci?

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #6805234

I finished #1 and #2, am reading #3, with 4 and 5 sitting
on my nightstand waiting. I feel very rich when I have
books waiting. So far I've found used copies at my local
bookstore for $4 each.

I'm loving Grandma Mazur and Lulu. Joe is a little too
predictable in his macho-ness but his appeal is very
understandable. I too prefer the mystery of Ranger
but laughed myself silly the night he reluctantly came
to dinner and Grandma Mazur questioned his ethnicity
rather indelicately. It isn't often that a book can keep me
laughing out loud but the Evanovich books do.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #6810505

Lula!! what a nut...Queen Latifah perhaps? No, that woman who was on Reno 911 and then Clean House, she's over the top when she wants to be.

And who will we have for Joe?
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



July 12, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6810586

Gasp! Who will we ever find to be Ranger? Hmmmm... Tall...dark...mysterious...drop dead gorgeous...

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6810594

Joan, my thinking exactly. Ranger is lean, fit, agile
and aloof. What a combination!

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #6903068

Well, I am just racing through the Evanovich books. Just
started in July and am up to #7. They are like potato chips -
you cannot stop at one!

Thanks for putting me on to Evanovich. Love her.

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2009
11:20 AM

Post #6905272

The guy who played as the Marine , can't remember his name think he was a wrestler
if he got a deep tan.LOL
Whoopie as Lula and Reese Weatherspoon as Steph



Lavina
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



August 4, 2009
2:16 PM

Post #6905732

Whoopie would be awesome as Lula!

I don't think I know who Reese Witherspoon is. What did she play in?
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #6905845

Reese played in a lot so just google her name.

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #6921891

Warning. Do not get any of her books on audio and listen to them while driving. You may drive off the road laughing.

My favorite Lula caper was when she was on the Atkins diet. That whole book cracked me up. (no 7?) I always pictured her as the one teacher from Boston Public with the high squeeky voice. (on audio books she has a deep voice and it didn't fit for me)

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6922593

I just started #7. And I have 8, 9, 10 and 11 waiting
for me. I found used copies at our bookstore for $4
each and couldn't pass that up.

What keeps me fascinated is Ranger!

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2009
12:22 PM

Post #6925409

Yup, Ranger gets better the higher the number. If you like him now, wait till the rest of the books, you will be swooning!
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2009
11:25 AM

Post #6929353

I too like Ranger best and really like him after book 15., just finished 15 , sat up most of Saturday night reading it.LOL
I did not like 14 but 15 is wonderful.

Lavina

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6937857

Neicy Nash! (finally remembered her name) She was / is on Reno 911--she's the perfect Lula
Reese- Legally Blonde, Walk the Line...
the Marine--the Rock? big guy with the skinny nose
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6938545

Today is Ranger's Birthday 8/12/2009

Go to the web site and check it out.
And see who people say should play Joe.
Lavina
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #6941059

This is too funny - I've always envisioned Ranger as The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), AND Lula as Loretta Devine (played Marla Hendricks) from "Boston Public"!!!) Neicy Nash would be good too - they're both "out there" personalities. LOL.

Not sure who should play Joe or Stephanie yet, but Estelle Getty would have been wonderful as the always entertaining Grandma Mazur.

Hmmm - how about Tea (add the accent to the a!) Leoni as Stephanie?

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2009
10:21 AM

Post #6941475

I am with you Daylily! Those are good choices.
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2009
11:02 AM

Post #6941512

Maybe Cloris Leachman could play Grandma Mazur.
The Rock would be a great choice for Ranger.

Lavina
DONNA_11
South Coast, RI
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2009
11:25 AM

Post #6941540

Iíve read them all and most more than once, it has to be a really good series for me to read it again and I still laughed out loud the second time around.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6942429

I'm on #9 now, just blazing through these books.
The only time I have for reading is bedtime and
I'm losing an hour of sleep every night because
I just can't put the book down. What a treat.

I've got the characters so firmly drawn in my
mind that it's doubtful I'll want to see movies.
Movies rarely match my mental visuals of
characters and are usually disappointing. I
see Ranger as tall, slender but powerful. He
is stealthy and rarely, if you notice, gets into
fist fights. He has other faster ways to get
situations under control. Just love him!


DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6942574

Thanks, cpartschick - since the very first book, I've always seen The Rock as Ranger, and Loretta Devine as Lula, and it's fun to see what others envision.

Have to say I wasn't bowled over by the names on the Evanovich web site as to who should play Joe... I'm still pondering that one. Right now, the only one I can come up with (and it's a OLD one) is the guy who played Lucy's partner on "Hill Street Blues" - was the character's name Joe too?

(OK - I just googled that, and the actor's name is Ed Marinaro, and he DID play "Joe Coffey". )

LavinaMae - OOOH - yes! Cloris Leachman would be perfect as Grandma Mazur! Betty White might be a possibility too, but she's almost too "classy" - great actress though.

This is FUN.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #6984213

You mean, mean, mean people. You got me hooked on
Evanovich! I'm up to #11 now and just realized that if
I read through #15, there will be no more until next
summer. Aaagh! ;-)
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #6984335

Just read V-E-R-Y, V-E-R-Y slowly, June! ^_^ She's addictive, isn't she?

It's also nice to read them one right after the other, instead of having almost a year between stories.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #6984369

I'm addicted to Ranger!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #6984847

you're not alone in that LOL ! I hope Janet Ev has a verry secure self assured DH/ BF/ whatever otherwise he could get jealous of a fictional character
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #6985779

You can buy the in between series. Plum Crazy etc.There are quite a few of them.
I did not like book 14 but 15 renewed me.
I too would love to get my hands on Ranger. Just don't tell my husband.LOL

Lavina

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2009
11:27 AM

Post #7076884

Still have this one on reserve from the library. I did pick up "Plum Crazy" though on audio.

I was listening to it last weekend on the deck relaxing. I kept giggling and bothering DH. Towards the end I was LOL.

Warning, do not take a sip of anything to drink while listening to this book. Towards the end, I spit out my drink and had to turn the player off. I was laughing so hard. Too funny.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #7077792

Lavina - I didn't like #14 much either. Evanovich brought in too
many over the top characters and the main ones seemed to lose
their personalities in the shuffle. Do NOT mess with my Ranger! ;-)

I have #15 on reserve at library too but a long waiting list. But
I can't spend $27.95 on a hardcover version so patience will
have to be my virtue.

I did read "Plum Crazy" just to get my Evanovich "fix". During
winter I may just go back and reread my favorites.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 18, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #7077809

I have listened to a few of the audio books and the part I like is where Steph always says------IT wasn't MY fault----
I can identify with that--lol
It is a great series of books, have any of you read the other books she has written, I haven't

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #7077874

Haven't read any other than "Plum Crazy" which was OK
but not as much fun for me as the # series.
DONNA_11
South Coast, RI
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #7077905

Sandra
I read some of her other ones but the # series is the best by far.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

September 18, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #7077909

I do love Steph and all the characters in those, wish she would tone down the language a bit though-lol

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #7080469

I have read everything she has written and have every book she has written. In fact when I find them at the Goodwill I buy them so I will have extra copies to lend out. I don't want to take a chance on one of my "babies" not coming home. LOL I normally don't care for romance novels but hers are better than most. At least they are humorous. The Full Tilt series & the Motor Mouth series are, again, better than many of the books of that type, but not nearly as good as the Plum series. Somehow the characters just don't "Pop". She has an excellent website. She will be coming out with a collection of all of the "In Between" books combined in one book. That is due out before Christmas.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7080957

I'm still waiting to get my hands on #15. Waiting list at the library
is very long and $27.95 for the hard cover is way too expensive.
Hopefully #15 will come out in paperback soon.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #7084237

It is much less expensive at Walmart or one of the discount stores. It will be at least a year before it comes out in paperback. Go to Ebay and take a look at the price her early books, first editions are going for. Watch Goodwill, etc. and you may come up with some valuable books.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #7084317

Thanks for the tip. I'll look for a used copy on Amazon or Alibris.
I work and don't have time to browse through thrift shops and
usually get good buys on line with used books.


medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #7106903

I'm currently on 13. I get her books as my friend/neighbor or MIL get them and we pass around. I've only read 1 or 2 of her other books and really love them.

Ranger for sure but I'd still keep Joe around, he sounds adorable too, just in that macho Italian kind of way... which isn't really my cup of tea.

For Lulu, if any of you have preteen and younger daughters, then you probably know Roxy from Hanna Montana. She's Hanna's bodyguard. Her name's Frances Callier, here's her picture. I could see her as Lulu.

Definitely Estelle Getty would've been a perfect Grandma Mazure. I agree Cloris Leachman could play her well. Grandma's hysterical!

I could see Sandra Bullock as Stephanie.

Half.com is another good site for used books except shipping is usually around $3.50 or $4.00

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june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #7106922

I ordered a used copy of #15 and am waiting for it to arrive.

Frances Callier looks exactly the way I picture Lula. Thanks
for that picture. And Sandra Bullock would be perfect for Stephanie.
Ranger is the challenging one. He is Cuban and would be wiry/muscular,
not bulky and likely to have high cheekbones. I have a strong mental
picture but haven't seen any actors yet that would fit the bill.

Isn't Grandma a trip? Not one bit like my own grandmothers. ;-)

medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #7107547

Frances Callier is funny as Hanna Montana's bodyguard, which I why I pictured her as Lula. Of course she doesn't have the mouth on her that Lula does - after all she IS on the Disney Channel, don't think Disney would appreciate Lula's vocabulary!! LOL


Hmmm, I didn't know that Ranger is Cuban... I had him pictured totally different. I'll really have to think about that one now.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7107616

It's been said in several of the books that Ranger is
Cuban, also that he has soft brown hair that "falls
across his forehead when he sleeps" so I have a
problem with many of the pictures on Evanovich's
web site portraying some visions of him as a bulky
body builder African-American type. I see him as
having the leaner body and strength of a kick boxer.
medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7107858

In the couple books I've read, it didn't give that difinitive description of him. Just tall, lean and muscular and always dressed in all black. I had his face pictured so different - I had him with a blonde Marine haircut, blue or green eyes and very chisled face structure.

Geez, now I'm really going to have to give this some thought.
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 27, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7107909

How about Ian Somerhalder from 'Lost', and the new 'Vampire Diaries' series?

http://www.vampirediariesfanatic.com/images/gallery/ian-somerhalder-picture.jpg
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7107974

I put this in the forums. Should have put it here I think.


Most of you probably have this site, but maybe some new ones don't. I just love it. Try it you'll love it too:

:http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

Jeanette

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2009
5:15 AM

Post #7108485

Ian is adorable, but Ranger is Cuban and has dark eyes
and skin that Stephanie described as the color of a light
Mocha Frappachino.

Medinac, I went through the entire series in one long reading
swoop! As you read more, Ranger becomes much more
clearly defined as bits of description appear.
medinac
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7110980

I'm with you, Ian is adorable - what eyes! I'll have to get my hands on some more of her books. I'm really enjoying 13 and can't wait to see what happens. I should be finished tomorrow. This is fun trying to figure out people who would portray these characters. I was kinda thinking of Adam Rodriguez of CSI Miami. He's a cutie but the body doesn't fit. Hmmm...

I also like Sue Grafton's books. They're alot of fun also and similar to Evanovich's

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #7121105

Got mine in the mail today.

It is only 800 and some pages, so smaller than the rest.

I will be able to lift this one. LOL
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 30, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #7121114

Which book is over 800 pages?

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #7121123

Oppps. wrong thread. Sorry!
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 30, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #7121133

But I'm intrested in hearing which book it was! ;) I might want to read it too. It might take me all winter, but that's okay too.

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #7121167

Ha, I am so embarrassed.

Trying to rush through posts, as my computer is giving me fits. I have a new one on order.

Anyway, it is the newest Diana Gaboldon book in the Outlander series, called An Echo in the Bone. The first one I read was in the middle of the series and I was hooked, went back and started from the beginning. I have to honestly say that if I would have read the first one first, I would have never continued.

It did take me all winter to read the whole series. It is about a woman who accidentally was swept into a portal back in time. She is a nurse and meets up with horrible situations and is forced to get married to save her life. All she wants to do is go back to where she belongs.

Not to spoil the series for anyone who may be interested, the books continue on about her life in both eras. There is crime, excitment, love, adventure, kidnapping, war, and humor. Listening to anyone of these books is a joy, as the reader does great accents and reads other langauges very well. They are most entertaining.

Normally, I don't do "science fiction" type stories, but this one is really good.

Again, sorry for being in the wrong place.

I love Stephanie too.
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 30, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #7121500

I think we all love to hear about other books, and we do need something to read in between the numbers books. Don't be embarrassed!

I'm going to check into the books you mentioned. Depending on how many they are and if they are as large as you say they are, I might not start with the first one either.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7121672

Meanwhile I am still waiting to receive my Evanovich #15.
Should have arrived by now but I'll wait another day or two
before checking with the seller.

Science fiction type books are not my interest so I'll pass on the
Diana Gaboldon books. I have about a dozen books waiting to
be read so am not dependent on number books but would
like to finish up the current Evanovich series before moving on
to my "stash". Plus I need a Ranger fix! ;-)

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2009
11:08 AM

Post #7122734

Its OK to miss post, some of my best book series got stumbled upon by mistake.
Ranger sounds so good to me. I know a Cuban with brownish hair.LOL
Lavina

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #7122747

It is really fun to see how everyone "see's" the characters.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #7126471

Too bad Janet isn't as prolific a writer as Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele. Seems like they have a new book out about every other month. I am still not convinced that they actually write all of those themselves. But then, if we didn't have the anticipation of waiting for the next book, maybe we wouldn't enjoy them as much.

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #7127918

I have never gotten Nora Roberts. I just don't think she is a very good author. I have read several of her books, then try again to see what everyone likes about them, but I just don't care for her style. I must be in the minority, as she seems to be very popular at the library.

Another writer that puts out 3 books a year is Patterson. Come on now. Who in the world can do that? He co-authors with someone else, but the writing style is pretty much his. So, do people copy his style, then he ok's it and they ride on his name?

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #7232908

I finally got this one from the library on audio book. It is pretty entertaining, although I thought a little rawer and more sophomoric.

I listened to the last couple of CD's while bow hunting in a tent blind. What a mistake. I swear I was trying to stifle laughing so much the tent was shaking and my eyes were watering. So much for the deer! LOL

(It was the vision of Lula stuck in the car window half way in and half way out, you know the part)

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7235022

I notice on her website that you can order a signed copy of Plum Lovin for $7. At the price her first edition or signed copies of books are selling for, it might be a good investment. Check out Ebay & Amazon.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7585142

The movie rights to her first book, One For the Money, were sold to TriStar in 1993. They haven't done anything with it so far. Now the news is out that Katherine Heigl has been signed to be Stephanie Plum. No other cast or a shooting date for the movie has been announced. Janet E. has no control over it. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

I still think her books would make a good TV series.
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2010
11:54 AM

Post #7586407

I wanted Sandra Bullock to play Stephanie. Don't see Katherine even comming close to how I feel Step would be but we will see.

Lavina

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 25, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #7586720

I think of Sandra Bullock too--lol

I am always usually disappointed with books made into movies, there is no way to get all of a book in a 2 hour movie, maybe a series, but not a movie.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7586964

No way a movie will do it for me. I have my own mental image for Ranger
and I'm sticking to it! ;-)

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #7587173

Oh how I mentally picture Ranger also. UUUUHHHHHHmmmmmmmm

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7587176

Lavina -- LOL.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #7589444

Janet E. is coming out with a new series that will come out in September. The first book is called Wicked Appetite. The only characters that will be carried over from the Plum series is Diesel & Carl, the monkey. Diesel will be the main character.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7589457

I wasn't very fond of Diesel and may just skip that series.

I did love the Stephanie Plum series though and may just go back
to reading them again during summer.


DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7589609

Interesting... I don't think that Diesel was very well-developed in the series, but he did become a little more prominent in the last few. He was the one who was engaged to Lula, right?

I might give it a try, but I agree with June that it won't be on my "must read" list.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #7589645

No, it was one of Ranger's guys who was engaged to Lula. Diesel
spent his time trying to score with Stephanie.
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



February 26, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7589734

I can't remember who Diesel or Carl is either. That makes me wonder why they would start a new series off of some characters that didn't make enough of an impression on some of us that we can even remember them.
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
9:22 PM

Post #7589928

Oh - thanks, June. Isn't Diesel one of Ranger's guys too? I can't keep them straight any more. Agreeing with what Joan says!

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 26, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #7590051

Tank is the one Lula was after---Diesel is one of the ones who has special powers.
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
11:57 PM

Post #7590307

Ah yes - TANK - now I remember! The one who fainted every time the "Marriage" word came up. LOL!

Thanks.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2010
1:37 AM

Post #7590619

Tank! That was the one involved with Lula. I didn't recall that Diesel was
one of Ranger's guy but then he didn't endear himself to me anyway.
None of Ranger's guys would ever ever think of making a play for
Stephanie!



slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2010
11:47 PM

Post #7592973

Oh, come on, you guys. Diesel only appeared in the "between the numbers" books - Plum Lovin, Plum Lucky, Visions of Plum, & Plum Spooky. Diesel is the "unworldly" guy that suddenly appears in Stephanies apartment, chases "unmentionables" & can unlock any door & start any car without keys.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 28, 2010
12:10 AM

Post #7593024

Yes, I remember him, but that line of the unmentionables is not something I would probably read a whole series about.
I guess I am saying I remember - just did not care much for his character
I did like the monkey though !!!

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2010
12:10 PM

Post #7594037

I agree. The monkey was funny. I remember Diesel too, and thought he was not very exciting.
DaylilyDiva219
Falls Church, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2010
4:21 AM

Post #7596040

[quote="slvrwilo"]Oh, come on, you guys. Diesel only appeared in the "between the numbers" books - Plum Lovin, Plum Lucky, Visions of Plum, & Plum Spooky. Diesel is the "unworldly" guy that suddenly appears in Stephanies apartment, chases "unmentionables" & can unlock any door & start any car without keys. [/quote]

Ahhhh - Now I vaguely recall that - I have read them all, the non-numbered ones in no particular order, along with the numbered ones as they come out - separated by about a year, right? Anyway, that's why I assumed Diesel was in the numbered series... I should have been taking notes! LOL.

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2010
12:08 AM

Post #7597961

The next book "Sizzling Sixteen" will be out in late June or July. She will have a preview of the first chapter within the next couple of weeks on her website.

The first book of that new series, with Diesel, will be called "Wicked Appetite" and will be out in Sept.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2010
12:33 AM

Post #7598045

Has #15 come out yet in paperback? I'll have to check
my local book store.

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2010
11:57 AM

Post #7599096

June go to the web site and it will tell you when it will be out. Its not out in paperback yet.

Lavina

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #7837122

Janet's book might actually get to be a movie after all.

http://www.filmofilia.com/2010/04/30/lionsgate-acquires-one-for-the-money/
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7846028

Great but I am not happy with the person they chose to play Stephanie.
Oh well, I just hope she does a good job.

The next book in the series is comming out about the end of June
Lavina
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



May 31, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7846039

I'm not seeing her in that role either, but maybe she will surprise us. Why not Sandra Bullock or Tina Fey?
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2010
1:39 PM

Post #7846315

I agree, I wanted Sandra to

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #7902499

The new book "Sizzling Sixteen" is due out June 22. Also they have casted Jason O'Mara (from Life on Mars) as Morelli and Daniel Sunjata from Rescue Me as Ranger. They are supposed to start filming in July. The title of the movie will remain "One for the Money" They will be filming most of the movie in Pittsburgh, Penn.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7902539

No actor can be as good as the mental image of Ranger
that I created for myself! ;-)

tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2010
11:41 AM

Post #7950146

Just finish 16 , not as funny as some of the others but I LOL many times ^_^

slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2010
9:56 AM

Post #7957460

Filming on One for the Money starts July 12. Here is the info:

http://www.kheigl.com/news/july10/090710-1.shtml
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

July 12, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #7961802

Just finished 16 also.
I am excited over the filming but not happy at all with the people they chose to play the parts. I guess I will just have to wait and see.
I have enjoyed the books so much.
My idea of Ranger is not even close to the way the guy they have chosen to play him looks.

Lavina
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2010
3:57 PM

Post #8050188

16 is good ,hard to top her first 10 books in the series
I am Grandma Mazure she is cool old lady ^_^
floweringchild
Jamestown, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2010
11:49 PM

Post #8244790

I have read the first 15 books and am looking for #16. I have read most of the in between books also. I love this writer. So hilarious!! When I start one of her books, I can't put it down.
Would love Sandra Bullocks in the movie, but maybe Katherine will do.
mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2010
3:32 AM

Post #8249636

Really really ticks me off they were filming in Pittsburgh 6 weeks before I moved an hour away!!

Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazure, huh? hmmmmmm
floweringchild
Jamestown, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8288329

Here are some pics. I would like to see Betty White as Grandma, but oh well. I like the looks of the other cast members...Joe Morelli guy looks good..lol

http://www.movieinsider.com/photos/26467/

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