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Friday, September 24, 2010

What are you planning to read this weekend???

I plan to reread the Darkest Lie and then move onto Renegade...I so love Lora Leigh!

I have finished my three reviews for Nocturne Reads...check me out over there, as well as, many other fabulous people with reviews on many books releasing this month!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: When Blood Calls

J.K Beck has a PNR series that was recommended from a friend on I saw it at the grocery store and thought I'd pick it up since we had some rain and a long football game coming up (last weekend). Well, let me start by saying I would not recommend this book nor would I read another book. I thought with Kresley Cole on the front cover saying it was great, it would be...but sadly no.

The main characters Sara and Luke (Lucius)are merely adequate. I don't like my alpha-males to be this soft. I also don't like my smart women to play dumb. Lay that on top of the "oh, you just discovered all the underworld filled with Vampires, shifters, ogres, trolls, on and on and on and you are asking if the law of blah, blah, blah is still valid?" Give me a break...

The sex scenes are mentioned as having taken place, but you have to wait until page 296 to get any kissing and action in the flesh. Trust me, it wasn't even worth the wait. The pieces did not fit together and I found my mind making grocery lists while I was reading.

Maybe it is just me, but didn't enjoy this type of procedural book. I will have to give it a 3/10 (the continuity was very good and no spelling/typos)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guest Blogger mom

Baking Cakes in Kigali:
Mom just finished this book lakeside and was telling me what a great book. In the hope of diversifying a bit...we shall review via dictation.

The setting is Rwanda just after the massacre. Our heroine and her husband are there from Kenya as he has a job with University in Kigali. She, bakes. And she bakes cakes. The story moves along as they come to order cakes. She meets people from other cultures, walks of life and different life stages. They all share the love of cake.

Without having to recount the horrors of the massacre and its effects on Rwanda, this book in a most gentle way presents the stories and reveals the impacts of these events on the people from both sides of the tragedy. Highly recommended read...8/10 (mom's scale).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sizzling Sixteen

My first Janel Evanovich book was High Five. My mom bought it at the grocery store in Thunder Bay Ontario Canada...needless to say, I read it. I didn't just read it, though. I devoured it whole. I laughed out loud so many times that my kids thought I was reading a joke book...Fast forward several years and my addiction to Stephanie has not wanned.

Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, daughter, sometimes girlfriend of Joe Morelli, friend of Lula the former 'Ho, and would be lover of the hawtest man ever, Ranger...

This story started out quite slow and that is not usual for a Plum series book. I actually could have cared less if Vinnie was ever found. The best parts for me are always the banter with Lula and Grandma Mazur, and of course a book with Ranger AND LOTS OF RANGER IS BEST.

The dating situation with Morelli is currently in the "off" position, so I was very hopeful of each Ranger exchange. Also, I love to the count the black cars Stephanie goes through in each book. Only two..and the Mercedes is still going at the end of the book.

I read this one on the ferry to and from the mainland and I really enjoyed the second half of the book. The tempo picked up as did the silly factor, which is part of why I love Evanovich's books. The Metral and Hot Series are much the same. They are laugh out loud (LOL) fun and two women on the ferry asked me what I was reading and why I was laughing so hard.

A bonus for this book is Mooner. As many fans will recall, Moon Man saved Stephanie in the heart of Stark Street in a school bus a few books back. Ahhhh, that book had much Ranger too...Stay tuned for hopefully a Diesel book at Christmas and then Seventeen next summer.

Seventeen Again...Remembering Morelli and her first time on the bakery floor, perhaps. As for recommendation, a great series, but should be read in order for best results. Cheers

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Reading through the Night...

Okay, I have been reading more here and there since I have a huge set of experiments at work to do and they have been taking up 10 to 12 hours of my day. Then the kids, the DH and housework...ugggg. I need a Demon...And boy does Malkom Slaine deliver!

Kresley Cole is the word-smith of the paranormal today. She has picked up the gauntlet set by the AG and then some. What I enjoyed most about this book DftD (Demon from the Dark for those not in the acronyms) was the fact that we know Malkom is tortured and abused by Vamps we do not have to hear every gory detail over and over. He does let us know how it affected him and Carrow has some insight and shares her feelings about his reactions and of course his "big confession" that he was a blood slave...these aren't spoilers per say...but onto the spoilers


The whole story revolves over a three week time frame which I believe will overlap with Regin and Lanthe's stories as well (time will tell). All are held captive by the viscious mortal hell bent on destroying immortals. The mortals believe that the accession is all about immortals killing mortals...Wellll, as the immortals put it, we don't even notice mortals so there you go, let us free...The interesting part for me was that Lothaire asked for Malkom's alliance...WHY? Then the evil LD came by and told Malkom to get his wife. WHY? Makes me think that more people than even these two have plans for our beloved Vemon...

As for the love story, I enjoyed Carrow and Malkom. The idea that one person could be his Demon mate and his heart beat (vampire bride) was interesting. Malkom wanted so badly for Carrow to be the "one". But as we know, witches aren't bound to mates like many other immortals. The Valk's run to their mate, the vamps have a beating heart for theirs, demons release their seed, on and on, but the witches decide. This was a scarry thought to Malkom. But what of Carrow....

Carrow was motivated by love and not just any made her do and forsake people that she would never have done. The fact that her torque wouldn't fall off after LD walked past said that she was not evil and possessed no evil.

My favorite part was the end...I love a big fight, a cat fight and an immortal gathering. I love when favours are called in and they remind you of the past love stories that you enjoyed reading....I highly recommend. 4 1/2 out of 5 <3

Monday, August 23, 2010

Reviews: Just a Hint Clint

I love this series. Jamie was of course the elusive character throughout and then when we got his book-well, I loved it. But Just a Hint Clint takes place before Jamie and is a great book on it's own or as part of the series. The plot is fast and enjoyable and it is fun to see Clint fall in love (and fall hard against his better judgement).
The story opens with your "standard" girl and boy set up by the family only they don't love each other. The boy in this case has fallen for someone else...someone who is linked with the mob. Unfortunately, he accidentally double crosses the mob leader and brother of his lover. Then, when his old flame goes missing, he assumes it has to do with the mob double cross. Instead of hiring a legitimate investigator, he hires Clint. The why of Clint's reputation is given later in the book, but our first meeting is hawt and he commands a room. What is a romance book without a little "BroMance"? Nothing, so enter Clint's buddies. The three go on a rescue mission, collect Julie Rose and bring her home. But, oh, wait, no...can you keep her a while until we find those who planned the now onto the real story.
Julie Rose and Clint are a good match. She is smart, funny and a little edgy despite her very sheltered upbringing. Clint is the "bad boy" who is good at heart and falls hard for Julie Rose. In fact, I feel like he fell for her from her picture in the opening sequence of the book. One tough point for me was the continuous mentioning of her "plain features, non-descript appearance, flat hair... yada, yada". Well she couldn't have been that plain since she "stirred" Clint in less than 5 minutes. Love at first sight, yes, but love at first fondle??? Made me think that her photo held his interest, especially since he kept it with him throughout the book. Overall, a good read and even better with the series books. 8/10 Have a great read today!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Latest Reads....and Reviews

Let me start off by saying that I really and truly love the Paladins by Alexis Morgan. Some of the best Sci-Fi romance and bromance in those books. Her more recent books in the world of the Talions just doesn't have the same appeal, IMHO.
Why, first let me say that I enjoyed all three books so far, but I would not recommend this series to new reads. The plots are a bit slow there is a considerable amount of repetition. I am a smart woman, as are the other readers, we don't need to be constantly reminded of details, powers and skills. One mention is fine.
The first book was the best so far. I really enjoyed Sandor and the interplay between Sandor and Ranulf in their quest to "woo" Kerry is quite hilarious.
To quote another character (can you guess who and what movie?), "What you don't know about women is a lot." Both of these men grew in the first and second books. That was nice to be part of and share. However, I don't feel Grey did as much growing. I also had some issues with the motivations for all the characters. Piper is supposed to be this independent and resourceful person who took care of herself and her mother, but then in parts of the book is indecisive and weak. Can she really not understand that in a war there are warriors?
The one true and shining star of this book was Sean. I see and feel his motivation and his desire to learn and know about the Kyth. I see him as a real growth character and a chance to explore the Kyth traditions of training and becoming a warrior. Since Grey, Sandor and Ranulf are already trained and seasoned, we haven't seen this side of the process. We know of Ranulf's decent into madness and how Kerry saved him, but we don't see the training and dedication that brought him there. With Sean, I hope we see this and his struggle to pursue his dreams of being a Kyth warrior and find his HEA. 7/10

As an aside, I found 4 typos/grammar mistakes in this book and while I am certainly not perfect, I would hope that I had proof reading friends and editors that would pick these things up. I would love to get a job reading the galleys...How to get that job for books I would otherwise buy? Would save me a bundle...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nauti and Wild (Mild Spoilers so be warned...)

Just read Nauti Kisses in "Nauti and Wild" and I love these guys. I don't know how many more gorgeous, rich, ex-marines can move to this town, but I know that at this rate...a lot of women will be moving in. If my roots are showing, then too bad. I love a red-neck, a meaty muscle man and a guy that defends women. This novella was fun and fast. You enjoy the interplay, but I must say that I would have liked more of the quick banter and retort that Lora usually gives her gals.

Sierra is hurting in more ways than one and the only man that she has ever loved is the one man that she is sent to in order to heal and uncover her attacker. The side stories are also great in this one, I enjoyed learning more about the pest we love to hate (Timothy Cranston) and my favorite guy (Dawg) is in this one quite a bit. But it is Chaya that grills Sierra and the resulting conversation moves the book along. The plot points in a novella have to be quick, but not forced...this eavesdropping technique worked well.

My biggest criticism is the "drunk sex". Maybe it's just me, but I have never been so drunk that I didn't know who or what I was doing. The idea that John could think being with Sierra was a "wet dream" was laughable and yet played a heavy plot point. He names his boat the "Nauti Wet Dream" because he can't stop thinking about the dream with Sierra.
If anyone reading this book learns one thing: don't drink to excess, because you will miss all the good stuff when you do. I give this novella a 8/10.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I loved the first two books in this series! Really, Imogen was hilarious and the play with Ty was hawt! I also loved Elec and the Tamara's kids. He worked hard to be with her and to give her the confidence to be the woman she was inside. Now to see Ryder and Suzanne together...hopefully Ryder can make up for all the infidelity of his past "marriage" to Suzanne and make this time around the track better for both of them!

Flat Out Sexy was 9/10 and Hard and Fast was a 9.5/10! Looking forward to Hot Finish. I also would love to see Evan get real, so I can't wait for his book in 2001!

As for what I am reading....Review later. Susan Lyons (a fellow BC resident) and author of some serious hot books...Sex Drive which I just finished was fun and interesting from start to finish. I enjoyed the idea of Damien being an author...I want to read one of Damien Black's books...LOL
The intellectual side of our heroine is interesting, but not to the point that we think she is drab. She is misunderstood and longing to have someone love her for herself...Overall a 7/10.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Review and Comment

Well, I have read several of Christine Warren's books and none has come close to the first one that I read, "One Bite with a Stranger". I did enjoy "Your so Vein" only because Ava is such beeeyach but then you really get into her head and start to love her just like Dima and her girls.
I also had grown to really like Graham. He was such an alpha and so in charge. I loved that he didn't like humans, so you knew that he was going to hook up with one...Then there is Missy. I still am not sure if she has a bit of junk not just in the trunk or all over. She has major body image issues and self-esteem conflicts. Once she seems to take the leap of faith that any time with Graham is better than no time--they make some steam. But of course, she is always doubting him, his affection and his love.
That is something that prickles at my nerves. I mean seriously, just cause we aren't supermodels, why of why, do the women need to also be self deprecating. I want an average looking chick to say, "Ya, I'm the perfect me package and you want it, cause really, I'm not paying you to be here and you are still here."
I also read "Howl at the Moon" and enjoyed the science and the two women, their friendship and the love story between Sam and Noah. So, try one book on and then another...Sum-er series are like that. Some-are good and some-are slow... Enjoy (8/10)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Well, I had some high expectations from this book, especially since the lead authour was Lora Leigh. I was, however, let down. I enjoyed Lora's story and while the characters danced about each other somewhat (as is her style), the love interest was believable and you wanted them to be happy. The strange part is that this story is lead off from somewhere else and if you haven't read her other books you may wonder..what??why???whatever...still worth 8/10.

The other stories, well, let's just say that I would have rathered watched Ice Drivers with DH than read them (which is what I did). It took me over 2 days each short story to plow through. The worst story for me was by Lorie O'Clare, Love me 'til Death. I really loved Chase and I wanted so badly to even like Ashely. How would a woman get to be a homicide detective and not notice an identical bracelet worn by all three of her bodies. Then, why would you not follow up the lead on said bracelets, ASAP. I suspend belief, but I want my broads tough and smart. Then again, I love my women Smart and Trashy too...So far my June has not been stellar in the book department. Anxiously awaiting: Darkest Lie...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Just a short blog to wish JoJo a Happy 30th Birthday!!! Check out her blog for fun stuff!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whatcha Reading????

Warning: Books Discussed today are HOT (XXX)

Down in Texas...Is what I started last night...the men and women are great and the moves are hot...For those who love a Cowboy and a good plot this book is really quite good. The second book, Texas Men, I took a peak at in the store (not recommended to read in store...take directly home and read, preferably with your man available...LOL). Down in Texas has some great dialogue and a very believable set of circumstances that make the stories move along while being VERY hot. Texas Men really should come with a warning for those not into kink...
The third book is an anthology with one story by Delilah Devin-Hot Blooded.
I have read several books by Aphrodisia and by Brava (both Kensington) and while I generally prefer the Brava books since they have the heat plus some good story, Devin's book is a great blend.

Other Kensington books I would recommend to those into some heat would be The Firefighter, The HandyMan, The Mane Event, Men in Blue and UnWrap...Check them out for a rainy evening.
Enjoy your Tuesday!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday Reviews

Okay, Sunday was CRAZY busy with Ballet Recital for DD and then family dinner and of course getting the kids ready for school...On the good side, the waiting in between dance parts and pre-show was a great opportunity to squeezing in some reading in the sunshine (both in limited supply the last few weeks.

First the bummer: Hot Ticket (Anthology, see side photo). The issues I had with this book are start there was not nearly enough passion and fire for it to really be called "Hot". Second, some of the writing was disorienting and was as if the authors were having private conversations with themselves and the characters in the book. A technique that I personal do not like. The headlines story was fine (Same Rink Next Year). My personal favorite story line was the that of "You Can't Steal First" which takes place on a old fashion train. While the writing of this story was the hardest to track, I liked the train travel, the baseball references and the romance "all-a-board". Overall, I would rate this book as a 5/10, but some moments were as high as 7/10.
A surprisingly good read for my Saturday evening read was a Harlequin Blaze: the last in the "Smooth Operator" miniseries. The Sexy Devil was fun and held some similarities to the first in the series (The Charmer). The assumptions are quite amusing and Kate Hoffmann seems to play hard on those assumptions. While I don't mind people being motivated to just want to have sex with each other for no other reason than that they want to...Hoffmann plays on the old school acquaintances theme and the fact that the lead is so beautiful now that she turns his head. The moment, seemed to have happened for them several times and now the professional baseball player and the hopeless romantic (who was incidentally trying to write the How not to Date Manual: Smooth Operators and how to avoid them). The book was fun and sexy and the lovin' was very good...8/10.
The theme for this week seems to be baseball! Did you ever meet a baseball player? Or maybe had a stolen moment with one? Hmmm, the boys of summer...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Madness...Mad for Men that is...


I seem to have something on my mind and it isn't work...Sunday, True Blood--need say more?

I didn't think so. In preparation, my computer is up and ready to rewatch all of season 2. Hope your Friday is fun and check out Gena Showalter's blog to post your good news...Happy weekend and Sunday Review will likely profile a few Harlequin Blaze novels...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What is on my bed side table...

I just finished Fade to Midnight...While Sean was my favorite of the Shannon McKenna McCloud series, I had high hopes for his twin brother Kevin. I was however disappointed with the lack of family Bro-love. It was more of a "oh, ya, my brother I haven't seen in 18 years. Super, now stop getting shot at long enough so I can yell at you and ask you where the ---- you've been all these years."

I am hoping that this resolution comes about in Bruno's book, cause you know that the brother will be adopted by the McClouds, just like Rosa has inserted herself as grandma. The highlight for me was of course the all too brief Tam appearances. The idea that Val was staying behind to protect the women and children was also laughable.

Onto other books, I have been too busy to pick up Red Demon so I read a cute Harli-Blaze about the "Sons of Chance". A good read and I find myself looking forward to the brothers Gabe and Jack in July and August. Rarely do I follow the Blaze series unless by chance purchases in the grocery store. But these books make great economical fill ins when I am in between books. Walmart has them 30% all the time and often with buy 3 get 1 free.

Other books on the list is another Marion Keyes (Lucy Sullivan Gets Married). While I loved Sushi for Beginners, This Charming Man and Watermelon, the last two I read have left me with a rather gaping whole in heart. "Anybody Out There" was so touching and heartbreaking and yet there was not HEA yet...Hopefully in Helen's book this will be resolved. Rachel's Holiday was also a huge cry for me, but she got her man and we saw this relationship play heavily in Anybody Out There.

Still on my to finish list is "The Friday Night Knitting Club". I keep wanting to get into it and then for some reason I don't. I think this one is a beach read...will save for warmer weather. The Mortal Instruments series (City of Bones, Ashes, Glass) were well received by my son and niece so I feel I should read these too, just to check them out...After all, I discovered Twilight from a sweet girl at the bookstore back in 2006. Other ideas for books always welcome.

I plan to read the books in the Sizzling Summer Reads with Sarah from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books...these will also be included in my 100 books of 2010...Happy Reading.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Red Demon...Deirdre Knight's Latest

I really loved the first two: Ajax and River were such a great team and to see them with their Spartan brothers was a great new twist on the ParaRo. I personally enjoyed their humour and their interplay with each other.

This newest book (Book #3) in the series is about Ari (Aristos) and the love he thought he lost...hmmm sounds good already.

Check it out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MyKenyon...Just got the email in my inbox this morning. The expectation is to find your favorite Kenyon book passage and read it on a video and then post. Well, I went straight to Xypher and Simone's book...Go forward, not in anger or love. But with purpose...The mantra for the S. Demons. Best line ever. Well, not quite true since Ash has sooooo many great lines in every single book. The best scene has to be Tori throwing the hammer at Ash or Zarek torturing his brother...I could go on but won't. Check it out if you are a Kenyon fan.

Onto other matters, McKenna. Love her...Kevin's story is hard to get into since you know he has this loving set for brothers devastated over his loss and yet his life without them has sucked. Thank goodness it picks up...Check out Fade to Midnight, Shannon McKenna. I re-read her shorts about the MacNamara's (Yummy that Jon A and Robin MacNamara cabin novella). For those looking to check out her work, try with her Bad Boy contributions.

Again, to other authors. One that doesn't get nearly enough play is Alexis Morgan. Her Paladians are fantastic, unique and full of action, sex and interplay between reoccurring characters. The alternate world beyond the barrier is intriguing and believable. Her latest installment with Hunter (survivor of a massive "Other" attack) is a prime example. Also enjoyable were the Talion books by Morgan. I love that they take place in Seattle and the surrounding area as I am very familiar with the setting.

Happy Hump Day, Karia

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Review Sunday...
A friend gave me back a big pile of books that I had lent her. One that stuck out was "A Hunger Like No Other" by Kresley Cole. The first full length in the IAD (Immortals After Dark Series) after the novella Playing Easy To Get. I loved Emma and Lochlain is yummy with that accent and the big Were-body.
For any Vampire lover out there, this series is a MUST. I started into this series with Conrad Wroth's book, but quickly ran to the used book store to get this book. Hunger Like no Other is fun, fast paced and filled with the Lore characters and their histories. It is a good introduction into the work Kresley has created.
While Kiss of the Demon King was my favorite of all the books so far, this first book holds a special place for me. I love the Val-Hall girls and all their different powers and especially their viscous aggressive nature. Emma, the meek, the mild and the timid progresses throughout the book to be proud, tough and "the killer of kings".
Briefly, the love story is believable and you want to cheer for Lochlain, but also want to have him respect Emma and treat her right. The hardest part about being a mate for Emma is the fact that she was never expecting to find someone. No one could ever get past her aunts...then the Laykae, and not just any but their king that has been tortured by vampires for 150 years. While everyone comes to terms with her they are and who the will become...action, fights and some good old fashion cat fights erupt.
What I love about this book and the others in the series is that you get as many unanswered questions and sub-plot love stories as you get answers and HEA. Overall, KC is one of my favorite authors and her duella Deep Kiss of Winter with Gena was a great Christmas present to me this past year.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Darkest Passion: A Review (Spoiler Alert for all of you that don't want a little spoiling...)
Aeron was one of my favorites. Why, the same reason as Olivia-his tattoos at first, but then it is his deep love for his friends and his affection for Legion. The book starts out at least explaining why Aeron was being "dogged" by a being. He should never have been able to sense her, but both he and Legion knew she around. The feeling was "creepy".

Enter Olivia with a big decision: Kill Aeron the man/demon she has grown to care for and lust after or fall from Heaven. And fall she does, straight to hell to lose everything. Well, not quite, she still has her chance at Aeron. Or she will, once she claws her way out of hell.
Fallen, wingless and racked with pain, Olivia survives and manages to make her way to Aeron...Fast Forward 200+ pages of should I have her/should I not with hunters battles in between...and enter Legion again.

This is where it gets really good. Chick fights, bitch slapping and some good old fashion seduction. And the wait is worth it...great chemistry between Aeron and Olivia and even better chemistry between Olivia and Legion (evil laugh). The reader gets the HEA in the end we want but did not expect. Legion who is reminiscent The Simi, will likely play an interesting and important role in future books...

One thing this book really did for me was get me excited for Lies' book. I wasn't looking forward to reading the backwards talk and yet the big glimpses we had of him in this book were really thought-watering. Also, Paris and his HEA may be more possible and can't wait to read more of him...only wish he did more oil wrestling!

Overall, not as good as Reyes' book (but what could be as it is my favorite), but a good read in the series. <3<3<3

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Author Goddess: Sherrilyn Kenyon (AG/SLK) with Dianna Love

Silent Truth is part of the BAD series (Bureau of American Defense). The characters are generally gritty, but emotional. Each has their own reasons for joining, whether by choice or necessity.
We have met Hunter in several other stories, but now we get to know the real reason(s) for his aloof behavior and snobby appearance. While the new reader to the series can enjoy the book, it is quite funny knowing the back stories (remember Hunter's car getting blown up or his stock portfolio being manipulated).
The truth is that I and likely many of you BAD readers didn't like Hunter a whole lot. At first he is hard to read, but when we learn of his childhood, his father and his lack of a mother, we are drawn into his side of the story. While his HEA, Abbie, is merely a pawn in the bigger Fratelli plans, Hunter knowingly goes into the fight. More like looking for a fight to avenge his only friend. Again, we learn about the Fratelli plans and plots and are more than ever concerned for the mole on the inside.

Although this book had (IMHO) a lack of bedroom scenes, the passion was not lacking in the slightest. The tension and interplay between Hunter and Abbie is great. Also, the side characters are witty and certainly add the fun factor to the book. While Bad Attitude was my favorite so far, this book picks up the Fratelli where Phantom in the Night left off. One thing I enjoy about the SLK/DL team is that each book can stand alone, but taken together they are so much more full. The series does not strictly follow a then b then c...There are side lines and bumps in the road.
The match up between Hunter and Abbie is not the lust fest of Marianne and Kyle (Born to be B.A.D, three novellas of BAD), but the relationship is real and built on a genuine love with give and take; Each willing to sacrifice and be sacrificed for the other... Overall, I enjoyed it. Given that I have all the Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter and Were-Hunter books as well as League and BAD, I do love me my AG.

That said, for those not into Paranormal (hard to believe but there are some out there not into fantasy/Para), but would like to enjoy a good series, I would recommend the BAD series. Start off with Born to be B.A.D and then move into the full lengths...Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Musings...

It was great to be able to sit down last night and read over several chapters from one of the books that I have been writing. Like a long lost friend, writing a book in your "spare" time is a challenging relationship at best. But I was inspired when I came across a blog (thanks to a link on JoJo's blog) with another aspiring author who put her first three chapters up...I will work on this goal: get at least the Prologue and Chapter 1 up of "The Good Girl". That's all that can go up and still stay within the R rating!
On another note, I think that Sundays should be for my reviews. I am at book 47 since January 2010 towards the 100 book goal for this year. So far my favorite reads have not been the books that I have waiting for so eagerly. Some great surprises in there for me and hopefully some great reads out there for you. I am working on figuring out my "Shelfari" as a widget for my blog and then you can all see what I have been reading...
This month I've read Lover Mine (JRW), Silent Truth (the AG, SLK), Rachel's Holiday and Anybody out There (Marion Keyes), Into the Dark (GS), the May Harli-Blazes, Sun Stroked and Bad Boys To Go... I think my first review should be the AG (Author Goddess, Sherilyn Kenyon). Her Dark Hunters have a very special place in my heart and the guys and broads from BAD are right up there with them. So tomorrow: Silent Truth, the previously unknown side of Hunter.
Have a great Saturday! Karia

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 1: First Blog

After reading and following blogs for so long, I felt I had to write my own...
Addicted to Brain Candy: Why the title, well in my real life I study much more heavy topics and at night I need the separation from reality mostly but also the HEA. I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean about 2-3 books a week along with the books that I have already read and am re-reading. Apparently the re-reading thing is a problem for many people. I updated my facebook status with Oscar Wilde's quote: If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

I re-read all my series books in preparation for the next installment. To that end, let me shamelessly advertise one of my favorite authors...Gena Showalter. Her Lords of the Underworld are in a word, fantastic. In more than a, gorgeous, tortured, sexy, viscous, protective, possessive, honest, immortal. Her newest book, Darkest Passion, I just picked up this morning on the way to work...Yeah, Happy May Long weekend for me. Into the Dark (three novellas) came out a few weeks ago and gives you a good glimpse at her work. The Atlantis novella is one I read online and now am soo excited to have in my collection.

So, if you haven't tried Gena and her men on for size yet (and her men are big and bold and fun to try), then go pick up a copy of one of Gena's books...more to come

Happy Friday!