Saturday, May 3, 2008

Help the Family Literacy progam.

I don't know if you've been following the 100,000 Book Challenge, but if you have, then we have a new assignment for you.

If you haven't joined, we'd like you too. It's free, it's easy and it's fun. Best of all, you get to help people without it costing you anything more than a little time.

If you are already a challenger, then bring someone new into the game.

The more challengers we have, the more we read, the faster we will reach our goal.

So go on, take a few minutes and sign up. It'll feel good to help someone else.

Monday, April 21, 2008

This is Charlotte's Ass... lol
I have way more pictures to post but it'll have to wait til I can think straight.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Catch A Mate with Gena Showalter

I'm happy to say I'm hosting a discussion with Gena Showalter over on this week.

We'll be discussing her novel Catch A Mate.

If you're a fan of Gena's then stop on by and chat with us.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Season Liberally - 5 Spice Briefs

Gilt and Midnight

Gilt and Midnight

Word of Miracula's unique beauty is known far throughout the land. But when a dark fairie curses her with Desire, it is news of her insatiable lust that attracts dozens would-be suitors to her door, as one by one they attempt to break the curse by bringing her utter fulfillment.

I enjoyed this offering from Megan Hart. What I liked most about it was how it showed the dual sides of Miracula's sexuality.

Forever YoursForever Yours

Despite their love for each other, lovemaking has become routine and predictable for the Duke and Duchess of Sutcliffe. Desperate to save their marriage, they begin exchanging passionate, erotic missives detailing needs and fantasies they never before dared to express. Soon, they're acting out those fantasies and discovering a consuming desire like none they've ever known...

I very much enjoyed this story as well. In part, because it had the feel of a historical and in part because I it' appreciated the reminder that you shouldn't let the spark die in your marraige.

Anything You Want

Anything You Want

When the mirror over her bed comes crashing down from the ceiling, she knows it's been tampered with. Juggling three lovers--giving them anything they wanted and setting the price--had given her a sense of power. But now one of them is trying to kill her--only, which one? In order to unearth the culprit she devises a plan of seduction to trick the guilty party into giving himself away...

I liked this, the blend of mystery and sexuality, and the heroine's realizations at the end.

Tokyo RendevousTokyo Rendevous

She found Tokyo intoxicating...but lonely. So when Steve, the object of her super-hot sexual fantasies, offers to introduce her to the Japan tourists never see--the erotic hideaways known as love hotels--she's willing and eager. Designed to discretely accommodate the wildest fantasies of their patrons, these ports of pleasure offer very specialized accomodations, where she soon discovers levels of sensuality and pleasure like none she's ever known...

Another fast and fun read from Jina Bacarr. I liked that the relationship showed the possibility of more.

Psychic Sex

Psychic Sex

She loves the sense of power being a personal trainer gives her--not to mention the access to a seemingly endless stream of sexy men. But when her latest object of desire doesn't rise to the bait, she's forced to spend the night with a good book--all about astral projection. As she drifts off to sleep, she's shocked to suddenly find herself having the wildest, most satisfying sex of her life--and it all seems so real!

This wasn't my favorite, although I did appreciate the heroine's honest appraisal of her sexual preferences. I would have liked to see the premise better developed.

Guardian's Keep - Lorie Devoti - Silhouette Nocturne, January, 2008

Kol Hildr had spent the last century battling hellhounds and warlocks who sought to usurp his portal's magic. A mighty shape-shifter with the ability to change into wolf form, Kol made accessing the powerful gateway nearly impossible—unless you were a witch of Kelly Shane's talents.

She had a score to settle and would do anything to close the portal that led to her unearthly prison. Though an alliance with her compromised Kol's very purpose, something about the little witch overwhelmed his fierce, battle-worn soul. But when he learned that Kelly's life might be in jeopardy, could Kol put aside the one thing he thought he valued most—the portal—to journey to the other side and save her?

Guardian's Keep, the second in the Unbound series by Lori Devoti, was a fast and fun read.

Kelly and Kol battled each other, the garm council and various other worldly creatures before they accepted their bond and worked together.

I also enjoyed the side story which was the catalyst of all the chaos.

I'm eager for the next in what's proving to be an excellent series.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Digital Media and hairballs...

You know, I started to blog this yesterday afternoon, when I was finished my first set of rounds for the day, and I was all full of ambition. I was going to blog about digital media, about how much I love it and why.

I was going to discuss the joy of eBooks and how instant access gives me a rush. I adore that I can have a book in my greedy little hands in under a minute, even at 12:17 am when I'm looking pretty scary. Which was the time on the clock last night when I, complete with freshly washed and rolled hair, downloaded one of the recent Spice Briefs. Boy what a sexy picture that was...

I was going to discuss the freedom that AudioBooks afford me when I often get too busy to read otherwise. How else could I get to read a couple of chapters this morning while folding laundry? Or hear a few more tomorrow evening while I'm sewing part of my fairy costume for RT. Try holding a book and doing that...

I was going to talk about Podcasts, like this month's featured podcast on one of my favorite authors, Susan Wiggs. I admit it, I'm something of a nerd, and the information in the podcasts fuel my need to learn. It's just a bonus that it's new and fascinating things.

But then, yep, life happened... My phone started ringing, and my inbox started filling, and my gorgeous long haired fur baby had a couple of hairball attacks (bleck) and my teenager is off her regular school schedule this week because of exams and boy was she feeling yappy. What kind of mom would I be if I told her to get lost when she actually wanted to spend time with me... And apparently she was contagious because my hubby called at least 4 times... and my mom called, and my 3yo niece insisted on talking to me twice... and the day progressed from there.
Needless to say I didn't get around to posting my blog about digital media until last last night, it was past my bedtime.

So I took my handy little pda and go crawl into bed beside the sleeping, snoring blanket thief and read a short story before sleep claimed me.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Me Time

The pic says it all doesn't it? It's cold, I'm tired, and it's cold.