Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

“He kissed me with color, with drumbeat, and a surgeon’s precision. 
He kissed me with who he was, the sum of his life—and it was all encompassing. I wondered what I kissed him with since I was only broken parts.” 

Mud Vein, Tarryn Fisher

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips, I felt the heat coming off his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl. "I miss you."

This wasn't happening.

"I worry about you." He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. "I worry something stupid will happen and I won't be there and you'll be gone. I worry we won't ever get a chance and it's driving me out of my skull."

No, no, no, no.........

We stared at each other. The tiny space between us felt too hot. Muscles bulged on his naked frame. He looked feral.

Mad gold eyes stared into mine. "Do you miss me, Kate?"

I closed my eyes trying to shut him out. I could lie then we would be back to square one. Nothing would be resolved. I'd still be alone, hating him and wanting him.

He grabbed my shoulders and shook me once. "Do you miss me?"

I took the plunge. "Yes.” 

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4)
~~Ilona Andrews

Spring Man Candy

I don't know about the rest of you, but, living in the polar vortex once known as Chicago, I am eternally grateful to finally be seeing some Spring-like weather. With Spring comes great things like green grass, flowers, leaves on the trees and, of course, babies. Be they human or animals, babies have always been a part of the idea that Spring brings new life. And, while we Wenches do love babies (just ask my 3-month-old, who is constantly showered in virtual hugs and kisses), the one thing we love more than babies, is hot men....with babies!

So, for the latest Saucy Wenches Man Candy installment, I bring you celebrity men with babies!!
Warning: Proceed past the jump with Caution. Possible ovary explosions ahead.

**We Wenches didn't want to use creepy telephoto lens paparazzi pictures. So, some of them are pictured without their children. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quote of the Day

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society where none intrudes,

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:

I love not Man the less, but Nature more

~ Lord Byron,
   Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Happy Earth Day!

What the Wenches Are Reading


Spring is finally taking hold of the Northern Hemisphere, making us want to engage in some outdoor activities--reading outside. Veronica Roth, Tarryn Fisher, Diana Gabaldon, Tracy Thompson, and JR Ward are all on our reading lists this week. Click through to see what we're reading this week, and share your reading list in the comments below!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

Zane moved toward the corner, nodding for Nick to join him. "Got anything we can cull the herd with?"

Nick stared at him for a few seconds, "I never realized how disturbing your accent is until you use cow analogies."

Zane fought hard to keep his face as deadpan as Nick's. "Yeah okay, say car."

Ball & Chain

~~Abigail Roux

Are Ebooks Better Than Books? Say It Isn't So!

I love technology and all those cool kinds of electronic gadgets that come from it: digital cameras, computers, iPods and mp3 players, iPhones and other smartphones, iPads and various other tablets and mini-tablets, media players, and other whatnots that are out there. All these devices in different types, shapes, sizes, and colors, luring us with the many cool things we can use them for.

However, I admit that even though I love all this technology — own and use some of these devices a lot — I often think it's a bit too much and overwhelming, and that we've started to forget, all too often, to put it down and communicate with each other the old-fashioned way rather than through the Internet or with our eyes on the screens... but that's not what I want to talk about today.

One of those cool electronic devices that I love is the e-reader. The magical gadget that allows us to take our whole library with us whenever we want, wherever we want. I own one, and I absolutely loooove it and would not want to be without it. In fact, when I got my e-reader, I started reading much more than I did before. I think that many books — printed, "real" books — are way too expensive, especially where I live, but e-books are usually cheaper, and often way more affordable. And I think it's brilliant to be able to try a lower priced e-book before deciding whether we love it enough to buy the book. If we don't love it, we don't have a book taking up space on our shelves.

After realizing how much I use my e-reader and love e-books, I sometimes wonder whether e-books will eventually triumph over "real" books and cause them to become extinct over time. Personally, I don't think that will ever happen, and I sure hope it won't. What a tragedy that would be.

But then I wondered how I would answer if someone asked me whether I thought e-books were better than books. I suspect many people think they are. After all, e-books have become hugely popular over the years, and understandably so. They are easy to travel with, you can take all of them you want with you, it's easy to highlight (and unhighlight) quotes and chapters, and they're just very convenient. But better than books?

Let's find out how I feel about that after the jump...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

Blog Tour and Review: Heidi Belleau's Straight Shooter!

Hello hello! I’m Heidi Belleau, and welcome to the Riptide Books “Straight Shooter” blog tour! Straight Shooter is the third (and final?) novel in my Rear Entrance Video series, and is the story of roommate Austin, a homophobic hockey player with a kinky secret . . . and the Dominant porn star who helps him get his act together. For the next two weeks, I’ll be hopping blog to blog giving you an inside look at the novel . . . and also giving away a prize! Read on for details! Thanks to The Saucy Wenches Book Club and to all of you for tuning in!

(Follow us through the jump for an interview with Ms Belleau, a giveaway, and a review of Straight Shooter!)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

"You can’t be with someone else effectively, unless you can stand to be alone with yourself," he declared. "Being part of a couple isn’t the final answer. It can’t define who you are."

~ Thwonk by Joan Bauer