Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

“When I was three-and-twenty, I didna understand how it was that to look at a woman could turn my bones to water, yet make me feel I could bend steel in my hands. When I was five-and-twenty, I didna understand how I could want both to cherish a woman and ravish her, all at once.”

“A woman?” I asked, and got what I wanted—the curl of his mouth and a glance that went through my heart.

“One woman,” he said. He took the hand I laid on his knee, and held it tightly, as though afraid I might snatch it back. “Just one,” he repeated, his voice husky.

It was quiet in the barn, but the boards creaked and settled in the cold. I moved a little on the bench, scooting toward him. Just a little. Moonlight streamed through the wide-open door, glowing dimly off the piled hay.

“And that,” he said, squeezing my fingers tighter, “is what I dinna ken now. I love you, a nighean donn. I have loved ye from the moment I saw ye, I will love ye ’til time itself is done, and so long as you are by my side, I am well pleased wi’ the world.”

~ Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross

What the Wenches Are Reading

Collage by the awesome Olga Daniels
 Happy Release Day, Saucy Readers! Some of us are equally excited and scared for Silver Shadows today, while others are just excited for Ilona Andrews's next Kate Daniels book, Magic Breaks

What are you excited about today? Click through to see what we're reading, and share your list in the comments below!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

Declan looked back at Jess; she nodded at him and moved around to take centre stage.

"I won't take up too much of your time," she said in a loud, clear voice, "And I'm not sure if I will be as eloquent as Dec was yesterday. But the truth is, I am not the victim as some of you seem to enjoy making me out to be."

Oh, frig. Here it goes again. Did someone call a national coming out week and forget to tell me? At least they might have notified me
it was taking place on my front doorstep. I would have gone round to the back entrance.

Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy

Man Candy - Reading is Sexy

One of our mottoes here at the Saucy Wenches Book Club is that reading is sexy, and just the other day I thought why not combine that with one of the topics that we Wenches really, R.E.A.L.L.Y., appreciate... the man candy.

I had no doubt that it would be very easy to find a-lo-hawt of that with some online researching - which I was willing to do, you know, for the greater good and all that *wink, wink* - and I figured that it wouldn't be that hard to pick out some eye candy for the occasion, but boy was I wrong. It turned out that I had more, way, way more, than enough material to choose from. It was arousing...ly hard I tell ya!

Take a look after the jump to see a small preview of the candy that caught my eye and ear...
... psst, I'm so not going to tell you which ones I've actually seen before and ogled at for x amount of time... for hours months.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

"A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old."

~ Jane Yolen & Robert J. Harris, Girl in a Cage

Fangirl Fridays - Must Love Shoes

Well, I know people say that diamonds are a girl's best friend but I strongly disagree. You see, your wench here is a shoe maniac (all 6ft of me), and this FF is dedicated to my humble collection of my darlings. BUT these are not all of them, OH NOOOOOOOO, just the best of. Also, I LOVE boots and sneakers, too. Make no mistake, if it's footwear I <3 it. In order to make this post of a normal length (let's face it, I can make it longer than War&Peace :D), I had to cut my losses. So, boots and sneakers were totally dropped.

Follow me through the jump and I'll spill all my dirty secrets about my love of shoes!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

In real life, things don't go back to normal at the end of the half hour. Confessing your sins more often damns you than saves you. And no matter how much you wish it were otherwise, you can't just wish away the consequences of your shitty decisions."

Dirty Magic
~~Jaye Wells

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

That's the thing about being a victim; you start to think it'll happen to you on a regular basis. It's living with the reality of your own vulnerability, and it sucks.
A Drink Before the War by  Dennis Lehane


A Tale of Two Wenches, Two Jamies, and Herself

Enthusiastic fans await Herself
in Portland, Oregon
Two of us were ecstatic to realize that we lived close to a scheduled stop on Diana Gabaldon’s recent book release tour in support of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (MOBY). Plus we were lucky enough to score tickets!! So we’re here to share a little about how exciting it was to finally meet our favorite author face to face.

Diana Gabaldon is also a lot of other people’s favorite author! So the lines were long and personal interaction minuscule, yet just watching and listening to Herself tell stories was exhilarating. She is, after all, a master storyteller no matter the medium. Her gestures and expressions add personality and subtext that we can only imagine while reading her interviews online. She is also unfailingly gracious, warm, funny, brilliant, and has the enviable ability to endure long (and what must become, after so many weeks, grueling) fan events without wilting noticeably.

After the jump, we’ll tell you all about meeting Diana!