Friday, November 29, 2013

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The hoarse rumble in his voice could have been misconstrued as threatening, but Kelly just grinned wider. He knew Nick too well to misconstrue anything he did. "Jesus, I love it when you do that," Kelly muttered, his changeable eyes meeting Nick's.

(extended) Bait & Switch  by Abigail Roux

Fangirl Fridays – Margaret Atwood


"I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ — the human race — and that we are all members of it."

MARGARET  ATWOOD


Margaret Atwood. She rules my favorite authors list. Rather small in stature — with a giant, amazing, super mind and voice — I believe Margaret Atwood doesn’t need a long introduction. So I’ll skip her full biography, you can read it here.

Atwood is Canadian, living in Toronto. She has published novels, short stories, poems, and works of literary criticism. She has written science fiction, speculative fiction, historical fiction, and realistic fiction. She is an essayist and environmental activist.

Atwood became known in 1969 with her first novel, The Edible Woman. Reviewers classified it as a feminist story, which she declined. Her definition of feminism appears to focus on more humanistic concerns:
It’s not picking up socks that’s the issue. Who is the ‘we’ that we are talking about [in feminism]? Are we talking about the children who are involved in sex trafficking, or the women in Bangladesh? Are we talking about the Eastern European women who are promised a place in the West and end up as sex slaves? Feminism is a big term. If we are asking ‘Are women human beings?’ we don’t need to vote on that. But where do we go from there? Are women better than men? No. Are they different? Yes. How are they different? We’re still trying to figure that out.

Margaret Atwood does not look like the kind of woman who picks up anyone’s socks. But while we’re on the subject, she thinks that she might just have figured out why. Atwood’s theory is not just airy speculation, but based in evolutionary science:
It’s because we were the gatherers; they were the hunters. Women spent 80,000 years picking mushrooms, and men spent it running after animals. We see the mushrooms – which in this case are socks — and they see the moving object. There have been tests that show women are better at seeing static objects. Source

Atwood has a very strong, clear voice, her writing style is pure and refined, and she comes right to the point. Please join me after the jump for more about this fascinating woman!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Shocking plot twists, readers on the edge of their seats, WTF moments. The Blinding Knife (The Lightbringer #2) has it all and then some. If you don't like to read cosy, safe stories then this could be the book for you! Make sure you have read The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) first of course. Check after the jump on why the series continues to race along with a hiss and a roar and if you haven't picked this series up, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Blurb from Goodreads:

"Gavin Guile is dying.

He’d thought he had five years left—now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies.

Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago"


Spoilers after the jump.

Quote of the Day

“I'm filled with awe, as I always am, as I watch her transform from a woman who calls me to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear.”

― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

Photographer: Ed Miller. Copyright © 2013 Starz Network.
"I can see yours, too," I pointed out, turning around to face him. "I’ve been looking at your backside in breeks every day for months, but only occasionally does the sight move me to make indecent advances on your person."
His mouth twitched, undecided whether to laugh or not. Taking advantage of the indecision, I took a step forward and put my arms around his waist, firmly cupping his backside.
"Actually, it’s your kilt that makes me want to fling you to the floor and commit ravishment," I told him. "But you don’t look at all bad in your breeks."

~ Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Lovely to see you again, Justina," Bones said devilishly. "You look very fetching in that shade."

"You filthy animal!" she raged. "Every night I prayed that you were dead and rotting in hell!"

"Mother!" I said curtly. Absence hadn't made her heart grow fonder.

Bones shrugged. "You should have spoken up a bit. The Almighty must not have heard you."

One Foot in the Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost

What the Wenches Are Reading

 



There seems to be a lot of rereading going on this week! Outlander, Night Huntress, Hunger Games, and The Help are all getting repeat visits this week, while a few Wenches are reading new-to-us books. 

Click through to see who's reading old favorites, and who's trying something new. And don't forget to tell us what you're reading, in the comments below!





Monday, November 25, 2013

Quote of the Day

"So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans."

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Secret McQueen Series: Review

Sierra Dean's Secret McQueen series: Review

I first got curious about this series after the VBC Alpha Challenge. I was championing Ethan Sullivan on behalf of the Wenches, and he was up against Secret McQueen in the first round (Ethan won!). So I put these on my list. I was curious about the girl with the unreal name who made it to the Alpha Challenge. 

Click through to see what I thought of the series!


This review will contain spoilers.





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quote of the Day

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“Never trust a mechanic who drives new cars. They're either charging too much money for their work, or they can't keep an old car running - maybe both.”  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Quote of the Day

Illium arrived before she could respond, landing to grab a seat beside Aodhan.  "Why are we sitting on a bridge presenting postcard shots to the tourists on that boat?"  he asked, waving at said tourists, who jumped up and down, their squeals carrying on the winds.

"No one noticed us until you deliberately did a low flyby over that same boat," Aodhan pointed out.

"Wave to the nice tourists, Sparkle.  I promise it won't cause pestilence and firestorms."

Elena bit the inside of her cheek at Aodhan's glare--she'd never seen anyone crack his reserved shell.  "Sparkle and Bluebell, nice."

~Nalini Singh, Archangel's Legion

Friday, November 22, 2013

Quote of the Day


“But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.”



J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King.

Fangirl Fridays – Lords of the Underworld


Well, I stumbled onto Gena Showalter's wonderful Lords of the Underworld series by accident, and the rest is history.

I know, by the looks of it there A LOT of books in this series. But don't despair, they are too fun, hot, swoon worthy, and sexy to be boring!

So you might wonder where one starts describing her excitement over so many books?? In my opinion, it's best to go with the first one and move on to the rest, if necessary. But, you'll say, „She's crazy!! She's not going to describe all these books?!?! Is she?!“

Don't worry! I'll just give you the basics! I don't want to spoil the naughty treat for you! After the jump, I'll try to explain why I am such a fan of this series...




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quote of the Day

Griff stood, turning his back to him, determined not to apologize for giving a shit. "Your life needs an airbag. I swear, Anastagio, you should have come equipped when you were born."


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Just then Dante leaned against him, brow between his shoulder blades for a moment, so tentatively Griff held his breath. His voice was almost sheepish. "Nah. Everyone knows I was born defective. They didn't install you until later."

~~Hot Head, Damon Suede

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Quote Of The Day

"You is kind.  You is smart.  You is important."
     ----Kathryn Stockett, The Help

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The One Where Wench Jaymie Made Wench Veronica Read a Book

Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole


You know the drill by now, right? Lucky Wench Jaymie drew my name from the virtual hat, and had the fortune or misfortune to pick a book for me to read. I say misfortune because, having participated in the process, I know how difficult it is to find a book that your partner hasn't read yet, and how nervewracking it is to find something you think they'll love as much as you did.

Jaymie picked the Immortals After Dark series for me, and I was very excited for her choice. I knew the Wenches had picked Kresley Cole quotes for several Quotes of the Day, and the IAD series had come up in discussions before. I'm always looking for new and different UF/PNR series to try, but always feel a little lost when I go looking for one amongst the sea of choices out there.

Why Immortals After Dark for Veronica?

What attracted me to the IAD series was not only the paranormal romance aspect of it, but the strong females, witty banter between the sexes, and fun, yet sometimes heartbreaking, stories behind it. But most of all, I loved the sense of humor of the female characters, and felt they were relatable and they sucked you into the story by caring so much about them — even the not-so-nice ones. I felt this would be intriguing to Veronica, and we seemed to have the same taste in UF/PNR books. I see Veronica as a strong female, who can be very witty with a great sense of humor, and I thought she would appreciate IAD the same way I would. I hope I was right!

Come with me after the jump to find out what I thought of the Immortals After Dark series. Very mild spoilers ahead.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quote of the Day



You done with work?
Yep, at home waiting for you.
Now that's a nice visual...
Prepare yourself, I'm taking bread out of the oven.
Don't tease me woman...zucchini?
Cranberry orange. Mmmm...
No woman has ever done breakfast bread foreplay the way you do.
Ha! When you coming?
Can't. Drive. Straight.
Can we have one conversation when you're not twelve?
Sorry, I'll be there in 30.
Perfect, that will give me time to frost my buns.
Pardon me?
Oh, didn't I tell you? I also made cinnamon rolls.
Be there in 25.” 
Wallbanger, Alice Clayton

What the Wenches Are Reading

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The Wenches have all been busy with different things this week, including reading whenever we can find the time! Some movies and TV series inspired a couple of us to pick up the books they were based on, some of us are in the midst of our old favorites and sneaking in a few clandestine meetings with our book boyfriends between chores, while some of us are getting familiar with new universes and characters.

Click through to see what we've been reading.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Quote of the Day

We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.

Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers


A Horror Story for Introverts


Welcome to The Circle!
Imagine getting hired by the most successful company in the world. Moving to California’s Silicon Valley and laboring in a magnificent theme park replete with castles of gleaming glass and steel, abundantly diverse flora and fauna, wandering minstrels, concerts, competitions, technological wizardry, and all the comforts of home — plus free health care, meals, and clothing. As a valued member of a powerful community that is making the world a better place to live, by making more information available to more people more easily.

This is what happens to Mae Holland, the 20-something, starry-eyed protagonist in Dave Egger’s new techno-thriller, The Circle. It is a dream job for her. Awed by her first visit to the corporate campus, she proclaims “This is heaven” in the book’s opening sentence. She is eager to contribute to this vibrant community, to join in, to learn, to adopt their causes and values, though every once in a while she feels a “tiny tear” in some essential “black cloth” deep within her psyche that keeps her fears at bay, and the inklings that something is very, very wrong.

The Circle looks through an early-21st-century lens at themes it shares with the George Orwell classics Animal Farm and 1984, most notably the evils of totalitarian rule. Big Brother still looms, watching and listening. But what if, The Circle posits, we were Big Brother? What if we liked to be watched? What if we were complicit in our own subjugation, freely relinquished more and more privacy, shared increasingly personal data to help others watch us more efficiently? Would sharing more free society from the effects of uncertainty gnawing away at its core, from the anxiety of not knowing? Would criminal and illicit behaviors disappear? What if it were possible to live completely “transparently”, sharing everything, constantly collaborating via our vast online interconnections – all shiny, happy citizens of our shiny, happy planet? What if, for the integrity of “the big picture”, this were mandatory?

Sound creepy? It’s meant to. The Circle is a fast-paced, cautionary parable set in California’s Bay Area at a social media company called the Circle, which is obviously meant to be Google/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram merged into one magnificently architected megacorporation. If you’re much of an introvert, The Circle is a horror story, plain and simple. Parts of this book scared me as much as any Stephen King book I’ve ever read.

What would it take to turn your online life into a horror story, you ask? I’ll tell you, with minimal spoileriness, after the jump.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quote of the Day


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All the time the ghosts flit past and through us, hiding in the future. We look in the mirror and see the shades of other faces looking back through the years; we see the shape of memory, standing solid in an empty doorway. By blood and by choice, we make our ghosts; we haunt ourselves.

Each ghost comes unbidden from the misty grounds of dream and silence. Our rational minds say, “No, it isn’t.”


But another part, an older part, echoes always softly in the dark, “Yes, but it could be.”

We come and go from mystery and, in between, we try to forget. But a breeze passing in a still room stirs my hair now and then in soft affection. I think it is my mother.


...Brianna Randall Fraser MacKenzie    

~ Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quote of the Day


A subtle movement of her throat as she swallowed. He followed it with his gaze, aware of her pulse gaining speed, her breath hitching. "I'll keep my hands to myself," she promised, voice rough. "But you can't look at me like that."

Gripping her jaw in silent answer, he braced himself with his free arm beside her head, and then he banded her mouth with his own. You are mine. It was a statement telepathed along the private pathway that had formed years ago. Mine to touch. Mine to look at. Mine. Releasing her jaw, he stroked his had down her throat to close over her breast.

Sahara shuddered.

~ Nalini Singh, Heart of Obsidian

Friday, November 15, 2013

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"You really think this can go bad?" Kelly whispered. "When everything about it feels so fucking good?"

  Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux

Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart

Fangirl Fridays — Michael Pollan


I’m here this week to fangirl about someone you might think is an unusual choice for a Saucy Wench. He has never made a single locatable reference to vampires, leather lingerie, or kick-ass, sword-wielding heroines. But he does share one of my grand passions in life: Food!!

See, when you think of it that way, he’s easy to fangirl about!

Michael Pollan is that food guy you keep seeing on TV lately. Not the one stuffing gigantic cheeseburgers and platters of fried pancakes into his mouth while the clock ticks down. Or the one hurling insults at aspiring chefs who cower in his kitchen. He’s the one smiling, gently prodding us to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked meal with our family.

Relax! Take a load off! Savor the flavors!


As far as literary foodies go, he’s not so much this... 



“I Love Bacon” Merit, 
Sentinel of Cadogan House

He tries to avoid wolfing down deep-dish pizzas, granola bars, and Mallowcakes while chasing around nonstop after villains.





He’s more this...

Claire Fraser,
Domestic Goddess of Fraser Ridge

Prefers to linger with friends over a juicy pork roast à la White Sow and fresh treats from the kaleyard, slather home-churned butter on thick slices of bread warm from the oven, and toast the new homebrew. (Source: Alex Oliver: dibujante on Facebook)


Michael Pollan is a nonfiction author who writes about the kind of food our great-grandmothers cooked. He’s clearly passionate about his subject matter. (He’s Michael J. Fox’s brother-in-law, another outspoken advocate for worthy causes.) And he loves to offer his own patented, slightly off-kilter perspective, which has been known to lure legions of devoted junk food fans to renounce their former food sins.



So click through to read about why I think he’s a pretty cool guy, totally worth a listen whenever he has something to say. And worth sneaking away from the likes of Barrons, Bones, or even Jamie Fraser for a rendezvous between the pages whenever one of his books hits the stands.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quote of the Day



"Maybe, if you’re very good, I’ll bring back dinner."
Ethan smiled wickedly and pressed a hard kiss to my lips. "I’m rarely good, Merit. But I’m often spectacular."

~ Chloe Neill, Biting Bad

The One Where Wench Anne Made Wench Amanda Read a Book



Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen



Months ago, Wench Angela came up with this great idea for posts. The idea was for each of us to recommend a book to another Wench, and that person would review it. Angela’s post explaining all the rules is here.

Truly, I loved the idea. On the other hand, the thought of someone else choosing a book for me made me nervous. I can’t even join a local book club with people I know and like because I absolutely cannot make myself read a book that I am not interested in. It’s the worst kind of torture for me. Still, I love a challenge. Wench Anne made her recommendation, and I put on my big girl panties and read Water for Elephants.



Why Water for Elephants for Amanda?


This was recommended to me by my dad, of all people. I read the synopsis, seeing romance and history and love story, and was initially put off. Books that are Romancey in feeling don’t generally appeal to me. But it was my DAD telling me how great it was. I’m not sure he even knows there is a romance section in book stores. So, I figured I’d give it a shot. And I loved it. It was a powerful story, an intriguing setting, with great characters — all the hallmarks of a great book. My sister, my husband, and several other family members read it and loved it as well. So when I heard Amanda had not yet read this, I knew that this had to be the book I made her read.

Keep reading after the jump for my mildly spoilery thoughts on Water for Elephants.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quote of the Day

Confusion clouded my mind for a second. Then I remembered that afternoon with him trying to burn the
embarrassment out of me with hours of dirty talk, and the color suddenly flamed in my face.

"You didn't actually mean all of those things, did you?" My mind rebelled at the thought, but there was a rapidly beating pulse in my body that treacherously hoped for the opposite.

He laughed again, low and throaty. His brow arched in sinful promise, his eyes back to pure green, and his mouth slid farther down my stomach.

"Oh, Kitten, I meant every word."

Halfway to the Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost

What the Wenches Are Reading


Grace Kelly
Angels, Highlanders, vampires, Marines, and a few everyday Joes have captured our interests this week. We're finishing up our challenge reading, wallowing in an exciting new release, and revisiting old friends ahead of the holiday season that is rapidly approaching, which we are sure will cut into our reading time.

Click through to find out who is enjoying which creatures, and as always, share what you are reading in the comments below.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Oh God," Kelly breathed.

"No, you don't say his name when I fuck you. You say mine."

Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux


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Happy Release Day Minions!! I hope you're enjoying Nick & Kelly!

Shock & Awe Release Day: Guest Post by Abi Roux!

We here at The Saucy Wenches Book Club are pleased to bring you a stop on Abigail Roux's blog tour for her new release: Shock & Awe!  Many of us are beyond excited to see the book arrive in our ereaders, and are looking forward to devouring this surely incredible story - but please, take a moment, tear yourself away from the story ever so briefly (or remember to come back when you're done!), and follow along as Abi tells us a bit more about the series, her plans, and what a Sidewinder book may mean!

From the desk of Abigail Roux


Hello everyone! Welcome to the release day with the Shock & Awe blog tour! Thank you to Saucy Wenches Book Club for hosting on a day where hopefully everyone is reading. If you’re following along, you might find this handy dandy schedule of use, and you might be interested in keeping up with me each day, because I've got a couple goodies to give away. In celebration of Nick and Kelly’s coming out, so to speak, I've got three of their Heart and Clover T-shirts for three lucky commenters. And I've got five sets of trading cards with original artwork and character work-ups, something I intend to add new cards to every year, which makes this first year’s cards pretty important if you’re an obsessive collector like I am.


The Sidewinder Series


Today’s release day is something I haven’t experienced in a while, and that is the launch of a new series. The Sidewinder Series is the first thing I've written where I knew, from the very beginning, that I wanted it to be a series. It’s a little different for me.

But it must be a little different for readers too, because one question that keeps popping up is, “What does the Sidewinder Series mean for Ty and Zane?”

My immediate response to that is that Ty will probably flip his lid when he finds out, am I right?

In all seriousness, though, the Sidewinder Series does change things for Ty and Zane, and for readers. It means we’ll get to see glimpses of characters who would otherwise have been put to bed when the Cut & Run series ends. It means we’ll get to visit with old friends, keep that connection to them for a little longer, and follow their progress through the eyes and lives of others. It’s easing some of the pain and dread I had been feeling over coming to the end, and I hope it has the same effect for readers.

I won’t say that the advent of the Sidewinder Series won’t change what I originally had in mind for the end of the Cut & Run series, which is looming ever closer. Nick and Kelly changed a lot of my plans. So many plans, just down the drain. But I believe the end of Ty and Zane will be far richer, far more complex, and in a sense, far more hopeful, now that the Sidewinder Series is in place. Rather than a permanent goodbye, it’s more of a see you in the next adventure, and isn't that more like what life is anyway?

Not to mention the fact that in my original plan, neither Kelly nor Nick made it to the end of the 9th book. More on that later in the tour.

Those weren't the only plans that were utterly destroyed with the sudden and very unexpected development of Nick and Kelly’s chemistry, though. I had plans for Nick. He was supposed to get his happily ever after (before I killed him of course) with a character we hadn't met yet, and it was going to be glorious! But this couple of Nick and Kelly, friends and warriors who’d known each other for years, who had this level that is quite frankly rare in life, wound up being a better fit for each other than I could have ever designed. They basically found each other in the story, and that is the sole reason I'm not mourning for my plans, for the romances that will never be. The romances that just are can be so much more satisfying.

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After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.

Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should've been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.

Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future.


You can read an excerpt and purchase Shock & Awe today from Riptide!

The One Where Wench Merit Made Wench Beta Read a Book


Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland


My, oh my, how this year has flown by! Earlier this year when Wench Angela came up with this idea, that we'd recommend a book for each other and then review it sometime in 2013, I thought I'd for sure have plenty of time to read the book and write a post and be done with it way before the summer ended. Boy, was I dead wrong.

In the middle of October, I still hadn't even read the book that was recommended to me, so I knew I had to gear up and start reading soon if I was going to live up to the challenge.

So time is quickly passing by, Christmas is coming with all its wonderful and fun preparations, a book I've wanted to read since Wench Merit recommended it to me is waiting among the way-too-many books that are on top of my TBR list (which continues to grow bigger and bigger), and I've got too little time to spare for reading, but I've got a challenge to meet and my time is running out. How can I possibly make my deadline?

Apparently, for me, by getting the flu.

Yup, being stuck in bed... feeling miserable and bored to death while everyone else is working, or at school, or doing fun stuff, or even being home making all that noise, talking about their day, laughing, watching TV, playing the piano like my 14 year old daughter does, and making all those wonderful sounds you love and take for granted but can't bear at the moment... opens a little gateway for this book-lover to have the perfect excuse to do nothing but to get lost in another world and forget from time to time just how miserable she feels when enjoying the company of her books and the worlds they take her to.

And today here I am — the book has been read, a review has been written, and it is still 2013. Mission accomplished, woohaa!



Why Kara Gillian for Beta?


Here's what Wench Merit had to say about that:
Oh boy! It has been such a long time since I recommended Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) for Beta. Luckily I still remember why. It was a short time after I finished reading book 5, Touch of a Demon, and was utterly "under the influence". When presented with this challenge, it was the first series/story that came to my mind, a great plot and interesting characters whom I enjoyed and loved very much. You can read my review of this series here.

Read after the jump to see what I thought about the book! And I'll try not to spoil anything!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quote of the Day

 
“You are truly endearing when you sleep. I attribute this to the exotic nature of seeing you in a state of silence." - Tybalt

A Local Habitation
~~Seanan McGuire


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Quote of the Day


"Do you scent the same things I do?"

Ransom made a face when she described what she'd picked up from the passing vamp. "Yeah, except I don't say shit like 'cinnamon spice with a hint of burnt oak.' I say 'dude smells like an electrified tree with a side of doughnut topping.'"

~Nalini Singh, Archangel's Legion

Friday, November 8, 2013

Quote of the Day

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep...that have taken hold.”

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J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Fangirl Fridays – Karl Urban

Introducing Karl Urban


Karl Urban, ladies and gentlemen.


So I was thinking who would be a great person to do a post on and all I kept picturing was Karl Urban. Was this because he was a Kiwi doing well out in the big wide world? Is it that he is just plain hot? Or is it that I always picture him in my head as one Mr. Ty Grady from The Cut & Run series? I think it's a combination of all three. I am ecstatic that he is doing so well on the international stage. So let's celebrate why Karl Urban is one of my main men to drool over.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quote of The Day

“I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”  ----Kathryn Stockett, The Help



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Team Sidewinder, or Team Blindsided?

Nick O'Flaherty, of Abigail Roux's Cut & Run series, is just full of surprises. Nick, along with lead character Ty Grady, is a member of Team Sidewinder, the Marine Force Recon team that also includes Digger, Owen, Kelly, Sanchez, and kinda sorta not really Liam. Minions (the members of the Cut & Run fandom) weren't all that fond of Nick at first, to say the least. But as time went on, we decided he was okay. But, still, we were gonna keep our eye on that one. By the end of Touch & Geaux, not only had Nick blindsided us by being a standup guy, one we were rooting for, but something else wholly unexpected happened as well. Nick & Kelly.

Care and Veronica talk about Nick's whopping blindsides as we celebrate the release of Abigail Roux's Shock & Awe. First up, Care discusses her feelings about Nick and when, for her, he turned from bad guy to someone whose actions made complete sense. Then, join Veronica as she talks about the pairing out of left field, Nick & Kelly, which caught everyone off-guard, including the author herself.

Come on, right after the jump. You know you want to click it.