Sunday, October 31, 2010

Review: Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn

Siren's Call (Dark Tides #1)
Devyn Quinn

Paranormal Romance / Erotica

Between desire and love there are some things that can’t stay buried, even in the deep of the ocean.

As a woman with a secret, lighthouse keeper Tessa Lonike savors her solitude on the island of Little Mer, off the coast of Maine. During a violent storm, Tessa spots a man thrashing in the ice cold waters and dives in to save him, using her ability as a mermaid to easily pull him to shore.

When Kenneth Randall awakens on the beach he is alone, left with the haunting memory of his beautiful, flame-haired savior. But a year later, when Kenneth meets her again, he’s determined not to let Tessa slip away. Just as the desire between them begins to burn, Tessa’s archaeologist ex-lover comes back to town with a tantalizing clue to her murky heritage.

The trio travel to the Mediterranean in search of answers, and when Tessa inadvertently opens an underwater portal they find a lost mermaid city. But in the deep, not everything is as it seems, and Tessa must decide if she wants to take her place as the royal heir, or follow the call of her heart…





When Kenneth returns to the Little Mer Island to thank his mysterious rescuer Tessa for saving his life the year before, he has no idea his life is heading into an adventure of a life time that may kill him yet. Kenneth finds himself fascinated with Tessa when he discovers that she has tail, yes a mermaid, but not just any mermaid, a mermaid who is feisty with lots of desire. Only thing is, Tessa doesn’t trust anyone and she really doesn’t like humans all that much especially after her bad experience with her ex-boyfriend Jake and therefore is afraid to commit to another relationship.

However, when Jake, Tessa’s ex-boyfriend shows up and reveals he thinks he found the location of the lost civilization Ishaldi, the ancestral home of the Mer folk along with proof of many artifacts he has brought back with him to convince them, the hopes of Tessa and her two sisters future looks more promising. Jake on the other hand is a real piece of work (ass) and he needs their help paying for the archaeologist discovery before other countries claim the find.

Kenneth is such a man of honor and is willing to do anything for Tessa even with no strings attached because he wants her to follow her dream and find her heritage home. Kenneth joins forces with Jake and Tessa and their discovery is unimaginably terrifying with lots of edge of your seat action, emotion, mystery, and betrayal. The humor was great between the characters, I actually laughed out loud in different parts. This book is a must read to find out what they discover and what powers the Mermaids have.

The romance between Tessa and Kenneth is so sweet and HOT. The characters grab you right away and you either despise them (Jake) or totally fall in love with them (Kenneth). Kenneth had me with the following comment:

Kenneth pinned her under a get-real look. “I don’t’ want to fuck the fantasy.” His hand slipped under her chin, tipping back her head. “I want to make love to the living, breathing woman I’m looking at now. And when I’m done I want to hold her in my arms until she falls asleep.”

“Siren’s Surrender” – the 2nd book in the series will be released February 2011.


Guest Post Em Petrova

Please welcome erotic romance author Em Petova.

Child's Play

By Em Petrova

Halloween is over, the trip to the dentist to nix those cavities is planned, and my children's beloved costumes are stashed in a drawer. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and probably many of yours. After it's over, I feel a letdown. No more little ghouls and goblins traipsing up to my door, or happy jack-o-lanterns grinning from porches. Then I realized that for those of us who are avid paranormal or fantasy readers, we can continue to live it every day.

As kids, we dig through our grandmother's costume jewelry, put on our mother's high heels, and sometimes even cross-dress in our daddy's belts and ties. When we grow up, our imaginations and a world of books carry us away into foreign lands and, if we're lucky, transport us into the psyches of the characters we read about. For a few priceless minutes a day (or more, if we call for a pizza!), we get to try on new hats, silk gloves, stolen diamonds, and even a hot new mate or two.

In my debut book, Runes, I've created a world where immortals Walk amongst mortals. Each immortal has a tattoo which is unique to the owner, and reflective of his or her traits. My hero, a mathematical genius, has cramped rows of numbers spanning his six-pack, and his immortal mate sports a stunning collection of runes and stars which climb her throat and end at the corner of her eye.

As I write, I get to explore new personas and worlds with the careless abandon of a child. No wonder I adore my job! As readers, writers, or both, books inspire our imaginations and allow us to escape the humdrum--swim lessons, dog grooming, lunch packing. For a few minutes a day, we get to be that girl who wins the hunk or robs a bank to pay her bills. If she's lucky, she gets a happily ever after. When we read, aren't we actually playing? Practicing for our own happily ever after's?

I'd love to hear about your favorite book and how it has inspired you. Leave a comment and enter to win a free copy of RUNES. I'll announce the winner on Friday, November 5! Please read on for an excerpt of Runes, available now from Red Sage. And thank you to Bitten by Paranormal Romance for welcoming me today.

Em Petrova~

Blurb: When immortals Will and Evangeline are thrown together by a phenomenon known as The Calling, they share their blood and bodies, entwining their minds and souls. But Evangeline has been yanked from the arms of her mortal love, Sean, and the echo of his touch never leaves her. Will and Sean make a pact to share the woman they love and find new desires arising in the arms of each other.


RUNES--a paranormal ménage a trois available from Red Sage Publishing. ~Two men learn to satisfy their lusts for one woman, and eventually each other~

When Will Cochran straightened away from the woman on the bathroom floor, they were both bleeding. She was not fully conscious, but he had to escape before she recognized him. He grabbed a hand towel from the sink, clutched it to his bleeding forearm and swung toward the door.

She would be all right. It might take a few hours for the drugs to wear off, but eventually she would awaken to a new existence. Before he disappeared through the doorway and from her life, he allowed himself a final glance.

Sprawled on the white floor tile, she looked waifish and vulnerable. She wore dark clothing--a black off-the-shoulder top and dark violet miniskirt that matched the purple streak at the front of her pixie-short black hair. The blood had ceased to flow from the wound on her neck, and as he watched, the blue-black lines of runes and dainty stars climbed the bare flesh of her shoulder, up her throat, to curl around her ear and end in a spattering of stars across her temple--the immortal tattoo.

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Reivew A Ghostly Ménage by Eve Langlais

A Ghostly Ménage
Author Eve Langlais
Novella eBook paranormal romance
Authors website
Genre: Paranormal Romance (MFM)
Heat Level: Very Hot (18+)
Forget ghosts who rattle chains, try living with ones that like to grope.
Jenna, desperate for change, buys a repossessed home on a whim. The townsfolk claim it's haunted, but Jenna's pretty sure all it needs is some filler to stop the drafts. But before long, even she has to admit, there's more going on here than the vagaries of an old house. And whatever it is keeps making her panties damp and her dreams hot.
Derrick and Mark, werewolf twins, are stuck in their house as disembodied spirits all because of an evil witch. When their fated mate suddenly becomes the new owner, they end up taking haunting to a whole new erotic level.
Can Jenna save the alpha brothers and if she does, can she handle a forever after with not one, but two men?

My review


A sexy and witty story! I have been enjoying reading short novellas during the weekends, its quick enough that I still have time to do things I need to on the weekends. This book has a good connection between the h/h along with a storyline and some sizzling sex, I was on happy street. This is paranormal romance with m/f/m and back door action and the heroin is a little on the plus size, so that equals all of my favorites. I had so much fun reading this story.

I loved the Halloween addition to the story along with the villain witch. The two sexy hero werewolves and heroine just made my day. The book description says enough, I will add this is a quick set up between the hero’s and heroine, but I just keep in mind this is fiction and as long as I am having fun and enjoying reading it hey, I’m not going to complain one bit. I recommend this to erotic and paranormal romance readers.

Review: Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, Alan Richardson

Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
Dorie Greenspan, Alan Richardson

Cook Book

When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, “You write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.”
Now in a big, personal, and personable book, Dorie captures all the excitement of French home cooking, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France.

Around My French Table includes many superb renditions of the great classics: a glorious cheese-domed onion soup, a spoon-tender beef daube, and the “top-secret” chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knows—but won’t reveal.
Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chef’s Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for “lazy people.”

Packed with lively stories, memories, and insider tips on French culinary customs, Around My French Table will make cooks fall in love with France all over again, or for the first time.



Beautifully Illistrated and Easy to Follow Recipes

Excellent Cook Book to have in your kitchen. Tired of the everyday same old meal, then this is the cook book to have. If you are an American like me who usually cooks something quick from your basic meats chicken, beef, pork, or fish that you have either bought precooked or bought from a fast food joint then you are totally missing out on the fine cooking and taste that you can create from your own kitchen.

This cook book is wonderfully illustrated with personal instructions and comments from the author. Here are just a few example recipes you will find inside. I could not list everything so I just listed two from each group:

Nibbles and hors d’oeuvres – such as gougers’ - pg 4 or David’s seaweed sables – pg 14

Soups – such as spiced squash, fennel, and pear soup – pg 80 or garbure from the supermarket – pg 86

Salads, starters, and small plates – orange and olive salad - pg 117 or spinach and bacon quiche - pg 160

Chicken and Duck – m. jacques’ Armagnac chicken – pg 204 or duck breasts with fresh peaches - pg 230

Beef, veal, pork, and lamb – boeuf a la mode (great pot roast) – pg 252 or veal Marengo - pg 264 ; pork roast with mangoes and lychees - pg 278 or braised cardamom-curry lamb - pg 283.

Fish and shellfish – Mediterranean swordfish with frilly herb salad - pg 297 or shrimp and cellophane noodles - pg 322

Vegetables and grains – brown-sugar squash and Brussels sprouts en papillote - pg 352 or creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach - pg 380

Desserts – crème brulee - pg 422 or double chocolate and banana tart - pg 467

Fundamentals and flourishes – cream puff dough - pg 502 or hot fudge sauce - pg 509


Recommendation of the Week: 10/31/2010 - 11/07/2010

'After Midnight' by Teresa Medeiros
""Our sister is marrying a vampire."
When the ever practical Caroline Cabot first hears those words from the lips of her fanciful youngest sister, she accuses Portia of having a wild imagination.
But when she discovers their sister Vivienne is actually being courted by Adrian Kane, the mysterious viscount rumored to be a vampire, she decides to accept his invitation to a midnight supper and do some sleuthing of her own.
To both her delight and her dismay, she soon finds herself falling under Kane's bewitching spell. After all, what's a proper young lady to do when her sister's suitor arouses more than just her suspicions?"Source
[Read an excerpt: here]

My Thoughts: Sometimes, saying it simple is saying it best: This book was a great read! I enjoyed seeing the characters interact and battle with themselves as they tried to achieve separate goals while their paths kept mingling together. I LOVED reading about brother Julian (his book,'The Vampire Who Loved Me', is next in the series), who is gorgeous and has a secret all his own, as he fights his attraction to the drama queen younger sister, Portia. I also appreciated that Medeiros didn't go into TOO much 'fluff' about her world of Vampires. This didn't read like a paranormal romance with extra details and that other world feel. There wasn't any brotherhood of Vampires preforming meticulous rituals for ten pages or scenes that tried to convince us that this was some strange world we know nothing about. It felt like fact and really read like a historical with vampire elements; and since I wasn't looking to read a paranormal when I picked this up, I was pleased. It was light at times, had dark elements in others, and really showcase Medeiros' top quality writing style. Get spooked and fall in love with this vampire historical.

*Special thanks to Blog/Facebook fan page follower, Johanna, for suggesting this book to me! You're a doll, Jo! and I can always come to you when I am in need of a good read. Thanks!

Read a review of 'After Midnight' at The Best Reviews: here

This is your Recommendation for the Week of October 31st, 2010 thur November 7th, 2010

Until Next Post<3... 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Interview with Anitra Lynn McLeod

Today is Anitra's interview. This is a fun interview, I wanted something different since she had a guest post about her new release of Thief on Saturday. So here is a chance to know a little bit more about Anitra.

Laurie-Would you please tell us something no one knows about yourself?
Anitra-I can't believe I'm going to tell this but I like to wear manties. Man panties. Boxers. They are so much more comfortable than women's underwear. But don't tell anyone else; people will think I'm weird! :)

Laurie-What is you favorite movie(s) at this time?

Anitra-Since it's Halloween I really love Lost Boys and Young Frankenstein.

Laurie-Do you have any pets and if so, what kind?

Anitra-I have fish. My cats and my dog have passed on. I miss them a lot. The fish are pretty but not very cuddly.

Laurie-What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anitra-The Colorado River. I like to raft down to a private spot and camp out.

Laurie-Where is your favorite place to eat?

Anitra-At home. I love to cook and I'm quite good at it. :)

Laurie-If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?

Anitra-In a cabin in the woods near water. It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid.

Ronda-Do you have a favorite quote that you live by? or Do you have a favorite quote you'd like to share with us?

Anitra-Ask; the worst they can say is no. My other favorite quote is one of my own: I'm a reading ho; anything, anywhere, anytime. :)

Kris-What is your favorite hobby and what aspect of it draws you to the hobby

Anitra-Reading, writing, and white-water rafting. I love discovering whole new worlds in books, I love creating worlds when I write, and I love exploring the world in a boat.

Kris-What is your favorite fun website to visit?

Anitra- I couldn't pick just one. :)

Don't forget to enter Anitra's giveaway of  Thief.

The Wild West meets space adventure--Anitra Lynn McLeod’s Thief is rip-roaring, sexy fun!
--Susan Grant, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Warrior

Halloween Romance - The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #4 (March/April 1972)

The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #4
(March/April 1972)
Cover by Nick Cardy

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a tale from DC's Gothic romance series The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love? With a story by Dorothy Manning, pencils by Ernie Chan (credited as Ernesto Chua) and inks by Vince Colletta, "The Grey Lady of Coburn Manor" is just the right mix of spookiness and romance for a cold October night!

The story of the last issue of the cross-genre series begins with a young American couple drawn to the supposedly haunted Coburn Manor -- a place the local Brits fear and avoid at all costs due to the legendary "Grey Lady." Though the sprawling estate does intimidate Suzanne and Brian to an extent, their business interests for the Spelton Hotels takes top priority.

Suzanne and Brian settle in to their new surroundings and are served dinner by the broody butler -- Lionel, who is none too keen on their presence or their plans for the estate. During dinner they inquire about the owner of the house (Lord Wittlesey) who is absent, as well as the last representative of the hotel who mysteriously disappeared from Coburn Manor, never to be seen again. With day one of their exhausting and bizarre trip at an end, Suzanne and Brian engage in a little well deserved romance.

After the two part ways for their separate bedrooms, Suzanne begins to have frightful dreams of Lionel, but is awoken by footsteps creaking outside her door. In a panic, she begins to call for Brian who rushes to her side. Convinced she is being stalked by the Grey Lady, Brian takes Suzanne's hand and guides her through the mansion to show her there is nothing to fear. But he is wrong! Very wrong!

After her encounter with the Grey Lady, Suzanne is left feeling spooked, but carries on her work with Brian preparing the soon-to-be-hotel for the contractors. One afternoon, Suzanne and Brian invite a contingent of important people in the community over for tea to address concerns about the hotel. Lord Wittlesey and the local Vicar join them, as well as the president of the preservation society -- Lady Dunhill, who is most skeptical of what she feels will be a "neon-lit hot-dog haven for tired tourists." As Lady Dunhill continues to voice her aversion, the Vicar suddenly takes ill after having a sip of sherry served by Lionel. Everyone is most surprised when he drops dead right on the table.

After the Vicar's death, Suzanne wants to leave Coburn Manor and the Grey Lady behind. Brian convinces her to stay for at least another week, in hopes that they can uncover the mysteries of the "haunted" house. Suzanne agrees and tries to make a go of it, but is again given cause to worry when Lady Dunhill turns up murdered in the Manor's garden. At an inquest concerning the two sudden deaths, everyone from the gardener to Lord Wittlesey is suspect. Ultimately, the unproductive inquest is adjourned. Later that evening, the maid finds the Lordship having a stroke and everyone is put on house arrest while the house is guarded by the police. Suzanne is again convinced the Grey Lady is the culprit.

Brian decides to do a little detective work that evening and comes across a secret room. Inside the room he finds a jacket and watch that belonged to the former hotel employee who disappeared, and Lady Dunhill's ring. In the room Brian also finds a gigantic grey cloth and a pair of stilts, which he can only infer belongs to whoever is perpetrating the Grey Lady myth.

Locked in the mystery room, Brian escapes just in time to save Suzanne from a shadowy figure on the attack. A "furious battle" ensues and Brian and Lionel the butler take down the intruder, who is... get ready for it... the elusive Lord Wittlesey!

The Lord explains his wrath as a result of "bloody American swine" trying to buy their way into 700 years of nobility. Loyal Lionel, always protective of the manor is appalled as the Lord explains his justifications for faking his own stroke and killing the first hotel representative (George) and then the meddling Vicar and Lady Dunhill. After recovering George's body, the Lord is taken into police custody. Suzanne and Brian pack to leave in order to get married and take their honeymoon, but Brian assures Lionel that with the mystery of the Grey Lady solved, they will be back to Coburn Manor!

While you ponder the fate of Brian and Suzanne, I will leave you with "Through the Keyhole of the Dark Mansion" -- an advice/letters column exploring issues such as ESP and foreboding dreams!

Here's to wishing you a happy and
romance filled Halloween!!!

In My Mailbox (45)

Happy Halloween, everyone!!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren, and is a way for everyone to show their new books for the week, including those bought, swapped, won, or received for review.

for review:

"Secondhand Charm" by Julie Berry

I was soooo excited to receive this one for review from Bloomsbury. I LOVED The Amaranth Enchantment and I'm so happy to read the author's newest book!!

"Moonstruck Madness" by Laurie McBain

This is a re-issue of a classic romance from Sourcebooks. I usually don't read the older romances but this one really intrigued me from all the great reviews. Has anyone read it?

"Ruthless" by Anne Stuart

I've heard so much about this series, I have to try it out! I've never read anything by this author before.

What did you receive in your mailbox this week??

I have two Halloween contests ending tomorrow, so don't forget to enter!!
October Paranormal Romance Giveaway! Win 4 books!! Ends 11/1
"She Smells the Dead" by EJ Stevens! Ends 11/1

Friday, October 29, 2010

Review Theif by Anitra Lynn McLeod

Thief (Fringe, Book 1)
Author Anitra Lynn McLeod
eBook Novel; Futuristic romance
Release date 11/2/10
Requested review
Authors website

Nothing has ever come easy for Jace Lawless, captain of the salvage vessel Mutiny. Forced into thievery after a virus unleashed by the InnerWorld Government killed his family, only one ambition burns at the back of his mind. Kill the next IWOG officer he has at his mercy.
Bargaining over goods with a middleman isn-t exactly his strong suit. But who in his right mind spends an entire salvage job-s profits on a woman, even if she has a body built for sin and eyes so fathomless a man could lose himself in them? He must be getting soft.

Once Kraft realizes Jace expects only the -cook- part of their cook-whore contract, she sets out to change his antiquated ideas about women. A challenge she relishes, especially if it earns her the freedom and money to get her own ship. Her big mistake is letting down her guard.

Shameless flirting only intensifies the itch to ride Jace hard and put him away wet-several times. It-s an itch it would be dangerous to scratch. Exposing her heart could reveal her secret, one that the still-grieving Jace must never know-or showing her mercy will be the last thing on his mind.

Warning: Contains a celibate ship captain who can-t abide swearing, a kick-ass woman with a marshmallow heart, a motley crew of misfits, interstellar battles, thwarted groping, sensual seduction, and a total bastard who owns his own planet.

My review
This was an exciting space adventure! To tell you the truth I didn’t know if I would like this, but as I kept reading the more I liked it. Anitra keeps dropping bombs on you, just when you think the h/h are going to get along, BAM! Something huge hits them and throws them apart again, that’s when I would be sucked in again just to see how they were going to work their way out of the next mess. Needless to say this is not a quick read its one that you want to savor as you read and really pay attention to see it you can find out what comes next and I never could..

This warning label just about says it all for what you get; Warning: Contains a celibate ship captain who can’t abide swearing, a kick-ass woman with a marshmallow heart, a motley crew of misfits, interstellar battles, thwarted groping, sensual seduction, and a total bastard who owns his own planet. I will add humor, emotions and some very exciting fighting action along with a great cast of characters.
I simply loved the first of the book when the two crews meet it was so funny and Heller, he is just a hoot that really needs to get some sex to calm him down * wicked grin* I hope he gets a book soon!
Jace and Kraft I loved them both. The biggest problem some may have is you want to see them talk their feelings out more, but not every thing is cut and dried, so the way this plays out is a no fun picnic for them and it’s a very emotional ride. You get a lot of sexual tension and the sex is there just not a whole lot, what’s there is very tasteful and enough to keep you going. I am so glad the villain in this story gets what he so deserves.
Kraft is a little different then most people, she has a touch of paranormal. She can do things and read things that no one can, so this makes the story more interesting and if you a PNR reader that likes futuristic, I totally recommend this book.
I could tell you so much more, but I just cant give it all out, so if your in the mood for a deep space adventure, please try this. This is very well explained and I am so looking forward to book two.. I hope its Payton and Garrett….
This book gets a Top Bite Award!

Dont forget to enter to win Thief Ends Oct 30/10

Review: Call of the Sea by Michelle M. Pillow

Call of the Sea
Michelle M. Pillow

Paranormal Romance / EROTICA

Ian O'Connell, heir prince to his clan, has no plans to settle down even though his untamed nature keeps him on the prowl for female company. The only woman he could ever want saved him from a watery grave before disappearing from his life forever. But that was a long time ago, too long for a mortal woman to have survived. Though he searched for her, in the end it was in vain.

Cursed by the power of the Cancerian crab, Ceana is doomed to spend her eternity in the ocean as a mermaid. Her only relief is on a full moon, when she becomes human and must find shore. Centuries have passed and she's all but given up on the one who could save her. Brief passion is all she has and she's willing to take what she can get—especially if it's with an intriguing lycan who's untamed nature just might be her salvation.




Absolutely Positively Fantastic Read! HOT! HOT! HOT EROTICA!

I loved this book for many reasons. One, I have never read a lycan (were-wolf)book mixed with the myth of mermaids and the magic of a sea witch. It was totally awesome and so exciting.

A Sea Witch "Urbana “could call men to the sea and then kill them for her own pleasure but when Ceana rescue's her brother the witch curses her and takes her to the sea turning her into a mermaid to live beneath the waves except for the night of the full moon where she can go ashore. The curse can only be broke by a man from land, born under the cancer sign, of the Night, and ruled by the moon but his love must be pure.

The erotica romance is so hot and you know when a were-wolf is involved, they can go on forever - LOL Ian (were-wolf) and his brothers were comical and I burst out laughing at many of their comments. I just can't say enough good things about this book. It is a must read and a keeper for the book shelves.

It is a short book of about 75 pages but it is fantastic. I wanted more.


Check Out CSN Stores: You'll find everything but the kitchen sink...Oh wait, they've got that, too!

Hey everybody,
   I hope you are all doing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly! I know Halloween is only one days away, but that doesn't mean you can't start preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I know I've been hard at work, planning lots of fun events and activities to help celebrate the holidays here on the blog.
   In all honesty, there isn't much I can think of for November other than more interviews, giveaways and book reviews. So, how about I suggest a great place to order any thing you need to dress up your house for the holidays? We're weeks away from Thanksgiving, and you'll want to impress the in-laws. Don't worry though, CSN Stores has got your back!

With over 200 online specialty stores, CSN Stores carries just about everything you need (and everything you don't, but will end up getting regardless!) Need a new dining room table for displaying that delicious Thanksgiving turkey? How about some stylish slip covers to makeover the old sofa in the living room? In desperate need of Pots, Pans,..or fireplaces?

All that and more is at your finger tips! Check out the Our Stores page on the CSN Stores website for a full listing of all the stores/sites in their arsenal. Any and everything you could need to make this year the best year for celebrating family, life, and love is only a click away!

-Stay tuned on the blog for more stuff on CSN Stores! I've found plenty of wish list items to bombard you guys with! How about visiting their site and telling me what you would pick out! I've got my eyes on those Paula Deen Cookware Sets!

Where's My Eye-patch, Dammit?

Almost time to dig up my blonde wig and comb it out, but I never found a samurai sword... Maybe no one will notice. I may need to get a new eye-patch, since I have no idea where I put it, and I can't be Elle Driver without an eye-patch, but I can get a nice comfortable one at the drug store. Go figure. Anyway, you can never have too many eye-patches. I've been trying to get my friends to dress up as Beatrix Kiddo and Gogo Yubari, but apparently those costumes involve a little more work than mine.

Anyone else going with a group theme? Wizard of Oz is classic, but once in college I went to a party where I ran into the cast of Seinfeld. I mean, if you saw these people separately you wouldn't say "Hey, that guy is a ringer for George Costanza." But together, It was eerie how they really made it work.

Funny how it's the little details that make a story work, too. Like when I try to reread The Hunger Games since Mockingjay, that damn cat Buttercup gets me so choked up I can't even read the first chapter. The way Scott Westerfeld and James Dashner use made-up slang to pull us that much farther into their world. I'll always remember that witches are bald and have purple eyes and wear square toed shoes so their boxy feet will fit from Roald Dahl. It may have saved my life once...

Details like that are part of the reason I'm unplugging for November. *ducks decorative gourds*

No, it's not to do NaNo, but I want to wrap up my wip, and I feel like I need to devote more of myself to it than I have been. I need to write 40-50K words, and I want them to be good ones, so I feel like this is the perfect time to unplug with so many others around here fading into their NaNo projects. So, Auf Wiedersehen, so long for now, and don't eat too many peanut-butter cups, my lovelies. Save some for me! ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Blog Follow and Book Blogger Hop Oct 29

Happy Friday, Everyone!!

It's time for Book Blog Follow Friday hosted by and The Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books!

My answer to this week's question: Little Women!

My answer: more space for more books :)

If you're visiting for the first time, I'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment and say hi!! :)