Monday, 31 December 2012
Whatever you all have planned tonight I wish you all safe partying, and happy times with your loved ones.
May you and your family have the best luck in 2013.
So here's to my other half, my children, my family, my friends, and my readers, who without you I wouldn't be the person I am. Wishing you all a good night and a fantastic New Year!
All the best, and thanks for keep reading!
Thursday, 27 December 2012
There's not a lot of writing in here, but enough for you to have a nice introduction, anda s small bio about each tattoo artist.
There are some amazing artists in this book, and some absolutely fantastic tattoos. I was glad to see Chris Garver in there as i have loved him ever since first setting eyes on Miami Ink. To be honest, I don't know many famous tattoo artists, so was glad to be able to see some of their artwork and learn a little about them in this book.
I got this on the kindle and it was perfect size etc, but because of the beautiful pictures, I think I may still have to get it in hardback anyway!
Saturday, 22 December 2012
At the minute I'm reading 5 books!
- The End of Your Life book club by Will Schwalbe
- The Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
- Winter Warmers by Carole Matthews
- Vanilla-Free Christmas by Doris O'Connor, Raven McAllan, R Brennan and more
- A Most Unusual Mistress by Raven McAllan
I need to get my reading mo-jo back!!!!!!
Sunday, 9 December 2012
The Christmas Bake-off by Abby Clements
Just read this lovely short story I found free on kindle. A nice little book about a bake-off in a small country village. 2 of the cakes entered are sabotaged, but who is the culprit and why? And will love blossom for the village cake maker?
A nice short to read in the run up to Christmas!
Santa Claus isn't real—is he? Will Noelle learn to believe in magic and miracles while in the arms of her handsome lover?
Saturday, 8 December 2012
I remember first finding Torey at a charity shop, Ghost Girl was around 20p there so I thought, hey why not give it a try. That book has stayed with me ever since. I can't see the TV show 'Dallas' without thinking of this book (if you've read it you'll know why). I have read every one of Torey's books, fiction and non-fiction. The most recent one I read was 'Innocent Foxes', her latest novel, which I really enjoyed (You can find my review here).
Her non-fiction works are traumatizing, sad, upsetting, wonderful, happy, heartbreaking reads. I say all this as at the start of each book you are so upset and concerned for the child in question (or children), but by the end when you see what has happened and what they have become, and how they have overcome all of the awful and horrendous stuff they have encountered in life, you are filled with joy, happiness and extreme pleasure that these children are doing well.
I remember being part of Torey Hayden's community online years ago, chatting to an array of different people who liked her books, and chatting to Torey once in a while too, but unfortunately it is no longer. I may have to try to get in contact with Torey again if I can. Anyway, on her site I found the poem, the poem Torey received from Sheila (One Child), and it really hit me, these stories aren't just stories, they are so damn real, and this poem made the books not just books, but real people. I guess sometimes you can read a non-fiction book, and forget that its not made up, this stuff did really happen. Check out the poem here.
As I said, I have read all of Toreys books now.
The Sunflower Forest
Overheard in a Dream
The Tigers Child
Somebody Else's Kids
Silent Boy (Also known in America as Murphys Boy)
Just Another Kid
They truly are amazing books, and after you've read them you do have to check out her site and see the messages from the children from her books. I've made links of all the above books so click them and it will take you to the books page on Toreys site, that is where you can also see the messages.
So there we go. Torey is a great Author!! Check her out here!
Friday, 7 December 2012
Today I read 'Where There's a Will' by Raven McAllen. Check out the blurb:
When William Lord Barlow gets lost in a snowstorm he does not expect his rescuer to ambush him in the stable, even less to realize his tormentor seems familiar.
Blindfolded and helpless, he soon accepts that the only way out is to submit. Will the Dom manage to turn into a Sub for one night?
I loved this!!
I loved the secrecy in the story, and it was interesting to see how Will coped with the change on roles from Dom to Sub. Very sexy scenes.
Well done Raven!!
I didn't realize it was as short as what it was, I thought it would have been longer.
I knew the story from seeing the movies, as a lot of people have, and found it taking me back to watching the film when I was younger.
I love the story of the 3 spirits visiting 'Old Scrooge' and showing him Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future, and changing him because of what he is shown.
A wonderful story, and a great thing to read near Christmas time!
This book is an anthology of 4 stories from 4 different authors:(the blurb from Goodreads)
'In Her Element'
By Jorja Lovett
Ana Chapman is ready for a little excitement in her life. She gets more than she bargains for when she steps foot in the Blood Bar in Edinburgh to meet her writer friends. Spontaneous orgies and the supernatural are nothing compared to one ex-Fire Elemental, Zanaan, who stops at nothing to show her the time of her life.
When a surprise visit from his father, Djin, predicts an all-out supernatural war, it has him wondering how can he prevent it now he’s a human?
'The Alpha’s Vixen'
By Cherie Nicholls
Dora "Dizzy" Williamson is a busy lady, but she finally made time to meet some of her writing group in a new bar. Surely a couple of hours with the ladies wouldn't be too bad, right?
Xander Di Rista is CEO and Alpha to his pack, so being drawn to a new bar that prickled his fur didn't sit too well with him. Tonight felt different, there were too many Supernatural’s in one place, but only one human stood out to him. One he intends to claim and protect because hell wasn’t just breaking loose, it was coming to town.
By Doris O'Connor
Noelle has only one thing on her mind — how to save her sick daughter from a mysterious illness. The night out with the girls ought to be a distraction, but it turns out to change her life forever.
Fate is not something Henri, a two thousand year old vampire, takes lightly. When he steps into the bar teeming with Supernaturals, there is only one scent he finds. Noelle was the one woman he’d never forgotten. She held a secret that could cause a war. With time finally ticking in his ear, there is only one decision he can make — he has to protect her or die trying.
By Arya Grey
Josie McNair may be all fire on the outside, but her lack of self confidence had her insides twisted over meeting her writing group. She begins to realize there are more creatures in the world than she first suspected and finds herself thrown into a life where time has no meaning.
Time Traveling peace-keeper David Malm could never believe in love again. When a future Henri instructed him to look in at the Blood Bar on this particular night, he didn’t envision it turning into a Supernatural disaster let alone be in the throws of passion with a beautiful stranger. Josie re-ignited something in him he'd thought he lost forever and he would do anything to keep her safe.
You all know by now I am a massive fan of Ms O'Connor, and I am loving the erotic genre stories since finding them. But this was one book I just couldn't get into at all. I'm not sure why, but it just wasn't for me.
I loved the way all 4 stories linked into each other, but I think it got a little confusing with who was who etc. The whole supernatural part was what I wasn't too keen on really. I like supernatural stuff, I do, but this just didn't capture my attention.
I have also bought book 2, I will give it a go. Hopefully I might enjoy that one more than the first.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Wow!! Just Wow!!
I found this book courtesy of another writer of this Genre and I'm so glad I did! Check out the blurb:
Ginelle Jinx, recently single, heartbroken, and unemployed, decides to cast an impotency spell on her cheating ex. She doesn't expect the spell to have consequences, but her house catches on fire.
Five hunky firemen come to Ginelle’s rescue, one of them being Seth Tompson, her high school sweetheart. With one fire out, she finds old flames and new ones mingling as she indulges the pleasures her five firemen have on offer. But what will happen when she realizes she still loves Seth? Does he feel the same? Can an old flame become a raging inferno?
Now, having fun with a Firefighter, great. Having fun with 5... at once... well that's just plain hot!
the sex scenes were great, When I realized all 5 firefighters were going to take Ginelle at the same time, I worried it would all be a bit of a muddle, but actually Angelina has written it very well.
Well done! And I'd highly recommend this one!!
Saturday, 1 December 2012
It was my birthday last month, and my fantastic other half gave me a great gift. Here it is:
Check out the inside cover!!!!!!!!
The fabuluous Doris signed it for me!!!!
Very thankful for this, both an excellent gift from my other half, and a fab message from Doris!