Friday, September 3, 2010


Well I have read so many books since I last was able to post a blog that I couldn't possibly list them all on here.

I can tell you that I find myself buried deep in Regency English society again, most notably in the world created by Mary Balogh in her Bedwyn Saga and it's related Simply Series.  I have almost finished all of them, but somehow I have missed Rannulf's book Slightly Wicked.  It has also become a situation I am finding hard to rectify within my meager reading budget, which this week is a nonentity. I also took the time to read some of her other non related releases.  So here is a general blog about them.

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed these stories, even though some of them made me cry dammit.  Mary's characters are a somewhat stoic crowd, but they are memorable, well written and invade the heart.  I have to say that Wulf and Claudia were my favorites but, the circumstances surrounding Aiden's homecoming in all the books was the most touching and tear inducing.  And the best part is they need not be read in order, but are irrevocably linked together.  I did find it helpful to read Morgan's story before Aiden's though.  Anyway, I am looking forward to reading more of her earlier releases and am anxious to read her new releases upcoming.

And so onward I go to the world as created by Stephanie Laurens in her Cynster and Bastion Club series'.  I have made a valiant effort in acquiring these books as well, and will be reading them almost in their entirety in the week or so to come, and this time I hope to be going in some semblance of order.

Til we meet again.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl (spoiler alert)

I have spent the last few weeks, well more than a few, elbow deep in the historical romance zone.  After following her on twitter, I figured, hey I'll try a Victoria Dahl novel, a breath of fresh air you might say.  When I went is search of said novel this was the first I came upon, so I read it.

And I'm glad I did.  Victoria Dahl's characters are likeable and hilarious.  I bugged my hubs more than once by LOLing then making him listen to what was so funny.  He is such a good sport (right?)  They were also sexy and scandalous in a very awkward way which also had me LOLing, but with different results ;)


Generic theme : The story of a girl "insert 3 Doors Down lyrics..." who moves back to her home town and reunites with a guy she liked who was her brother's friend.

The down low:  Molly has a stalker boyfriend, who happens to be a hostage negotiator.  She moves back to her old hometown into a house she inherited from her aunt to pick back up her secret career as an erotic fiction writer.

The hot hometown boy:  Molly's first crush, Ben is now chief of their tiny police department.  Ben is in love, but, will he be willing to have her when he finds out her rise to fame story is about him?

The twist:  Her stalker is actually 2 people!  Her crazy ex and her lover's wanna be lady.

The happy ending: Girl is saved by boy from crazy stalker wanna be lady then crazy stalker ex.  Boy overcomes fear of scandal and takes girl anyway he can.

Just gettin this thing started

Everyone has one of these so I decided to start one myself.  And every time I say or type that I hear "if everyone jumped off a bridge..."  The answer of course is yes, yes I would love to jump off a bridge, thank you.

So I started this blog as a place to talk about what's going on in my life, the books I am reading, the movies I have seen, etc.  Word of caution though, I am behind the times on almost everything, so I will be talking about stuff that is new to me but most definitely old to you.  There are, however, a few movies I will not wait to see and some books I cannot wait to read, so those will be new.  I am totally willing to take your suggestions and try new things.

So, a little about myself.
I am a SAHM of 3 kids, Anthony age 11.5 going on 20, Robyn age 8 going on 15, and Ian age 2.5.  I have a DH who I have been "happily" married to for almost 10 years who works in retail....sorta.  I live in a tiny place in upstate NY, the upstate by the capital not by Syracuse, which does have a red light, but that's about it.  We're talking Ma and Pa Kettle country.