Monday, May 31, 2010

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Soulmates Or Just Wishful Thinking?

So I'm wondering. I'm half way through a new book and the two main characters have started throwing around the idea that they're soulmates and my first thought is "Whoa, in what universe do you think that the "relationship" you have makes you soul mates?" Maybe I'm a little misguided, maybe a little too romantic at heart but doesn't being someone's soulmate suggest that there is some deep connection? Some kind of pull towards each other that seems bigger than themselves? To me, before I can accept that a couple could be soulmates, I have to see some kind of proof, some kind of indication that they are destined to be together forever and that their love is truly eternal. Being soul mates means passion, that overwhelming feeling in your soul that you have found the person you can't live without. It's that tingling feeling, that knowing that comes from looking into the eyes of the one you love and seeing the other part of your soul. Being some one's soul mate is powerful, it's dynamic, it's all encompassing and at the same time with all that intensity comes that quiet whisper, that silent affirmation that you are indeed meant to be together. It moves you. It inspires you. It humbles you. It completes you. You are so in tune with each other that you can no longer tell where one of you begins and the other finishes. It is soul shaking. It is magical. So why should I believe the author of this book that her characters are soul mates when they don't spend alot of time with each other, there seems to be lukewarm chemistry and that it seemed to just "pop" into the guy's head during one of their rare kisses (which I'm afraid to say are pretty yawn worthy - I'm a total kiss fanatic. I have standards) With a declaration that you "feel" (because honestly when is love logical?) the person you "love" is your soulmate (and yes you at least should acknowledge it and even tell the other person), it should never be followed with "yes I think we are". How anti climatic is it - to hear the person you love make such a life altering statement and use the words "I think". Where once my heart would be racing with excitement, I'm reading a book where all I want to do is blow raspberries and tell the characters just how very sorry I am for them. I don't know. It just seems like it makes a mockery of the whole idea and belief of soulmates. Ultimately though I feel sad for the author. It makes me wonder whether they truly don't know what it means to find and be a soul mate or whether it's just poorly written. So now, for the second time this week I'm asking myself - do I really want to finish this book in the hopes that a miracle happens or do I put it together with my other reservations and call it a day. How do you contiue reading when you just don't believe the characters? Anyone have any advice?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Where Is My Husband ???

"I am every erotic dream you've ever had and a thousand more you've never thought of. I am sex that will turn you inside out and burn you down to ashes. And if I choose, I can make you whole again"
- V'Lane, Darkfever by Karen Moning

Anyone else melted into a puddle on their bedroom floor? Need help relearning how to breath? A cold shower? A moment of privacy? All I gotta say is thank goodness for the gift of imagination !!

And with that deliciously sexy quote, I'm off to bed :)

So Not A Good Way To Keep Me Reading

Let me set the mood. It's early evening yesterday and having come home from a hard day's work, I laid out on my bed with "Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon in my hand. I've waited a long time for it, it's finally here and now all I need to do is put a hold on life and read. I made sure I was comfy, diet coke within reach, bedroom door closed, cell phone turned off (rofl yeah that was a lie but the intent was there and that's what counts right?) I started reading and it's good. I could tell straight away that it's aimed at a Young Adult audience and although I'm going to miss all the hot, broody Dark Hunters, I'm fine with it. Then I read a sentence that shocks me so much that I'm not sure when I'm going to pick the book back up. To any other reader it may not be a biggie but to me - it shook me. For some UNKNOWN reason to me, Nick (the main character) wishes he could have the Swine Flu for 4 years. I lost my best friend last November to the Swine Flu so you could imagine my confusion about why getting it would be a good thing. I guess it's a pretty sore subject with me (it being the first exposure I've had with someone I love dying) and so I'm worried now that it's put an unremovable taint on the book. Maybe it was just yesterday. Maybe I just need to keep reading and Nick's wish will fade into the background. I don't know. So for right now, Infinity goes back on the shelf. Hopefully it won't stay there for long. I ADORE the author and I'd hate to miss out on what looked like a really good branch off to the Dark Hunters series. We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ron .. You Owe Me $12

So I pretty much called it. Sent hubby to Walmart with the two book titles and sure enough Ron, the HORRIBLE book rep, was stocking the shelves. Hubby approached him and asked him whether the two books had come in. WITH THE LIST IN HIS HAND, he rudely tells hubby that he doesn't know. Hubby asks if he could check his list, assuming he knows how to read. Ron tells him that it isn't on the list, he doesn't have and "maybe" Walmart will get it later. Hubby makes the call to me, I gnash my teeth (because it means I have to order online) and go straight to Amazon amd order it. Everything's cool right? WRONG!!!
It doesn't matter how much I fight it but I can't go to Walmart without looking through the books. Stopped fighting it months ago. I'm browsing the books, noticing I have all of them and what do you suppose I see on one of the shelves in PLAIN SIGHT?? Yep, you guessed right - Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon. One of the two books on my list. After sending a rather pissed off text to a friend I decide enough was enough and marched straight over to the Customer Service desk to complain. You haven't seen anything until you've seen a very irate book lover. Found out there are MULTIPLE complaints about this guy and I'm given the number for his boss. So Ron ... I'm coming for you buddy! You messed with the wrong book junkie. As I write this my hubby is shaking his head (I get that gesture alot) and is reminding me to breathe. **deep breath** I'm still coming for you Ron!! lol
Oh and just so you all know - yep I bought the Walmart copy as well and will now own 2 copies of Infinity. So tonight's another all nighter. Thank goodness I bought a 24 pack of Diet Coke. Hope you all enjoyed your day...

Monday, May 24, 2010

OMG How Could I Possibly Forget !!

So I'm laying in bed, book in one hand, my cellphone texting in the other and I accidentally push onto my calendar events instead and about FALL out of my bed. How could I be so forgetful? How could I be so blind? There is another MUCH AWAITED book being released tomorrow - Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the Chronicles of Nick. Known to most Dark Hunter fans, Nick grew up being a squire to one of many Dark Hunters (talk about walking chocolate sticks of deliciously tortured and broody bad boys) This book sparks the beginning of a series where we learn more about Nick growing up. Infinity starts with Nick at age 14 and how he becomes introduced to the legendary Dark Hunters like Acheron (sigh) , Blade, Kyrian (drool ), Taven and Zarek (weak kneed). This book is geared away from an adult audience and is said to be Young Adult. But trust me, nothings gonna stop this adult from buying it and devouring it in one sitting. Again, praying to the Book Gods that it'll be at Walmart tomorrow. I'm crossing my fingers but not holding my breath. When I do get it, it'll definitely one I'm put on the review page. Sweet dreams !!

One More Day To Go !!

The time has finally come - Magic Bleeds by Illona Andrews is released tomorrow. Finally we find out just how well Kate's sexy dinner went with Curran, Lord of the Beasts. Things were really heating up between those two and it'll be interesting watching the sparks continue to fly. Personally, I'm hoping for alot of kissing because everybody knows it's all in how he kisses. Nothing's more delicious than the promise of a kiss from an Alpha Lion right? Well other than a vampire, demon, warlock, werewolve, fae .... ok how about I just include them all !! From what I've read of the previews and what I know from the previous books, it looks like it'll be an all nighter again when I get it. Here's the hiccup though - where am I going to get it. My local Walmart is soooooo (add a few more o's in there to REALLY emphasise it) unreliable when it comes to new releases. It'll be a miracle if they have it tomorrow so I might have to wait a miserable few days before Amazon will ship it to me. Watch me order it though and find it at Walmart a few days later. That happened with "The Queen of Song and Souls" by CL Wilson. After that fiasco I ended up with 3 copies and spent about $30 for a $8 book. So you can see my dilemma. Maybe the Book Gods will smile down on me and it'll be at Walmart. When I do get it though make sure to read my review :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What To Read.. What To Read???

Just got back from two days in the "big city" and brought home two bags of books. I noticed that I kinda read in cycles - starting from YA paranormal to adult paranormal and urban fantasy to highlanders to historical romance. Looking at what I bought it looks like I'm back at the beginning with YA paranormal. So I have all these books and all I can do is sit here and think "Ok what am I going to read?" The pull of all my favorite series is whispering to come and re read them ( I just reread Kelley Armstrong "Bitten" - LOVED it) but I keep looking at my new TBR pile. I think I'm going to start with "Fallen" by Lauren Kate. It's set in a reform school with a girl called Luce who finds herself drawn to a fellow reformer, the mysterious Daniel Grigori. Sounds interesting and cross your fingers because tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I'm in the mood for a little "bad boy" with my reading. He has alot to live up to, trailing on the heels of Dimitri and reigning champion VANCE MANGUM. (now if you want hot bad boy.. look no further than him) Let's hope Daniel can keep up. Enjoy...

Be Still My Beating Heart

It's been well over 24 hours since I finished "Spirit Bound" and I think it's only just now that I can find my voice. As I laid there, closing the book at 2am in the morning, I really did try to find the words to describe how I felt about the book. I tried REAL HARD and all I came up with was nothing but a feeling of being numb. I was speechless. If I didn't already love Dimitri by this book, I would have been falling down around his ankles begging him to love me. Wow. Double wow. It's a rare thing for a book to stir up so much emotion that I feel as though a freight train has hit me. At one point in the story I had to seriously put the book down and walk away because my heart couldn't stand the work out it was having. I was literally afraid to read a second more because my heart felt like it was breaking for Dimitri. Ok.. I admit, it was breaking a little for Rose too(I vaguely remember her being the main person in the story - joke!!) .. but seriously - it was Dimitri that killed me. He was magnificent !! This book was SOOO good and I dare you all to read it. Start from the beginning and see if you don't also fall in love with him. Now the question is - what the heck do I do now until the author releases the next book? Maybe I'll start a "We love Dimitri" support group. All donations are welcome.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Finally - he's here !!

So I'm sitting at my desk, book before me and I'm wondering why all of a sudden I have sweaty palms. I can't stop looking at my clock, counting down the minutes until I can rip it open and begin devouring every word. It's just a book right? Then his name gently whispers in my mind ... Dimitri and that explains EVERYTHING. For those of you living under a rock for the last 3 years, Dimitri Belikov is one of the greatest triumphs in literature bad boys (ok maybe an overexageration seeing there are millions of books out there but still - have you read him?)And knowing this, as much as I'm excited to start reading, longing for those delicious moments when I know he's going to make my toes curl, I'm also a little worried.

Sunday, May 16, 2010