Monday, January 31, 2011

Buy this book - Damn it!


Blood of the Rose

The second installment in Pearce’s Tudor Vampire Chronicles contains more rich historical details than the first book, making it exceptional. There’s something fun about rewriting history and making memorable characters like Anne Boleyn into vampires. Pearce expertly weaves her historical background and knowledge into a truly captivating tale.
4 Stars! Annette Elton, RT BOOK Reviews
When Rosalind Llewellyn had to join forces with her enemy, Christopher Ellis to defeat a rogue Vampire threatening Henry VIII, their alliance led to a surprising passion. Reunited after a years separation, they face a new threat that could destroy their last chance at happiness.
Christopher is delighted by the spectacular rise at court of his friends George and Anne Boleyn. But Rosalind suspects Lady Anne is up to no good-she may even be a Vampire who’s bewitched the king. Now Rosalind must fight to keep Christopher from falling under the woman’s mysterious spell. It isn’t until Anne reveals a dark secret that Christopher awakens to where the true danger lies-and he begins to play a desperate game in order to save the woman he loves…
Read an excerpt of the first chapter at Kate Pearce’s website.
Buy at Amazon
Happy Reading!

Love, Bratty

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A recent duel!

Here are Justin and Doth again, in another recent duel.

Enjoy!


On the subject of dreams, let's do this. One character dreams the solution to a problem and has to convince his or her partner that it's viable. Please write in a genre out of your norm and include a lost sock, a dangerous flying creature (real or dreamed), and an upset stomach. 

Justin’s eyelids rose and fell as he struggled his way from dizziness to fully awake – a state he hoped to eventually reach - but his efforts were being severely hampered by the sensation that he had a jackhammer buried his skull. That, and the rocking. Was he on a boat?

His stomach lurched and bile rose up his throat. He sat up quickly, his eyes now bugged out, but unable to see for the darkness. His hearing worked just fine, however. From his left came muffled grunts and what sounded like monkey chattering. Doth?

Justin’s fingers fumbled for the lamp and switched it on. He turned to see Doth, arms and legs flailing and in the midst of a dream, writhing on the bed.

“Hey! Doth. Wake up!” He nudged Doth’s shoulder twice and was about to do so a third time when – wham! – Doth’s fist landed smack in the middle of his still-roiling stomach.

“Argh!” Justin curled away from Doth’s turmoil and into a fetal position with tears stinging his eyes. From this vantage point, he could just make out the row of empty booze bottles lined up on the floor along the dresser, and last night’s festivities came back to him in a swirly rush. His head went woozy for a few seconds as his stomach urged him to replay last night’s events – backwards. “Ohhhhh,” he moaned.

Doth’s fist landed in the middle of his back. “Take that you! And this!”

Before he took another hit, Justin roared Doth’s name at the top of his lungs. “DOTH! WAKE UP!”

The little being stilled, and so, thankfully did the bed.

Justin closed his eyes and laid back on the pillows with a sigh. Thank God that nonsense is over with. Now I only have my own stupidity to contend with. To say that as a former angel, drinking wasn’t his forte, would be an understatement. He’d heard stories of angels going bad and accidentally drinking themselves to death without meaning to. He silently prayed he hadn’t over done it quite that much.

“Hey, Justin, guess what?”

“Mmmm?”

“Guess what, Justin? Guess what?” Doth began to bounce the bed again.

“Okay, okay, what? Just stop. Stop bouncing.” He pressed a hand on Doth’s thigh to still him. His stomach burbled again, talking to him like an angry old man.

“Okay. Now listen. I just had this really wild dream and I think I know now what we need to do to rescue Ian from Malik at the demon ceremony tomorrow night.” Doth paused for theatrical effect, and then his face lit up like a 1,000-watt light bulb. “We get a pterodactyl, and it will swoop down out of the air,” Doth held out both arms like wings and flapped them, “grab Ian with its claws, and carry him back to us on the hill above the circle. What do you think? Isn’t it a great plan?”

Doth’s grin started at one ear and ended at the other, showing a row of teeth that hadn’t seen a dentist in at least two decades.

Justin strained to find the right response. “Um, you mean, rescue Ian using a large prehistoric bird with razor-sharp teeth and a 40-foot wingspan? That’s your plan?”



“Yes!” Doth bounced off the bed and began flapping around the small bedroom, cawing like some weird critter. “Exactly! Isn’t it great?”

“Doth, um,” Justin’s eyebrows lowered halfway to his ass, “just where do you think we are going to get 100 million year-old extinct flying dinosaur?” Even as the words left his mouth, he cursed himself for being dumb enough to ask.

“I’m going to conjure one up. Right here! In the living room. Tonight!”

Justin watched Doth “fly” some more and then struggled back to sitting. He had to put an end to this insanity before it went too much further. His gaze fell again on the empty bottles before moving to Doth. He was pretty sure Doth had drank as much or more as he had last night, so how come Doth wasn’t in as much pain?

“Doth, have you had any coffee?”

Doth’s mouth fell open and he ceased his antics. “No…but coffee is a great idea! Coffee is just what I need. I think I’m going to go make some. Be right back!”

Doth’s hind end vanished out the bedroom door before Justin could grab him. At this point, if Doth added caffeine to his system, they’d be sitting on the largest zoological find of the twenty first century by night fall. The thought made him groan as he sat on the edge of the bed and looked down as his feet. One sock on, one sock off.  Where the hell was his other sock? He needed to find it fast, so he could shove it up Doth’s ass.

A loud crash from the kitchen propelled him into motion. He took two steps off the bed and sank to his knees, his stomach in final revolt and having the last say. As last night’s frivolity emptied into the nearest boot, he heard Doth cry out, “Here it comes, baby!”





That's all for now.



Love, Bratty.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Buy this book!

SWEET AS SIN by Inez Kelley

She was made for sin. Sin was something he knew intimately.

John Murphy is tormented by nightmares. A bestselling young-adult author, he writes the ultimate fantasy: stories where good always triumphs. He knows better. His past has shown him the worst in people—and in himself. When he moves next door to the sexy, vibrant Livvy—a woman completely unlike his usual one-night stands—he’s driven to explore every curve of her delicious body.

Pastry chef Livvy knows that giving in to the temptation that is John Murphy won’t lead to anything permanent, but she deserves a passionate summer fling. John discovers she’s as sweet as the confections she bakes while Livvy slowly unravels his secrets. But what will happen when she uncovers them all?

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #4 for 2011

Thirteen things I gotta do ASAP:

I know, how exciting, but, a recent leg cramp (too much running!) had me up too long last night and I'm fresh out of time.

So, here are 13 things on my To-Do list. How do they compare with yours?

1. Promote new Davis Specialty Printing website on social media.

2. Create new Flicker Farm blog for hubby and biz partner, David Lawrence, owner of the Apple Country Inn BnB.

Flicker.


3. Find a way to bring the Brats of the World website to fruition - a site that will advance and encourage the desires of brats everywhere!

4. Make a new site for a pen name and start posting there.See #5 for the plan.

5. Goes with #4 and a new "plan" for the new year, involving frequent publishing of sexy shorts, written with a gal in Calif. (This should be very interesting!)
     5A. That reminds me, get familiar with self-publishing methods on Smashwords or Amazon.

6. Find a copy of Windows XP or 7 for the used Dell I got from work. Bring it home and set it up as my "Netflix" computer.

7. Which of course means that I have to buy a nice new computer screen! Darn!








8. With hubby, bottle the beer.

9. Same, but bottle what's left of the scrumpy!

10. Go to writing group tonight. Meet new peeps. Possibly make one cry! (Sorry, I know. See definition of Brat!). Eat lots of chocolate. Drink some scrumpy.

11. On Friday, take photos of the Flicker Farm site, and tour the landlord's underground home. (Yay! I have always wanted one!)

Here's a pretty cool one from the above link:



12. Behave this weekend. Last weekend, I ate (no, I inhaled!) carne asada and 2 Coronas at Taco Loco on Saturday, then on Sunday, went to Munchen Haus for a Big Bob and a Porter. This weekend I'm relegated to skinless chicken breast and salad. Sigh.....


Here's a shot of Big Bob and pals that will have to tide me over till next weekend:



The grill from Munchen Haus's site.
And here's a Corona, just like Taco Loco serves it:


13. Send my duplicate Star Trek books to Calif. and hold a contest/giveaway for Rebels and Lovers by Linnea Sinclair on my blog.


Did I forget anything? I'm sure I did.

Oh yeah, the day job! LOL

Have a good week,

Love -why does my site always feature food and beer? - Bratty

Monday, January 24, 2011

A recent duel!

Dear Bratty Friends,

The following is the result of a recent Duel - a writing challenge at Romance Divas dot com, and my rough, off-the-cuff, uncensored response.

Man, I miss Doth and Justin!

More later, Bratty.

And p.s. - if you have ever been in a room and had a car smack the building right next to you - it is loud!


Your challenge, should you accept it, should be no more than 750 words, and include the following things: a laser pointer, an iPod, and a new car. If you want to add an extra element, how about a slow leak in the pipes somewhere? 

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Justin clenched his teeth as he followed the dull green glow of Doth’s iPod screen, bouncing up and down, up and down, with every bop and shimmy of Doth’s skinny hips. Having reached his breaking point already – right about the same time they crawled into this hell-hole of a basement – Justin followed the near-invisible white line of a cord until he could reach out and snatch it. He smiled at the satisfactory “pop” as it left Doth’s ear.

“Doth, cut it out, will ya? We need to get in and out of here. Quit playing around.”

“Okay, okay.”

Even in the near darkness he could picture Doth’s glum frown. A second later, the music stopped, enveloping the data storage room in silence. A red laser pointer flitted across the filing cabinets.

At last they could get to work finding Doth’s demonization papers.

From far away, yet singled out as if it had become the only sound in the world, the high-powered roar of a brand new 2011 Aston Martin DBS Volante convertible made its way towards them. Justin’s gaze automatically went to the basement window that let in a scan glimmer of light. The ground next to the Angels and Demons Depository of Records shook as the car came closer and closer and then –

Bam!

Louder than a gunshot from a German tank, the car hit the side of the building, sending brick and mortar fragments flying onto the ceiling above them, and hundreds of years worth of dust cascading down on them.

Doth shrieked and jumped into his arms, his little heart racing.

Justin hugged him tight, even though a bad feeling told him to run, and run now. Instead he petted Doth’s head and grinned. “So that’s what it takes to get you horny, huh?”

He let out a kind of embarrassed giggle and lowered himself down, sneezing as he went. “What do you think that was?”

“A car. A nice one from the sounds of it. One like the Archangel drives when he comes to Earth.”

Doth gasped. “The Archangel? You’re kidding. Maybe help is coming our way after all.” He scrambled up the side of the basement wall with his claws and peeked out the slice of window. “I can’t see anything.”

Justin began edging towards him. “Doth, you probably don’t want to-“

But Doth had already broken the window with his hand, and was clawing away the dirt, grass, and bugs so he could see outside.

“Doth, I don’t think you should be-“

“Shh! Someone’s coming out. I can see it. Here they come!”

Doth’s bubbly excitement only made Justin’s spine-tingling bad sensation worse. To his left, a water pipe sprang a leak and he jumped as the ice cold water hit him. “Doth, I mean it. This isn’t good. I can feel it.”

In reply Doth merely snorted and wiggled his little butt closer to the window.

Justin’s hands reached that ass and started hauling him down just as Doth gasped and froze, stiff as a board. Dreading what he’d find, Justin glanced out the window to see the long black talons of a beaten and bloodied major demon emerge from the wreckage. No, this wasn’t Heaven come to help them; this was the end of the line. He shook a stock-still Doth.

“Doth, come on. Help us. Either we need to get out of here or-“

The demon emitted a throaty, lustful howl that shook the poor building on its remaining foundation. More dust rained down, and Doth began to wheeze, probably as much from his asthma as from his fear. Desperate, Justin shook him.

Doth’s whole body moved back and forth like a surf board.

“Doth, help me! Can you still make us invisible?”

Doth wheezed, but nodded.

“Okay, listen, make us invisible and we are going to get out here, all right? Are you with me?”

Another wheeze and a nod from Doth.

“Okay, do it.”

Doth stuttered through his spell, coughing and wheezing so hard Justin thought his ribs would fall out, and then it was done.

Justin looked down at his hands. He sure didn’t feel invisible, but he didn’t have much else to work with. He slid an arm around Doth, now gasping for air, and swept them both up the stairs as fast as he could run. If he didn’t put some distance between them and chow-face quick, there’d be hell to pay – and they’d be stuck with the bill.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's a new year!

And this is a new day.

Time for a change.

Who knows what will come my way?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #3 for 2011

Greetings Bratty readers.

Today, we shall have one more pirate Thursday Thirteen for the month of January. Since I just found out that the powers that be are making Pirates of the Caribbean IV, I thought I’d celebrate a little and try to provide some interesting facts about it.
Johnny Depp in POTC 4.


1. The movie is called:  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 


2. The main action of the film is finding the fabled Fountain of Youth. Other movies that have focuses on finding this same fable – though perhaps with less swordplay and swashbuckling - include Cocoon (1985) by Ron Howard http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088933/, The Fountain (2006) (starring Hugh Jackman!) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/, and Star Trek Insurrection (1998), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120844/


Hugh Jackman.
3. The film trailer, located here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZTtvYLvCRI on YouTube hints that the movie includes mermaids, zombies, and Blackbeard.


4. It of course stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, but this time, Keira Knightley does not reprise her role of Elizabeth Swan, nor does Orlando Bloom star as Will Turner.

5. Instead, we have Penelope Cruz starring opposite Depp as the female pirate, Angelica. Cruz is an actress who has done a lot of varied roles. Compare her role as mother and sister Raimunda in the family drama Volver – to that of crazy neurotic artist Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona for example, and you can see how she’d also quite easily play a pirate….right?

 6. But wait, she’s not just any female pirate – she plays Blackbeard’s daughter!



7. Playing the most infamous bad-ass pirate is Ian McShane, formerly of Lovejoy (1986-1994), Kung Fu Panda (2008), and D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999). I hate to say it, but his former roles make me giggle about him playing BB. 



Ian McShane.


8.Blackbeard himself of course, was no joke. He was born Edward Teach (or not, since pirates always used fake names), around 1680 in Bristol, England. While early records of his life are not available, it is known that he joined a pirate ship at the age of 36. He later took the French merchant vessel La Concorde in Nov. 1717 and renamed it the Queen Anne’s Revenge. But he had abandoned the ship and was sailing the Adventure when he met his rather violent death (hacked to pieces and thrown overboard) in Nov. 1718.  For more on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, see the website: http://www.qaronline.org/



9. His ship was found in 1996 off the coast of North Carolina, and researchers have recently announced the finding of his (or one of his) sword(s).

10. Legend has it that after his head was removed from his corpse and the body tossed overboard, it then swam around the boat three times before sinking to the bottom.  And so, in a battle to the death did end the tale of Edward Teach, pirate of the Atlantic
Blackbeard.


11. Mermaids in the film include Gemma Ward and French actress Astrid Berg├Ęs-Frisbey.

12. Derek Mears, who had a previous role in POTC Dead Man’s Chest, is set to play a zombie. How on Earth does one play a zombie anyway? Is there a zombie preparation school?

13.  And here’s another gratuitous pic of Johnny Depp for all the ladies. *swoon*


Johnny Depp.



See you next week! Arrr!

Bratty

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Linnea Sinclair workshop!


Writing Kick Butt Action Adventure

Instructor: Linnea Sinclair


Pow! 
Bam! 
Thud!


Fun stuff for comic strips but potentially cartoonish when it comes to commercial genre fiction. Yet today’s readers—raised on explosive movies and violent video games—often crave the same kind of excitement in a book. So how can a writer deliver action that feels real? 


Learn how to perfect your techniques with former private detective (yeah, she really did carry a badge and a gun for ten years) and award-winning science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair, whose novels deliver—according to reviewers: “...riveting, tightly written, edge-of-your-seat tales that pull the reader in from page one, never letting go… 


Sinclair whips her characters through a story that is as exciting and action- packed as it is passionate… Quirky, offbeat and packed with gritty action, this blistering novel explodes out of the gate and never looks
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

We have beer!

Just sayin'.

Now that the scrumpy is nearly done enough to bottle - we had some this weekend and are willing to share! - we made another trip to Stan's and bought beer-making supplies. Now we have another happy little bubbler in the kitchen.

Any questions?

Yes, it's dark beer. Yum!


Adding the liquid malt.




The brewer's devil voices his concerns.

The brewer's bible.

Boiling up the malt.

Adding the hops.

More boiling the wurt.

The brewer's devil II.

Trying the scrumpy (after a bit of wine).





It got a little excited last night.
The beer is made.

Book Reviews: Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft

Captain's SurrenderCaptain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


This book reads as a historical novel with a plethora of characters, that just happens to have a M/M romance as well. The other characters suffer fortune and misfortune throughout the book, as Josh and Peter come together, separate, and lose each other only to later find each other again.

If you are hot for the British Royal Navy, you might check it out.

I must say that after reading The Matelot, by Ariel Tachna, which dealt with the whole gay men of the seas genre very differently - in her book, the main characters were pirates, not members of the RN, and the pirates both accepted and protected their own gays - the character of Captain Walker in Beecroft's book made me want to spit fire, burn him to a crisp, and then slowly kill him before feeding him to the sharks. Beecroft doesn't shy away from violence and hatred towards gays throughout the book, letting the reader know in no uncertain terms just how dangerous - life threatening to be exact - one's sexual preferences could be in those days.

And, ugly as the reality is, gays still face brutality these days as well.

*growls*

So, the book is disturbing, as well as historical, and chock full of other things to think about besides hot M/M sex. (Although there is some of that in the book as well).

In addition, in case you are interested, Beecroft also strays into the Native American legend territory, when she gives one of the characters a choice to join their tribe and live a life where his sexual preference would gain him honor versus disgrace.

With all that going on, it's hard to boil down the book to one sentence. However, "love prevails" would be a fairly apt description of the theme Beecroft is going for in this sea-faring tale.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Blackbeard's Sword, Found! Archaeologists Discover Pirate Treasure Off North Carolina Coast

Dear Bratty Friends,

Well, who could resist this story? I ask ya. Arr!

Circa 1715, Captain Edward Teach (1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina and Virginia.

Circa 1715, Captain Edward Teach (1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina and Virginia.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images
See pics of sword here


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Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/14/a-pirates-life-have-archaeologists-found-blackbeards-sword/#ixzz1B4wKNfkW



Maybe that'll put some starch in your sails!


If not, this certainly will!




Bratty




Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #2 for 2011: 13 interesting facts about Tortuga

13 Interesting facts about Tortuga




1. Tortuga is an island about 20 miles long and 4 miles wide at its widest point. In all, it is about 70 square miles in size. 

2. It lies just north of Haiti, across from Port de Paix

3. The island was supposedly named by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage. 

4. During piracy’s hey day – the 16th century to the 1830’s – it served as an important hide out and home base for pirates as famous as Henry Morgan and Jean David Nau, aka: Francois L’Olonnais
5. Tortuga was originally settled by the Spanish. But during 1625-1629 the French and the English established settlements there as well, and later kicked out the Spanish in 1630. 

6. The Spanish tried to re-take the island and failed, in 1638. 

7. In 1645, in an attempt to bring harmony and control over the island, the acting French governor imported roughly 1,650 prostitutes, hoping to normalize the unruly pirates' lives. No word on how that worked out. :) 

8. In the early 1670s, Petit Goave, Haiti, replaced Tortuga as the pirates’ main base of operations.  Some continued to stage raids from Tortuga, but by 1688 its use as a haven for the buccaneers had ended. 

9. Pirate activity later switched to New Providence, Bahamas, from 1715 to 1725, never heading back to Tortuga
    10. However, Hollywood never forgot Tortuga. It featured prominently in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, in several video games, and is mentioned in literature. So, it seems the allure of Tortuga will never end. 




    11.  In addition, the pirate’s favorite drink – rum! – inspired rum cake, which is a delectable dessert you can make at home, or buy from the Tortuga Rum Company



















      12. Tortuga is Spanish for turtle. Do you see a turtle when you look at the map? In Douglas County, we have an island called “Turtle Rock.” It probably doesn't look like a turtle from the air, but from the side… you be the judge! Ahoy!





      13. Lastly, please don’t confuse Tortuga Island with the “Dry Tortugas” in the Florida Keys. No pirates live there, and perhaps never have. These are basically ever-shifting giant sand bar-type islands with little vegetation that are protected as a National Park.


        What, dear readers, will Thursday Thirteen bring to you next week? More nautical fare? Or perhaps something.....smuttier?

        Only time will tell!

        In the meantime, you can reach me on "ship to shore" radio!

        Bratty


        Tuesday, January 11, 2011

        Buy this book!

        THE PERFECT DISH by Kristen Painter is now out! Who doesn't love a hot chef hero?

        Blurb: Texas-born Kelly Spicer is not just one of Manhattan's hottest young chefs, he's also one of the city's most eligible bachelors. Desperate to help his grieving sister, Kelly uses the magic cookbook passed down through his family's generations to conjure up a recipe of chocolate-laced persuasion to enlist the help of the only woman he thinks can reach his sister.

        Psychologist Meredith Black has buried two husbands,an experience which has made her an expert in grief and pushed her to pen two books that landed her on the Oprah show and the best seller list. A cynic in matters of the heart, her success does nothing to ease her belief that she's a jinx. She vows never to love again and when she makes that sentiment public, dating Kelly becomes her best damage control.

        You can find it on Amazon or B&N.

        Gilligan's Island Original Opening 3rd Theme

        Dear Bratty Friends,

        Since I am on a sea-faring theme lately, what happened to crawl into my head today and leave a stinky trail?

        Why, nothing other than the theme song from Gilligan's Island!

        How many hours upon hours of my youth were mis-spent watching reruns of this show, I can't even tell you. But, I've always had a yen to write a M/M love story between Gilligan and the Skipper!

        Here for your viewing pleasure is one of the later theme songs:



        Weirdly enough, a little while after that popped into my head, the same TV show came up in a class I'm taking with Alexandra Solokoff.

        WHY?



        Enjoy matey!

        Love, Bratty

        Friday, January 7, 2011

        Book Reviews: They call the wind Muryah

        They Call the Wind MuryahThey Call the Wind Muryah by Gregory Marshall Smith

        My rating: 2 of 5 stars


        I thought the 14 or so pages of backstory that began the book was un-needed, although I'm sure the author would argue that the long character intros were necessary due to the nature of the story - which seemed to revolve around each of the character's internal needs or "wounds" as they say - and I'm just as sure I'd resist wholeheartedly.

        In fact, I'd dare him to re-write this w/out the backstory and start the book with the arrival of Muryah and let us guess about the character's internal struggles ... while things got worse for them by the minute of course!

        This reminds me of several TNG episodes and has hints of some TOS ones, so I can't say I didn't find it a friendly reminder of places sci-fi has gone before, it's more that I wanted more "bang," more sweaty panics, maybe even creepy things in the corridors or computers gone wickedly wild, and some good old fashioned blood and gore to go along with it!

        But it might go well with beer...







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        Book Reviews: Icecapades

        IcecapadeIcecapade by Josh Lanyon

        My rating: 4 of 5 stars


        Josh once again proves she has a way with cops in this holiday love story.

        She's good at creating confusion, tension, and what-if moments with her characters, which, of course, must all be answered in due time!

        Not quite as good as Don't Look Back, which IMO is infinitely re-readable. This one does have holiday appeal though, and a llama.



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        Thursday, January 6, 2011

        Book Reviews: 7% and Rising

        7% and Rising7% and Rising by Kim Knox

        My rating: 3 of 5 stars


        There's a reason why a Temporal Prime Directive exists people! It should be used.

        (Insert stern-looking picture of Picard here)!

        Can't do much about parallel universes however.... and wiggly time lines, and clones, and oh heck. Just read it and see if you can keep track. I dare ya!





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