If we were having coffee I’d get something off my chest right here, right now. I am Scandalicious…Licious. I have spent over a year getting my brand out there and correcting the spelling of my seemingly unique name that I love more than sugar and sunshine. I craft reviews that are unique to my life situation, my somewhat unfiltered point of view and my sweet and sweary disposition. It has come to my attention that another blog started up a few months ago and goes by the name Scandalous. She’s gonna crush me with spell check and autocorrect every fucking time! Now, I know I don’t own the rights to the word Scandal or anything like that but there is room for potential confusion, especially since we are now turning up on the same blog tours. I wish this blogger all the best, it’s a big world out there, full of wonderful books to talk about. All I ask is, if you are a reader, author, publisher, pr person please remember I’m Licious…Scandalicious. Scandal + Delicious = SCANDALICIOUS. Moving on…
If we were having coffee I’d share with you my thoughts on a book, ‘cause you know, that’s what I do. Recently, I’ve gotten some notes from you guys asking about Prior Engagement. It was featured in my Currently Reading section and I also participated in a blog tour for it. I know it’s $.99 right now, I’ve seen it all over the internet but I have to be honest with you, I didn’t love it. If I had to rate it, I’d give it 2 stars. On the surface, the story has great potential. The characters are likable and well developed for the most part. I had a fair amount of trouble with the back and forth with the heroine – one minute she was very strong and the next she was very weak. I realize she was in the throes of some pretty shitty abuse but I felt the back and forth went on too long. I could’ve looked past all of that if the POV switches had not been so confusing for me. If you add it all up, I probably read the book three times because I had to keep going back to figure out who was talking. This pulled me out of the story thus making it difficult for me to finish it – which I did. Also, it should be noted, I went back and read it a second time just to see if I was mistaken but I ran into the difficulty again. I try so hard to find something fun to share in my reviews but sadly, I just couldn’t make it happen with this one. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
If we were having coffee I’d share this cover reveal with you! Vivien Sparx is releasing the 5th book in her series, Her Master’s Kiss. L, of T&L fame, and I are reviewing all 5 books in this series for you next week. Take a look:
At the first opening on the left, Renee paused in the doorway and watched three young women arranged on their knees around a tall man who was standing in the middle of the room. The man was naked, his body darkly tanned. There were whorls of thick grey curly hair across his chest. The three women were all young and all wearing collars. They were arranged around him and taking turns to pleasure him with their mouths. As each girl took her turn, the other two kissed each other and their hands roamed freely across one another’s naked bodies. Renee leaned against the wall and watched with dark fascination. One of the women caught a glimpse of her and turned, smiling. Renee waved uncertainly. The submissive girl winked to her and then turned back to the glistening hard shaft that was before her. She seemed to make a great display of her talented mouth, knowing Renee was watching in the background.
Beyond the final door on the right side of the corridor was a room with three wide wooden benches. They were made of rough unfinished timber, each one painted black and each one a squat, solid piece. Renee lingered in the doorway long enough to see that there was a woman on her hands and knees, chained on top of one of the benches.
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If we were having coffee I’d give you a big fat tease. I am working with some pretty awesome people right now to bring you guys something I think you will love. You will certainly recognize the names of some of the people involved – you’ve seen them here on the blog for a while now. You know I’m always looking for ways to share my love of books and I think we are on to something fun with this one. We’ve been working on the logistics of this COOL thing for a while and damn man, technology is my kryptonite…I’m certain it hates me. Good thing I surround myself with super smart and sometimes nerdy people. Smooches nerds, you know who you are! Stay tuned, we hope to have a little something new for you very VERY soon.
If we were having coffee I’d ask you this question…Are certain names quiver killers for you in books? Does seeing a particular name in a book, pull you out of the story? I’ll go first…In the Education of Sebastian series, the heroine’s nickname is Caro…BrotherScandal’s first wife for 18 of the longest months in the history of months, went by the name Caro. Until that book I’d never seen anyone use that nickname. I had no idea the violent reaction I’d have to it until I read it. I mean, it’s still a great book, don’t let my crazy hold you back – it’s just the name stirred up a whole host of hostility I thought I’d put to bed ages ago! How about you…got any quiver killer names? Does it freak you out when your kid’s name is used in a sex dungeon? Do tell…
If we were having coffee I’d congratulate some winners…
Jennifer S won a digital copy of Nina Lane’s Allure
Liezels won a digital copy of Dangerous To Know
Your information has been forwarded to the people in charge of getting these books out, I hope you are enjoying them. Let me know your thoughts!
If we were having coffee I’d share Linnik’s Latest List with you…
Missing Hart, Hart Family #5 Ella Fox 5/25
More than Friends, More Than # 1 Jess Dee 5/28
Seal of Honor, Hornet # 1 Tonya Burrows 5/28
Jet, Marked Men # 2 Jay Crownover 5/28
The Forever of Ella & Micha, The Secret #2 Jessica Sorensen 5/28
This Is Who I Am, Masters of the Shadowlands #7 Cherise Sinclair 5/28
Beauty from Surrender, Beauty # 2 Georgia Cates 5/30
Strong Enough Alexis Alexander 5/31
Safe Word Teresa Mummert 6/1
If we were having coffee I’d ask what you have planned for the weekend. Here in the States, it’s a long weekend so there will be some BBQ action going on at my house. Will you be reading anything? I have a couple of BETA projects I get to work on and I’m also reading Going Under and Fire Inside. I’d like to see the new Star Trek movie because a) it’s Star Trek…duh, and b) ummmm, hello Chris Pine. What ever you have going on make sure it’s at least a little bit scandalicious and a whole lot of fun. Oh, and be on the look out for the big surprise – fingers crossed it all goes as planned.