Happy Friday friends. What a week this has been – let’s get right to it.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’ve had kind of a crappy couple of reading weeks. I had a DNF.
Saffron Nights by Liz Everly. See here’s the thing with DNFs for me. They make me feel like I’ve failed some how as a reader. The rational side of me knows that’s insane but the emotional side of me knows Ms. Everly worked really hard on that book and I feel bad for not finishing it. I tried, really I did but I could’t get past the 40% mark. The highly educated people in this book did some really stupid shit. You’re traveling around from odd country to odd country and your apartment and/or hotel room is broken into, twice, and you are beaten up but still you think it’s all a coincidence? Seriously? So you, a woman, go out to a secluded beach while all this crazy shit is going on and you take a nap? What is this, the prequel for some slasher movie? Who does that? The straw that broke this camel’s back was during a dinner scene. Several people were having a conversation, all had been introduced and everyone was in on the dialogue BUT when the sex times happen abruptly, two people I’m fairly certain weren’t there when dinner started are at the ready for some boning. Where did they come from? Am I hallucinating? Was there some rabbit hole I just fell down? Sadly, at this point I was kinda’ pulling for the bad guy. I just couldn’t feel the love for any of the characters…except maybe the dead chef, he seemed very interesting but, he’s dead…DNFing this book makes me doubly sad because it incorporates several things I love, sex, aphrodisiacs and food – oh and what looked like a good mystery. Well, it’s still a mystery to me.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you how my seriously shitty reading streak turned into something seriously awesome when something landed in my in box that made me do a big fucking happy dance. I’m not being a big fat tease and I’d share it with you if I could but I promised and a Scandal is only as good as her word so just know, it’s awesome and as soon as I can, I’ll happy dance with you. Honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time, I was in a major reading slump so thank you sweet book fairies for rocking my world. You guys are going to love it…gobble it up, swallow it down whole!
If we were having coffee, I’d slip my boots off to show you the awesome color I got on my toes yesterday.
I found this color last year on a site called Saffron Rouge and it’s called…wait for it…wait for it…BADASS!!! How fucking awesome is that?!!? Told you guys I’m a cosmetics junkie…stick with me kids, I’ve got a million of these sites to share!
If we were having coffee I probably would’ve lead off with, “where’s your fucking Nancy Drew hat and notebook bitch?” Did you read it? Rebecca’s Lost Journals: The Seduction? What did you think? Did you take notes? Who is the Man? Is it Mark? Chris? Ricco? Josh? Or have we not met him yet? If you’ve not read the book STOP READING NOW…SPOILERS AHEAD…NO JOKE, I’M NOT FUCKING AROUND, IF YOU KEEP READING YOU MIGHT SEE THINGS YOU CAN’T UNSEE.
Of course the obvious suspect is Mark, right? Mark only shares on his terms so I’m wondering if Mark was indeed her first encounter and then he shared her with someone…just like I think Mark and Ricco share Ava…oh yeah, I went there with Ava. And did you notice Ava was wearing red a lot? Look at the cover, it’s red…does that mean anything? But maybe Ricco has Rebecca now? Or maybe Josh, the persistent banker dude with mad tongue skills got tired of waiting around on Rebecca and took things into his own hands…then I thought no on the Josh feeling. The rose colored ring made me suspect Chris but then I went back to Ricco. She seems to build a relationship with Ricco…I keep going back to Ricco so for this week, I’m calling Ricco the Master. What do you think? I also think we might get a taste of someone new in the next selection of journal entries. What do you think about that? Is Lisa Renee Jones going to pull a sneaky on us? Slowly peel back the layers, just show us a little tease like one of those old school feather dancers? Rebecca’s Lost Journals, part 2: The Contract comes out February 18th. Keep your Nancy Drew paraphernalia handy – I’m certain it will the loaded with clues, too.
If we were having coffee I’d remind you guys about the Wicked Girls Orlando Book Weekend, February 15-18. Ana from Ana’s Attic is pulling this together. There is a very impressive list of authors scheduled to attend: Tara Sivec, Raine Miller, CC Wood, Colleen Hoover, Katja Millay, Abbi Glines, Luke Young, RK Lilley, Rachael Wade, Tiffany King, Katie Ashley, Jasinda Wilder and more. Plus, and I know this is what gets your motor running…I’ll be there in all my Scandalicious glory, completely unmasked, no black bar covering my eyes or anything! And Kerry and Ana both need to understand…my ass is off limits…not just a hard limit – off limits. Other bloggers who’ll be hanging out are Talk Supe, Literati Literature, Book Crack, Autumn Review, Smut Book Club and more. Fun, right…well, it’s all fun and games until someone tries to cross the line with my ass…just saying. There will be a luncheon on Saturday for autographs and general silliness with all your favorite authors and we staying at the Westgate Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida. Follow that link up there for more information.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m reading Kristen Ashley’s Golden Dynasty this weekend and then I’m finishing out the series with Fantastical. I’m hoping we’ll get book #4 later this year because I am loving this magical, paranormal, mystical romance tale KA is weaving for me.
If we were having coffee I’d also tell you that my stop on Ella Frank’s Entice Blog Tour is coming up on Wednesday. She sent over her guest post last night and it is spectacular and super sexy…I think you’ll love getting inside Ella’s head for a while. And I’ll be giving away a double whammy, Exquisite and Entice so if you’ve not read them…now’s your time.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you what your favorite mani/pedi colors are. Don’t you love nail polish names? Like I said earlier, I’m partial to BADASS because, well, it’s fucking BADASS!! I’d also ask what your plans are this weekend? Gearing up for Valentine’s Day? What’cha reading? Cooking anything fun? I love a good recipe. Whatever you find yourself doing, do it with gusto. Oh, and do something sexy naughty…that’s always fun. Happy reading friends and have a great weekend! Smooches