If we were having coffee I’d let you know that the super swag giveaway for all the goodies I collected on my Wicked Girls weekend has ended. I have a nail appointment this morning but when I return, I’ll start picking my 7 big winners! Stay tuned and be on the lookie look for an email from me if you are a lucky winner.
If we were having coffee I would lead right off with…holy shit, have you guys read RK Lilley’s Up In the Air trilogy? Seriously…don’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it but hot damn! I have gotten zero accomplished in my real life because this series has pretty much swallowed me whole. I will post my complete review of the series next week but damn. You don’t even want to hear the internal conversation I just had with myself…see, my reader half didn’t want to walk away from starting Grounded to come in here and type up this pos. So my blogger half had to bitch slap my reader half a bit to get this party rolling. I’m not going to lie, this chat will be a bit shorter today because Scandal has some reading to do…apparently Scandal also has to type in third person but whatever.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you how I get to see one of my Freebie List fellas tomorrow night and I’M SO EXCITED I MAY HAVE TO TYPE IN SHOUTY CAPS FOR THE REST OF THE DAY!!! I’m a huge Jon Stewart fan. HUGE!!! My love of Jon Stewart is probably bigger than he is tall. True story. I absolutely love funny…and smart funny – forget it, total panty dropper. He’s doing a one night show at our local performing arts center and My Guy scored some tickets. My Guy is totally getting lucky all weekend for this little win! The lucky is gonna fly at him so much My Guy will need to beat it off with a stick.
If we were having coffee I’d have one word for you…RAID. Seriously, how about that Kristen Ashley?!!? He’s so bossy…and delicious and bossy…gaaaahhh! Ok, ever inquisitive Linnik posed an excellent question…Deke, Deck and Deacon…all are KA characters – anyone care to research them to help clarify their differences? My mother in law has my Kristen Ashley books so I’m relying on my notes. We know Deacon gets a shout out in Raid but Linnik did some leg work, Breathe has Jacob Decker…in Sweet Dreams there’s no mention of Deke’s last name but Laurie says he’s 6’8” and blonde with a ponytail. Anyone care to help sort these guys out a little more? Connect the dots maybe, if there are even dots to connect?
If we were having coffee I’d bring up how crazy women get over their bodies. You may have noticed, I posted two reviews, Raid and Keeping Secrets in Seattle recently. Both of those books touch on some pretty common body issues. I have to say, I love the comments you guys have shared on these posts. It’s good to know that so many of us, regardless of size, are in the same boat. I’m also pleased to notice how many women are going to great lengths to make sure they don’t pass their insecurities down to their daughters. I’ve always said girl shit is the worst shit…we see it every day and it’s starting earlier and earlier, my girl is in elementary school and she sees it. It’s awful. My Girl participates in a running group called Girls on the Run. They train for three months to run in a 5k. It’s pretty awesome. It’s not competitive, it’s all about girl power and working together to build each other up, support each other when they want to give up. Every year they do a service project. Last year the coaches had the girls write uplifting messages on post it notes, things like “You are Beautiful”, You are Smart”, “You are Strong” – all of the good things you want people to say to you or things you say to yourself. The coaches took these post it notes to our local Women’s Shelter that specializes in domestic abuse and stuck them all over the bathroom mirrors, stall doors, walls – you name it. On so many levels, that’s just brilliant. That’s all I’m going to say about that (Forrest Gump) and I’ll step off my soapbox now.
If we were having coffee I’d say holy shit can you believe it’s already March?!!? We’ve got a lot of books coming out in March. You know I’m an old softy for Janet Chapman and her Highlanders, well Heart of a Hero releases March 5th. Ella Frank’s erotic novel Blind Obsession is right around the corner. R.K. Lilley’s spin off Lana is scheduled for March 11. And Katie Ashley’s Music of the Heart (3/25), March 26th…Jeaniene Frost’s Twice Tempted AND JR Ward’s Lover At Last – are you fucking kidding me?!!? I know there are a lot more out there…what are you anxiously awaiting this month?
If we were having coffee I’d ask what you’re up to this weekend? What are you reading? Will you be seeing anyone on your Freebie List? Any fun adventures lined up? Or just relaxing and taking it easy? Whatever you have up your sleeve, make sure you make time to read and DO something completely scandalicious. Smooches