Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gobble gobble!

 
 



                          Hope everybody is having a great holiday with friends and family!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Things that bug me in books....

 I'm sorry, but I've got to get this out. There have been a couple things that have come up recently in another blog post on a different website that I've been thinking about recently. It deals with the new trends in books nowadays. Hopefully you'll indulge me my opinion here.

#1. Billionaires. I don't get the obsession with them. Sure they're rich, but why would you want to deal with a man who has everything and buys everything he wants. I would rather have a down to earth man who's making a comfortable living and respects people for hard work. I'm sure it would be nice to just jump on a plane and fly to Paris or Hong Kong or wherever, but it would be nicer if you earned it. And it seems as if they're all into BDSM now.

#2. New Adult Genre. Every one of these books are pretty much the same thing. They're written in first person. They have an emotional/physically damaged girl. A bad boy who makes every thing better. Lots of clenching, throbbing, fluttering vaginas. And nothing is solved in one book; the author feels they must stretch the book out for multiple books, which brings me to....

#3. Episodes. Why must authors now write one book, but break it into 4, 5, or 6 episodes? If I buy a book I want to read a story from beginning to end. I absolutely hate to start a book and get to the end only to find out that it ends abruptly and I have to buy another book to find out how it actually ends. I hate paying for each episode and having to wait a month or more between each one. Honestly, most of the time I forget about them.

#4. Short petite woman. I have nothing against short petite woman personally, but it seems as if every book I've read in the past 6 months has the main female as under 5'5" and slim build matched up with big hulking 6' 2 and taller men. It could be the type of books I'm reading, but seriously? There are women out there taller then 5' 5" and weight more then 105 pounds. I'm guess most of my friends fall into the category of definitely weighing more then that and range in height up to around 5'11". Maybe I'm too picky, but when I read about a woman who is 5' 2" fitting perfectly with a man 6'5" all I do is laugh, because I honestly don't see it.

Keep in mind this is MY opinion and you are more then welcome to disagree.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) by SE Jakes



When a tornado meets a volcano, nothing is safe.

Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.

Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too.

Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done.

   
270 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by Riptide Publishing
 
5/5 Stars
 
Never has so much happened with so little action. That didn't come out the exact way I mean it. There is plenty of action, what with a hurricane, murders, police chases, swamps, alligators, stoners and even an air boat. But for most of the book it's just Tom and Prophet alone in a cabin in the swamp and believe me....that is such a good thing! They finally get to confront each other, their fears and their future together and they come out of that swamp with a better partnership then when they went in. These two strong alpha men realized so much about themselves and each other, not to say everything is all sunshine and roses, they are far from that, but at least they're on the same chapter if not the same page.

I loved everything about this book. The men, the storyline, the setting, the angst, and definitely the sex (no wonder that swamp was so steamy with those two in it). I can't wait for more in this series. I'm dying to know more about the ├╝ber mysterious Cillian and those men following Prophet around doing good deeds without being seen. Love it love it love it! I think anybody who isn't offended by two men loving each other and loving hard would enjoy this book and hopefully fall for these guys too. They remind me so much of Ty and Zane (from the Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeline Urban) mixed with a little Will and Taylor (Dangerous Ground by Josh Lanyon) and that is never a bad combination.