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    Dark Lover by J.R Ward
    OMG I loved this book review here.

    Read the review, check out the website and buy the book. You can thank me later ;).
    What Dreams May Come
    look another review

    stories by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rebecca York and Robin D Owens
    interesting book...
    Wicked Fantasy by Nicole Jordan
    Review is up!

    Go forth and read. I have my fingers crossed I like Fever Dreams more.
    Hold Me Back
    $10 off $40 purchase

    So I missed over a day and a half of work this week, plus the holiday. Of course I recall in my sleepy drugged haze 'not to worry' 'we will help' blah blah blah charlie brown teacher voice...

    So my happy ass is going into work tomorrow. As I left work in a really ugly mood, which I need to knock off since my head is still a mess and if I get worked up and stressed it will just get worse. You already know what I did don't you.

    YES! I went by wally world! I had checked Borders inventory website thingy - love that feature - and the NEW Montana Mavericks were showing in. So I printed off the coupon, just in case.

    Well stupid fucking walmart didn't have them out. And ten will get you twenty when I go on Sunday to pick up my meds they will be there but whatever.

    I have more books than I could ever know what do to with. I am currently working on two reviews, not counting the four for my blog I need to do. I need to read two others to review by monday. And just got in my BAMM shipment last week as well as some books from the trade group.

    Yeah you know where this is going... I pick up the New Montana Maverick books: The Bounty Hunter - Cheryl St. John, Big Sky Rancher - Carolyn Davidson, The Guardian - Elizabeth Lane and The Tracker - Mary Burton
    OT side note if wendy sees this, I have no clue when I will get to read these and ten to one I will keep them but if it is worth the postage to send them back to me, I will be more than happy to lend them to you. and the two DESIRE's I want and decide to sit down and read a lil and see if I must take them home or if I can wait for wally to have them.

    So the desire books go back and the MM stay in my hot lil hands. Now trouble... you see there is this oh so nifty coupon burning in my pocket, calling use me like the cheap ho I am. And really who can resist that?

    So off to find $40 worth of books I go. At 4.99 a piece I am sitting around 20 bucks right now. And I recall Some Like it Wicked by Deborah Raleigh. Since this is a new to me author, I generally would have bought this used. But since I a have been zebra's bitch for the last few months, even though I am rethinking this after a couple of eh books, I figured I would give it a go.

    Now we are up to about 27.00. So now what? I look around a bit, the Lisa Kleypas I want are out of print as is the Lorraine Heath. The Blaze's I wanted this month are already home gathering dust. I had ordered all the trade size books I wanted this month off line but then remembered I still needed Not Just for Tonight. It was $14.00 and since I can get it at BAMM for so much less than that I just couldn't do it.

    But why I was there I was reminded of the wonderful choices of Ellora's Cave books that Borders has. Yes I know I can order print books from EC for free shipping, which is awesome. But I decided to check it out. I ended up with Lunewulf: In Her Nature because I enjoyed her first two in this series (got them in ebooks) and Magnolia Summer by Jaci Burton.

    All in all not a bad take ;)
    Montana Mavericks
    What can you tell me about them?

    anyone.... anyone....
    Deep Thoughts by
    other people than me cuz I have a horrid migraine and am drugged...

    After sleeping away two days I jumped online to check for review edits. Since there are none ready for me, I thought about blogging.

    So I bring you some links:

    KristieJ asks How Real is Real in an interesting history in historical romances post.

    Laurie reminds me of an author I had started to glom, before even reading Adrienne Basso. Lucky for me I have this book.

    Review sites are hightlighted by maili. Some I have never been to before!

    Interesting take on Pet Peeves over on Tara Marie's blog.

    Nicole Goes repeat title happy. I have to say this is something that annoys the hell out of me. Get creative people!

    The link where I agree with angie disagreeing with PBW

    and now I am off to bed again...
    Wally world
    Am I the only one floored that Walmart is carrying the mass market size of Emma Holly's book, Personal Assets?

    I mean Passion and Too Hot to Handle surprised me, but Emma Holly in her erotica self? I am oddly proud of them.

    And am I the only one that spends the first 10 to 15 mins in front of the book section putting books back in their place? Whoever the hell you are, spreading Nora Roberts books on three or four of the top shelves isn't going to make her a bigger seller than she already is. So will you please knock it the fuck off.

    I admit I might carry around more books than I end up buying for whatever reason, but I put them back where I got them! Didn't your mother ever teach you to put things back where they belong?

    Maybe it is just me, I do the say thing at half price books. But really what if you are on your lunch break and you just run in, look where the book should be, and leave cuz it isn't there. When it really is there but some jackass moved it. See public service, I am doing it for the good of all people.

    ok and cuz I am a lil neurotic...
    You can't keep a good bookwhore down
    So while I have been working far too much lately, I have decided to spend the overtime on books.

    What? I will one day read them. Oh yes I will. Really it has gotten a lil out of control and I need to knock it off some. I think this is the most new books I have bought in a months time in a year or so.

    In addition to the 5 trade size books I bought, I have given the following books a new home to gather dust in:
    Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare
    enjoy her historicals and figured I would give this a shot

    One Night to be Sinful - Samatha Garver
    not to keen on the butler thing but it is a debut at a great price so I figured what the hell

    The Price of Indiscretion - Cathy Maxwell
    hit or miss author for me, buzz seemed good enough to give it a go

    A Match Made in Scandal - Melody Thomas
    love her lori morgan books and she is an Avon author, I must find a good (NEW) avon book to make kristiej read

    Still in my Heart - Kathryn Smith
    see above but I have never read this author before so new to me

    Touch Me - Lucy Monroe
    as I posted in the trade post, I have ordered Ready and this is her first historical... a friend loveseses her or at least one book, so I wanted to give her a try

    Too Wilde to Tame - Janelle Denison
    no clue why I got this... just ended up in my hand

    Dark Lover - J R Ward
    wow - passed the 15 page test and then some, only book on the list I have read - review coming soon. I can't even begin to tell you how much I want to get my hands on the ARC of the next book in the series.

    A Fine Passion - Stephanie Laurens
    can you say addiction, really so far I have liked her Bastion Club books... I think I might be the only one but hey whatever

    Waiting for the Rainbow - Dana George
    second book by this author - back of the book has clip of the AAR review for Wishes on Water, which is why I picked this up. The book centers around a flood on May 31st 1889 in Johnstown Pennsylvania. I thought that really sucked for the book, cuz talk about timing. So it ended up coming home with me.

    Dear Penelope - Sharon Ihle
    NEW WESTERN! I blame nicole and wendy. Not sure if that is bad or good, I will wait until I read it ;)

    The Ravencliff Bride - Dawn Thompson
    I blame jay. She is the one that sent me to the Dorchester site. Looks good, hope it lives up to the summary.

    Here Comes the Bride - Laura Drewry
    WESTERN! You might have noticed that I try to buy these new. Not that I think my one sell is going to change the world but I can hope damn it!

    Too Hot to Handle - Cheryl Holt
    yeah I know, so much for not buying her again until I read a review... it was at Walmart! I figured it was fate.

    Pack Law - Lorie O'Clare
    I think I screwed up here since I only bought this story (ebook) and it is apart of an anthology, which of course I feel the need to buy.

    In Her Blood - Lorie O'Clare
    friend rec'ed this author

    A Season of Change - Anya Bast
    I have liked her other books in this series

    There are also three HH, five or six Blaze, and four Desire that I have bought new but I think each series will get their own post. And there seems like there should be more, so I might be missing a couple, or I am just thinking of the used books I have bought.

    I wanted to get Some Like it Wicked by Deborah Raleigh but Walmart and B&N didn't have it yet. And I really wanted to buy from B&N because I think they are doing such a great thing by keeping their employees out of work because of Karina on their payroll, medical insurance and helping with housing. Ah well, it isn't like I am hurting for books.
    Am I the only one that has a hard time with their site?

    hmmm you know looking at the site it seems to have changed since last week. I was trying to get more info on the Miniseries: Montana Mavericks: Gold Rush Grooms series and couldn't.

    But look they are all nicely linked together now.

    Although I still don't get what a Harlequin Special Releases is and why these aren't HH.

    And on that note... the Advance Ordering thing sounds super cool. I want these four, three Blazes coming out next month, two Desires in Sept and two in Oct and uh three or four HH in Oct. So hitting the 25 min for free shipping wouldn't be an issue. But the price is about the same as if I bought them at Walmart.

    So my question is - Do authors get less money off a sale at the site vs Wallyworld?

    Yes it was a really stupid idea for me to start reading series books. Lucky for me there are only a few I seem to like in the Desire line and I haven't read the others I have yet - a bombshell, AR, and two SE.
    Five hours
    or so ago I turned on the computer to type up some reviews...

    Since I haven't had a chance in a week or so to blog hop I thought I would look around. I should know you can never quickly hop around.

    For the last month or so I have been living some what in a bubble. I have been stressed out, not feeling well and just scattered. I didn't know Katrina had hit until sometime around 1pm on Monday. I haven't watched the news, read the paper, or looked for info online. And after reading what I have over the last few hours, all I really have to say is my problems aren't shit.

    I have a roof over my head, a car outside, food if I want it, a bed to crawl into and if nothing else a family to take me in. So I have seriously wasted a month stressing over nothing.

    I live in Texas. I am not nor have I ever been probush so maybe I see things wrong but if this had happened in Texas, I don't think five days later would look the same as it did in LA. This is America, why is it we seem to be able to take care of the rest of the fucking world but we can't take care of our own?

    This is a book blog, so it will stay about books. But here are a few links that might be of interest:

    RtB has put together a few links if you want to see how you can help. It is great to see so many people coming together to try and do something and provide a way for others to help as well.

    Monica Jackson and I have different views on some things and some people but it seems our political views are very a like. Go figure. She posts here, with some nifty links, and says it better than I think I could.

    Maili is her normal wonderful self and provides us with the positive, or at least some of the good you can find in an event this horrid.

    Kate reminds me why I should read her blog more often.

    This seems to be a live journal from someone still in NO Scary stuff.

    I have to say, having a cop for a father gives me a different view than some. Yes there are some dirty police that don't deserve respect but for the most part these men and women are doing a dangerous job. And they put their life on the line every day they go to work. Same goes for the National Guard or any military.

    You. Do. Not. Shot. At. A. Cop.

    If you do, well you get what you get. And you better have a really good reason in case you live through it. Any man using this as a reason to get away with raping a women, should be shot on site. Not that rape is ever ok but my god you live through the worst experience of your life, you don't know if you are going to live or die, you don't know if your family is ok and to top it off you have to worry about some cocksucker raping you? Hell we shouldn't even waste a bullet on the fuckers, just cut off their prick and let them bleed to death.

    The looting is understandable if you are looking for food, clothes, shelter whatever you need to live and to keep your children alive... but the other shit is doing nothing but making the state and American look bad.

    But when you have nothing, feel like you have been thrown out with the trash and have watched your life float away while your loved ones die, I am not certain how easy it is to hang on to your sanity. How many steps away from Lord of the Flies are we?

    I would like to think all sorts of things about myself if I were to ever end up in that situation. But I would be talking out my ass. The worst things that have every happened to me, don't come close to what these people are going through. And that doesn't take away from any pain I have felt or anyone else has felt from any tragedy in their life but at the end of the day, if you haven't lived it, you don't know for sure what you would do.

    But at this point, I think our main focus should be the victims and helping them as fast as possible. Look at who fucked up what later. We have the rest of forever to assign blame.