Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book 16-Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Yes...I did it...I picked this book up.  If you haven't heard the gossip about this novel you must be living on another planet (or in a deeper tomb then me).

Fifty Shades of Grey caught my eye as I was surfing around on the Chapters website.  I considered it, and then passed it by.  Until last week, I still saw the book cover on the home page of Chapters and finally proceeded to read the reviews.  The first review stated it was awful writing, a horrible story and the characters just weren't put together well.  The second review explained how the book was just sex, sex, sex and how it bothered her and made her blush.  Wow!!  Sex, sex, sex?  Made someone uncomfortable??  I am so down with that!!

So I proceeded to my ebook retailer and grabbed an electronic copy of the book.  I sat down with my iPad, started to read, and didn't put the book down.

The story is about a young college student named Anastasia Steele who has to interview Christian Grey for the school newspaper.  Christian is a 27 year old entrepreneur who has achieved amazing wealth and loves to flaunt his money.  Ana is intimidated and unsure of herself, but knows she wants to get to know Christian much, much better.

Christian is living the life that most of us dream of, quite happy with how his businesses and personal life are going... then he meets Ana.  He is drawn to Ana and wants him with her, but on his terms...

All these people with negative comments on this book I personally think are crazy, or don't know how real life operates.  People are different, some love nice happy relationships, and there are some of us that prefer the not so smooth relationship.  Yes, this book is very sexual...almost like reading a porno movie, but you need to look past the sex and see the inner character growth.

Besides the sex, it is a heartwarming story to two people struggling to come together and make each other happy, discovering what really makes them who they are both personally and sexually.

I loved this book so much, I am now reading the second book in the series Fifty Shades Darker.  Actually I'm almost done know...I'm actually starting to enjoy having nothing to do at work... ;D

Sheesh...I must really be getting old...this romance stuff is really starting to take over my reading choices...maybe this zombiemom actually has a heart somewhere in this rotting flesh??

Closing the doors to the library for now...till next time my little minions!

Book 15-Lover Unleashed by J.R Ward

Ever have one of those feelings where your so far behind in everything you supposed to do, that you feel like your running up a down escalator??  Yeah??  Me to...sigh.

So now I am behind 2 books again, and am scrambling to catch up...again. :(  It has been so busy around the crypt and the tomb library that I haven't had a moment to really find the time to do this blog.  But!  I am here now!  And am ready to inform you of the books I have been reading :)  No, no...stop the's not necessary.  Just kidding!

Ok, so book 15 was Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward.  I have been meaning to read this book for some time. It was originally published in hardcover and I couldn't bring myself to purchase it as it wouldn't go with my other books in this series (yes, I am THAT anal about my book collection).  Anyway...I decided to purchase it in ebook, just because I was that excited to read it...aaaannnnddd then, never read it...until now!!!  *hanging my head in shame*

Lover Unleashed is the story of Payne, the sister of the Black Dagger Brotherhood warrior Vishous.  When an unexpected accident puts Payne in the hospital Jane takes it upon herself to get the best surgeon for the job, her former co worker Manuel Manello.

Manny is instantly attracted to the dark haired, fair eyed Payne, and it seems the feelings are mutual.  Manny and Payne both know that to be together they will have to bend the rules, and hopefully not risk anyones life in doing so.

I really enjoyed this book, as I do with all the Black Dagger Brotherhood books.  They have engaging stories that have a tendency to grab and hold your attention.  You can't help but root for Payne and Manny to achieve the happiness together that they both desire.

My only complaint is the use of what I call Black Dagger Brotherhood speak.  Now, I do enjoy the occasional reference to "shitkickers", and the use of the familiar line in the series "Your feeling me, true?" .  It got a little old in this book (yes Dawn it did make me a little nauseous).  There's only so much a zombie can handle.

There's not much I can else I can say...I do recommend if I have interested you in this book, to read them in order from the beginning.  This is a series of books and a lot of the plot in this book depends on bits and pieces from previous books.

Leaving the doors of the library open, so I can finish my second blog of the night.  I will not be moving from this spot until I finish!

Till next time my little minions!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book 14-Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

Wow...after a week of spring cleaning the crypt I was able to squish in some time to read and finish a book I started some time ago.

Kiss of Crimson is the second in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance about a group of vampires called the Breed, who fight against other vampires that have gone Rogue.

Kiss of Crimson is the story of Dante, one of the Breed warriors who would put his life on the line to kill the Rogue vampires in his city.  One night he is forced to take refuge in what he figures is an empty business after taking a brutal beating from his enemies.  He is near death and looking for help, but instead he stumbles into Tess's veterinary clinic...

Tess does not know what to do with the black clad, dripping wet and bleeding stranger.  Tess works to help Dante, not knowing what or who he is.  She saves his life and steals his heart in the process.  Now Dante must work to keep Tess at his side or lose his heart to her forever.

I find myself really getting into these books.  Lara is able to put a personality into her characters that totally draws you in, and gets you rooting for or screaming in frustration to them.  Both Tess and Dante are total opposites who really cement the old cliche "opposites attract".  They are two completely different people, Dante who only wants to kill his enemies and Tess who looks to heal animals and usually does it on a pro bono basis.  Caring gentle soul meets damaged's a great paring and a great book.

My only complaint (again) is that the stories are almost exactly like J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood books.  Both series centre on a group of warrior vampires who work to keep their kind safe from their enemies.  Each book centres on one warrior, and that warrior always seems to find the one woman he can't live without.

My best fiend Dawn would be happy to know there is no "BDB speak" and no "shitkickers"   (which in case you didn't know a shitkicker is a large black boot).  I can't help but chuckle at her when she screeches at me (she is the Banshee of Busby...what else do banshee's do?) about shitkickers.  Aww Dawn...I love you!  ;)

Till next time my little minions!!  I am still trying to figure out what book to read next..