Books Read for November and Some Mho Book Swag
Here are the books I read for the month of November. Not a big reading month for me. I guess you could say I’m having a case of the reading blahs.
1. The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antonio- B+
2. White Snowbound by Anna J. McIntyre- B
3. Above by Isla Morley (March 2014 release)- B-
4. Dearly Beloved by Bonnie Blythe- C+
5. World After by Susan Ee- C+
6. What Endures by Katie Lee- C+
7. The Wicked Wallflower by Maya Rodale- C
8. Fat Chance by Brandi Kennedy- C-
9. Saving Georgia by Kristin Flynn- D-
Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase was formerly self published and now Avon has picked it up. Since Mho is very royal (he thinks everyone should bow down to him) he’ll probably give this one a read.
Synopsis: Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.
Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.
While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders
Mho like the cover of I Take You. Very classy and undercover erotic, as most erotic covers are now. But he’s wondering where the key is for the lock?
Synopsis: Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker’s wife. When Cliff’s horrible skiing accident shifts the balance of their relationship, Connie becomes a willing submissive to her husband’s every desire. Cliff is eager to explore new, and troubling, avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, Cliff’s dark and seductive desires soon consume her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone-to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases. But, it is also this act that awakens Connie from the numbness that has taken over her life. In the communal garden of her posh Notting Hill home she meets Mel and discovers the thrill of true intimacy…and the price of risking everything for it.
Mho is reading some non-fiction. He loves anything about the movie industry, and Sexplosion is a tantalizing, very honest and at times naughty record about how some darker, sexual movies, including some plays and musicals were created, such as Hair, Oh! Calcutta! and, Midnight Cowboy, the only X-Rated movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Very fascinating stuff.
Synopsis: After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion.
The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before, and likely ever since. Film, literature, theater and music simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression: The Joy of Sex, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Playgirl, and Deep Throat.
In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. While the Stonewall Riots violently ravaged Greenwich Village, and Roe v. Wade reached the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists where challenging the status quo and defining the country’s concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment.
How did your November reading compare to mine? Any book recs?