Blood Memories Review and a Chat...

Oct 22, 2008 by

Barb Hendee is the well known New York Times author of the Nobel Dead Saga, which she co-writes with her husband J.C. I have never read that series, but when I was given Blood Memories, I decided to give it a try because I am always looking for new books dedicated to may favorite type of paranormal character- the vampire. I was surprised to find out that Blood Memories was originally written by Barb twelve years ago. Even though it was an early manuscript, her publisher, Roc, was still interested in purchasing the title and publishing it. Barb realized it was a bit outdated and did some revisions, thus the book that was published this month. Blood Memories is about vampire, Eleisha Clevon who has been around since the mid-nineteenth century ever since she...

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The Awesomeness of Purple Prose...

Oct 21, 2008 by

Purple Prose: Purple prose is a term of literary criticism used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so overly extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself. Purple prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It also refers to writing that employs certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader’s response. This is an excerpt from a book I am presently reading. Does is it fit the example of purple prose? You decide: “The broad head of the shaft entered her sex, past the slick folds of flesh, moving slowly in. The inexorable grace of a dragon’s head penetrating, a hot, moist cave where the maiden waited. But she did not tremble...

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I am an RNTV Halloween Winner!

Oct 21, 2008 by

I failed to mention in yesterday’s contest post that Romance Novel TV is holding 13 days of spooky Halloween contests where you can win a boat load of prizes! The one contest- The 13 Days of Halloween, My True Love Gave To Me, (a take off on The 12 Days of Christmas) is where you had to come up with your own 13 days, and I was the winner! The crowd pleaser was the 10 Vamps a Sucking. Here is what I came up with:• On the 1st day of Halloween my true love gave to me a fright that scared the hell out of me.• On the 2nd day of Halloween my true love gave to me 2 candied apples and a fright that scared the hell out of me.• On the 3rd...

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Sharing the Contest Love!

Oct 20, 2008 by

Who loves contests? I certainly do! And there are three great ones that having been announced that I must bring to your attention. Why not buy a Contemporary and save the world?Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Dear Author and Berkley author, Erin McCarthy have joined forces in regards to their concern of the poor state of Contemporary Romances being published. Is the Contemporary Romance genre a dying breed? Well, Erin McCarthy may be the answer with her new Contemporary Romance, Flat-Out Sexy hitting the shelves in Novemeber. I have read this latest by her, and I can say it is a definite winner (my review will be posted at RNTV in a few weeks) Decision ’08 Demon Bound HQMeljean Brook is holding Decision ’08 in honor of her Novemeber release, Demon Bound . (Yet another...

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Why I am Kramer

Oct 19, 2008 by

**MAJOR RANT AHEAD** I am going to be upfront and say this is a major rant on my part. I realized the implications of being public with my disdain and anger may cause problems for myself, and I am expecting some backlash. Most think of me as sweet or too nice, well this post may change your mind. I am the type of person who is usually not prone to public fits. I deal with my feelings, whether it be anger, depression or sadness by talking one-on-one with others and ask advice on how to handle situations, or post a picture, poem or quote to express myself. But when it comes to this situation, I have decided to go public. So, beware all those who read because what I am about to get off...

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I Love Your Blog: Anna’s Book Blog...

Oct 18, 2008 by

I found out about Anna’s Book Blog through My Space. We quickly became My Space friends and from there I would visit her blog on a daily basis. Anna has the most interesting books reviews, especially about books I have never read. Because of her reviews, she has expanded my reading tastes. We are both big fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and when I see new information on Meyer or the Twilight movie, I automatically think of Anna. She also makes sure to visit and leave comments on many other blogs and lends great support. And I cannot fail to mention how generous Anna is, mainly with her contests, that are both unique and fun to participate in. Her love of reading shows in so many ways and I for one am thrilled...

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The Sheep Are Taking Over!

Oct 18, 2008 by

Yes, my smexy demon sheep idea is slowing taking over the world! Even Bath and Body Works has jumped on the idea! Introducing: Lhuke: The head ranch hand (Jen B’s mate)Bhubba: Keeps the barn clean (C2s’s mate)Mhiller: The head cook on the ranch (Katie’s mate)…and the king of the demon sheep: Mho Fho: His kick ass shit kickers blend in with his wool.Ladies, Mho Fho is available. Who would like to be the queen of the demon sheep and tame Mho? We are now taking applications. Please give me three reason why you would be worthy of some demon sheep...

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Neiman Marcus Shopping Spree!

Oct 17, 2008 by

Around this time every year, Neiman Marcus announces their Christmas catalog full of crazy expensive gift that there is no way any of us can afford. From Wikipedia:In 1952, Stanley Marcus introduced a new tradition of having extravagant and unusual gifts in each year’s Christmas catalog, The Christmas Book; the idea was sparked when journalist Edward R. Murrow contacted Marcus to ask if the store would be offering anything unusual that might interest his radio listeners; Marcus invented on the spot an offering of a live Black Angus bull accompanied by a sterling silver barbecue cart, subsequently altering the catalog to include his new idea, priced at $1,925. Here is a small taste of what you could find in your Christmas stocking this year if you have a few hundred thousand or a a...

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