Monday, September 14, 2015

Passion In Portland

With AJ Harmon
I had such a wonderful time this last Saturday, with my daughter, Kara, and her friend Katie. Our adventures took us to the Passion in Portland where we met so many amazing authors and spent way more than our usual book allowances, only to go home and purchase even more books in my case. Needless to say my ever growing TBR list got bigger but on the good side my I WANT list got a tad smaller (at least for now).

With Melody Anne
Our master plan was everyone buys a different book so we can borrow from each other and for the most part I think we stuck with that as we wonder from booth to booth and back again. Katie Won a drawing that furnished her with even more books and luckily there were no duplicates of the ones she had already purchased, although both Kara and I would have been then happy to help her with that issue if it had arisen.

I very was excited about meeting the ones whose books I read Like Melody Anne, Brandy L. Rivers, Eliza Gayle and especially AJ Harmon, whom I had chatted with on Facebook. I also got to meet several authors I had never heard of before like Laura Lee whose energetic personality as well as her name had me engrossed in conversation for a while and I am looking forward to reading Pixie Dust. Then there were a couple of authors whom I hadn't heard of or so I though until I got home and started my online shopping spree and discovered that I already had books by like Cassia Leo whose book I went back for only to discover that it had been sold out (you snooze you lose) but I did get it from Amazon and it now resides on my e-reader with her other book so now I have the Taste For Power boxed set which I purchased last year and Unmasked box set.

AJ Harmon and Heather Carver during the drawing
We stayed for the after party dinner but left before the karaoke started as the girls said that they needed alcohol for that part (according to them that would be the only way they would sing) but since they drove and I am temporarily not allowed to driver that far

Kara and Katie checking out Katie's drawing prize
they refrained hehehehe oh wait maybe I should be saying to bad and giving sad face. Hmmmm. But they both agreed that next year we will be staying for the karaoke. That should prove highly entertaining for me especially with video of their shenanigans as evidence ;)

Thank you so much AJ Harmon and Heather Carver for all of your hard work in bringing this amazing event to our spectacular part of the world. We are looking forward to next year's Passion in Portland.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Bride's Unexpected Change in Plans by Rachel Clark

Heat Rating1/2

Kimberley was ready to leave Earth and it's backwards attitudes behind to be a mail-order bride for a couple who was ready to have children but couldn't. Or so they thought, just hours before Kimberley arrives for the wedding her intendeds discover they are expecting and rather than share the joy with their future Earth wife, they abandon her.

Kimberley is destroyed and the guard, Ewin, who was looking after her decides to take her home until other arrangements can be made. Ewin and his Husband take to Kimberley and help her find a new couple while they show what sex is all about.

I went looking for a book that would keep me interest and take me out of my reality for a little while. I went through my TBR list and those books at that moment in time couldn't do it and for the life of me I can't say way especially since most of them were in various phases of started, so I decided to go through my list of many, many books in the hopes of finding anything to help me escape and for some strange reason The Bride's Unexpected Change in Plans jumped out at me. It is not the best book I have ever read but it isn't the worst either. The characters are likable and on some occasions jump out at you. The bedroom scenes were not graphic enough to say that steam was rising of the page but they were decent. Over all it was an ok story line with almost no edits to speak of and my only complaint would be keep it consistent and don't mix up who was doing what to who because it drives me nuts when I am reading that one man is holding the girl up while the other man is eating only to have it turned around a few sentences later and then your all the sudden trying to figure out when they traded places, when the actually didn't.

Book Cover Rating
The cover is not all that interesting and not really a standout.

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb does fit the story line but again it is not very eye popping.

Link for The Bride's Unexpected Change in Plans

Book's Blurb
It was supposed to be her wedding day…

A broken promise shattered Kimberley’s dreams of a new life. Unable to get back to Earth and forbidden to stay without Desconian partners, Kimberley has no choice but to accept Ewin and Dayved’s offer to help.

In a culture so different from her own—where sexual exhibition is considered normal and the joyful exploration of carnal pleasures is actually encouraged—Kimberley finds herself falling for the men who teach her the Desconian lifestyle. A future with them is a wonderful dream, but they weren’t looking for a wife and she knows she needs to move on.

Dayved and Ewin didn’t know what was missing from their relationship until they invited Kimberley into their lives. Seducing the woman turns out to be lots of sexy fun, but convincing her that they actually love her? That could be much harder than they realized.