Thursday, July 29, 2010

Once more: Lord Byron

Adiue, adieu! my native shore

Adieu, adieu! my native shore
Fades o'ver the waters blue;
The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar,
And shrieks the wild sea-mew.
Yon sun that sets upon the sea
We follow in his flight;
Farewell awhile to him and thee,
My native Land-Good Night!
A few short hours, and he will rise
To give the morrow birth;
And I shall hail the main and skies,
But not my mother earth.
Deserted is my own good hall,
Its hearth is desolate;
Wild weeds are gathering on the wall;
My dog howls at the gate.

- Lord George Gordon Byron

A Lord Byron day

And Wilt thou weep when I am low?

And wilt thou weep when I am low?
Sweet lady! speak those words again:
Yet if they grieve thee, say not so--
I would not give that bosom pain.

My heart is sad, my hopes are gone,
My blood runs coldly through my breast;
And when I perish, thou alone
Wilt sigh above my place of rest.

And yet, methinks, a gleam of peace
Doth through my cloud of anguish shine:
And for a while my sorrows cease,
To know thy heart hath felt for mine.

Oh lady! blessd be that tear--
It falls for one who cannot weep;
Such precious drops are doubly dear
To those whose eyes no tear may steep.

Sweet lady! once my heart was warm
With every feeling soft as thine;
But Beauty's self hath ceased to charm
A wretch created to repine.

Yet wilt thou weep when I am low?
Sweet lady! speak those words again:
Yet if they grieve thee, say not so--
I would not give that bosom pain.

- Lord George Gordon Byron

A Riddle

The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space,
The beginning of every end, and the end of every place.

- Lord George Gordon Byron

(special shoutout to @AftonVolturiFIT, he was the first one to get it right, the riddle is about the letter 'E')

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Read & Review: Dark Lover

Title – Dark Lover
Author – J.R Ward
Author's Website -
Publisher - Signet
Publication – September 2005
Pages - 416

Rating – +++- Lost in the story

Amazon Summery:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

"J.R. Ward's DARK LOVER is an awesome, instantly addictive debut novel. It's a midnight whirlwind of dangerous characters and mesmerizing erotic romance. The Black Dagger Brotherhood owns me now. Dark fantasy lovers, you just got served." -Lynn Viehl, Darkyn series.

Favorite quote:
“Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy,
he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.”

Dark Lover is the first in a series of eight books (so far). They are about this vampire race that is struggling for their survival in this world. In this book you get introduced to the leader, Wrath. He leads the Black Dagger Brotherhood, six warriors that defend the race.
The books aren’t great works of literary but they are a great read. Like you have ‘popcorn movies’, you know the ones that you don’t have to think about, but just be entertained. These are ‘popcorn books’, no thinking just enjoy. You get sucked into this world of danger and love. J.R Ward does a great job of bringing this world to live. You get lost in it. You have to work through the first four chapters, but after Wrath meets Beth…there is no stopping. You won’t be able to put it down. Especially when they get together. J.R Ward is not to shy to include very hot sexy scenes in her books, she describes her vampires as more ‘animalistic’ which shows in the sex scenes.

Leading character:
Wrath: (spoiler alert)
First time he appears in the book he is described through the eyes of a friend:
“Wrath was six feet, nine inches of pure terror dressed in leather. His hair was long and black, falling straight from a widow’s peak. Wraparound sunglasses hid his eyes that no one had ever seen revealed. Shoulders were twice the size of most males’. With a face that was both aristocratic and brutal, he looked like the kin ghe was by birthright and the soldier he’d become by destiny. And that wave of menace rolling ahead of him was one hell of a calling card.”

So. If you love the fantasy, the world of vampires. If your not to shy to read and appreciate hot and steamy sex scenes. I would recommend you get Dark Lover and dive into the world of the warrior Brothers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Follow Friday: Danielle Trussoni

In twitter tradition today is ‘Follow Friday’, so on Fridays I shall give you special FF’s to an author of choice.

Today I’ve chosen for Danielle Trussoni. I am currently reading her book ‘Angelology’.

Danielle Trussoni wanted to be an author from the age of 6, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison summa cum laude with a BA in History and English. She's currently living in the south of France with her husband and two children.

Her first publication was ‘Falling through the Earth: A Memoir’ and it was chose by the NY Times as one of the Ten best Books of 2006 (Falling Through The Earth, Henry Holt and Company, 2006, ISBN 0-8050-7732-4. A memoir).

Her first novel is ‘Angelology’ it published in 2010, it will be published in over thirty countries. And Colombia already bought the film rights.

Angelology: Mixing biblical interpretation, classic myths and out-of-this world imagination, Trussoni tells an epic tale that centers on Sister Evangeline, a young nun who's unwittingly pulled into the battle against the Nephilim (source USA Today).

I’m just on page 50 in the book, but it’s looking promising.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Read & Review: The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner

Title - The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner
Author - Stephenie Meyer
Author's Website -
Publisher - Little Brown Book Group
Publication - June 2010
Pages - 192

Rating - +++ - Lost in the story

Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree, one of Victoria's newborns, and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens. Story takes place during 'Eclipse'. Meyer chose to write this story because she found it interesting to follow a newborn during the first months of their new life.

I loved it! I was so happy to hear that Stephenie Meyer would write about Bree. She has interested me ever since I read Eclipse. I'm happy Stephenie took the chance and told this vampire story from another point of view then Bella's and the result is so interesting. It's an intens look into the world of a newborn, very interesting. And it's a great supplement to the movie Eclipse, there are little things in there that happen in the book of Bree. Things that are not told in the book Eclipse but are told in the book of Bree. A lot of fun! I would definitely suggest reading this if your a Twilight fan.

Bree, the character of Bree is actually very surprising. She's much more then you would think. She's not only a little girl who got torn away from her world, but she decided to survive in it. She's though, smart and interesting.

ps. Little Bree is wanted at:

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Poem for Leah Clearwater

YOU left me, sweet, two legacies, -
A legacy of love
A Heavenly Father would content,
Had He the offer of;

You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.

- Emily Dickinson

(A present for my sister who RP's as Leah Clearwater. She will understand this poem)