Friday, October 29, 2010

Read and Review

Title – Fantasy Lover
Author – Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Publisher - St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication - February 2002
Pages – 337
Rating – ++++ Love it and now that I’m done with it, I’m gonna cry

Summary (from the book jacket)

Dear Reader,
Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day.
As a love-slave, I knew everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfuill Grace Alexander’s sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again.
But I was not born to know love .I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace – the one thin my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

- Julian of Macedon


‘By turns funny and touching, Fantasy Lover is a compelling story that will make you laugh out loud. The gods haven’t been this much fun since Xena!’
-Susan Krinard, author of Secret of the Wolf

Favorite Quote:

“How did you get trapped in the book? I mean, the ancient Greeks didn’t have books, did they?” – Grace Alexander (p. 40)


What is there to say, other than; ‘Julian of Macedon, Julian of Macedon, Julian of Macedon’.
In the book store I found these books in the ‘romance’ section and true, there is a ‘lot of lovin’’ going on in the books. But it is so perfectly combined with Greek mythology that it isn’t just a romance novel. I really enjoyed the book, it was a great read. Your immediately right in the story that takes place in New Orleans, which in my opinion could be more described because I’ve never been there so have no idea what it looks like. But she makes up for all of that with the descriptions of the characters. From the lean, muscled Julian, the Spartan commander, to doctor Grace Alexander and her ‘somewhat odd’ friend Selena (whose motto is: Life is short. Dance naked).

I love the way Kenyon combines the modern world with ancient Greece, she brings the Gods back to life in such a way to want to convert and hail Zeus. The characters are hot, funny and so very believable, they are all so human. Emotions run high and you’ll get sucked in their story.

Leading Character:

Real Name Julian of Macedonia
NickName Augustus Julius Punitor (Julian the Great Punisher)
Designation Demigod/Oracle
Date of Birth 182 BC
Height 6' 3"
Hair Color Blond
Motto Patience is a virtue, but so is a strong sword arm.
Best Friend Kyrian
Worst Enemy Priapus

‘Good gracious, but his deep masculine voice was rich, with a thick, lilting accent that could only be described as musical. Erotic. And downright yummy.’

‘He has the sleek, powerful build of a finely toned gymnast. His muscles were hard, lean and gorgeous, and well defined in places she didn’t even know a man could get muscles. On top of his shoulders, his biceps and forearms. His chest and back. His neck to his legs. You name it, it bulged with raw, masculine strength.
Even it had started to bulge.
His golden hair fell in haphazard waves around a clean-shaven face that looked as if it really had been carved from stone. Unbelievably handsome and captivating, his face was neither pretty nor feminine. But it was definitely breathtaking.
Full, sensuous lips curved into a halfhearted smile, displaying a set of dimples that cut deep moons into his tanned cheeks.’


Absolute must-read. Especially now that the cold winter months are coming up, grab a big cup of tea and snuggle up on a chair. Within no time you’ll be warmed from the inside out reading this.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Covet (The Fallen Angels, #1)Covet by J.R. Ward

What did I think? Covet is the first book in the Fallen Angel series. It does take place in JR. Ward her favorite city Caldwell. And it does have similar places and settings that the Black Dagger Brotherhood has, which is actually fun to read, she's expanding a world that she created.

Of course as even in JR. Ward her books the leading figure is a man, a hot ex-soldier-now-construction-worker Jim Heron. And of course he has to go through a big change in his life. He dies and eventually comes back as a fallen angel, in charge of saving seven people, or their souls, from the seven deadly sins. He gets his help from two other heavybuild, hot angels, Eddie and Adrian.

It's really typical JR. Ward, which I love of course. The men are real men, the woman are strong and loving. The main character goes through a big change but comes out stronger, there are hot and heavy scenes and the enemy does such horrid things you will hate her in the end. You end up rooting for the main character. Nothing comes easy but everything succeeds.

My favorite quote?
"They're going to live out their days in love, and when they come herein, they shall spend an eternity together in joy" (p 467)

It did take me about 8 chapters to really get into it, the characters really needed to be introduced and things need to be explained but by the end of the book that is all forgiven and forgotten. All you will think of is how soon you can get your hands on the second book of the series (Crave) and see if Jim will succeed again.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

I phased back to inspect the old well I found in the forest, nobody ever came here. The pack didn’t patrol here and it was to far away for the humans. Nobody knew about this well. I couldn’t help but laugh, maybe it was a wishing well. I walked comfortable without my
clothes to the well and leaned over the edge, calling out; ‘Hello’


I laughed again, remembering vaguely something from watching Snow White as a little girl. That if a wishing well talked back your wish would come true.

‘Better safe then sorry’


I tapped my chin, what was the song again that Snow white sang? I put my hands on the edge and looked at the water, smiling.

‘I’m wishing’

I’m wishing

‘For the one I love, to find me’

Find me



‘I’m hoping’

I’m hoping

‘And I’m dreaming of’

Dreaming of

‘The nice things’

The nice things

‘He’ll say’

He’ll say

I half expected a prince to appear next to me in the reflection of the water and sing the last word with me. I laughed and looked around to be sure, but no prince and no seven dwarfs to be found.

I laughed and phased back, shaking out my fur I began running back to La Push, knowing it would take a while. I remembered another Snow white song.

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, heigh-ho
It’s home from work we go