Gosh, it feels like I've been gone forever, or at least a very, very long time. The holiday parties are in full swing, with flowing wine and gifts, gifts, gifts. I told myself I was going to be so good this year and cut back on all the gift-giving...ha! I walked into the mall last night and ended up buying gifts for 11 more people! I hit 8 stores in 3 hours, severely depleted my checking account, and I have to blame it on the rumballs. My lovely and awesome pal Diana made me a batch (threw in extra rum by request) and I was under the influence of those wicked little zingers without even realizing it. I have been seduced by commericalism, and really cute gifts at Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. They saw me coming and rolled out the red carpet.
Of course no shopping excursion would be complete without at least buying one thing for myself, so I did just that, getting the collection of Victoria's fragrances - Desire, Rapture, Seduction...I sense a theme here. I usually don't wear perfume, with the exception of Belara, because most scents don't smell the same on me. I turn them into poison. But it's the holidays, so I'm in denial. I also picked up some books this week, and I got one that a lot of people have been raving about...."Lord of Scoundrels".
I started it and have gotten to the part where Jessica and Dain first meet, and wow, I am blown away by how quickly this story pulled me in and held my attention. If I didn't need my job to pay for my book habit, I would have stayed home today and reveled in this gem. Thank you, dear readers, for being so vocal about a fabulous story. When I saw that it was published in '94, it made me feel a little nostalgic for the good, old days. Where have all the good stories gone?
Previous to this I was re-reading JR Ward's "Lover Awakened". I've forgiven her (some) for how close in comparison it is to Zarek's story by Sherrilyn Kenyon because I just love it so dang much. That kiss! Oh, now that was a scene. It was so sensual, so simple and perfect. I get butterflies just thinking about it.
So I'm going to leave you now and go back to reading. No questions, no profound statements, no contests today. Be safe, be happy, be inspired.