I've noticed that as of late, I seem to be reviewing more than anything else, which isn't a bad thing, it's just that it's been the only thing. I've actually been enjoying reading more than I have in quite some time, well, except for that little relapse I had after reading Julie's book where I couldn't find a book that appealed to me as much as hers did. I think I'm better now, and back on track. And I know y'all can't wait for the wildly scintillating adventures I've been having. (Yeah, right).
Kate Perry's "Marked by Passion" is a book I'm reviewing for RNTV and while at first I didn't think it was my kind of book, I am actually enjoying it quite a bit. It's a paranormal, about a young woman who reluctantly inherits a sacred scroll as the next descendant of the Chin family. She is now a Guardian, i.e. one who protects her family's particular scroll, specifically that of the Earth. There are four other scrolls for each of the elements, one each for fire, metal, wood and water. She doesn't want to be the next Guardian, would give it up in a heartbeat to her brother Paul because he does want to fulfill the destiny of the Chin family, but alas, she's the one that's been marked. And if that weren't enough of a complication, there is also a sexy British distraction by the name of Rhys who makes her burn like mad. Quite delectable is Rhys, and though that particular accent has never done much for me, I'd be willing to put up with it if he were looking to teach me a few things. Crazy woman tries to tell herself she doesn't want his help though. I look forward to seeing these two go up against each other, and for Rhys to get his way, of course.
In other happenings, this past Sunday Michelle B. invited me to hang with her and fellow Bella Amy, who happened to be in town. We got together for breakfast at this cute little restaurant, and spent the whole time eating, drinking tons of coffee, and gabbing. After awhile the place was getting crowded so we moved our party to a nearby McD's, where we ordered mochas and lattes and just sat and talked even more. We ended up spending the whole day - over 8 hours - just sitting and talking. It was so much fun, especially for me because none of the friends I hang out with after work or on weekends read romance, so it was a real treat. Both Amy and Michelle are total bad, bad girls, and God love 'em for it. Here's to girlfriends and their dirty minds ;)
I had to wonder though, if the people at the restaurant could hear us - we were having some pretty graphic discussions, sort of like when Kati and I got together and went into detail about our love of m/m romance. We certainly did our best to educate the masses. Hopefully helped sell a few books while we were at it.
Yesterday I had jury duty, which at first I dreaded, but then I actually was looking forward to attending. Alas, I didn't get called, but got to spend the entire day reading at the courthouse. Not a bad gig if you can get it. Especially since it wasn't at 26th & California, where they have the jail. I lucked out and got a closeby 'burb for my summons. We got out around 2:30, so I had the rest of the afternoon free.
I finished watching season 1 of "The Tudors", and while I can't say I totally loved it, I did delight in the raunchy adventure that it was. JR-M is not on my "to do" list, but he is perfectly naughty - and horny - in this telling of a young and athletic King Henry VIII. Wonderfully wicked fun.
So that's what I've been up to. What about you?