Monthly Archives: September 2013

A to Z Bookish Survey

Jumping on the bandwagon too!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Without actually getting up to count (because I’m lazy) I’m going to have an educated guess and say Terry Pratchett, because damn, that man is prolific.

Best Sequel Ever:

That probably has to be Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch at this point in time, but things like that change constantly, really.

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A Shire Romance – Part Twenty-three

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part twenty-two.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.

PART TWENTY-THREE – TROUBLE AHEAD

The following morning they set to work. Andy inquired after the owners of the site, trying to find out what they had paid for it initially, and at what price they might be willing to let it go. Tamsyn contacted her various banks to figure out how much money she had available in liquid assets. Both inquiries took up most of the morning, and they took stock over lunch.

“Land in Somerset tends to be pretty dear,” Andy stated while Tamsyn picked at her food. “It’s not quite as sought after as Devon or Cornwall, but it’s still popular with wealthy people who want a second home in the south. We’re talking between two-fifty and three hundred thousand per acre.”

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Review: Thick as Thieves – Tali Spencer

  • Title: Thick as Thieves
  • Author: Tali Spencer
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Why: Because it has the most outrageous blurb I’ve ever seen and I couldn’t resist. 
  • Rating: 4 Stars

Description: After Vorgell the barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, he ends up in a cell with Maddog, a pretty young thief. It’s lust at first sight for Vorgell—but honestly, he can’t help it. Unicorn horn is a potent aphrodisiac, and now he can’t stop thinking about sex. Luckily, Madd is one male witch who knows how to put Vorgell’s new magical body to good use when he tricks Vorgell into a kiss that helps them escape.

Vorgell may desire sex in general—and Madd in particular—but Madd has no intention of being screwed by a man twice his size. He has problems of his own, including an enchanted collar that causes him to desire his most hated enemy. He wants that collar off as soon as possible, but that requires stealing a basilisk egg from the castle they just escaped.

Drawn together by lust and magic, the two men join forces and soon find themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Vorgell and Madd might just be perfect for each other, but first they have to survive long enough to find out.

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Books that make you weep with envy

Otherwise known as part one of the Thirty Twenty-six Day Week Book Challenge. Gosh, that’s really snappy, isn’t it? I think I might start to abbreviate that as the 26WBC. Anyway, the first challenge is for The best book you have read in the past 12 months.

Funnily enough, if you’d asked me this two months ago I wouldn’t have been able to answer it. I read a lot of books and I enjoy a lot of books, but I don’t often rank them in my head. But then I read The Lies of Locke Lamora, and was completely blown away by it.

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Sassy Girl Swoony God Challenge #2

It’s Monday again, so here is challenge number two for the SGSG Tourney:

The challenge this week is to make a playlist that Sophie might make for Kai. I did originally think that I might have to postpone this post to tomorrow, but it’s amazing how stimulating cooking a meal can be to the wandering mind. (Grilled salmon, carrots and fried baby potatoes, in case you’re interested.) Tellulah’s post about it is here, and it includes a slideshow with all the entries from last week’s challenge.

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A Shire Romance – Part Twenty-two

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part twenty-one.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.

PART TWENTY-TWO – CATCH-UP

Once they had manhandled Radagast onto the big double bed, Tamsyn picked up the laptop again, and Andy sat down next to her. She tried all the links to the various sanity tests she had found, but became increasingly frustrated. Half of them were jokes, and the other half seemed to be the same, even if they purported to be serious. After fifteen minutes she thumped her fist on the table in frustration.

“Tam,” Andy said, “is it really that unbelievable, what you’re going to tell me?” She nodded, looking away, but he turned her face to him. “Try me anyway. I saw you disappear right in front of my eyes, leaving your clothes behind. I saw a great whirlwind in that cabin which didn’t touch anything other than you and him. That’s why I didn’t involve the police. What was I going to tell them? You weren’t kidnapped, you just… vanished.” He swallowed. “Was it… was it magic?”

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