Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Shire Romance – Part Twenty-eight

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part twenty-seven.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.

PART TWENTY-EIGHT – BACK TO THE SHIRE

With the truth now out, Tamsyn spent all of her remaining time in a frenzy of activity with Andy, planning her departure down to the minutest details. She made sure that to the public and the paparazzi she still presented the same melancholy image of the past months, but as the twenty-second of May came ever closer, she became jittery with anticipation.

Much as she hated to fake something as traumatic and serious as suicide, Tamsyn had not been able to think of any other way to accomplish her disappearance, and she and Andy had decided that it would ‘take place’ at Beachy Head on the south coast of England. Sadly enough it was a popular location for it, but the lack of a body could be attributed to it being washed away with the tide. Tamsyn would leave her car there with a suicide note, then disguise herself and take public transport to Somerset, paying in cash all along the way.

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The 26-week challenge – an interlude

When I first started this amended challenge I said that there were questions I was not going to answer for various reasons. Over the past weeks, however, I have mulled them over and come to the conclusion that while I will not actually answer any of those questions, there is merit in discussing exactly why I won’t do so, since in many cases this touches on my feelings about books in general. This is, therefore, the first interlude to explain why I will not be giving you a book that makes you happy.

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Republic of Thieves Readalong part 1

The Sassy Girl Swoony God tourney has ended, and this has come just in time to take its place! Obviously there will be spoilers here, so if you haven’t read this awesome book yet, come back later! The main readalong is hosted over on http://dabofdarkness.com/, so if you want to read other people’s thoughts on these questions, head on over there.

Without further ado, these are the questions for this section:

1) We get to reminisce with several old friends in this section – Calo, Galdo, Chains. How did you like this? Bitter sweet or happy dance?

I liked it very much. I always really liked Calo and Galdo and all their juvenile escapades, and I could enjoy the things they got up to here without thinking too much about the fact that their future is doomed. I enjoyed going back to a happier time for the Bastards.

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Read Tuesday Progress and Plans

I’m participating in this – spread the word!

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What is Read Tuesday?

It’s a Black Friday type of event just for books. This is a great opportunity for readers to shop for books at discounted prices; not just for themselves—books make nice gifts, too. It’s also a great opportunity for authors to participate in a global one-day sales event.

When is Read Tuesday?

In 2013, Read Tuesday will be held on December 10. Mark your calendar.

Is it free?

Authors, self-publishers, and booksellers can participate for free. Everyone is eligible. There are no forms to fill out, no obligations. To participate, a book simply has to have a short-term discount including Read Tuesday, which is lower than the ordinary selling price.

Similarly, there are no special fees, sign-ups, or obligations for readers to participate. Simply buy discounted books on Read Tuesday at your favorite booksellers. Authors may choose to list their books in the Read Tuesday

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Review: Beyond Pain – Kit Rocha

  • Title: Beyond Pain
  • Author: Kit Rocha
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Why: It’s another series I’m really enjoying so far.
  • Rating: 4.5 Stars

Description: A woman with no future…

Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s endured the worst the sectors had to throw at her, but falling in with Dallas O’Kane’s Sector Four gang lands her in a whole new world of danger. They’re completely open about everything, including their sexuality–but she hasn’t survived this long by making herself vulnerable. Especially not to men as dominant as Brendan Donnelly.

A man without a past…

Bren is a killer, trained in Eden and thrown to the sectors. His one outlet is pain, in the cage and in the bedroom, and emotion is a luxury he can’t afford–until he meets Six. Protecting her soothes him, but it isn’t enough. Her hunger for touch sparks a journey of erotic discovery where anything goes–voyeurism, flogging, rough sex. He has only one rule: he won’t share her.

In Bren’s arms, Six is finally free to let go. But his obsession with the man who made him a monster could destroy the fragile connection they’ve forged, and cost him the one thing that makes him feel human–her love.

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A Shire Romance – Part Twenty-seven

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part twenty-six.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.

PART TWENTY-SEVEN – TAMSYN’S PLAN

Several months passed, with Tamsyn dividing her time between library visits and long sessions in her office at home, during which she locked the door and refused to speak to anyone, even Andy. He was getting increasingly worried about her, especially since on those rare occasions when she wasn’t in her study, she went back to sitting on the window sill in her living room, staring out the window without seeing anything.

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Another free promo!

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you! My first novel, The Ritual, will be absolutely FREE for Kindle today and tomorrow. It is an equal blend of romance, fantasy and adventure, with a good dollop of spice to keep your blood up. To grab yourself a copy, follow your country-appropriate link below. Adults only! Re-blogging much appreciated.

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It will be free on most other Amazon sites as well, but I didn’t want to overload everyone with twenty-five links.

Need an incentive? Here are some excerpts from the various reviews I’ve had on both Goodreads and Amazon:

“The build-up of the relationship between Rin and Zash is tangible, palpable, to the point that I held my breath when they were on that knife-edge point of succumbing to desire.”

“I read the book in two sittings – I just had to know what happened.”

“The author has a great handle on her characters’ personalities and uses them to tell a lively and creative tale of oppression, perseverance and love.”

“This isn’t a masterpiece of epoch-making literature, but then it has no pretensions to be anything other than entertainment.”

“It was a perfect blend of fantasy, adventure and romance, and I found myself quickly flying through the pages and hoping it would never end.”

“I was hooked before I even finished the first chapter.”

As a final request – if you do get yourself a copy and read it, I would very much appreciate more reviews, even if they’re less than positive. I need to know what works and doesn’t work for people, so any feedback is appreciated.