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November TBR: Dreams of the Oasis III

Posted by Jenn on November 20, 2006

Title: Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis lll
Author: Marianne LaCroix , Renee Luke , Shelley Munro , Mary Winter , Cricket Starr , Tielle St Clare

Year published: 2006

Interplanetary Survival Episode By Tielle St Clare

When Katya’s team in the latest interplanetary reality show falls behind, all she has to do is have sex with one of the planet’s ruling catlike creatures in exchange for safe passage through a massive forest. Bach — leader of the forest dwellers — is huge, sexy and well-hung, but Katya doesn’t like the idea of being sold.

Bach doesn’t understand why a delicious woman like Katya would sell herself so easily. The animal that lurks inside him craves this woman like no other but Bach draws on his human side and refuses to be a part of it. But Katya is determined to fulfill her part of the bargain…even if she has to seduce Bach to do it.

Pleasuremaid By Cricket Starr

Dina has no memory of who she is or why she landed in the prison garden of a nobleman — a nobleman with an unusual sexual problem. All she cares about is that she wants to be close to Gall and to help him.
But as her memories return, Dina discovers she is more than she seems, and that there much more to her purpose in being with the prince than giving him mind-blowing sex. The problem is her knowledge may separate her from the man she’s come to love.

Priestess of Desire By Mary Winter

One test to pass, and then Daphine will fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a priestess of Zudiat. To worship the goddess, she must lose her virginity to Prince Sethe Cavelblood in a sacred ritual, and then turn away from men forever.

But one night isn’t enough. Not for Daphine, who must soon take her vows, or for Sethe who has to find a suitable wife and start breeding heirs. The priestess burns for his touch, but can she turn aside from her calling to follow a prince who must marry another? Can the prince convince his father that it’s time to join the royal line and the priestesses once more?

Summer Lovin’ By Shelley Munro

Sophie Walker is on holiday in Australia when a hot and handsome cutey kisses her right in the middle of the Burleigh Bowls Club. The man fires slumbering sensual fantasies and sends her hormones swooping. Sophie wants to take a bite before she realizes it’s her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Chastened, Sophie tells herself to forget the younger man, but it seems the attraction is mutual.

Sunshine. A hot, young stud. Steamy sex. The perfect recipe for total relaxation until the end of the vacation looms and Sophie doesn’t want to let Isaac go.

Tempt Me Twice By Renee Luke

Latoya Ross fears her marriage is over as she looks at Dante’s broad shoulders across a span of cold sheets. She longs for wild passion and the days they were so hot for one another they couldn’t keep their hands to themselves. Determined to lure him back, she’s willing to take a risk to rekindle lust, from start-of-the-day sex, to midday office encounters.
Driven by love, she attempts to shift their future by offering him the pleasure of her body. Sex doesn’t fix everything, but will it be enough to remind him why they fell in love in the first place?

Werewolf in L.A. By Marianne LaCroix

In 1941 Hollywood, B-movie scream queen Estelle Lane is swept off her feet by Jack Butler, the “wolf-man” on her current film. When he touches her, not even the wolf mask he wears can damp the sexual sizzle between them. But Jack is much more than he seems, and in the bedroom he shows her how much a wolf he can be.

Why did you get this book? Aside from the fact that I own all of the other Caveman books in print I really do enjoy these anthologies. It gives me a chance to discover new EC authors like Renee Luke in this one and read short stories by some of my other favorites like well all the other ladies in this book.

Do you like the cover? What’s not to like, a hot topless guy? It fits with the series, it’s kind of hard to have the cover match the stories seeing as there are six in this anthology.

Did you enjoy the book? I enjoyed it, each story is different and they make for quick, steamy and easy reads.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? Ms Luke was the only new author, her story was quick moving and engaging, I would buy her next release.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Keeping

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Breastfeeding in Public

Posted by Jenn on November 17, 2006

On Friday I was over commenting on Angie’s Blog about this very topic. So I felt like I had to comment more as I was unable to stop thinking about this story all weekend. I left my feelings there in what I hope was a clear and concise manner, but here on my blog I’m going to give a little more than my two cents.

Apparently a Vermont woman was asked by airline officials at Delta to leave a plane bound for New York because she was breastfeeding her child. This argument is an old one and probably will never end, but IMO feeding your child is more important than what others may think of you.

It’s been said that she was asked to leave the flight because she was offered a blanket and refused it. Yeah Right, that’s why. Give me a break, more than likely it was because someone on the plane took offense to her feeding her child. I guess had she been shoving candies or cookies in her child’s mouth to comfort, soothe or feed him/her than that would have been just find. Heaven forbid she feed her child something healthy and natural.

What I think is closer to the truth in this case is that the child, described as being 22 months was considered offensive by someone on the plane (my money is on the Flight attendant) that a child that old was still breastfeeding. I guess the child’s ability to walk and talk negate his/hers need for breastmilk. I’ll be frank here, I have opinions, lots of them in fact but they are simply that opinions. Do I think my opinions matter more than others, sure sometimes, but this is a clear cut case of some one forcing their views and opinions on someone else? Honestly, how many people could have seen her feeding this child. She was in the next to last row. They board planes from the rear to the front with exception of first class, the elderly and kids traveling alone. So what all of maybe 20 people saw her if she was doing this while they were boarding. I guess one of them could have complained, but I doubt they were paying her much attention.

Now the flight attendant they pay her to pay attention to all the passengers and to make sure they are seated and buckled in. My money is on her/him as being the offended party. This all comes back to decisions regarding passengers and their ability to fly being controlled by the airlines personnel and their “discretion”. Obviously the FA had to report to the ticket agent that she was offered the blanket and refused. I would have loved to have heard the conversation with the FA. I can only imagine. I personally think the FA was the one who was offended and when the passenger didn’t take the blanket she used her “Discretion” to have her removed from the plane. BTW this is real good PR for Delta and Freedom, I for one love to fly on airlines who think that a breast feeding woman is such a threat to personal safety on the plane. Good thing they got her off the plane, you know she might squeeze her boob to hard and hit the Pilot in the eye with milk causing him to crash the plane. Also I might add that some airports are now dumping all fluids you may have on your carry on. Yeah they say they won’t dump breast milk or formula as long as you are will to taste it in front of them. But that is another topic all together.

I can see both sides of the coin here I really can when it comes to the age of the child, but I am guessing this woman has a doctor and takes her child to the pediatrition. If they say it’s ok and are continuing to let her breastfeed her child then who am I to argue.

The whole thing pretty much stinks in my opinion and I hope the airline has to eat lots of crow over it. Stuff like this makes me happy I usually fly on US Airways.

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My First Thursday Thirteen

Posted by Jenn on November 16, 2006

Thirteen Authors I can’t live without

1. Nora Roberts/JD Robb: Whether it’s from her back catalog or her new releases she just writes stories I can get lost in. No one writes trilogies like she does.

2. Sherrilyn Kenyon: 1 Word ACHERON.

3. Christine Feehan: Another goddess of writing, her dark novels rock, but then so does her Ghostwalkers series and the Drake Sisters.

4. Jaci Burton: Never ceases to amaze me. She has penned the books of two of my all time fave heros. Logan Storm and Roarke.

5. Lora Leigh: Again IMO a series goddess. Her Breeds make me melt. Not to mention her August Brothers.

6. NJ Walters: Since I read Annabelle Lee (her first book with EC) I have loved her books.

7. Catherine Anderson: Her stories never fail to move me to tears.Full of strong emotions and equally strong characters she is a musthave for me.

8. JR Ward: Her brotherhood books make me shiver.

9. Joan Johnston: She writes western based books, I just love them. The Cowboy, The Loner and The Texan as well as many others.

10. Michelle Pillow: Futuristic writing at it’s best. There isn’t a topic or Genre she can’t write in.

11. Lori Foster: Another series writer. I started with her Winston Brother’s and now I’m just hooked.

12. Shannon Stacey: She’s a versitile writer as well and her Book Forever Again moved me to tears.

13. Last but not least Sarah McCarty: Western Historicals with more heat than a tropical paradise. I must have read and reread Promises Linger at least ten times.

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Innocent In Death… The Next JD Robb

Posted by Jenn on November 13, 2006

I had barely finished reading Born In Death when I was already searching for information on the next one. For those who don’t know Born In Death is the latest installment of JD Robb’s In Death Series. Robb who is the pen name for Nora Roberts, writes two of these books a year, not enough if you ask me, but unfortunately her publishers don’t.

Any way the point is I eagerly await the release of each and every JD Robb book like I awaited the birth of both of my sons. I need my fix you see like any good junkie. I used to think I read this series for the homicide cases, but more and more I realize the case is just an excuse to check in on Eve and Crew. Plus every single book has the yummy main squeeze of Lt Eve Dallas, ROARKE, oh yeah he’s the man I most wish was real and not just a character, but that is another post entirely.

So all this background info leads to this, like any good addict I decide to hop over to Amazon and see if they have the next In Death title listed. So to my great surprise there it is, no cover, but it’s there. Innocent In Death, a release date of 2/20/2007. I can already feel the excitement in me building. I love these books, then I read the blurb. I was like OMG OMG OMG.

Mind you I don’t want you to get the wrong impression. This book sounds awesome and I realize that a little angst is needed to keep the series fresh and all, BUT HOLY CRAP. Please say it isn’t so, that I’m just over reacting. There is no way NORA would spilt up Eve and Roarke right.

Here’s the Blurb:

The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster’s death devastated his young wife, who’d sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.

Eve soon determines that Foster’s homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster’s colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It’s Eve’s job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant . . . So innocent.

Now Magdalena Percell . . . there’s someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve’s own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she’s anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena’s manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about . . . and none of Eve’s business. Eve’s so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she’ll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.

Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.

I called my friend Kathy, who I turned on to the In Death Series, and she assured me repeatedly that Nora would not do that. I should have faith and know that it’s just a story line. Roarke and Eve are forever, right? So now I have to wait. February can’t get here fast enough.

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