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Currently Reading: Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Hello there my ever so faithful lovelies!

Yup .. you read it!  I’m currently devouring the oh so ever scrumptious Dark Storm by Christine Feehan!

I’m about midway through the book .. It’s the weekend .. What can I say?  I had an English essay to write 🙂  It’s done!  To read I go!

First Chapter of Dark Storm!!

Read me .. Love me .. Want me .. Crave me …

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REVIEW: Kiss The Dead – An Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter series novel # 21 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Disappointing ..

Kiss the Dead is the 21st book in the Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.  This series began with an interesting bang .. a slow one at that but it quickly built into an extremely erotic black hole that sucked all the time out of me.

With that said, Hit List (Book # 20) and Kiss the Dead (Book # 21) have both fallen below the standards and expectations that the series has earned.

Kiss the Dead, although an immense improvement from Hit List .. left me wanting.  The writing style has completely changed .. although Hamilton is writing “better” .. it has changed the tone of the Blake books and this is unacceptable.  😦

50 pages into the book, and I was still crossing my fingers that it would get better.  Thankfully, it did .. but unfortunately .. *sigh* it didn’t pull itself out of the shit list to which I had placed it.  Crude .. brutal .. but that’s me being honest.

I will not bother going into a basic, all around whatnot about the book.  I have a college paper to write 🙂  Below, you will miscellaneous tidbits and quotes!  Enjoy .. for there may be nothing else worthy .. bummer.

“They’d say how you’re bad for shacking up with vampires and wereleopards, but in a firefight they’ll take your vampire-loving, furry-fucking ass over most anyone else’s.”

Anita Blake’s character has taken a turn of complete happiness .. As nice as the thought it .. Seriously?  Anita Blake isn’t happy.  It’s a dream come true sure .. she has accepted her love of the sweeties .. but seriously?  Thankfully .. Asher comes to save the day with drama!

He nodded. “That is fair. I am sorry, truly sorry, but you are right. Apologies that do not lead to better actions are empty things.”

Occasionally Blake rambles to herself .. the struggles with morals and thoughts .. feelings of love or resistance .. I did find the quote below rather hilarious .. It’s from a woman (Blake) .. relationship problems rock!

“Was I his?  Was he mine?  Duck, I didn’t know.  How could I not know after more than a year?  How could I not know the answer to this?  What the fuck was wrong with me?  What the fuck was wrong … with me?  With … him and me, with us?  No, with me.  With me.  What was wrong with me?”

I recommend this book to Anita Blake fans.  And even then .. If you are saving money for this book just for that reason .. save it until it hits the Barnes and Noble $5 bargain shelf.  I do not recommend this book to immature adults or children.  Although the sexual content has leapt from 160 to 35 mph .. the content is still significant.

Line and word of the book:

“Heteroflexible?”

REVIEW: Embraced by Darkness – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 5 by Keri Arthur

*sigh*

Perhaps I am in a reading funk.  Perhaps I am not giving Arthur’s last two books a fair chance.

Nonetheless, I shall write my honest opinion.  This book put me to sleep.

Riley Jenson, a Guardian / super non-human cop who is apparently judge, jury and executioner, wiggles her way into … or out of… the fear of commitment to Kellen, an alpha werewolf yadda yadda …

He wants to protect her.  She doesn’t need his protection.  He wants the white picket fence.  She wants to dig her fingers into her flesh to remove that deadly and numbing silver bullet before a monster with a barbed penis comes along and whacks her in more than one way.  Boring?  Believe it or not .. hell yes.

In Embraced by Darkness, Riley is contacted by her pack, the pack that tossed her off the cliff for being a half-breed, the pack that exiled her and her twin brother.  Women are going missing, and for some reason, they have decided to bully her into the investigation by threatening her mother.

Still boring.

The sexual content is almost non-existent .. wtf?  After the first two books in this series, there was promise of entertainment with interesting bestial intimacies between breeds and half breeds.  What can I say?  Rock on.

My original opinion of this series, is that I would rate it at the top of my charts … along with the Anita Blake series.  Well shit … I’ll have to place her books on lower bookshelves and reserve the higher shelf for new favorite authors.

Ok, I hate writing negative reviews… and there have been plenty in the past few months!  That’s wrong on so many levels … bummer.

So, let’s find something positive to say about this book.  The hunter becomes the hunted.  Yup, that’s about it.

I recommend this book to those who intend on reading this series.  I do not recommend immature adults or children getting their hands on this book, as the violence, although brief, is fun-filled with bodies are ripped apart.  The sexual content is vague, brief, and borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

~happy reading :p