Sunday, April 29, 2012



Although this is novella length, there is plenty packed into this book.

If you have read “Daisy’s Back in Town” then you may remember her nearly crazy sister Lily.  She is the one that drove her car into her ex-husband Ronnie’s house.  Well with this novella, we get to see if Lily will have her ‘happy ending’ like Daisy did.  If you have never read anything by Ms Gibson, don’t be nervous about starting here. Rachel Gibson has the unique ability found in very few of today’s authors to never makes it difficult for first time readers to jump right into a book.  What makes her even more unique, is that readers who have been following her work are never bored when she does give back-story.
This was a steamier than usual book and I adored it.
A man has moved in next door to Lily only she hasn’t become aware of it yet.  He is a strong virile man; one who is ex-military and now a sheriff’s deputy.  His name is Tucker and he is most certainly aware of Lily!   Although sparks certainly fly, Lily is concerned about looking like a “cougar” since Tucker is eight years her junior.

Ms. Gibson took her time even with the short amount of pages allowed her to write well thought out  and complex characters, she gave them interesting narrative and as I mentioned earlier, Ms Gibson even took enough time to give back-story for those who may not have read the previous books.

Enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Books & Chat

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgans


*ARC Supplied by Publisher*

This was not the typical Kristan Higgans romance. For one it was written, not in first person as usual but in third person. The heroine Parker is for quite a while, an unsympathetic person. Moreover, this move is unusual for Ms Higgans. Yes, Parker's Father has treated her like poop for most of her life, yes; he has lost all of the families' money. And although James has always seemed to be her father's sycophant does she ALWAYS have to call James Cahill "Thing One"?
Okay, none of this is actually important because everything that Ms Higgans is known for in her writing is here in this book and in spades! I loved it so much, and I am hoping that there will be other books like this to follow.
Now Parker while not truly spoiled she has always known luxury. She writes children's books and has donated all the proceeds to charity. She tries not to use her inheritance and she teaches her son Nicky respect and frugality. Parker is an amazing woman. In addition, when she has to move to Gideon's Cove Maine so she won't be out on the street, she learns that there is a whole other world out there filled with warm and caring people. Parker finally learns that she can be a strong woman all on her own.

When James follows her out there to help her with flipping a house (and that word `house' is used loosely, he shows his true colors and Parker learns that there is more to James than just being a `suck-up'.

There are so many smaller stories within the larger one that there is never a dull moment. This is a warm and sometimes emotional look into the lives of people who have been hurt in the past and who now want to grow up into the best humans they can be. And they do. romance. For one it was written, not in first person as usual but in third person. The heroine Parker is for quite a while, an unsympathetic person. Moreover, this move is unusual for Ms Higgans. Yes, Parker's Father has treated her like poop for most of her life, yes; he has lost all of the families' money. And although James has always seemed to be her father's sycophant does she ALWAYS have to call James Cahill "Thing One"?
Okay, none of this is actually important because everything that Ms Higgans is known for in her writing is here in this book and in spades! I loved it so much, and I am hoping that there will be other books like this to follow.
Now Parker while not truly spoiled she has always known luxury. She writes children's books and has donated all the proceeds to charity. She tries not to use her inheritance and she teaches her son Nicky respect and frugality. Parker is an amazing woman. In addition, when she has to move to Gideon's Cove Maine so she won't be out on the street, she learns that there is a whole other world out there filled with warm and caring people. Parker finally learns that she can be a strong woman all on her own.

When James follows her out there to help her with flipping a house (and that word `house' is used loosely, he shows his true colors and Parker learns that there is more to James than just being a `suck-up'.

There are so many smaller stories within the larger one that there is never a dull moment. This is a warm and sometimes emotional look into the lives of people who have been hurt in the past and who now want to grow up into the best humans they can be. And they do.
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This review is from: Omega Mine (Kindle Edition)
I was a little skeptical when I first started reading this, I love erotica but I tend not to like books where the authors use extreme language for anatomy, but my chagrin was dumped by the wayside as I got into the story - and what a story! This is a perfect book for a series opener-most authors try to cram too much into the first book and they do it too soon, taking away important story time from both the characters in the first book and their story. But this author did it perfectly in my opinion. This author waited until nearly 50% of the book was done to start letting trickles of 'set-up' information to come through and just information enough to really pique ones curiosity.

Diskant is the Omega for the northern east coast of the United Stares. Diskant can change into many forms and has absolute rule over all the Packs and Prides around. One night he comes upon what he thinks is a child being accosted by two vampires and when he goes to help he realizes that it is a woman. Actually it is THE woman. The one woman that can tame all his inner animals. Ava (Pinkie as Diskant has come to think of her) is a telepath and one who is on a mission. When she awakes in Diskants bed things come to pass and they have fabulous sex (of course they do, it's erotica right?) and much to Diskants chagrin she escapes. As the synopsis says, the timing cannot be worse since there are Shepard's in town. These are human's who have vowed to cleanse the earth of the Demons of which the shape-changers are one.

The sexual aspect was flaming; right in keeping with the amount and types of encounters an erotica fan want to find in their books. Finely detailed with nothing overly aggressive on either characters parts. No BDSM. Of course Diskant being Omega and an alphic type character is quite demanding of his partner, and Ava eventually learns to be demanding in her own right. No forced seductions in this book!

This was so much more than just a sexy book, it has a great action packed and emotionally charged story, one that will be ongoing. It was very well written, something not all erotica can boast. The characters are fully fleshed, the narrative is engaging if a little overly dramatic at times. Diskant is not too over-bearing and Eva certainly comes into her own and is really no push-over. I would compare Ms. Hunter style to Christine Warren before Ms. Warren left Ellora's Cave and went more mainstream.

I can see this author has talent and she will most likely go mainstream at some point. Another great thing is that it is a very long book so you certainly get a great long read for your outlay.

I have already bought the next book in this series!        
Now can anyone answer me this?  Why do people buy
Erotica and then complain that there is too much sex in the book  Or they complain about the type of  sex in the book?

As for me the only complaints I may have is that the author uses the gutter forms of words (slang if you will) to describe various anatomical parts of women.  For some reason I have no issue with the same types of words being used for a mans body parts.   Go figure!

Now I guess I totally forgot about this blog and I've been using a private forum to voice my opinions and issues, but I'm back and will be posting regularly.  I will be adding way more reviews and thoughts.

Stay tuned!