Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Book #17 - Startled By His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison

ISBN: 9780060853860
Format: Trade Paperback, 278pp
Pub. Date: April 24, 2007
Genre: Teen
Series: #7 in Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series
Bought at Borders for $7.99

From the Publisher

Georgia is in quite a predicament. Dave the Laugh has declared his love for her (at least she thinks he was talking about her), leaving her in a state of confusiosity. And then when she finally decides to give Masimo an ultimatum -- to be her one and only -- he tells her he needs to think about it.

To distract herself from her romantic woes, Georgia throws herself into Mac-Useless play rehearsals and planning a Viking wedding, and tries to avoid all thoughts of boy decoys, Italian-American dreamboats . . . and let’s not forget guitar-plucking Sex Gods!

My Opinion of the Book

Another great installment into the life of Georgia Nicholson. I had figured out what the big "surprise" Jas & Tom had for Georgia before the book actually told it, but I think that the "surprise" is going to make for a vair, vair interesting book #8! I can't wait for "Love Is a Many Trousered Thing" to come out in July!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Book #16 - Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

ISBN: 0425191281
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 262pp
Pub. Date: August 5, 2003
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Series: #1 in the Chintz 'n China series
Bought at Barnes & Noble for about $15 I believe

From the Publisher

Emerald O'Brien is the owner of the Chintz 'n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of tea and tarot reading. She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there's no turning back...

When the ghost of Susan Mitchell asks for Emerald's help in convicting her own murderer, Emerald can't refuse. Along with her friends-an ex-supermodel and a cop-and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars-and this tortured soul to rest.

My Opinion of the Book

This first book in the Chintz 'n China series was a very good introduction to the series. I learned a lot about all of the main characters and their lives. The mystery that Emerald was working on solving kept me in suspense, even though I did have a guess at how things were going to come out in the end. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series that are currently waiting on Mt. TBR! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Book #15 - All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

ISBN: 0441014941
Format: Hardback, 323pp
Pub. Date: May 1, 2007
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Series: #7 in the Southern Vampire series
Bought at Barnes & Noble for about $15 I believe

From the Publisher

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.

The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.

My Opinion of the Book

Yet another great Sookie story. This is one of my favorite vampire series and I absolutely can't wait for the TV series to start this fall. I still don't know who I really want Sookie to end up with, but I'm really leaning towards Eric just because I love his personality. *grin* Now when will the next installment come out? *pouts*

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Book #14 - He's On Top edited by Rachel Kramer Bussell

ISBN: 1573442704
Format: Trade Paperback, 172pp
Pub. Date: March 19, 2007
Genre: Erotica
Series: Not part of a series, but has a counterpart called "She's On Top"
I believe I bought this at one of the local Borders for $14.95

From the Publisher

He’s on Top pays homage to those irresistible men who control their partners with a glance, a tickling whip, or a measured smack on the bottom. As true tops, the bossy hunks in these stories understand that erotic BDSM is about exulting in power that is freely yielded. Contributors such as Amanda Earl, Mackenzie Cross, Alison Tyler, Mike Kimera, and others cover the full range of the male dom’s brand of sensual sadism, from spanking and bondage to public sex and power exchange.

My Opinion of the Book

I enjoyed all of the stories in this book. There were varying levels and styles of dominance introduced and I thought all of the author's did a really good job with their stories. I did have a few fave stories and I plan on looking for more by the following authors:

N. T. Morley
Teresa Noelle Roberts
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Thomas S. Roche