Saturday, 30 April 2011

on my wishlist


On my wishlist is a fun little weekly meme started over at Book City Chick. I list the books that I really want to buy or borrow, they can be older books, just released or not even out yet books. This week there is one book that I am really looking forward to reading, I've ordered it from Amazon but it looks like it wont be delivered for a while due to the numerous bank holidays and the Royal wedding. Grrrrrrrrrr.



In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Friday, 29 April 2011

UK and EU Summer blog hop



Calling all UK and EU bloggers out there!

Would you like to sign up for a fantastic UK and EU summer blog hop from August 1st to 8th?

Each blogger taking part has a certain genre of books to give away and each giveaway will be posted on the same day and ending the same day, lasting for a total of 7 days. 

If you are interested email bookpassion11@gmail.com or booksforcompany@gmail.com

Head over to the blog for more information UK and EU Summer hop!

Lesley
XXX


Follow me Friday, blogger hop


It's Follow Friday! 

Follow my book blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee its a great way for bloggers to make new blogger friends. This weeks featured blog is 
Marla @ Starting the next chapter

This weeks question:
 If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?
 
Hmmmm, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning, Lover Awakened by J.R Ward and Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon are old favourites and would keep me going. I would also take something I keep saying I will read but never get round to such as The Girl with the Dragon tattoo and a first aid book!

At the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books 

Book Blogger Hop Question:
Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to?

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (due out May 31st)





Thursday, 28 April 2011

Review - Hard Bitten


Mr postman kindly delivered my pre-ordered copy a few days early (that never happens to me I was beyond myself with joy) so I put down Enclave and started reading Hard Bitten right away. First up- I love this series and have the 3 previous books on my keeper shelf, I only pre-order books I really, really, really want to read and this was one of them.

I loved it. I am also speechless. Okay I'm not really speechless but I am probably in shock. 
I don't want to give anything away so I'm just going to concentrate on what I loved about it. I loved the great chemistry and tension between Merit and Ethan, she still hasn't quite forgiven him and he is trying really hard to change, it was incredibly sweet. They had their hot moments (but not too many of them). I love the supporting characters Lindsey, Mallory and Catcher I want to read a whole book about them they are soooo good. There is a great mystery with the introduction of drugs into the vampire world and great baddies. I loved Jonah from the Red Guard and the chemistry he had with Merit. I think he might be a potential new book boyfriend!

The ending? It was completely unexpected, I now have no idea where the story is going, thank goodness the next installment Drink Deep is out in November or I might just self combust.
If you haven't read this series- why not???? BUY IT NOW.

It's a 5 from me and Hard Bitten has went straight onto my keeper shelf right beside the other 3 books in the series. LOVED IT. 

Review - The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter


Keeper of the demon of Secrets Amun is possessed by demons, has been driven to near madness and has been chained and isolated to protect himself and others until he meets Haidee a fellow prisoner of the Lords and hunter who has been raised to hate the Lords but finds herself attracted to Amun and seems to be the only person able to save him. The angels who have allowed Amun to live whilst he regains his sanity demand that he returns to hell with Haidee to expel his demons but at what cost?

I really enjoyed the Amun and Haidee's story it was actually really romantic in a love conquers all kind of way. The sexual tension between the two enemies was desperately hot probably because it was built up so much and exploded pretty much at the end of the whole book. Amun who if I am honest, I never really paid much attention to in previous books, was a really lovely tortured hero- he can't speak for fear of all the secrets he knows spilling out and hurting everyone that he loves. Awwwwww.

The Darkest Secret also really brilliantly set us up for Strider's book which I have such high hopes for. I loved the scenes with Strider, William and Paris on their mini holiday with a bunch of strippers and the text messages between the Lords were hilarious. I am really hoping that after Strider we see William's book (with Gilly maybe???) I adore him!
Overall I thought it was a 4 and a half, I had kind of forgotten how good this series really is.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My book boyfriend # 3


It's book boyfriend time again, hosted by The Unread Reader it's a fab opportunity for me drool over my favourite male characters. This week I've chosen Zsadist from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I am pretty sure Zsadist has been on loads of other book boyfriend posts but I have to make it clear Zsadist is mine (ok maybe Bella's his shellan's too). I love the BDB series but Zsadist is my number one brother (closely followed by Rhev) he has a tortured past, he is cold and lethal but changes when he falls in love with Bella. The incurable romantic in me absolutely adores Lover Awakened as the scary bad boy with the tortured past is saved by the love of a good woman. Ahhhhhhh.

He is described in Lover Awakened as having a "scarred face distorted with hatred, his ruined upper lip curled back, his fangs long as tiger's. With his skull-trimmed hair and the hollows under his cheeckbones, he looked like the Grim Reaper; and like death he was comfertable working in the cold." Sounds delightful doesn't he?



I've picked some of the most swoon worthy quotes.

"Her lips came down on his and he kissed her back even though he couldn't list his arms to hold her now. God, how he loved kissing her. He loved feeling his mouth against his, loved having her right up close all in his face, loved her breath in his lungs, loved...her? Was that what had happened in the night? Had he fallen?

As he turned and headed out of the room, he murmured, "She is more beautiful than I have words for" He lifted his eyes to Phury's, "And last night I was blessed beyond measure to serve her"





"I... What are you saying Zsadist?" she stammered, even though she heard every word.
He glanced back down at the pencil in his hand and then turned to the table. Flipping the spiral notebook to a new page, he bent way over and laboured on top of the paper for quite a while. Then he ripped the sheet free.
His hand was shaking as he held it out. "It's messy."
Bella took the paper. In a child's uneven block letters there were three words:

I LOVE YOU

Her lips flattened tight as her eyes stung. The handwriting got wavy and then disappeared.
"Maybe you can't read it" he said in a small voice. "I can do it over"
She shook her head. "I can read it just fine. It's ... beautiful."




"He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn't help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes."

"The warrior stopped in midpunch and wheeled around as a lovely female carrying a young in a pink blanket came over to him. His face softened, positively melted. "Sorry to bother you" the female said over the wailing. "But she wants her daddy."
The warrior kissed the female as he took the small young into his heavy arms, cradling the newborn against his bare chest. The baby girl reached her tiny hands up and around his neck, then settled into his skin, calming instantly."

When I think of Zsadist I always (like loads of fans) see Wentworth Miller playing him in a film, I love these mean and moody pictures of him. Gorgeous.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Review - The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong



Sixteen year old Maya lives with her adopted parents in a tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island. Strange things have been happening in town- unexplained deaths, mountain lions have been approaching Maya and her best friend Daniel has hidden talents, new bad boy in town Rafe has a dangerous secret and Maya has a strange paw print birthmark.

I really loved this book it grabbed my attention from the outset although I will admit I am probably a bit biased as I love Kelley Armstrong's adult series as well as her other YA series The Darkest Powers. The Gathering is structured like a first book in a trilogy so there is an enormous cliff hanger which I found tantalising although the impatient part of me wants the second book now! I was really hooked, it's a big epic mystery that really kept me guessing throughout.

The characters as in all Kelley Armstrong books are fabulous. Maya is a very likeable, strong and smart girl next door type but with her paw print birthmark and befriending of a mountain lion and various other animals it is pretty obvious she is special. Also pretty special is her best friend Daniel he's protective and sweet but with a little hint of alpha about him. New bad boy in town Rafe had real hidden depths and Maya's parents kept me laughing.

I cannot wait for the next book, if you enjoyed Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers series then you will love this too. It's a 5 from me and a definite addition to the keeper shelf like all of Kelley Armstrong's books.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

In my mailbox # 2


In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren which aims to let book bloggers share what books they have bought, swapped or borrowed during the week.

This week I bought Enclave by Ann Aguire and The Goddess Test by Aimme Carter



I also bought on kindle Hidden Embers by Tessa Adams, Mesmerized by Lauren Dane and
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach



In cowboy corner I have from NetGalley Should've Been a Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson and
Cowboy, Take Me Away by Kathleen Eagle


What was in your mailbox this week?

Saturday, 23 April 2011

On my wishlist


On my wishlist is a fun weekly feature on Book City Chick in which I list the old, new or forthcoming books I want to buy. This week I found a few books on Amazon and Goodreads that sound really promising.


I saw this on Amazon but can't find much information on it other than the expected date of publication is June 21st 2011.
As its J.R. Ward (writing as Jessica Bird) I will buy it regardless!















I noticed this series (Mark of the Vampire) has had a few really good reviews on Goodreads so I think I will need to check them out.

The Blurb from Goodreads for Eternal Hunger
In the dark, fear and desire are one... Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed. Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to removing patients' traumatic memories. But as their world's collide, Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes hunter and the other, prey. And Sara's only chance of  survival is to surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life.

The Blurb for Eternal Kiss 
Raised by the Breed, Nicholas Roman wants to stop the Eternal Order of Vampires from controlling his life, and using other males from his bloodline-including possibly his son-for their vicious reign. Only a beautiful vampire stranger can help him. But what are her true motives?



Apparently there are loads of plot twists in this one so I will need to concentrate!

The Blurb from Goodreads
The legacy that haunts her . . .
The mystery she must solve . . .
A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . .
and break her heart.

Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix. The daughter of an infamous fugitive, Devyn Sterling has survived betrayal only to find that her mother has mysteriously disappeared. When her search uncovers secrets, lies, and threats, Devyn and Marc must trust each other when every instinct says they can't . . . and a terrorist wants to make sure they won't live to try.


Friday, 22 April 2011

Follow me Friday, book blogger hop



It's Follow Friday! 

Follow my book blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee its a great way for bloggers to make new blogger friends. This weeks featured blog is The Cait Files which is another fab UK blog that I already follow.

This weeks question:

What is on your current playlist right now?

Sigh no more - Mumford & Sons
Do it like a dude- Jessie J
Broken Record- Katy B
Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
Devil's Spoke- Laura Marling
Knocked up- Kings of Leon

 
Book Blogger Hop
 

At the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books 

Book Blogger Hop Question:

When you find a book you like, do you go and hunt down all of the books by that author?

Absolutely! I love finding a new series or author to love and sometimes if I am halfway through a book by a new author that I am really enjoying I am already on Amazon looking for other books by that author before I have even finished the first book!


Cover alert - Larissa Ione


Larissa Ione posted the new cover for Immortal Rider the second book in her Lords of Deliverance series today and the blurb. I cannot wait to read it, aren't the font colours amazing together?

Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancĂ© wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.
Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

My book boyfriend #2


My book boyfriend is a fab feature that began over at  The Unread Reader. Basically it's a chance to post about a fictional male character that makes me drool.

So, with Barrons from the Fever series out of the way who could be next? Which gorgeous alpha male could possibly match up to Barrons? I hear you ask. Well, my decision was made for me when Ilona Andrews posted a new amazing snippet on her website this week click here. This week my book boyfriend is CURRAN the Beast Lord from Ilona Andrews amazing Kate Daniels series. If you haven't read this series stop whatever you are doing and go and buy it now! Curran is the King of the Jungle and then some, he is the Lord of the shape shifters in Atlanta, he is all alpha male, he is completely yummy and he is mine.

 

Kate (the kick ass heroine who I absolutely adore) meets Curran in Unicorn Lane in the first book Magic Bites describing Curran as: 
"A couple of inches taller than me, the Beast Lord gave an impression of coiled power. Easy, balanced stance. Blond hair, cut too short to grab. At first glance he looked to be in his early to mid-twenties, but his build betrayed him. His shoulders strained his T-shirt. His back was broad and corded with muscle, showing power and strength a man developed in his early thirties" 
Sounds good huh? 

I have folded down the pages of many of Curran's scenes for "ease of reference" *ahem* many of these folded down pages may in fact be in book 4 Magic Bleeds where Curran and Kate eventually get it on, I couldn't possibly confirm this. *ahem ahem*
I also love the hilarious and sarcastic banter between Kate and Curran so I have tried to pick out a few of my most favourite drool worthy quotes I hope you enjoy them. 

"Not only will you sleep with me, but you will say 'please.'"
I stared at him, shocked.
The smile widened. "You will say 'please' before and 'thank you' after."
Nervous laughter bubbled up. "You've gone insane. All that peroxide in your hair finally did your brain in, Goldilocks" (Magic Burns) 

"You thought about dragging me into your bed this morning.”
I thought about stabbing you and running away screaming. You broke into my house without permission and slobbered all over me. You’re a damn lunatic! And don’t give me that line about smelling my desire; I know it’s bullshit.”
"I didn’t need to smell you. I could tell by the dreamy look in your eyes and the way your tongue licked the inside of my mouth." (Magic Strikes)

He rose and walked past me. I lowered my sword, expecting him to pass, but suddenly he stepped in dangerously close. "Welcome home. I'm glad you made it. There is coffee in the kitchen for you."
My mouth gaped open.
He inhaled my scent, bent close, about to kiss me...     
I just stood there like an idiot.
Curran smirked and whispered in my ear instead.
"Psych".
And just like that, he was out the door and gone.
Oh boy.  (Magic Burns)


He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips,I felt the heat coming of his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl. "I miss you" This wasn't happening. "I worry about you" He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. "I worry something stupid will happen and I won't be there and you'll be gone. I worry we won't ever get a chance and it's driving me out of my skull."
No, no, no, no...
We stared at each other. The tiny space between us felt too hot. Muscles bulged on his naked frame. He looked feral.
Mad gold eyes stared into mine. "Do you miss me, Kate?"
I closed my eyes, trying to shut him out. I could lie and then we'd be back to square one. Nothing would be resolved. I'd still be alone, hating him and wanting him.
He grabbed my shoulders and shook me once. "Do you miss me?"
I took the plunge, "Yes." (Magic Bleeds)
 



The Currans are -  David Kimmerle, Jessie Pavelka and Paul Walker. I have to admit I have a picture of Curran in my head after reading the books about 400 times but I found it really difficult to find a picture that matches up, so if you are a Curran fan and have a better picture give me a shout I would LOVE to see it.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Review - Steel by Carrie Vaughn


16 year old Jill is a fencing fanatic who finds an old corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach whilst on holiday with her family. Recognising it as part of a rapier Jill decides to keep it. Whilst on a boat trip with her family Jill is thrown overboard and is transported back in time to the pirate ship Diana where swords are the weapon of choice. Jill is forced to sign up as a crew member by the female Captain Marjory Cooper who assigns the lovely Henry to look after her and has to very quickly learn how to be a crew member- scrubbing the decks, working the ropes and sails. Jill learns how to sword fight in a real duel and has to try to work out how to get back home with the help of the broken rapier. 

This is very much geared towards the young adult audience in that it's a nice fun read that isn't too taxing on the brain. I have to say I enjoyed it, especially the numerous rum references. Packed full of swashbuckling action I thought it was a really enjoyable fantasy adventure. One thing did bother me though, it hinted at a little romance between Jill and Henry but it never really materialised. Overall Carrie Vaughn provided a real sense of pirate history with the fantastic Pirate Queen Marjory Cooper (apparently there were real female pirates in the Caribbean, I had no idea, although I have to admit my knowledge of pirates is taken entirely from Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films!) and the descriptions of life on board a pirate ship with the back braking scraping a ship's hull, the constant fear of attack and the likelihood of a limb being chopped off to avoid infection setting in after a battle.

Overall I would give it three and a half- who would have know fencing could be that interesting?

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Review- Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione


I love the feeling of finding a gripping new series to read- immediately after I have finished the first book I rush off to Goodreads to add the next books in the series to my "must buy the minute it comes out" list.  I did exactly that with Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione, it was such a thoroughly thrilling read, full of detailed world building and fully fleshed out characters. It has the feeling of one of those great series where the author has a specific ending in mind and not a series that will just drift on and on, rehashing the same story for another 20 books.

Ares (War) is one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, his siblings Reseph (Pestilence) Thanatos (Death) and sister Limos (Famine) each have a seal with 2 prophecies and they must keep their respective seals intact. If broken the horseman will become their evil alter ego and will destroy the world.

Reseph's seal is broken (uh ohhh) and he becomes Pestilence spreading disease and plagues across the world and generally becomes the head evil bad guy, the remaining siblings must stop him whilst ensuring their own seals don't break. In to this comes Cara, a human with the ability to heal animals she unwittingly heals what she thinks is a puppy but is in fact a hell hound who slobbers all over her in gratitude thus bonding itself to her. A fallen angel transfers Ares (War's) seal to Cara which as a human will kill her, Ares has to ensure Cara and her hell hound stay alive or his seal will break and he will turn into War.

The two main characters Cara and Ares made this story for me. Cara starts out as quite vulnerable but immediately like able bonding with the hell hound "puppy" and her romance with Ares is deliciously slow in building, they are both quite guarded due to their previous traumatic experiences but when they do eventually get together (there is a certain upside down tree sex scene- honestly) its pretty explosive.

Eternal Riders sets up nicely for the other siblings who will get a book each, I cannot wait to see what happens with Pestilence who was deliciously evil and at one point had me at the edge of my seat. Thanatos (Death) initially believes Pestilence can be redeemed so it will be interesting to see if this is possible. Although this is a spin off from Larissa Ione's Demonica series (some of the characters such as Sin, Arik and Kynan make an appearance) it's not actually necessary to have read the series beforehand but if you haven't I would recommend reading them anyway as they are fantastic.

Overall I would give Eternal Rider a 4. I can't wait to read Immortal Rider, Limos and Arik's story, which will be out in December it's already on my "must buy the minute it comes out" list.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

On my wishlist


On my wishlist is a weekly feature on Book City Chick which I love, there are quite a few books that will be out over the next few months that I have added to my- "I MUST buy the minute it comes out" list.



I read The Iron Duke last year and absolutely loved it. Meljean Brook is an auto buy for me. Due out Nov 1st

The Blurb from Goodreads- As the mercenary captain of the Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control.

Treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn’t interested in the Lady Corsair — he wants her coldhearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she’s no easy conquest.

When da Vinci’s sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco — and straight into their enemy’s hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart…


The Vampire Academy spin off series- like!
Due out Aug 23rd

The Goodreads blurb - When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.


UK Cover

US Cover




I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters due out 2nd August

Goodreads blurb- A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster...

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.  

What's on your wishlist this week?

Friday, 15 April 2011

We have a winner!


Thank you sooooo much to everyone who took the time to enter my first competition to win a copy of The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. Drum roll please!

The winner is Amanda P from Scottsdale Arizona

Congratulations Amanda The Gathering is heading your way!

Lesley



Follow me Friday

 

I love Follow me Friday which is run by the amazing Parajunkee.com (I was on it last week!) it gives bloggers an opportunity to visit other blogs and make new friends. This week the featured blog is the fabulous Romance Around the Corner which is run by Brie and Marie.

This week's question is do you have anyone you can discuss books with?

I have a core group of goodreads friends that I discuss books with on a daily basis we usually discuss what book we have just finished, what we plan on reading next and what our favourite books are. This is where I get most of my suggestions of books to try next and what to avoid!

Who do you discuss books with?
 

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Ilona Andrews- Fate's Edge Cover


One of my favourite authors Ilona Andrews posted the new cover for Fate's Edge on her website earlier, isn't it gorgeous? She also posted a snippet from the first draft but said that it's subject to change.
To view click here. I love snippets!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

My book boyfriend

 

My book boyfriend is a fun little feature I saw recently on The Unread Reader in a recent blog hop. Basically it's a chance to post about a fictional male character that makes me swoon/drool. Now I had to think really hard about this, not because I can't think of any but because I have LOADS of book boyfriends (they don't know about each other so it's ok!) Sometimes a new one will be added to my list when I've just finished a book with a yummy guy in it but my real favourite book boyfriends have been on my list for ages.

So, I decided to go with my all time favourite book boyfriend Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. I love how Moning describes Barrons through Mac's eyes at the start of Dark Fever:

"He didn't just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him. About thirty, six foot two or three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. His features were strong, chiseled. " she explains: "He wore an elegant, dark grey Italian suit, a crisp white shirt, and a mutted patterened tie. He wasn't handsome. That was too calm a word. He was intensely masculine. He was sexual. He attracted. There was an omnipresent carnality about him, in his dark eyes, in his full mouth, in the way he stood."

Some of my favourite quotes in this series make drool.

"Barrons was powerful, broodingly good-looking, insanely wealthy, frighteningly intelligent, and had exquiste taste, not to mention a hard body that emited some kind of constant low-level charge. Bottom line: He was the stuff of heroes. And psychotic killers" (Faefever)

"As I moved deeper into the room, his gaze dropped to my feet, and worked its way back to my face. I was wearing faded jeans, boots and a snug pink Juicy T-shirt I got on sale at TJ Maxx last summer that said I'm a Juicy girl. "I bet you are," he murmured (Faefever)

"You're leaving me Rainbow girl" (Dreamfever) That line gets me everytime!!!
"He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac" he says. "And I'm Jericho." And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?" I do. Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me. (Shadowfever)

"When you know who I am. Let me be your man" Swoooooon!!!!!!

The model David Gandy is the perfect Barrons for me (apart from his baby blue eyes) double swoon!

Who is your number one book boyfriend?