Thursday, October 14, 2010

Addicted to a book series: new and old

Still having a hard time adjusting to life post-FeverCon. I can't remember the last time I have had so much fun...probably at the other KMM events and Scotland with other Maniacs. Coming home to Savannah just makes it all so dull here.

However, we did get a crap load of free books at FeverCon. I read Blood Trinity first. It is a new urban fantasy series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, taking place in Atlanta, GA I loved it! They did such a great job. The men were sexy, Feenix was adorbale, and I can't wait for the next book. I was thumbing through my Dead After Dark anthology which has stories from Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Susan Squires, and Dianna Love. The Dianna Love novella is a prequel into Blood Trinity! I didn't know that, but I am about to be devouring it next. :)

I have also started reading the Malory series by Johanna Lindsey. Now, those who know me welll know Johanna Lindsey's Hearts Aflame was my first romance novel. I picked it up because it had Vikings. True, the hero was a Saxon and not a Viking like the heroine, but I still enjoyed the hell out of that book. I've only read a few of her other stories and those hadn't moved me the way Hearts Aflame had. Now...I was wandering through the bookstores a few months ago and saw the cover for the latest Malory novel and almost bought it for the hot cover alone. I decided a trip to the library was in order to check out these Malory books since it seemed to be a series. They didn't have the first one, so I checked out Anthony's book. Enjoyed it (even though it was one of the many "characters spend half the novel pissed off at each other" scenerio that JL books seem to frequent). I registered online with my libnrary chain and had them get book one and three for me to read. book one was good, but shared too much of the same design as book two (re: characters spending half the book mad over a misunderstanding or stubborness). Book three was down right enjoyable. I just finished book four, The Magic of You, and though the hero, Warren, is the epitome of stubborn (re: spends 9/10 the novel in denial and pissed off at heroine for it) I absolutely loved this book. It might be because the heroine took an approach that would have come off as stark-raving CRAZY should someone really take that approach, and made it work.

I don't wanna give too much away, but the short version:

Hero: I was scorned, all women are liars and horrible, and I will never EVER get married. EVER!

Heroine: I want you. Will have you. Will marry you. Will make you love me by practically stalking you.

Hero: Nooooooooo! (*smooches anyway*)

yes. I loved it. And because I haven't taunted Jenn enough today, I think it should be rewritten with the names Jenn and Eric for kicks. :)


Dawn said...

I think Jenn would play the part of Warren......she refuses to drop her innocent act when Pfft we knows she in not innocent after presenting her rump to be spanked quite willingly...ya know how warren couldnt keep his hands off of amy...Warren=Jenn

Victoria said...

LMAO but Warren DOES have an obsession with spanking it works both ways. :P

Dawn said...

yeah but Amy didnt go quite as willing as Jenn did...I believe she fought his efforts at first. We could so work it around Jenn though either might be a fun project :) mayhap for Christmas?

Victoria said...

hehehe throw in the Z-lo and you would have the Some Like It Large torrid love triangle. :P

Dawn said...

Do you think Jenn could be as brazen as Amy? hmmmm she certainly spouts off enough outrageous comments to back it up....

OMG the Z-Lo could be like the Ming Vase in the book lmfao....all those peeps wanting it and they have to protect it *giggles*

Victoria said...