In the Darkest Night


Kel Andrews has spent the last year living with nightmares and flashbacks. Unwilling to share what happened, he's withdrawn from his family and the Gineal council has removed him from his position as a troubleshooter. But when a woman shows up asking for protection from a demon, Kel reluctantly agrees to help and finds himself facing an unexpected adversary, one he doesn't know how to fight. My Review: I was disappointed in this book after liking The Power of Two, by this author. This book is forgettable. I read this, what, last month? And already. Patches in my memory. That means it wasn't that outstanding. I never know how to proceed with these types of books. Didn't hate it. Didn't love it. It was okay, the parts that I recall. Even then I don't want to say it was okay, because that might imply that I kind of liked the book. I could read it, I suppose. It didn't hurt too much to finish it, but I would never read it again nor would I recommend this book to other people. This book contained lists, and I am starting to hate lists. You know the kind. The whole big check list of qualities you like in a stranger you just met. "Good, she's got boobs and a va-jay-jay, she'll do. Even if she acts like a 12-year-old boy with a disciplinary problem." Of course the "good qualities" aren't even that. It's usually feistiness and/or stubbornness (and the ability to not show emotion and "remain calm" or as I like to call it be unstable or a creepy psycho). Oh, and straight men apparently like husky voices. Man voices. "You sound like a man when we're in the dark together, baby!". Wouldn't recommend this book. But I, personally, will try to read other books by this author since I did like her work before (this book).

Book Review - My Forbidden Desire


The My Series, Book 2 via Carolyn Jewel. Title: My Forbidden Desire. Author: Carolyn Jewel. Genre: Paranormal Romance. Distributer: Forever (June 1, 2009). Portrayal: Torn Between. Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal peril. An insidiousness mage desires the effective, recondite talisman that supplies her enchantment, and the main individual who can keep her alive is a dull and unsafe monster called Xia. With his furious ill will to witches, he's barely the perfect bodyguard. Yet as days transform into nights, she can't deny the white-hot ardor between them. Longing and Temptation: Xia detests witches. They oppress and hardheartedly murder his kind. At the same time he's been requested to secure Alexandrine, who, amazingly, has a soul he respects and a body he aches to have. With the mage and his colleagues shutting in, Alexandrine and her defender must believe the enthusiasm that can unite them. On the other hand danger losing everything to the adversaries who can wreck them both. 

My Review: Meh. I truly don't have any enormous grievances or compliments for this book. I sort of wish I could simply essentially state my emotions in one sentence and be carried out. I even had some difficulty concocting a few lines for my Goodreads audits (which I jump at the chance to keep concise). I'll attempt to say one thing I like and one I didn't! That being said, generally speaking, the book was not so much remarkable. I sensed that I could be perusing any average book by any less than impressive very impressive essayist. I simply wasn't blown away. What pulled in me to the book was the story. I can just like an adoration story that begins with some compelling abhorrence going on. Notwithstanding, I sort of like more stuggle when a character concedes attarction to somebody they thought they couldn't ever like, even a little bit. However he really despises her. 

I think I didn't prefer how rapidly Xia got over his disdain an individual he connected with the most exceedingly terrible time of his life, somebody he needed to kill. What I truly didn't love about the book was the movement between the two characters, I am almost certain the two mains "became hopelessly enamored" inside three days. I like myself some unreasonable sentiment, yet not that far out. I truly can't wrap my head around it. I never truly developed to like or think about poor people, poor and quite pitiful principle characters. Terrible stuff befell them and after that should feel frustrated about them, or something. Rating: 3/5. I would propose this book to PNR addicts. On the other hand aficionados of the creator. I would recommend getting this from the library (or utilized) in the event that you ridiculously need to peruse this.

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American Exceptionalism & Pop culture Sentimentality


There - I’m not even going to write the post. It just writes itself from the title. Having said that, I am recently divorced, off my meds, living in a ditched camper shell next to a trailer home in a rural area, I am unemployed & without health insurance, sponging off of my elderly parents (oh, sorry, did I say that out loud? I meant to say “helping out my etc”), and I listen to this song and sing and scream and laugh and cry almost every day. I have no stance on this. Just offering it up for you to deconstruct at will (although there’s a merry little discussion to be had on how it’s easier in America for a single/divorced white male to be poor than for just about anybody else, but I’m not gonna go there right now thanks).

Book Review - Lily


McDade Cycle, Book 1 by Cindy Bonner. Title: Lily. Author: Cindy Bonner. Genre: Historical Romance. Hardcover: 350 pages. Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 1st Edition (October 1992). Description (taken from News-Bite): Loosely based on historical events and possessing a simple, frontier-legend plot-farmer's daughter and dashing outlaw fall for each other-this sensitive, winning western a la Larry McMurtry might easily attract fans outside its genre. The year is 1883. The town is McDade, Tex. Narrator Lily Delony, 15, can't stop thinking about 18-year-old Marion Beatty, kid brother of three notorious ruffians known as "the Beatty gang." Marion begs Lily, "Don't judge me by them over there" - meaning his robbing, murdering siblings - and she trusts him, risking her reputation to sneak out with him at night. When McDade's citizens organize a posse to rid themselves once and for all of the Beatty gang, Lily is torn between loyalty to her respectable family and love for her gun-totin' Romeo. First novelist Bonner credibly conveys her heroine's sincerity, bravery and naivete as well as rugged Marion's charming-yet-dangerous persona. Even readers who ordinarily shun shoot-'em-up, rough-and-ready novels will sympathize with the lovers and become caught up in this exciting story. My Review: I read a lot of western-y books back in the day. Little me enjoyed reading about my country's history. Something about early Americans trying to survive hard weather, trying to get by without much, is very fascinating.
I believe that the thing I liked most about the book was the setting descriptions. Not that there were tons, I credit my imagination. I have a set of brain pics that pop up when the book is about "the west," etc. Anyway, I like books with cowboys and farmers. So, I was kind of hoping I would like this better than I did. I was tolerant of the first 50 pages or so, but I started to get annoyed when the only development between Marion and Lily was that Lily was finding out that she really did not know her lover-boy all that well. The thing I hated the most, and it is magnified by the fact that I read a review about the second book in the series, is that Marion is a big ol' d-bag. I hate him. He is a liar. A drunk. A gambler. A thief. A rapist (okay, maybe he's only a semi-rapist). And probably a killer too. I was so frustrated at how Lily easily believed that she was in love with Marion. The second book (spoiler) tells how Lily lives with and sorta-kinda-maybe falls for Marion's brother, who turns out to be a decent, loving and caring provider to Lily and her spawn of Satan... um, I mean Marion's kid. And still she goes back to her jerk-wad man in the end. (end spoiler) I couldn't really think about finishing the book after I learned that. I asked myself, "Why bother?". Rating: Did not finish. Side Note: The reason I put the ya in parenthesis is because this book wasn't initially aimed towards young adults... I am basing this assumption on the fact that the old covers look like romance covers for adult books. So I could be wrong. I recommend this book to people who like their boys very bad, and who like old west-y type books.

Hawaii Five-0


What is a blog the best for than just spouting off on what you're up to. Weeelll, I have been breaking all of my moral codes and have been watching TV shows. Specifically shows on NBC and CBS. Shocker? Okay, so maybe you assume I watch shows on there all the time. Nope. I watch them years later. And I say to myself, "Eh, I guess it's not all that bad." I won't go near Sex and the City or Friends though. Nope, nope, nope. Among the shows I have been watching one is Hawaii Five-0. The main reason, if you must know, that I deigned to watch the show was because of Daniel Dae Kim. Not that I love the dude, or his acting. But I love seeing Korean-Americans (all Asian-Americans) in the mainstream. Liked that there was another Korean-American main in Grace Park. So far the show is okay. I think I am watching it for the hot... um... action. Well, let's just say I'll be sticking around to see something that is short, blond and balding (...). Short man swagger, got to love it. Isn't that why we ladies watch these (action/crime) shows anyway? The main dude, Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Brooding annoys me though. The comedy act between the two main-main leads is mildly amusing, at times. Mostly bromance stuff. The action bits are almost forgettable. Bang, bang, some guns fight. Hi-yah! some kicking. BAM! some explosions. Sound good? Ha ha. Just ta let y'all know, I was not aware this was a remake... until ten minutes ago. I did have an inkling from that cheese theme song. You know the one... the one that sounds like the 1960s, the decade in which it was probably born.

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