Monthly Archives: October 2010

Review: The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook CollectorThe Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes the good thing about partaking in a reading challenge is that it makes you push your boundaries and read a book you normally wouldn’t – I read the Cookbook Collector for just that reason. I’d seen it previously in stores, but it just never gained by attention enough that I read it. However, I’m glad that I did. Its a marvelous story about learning who you are and finding your place in teh world, about living each day as it comes and not putting off today what can be done tomorrow. I highly recommend it.

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Posted by on October 17, 2010 in Book Review


Common Powers series – Lynn Lorenz

Title: Soul Bonds; Rush in the Dark; Edward Unconditionally
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Series: Common Powers 1, 2 and 3
Genre: Erotic Romance: M/M
Date Read: October 2010

This was a series of books (only 3 in the series) where I felt the need to include all three in the review, because I sat down at read them 1 after the other over the period of about 2 days. I enjoyed them all, but they definately did get better as the story progressed. The series takes place in Houston, TX, as well as in a small town a few hours outside of Houston and focuses on three couples: Mitchell/Sammi (Soul Bonds); Rush and Brian (Rush in the Dark) and Edward/Jack (Edward Unconditionally). As with other great series, I’ve read, characters from previous books make an appearance in later ones so you can catch up with what has been going on with them. These were the first books that I had read by Lynn Lorenz but they won’t be the last.

Soul Bonds – 3.5 stars
Rush in the Dark – 4 stars
Edward Unconditionally – 5 stars

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Posted by on October 16, 2010 in Book Review


Duck – Kim Dare

Title: Duck!
Author: Kim Dare
Series: None
Genre: Erotic Romance: M/M; BDSM
Date Read: October 2010

Plot (from Goodreads)
Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

When I was first recommended this book I was a bit skeptical – I had read a couple of Ms. Dare’s books in the past, and while I had enjoyed them, they weren’t mind-blowing. However, everyone who had read this one so far was raving out it, so I took the chance and I can say that I don’t regret it in the slightest! I loved this book! A re-telling of the old Fairy Tale, the Ugly Ducking with some elements of BDSM, all tied up into a M/M romance. What more could a girl ask for?

5 stars

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Posted by on October 16, 2010 in Book Review



So I was kindly reminded by one of my friends the other day (thanks She!) that I have been really bad about updating my blog…what can I say…so many books and so little time! So I’m going to be better starting from the 1st of this month…over the next few days, I’ll try to get updated on the books I’ve read and some other interesting stuff! Take Care and stay Warm (I nearly froze my butt off today!)

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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in General