And I have some sad news to report. I have tried to finish 2 books that everyone has been raving about and I just can't. Wicked Deeds on a Wicked Night by Kresley Cole and Taken by the Night by Kathryn Smith.
The past week has been a big weather change here I live. I live near NYC and let me tell you, it has gotten very chilly. The wind and on and off snow flakes make you want to stay inside. I seriously looked like the younger brother from that movie A Christmas Story from my hat, scarf, gloves, coat that looks like it will eat me because it is so big- I wore it all. And I was still cold! But as I was busy working in my nice warm office and I was checking my email, the books I had on hold from the mid-town library were available for me to pickup! 6 books I needed and wanted right then and there. I looked out my window- wet snow was falling and it is about 30 degrees out. It is about a 15 minute walk to the library and I sat in my chair looking out the window and glancing at all the gear I had to put on and really thought about it, do I really, really need to go out into this cold and wrap myself up to get some plain old books?
Sad but true, two authors I adore and I couldn't get through these reads!
With Wicked Deeds, I think my expectations were too high. I have glommed every past release by Cole and I adore her immortal series. But for some reason, Bowe- "Och I miss me mate... er maybe she wasn't me mate... hey Mari you evil witch, you look tasty, let's get down and way dirty in these caves" just didn't do it for me. Bowe and Mari annoyed me. No chemsitry, no real hot sex. EH! Having sex in the amazon jungle doesn't do it for me. A true blah read for me. Plus the cover is a big turn off. At least you have to give me that.
Taken by the Night was okay but overall another disappointment. Saint was one yummy vampire. I did like him. He likes to kiss. Ivy on the other hand was too "Girl Power-ish" I think it was cool that her mother ran a brothel and she knows the ins and outs of sex, but the old, "I need to solve crimes, because I am so good. But hey, where is my trusty sidekick who I want to get into his pants and by the way I can paint!?" is getting old. I was a little grossed out that Saint knew Ivy when she was an itty bitty baby and then out of the blue wanted her in every way imaginable. Also, Ivy at one point thought Saint and her mother were boinking or were still boinking, but for some reason Ivy wants Saint. What girl can pass up some hot vampire loving? Apparantly I can! But I like the color purple and this cover is pretty nice.
What do you think?
But there are other ways to keep warm this winter season:
Anyone hot in here?