Thursday, September 16, 2010

Warrior by Zoe Archer (Review)

I can't say enough about this book. If you are looking for a book that you just can't put down than this is it! Huntley (Lustley as I refer to him) is straight up sexy, there is no getting around this fact and he is so man-ish so you would think Zoe Archer would give him a heroine so damned stupid you wonder how she manages to breathe on her own but you'd be wrong. Thalia was smart, confident and not too kick ass that you think her hero should do a ball check on her.

The one thing I liked most is...they actually spoke to each other! A lot of Romances downplay the communication it’s just sex sex gimme the sex all the time and the couple barely have a decent conversation which is okay but don't try and pass that relationship as ‘til death do them part because it's not. Once the Hero hears heroine speak beyond the “oh baby give it to me harder” he will be out the door or once Heroine gets tired of his possessive bullshit she will have to call 911 on his stalker ass!

Thalia and Huntley fall genuinely in love and they also have that great communication and chemistry which translate to amaze-ball sexxoring! They are made for each other and it translates onto the pages. One part of the book I had to put my e-reader down, fan myself, wipe my sweaty brow only to yank my e-reader back up and keep reading...I was at work, I didn't care and I think I might have growled at a customer who dared interrupt me while giving them the death glare. If that was you, I am so sorry please allow me to buy you a copy of Warrior so you can understand where I was coming from.

This will be the best book you read all year until you read Scoundrel next month, October 5th to be exact!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBAW: Interview Swap with Misha from: My Love Affair w/Books!


It’s my favorite time of year, Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I love everything about this week but my favorite thing is the interviews. I look forward to it all year. I think it’s because my journalism background coupled with my love of chatting with other book lovers.

This year I was partnered up with Misha from My Love Affair with Books. I had a great time getting to know her and hearing her answers. Heeeeeeeere’s MISHA!

Casse: I start off every interview the same way: first and foremost, why do you love books?

Misha: Being an introvert and very anti-social all my life, books have been my constant companion. Every book tells a different story. I love immersing myself into that story and escape from the "real world" now and then. The best part is that at times you can learn so much from books.

Casse: Why do you book blog?

Because I can talk about books nonstop. I love giving my opinion about books, sharing my thoughts and recommending books. My blog is my platform to give my views on the books I read.

Casse: When do you book blog? Do you set aside a certain time of day?

Mostly early morning before going to college and late at night after I am done with assignments and other work.

Casse: What was the first book you totally fell for?

The first book I fell in love with was a long time ago haha. It was one of the books in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. I fell in love with Enid Blyton after that and devoured every one of her books in 1 year! That must have been when I was around 9-10.

Casse: Are you a genre snob or do you adventure outside your box (literary fiction, YA and historical fiction) often?

I was a genre snob till a year ago. I would not read anything other than literary fiction! As I started visiting book blogs, I discovered some interesting books in other genres as well. Now I also read YA and historical fiction.

Casse: If you could meet one author, who would you meet and why?

Margaret Atwood . I believe this woman is a genius. Every one of her novels are truly brilliant and original. I would love to meet her and try to figure out how her brain works lol

Casse: How do you determine which book from your TBR pile you’ll read and in what order?

I just pick up the ones which I am most excited about reading first and then I go down the pile.Nowdays I try to read more of YA novels since I totally missed out on reading them as a teenager.

Casse: Okay what do you find the hardest, starting a new book or reading the last page of an amazing book? Why?

Reading the last page of an amazing book. If a novel is truly great, I hate it when it ends. I just wish that more pages would somehow magically appear.......

Casse: If you could pick one book and swap places with the heroine, which book would you pick and why?

I would love to swap places with Elizabeth Bennett. I mean who wouldn't?! I have been in love with Mr Darcy since I was 12 years old which was the first time I read Pride and Prejudice. Also, it would be fascinating to live in that time period.

Casse: What is your favorite song?

Very difficult question. There are so many! If I had to choose one it would be "Our Farewell " by Within Temptation.

Casse: Favorite food to snack on while reading?

Apples ! lol. I love fruits. And a cup of coffee maybe...

Casse: Bookmarks or turn the page down to keep you place in a book?

Bookmarks! I hate turning down the pages and it physically hurts me to see anyone fold the page.

Casse: What is the best part of Book Blogging?

Interacting with authors I only dreamt of talking to and with other book lovers .

Casse: What advice would you offer new Book bloggers?

Being a relatively new blogger myself, all I can say is don't get intimidated. There are so many many blogs out there that you might feel lost , confused and even nervous at first. Just don't give up. It takes some time before you get followers or before people start visiting your blog. Have patience!

Casse: ARCs: receiving free, for them or against them?

I am not exactly against them . But it makes me very uncomfortable and guilty receiving them.

Casse: How do you feel about contest? Is it just to get more followers or a good way to show appreciation of your followers?

Both I think. I don't think there is anything wrong in trying to get more followers. After all , if there are no followers , who will read your blog. More importantly, for me, contests are a great way to show appreciation of your followers.

I really had a great time with this interview.  Now head over to Misha's blog and look around.  Thank you Misha for answering my questions.

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