Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Are You Trying To Kill Me?



I am continuing with the Cheapie/Freebie Reading Challenge. Whispering Rock, by Robyn Carr, was only $5.04 for Kindle. I loved the second book of this series, Shelter Mountain, so I thought I would give this one a try (it's #3).

Oh, Lord have mercy on my soul!

Within the first couple of chapters, there is a brutal rape and beating, then a teenage drugging and date rape, then a teenage pregnancy and miscarriage, and a couple of STDs thrown in for good measure.

.....curling......up.....in......fetal......position.......

Um.....um......must.....have......unicorns.....and.....rainbows......

DNF. Couldn't take it. I don't mind heavy stuff if it's interspersed with some hope, light, sweetness, and humor is especially good. This was way too much heavy stuff piled up on top of each other, with no light at the end of the tunnel.

Onto other topics....

* I discovered a new website called Lumberjack Erotica! (There's your unicorn, baby!). There is a lot of plaid, axes, and beardy dudes. Super epic win!

* Yesterday, my 8 year old daughter asked me how to do something on the computer. I wasn't sure. She called my son (14) who proceeded with this convoluted explanation...."Hit shift, then control, then command, then number four, then cut, then paste....." He lost me at "shift." Anyhoo, after he totally schooled me with his computer know-how, I tried to redeem myself by showing my daughter how to change fonts and colors on the document. She rolled her eyes at me and said in an exasperated voice, "Mom, I knew how to do that years ago." Well, okay then. I suck.

* For more unicorns, rainbows, and little green aliens, check out RJ Silver's new shop on his website. I especially love the Shlongdia shirts! Hee hee......

* And finally, Oskar Klaus and his brothers will be visiting my blog next week, to celebrate the ebook release of Sweet Magik. We will be giving away a copy of the book, as well as this adorable necklace (from Etsy! hee hee).....


Contest/giveaway and celebration with the Klaus Brothers will happen November 4th. Hope to see you there!


Believe (in Santa, in lumberjacks, in unicorns),
Penelope ❅☺☀♡❉✿

11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

A. NO WAY! I couldn't take that either.
B. I'm convinced Mr. Whimsy could make it on a website like that.
C. Wahooooo! The Klaus' are coming.

Penelope said...

Juju.....Mr. Whimsy sounds fantastic! Does he wear plaid and have a beard and chop wood with a big ax!? You are a lucky duck!

Amber Skyze said...

Oh, that does not sound like an escape from reality. I wouldn't finish it either!
I'll bet you're very excited about the website. :)
YAY! A new Klaus.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! Yes, this new website was just tailor-made for moi. Woo hoo!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oooh, I believe! Unicorns on the way! The Klaus is coming!

I'm so sorry to hear about your trip to the dark side. Sigh.

Oh, and your daughter? Priceless!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia. Unicorns! Sparkles! Rainbows! Spongebob! After that, I'm always feeling better. ;^)

Geekamicus said...

If your daughter chooses to take out a patent on that eye roll, she could pay for her own college on the royalties.

Oh, and thank you (very much) for the David Gandy in plaid picture. I think that needs to go on the appropriate GR thread. I may need to put that as a screen saver somewhere.

Penelope said...

Hi Geek! Plaid never looked so good!

KB/KT Grant said...

OMG Lumberjack erotic. LMAO

Penelope said...

KB...you will love that website. Check it out!