Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Paris, Gods & 007


My current reading list is all over the place....

1. The Gods

I just finished a totally unexpected erotic romance by a debut writer. I don't normally go for ARCs, but the blurb for this one looked good (sheep farmer abducted by bank robbers, held captive and subjected to lots of good lovin'). Well, how many books combine hilarious snarky humor, on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense, crazy hot sex-ay times, and are well-written, excellent bits of storytelling? (Answer: Not many). Annika Martin's debut novel The Hostage Bargain will be self-published next week, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Also, the tagline for her website totally cracks me up...."All smutty deliciousness....all the time." Are you kidding me? That is ridiculous. I love it! I will post a review for this book next week. The "Gods" reference....the three hunky bank robbers are Odin, Zeus and Thor. Oh.....yeah.

2. 007

I am still working on Ian Fleming's Casino Royale. I am digging the weird 1950s vibe and relatively slow pace of the book. How do you like this quote....

"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?"

Got it, baby.

3. Paris

I splurged on Eloisa James' new book Paris in Love: A Memoir. I have heard fabulous things about this book and her adventure, and I cannot wait to read it.

I also have a ginormous backlog of books I am supposed to read. I am hoping to get to many of them in May, once conference is over.

All my best,
00XXOOXXOO (that's my spy name)
Penelope

7 comments:

Mia said...

Hey, I just got Paris in Love too! Great minds think alike :) Keep up your writing; I really enjoy it.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Wow, how ever will you get to your TBR pile? You just keep buying more and more!

Penelope said...

Mia...I can't wait to read it. I've heard amazing things about that one.

Thanks so much for the compliment! :^)

Penelope said...

Julia....I'm an idiot. And a compulsive book buyer. Maybe over the summer?

Tasha B. said...

You had me at sheep. lol ;)

Penelope said...

Tasha....this book kicks butt! You will love it!

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

is that a special kind of martini for people who can't decide between gin or vodka?