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)