Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Illusion by Edmond Cheng

Illusion by Edmond Cheng

Year Published: 2009

My rating: 3 stars

120 pages

A crime is being commited at 2 AM somewhere near the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. A man has been thrown at sea by a couple thinking they are all alone at that time of night.. but are they?!

Thomas is a successful businessman with his loving secertary then turned wife.. when he is visited by an old aquaintance which he later discovers has passed away a while ago..

Who was the lady he saw?? Did he really see a ghost?? Did it really happen?? Is his work stressing him to the point of hallucinating??

The problem is he promised to do something he is not sure he is very keen to do.. Will he fulfill his promise? Since everyday he postpones doing so something bad seems to happen!!

His wife starts to get worried that something is seriously wrong with him, but is it?!

An interesting fresh read with a twist in this debut novella from this author, that will keep you reading to know what happens in the end. I enjoyed this book as a quick read and would love to check out something else by this author. For those who like supernatural suspense.. this is it!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Erotic Bedtime Stories by Anonymous

Year Published: 2007

My Rating: 3 stars

89 pages

A collection of erotic short stories, nice fun and fast read!!

1. My Bi-sexual Wife
A threesome between a man, his wife Darlene and her best friend Karen on their 1st Wedding Anniversary :) having fun together.

2. Her Secret Closet
Cindy goes to visit her neighbor Sheila, only to be shocked to find her strapped and blindfolded with her husband Randy holding a whip at her.. then inviting Cindy to have a little fun with the couple!!

3. Nice and Cozy
A guy living with his fiance' Jane and her mother Kate.. Mother and daughter are both hot. When his old friend Leslie of his comes visiting.. things start to change at home and the hot nightly visits start with a little fun going all around :)

4. My Daughter's and My, Sex Education
A daughter asking her mother for advise about whether to let her boyfriend do something to her that she is not comfortable with, that the mother objects to too. But then the boyfriend tries to convince her personally :)

5. My Brother's Girlfriend
Something happening between the mom and her son's girlfiend :) with the sister secretly watching!

6. My Holiday at the Lake

A Mom objecting on having a lesbian as a roommate for her daughter, then changing her mind completly after meeting her and having fun with her later on!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The List by J.A. Konrath

The List by J.A. Konrath

Year Published:

My Rating: 5 stars

583 pages

History is about to repeat itself ..

As this author has done before.. he amazed me!!

It starts with a murder.. And when Chicago Homicide Tom Mankowski realised that the victim has a unique tattoo on the bottom of his foot, he started to suspect that there is a serial killer on the loose..

Only to discover that not only is this tattoo shared by him and the victim but with 8 other people, which some have already turned dead! So is he next?!

It seems they are on a hit list for no apperent reason.. then he meets one of those numbered people and he explains to Tom what exactly is in common with all of them.

As soon as he discovers the truth, it seems he is targeted and starts running for his life and trying to rescue the other targets.

A lot of twists and turns and unexpected events all throughout the book. I enjoyed it so very much.. I found out that I really like this authors style.. he seems to succeed in amazing me and keeping me on the egde of my seat.. a real page turner..

If you enjoy suspense/thriller books with twists.. don't miss out on this book!! Very highly recommended!!!!

Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

"An inch lower and they would have been scooping up his last thoughts with evidence spoons."

"You make an omelet, gotta break some eggs."

"Are you trying to bullshit a bullshitter?"

"Don't you need to lock up?" "Hell no. The place is insured."

"There are a few tricks to a proper impaling. The stick has to be sharp, but not too sharp that it kills right away. It should be greased, in this case with some petroleum jelly, to help the body slide down. Too much and the game is over too quickly. Too little and it can take weeks. It's a little bit art, and a little bit science."

"It doesn't work." "Hit it." Roy smacked it a few times. "Was that supposed to help?" "Naw. Battery is dead. But don't you feel better?"

"She'll be waiting for you when you get back. you can have all the time you want with her, do whatever sick shit comes in your head. But right now, keep your eyes on the prize."

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent

My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent

Year Published: 2009
My Rating: 3 stars
80 pages

I got this book for free for my Kindle from Amazon, if you have a Kindle and interested in reading this book.. click here.

This is a intruductory/teaser to the Soul Screamers series.

Kaylee went on a trip to the mall with her best friend to get ready for homecoming.. but when a panic attack attacks her in the mall and she can't stop screaming .. it turns out to be the worst day of her life.. or is it!!
Then she wakes up in the pshyciatric ward.. trying to convice everyone that she is not insane.. but no one believes her except Lydia.. another patient in the ward with some weird abilities.

This is a prequel to the series, so it was short but was introductory to the story and the characters. So I tempeded to continue reading and look up book 1 "My Soul To Take" soon :)

Some Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

It was like one of Emma's video games, where the character wakes up in a strange room with no memory of how he got there. Except, in real life, there was no chest in the corner holding the key to my chains and survival advice written on parchment.

This is a quote from the teaser of the first book "My Soul To Take":

If Eastlake High School were the universe, I would be one of the moons circling Planet Emma, constantly hidden by her shadow, and glad to be there. Nash Hudson would be one of the stars: too bright to look at, too hot to touch, and at the center of his own solar system.

Orgasms R Us by Alice Gaines

Orgasms R Us by Alice Gaines

Year Publised: 2007
My Rating: 2 stars
6 pages

Kit has been sent by her best friend to a place where the brochure itself she never would be caught dead with.. It states ORGASMS R US in huge, red letters on top of it.
She waited in the waiting room, seeing deshelved woman coming out every once in a while.. then she was called. She was determined to refuse whatever offer they throw at her.. But will she be able to?

This is quite an idea for an erotic book, although there are no actual scenes but it leaves a lot for your imagination.
It's a very short story, but I can't really say I enjoyed it much, it was ok but that was about it.

Marked - House Of Night 1 - by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

Marked - House Of Night 1 - by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Year Published: 2007
My Rating: 4 stars
348 pages

Zoey Redbird is a normal 16 year-old teenager in a normal highschool with a normal boyfriend. Then one day she gets Marked to be a vampyre. How cool could that be??
So she has to present herself in a different school specially for fledglings called House Of Night.
Zoey has to leave her previous life, her family, her friends and her school. Not to forget her boyfriend too.
She starts her first day by becoming mentored by the high priestess herself, then witnessing an obcene incident, meeting some friends and some very nasty ones too.
I trully injoyed this book, it has a lot of action and it's full of fun and humor. Zoey is a very lovable character that you soon start to admire.
I couldn't help comparing the book to Harry Potter and Twilight because I felt it's kind of a blend of both.. Vampyres going to Vamp school and Zoey being the Harry Potter of Vampyres :D

Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

"But I'm sixteen! I can's even parallel-park! How am I supposed to know how to be your eyes and ears?"

Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.

"Do you think I could have a cat?" I asked.
"If one chooses you, you will belong to him or her."
"Chooses me?"
Neferet smile and stroked Skylar, who closed his eyes and purred loudly. "Cats choose us; we don't own them."

I remembered the Goddess's words, Zoey Redbird, Daughter of Night, I name you my eyes and ears in the world today, a world where good and evil are struggling to find balance.

How could anyone normal choose Aphrodite as her name? Please. Talk about delusions of grandeur.

One thing growing up in a small town like Hentietta taught me is that it's best to mind your own business if you want someone to stay your friend.

Also, it is assumed that their leader is being groomed to be a High Priestess, so she's supposed to be the heart, mind, and spirit of the school - as well as a future leader in vamp society, et cetera, et cetera, blah, blah.

Horses are not big dogs, Nor are they a little girls's romanticized dream image of a perfect best friends who will always understand you."

"Okay, there's no need to forever make fun of my unfortunate ex-infatuation with Leonardo!" I glared at him, feeling more like myself than I had in hours. "Actually, it's kinda like my unfortunate ex-infatuation with you. Only it didn't last as long, and you didn't make a bunch of cheesy but cool movies."

Well, it was nice to see that some things never change. Heathwas still Heath - cute, but not the brightest Crayola in the pack.

"Could you make a sound or something! What are you, part spider? You scared the hell outta me."

Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

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Books Read In 2007

  • PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams