Sunday, 28 October 2007

Sunday stuff...

Thief of Mine - review

Amarinda Jones is one of the best erotic writers I’ve been fortunate enough to read. The storyline is excellent. Suspense, erotic scenes and a fast pace are the ingredients she puts into Thief of Mine. The scenes are very vivid and the action begins at the first paragraph and ends at the last. There is no shortage of downtime in Thief of Mine. Ms. Jones kudos! You’ve told a wonderful story.
**Click on the cover to buy the book**

I am officially knackered. If a Greek god stood ten feet away from me and held a pack of Tim Tams and beckoned me forward for chocolate and who knows what else, I would say no thanks. I’m too tired…but throw the Tim Tams over before you go. I’m tired – not dead.

I am getting a new drive way put in soon. I have the quote, I just have to go through all the hoop-la of filling in forms to get the council to approve my driveway crossing over part of the footpath - oh and by the way please pay $56.00 for this privilege. Yes, we know you pay your rates diligently but this is for an inspector to come out and look at the footpath. I think it’s like his lunch money or something. Anyway, I have this quote which is very good as I can haggle with the best of them. I decided I could quite easily rip up part of the driveway myself to save me money. So I did that today. I don’t get the driveway done for several weeks and the bit I am ripping up does not affect access.

So, this morning at 7am, dressed in shorts held up by a safety pin, a bleach splattered shirt, and broad-brimmed hat, I set out to commence the ‘ripping up.’ Two things about me – I always think ‘this won’t take long’ and it always does – and – I never ask for help. If I was hanging by a finger nail on a rope bridge over a crevasse and Indiana Jones was hanging around, I would still not ask for help as ‘I can do it.’ And five hours later, I got it done. I drank 4 litres of fluid, swore 57 – 58 times, broke all my fingernails and used nearly an entire tube of sunscreen but it’s done. I was so pleased with my fabulousness I decided to spend the next two hours in a frenzy hacking, slashing and weeding garden.

Of course now, I can barely move and I am contemplating spending the night at the keyboard as getting up seems like such a chore. Thankfully, I only have to go to work tomorrow so I don’t need to be alert.

Did you know Anny Cook is a wicked woman? Read Everything Lovers Can Know and you will know how wicked she is. This book is sweet, sexy and funny – not to mention informative. I would recommend it to anyone looking to spice up their love life. It’s out now through Ellora’s Caveclick on the cover to buy it. You will not regret it. Its book one in the Mystic Valley series. You can then buy book 2 & 3 after you’ve read this one.

Speaking of all things mystic – on Kelly is still on the path of dinosaurs and dragons however they are smart enough to be hiding from her. Anny has the last episode of The Learning Tree on If you have been in outer Mongolia where the Internet connection was crap and missed the first three episodes you can always flick back and start at the beginning. And, as always the blogs to the left have scintillating news and stories to liven up your Sunday so there is no reason to be bored. The blog serial is back Monday so we will all have to wait to see what Lawrence the parakeet makes of Grasshopper and if Rinalda divulges the secret of the golden carrot.

Tuesday is rant day on the Amarinda blog…feel free to email me on if you want me to bitch about something for you. Otherwise I am sure I can come up with a rant on my own….there are so many to choose from.
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?


Anny Cook said...

I cannot imagine how you will be moving today. Wonder Woman you are.

My dear, I am soooo glad that you enjoyed Lovers. It's my favorite of all my books. Thank you for saying so. In lieu of money I'll sent a large tube or liniment for those muscles.

Thief of Mine was excellent and you had a couple of interesting moves in there yourself.

barbara huffert said...

Should have sent you my magical flash would have made the old driveway vanish just by waving it over top of it! Next time, ask. Oh that's right, you don't do that. Hm, maybe you should? Did your neighbors bring out their lawn chairs and watch? Mine always do when I undertake such projects.

Kelly Kirch said...

I think if they came out to watch, sitting in their chairs with large icy glasses of something yummy, she'd smack em. I would. Barb. You ever return the favor by watching them? Consider it, only add in some taunting just for kicks.

kudos, AJ. Don't know how you will even be able to roll around in bed tonight. Monday's Assassin Black with be particularly interesting. The boys had better not cross your path, but hell if you aren't impressive!

Molly Daniels said...

Congrats on both reviews:)

I'm joining you in the barely-able-to-move mode...went bowling yesterday, and ended up not only bowling my two games, but my toddler's as well! The scary part...he nearly beat me, ha ha:) Sometimes I bowled better on his frames than on mine...go figure.

Hubby just left for the week; I'll post tomorrow when there's more time.