November 14, 2014

Follow Friday #72

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Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! With that being said, please review my Follow Policy before making any rash decisions.

This week: Create a playlist or if you are lazy, just one song for a book.

Ok, here’s the thing: when I write, I don’t listen to music. In fact, I have to write in complete or near complete silence.

I’m honestly jealous of other writers who have playlists for their novels, but doing something “important” in silence was something that I carried over from childhood. My older sister and I weren’t allowed to listen to the radio or have the TV on while we did homework. My parents thought it was a distraction.

No background noise pretty much seeped into my life as I got older.

When I went back to school 3 years ago, I locked myself in my office to do my homework.

When I was in Writing Mode, I locked myself in my office.

When I was in Writing Mode outside of my office, I always made a point to find a quiet place to write.

The only time music was mentioned was in reference to a song playing on the radio in my character’s car.

Now, when I read, I prefer silence, too, but I’ve been known to whip out my Nook when I’m eating by myself/in a doctor’s waiting office, etc. And I’m not thinking about music, then, either. Unless it’s mentioned in the book or is a big part of the story itself because the main character is a musician (like Olivia Cunning’s SINNERS ON TOUR series)

queenWith that being said, if I were to create a playlist, it would be for J.R. Ward’s BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series and it would entail music from the QUEEN OF THE DAMNED soundtrack.

Seriously.

I mean, just look at the talent on this soundtrack!

I nearly had an eargasm when I saw this movie in the theater and heard the music (I would recognize Chester Bennington and Jonathan Davis’ voices anywhere!). And the Sweet Hole practically wept–and not in a sexual way–when I saw the artists listed on the soundtrack.

Every time this movie comes on TV, I watch it (and sniffle a little at the lost potential of Aaliyah).

Click on the link above and you can hear snippets of some songs. My favorites are:

Not Meant For Me – Wayne Static (R.I.P. dude)

Forsaken - David Draiman

System – Chester Bennington

Slept So Long – Jay Gordon

Body Crumbles – Dry Cell

What about you?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

 

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November 13, 2014

Life as a Blogger #10: Unpopular Opinions

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It’s a weekly feature (on Thursday’s). Each week Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject and talk about that subject in her life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know her on a more personal level! She definitely encourages everyone to participate, too. She wants this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. She wants to know more about you guys as well!

Horror movie sequels are overrated.

Those stupid-ass NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and HALLOWEEN movies are the biggest offenders.

Not to mention FINAL DESTINATION.

I was seriously expecting to see more of these movies with double digits behind their titles.

I personally don’t like horror movies…Ok, wait. Let me define what I mean by “horror”: movies that, on a scale of 1 to 10 for senseless gory-ness, are like a 20, LOL. Like the ones I mentioned above.

However, I’ve seen all the ALIENS movies, all the RESIDENT EVIL movies, and all the PREDATOR movies (even the crossovers). Some may consider those to be horror, but it’s horror I can handle.

If that makes sense.

But if people are getting whacked/sawed/sliced/diced/impaled/slowly tortured/WHATEVS, over and over, uh, yeah, I’m Audi 5000.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

 

 

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November 13, 2014

Currently Reading: Linda Francis Lee’s SUDDENLY SEXY

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On the rarest of occasions, I read two books at once. This is an even more rare moment where I’m reading three books at once. Reading this one more than the other two, though, I have to admit.

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November 13, 2014

Booking Through Thursday #66: Most Helpful Book

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This week’s question:What’s the most helpful book you’ve ever read?

 

ISBN-13: 9781440650758 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Publication date: 9/5/2006 Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series Sold by: DK Format: eBook Pages: 336 File size: 2 MB

ISBN-13: 9781440650758
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE Series
Sold by: DK
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 2 MB

Alison Kent’s THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO WRITING EROTIC ROMANCE. You can read my review HERE. I’m not going to repeat any info, since the review says it all, but what I really found helpful was that I was seeing it in action. During my 15 min breaks, I would read my romance book du jour,  and then read this book during my 1 hr lunch breaks. It was like I was putting into action what I was learning in the book.

Peace, lure, and wet panties,

Evolet

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November 10, 2014

Life as a Blogger #9: Concerts

lifeasbloggerIt’s a weekly feature (on Thursday’s). Each week Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject and talk about that subject in her life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know her on a more personal level! She definitely encourages everyone to participate, too. She wants this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. She wants to know more about you guys as well!

The minute I saw Jessi’s detailed concert list of dates and places, I thought “Awww suki-suki now, she keeps her concert tickets!”

I was a collector, too: concert tickets, special events tickets, even movie tickets. Not so much anymore. But to get a detailed list like hers would require me to dig through too many boxes. So I’m just going to go off memory.

Stevie Wonder - This was my very first concert. My Dad used to be banking exec and he always got good tickets through the bank. My Mom took my sister and I. I don’t remember how old we were–young–but old enough to know who Stevie Wonder was.

Linkin Park – twice

30 Seconds to Mars – twice (the second time was with Linkin Park last month and I nearly flipped. Out. It was such a great show). The first time was when they were promoting their first album, they were playing in a dive bar and I actually got a chance to meet Jared and have him sign my CD jacket. And for the record, yes his eyes are really that round and blue in person. LOL

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Staind

Sevendust

New Edition

New Kids on the Block – twice (DON’T HATE! One of these concerts was during the week and we weren’t allowed to go to concerts on a school night. I had to promise my Mom that I would wake up the following morning without her having to tell me to. LOL) Ironically, I never saw BSB (my fav guy was Kevin Richardson) or N’SYNC (Justin. Obviously)

Color Me Badd – I so had it bad (no punt intended)  for the lead singer, Bryan Abrams.  That voice…damn. It still makes the Sweet Hole weep.

Paula Abdul – not on purpose. Color Me Badd opened up for her.

LFO – I had it bad for Devin Lima back then. He was fuckin’ sexy with that ripped bod of his. Now? Not so much.

Dishwalla – twice (J.R. Richards is so hawt and I hear he’s gone solo)

Gavin DeGraw – this was when he was promoting his first album. He sang a Marvin Gaye song and I was like “Whaaaaa? You sing it, boy!”

Lenny Kravitz – post dreads. Best damn show ever.

P!nk – she opened up for Lenny and sounded fabulous.=

Dogstar – this was the band that Keanu Reeves played in. Me and a friend went around back–after we thought the show was over, but turns out was only a short break–and got his autograph. I had just seen THE MATRIX the week before and I couldn’t even tell him how much I liked it. LOL He smiled and all I saw was Ted. LOL

Michael Damian – (yes, Danny Romalotti from Y&R) He did a song for the DREAM A LITTLE DREAM movie (with the two Coreys) and was doing a mall tour

Beyonce - she really does put on a great show

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Jamie Walters - he’s known for being on 90210, but he first played on this show called THE HEIGHTS and had a song on there that was pretty popular, “How Do You Talk to an Angel.” He was doing a mall tour.

Live – Found out the lead singer is doing an unplugged concert for his first album, THROWING COPPER and he’s coming to town in April 2015. So looking forward to going.

Creed

Scott Stapp – lead singer went solo and the album he put out was quite good

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Kriss Kross – at a street festival

Vanilla Ice – I saw his movie COOL AS ICE twice in the movie theater. LOL

Chuck Berry – I think it was at the state fair. He was totally awesome

Days of the New – used record store concert. The lead singer was talented, but was being a dick. You could tell he didn’t want to be there.

Sting

Billy Joel

Elton John

Phil Collins

Depeche Mode

Stabbing Westward

Sugar Ray

Tori Amos

Alanis Morrissette

98 Degrees

I love me some Motown, but I like alternative music, too. Groups like the ones Jessi mentioned seeing at her X-Fest: Shinedown, Crossfade, Five Finger Death Punch..these are all bands that I like and come to town in a festival. I would love to see these guys in concert, but here’s the thing about festivals here:

1) They occur mostly in the summer which means that…

2) It gets hawt as motherfuckin’ Hades here and no one drinks enough to keep themselves hydrated. They just drink. And then…

3) People get drunk and that’s when the stupid stuff happens

The last thing I need is to go into work and have my coworkers think my husband beat me the night before. LOL. I’ve seen the mosh pits, people. Bloody noses and bruises abound. LOL.

So what about you? What concerts have you been to?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

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November 10, 2014

Wet Panty Society – A Little Trivia About: Henry Cavill

Henry’s dream role is to play Alexander the Great. I could so picture him doing that. He does really well in period pieces. He also likes rugby (I so would attend a game if he played), but no longer plays due to injuries. And he has a knack for languages. He’s fluent in French (the language of lurve? Fuck. Me.) and has conversational skills in Italian and German.

 

henry2Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

November 7, 2014

Review: Robyn Peterman’s FASHIONABLY DEAD (The Hot Damned Series, Book 1)

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Pub. Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: Robyn Peterman Sold By: Smashwords Format: NOOK Book BN ID: 2940045263504

Pub. Date:
September 3, 2013
Publisher:
Robyn Peterman
Sold By:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
BN ID:
2940045263504

 

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.

At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?
Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

When and where did you buy this ebook? Downloaded for free on 10-6-14 on my Nook.

Did you finish it? Yes

What surprises did it hold–if any?

~ I’m just surprised that I haven’t read a paranormal in a VERY, VERY long time. I was on the BDB kick for the longest time. You feel me? I think I might’ve got burnt out. One scene in particular reminded me of the BDB in which all the other vampires interact with their King.

~ The reviews were calling this series “uproariously funny”. I would have to disagree on that. There were moments where I was laughing out loud, yes, but not to the point where I was doing it  for five minutes straight. Yes, I’ve done that. While reading one of Annette Blair’s books.

What scenes will stay with you? The interactions between Astrid, her Guardian Angel, Pam, and her Fairy Fighting Coach, The Kevin (or just The Kev). LOL And the love scenes were pretty hawt, too.

What characters will stay with you? 

Pam – Imagine Oprah as a foul-mouthed Guardian Angel. LOL

The Kevin – Imagine a hawtie Arnie Schwarzenegger as a fighting coach. LOL

Gemma – Astrid’s BFF was so accepting of all the supernatural stuff going on and it turns out she’s not all that human herself.

Have you read anything else by Robyn Peterman? I haven’t, but I plan to.

What will you do now with this ebook? Delete it – Not Lendable

Is it available today? Yes

What’s the verdict?

1/2

 

 

 

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

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November 5, 2014

Review: Melissa Foster’s SISTERS IN LOVE (Snow Sisters, Book 1: Love in Bloom Series, Book 1)

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Pub. Date: September 2, 2013 Publisher: Melissa Foster Sold By: Smashwords Format: NOOK Book Series: LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers) BN ID: 2940045253079

Pub. Date:
September 2, 2013
Publisher:
Melissa Foster
Sold By:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Series:
LOVE IN BLOOM (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons & Seaside Summers)
BN ID:
2940045253079

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

When and where did you buy this ebook? Downloaded for free on 9-17-14 on my Nook

Did you finish it? Yes

What surprises did it hold–if any? 

~ The biggest surprise was that I didn’t like this book. I was shocked actually because I’ve read other books by Melissa and really liked them. I’m sure it was the fact that Blake was portrayed as a douche canoe man-whore from page one. After reading this book, I’ve now discovered that I like it when the Player mentality is implied. LOL. I know. I’m weird like that. The thing is, when the hero is portrayed as a player, it’s more of a “tell” than a “show”. The readers know the hero is a player because the author tells us how he treats women or it comes up in conversations with his buddies. It’s never an in-your-face thing like it was with Blake. To be honest, if some guy had popped me in the nose–to the point where it bleeds!–and then proceeded to ogle a woman walking by–as I’m bleeding–I would’ve stomped on his toe. Or kneed him in the groin and said “Remember me? Miss Bleeding McBleedertons over here, you fucking asshole?” Right off the bat, I didn’t like Blake. And as the story progressed and he was going through his redemptive stages, I began to see him as some sort of sex addict. :/  My feelings about him never changed, even at the end. And I also wasn’t a fan of Danica. It seemed like she could never take off her “therapist” hat and after a while, I was getting irritated with her. <SPOILER ALERT>: A few times she mentioned getting out of the therapy business and starting a youth center. <END> Which I thought was pretty cool and at a certain point, I was like “Gawd, just fuckin’ do it.” Her sister and Blake kept getting tired of her constant “fixer” attitude and personally, so was I!

~ Acroski. The business that Blake and his partner had. Isn’t that an Olympic sport? If so, I think I’ve seen it and like the fact that they had made a business out of it. It’s not a real common sport (compared to just regular skiing, that is) and thought it was pretty cool.

What scenes will stay with you? Danica’s interactions with her Little Sister, Michelle.

What characters will stay with you? Michelle. She was just a broken, “imperfect” soul and so in need of a better role model. I just really liked how little by little, she opened up and came out of her shell.

Have you read anything else by Melissa Foster? Of course! And I plan to read more, but here are the reviews of some of them.

READ, WRITE, LOVE

THE BRADENS’ SERIES

STROKE OF LOVE

What will you do now with this ebook? Archive it – Lendable

Is it available today? Yes

What’s the verdict?

1/2

 

 

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

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November 3, 2014

Wet Panty Society – November: Henry Cavill

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The Wet Panty Society (formerly Beefcake of the Month Club) was started in July 2011 and is a monthly homage to beautiful, gorgeous, hunkalicious men. During that month, a picture of the chosen Wet Panty Guy will be featured every week for your viewing pleasure with a little bit of trivia. Prepare to drool! If there’s someone you’d like to refer to this exclusive society, please remember what Salt-n-Pepa said– “This is only for the sexy people”–and read the requirements.

This month’s inductee is the Man of Steel himself HENRY CAVILL

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Date of Birth: 5 May 1983, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK

Birth Name: Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill

Where You May Have Seen Him: As Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the Showtime series THE TUDORS (2007-2010) and as the half-God, Theseus in IMMORTALS (2011)

Where You Can See Him Now: Playing Superman in MAN OF STEEL

Where You’ll See Him Next: As Napolean Solo in THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E (2015), and reprising his Clark Kent/Superman role in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016), THE JUSTICE LEAGUE PART 1 (2017), and THE JUSTICE LEAGUE PART II (2019).

You knew it was going to happen eventually, right?  This guy’s been on my list for a long time, but, you know. I have to go in alphabetical order. I first became aware of Henry when I saw the movie, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (2002). He was 17 yrs old back then and played Jim Caviezel’s son. And honestly? Back then, they cast that role perfectly because he really looked like he could be related to Jim. The “Oh hel-lo and who are you?” Moment came when the series THE TUDORS aired. Granted, I was all about Jonathan Rhys-Meyers on that show, but he and Henry both provided some fabtastic eye candy on that show. When I heard that they were rebooting the Superman franchise (because Brandon Routh totally. Fucking. Sucked.) and got Henry, I was like “YES!” He’s perfect. When MAN OF STEEL came out, it totally made up for that other shitfest. It’s now playing on HBO and I find myself watching it still.

So, be “Thankful” and enjoy the weekly eye candy. Welcome to the club, Henry!

A little Superman trivia about Henry:

~ He was under heavy consideration and auditioned for the role of Superman in SUPERMAN RETURNS  (2006), but eventually the role was given to Brandon Routh. Thank God.

~ In being cast as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (2013), he becomes the third British actor to play the lead role in the reboot of a successful screen adaptation of an American comic book series.

~ He’s the first non-American actor to play Superman.

~ He had a commemorative Superman coin made as a token of appreciation for the folks at Gym Jones who trained him physically fit for MAN OF STEEL.

~ He’s a big comic book fan although he says he did not get to read them growing up due to his time at boarding school.

~ His favorite Superman story lines and the ones he used for inspiration are “Death Of Superman”, “Return Of Superman”, “Superman: Red Son” and “Earth-One”.

~ His favorite Superman story arc is “New Krypton” by Geoff Johns.

~ For his role as Clark Kent/Superman in ”Man Of Steel”, he followed a strict work-out regimen and consumed 5000 calories a day for six months. He also dyed his hair black.

~ He did not watch any previous Superman films or television shows while making ”Man Of Steel”, using the comics solely as a reference for his portrayal of Superman.

~ He achieved a body fat percentage of 3% for MAN OF STEEL, which is what body-builders reach during competitions.

 

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

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November 2, 2014

Currently Reading: Nancy Warren’s KISS A GIRL IN THE RAIN

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From dogs, to maids, to kissing in the rain.

 

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