Take one book editor (male) with demons from a guilty marriage, add one (female) author who is considered the queen of erotica running from demons of her own. Mix until there are no lumps. Fold in a younger (male) assistant who is hopelessly in love with the female. Put over high heat and watch the explosion.
That about sums up how I felt about this book. The BDSM scenes were intense as is the character of Soren – the demon who our female (Nora) is trying to put behind her by writing…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 23, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments
If Death wanted to tell you a story, would you pay attention? That’s just what you’ll do when you pick up The Book Thief.
Death is a busy fellow (although he’s not gender specific we get the feeling he’s male). But the large scale events that keep him busy don’t often give him time to ponder why he may cross paths many times with some people. The case of Liesel Meminger is different. Death crosses her path many times during World War II’s Germany.
Death tells ten…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 23, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments
What would you do?
Really, what would you do if you wanted a child so badly and lived with a crippled husband? Would you sleep with another man to have that child?
When Jayne’s husband and his cousin have a carriage accident, the results are three-fold: Walfort himself is left a wheelchair bound cripple who has lost the use of his lower body; Ainsley, the cousin, is riddled with guilt because the story has it that he was driving the carriage after too…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
As a person who is a mere generation removed from that of William Shatner, I was thrilled that this book ‘spoke’ to me. From the wonderful cover photo to the very last sentence, I could not put this book down. In fact, I read it over the short span of two evenings.
A funny yet simultaneously serious look at life, Shatner Rules has me at last understanding the concept behind self-promotion. NOTE: As a writer myself, I’ve never been comfortable with promoting my work.…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
Time: The not-too-distant future.
Place: The United States
Problem: Overcrowding of prisons
In a country turned Puritanical, religious zealots hold the populace in a tight grip. A multitude of things, from wearing short skirts to questioning a man’s opinion, are all accountable actions. Hannah Payne has been deemed guilty of murder when she chooses to abort her unborn child. She is given one last opportunity to avoid…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments
This trilogy of books (Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) is best read one right after the other. Each book
ends with a cliffhanger that leaves you anxious to read more!
The country of Panem has replaced the USA. Panem consists of the Capitol and thirteen distinct districts. Some seventy-five years prior to the beginning of book one, the districts have revolted against the Capitol and are defeated. In an effort to keep the districts under control, the Capitol…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
Episode 3 of this serialized fiction is awesome! While episodes 1 and 2 were extremely good and kept me reading – this episode was so good I didn’t see the end coming until I got to the words TO BE CONTINUED….
This episode builds on the first two and gives us more information. Still can’t figure out what has hit planet Earth yet but the buildup is terrific. Can’t wait to read more. Fortunately I already have Episode 4.
Love the way…
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments
Do you get exasperated when you watch your favorite television drama, the tension mounts, and just as someone is going to pull the trigger, fall into the river, or get stabbed, the words “to be continued” flash on your screen? Hopefully, the writers have left you with a “I can’t wait to see what happens next” attitude. Sean Platt and David Wright have done exactly that with their serialized novel YESTERDAY’S…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments
Ten year old Sirka’s world is a happy one. She has loving parents and a fun-loving four year old brother whom she adores. But all that changes on the night of July 16, 1942 when German-occupied Paris is forced to give up it’s Jewish families. Up to this point the Germans have only taken away the men of the family. However on this particular night they grab entire families. Sirka, not knowing what all of this means, thinks to save her little brother Michel by locking him into a…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
After reading a number of reviews of Fifty Shades of Grey, I must admit that I don’t understand what all the hullabaloo is about? Is it thought provoking? Yes. It is laughable? Only for those who have no understanding of the myriad of ways to express love/lust.
To me the story is not about the erotic scenes, it is about the underlying driving forces of the two main characters, Anastasia and Christian. While we are privy to Anastasia’s makeup (the…
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
This is a short book that from the Prologue and Chapter 1 promised to be a fast-paced thriller that looked like it would pack a wallop. Both the Prologue and Chapter 1 appear to have been written by the same person; however, it appears that person did not write the remainder of the story.
While the story is set in Singapore, it is based on the premise that the passage of time makes revenge sweeter. The main character Yu-Lin, vows revenge on an underworld kingpin who causes the deaths…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves tells the story of two families, the Kerns and the Moritomos. Maddie and her brother TJ live in the family house (their mother is dead and their father is in a nursing home). TJ aspires to be a pro-league baseball player after college while Maddie has her heart set on studying at the Julliard School of Music as a violinist. TJ’s best friend is Lane Moritomo. We meet the three in Los Angeles in 1941. Maddie has been dating Lane in secret because he is first generation…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
“They took me in my nightgown.” – This is the opening sentence of Between Shades of Gray. Rarely have I read an opening that drew me into a story as quickly as this one.
Lina Vilkas is a fifteen year old girl living in Lithuania in June of 1941. Her family is typical – she has a younger brother and two educated loving parents. Her life is typical middle-class in that her family has a nice home, good food, warm beds, and they basically want for nothing. Within hours of our meeting the…Continue
Added by Marion Marchetto on September 17, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments