Saturday, August 25, 2007

Aug 25? Yep!!

Today's my birthday and the official start of birthday week. I'm trying to stay positive.

Enough about me, how about those books I ordered that I wanted oh so badly but have once again been thrown on top of Mount TBR?

Let's talk about those. But before we do can I just say that I know Nalini Singh's Caressed By Ice is going to save me.

I know it.

See, part of my mixed up psyche is to not really pay attention to the release dates of books. Let's face it, I get a little mental. So I kinda browse through and think 'shit, that's months away' and move on. For some reason I had Singh's latest not coming out until November in my brain so imagine my extreme joy when I discovered it was to be released on the 4th of September! - that's practically tomorrow!!!

And there was joy in the world.

Let's not talk about the stalking of stores or the harassing of poor innocent book clerks since discovering this two days ago. Just imagine if I had had a real clue about when the book was coming out. I would have been doing this for the past month. Easy. No really. I'm not well in this department.

On that note, I'm going to just jump over to my online store and see if any of my locals have this book in stock (they should because I pre-ordered the book and well, that's the way things happen around here. Just don't tell Bob!).

Dammit. Not there.

Anyways, let's talk books.

Desperado by Diana Palmer. I've heard that the powers that be have allowed her to go back to what she does best. Asshole heroes and the heroines who love them. I know that it's like watching a Springer Show in action but when Palmer gets everything just right, the hero grovel is the best. Soothes the angry beast C-Rex. And this was a hardcover for 5 bucks. Sweet.

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh. We talked about it. I'm sure I'll be buying it at the store long before it arrives on my doorstep but it was worth a try. I just can't wait!

Forget About It by Caprice Crane. I read her first book Stupid and Contagious back in February and had a blast with it. It's a romance with no sex. I know. But I think when I pick up these kind of books I consider myself reading in another genre - like Chick-lit. So I loved SAC and immediately started looking for her backlist. Doesn't have one, of course, because why would I fall for an author with a huge backlist. So I've been waiting oh so friggin' patiently for this one. It's release date is also Aug 27th. I'm taking it as a sign.

Wedding Survivor by Julia London. Huh. I can't remember why I bought this one. I'm pretty sure someone somewhere was talking about it. I need to keep better notes. Anyways, I've tried Julia London before but I found she was more chick-lit than I liked and well, it wasn't like it was the best chick-lit I'd ever read. So I've been avoiding her for years. Then someone in the ether talked about this book and how great a romance it was. Apparently it's that easy to get back in my good graces.

Silver Master by Jayne Castle (JAK). I had no clue she was still writing futuristics and I enjoyed the flower titled ones so when I saw this one was just released (and found no indication that it was a re-issue of an older title) I immediately snapped it up. I don't read her Quick books because they are too sweet and I hadn't really been reading JAK lately but her Castle books have usually hit the spot so fingers crossed on this one! Holy cow, it says it's the fourth in a series. I wonder if I own any of the others. Ugh.

Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice. I'm pretty sure this entire order can be blamed on this book. I figured it wouldn't be in stock anywhere (Canada), I've been sleeping like a vampire for a solid week, and I wanted it NOW, NOW, NOW!!! I haven't read a bad review although I'm glad Keishon let it be known that there is some serious plot situations that might have thrown me if I wasn't ready.

All the books are here except for the two that aren't out yet. Bummer. I think they should have HUGE book release parties on my birthday. You know, Singh, Ward, Stuart, they should all have big releases on Aug 25 every year. THAT would be a party.

Also, there may be another book winging it's way to me but it's super secret. Hush, hush kind of stuff really. Well, yeah, I think it is but you'll know later. Or sooner.

Let's wind this puppy up.

I know there are many of us kicking through a slump right now so the question - is there a book that you know will bust you out of your slump? I know I'd crawl over broken glass for that Singh book right now but I have to wait just a wee bit longer. I'm lucky. I'm not sure I could name another book that would kick me out of this slump right now. I think I need to be sucked into a book and I'm guessing it won't happen until maybe everyone goes back to school and work and leave me in peace. Maybe then I'll read.

One can hope.


Kat O+ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *hugs* (I am thwarting the Aussie tradition of birthday punches in favour of something less ... violent.) I'm actually in the midst of a reading frenzy, but I'm still extremely excited by Caressed by Ice. But Sept 4?!?!? I rang the bookstore last week and they told me OCTOBER. I'll know the entire story by osmosis by then. Life is so unfair!

Marg said...

Happy Birthday!

I liked the Julia London book. I prefer her contemporary voice to her historical voice!

Kristie (J) said...

Happy Birthday!!! And Birthday Week what a nifty idea.
As for da books - I've never tried Diana Palmer before. Odd that. And my nod goes to the LMR book. It was sooooo good.

Angela James said...

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday, too! But I start my birthday week the week before my birthday ;) The end of my birthday week is looking much better than the beginning, thank goodness! Have a great day, Cindy.

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Hope Bob comes through for birthday week. Does he still have his credit cards? :)

I got a kick out of this...

...I know I'd crawl over broken glass for that Singh book right now...

Only another reader addict would nod their head in agreement. Most people would think we're nuts.

Jennie said...

Happy birthday, Cindy! Yaaayyy! I hope your entire birthday week is fun. ;)

I'm looking forward to the Singh too, and that Caprice Crane book looks cute. If I were in a slump right now (I'm not, but now I'm knocking on wood) I'd be looking to the new Crusie/Mayer to get me out of it. I've heard it's really good, and she's a fave of mine. :)

Mollie said...

Happy birthday!! Looks like a good book list! I've seen most of those titles around blogland recently, have added most of them to my reserve list at the library! Our library didn't have Dangerous Lover so I put in an order request for it! ;)

Enjoy your birthday week!!!

P.S. Got my first book yesterday (Cold As Ice)! :)

jmc said...

Happy birthday!

And, hey, I saw a blurb about the trailer for Crane's second book over at MediaBistro. Here's the link, if you're interested:

Rosario said...

Happy birthday!! I think you're SO right about the Singh. I had the chance to read an ARC, and it's just as good as we were all hoping for!

Nikki H. said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! I hope your birthday is as great as mine was! And I am looking forward to the Singh book as well as the new Brotherhood book. I think I have already read the Palmer book. Or is it a new one?
At any rate, Have a great week!

Kyahgirl said...

Happy Happy Birthday cindy!

I'm waiting the next Singh book too. Funny thing is I thought I'd check out some of her other romances and I absolutely hated them. Oh well, she's hit the mark with this series! What is it about those men disguised as animals....or is it animals disguised as men???

Hope your day is great! :-)

C2 said...

Happy birthday!! :o) The Snoopies are dancing in celebration!

In a bit of perfect timing, I got my book from you today - so I'm celebrating with you, really. LOL

Book I would crawl over glass to get? All Through the Night. Do I need to say more? (And maybe Lover Unbound.) ;-)

I say the Jayne Castle books stand alone pretty well. It's always better to read a series in order but you'll be okay if you don't on these.

nath said...

Happy B-day Cindy!! I hope you enjoy your b-day week :D Have fun and let's hope Caressed by Ice is delivered early!


ReneeW said...

Happy birthday, Cindy! I want Caresse by Ice desperately, but you know how lucky I am at finding at the stores around here. Pretty much hopeless on the day it's released. And Dangerous Lovers is on my wish list too. Have a great week!

LinnieGayl said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy!!!

Dance Chica said...

Happy birthday!

I'm looking forward to Caressed By Ice, too. :-)