Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Books!! *cough*

First, the background may change daily at this point. At the wicked age of 40 I now find all those things I loved burning holes into my retinas and that orange fun was hurting. So I go to pick another background and oooops, it's still orange and bossy. But obviously orange is on the brain so we'll see if it lasts more than a day.

Let's talk about the books I have ordered!!

Uh oh. Uh, something is not right here. I already have the cover images downloaded which means....I've probably already bought these books!!! ZOMG!!

Okay, maybe, just maybe I was planning this post and pre-loaded the cover art. I mean, that's what normal people might do...but I'm so not normal and the idea that I would be that organized is laughable.




Yeah, that's my sarcastic laugh that means I'm a total nut job and I'm about to find out what Amazon Canada's return policy is like.


Oh, but about the books.

I really want to read them. So bad, I've probably managed to order 2 sets now.

*shake it off*


Which means I also have the other book I ordered!!

How in the world!?


I knew there was something wrong. I knew it, but did I listen to that little voice in the back of my brain. Of course not because it's normally a wack a do!

I need chocolate.

Bloody hell.

See, I pre-load my cart with books I want to buy. Only I normally buy from Chapters but I got an Amazon gift certificate and now I realize I didn't empty the cart, thinking it was a wishlist instead of realizing that a few months ago I probably ordered the books from Chapters.

I said Bloody Hell already, right.

So that's three books that are going back.

*mental shake*

Okay, we can save this.

Surrender to An Irish Warrior - this book was reviewed by Super Librarian Wendy who also put it on her top 10 for 2010 and it's dark. Like super dark and I like dark so I just had to order the book.

Now, I don't really like people on covers but this guy is wicked hot. Clean shaven with just enough muscle.


That was more about me than the book.

Moving on!

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

People are having kittens over this book and I have to see what it's all about. Made jmc's top 10 list (maybe it was more) for 2010 and I haven't heard one bad word against it so I'm in.

If someone here has read this book and it's more Urban Fantasy than romance please do let me know. I can deal, I just need to know going in.

Which means I haven't read the reviews because I knew I was going to buy this book. Again, the way my brain works is ...


And finally Scoundrel's Kiss by Carrie Lofty. Another Super Librarian pick that sounded just quirky enough to have me sit up and notice.

Thing is, we've talked about how I need to branch my reading out and that's what I'm trying to do with this pick. I need new 'auto-buy' authors so I'm out to try a whole new pack of peeps.

We'll see how long that lasts.

And with this order I pre-ordered 3 books. I'm not sure why I did it but I thought, why not, give it a try.

Raziel by Kristina Douglas
Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole (auto-buy author)
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (super squeeeee) it's Hawke's book and I can't wait but it's not out until the last day of May.

All right, off to see if I really do own those 3 books I talked about earlier.

Nobody mention this to Bob.


Wendy said...

I like this background quite a bit....but uh's really orange! LOL

Hope you enjoy the books. I liked 'em lots, which you already know :)

C2 said...

Holy pumpkins, Batman! Heh. ;-)

The Iron Duke was my top read of 2010, too. SO. GOOD!! Not urban fantasy at all...historical steampunk romance, if that makes sense. There is a prequel novella in the Burning Up anthology that was number 2 on my list. Not necessary to read first but SO GOOD!

CindyS said...

Wendy - okay, onto another backdrop ;)

C2 - Holy Ribbon Batman! Good to know about The Iron Duke - like I said, I haven't seen anyone not like this one so definitely on the list to be read!


nath said...

LOL, Cindy. I know what you mean! I was browsing for background yesterday as well and all I was picking was flower-y ones! ^_^;

Did you order this through Amazon, I mean all of it + the pre-orders? What shipping options did you take? not the ship when all is in stock I hope?!?

I'm pretty sure the Meljean Brook is romance :P Although I still haven't read it ^_^;

C2 said...

I like the ribbon! Heh. :-D

Anonymous said...

The Iron Duke is steampunkish historical romance, but...I had my issues with it. Haven't written up the review, though. I'd be VERY interested to know what you think of the hero. (Then again, you love Anne Stuart, so what am I saying...)