Sunday, 21 October 2012

Great Author: Doris O'Connor

I thought I'd do a blog post about an author I like every once in a while.

Today its Doris O'Connor.

After reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, I'd asked on my good and faithful Babycentre for books similar. 2 friends (Ali and Jackie I will be forever grateful!) recommended Doris books. Doris had been a member of Babycentre a while back, and is good friends with both above mentioned. So I checked out her books on kindle. These are her books I've read so far:

Goldie and Her Bears
'If you come down to the club tonight, you're sure to get a surprise'
3 shifters who run a BDSM club, make Goldie their submissive. You don't find out they are shifters until near the end, and yes of course they shift into bears. Jason, his brother Jacob and his sister Cat 'play' with Goldie and take her to places she'd never dreamed.

Astrid gets a great birthday present from her friend Lynn, she doesn't realise how good of a present it really is though. She is sent off to a little island, and meets Prince Rashid, he's basically an XXX aladdin! Astrid is there to have her needs taken care of in everyway possible by the prince, her very own fairytale.

The Last of his Kind
Another great erotic take on a fairytale. Penelope is having a quiet time in her family holiday home at Loch Ness, and comes across a naked, very sexy man who seems hurt. She takes him home to help him with his wounds. She feels something stir inside when she looks at him, and they have some extremely hot sex, and lots of mind blowing orgasms. Little does she know, he's not just a wounded man, but a very mysterious creature from whom she's known a long time.

Mr Satisfaction Guaranteed
Anna needs to get laid, and finds out about an escort service. She pays a lot of money, and meets Mr Satisfaction Guaranteed. And satisfaction guaranteed he is indeed. A good twist at the end which I never seen coming. And the ice! All I will say is the ice is good!

Riding her Tiger
Estelle meets Ink online. It soon turns into meeting in person, and what she finds is something she's not done before. Another great tale of shifters, and a brilliant Erotic take on The paranormal. Mistaken identity? Will things turn out as they should?

Tiger Scars
This is the second in the Ink series. Amazing, sexy, and very very hot. This one focuses more on Ink, which I liked. And I love the character of Grisha. I even think I may have a Little crush on him. I think the third book should be focused on him.

Doris seems to capture your attention brilliantly in her books. And even though they're short, I think they're the perfect size for the story they hold. The only one I've read so far which I think could have been longer, is Riding her Tiger, but I guess that's why its a series! I love the way Doris leaves you wanting more at the end of each book, which is the reason I've went straight back to amazon to buy another after finishing one. I hope she releases more stories, and I'm very happy she was recommend to me, otherwise I may not have found her.

I also think its fantastic that she can write such addictive and great books, whilst raising (with her husband) their 9 children!! She must be a very busy woman, and good at multi-tasking! She seems a lovely person too, accepting my friend request on Goodreads, and chatting with me from time to time.
I think Doris has introduced me very nicely into the genre of erotic fiction, and has me begging for more!!

Thank you Doris!!

You can find out all about Doris here:

Friday, 12 October 2012

Amazon kindle lending library launched in the UK

Just read this in the news.

Amazon have today announced the launch  of their Kindle Lending Library. Customers can lend from loads of different titles like the Harry Potter books and more.

Great I thought! Until I read on. You have to sign up to Amazons Prime account which costs £49 per year.
So now I'm not so sure, is this a good deal? Would I spend more than £49 a year on kindle books anyway? I'm not sure as I tend to buy the cheaper books (or just get free ones) on kindle, and lend others from my library as E-books. Is it worth buying them yourself then you have them forever?

Hmm, this will be something to think about.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Lullaby by Claire Seeber

What should have been a happy family day out quickly turns into a nightmare for Jess Finnegan. One minute she is thankful for a few minutes' peace away from the demands of motherhood. The next she is frantically searching for husband Mickey and 8-month old Louis.They have disappeared, nowhere to be seen. As the police launch a massive manhunt, Jess's panic intensifies.
Then Mickey is found, badly beaten – and alone. Where is Louis? Is he still alive? Could he be the victim of child trafficking or something much closer to home? Just how well does Jess know her new husband? And when her wayward brother turns up out of the blue, what is he after? As the investigation unravels, Jess discovers that the people closest to you are not always what they seem…

I read this a couple of weeks ago and forgot to review it. Took me a while to read it actually, as I just didn't enjoy it. 

I honestly didn't enjoy this, and was trying my best to get on with I so I could just get it finished. The main character Jess just seemed too happy throughout the book, even though her husband was in ICU and her baby son was missing. The other characters got on My nerves too. The book drones on so much, that by the end you don't seem to particularly care who kidnapped her son.

Wouldn't recommend this one

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The All American Family e series by Brook Syers

I recently found a kindle book free called 'The All American Family: Facebook Therapy. Episode 1' by Brook Syers, and thought it looked alright. Here's the blurb from Amazon:

Bob and Susan Evans are drowning in debt, addicted to Facebook, short on time, juggling four kids, too tired for sex, and getting on each other’s nerves. In other words, they’re the typical American family.
In this groundbreaking eSitcom, author Brook Syers takes you deep inside the family dynamic while keeping the laughs going at a breakneck pace. Whether it’s a grandfather attempting to buy an iPhone or a teenager failing a driver’s test, you will LOL and shout OMG as you identify with the situations and characters.

In Episode 1, Bob and Susan drag the family to an aggressive Facebook therapist. Bob promises to buy Connor a car without consulting Susan, who manages the finances. Bob’s father (Bill) shows up with a date from the nursing home and reveals some shocking family secrets.

It was free, so I thought 'what the hell, let's give I a try'. I'm so glad I did!

I downloaded Episode 2 'The $82,000 Camry' straight after and loved it. So today I purchased and read both episode 3 'Fifty Shades of Role Play' and episode 4 'The Double-Fisted Reverse Rodeo Hole' both for 77p each.

In Episode 2, Grandpa gets a day pass from the nursing home and tries to buy an iPhone. Bob attempts to sell insurance to the meanest Indian in America. A car salesman talks Bob into buying extra coverage.

In Episode 3, Bob's coworkers give him advice on sex. Susan gets into a political argument with her mother. Bob and Susan get away for the weekend to do some Twilight role playing.

In Episode 4, Bob and Susan rush home to stop the party at their house, Susan gets busted using an illegal coupon scheme, Bob talks to Carly about sex, Susan bribes Bob to come to a Twilight Rewatch Party.

I am not joking, I have not laughed out loud at a book in ages like I have with this series. I won't give too much away, but let's just say Carly driving exam is hilarious in book 1, I almost wet myself laughing at the poo incident in book 2, the role playing in book 3 seemed fun, and the parent to child sex talk in book 4 was cringe-worthy!

Ch-ch-check out Brook Syers other books and his blog right here:

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Fifty shades of Mel and Barry by Mel Dutton

I read this yesterday in the space of about 20 minutes.

I think I only bought this as it had been in our local newspaper a couple of times as she's from my neck of the woods.

I wish I hadn't of bothered. What a pile of tosh!

I'll give her one thing, she does say at the start of the book that she isn't a writer and knows that the book will not be well written. She was right, it wasn't well written at all.

The newspapers made it out to be like 'Fifty shades', which it wasn't.

To be honest, it was just a short story, with little comments about her 'chav' life (I know it was orignally called 'Fifty Shades of Chav', that should have given me a clue lol), and how her 'Barry' was a shoplifter, serial cheater and an all around stupid dude.

There had been comments that this was going to be a rather raunchy book, again like 'Fifty Shades', which really it wasn't. I think I can remember a few bits about stuff like that which included Mel 'flicking her bean' a couple of times, and doing something rude with a banana.

Honestly I wish I hadn't have bought it. £2 I would rather have spent on something else. The only good thing is that 5% of the sales go to Samuel's Childrens Charity, dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families.
I did give it 2*'s instead of 1* as I give her her dues for trying.