Sunday, 6 December 2009

The Sunday Salon – Mixed Blessing

You know when sometimes from weeks before you know a particular day or week was going to be busy and you schedule and plan and reorganise but it was just jam packed of things to do and you just have to do it.

This week was that such week for me, not only was I racing over the county to see my beasties teachers and find out what they were getting up to in the hours where I can’t see them, but I was delivering the last lot of books I had for the old age home and the hospital this week as well.

I got rid of alot of the stuff I had, like the Mills & Boons and the Harlequins – One thing I must say though is that those women know their books. I sometimes spend some time there reading as well – and they all want the juicy bit, they do me in, they really do.

I most times get very, very embarrassed to be reading the horizontal mumbo to the equivalent of my Gran – but those old girls love the whole lot. I did read some erotica this week – I held the book right up to my face, I couldn’t look at them… so embarrassed.

I got in a pretty decent amount of reading on my bag book this week as well and Heart’s Blood – Juliet Marillier is shaping up to be one of the best fantasy book of the year for more, I think I will spend today reading a bit more of it.

I had some excitement over the past two days – I won at two giveaways on the net this week. I won Lisabet Sarai – Tomorrows Gifts over at Roxanne's Realm. She has another book coming out at the end of the year that I am looking forward to: Thanks Lisabet…

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Necessary Madness

Power and love can both lead to madness.
Nineteen-year-old Kyle sees visions of disasters, visions that tear his world apart. Everyone assumes he is schizophrenic, but Rob, the cop who picks him up off the street, knows better. Rob's own experience has taught him that psychic powers are real, and potentially devastating. Since his telepathic sister's brutal murder, Rob wants nothing to do with 'gifted' individuals like Kyle. Yet he can't deny his attraction to the beautiful, tortured young man - an attraction that appears to be mutual.
When a brilliant, sadistic practitioner of the black arts lures Kyle into his clutches, Rob faces the possibility that once again he may lose the person he loves most to the forces of darkness.

 

 

 

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I also won a free 2 week Guest Membership at Massive Studios courtesy of Reviews By Jesse Wave and A.J. Llewellyn. For  those of you who don’t know what Massive Studio is, it’s somewhere I have always wanted to get into.  The site is Not Work Place Safe, nor is it for the faint of heart however for those wanting to know what I will be doing for the next two weeks follow the link…

I am so chuffed – I never win stuff on the net…. Thank Jesse, thanks A.J…. this is a nice holiday treat…

 

Hope your week had some surprises to it and I also hope you have something exciting to look forward to for the next two weeks, because I certainly have….

 

 

 

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From The Sunday Salon site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book

 

14 Speak To Me:

Amy C on 6 December 2009 at 14:12 said...

Hi E.H.,
I think that's wonderful that you not only drop off books but read them a little as well. Not sure how I'd get through the juicy stuff and erotica no less! You are brave :D.

Chris on 6 December 2009 at 16:03 said...

So I'm guessing you won't be telling those ladies about your Massive Studios visits? ;)

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 6 December 2009 at 17:03 said...

Congrats on your winnings, hon!
Why, that's quite an interesting site you won the membership for!! *still panting a little remembering the images*
Enjoy your two weeks overthere!
:)
Janna

Eyre on 6 December 2009 at 17:29 said...

E.H.,

I'm sure those ladies appreciate the books and the time you spend with them. You're awesome for doing that! Often people forget to look beyond the wrinkles, and they lose sight of the fact that these folks are still valuable, thinking, caring individuals.

Erotic Horizon on 6 December 2009 at 18:39 said...

@ Chris...

THEY CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH... nuff said..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 December 2009 at 18:41 said...

@Amy C..

Hi hon, hope the weekend is going good for you and your guys...

I was so embarassed - but I love being there for the few hours that I go in, so I pulled up my big girl pants and read erotica...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 December 2009 at 18:42 said...

@Janna...

I am so ready for that site - so ready...

I will definitely enjoy my time...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 6 December 2009 at 18:45 said...

@Eyre..

My Gran was my best gal pal so I am comfortable being around the girl... They all do treat me like I am six, but I love that...

I try to go at least two times a week - this week I was only able to go one time...

I'll probably pop in for a few hours on Monday evening...

E.H>

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] on 6 December 2009 at 22:35 said...

EH - You gave me a good laugh trying to imagine reading saucy romance to the grandmotherly types. LOL! Your awesome for doing this, even though it makes you uncomfortable. *high five*

Congrats on your win! Have fun!

Erotic Horizon on 6 December 2009 at 22:44 said...

@Donna..

Thanks hon, I should be used to it by now, but every week, I have to prop myself up to face them..

I think they are on to me anyhow and request these scens just to see me die of embarassment...

They are great old gals anyhow...

E.H>

Lily on 7 December 2009 at 03:49 said...

Congrats on the fabulous winnings!

Erotic Horizon on 7 December 2009 at 10:34 said...

@Lily..

Thank you... I plan to enjoy evey moment..

E.H>

Teddyree on 7 December 2009 at 10:41 said...

LOL reading about you reading the hot, saucy stuff to the oldies gave me a giggle, I would be exactly the same. It's a lovely thing to do and I'm so glad you enjoy it.

Excited to see your thoughts on Heart's Blood, now I can't wait to pick it up!

Erotic Horizon on 8 December 2009 at 09:43 said...

@Teddyree

Now that I am away from there I can laugh about it, but it and they embarass me everytime ...

HEART'S BLOOD is so good... so good..

E.H>