Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Sunday Salon – NaBloPoMo: January 09th – Just another Sunday

I am having a quiet weekend as usual catching up on family time, doing the laundry, the ironing and seeing my football team doing their best to lose another match – Damn worthless team.

On books

Anyhow I got a few books this week, spill over gift from the holiday season. I keep telling people “give me gift vouchers” as most of their purchases  either have to be exchanges or give away.

Despite some of the books piled in a corner to go back to the book store – two did brighten my day.. Howell’s book is  one of a series that I have following – I love this authors voice and the worlds he takes me to.

The second is one I have heard such good things about -  I am hoping I enjoy TALKER as well..


The Iron Palace

The shadow Path Bk 3

Morgan Howell

Seventeen years have passed since Yim, an ex-slave blessed by the benevolent goddess Karm, sacrificed her body - and perhaps her very soul - to Lord Bahl, avatar of the evil Devourer. In that selfless act, Yim stripped Lord Bahl of his power but became pregnant with his son. Now that son, Froan, is a young man. And though Yim has raised him in the remote Grey Fens and kept him ignorant of his past, the taint of the Devourer is in his blood.
Even now an eldritch call goes out - and the slumbering shadow stirs in Froan's blood, calling to him in a voice that cannot be denied. Armed with a dark magic he barely understands, Froan sets out to claim his destiny. When Yim seeks to stop him, her sole hope is that Honus - the love she abandoned - will take up the sword again for Karm's sake and hers. Only then can she hope to face the impregnable bastion of unspeakable evil: the Iron Palace.



Amy Lane

Tate "Talker" Walker has spent most of his life hiding his scars under a bright punk facade, and until he sat next to Brian Cooper on a bus, it worked. But Brian has spent his whole life being the invisible man, and he's used to looking below the surface. What he sees in Talker is a fragile and lovable human being.

Brian is outwardly straight, but Talker is desperate for love, and when Talker's behavior leads to some painful consequences, Brian is forced to come out of his closet—in dramatic fashion. He'll do anything to make sure Talker sees that he's the Prince Charming Talker has always needed.




I have not set up a challenge of such for this year – but I am keeping the Erotic challenge blog going with stuff I will be reading during the year. I am hoping it will help me in whittling down my TBR pile.

I have set some fairly reasonable targets for myself each month and I certainly have enough books to read to meet each criteria.

I am also doing my Self Published reading and Small Press reading this year again. Last year was a real eye opener for me in regards to my enjoyment of these books. There was definately the stereotypical set of things wrong with most of the books I read – but without a doubt one of the best book I read last year was a self published book.

If you are not fused about how or when you read a book or you are looking for something to help you with your reading pile check out the links. Click on the photos to take you to the post.


Until tomorrow – Wishing you a great Sunday.




Until next week – cheers


I am doing NaBloPoMo this January. The theme this month is - Friends

Best friends, worst friends, friends of the family . . . how many do you have, how many do you need, and where are they when you need them.


From  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.

3 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 9 January 2011 at 21:44 said...

I managed to get the firs Howell from bookmooch :D I do hope I will like it

Chris on 9 January 2011 at 23:47 said...

I hope you enjoy Talker! Especially since the sequel comes out in a week or so. :)

Lily on 10 January 2011 at 03:16 said...

Talker is a really good story. Hope you enjoy it.

I'm taking it easier this year on challenges and only doing three.