Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Is it just me or does anyone else think that the cerridwen site is ugly as all hell?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I don't even know if I spelled that right. At the moment I'm to much in a tizzy to care. Do you know what just burns my cinnamon rolls (because I like them more than biscuits) ? Buying a new author and having the book turn out horrid. I bought two new books both historical in theme. Both sucked. The first one I couldn't even get to the third chapter. The second one I managed to finish all the while wishing I could take it back. I really just want to throw it away as opposed to giving it to a thrift store or half priced books. No one should be forced to read that crap. Maybe one day I'll do a review on the second book as I have quite a bit to say bout it. Hmm... something to consider.
Now what really steams me is reading a horrid book from a favorite author. Now I know that not every book is going to be a winner, but damn I hate when a streak is broken. When I type about this I am reffering to Ms. Eloisa James' book this duchess of mine (as pictured). What really pained me about this book is it was the first one in the series that i had picked up. I assumed that like many other series books I could just start reading without having read the preceding books. I was wrong. From jump I was lost. The first chaper was like walking into the middle of a play and having no idea who the characters are or even what the play was about. by the third chapter I put the book down and went on amazon to find some reviews to see if I was the only one who was having this problem. Apparently I was not. I didn't even bother reading it after going through a lot of the reviews. Apparently it was not one of her better books. Now usually that doesn't dissuade me from reading a book but I couldn't even get through the beginning. I still had very little idea what their relationship was before the book and frankly after pondering it I found that I really didn't care. Never a good sign in a book.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Review: The Glass Slipper Project

So I'd wanted to read this book forever. Anything having to do with a fairly tale usually catches my attention and I usually enjoy it so I was so excited when I saw the cover and name of this book. I started reading it in a store once an it started off wonderfully. I unfortunately had to return it to it shelf because Jessie was a little low on money that day <_<. Anyway about to days ago I went to half price book (who now by the way have cameras and security) and what should I see but this book The Glass slipper project which I have been looking for forever! So I bought it and boy do I wish I could take this crap back.

The story is about 4 formerly wealthy sisters who are losing their home. It is sold to their ex-servant's son, Alex. The supposed main couple is Alex and the second oldest sister Isabella. Alex and Isabella grew up together and....You know what let me skip to the chase.

This book had a strong beginning that just disappeared after the ball in the first quarter of the book. The Hero became unlikeable and the heroine TSTL (to stupid to love). She had no freaking backbone. I know that was intentional to show how much she, rather suddenly, changes near the end of the book but it was freaking annoying! She lets her sister run over her, she lets her boss run over her, and she lets the hero run over her. I just really, really didn't like her. Even after she hears what the Hero says about her sisters she doesn't stop her sibling's scheme to marry him to one of the sisters.

Another problem I had with this book was the fact that through most of it he is engaged to one of the sisters. I hate the fact that the hero was attached to another woman. Then when that falls through he decides to marry Isabella. Just like Isabella I felt like she was the second choice. their relationship felt forced.

The end of the book felt rushed. loose ends quickly and rather sloppily tied up. Some of the loose ends weren't even tied up. Like where does Alex's relation with his best friend stand now? I just hated this book. Usually I'll re-read something to make sure I didn't miss anything or just because I liked it. If I re-read this book, it would get chucked against a wall like it almost did while I was reading it.

My grade for the glass slipper project: F as in Fucking Failed!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Damn technology

So yesterday my keyboard wondered whether or not it would like the taste of water. The answer is no. No my keyboard did not like the taste of water. A shame really. it disliked it so much that it decided to revolt. I'm a hard boss to work for and you only get two chances to screw me. Long story short I have a new keyboard. YAY!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ellora's cave mystery.

So I was looking for Ellora's cave royalties when i noticed they aren't on the submission page anymore. Could they be in the author's packet? I don't know and don't feel like looking so you tell me.

edit: yup its in the authors packet 37.5% for electronic 7.5% for print

Alert! Alert! New erotic publisher!

So good news guys! Today Forbidden Passions Press went live. It is an erotic romance publisher. They are accepting submissions for BDSM, Menage , Homoerotic, and capture/abduction. However tey do not say how much royalties they pay. The standard is somewhere around 40%. I sent an e-mail to them to ask them but meanwhile let me give you some info.

edit: Okay they e-mailed back and the pay royalties of 40%. See, I do research for you!

General Submisson info
"We are open for submissions in "forbidden" romance genres, particularly ménage, BDSM, homoerotic and capture/abduction stories from authors who are passionate about erotic romance. Sex scenes must sizzle, be explicit, use adult language and leaving nothing to the imagination. Books can be set in contemporary, historical, paranormal/fantasy worlds, etc. All books MUST possess a strong, romance-oriented plot and have a happily-ever-after or happy-for-now ending. We are NOT interested in books that are strictly sexfests. Our goal is to cultivate authors with vivid, passionate voices and the ability to deliver well-crafted characters and relationships. We're most interested in books of 40,000 to 60,000 words, but will consider works as short as 20,000 and as long as 80,000. Nothing under 20,000 words will be considered at this time."

Here is their website.

Lyrical press has a call for submissions

I'm just popping in to tell you what I've learned through extensive research (aka going through their blog) Lyrical Press's editor Pamela Tyner is calling for submissions.

"I'm very excited that LP has given their editors the go-ahead to send out submission calls for the sort of manuscripts we’d like to see. So, here’s my own personal wish list...
* Got cowboys? Send them our way and you’ll make me a happy girl.
* Looking for a home for a dominant/submissive story? I’d love to take a look at it.
* And finally, I’d be very interested in reading stories where a character, or characters, have some type of psychic ability."

Well, go ahead, what are you waiting for? I'm sure that there is someone out there that fits the bill... maybe....