Saturday, June 04, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up


our week
This week I had another job interview but it is for a job that I didn't realize was a sales rep position. I don't know why they called me, I'm a customer service/ receptionist type of gal! Anyway, we will see.I am packing to move soon so the house is a complete disaster! And Friday, oh Friday! I went over and was just relaxing with some friends, poolside! Yippee! I can't believe that it is time to start up the Hapters again! The Hapters is the name of our summertime book club that is held once a week, in the pool! Best book club ever! Haha! This week I've read: Spider's Bite, Web of Lies, Venom & Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep. I'm also listening to Ceremony In Death on audiobook. Well, that's my week...What about yours?


Friday, June 03, 2011

Help Wanted!

I got a JOB! Yay! I'm not sure of my start date yet, but I know it is second shift and that means I'm not going to be able to read & review as much once I start working. So, that being said...

Our Guilty Pleasures is looking for 1 or 2 people that would like to participate in reading & reviewing books as well as reviewing products that they are requested to review or they buy and would like to add a review of the item here and they would  also participate in the weekly memes that is a part of our blog. If you think you would like to try it, write a review for a book that you've read recently and email it to me @


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Web Of Lies
by Jennifer Estep

I'm Gin Blanco.

You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox. Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I’m a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn’t made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man . . . dead or alive.

my thoughts~
I read & reviewed Spider's Bite (book #1 in the Elemental Assassin series) in February 2010. I reread it again before I read Web of Lies and I think I liked it even more the second time I read it! Web of Lies starts a couple of months after Spider's Bite ends, with Gin is running the Pork Pit with Sophia, and is finding her retirement from killing people more boring than she thought, when a couple of guys come in and try to rob the place. I don't think they got the memo about a former assassin running the place! Well, it didn't stay boring for long! In Web of Lies, I was able to get caught up with the charming Finn, the caring Jo-Jo & Goth Girl Sophia! The highly moral Donovan Caine was back and still on his high horse. I also met a few new characters that I'm looking forward to seeing in the future...Namely, Owen Grayson! I think he is someone who won't run from Gin's dark side! Up next is Venom!


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.
When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

Publishing Details

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Date: September 13, 2011
ISBN13: 9780399157783


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (05/31/11)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading! It's a great way to check out what your fellow bloggers are reading. Anyone can play! Here are the rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from the page. PLEASE DON'T INCLUDE SPOILERS!
  • Share the author and title of the book so that others can add it to their TBR list if they want.
my teaser~
"You're just jealous." Finn dug a canister of breath spray out of his pants pocket and squirted some into his mouth.
"Hardly. Been there, done you." I replied. "Adequate, but unremarkable."

Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
page133 (eBook)


Monday, May 30, 2011

The Neon Graveyard
by Vicki Pettersson

Once she was a soldier for the Light, the prophesied savior who would decide the outcome of the eternal conflict raging unseen in the dark corners of her glittering hometown. Now Joanna Archer is just another mortal -- still born of an impossible union of Shadow and Light . . . still hunted by both -- and carrying the unborn child of a lover held captive by a depraved demon goddess. Joining forces with a band of rogue Shadow agents, Joanna's ready to storm the stronghold of her demonic foe, risking everything to enter this ghastly, godforsaken realm where the price of admission is her eternal soul. Because in a world that has stripped her of her power, identity, and fortune, Joanna has nothing left to lose -- except her baby, her future, and the epic war poised to consume the city.

my thoughts~  Wow! Just wow! The sixth & final installment of the Signs of the Zodiac is a book that made me incredibly happy! Joanna, once again finds herself going into Midheaven for Hunter & Carlos and having to fight Solange.  I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say this: This book wrapped Joanna's story up in a big red bow for me. It ended the way I think a series should end.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox

The Elemental Assassin series-eBooks 1-3
Spiders Bite, Web of Lies & Venom by Jennifer Estep
The Mercy Thompson series-eBooks 1-6
Moon Called, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed, Silver Bourne & River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Rapture In Death-J.D. Robb
Ceremony In Death-J.D. Robb
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jay Wells


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