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Judge for the 2012 - 21st AnnualI'm the self-proclaimed QUEEN of fragments, run-ons, made up words & droppin' gs. I really don't have set format for a review, the way I feel about the book dictates the way the review comes out. What I can promise is no snark and no spoilers, unless I warn you about it but I'd rather not put spoilers.
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I LOVE to read, a book a day is my norm. This blog is to share that love and to keep me from going insane now that my only child is an adult =)
I'm discovering I have a bit of NAUGHTY in me, as well as an inner sub waiting for a COWBOY DOM to make her come out.
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Hi Everyone! I’m Kimber with Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews and I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself for those of you who don’t already know me.
I live in the DEEP south with my husband of 21 years, our 16 year old daughter, and our 20 year old son who’s currently off at college. I LOVE to read but that wasn’t always the case. My husband, son, and daughter always had a book in their hand and I honestly never understood the draw of not being able to put a book down. Sure, I read books in the past and liked them okay, but had never had that WOW feeling while reading. Sadly, I felt like a dummy/outcast in my own home sometimes because I was never able to discuss anything that had to do with books or reading. Things changed for me when I went and saw the first Harry Potter movie with my children. My son kept saying throughout the movie, this isn’t like the book, it’s just not the same, and kept mentioning how much better the book was compared to the movie. I really enjoyed the movie but curiosity got the best of me and I decided to read it at their requests. Well, I loved them so much, I read them over and over, and the rest is history. Every time a movie was based on a book, I would buy the book before the movie released and a few years later, I hit upon Twilight. Twilight got me started in the paranormal genre and from there I found the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and many, many more wonderful series/authors to help feed my new found hunger for reading. In August of 2010 my husband bought me a Kindle DX for my birthday. I think it’s because he was forced to build bookshelves and cabinets to hold all of my books--I was OBSESSED with reading and not interested in getting rid of any of them—but what I really liked about my Kindle was I didn’t have to camp out at the book store waiting for the next book in a series to ship. I do miss hanging out and reading at my local Books-A-Million, but the convenience of downloading books at a moment’s notice outweighs that guilt.
Not only do I love to read but I love to discuss the books I read, whether it’s a great YA book, paranormal, EROTIC, or mystery/suspense, part of the fun is being able to talk about it and hear other’s thoughts too. I love it when people comment on my reviews!
I am having a blast with the GP review site. I’ve “met” so many wonderful friends, and just think, it’s all because of Harry Potter. Go figure!
I’m happily married to my own real life hero. We have a great life raising our children. It brings me tremendous joy when my children tell me how much they love to read. Great discussions ensue. The apple doesn’t fall too far…
Happy Reading All!
Artistic Designer/Tech GuruI spend my day time as an Administrative Slave to several lost causes. I find myself daydreaming about all the great books I read at night. Once I leave the confines of office drudgery I’m a human taxi cab for my two sons and their endless soccer activities. I sneak in all the reading I can at practices and games! I’m so glad I have a nook to keep it all under wraps!! I spend my downtime reading, cuddled up with my multitude of furry companions and chatting with my friends online. I have the luxury of spending my nights wrapped around a broody alpha man with sexy Spanish accent. He doesn’t understand why I could possibly want to ‘sit around reading’ all the time, but he reaps the rewards often enough to keep quiet about it!
Strong willed leading ladies paired with dominant males and all they have to offer a girl is what I tend to Iook for in a book. My favorite genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Erotica. Some of my favorite authors: Kelley Armstrong, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Lorelei James, and Selena Kitt. ~Ava
I have a true passion for romance novels. I love the escape and the enjoyment that comes with reading a great book. When I read a book, I want it all. It has to evoke emotion from me. I want to laugh or cry and I want more than anything to fall in love with the characters and their lives. I want to be captivated until the very last word. A good author has the ability to bring it all out. I also want a great beginning. A great beginning to me is one that lands you smack dab in the middle of your characters lives, fast and hard. Something monumental or life changing should be happening that sets it all in motion and takes hold of the reader. It keeps them glued in an effort to find the what, where, why and how.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts. I will express my unbiased honest opinions.....both the good and the bad.
~Wishing you all lots and lots of sexy stories ~
I’m also a mommy, wife, daughter, and a full time something to someone all the time. I also like to think I’m a southern lady to the bone with an attitude to match, and I don’t have time to be a southern belle. They faint to damn much for my taste. I’m busier now than ever, but to those of you who read my reviews I hope y’all like them! And to my friend Didi, thank you for bring us all together and being one of the sweetest lady’s I know! Live, laugh, love, and read tons of good books!
Reading is the best gift I ever gave myself and I consider myself lucky to be able to enjoy it. There is sometimes nothing better than a good book & I'm excited to be reviewing those books for you here. It is my hope that the reviews I write will make you run to your preferred outlet and buy it as quickly as possible!
My "career" in reviewing actually happened by complete accident. I was reading some posting in one of my many yahoo groups and saw an ad from Long and Short Reviews looking for people and i figured "why not?!?", well that was in September of last year and I have already read roughly 300 books. When I think of my love for reading and how it all started, i can remember picking up a Cosmo magazine and looking at the book reviews/blurbs in the back and a Nora Roberts book was featured (it was The Villa) and i immediately fell in love. I had always liked to read before that, but after that skimmed magaine, I haven't been able to put books down. Barnes & Noble and Amazon love me equally since I own both a Kindle 3 and Nook, along with a laptop and iPad 2. I have an electronics fetish! When I bought my house almost 4 years ago, i actually had to buy one with an extra room off my office just so I could store all of my books, when it took 4 cargo van loads to transport all of my books I should of known I had a problem, but like my mother says "There are worse things I could be doing with my time"
Anyway as you can tell I tend to babble, and have disconjointed thoughts, but in the end most people just think I have ADD or something.
I am so happy to be apart of the GP family and can't wait to get to know each of my fellow reviewers better Happy Reading!! Rhys
Most of the time I am working part time in my local grocery decorating cakes, after wards I'm chasing my five and ten year old boys around the house! =) When I'm not doing that I'm reading, writing, or on Facebook. I've been married almost eleven years to my soulmate who tolerates my love of books. He's happy that I've gotten an e-reader since it means I don't buy as many paperbacks anymore. I still have tons of books floating around my house on almost every surface I can find though.
I look forward to reviewing books since I get to read new authors, and stories.
Thanks so much!
Peace and love,
In my early teens, my grandmother would come to visit and bring a suitcase full of books. Those were the days when you could fly with unlimited luggage and not pay overweight fees. And since Granny loved romances, I learned to love them too. My young, impressionable mind was titillated by some of the steamier books
As I grew older, I gravitated once again toward horror stories, and I devoured everything written by Stephen King, Dean Koontz and later Anne Rice. I’m still somewhat in love with the vampire Lestat… I’ve always had a thing for bad boys. Hehehe! My first book of erotica was Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, written under the pen name of A.N. Roquelaure. I had no idea that such books existed!!!
Through the years I’ve gone through phases, reading horror, then switching to sci-fi, then to action/adventure, then mysteries, and back to horror. I didn’t really start reading romance again until I bought my first Nook ereader a couple of years ago. While searching for free reads, I discovered the Rough Rider series by Lorelei James. Holy smokes batman!!! I was hooked. And any of those McKay boys can reel me in. Any day. Any time. Heaven knows they’ve got the right bait!
From there began a love affair… in my fantasies anyway… with all things erotica. Some of my favorite authors include Lorelei James (love those cowboys!), Cherise Sinclair (discovered my naughty side!), Shelly Laurenston , JR Ward, and Charlaine Harris (still love the paranormal!), and many, many more. I currently have just over 1,000 books on my Nook, most of which are erotic romance.
For me, one of the greatest joys of reviewing for Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews is discovering talented new authors and sharing their books with others. I tend to be outspoken and more than a little snarky, but you’ll never wonder what I think. Thanks for letting me share my love of reading with you.
Basically, I had some teenagers beg me to read the Twilight books and I was hooked on this thing called reading for pleasure. From that mild beginning I started down a path that has led from vampires, to dark hunters, to demons, to cowboys, BDSM and M/M that can combine all of those.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my love of reading all things with an HEA with you. Have any more questions, just ask! I love getting to know people!
I enjoy a book that grabs you from the beginning, and doesn't let you go till the end. I really enjoy seeing parts of myself in the characters. I have also learned through reading the naughty books lately that I have a bit of a submissive side, and my attraction is to the strong alpha male cowboy with a touch of Dom in his back pocket. :) If only I could put in an order for that kinda man.