Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Dirty Dozen, Part I

You're probably wondering..."How does she have time to read all of these books?"

I don't. I have a sink/cabinets full of decomposing, food-filled dishes, and I am currently in the running for the 'Tallest Mound of Trash Ever Stacked in the Trashcan' contest. The laundry basket has exploded and there are weeks of fallen-out hair on the bathroom floor. I also don't sleep, which leads me to my exclaimer. 

If you stay up reading until sunlight floods in through the windows, and your phone reads 6:00 a.m. with your alarm going off in one hour to get ready for work....DON'T START THIS LIST!   

If you are as annoyingly obsessed with reading one more chapter just because they teased the first sex scene at the end of the last, stay tuned...

(Click on the pictures to read the description or to purchase from Amazon.)

1-3. Fifty Shades of Grey-Darker-Freed 

Why not start The Dirty Dozen list off with the most talked about "mommy-porn" book on the market? Filled with BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadomasochism) overtones, it even made this nasty-minded girl blush. I've never thought I would be interested in this type of sex in my own life, but that could just be because I haven't had the washboard ab, billionaire, bad-boy-with-too-many-issues-turned-good, Christian Grey walk into my life.
This story takes bending over and having your pony pulled to a whole new level. To be even more brutally honest, I had to stop in the middle of the first book to "take care of business". This book is hot. My suggestion...grab your significant other (flavor of the week/night), read the dirty scenes to together, and star in the remake ;-) ;-).
If you have already read this series, here's a little funny for you. Enjoy.        

4. Bared To You (A Crossfire Novel)
If you have just finished the Fifty Shades Series, The Crossfire Series should be your next literature adventure. With many similarities to Fifty, it provides a nice transition with bonuses, such as a much better writing style, character depth, and more of a BDSM undertone. Maybe because I was so used to Fifty, this story didn't seem as raunchy to me, but I loved Eva and Gideon's sex scenes just as much as Ana and Christian's.

Now is the time to get involved with this story, because the second installment, Reflected in You, releases on October 2, with the third rumored to release in January 2013.

 5. Beautiful Disaster
I can't tell you how much I love this book! I love it so much I thought about putting it at the top of the list, but I didn't because they are listed in order of how I read them.

I read this book three time in a row. Ridiculous, I know.

Here is why it is amazing...

-The author is from Blackwell, OK, but lives in Enid.
-She started as a self-published author.
-The story takes place in a small, Oklahoma, college town. Which, for all of you who are from the same Alma mater as me, you will love it. It makes the story all the more real when you can relate on a location aspect.
-The female lead, Abby Abernathy, is not annoying.
-The male lead is the tatted-up, campus man-whore; undefeated, underground, fighting champion; sex on a stick, Travis Maddox.
-The story is on the verge of book-to-screen. EEK!
Travis and Abby's story is absolutely irresistible. You will be sucked up in a tornado of love angst, jealousy, fighting, gambling, the list goes on. It's pretty hard not to want to see the ladies man fall in love and get his heart broken for the first time. 

Walking Disaster, Beautiful Disaster written from Travis's POV (point of view), is set to be released April 16, 2013. 

6. Easy
Easy is an afternoon read, a light romantic college-age tale. The female lead, Jacqueline, is dumped by her long-time boyfriend and assaulted by her ex's frat ass friend, who walks the stalker line. All this sadness is nulled by the presence of a brooding and delicious guy in the back of her macroeconomics course, coupled with e-mail flirting sessions with the course's T.A. In the midst of Jacqueline's relationship with the two new guys, a twist occurs and BLOWS YOUR MIND (just see it coming a mile away. Maybe that's why it's called Easy.) Webber's story is a fun, predictable read but interesting enough to keep you hooked.

If you have read one of the above, leave a comment and let me know your opinion.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Step on in and have a read

Here we go...

Needless to say, I have been putting this off for some time.

This is my rooftop for writing for the hell of it (ranting for the hell of it), posting story ideas, uploading current chapters, and suggesting books for friends, family, and other audience members.

Warning: I have never ever been good at sticking to anything. Especially childhood diaries and the whole Xanga/Myspace era.  

This blog will put me on "front street". You (whoever you are) will see just how delusional my brain is. Because when it comes to love, I just can't give up. I was born a hopeless romantic, and I will die the same. As a kid, my barbies did only the following four things: fall in love, get married, have sex, and make babies. This childhood memory says a great deal about the type of person I am; because those four are, to this day, the main things I think and dream about.

Although it has had its' high points, my love life has never EVER been like it is in the books and movies. Ugly guys, rude guys, users, abusers, in-the-closet, terrible love-making, small name it, I've had it. Therefore, I make it my personal mission to give my female leads everything I never had and anything my imagination can conjure up. As for the male leads, you will not go without ;-).  

There's going to be a lot of sex...just letting you know. I get extremely frustrated when a book or series makes you wait on the good, juicy love scenes (ahem...Twilight). So, I made it a goal to always write straightforward, blush-inducing sex scenes. I want you (the reader) to verbally say, "OH MY GOD!" out loud while reading my words. Soak it up and enjoy it, because you know I did when I was writing it.

As for the title of this blog, it comes with a theory. My theory is men and women (or men and men/women and women, whichever tickles your fancy) seek a companion in the fall season. Maybe it's because people don't like to be lonely during the holiday months or cold during those long winter days and nights. Whatever the reason, there is always an influx in relationships around the month of October. Of course, these relationships have a tendency to tapper off around April, because non-married people like to be single in the summer. Why do you think there is a such thing called "summer love"? Danny and Sandy
didn't sing "SPRING lovin, had me blast" in Grease, did they? Hell no. Because spring is for breaking up, summer is for hooking up, winter is for snuggling up, and fall is for f**king...just kidding. Fall is for falling in love.

So in regards to anything published here... please comment. Good, bad, constructive, just plain rude...I don't care. I need all the help I can get. I have committed to writing a creative thesis for my master's work, and I plan to publish each chapter here. My committee consists of three men, so a variety of opinion is needed before I present anything to them.

I hope you step on in and have a read. I will try to publish 2-4 times a week. Tomorrow, I will post a suggestion list of titles I have read over the summer. Just a heads up...Because my genre is contemporary romance, most of what I like to read is the same.

Living and writing the prologue of my life,