Friday, March 22, 2013

Oops I spoke too soon

Yep I should have waited to voice my Hollyoakes praise because Dammit to Hell if they didn't fuck up this story line, here I was praising how they sent Brendan off in a gun battle only to find out he barely even got his shoulder hurt WTF? Seriously people all they have accomplished is sending Brendan to prison again & knowing Ste he will never get over it UGH!!!! I am so disappointed in Hollyoakes I mean they had the perfect ending to Brendan's character and folded. So yeah I'm done with that show.

Of course Spartacus tonight was freaking Awesome, we have hope that Agron might just survive at least for another episode. I hope I just love this couple and want Nagron to make it out alive of course this is Spartacus and most everybody ends up dying but we have hope still, and Yes I am watching it again. LOL while hubs is laughing at me telling him to be quiet or sit still. Now I have to wait 2 weeks WHAT? two weeks you say? for episode 9 Tumblr will just have to keep me going till then.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hi, My name is Gigi and I am now Tumblr addict

Okay it's official I'm addicted to Tumblr thats all it is to it. I mean first youtube sucked me in with it's shipping these super couples now tumblr has me too. I'm going to pull a James Dean and scream "I'm losing my mind" I think it was JD anyway but hell who knows. Anyway I gotta get some things off my chest first I've been watching Hollyoakes since "stendan" started and like most great couples on tv ( you know the ones that you just can't forget about) these two actors had some incredible chemistry. * Spoiler Alert*  I watched the conclusion to their story last night, and kudos to the writer's of Hollyoakes for the way they sent Brendan off, I usually hate to see when they kill off at least one of a super gay couple (which I might add happens alot or they have a kid and move away) What's up with that? ok I'll get to that topic another time but back to stendan there could have been no other way to save Brendan NONE! because of the complexity of the character his send off though sad and yes I cried like a baby couldn't have been better. The only thing that could have made it better was a little more stendan time at the end there that's it, yes it was heart wrenching but it worked with this particular couple mainly because of the character of Brendan but like I said I thought the send off for this couple was Awesome!

Now onto my next new addiction Nagron LOL yes I am now watching Spartacus on Starz only because of Agron & Nasir who make this show for me. Are you ROFL yet? My hubs did since he knows I'm not a history buff actually I can't even tell you how many times I have made hubs change the channel from the history channel I just have never enjoyed it..shrugs's just not my thing. So when my hubs seen me watching Spartacus he starts laughing his ass off saying if more guys would make out I'd be alot more interested in History, What can I say? I like men o_0
Anyway I am now a fan and hubs & I watch together which kinda sucks cuz it's ending soon in like 3 episodes...pouting...I just found them don't take them from me yet...whining....Okay I'm done now but these two actors have an incredible chemistry that makes them a super couple, I watched an interview with the writer Steven DeKnight and he said he wanted to show a love story that took it's time and let us get to know these characters who just fall in love with each other It's really a beautiful love story even with all the gore. Since you see these two guys evolve into guys who have such heart & passion not just for each other but the cause that they are fighting for too. I gotta say another Kudos for Starz and Mr. DeKnight for this intense but beautiful romance that won't be easily forgotten.
So if you haven't seen Spartacus yeah it's bloody and gory as hell but a really interesting story not only for Nagron but others in the storyline too, they just happen to be my favorite couple. I have a pic of the actor Dan Feuerriegel who plays Agron as my wallpaper he's in a tube standing up and hubs walked by stopped and said Damn even I think that's hot. Super Hilarious moment at our house.

And a couple months back I got hooked on Sterek which is the shipper couple on MTV's Teen Wolf I posted about it not long ago. It's another really good show that got me hooked because of chemistry between actors. It truly doesn't matter whether the characters are playing gay roles or not, it can be a bromance or even a het couple but some actors just are so good that their characters relate with certain ones and that's where we get these shipper couples. It's all in the Chemistry I have seen so called "super couples" on a soap who one leaves ends up on another soap when partner 2 comes along it doesn't work the same and falls apart. Well Duh one it depends on the actors, the writer's, the storyline and even the surrounding storylines and hell some actors are just that damn good that they can ship with anyone.

 Okay I'm gonna go now but send me your favorite shipper couples or favorite gay couples Later Peeps Happy Reading!!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf #1) by Kendall McKenna & Deadly Shades of Gold (Altered States #2) by Laura Harner, T.A. Webb

Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf, #1)
A Marine werewolf and his commander bring legends to life while surviving combat deployment in Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn't know much about shifters. When Sergeant Noah Hammond is assigned to Lucas' platoon, the Marine Corps' True Alpha werewolf challenges the Lieutenant's authority and his self-control. As Lucas learns to dominate and command Noah, he struggles against a strong attraction and deepening emotional bond. During their combat deployment to Afghanistan, Lucas and Noah begin mirroring legendary partnerships. Their bond and their power grow as they survive dangerous combat and ambushes. When one of them is wounded in battle, they both must embrace the strength of their bond before they lose each other forever. 

                                                                    *5 STARS*

This is my second book by this author, now to be honest I wasn't a big fan of the the first book not because it wasn't a good story but mainly I felt it had too much detail in it and not enough romance I know which is a weird thing since most of the time I like alot of info in a story but in that first book I felt it took away from the characters and their chemistry but that's also just my impression of it. Now this story had me hooked right from the first page it was exactly the kind of story I was looking for there are times it's incredibly intense and honestly most of the time I really felt like smacking Lucas upside the head I mean DUH? how can you be a LT and still be so clueless right? But I really also loved how not only their Dom/Alpha relationship comes into play but how it took time for their personal relationship develops, it's a serious story since it deals alot with the war in the middle east but there is also such a sweet love story that slowly builds even though the chemistry between Lucas & Noah is so thick that you can practically touch it through this author's words. There were also a lot of funny moments even in that intense situation and I have to say I loved how the author wove this paranormal element into currant times without it feeling like fantasy but made you think huh? that could work, without even having to stop reading to think about it. So I can't wait to read the next one in this series and sure as hell hope it'll be out soon. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 
Deadly Shades of Gold
And here's another good one!

“Wolf or vamp? Decide. It has to be now.”

Those were the last words Sam Garrett ever heard—as a human. Now on the para side of normal, the NOPD slammed the proverbial door on his career.

Travis Boudreaux knows exactly how his former partner feels—but when some doors close, the golden window of opportunity opens. Crimes against supernaturals require a new and different approach, and once the Feds show up, the Odd Squad isn’t the only law enforcement game in town.

After a revenge-seeking vampire creates deadly havoc, the new agent-in-charge is on a recruiting mission—and he’s more than ready to fight fire with fire. What do you get when you mix old friends, new enemies, and a license to kill?
                                                             *5 STARS*

I absolutely fell head over heels for the first two stories in this series YES! people there are two ALTERED STATES I think is the very first in this series then there is like a 1.5 called DEEP BLUES GOODBYE both of which were 5 STAR reads the brilliant minds and emotions of Laura Harner & TA Webb are just incredible I can't even tell you who exactly I am rooting for as a main couple I mean I love Sam & Travis and of course I want them together but I really liked Danny too and them throw in Russ & Jet well now were gonna add this hot as hell Special Agent Wayne Damn there is just soo many Hot men in this series I want them all...umm..I mean it makes for an interesting story yeah that's what I meant to say...uh anyway I loved these two incredible authors threw the paranormal into this story without me expecting it *spoiler alert* for Altered States I mean who literally wakes up at their wake LOL I loved the way this story has been going and truly can't wait to read more. I've become a huge fan for both of these authors and will continue buying more books from each they are diffidently both really good story tellers but put them together and it's a story that you will not soon forget besides Altered States is free on Amazon try this series it's amazing! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

P.S. Ms. Harner & Mr. Webb Please Please Pretty Please with sugar on top I NEED to read the next book soon... I'm even giving you my puppy dog eyes right now.... 

Okay my peeps Keep on Reading and sending me suggestions I appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Barnes and Noble Complaint

Ok I'm going to complain about something...alright alright I'm gonna bitch about instead. I have been thinking about buying another Kindle or Nook since my Kindle has over 2000 books on it as of now. So I decided to go checkout the Nook over at my local Barnes & Noble, since I have had my Kindle I don't go into many bookstores now and the Books-A-Million went out of business. Now here's part of my complaint I live 10 minutes from a huge bigwig college (of which I am very proud to be a Hokie) anyway you would think that our B&N would have a nice selection well while I was there checking out the Nook's I decided to check out their M/M section and to what was my surprise they had none. And I mean none, not in the romance section or in sci/fy not even in mystery NOTHING!!!  and when I asked about it I was stared at like I had grown another head WTF people?
Well that made up my mind real quick I'm getting another Kindle besides the fact that I have never had any problems with my Kindle the way the B&N people treated me over a simple questions made the decision for me. I refuse to be ashamed of what I read I am a straight female who happens to LOVE reading about men What's the big frigging deal? Now the BAM had a small section of gay/lesbian books but at least I could go in pick one up and not have anyone be sarcastic or a jerk about, cuz I can be one right back.
It a shame that people feel they need to look down on others, we need to change that I'm trying to with my kids thats where it's gonna start and if someone asks I don't shy away I tell the truth men with men is just plain hot.
I started reading m/f romance novels at like age 8 (yeah I started reading very early) and I can honestly say that out of the thousands yes thousands of m/f books I've read I was always drawn to the not really butch stories more like not the damsel in distress ones like the Anita Blakes and Eve Dallas' I got so bored with reading the poor pitiful princess needs saving cuz her brain doesn't exist and there were lots of books I wouldn't even finish they were so boring or had the exact same plot line to each book, so a few yrs ago ran into a book by Shayla Black called Dangerous Boys & their Toys it's a m/m/f and there really isn't much m/m at all really but the chemistry between the two guys was incredible, so while punching up Shayla I found Shayla Kersten and bought my first m/m book Icing on the Cake
that was it I haven't looked back since LOL I don't believe I have read anything but m/m since 2010 and you know what? there are very very few stories that I don't like or won't finish and I'm always finding new authors that I like I mean I have 300 books to still be read and I buy at least one new one aday OUCH! Yeah we don't mention that to hubby LOL To me reading is peaceful and relaxing why should I not be able to read what I enjoy instead of what I'm told I should read. I have heard so many stories about the digital ebooks killing bookstores. Really? I don't think it's that at all it's places like my local B&N who not only didn't have a big selection of even m/f romance but who didn't have NOT one m/m book in their store, it's no variety or the people that they employ who aren't really there because they love books but cuz it's a paycheck. The digital age will continue to close bookstores unfortunately but it's not only the ereaders fault big chains need to rethink their demographic I mean I live in a college town basically hello thousands of 18-24 yr olds and you think none of them read m/m or yaoi? Times change get with the program or get left behind plain & simple I want to teach my own kids that reading is fun so I am also planning on purchasing a Kindle for them too because I want them to know that reading is fun and can take you anywhere you want to go.
Okay my bitchfest is over sorry but it just irked the hell outta me I've always respected B&N and I'm not saying that it's all B&N but even their website has very few m/m on there so my opinion is I won't waste my money there I'll buy from Amazon, ARe, Bookstrand,Total-E-Bound, and Dreamspinner since they go straight to my kindle. If you guys have more places for me to find ebooks let me know I love finding new books and new authors. Have a good day peeps and Happy reading!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tattooed & Taken (Special Operations #2) & My Guardian Angelo (Special Operations #3) by Stormy Glenn

Tattooed & Taken
Deputy Robby Harrison wanted Wren Crivello from the moment they met, but no matter how hard he tries, Wren seems to only want to be friends. When Robby gets fired from his job by his brother, he suddenly realizes he’s chasing after a lost cause. In a fit of anger and depression, Robby ties one on at the local bar, only to wake the next morning in bed with a naked woman. Totally freaked out, Robby runs only to end up in the arms of the very man he was trying to forget.
                                         *5 STARS *

Stormy Glenn is one of my favorite writers because she can take a character or a series and completely wrap me so into the story that I have to have more. I just love this series, the first book in this series was incredible I fell so in love with John Henry & Charlie but then she brought in the sp op guys and John Henry's brothers and I couldn't wait for the next book. So yeah I did a little happy dance since we get Robby's & Wren's book and again it's an incredible story that I adored. Wren I liked right from the first time we meet him in book #1 and we got a little bit of a tease with these two from that story, I enjoyed how this story plays out and how we're introduced to more people from this small town, besides the sex being so steamy that I had to constantly wipe off my Kindle screen the story is really interesting and basically kept me guessing till the end. I did crack up a lot over the tramp stamp (as the guys call it) it's a funny mystery with a really sweet love story all wrapped up in one. Of Course when John Henry fires his brother I was like WTF? but the story plays out from there and all will make sense. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this whole series book #3 is next!!!!
My Guardian Angelo

Going undercover to find the commander of his marine unit was supposed to be the easy part. When his cover is blown, Lieutenant Bill Harrison doesn’t know whether to hold on for the dangerous ride or jump. With a drug lord determined to take them out, Bill has to rely on his skills and the sexy guardian angel sent to save him.
                                                    *5 STARS*
This is another one that Holy Hell had me wiping off my Kindle screen it was so HOT!! This is Bill (John Henry & Robby's older brother) & Angelo's story, which starts out Hot and just keeps going, I like how even though Angelo is kinda a small dude he kicks ass and isn't a damsel in distress kinda guy, He actually saves Bill a couple times whose a big bad military guy. It's an undercover story gone wrong but the way Bill & Angel get involved is really sweet and sexy but also intense and even a little tear jerking thrown on. I can't say it's my favorite because I have loved every story of this series so far but it's a diffidently one of the tops for me. I just pre-ordered the 4th book which comes out tomorrow SQUEE!!! SO I GOTTA HIGHLY RECOMMEND.  

Alright peeps, be back soon and keep on reading!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tell Me It's Real by T.J. Klune & Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3) by Heidi Cullinan

Tell Me It's Real
Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket.

                                                * 5 STARS *

Have you ever read a review that said a book wasn't good at all but when you read it, it was amazing and you wonder WTH? was that person thinking? Of course everyone takes things differently but sometimes you will find a reviewer who sounds like they have it in for an Author and that reviewer came across to me as that way but luckily I had read this book this past weekend and FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!! I swear I laughed so hard and so much my hubby thought he may need to read it too. (And hubby hates to read unless it has pictures in it o_0  ) So with my sarcastic attitude this book was just brilliant I can't say it enough I LOVED IT. The insecurity that Paul feels about his weight and the Freddie Prinze Jring is a real issue because yes their are kids that do stuff like that and think its funny Bullying is just like that, in fact I can remember being done that way in the 6th grade. It happens we as parents need to be the ones to change that by showing and teaching our kids that bullying or making fun of ANYONE is just unacceptable and will result in consequences. Ok I'm off of my preachy shit now back on to this truly wonderfully hilarious sweet love story and TJ please, pretty please I want Damon & Sandy's (Helena) story please with sugar on top. What I ain't to proud to beg Oh god I'm showing my age by quoting old songs LOL What I loved most about this story was everybody even the most cynical person deep down wants  their Happily Ever After even if we fight it or  try sabotage it before it even has a chance it's there we need to learn to grab on to it with both hands and try for the best. It may work or it may not but the best advice in this story was simply How do you know if you never try? Right?  I can say I finished this book with a smile on my face.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3)
The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

                                         *5 STARS*

This story had a more personal point in it for me, though I loved the storyline and DAMN the sex scenes were intense and freaking HOT and now my hubs wants to go to the laundromat o_0 even though we have our own laundry room at home LOL Cuz' he really liked the result of that scene and would like Ms. Cullinan to please write more LOL. I have enjoyed every book in this series so far and find it fascinating that even with 3 different Authors writing it I feel as though it's only one. The stories can stand alone but it's also nice to feel connected to previous couples and catch up with them in a small way. The main reason I adored this story is simply the OCD aspect of  it see I have OCD and yeah most of the time I down play it or joke about it but it is a real disorder that can at times mess my life up so much that I feel like I'm going crazy. At times I feel like I have to fight not to obsessive about simple little things it's a constant fight with myself that I have had to work on for my entire life. Does it get better or easier at least I feel it did for me but some of that was knowing too that I have a son who is battling OCD also. We distract alot it seems to help, but back to the story Ms. Cullinan I have to commend you for doing such an incredible job of portraying how devastating it can be and what a difference it can make to have an understanding patient person to stand by you. Because that is so true of course the BDSM part was great for the story don't think that would work for everyone with OCD but I could see how it worked and why it did for Adam. Besides the Laundromat scene Holy Crap on Cracker that was HOT!! Oh wait I may have already mentioned that before but it was worth mentioning twice. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND