Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wee Bit of Me... but it's almost Thursday.

{one} when was the last time you used a pay phone (if ever)?
December 18th of last year. I was flying to Canada to land as a resident, and I missed my connecting flight to Toronto from Dulles Intl. Airport. I freaked out and, after booking the flight for the next morning, went to the pay phone to try and call my husband to tell him what was happening. He had already left, and I couldn't remember the cell phone numbers of our friends that were taking him to the airport, so I called my mom and sister and told them what had happened and that they needed to contact my husband.

{two} did you ever fail a subject in school?
I was homeschooled, so I couldn't fail ANYTHING. But I came close to failing math quite a few times through the years. I HATE HATE HATE math!

{three} where do you go to get your favorite hamburger/cheeseburger?
I'll say the Golden Star, a family-owned restaurant that's pretty famous here in Thornhill.

{four} have you ever served jury duty?
Nope, thank goodness.

{five} how old were you when you moved out of your parents’ house?
Well, I moved out when I was 23, had to move back in when I left Canada, and I officially moved out at 26.

{six} what is your favorite color to wear?
Greys or various shades of pink.

{seven} do you have a pair of shoes that you wear all the time?
I have black sneakers with hot pink details, pink and white soles, and lime green laces. I love them!

{eight} do you enjoy talk radio?
Ugh. Not really.

{nine} if you could turn one unhealthy food into a healthy one, what food would it be?
Why do I have to choose just one?! Ugh... pizza, BK Whoppers, KFC food... I can't choose, simple as that :P

{ten} who is the best speaker you’ve ever heard in person?
I'm really not sure. I've not heard very many in person before.

My First Book Review!

I got it in my head to start doing book reviews! They're not going to be long, nor will they be eloquent. My book reviews will be short, straight to the point, and honest. I try not to include spoilers. I WILL say if I did not like the book.

My Rating System:
1 - Horrible!!
2 - Don't bother with this one.
3 - I feel like I wasted my time on this one.
4 - It was okay. Not horrible, but not good either.
5 - Neutral opinion. I could take it or leave it.
6 - Liked it, but didn't love it.
7 - Good
8 - Very good!
9 - Loved it!!!
10 - LOVED IT!!! Nothing wrong with it that I could see!

Now, on to the book.....

Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Book Details...
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Pages: Paperback, 384 pages
Publish Date: July 27, 2010
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Night Huntress World #2
Tags: Vampires, Ghouls

Book Blurb:
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears -- this fearless, beautiful... human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal desctruction.

First Sentence:
Mencheres smelled blood even before he caught the earthy scent of ghouls clustered on the ground floor of the decrepit warehouse.

This novel was fairly fast-paced and stuck to the plot at hand. That being said, I felt something lacking between Mencheres and Kira. I got the insatiable lust, the attraction, but I felt the later "I love you"'s to be very empty and meaningless. The ending was also abrupt, which was a minor annoyance. It was still an entertaining read and I would like to continue reading Frost's novels!

Liked: The characters and fact-paced storyline
Disliked: Lack of emotional love between Mencheres and Kira.
Favorite Character: Mencheres
Least Favorite Character: Radje (because he's the bad guy!)
Book Cover: 7/10
Writing: 7/10
Characters: 7/10
Plot: 7/10
Ending: 7/10
Overall Rating: 7