First up, Megan Frampton (one of my favorite people in Romance Bloglandia) is working on a Top Secret project and has put the call out for romance and mystery bloggers. She's looking "for people to write engaging, substantive posts, for which you’ll be paid." More deets at Megan's blog if you're interested.
I'm currently reading Surrender to an Irish Warrior by Michelle Willingham. This is the last book in her medieval MacEgan Brothers series for Harlequin Historical.
I wanted to read this book because I've enjoyed other medievals by Willingham (I haven't read this whole series yet, having hopped around a bit), and that's the reason I picked this one up. Ahem, not because of the cover. Although now I'm posting about this book because of the cover, feeling particularly shallow today. Doesn't this fellow look dreamy and kickass? Although I'm not sure where that sword is coming from since a scabbard is nowhere to be found on his person - but dayum.
And ::swoon:: really short hair. I'm probably in the minority here, but I tend to detest long hair on men. Just do. If I wanted to drool over someone who looks like a girl, I'd switch teams. Just sayin'.
Oh, the story you ask? I literally just started it (as in, I'm only 50 pages in) but dang these people have a mountain of baggage. Angst ahoy!
One of my work responsibilities is to keep a finger on the pulse of weeding among our library branches. Yes, it's true. Libraries get rid of books. We have to. If we didn't we wouldn't have room for new stuff, and eventually Everything Must Go. Books get worn out. They get nasty and grungy.
When we get down to the final copy owned by the entire system, and the owning branch wants to discard it (for whatever reason), they e-mail me. I then make a final decision on if we want to hang on to the book for whatever reason, replace it, yada yada yada. Enter Dakota Dream by Sharon MacIver, which ended up getting weeded based on condition (gnarly). But the weeding librarian didn't stop there. Oh no! Her exact words:
"Nobody cares about how "their love defied two worlds" anymore."I literally laughed out loud and startled everyone who shares my cubicle-divided office space.
Oh, and for those of you who are curious? Turns out Sharon MacIver also wrote books under the name Sharon Ihle. Hadn't heard of MacIver before, but I have heard of Ihle. I've got at least one book by her in Ye Olde TBR Mountain Range.
Once upon a time, My Man and I went to the movie theater a lot. These days? Yeah, not so much. But My Man did want to see the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, so we made the trip this weekend. Plus I had a coupon for a free pass. Can't beat that!
I have a spotty history with Oliver Stone movies.
So while I wouldn't say you need to drop everything and see this tomorrow, it is worth watching. Says me. Plus Stone reined in most of his excesses here. Color me pleasantly surprised.