Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pure & Sinful

Pure & Sinful is a good book by Killian McRae dealing with good and evil in the never ending struggle between the two. We have a Catholic priest named Marc who has forbidden feelings for a witch and is willing to go to hell to be with her. We have a hot and sexy demigod named Dee who has lost a love and is a big playboy, then we have Riona who is a witch who has been in love with a demon named Jerry and also is falling in love with Marc the priest. Now I know that sounds crazy and you are asking yourself, how can she fall in love with a demon and a priest right? Well, I'm here to tell you that the way the author has written this out is spectacular!

I was able to relate to the feelings Riona has for both men, who hasn't either crushed or fallen hard for someone you know is bad for you and you will end up getting hurt in the end.  Riona fell for Jerry when he was in a human body and didn't know she was with one of Lucifer's top demons until he locked her in a room with someone in a kill or be killed situation. If she killed she would have been doomed for hell and to become a demon herself, if she had been killed, well the book would be over before it started. I really enjoyed learning how she became what we come to know as the Keystone, which is where Marc and Dee come into the picture as her sidekicks basically.

I really felt sorry for Marc who has hopelessly fallen for Riona and knows it can never be or it would mean something devastating for them both. They are what is known as Pure Souls, and if they are together it would be a sin and they would both be damned. Poor Marc is tempted throughout this book and finally caves in the end only to find out it was Lucifer in disguise. Marc had been doomed from the beginning if you really think about it. Riona tried to save Marc when she figured out what was going on, but arrived too late to save Marc, and is devastated when given the choice of joining Lucifer and Marc on the other side. Riona tries to make a deal with Lucifer to save Marc, but then Jerry, the demon she was in love with, comes into the room and Lucifer figures out who he is and is majorly pissed he has escaped hell to come help Riona. Lucifer then tries to kill Jerry who is in Dee's body, Riona jumps in the way and ends up with a deadly wound. Now Lucifer is trying to get Riona on her side before she dies so he can have her soul, but Marc who is doomed anyway kills himself to save Riona.

Now, this comes to the part that I disliked, after all the drama has settled down and Riona is grieving for Jerry who has been sent back to hell and for Marc who has also been sent to hell, we find out that Marc has to be replaced because there must always be a team of three. We also find out that the replacement is to be a former Keystone, then they use poor Marc's body to bring in the new teammate who just happens to be Jerry! I didn't like how the author left us with this big surprise, however it does leave me wanting to read the next installment, if there is a next installment.

All in all I would rate this book as a good read and fairly high on my to read list.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Jane Eyre Laid Bare

Jane Eyre Laid Bare is as the title insinuates, the classic novel Jane Eyre with an erotic twist. Jane first comes to Thornfield Hall to be employed as a governess, it is here she meets the lord and master of the home Mr. Rochester, and becomes instantly enamored by him. Jane has a sexual appetite that she feeds by touching herself  while frequently thinking of Mr.Rochester. Jane is so innocent in the ways of men that Mr. Rochester takes advantage of that by kissing her senseless at times as well as teasing her unabashedly. She falls head over heels for him and agrees to marry him only to find out he is currently married and his wife has been living upstairs the whole time awaiting Mr.Rochester to train Jane for the both of them to enjoy!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I have always loved the story of Jane as Charlotte Bronte told her story. I have never really related to Jane because I never lived in the situations she herself had to live in, but I always felt she was a heroine of sorts for being able to survive the terribleness her Aunt and cousin put her through, then surviving the death of her dear friend Helen. That takes a strong person I feel, then when she is to marry Mr. Rochester and learns of his previous marriage she is calm, I would have been throwing a fit, but what good would that do I wonder. I only write of the original novel because I wanted to make it clear that I am a fan of the book, while pointing out the differences in the novels. Jane Eyre Laid Bare is a very good book, it has all of the strength of Jane from the original novel and throws in her sexual appetites  from playing with herself in the bedroom to sneaking about and watching the butler having sex with a maid and playing with herself while watching. I have to say that having read both books I love the way that Eve Sinclare made me impatient to read what was on the next page. I couldn't stop reading it until I was finished and since then I have begun reading it again, just in case I missed something.

My favorite part of the book has to be when Mr. Rochester proposes to Jane and she agrees then gives herself to him finally. The way they were all over each other was very much the way most people would be having become engaged. I also loved when Mr.Rochester played the part of the fortune teller only to be able to spend time alone with Jane, I thought it was well played on his part.

The part I did not enjoy in the book is when we find out that Mr.Rochester is a submissive and is sent to train Jane only to have her join him and his wife. I really didn't enjoy that as I have always pictured Rochester as a dominate man, as well the author here wrote him out to be until the very end. It was just disappointing that Jane and he didn't end up together as they do in the original. Now on that note I didn't hate the fact that Jane runs away with the sole purpose of getting far away from Thornfiend Hall and Mr. Rochester forever. I applaud the girl for her courage to run even though she was deeply in love with Rochester and with him begging her to stay and claiming his true love for her.

Even though true love didn't win out for Jane in the end I still would rate this book high on my to read list and recommend it to those who love classics and always wondered what would happen if things were a bit differently written.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy

Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy is a book by William Codpiece Thwackery and is basically a mockery of Pride and Prejudice with sexual overtones. Mrs. Bennett is obnoxiously loud and  vulgar  to the point that it became almost unbearable. I admit after just the first few pages I was hesitant to read the rest but wanted to give my honest opinion on this book so I forced myself to finish it. 

Don't get me wrong now, I love a parody when done right, but for some reason I was unable to connect with this one. When Mr. Darcy shows us his kinky kind of sex toys I was trying to find it funny, honest I was, but when someone is throwing tomatoes at someone I just don't get it. He has a fixation on watching Elizabeth eat and gets sexually turned on by it. I found it amusing when he told her he had buttered scone in his pocket for her and she searches for it in vain while he starts breathing rapidly obviously being turned on by her hand in his breeches searching around. Another silly part of this book was what the fifty shades are, he collects lamp shades of all shapes and sizes....seriously???

When Mr. Darcy asks Elizabeth to be his submissive I thought oh boy here we go maybe it will get good now. That would be a no, for a dominate he is a bit of a pansy I think, also he talks himself up a lot only to do nothing but spank her with toothbrush and a newspaper, even Elizabeth is yawning at this point.  One of the best parts of the book has to be when Elizabeth beats up Lady Cathrine, who is dressed as a dominatrix I might add which is quite funny. The only other good part I personally found in the book is when Elizabeth finally has sex with Mr. Darcy, after reading this I was thinking to myself FINALLY something happens. 

I realize the author attempted humor while writing this book and at times he accomplished it, however, I would sadly rate this book low on my to read list

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth is a good book by Karey White about a woman named Abby and the triumphs and disappointments she goes through in opening a wedding cake bakery while also dealing with falling in love with Dane and making enough time for him as well as the bakery. When business booms she has trouble making time for Dane and this strains their relationship to the point that they take a "breather". When Abby has to go make a cake for a celebrity and has no help, Dane appears and helps her in her time of need and they appear to have worked things out. In the end everyone is happy and Abby has learned how to balance business and life.

I was able to relate to Abby being that I have a business of my own as well. When Abby gets overwhelmed and is basically running around like a chicken with her head cut off, I wondered why it took her so long to realize she needed help. Obviously you will need help when you plan on doing all the baking for your business, that was something she should of started out with to begin with, hiring a receptionist to schedule appointments is a must in any successful business. The more you try to do yourself the more miserable you will be. You have to be able and willing to delegate to a certain degree. I love how Abby comes up with the plan of only doing the three cakes a week and for her employees doing their own cakes and deciding how many they want to do as well. When she learned how to balance life and business I cheered for her silently in my head. 

My favorite part of the book is when Dane comes to help Abby in California, I love how even though they hadn't been together really for months he goes out of his way to help her when she is in need. Even though she didn't even ask him to come help. If that doesn't show love I don't know what does.

All in all this was a great read, I can only hope to read more from this author in the future.