Jan 31, 2012

New Adress Check 2 6 784

Soooo yeah. I was very brave (not really you should have seen me running around like a madwoman) and changed my blog address... Trust me it was NOT easy. After about a week of searching and emailing with a few blog tech people I finally had came to the conclusion that redirecting automatically is not an option. All I can do is keep the previous address make it into a sub blog so readers can be re directed to the new address if they wonder off to the old one.  I am kind of glad I get to keep my old address along with the new one. No matter what Smutty Dirty Bitch, is a kick-ass name. No doubt. But I am turtle nerd and I own heels. So yeah The Nerd In Heels will also work with me :)

And after almost four hours of link searching and emailing I figured some other stuff as well

  1. NEVER pick just any address when you decide to have a blog
  2. Emailing between techno geeks will make you feel like an incompetent being.
  3. Sending people emails from official blog account is really difficult when you are logged in to your usual one.
  4. Bloggers are just awesome! I sent out so many emails to notify bloggers their links to my blog won't work anymore! And everyone is just so wonderful and understanding and EVERYONE gets cupcakes.

Now that I have recovered from my emotional diarrhea, mostly. Please let me know if your links to my site, RSS feed, g+, google reader, email subscription works?!  

Still figuring out stuff on the blog. I am sure I can do this, as long as I keep repeating it in my head. Which isn't nearly enough.

Jan 27, 2012

Changing the blog name

I have been wanting to change my blog name like forever now! When I first chose the URL it seemed cool to my baby mind. As much as I love being the Smutty Dirty Bitch, it gives out the wrong impression about my blog ;(

Specially when I google the name, go ahead google it you'll understand!

I love reading smut, I do. But the amount of smut I read is not enough to make me the worthy title holder of Smutty Dirty Bitch. And after I showed my blog to a friend he went hysterical, which only makes it easier for me to change the blog name.

I did some searching to see how do I change the URL. There were quite a few tutorials. Most of them said that, once I change my blog URL no one can visit  my blog from the previous link. So I thought redirecting? But redirection to the new URL css seemed soooo much complicated! I am a nerd who is still learning about HTML and css, so considering my options I decided to keep the URL (it's sort of catchy you know) and change the blog title.

Now I officially declare myself as The Nerd In Heels.

If anyone has any easy tutorial guide for me to figure out redirecting from old URL to a changed new URL, please please PLEASE let me know! I would like to change the URL as well *sigh*

Jan 26, 2012

Audiobook Review: A Spy In The House by Y.S Lee

Narrated by Justine Eyre Series: The Agency #1
The Agency #2
The Agency #3
Genre: Historical, Young-Adult
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Released: 1st December, 2010
Length: 7 hrs and 29 minutes
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Synopsis From Goodreads 
Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.
My Thoughts After and During Listening: 


Now that we have that part cover I can continue with why I loved the audio book as much as the book itself.
Justine Eyre's narration of A Spy In The House takes you back in the 1800's to experience the adventure with Mary Quinn and James Easton to the Tharold's. I have read all three books of The Agency series, so I know what happens. But listening to it again was a great experience and to re-live the book as though it's happening was just plain wonderful. Mary's character was more defined through the voice of Justine Eyre. Justine didn't only imitate Mary's voice she also brought out the drunken accented coachman of Tharold. Her voice imitation was lovely and it sure did keep me entertained.

Now if you follow anything in my blog or just surfing by here you can find out just how much love I have for this series by clicking the label Y.S. Lee. Ying writes wonderful character and brings them to life through her writing. James Easton, Mary's wardrobe partner teams up with her to find out what is Tharold hiding. And as I have said before I already know what happens further down the series so I was fully anticipating James and Mary's scenes. It was nice to see James for the first time through someone's narrating.  Paints a rather cute picture of him in my mind.

Ying promised her readers there will be a fourth book and Mary will be back with her mysteries. Squeeee! I can promise this, I will be doing my best to get my hand on this book before it releases otherwise I will be waiting like the rest of the world for it's release date.

Recommended to EVERYONE! I really do love this series. I think by now, I have established that I am obsessed with this series.
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About this Y.S Lee

Y. S. Lee was born in Singapore but brought up in Canada. She also lived briefly in the United Kingdom. An academic with a PhD in Victorian literature and culture, she wrote MASCULINITY AND THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS IN VICTORIAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FICTION. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Find out more about Y.S. Lee from her Website / Facebook / Fan page / Twitter

Jan 25, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Zsadist

MBB is an weekly meme hosted evey Wednesday by Missie at The Unread Reader
Zsadist.... If you have read even ONE book from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward you know who I am talking about. So today my boyfriend will be Zsadist (and hopefully Wrath and Rhage will have no problem sharing my bed)


Jan 24, 2012

Tempting Tuesday: Some Girls Bite Read-Along Chapter 13-15 + epilogue

Hosted by Tina at Tina's Book Reviews, Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight, Missie at The Unread Reader and Jenny at Supernatural Snark.
Oh at last I have reached the finish line with this book! The sexual frustration and the constant HAWT men popping in and out of the story... and it was an awesome experience doing the read-along with everyone. I loved reading everyone's answers on tempting Tuesday, I am going to miss it. A big thank you to Jenny, Tina, Rummanah, & Missie for hosting the read-along and making it so much fun :)

So this is the last question answer part for the book and I have to tell everyone that I broke my turtle speed record with Some Girls Bite. Last time I finished a book in turtle speed it took me 14 days and this one nearly took a month! Mazel tov.

My answers to chapter 1-4, 5-8, 9-12
Chapter 13 opens with Merit describing her new job routine as House Sentinel. Considering that every job Cadogan House is important in helping to make the house run efficiently, which job do you think you'd like to have (guard, cook, social director, gardener, etc.) and why?
I really don't know.. seriously I just can't think of anything.
In the supernatural world of Chicagoland Vampires, politics seem to play an important role in the way the Houses are run. Now that you've been introduced to the Rogues, do you think it's better for vampires to be a part of a House or to live outside of one.
Definitely being a part of a house is better. Although the rouge seems to stick together in time of emergency. But I think being a part of a house is way more fun. And they provide insurance!
After Morgan openly asks to court Merit, she feels betrayed when Ethan commands her to accept for the show of alliance it could bring to Cadogan House. Do you think her reaction was warranted?

I was literally gaping reading that scene. The way Morgan asked to court Merit just WOAH! I think I really loved that one... I was wootwooting 'GO MORGAN'.

As for Ethan. His command to accept Morgan's courtship was purely for political reasons and Merit being a little over week or so old in the vampire world I think her reaction was completely warranted. I am taking Merit's side for reasons like, COMEON! She is just a baby vamp who just had a offer to be her master's mistress and now her master is offering her up for political reasons?!? Who wouldn't be pissed?!?

I am just flabelzzed she didn't stomp her feet and ran off saying, I am not playing vamp anymore.
When Ethan meets with the perpetrator of the murders, were you surprised to discover who it was? If you suspected someone, were your suspensions correct? What did you think of the perpetrator's motive?
Not that much. And now I think I understand the Amber bashing.

They are vampires. I think that explains it.
What was your favorite/least favorite parts of Some Girls Bite?
Favorite scene: Jeff calming down NINE screeching nymphs.


Lest favorite scene: Merit eating.

Me: I can never eat as much as her without worrying about calories and stuff so yeah I am not so big on the eating part.
What do you think is coming up next for Merit, Sentinel of Cadogan House? Will you continue reading this series, and if so, what do you hope to see happen in the next book?
A war? Well it's clear Celina was not working alone and maybe (I'm guessing here) Morgan is involved or will get involved and that will only complicate things further in the next book. But yes, I will continue reading these series and see what happens to Jeff I mean Catcher umhh Ethan and Merit?

Jan 22, 2012

Tiny Reviews: Study Series (Short Stories) by Maria V. Snyder

ASSASSIN STUDY (Study Series # 1.5) is a short story about the trouble Valek is involved in while Yelena is in Sitia.

Yelena, the heroine of Maria V. Snyder's stunning debut novel Poison Study, is on her way to her ancestral homeland of Sitia to be reunited with her family and to learn more about her magical powers. An order of execution hangs over her head should she ever return to Ixia. But her true love, Valek, quickly learns that an assassin has taken it upon himself to make sure Yelena doesn't reach her destination.

As Ixia's chief of security, and a highly skilled assassin himself, can Valek track down the killer in time to save Yelena's life?
Assassin Study takes place right after Poison Study while Yelena is in the road to reach her home to Sitia. To save her life Valek takes off to Sitia to stop an assassin from succeeding.

This story was about Valek. We get to see the spy in him more profoundly than we did in poison study as it's written from third person prospective. Short but feels in some void about Valek. Even though it felt like he became a secondary character in the next two books.

POWER STUDY (Study Series #3.5) is about Ari and Janco as they deal with a Sandseed Magician and a cocky young soldier.

Ari and Janco deal with a Sandseed Story Weaver and a cocky young soldier while Valek is off helping Yelena.

Power Study is all about Ari and Janco. And trust me when I say this, THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH OF THOSE TWO! Okay I am calm. It's that just I loved the duo on the first book and not catching enough of them in the sequels was really sad but fortunately there is a short story where Ari and Janco deals with an hot headed soldier. Short, but sweet nicely done.
ICE STUDY (Study Series #4.0) is a short story about Yelena and Valek as they race to keep the powerful ICE MOON from a rogue magician.
Ice Study is basically based after Valek and Yelena. This is a short story but gives a little closer to what has happened to this two after they have conquered the evil, mostly anyway. Valek and Yelena finally are able to establish a relationship without too much sneaking around. Yes there are still some sneaking around but in these sort story it's mostly from the bad guys. Nicely done.

Overall I loved all three. If you are a Valek fan most definitely read Assassin Study, if you liked Ari and Janco you gotta read Power Study and I would personally suggest Ice Study only to those readers who have read both Magic Study and Fire Study. After finishing Magic Study and Fire Study, trust me you will need it.

They are available for readers at Maria V. Snyder's website.
Study #1 Poison Study
Study #1.5 Assassin Study 
Study #2 Magic Study
Study #3 Fire Study
Study #3.5 Power Study
Study #4 Ice Study

Maria V. Snyder author of Study Series, Glass Series, Insider series, Healer series. Find out more about  Maria V. Snyder from her website / blog / goodreads

Jan 19, 2012

Review: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #1
Study #2
Study #3
Fire Study
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Mystery
Released: March 1, 2008
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Synopsis from goodreads
The apprenticeship is over, now the real test has begun.

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before....

Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.
My Thoughts

I don't regret reading this book. But I still wish I hadn't though. This book follows some times after Magic Study. Revealing more about the magical ability of Yelena and her quest to find more about her powers of a Soulfinder. 

This book didn't introduce as many characters as it did in Magic Study but still I missed my two favorite soldiers Janco and Ari, there can never be too much of these awesome duo. Yelena travels back to north so we get to see a lot of old characters return from Poison Study. Yelena is wanted by the council of Sitia and her magic is not safe to even safe herself. Valek plays an important part in Yelena's quest but still I missed the Valek I had seen in Poison Study. 

Overall better than Magic Study, doesn't live up to the expectation of Poison Study though.

I give this

Maria V. Snyder author of Study Series, Glass Series, Insider series, Healer series. Find out more about  Maria V. Snyder from her website / blog / goodreads 

Jan 18, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Rhage

Today on my book boyfriend I have another brother I would like all of you to meet. If you read the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward than Rhage is no stranger to you. YES! I shall ravish Rhage in this post ;)

by Anyae and geeport

Rhage aka Hollywood, is a sex legend in the vampire world. He is very pretty but don't be deluded by the outer shell. He has a dark side. A very very dark side of him and when his dark side takes over as the beast everyone, including his brothers stay out of his way. He is the only vampire in the brotherhood to take a human as his shellan.... I think. Also he has a fetish for tootsie pop.

Mary stared up into Rhage's electric blue eyes. She could swear they were blazing in the darkness, that teal light was actually coming out of them. She'd sensed a similar thing back in the parking lot.

The hair on the nape of her neck stood up.

"Don't worry about the glow," he said softly, as if he'd read her mind.

"It's nothing."

"I don't understand you," she whispered.

"Don't try to."

He closed the distance between them, dipping low. His lips were soft as suede against hers, lingering, clinging. His tongue came out and stroked over her mouth.

"Open for me, Mary. Let me in."
~Lover Eernal

He took her hand and put it around one of his.

"Then show me, Mary," he said into her ear. "Show me where you want me to go. Lead me. Go on. Do it."

Unable to stop herself, she took his palm and put it on her neck. In a slow sweep, she brought it back to her breast. He purred his approval and kissed the side of her jaw.

"Yeah, there. We know you want me to go there. Where else?"

Mindless, out of control, she drew his hand down to her stomach. Then over to her hip.

"Good. That's good." When she hesitated, he whispered, "Don't stop, Mary. Keep going. Show me where you want me to go."

Never ending sexual frustration.

The thing about Rhage is that he can talk dirty and yet make it sound sensual and romantic at the same time. It's absurd! 

Again like Wrath I had hard time picking someone to play the part of Rhage. Jason Lewis seems to be a very popular choice for Rhage's character.You know when you go into google you find all sort of stuff! I found that Jason looks pretty awesome when he is kissing a boy.

My book boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader.

Jan 16, 2012

Tempting Tuesday: Some Girls Bite Read-Along Chapter 9-12

Hosted by Tina at Tina's Book Reviews, Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight, Missie at The Unread Reader and Jenny at Supernatural Snark.
Hola my fellow turtles. I am soooo happy after knowing most of the readers are turtles, like me! *turtle huggles all around* 
cool turtle
We have been discussing Some Girls Bite for two weeks now. You can read my thoughts on the first four chapters here and up to chapter eight here. Today we will be talking some more about the next few chapters. Head over to Rummanah's Books in the Spotlight to see more of this amazing discussions.
Catcher and Ethan share some personality traits. What makes Mallory, Merit, and even us readers attracted to these guys? Would you date/mate with someone like these guys in real life?
Attract to this guys? Well they are supernatural, I guess that's the biggest reason for the attraction. Ethan has fangs, which means we are bound to be attracted to this man. And Catcher he is just too sexy ..... also Mallory has planted the seed of him being cuffed to her bed so I guess Cather has plus points on the attraction department ;)

I would mate with Cather in a heartbeat. Ethan, we will have great shagging. Am I allowed to say that! Shagging! lol. But no I wouldn't date either of these guys, I don't want to fight with my boyfriend every time I try to have a conversation! I think I would rather date Jeff though. Nerdy, werewolf, hilarious my kinnda man :D
In Chapter 9 we learn of another murder. Do you see any patterns with the previous murder and Merit's attack? Do you have any guesses as to who is responsible and the motive behind the murders?
I am guessing the vampire (whose name I don't remember right now) of that club where Merit and Mallory went with Cather. Not really not seeing a pattern yet, maybe when I go further in the book?
The commendation is my favorite moment in the book and a significant event in Merit's life. She has finally come to terms that she is a Cadogan vampire. Were you surprised at all that Merit resisted Ethan's call and that he made her a Sentinel? Do you think she'll do well in this position? Why or why not?
Nope, not surprised. She already resisted it once when she was on that club so I am guessing that's her special vampire power. And I loved the commendation scene!

Merit will probably need a lot of training before she can handle the position she is given. But with proper training from Catcher and as she seems to be grasping being a vampire a little better as the book develops also she is a bit protective about the Cadogan house, so I say she will rise up to the challenge if the situation occurs.
Loyalty is a reoccurring theme throughout the book and much of this series. Why is it so important to Ethan that he needs Merit's allegiance? Is it solely a Master and Sentinel thing or does it imply something else?
Ethan is four hundred years old, he is powerful, master of the Cadogan house. All the Cadogan vampires are loyal to him and having Merit challenge him in a fight once it's important for him that the house doesn't think anyone can do that. So perhaps announcing her as Sentinel, he is probably stating that not every one can resist his call. Unless they have that power, of course! 

I would have to say he has every intention of getting into her pants. So no not solely Master and Sentinel relationship between these two.
If you had the opportunity to sit down with Ethan, Merit, Mallory, and Catcher for a bite to eat like in the beginning of Chapter 12, what questions would you ask them at this point of the story?
Merit: Where do you put all these food?
Mallory: What type of hair dye do you use?
Ethan: Do you like rough or gentle?
Catcher: Can I hug you? *I shall shamelessly grope him*

Jan 13, 2012

Review: Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #1
Study #2
Magic Study
Study #3
Fire Study
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Released: December 1, 2008
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Book Synopsis from goodreads
You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster...

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better...

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training—especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince—and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies...


After reading something as good as Poison Study my expectation for this series was YAY high, but unfortunately my expectation for the sequel was actually too high. Magic Study mainly focused on Yelena's magical ability and training her while figuring out who is out to kill the young magicians in Sitia.

Magic Study introduced allot of new character and I felt like they kept appearing to fill the void of the other character from Poison Study. Yelena seem to find her entire family and they all live in the trees and jump from one branch to the other like Tarzan. Yelena's brother has some deep problems  with her returning. He even seem to believe his sister is the spy from Ixia. Yelena's parents were very interesting, specially her mother. I was reminded of Disney's Tarzan far too many times while reading about Yelena's family.

If you have read Poison Study you already know Valek, the master spy, lethal killer, chief of security for commandeer Ambrose, he can assassin with his pinkie and also happens to be in love with Yelena. I missed this amazing character in this book. The only time he appears is when he is sneaking in Yelena's guarded room to have sex! I mean yeah sure they are together it fine and dandy but where the heck did that lethal killer go? Valek was purely a mental support for Yelena without being there physically in this book. I missed their sparing very much.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. I say if you read Poison Study stick to that no need to read this one and have the image ruined. I am going to continue this series anyway, I am still interested to know how this will play out in the end and I have no expectation from the third book so I know I won't be disappointed even if it is total failure.

I give this
half because some parts actually made me laugh. 

Maria V. Snyder author of Study Series, Glass Series, Insider series, Healer series. Find out more about  Maria V. Snyder from her website / blog / goodreads 

Jan 12, 2012

Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #1
Poison Study
Study #2
Magic Study
Poison #3
Fire Study
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Released: October 1st, 2005
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 Book Synopsis From Goodreads
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear…

My Thoughts *HAS SPOILERS*
After a lot of probing and poking I finally caved and picked up the book. My first thought. I LOVED IT.
Study series isn't your average romance novel and I had hard time deciding if it's young adult or adult genre. Then I decided it's better not putting it under either of those label. It's a good adventure and a bit romance novel and that works for me. 

I love Yelena's character and how she fights to survives when there is no hope. She hadn't grown up in a loving environment and after hitting puberty it wasn't a good experience for her being one of General Brazel's lab rat. After being  brought out from Commander's dungeons for killing Brazel's son she is offered either death or be the the official food taster for the Commander of Ixia. Yelena's will to live makes her accept the offer. Yelena is in no way out of danger as she enters the life of the being food taster for Commander.

Valek, is .. I don't know how to describe it. But I didn't expect him to be a love interest for Yelena that's for sure. Mainly because of the age difference but who cares. Valek is AWESOME! He used to be an assassin and now the chief of guard for Commander Ambrose. He is ruthless killer, skillful tracker, takes out four men with his fighting skills. There has been no men or women that defeated him in a fight to become him second-in-command. So when someone so powerful like Valek confesses his love for Yelena. I am floored, weeping with joy fist-pumping in air while screaming' I KNEW IT I KNEW IT'.

Somethings that confuses me in this book is that you can't guess which century it's based on. So I stick to a very alternate universe and time where some technology is available while they still live in the Renascence. 

Recommended to all who loves reading adventure books.

I give this

Maria V. Snyder author of Study Series, Glass Series, Insider series, Healer series. Find out more about  Maria V. Snyder from her website / blog / goodreads 

Jan 11, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Wrath The Blind King

MBB is an weekly meme hosted evey Wednesday by Missie at The Unread Reader
This week I will start with BDB boyfriends. This week my book boyfriend is Wrath, also known as The Blind King from Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward.

by Anyae and geeport
Wrath, son of Wrath, is the King of the vampires and is the last pure blood vampire in existence. He is the leader who was not willing to ascend the throne. Wrath is blind and relies on a dog called George who sleeps with him and his wife, Beth.

First appears in Dark Lover

What got me reading the BDB series was Wrath. The way he was described in the books. And I think also because it was one of my first adult romance novel that had a plot! *shifty eyes*

Wrath was dumbfounded.

And he wasn't a vampire who got struck stupid very often.

Holy shit.

This half-human was the hottest thing he'd ever gotten anywhere near. And he'd cozied up to a lightning strike once or twice before.

It was the red smoke. That had to be it. And the stuff must be getting to him, too, because he was more than ready to take her.

He eyed the cigarillo.

Well, that's some damn good rationalizing, he thought. Too bad the shit was a relaxant, not an aphrodisiac.

She groaned again, her body undulating in a sexy wave, her legs opening wide. The scent of her arousal hit him hard as a body shot. God, he would have been sent to his knees if he hadn't already been sitting down.

"Touch me," she moaned.

*fan self* I have been searching for the perfect Wrath for a looooong time, but sadly no one has come close. The long hair, the body, the eyes. Well after some searching and lot of discussion with my friend Calanthaa, I decided to stick to Renne Castrucci.

Jan 10, 2012

Tempting Tuesday: Some Girls Bite Read-Along Chapter 5-8

Hosted by Tina at Tina's Book Reviews, Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight, Missie at The Unread Reader and Jenny at Supernatural Snark.
I am a turtle! That's the only explanation for me to read this book so slow. I am pretty sure everyone in the read-along has already finished this book while I read four chapter a week! *face palm*

Last week we discussed chapter 1-4 of Some Girls Bite. You can find the post here. Today's discussion will be on chapter 5-8. Head over toTina's Book Review for more info.
In what is a make you blush, steamy scene in the book- Chapter 5 has Ethan and Merit sharing a few hot moments after Merit's hunger strikes...that is until Ethan becomes a total cad! What do you think of him so far? Strong, masterful vampire, conceited playboy.....lover boy in disguise?
Hmmm I don't really know what to think of Ethan. He is a strong masterful vampire no doubt about that. I feel like there is an agenda for him to turn Merit. Yeah maybe he didn't plan on making her a vampire that night but the conversation between the two vampires (supposedly Ethan and another vampire) when Merit was being turned was a dead giveaway that he had been stalking Merit for quite some time. Or maybe everything was purely coincidental. Who knows! Ethan is a confusing vampire. He clearly wants Merit but lacks the modern day knowledge of how to ask a girl out!
Merit and Mallory begin some major training in these next few chapters, resulting in cool Katana Sword facts and Ninja moves. What is the most physically challenging or adrenaline fueled event/activity you have participated in?
*stares at monitor* 
I am the laziest person I know!! Akk

My father takes us hiking whenever he can. And let me tell you, waking up at 4 in the morning and hike up at the top of the mountain to see the sunrise is not my idea of fun. Ugh. We don't get to go that often now but it was fun whenever we went, even though I was the last to reach the top. *sigh*
Mallory and Catcher have sparks so intense they almost fly off the page.....what do you think of this cozy couple? Did you like the insta-love between them? Do they add to the story?
I liked the chemistry between Cather and Mallory. Instant fireworks and stuff works for me but it felt too rushed I guess. What! I like my romance that slowly builds up. 

They settle in this story only makes me want to read about something that focuses on Cather and Mallory instead of Merit.
Lets talk Bff's....Mallory is hands down a terrific friend to Merit, the girls relationship is real, down to earth and fun....not to mention hysterical. What is your favorite memory or favorite thing to do with your bff? Feel free to share pics!
I miss my school days! I have known my besties a little over twelve years. I think our mother had hard time keeping us apart. But now we don't get to see each other much ;(

We hang out mostly on the holidays. The last was on 31st night bbq'ing. I just realized there are nothing particular that we do. But whenever we are together these days we end up in the kitchen cooking. I am not much of a cook but I make awesome desserts. 

Love love LURVES my bffs! Wish we hanged out more.
Things are starting to heat up in the mystery department...the set up at Red, Morgan's flirty appearance.... Catchers vague answers......as correlation day gets closer for Merit do you think someone is out to get her...or maybe recruit her to another house? Or PS- feed her some more food...because goodnight this girl likes to eat!!!
I was reading about Merit's eggs and sausages this morning and found myself craving greasy breakfast!

There is someone that wants her. I am absolutely positive. There are so many reasons, first she comes from a wealthy very well-known family, her grandfather is the Ombudsman and Ethan has taken a personal interest in Merit. Also she exhibits signs of becoming a Master vampire!