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text 2015-08-25 02:13

A few weeks ago I suggested 6 purchases to my library, all graphic novels, 5 of Angel and 1 complete Spike collection. And they're buying them! 


Last week, I suggested 5 more graphic novels, Buffy Season 9. And they're buying them!


I can hypnotize



I'm full of power



But I just had a thought...none of them are actually in yet. What will I do if all 11 come in at once?!




And then I will have to forgo sleep to get them all read.


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text 2013-10-05 19:53
30 Day Book Challenge Day 5
American Star - Jackie Collins
The Power Trip - Jackie Collins
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

"A book that makes you happy."


I don't really read a lot of feel good stuff. Most of the stuff I read is paranormal romance/urban fantasy and I'm a sucker for angst and drama.


Though when I want a fun read that doesn't make me think much, I turn to Jackie Collins books. And my favourite paranormal romance to make me happy is Twilight. 


Jackie Collins books are immensely fun. When I'm reading one I devour it. They're trashy, they're glamorous, the characters aren't complex, the romance is hot and the plot don't require any sort of thinking.


My most recent favourites that make me grin a lot were American Star, sort of like a modern day fairy tale. Small town girl develops romance with big Hollywood movie star, they had a fling when they were teens and come together again when they're adults looking for a new life.


 The Power Trip is about a billionaire and his model girlfriend inviting a select number of couples aboard a fancy to of the range yacht for the best vacation ever. There's a gay latino pop sensation and his stuck up English older interior designer to the stars boyfriend, the British footballer and his trophy wife, a journalist friend of the billionaire and the friend he brings with him, a hugely popular movie star and his much younger girlfriend, a Senator and his supposedly push over wife. Sun, fun, drama and then the boat is raided by Somali Pirates.  So entertaining to read about this celebrity couples and their relationships, the outrageous flirting, the OTT drama, the back stories. Again, a feel good read.


And good old Twilight. Vampire romance of the cheesiest. I could read this again and again and again without the three followup books. Even though Bella is annoying and Edward if far too perfect (sister Alice is the best character in the book)  and there are way too many sparkly vampires and enough angst to fill the Grand Canyon, I still love it to pieces. 

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review 2013-02-16 00:00
Power Trip: Double Helix Series, Book 1
Power Trip - Miranda Baker Power Trip was a delicious surprise. Calvin Davis recognizes that he's a potential danger to others, but he doesn't let that stop him from living. He's found a way to not only make a living by using the power inside him, but also give his subs a ride they never forget. Geneticist Audrey Fallon knows there are those who have talents; her brother is among them. She, on the other hand, is not. At least that's what she believes. Once she comes into close contact with Calvin she learns differently. Seems she has the ability to withstand extreme amount of electricity. These two are a perfect pair and I thoroughly enjoyed their story. Miranda has created a fun, sexy series with X-Men type Doms and I am anxious for future books. According to Miranda's website, Jake's story is up next - no date or title listed.
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review 2013-02-10 00:00
Power Trip: Double Helix Series, Book 1
Power Trip - Miranda Baker This was an awesome book!!! Think hot, sexy X-Men, yum. Cal has some serious power and loves BDSM, because he has to be in control to make sure that his subs do not get hurt. But then he meets the sister of one of his friends, Audrey. This book has a lot going for it, some sexy bondage, mystery, action, and a Dom hero who has to learn to let go sometimes and let his lady call the shots :) I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of the series.*I received a electronic copy of this book from the author, just because I am a huge fan of her stories. The opinions are strictly my own.[bc:Power Trip|16132116|Power Trip (Double Helix, #1)|Miranda Baker|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352161586s/16132116.jpg|21958066]
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review 2012-11-09 00:00
The Power Trip - Jackie Collins Jackie Collins is my favourite author. I can still remember the first time I read Chances, it then became my favourite book of all time, replacing The Godfather and it hasn't changed since. Every time I read Chances it is like I am reading it for the first time, and unfortunately the book is that good that Jackie has not beat it and probably never will. However The Power Trip was one hell of a read and I loved every minute of it.

I love Lucky Santangelo and every time Jackie announces a new book I hope it will be about her, so I admit to being a bit disappointed when I first read the synopsis for this book. I didn't feel excited at all and to be honest it sounded boring, but how wrong was I? Authors like Jackie, who have been around for years usually end up churning out the same old rubbish, but this book was fantastic and certainly wasn't a rehash of her previous work. Jackie loves to write, she doesn't need the money so she writes for the enjoyment that she knows she gives to her readers old and new.

I was a bit apprehensive at first about the amount of characters introduced all at once. I like things simple but actually it wasn't difficult at all to follow the characters and remember who was who. Jackie has created a fabulous cast of characters here and as with most of her books you can have fun trying to work out which real life people the characters are based on. Near enough every character was likeable despite the fact they were mostly all self centered rich egomaniacs. The story flowed really well and jumped from character to character and the ending could have been plucked from a film. I loved the setting of the luxurious yacht as well, it certainly made a change from the usual boring LA setting.

Overall I would say this is one of the best books I've read in 2012 (and I've read about 120 this year at the time of writing) and unlike other authors that have been around a long time Jackie shows no signs of losing her touch, as I said earlier no book she writes will ever beat Chances but I hope she continues to write books and one day returns to Lucky Santangelo, who remains and will always remain one of my favourite fictional characters. The only negative thing I could say about this is the bits Jackie included about Angelina Jolie, I know Jackie is a fan and has even mentioned her playing Lucky Santangelo (no, no, no, no and again NO) but I can't bear the woman.
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