Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

"This is the softest pillow I've ever had," Digger said.
"That's my ass, man," Eli told him, voice muffled like he had his face in the mattress. "You sleep sideways."
"I don't care, this is nice."

Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”

What the Wenches Are Reading

Of the Wenches who checked in this week, only two don't have a Fever book (or two!) on their reading lists. You can tell a new Fever release is just around the corner when we're all back in the Fever world. Just three weeks, to go, Saucy Readers, and we're revisiting all of our favorite moments and scouring the first six novels for clues and tidbits we may have missed the first time (or the first five times!) around. Click through to see what else we're reading. And we hope you have a wonderful New Year, chock full of great things to read!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

There aren't many crimes in my book. Not many sins either.

But top in both of those lists is killing time. Have fun with it, make something cool, play video games, work hard if you feel like it, but do something. Killed time is an abortion, life that never gets lived, gone, just gone.

~~Karen Marie Moning 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

 Norman Vincent Peale

Someone Like You

Authors That Made 2015 A Better Reading Year For Us

The past couple of months haven't been great for me in a lot of ways, and for the first time ever, I've gone a while without reading. But, 2015 has been GREAT for me discovering new authors! And wondering where they'd been all my life!

So as this year comes to a close, I figured, why not share our favorite author discoveries of 2015 with our lovely readers! 

Click through to read more!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

I feel it in my fingers, 
I feel it in my toes, 

Christmas is all around me,
and so the feeling grows

It's written in the wind,
It's everywhere I go,
So if you really love Christmas,
C'mon and let it snow

You know I love Christmas
I always will
My mind's made up
The way that I feel
There's no beginning
There'll be no end
Cuz on Christmas,
You can depend 

You gave your presents to me
And I gave mine to you
I need Santa beside me
In everything I do...

Movie:Love Actually,
Title: Christmas Is All Around (Billy Mack)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

I've never seen such clear eyes as Ryodan's got. Most folks are crammed full of emotions, with lines around them like battle scars. I can tell by looking at grown-ups if they've spent their years laughing or crying or resenting the whole world.
Looking at Ryodan is like staring the devil in the face. It's obvious what he's felt the most--nothing. Ruthless. Cold dude. 

~~Karen Marie Moning

The Wenches' Best 2015 Reads

Welcome to the second part of our Best Of 2015! The books featured in this list were not only read in 2015, but actually published in 2015 as well. It was a very good year to be a book-loving Wench. From memoirs to historical dramas, from dark romance to steampunk, and from series beginnings to series ends authors gave us a whole lot of amazing reads to keep our lists full and our Wenchy minds occupied and satisfied.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

I didn’t feel like buying him the jacket he asked for for Christmas, so I just got him a coat hanger with a sticky note attached that read, “Here’s something for you to hang your dreams on, pal.”

― Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can’t

What The Wenches Are Reading

Let's see, scrolling down our list we have Fever, Girl Who, Fever, Sidewinder, Fever, Sidewinder, Fever, and Fever. I see a dominant theme here. It's probably because we are within the one month countdown to Feverborn. Not that we're counting. 

Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas, Saucy Readers! We hope you get a gift of reading for the Holidays! 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

As soon as they’d both settled in, a waiter approached the table, and their first official date was in full swing. Kelly managed to take it seriously right up until the dessert menu was laid at his elbow.

  He shook his head and grunted. “Okay, seriously. Let’s get the check and head back to my room.”

  Nick quirked an eyebrow and shifted his shoulders, laying one hand on the table. “And skip dessert?”

  “Nicko,” Kelly grunted. “You earned me on my knees just with the cut of that suit, okay.”

Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux

The Wenches' Best Not-2015 Reads

The Wenches read so many wonderful books this year that we needed to break our list into two parts! This part one covers the outstanding books we read that weren't published in 2015, although we read them all this year for the first time. It's a lovely variety of books, from sci-fi to contemporary romance to psychological thriller to historical drama. We may be late to the party with some of our picks, but we come with enthusiasm. And snacks. Probably wine, too. Enjoy!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him. He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!” 

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Fangirl Friday: Barb's 2015 Five Star Reads

Take a look. It's in a book.
I read a lot this year. Not as much as some other Wenches and Wenchy friends, but more than a book a week. I flew through almost forty books just this summer! So it's no surprise to me that among my vast list of completed reads, are thirteen stellar books. Now, I believe that if I love a book, it's a five star read. Period. I don't have boxes that need to be checked in order for a book to get the highest rating, or issues that disqualify a book, or anything like that. If I love, if I reread it, if I recommend it, if it entertained me thoroughly, it's a five star read.

Come with me through the jump as I tell you about the books that rocked my world in 2015, from the beginning of the year to the end. Hopefully you'll even add a few to your TBR!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Some people fall apart when they get hurt," he says. "Puddle into apathy and despair and never recover. They wait all their lives for someone to come along and rescue them."
"But others...well, they don't go from hurt to pain. They flash from insult to fury. They raze everything in sight, which usually succeeds in obliterating the very thing that hurt them. However, it causes collateral damage."

~~Karen Marie Moning

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

Kelly pulled Nick’s hand to his chest, clutching it as he laid his head on the mattress beside him. Ty sat in a chair on the other side of the bed, sliding his own abused fingers into Nick’s just to make sure Nick knew not to fucking let go. Digger and Owen drew closer, setting up around the bed. They had a lot of time. They could wait for him to wake.

Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux


What the Wenches Are Reading

The holiday season is busy for everyone and it's no different for the Wenches! Some of us a knee-deep in rereading Fever, while others are heading that way, or at least wishing they were. Still others are wishing for the time and drive to read anything at all. Click through to see who's reading, and who is only wishing they could! What are you reading, Saucy Reader? 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

Monday, December 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

Barrons and I are pros at ignoring anything and everything that passes between us that might smack of emotion of any kind, even so simple a feeling as embarrassment. 

~Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Fangirl Friday: Traditions!

It seems the older I get, the more value traditions seem to have - and now that I have a little of my own, it feels all the more important to have traditions around the holiday season, regardless of the holiday!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate."

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Francis Child

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

It’s funny how such tiny, insignificant, dozen-times-a-day action can become a line of demarcation.
The picking up of a phone.
The pressing of an on button.
Before I pressed it-as far as I knew-my sister Alina was alive. At the moment of pressing, my life split into two distinct epochs:
Before the call and After.

Darkfever, Karen Marie Moning

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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A Short Review of Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

The second installment in the Innkeeper Chronicles brings more adventures to Dina's door.
I loved the first book in the series, Clean Sweep, and couldn't wait for the sequel. And I wasn't disappointed, Ilona started publishing the second books chapter by chapter as a free online series quite soon. However, I wasn't able to follow the story online, as I did with the first book. So I couldn't wait for it to come out as an eBook.

Come with me to read the rest after the jump.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?

What The Wenches Are Reading

“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like.”

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Monday, December 7, 2015

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How To Train Your Dragon book 4: How To Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell

Review: How To Train Your Dragon Series

So, not long ago, I was talking to Wench Barb and I thought, "you know, what about Wenches that are Toys'R'Us kids?"  You remember the jingle - I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys'R'Us kid...  You're welcome for the earworm.  Anyway, the thought went, what about wenches who, for whatever reason, love children's lit? They have kids at home and are looking for read-alouds, or the Next Great Book to try out themselves?  And so, here I am.  I fit both those categories, actually. And I need books that aren't Harry Potter, because my son and I have read those to death already!  And so off I went, in search of something, anything, to read at bedtime that wouldn't bore me to death, but would also hold the munchkin's interest. Not exactly an easy task. Anyway, about a year and a half ago, How To Train Your Dragon 2 hit theaters. What's the big thing bookstores do when books are made into visual media? You betcha. BIG DISPLAY. So, I picked up the first book - How To Train Your Dragon. I figured, what the heck, it can't hurt, right?

Follow me through the jump and I'll tell you how it went!

Friday, December 4, 2015

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Fangirl Friday: Gorgeous Nails!

Warning: My Fangirl Friday is going to be completely and utterly frivolous...all nails!!

Yep! I'm fangirling my nails. Why, you may ask? Because I haven't always had nails, and having beautiful nails is something I don't take for granted. (Yet, I wish I could!). I'm not alone in my adoration of pretty nails! Head wench Barbara is a nail polish enthusiast! 

Join me after the jump for some cute ideas and pictures!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We can't all be soldiers turned Master vampires, Ethan." And thank God for that. One of him was
plenty enough.

Ethan sat forward, linked his fingers on the table, and gazed at me. "My point, Sentinel, is this: Compared to this world, your new life, your human life would have been cloistered. It would have been a small life."

"It would have been a life of my choosing." Hoping to end that particular line of conversation, I closed the book I'd pretended to stare at. I picked it up, along with a couple of its companions, and walked them back to their shelves.

"It would have been a waste of you."

Friday Night Bites
~~Chloe Neill

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don't care, but they're massively outnumbered by the people who do.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.'
I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”

What The Wenches Are Reading

Hello Saucy readers! We hope you had a lovely long weekend and had plenty to be thankful for! Hopefully one of the things you are thankful for was quiet time to read! 

The Wenches got some reading done despite everything else going on. A lot of us are revisiting Dublin because.. well, because it's amazing. There are a few new things we've been trying out too, so maybe you'll want to add those to your reading lists!

Click through to see what we've been reading. And please share what you've been reading with us in the comments!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

Why, oh why, do we find the most dangerous, forbidden men the most irresistible? 

~Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Book Review: Back Lash by Devon Monk

How excited was this fangirl to learn that Devon Monk had a new Shame and Terric e-book coming out in November? Super excited! Monk is one of the very few authors that I regularly check her blog page for updates. After the first two Broken Magic books, I wanted more of the two leads. Thankfully Monk has obliged her fans. Although I will note that Stone Cold (Broken Magic #2) did end in such a way that another book wasn't a given.  It also was one of my five star reads of 2015. You can imagine my happy dancing when I discovered this book was on the horizon. Yeah it was pretty epic dancing. 

Thanks Devon Monk for providing us with an ARC of Back Lash.

Friday, November 27, 2015

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Fangirl Friday: Blindspot TV Show

My favorite new show this year is Blindspot, which premiered on September 21, 2015, and focuses on a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) who has lost her memory. The FBI discovers that each tattoo contains a clue to a crime they will have to solve. It’s a fast-paced drama with lots of action and intrigue. With every passing day Jane unveils a new skill or a hidden talent without understanding its origin. Who is Jane Doe – is she an asset or an enemy? Who erased her memory? And who is behind the cryptic tattoos?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

“…Something isn’t right with you and this property. Strange things happen around it. I don’t know what is going on, but I will find out. You could make it easier on yourself by coming clean.”
“Sure. This is a magic bed-and-breakfast and the two guys in my kitchen are aliens from outer-space.”  

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

We're always happy to read a new story by the amazing Megan Hart. Although, maybe "happy" wouldn't be the right word for the emotional roller coaster you're on for the duration of the book. She unfailingly delivers a story that makes you want to weep for so many reasons, and feel everything the main character is feeling. 

Hold Me Close was no exception. I knew it would be a difficult one when I read the blurb. But wow. Ms. Hart deals with dark and difficult subject matter in a way I have yet to see another author do. 

Apart, they are broken, but together, they are whole. 

Effie and Heath are famous. Not for anything they did, but for what happened to them as teenagers. Abducted and abused by the same man, they turned to each other for comfort until they were finally able to make their escape.
Now adults, their relationship is fraught with guilt and despair. Whether fighting or making love, their passion is strong enough to destroy them both — and Effie's not about to let that happen. She knows it's time for her to have a 'normal' relationship, and Heath is nothing but a constant reminder of the dark past they share. Heath, on the other hand, knows Effie is the only woman he can ever love. She may want to forget what happened, but he's convinced that they must face their past together in order to move forward. So while Effie continues to bring new men into her life, Heath becomes obsessed with proving he's the one she needs.
Then a new crisis arises and Effie begins to lose every scrap of self-control she ever had. As she struggles against her desire to return to the one man who understands her, she discovers that sometimes the only safety you find is with the person who is the most dangerous for you.

Click through to see what I thought! May contain mild spoilers!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: ‘Now, it’s complete because it’s ended here.’

What the Wenches Are Reading

“It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book.” 

― Maureen CorriganLeave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

Monday, November 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

"You're going to make me breakfast, too? Wow."
He gave me a look, "You know I don't cook."
"Well, I sure hope this means you plan to try. Expecting me to cook breakfast isn't a good way to sell this mate business.:
"Does that mean I should cancel the offer on the cabin in the Poconos?"

Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong