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10 August 2010

Manic Monday: Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

Each Monday (or the closest I can get to Monday) I will be posting a Past/Present/Future Reading Post called Manic Monday. Don't hate me if I post it on a Tuesday - it just indicates how "manic" my Monday really was! If you want to see more of what I have been reading, I try and update my Goodreads account with each book I am reading.

What I just finished reading
Slave by Cheryl Brooks
Stars: 3/5

Blurb from Goodreads:
He may be the last of a species whose sexual talents were the envy of the galaxy. Cat is an enslaved warrior from a race with a feline gene that gives him awesome beauty, fearsome strength, and sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. Even filthy, chained, and beaten, he gives off an aura of power and virility. Jacinth is an intergalactic trader on a rescue mission. She has spent years pursuing her kidnapped sister from planet to planet. Now her quest leads her to a place where all the women are slaves. "Jack" needs a slave of her own-one who can masquerade as her master. Enmeshed in a tangle of deception, lust and love, they must elude a race of violent killers out to destroy Cat, and together forge a bond stronger than any chains.

Why I picked it up: I asked Dan Dan for something light and trashy, after reading something slow and heavy. She delivered!
Why I finished it: The story was so bad it was nearly a satire! It makes me laugh because it is so blatantly trashy! I will never look at noses the same way ever again. In fact, I was watching Fröken Sverige on SBS the other night - a serious movie about a messed up girl. There was this sweet moment where one of her guys was talking about the wings of her nose, and I couldn't stop laughing.
I'd give it to: Anyone who is bored and likes trashy space romances. Basically anyone who wants to waste some hours they will never get back. The dialogue gets worse and worse the further the book goes along.

What I am reading now
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

Blurb from Goodreads:
In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her
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^I am meeting Keri Arthur at Galaxy with Tracey O'Hara tomorrow, so I thought I should try her Riley series.

What I am reading next
I need to get my butt into gear and read On The Road for the Sutherland book club my friend has organised. This is like being back at uni. I am currently cramming two books LOL

P.S. - Who do you think the best Paranormal Romance authors are?


Marg said...

I really like the Keri Arthur books. Whilst they are paranormal etc, there is a bit of a point of difference.

obsidiantears83 said...

This is my first in the Riley series. Previously I had only read one about a sea serpent. I am nearly 150 pages into the book, but I still haven't made up my mind if I love it or just like it. I can see myself buying the rest of the series to find out!

There is something I love about modern Australian authors - I find their books to be quite gritty and real. I think it is the way we see our environement. It isn't all soft green hills and pastel skys like Europe. I've always wondered if that is the difference I pick up reading certain Australian authors.

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