Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?


**This meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey to help fantastical book bloggers link up and share their past and future reads.**

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you've had an eventful weekend - I sure have! Hubs and I were SO EXCITED to see the Gators big win against LSU Saturday. And also, I've been participating in a Read-A-Thon that has been loads of creepy fun (see that post HERE). As always, please let me know if you are a new follower so that I can return the favor. :)

This Week:
                                                  




Blog Tour: October 26


What's Up Next:


Genre: Erotica (BDSM)
BlurbIn Diary of a Submissive, Sophie Morgan candidly explains what exactly an independent, 21st century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissive relationship with a dominant man for their mutual sexual pleasure.

In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, here is a memoir that offers the real story of what is means to be a submissive and follows Sophie’s story as she progresses from her early erotic experiences through to experimenting with her newfound awakened sexuality. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, she explains in frank and explicit fashion her sexual explorations. But it isn’t until she meets James, a real life ‘Christian Grey,’ that her boundaries and sexual fetishism are really pushed. As her relationship with James travels into darker and darker places, the question becomes: Where will it end? Can Sophie reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life, and is it possible for the perfect man to be perfectly cruel?

Daring, controversial, and sensual, Diary of a Submissive is filled with a captivating warmth and astounding honesty such that no one— man or woman—will be able to put Sophie's story down.



Genre: Paranormal Romance
BlurbRiana has learned how to stay out of trouble. She spends her days studying written texts in the government’s Office of Readers, and she spends her nights taking care of her sick sister. She always—always—follows the rules. Despite her low profile, she has mysteriously become a target. Someone has kidnapped her sister. Someone else is trying to kill her. And someone has sent a Soul-Breather to beguile her out of her secrets. 


Her help comes from the mythic leader of an underground rebel movement. A man who used to be her friend. A man who has silently loved her for years. He disappeared from her life without a word, and now he expects her to trust him again.

Then there’s the Soul-Breather, a man who can taste her spirit with only a touch. He makes her feel things she’s never experienced before, but she doesn’t know if the feelings are real. Hired to deceive and betray her, he offers to help her instead. 

Without both men, she can’t rescue her sister. And she can’t discover the world-changing knowledge—buried in her memory—that has made her a target in the first place.

37 comments:

  1. Word and Breath sounds like it might be a fun read. I hope you enjoy everything you read this week!

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  2. Word and Breath does sound interesting. I'm intrigued by the Office of Readers bit and how it ties in to the title.

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    1. I'm really interested in this book...very unique. :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I'm interested to see what you think of Diary of a Submissive, I've seen mixed reviews. Are you a Fifty Shades fan?
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I am most definitely a 50 Shades fan...however, I've seen mixed reviews as well. I can't wait to give this one a read though. :)

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. I haven't read Fifty Shades yet but want to-waiting until I can read all 3 back to back. Diary of a Submissive sounds, ummm, intriguing? :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. haha! Thank you, Shannon! Yes, it sure does, right?! I'm hoping it'll be an entertaining read. :)

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  5. I am still undecided if I will read 50 Shades so Diary of a Submissive is not on my radar. Have a reading filled week.

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    1. I adored 50 Shades...but understand completely that it's not for everyone. Nor is Diary of a Submissive but it seems well executed and I'm looking forward to it! :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Word and Breath sounds really interesting. Have a great week!

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for returning the favor. :)

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  7. Diary of a Submissive sounds fascinating. I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey on principle (crap writing + an unflattering view of the BDSM culture = no thanks), but a memoir would be a different story. I'd rather read someone's view from inside the community than some writer's view who has probably never even been involved in it.

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    1. I love this comment. Thank you so much Gabriel - this is exactly the reason why I picked this book up. Although I enjoyed 50 Shades, I really wanted to see a real insight into this world and a territory I'll never be a part of. Such is the draw of great books! :)

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  8. I might like Word and Breath -- I want this job: "studying written texts in the government’s Office of Readers" LOL!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. ME TOO!! haha! Awesome stuff for sure. :)

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  9. So I'm a little skeptical of all books that deal with BDSM since I know people in it who have a variety of dynamics: Top/bottom, Dom/sub, Master/slave, etc. I refuse to read 50 shades because that's about as close to an actual BDSM relationship as a penguin surviving and thriving in Egypt (not in a zoo, mind).

    That being said, I'm debating on whether to read Diary of a Submissive because it seems like it will be truer to the lifestyle but I've heard that it sometimes comes off as, "this is the only way, the true way to be a submissive", which I know is definitely not true.

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    1. I love your comment. :)

      It's definitely a book that's been debated over a lot...I'm interested to see what depth there is in the story and how factual or fiction-based it will be.

      Hope you come back and check out my review!

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  10. I think if you enjoyed 50 Shades, that Diary is a logical next step. Not sure it's for me, though.

    Have a good week!

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  11. I hope you enjoyed all of these. I need to read Word and Breath, too.
    Happy reading!

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    1. I'm about half way through and it's very interesting. Unique concept for sure.

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  12. Oh wow, these are steamy books! The covers look mighty interesting! Thank you for sharing all these - they all look like exciting reads.

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  13. I'll need to check out some of these books, they look interesting!

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    1. I'm looking forward to Dairy of a Submissive - but Word and Breath is very good thus far.

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  14. Word and Breath looks interesting and I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks!

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  15. I agree with Katya that Word and Breath sounds interesting. I tend to stay away from the scary stuff myself. Too much imagination! Have a great reading week.

    Thanks for following me. I am following you back.

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    1. :) I understand completely. I can read a borderline-horror novel but I can't watch a horror movie. FEAR!

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  16. Love the cover of your reads ... especially Word and Breath. Makes me think ... mysterious :-)

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    1. It is rather mysterious...interesting concept on this one.:)

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  17. Lovely covers!
    I especially like the look of The Dark Gifts Birthright and Word and Breath!
    Have a fab week!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I have to say, diary of submissive looks intriguing. I'm curious as to what you think of it =]

    Also, I am a new follower to your lovely blog =]
    http://stegosaurusrawr.blogspot.com/

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  19. I haven't heard of any of these. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

    http://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com

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  20. Interesting that Diary of a Submissive is a memoir. I haven't read any of the new crop of erotic romances but long ago read The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty and some Anais Nin and whatnot so I have a little bit of familiarity. I think a memoir would be an intriguing addition to the pile of books like this being published now.

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