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Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Updates


By Texas Photographer, Matthew T Rader
I am so blah about work these days. Things are in total upheaval thanks to "transformation", my job package is so vague no one knows what I'm supposed to be doing including me and the morale is at an almost all-time low. Ugh. I know I shouldn't complain, I have a job that pays well and keeps me in books, but it's hard to get motivated to go there when things are so crappy. Makes me feel blah about life in general. I did manage to do laundry on the weekend but never made it grocery shopping. Sigh. Oh well, life goes on.

What did I do instead of grocery shopping (obviously not reading based on the fact there are only two books in this post)? I created a Tumblr blog called Cookie Time. Sigh. I see pictures around the internet and think, "Oh, I like that, I should save it some where" but then I lose track and I can never remember where I saw it. You also have to be careful at Flickr and Photobucket as they will delete questionable pictures. So I made a new blog. I just put a few of my pictures in there and hopped around a bit adding some others but I'll gradually get some more stuff in there. It's not as graphic as some, I really don't find pics of some guy's organ the size of Arkansas all that appealing and blow jobs bore me, so they are mostly PG-13 and arty pics along with other things I find that amuse and amaze me. On with the books.

Freeze Frame by Mia Watts (110 pages)

Sage, a half-blood fairy who can freeze time randomly, is tasked to get a DNA sample from a tough biker Mason. Mason is not his type but he's oddly attracted. When Mason is attacked he saves his life and is tasked to keep an eye on him. Dill finds out that usually when he freezes time everyone has no awareness but Mason did and also if Dill touches him frozen then the skill transfers and Dill freezes and Mason can move in time. Dill is pretty up front with Mason about what he wants and Mason admits he's attracted but his childhood in the system has taught him not to trust. They work together to find out who is trying to do him in while getting closer. This is a book in a series but you really don't need to read the others to read it. Sage, his brother was the first book and he's in this one but his history doesn't bear on the story much. Their fairy mother is a riot, she's very open about sex and her kid's love lives which has them all cringing and was quite funny. I did get a big confused the first time that Dill switched with Mason being frozen but on the whole a fun read with some humour and drama and a titch of angst.

The Delaney's and Me by Anne Brooke (26 pages)

Liam makes a scene when he breaks up with his mob connected boyfriend. He now lives in fear of what he knows is coming from his ex's cousins, twins who run the "business". They finally approach him and offer an option, shoot him or have sex with them. Umm. No brainer for Liam and he decides if he's going to have sex he's going to enjoy it and starts to tempt them while they continue to threaten him. Eventually they get back to his place where things heat up considerably. I really liked Liam. He's sort of completely flighty and his thought process amused me greatly. It's not a romance, although there is the suggestion that they'll all get together again. For those who dislike twincest there isn't much interaction between the brothers except for a 3-way kiss

22 comments:

Matthew said...

Cookie time... Sooo delicous! And in my RSS already. There's so much beauty in this world!

Tam said...

Thanks Matthew. I thought after I'll probably get all kinds of bakers showing up looking for cookie recipes. LOL Maybe I'll convert one to the way of the man-cookie.

Chris said...

Oh, I'll have to check out your tumblr when I get home!

Freeze Frame was fun. Thanks for clarifying the level of twincest - I was avoiding the book because of that very reason. :)

Val said...

Hi, Tam! Hope things get better at work, or at least that you can get a vacation. Both these sound interesting, and I, like Chris, appreciate you clarifying the twincest.

Tam said...

Chris and Val: I thought that might be an issue for some and while there may be a hint that more happens outside of this book, within the book it's mostly "rotisserie". If your not sure what that means, either use urban dictionary or visualize in your mind how you cook a rotisserie chicken. ;-)

Chris said...

Um... that sounds like an urban dictionary lookup best saved for home later...

wren boudreau said...

Nice collection of cookies, Tam! How do you get the pics on your tumblr blog - do you sort through the blogs you 'follow' there and post the pics you like?

Sorry things are frustrating at work. I hope there's improvement in your future.

Lily said...

Sorry to hear things are getting you down at work. Mine is frustratingly complicated also and it sucks!

Just added you to my Tumblr follows. Loved the guy with the pink undies. Cute.

Hope you have a good day today. Sending lots of mojo your way that things improve at work. :)

Tam said...

Wren: I have a ton of cookies on my computer so I started uploading them (you can only do so many a day) and then you can upload by URL so I have some I stole from Lily and Kris that I just put in the URL and it sucks them over and then on other Tumblr blogs if you click on the picture/comment section there is a little "reblog" button at the top and it automatically puts it on your tumblr.

Thank god my daughter and 5 friends share a tumblr blog so she could show me how to do it. LOL It's not quite as intuitive as blogger for me. I'm sure I'll start following more Tumblr blogs. I often find good ones and then lose the names so if I see a picture I like with several back tracks on it I go and check out the blogs it came from to see if we have similar taste. Talk about a time suck. LOL

Tam said...

He did have a nice butt didn't he Lily. :-)

It's been kind of sucky all around the work world these days. What's going on? The earth out of alignment or what? We better get buying those lottery tickets. :-) Lets hope our week improves.

wren boudreau said...

Thanks for the insights Tam! I've looked at tumblr a couple of times but you're right - not as intuitive and I didn't find the 'instructions' very instructive. I may have to play. Wait. I'm supposed to be writing. *sigh*

Eyre said...

Yay! I have a new tumblr to follow!

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

Love your Cookie Time, I bookmarked it :)

I enjoyed Freeze Frame too, it was a fun read!

Hope the blah will disappear very soon.

Kris said...

Cookie Time! Very cool. :)

Tam said...

I'm sure you'll see plenty of your own pics there Eyre. LOL

I hope so too EH. Hope you enjoy my cookies.

I wanted to call it the Cook Jar but that was already taken Kris. :-)

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

EH? Who's that? LOL!

You know me and my cookies, right? We love each other! ;)

Chris said...

I like your tumblr, Tam!

Tam said...

Damn. Arrgghhh. Sorry. Janna, Janna. Got it. LOL

Thanks Chris.

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

LOL! Must've been the blah causing it ;)

K. Z. Snow said...

Ooo, good idea having a cookies-only blog! Sort of like an oasis in the Desert of Angst. ;-)

Tam said...

OMG, Cookie Oasis, I should have checked with you first KZ, that's brilliant. :-)

Matthew T Rader said...

Hello,

I noticed that you used a photo this of mine on this page:

The green frog photo.

I don't mind at all and I'm glad you found it useful to use on your website. Can you please credit me as the photographer of the photo beneath it or some where on the page like this:

By Texas Photographer, Matthew T Rader

Thank you