They Said What?!?

I don’t know about you but the things my fantasy boyfriends say to their women just slays me. Sometimes it’s because it’s so jaw droppingly arousing. Um yeah…YOWZA! Have you ever daydreamed about one of these guys whispering erotic or sensual things in your ear while doing the deed?!? O. Please…of course you have! If not…you need new fantasy boyfriends. Aside from the sexy tho sometimes I love what they say because it’s just so damn humorous, and sometimes what they say is infuriating as hell. Occasionally they even say the most romantic things ever…swoony things…

Here’s some of the things my favorite guys have said that make me go…Whoa…Wait! What’d he just say?!?

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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

  I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get
married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered
that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an
ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae.
Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the
sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.
When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over
to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned
about myself, I know I have the power to get it….
MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed
on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and
ancient secrets.
In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old
book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both
the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by
mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between
two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn
sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable
Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans.
Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that
stands between them….

Bloodfever is the 2nd book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

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Coming Up This Week…

Coming up this week at Bookish Temptations…

Monday January 30th- Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning…Discussion, pictures and Quotes/Passages.

Tuesday January 31st- They Said What?!?

Wednesday February 1st- My Book Boyfriend- This week: Wrath from Dark Lover.

Thursday February 2nd- Gina reviews: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Friday February 3rd- It’s FanFic Friday with Debb and Annie

Saturday February 4th- Morgan Locklear…Wordslinger

P.S. Mark your calendars for Valentines week.

I have something very special planned for you thanks to Sylvain Reynard, Debra Anastasia, C.L. Parker, Linda Cunningham, and Tyra Lynn. You won’t want to miss it!

Fever FanFic?!? Sweet!

Y’all know how much I love the Fever series right!?! Well, several months ago I looked for some Fever ff, and it was in rather short supply. I was really kind of devastated… I want more Jericho and Mac…OK…really more Jericho than Mac but hey can you blame me?

A couple of weeks ago I was perusing thru and OMG! Guess what I found?!? Yep…you guys are so smart. I came across a good deal more Fever stories than the last time I checked. I have since read a few of them, and it occurred to me that maybe I should pass them along to you…cuz I know a lot of you are huge fans of Jericho and Fever as well.

I’d love to be able to dazzle you with my knowledge of ff lingo, but sadly I’m lacking in that area, and haven’t mastered all the terms yet, so bear with me Mkay?

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Winner of Fifty Shades Freed Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway of Fifty Shades Freed by E L James.

I appreciate all the great comments you guys left 🙂

Congratulations to the winner: Hedy .  I hope you love it as much as I do! Your email addy will be forwarded to the publisher today.

Thank you again to TWCS for providing an ebook for the giveaway!

Tamie Xo

Reader’s Block

I know most people are aware of the term “Writer’s Block”  An author is unable to come up with a storyline, or can’t figure out where to go next with a scene or character. I’ve heard it’s fairly common, and can last hours, days, or even months. But what I want to chat about is “Reader’s Block”.

Some of you know exactly what I mean by that and it’s making you anxious just thinking about it. Yep, it gives me the shivers too. Some of you on the other hand are thinking what the heck is that? If you can read how can you have a block? For the uninitiated I hope you never experience it, but just in case lets discuss what it is and some tips I use against it.

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FANFIC Friday: Is it hot in here? We’re working up a sweat with Jockwards!

Happy Friday and welcome back. Today, Annie and I have two fics to share and a theme.


I don’t know why saying ‘Jockward’ makes me giggle so much but it does. Jockstrap, Jock itch… Jockward. Yeah, that’s probably it. Seriously, an athletic Edward is a hot Edward; strong and buff and sweaty and probably all cocky and you see where I’m going with this I’m sure. 😉 First though, I wanted to apologize for not having a proper rec for you today. I’ve had a couple of very rough weeks and haven’t had the time or energy for very much reading. I’m glad this sports-themed post was planned because I’m going to trust in Savage and rec her Soccerward story without reading it. Forgive me?

Offside by Savage7289

Edward’s the star keeper for the Forks High School soccer team, and is already being scouted by leagues overseas.  Bella’s just moved from Phoenix and interferes with his…focus.  Soccerward lives! Rated M for the good stuff, of course.

Savage never disappoints and this is a complete story. 125 (!) chaps and over 30k reviews. I am so looking forward to reading this.

Annie’s Jockward choice after the jump!

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Review: The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

She has tempted many men… but never found her equal.

Until now.

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death–a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining….

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Review: Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed.

Now, together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control, and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present.

Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past.

Seductive, shocking, sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy.

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My Book Boyfriend: Christian Grey

***Adult Content***

Christian Grey…Christian Grey…Christian Grey…OOPs…Hi there! You caught me daydreaming didn’t you?

The thing is with this fantasy boyfriend? I just see his name, or say it in my head and I lose all coherent thought. Logic and reason?!?  Nope…gone…out the door.  There are some characters that are written so well that they just own a piece of you.  Christian Grey is one of those for me. I guess I’ve read well over a thousand books in my lifetime, yet my list of truly memorable literary men is actually pretty short considering that.  O, I’m not saying that I don’t remember a lot of them, but the ones that keep me thinking of them? Continuously? Wanting just one more book? And then just one more? The ones I want for a fantasy boyfriend foreveh?  Well it’s under 10 to be honest…and Christian Grey is mighty high on that list. In fact, he shares the top spot with one other,  so yeah…I have mad love for him.

I first discovered Christian aka Fifty in August of 2011. I know, I know… I was late to the party on that one, but in a way I’m glad I was. Mostly becuz I was able to read the series without a whole lotta time in between the books coming out. I’m so impatient and greedy that way…greedy…hmmm…that’s an apt term for how I feel about Fifty. I admit it. I want him. I want all of him in all of his Fifty Fuckedupedness<-<- is that even a real word?!?…never mind, it doesn’t matter.

Let’s discuss Christian…something I could do all day long. First off his name. I flove his name. I love saying it in my head over and over. There’s just something about it that calls to me. I like men that have polysyllabic rather than    monosylabic names. * Oooo… big words.*  For some reason I just find them much more sensual and erotic sounding. I for one would never shorten his name to Chris…EGADS! Heaven forbid. I’ve noticed that when I love the names an author chooses I’m much more likely to respond positively to that character. Does that happen to you too?

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