Tamie’s Favorites: Characters I Love to Hate…

Many times while reading a book or series there is a character that is so heinous I want nothing more than to step into the pages of the book and cause grievous bodily harm, but as I’ve not yet figured out how to do that I must settle for writing about them.

I’ll begin today by sharing my top three…I have many more that I’ll be sharing in the future.

So…who gets my vote for those most deserving of literary homicide?!?

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

sexy sentence saturday

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday is from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I actually had something else in mind until last night when I got into a discussion on twitter with some of my friends. One who is just now reading this fabulous series, and another who like me has read it many times. I got to thinking that I haven’t done any kind of posts on this series in a really long time, and since it’s one of my absolute all time faves…well…here we are…Sue and Renata…this one is dedicated to you…

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BTT: My Two Most Emotional Reads…

Booking Through Thursday

What was the most emotional read you have ever had?

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This and That…

Today I wanted to discuss and share  a little of this and that…some quickie thoughts if u will. Altho I must confess I don’t normally advocate for quickies…sometimes a quickie is just what you need…for the moment 😉

Titles – When I first started doing reviews and other posts one of the hardest things for me to do was come up with a title. I knew I wanted it to be something catchy, and I wanted it to be something that would make people want to read whatever it was. Reviews don’t really lend themselves to that however, unless I want to make it so long it takes up 2 lines…Problem with that is I never liked how it looked at the top of the post. A secondary problem is that it makes the link sooooooooooooo long. I kind of gave up being creative on that, and pretty much just stick with the standard book blogger format, boring tho it may be.

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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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Review: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising.

Like many of the Jacobites who aren’t dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—he’s sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.

Lord John Grey—aristocrat, soldier, and occasional spy—finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in “Erse,” the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John, who oversaw Jacobite prisoners when he was governor of Ardsmiur prison, thinks Jamie may be able to translate—but will he agree to do it?

Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.

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