Monday, July 23, 2007

Crazy Days of Summer

Ah... the crazy days of summer. Sorry? What's that you say?? It's the LAZY days of summer??
Not around the Kinson household!
The non-stop nuttiness began Friday morning with the collision of hubby's pancakes-in-bed birthday party, the launch of Six Degrees of Sexy, the release of Christine's book (and Joely's, though I haven't downloaded it yet), and the Harry Potter 7 party...
Saturday was entirely consumed by the TRW newsletter in between bouts of marathon yawning and simultaneously reading The Bond That Ties Us, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (to my 7 year old) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Head-spinning.
On Sunday we had some friends over for a visit. It's always lovely to catch up with old friends, reminisce about the good old days in Bermuda, play a game of "have you heard from..." and share a few laughs.

So here I am, thankful that it's Monday. Is it just me, or are there others who thrive on routine?

My dear friend, fellow Six Degrees babe, TRW member and EC author, Christine d'Abo has written a sizzling erotic sci-fi romance that kept me up waaaay past my bedtime. If her debut novel is any indication of what this girl can do, we're in for a ride. Here's the official blurb:
Haylie knows her life is about to change the moment she sets foot on the Eurus colony. What she didn't count on was her instant, overwhelming sexual desire for the seven-foot-tall, sexy as hell alien ambassador. He's in her every thought and dream, teasing and taunting her body into a sexual frenzy.

Kamran has waited his whole life to find his bonded mate. When she arrives in the form of a slender human with brilliant eyes, he can't stop his all-consuming need to possess her. If their bond is discovered, they will be forced by Briel law to leave the colony, giving up the lives they've worked so hard to build.

While Haylie and Kamran fight their growing desire, their colony is threatened by an unseen enemy. When the colony comes under attack by a brutal alien force, can Haylie and Kamran keep their bond a secret and stop the invasion in time to save everyone?

A great deal of imagination went into creating the Eurus colony, yet didn't overwhelm this non-sci-fi reader with a lot of made-up lingo or weird names (for the record, the overuse of apostrophes in alien names only serves to frustrate this reader!) and there were enough 'earthly' elements in the story to connect to, despite the fact that it takes place on a planet 20 light years away and 200 years into the future.
The sexy-factor... The chemistry between Haylie and Kamran begins in the first few pages of the book and doesn't let up. When the couple get together, well, let's just say that Miz d'Abo knows her way around human anatomy. Briel anatomy too, for that matter! But for all the graphically described tete-a-tetes, it never got boring. She managed to keep the heat level high and the naughtiness fresh.
Well done, my friend! I look forward to your next book.

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Amy Ruttan said...

I know those apostrophe names drive me CRAZY some days. Christine's book though ... hootchi mama. Joely's book was awesome as well, her descriptions were down right poetic. I recommend downloading it soon.

As for HP I'm done. Yipeee! I've read three or four books this weekend, I haven't done that in a long, long time.

Christine d'Abo said...

Thank you!!! You know, the apostrophe names usually get to me too, unless they are very obvious in how to pronounce the name. I tried to avoid them.

And I'm honoured to have kept you up past bedtime. That is the biggest complement you could have given me!

Rene said...

Oh, I hate the apostrophe names as well. Mrs. Giggles totally goes off on them.

Sounds like an exciting weekend. Mine sucked and yes, I'm crave routine and my whole weekend was totally disrupted.

Red Garnier said...

Ditto on the apostrophe names, and YES, Christine, YES, YES!! Keep on writing Miz D'Abo!!! =)

Wylie, sounds like a crazy summer. Crazy= fun. Although overwhelming? LOL!

Wylie Kinson said...

Christine - not just 'past bedtime', but HOURS past bedtime. I was fighting the yawns (not stimulated by the book, I assure you!) and listening to my clock chime away the hours...

Sparky Duck said...

what Ti'kang'qwok'ku is not a good name?

Leah Braemel said...

I'm with you about Mondays, Wylie. I love having a routine - weekends throw my writing schedule for a loop. Except that it's summer vacation so my youngest is home 24/7, and my eldest has started a new job where his shifts are all over the place and we're still working out who's writing who where and when. I can't wait for September Mondays ...

Wylie Kinson said...

Leah - AMEN. I think us Monday-Lovers must love our jobs :)

Sparky - spewed my coke, dude!!

carrie_lofty said...

You EC gals get the naughtiest covers ;)

julia said...

Me too, Sparky!

LOL on reading two Harry Potters - the first and the last - at the same time. Very mind-warping.