I was prepared to dislike this story. Let me explain: I have real difficulty reading traditional "the only value a woman has is if she's virginal" tropes, particularly when they're virgins being exploited for their virginity alone. So, when I read the description of Immersed in Pleasure, I gritted my teeth and decided I'd read… Continue reading Review: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz
This is the first in a series of upcoming Tiffany Reisz reviews: she has recently released a couple of novellas and re-released some of the Original Sinners supplemental stories in new formats. The Mistress Files is one of these: a novella of short stories that gives us more background into Mistress Nora (aka Nora Sutherlin,… Continue reading Review: The Mistress Files by Tiffany Reisz
I admit the cover for this one caught my attention immediately. Just lovely. I LOVED this book. If you like Norse mythology and/or witchy novels, go get this immediately. The only reason I wasn't done in a day was I started reading it on a family vacation, which meant putting it down to do silly… Continue reading Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
Today I will have chemo infusion 8 of 16, which means I'll officially hit my 1/2 done mark at 4:30 or so.Fun facts about Taxol/paclitaxil.It was derived from the Pacific Yew tree in the late 60's/early 70's. Did you know yew is one of the trees that is universally fatally toxic? Yeah...even birds have to… Continue reading The 1/2 Way Update: I might need Ripley to come to chemo.
Yesterday I had my second round of treatment for the two drug cocktail. For people keeping score, I'm now 1/2 way through the first 4 cycles. I'll have an additional 12 of a different drug after these are done. I am tolerating it ok as long as I stay on top of my nausea-med schedule… Continue reading Chemo is an Interesting Monster – Round 2
Wild Country by Anne BishopMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Anne Bishop is a master when it comes to creating a universe a reader can disappear into for days. I'm a long time fan, so I know how to ride this rodeo: even though I got my copy of Wild Country the day it released… Continue reading Review: Wild Country
Retired bull rider Jason Waters is about as tightly wound and uncomfortable as a cowboy can be. He fits every surface assumption about a rodeo athlete more accustomed to thousand pound pissed off animals than people: lean, quiet, calm, conservative, and unfailingly polite. Unfortunately for Jason (and luckily for us), a promise to a fellow… Continue reading Book Review: Picture Perfect Cowboy by Tiffany Reisz
Once in a while, I re-up a subscription to one of those monthly boxes of random fun stuff, just because who doesn't like getting a box of something NOT bills in the mail? This month, it was a witchybox full of various pagan bits and pieces (um, let's be clear I mean bits and pieces of… Continue reading More Things Ragnar Ate and Drunk Walrus Impersonations. These Are Unrelated.
I have a couple of posts of things I found cool or horrifying or interesting on my trip...mostly to keep track of them myself. I TRIED to journal while I was there, I swear I did. I faithfully brought one with me and even made 1/4 of an entry on day 1...and then I fell… Continue reading The Daily Mile and Other Random 7am Things
One of the tags I use a lot in this blog is "these aren't the penises you're looking for," but I happily can't use that label for this review.These are DECIDEDLY the penises you're looking for.Oh, were you looking for a safe-for-work book review? Let's start here: Michael's Wings successfully proves that a series of… Continue reading Michael’s Wings, by Tiffany Reisz (Book Review, Spoiler-Free, Appropriately NSFW)