Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You're gonna freeze your hooters off!

Dating My Vibrator
By Suzanne Tyrpak

A combination of a great sense of humor, and an ability to actually write, makes Suzanne Tyrpak's collection of 9 short stories well worth the $2.99 price.  Women will definitely relate, while men will laugh and ponder whether they've done something similarly stupid in their past.  To her credit, Ms. Tyrpak hasn't created a stage where she is blaming men, she simply tells us many wonderful stories about the interactions that take place in today's dating world (Internet included :-)) between men and women.  Lucky for us, she has a good enough sense of humor to look back and laugh at herself and write about it.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hot Monkey Sex

An Unexpected Obsession
By Heidi Hall  

      Heidi Hall's prose brings back those good ol' teenager feelings towards our crush mixed with adult desires of steamy sex and so much more.  Told in a first person perspective, with at times, too many reflective "inner-self" type of questions, Hall tells a story that has played in many of our imaginations at one time or another.  That is the one where our celebrity crush actually wants us back. 
      "An Unexpected Obsession" currently has a 100%, 5-star review status.  There is a rather lengthy, 5 chapter sample available at Amazon, which ultimately hooked me and led to my purchase.  Definitely worth checking out!   
Product Description:

At thirty-five, Ava Scott has settled nicely into her quiet life. Successful author, college professor, what does it matter if she doesn't get out much? Passion really is overrated, isn’t it? Everything in her life is running smoothly until Cameron walks into her classroom.

Twenty-five and the biggest movie star to hit the big screen in years, Cameron Sloane has it all; Looks, fame, women, money. So why does his life feel like just another role he’s playing? Can a chance encounter with a shy bookworm awaken his sleeping heart?

Can Cameron break down the carefully constructed walls Ava has built? Can Ava survive Cameron’s overwhelming fame and having her life exposed in the tabloids? Will he find the life he never realized was all he really wanted? Will she discover a dream she has been too afraid to wish for?

Sex, love, betrayal: It all begins with an unexpected obsession.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Walk barefoot and the thorns will hurt you

Barefoot in Baghdad
By Manal Omar 

The intriguing cover, of a haunting, yet possibly beautiful Arab woman caught my attention, and the descriptions that followed held me there.  Also unique, is the fact that this book only has a few reviews thus far, with an 80%, 5-star rate, and yet has climbed to the Top 100 Paid Kindle list already.  I am certain that many more positive reviews will be following suit shortly.

Omar's writes with a powerful perspective of growing up throughout the southern United States and spending summers in the Middle East.  As an International Aid worker in Iraq from 2003-2005, she allows us westerners much more than a glimpse into a world far from our own, both distally and often-times morally.


Omar provides a rare glimpse into facets of Iraqi life not often described in American newspapers and magazines as she describes not only the dangers but also the joys, small and great. (Booklist 20100831)

"Giving both an insider's and an outsider's view of the unfolding drama of Iraq, the memoir should prove worthwhile reading for anyone who has a keen interest in developments in the Middle East." (Lois Henderson Book Pleasures )

"We gain a picture of Baghdad beyond the Green Zone and through the eyes of a bright, young, idealistic humanitarian."
(A Traveler's Library )

"You may not be able to lay Barefoot in Baghdad down for a while. This book will capture your interest." (South by Southwest )     

A riveting story of hope and despair, of elation and longing, Barefoot in Baghdad takes you to the front lines of a different kind of battle, where the unsung freedom fighters are strong, vibrant-and female.