Monday's Muse

Monday, August 9

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In honor of our "Feel the Heat" celebration I thought it only fitting that our Muse this week make us really "feel the heat"!  Someone turn on a fan, because he makes hot and sweaty look more than just a little bit tempting :)

I don't have too much else to share..especially after introducing our Muse.  I didn't read much this past week.  Yes, I was busy with all of the blog guests, but I was also finding it hard to get into any book that I started.  I totally blame Charlotte Featherstone for that after reading Addicted.  I did manage to read the new (or not so new) Christina Dodd historical romance, In the Duke's Bed, and thought it was very mediocre.  Although many of her latest books have been that way for me.  I used to love her historicals so much that I followed her into her paranormal series.  I don't know if it's just me that's changed, or if her writing just isn't as good, or what....I don't quite know.  I was a little disappointed, but honestly after reading her last couple of books I wasn't entirely surprised by my overall reaction.  She may be an author that I give up entirely this year because normally can read two, maybe three books in a week, but this past week it took me all week of pushing myself to finish this book.

However, the good news is I did start a new book on Sunday, Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice, and am really liking it so far.  This is my first book by Lisa Marie (aka Elizabeth Jennings).  She was on my list of authors to try in 2010 and I was finally was able to get my hands on one of her books.  I can already tell that I will be on the hunt for more of her novels :)  Other than that I don't have a whole lot to report. Except for the following:
  • Victoria Dahl will be here tomorrow to talk about her new historical romance A Little Bit Wild (which I loved)
  • Alexandra Hawkins was supposed to be here on Wednesday, but due to pressing deadlines we had to reschedule her guest appearance for Wednesday September 1st.  So on Wedneday I will have a WHOLE LOTTA winners to announce and hopefully two reviews too.
  • Elizabeth Hoyt will be here on Thursday to celebrate her new historical romance (which starts a new series) Wicked Intentions
So there's this week in a nutshell.  I'm hoping to post a few reviews and try and catch up a little.  If you haven't already entered the giveaways from last week (at least for the ones that are still going on) then do so ASAP.  And remember every comment in August earns you an entry in the "Feel the Heat" giveaway :)

Happy Monday!

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Ivy August 9, 2010 at 12:08 AM  

I have one of the Dangerous books, can't recall which, on my tbr. Don't think it's Secrets though. That's not ringing any bells. A few authors have lost me this year and I had followed them for years.

jeanette8042 August 9, 2010 at 2:18 AM  

Oooh loving the muse, me want to lick him ;)

Scorpio M. August 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I know the feeling. I find reading something from a different genre/sub-genre helps to beat the slump.

I started Hoyt's, Wicked Intentions, it has been my most anticipated book of the year. Very good so far, living up to my expectations. EH spins a historical unlike no other.

Tamsyn August 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

That's one hot hunk. I would love to have him for my Muse!:o)

alba August 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

O MY Freaking %^&&*^$@#%$^ MUSE....
This is the last day of my 2 week Holiday thanks for the kick off to a great day.
BTW I feel ya with the comment about CD I too picked up every one of her Historical's loved the first paranormal tough time getting through the rest.
Looks like you have a great week planed Can't wait....
Have a good one.

Pam S (pams00),  August 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

Ok so I've never cared for the whole hot and sweaty thing, but this week's muse definitely has me changing my thoughts ;)... and I have to say that is one of the sexiest back pictures I've ever seen.

Pam S
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Danielle August 9, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

Yummy! There is something about a hot and sweaty man. When my husband comes home all sweaty and dirty he looks yum yum :)

Andrea I August 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

Thanks so much for the HOT muse!

Julia August 9, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

This muse is a very good muse... I love upper back/shoulders on men. So sexy.

I read Christina Dodd's In Bed with the Duke as well and felt the same way. It was just blah. I got no steam from them. Sadly, it was my first Dodd book. I've been pointed in other directions with her, but I think I am going to stay away from her newer stuff.

Can't wait for Elizabeth Hoyt's new book! She's one of my newfound favorite authors!

Armenia August 10, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

I'm back from vacationing in Florida. No, I did not attend RWA. I wish.

But I sure did lots of sweating, and feeling the heat just like Mr. Monday Muse of the Week. Wht a lovely back...I had to steal him. *grin*

My copy of Dangerous Lover is enroute to me. This will be my first LisaMarie Rice book, and I'm looking forward to her next release, Into The Crossfire.

Carol L. August 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

I love the Muse. Save some of that lickable seat ladies for the rest of us. As for CD's books, I used to love her Historicals. In Bed With The Duke just lacked any spark, heat or connection.Sorry to say I can't read any book that I find myself struggling to get into.
Carol L.

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