Monday's Muse

Monday, August 30

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Over the weekend I watched the movie The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin.  I didn't really expect much, but I love Romantic Comedies and it seems these days they are few and far between so you gotta take what you can get.  And I have to say that I enjoyed it.  It make me laugh, and the romance part was sweet....and the hero Alex O'Loughlin was oh so yummy!

I also read the book All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins over the weekend and it too was a  Contemporary Romantic Comedy, even though it's tagged as a Romance.  I can't tell you how many times this book made me laugh.  I thought the heroine was absolutely charming and really made the book for me, so much more than the hero.  Even though I would classify this as a sweet romance (a few kisses and love scenes were only alluded to) I really enjoyed it.  It made me laugh and cry and I loved the characters.

I read the book after watching the movie and even though Alex O'Loughlin doesn't match the description of the hero in the book(at all) I couldn't help but envision him as the hero who is a vet.  He just exudes sexy, warmth, and is handsome and endearing, and yummy (it bears repeating).  *sigh* I would totally love him as my vet, which is why he's this week's Muse.  I'm so looking forward to seeing him this fall in Hawaii Five-O.  Are you going to watch the new show?  I am...just in hopes of seeing him on the beach :)  In real life he's Australian which is another accent that I love love love.

Here is what is on the agenda this week:
  • Larissa Ione, Alexandra Hawkins and Jaci Burton will be my guests and trust me when I say you won't want to miss them
  • There is a new Tempting Trailer for M.A. Ellis for two of her newer novellas.  I loved her Ellora's Cave anthology Hard as Nails and she'll be my guest later in September
  • I'll also be working on the blog a bit (some of the menu links that have been works in process, that in actuality have been sadly abandoned) in addition to some reviews
As we come to the end of August this week I just wanted to thank all of you for joining me for the "Feel the Heat" celebration.  It's been crazy busy and all sorts of fun with some of my favorite authors as my guests.  I hope you've enjoyed it as well.

Have a great Monday, and try and stay cool!

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alba August 30, 2010 at 5:02 AM  

OOOOOOOOO clapping hands If only you see me now ...
I am so glad I GOT UP EARLY
Its 4:50 AM stopped by to see who the muse is ....
W O W Alex I to can't wait for H5O omg I love him..
Cant you just see him I mean from Moonlight to (night) to H5O (sun) mean lots of NO shirt YEAH BABY....
Thank you for starting
my work day .....
So want to see the movie Back up plan,
Oooooo and the Book goto add that to my list sound awesome I so love a good laugh...Ask my DH as I laughed like a banshee when I saw a tube Youtube video.
Have a great one<3 <3 <3

Danielle August 30, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Sounds like a good week coming up. You got some great authors. The feel the heat giveaway has been great. Thank you for hosting.

Ivy August 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM  

I don't know....I was little & remember the original Hawaii Five-0, loved that theme song! Some good authors coming up. I think I have Hard as Nails in my pile somewhere, now I'm gonna have to go look. Is it just me or does that fella look young? The horror that the thought even crossed my mind but unfortunately, it's true!

Booklover1335 August 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

LOL Ivy,

I view many pictures for potential Muses and you wouldn't believe how many I don't save because they look too young :) So I get where you are coming from. I don't think he's as young as you think, then again I don't know when this picture was taken so it could be several years old. Either way you're never too old to enjoy the view :)

librarypat,  August 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

I had no idea Alex O'Loughlin was Australian. I loved him in Moonlight and am glad to see him back on series TV. Listening to the video clip I couldn't reconcile the accent with him. He has so totally lost it for acting. I never cared for the old Hawaii Five-o, Jack Lord and some of the other cast members made me think of smelly locker rooms. Don't ask, I have no earthly idea why. I really like the look of this series remake. No smelly locker rooms there : )

Armenia August 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

Oh, my gawd, Carrie, where have I been. Obviously, sticking my nose in books and not coming up for air to watch TV. Honestly, I had no idea H50 was coming and Alex O'Loughlin is going to make this series rock! Can't wait. Thanks for that trailer, I'm marking my calendar.

Ivy August 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

I probably won't see Hawaii Five 0, we don't watch TV. No cable, dish, nada....We do have series on DVD. We're currently going thru Farscape. I also have Rome & the 1st 2 seasons of The Tudors.

No, the view is mighty fine, I just worry what that means that I even thought it. *G* It's true that some fellas just always look young tho'.
I don't have Hard as Nails, I was thinking of something else.

I love the Muses and look forward to them every wk. you do an excellent job w/ them! Thank you...

Artemis August 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

I may have to take a look a HFO, just because. But we don't watch too much TV either. Just because. DH works a crazy split afternoon/midnight shift; so I read.

Great line-up this week. Woo Hoo!


Ivy August 31, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

Artemis, I love it too...When it was on we watched but between our moving & the way they kept changing the night & time, we lost track. Aeryn & John, goodness. Hubby was always banana boats over Chiana..still sits there & moons..*G*

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