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Happy St. Paddy’s Day

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Hey, I know this cartoon is old news but it never gets old for me.  Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage. Mine is simmering away on the stove.

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Recent Release Review- How To Impress A Marquess by Susanna Ives

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Title: How To Impress a Marquess (Wicked Little Secrets, book #3)

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Susanna Ives

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Nov. 1, 2016

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Pages: 384

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Violence Rating:

Description from Amazon.com:         

TAKE ONE MARQUESS: Proper, put-upon, dependable, but concealing a sensitive artist’s soul. ADD ONE BOHEMIAN LADY: Creative, boisterous, unruly, but secretly yearning for a steadfast love, home, and family. STIR in a sensational serialized story that has society ravenous for each installment. COMBINE with ambitious guests at an ill-fated house party hosted by a treacherous dowager possessing a poison tongue. SHAKE until a stuffy marquess and rebellious lady make a shocking discovery: the contents of their hearts are just alike.

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An Enemies-to-Lovers trope with a huge smattering of humorous banter. Did that grab you, because it certainly is what I live for in a historical romance novel? The hero and heroine are trounced with issues. We have a curmudgeon of a 32 year old bachelor and an emotionally damaged young woman who is not going to take it anymore. He is her guardian with a tight hold on the purse strings.  She wants control of her own life. That is the battle.  Their HEA is truly up for grabs and I turned pages laughing and nervous about how they could get together.

I loved this story, I loved these characters and I urge you to read this book, which is a standalone book in this series. You’re gonna love it.

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Review not by Deet( You’re gonna love this one)

I haven’t read this book.  That doesn’t mean I won’t, but what follows the blurb is one of the funniest reviews I have ever read on Amazon.  Tell me, would you read this book after reading that review? Read the blurb first.  ( I love this cover!! That gown is to die for!)

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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Book Blurb:

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife.” But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she’s not the “simple, honest woman” that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.

With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick’s intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

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A 2-star Amazon review

By Alyssa Donati on March 20, 2012

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

as he flung her onto the crimson horsehair settee and ravaged her like a wild dingo. He bathed in her flesh, he scooped it up like rich creamy yogurt until her swarthy lover burst in and brandished a large shotgun. “Release that venomous tart!” He bellowed. “Never! I must have her! I shall devour her completely until only one dazzling amber eyeball remains!”

No, this is not a quote from Goolrick or A Reliable Wife, HOWEVER it could have been.

A reliable Wife is not terrible. There are some beautifully written passages and it does commence with an intriguing plot but unfortunately midway through the book begins to morph into a dime store bodice ripper. Goolrick’s protagonist is a miserable aging man who craves sex so much you begin to worry he’s going to go completely nuts one day and mount the portly old housekeeper when she’s taking out the trash. He winds up advertising for a wife and when she arrives he turns into Charlie Sheen (the new one with the Tiger Blood and porn Goddesses…) From then on the book’s plot becomes so preposterous and the sexual encounters so salacious and repetitive it’s truly hard to maintain interest. In addition to the bacchanalian sex, the sprawled limbs, the moist loins, the heaving bosoms etc…every character in this novel basically wants to drop dead (that is, if they’re not in the middle of intercourse.) Truly, I have never seen so many homicidal, suicidal, morose, pissed off, seething, wretched individuals crammed into one book. So, in summation, if you like watching irate vengeful people savagely engage in coitus and then drop dead, you might like this book.

(Deet says: I came across this book because it was on one of those Buy this for $1.99 deals I get in my e-mail so often.) 

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Reblog from BookRiot.Com

This is a reblog from BookRiot.com that I think will at a minimum put a smile on your face but more than likely have you rolling on the floor holding your gut. Enjoy!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: 69 Book Titles that Double as Terrible Sex Advice

Someone pumped laughing gas into the Riot headquarters. That’s the only explanation for this post.

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So what happened is, someone (ahem…Jeff) mentioned that Me Before You also makes for awful sex advice. And that just opened the floodgates. I only take responsibility for a few of these…and I’m not saying which ones.

  1. All My Puny Sorrows
  2. My Struggle
  3. Purity
  4. Crime and Punishment
  5. Avenue of Mysteries
  6. Small Wonder
  7. The Turn of the Screw
  8. Rules of Civility
  9. Hyperbole and a Half
  10. A Manual for Cleaning Women
  11. A Storm Of Swords
  12. The Night Circus
  13. The Stranger
  14. All Quiet on the Western Front
  15. Disgrace
  16. The Chamber of Secrets
  17. Stone Mattress
  18. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  19. Tiny Beautiful Things
  20. Everything That Rises Must Converge
  21. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
  22. The Queen of the Night
  23. No Country for Old Men
  24. Into the Wild
  25. Catching Fire
  26. Great Expectations
  27. The Dark Tower
  28. The Lovely Bones
  29. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
  30. Anything That Moves
  31. Lean In
  32. Howard’s End
  33. The Sound And The Fury
  34. The Bone Season
  35. Single Carefree Mellow
  36. The Naked And The Dead
  37. True Grit
  38. Welcome to the Monkey House
  39. So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  40. Persuasion
  41. Why Not Me?
  42. And Then There Were None
  43. The Book Of Strange New Things
  44. The Little Friend
  45. The Taming of the Shrew
  46. The Secret History
  47. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  48. Fight Club
  49. Paddle Your Own Canoe
  50. How To Win Friends And Influence People
  51. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
  52. Invisible Man
  53. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  54. The Big Short
  55. The Color Purple
  56. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  57. The Bone Clocks
  58. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
  59. Things Fall Apart
  60. Cry, the Beloved Country
  61. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
  62. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  63. She’s Come Undone
  64. Naked Lunch
  65. Stranger in a Strange Land
  66. Consider The Lobster
  67. The Art of The Deal
  68. Bossypants
  69. Getting Things Done

I promise, the fact that there are 69 of these is purely coincidence.

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Deet’s Life- A Funny Newspaper Ad

I posted this back in 2013 but I do still  giggle about it.

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Advance Review- Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Title:  Hot Toy

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Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance Short Story

Author: Jennifer Crusie

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, October

Pages: 77 (e-book)

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 3

Description from Amazon.com:

Previously published in the anthology Santa, Baby, HOT TOY is now available as a standalone e-story for the first time! Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent…

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Unless you want to wake the entire household with your laughs, you better not read this at night in bed.  I nearly choked trying to stifle laughs as I read this at 11pm.  This is a mad-cap Christmas adventure with bad guys and good guys and….wait a minute, who is the bad guy and who is the good guy?  Jennifer Crusie can write humor that is not silly (hate that) but very witty.  Even though there is a lot of slap-stick scrambling it all plays well in this delight of a short story.  Yes, this is the perfect quick read for when the holidays are starting to get you down.

 

 

 

 

 

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Humor Video- S%$T Romance Readers Say

We have all said these things…..sigh (just skip the ad)

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Humor- Let’s hear it for the Old Ladies

 

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This one came to me in an e-mail from one of my dear friends who makes me smile in every way.

A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home.

 On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem – how to carry his entire purchases home.
While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, ‘Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?
The farmer said, ‘Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I would walk you there but I can’t carry this lot.’
The old lady suggested, ‘Why don’t you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?’
‘Why thank you very much,’ he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home. On the way he says ‘Let’s take my short cut and go down this alley. We’ll be there in no time.’
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, ‘I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?’
The farmer said, ‘Holy smokes lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?’
The old lady replied, ‘Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens!’

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Just a bit of Funny for a slow afternoon- Groupon’s Banana Bunker

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Banana Bunkers (From Groupon.com but no longer available)

Ripe bananas can rest easy as they nestle within these protective Banana Bunkers. A hard plastic design protects the soft fruit from getting bruised or crushed in backpacks or purses, and a collapsible midsection expands and contracts to accommodate larger or smaller specimens . The BPA-free case is also dishwasher safe to prevent new bananas from tasting like old bananas.

  • Each set includes one clear, one orange, and one yellow case
  • Containers for individual bananas
  • Rigid plastic construction
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Collapsible midsection
  • BPA-free and dishwasher-safe design
  • Dimensions: Up to 8.75” (L) x 2.25” (W)

Here as seen on ADweek.com are some of the comments and answers concerning Banana Bunkers, enjoy:

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