Posts tagged Alison Kent
What I'm Reading Wednesday
Zen and the Art of Archery (thank you Nara!)
No, I haven’t taken up archery, although I may pass the book on to my husband and son, who do archery (I personally don’t approve of sports that involve weapons J ) (Hockey does not count J )

I am relating the advice in the book to my writing career. For example: “The right art is purposeless, aimless...the more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will success in the one and the further the other will recede.” And “You must learn to wait properly.” (Waiting is something I’ve never been very good at J ) You do that “By letting go of yourself, leaving yourself and everything yours behind you so decisively that nothing more is left of you but a purposeless tension.”

I really need to think about that.

Open Ice by Jack Falla – hockey research for hopefully my next hockey story.

I finished No Limits by Alison Kent last week. Another good SG5 story, although I thought Mickey's character development could have been a little stronger. I liked her though.

Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen – hot hot hot!! Love it. I finished it in the middle of last night in a bout of insomnia. I really enjoy meeting the characters that appear in other books. Like I said, I'm reading them all out of order - so this book I met Johnny Ramos, the hero of the very first Tara Janzen book I read. In this story he's still a kid; but he grows up! I also met Christian, whose story I read last week. It's cool to know the hero before the heroine! And Nikki and Kid met in this story, but in the next they reconnect...although I haven't read the completion of their story. Maybe I'll find that one and read it next...
What I'm Reading Wednesday
Okay, before I talk about what I've read this week I just have to say - GO PENGUINS! And GO MOOSE! Both my teams won last night. Must have been because it was my 25th wedding anniversary. Now there's a romantic way to spend your 25th anniversary - flipping back and forth between two hockey games!

One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake
I recently read The Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander, one of my favorite authors, and of course I kove Toni Blake too since they’re the same person. One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake should carry a Kleenex alert as I sobbed my way through the last chapters, staying up until midnight to finish it. I don’t even want to talk about what happens - just read it!

The conflict between right and wrong, black and white is so well done. Mick is doing something that technically yeah, is very wrong. Something for which there could be very serious consequences. And Jenny is doing something wrong, too, with potentially just as serious consequences. And yet – you’re rooting for both of them, wanting them to do what they’re doing because it’s NOT just black and white, there are all kinds of shades of grey and there are all kinds of reasons people do the things they do. And then to make things worse, Jenny betrays a confidence. When Mick finds out about the betrayal, he doesn’t know why she did it, he just knows she did it. But again, there are shades of grey and reasons why...

Can there be good reasons for betraying a confidence, keeping a secret, telling a lie, breaking a law…?

In the Flesh by Livia Dare (aka Sylvia Day)
This is a super-hot story with a sexy kick-ass heroine who fights along side the man she loves. The story is simple, but the stakes are high, and the fictional world is well created. I usually don’t read many fantasy/futuristic kinds of stories, but I could picture this world clearly and the technology was well-integrated into the story, believable and not “too convenient”. A great read!

And I’ve just started No Limits by Alison Kent.