Monday, December 28, 2009

'Alter of Eden'...

DNA tampering, murder, cloning, covert military, insane evil, futuristic science, horrific, genetic engineering, and enough action to make a Cajun tired. Can you think of a better way to say goodbye to 2009? ‘Alter of Eden’ is one of those “I loved reading this book because it was just plain FUN” type book. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genetic-DNA-thrillers I really think you should read this one. I also loved the fact that Mr. Rollins didn’t just touch on DNA tampering, he jumped in with BOTH feet and got chest deep in it. I wonder how long it’ll take the bible-thumpers to get their panties in a twist over this one. HA!

This entire book was a treat but I especially loved the middle-end (no spoilers) when the unimaginable takes place. I wonder if the publisher did a test read on unsuspecting subjects because damn if I didn’t have the same reaction as Lorna! This book will also elicit some pretty strong emotions because Rollins is as blunt with the mayhem as he is describing what happens prior, during, and after the mayhem. No one, friend or foe, is spared. Matter of fact, Rollins goes so far past the point of no return so many times that it’s almost like it never existed in the first place.

What a fantastic, dramatic, and spectacular way for me to close out (for real this time) my 2009 book reading year.

Monday, December 21, 2009

'Spanish Flyy'

If you're looking for a book that will challenge your outlook on life. Move on. If you're looking for a book on which to write your thesis. Keep looking. If you're looking for a book that you can read and have a discussion with your pastor. Uh-uh. HOWwwwww-ever... if you are looking for a book that will keep you in a constant state of arousal. Bingo. If you're looking for a book that will make certain intimate parts of your body tickle and make you feel (really, really) good. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!! If you're looking for a book that is a personification of the word "erotic-lust ". STOP. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200! `Spanish Flyy' is, from page 1 to page 223, completely, totally, and wholly saturated with sex. Let me repeat that: this book has so much eroticism in it that Heather Hunter called and said, "oh COME ON"! The beginning of this book had me OD'ing on the bow-chikka-wow-wow. The middle and the end of the book had me trippin' on the drama AND the sex. I don't know where Naija came up with some of the story lines and twists show throws in here but... damn! I know that I keep repeating "the sex, the sex, the sex", but that's because IT. IS. How soon do you find this out? Sentence one y'all. Sentence... one. This is a pretty fast moving story but pay attention because, while you're reading and thinking one thing, Naija hits you with a `side-collision-with-no-airbag' twist that will give you a literary whiplash. Be warned: this is a very graphic (as if you couldn't tell already) story. There is abuse, murder, incest, sexual assault, betrayal, and serious pain between these covers. In one Stephen King's best books ever, `Cujo', he admitted that he was so wasted on drugs and alcohol that he doesn't even remember writing that story. I wonder what Naija was on when she wrote this? :-) (just kidding my sista').

Friday, December 18, 2009

'Total Eclipse of the Heart'

... and that pretty much sums up this new novel by Zane. There are some books that you read, and then there are some books that read you. The last time I felt emotional about a Zane book was `Nervous'. Now I know some of y'all might be saying, "why your stupid tail getting all emotional over an erotic book"? Well, after I punched you in the face I would say "read this book first and THEN ask me that question". I swear Zane needs to teach a class on what it takes to write a book because she gets it right (again) with this one. Yeah, it has all of the insanely hot sex that Zane is known for; matter of fact the way this book starts is enough to have you running and jumping into a bathtub full of ice. As with all of her novels, Zane has created characters that you will love AND hate. Patrick. Patrick, Patrick, Patrick. And Carleigh... her idiot antics made my gall bladder hurt. Zane creates the perfect blend of drama, sex, humor, and strikingly real life situations... almost too real if you want the plain truth about it. Not quite sure how Zane blends the serious drama and the melting sexuality so perfectly... but she does. I loved how she used the different type of eclipses to introduce the sections of her book. This story brings up some serious questions about relationships and what we do or do not settle for. Is the person you're with your real soul mate? Are you in a relationship because you're scared of quitting and starting a new one, even if the one you are in is abusive? Is it possible to find your soul mate AFTER you've been married? Entertaining, powerful, randy, and insightful, `Total Eclipse' is a perfect way for you to closeout your 2009 reading season.