SurvivingInfidelity.com Forums
The Book Club
User Topic: Shadowfever is Almost Amongst Us (Possible spoilers added)
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Exclaimation  Posted: 1:22 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Thank goodness because I'm sick to freaking death of waiting for this darn book!!!!

LadyV, I'll race you to the end of the book...


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, December 13th (Monday)

I am waiting not so patiently.

Have it preordered to download automatically to my kindle.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 2:08 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Argh!

Kindle! (*spit* get behind me, Satan)

That means you will finish it before I do.
I expect spoilers.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Not from me.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 3:10 PM, December 13th (Monday)

I'll race you to doing a search for all instances of the word "cock" and then reading those parts first. That's my strategy.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 3:14 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Oooh do tell!
Is this a series?


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, December 13th (Monday)

LMAO!!!

Hopefully there will be many instances of both that word and "Barron's" along with it! lol

I can't believe we've had to wait this long.
If the book isn't good I will be very upset.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, December 13th (Monday)

gaby, http://www.karenmoning.com/kmm/novels/fever-series.html


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Gaby yes, its Karen Marie Monings "Fever" series.

You have to like supernatural sex.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, December 13th (Monday)

doesn't everybody like supernatural sex?


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 3:29 PM, December 13th (Monday)

Thanks for the link!
I just finished a book and am ALWAYS on the lookout for a new (to me) author.

(And yes...what's not to like about supernatural sex?!)


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
brooke4
Member
Member # 13581
Default  Posted: 5:42 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)


Thank goodness it's supernatural sex being discussed. I was worried you two were talking about the newest Warrior Cats book.


Me: BS, 40, Him: WS 41
Married: 15 years
3 children
D-Day: 10/2005

Posts: 1483 | Registered: Feb 2007
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

I'm not saying she's a great writer or these are great books, but Barrons is a great character, and she keeps you waiting a long, long time to see him in a sexual situation. She's very good at that.

In my head Barrons looks like Kevin Smith. Not the director who keeps getting kicked off of airplanes for being overweight. The one who played Ares on Xena and died tragically young and hot.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

Yikes, now didn't you just give some awesome mind candy for picturing.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

What in the world have I been missing out on?!

doesn't everybody like supernatural sex?

I'm not sure I have a frame of reference for this



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

If you read these books you would.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

The sex they have isn't supernatural, though. It's sex you could actually have, if you could have Barrons. A guy could pull that off.

Thing with Kevin Smith is that in addition to the unbelievable body, he had a cruel mouth. You know what I mean? Punishing kisses are very important in romance, and the guy has to have a cruel looking set of lips to send that message. You get a pair of pillow lips like that kid on Glee who looks like Macauley Culkin and how is that mouth going to deliver a punishing love-hate kiss? It's all squishy.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 11:59 AM, December 14th (Tuesday)

Oh yes, the cruel lips.

Fat puffy lips bother me.
It's like they have sacks of jello hidden in there or something.
The Glee guy has lady lips.



Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 4:18 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

I'd forgotten how hot he was:

I need to go find some Xena reruns.

Yeah, I don't like big lips on a guy. Every guy I've ever kissed who had big lips was a wet messy face eater.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 9:52 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Yes, that is exactly how I picture Barrons.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

It's how I'm going to be picturing him now.

That book can't get out soon enough.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
heart_in_a_blend
Member
Member # 24191
Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Okay, I'm intrigued. That picture made me eat a can of peanuts!

Do you have to read the first one or can you just pick up any of them?


In life, much of what one grieves one never had.

Posts: 3036 | Registered: May 2009
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:33 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

IMO the primary attraction is the not-having-sex for several books then having amazing sex in the last one, I think you need the build up to make the payoff work.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Oh yeah...it's the several books long worth of foreplay that leads to the big pay off.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:46 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

One reason it always confuses me when men say romance novels = porn is that romance novels, to me, are about *not* having sex. There can be no sex and it's still a romance, but if there's sex sex sex but no not having sex before that, it's not a romance novel.

Antici...pation.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Definitely read the series in order. Its the build up.....the build up......ahem....yeah.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 11:56 AM, December 15th (Wednesday)

I know that by the end of the second book I was just seething for them to get it on.

I don't know that I know of another series that has drawn this out so successfully and in such a good way.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

I'm going to be very disappointed in this next book if anything changes.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

I believe it's going to be the last book in the series so there should be a lot of answers and some resolutions.

I feel bad for her because what the hell is she going to write now?
Nothing she does is going to meet the expectations after this series.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Is is out now? I thought it wasn't going to be done until August of next year or something...

But YAY...

I think Barrons is clean shaven--but yeah, pretty similar to the Xena dude.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Jan. 18th.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 7:34 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

Alrighty then! I will be pre-ordering this sucka on my Kindle.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, December 15th (Wednesday)

O.k.. so I'm intrigued. I think I will ask for the first one for Christmas and go from there (so i will be terribly behind all of you and have to avoid this thread.)

One question though.. does the guy have to look like that.. or can I make him up in my head? Because sorry.. that looks like a cross between a pirate and an Oakridge Boy .. and that's not hot.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 4:24 AM, December 16th (Thursday)

Someone obviously didn't watch a lot of syndicated television in the 90s.

I've heard people say they think he looks like Oded Fehr, but you're still dealing with similar facial hair.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 9:28 AM, December 16th (Thursday)

that looks like a cross between a pirate and an Oakridge Boy


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, December 16th (Thursday)

lol... The song "Elvira" will never be the same for me now.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, December 16th (Thursday)

Omg, I'm hearing "Elvira, arrrrrr, Elvira,arrrrrr me matey!"


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
heart_in_a_blend
Member
Member # 24191
Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, December 17th (Friday)

Okay, just got back from book store and bought my first Karen Morning book. Darkfever.

I need to change up my reading material so I hope I will fall in love with these books like you all have.


In life, much of what one grieves one never had.

Posts: 3036 | Registered: May 2009
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, December 17th (Friday)

O.k.. back form the bookstore and bought myself all of them. the woman behind the counter said "Ohhhhhh.. THOSE books!" when I asked for them and winked

So we shall see. Call me a book snob but I almost had to cover my head with a bag buying something out of the Romance section. Perhaps it is a bias I need to get over. Just made me think "Harlequin" or my grandmas romance novels KWIM?
Anyway.. I handed dh and the bag and it's one less gift he needs to look for



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 6:10 PM, December 17th (Friday)

You are a book snob.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, December 17th (Friday)

Oh hell, put them inside the damn Encyclopedia Brittanica Meta and just pretend........use the "S" volume.

Supernatual

Suspense

Sex



Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 7:42 PM, December 17th (Friday)

LOL!
This reminded me of when I was in high school and was either embarrassed or trying to hide what kind of book I was reading.

I'd cover it (just like the rest of my textbooks) in brown paper bag and write 'SPanish' or some other subject on it.

My folks never even looked twice!


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, December 19th (Sunday)

The thing about the Fever books...besides the suspense, sex, etc...the storyline will really hook you.

The book before Shadowfever is a bit surreal, though...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:40 PM, December 20th (Monday)

Brilliant. This is what I need to do I need to reread these shitty books. I will improve my day and my outlook.

Off to find them and load them on my ereader.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, December 27th (Monday)

So....
I haven't been around much for a few days. I am a little bit preoccupied with these books...



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, December 27th (Monday)

Are you really?
What do you think so far?


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, December 27th (Monday)

Very easy to sit down and read a hundred pages at a time. I am a little over halfway into the first one and I just started last night.
It's a good read, and I don't want to put it down



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, December 27th (Monday)

Not bad for embarrassing smut, huh?


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, December 27th (Monday)

It's really not your grandmas Harlequin that's for sure



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, December 27th (Monday)

I call the Grandma's Harlequin books the "One Foot on the Floor" books.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, December 28th (Tuesday)

I was trying to remember what smut was in the first three books because it cannot compare to the Sistine Chapel of Smut that is the last one, but! then I remembered all that business about V'lane's presence causing you to strip and assume the position.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, December 28th (Tuesday)

Moning should freaking PAY us for all the attention we are calling to her books.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
heart_in_a_blend
Member
Member # 24191
Default  Posted: 10:53 AM, December 28th (Tuesday)

Okay, I started reading the Darkfever.

I like the book and it's easy to read but if Mac says the word "pretty" one more time I may go crazy.

Everything is "pretty". I've started to highlight the freaking word.

I'm really interested in Jericho. I find myself dreaming about him. Yeah, finally good dreams!

I saw an advertisement on television last night for a vibrator and it was named V'lane


In life, much of what one grieves one never had.

Posts: 3036 | Registered: May 2009
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:09 AM, December 28th (Tuesday)

I don't mind her saying "pretty" as long as she's not talking about herself. I get it, you're hot. I don't think a 22-yo conventionally attractive sorority girl type is really the best *choice* for a paranormal romance heroine, because shut up, but I will say that despite being annoying in a lot of ways, she knows there's no crying in baseball.

Barrons is one of the most irritable male leads in all of romance. Mood starts at "foul" and just gets worse from there. Never change, Barrons!

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 11:09 AM, December 28th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, December 29th (Wednesday)

I am 100 pages into the second book now and I love them!
Which is an issue because I really need to put them down and get some work done.

I can't really tell if I like her as a character. I think for me at first she was really kind of shallow and 2 dimensional. But perhaps the point is that *we* the reader get to see her evolve through this experience and only maintain that tiny bit of her former self. It helps show what an impact this new world has on her and how grave the situation is.

And the sex fairy is cool.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

Another convert!

Be careful, you know these are 'gateway' books and before you know it you will be reading some ridiculous romance.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

Smut Peddler



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
heart_in_a_blend
Member
Member # 24191
Default  Posted: 12:25 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

I just ordered the rest of the series. It's going to be a cold winter even in Arizona.

At least I have good dreams now. And I'm eyeing my husband again.


In life, much of what one grieves one never had.

Posts: 3036 | Registered: May 2009
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

I got some B&N gift cards for Christmas, so I picked up the first two books over the weekend.

I finished the first one in a day and just started on the second last night.

I have to agree with a previous poster. I'm not sure I 'love' Mac as the heroine, as she seems rather shallow and self involved, but the book was very entertaining!


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

I was wondering where Meta has been. Now I know. In the closet with smut.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 5:15 PM, December 29th (Wednesday)

I saw an advertisement on television last night for a vibrator and it was named V'lane

Really?

See...it's not just us that are fans of the smut.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 9:50 AM, December 31st (Friday)

I simply must know *what* Barrons is.
I know what he isn't.. and it seems like she is leading up to telling us.. but I'm dying to know what he is and what he is all about!!

Don't tell me.. just tell me she does eventually expain his story!!



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, December 31st (Friday)

Not yet, dammit.

Because romance novels are about antici...pation. Not payoff. Dumb boy porn is about moneyshots. Awesome girl porn is about making you WAIT.

So join the crowd of waitresses!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 2:35 PM, December 31st (Friday)

Honestly, I'm almost afraid to find out what he is.
Because I don't think anything can measure up to the build up and what my mind is trying to imagine.

I mean, I'm thinking worse than Lucifer, right? Like even Lucifer stains his undies when Barron walks in...

I'm not sure that it's going to work for me and I'm a little nervous.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, December 31st (Friday)

I think we're getting damn close to finding out, though, the way the last one ended and all.

[This message edited by punky at 2:46 PM, December 31st (Friday)]


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, December 31st (Friday)

You mean I am almost done the second book.. and all of you have read four and you still don't know!!???
Where I am, I had a hunch.. but there's no way she's dragged it out this long.
Le sigh.. this is going to be a loooong wait.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 5:19 PM, December 31st (Friday)

Well, you KNOW but you don't really know the specifics of why he is...I don't know if that makes any sense at all.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, December 31st (Friday)

You know one thing that he is, but you don't know what else he is, or what else he's not.

You also don't know why he is that one thing that you know that he is, who else if anyone is a similar thing, etc.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, December 31st (Friday)

ladyv to the rescue...yeah, that's it...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, December 31st (Friday)

That made my head hurt



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, December 31st (Friday)

Just wait 'til you read the last book...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 12:53 AM, January 1st (Saturday)

On Faefever now....been reading these darned things nonstop!

They're like chips...you cant have just one.


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 7:13 AM, January 3rd (Monday)

We need a spoiler thread for this. I suppose I could wander on over to some actual like fandom boards but that would require me to establish a relationship with new bitches and I'd rather leverage my relationship with you bitches.

Thoughts? Because I don't want to spoil meta but I have *THINGS TO SAY*.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 8:00 AM, January 3rd (Monday)

This bitch is up for it...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 8:56 AM, January 3rd (Monday)

I'll add spoiler alert to the title.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, January 3rd (Monday)

Ok, here are some random observations that I hope aren't so obvious as the eternal is he or is he not the UK etc question.

1. I feel that Barrons responds quite...strongly to the idea of rape. When she accuses him of metaphorical rape he goes off on her about it. Some of his flashbacks have you behind his eyes as he considers the violence in front of him and notes that he has already raped that woman, and now she's watching him kill her husband. What's up with that?
2. When she's in his memories, she's in his Beastform memories, right? I hope he wasn't in that form when he got all rapey.
3. The Book is a Beast and Barrons is a Beast. Do we really have two different entities that are capitalized Beasts here? If so that is tacky.
4. If *I* was a book, I'd want to be *read*.
5. Are there really all sorts of different magical cuffs out there or are the cuffs Barrons and his dudes wear somehow similar to the Cuff of Cruce that V'lane tries to give her? Do these not come off, either?
6. What is the superfast shadow thing that is whipping around the church when Dani gets there to rescue her?
7. What is up with the sentient shade?
8. What is up with dreamy-eyed guy? Surely he's the 4th rapist, right? Is he also a fourth form the Book takes? His reflection in the mirror tells her not to talk to "it," and seems to be referring to himself. Or, alternately, someone could be skinriding him. Surely if you introduce a type of fae that slips into other people's skin, at some point you must actually have to *deal* with that situation, in order to not violate Chekhov's pistol rule.

Ugh, just visited her forums and read the horrifying suggestion that he's a vampire.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:50 PM, January 3rd (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, January 10th (Monday)

Four days ladies!

Re-read complete, also wondering if perhaps Barrons' horrible temper isn't going to be cured. Like, it's part of a curse, or Curse of Cruce if that's what's going on. The internal struggle with rage he seems to deal with 24/7 may be connected to the Beast thing inside of him, and I kinda think that's what's going to be cured.

This makes me has a sad because I like his terrible temper. It's like 2/3 of his personality. The other 1/3 of his personality is about being a badass and cursing a lot. I don't want to see those things go away either.

I wonder what the box is. The Unseelie Hallow, I mean. It was created by the UK for the consort to help "with her loneliness." How did a box help with her loneliness? I suppose you could put 9 hot guys in it and she wouldn't be lonely anymore. Seems like the UK wouldn't do that though.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, January 10th (Monday)

We don't get it here until the 18th
I was going to pre order it online tonight but then I'll just get it even later because there was no pick up in store option. So I would have to wait for shipping. And I don't wait well.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, January 10th (Monday)

Ack.. I think I just made my first argument for the Kindle. I could download it the minute it came out. (You can do a little dance now Kdny )

I haven't been able to picture Barrons as anything but the pirate/Oakridge boy LadyV. It's that or faceless. I even tried picturing other faces for him, but nope.. the suggestion was already there



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, January 10th (Monday)

I've been too busy to do the rereading and I really think I ought to before I delve into the last one.
Going to have to get with it!


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:10 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

I have another suggestion but it might not be any better for you.

Do you watch Eureka?

The actor who plays Nathan Stark could also pull it off, and he's more of a suit guy. Kevin Smith is more of a "Barrons when he gets ready to ride his motorcycle" guy. Most of the time he's in a suit.

This is the guy:

He's 6'4. He plays a megalomaniacal scientist turned executive genius who turns out to be a good guy.

Eureka is the one show that hits my kinks and lord_v's kinks. Nathan is *totally* my type, and the lady that plays his (and other people's) love interest is *totally* lord_v's type. Neither of us can resist competent suit-wearers.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 5:13 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

That's Barrons! That totally works!

Yep.. I'm a "suit wearer" kind of gal.
I think she did a good job of making Barrons either/or.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 7:43 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

Yeah, I know. Really Barrons should *surprise* you in his motorcycle leathers, not *live* in them. It's a buttoned up control thing.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
his#1
Member
Member # 3432
Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

Ok, I ***LOVED*** Monings Fae books, and then I bought the first in the Fever series.

I kept waiting for something to happen and when it didn't, I was disappointed. Maybe because I was familiar with the "romance" of the fae books. I am half in love with Adam Black lol.

So I have read only the first in the Fever series, should I read the rest? Have any of you read her other fae books? How does the Fever series compare to those?

OMG I am SO HAPPY that I can talk about Moning other than her fan pages. Some of those people are a bubble off dead center.


**The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.~J.Cheney
**Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Posts: 1638 | Registered: Feb 2004 | From: Michigan
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

You should do whatever it takes to get you to the first third of book 4. =)


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
his#1
Member
Member # 3432
Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

Ok Lady V I am going to get the rest this weekend and lock myself in my room lol.


**The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.~J.Cheney
**Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Posts: 1638 | Registered: Feb 2004 | From: Michigan
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, January 11th (Tuesday)

Ed Quinn (Stark) is "Barrons in his Bugatti Veyron."

BTW ladies, he's single!

Is it just me or does Barrons totally not seem 30 to you? He's 37 minimum, probably 42.

Perhaps if Mac weren't so creepily and inexplicably young it'd all work out better.

However I think she was trying to go for a "Buffy" vibe with Mac so I guess that's why she's a kid. Strangely I see more of an age difference between a 22-yo and a 32-yo than I see between a 22-yo and a 3000-yo. I mean everyone's a child to the latter, who cares.

Thank you for correcting me on the release date. I have to teach a Photoshop class on Friday and sent out notices saying it was Friday the 18th since I had it in my head that I was getting Shadowfever this Friday, so it must be the 18th. Lies, this Friday is the 14th and SF isn't out till the next Tuesday.

So this mistake causes a minor kerfluffle via my company email.

You'd think that people who are getting an amazing Photoshop workshop from the likes of me who *knows herself some Photoshop* which is *totally free* on my part would be more grateful and not bitch over minor things like this but I guess not.

Instead I'm having to reiterate for the thousandth time that no you're not getting paid since *I* am not, we're using company facilities, put it on your damn year end eval that you took the time to attend free training, no there's also no lunch and if you keep complaining at me for SHIT I AM DOING FOR FREE ON MY OWN TIME then please don't show up because you're a clockpunching asshole. I can tell what kind of person you are by whether or not you acted offended there was no charge number when the notifications all stated clearly there is not.

I am giving up my day off to train you people, shaddup and deal with my minor clerical errors, my brain is scattered in preparation for BARRONS.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 12:07 PM, January 11th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

Three days!!!!


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

I haven't gone back to re-read. So, if I don't post for awhile it's probably because my head exploded.

She's pretty good about putting in explanations that "catch you up", though...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

I haven't either Punky. I'm in another series now. I'm going to try to finish this book tomorrow so my mind can forget it before Tuesday.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

KD--I'm in the exact situation. I have until Tuesday to read about 600 pages. No biggie...

ETA: Don't want any distractions from the smut.

[This message edited by punky at 9:52 PM, January 15th (Saturday)]


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:22 AM, January 16th (Sunday)

Where is NA?

Have you ALREADY OPENED THE BOXES?!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 4:43 PM, January 16th (Sunday)

2 days to go



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:08 AM, January 17th (Monday)

NA has opened the damn boxes, I know she has. I mean, I would certainly have done so in her position.

She knows things. She knows the answers. She's avoiding this thread because of that. I know she is! It's a conspiracy! It's killing me. I may have to blow a vacation day tomorrow!

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 8:13 AM, January 17th (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
tearsofjade
Member
Member # 25778
Default  Posted: 8:24 AM, January 17th (Monday)

Count me in on waiting expectantly for the new arrival! I finished book 4 on thursday. This week I am working about 60 hours, but the book is set to download to my blackberry on release. Any one interested in speculating about who it was at the end? I know some may not have gotten that far, but I keep rolling it over in my mind and have an idea. wondering what others opinions are.


FBW(me)48
Divorced and really happy!
The best revenge is a life lived well!

Posts: 653 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: michigan
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, January 17th (Monday)

Anybody know if I buy it on Kindle if it'll download immediately after midnight?


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, January 17th (Monday)

I don't know, I've never waited this impatiently for a book before.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 9:20 AM, January 17th (Monday)

Any one interested in speculating about who it was at the end?
Well, that's a spoiled fact based on some pages she released on her site a few months back, if you want confirmation.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
tearsofjade
Member
Member # 25778
Default  Posted: 9:23 AM, January 17th (Monday)

Thanks going to check that out.

Damn, my first thought was him, but then, thought no.

[This message edited by tearsofjade at 10:12 AM, January 17th (Monday)]


FBW(me)48
Divorced and really happy!
The best revenge is a life lived well!

Posts: 653 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: michigan
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 11:42 AM, January 17th (Monday)

Damn.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, January 17th (Monday)

Now why didn't anybody tell me she'd linked the first two chapters off of her blog over the weekend?

(eats Almond Joys and PMSs while reading)

ETA: OMG you guys!!!!!

OMG!!!

YOU GUYS!!!

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:34 PM, January 17th (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, January 17th (Monday)

I thought that is what you were talking about when you said a spoiler.

OMG indeed.

I am not going to be happy if that situation doesn't resolve itself by some feat of magic.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 2:58 PM, January 17th (Monday)

No, a few lines that indicated the answer to that question were up around July or something.

Aww, Barrons, look at you! Ya done turned into a woobie! This is the longest any of my fictional obsessions has ever remained in play before becoming woobified. The longer they resist letting us see their manpain the more delicious it is. It's no fun at all taking care of someone who follows you around asking for it. He has to resist it all manly like and you have to be the only one to penetrate the armor and all that business. Thanks Barrons!

Now please wake up and say "cock" some more.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 3:37 PM, January 17th (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, January 17th (Monday)

Where can I find a recap of Dreamfever (???)....

I need to Cliff's Notes a bit before I dive into Shadowfever...

ETA--couldn't even remember the freaking name of the last book. I am a premature senior citizen

[This message edited by punky at 7:40 PM, January 17th (Monday)]


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 8:05 PM, January 17th (Monday)

I went to check if my bookstore would have it in tomorrow and she said they could order it for me

So I kicked her in the shin, screamed "I need me some fae lovin"!!" and stormed out.

O.k.. so not really, but I will be going to another store that realizes the importance of having the book available the second they open tomorrow

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 8:06 PM, January 17th (Monday)]



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, January 17th (Monday)

Unseelie gang rape, 40 pages of boning Barrons, Ryodan seemingly creeping on Dani, see Dreamy-eyed guy tending bar and he is weird, Lord Master holding parents hostage, through the Silvers to rescue them, get trapped, find Christian, lose Christian, get attacked by a wild boar, use IYD, IYD is a big demon thing that protects, Ryodan comes along to retrieve, IYD attacks him, IYD goes down to the Spear and after dying morphs into someone, Mac loses her shit, the end.

Oh and some of those random vision thing from Barrons' head where he's maybe murdering and raping people and also is possibly a dragon or a djinn or a dragon djinn.

Also he says cock. Vital. Not sure why it's so attractive when he talks about his erections. I've certainly never found it nearly so charming when guys do it IRL.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 8:52 PM, January 17th (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:46 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Oof.

*needs a cigaeette*

*never smoked though*


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
tearsofjade
Member
Member # 25778
Default  Posted: 6:06 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Good Morning. Lady did you get your download at midnight? I woke this morning to see mine is there! Work is slow right now, I have on appointment at 9. I will be in my little office staring at my BlackBerry.

Meta if you have a BlackBerry, Droid or Iphone you can get a reader app to get the book instantly, you can also download it to your computer. The ereader I downloaded from Barnes and Noble. Its perfect for me because I live in a rural area and the closest bookstore is almost 40 minutes away.

Happy reading ladies!

[This message edited by tearsofjade at 6:09 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)]


FBW(me)48
Divorced and really happy!
The best revenge is a life lived well!

Posts: 653 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: michigan
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 6:44 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Unseelie gang rape, 40 pages of boning Barrons, Ryodan seemingly creeping on Dani, see Dreamy-eyed guy tending bar and he is weird, Lord Master holding parents hostage, through the Silvers to rescue them, get trapped, find Christian, lose Christian, get attacked by a wild boar, use IYD, IYD is a big demon thing that protects, Ryodan comes along to retrieve, IYD attacks him, IYD goes down to the Spear and after dying morphs into someone, Mac loses her shit, the end.

Thank you, thank you very much!!!


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I brought my kindle to work. It was there this morning when I woke up. I loves me some kindle.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

So things got so Byzantine that I finally had to give up on my "skim through to find some Barrons sex that *actually completes*" strategy an hour ago so I could shower to come to work.

She's certainly familiar with her own message boards, I'll give that to her. There comes a point though when I think you have to stop fencing with your fangirls. You could give 100 fixated monkeys a book series and five years and they will come up with anything you can come up with alone in the same time, unless you're not playing fair as a writer. It's like with Lindelof and Cuse. So what if the entire internet guessed the Island was Purgatory back in Season 1? If no one guesses what's going on in your stuff you have no fans to speak of. Stick with your plans.

I'm not saying I'm not enjoying it. Just, you do not have to cover *every possible theory* any fangirl ever launched. You can't, fangirls can't be defeated, they always win. That's why we run fandom.

Now I'm going to see if the mass nerfing IT did to our laptops in early December will prevent me from installing Kindle PC here. If not I think I feel a sudden flu coming on.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Well shit.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
tearsofjade
Member
Member # 25778
Default  Posted: 11:10 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I almost panicked this morning I got to work, after my first client I tried to download the book and got a message that it failed because it was not available for my device! WHAT, I have all the books in the series and a bunch of other books. on my device!

So I downloaded the Ereader on my work computer.


FBW(me)48
Divorced and really happy!
The best revenge is a life lived well!

Posts: 653 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: michigan
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, January 18th (Tuesday)

It's not that I'm not happy with it but still shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.

Now to go back and read the stuff I skimmed.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
tearsofjade
Member
Member # 25778
Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Damn! People are calling wanting me to work! Don't they realize I am busy!

They get 15 minutes.


FBW(me)48
Divorced and really happy!
The best revenge is a life lived well!

Posts: 653 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: michigan
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Jesus lord, sex scenes with Barrons in them are the best sex scenes ever written. I feel kind of weird reading this while surrounded exclusively by dudes but I *must*.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
heart_in_a_blend
Member
Member # 24191
Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Mail man just delivered Shadowfever.

Thing is I'm just finishing Bloodfever, so I guess I better get busy reading.

Sun is shinning out I go.


In life, much of what one grieves one never had.

Posts: 3036 | Registered: May 2009
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

This is far more manpain than I wanted for him. Woobie.

I hope that someday I can create for the ladies a male character with a tenth of this awesomeness. I probably can't, this has defeated my aspirations. Not as a writer, but as a designer of men. I can't design a better man than this. I have long believed that I had the potential to design and develop the best. man. ever. I cannot improve upon this model. And I'm a motherfucker with AutoCAD.

I wouldn't even give him a more consistent speaking voice, the weird mashup of speaking styles actually makes sense. He's code-switching.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 3:55 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Just starting chapter 9 and I'm a little happier than I was in chapter 8.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Chapter 8 was when I let out a little squeal, actually. I really wanted to see that POV.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Yes, me too.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I'm too sick to get the damn book!

WHAAAAAAA!

I'm living off the spoilers here.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 6:51 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I thought you owned a bookstore. Do I have you mixed up with someone else?


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Awww (((NA)))

Send that man of yours out for your book.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 7:16 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I've been out of work sick for a week so I've not been anywhere.
My H will be getting me the darn book ASAP!


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

I admire your restraint. In your position I would've had him pop the box and bring me my copy the second they were delivered to the store. Possibly even if it required him to lock up the store while doing it.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:19 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 7:29 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

lol... we do used books not new ones.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Ah! I had accused you of thread absenteeism because I figured you'd pried open the boxes over the weekend in defiance of the embargo!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 8:08 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:03 AM, January 19th (Wednesday)

Status check!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 7:04 AM, January 19th (Wednesday)

Due to unforseen circumstances I had to ORDER it yesterday
So... I'll get it Friday (umm yes I'll take the 7 dollar shipping option thank you ).

So I'm waiting with you NA



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 7:13 AM, January 19th (Wednesday)

I have it on my Kindle as of midnight the 18th. Have not started it because I am having a crazy time at work and have been working crazy hours and two jobs essentially so am beat.

I will be getting on to it tonight I hope!!!


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 10:21 AM, January 19th (Wednesday)

I fell asleep with the kindle in my hands last night.

Predictable so far I think.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, January 19th (Wednesday)

Whoever finishes, *PM* me. *PLEASE*.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 4:59 AM, January 20th (Thursday)

You know, in the process of composing something for elsethread, I realized that Barrons is The Kurgan. He's just a witty, literate Kurgan.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:01 AM, February 19th (Saturday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, January 20th (Thursday)

If lord_v will stop watching UFC and come into the bedroom within the next 45 minutes he can take advantage and reap some benefits.

Let's see if he's reading my posts.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:02 AM, February 19th (Saturday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
lord_vorkosigan
Member
Member # 12053
Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, January 20th (Thursday)

*sigh* 45 minute time fail...

Time is meaningless to immortals. So, off with their heads. There can be only one.


Strive to be an arhat, not an asshat.

Posts: 137 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 10:34 PM, January 22nd (Saturday)

Have book and reading it now.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:55 AM, January 23rd (Sunday)

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 5:56 AM, January 23rd (Sunday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I was able to start it yesterday...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 11:56 AM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I finished it in the middle of the night.

I can't even digest it all at this point.

I am unhappy with the ending.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 12:20 PM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I haven't finished it yet. I'm not getting the reading time I wanted to get because of the work situation.


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I should amend that to I am both happy and unhappy with the ending.

Sorry work is getting in the way for you, Kdny.
But honestly, this is not a book to rush through.
I'm going to have to probably sit down and read it again to get all the things I missed the first time.

You are doing it the better way, I am sure.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I got it this week .. and still haven't started it

I will.. I just had to finish up something else first.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:18 PM, January 23rd (Sunday)

I couldn't help worrying the entire time that she was going to have sexual tension with K'vruck. I wouldn't put it past her. I mean, he chuffs. Dogs and horses, they chuff. *Nobody* is going there, right? I don't want to get five books down the road and have to deal with a K'vruck/Kat/V'lane triangle.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 5:19 PM, January 23rd (Sunday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
somanyyears
Member
Member # 26970
Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, January 24th (Monday)


..i just have to ask..after reading this entire thread..

" how can ANY man possibly measure up or even come close to the ultimate 'man-cock' everyone here seems to be drooling over..

..the punishing, cruel, pillow-liped kissing, gang-raping Beast of a man portrayed by the lead character, Barrons, in these supernatural sex filled
smutfest 'romance novels ??

..i read all 8 pages of posts and i can't help but draw the conclusion that women are really from Venus and speak an entirely different language than us menz from Mars..

..this insight into the minds of the fantasy world of women, where men are described here in this book thread, and held up to be the kind women long for, is an insult to me as a man.

..do real women want cruel, punishing kisses and do they fantasize about the joys of being raped by a handsome man-beast to achieve 'supernatural sex'..???

..i gather that this Barrons character isn't a tender, sensitve and caring lover who looks after the woman's orgasm 'first' kinda guy..

..i guess i will just never understand the sexual mind of the 'opposite' sex..

..for any men reading this thread...??? do YOU get it??? cuz i sure as hell don't and i'm not sure i even want to..

..now.. back to reading my copy of 'Popular Mechanics'
LOL

..and by the way.. i still love you wimmenz on this site..including all of your 'peculiarities' for 'literature'!!!???

smy


trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 66
Her 63
Married 41 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf


Posts: 4018 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: the sad state of affairs
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, January 24th (Monday)

Barrons is NOT pillow-lipped. He has a *cruel mouth*.

Take it back!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, January 24th (Monday)

Barrons has never raped the heroine.
I certainly don't fantasize about that.

The heroine did get raped in this series and it *messed her up*.
But Barrons and his cruel manlips didn't do it.

And he didn't have sex with her when he was all beasted out, either.
It came close when he lost control but he was still more of a man.

It's a fantasy.

Certainly not something I've ever longed for but still very enjoyable to read.

P.S. I can safely say that the woman orgasmed first...and second...and third... etc.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
somanyyears
Member
Member # 26970
Default  Posted: 8:40 PM, January 24th (Monday)


..@ lady v..

..oh ya..he does have big cruel floppy PILLOW lips..

..and you didn't say 'PLEASE'

@ New Attitude..

..'first, second and third'

.."""etc""" ???????????

..well, i can now respect this guy a little bit, i suppose..

..now, please tell me more about the 'etc' part! LOL

..i obviously have 'a lot' to learn...and tomorrow i'm going out to get multiple BOTOX shots in my lips!!!

..it could be just what i've been missing!

smy


trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 66
Her 63
Married 41 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf


Posts: 4018 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: the sad state of affairs
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, January 24th (Monday)

No! Manifestly untrue! Cruel mouths and pillow lips are opposite things!

Order of orgasm is irrelevant since he never loses his erection!

He pissed a circle around her a couple of times but it was onaccounta them being on a dangerous camping trip while he was in his 9' triple horned demon beast form and he was just protecting her from other predators!

He is also a druid *and* a sorcerer, owns a giant bookstore, and has 40 cars or something including a Bugatti Veyron! I think! And a Countach!

One time he met John Stamos on a plane, and Stamos told him he was pretty.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 9:18 PM, January 24th (Monday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
looking forward
Member
Member # 25238
Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, January 24th (Monday)

I'm trolling Photobucket tonight on different Forums....

Bugati Veyron

Lamborghini countach


Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

Posts: 2801 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: Where a river runs through it
somanyyears
Member
Member # 26970
Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, January 24th (Monday)


..'if erection lasts more than 4 hours...consult your doctor..'

..i piss a circle around my house..to keep the raccoons away..

..i collect books..big 'coffee table' books..lost count after 2500..maybe i'll open a giant bookstore..

..so....he's a pretty-boy eh, according to Stamos..with big, cruel, punishing..floppy pillow lips!

..Angelina Joli..eat your heart out.

smy


trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 66
Her 63
Married 41 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf


Posts: 4018 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: the sad state of affairs
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:34 AM, January 25th (Tuesday)

It's cute to have boys paying attention to us!

So I think my biggest unanswered question at this point is probably about the flashback earlier in the series to the "our brightest star, our world" thing. Unsure if she used "our" because her POV was shared with Barrons or if it was to indicate that Barrons himself was thinking in "our" terms, like it applied to the other guys as well. I wouldn't think it would be...err...any woman he consorted with, let's say, in his mortal or immortal life, unless it's an object lesson in understanding that if you're like 4000-10000 years old you could really be in love more than just the once.

Regardless, the only thing I've been able to think of is that it was a fae who made him Pri-ya, which is how he (and Ryodan) knew what to do about it. Which begs the question of who boned Barrons back into his head, because he'd be one more problematic Pri-ya.

Also, Dani is going to have to stop talking like that if she's going to have her own book/series. I don't mind her speech as a side character but ugh, not as a lead.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 5:39 AM, January 25th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
kdny
Member
Member # 760
Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, January 26th (Wednesday)

Ok.......I finished it last night.

I'm still processing.

Moning says she is going to start another Fever series......I hope its not Dani because I never cared for the Dani character.

ETA: Love that Bugati!

[This message edited by kdny at 8:16 PM, January 26th (Wednesday)]


Whether we remain ash or become phoenix is up to us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes the fine line between a nervous breakdown and knowing things will be okay is a pair of furry pants~unfound

Posts: 81335 | Registered: Dec 2002 | From: Slightly left of center, standing on my head
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, January 26th (Wednesday)

Still haven't started it

But I hope it's not Dani either. She bugs me too. I want to ground her or something

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 9:16 PM, January 26th (Wednesday)]



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
NewAttitude
Member
Member # 1030
Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, January 26th (Wednesday)

I think he next release isn't anything to do with this series.

But when she picks this series back up she will probably start with Christian.
She left him in such a bad way and in limbo and Dani's character is too young and has at least one or two more books of us watching her mature before there is a book of her own (if ever).


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Posts: 58732 | Registered: Jan 2003
GabyBaby
Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 1:50 AM, January 27th (Thursday)

Finished it.

I didnt like the ending either. But loved the book.


Me - 41
My Rockstar (Hubs #2) - 46, faithful, & an absolute doll!
DD(20) and DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs and 2 Cats)

The Cheater:
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Married 18yrs

Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.


Posts: 5527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: United States
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:59 AM, January 27th (Thursday)

Ever since something in Mac's speech convinced me there's something Buffy going on, I got it into my head that Dani is Dawn.

Which of course means she needs to GETOUT GETOUT GETOUT!!!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
MzMagoo
Member
Member # 30978
Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, January 29th (Saturday)

Bought it, read it in a day. Liked everything but the end!


BS (me) 37/WS (him)37
M 13 years/together 18
DD 1~ 8-10/ DD 2~ 11-10
3 kids~ S 14, D 10, D 10
Filed for D: 11-10
R: Trying to trust it is real
If you walk around the pool long enough, you are bound to fall in.

Posts: 271 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: At the moment? Hell.
lula1967
Member
Member # 12791
Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, January 29th (Saturday)

Loves the series and read the last book on my new NOOK. I thought it was good. I don't know if the build up made me somewhat disappointed, but I felt that the relationship between Barrons and Mac was not deep enough. It just seemed to miss something. After waiting 5 books for this, I guess it was hard to live up the anticipation.

And to the guy who was wondering about what women want....

We want a strong sexy guy who seems tough on the outside but is tender on the inside...even if he just shouw that side to us. And can do it all night long...


BS (me) - 42
WS - 49
Married Aug. 2006
3 teen boys, 2 mine 1 his
First EA D-Day#1 10/16/05 D-Day #2 2/21/06 Second EA D-Day 11/18/06
We are doing really well! It took a while, though!

Posts: 1563 | Registered: Nov 2006
itspjw
Member
Member # 21268
Default  Posted: 5:58 AM, January 30th (Sunday)

loved the series....

and, lulu, I read it all all my NOOK...the original, not color, Nook....


no, I can't take one more step towards you...cuz all that's waiting is regret...

there's just too much that time cannot erase

dday 9/11/08

And the more I know, the less I understand

Because of you...I am afraid...


Posts: 14786 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: Texas
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 6:11 AM, January 30th (Sunday)

Anybody else kind of want to punch Mac's mom in the face?


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 11:36 AM, January 30th (Sunday)

I'm not finished yet, but almost!

Actually I want to punch Barrons in the face right now. He's being weird. (About 79% in--thank you Kindle for your precision).


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 5:06 AM, January 31st (Monday)

Yeah, but punching Barrons in the face is courtship.

I was already sick of the parents being mentioned *constantly*, then the first glimpse we get of the lady she shows distaste for Mac's *manicure*. Coming to rescue you from captivity by a renegade former Fae and the woman's first thought is to think Mac's manicure sure does look rough. Seriously lady, priorities.

Then they show up at Chester's and the immortal dudebros speak positively about them based on her biscuits or whatever. *Please*.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, February 2nd (Wednesday)

So true about her mom. I mean if she was that ate up over the manicure, you'd think she'd be raising holy hell over the nekkid--probably erected--people and non-people running around in the glass building with no privacy having crazy all combination sex. That was nuts.

I like the ending actually. It made sense to me.

However, there was a segment where the Mac lists the reasons why she is the UK and they reasons why she is not...I believe they were numbered lists. A couple of those items directly conflicted with what we know about her. That was aggravating...

I'm glad Barron's problem was taken care of. That broke my heart. I can't imagine living with that forever.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, February 2nd (Wednesday)

Another odd thing is how quickly the whole "Barrons helped her mom escape and oh look he's been stalking me since before he was supposed to know who I even was" was dropped. Really? Because that's totally creepy and means he was faking that first day. Not sure why that is even in there.

Figure at some point the V'lanesicle will be unfrozen. Like him much more now.

Also want to know what is on the mural on the ceiling of BB&B.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 8:05 AM, February 3rd (Thursday)

Oh yeah, faux Vlane will not be there forever...concrete and iron or not!

Did the book say that Barrons had been stalking her since before she was born or the UK/book had been?


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, February 3rd (Thursday)

He was the one who got her mom away from the abbey, which could still mean he had no idea who she was when she showed up, *except* that in the stack of stalker photos he had in his hidey hole had pics of her as she was checking in to the hotel upon arrival, and that preceded her barging into BB&B, where he acted like he'd never seen her before. Which he is still maintaining even after she finds the photos, since he talks about their initial meeting and the horndog feelings it engendered.

It also begs the question of whether or not he's lying about knowing Alina, what with him being her landlord.

Not problematic (except for the general stalker issue) if the stalking had started *after* she came into BB&B. Probably just sloppy writing. I suppose a way out would be to claim they were from lobby surveillance cameras at the hotel, though. I can't remember if any of the other photos were pre-barge in, but that was definitely was.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
schmoop
Member
Member # 29662
Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, February 15th (Tuesday)

GAWD!! Been reading constantly since Saturday. Slowly got into the serier last week. Was half way through book 2 on Friday, finished the serier last night. I am exhausted! Loved the series!~

Thank you ladies for the intriguing posts and finding this series.

Is the highlander series just as good? (just bought book one this morning... felt empty inside after finishing the books)


Me: BS
Him: WS
Together Since: Nov/98
Married: Sept/09
D-Day: Sept 18/10
Working @ R

Posts: 164 | Registered: Sep 2010 | From: SK, Canada
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, February 15th (Tuesday)

I didn't think so. They're really very very standard issue big group of guys that you intro and hook up with some boring basic girl in successive entries. I certainly didn't feel like I needed to consider tapping a vein, I kinda skimmed 'em.

She has a short story called (I think) Into the Dreaming which is kind of an Unseelie King/Seelie Queen thing...but supposedly it's unrelated to anything else. However, I believe that's an untruth because it was put out through a different publisher. It's pretty obviously showing the moment where...err...somebody put the SQ on ice. Somebody who *loooooks* like the UK down to the wings but *iiiiiiisn't* the UK. Who could that be.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 9:03 AM, February 15th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
Inchoate
Member
Member # 9065
Default  Posted: 5:26 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

Okay.

I want to grab Karen by the hair and make her write the book *I* want.

More Barrons, less "epic" Mac. Fewer dangly bits that seem to be post-it notes for possible books she might write later (Dani). Fewer things I don't care about (parents). Certainly absolutely no barbeques, not a one.

Kind of want to know more about the UK conglomerate and the concubine/faux SQ. *That's* epic romance.

I want a whole book about Barrons. And, much as I appreciate Mac as a device to see more Barrons, I don't get the appeal. I did like the bit where she admitted she didn't tell him when she stopped being priya, and he was gleeful. That was as close to cute as Barrons should ever get.

Also, I would like to know more about Vlane from Vlane's point of view, and the Druid crew who, though interesting and all, seemed like something of a random addition to the lineup. More than "some Druids who know ritual necessary for the story arc" but less than fleshed out characters, I found them irksome.

Maybe I need to re-read the first 3 books, not just the priya parts. I have the sensation of having skimmed some necessary bit, not realizing it would be important later.

But, back to the point. Which is more Barrons.


Former Wayward Ninja, recovered
"The shadows tell us where the light is" (my DD@3)
"Growing up is hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it." (Agliarept)

Posts: 5057 | Registered: Dec 2005
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 6:07 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

Hooking up with an epic guy doesn't make you epic. It makes you an epic mount.

At some point I began hearing her as Buffy. That helped a bit. Irritating combativeness is palatable coming from Buffy, as is barely legal blondeness.

Of course that made Dani = Dawn. Which is totally 100% fitting.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
punky
Member
Member # 12233
Default  Posted: 6:20 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

So what are we reading now?

ladyv--you've got to keep us all up with when new books come out in series...


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11294 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
metamorphisis
Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

Hooking up with an epic guy doesn't make you epic. It makes you an epic mount.

What *are* we reading now? I went from Shadowfever to Maeve Binchy for heavens sake. That was not a smooth transition.



We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.... Anais Nin

Posts: 42810 | Registered: Sep 2006
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

I'm reading Eloisa James now. See trashy book thread. Truly, this Desperate Duchesses series...

...

...

Yes I said Desperate Duchesses.

Anyway, it's six books, it's about grown-ups, it's awesome. Also since it's historical it's not fighting Barrons for headspace. Don't read any of her other stuff first. Her earlier series are practice runs for that one. She does have a stand alone that's a Beauty and the Beast thing except Dr. Gregory House MD is the Beast. Oh and it's Regency. "Regency," since there's sex. She's got Hugh Laurie's speech patterns down pat, it was very funny.

And I agree that as far as compelling relationships go it's UK/SQ all the way. He is large. He contains multitudes.

I do find Christian attractive now that he's turning into an UP. The Keltar druids bore the pants right onto me. He's much better this way, for all that he's going to be wasted on Dani. Ryodan I don't so much care about.

I do look forward to the inevitable Unfrozen Caveman Cruce. Tell me no sidhe seers are going to wander down to the cave to keep an eye on how the frozen naked guy is doing. It'll take me a palate cleansing three books or so before I can get over that whole "participated in a gang rape" thing. Yes, dear, it counts even if you weren't there at the beginning and three others went before you. You could've just given her the Elixir of Life and kept it in your pants, yo. I see no evidence that the Elixir of Life is his *semen*. However! I do like the fact that she let him actually be a *bad* guy. And he's much more interesting now.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 8:54 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)

Also meta, you naysayer of Ares, is this any better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXlG7BVz5E

2:30 - 2:32.

Seriously, unf.

No?

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 11:49 AM, March 22nd (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
ladyvorkosigan
Member
Member # 8283
Default  Posted: 2:04 AM, March 27th (Sunday)

I can see that meta is so overcome with emotion and her wrongness over her lack of appreciation of ARES that she hasn't been able to bring herself to respond.

It's okay to admit YOU ARE WRONG, META!

This picture is now my desktop on my work laptop.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

Posts: 14221 | Registered: Sep 2005 | From: Florida
Topic Posts: 177