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Thursday, May 28, 2009

True Blood, the TV series

2 episodes into "True Blood", I'm still not sure whether I'll continue to watch it. I'm not really into vampires, and blood soe does not do it for me, but the main vampire in "True Blood" is a dish, and now that LOST is taking a break and I'm having Josh Holloway withdrawal symptoms, it's nice to have substitute eye candy available. The plot line seems promising and the setting is quaint... all in all, I'll probably sit down in front of Episode 3.

TV shows whose return I'm eagerly awaiting:
  • LOST
  • The Sheldon Show... I mean, The Bing Bang Theory.

TV shows I've sampled and decided against lately include:
  • The young ones
  • Bottom
  • Battlestar Galactica.
TV shows whose end I'm celebrating with single malt whisky:
  • Prison Break (I knew I should have stopped watching after the toe scene in Season 1!)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Everybody Wins Competition: Win A Red Rose Book of Your Choice

Here's how to get a free Red Rose title (an ebook of your choice):
  1. Buy the bestseller "Safe Sex Incorporated" ( be Eve Summers
  2. Email your receipt to yve at xtra dot co dot nz (before the end of June 2009) 
  3. I'll send you ANY Red Rose Publishing e-book you request (it doesn't have to be by me).  
  4. Please email and make sure the title is "SSI Competition, YW".

In 22nd century, love is a forbidden emotion, an obscene word, an unnecessary disease. Skyla is a PR officer for a company that makes Love Condoms: a special kind of condom that protects the user from love.

As with all prohibitions, the love prohibition has given rise to a pro-love group, a group whose actions may jeopardize Skyla's dream of a promotion.

Jin is a school teacher - or is he something more? Skyla is instantly drawn to him and when they are together, she forgets about Love Condoms....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

That latest Harlan Coben bestseller....

I love Harlan Coben. His books (both the stand-alones and the series ones) are page-turners, both easy to read and with a message that makes you think long after you're finished. The dialogues are showcases of subtle humour and understatement. His narrative makes every word vivid and powerful.

I'm also in love with Win Lockhorne - did I mention how realistic Coben's characters feel? - I'm in love with his attitude, his bad boy ways in the bedroom and his goofy Mee jokes. He can watch home-made DVDs featuring us as the main stars any time!

But I digress. The latest Harlan Coben book, like all the others, deserves to be a bestseller. It has all the right elements: the emotional load, the pace, the philosophy. This one happens to be in the Win Lockhorne... er, I mean, the Myron Bolitar series, but nowadays I think it almost doesn't matter.

The title? No idea. Something with an L? That's the one problem with Harlan Coben: all his titles sound the same to me....