Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Patience is a Virtue (8) + [Another] Cover Reveal

Shall I do the PiaV segment first, or the cover reveal? Hmm.......... I'm so excited for both, but I think Cover Reveal first since I will be featuring A LOT of books for today's PiaV.

The Syrenka Series #3
By Amber Garr
The Blurb

Not confirmed yet.

Amber is anticipating a May release, so let's all cross our fingers!

My Thoughts: The cover's BEAUTIFUL!! Don't you think? It's so mysterious, surreal, and utterly magical. And is that fire around her feet?? GAH, I want to read the book just by looking at the cover. Another masterpiece by PhatPuppyArt. :)

Now for Patience is a Virtue (#8)!

For those of you who haven't seen any of my previous Patience is a Virtue posts yet, this is a kind of a meme of sorts where I post the books that I already own and I can't wait to start on, but can't cause I'm still reading some other books. I know there's another meme going on which is similar to this one (The Time Will Come, Dusty Reads etc), but since I've started this already, I'm UNSTOPPABLE. MUAHAHHA. Ok, I'm just messing with you. But yeah, I don't want to stop, and I do this post on my own time and target.

I was stalking Kitty Thomas' website yesterday, salivating over her backlist of books, then I decided to request review copies for THREE of her novels, and she said yes!!!!!! Like last night!:D:D:D:D::D:D:D I am super, super, super excited to start on it, but I have so many ARCs to read first!! So hence, this PiaV post. :)

If you haven't heard of Kitty Thomas yet, she is a BDSM erotica writer who writes really unique BDSM - albeit a little disturbing - novels, involving lots of psychological play and stuff. Really cool stuff.

So, first up:

The King's Pleasure
By Kitty Thomas
Recently Released in 2011
The Blurb

In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense.

Niall has just taken the throne and is determined to prove he isn’t a monster like his father. Awakened by the cries of a gypsy, he spares her from the guard’s blade and takes her as his slave instead. When he learns she doesn’t understand the kingdom’s carnal ways, he becomes determined to strip her of all inhibitions until her every desire is in service to the king’s pleasure.

Word Count: around 21,000
Warnings: This book contains master/slave, group sexual activity, mild sadomasochism, oral and anal play, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.

It sounds so freakin' hot and awesome! XP

Next Up:

The Auction
By Kitty Thomas
Recently Released in 2011
The Blurb

Belle Walker lives in a strict society where women are treated as property, sold to the highest bidder soon after their eighteenth birthday. But the auction isn’t the only danger. Though she’s never seen them, she knows monsters live outside the city. These creatures have allowed the humans a small area to inhabit with the promise to leave them in peace as long as they never cross the boundary. On the day Belle is sold, one of the monsters breaks that promise and enters the city, intent on having her as his own.

Third Up:

The Last Girl
By Kitty Thomas
Publication Date: Febuary 14th, 2012
The Blurb

Six years ago strangers broke into Juliette’s house; she was home alone and only thirteen. She kept her eyes closed, praying that if she didn’t see anything, she wouldn’t be killed. No one harmed her. In fact, one of the thieves protected her. Now Juliette’s dreams are haunted by him.

Christian has waited to take her, resisting the urge each night. It always ends badly with human pets. They’re too fragile. The longer he can wait, the better, because the moment he takes her, the clock on her life starts ticking down.

Then she’ll be gone forever.

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.

Warning: This book is meant for a mature audience and contains master/slave, group sexual activity, sadomasochism, girl-on-girl, oral and anal play, exhibitionism, blood play, edge play, as well as one other thing I’m not warning you about because it would be a spoiler… but it’s not a big taboo.

I went on to download another of her book though, cause it was about MERMAIDS!! I mean, mermaids and Eroticas? Moreover, BDSM? Never heard of that one before. Haha. I was curious..;) So, next up:

By Kitty Thomas
Publication Date: August 25th, 2011
The Blurb

Nerina has lived all her life as a mermaid, fascinated by humans and land but also repulsed by sex and unable to understand love. Her curiosity gets her captured by a human male intent on awakening her lust and turning her human. But Nerina doesn’t believe the legend is real and fears Kyros will kill her when he learns she can’t transform.

This is more than half Thomas' backlist of books! So I am going to name this my Kitty Thomas Reading Marathon. How's it sound? Anyone innerested to join me in some guilty pleasure reading experience??:D But enough of the adult side, there are some YA books that I need to satisfy the kid in me. (Cause technically, I am still a kid)

First in the YA category is:

Grave Mercy
His Fair Assassin #1
By R.L. Lafevers
The Blurb

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Assassin nuns?!?!?!??! Who the hell in their right minds wouldn't want to read about assassin nuns? It's the first I've heard of this, so I guess I'm pretty much set on reading this. So excited to start on it. Even the cover's awesome. But I wonder why "HIS Fair Assassin"..What's up with the sexism? >:|

Next Up:

The Dig
Zoe and Zeus Trilogy #1
By Audrey Hart
The Blurb

Zoe Calder has always been an outsider. Stashed away in boarding schools since her parents died, Zoe buries herself in the study of ancient worlds. Her greatest thrill is spending her summers with her archeologist aunt and uncle on digs around the world. And one day, while investigating a newly unearthed temple in Crete, Zoe discovers a luminous artifact that transports her to ancient Greece.

As Zoe quickly learns, the Olympian Gods are real, living people—humans with mysterious powers… Powers that Zoe quickly realizes she has come to possess, as well. However, when the people of ancient Greece mistake Zoe for an Olympian, the Gods must restore the balance of the ancient world… No matter what.

Zoe is forced to play a confusing and dangerous game as Hera rallies the gods against her—all except for Zeus, the beautiful, winged young god who risks everything to save her.

Out of time and out of her element, teenager Zoe Calder finds herself in ancient Greece, battling against the power of the Olympians and the vengeance of a scorned goddess—all for the strange and mysterious boy she has come to love.

I've always been so, so, so interested in Greek myths and legends, so I am definitely going to read this one!:)

Last Up:

Beautiful Disaster
By Jamie McGuire
The Blurb

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

There has been SO many mixed reviews for this one! It's either a 5 star rating or a 1 star. It sounds good, and I'm so curious!!:D


So, are there any books you're practically dying to read? :)


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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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