Sunday, November 25

Movie Review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Length: 1 hour and 55 mins
Released: November 15th, 2012
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Action
Rating: PG-13 (sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality, and partial nudity)

Directed By: Bill Condon
Where I Got It: watched it at the theaters


"This is part 2 of the final movie of the Twilight saga. 

After the birth of Renesmee, a falase allegation of an Immortal child being created is taken to the Volturi. The Cullens gather other vampire clans and Jacob gathers his werewolves to protect the child from certain death."


Bella - Kristen Stewart
Edward Cullen - Robert Pattinson
Jacob Black - Taylor Lautner
Dr. Carlisle Cullen - Peter Facinelli
Alice - Ashley Greene
Esme Cullen - Elizabeth Reaser
Jasper Hale - Jackson Rathbone
Emmett - Kellan Lutz
Rosalie Hale - Nikki Reed
Charlie Swan - Billy Burke
Sam Uley - Chaske Spencer
Renesmee - Mackenzie Foy
Irina - Maggie Grace
to view more click here.....

Finally....its over! It's done! WOOT WOOT!

Don't get me wrong, I do like the Twilight movies. I do like the books, but I can't be more happy that it is finally done and over with. I had started on this journey many, many years ago when the book first came out. I read the first three in now time at all. By the time I put down the third book, I realized that the Twilight book was gaining momentum in the world. It was all the rave! Then finally they announced they were making the movies. I was as giddy as a Catholic girl finally graduating and heading to a big name college and joining the sorority.


The first movie, Twilight:
Gahhh. I nearly gave up on the movies. I did announce to my friends I would not see anymore if they allowed that director to run the scene. To my luck they changed directors.

New Moon:
Much, much, much better. Though some of the acting was to be desired. *cough* Kristen Stewart *cough*. Plus I nearly threw up my popcorn when good ol' Robbie took off his shirt. Gah. However, the fluffly werewolves made their debut and I couldn't be happier.

Favorite book and favorite far...I of course love the werewolves.

Breaking Dawn part 1:
Not too bad. Slightly bored through it. Click THIS to go to my review. I did give it four stars though. ^.^**

The moment I walked out of the theater, my first thought was, "Wow...that was a great fight scene!" Who comes out of a romance movie and thinks that first? Ha. But it really was amazing. The effects were fantastic I loved how well the snow and the grey sky added to the feel the fighting. Even though a couple times, the wolves seemed very fake, but oh well. Besides for that I applaud the special effects team!

The acting took a left turn entirely. Kristen Stewart actually expressed emotions and give fluctuations to her voice. It was nice. Though she's suppose to be a vampire and void of normal human emotions and she had more emotions then when she was a human. Funny, eh? She still should go to acting school though. Mhmm. Everyone of the rather large cast did a fantastic job. I also give credit to the script-writers...they did a fabulous job. I should label this as a comedy, because they had many jokes that made me hoot with laughter.

Though the cast was rather large, the writers did a fine job incorporating them into the story. Its very difficult, but they did well. They also did well with having a side-romance bloom and blossom. I don't recall that in the book, but oh well. It was a cute add. ^.^

Okay, time for the opposite side of the pillow....

It was extremely choppy at bits. It was rather annoying and I feel bad for those that had not read the book, because they would be lost. I found myself lost at a point or two and had to ask Sarah or Jessica what was going on. It's been a while since I've read the book *hides*, so don't hate me! Haha.

*SPOILER ALERT*I was rather upset at how they down-played Bella's powers of protection. It rather annoyed me! In the book, she was able to protect anyone within a five foot radius (or something like that) and they made it seem she could only protect one person at a time. Also, the scene where she learned how to control her power lasted five minutes. Quite literally. However, it took her until the arrival of Volturi. * SPOILER ALERT*

In the end, I feel like it was the second best out of all the movies. I feel like they sent some of the actors to acting camp. I'm so glad they included Stephanie Meyer, the author, in the movie. I feel like her influence helped the film. I would recommend this to those that have read the books or seen the past movies. Out of five stars I grant this four stars.

Would I Watch Again?:
Like the first part...if someone wanted to watch it, sure; on my own? No.

Favorite Character(s): Jacob, Sam Uley, Benjamin (^.^ yummm), Emmett, Alice, Kate, Garrett (hilarious) and Seth (such a cutie)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Bella (she was better, but still gah), Edward (again...better), and Jane (I hate that bitch).
Favorite Quote(s): "The Red Coats are coming. The Red Coats are coming" - Garrett

Saturday, November 24

Book/Manga Review: Basilisk Vol. 1

Author Masaki Segawa
Title: Basilisk - The Ninja Scrolls Vol. 1
Genre: Manga, fantasy, war, romance, action
Pages: 224
First Published: May 2nd, 2003
Where I Got It: borrowed from Library


The Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years.

But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death?"

This is the manga version of the movie 'Shinobi: Heart Under Blade'  which I watched and reviewed a while back. I remember vaguely reading many years ago. It's been a while and I've been craving some manga or anime or something. I have been suppressing my nerdy tendencies for a while now, so it was nice to let go. Hahaha.

Anyways, this is WAAAAAAAY different then the movie. The movie cut so many characters and really simplified the plot. They also switched up the clans. Some of the Iga's were put on team Kouga, whilst some Kouga were put on team Iga. I prefer the original teams. It seemed more evenly matched. I'm also really liking some of the characters that weren't shown in the movie. Except for the spider guy...he creeped me out. I mean having a fear of spiders might be a legit reason for not liking him. Mhmmm....

The graphics are intended for more adult when I read this at the age of thirteen it was a little too much for me. Now that I'm older and more mature I can handle it better. Some of the pictures are rather gruesome, but hey....its war! What do you expect! ^.^ 

I love Oboro and Gennosuke. I'm really rooting for them even though I know that its bound to end badly. It's loosely based off of 'Romeo and Juliet', so yeah...tragic love. I applaud Masaki Segawa for diving more into their romance and love. For the movie showed just a hint of it. I really could see and feel the love they had. For heaven's sake Gennosuke made fun of Oboro. When you have harmless teasing that means you have a pretty good relationship. Well, in my opinion. 

Anyways....all-in-all I'm so happy I found this! I can't wait to rest of the volumes. So far it is WAY better then the movie. I'm hoping the ending is different. Maybe Oboro and Gennosuke can have their happily ever after. Doubtful, but plausible. 

For this one, I'll stamp four stars. There was so much going on and I felt a little rushed. I wish they had went deeper into some spots and given more information. Perhaps they'll do that with the next. Still really good though.

Favorite Character(s): Oboro (a klutzy ninja....interesting), Gennosuke (^.^), Tenzen (pretty epic, but I fear I may turn to hate him sooner or later), and Hotarubi
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Jingorou (mmmm) and Shougen (spider guy...creepy)


Friday, November 23

Book Review: Mr Darcy's Secret

Author: Jane Odiwe
Title: Mr. Darcy's Secret
Genre: Jane Austen variation, romance, historical fiction, historical romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: December 10th, 2010
Where I Got It: my shelf (Amazon)

"One dark secret can completely ruin a bright future. From the author who brought you Lydia Bennet's Story and Willoughby's Return, comes a unique look into one of the most famous relationships of all time, in Mr. Darcy's Secret. After capturing the heart of the most eligible bachelor in England, Elizabeth Bennet believes her happiness is complete-until the day she makes an unsettling discovery. When she finds a stash of anonymous, passionate love letters that may be Darcy's, Elizabeth begins to question the quiet, stoic man she married."

Took me an eon to finish this book. 

You know me....I can't help myself when it comes to Jane Austen and Jane Austen variations, so when they book popped up for free on Amazon one day, I snatched it up in a hurry. However, I'm glad it was a freebie.........

The beginning was very well done. Jane Odiwe gave a small nod to the beginning of 'Pride and Prejudice' using the insane, but loveable Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet have marital squabbles. Mrs. Bennet is freaking out and being all insane, while Mr. Bennet is having a good laugh at his wife's expense. It was a fantastic first chapter, which is rare to see.  Jane Odiwe surely did a wonderful job voicing the characters and sticking with the appropriate Jane Austen voice. She also avoided using too many modern words and phrases. It felt like it was written from that time period. 

Also, the story took its time to get rolling. It was a slow set-up and I oddly liked it. I wasn't too bored. However I was getting really angry because I wanted to know what Mr. Darcy's secret was! Sure there were hints scattered about, but nothing really substantial! It was driving me insane being left in the dark! However, the secret would have to wait because the author threw in a little romance for Miss Darcy, Mr Darcy's shy little sister.

At some points I preferred Georgianna's POV and storyline, because stuff was actually happening. Also, I was always upset that Georgianna didn't get airtime in 'Pride and Prejudice'. I loved transformation you could see in Georgianna when she met her Prince Charming. It was nice to see. 

BACK to the main storyline though....

The moment you thought you learned the secret of Mr. Darcy it morphed and changed. It changed so many times I just didn't care anymore. At the "climatic" point of the book where Elizabeth confronts Mr. Darcy, I felt almost embarrassed for her, because even I knew that that wasn't the secret. SPOILER ALERT **It was all a waste of time...there was no real secret! It was just a scam the Wickhams invented to get money. The secret was that the child was Wickham's and his step-sister's. GAH! I really wish that the baby had been one of the Darcy's or something. Laaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmeeeee. **END OF SPOILER!

In the end, it was alright. Not the best variation I've ever read, story-wise, but I must say that it had the most Jane Austen feel to it. I really wish I could have been there while the author was writing and convince her what the secret should have been. Oh well. All's well that ends well, I suppose. I would recommend this to those that like Jane Austen and variations. Out of five stars, I stamp this 2 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Georgianna, Mr. Butler, Elizabeth, and Jane (who honestly doesn't like Jane?)
Not-so Favorite(s): Those damned Wickhams....they are SO wicked. >.>

Wednesday, November 21

Happy (Early) Thanksgivings!!!

First of all.....HAPPY early THANKSGIVING to all who celebrate and even for those that do not.....thank you guys for being awesome and following my blog! *throws confetti* I know I haven't been too active for the last couple of weeks. School, work, nanowrimo, my friends, my family and a general lack of time has kept me away from the internet. At least you guys understand *hugs*

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic day and rest of your week! I promise I'll be more active once this months is over.


Wednesday, November 14

Who, What, Where??

This meme was created by Melissa over at My World in Words and Pages. This meme is a way to share where you are, who you are with, and what is going on in your book. Make sure to not give away any major spoilers. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! The week is nearly done so do not fret! Sorry I haven't been as active as I normally am, but the semester is nearly over and I have a total of three papers due. One I just turned in, which is my Philosophy of Education (if you want to check it out, click HERE, I am in love with this paper and I feel like its fantastic even if my teacher were to fail me on it). One is due tomorrow, which is for my International Relations class. I'm writing on diplomats, which really interests me because I would LOVE to do that. The third one is for my Macroeconomics class, which isn't due for two weeks. I haven't picked a topic yet. 0_0 Oh well. 

I'm with Elizabeth Darcy, Georgianna, and the neighbors of Pemberly enjoying some neighborly time together. We are in England during the 19th century in Jane Austen's world. Georgianna seems to have a crush on one of the neighbors (well not name) and Elizabeth is encouraging this, while Mr. Darcy is on the search for a rich suitor for his sister. 

Where are you guys at?


Tuesday, November 13

Bookish Blog Hop Partah & Some Poetry

These Bloody Days Have Broken My Heart
by: Thomas Wyatt

Who list his wealth and ease retain,
Himself let him unknown contain.
Press not too fast in at that gate
Where the return stands by disdain:
For sure, circa regna tonat.

The high mountains are blasted oft
When the low valley is mild and soft.
Fortune with Health stands at debate.
The fall is grievous from aloft.
And sure, circa regna tonat.

These bloody days have broken my heart.
My lust, my youth did then depart,
And blind desire of estate.
Who hastes to climb seeks to revert.
Of truth, circa regna tonat.

The Bell Tower showed me such sight
That in my head sticks day and night.
There did I learn of of a grate
For all favor, glory, or might,
That yet circa regna tonat.

By proof, I say, there did I learn:
Wit helpeth not defense to yerne,
Of innocence to plead or prate.
Bear low, therefore, give God the stern,
For sure, circa regna tonat.


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Sunday, November 11

A Late Cast that Book

A weekly meme that showcases my "cast" of a book if it were to become a movie. Anyone can join!

Happy Sunday. Sorry about this not being posted yesterday, buuuuuuuuuuuuut it slipped my mind due to work and then going to the club with my friends in celebration of my friend's 20th birthday.

This week I'll be sharing my cast for Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I haven't seen the movie yet, so my views on the characters have not been influenced. Hahaha.

Catherine Morland - Ellen Page

Henry Tilney - Sebastian Stan

*swoons* Couldn't resist sharing this too.

Isabella Thrope - Hayden Panettiere

John Thrope - Hayden Christensen

Mrs. Allen - Brenda Vaccaro

Mr. Allen - Alan Alda

Captain Tilney - Wes Bentley

Eleanor Tilney - Tamzin Merchant

James Morland - Ben Barnes

General Tilney - Alan Dale (with a beard)

Who would you cast?


Thursday, November 8

Book Review: The Dark Highlander

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Title: The Dark Highlander (Highlander #5)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance
Pages: 370
First Published: October 1st, 2002
Where I Got It: Borrowed from Library

"Journey to a world of ancient magic, breathtaking sensuality, thrilling time-travel.... Journey to the world of The Dark Highlander. Crisscrossing the continents and the centuries, here is a novel as gripping as it is sensual—an electrifying adventure that will leave you breathless....

I am Dageus MacKeltar, a man with one good conscience and thirteen bad ones, driven to sate my darkest desires…From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back into time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting thirteen evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man...."

This is my fifth book of the Highlander series I have read. Normally each book can be read as a stand alone (so far), but I would advise to read #4 before venturing into this one.

Not only is this a romance, but it has so much more at play. There is action, drama, antiquities, ancient prophecies, fairies, time travel, magic, and 13 Ancient Evils that are being all evil and whatnot. I bow down to Karen Marie Moning for her being able to fill this book with some much going on with such ease. She made it easy to follow, I never once was confused.   

Poor Daegus. He is the epitome of a tortured hero. He is being possessed by 13 evil Ancient Druids who are fighting him for his soul. I applaud Daegus for fighting back them and the want of power they have. A normal person would easily succumb to the temptation of unlimited power and magic. I find it funny that having loads of sex temporarily gives him a break the constant battle. I found it really funny.

I really liked Chloe too...she was a great heroine because she reminds me of, well, me. Not only personality-wise, but some of her appearance was similar. She's short, dark hair, Scottish features, thicker, and a complete and utter nerd. Huzzah for the smart girl getting the sexy man! Huzzah! The only thing that really bugged me was that Karen Marie Moning didn't really dive into her feelings about her parents dying tragically when she was four. Whenever she made mention of thought of her parents, she didn't seem to emotionally connected. Perhaps that was on purpose, but it seemed odd. Mhmmm.

Besides for Chloe seeming to not care her parents died tragically, there was not a lot I can complain about. I also disliked the many shifts of POVs. Yes, Karen Marie Moning did a wonderful job with the transitions, but the POV shifted WAY to much for my liking. There was Chloe, Daegus, a chick named Catherine, Adam Black, Silvan, Nellie, two baddies who are worshipers of the Evil Ancients, Gwen, Drustan, and the Fairy Queen even had a small moment. Yes, it was nice to see the story from different angles, but......gah. It annoyed me. Personally (no blame to authors), but I get confused sometimes. If the POV shift happens in the middle of a chapter, then I get confused and have to re-read. My brain reads too fast and I get too into the story to see the transition happening. I do not blame the author, because different POVs is good, but please...please wait until a new chapter or give symbols like "~*~" or "*". JUST SOMETHING!

Sorry for my ranting and raving up above. ^.^

In the end, I adored this book. Daegus and Chloe were wonderful. Daegus was a great guy, but a tortured hero. Chloe was a short, thick, nerdy girl who have issues hiding her emotions (like me). The cast was also amazing. The side characters really made the story bloom. The story and plot was very original and very well done. *applauds* However, the over-abundance of POVs annoyed me and confused me. I would recommend this to those that love historical romances with a fantasy twist. Also for those that have read Karen Marie Moning in the past, should check this series out. In the end, I stamp this with 5 stars. In all reality, it would be a 4.5, but I rounded.

Favorite Character(s): Daegus, Chloe (my new twin), Gwen, Drustan, Silvan, Nellie, Adam Black (starting to like him, can't say why....but you'll agree), and The Fairy Queen (she's pretty epic)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The 13 Ancient Evils and Simon


Wednesday, November 7

Who, What, Where?

This meme was created by Melissa over at My World in Words and Pages. This meme is a way to share where you are, who you are with, and what is going on in your book. Make sure to not give away any major spoilers. 

All I can say is...................THANK GOD THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER! Now let us move on with our lives PLEAAASEEE! GAH! I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE! ALL THE "I'm moving to Canada" talk is DRIVING ME UP THE WALL! I RATHER HAVE THE ANNOYING COMMERCIALS! GAH!

Okay *wipes sweat from brow* my little freak-out is over. 

I am with Chloe and Dageus in 16th century Scotland. They have just come back in the past to find a way to help Dageus get rid of the evil 13 Ancients that are inside him. They are racing against the clock, because slowly, but surely the Ancient 13 are taking over his soul. 

What about you guys?


Monday, November 5

Movie Review: Rob Roy

Length: 2 hours & 19 minutes
Released: April 7, 1995
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance, and War
Rating: R (
violence and sexuality)
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones
Where I Got It: Borrowed it from library

"In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honor."


Rob Roy/MacGregor - Liam Neeson
Mary - Jessica Lange
Montrose - John Hurt
Cunningham - Tim Roth
McDonald - Eric Stoltz
Duke of Argyll - Andrew Keir
Alisdar MacGregor - Brian McCardie

For this review I'm going to divide and conquer. ^.^

The Good

  • Set in Scotland the land of my ancestors.
  • The setting was lovely.
  • The casting was great. I love Liam Neeson and Tim Roth. Jessica Lange is alright too. Along with this, the acting was pretty good. A couple times it seemed cheesy and over-dramatized.
  • The dialogue was alright.
  • The costumes were lovely and very authentic. Kuddos to the costume director! 

  • The editing was well done. Example, I especially loved the part with McDonald running/riding through the woods while some lass was singing a heartbreaking song. 
The Bad and the Ugly
  • Like earlier stated, there were a few bits that were overly cheesy and over-dramatized. 
  • Some parts made me really angry and upset! GAH! However, history is history. >.>
  • Don't know why, but Jessica Lange bothers me. 
  • The last fight was awesome, but for some reason it bugged me. This point is hard to explain, but yeaaah.
  • The story seemed to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.....
  • They killed my favorite character! Wah! However, I am use to it by now >.>
Overall this was a pretty good movie. The setting was lovely (it's set in Scotland for heaven's sake!) and the costumes were AMAZING! I felt like I was watching real events. As if someone went back in time and recorded these events. Though some of the acting was over-the-top, I highly was entertained. 

I would recommend this to those that love history, Scottish history, Scotland in general, a nice action movie, or for those looking for a good movie. This movie was a little hard to stamp a star rating. Mhmmmmmm, I think I shall give this a three. 

Favorite Character(s): Rob Roy, McDonald, and Alisdar (isn't that name awesome? Also the guy was pretty cute haha)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Cunningham (at first I felt bad for him because he's a bastard child, but in the end he was an utter evil man)


Saturday, November 3

Friday/Saturday Flash Fiction

Every Monday Dottie over at Tink's Place (or Carole Rae/me) posts a picture and on Friday we share a story to go along with the picture. The story has to be about 350 or so words.

Happy Saturday! It's 3 am and I finally realized that perhaps I should post this FFF that I wrote. ^.^ I was tirelessly working on my novel for Nanowrimo. I'm trudging along. Perhaps I'll share what I'm writing, but I'm not 100% sure how I feel for this. I just broke the first 1,000 words. Huzzah for me!

But yeaaaaa, this FFF isn't my best work, but my brain is a little fried from midterms and lack of sleep. Ha. I hope you enjoy though!

The Goddess of Halloween
by: Carole Rae

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

Slamming her foot down, she finally killed the annoying rat that had been scampering along the floor. She lightly smiled and propped her head on her fist and closed her eyes. Her time has ended and now she will be in this prison for 364 days.

“Would you like more tea my dear?” One of the crows asked.

She shrugged, “I'm fine thank you.” Letting a huge yawn shake her whole body, she finished off her tea and set it to the side.

There was a light tap and the old door creaked open. She didn't have to open her eyes to know who it was, “What the Hell do you want, Clause?”

Clause smiled and even though he spoke quietly, his voice still boomed and made the dark room seem alive, “I just brought you some comfy clothes and some food my dear Goddess of Halloween. ”

Opening her eyes, she gazed at Clause and her heart stopped. The rumors of Clause being fat was ludicrously wrong. He was a God. Literally and figuratively. His bright bleach blonde hair made his ice colored eyes sparkle. Clause's body was the opposite of jolly, it was sensational. Pretending to not notice how attractive he was, she hissed, “Why must I be chained in here like some damn animal? Who died and made Him God?”

Clause calmly set her things down and sat across from her. She sucked in her breath when his cool eyes settled on hers, “He created us and that includes you. Besides, you know exactly why you are locked up.”

“Ooooh. But I didn't mean to nearly kill that freakin' rabbit. We had a fight and....GAH! Why am I explaining myself to Santa. Hell.” She looked away and kicked away the crows.

“I know....Rabbit had it coming, but you nearly killed him. Just think though...three more years and then you are free. Also every Halloween He lets you have a day of freedom.”

She heaved a sigh “I suppose, but I'm just sooooo lonely,” She grinned as she noticed Clause's ice eyes glazing over her shapely and sexy figure, “Perhaps we could, well, entertain each other.”

Clause lifted an eyebrow, but said nothing. The tick, tocks of the old clocked seemed to go on for an eternity while they looked at each other. She uncrossed her long legs and stood. As if she had forever, she made her way to Clause's lap. With careful and tender movements, she straddled him and wrapped her pale arms around his neck. He, likewise, slowly wrapped his arms around her waist. Before her lips could scrape his, Clause tried to push her away, but she would not be moved, “Relax and enjoy Halloween my dear Santa Clause.”

The end.  

Thursday, November 1

Thursday Book Teaser

HAPPY DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it is the day after Halloween, but I shall still use this image. ^.^ 

How was everyone's Halloween? Mine was alright...I had work, but afterwards my co-workers threw a mini-party. It was fun. At work I dressed as the demon who cursed the Detroit Lions. I wore a Lions hoodie and blue devil horns. I looked cute and people thought it was funny. No pictures though because I'm feeling kruddy and I simply forgot.

This week I'm sharing an excerpt of The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning. It's an excerpt from the author, so random is the theme for this week. 

"Each day was a battle to accomplish three things: use only what magic was absolutely necessary; despite the ever-growing temptation, toop hard and fast and frequently, and continue collecting and searching the tomes wherein might he the answer to his all-consuming question.
Was there a way to get rid of the dark ones?
If not... well, if not...
He raked a hand through his hair and blew out a deep breath. Eyes narrowed, he watched the lights flickering beyond the park, while behind him, on the couch, the lass slept the dreamless sleep of the utterly exhausted. On the morrow, dark circles would mar the delicate hollows beneath her eyes, etching her features with beguiling fragility. His bed play took a toll on a woman.
Two nights past, Katie had wet her lips and oh-so-casually remarked that he seemed to be waiting for something.
He'd smiled and rolled her onto her stomach. Kissed her sweet, warm, and willing body from head to toe. Dragged his tongue over every inch, then taken her, ridden her, and when he'd finished with her she'd been crying with pleasure.
She'd either forgotten her question or had thought better of it. Katie O'Malley was not a fool. She knew there was more to him than she really wanted to know. She wanted him for sex, nothing more. Which was well and fine, because he was incapable of more.
I wait for my brother; lass, he hadn't said. I wait for the day Drustan wearies of my refusal to return to Scotland. For the day his wife is not so pregnant that he fears to leave her side. For the day he finally acknowledges what he already knows in his heart, though he so desperately clings to my lies: that I am dark as the night sky with but a few starlike flickers of light left within me.
0ch, aye, he was waiting for the day his twin brother would cross the ocean and come for him.
See him for the animal he was
If he permitted that day to arrive, he knew one of them would die."