PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th

I don’t have a dog but I ‘d like you to meet my cat Dante. She survived Hurricane Katrina hiding in the engine of a truck. She was 4 weeks old. I found her a week after the storm and nursed her back to health.

There are so many animals that don’t have homes. Adopting a pet is easy and you get a lifelong companion in the process.

For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.  Be sure to link back to this site and add your blog.

Review – The Lion of Kent

The Lion of Kent

Author: Aleksandr Voinov and Kate Cotoner
Series:
Lion’s Pride
Genre:
Gay/Lesbian Historical Romance Male/Male Medieval
eISBN: 9781426890512
Publisher: Carina Press

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Book Blurb
Squire William Raven has only one goal—to finally receive his spurs and become a knight. When his lord, Sir Robert de Cantilou, returns from a five-year crusade in the Holy Land, William wants nothing more than to impress him.

After Sir Robert’s return, noble guests arrive from France, bringing intrigue to the castle. William is oblivious to the politics, as he’s distracted by nightly visits from a faceless lover—a man who pleasures him in the dark and then leaves—a man he soon discovers is none other than his master, Sir Robert.

But William can’t ignore the scheming around him when he overhears a plot to murder Robert. He becomes intent on saving his lord and lover from those who would see him killed…

My Thoughts:

The Lion of Kent was my first foray into the M/M Romance Genre. I am such a sucker for that time period and the plot intrigued me.

Starting the book, I was not sure if it would be my “cup of tea” but the authors did a great job with this novella. The details of the time period and the characters were well written although I did find that the plot was a bit predictable. The book  is more character driven and I was very impressed at how well they were fleshed out.

I was intrigued by William from the first paragraph. He was passionate, angry and above all determined to achieve his goal of becoming a knight. Robert was the perfect counter personality for him. His cool reserve served as a balm for William’s emotional struggles and I enjoyed the interplay between them as their relationship grew from squire and knight to equal footing.

I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to more books about William and the trials he may face as a young knight.

***NOTE: I read and review for my own pleasure. The books I choose to review are not given to me by the publisher or author. They are purchased by me for my own entertainment.***

The Friday 56 – Russka by Edward Rutherfurd

The Friday 56

I LOVE this book and finally reordered a copy for my keeper shelf.

From Russka by Edward Rutherfurd:

Somewhat against his mother’s will he had been allowed to keep on his favorite his green boots.

Russka

Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345479351
ISBN-13: 978-0345479358

R USSKA is a mighty novel that spans 1,800 years of Russia’s history, people, politics and culture from the ancient wandering tribes on the great Eurasian plain to the present day. The story follows the fortunes of five intertwined families: the noble Bobrovs, serf Romanovs, Cossack Karpenkos; the Suvorins – Old Believers, capitalists and patrons of the arts; and lastly the Popovs, parish priests and revolutionaries.

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
  • Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Finally the blog is pretty….

Blood on SilkI gave up and installed WordPress this morning and grabbed a pretty template for now.  The blog looks MUCH better though it wouldn’t import my previous posts from K2. I’ll start adding plugins, widgets and other cool stuff later.

Meanwhile I got an ARC yesterday of Marie Treanor’s Blood on Silk from Signet Eclipse. I LOVE the cover and have been dying to read it. I’m going to stay away from the computer at least one day this weekend and devour it!