Off the Continent

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Reading Update: HOT LOVE INFERNO by Nicky Blue

HOT LOVE INFERNO by Nicky Blue

Blurb

When seven foot ghost warriors are trying to kill you, a multidimensional Basset Hound might be the only friend you need..

A half-woman, half-cockroach fused in a bizarre gardening accident? That would be Mrs Jittery Twitch, dwelling in the shadows of our misdeeds. If in danger, you can call upon her help… all she asks is your soul as payment. But she’s just a legend, so no need to worry.

Barry Harris is a 28-year-old man, still living with his dear old mum in a little flat above a hairdresser. His obsession with Star Trek and the martial arts won’t help him when he’s forced out on a date.
And nobody knows about the weird string of events that’s about to put everyone’s lives in danger. A trio of samurai warriors and the strangest offer of help lead Barry on a perilous mission to save the day.

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Hot Love Inferno by Nicky Blue

Description

When seven foot ghost warriors are trying to kill you, a multidimensional Basset Hound might be the only friend you need..

A half-woman, half-cockroach fused in a bizarre gardening accident? That would be Mrs Jittery Twitch, dwelling in the shadows of our misdeeds. If in danger, you can call upon her help… all she asks is your soul as payment. But she’s just a legend, so no need to worry.

Barry Harris is a 28-year-old man, still living with his dear old mum in a little flat above a hairdresser. His obsession with Star Trek and the martial arts won’t help him when he’s forced out on a date.
And nobody knows about the weird string of events that’s about to put everyone’s lives in danger. A trio of samurai warriors and the strangest offer of help lead Barry on a perilous mission to save the day.

(This book is the second in the Prophecy Allocation series but works fine as a standalone read.)

Categories for Hot Love Inferno:
Dark humor books, Comedy Fantasy,Fantasy Adventure,Time Travel,Dark Comedy,
Comedy,Humorous Fantasy, Humorous Fantasy Books,
Urban Fantasy Humour,Comic Fantasy,sci fi comedy books,sci-fi comedy,

Culled from Amazon.

I’ve read first two pages of Chapter One. I find the descriptive imagery and ebook typesetting really enjoyable.

Available on Amazon

I went from no book review request for over a year to foreign requests. Consistency is key. Do what you do, quite well because it might not seem so but the world is watching.

Reading Update: Ours to Love by Shayla Black

Do you continue reading books with annoying cliches and characters?

Book Description

Between two brothers…

Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a master in the bedroom instead. His older brother, Javier, inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue.

Comes an irresistible woman…

Eager to rejuvenate Javier’s life, Xander shanghais him to Louisiana, where they meet beautiful London McLane. After a decade of tragedy and struggle, London is determined to make a fresh start—and these sexy billionaire brothers are more than willing to help. In every way. London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion…and desperately hoping that her love will heal them.

And inescapable danger.

But at last a killer is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. As fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.

My Thoughts so far…

I have decided to stop reading ‘Ours to Love’ by Shayla Black. It’s been a while I’ve read an erotic book that has pissed me off. Honestly, I enjoy kinky erotic books eg. Exit to Eden by Anna Rice. I understand the power play that goes with BDSM narratives, the sexual adventures and character development. But this book uhn uhn I’ve suffered through but no more! Reading some chapters and muttering yuck is a sign this book should be off my CR.

Hoping the sex scenes would make up for the lousy cliches isn’t working for me. “Dom-male” who is attracted to the “inexperienced-natural sub” but all his thoughts are about changing her (eg. her demeanor and clothing to those of his past sexual partners which his thoughts slut shame). DISGUSTING.

I hoped it’d change but nope. I’m not waiting to find out. I also don’t appreciate narratives that shame casual, consensual sexual relationships. Especially when it wants to show a character is ready for serious commitments. It was a part of your life, own it without shame.

Oddly enough, I enjoyed the comical competition between Xander and his brother Javier over our heroine London. There is an unsolved murder being privately investigated by widower Javier who is drowning in grief and vodka.
A small community of great friends. A heroine trying to live without allowing her disability weigh her down. A pulsing sexual attraction between the main characters. All these make the book interesting. But I’m here to read kinky erotica not a surburbian romance.

This book is disappointing. Unlike Mine to Hold by Shayla Black which was an enjoyable erotic read in March.

How to Win Friends and  Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

READING AND BOOKIE LIFE UPDATE

“An Easy Way to Become a Good Conversationalist: Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.”

“Don’t criticize, condemn or complain”. Instead of condemning people trying to understand them gives their reasons for doing things. This more profitable as it breeds sympathy, kindness and tolerance.

I’ve read four chapters between Parts 1 &2. The life principles in this groundbreaking guidebook is making me question, learn and act. Different stories of people who practically lived using these principles are narrated.

A recommended text for my Professional ADR Skills and Accreditation and Certification Course Modules 1& 2 hosted by Insitute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria). My week has been fast paced and productive.

I learnt how to tender a proper apology during the Mediation training yesterday. Which made me realise how some apologies I’ve given are inadequate.

1. ‘I Am Sorry’, acknowledge your action with sincerity.

2. Be specific about what you’re sorry for.

3. State what you intend to do to prevent a reoccurrence.

I’m writing my accreditation exams this weekend. Mock Trial is here and its preparations have swallowed my evenings. I volunteered to be a Judge. This should help me practise my communication skills and knowledge of Criminal Law.