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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

hehehe

I like it. We should look out for red flags in Lothaire. He might know the truth about the moon landings.

(What moon landings...?)


message 2: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Oh, you mean those moon landings that were filmed from Area 51 by JFK's real assassin???


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

No no, Abraham Lincoln's.

I just want it down for the record that no matter how much fun I poke at this series, Lothaire is my secret boyfriend and he better be getting here soon. Or heads are gonna roll...off the grassy knoll.

Ha! Do you like what I did there? Do ya?

*happy sigh*


Wicked Incognito Now goofball


message 5: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Ha! Do you like what I did there? Do ya?"

Oh, Moss, you know I'm your biggest fan! :D

And you can have Lothaire (I'll bet you call him "Larry," eh?) as long as you stay far far away from my Cade.


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April wrote: "goofball"

hehehe

it takes so little to make me happy.

Audrey, right back at ya dude! And yes, you can have Cade -- would you believe that's the only one I haven't read?


Wicked Incognito Now I thought you hated this series Moss?

I love Cade as well. He's such a GOOD bad demon.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh noo. I love most of the IAD books. I hated the one with Sabine, and the one with...Malcolm? I may have that wrong. The attempts at Scottish brogue can make me want to claw my eyeballs out just the teensiest bit but otherwise it's all happiness.

I must read Cade's book.


message 9: by Audrey (last edited Nov 20, 2011 11:29AM) (new)

Audrey Cade...and his lickable horns. *rowr!*

Moss, we really ARE twinsies. Rydstrom/Sabine's is the one book I was super disappointed in, as well! I actually really liked Malkom's, but I'm a fan of those big surly types. :)

You should read Cade's book. FOR REALZ.


message 10: by Traci (new)

Traci Can I just say how I lurve you all and am doing a huge happy dance? I'm pretty sure I'm one of the only people in my area completely addicted to the IAD series, so it's nice to see others excited about it (and in love with various men/werewolves/vamps/vaguely Scottish burly things) YAY!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: "You should read Cade's book. FOR REALZ. "

Done. I cannot fall behind with the IAD. All must be in readiness for His Smexiness's book.

Have we already had the discussion about how it should have been Lothaire and Nixie? ROBBED.

Traci, yay! IAD love all around!


message 12: by Audrey (last edited Nov 21, 2011 11:23AM) (new)

Audrey Oh em geeeee, don't get me started on Lix! (like that?? I just thought of that one! Man, I clearly should not be allowed to post after 3AM...)

I think they have smokin' chemistry, especially at the end of Dreams of a Dark Warrior *shiver*. Maybe a Lix combo would be a little too much of the cray-cray, though. I'm trying to reserve judgment because the last time KC brought a "human" and unknown element heroine into the mix was Cade and Holly's book, and um...I <3 that one! KC has previously said that the sexytimes are the steamiest yet, so big ups to this book already!


Traci, we welcome all IAD fawning here. :D


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: "Oh em geeeee, don't get me started on Lix! (like that?? I just thought of that one! Man, I clearly should not be allowed to post after 3AM...)"

I heart you dude. Blood brothers 4EVA.

Oh yesss, I loved them in Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

You're so wrong, sister of the internets, it would NOT be too much cray-cray, it would be exactly right and Nixie would literally and figuratively kill him in bed. Why, Cole, why. Why do you rob us and make us cry.


Wicked Incognito Now It's not Nucking Futs Nix? AW! Robbed is right. I so expected it to be. I want NIX's story!!! (stomping my foot and pouting!) I thought it would be Lothaire!!!! No FAIR! I hate these new people being dragged into the story. It's too many people to remember.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

No, it's not Nixie. IKR? I think just about every IAD fan in the world was pretty much expecting Lix™ but it's some human chick.

Pleh.


message 16: by Traci (new)

Traci Why does the phrase "puny mortal" keep running thru my head? :D


message 17: by Audrey (new)

Audrey I've had a while to get used to the non-Lix-iness of Lothaire, and I'm trying to be optimistic about what KC will give us ravenous IAD fans. Trust the creator, trust the creator... (Cult-like chanting tone intended!) While that TTC chant didn't really work out for BDB, I haven't been disappointed in KC other than Sabine/Rydstrom's book (and that's not because it wasn't well written, but for other reasons), and at book number...8? 10?, that's a pretty good track record. *crosses fingers all will be awesome*

"puny mortal" - ha! It's probably in your head because it's totally something Lothaire would say! Let's hope he doesn't break her with the sexytimes. *wiggles eyebrows*


message 18: by Audrey (new)

Audrey April - By the way, I've heard KC has said in interviews that (a) Nix's hero will be her exact opposite (e.g., v. serious) and (b) Nix's book isn't until towards the end of the series (she's quoted as saying "next to last book" at one point). :( on that last point.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

2 more dayyys. *shiver*


message 20: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Except probably about a week, maybe two, until I get my "on hold" copy from the library. :( I just could not justify the hardback price, plus I like all of my books to be the same size (uhhhh, OCD much?) so I preordered the mass market paperback. At least I'm number 12 in the 80+ long queue. The library ordered 22 copies, so I should be in the first wave. *crosses fingers* Are you getting yours on Tuesday???

Mmmmm...Lothaire. The blurb makes it sound like he has her as his sex slave for a month or something. I wonder if he's taking volunteers...? heh heh


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

ohhh is it not going to be available in electronic format? I am down with electronic formats now, you know.

Dammit, I cannot justify hardback prices either. I was feeling all smug for a minute there.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Wait, what? Your library ordered 22 copies? My library has only just discovered who Nalini Singh is. It's like you live in paradise. Are you god?


message 23: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Oh, it's on ebook, too, but I think that's like $12 and keeping in line with the hardback pricing, too. :( And the agency publishers are usually super vigilant about...ahem..."alternative" means of acquiring ebooks.


message 24: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Wait, what? Your library ordered 22 copies? My library has only just discovered who Nalini Singh is. It's like you live in paradise. Are you god?"

Oh yes, we worship at the altar of cock & vag (and cock & cock, too). ;)


message 25: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 08, 2012 12:22AM) (new)

Audrey wrote: "Oh, it's on ebook, too, but I think that's like $12"

Twelve dollars???? What the? Twelve?

That is outrageous!


message 26: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Audrey wrote: "Oh, it's on ebook, too, but I think that's like $12"

Twelve dollars???? What the? Twelve?

That is outrageous!"


Yeah, it's "what the figgity fuck????" ridonkulous. O__o ESPECIALLY when it'll drop to the $7.99 price the second the paperback goes on sale. Fascists. Godless Commie bastards.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: "Oh yes, we worship at the altar of cock & vag (and cock & cock, too). ;) "


Sigh. You are SO lucky. So, SO lucky. Our library has one shelf of M&Bs in LARGE PRINT and segregated from all the other serious books so the icky romance cooties don't get all over the Real Fiction. I cannot even comprehend a library ordering 22 copies of a Kresley Cole book.


message 28: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Well, to clarify, it's for all of NYC Public Libraries, so 22 copies throughout the city's system. However, the "on hold" system allows us to request books across the different branches. So, even though the local branch 2 blocks from me might not have it, if it's somewhere in the system, I can reserve it to have it sent to my branch and held for me until I pick it up. Is it not like that with linked branches in NZ?

We have a lot of cock & vag in our catalog, but not much by way of cock & cock.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: "Moss wrote: "Yeah, it's "what the figgity fuck????" ridonkulous. O__o ESPECIALLY when it'll drop to the $7.99 price the second the paperback goes on sale. Fascists. Godless Commie bastards. "


Oh my god, that is $15.40 in my money. That is unbelievable. Cole isn't that good, man.


message 30: by Audrey (last edited Jan 08, 2012 12:35AM) (new)

Audrey And... :( for romance cooties. I wish we could change those perceptions. Seems like a public library should have more interest in and respect for a genre that has the widest audience of any fiction genre (at least, here in the US - I assume it's similar in NZ?). We're really lucky in that they've even expanded the ebook catalog so that's also an option now.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: " Is it not like that with linked branches in NZ?"

Yeah it works the same way here but, uh, that's what I meant: my entire city system of libraries has almost zero romance books (with the exception of the above mentioned M&B delights). It's terrible. We're clearly some embarassing minority that needs to indulge its shameful, unspeakable urges in private. No-one needs to see that kind of thing in a library.


message 32: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Oh my god, that is $15.40 in my money. That is unbelievable. Cole isn't that good, man."

Yeah, I mean, good on her for getting that hardback "promotion" but major what-the-fuckery to agency pricing of EBOOKS. Seriously. SERIOUSLY.


message 33: by Audrey (new)

Audrey I need to head to bed (3:45AM over here), but to be continued: letter writing campaign in support of more expansive selections of romance novels in libraries the world over! I think we could get a really big movement going here... :)


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Sorry, I had to bail suddenly. The very loud thump upstairs was followed by wailing that woke up people in Australia. How do kids know the exact frequency that brains melt at?

Worldwide letter writing campaigns! I love that idea. I've already spoken to several librarians at my library who keep confessing lots of other women have spoken to them about the same thing. So that's awesome, how we're all saying the same thing and yet no-one gives a shit.

Audrey wrote: "Yeah, I mean, good on her for getting that hardback "promotion" but major what-the-fuckery to agency pricing of EBOOKS. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. "

I know, man. I never understood all the agency hate until I got the gizmo. Now I get how the average consumer can be filled with white-hot rage at being held by the metaphorical financial balls. Is it Ridley who has a whole shelf dedicated to books that she'll read after their agency lets them go? That's not a bad approach.


message 35: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Sorry, I had to bail suddenly. The very loud thump upstairs was followed by wailing that woke up people in Australia. How do kids know the exact frequency that brains melt at?"

No worries! And um...melting braaaaaaaaaains! It's their preparation for the zombie apocalypse, no doubt.

Ridley has a "might buy when agency dies" shelf. It's hilarious and a sad testament to how many books fall victim to the "no way will I spend that much on an ebook" mentality.

And I'm kind of serious about the library letter writing thing. I think if we could draft a petition template for people to use, then 85% of the work would already be done. We'd then just need to advertise it to romance readers and make it available for their use. *nudge nudge* What do you think? I'm serious...I'll get started on a rough draft.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Audrey wrote: "And I'm kind of serious about the library letter writing thing. I think if we could draft a petition template for people to use, then 85% of the work would already be done. We'd then just need to advertise it to romance readers and make it available for their use. *nudge nudge* What do you think? I'm serious...I'll get started on a rough draft."


I'm all for it. I don't have many networks I can distribute it through here, but I can definitely sign it myself and give it to our library. They've probably written me off as the daft witless one who reads those terrible smuty books t so I've got a reputation to maintain now.

Just tell me what you need me to do to help and I'm there.


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

PS: Want. this. book. so. bad. Can't. give. in.


message 38: by Audrey (last edited Jan 10, 2012 09:14AM) (new)

Audrey Me tooooooooooooooooo. I check my library holds DAILY to see if it's come in yet. *bounces up and down in seat* Cookie! Me want cookie!!!

I know we've seen it before, but this gif is really coming in handy.



P.S.: I have no qualms about requesting any number of romances, but what makes me blush a little is to call the library to see if they have a particular book on their shelf. "Hi, um...do you have "To Seduce a Sinner" on your shelf and if so, can you pull it and I'll pick it up at lunch?" Yeahhhhhh...sure doesn't compare to John Doe's doctorate thesis research on some newfound way to fight cancer. *blushes*


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

hehehehe. Cock & vag is totally medical research. Do those librarians know that? No. They do not.


Wicked Incognito Now Ha. I'm reading now beyotches.

Sorry. Couldn't resist. I totally caved on the HB price. Honey Badger don't give a shit. Honey Badger wants Lothaire now.


message 41: by Traci (new)

Traci Moss and Audrey, yes, letter-writing campaign for sure! Actually, I'm a little embarassed that your respective library systems are obviously NOT listening to your requests. Sure, libraries are repositories of information, and yes, librarians are the holders/ushers of such info, but almost every "public" library is also responsible for "leisure" and/or "culture", too. Which means.... cock & vag! There should be a collection/development department, and you ladies need to make sure they know that they need to round out their collection a bit!

Now, having said that, the only thing I can think of that would cause them to not order much romance is, of course, their budget. My own system suffered quite the cuts last year, so we had to make the hard decision to drop Harlequin and Silhouette series lines. Just do not have the money for them anymore. Maybe check into the budget situation, and if that is the case, perhaps get together the library's supportive friends and get some donations added to the collections.

Good luck!


message 42: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Wicked - I'm around Chapter 7. It's pretty good!!! I dislike the possession aspect/Saroya POV, though.

Traci and Mossy - my library is pretty good with the cock & vag, but a barren desert wasteland for cock & cock. I think I'll draft a template for people to insert their favored genre to send to their libraries. I'll get to it...but first must finish with our favorite red-eyed vamp. ;)


message 43: by Traci (new)

Traci OMG, I'm now on the list thru work! And I'm only #3!!!!! Which means I will hopefully have it in my hands before February.... altho it would make an awesome Valentine's Day read, wouldn't it?


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Wicked Incognito Now wrote: "Ha. I'm reading now beyotches.

Sorry. Couldn't resist. I totally caved on the HB price. Honey Badger don't give a shit. Honey Badger wants Lothaire now."



Hehehehe

Yeah I think I'm gonna cave too. Audrey's updates are just too tantalizing.

Dammit woman, why do you have to be so interesting?


message 45: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Traci wrote: "OMG, I'm now on the list thru work! And I'm only #3!!!!! Which means I will hopefully have it in my hands before February.... altho it would make an awesome Valentine's Day read, wouldn't it?"

Traci, awesome!!! :D


message 46: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Moss wrote: "Wicked Incognito Now wrote: "Ha. I'm reading now beyotches.

Sorry. Couldn't resist. I totally caved on the HB price. Honey Badger don't give a shit. Honey Badger wants Lothaire now."


Hehehe..."


Moss and Wicked - to be completely honest, the prologue was great, but the first 30% or so didn't really do it for me and hovered around 2.5-3 star territory *ducks flying fruit from the haters*. HOWEVER, thereafter it gets much much better. Really gobbling it up now, even though some of the cock & vag scenes are intense and make me a little nervous on the consent side.


Wicked Incognito Now Oh yeah. I'm right there with you about the middle and the worrisome consent issues--isn't that true for ALL these books though?

And the end just irritates the living....

*save it for the review, save it...*


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

urrrr

You are both sounding pretty ambivalent about giant parts of this book. Why, Cole, why. Why did you drop the ball? We still have Nixie left to go and everything.


message 49: by Audrey (new)

Audrey I'm a little underwhelmed. Worldbuilding/storytelling/introduction of the Dacians = awesome. Romance = not so awesome. Hrm. Gonna review. 3+/3.5 for me, I think.


Wicked Incognito Now Really. I was intrigued by the Dacians as well. Especially Stelian. But the romance? It was so weird. The wild mood swings by each of them was giving me whiplash.


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