Let me tell ya I could barely refrain my mouth from dropping as I saw the personality walking up to my door. He was dressed in knee high leather boots with a 4 inch heel. Long flowing dark brown hair, his face was artistically made up with eyeliner, powder, lipstick, mascara, the whole shebang, his nails were a gothic black, he got a long leather overcoat and skin tight jeans. As I was seeing him/her (drag queen??) strut on those 4 inch heel boots all I could think of was; “Damn, now why can’t I strut on heels like that?” Anyway, he stopped, gave me a bright smile and said: “Someone is in for a few nights reading, enjoy it!” I could only smile back and say that I will.
Of course he wasn’t the only one who brought me books, here's the loot of November:
Sherrilyn Kenyon – Born of Fire ( Syn!!! I really look forward to reading this one!)
Patricia Briggs – Dragonblood and Dragon Bones ( SarahT pimped them out good and I clicked the buy button faster than lightning can strike)
Nalini Singh – Blaze Of memory (The moment this book hit my mailbox I read it – review)
Anna Campbell – Captive Of Sin (I love the historicals of this author)
Erica Hayes – Shadowfae (I read an excerpt and was sold at the spot, one of those books I really crave to read)
Diana Gabaldon – The Outlander (I entered The outlander reading challenge and this is the first book I need to read)
Stephanie Tyler – Hard To Hold (Pearl has a monstrous rave review on her blog)
Joey W Hill – The Vampire Queen’s Servant / The Mark Of The Vampire Queen & A Mermaid’s Ransom (My precious *drool*)
The Books I’ve won:
Donna Grant – Mutual Desire (at author’s blog)
Jane Odiwe – Willoghby’s Return (won at Mandi – Smexybooks)
The books I’ve read and reviewed in November;
Anthology – A Highlander Christmas (Sophie Renwick – Dawn Halliday & Cindy Miles)
ROOB ARC; Clare Willis – Once Bitten
C.L. Wilson – Queen Of Song And Souls
Erastes – Transgression
Keri Arthur – Bound By Shadows
Nalini Singh – Blaze Of Memory
Why do I hear the soundtrack of the movie Never Ending Story bleating in my mind *sigh* At least it was more than the month October ;)
And now for some more Book Realm news:
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Leontine: Today at Book Realm a joyous occasion occurred that needs to be shared first and foremost. I can proudly say I have become the godmother of Roy; 2285 grams and 47 centimeters, and Mandi; 2280 grams and 46 centimeters. Sister-in-law did a great job and is currently resting so proud brother-in-law called me up to tell the news. I can’t wait to see SIL/BIL and new niece and nephew, I don’t know if they will allow me to post pics but if they do I will introduce you all with visuals!
Reporter; Now on to other news. On November 20th Leontine celebrated her 20th anniversary of reading in the romance genre and her one year anniversary of this blog. Her mind is forever corrupted by visuals of peeps having hot and heavy sex, she has survived more adventures alongside the H/H of the stories then she can remember and has met various mythical species. Is she ready to call it quits? I quote: Leontine; “Hell no, with a TBR pile of hundreds I am a more voracious reader of the romance genre then ever!”
We found proof on her statement with the evidence of two new challenges; The outlander Reading Challenge from JennJ and the Erotica Romance challenge from Erotic Horizon. For more info on that, click here.
Now our undercover reporter has some juicy news to share about a M/M meme. 007 over to you. Hello, listeners of all things secret and forbidden, 007 checking in with the monthly undercover report. I have stumbled on to a large group of M/M reading hussies trying to convert the innocent. You have heard me, it is true, I have investigated it thoroughly but apparently these M/M hussies have been spewing their propaganda via an M/M meme about all that is hawt regarding male/male smut and romance *shudders in abhor* I have followed the trail back to the instigator of it and revealing this class A M/M felon here before you today;
It is Kris from Kris ‘N’ Good Books
Statements have been made by several figures who cry to the Virgins to go in hiding for these hussies are relentless, have no morals and once infected you’re lost to the greater good called literature! As more news will come in I will report again. This is 007, signing out.
Leontine’s Book Realm also received some more award love as no less than three peeps(Larissa – Cecile & Jaymzangle) awarded her the Kick-Ass Blog award.
Larissa’s kick ass award
I decided to create and give and Award to some Blogs I think are truly Kick-Ass...
• Accept this award, add the badge above and post about it on your blog with the name (link) of the person who granted it to you.
• Name 5 Blogs you think are Kick-Ass and write why. Don't forget to let them know that you have Awarded them.
Though I couldn't come up with 5 these are my choices:
I’ve recently found a fellow country girl who reads smut, is a voracious reader and has so much eye candy on her blog I’m in a perpetual state of feminine bliss. In my opinion that is so kick-ass! Meet and greet ErotRomanceReader here.
H.A.W.K – because she has the best weekend posts that make me go out on a mission to steal a summoning book from Cecile, or where I had my first jelly bean taste from and she has the coolest contests ever. They are a challenge all on its own. And did I mention she is all round wicked fun, IMO that is kick-ass!
JennJ – Because she has wonderful interviews, always fun to chat with and who set up a great challenge with fabulous badges. They will be badges of accomplishment, her heart for the genre is just kick-ass!
Next to all this uber-kewl kick-ass awards Kindle Vixen gave Leontine’s Book Realm the One Lovely Blog award.
Now it is time to reveal a new feature here at Leontine’s Book Realm titled; From The Netherlands, with love.
Because Leontine always love to see where people live, what their culture is all about and how they experience it all, she is going to give you the Dutch side of her life and she’s going to kick off with an item on “Sinterklaas” A national holiday for the kids on December 5th.
Now that November has come and gone Leontine’s Book Realm has been revamped for the holiday season and we are ready for December’s Beefcake night which is all about Joey W Hill’s Dante from A Mermaid’s Ransom.
Now I’m going to leave you all to enjoy the Cover gallery!
Untill next month’s Show And Tell, take care :)