23 August 2010

It's my party and I...

*Julian walks up to the spotlight*

*He clears his throat*

“Dear friends and visitors of Leontine’s Book Realm. I’m proud to speak about the wild and wicked woman who you have met here, or else on ROOB, twitter, bookblogs or facebook *smiles*

It all began in the year 1976, on August 23rd, around the clock of 4 PM when *coughworldwonder#9cough* happened; Leontine was born into this World.

Between then and now she survived the 80’s with cartoons like Jem, Care Bears, Candy, Transformers, Mask and Jason and the Wheel Warriors – the latter three where her brothers influence :) She survived the immense shoulder pads, the perms and oh yeah; Rick Astley *eek* Her first Hollywood crush was Patrick Swayze and his face/body on posters would cover 2 walls of her 3 by 4 meters room. She protected those sacred meters from her 4 sibblings – all younger – like a bear defending her cave!

The nineties she survived her first true love, she cried buckets at watching Ghosts (Quote Sam Wheat: It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.) she was swinging her hips with girl friends to boombastic – No Limit & All That She Wants, she got herself a job at a children’s daycare center, fell in love again for the second time and was an arrogant biatch who thought she could rule the world *seriously*

At New Years Eve of 1999 come 2000 the world didn’t come to an end, instead she got married, she got to witness Tom Cruise going berserk on the couch of Oprah, got hooked on real life soap of the KARDASHIANS, discovered the world of English books and started ROOB and a blog.

Ladies and gents, I give you the naughty romance reader from that small country; The Netherlands, here she is…Leontine!!!!”

*cue opening of curtains*

*Leontine walks in to her realm escorted by half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul and demon Malkom Slaine*

*blows kiss to Julian for introducing her*


Hi everyone,
I’ve got thirty-four candles to blow out *eek* but let me introduce to you the spectacular men at my sides; Conall from Larissa Ione’s SIN UNDONE and Malkom from Kresley Cole’s DEMON FROM THE DARK. They are not only here to partay with me *grin* but they will leave with one lucky commenter! (A: where the Book Depository Store will ship to and B: on Friday August 27 the name will be announced )

I think I’ve been announcing my b-day for the last two weeks now and I don’t know whether it was to prepare you or me for this event *smiles* I’ve celebrated my b-day with my family this weekend and they’ve sponsored my Be-Book e-reader YAY *does a happy dance*

The surprise today however was the fact that I “discovered” the blog template program Artisteer yesterday and hubby gave this today as an extra b-day pressie YAY Since I heart doing blog design this seriously triggers my creativity.

In September I will also be celebrating my b-day with Marissa - Pearl (who also has her b-day in August) and my sister, Natascha. My book wishlist is send and I know it will be a day that will go by way too quickly. When the ROOB-posse meets there are fun times to be had LOL

So I say; Let’s open a bottle of champaign, eat some cake and later on hit the dance floor with some golden oldies from the 80’s and 90’s! 

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  1. Happy Birthday!

    I'm sure that your day and the next year will be great!

  2. Leontine - I just wanted to drop by and wish you a very happy birthday!

  3. No no no no no no, there's no limit! I'll dance like it's the 90's.

    Happy Birthday Leontine :D Sounds like you had a great one, and more fun coming up.

  4. Happy Birthday!!! I wish Julian visited me on my birthdays...lucky gal!

  5. Thanks for all the b-day wishes :))

    @Smash Attack - Julian wooes me with Christian Troy, I just crush on the bad-boy with a heart *sigh*

  6. Yay! Happy happy birthday Leontine!

    I just keep getting hints of all your b-day presents through twitter (new eReader, blog designing program, books), and it sounds like an amazing birthday so far! And what a party you ahve her! yum! :-D

    My birthday was on the 20th, so I also had quite a few b-day celebrations with friends and family this weekend (= lots and lots of books as gifts! yay! :-D)

    Wishing you lots of fantastic books and yummy book hunks for the upcoming years! :-)

  7. happy b-day . What incredable men you have at ur celebration


  8. Happy birthday, sweetie!!! Your BD pressies sound great! How sweet of hubs to give you an extra pressie! :D I have to check out that program myself too ;) Hugs!!

  9. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Leontine!!!! Happy Birthday to you!

    Hope you enjoy your day!!

  10. Happy Birthday, girlfriend! And give those hottie book boyfriends a squeeze for me ;)

  11. Happy Birthday Leontine!
    Sounds like your getting your wishes fullfilled this Birthday! Have a great day and I look forward to the ROOB celebration in September.

  12. Happy birthday and many more! tWarner419@aol.com

  13. Have a wonderful birthday, Leontine! Lots of sexy men, and cowboys (like these here They took a wrong turn and ended up at my house looking for you. ;)) and whatever other occupation you love (demon kings???Eeep). :) Give 'em all a hearty hug for me too!
    Vixen's Reviews

  14. Happy Birthday, Leontine! And now that you are finished with Con and Malkom can you please send them my way? I have a little favour that I'd like to ask of them, lol.

  15. Happy happy birthday!! Thanks for sharing it with us like this! ;)

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're giveaway is great - two really HOT books!

  17. Hey honey *sniff sniff* I have been so blessed to count you as one of my dearest best friends online. I hope that one day we really do get to meet up!!!! Happy birthday my love and I am hoping that you get all that you deserve for you birthday!!!! Hugs.. and I hope you liked your present I left for you!! ***evil wink***

  18. I hope you have a great birthday!!!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  19. Susanstielow33@yahoo.comAugust 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Oh how I miss the 80's, swatch watches, neon clothes, Duran Duran and the Bangles. (Insert sigh) It was nice being young while it lasted.

    Happy Birthday girl! =)

  20. Happy Birthday!!!

    Although I am a bit saddened that you consider the 80s and 90s to be golden oldie times. I have several pair of jeans older than that.

    Have a great day!


  21. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happppppppppy birthdaaaaaay to youuuuu-uh-oooooo. Happy Birthday to you!

  22. *singing* Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Leontine, Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu *hugs*

  23. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, I'm so happy i can share this day with you all :))

    And Cecile, I absolutely ADORED the pressie I got to pick up. He's mine all MINE I tell ya *grin*

  24. woo-hoo!!!A Party!!
    Happy Birthday Leontine!!!!!
    Pass me some champagne and cake ;)
    *8sips champagne** Cheers and
    I hope you get everything you wish for

  25. Happy Birthday Leontine!!

    Oh gawd, I so share your love affair with the Kardashins. Especially the spin off Kloe and Kourtney take Miami. They're such a sinful indulgence. I'm also super addicted to the Rachel Zoe Project.

    I hope your day is fantastic!


  26. Happy Birthday! xoxoxo

    Oh wow, the post is awesome and the books all sound great!
    I think I'll open up a bookstore...it'll be easier on my pocket! LOL

    Big hugs

  27. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day and eat tons of yummy cake!

  28. I'm only 2 yrs behind you..this is are prime, enjoy every minute of it! Great presents your giving away but shouldn't people be giving you the great presents =) Happy Birthday!!

  29. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great one :-)

    Sarah M.

  30. Happy, Happy Birthday Leontine!

    Aren't we supposed to give you gifts, instead of the other way around? I'm super excited about the giveaway and truly appreciate letting us celebrate with you this way.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  31. A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY DEAR!!!!!!! And many more.....
    Hope it is the greatest one ever I was cracking up reading your post on surviving cartoons like Jem, the Care Bears etc. You know I was born in 1976 as well in Sept. so we are almost the same age! :)


  32. Wohoooo ! Happy Birthday To you !
    Happy and pretty as always :)

  33. Happy Birthday I hope you had a great day and got everything that you wanted.


  34. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a great one.

    Thanks for the present to your readers on your big day.

    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  35. Aren't birthdays great! Love your blog. Best wishes for a great birthday week, month, and year.

    jen at delux dot com

  36. Happy Birthday !

    I hope you have a lovely day and wish you many, many more.

    Its great that you want to share your day with your blog resders.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  37. Happy Birthday Leontine. May you have many more. And may this year be wonderful for you.

  38. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Leontine....happy birthday to you! :D

  39. Happy Birthday my fellow smut book reader! I hope you get a lot of good smut books for gifts and may your smut book TBR pile never be empty! :)

  40. Oh Em Geeeeee! You got Julian to introduce you! Lucky girl!!

    Happy Birthday!

    P.S. I loved those cartoons! Yanno, back when my mind was innocent and I hadn't discovered the wonderful world of smut! LOL!

  41. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! *passes a party hat*
    What wonderful Birthday celebrations you have had!!
    Hope you and the ROOB-posse have fun! Sounds like it will be a blast!

  42. Happies! *throws confetti* Happies!

  43. All the best for your b-day!!!

  44. Singing out loud in my singsongy voice which sounds more like a frog with a cold but anyhoe here goes:

    Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Leontine, Happy Birthday to yououououououououo owh owh owhowowhhhhhhhh *wolf howling from bodhi as he looks at me in agony covering his ears with his paws, cats flew upstairs at the sound of the first happy.....*

    Dang it was not that bad was it?

    I hope a lot of your dreams come to fruition this year (not all, we still need some wishes left over for next years ofcourse ;-)


  45. Happy Birthday sweetie!!

    *throws man-shaped confetti*

    I love your reminiscing about the 80's and 90's!! Since we're so close in age, you took me on a little walk of my past, too!

    I hope you have the best day, week, year, and so on.. You totally deserve it! And hopefully you'll be able to take some of those smutty TBR's off your list!


  46. Happy, happy birthday my sweet!! xoxoxoxoxo

  47. Happy Birthday!!!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com


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