Friday, August 1, 2014

Crossing the Line by Evelyn Jules

Crossing the Line

By Evelyn Jules

Book Blurb:

Madison Kelly is an erotic romance author from Canada on her way to her first writing conference ever. Across the border. A trunk full of dirty books and dildos proves enough to amp up her nerves and make her lips flap faster than the maple leaf flag.

But she’s not going anywhere until George Petropoulos gives the go-ahead.

The Greek god of a border guard has something other than national security in mind when he detains this particular citizen. He can’t help but be charmed by the juxtaposition between her stammering blushes and the racy books she writes.

A hot and heavy interrogation brings out her inner sex goddess, one that she’s been hiding in the pages of her books, and leaves them both wanting more. But will they be brave enough to cross the line again?

What a dream for a romance book reader to experience! You know how so many time readers will ask their favourite authors questions like, "What was your inspiration?" or other questions like, "What gave you the idea for the story?" Well folks, for Crossing the Line I was there! Right there that precise moment when Evelyn Jules had her mind spinning on how to turn a brief moment in time and roll it out in to a short steamy story. It was a beautiful thing to witness. 

A few years ago, two readers and two authors decided to carpool from Canada to the US to attend a popular book convention. As we crossed the border, we all swooned because our crossing guard was hot. There is just something so attractive about a man with a commanding presence, wearing an uniform and oozing intimidation. Oh yeah, he was totally good looking to top it off. Right then as he questioned our drestination and other security questions, the story Crossing the Line started to form in Evenlyn Jules' dirty smutty mind. This sexy story was the ultimate result. 

Crossing the Line is very sexy and is quite possibly one of those many fantasies that women have when they see those smoldering, serious border crossing officers. I wasn't sure how Evelyn Jules was going to get the protagonists from the crossing line to crossing THE line but it was done is perfect manner and you could almost envision it. (oh come on, let the fantasy ride ladies!)

I loved it. I loved how the story came to be. I love how it was orchestrated. I loved how the author was still able to offer an air of innocence to the erotic protagonists and I loved the completely affordable price of .99 for an amazing memorable hot read. I am not sure if I will ever see a border crossing officer in the same light again. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm Back to Blogging After My Hiatus

Well I'm back from my long hiatus. Did you miss me? Well I missed you. I missed book reading & reviewing and blog hopping. It was neccessary to take a break even though I was constantly busy. Getting my real life back in to some sort of semblance and order after the death of a spouse takes time. I am thankful if you stuck around for me to return. I was glad to see that the visits to my blog didn't reduce in numbers. Thank you!

It was also a good period to take my time to read a very big book that I savoured page per page. I waited 5 years for Written In My Hearts Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon. There was no way I was rushing it. Now that I have finished it, I am thrilled with how it turned out and I'm so thankful that in August I can watch the story unfold on TV. I am ecstatic that Canada picked up the Outlander show and that we are only 3 weeks behind the USA. I can handle that! Yeah for Showcase Canada!

What else did I do? Quite a lot when I start to write it all down. My son graduated from public school (he wore a kilt bless him!), my oldest got his G1 driver's licence and my middle suffered bad knee injury that requires surgery in a couple of weeks. 

I redecorated parts of my house, rescued a cat from a shelter (meet my adorable Sherlock), returned back to work and went on an amazing European vacation.

I visited Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Paris, Dublin and a few small Irish fishing villages no bigger than a bread box. I saw historical monuments, touched structures from 79AD, stood on top of breathtaking cliffs 700 ft above the Atlantic Ocean and let the wind blow through my hair. But most rewarding of all is that I experienced all of it with my youngest son. Not too many years left where he'd want to hang out with me so I grabbed at the chance. 

So, I'm back. I hope to get right back on to reading as I have missed devouring book after book and I really missed all the warm and fuzzy feelings romance books gives me. 

Thanks, Michelle

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sorry for the Missing In Action Blog Post

Hi friends and fellow readers!

I haven't been posting lately because I have experienced a rather tragic personal situation. Some of you were aware that my husband was battling brain cancer. In May he lost his battle and I am just working through the emotions, paperwork and trying to get my life back into some sort of routine. 

I have not left blogging and once I get things back on track. I shall be back! 

Thank you for continuing to visit Another Look Book Reviews. 

See you soon! Michelle