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Vaginal Fantasy August 2013

As much as I’d like to claim otherwise, only one of these fulfills goal #1 of my September 2013 Simple Monthly Goals.

Assassins in Love (Assassins Guild, #1)Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Classical badass & witty characters (attractive leads being attractive), in an environment that’s set up nicely. Very interesting technology. Unfortunately, as fascinating as that was, as can be expected given the title, the world building takes a backseat to sexy!times. The overall pacing was problematic, with an an ending that felt very rushed. In spite of that, I might still read the next one in the series, mostly because I want to know more about that particular character.


Born of Night (The League, #1)Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I started reading it, I immediately liked it more than the main Vaginal Fantasy pick; it may have been the overall writing style. Throw in charming and intriguing characters (gotta love unapologetically dour assassins) occasionally providing relatively complex moral convictions, and I’m sold.

But then things began getting very… domestic. Now, I’m not just talking sweeping, romantic, emotional admissions, or sex, but really blasé activities. Food tasting! Shopping! However, the environments were fabulous enough to be me through the couple-y mundanities, especially since I imagined the different worlds through a very Cowboy Bebop filter. While I had no real issues with the main characters, the supporting cast was really what helped me get through the book; Nemesis’ crew is wonderful and I’m hoping that in the next books, the more I discover about them, I more I like them.

Finally, random fancast note, for any Haven (Syfy) fans: I definitely imagined Eric Balfour as Syn. Gotta love ‘im.

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