Monday, September 21, 2015

My Review of Coffee and Kukui Nuts By AJ Llewellyn

Coffee and Kukui Nuts


Genre: Crimes Series, M/M

Rating: Teen

Length: 328KB (90 Pages)

Reviewer: Silver Pixie/Sterling

Book Summery:

Hawaiian explosives expert Abe Torufu looks forward to a day trip on Oahu helping his sister Meleny taste-test wedding cakes. Abe loves cake almost as much as malasadas, but something deadly interrupts their plans for buttercream and spongy goodness. A bomb. 
Abe unwittingly uncovers a near-fatal plot in a marriage gone awry and soon becomes the target of not one but two hit men. He now requires round-the-clock protection from a U.S. Marshal. But not only is Tony McCracken skinny and shorter than the big Tongan detective, but Abe doesn’t need protection. 
Well, that’s until McCracken saves his life in a spectacular way when one of the bad guys finds him. What started as a fun, family day becomes a nightmare and Abe must trust a stranger with his life. Can he? Or is he in big, bad, Hawaiian trouble? Will he live long enough to walk his sister down the flower-strewn, tapa-carpeted aisle, or is there worse to come? 

My Review:
It has been a long while since I have written a review... To be honest, it's been a while since I have treated myself to an AJ Llewellyn book. This was gifted to me by the author and I have to say what a wonderful gift it turned out to be and I am only sorry that I set it aside and didn't read it sooner. 
Abe Torufu island jumps to help his one and only sister taste cakes for her upcoming wedding. What started out as a wonderful day in hell (surrounded my giggling woman and eating cake and the cake was the best part) Abe notices some strange occurrences and steps into action and from there his kinda ok/bad day goes to hell when he notices what he thinks is a bomb. 

His thoroughness and wonderful observation skills land him with around the clock U.S Marshal Body Guard names Tony McCracken who is from the Big Island (not Cali but way farther in a little state called Washington.) Fresh from a child abduction case little does anyone one know that everyone’s pasts are about to cross paths on an ever crazy case.  

Overall the power of Family and friends wins out and for a story with No sex it was compelling, beautiful and heartwarming. It proved to me that Sex doesn't have to be in a story to make it good. AJ out did herself on this one and I am pleased and feel privileged to have been able to Read Coffee and Kukui Nuts.

On my Erect Peni Scale of One to Ten gets:  There was no sex in this book. I sensed some sexual tension but what do you expect from a Kindle Worlds publication, while they are a good company they have issues with dirty sex sometimes in my opinion… let me go on Record that its MY Opinion of them and NOT that of those who write for them nor has anyone ever expressed such things to me.

On my Scale of Wait to Pay Day or Sell the kids It's: I would sell the kids and run out to buy this book. However for the wonderful price of 1.99 cents you wouldn't have to sell the whole child just part to get this wonderful book.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day Labored Thoughts.

Labor Day Labored Thoughts.

Well, it's labor day the kids are all back in school and my time is my own again. Umm Nope not quite yet. The good thing about the south or at least my south is schools start back before labor day… The back part is they start before labor day… What?? You may ask.. How is it a good thing and a bad thing? Well, my faithful followers, it's simple. The kids went back on the 24th (much to my youngest heartbreak that she had to be in school on her birthday).  Anyway, they are now on a 3day weekend… While I love and cherish my kids. Especially since so many, many parents have lost their children trying to get to Greece and other safe countries. I know that I should truly cherish them and mostly I do. However with 2 teenagers in the house it gets a little much sometimes. 
I have not the real point to this blog really. My Thoughts like the title are labored. I need to write more. I need to remember that this is something that I loved to do and helped me keep my sanity at the worst of times. However, I find myself not finding the same joy in writing as I use too. I find myself labored  down with more and more responsibilities and realizing that again maybe its for the best that I walk away and do what I need to do and right now that is finding a job to keep the roof, food and clothing on and over the kids.  That thought leads to others like at my age it is sad that my working skills are limited too, Retail, fast-food, and Sideshow attractions. That I think would be a lovely blog to write about. My time as a sideshow Freak… Well, 2 sideshow Freaks. My misspent youth is amusing sometimes. Between my Foster home antics which by many aren't much.. I have met so many other kids who were in worse places than I was and caused way more trouble than I did or thought about… On a Side note, I had the best Foster Family and I cherish my time there. But that maybe is another blog… This one is just ranting of a deluded mind. Or a Labored mind.  
I do have plans and Goals.. In the next month or so *knock on wood*  I am going to pick up being AJ Llewllyn’s Assistant again and go back to designing and writing her newsletter and hopefully Go back to doing DJ Manly’s as well. Then I am going to make an effort to get back to reviewing Books on my blog. If I can not be a productive person in the real world then maybe I can be a productive online person. 

OK Signing off now…

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wow.... It really has been awhile since...

I have blogged about anything. Sadly the last few years have not always been the easiest on me and  I have sadly fallen into some very bad habits. One of them while not a bad habit does eat up some time that I should and could spend on other things. Now is not the time I will blog about that.. 

I have been watching my Facebook feeds a lot lately. I know surprise surprise.. I might not have a lot to say but I have noticed a Pattern of sorts. It is something that I have seen in blogs I follow as well. It seems that the wild world of Gay Erotic Fiction is dying.More and more publishers are going under and more and more writers are turning away from Gay Fiction and writing *gasps and grasps her heart* Hetero Fiction!!! 

What in the Merlins balls is going on in the world? While sadly I can understand that publishers are having issues and need to downsize as well as bail out It has left me to wonder what in the hell is going on. I know Pirates are a huge problem. 

I myself try and give every writer I know a heads up when I see something that shouldn't be. But it seems that maybe while my back was turned the world as I know it is falling apart. which makes me sad and discourages me  from wanting to write. I mean what is the point of starting, finishing or editing something if there is no one out there who will publish it. Before anyone starts on me about self-publishing while I know some writers who do it. I am still on the fence about it because I suck at editing my own work.. Honestly I suck at editing anyone’s work but more so when it is my own. 

I miss my writers, my friends, But Life I think has gotten in everyone’s way lately. While I thought about taking a break. I find that there are some things even I can not break away from without proper motivation. In which I have none. So I am going to sit back and watch, wonder and maybe try and blog some more and hope that the happy little world I have online doesn't implode and my writers don't disappear forever.