I just loved these stories. They were, fun, quirky and different. Ms Summers really does put a different slant on romance stories and they're a great read and highly recommended for something just a bit different.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
- A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.
- One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
- He'd noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: It fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination.
- “Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, re-created anew. Therefore, he understood, there is, in truth, no Past, only a memory of the Past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.”
- Sergeant Colon owed thirty years of happy marriage to the fact that Mrs. Colon worked all day and Sargent Colon worked all night. They communicated by means of notes. They had three grown-up children, all born, Vimes had assumed, as a result of extremely persuasive handwriting.
Friday, March 6, 2015
If you’re tempted by the romance in Sweet Somethings or the heat of Spicy Somethings, but you prefer the feel of real paper, we have great news for you. Both books will soon be available in print.
Excerpt from Sweet Somethings:
This is my To-Do-Before-I-Turn-30 list:
• Eat an ostrich egg. Check.
• Play with a cheetah cub. Check.
• Swim with a dolphin. Check.
• Scuba dive in a foreign country. Double check for doing it at night.
• Skydive. Check, bonus points because I wasn’t scared.
• Dare to love again. Nah, cross it out. So not going to happen. I’ve learned my lesson.
• Make love on a yacht.
• ... With a stranger for extra points.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into one-night stands. The idea of getting close and intimate with someone I’m not emotionally involved with gives me the creeps. I only included it in my to-do list because I was hurt and devastated and not thinking straight.
Getting dumped wasn’t on my to-do list. Neither was an impromptu trip to Africa. When my now-ex-boyfriend broke up with me, I simply sold my engagement ring and booked the first holiday package I found. My Before-I-Turn-30 list was born on the long flight towards the Black Continent.
And now I’m in Africa. The sun is hot. The air is hot. My energy levels are up there with over-boiling. In just two short weeks, I managed to put a big fat checkmark next to five items on my bucket list. Beats choosing the wedding cake, that’s for damned sure.