Re-read challenge and Halloween

11/01/2009 06:16:00 AM / Posted by Kris /

Well, I have not posted at all this month. I blame that on my laziness, busyness and lack of desire to review. I have done a lot of re-reads this month and that makes it heard to decide what to review.
We have been having financial difficulties this month so reviewing has taken a back burner. My hubby has basically been out of work for a year now and like many people are struggling to pay bills, but he just got a part time computer job that will give us some regular income!!! yay!
Halloween was a blast this year. I do not post pics as often as i should but I will today.
Oldest was an American Girl (from the book series), Medium was a Fairy princess (costume of her own choosing from her dress up box) and baby was an angel.

We went Trick or Treating last night and the girls had a blast. They were excited that they saw no one else with their costumes on. Though we did see some adorable ones. I was surprised that i saw no other angel costumes, of any age. I guess it is not the fashion right now.

Anyway, I had many re-reads this month (9 of them) so picking what to review is hard. I decided to go with one of my oldest books and i have been saying that I was going to re-read it for years but haven't. I have been going through my books and keep debating over getting rid of this series or not because I am not reading them any more but I was thinking of re-reading all of them and then re-evaluating. But I remembered this being my favorite so I picked it up again.

Product DetailsNight Play (Dark-Hunter Book 6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Bride McTierney has had it with men. They're cheap, self-centered, and never love her for who she is. But though she prides herself on being independent, deep down she still yearns for a knight in shining armor.

She just never expected her knight in shining armor to have a shiny coat of fur...

Deadly and tortured, Vane Kattalakis isn't what he seems. Most women lament that their boyfriends are dogs. In Bride's case, hers is a wolf. A Were-Hunter wolf. Wanted dead by his enemies, Vane isn't looking for a mate. But the Fates have marked Bride as his. Now he has three weeks to either convince Bride that the supernatural is real or he will spend the rest of his life neutered--something no self-respecting wolf can accept...

But how does a wolf convince a human to trust him with her life when his enemies are out to end his? In the world of the Were-Hunters, it really is dog-eat-dog. And only one alpha male can win.

I loved this book for the characters. Bride (unique name too) is a beautiful woman that is a size 18 and i love when the heroine is not a tiny, petite doll. Because I cannot relate to that (of course I cannot really relate to having a relationship with a vampire or werewolf or anything like that either but I digress), I have never been the smallest. I was always the tallest kid in the class until like sometime in middle school when others started to catch up. So I like that she is not your typical heroine body type. I loved Vane and all the crap he went through but was still a good man. I am really interested in reading Fury and Fangs' stories. The storyline was very good, but my favorite part was the relationship between them. He treated her awesomely and loved her body and self the way she was.
I keep this one at an A. This is still on my keeper shelf and even if I get rid of the rest of the series I will keep this one.

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Comment by Stacy~ on 11/01/2009 10:59 AM

Sorry to hear about the financial difficulties, Kris. It's so hard to find jobs out there, so I'm glad you hear your husband found something. Hope it leads to something more permanent.

Oh the girls are just so cute! Literally, what little angels, and look at those smiles :) Glad you had a fun Halloween.

I really want to re-read the Dark Hunters. Must work on that...

Comment by nath on 11/01/2009 2:09 PM

Awww, your girls are too cute, Kris!!! :D And Emily is standing!! :D Hope they got a good haul of candies :D

Night Play is one of my favorite in the series. I really enjoyed it, for the characters, the romance but also Fury :D

Comment by Christine on 11/01/2009 4:48 PM

It's so good to see a post from you, Kris! Your daughters are so beautiful. I can't believe how big the baby is now!! Wow!

I'm sorry to hear you guys have been having a tough time financially, but I hope you find some comfort knowing you're not alone. I'm sure even part time income from your husband's new job will help a lot! That's good.

Stay well! :)

Comment by Renee on 11/02/2009 12:41 PM

Great pictures! The girls make me go "aww." My son was Darth Vader, and while I love my boy, DV isn't that high of a cute factor for me. lol

OK, I HAVE to get back to this series! I keep hearing how great this book is in particular, and I love a non-conventional heroine. Thanks for the review!

Comment by Tracy on 11/02/2009 3:17 PM

Your girls are simply adorable. My goodness they are just dolls. I love the costumes and the AG one is great!

I'm so sorry to hear about the financial issues. I'm happy to hear that your hubby has gotten a part time gig.

Night Play is one of my favorite Kenyon's. I adore the were-hunters and Bride and Vane were so great together.

Comment by Holly on 11/05/2009 1:11 PM

OMG, look at the baby! She's hardly even a baby anymore. They're all adorable. You make cute kids. :)

Sorry to hear about the financial difficulties. I'm so totally with you. I hope things turn around quick.

It's funny that you posted about this book, because I've been debating doing a DH re-read. I loved some of the earlier books and want to relive the glory, but I'm afraid they won't hold up. I guess we'll have to see.


Comment by Kris on 11/05/2009 7:46 PM

Thank you ladies for your support. the girls had a blast and filled a popcorn bin fill of goodies, which I am helping them eat :)
This was a great re-read, i was glad i grabbed it.

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