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I'll bet your all wondering (although perhaps not) if I managed to finish reading The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. 

My answer is - no I did not. Turns out it's a little hardcore for me! lol! I will finish reading it, because I'm still really interested in how this series turns out - but I will be reading it a chapter at a time. 

Meanwhile, I have moved on to The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken. It's a steal at the moment for only 99 cents. 

Why did I choose it? It has a 4.3 star rating after close to 500 reviews - I think that's pretty impressive, so I want to get in on that enjoyment too. 

I am two chapters in and if I had time to just sit and read, I would have finished it in a sitting. I was hooked the moment he said - "Hey, Jake? Do you know where any rocks are?"

Rachel Van Dyken is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author and has an impressive catalogue of books to her name. This however, is the first of hers I'll be reading, having only discovered the joys of Amazon books in the last six months. 

Here's the blurb - 
"I have a proposition for you..."
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn't counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing is for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.


If you're reading along with me, let me know in the comments. 

If not, what are you reading this weekend? and what do you think so far?




Lilli xoxox

 
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In a quest to create some sort of structure in my blog, I have actually planned out my blog posts for the next week - Now all I have to do is stick to the plan! (Something that my mind tends to rebel against!) 

At the moment I am very busy with Alter's rewrites. But as I am not a machine, I do need to take some time out to do other things. One of them of course is reading. I have books that I read for fun and some that I am reading for work. This blog post is only about the books I'm reading for fun. 

This weekend I am reading Anne Rice's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. The original copyright information inside it is from 1983, so this one has been in circulation for a long time. They have redone the covers, adding a tag line 'If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, You'll love the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy' 

I'm only 20% in and at first I was really surprised at the ages of Beauty and the Prince (15 and 18) but then I had to put it into perspective as it is set in the time of castles and kingdoms just like the original fairy tale - however, this is definitely nothing like the original. So far, I'm liking it. With my current writing schedule though, I'll be lucky to finish it this weekend. But I'll at least be finished by next week. 

Here's the blurb from Penguin US- 
'In the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him …as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, acompelling experience. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice's deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.
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DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that this excerpt contains adult content.'




What are you reading this weekend?