Monday, March 15, 2010
Monday's Hot Couple & What I'm Reading
It’s going to be a busy week for me at work, with lots of meetings and a presentation and less computer time than usual. It’s not something to look forward to, but I’ve discovered the ‘Schedule’ feature of blogger a while back so if everything goes well at least there will be some posts this week *keeps fingers crossed*.
An update about our kitty: hubby told the vet today we couldn’t decide objectively if and when it’s time to put Binny to sleep (is that how you say it in English?). They agreed that she will make the call when the time is right. We trust her with that. She’ll monitor him closely and see to it that he doesn’t suffer. Since a couple of days he’s being his happy self again. Every day or week Binny can still be with us, is a gift now. And we’ll be able to enjoy him more, now that we don’t feel the burden of that responsibility anymore. I’m glad hubby took charge like that and saved us from the going back and forth (between no, not yet and yes) on this emotional rollercoaster. We can breathe a little now and most important, enjoy Binny more (he’s sitting in my lap right now, sniffling at my nose every few minutes :)).
Lord of the Underworld series. I’ve read the prequel The Darkest Fire, which was weird to be honest. It’s written in a rather formal language and has a bit of a static love couple and not really a happy ending. But okay, now I get a little bit better what caused the Lords to become possessed by demons. Although I think it wouldn’t have made much of a difference if I just skipped it. I read it as part of the anthology Into the Dark.
The Darkest Night, which is about Maddox and Ashlyn. This series is about a group of immortal warriors who are cursed to have demons inhabit their bodies: Violence, Wrath, Disease, Death, Pain, Promiscuity, Doubt, etc. So far I’ve met the first six men and Maddox is the one having the demon Violence inside of him. He has a second curse to deal with: he has to die a horrible, painful death every night and wake up each morning with the knowledge he’ll die again at midnight. So far I’m enjoying this book very much. The writing is different from the prequel, better and more fluent and sensual. Maddox’s and Ashlyn’s perspectives are alternated and the world building is done gradually through Maddox’s thoughts. It’s an intriguing world, that of the Lords of the Underworld.
When I’m done with this first book, there are three more for me to read and catch up with this series. The other demon possessed warriors get their own story in other books. Book 5 and 6 will be released later this year. And probably more will follow, because then there are still the stories of Torin (Disease) and Paris (Promiscuity) left… that I know of so far.
What book are you reading today?