Nothing much to report again this week. I had a job interview but I've decided not to accept the job if they offer it to me - I find out today or Monday. The guy interviewing me, who would be my overall boss, gave off vibes which led me to feel that we wouldn't work well together. Also their job advert was misleading. They claimed that the job was 17 hours over three days flexi-time, when in fact it was two and a half days with specific hours. That didn't suit me and I wouldn't have applied for the job if I had known. Ah well, it's good to have the experience.
My Reading Week
Used, Rare and Custom Jobs by Chris Owen
This is the sequel to Used, Rare and Limited Editions which I read last week. The story is from Des' POV, rather than Dave's and follows on directly from the first book. The main focus of the story was cementing how well their four way relationship of partner swapping works in the long run, and it certainly did that. I enjoyed revisiting the characters and I felt happy at the end that they were in for the long haul, despite the unconventional set up. I also liked seeing things from Des' perspective as that shifted the focus from Dave and Archie to Des and Wyatt, so we got to know them as a couple a lot better. This and the previous story may well be books I revisit in the future because they were light, sexy and undemanding reads. Grade: Very Good.
here and I've also reviewed the fifth book Camp Hell here. Victor Bayne is one of my all time favourite characters. I just love him to bits, totally identify with his nervy nature and just want to wrap him up in a big bow and bring him home for some TLC. The books are paranormal/horror but there's also a lot of situational comedy as well as a breathtaking romance between Vic and Jacob. Honestly they are so good together it makes me cry from happiness. I really couldn't recommend this series highly enough and I would rate them all as 'Excellent' reads. If you haven't bought the books yet, then there's a great deal on at JCP books where if you buy all six books together you get the first book free and the rest with a 10% discount.
I had a bumper week on the blog with three reviews: The very good Earthly Concerns by Xavier Axelson; the excellent Diversion by Eden Winters and the very good Zombie by Joely Skye. Also if you missed yesterday's Hop Against Homophobia post where Cole shared something of his experiences at College, then please do go and read it. There's prizes to be won as well as story which highlights that bad things can happen even in what seems the safest environment.
I have two guest posts coming up next week. I usually limit to one a week only but I kindly offered up another spot when I was approached and asked if I would. JL Merrow is going to be here on Tuesday as part of her Hard Tail blog tour to tell us all about The New Forest (which I'm ashamed to say is somewhere I've never visited). On Wednesday Cari Z is here as part of her Opening Worlds blog tour. I'm not sure what topic she's going to post about yet. On Thursday I'll have a review of Minder by Joely Skye. This means I probably won't have one of the reviews from my list done unless I get chance to post on Monday which is unlikely since I'm busy all day. Then we'll have the usual round up post on Friday where I'll hopefully have read GhosTV.
As a bit of a warning, things may get a little quieter around here for the next few weeks. It's that time of year again where I take on extra work as an exam marker and so all my spare time gets poured into that. Hopefully I'll have time to show my face a couple of times a week at least.
Enjoy your weekend!