Saturday 23 February 2013

Chuck a Book with Gemma from Book Chick City

Today on Chuck A Book, I am pleased to welcome Gemma who blogs over at Carolyn's site Book Chick City.
1) The best book you have ever read. 
I have to choose only one??? That's like trying to choose ones favourite child! It is just so difficult to do. Hmm, so my favourite book I have ever read.  I am going to choose.... Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K Hamilton. This is due to the fact that this book was my first major step into Urban Fantasy from a teenager to adult. It started the fires of my obsession.
2) A book you loved from your childhood.
OK two books here, but I really can't choose. The two books I loved from my childhood have to be Matilda and The Witches. Matilda because she was such a bookworm, like me.  The Witches because it was such a scary book for eight year old me. It didn't help that I was convinced that my teacher, who was reading the book to the class, was a witch.
3) A book that made you laugh.
OK the book I remember making me laugh was Seize The Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The reason behind this was the image of this gruff roman soldier sitting down to a plate of cheesy penis shaped pasta. Even now I still laugh at that image.
4) A book you could not finish.
50 Shades Of Grey. Yes I am probably in the minority but I just could not finish that book. I know lots of people love it, yet I couldn't get over that writing. With each page, I grew angrier because I know there is better erotica out there, heck I've read it. So I gave up.
5) A book that made you swoon.
I don't generally "swoon" when reading books, but I do go aww quite a bit. So I'm going to say A Kiss At Midnight because the hero in that book is just sash a dashing Cad!
6) A book you can’t wait to read.
Again, a difficult question to answer as there are a few books I can't wait to read this year. First up it is Lover At Last by J. R. Ward. Next it has to be The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz. That cliff-hanger ending has me biting my nails. And finally Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S Dawson. Very much a mixed bag, but I have diverse tastes.
7) A series you have read and loved.
Again I'm cheating slightly because I have two series that I have read and loved. One is the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward. I started these to fill a gap left behind by the Dark Hunter Series written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I then consumed them like they were going out of fashion. The second series is The Original Sinner Series by Tiffany Reisz. This was a pure accident as I end up picking up books that claim to be darker than 50 shades or "if you liked 50 shades, you will love this". Needless to say I was dubious but man this series is just amazing!
8) A book that made you cry.
 Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison made me cry. The death of a beloved character always hits me hard, but even though the writing was on the wall I cried like a big baby!
9) Your guilty pleasure book. 
Regency Romances are my guilty pleasure. None more so that Eloisa James "Happy Ever After Series." What I like about these is the fact they take fairy tales I loved as a child and give them a novel twist. 
10) A book that took you out of your comfort zone.
 Unsurprisingly, one of my favourite Series has also taken me out of my comfort zone. Both The Angel and The Prince (books 2 and 3) really do have some of the more darker sides of the BDSM books in them, yet I just couldn't get enough. Though they are dark in tone, they are not explicit and the story is just so well written. I just love these books.

Thank you Gemma for some brilliant choices. If you would like to take part in Chuck A Book please email me at


  1. Great interview!! Thanks for featuring our very own, Gemma - isn't she lovely.

    I really do have to read The Original Sinners series and the BDB books - the way you talk about them just makes me want to pick them up this instant! Luckily I have all the books in both series on my e-reader/bookshelves already, I just now have to find the time...

    1. I have the first of The Original Sinners books still to read too. Gemma has continued to nag me to read it. LOL>

  2. Yeah for Tiffany Reisz!! One of my fave authors!! Fab post.

    Book Chick City is one of my fave blogs.

    1. I must read Tiffany Reisz soon! And Book Chick City rocks!

  3. Thanks for having me! It was so difficcult picking the books for each favourite. It really did make me think about the books I read

    And those original sinner books are just awsome


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