My Thursday Thirteen today is about this novel.

by Ian Mcewan, more of his other books here.

1. This was a major motion picture starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley.

2. It was very good.

3. I’m wondering if you have seen this one. If not, you can borrow the movie or

4. You can win this book. It’s used, but still in good condition.

5. Just mention in your comments if you’d like a chance to win this copy.

6. I’ll mail worldwide, but I have a few packages returned to me from the Philippines. I will not re-mailed when a package is returned because it cost about 9 dollars to ship a book. :)

8. This might be a bit of a spoiler, but here’s a list of videos you can check: one, two 

Now, for a few random sentences from the book:

9. Cecilia knew she could not go on wasting her days in the stews of her untidied room, lying on her bed in a haze of smoke, chin propped on her hand, pins and needles spreading up through her arm as she read her way through Richardson’s Clarrisa.

10. Watching him during the first several minutes of his delivery, Cecilia felt a pleasant sinking sensation in her stomach as she contemplated how deliciously self-destructive it would be, almost erotic, to be married to a man so nearly handsome, so hugely rich, so unfathomably stupid.

11. At last her rose, half dressed and went into his study and sat at his typewriter, wondering what kind of letter he should write to her.

12. It was eerie that the man had not shouted for help, or pleaded, or protested his innocense.

13. The problem these fifty-nine years has been this: how can a novelist achive atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is God?

Congratulations to our winners of previous Thursday Thirteen peeks:

1. Lorraine Heath’s Just Wicked Enough: Cheryl C.
2. Lorraine Heath’s In Bed With a Devil: Carrie J
3. Joanna Hershon’s Swimming: Carmen T.

Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your book.

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A Thursday Thirteen about SWIMMING by Joanna Hershon. This is her first book. And if you like, you can have this book at the beginning of the next T13. This is in good condition, and it’s used. I’ve gone through it. :) Just mention it in your comments if you would like the book. This one is limited to USA and Canada due to postage returns. Thirteen random sentences from the book.

1. Back of the book mentioned: Two brothers, one girlfriend, one fateful night at a New Hampshire pond where jealousy rages out of control….

{all these sentences came from the book}
2. There is no such thing as silence in the woods.
3. He looked at her strangely, as if she’d done something wrong.
4. The house was waiting.
5. She waded to shore.
6. “Who cooked?”
7. He started to yell.
8. The sky shone pale through the darkness in an indecisive dawn.
9. He had a sober face and a heartbreaking smile.
10. That would be flaky and even romantic.
11. She had made him feel bad.
12. Her voice was as light as air, while inside she could not escape a vision of Aaron pushing Jack into the position she remembered so well-
13. The bookshelf was small and the books were surprisingly mostly fluff.

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My T13 is all about Lorraine Heath’s In Bed with The Devil. I’ll post 13 random sentences from the book. See the trailer here. This copy is a new book I bought from the Romance Writer’s Signing in San Francisco. That was a fun, fun trip.

1. He saw tears brimming in her eyes.
2. He snapped his gaze to hers.
3. She was incredibly exhausted.
4. “Your hand.”
5. Luke shook his head.
6. Perhaps, he would call her bluff.
7. “What was she wearing?”
8. The seal was broken.
9. The boy nodded.
10. “I’m afraid not.”
11. Her lungs hurt.
12. “What are you doing?”
13. Jack scoffed.

There you have it, 13 random sentences from this exciting Book 1 in the Scoundrels of St. James Series. Book 2, Between the Devil and Desire is coming on December 30.


Thirteen things about the author and the book I just finished reading.

1.  I love the cover. Although I’m not usually a cover person, I appreciate a good one.
2. Just Wicked Enough is written by Lorraine Heath.
3. I love the previous book on this series, A Duke of Her Own.
4. I like the way she writes loves story.
5. As trite as it may sound, they speak to me.
6. They break my heart and then make it whole again with her happy ending.
7. I can actually read 15 of her books in a row and not get sick of reading her stories.
8. I did in fact do that when I found out she has books I had missed after reading Love with a Scandalous Lord.
9. I bought her books that I could find.
10. The ones I couldn’t, I paid exorbitant amount at auctions just so I can read it.
11. Just Wicked Enough is no different.
12. For a man who auctioned his title to the highest bidder, I still like Michael Tremayne, the hero.
13. For a girl that’s spoiled because she grew up rich as can be, she’s a perfect match for Michael.

I can’t wait to read Jenny and Jeremy’s story.