GO by Santigold with Karen O, 2011

People want my power
And they want my station
Stormed my winter palace
But they couldn't take it
All the way to Paris
Run my reputation
Try to pull my status
But they couldn't fake it

Tryin' to pull a bull on your gas won't go
Grande chicken in your ass, oh no
Man, lookin' for your ticket, let's all go
Buddies still a minute but your gas won't go
When you look on, you look on, you raise it
But I'm too gone, I'm too gone, that ass, oh no
When you get on, you get on, you shake it
Man, you took on, you took on, too much, don't blow

People want my power
And they want my station
Stormed my winter palace
But they couldn't take it
All the way to Paris
Run my reputation
Try to pull my status
But they couldn't fake it

Can I get a witness, a crow so low
Everybody itching for a thone to throw
And you can be the widget to my turbo
Edit see your status not a closer look

Do you forget, you forget, the basics,
On a goal on, a goal on, you must go slow
Tryin' to skip all the, skip all the bases
But you're slippin', you're slidin', can't make it go

People want my power
And they want my station
Stormed my winter palace
But they couldn't take it
All the way to Paris
Run my reputation
Try to pull my status
But they couldn't fake it

[Karen O:]
How hard we found
Another instrument to crash you, crash you, crash you
I need another instrument to crash you, crash you, crash you
Ha, ha, crash, ha, ha, crash


STUDIO: Caballero
RELEASED: 9/2010
LENGTH: 4 HR (20 total)
TYPE: Scene compilation

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SCENE 1: Veronica and blond are in black bra and undies kissing each other. A guy is standing there, fully clothed. Veronica sucks the girl's nipple. Guy pulls down blonds undies as she leans forward onto the sofa. He spreads her ass cheeks wide. He spits onto her pussy and Veronica rubs into it. Veronica eats her pussy for a few seconds. Guy puts hot pink-colored anal toy into blonds ass and Veronica tries to move it around a bit. Blond is kneeling on sofa. Veronica's standing to her left, puts her right leg over blond's back and her right foot is resting on sofa. Guy puts an anal toy in Veronica's ass as she's rubbing blond's clit from behind. Guy takes toy out of blond's ass and has Veronica suck on it, then she sucks on both anal toys.

Both girls are laying back against the arms of the sofa, facing each other and using a double-ended dildo. Veronica rubs blond's clit. Guy walks over to blond, pulls his pants down and has her blow him. He leans down and rubs both girls' clits. He goes over to Veronica and she blows him. He sits and leans back on sofa, a girl on each side of him, blowing him. He lays back, lifts Veronica up and sits her on his dick, reverse cowgirl, blond sucking his balls. Blond gets on his dick, cowgirl position, Veronica sucking his balls. Veronica puts the double-ended dildo in blond's ass while she's still fucking the guy. The guy is standing up, holding Veronica on his dick, her legs wrapped around his waist. He sits on sofa, dick in Veronica's ass, reverse cowgirl, blond rubbing Veronica's clit. He lifts her off his dick, the blond sucks his dick then Veronica gets back on him, dick in ass. Blond gets on him, reverse cowgirl anal. He stands up, still in her ass, and fucks her, blond licking his balls. Blond lays back on sofa, he fucks her ass while she rubs her own clit. He pulls out and comes in Veronica's mouth.

This scene was 34 minutes long. Veronica's unattractive to me and has very small natural breasts, no pubes. The blond is cute, with no pubes and awful implants. Both of these girls are on the box cover, on the far right.

SCENE 2: Sara's in a red bikini and the blond is in a blue one. They're on a short armless orange sofa with a brick wall behind them. They strip and rub their breasts together. The blond leans back and Sara eats her pussy for a few minutes. Blond rubs her own clit and Sara fingers her. They kiss and the blond licks Sara's nipples. Sara lays back on sofa, blond eating her pussy. Sara rubs her own clit and the blond fingers her with two fingers. They switch positions again. Sara uses a vibrator on blond. Blond gets on her knees and elbows and Sara fucks her from behind. The blond uses a different vibrator on Sara, who's laying back. The blond is holding steady a flesh colored ball that's about the size of a soccer ball. It has a flesh colored dildo attached to the top. Sara's riding it for a short time.

This scene is about 26 minutes, which is 26 minutes too long. Sara has huge natural breasts and a cute face, bald labia. The blond is maybe Italian, really tan with a slightly masculine face, and implants and no pubes.

SCENE 3: A petite girl with black hair is inside holding a video camera. She's wearing a white t-shirt and short pink shorts. She goes out back and her friend and boyfriend are laying side by side on matching lounge chairs. The guy jokes about her filming a 'porno'. He take the camera and films her as she blows him for a few seconds. His brunette girlfriend takes her friend's shirt off. The brunette blows him. They all get naked, one girl on each side of the guy, who's laying back in the lounge chair watching them kiss. They blow him. Brunette lays back, he kneels in front of her and fucks her for a minute, then both girls blow him. The black haired girl gets on hands and knees and gets fucked from behind. He tells her her 'pussy's wet' when he first penetrates her. They both blow him again. Black haired girl lays back and the girl eats her pussy. The guy is fucking the brunette as she continues to eat the other girl. The brunette lays back and the guy fucks her. The black haired girl gets on his dick, reverse cowgirl. The brunette blows him while he's standing. Black haired girl gets back on him, reverse cowgirl. He comes in her mouth and she lets it drip down into the other girls mouth.

This scene was about 25 minutes long. The black haired girl wasn't attractive to me and had tiny deflated breasts and no pubes. I think she may have had a child at one point. The other girl was very cute with very small breasts.

SCENE 4: A guy, I don't know his ethnicity but he's not white, is on the sofa with a light skinned black girl. She pulls his pants down and blows him. She lays back, pulls her underwear down and he strips down and eats her pussy and fingers her with two fingers. An Asian girl walks over to them, gets on his dick, reverse cowgirl and they fuck for a short time. The other girl gets on his dick, reverse cowgirl, then facing him. They both blow him then the other girl sucks his balls. Asian girl gets back on him, reverse cowgirl, then she lays on her back. A white guy walks in the room and the black girl blows him while he's standing. He sits then lays back on the arm of the sofa. She gets on him, reverse cowgirl.

Now each girl is blowing a guy while he stands. The black girl blows the white guy while the other guy is behind her fucking her. Now she's blowing the other guy while the white guy is behind her, fucking her. The other guy is fucking the Asian girl from behind on the sofa. Black girl blows both guys, then Asian girl blows both. Ethnic guy is fucking the Asian girl in the ass. She gets on the white guy, reverse cowgirl anal. The black girl sucks his balls, then dick while Asian girl blows the other guy. Black girl gets on white guys dick, reverse cowgirl vaginal, after it was up the other girls ass. Asian girl blows ethnic guy, then cowgirl position vaginal sex. Double penetration with Asian girl. White guy pulls out of her, black girl blows him. Reverse cowgirl anal with Asian girl and ethnic guy on sofa, white guy puts dick in her pussy at same time. Asian girl is laying on her back with her legs up on the sofa, asshole exposed. Ethnic guy comes on her ass and it goes right into her asshole. White guy comes on her ass too.

This scene was a disaster and was about 36 minutes long. Way too much switching. Almost the entire time the Asian girl was cussing and trying to sound hard and mean. I had to keep the volume down so I could barely hear her, she was that annoying. The black girl was real cute but had a boy's body. The Asian girl wasn't attractive at all but had real nice breasts.

SCENE 5: Girl with light brown hair and pink outfit is sitting on sofa. In walks two guys, one of which is the same ethnic guy from the previous scenes. She tells him she doesn't know if she can do this. The other guy takes his clothes off and she blows him. He's uncircumcised. Ethic guy stands next to her, pulls his pants down and she blows him while the other guy jerks off. She's on the floor laying back against the sofa. White guy stands above her, she lifts her head up and blows him. Other guy pulls the crotch of her underwear aside and rubs her bald pussy. She stands, put her right knee on sofa and the ethnic guy fucks her from behind, the other guy beside her getting blown.

Spoon position with white guy on sofa on their left sides, other guy kneeling on sofa beside her, getting blown. White guy turns over onto his back, she lays back against him, head turned to right and blows him while the other guy's between her legs, fucking her, holding her left leg up. He sits up, she gets on, reverse cowgirl, while spreading her labia apart. Other guy stands on sofa beside her and she blows him. Cowgirl position, other guy standing in front of her on sofa getting blown. She gets off him, blows him while standing to his right. Ethnic guy is behind her fucking her. She's on all fours on sofa now, ethnic guy fucking her from behind while the other guy is standing in front, getting blown. She lays back, white guy between her legs and other guy kneeling over her, getting blown. Guy pulls out, eats her. White guy sits, she gets on, cowgirl, other guy puts his dick in her pussy right alongside the other one that's in there. Ethnic guy lays back, she gets on, reverse cowgirl. The other guy puts his dick in her pussy too for a few seconds, then she blows him, then more double penetration. Spoon position with white guy on their left sides, her blowing the other guy who's standing beside her. White guy lays back, she blows him while the other guy fucks her from behind. She kneels on the floor and both guys come in her mouth.

She has large natural breasts that look like a D cup. This scene was pretty good but, as usual, there was too much switching around. It was 29 minutes long.

SCENE 6: Two guys are sitting on a sofa. In walks a flat-chested blond with horrible false eyelashes. An ethnic guy with a foreign accent that I can't quite make out lays back on sofa. She tells him to show her his dick so he does. She takes her shirt off, he kneels on floor and pulls her underwear down and eats her pussy while she stands. She leans back against a white American guy on sofa while the other guy eats her, then fingers her with two fingers. She jerks the white guy, then blows him. The other guy gets naked and fucks her briefly. Ethnic guy lays back, she leans over and blows him while the other guy fucks her from behind. The guy she's blowing stands in front of her and she continues to blow him. She kneels and blows both. White guy picks her up and holds her upside down and they eat each other. He puts her down, fucks her form behind while she blows the other guy, who's still sitting.

She gets on him, cowgirl position, while white guy stands on sofa in front of her, getting blown. She gets off the guy, gets on white guy, reverse cowgirl, and leans forward to blow the other guy. Double penetration, white guy in her ass. He pulls out and has her blow him while other guy is still fucking her. She gets on ethnic guy, reverse cowgirl anal, then other guy puts his dick in her pussy at the same time. She gets off and blows ethnic guy, white guy fucking her anally from behind. The guy in her ass lifts her legs up high, the other guy walks up and fucks her pussy for standing double penetration. She kneels and both guys come in her mouth and she lets it all run out.

SCENE 7: Two guys, one of which is the same ethnic guy from several previous scenes, are in a room. Blond with implants walks in. The guys kneel, she lifts her skirt up while standing, ethnic guy eats her pussy, the other guy licks her asshole. She kneels and blows both. She lays back on coffee table, head hanging down, blowing white guy while the other guy is between her legs, fucking her. Ethnic guy sits in a wide white arm chair. She gets on him, reverse cowgirl, other guy sits beside them, she jerks him, then gets on top, facing him. The other guy stands in the chair beside her, she blows him. She stands and leans forward to blow white guy who sitting. The other guy fucks her vaginally from behind vaginally, then anally. He reaches around and rubs her clit. Spoon position anal with same guy, on their right sides. White guy stands beside her and she blows him. The guy she's riding sits up, still inside her ass, the white guy stands in front and puts his dick in her pussy. She kneels on floor and they come in her mouth.

This scene was 24 minutes. The girl was really cute but had nasty implants, tongue and clit piercings.

SCENE 8: Girl with medium brown hair with natural breast that look like a C cup is kneeling and blowing two guys. They guy I recognize is ethnic with dyed blond hair and is terribly unattractive. The other guy is white, skinny, and looks like a biker with medium length dark brown hair and bushy goatee with ponytail. She kneels and blows both guys. The blond guy fucks her from behind while she kneels on sofa with her right knee. She blows the other guy at the same time. The guys switch positions. White guy pulls out of her and puts his dick in her ass. He pulls out after a few minutes and she blows him. Blond guy puts his dick in her ass. He pulls out and she sucks him for a few seconds. White guy sits down, she gets on for cowgirl position vaginal sex and blows the other guy at the same time. The guy she's blowing gets behind her and fucks her in the ass. After a few minutes, he pulls out and she blows him and fingers her asshole. DP again, white guy in her pussy, as before. Reverse cowgirl DP, her rubbing her clit a lot, white guy in her pussy.

She gets off him and blows both, then leans over onto sofa and blows the blond while the other guy fucks her from behind. She turns sideways and blows white guy with other guy fucking her ass from behind. She sits on sofa and blows blond. White guy sits down, she gets on, reverse cowgirl anal, rubbing her clit a lot. Real good camera angle there. A few minutes later she blows him. She bends over sofa, blond in her ass, other guy getting blown beside her. She kneels, they come in her mouth and on her face.

This scene was alright. The blond guy is terribly, terribly unattractive to me. The other one just looked mangy as hell. The girl was cute with nice natural breasts. This scene was 22 minutes.

SCENE 9: A cute A cup redhead, a cute girl with long straight dark blond hair, and a white guy with a huge dick are working out at the gym. The redhead is supposed to be their trainer. Later the guy is coming down the stairs to leave and the girls are there waiting. He sits on the stairs and they blow him. He fucks the blond from behind on stairs. Her pussy is bald and she looks to be a B cup. The redhead is laying on the stairs underneath them, upside down, with her crotch at the girls face, so the blond eats her. The redhead gets on top of him on the stairs, reverse cowgirl, while the blond is kneeling beside them. The blond rubs the other girls clit. Redhead raises up, the blond sucks the guys dick, then redhead gets back on. He fucks the blond from behind while standing, her right leg up on the railing. Great, great view of it from underneath. The girls kneel down and jerk him off until he comes. Both girls lick come off the end of his dick.

This was a good scene but it was only 17 minutes long.

MY THOUGHTS: I'm very disappointed that all these scenes were threesomes. They're annoying to watch because too much is going on. Too much switching around and it's hard to keep up with.

No names were given during each scene so I have no idea who the hell they are, except for a couple of people I recognized. Info here.

Same review here.

LOVERS FOREVER by Shirlee Busbee

loversPUBLISHER: Warner Vision, 5/1996
GENRE: Fiction/Historical Romance
SETTING: England, 1811

FROM PUBLISHER: Under the cloak of darkness, Lady Tess escapes, a lone rider fleeing from her diabolical cousin-only to fall into the hands of ruffians who rob her of her jewels...and her memory. Then in the shelter of a wayside inn, she meets the man the centuries and the fates have prepared her for. From the moment the coldly handsome Nicolas Talmage, Earl of Shelbourne, lifts his dark eyes to hers, they are drawn together, spellbound, into each other's arms, and into a night of passion that claims her innocence and melts his heart. But Tess refuses to become his mistress. Enraged and yet unable to let her go, Nicolas takes her to an old cottage on the outskirts of his estate. Here, in a place haunted by whispers from the past, they will discover Tess's true identity, a tangled web of family secrets, and a magical love that can transcend the boundaries of time and space...

MY THOUGHTS: I really liked this and it reminds me of books published in the 80's. Tess is twenty-one, with red hair and violet eyes. She was raised by her aunt, Hester. Her uncle Sidney died recently and his distant cousin, Avery, has inherited everything. He's out to make Tess his but she's having none of it. He holds her aunts and her prisoner but she escapes and looses her memory after she's attacked. She makes her way into an inn and is mistaken by the owners as someone they're expecting. They also think she's a prostitute, as does Nick.

Nick is thirty-two, with black curly hair and dark brown eyes. He doesn't believe she's lost her memory. He thinks she's poor and along with her family is trying trap a wealthy man into sleeping with her so he'll have to marry her. That couldn't be further from the truth, but he doesn't know it. There's not much backstory on him.

I like the way they bicker a lot. I can't stand when hero and heroine get along great from the start and there's never any conflict. Boring! They've got chemistry from the start. Though Avery's a villain, I like him and think there should have been more of him physically in the story, not just in the beginning, and not just in conversations.

The time span is only about two weeks which is ridiculous, really. They're in love and married in that short time. I don't know why the story couldn't have spanned several months, at least. Nick's older sister, Athena, is deranged and hateful but we don't really find that out until the end. She was nasty from the start but I liked her.

The only thing I didn't like about this story is the plot about Nick's grandfather and his old diary from seventy years ago. I found all that stuff to be absolutely boring. I found the Avery's-out-to-get-Tess storyline interesting as well as the whole Tess/Nick meeting at the inn to be interesting...and Nick trying to catch smugglers too was interesting to me.

MURDER IN THE FIRST-CLASS CARRIAGE: The First Victorian Railway Killing by Kate Colquhoun

murderPUBLISHER: The Overlook Press, 11/2011
ORIGINAL PUB: Little, Brown, 5/2011 as Mr. Briggs' Hat
GENRE: Nonfiction/Biography/Historical true crime
SETTING: England, 1864

FROM PUBLISHER: In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He boarded a first-class carriage on the 9:45 pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks discovered blood in the seat cushions as well as on the floor, windows, and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he fled on a boat to America was eagerly followed by the public on both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the era.

MY THOUGHTS: This was a very detailed, well researched and descriptive account of the crime but not as exciting as I was expecting. That's not the authors fault, though. When I get a book that sounds so interesting I build it up so big in my head, telling myself it's going to be the greatest book ever, and I end up let down.

I just wish there had been sketches of the key players in the case, especially of the killer, German immigrant Franz Müller. He's described as being twenty-three, not very tall, thin, fair-skinned, prominent cheekbones, small gray eyes, and wavy dark blond hair with eyebrows so light you can barely see them.

I like that the author hypothesized what probably went down in the carriage that night, saying Franz likely didn't even know he'd murdered Thomas in a botched robbery. What she didn't say is how he got out of a moving train without any injuries.

The book is 339 pages but the actual story is only 282 pages. There's an extensive bibliography as well as a very helpful section in the back that's got the names of all the people mentioned in the book and who they were/what role they played in the trial.

There's a mediocre hour long BBC documentary about this from 2013 called Murder on the Victorian Railway that you can watch.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Franz Müller
Franz Müller


recklessPUBLISHING INFO: Mira, 12/2001
GENRE: Historical Romance
SETTING: England, 1819
TIMESPAN: about 4-5 months

FROM PUBLISHER: Celia St. Remy Sinclair has harbored a dark obsession since the tender age of twelve: to bring about the downfall of Lord Northington, the man responsible for her mother's death. Now an elegant and self-possessed beauty of twenty-two, she leaves America for London, determined to avenge the act of violence that shattered her life.

Celia is stunned when she comes face-to-face with her nemesis -- for this rakishly charming gentleman called Colter is not what she expected. When she discovers he is the new Lord Northington, son of the man she's vowed to destroy, she embarks upon a daring plot to take revenge on the father through the son. But even the best-laid plans can be thwarted by the powerful forces of the human heart...

MY THOUGHTS: This reminded me a lot of an older historical romance for a few reasons. Celia hated Colter because of what his father did to her mother. Colter knew nothing about his father's past sins and didn't know or care why she was so hostel towards him. She was kidnapped towards the end by the villain, which happens a whole lot in older historicals. For a lot of the book Celia hated Colter but he wasn't deterred by it and he never let it stop him from trying to bed her. So there was a love/hate relationship between them for awhile, which is very common amongst older historicals. There was a nine year age gap between them and I liked that too. I hate when the hero is just a couple of years older than the heroine, which is very common with newer romances.

I liked Celia. She's a green-eyed blond. She's a bit of a spitfire when it comes to Colter and I really like heroines to be like that. I rarely find one like that in newer historicals, which is a shame. She was born in Virginia to a French-born mother and was living in Georgetown, D.C. when she left for England to get revenge on Colter's father, who is a rapist and murderer. She stayed with her aunt Jacqueline, who is also her Godmother.

I liked Colter a whole lot too. He's thirty-one, has dark hair and blue eyes though the stepback (the page directly behind the front cover of a book showing hero and heroine) has him with blond hair. His dialogue towards her when she's being bitchy to him made me smile constantly. Unfortunately there wasn't any background information given on him.

There was also some drama involving something Celia unknowingly had in her possession, stuffed inside a directory that a ship passenger, James Carlisle, let her borrow, that she was unaware people were after. I got confused along the way with that whole mess. It's still unclear to me about what happened with the item and who has it now.

I enjoyed the friction between Celia and Colter and I did feel their attraction for each other. They make a good pair.

THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER by Robin Moore and Neville Romain

thehillsidePUBLISHING INFO: Condor, 1978
GENRE: Fiction/Serial Killers
SETTING: California, USA

FROM PUBLISHER: Driven by animal desire, a psychotic killer springs from the mist-shrouded California hills, ravishing and murdering to sate his perverse sexual lusts. A hard worldly call girl... a fragile, beautiful, vulnerable, young musician - In the harsh light of morning the police found they had one thing in common... Their Last Terrifying Moments On Earth Were Spent With The... HILLSIDE STRANGLER.

MY THOUGHTS: This book is incredibly hard to find and wasn't worth what I spent on it. I was so let down. The title and story was probably inspired by California's real life Hillside Stranglers, active from 1977-early 1978. That's why I was interested in this.

Though the book is relatively short, 240 pages, we got a tiny bit of background on the murderer and four female victims. Two of the girls were young call girls. There were a few more victims but no background info on them. Early on we learned who the killer was. I didn't want to know until the end. Most of the suspense was taken away by knowing too early. I guess the authors' wanted us to know so that they could let us in on his background, childhood, home life and such so maybe we could understand him a bit. Like most serial killers, this one was physically abused and there was a bit of sexual abuse at the hands of his father. He was also frustrated at having erectile dysfunction for almost a year and was also having problems at work. The act of strangling the victims' caused him to get an erection.

Aside from the murders, this book was boring as hell. I think the majority took place at Andy's job. He's some sort of manager for a real estate development firm. His age wasn't given but I'm sure he was in his mid to late thirties. His co-worker, Sam, was annoying and took up many pages.

I don't understand why two American authors use the slang word 'bloody', say 'round' instead of 'around', and say 'spelt' instead of 'spelled'. I didn't like that at all.

There weren't any interesting characters in the entire novel, including the killer. The only good thing about this book is its cover. They don't make 'em like that anymore!


SERIES: House of Pleasure, #8
GENRE: Historical Erotic Romance
SETTING: England, 1826

FROM PUBLISHER: Lucinda Haymore is still reeling from the cruel betrayal of a vile seducer. Softly, irresistibly, his profession of love disguised his truer, baser intentions. With the knowledge that her reputation is at stake, she is happy to accept a proposal of marriage in name only from her best friend since childhood...

While Paul St. Clare has no interest in consummating his marriage with Lucinda, he has every intention of allowing her to enjoy true physical ecstasy in the hands of another. It's no surprise that he finds an agent more than willing to accommodate his needs in the House of Pleasure. What he doesn't expect is how perfectly the arrangement satisfies everyone's desires...

MY THOUGHTS: Another bad novel with little to no background information on lead characters. I don't know anything at all about Lucinda's (aka Lucky) background/childhood, or how long she's been good friends with Paul. I don't even know how old Paul is. I was assuming he was around her age but since he fought in a 'long, bloody war', I'm guessing he's a bit older than her twenty-one.

Something bad happened to Lucky so she was eager to marry Paul. She claimed she's always loved him but I never felt any love between those two or for the love she and Con claim to feel for each other. I did feel love between Paul and ex-lover Constantine (aka Con) Delinsky and was sad that they couldn't be together in the traditional sense. They say they're still in love with each other.

Con is from Russia, and is thirty-four, tall, and has white hair and silver eyes. I wanted to know how long Con and Paul have known each other but never got any information on it.

Paul, well, all I know about him is that he's blond and brown-eyed, has a slight frame, and was in the army. That's it.

Lucky puzzles me. She knows Paul loves Con so she wants them to continue to see each other. She thinks Paul 'gave up everything' to be with her but what, exactly, has he given up besides lovers? If anything he's gaining her fortune. She also wants to make Paul jealous so she flirts with Con. She thinks that Paul's jealousy will make him want to take Con back as a lover. What?! That makes no sense at all. I don't find her encouragement of Paul and Con's relationship to be the slightest bit believable. Not at the beginning of their marriage, anyway. I can see her, at a much later date, wanting them to resume their sexual relationship and include her in it, but not at the beginning. I don't even know if she knew Paul was bisexual and leaned more towards men.

Towards the end of the story there was a whole lot of uninteresting drama involving Con and whether or not his wife was still alive. I really didn't care a thing about it.

There are ten sex scenes in the book. Four are just between Con and Paul, five are between Lucky and Paul, and one is a threesome between Paul, Lucky, and Con. All are very graphic so two thumbs up to them. Two thumbs down to the storyline.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



shamelessPUBLISHING INFO: Aphrodisia, 2009
GENRE: Historical Erotic Romance
SETTING: England, 1819
SERIES: House of Pleasure, #3

FROM PUBLISHER: One forbidden weekend years ago, Helene Delornay found herself stranded with a total stranger. Bold, virile, and well-schooled in the erotic arts, Philip Ross opened Helene's eyes to a world of sexual delight she never knew existed. Now proprietress of London's most exclusive house of pleasure, Helene never forgot the carnal bliss she shared with Philip—and she never found another man who could satisfy the insatiable cravings he awakened within her...

When Philip suddenly returns to Helene's life, the physical attraction they share is far too strong for either to deny. Now as they explore their fantasies and take them beyond the limit, Helene discovers that her feelings for Philip run far deeper than that of just a lover...

MY THOUGHTS: This was awful. Nothing at all made sense to me. Helene is French and blonde with blue eyes. When she was a teen her family was captured during the French Revolution. In order for her life to be spared, she had to become a prostitute and service the soldiers. She was not quite fourteen and had a daughter, Marguerite, the following year.

Eighteen years after the prologue she's thirty-six and co-owns a 'pleasure house' with two male ex-prisoners of war that she helped escape when she was a teen. Members pay a yearly fee to have sex there with other members.

She's the mother of a twenty-one year old daughter and mother of eighteen-year old twins, Lisette and Christian. She's a terrible mother. When the twins were one, all the children were sent away to school in Normandy. She lied to them about her occupation and never even gave them her address! I don't think they ever visited her. She seems uncaring and doesn't understand why the twins don't seem to like her, especially Christian.

Philip is someone she'd met eighteen years before, right before she became involved with the pleasure house. They'd only known each other for one sex-filled weekend. He's around forty now, has blond hair and brown-hazel eyes. He's got a nasty attitude and is uptight. Coincidentally he came back into her life. They both said, at different times, that she 'left him' eighteen years before, as if they'd been in a relationship with each other. That comment is so puzzling to me.

There was an unbelievably outrageous sexual incident that happened between Philip, his wife, and her lover years before that had me rolling my eyes, is was that ridiculous. She died after years of declining health but we were never told what was ailing her. Their marriage was a sham and the story behind it was ridiculous and not at all believable.

One thing I didn't understand and found annoying was when her oldest daughter got married without telling her, Helene hired people to track her down. I don't know why the daughter was even brought into the story or why what went down with her husband happened at all. Both were useless characters that didn't do anything for the story.

George, one of Helene's business partners, is obsessed with marrying her, even though he's already married. It was discovered by Philip, who now co-owns the place too, that George has been stealing money from the business. When Helene finds out about it she's not mad and offers to help him out financially!

I really don't have anything positive to say about this book other than the sex scenes were explicit, just how I like them, and there were at least six of them, two of which involved Philip and a man named Adam, which I liked best. The characters were emotionless, except for Christian, and the whole novel just didn't make sense.

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PAUL BERNARDO AND KARLA HOMOLKA: The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked the Nation #3) by Peter Vronsky

paulPUBLISHING INFO: VP Publication, 5/2015
GENRE: Nonfiction/true crime/serial killers

FROM PUBLISHER: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were so perfectly iconic as a newlywed couple that they were dubbed "Ken and Barbie". But their marriage had a dark side involving sex, death, and videotape. The 'perfect couple' first raped and murdered Karla's little sister and then kidnapped teenage schoolgirls whom they enslaved, raped, tortured and killed while gleefully recording themselves on video doing it. Vronsky will take you on the journey from the Scarborough Rapist (Bernardo) to Bordelais (Homolka's current last name) and her return to Canada in October, 2014 from the island of Gaudeloupe where she lived for several years with her husband and three children.

MY THOUGHTS: Though this book is condensed, just 161 pages, I feel like all the pertinent information was given and I don't really feel like I missed out on much. Though I know what Karla's been up to since her release from prison in July 2005, I think a bit more information should have been given about it. It wasn't even mentioned that she'd had an online children's clothing line until 2012/13.

The author is very unprofessional in his language. He used the word 'shit' to describe something, called another female serial killer 'stupid', called three other female killers 'trolls' when talking about how he doesn't think they're as attractive as Karla. He said Karla was a Facebook 'slut' before there was a Facebook. He called something a 'cluster-fuck', talked about 'blow jobs', 'licking ass', and 'sick, horrific shit'. Said Karla's husband was 'troll-like' and called Karla a 'homicidal bitch'.

He incorrectly stated that the three murdered girls would be 'in their forties'. Wrong. Only Karla's sister Tammy would be 40 this year, the other two, 39.

I've read many a nonfiction book, have since 1995, and have never seen an author sound so unprofessional. That would never have been allowed in a book being published by a major publisher. I'm embarrassed for him and don't know why the publisher allowed it. That's the type of language you read on blogs, forums, ect., not in professionally published books.

I think the book is well written, though lacking a bit in information in some areas. For someone who's never read about this case before, I don't recommend that you start with this. I think you need to start with one that has more information, such as Deadly Innocence (which has interviews with their friends), Invisible Darkness, or Lethal Marriage. I'd never read anything by this author again because of his lack of professionalism.

Other books about Paul and Karla:

Karla's Web by Frank Davies (published before Paul's trial in '95, I bought this in 2002 but never finished it)
Deadly Innocence (My favorite. I've read it three times and even wrote to Alan Cairns in 2002.)
Lethal Marriage by Nick Pron (read once)
Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams (read twice)
Paul's Case: The Kingston Letters by Lynn Crosbie (not interested in reading)
Karla: A Pact with the Devil by Stephen Williams (read once)
Finding Karla by Paula Todd (not interested in reading)
Behind Every Successful Psychopath by Patricia Pearson (not interested in reading)
The Masks of Karla Homolka: My Interviews with Karla Homolka - The Ken and Barbie Sex Killer! by Dr. Paul Dawson (I bought this the other day. It's a gigantic paperback.)

Lori (now married and goes by Logan Valentini) Homolka's Facebook page is here. Her father, Karel, is the man in the photo wearing the green shirt and holding a beer. Lori is married with three (?) children.

Anything you want to know about Paul, Karla, and the trial can be found on the Watching Karla Homolka forum.

I've been reading about Paul and Karla since February 2001 and have seen three or four documentaries on them. My favorite is MSNBC Investigates 'To Have and to Kill' episode from 2000.

I purchased this book myself.

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GENRE: Nonfiction/True Crime

FROM PUBLISHER: Theodore Bundy was one of the most infamous, flamboyant American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.

MY THOUGHTS: This was pretty informative and would be a good book for someone to begin with if they've never read about Ted. For the most part the murders are in chronological order but the story does jump around a bit.

I wish the author had gone into Ted's childhood/parentage a whole lot more and maybe discussed past interviews that his mother had given to the press. I wanted to know more about his wife, Carole Boone. He never mentioned Carol having Ted's child or how she could have gotten pregnant by him while he was in prison, since they had no conjugal visits (that we know of). But this book is titled 'The Bundy Murders' so murders are the primary focus of the book.

I don't like how, instead of using the word 'rape', the author says Ted either 'made love' or 'had sex' with the victim, during or after death. You can't do either to a kidnapped victim.

Ted confessed to over thirty murders and I wish there had been a list of names and dates in the book.

Overall I found this to be pretty detailed in some ways, every interesting throughout, and totally lacking in details in some places.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. You can order a copy by calling them at 1-800-253-2187 or visiting their website, www.mcfarlandpub.com.