DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd (Kate Pearce)

deathPUBLISHING INFO: Kensington, 11/26/13
GENRE: Historical Mystery
SETTING: England, 1816
SERIES: Kurland St. Mary Mysteries, book 1
AUTHOR SITE: link
PURCHASE: link
MY GRADE: C

FROM PUBLISHER: A wounded soldier and a rector’s daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd’s charming Regency-set mystery debut.

Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his mind is as active as ever. Too active, perhaps. When he glimpses a shadowy figure from his bedroom window struggling with a heavy load, the tranquil façade of the village begins to loom sinister. . .

Unable to forget the incident, Robert confides in his childhood friend, Miss Lucy Harrington. As the dutiful daughter of the widowed rector, following up on the major's suspicions offers a welcome diversion--but soon presents real danger. Someone is intent on stopping their investigation. And in a place where no one locks their doors, a series of thefts and the disappearance of two young serving girls demands explanation. . .

As Robert grapples with his difficult recovery, he and Lucy try to unearth the dark truth lurking within the village shadows, and stop a killer waiting to strike again...


MY THOUGHTS: I was very excited to read this book by Kate Pearce because I'm such a fan of her Simply series. She's writing in a different genre this time around as Catherine Lloyd. The plot sounded so interesting but the story was incredibly slow and boring, sadly. It was only slightly interesting until around 100 pages in, then the story slowed down even more. On page 170 something involving Lucy happened. That incident should have happened much sooner. Much.

Twenty-five year old brown haired and brown-eyed Lucy and Robert have been friends since they were children. I never once got the feeling that they were true friends. Robert doesn't seem to really like her and was rude to her at least a few times. I sensed no chemistry of any kind between them. I don't really like Robert at all. When Lucy told him about an incident involving her he didn't believe her when he had absolutely no reason to doubt what she'd said. Another time she told him her theory about a stolen item and he thought she was crazy. I just found him to be rude and annoying.

I don't understand why Robert's fiancé was added to the story. She was completely unlikeable and she didn't serve a purpose. I'm just puzzled by why she was added.

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


THE HOUSEGUEST ADULT DVD

Houseguest, TheSTUDIO: Vivid
RELEASED: 2006
LENGTH: 83 minutes
RATING: XXX
MY GRADE: B

FROM DVD: Tom Byron lives by himself in the Hollywood Hills. He has a nice big house but it gets lonely sometimes. So he frequently has house guests. And since he's in porn, that part's never lonely... because his houseguests never stop fucking. After several weeks of voyeurism, he decides to take a break and go it alone...until Stefani--who's not in porn-- comes to town. She asks if she can crash at his place, and he reluctantly says yes, because at least she's not in porn. And then she shows him just how hot a "civilian" can be!



 Condoms are used for two of the four hetero scenes.  

SCENE 1: Stefani, the blonde on the cover, wearing bra and underwear, walks into Tommy's room. She sits on the bed and he sits beside her. She takes her bra off and they kiss, him rubbing her clit through her underwear. She lays back and he eats her pussy. She kneels on the bed and blows him while he's standing up beside it. They 69, then she lays back, right leg up, and he fucks her. Her vulva is totally bald. Spoon position on their left sides, reverse cowgirl, doggie position on bed. He comes on her chest.

SCENE 2: Kimberly is standing there facing the camera wearing a denim bra/shirt thingie and denim skirt. She takes both off and pulls her red thongs down. Jay, father to Jerry from scene 4, is sitting there watching her. He goes over to her, they kiss then he sits on the bottom stair of the staircase. She stands above him and he eats her pussy. He stands, takes his clothes off and she kneels and blows him. She kneels on the steps and he's behind her, fucking her. She blows him while he sits on bottom stair. She sits on his condomless dick, reverse cowgirl, and rubs her clit as she rides him. He lays on the floor and tells her to sit on his face because he wants her 'pussy juice', so she does. He sits on the stair, she straddles his mouth so he can eat her and he's jerking off while doing it. He comes on her face.

SCENE 3: Stefani and Faith are wearing bra and underwear and are sitting across from each other in the living room. Faith walks over to Stefani, Stef bends over, Faith takes her underwear off, kneels behind her and eats her. Stef turns around and sits in front of the fireplace. Faith takes her underwear off and Stefani eats her pussy. Stef lays back and Faith eats her and fingers her with two fingers. Faith lays back, Stef eats her. Stefani kneels and Faith uses a realistic flesh colored dildo on her then makes Stef suck it, then they both lick it. Stef lays back and Faith fucks her with it while Stefani rubs her own clit. Faith squats down a little and leans back against the fireplace while Stefani fucks her with it. Faith rubs her own clit.

SCENE 4: Kate is wearing a matching lavender bra and underwear. She's stripping for Jerry in the living room. He goes over to her and smacks her ass and licks her asshole while she's bending over. She takes his clothes off and they kiss. She blows him. They 69 on sofa, then she straddles his face. she's on her left side, right leg up and Jerry's fucking her. He's wearing a condom. She squats on the floor and blows him. She kneels on sofa, he fucks her from behind. Reverse cowgirl. Tom Byron walks in, asks if they need anything, she says 'water' so he gives her a bottle of it. She gets on, facing him. He comes in her face.

SCENE 5: Tom walks into a room and Faith is sitting in a chair wearing bra and underwear. He leans down and kisses her. She kneels in the chair, he takes her bra and underwear off and eats her pussy. He lays on the bed, she blows him for awhile. He has her turn around on the bed and he fucks her from behind without a condom. She gets on facing him, then reverse cowgirl, her rubbing her clit some. Spoon position on their left sides. He comes in her mouth and she sucks him clean.

BONUS MATERIAL

Bonus scenes, totaling just over a hour.

1- Clip starring Lexa and Vince Vouyer, from Babylon.
2- Clip starring Savanna Sampson and Manuel Ferrara, from Kiss Me Stupid
3- Clip starring Evan Stone and Mercedez, taken from Lay Me Down.
4- Clip starring Stefani Morgan and Trent Tesoro, from Star.
5- Clip starring Mark Davis and Raylene, from Zoom.

Previews for Vivid titles: Dinner Party, Colors, How Far Will You Go?, Illicit.


MY THOUGHTS: I liked this one OK. It wasn't really a feature film like it was marketed as, which is fine with me. There wasn't any dialogue really. There was no 'houseguest' either, just different scenes put together, I think. I don't know what they're talking about in the dvd description.

Scene two with Kimberly and Jay was awkward to watch. She didn't seem to be into the intercourse part and those scenes weren't long enough. She also looks horrible with blonde hair.

I should have enjoyed scene 4 with Jerry but I didn't think much of it. I found Kate's huge implants, tattoos and piercings (nipples, clit) ugly and was disappointed that she was given a scene with Jerry, aka Mr. Hot Shit, see bottom of post here.

I liked that both Jerry and his father were in this (I have a few more with both of them in it) and that only one of the four girls had breast implants.

This came from my personal collection.