Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Juliana Stone Picks Her Desert Island Keepers

Welcome back to our second day of fun and sun at DIK Juliana! As is tradition, I agreed to let Juliana wear my blowfish bikini top, and after all, the jaguar was leering at the fish lips as if he might enjoy a snack! Yikes.. lol

Hows the fit there Juliana?

Well the fit seems all right, not sure how I look though!

Well, you look way better than I do in it that's for sure! lol
I have to say, you sure know how to party that was an awesome luau last night especially when your jaguar did his shift thing. *waggles brows*

My jaguars do have many, many hidden talents!

So, without further adieu I’m turning the mic over to Juliana, who is going to talk about her 5 favorite DIK books she has brought along to the island.

Well I’m so glad to have time here to read these books over. Some I’ve already read several times but a keeper is a comfort read ya know? The ones you turn to over and over again for whatever reason! The following are mine!

Dark Desire by Christine Feehan.

This was the second book in her Carpathian series. The first hooked me totally but this one, there was just something about Shea and Jacques intense love story is one I love to revisit time and again.

Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell.

I love to read all kinds of genres and I love the Kay Scarpetta books. The detail and rich characters are intertwined so well with the crime story. I love it.

Blue Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas.

This was the last book I read where I stayed up until 4 in the morning so that I could finish it. I loved it. It made me cry and I was so invested in the characters. A must read. I have Smooth Talking Stranger waiting for me when I finish the book I’m currently writing!

Acheron, by Sherrilyn Kennyon.

I love her Dark Hunter series, like a lot! And Acheron is one dude who I could not wait for his story to be told. I need to read this book again because I know there is stuff I missed first time around!

I might be cheating but I’d also bring along the Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

It’s YA but I loved them. All three of them. The world building is wonderful and I just totally fell in love with the characters.

Thanks Juliana! Awesome choices…

And, Acheron? - Yum!

*Contest Is Now Closed*

Juliana returns for her final day on DIK tomorrow and will be chatting with us about.. Well, you’ll have to stop by and check out her awesome post!


Lea said...

Nice array of reading material there Juliana! The Dark Hunter series is one of my fav's too and Acheron my favorite character throughout the series!

Looking forward to another great day here on the island!

SiNn said...

awesome keeper shelf osme of those books ive never read and now will have to check them out everytime i see ur top i laugh

Jackie said...

Keeper shelf with Feehan, Cornwell, Kenyon and Clare is a funny thing because 2 of these are my all time favorite reads also. Dark Desire by Christine Feehan cemented by addiction to the Carpathian series and Acheron finally getting his own sometimes dark and always riveting story just made me that much more in love with Kenyon's world!!!

On to tomorrow here at DIK!!!

jackie b central texas

Unknown said...

Nice list of books to bring on a desert island :-) I should really read something by Christine Feehan, everybody raves about her nbooks!
The Dark Hunter series is another one on my TBR list, heard only awesome things about it too.

Thanks for this giveaway and for making it international!! :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

SuzyG said...

I loved Blue Eyed Devil but then I am a massive Lisa Kleypas fan whether she is writing historical or contemporary.

throuthehaze said...

Great book selection! I must say I have never seen a blowfish bikini top :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Mary G said...

Hi Juliana
It's neat reading about your fave books.

Scorpio M. said...

Nice picks, I haven't read anything on your list but off to read some reviews on them. Thanks!

Abbie said...

Acheron is one of my desert island books. I never reread books, but I've already read that one twice and I was just thinking yesterday it was about time to read it again.

Jessica said...

uliana, the blowfish are so you! lol
We agree on alot of the same reading material...Feehan's books are great, Dark Desire was one of my faves, it was so dark and intense. I also liked Dark Symphony, Antoinetta & Byron's story.

Acheron is one book I waited years for and was not disapointed. I think I might re-read that one soon.

Blue-Eyed Devil is the one book of Lisa's that I haven't read. Guess I need to look into that!

Jessica said...

Sorry Juliana, somehow I lost your J. here it is JJJJJJJ, with a few extra's , just in case.

Ina said...

Hi Juliana!
fantastic choices - half of the books are keepers for me too :)
greetings, Ina

ElaineG said...

Acheron is one of my all-time favorites too! I had the hardest time reading the first half of the book, even knowing it was obviously going to be very intense. Kenyon's world is an amazing place and I have all of her books and love each one, but Acheron is my all-time favorite....and you gotta love Simi too:)

Blodeuedd said...

Some good books there, and some I sure wanna read. Mostly the Cassandra Clare books

Tracy said...

Nice list! I loved Blue-Eyed Devil so much - it's just a fabulous yet heartwrenching read.

Acheron - he's just fab and I really liked the book too! lol

elaing8 said...

Great selection of books. I have the Mortal Instruments books but haven't read them yet but they are supposed to be fantastic.

donnas said...

Great selection of books. I see many that are on my wishlist already. Think I should move them up in the priority list. I loved the Mortal Instruments series too.

cait045 said...

I love the Dark Hunter series too I am halfway through it right now. I also can't wait for the fourth book of the Mortal Instruements series.

Lea said...

You are right elaineg0707 - we sure can't forget Simi! Acheron's sidekick is so very cool. *g*

Juliana is busy at her day job but I'm sure she will stop by when she can after work!

Thanks for your comments everyone and good luck in the contest. :-)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Wow you picked alot of my favorites! Acheron... oh so much love for that man/god!

Miranda ~ SweetVernal Zephyr

Chelsea B. said...

Oh man! That had to be a hard one! I don't think I could pick between the books I would want to bring! Loved your picks though!

Juliana Stone said...

Oh time for a nice coldie...I just popped one, and believe me after the day I've had I so deserve it!

The Dark Hunters is such a great series....love, love, love Acheron but I have to confess I'm eagerly awaiting Nick's story...which I think is coming out in May!!!!!

I also should read historical Kleypas...havne't done so yet...

Sarah said...

Great selection of books Juliana - I've read a few of them but the others are all on my wishlist already & I'm looking forward to reading them :o)

s7anna said...

Hey Juliana,
Great selection of books for deserted island reading. Christine Feehan was one of the very first authors who got me totally addicted to paranormal romances as was Kenyon. Hope you're having some yummy drinks during your stay at DIK.


Juliana Stone said...

LOL, well I've moved onto coffee actually! So what historical by Kleypas should I start with?

And on a historical note, I will add I adore Julia Quinn. Mr. Cavendish I Presume and The lost Duke of Wyndham I read over a few days and was completely hooked on her. I have On the Way to the Wedding waiting for me too...if I ever get these copy edits done!

Sue A. said...

Great list of books, I'm going to check out the ones I missed!

And I'm wondering what do you wear with your borrowed blowfish bikini top, on the bottom that is? Is there a matching bottom?

Juliana stone said...

Sue, if I over indulge in the ice cold Corona I might be tempted to take a pic and post it, teehee....we shall see

Anonymous said...

was nora robert, but she has just to many to be keepers for all and all the other authors i want to keep


Julie said...

Great list, I love how varied you are. I'll have to agree on the early Feehan novels, they were somethin' else.

That bikini top is um...interesting. xD;

Mitzi H. said...

Great selection of books and great interview.....Love the bra!!!

Sorry, late as usual from the left coast...again.

See you tomorrow (hopefully) in the morning this time.

SuzyG said...

Hi Juliana
Re Lisa Kleypas, a good place to start would be with her Wallflower series - Secrets of a Summer Night, It Happened One Autumn, Devil In Winter (my favourite) and Scandal In Spring.Don't think you'll be disappointed

Kara said...

Ahhhh...I totally agree with you on the love story between Shea and Jacques. I reread this one too!!!

I have to admit, I haven't read Acheron yet...it is in my stack but need to get caught up with the series before delving into his story!! I am up to Valerius.

Sullivan McPig said...

I havent read Dark Desire, but I loved Shadow Games from Feehan.

Spav said...

I aslo love Acheron, although Valerius will always be my favourite.

Unknown said...

Hi Lea and Juliana!

I like several of those book, Patricia Cornwell is a favorite as is Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan. Great keeper shelf!

Thanks for sharing!

Dottie :)

I ♥ Book Gossip said...

I loved loved loved Blue Eyed Devil.

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Eva S said...

Great list! I love Acheron and all Feehan's books too, will be looking for that Cassandra Clare trilogy.

Juliana Stone said...

Suzy thanks for the Kleypas titles...I've written them down!

Fedora said...

Ooh, intrigued by your choices. I have a bunch of Feehan and Kennyon on the TBR but haven't jumped in yet :) And I love that you reward yourself with books when you finish writing :D I reward myself with books, too, but it's usually for finishing much more mundane things, like the towering pile of laundry... :)

Lea said...

Good Morning Everyone:

The contest is closed, thanks to everyone who entered!

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