Monday, June 7, 2010

Fiona Jayde Talks About Her Desert Island Keepers

Welcome back to our second day of fun and sun at DIK Fiona! As is tradition I agreed to let Fiona borrow my blowfish bikini top, and her pirate dude kept eyeballing it so I thought it best to comply. lol

Hows the fit there Fiona? I have to say, you and your pirates sure know how to party that was an awesome luau last night!!

Um... That's quite a top Lea! LOL! The luau was awesome - someone had Captain Morgan on hand:)

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

Dood - just 5? LOL

My very favorite book is Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - the Russian version.

I re-read it almost every year and each time find something new that I didn't realize before. I love the dashing D'Artagnan, and I've even declared that I'm going to marry him - I was 10 at the time. (Funny part? My hubby has a very similar looking mustache to the guy on the cover!) I also adore Athos - he is the original tortured hero!

Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey - I just love that book. There's so much sexual tension, and James Mallory - the hero - is just so freaking sexy! I love the back and fourth banter between him and Georgina, and I seriously love that he coerced her brothers into forcing him to marrying her, keeping his reputation and still getting the woman he loves.

Ice Blue by Anne Stuart - this was one of the few times where I developed a crush on the hero - Takashi O'Brian. Its just an amazing book - full of thrills and chills and enough sexual tension to have me shivering. I love the theme of "hero may have to kill the heroine but falls in love with her" - and I've re-read the book a number of times and still can't put it down.

Glory In Death by J.D Robb - this is the second book in the In Death series and still my favorite. This is where Eve - the kickass heroine who hides a soft heart - has to come to terms with her feelings toward Roarke - and the struggle is so intensely powerful I can't take my eyes off those two. I love the In Death series - but that book is my ultimate favorite.

Beyond Eden by Catherine Coulter is another of my favorite re-reads. Its about surviving a horrific ordeal and still being able to open your heart to love. The book features an amazing heroine and tough as nails but soft inside hero. And a seriously messed up family dynamic - complete with Italian royalty to boot.

Fiona's Question Today:

Readers - what are some of your favorite re-reads and why?

Thanks Fiona! Excellent choices… :)

Contest now closed to entries.

As I mentioned yesterday, in addition to being a gifted writer, Fi is also a talented graphic designer who crafts her own videos. Check out this one for her Sci Fi Erotic Romance "Cold Victory":

Intergalactic warfare has not been kind to humans. Convicted pilot Zoya Scott has the chance to avenge her family, redeem an act of desperation with that of sacrifice. She’ll end this war if she betrays the man whose touch burns through her soul, the man whose ship and crew she must destroy. The man who is her bloodmate.

Commander Galen Stark never expected the convicted pilot on his ship to be anything more then a good looking inconvenience. A small brush of their hands grips him with vicious lust, a need he can’t control. She is his bloodmate – a biological reaction burning through his veins.

Except she carries an explosive. And Stark may have to give the order to destroy them all.

Excerpt and Ordering Information

Fiona 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!


Anonymous said...

Oh "Gentle Rogue" is one of my shelf keepers too - actually anything by J.Lindsey is. I've enjoyed decades of reading her romances and hope to keep reading them for many years to come.

My favorite re-reads are ANYTHING by Linda Howard, LaVyrle Spencer and Johanna Lindsey. I also re-read most of Jude Deveraux and Heather Graham/Shannon Drake - love all those talented ladies!



Carol L. said...

Hi Fiona,
I'll have to try and find Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. I've never read that one. Glory In Death is also one of my favorites. Eve coming to terms about her feelings for Roarke.
I love to reread all Monica McCarty's Highlander books. Karen Marie Moning books and Kathryn Caskie books. There are so many Authors I love.:)
Carol L.

Ellz said...

Wow that trailer was brilliant. Very nice.

favorite rereads...I don't reread. I really can't think of 1 title I reread. I might reread a series book if it has been so long since the last book, but not likely.

fiona jayde said...

Morning islanders!
Thanks for putting up with me - last night did get a little crazy didn't it... LOL

@MsM - OMG same here - I adore Johanna Lindsey, but the first two Malory novels are my favorite... Though I love the Viking ones... And the Sci Fi one..

@Carol - you'll have to let me know what you think of Three Musketeers. The movies never do them justice. And exactly about Glory in Death - the emotions are just so potent in that book, it always has me tearing up a little.

@Ellie - thank you about the trailer:) As for not re-reading that just means you have more time to discover awesome new reads:)

Blodeuedd said...

My fav re-read, oh by far magician by Raymonmd E Feist. I re'read it every summer for 8 years, but then I started bloggin and the books keep me busy. But I know it is there when I want it

Lea said...

Good morning Fiona and everyone!

Glad you enjoyed the Partaay last night Fi! I loved your favorite book picks and the fact you read Russian is so interesting - I always wonder if books translate the same between languages.

Thanks so much for joining us again! And thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting!

Counting those entries. ;)

runner10 said...

Some definite good books to add to my list.
I can re-read Mary Higgins Clark or Jude Deveraux any day.

Mary G said...

For years my reread was The Flame & The Flower. Now I have more than one.

Sweet Restraint & Wicked Burn by Beth Kery

Dangerous Passion by Lisa Marie Rice

The Missing by Shiloh Walker

Unlawful Contact & Naked Edge by
Pamela Clare

Anonymous said...

i have no t re read anything to thell the truth
but i love leslei kelly books

Ina said...

Hi Fiona!
thanks for being here - there are some books on your list I've to check out, they sound very interesting... my favorite reread-series is the Black Jewels Series by Anne Bishop - every time I read them I explore something new!
wish you all the best,

Blanche said...

Hi Fiona and Lea!!

Favorite re-reads....I have a ton of them but these are probably my very favorite...

Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard (although I love all her books)

Promises Prevail by Sarah McCarty

Colters' Woman by Maya Banks

Jennifer D. said...


I'm actually a fan of all of the books you mentioned in your fave re-reads. I often re-read books myself - Cry No More by Linda Howard, Paradise by Judith McNaught, Out of Control by Suz Brockamnn, Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard, Killjoy by Julie Garwood and I could probably go on...

Tracy said...

Oh I love D'Artagnan - no matter what book or film or how they portray him. He's just one great guy.

I've read Black Ice by Stuart and loved it but haven't gotten to the others in that series. If Ice Blue is anything like that one I'm sure it's wonderful.

My favorite re-reads:
The first 3 books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. So romantic I could just read them over and over.
Jennifer Crusie's Welcome to Temptation. Humor, witty dialogue, romance, good stuff.
KMM's Highlander books 4 & 5 because I just love those twins!
Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston - I think this one just makes me laugh so hard and I love the relationship and interactions the heroine has with her friends.

Chelsea B. said...

Three favorite rereads of mine are
Lover Awakened by JR Ward--This was my favorite BDBH book, favorite BDBH hero. That kinda explains it :-) Besides, I love a good tortured hero, and Z is pretty much the definition.

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter-- Oh le sigh. I so adore this book. Adore, adore, adore, adore.

And The Madness of Ian Mackenzie-- Historical. Wonderful. Passionate. Fantastic. :-)

Armenia said...

Hi Fiona,

I cut my teeth with Nora Roberts when I started really getting into romance. I've since ventured into discovering different authors. Though one of my favorite re-reads is Nora Roberts' Born In trilogy because the bond of family is so richly written.

I re-read Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series because of my love of highland/time travel stories.

And finally I love re-reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Chicago Stars series because of all her funny characters and heart-warming stories.

armiefox at yahoo dot com

s7anna said...

I love to re-read Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts, Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard, Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh, Amanda by Kay Hooper, Open Season by Linda Howard and all of Lisa Jackson's books. They're all romances...for the most part they are all romantic suspense.


chey said...

I don't usually re-read. There are too many books out there I haven't read yet. I did keep some, but I never got around to re-reading them, so I gave them away.

Abbie said...

I hardly ever reread, but I do have a few. Mine are the Williamsburg series by Elswyth Thane, especially the first three, and the Scarlet Pimpernel. They were my first romances, so there's a lot of sentimental value. I've also added Acheron to the list recently. I have a huge soft spot for tortured heroes too.

Chris said...

I've always thought that blowfish bikini top looked like it would bite...

Um. Favorite rereads... I've reread Bellwether by Connie Willis a few times over the years. And Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delaney.

Jason said...

How weird is it that I think I might have read 'Gentle Rogue'? It looks so familiar!


Ladytink_534 said...

I really liked Reno from Stuart's Ice series. Takashi was a great character too though. I don't re-read too often but mine are Little Women (I adore Jo even if she doesn't end up with Laurie- which I always thought was wrong) and The Stand (I can't explain why I like it so much but I've re-read it more than any other book).

Heather D said...

OMG Gentle Rogue is my all time favorite book! I don't know how many times I have read it. I think it was like the second or third romance novel that I ever read and it honestly hooked me. I honestly could reread the entire Mallory series, but Gentle Rogue will always be my favorite! I love James!!

The Harry Potter Series!

Wicked Burn by Beth Kery. I love how Vic doesn't hold anything back. Niall's heartbreaking past and how Vic ultimately helps put her past behind her

Julie Garwood, JOhanna Lindsey, and Nora Roberts are three very talented authors that I can always pick up and read or reread.

throuthehaze said...

Honestly my favorite reread is the Harry Potter series...I read them at least once a year.

Z said...

I have way too many to mention by title but I reread by these writers that come to mind and there are still more.
Hannah Howell
Johanna Lindsey
Karen Marie Moning
Karin Tabke
Shayla Black
Nikki Duncan
Robyn Carr
Nora Roberts
Janet Chapman
Veronica Wolff
and so many more I just love books.

fionna jayde said...

@Blodeuedd- its nice to come back to old favorites, isn't it?

@Lea - the translations are always interesting. I tried to read Three Musketeers in french (when I was in highschool and taking french) and failed miserably lol

@Runner10 - ooh Jude Deveraux - I haven't read her in a while! I should look her up!

@maryG - Ya know, I haven't read The Flame and The Flower... The name sounds familiar - Kathleen Woodwiss?
Great rereads though - Beth's books are some of my faves as well! I'll have to check out your other picks - the titles are intriguing:)

@kh - Leslie Kelly? I don't think I've heard of her - what does she write?

@Ina - don 't you love finding new things when you re-read something? Its like a new diamond fascet! Tell me more about the Black Jewels series? (I ask the questions for my own benefit - always looking to explore new reads and get recs:)

@Blanche - ya know, I thought I've read everything by Linda Howard, but I haven't read Mackenzie's Mountain. (HEHE now I have another LH to read - love her stuff!)

@Jennifer - some of my favorite authors! Have you read Perfect by Judith McNaught? I just love that book.

@Tracy - D'Artagnan is da man!! Black Ice was awesome - but Takashi in Ice Blue has my heart:)

@Chelsea - ya know, I haven't reread Lover Awakened. I loved it when I read it, but Jr Ward does too goo of a job on my emotional strings on that one.

@Armenia - I loved the Born Series! I've reread them recently actually:)

@sZAnna - some of my faves! I loooove romantic suspense as well. I've recently discovered Cindy Gerard who is also great.

@Chey - to make room for new books!

@Abbie - same here for the tortured heroes:)

@Chris - great, now you put that image in my head... Great...
Great re-reads!

@Jase - Gentle Rogue rules! Half the time I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!

@Ladyting - sigh Reno:) I loved Reno as well!

@Throughthehaze - I haven't read harry Potter yet:) I think I'm the only person on the planet who hasn't...

@Zina - awesome list and has some of my favorites!!
@Heather - Go James Malory fangirls!

jeanette8042 said...

My favorite re-read is definitely Lora Leigh's Breed series.

lilazncutie1215 @

Jennifer D. said...

Hi Fiona,

Yes, Perfect is a great read, too. I think I have read every Judith McNaught book that has been published. I'm a big fan of her historicals, as well (Almost Heaven)

Fedora said...

Wow, you read Russian, Fi? I think I knew that, but WOW, I'm impressed all over again :)

As for favorite re-reads, there are loads--a few by Jennifer Crusie (Cinderella Deal and Welcome to Temptation are faves), SEP (Ain't She Sweet, It Had to Be You, but almost anything!), Shelly Laurenston/GA Aiken (just about any of her books crack me up ;)), Sarah Mayberry (Anything for You tops my list)... I know there are tons more :)

Scorpio M. said...

I've read 3 of your top 5 picks! Oh boy, I loved Takashi, as well. Very unusual hero.

Favorite re-reads are Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl, To Seduce A Sinner by E. Hoyt & Jo Goodman's older books.

Anonymous said...

I've got a few Jennifer Crusie books that I re-read and Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are always fun.

cories119 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lea said...

Hi everyone! The giveaway is now closed to entries. Winner to be announced soon. Thank you to all who entered!

Copyright © 2008-2011 Desert Island Keepers All Rights Reserved. Proudly powered by Blogger

  © Blogger template Starry by 2008 Modified by Lea

Back to TOP