- I got a job, one that takes up a massive amount of a day. Who knew?
- I got my driver's license, so while I still read on the bus to work, I took the bus (and, therefore, read on the bus) this month less than I used to.
- September is TV premiere month!
- I read Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny which, while an awesome book and totally worth it, took a long-ass time to read, especially considering the previous three factors.
- 1 Spirited Hoyden
- 1 Virgin Widow
- 1 Stripper-Nurse ("Helloooooo, Nurse!")
- 1 Heroine ... who really doesn't do anything other than Make Good Coffee and Bread
- 1 Regency Miss with Deep Sexual Daddy Issues
- 1 Kidnapped Innocent
- 1 Vampire Juliet
- 1 Glorified Thundercat
- 1 Undercover Angel
- 1 Tortured Spy
- 1 Sexy Pirate with a Dark Past
- 1 Lonely Wolfking
- 1 Virgin Nerd Fireman
- 1 Demon Stripper
- "I can't marry her - she caught me having a Fake Pagan Orgy Cult Party!"
- "I can't love her - I'm already dead!"
- "I can't love her - she's a vampire!"
- "I have to save my ship - but she doesn't need me anymore!"
- "I can't love her - I'm broke and angsty and a virgin!"
- "I can't love him - he's a man who tells me what to do and I am an Strong, Independent Woman (tm)!"
- "I can't love her - I'm too deeply in debt!"
- Several Fake Orgies
- 1 Barbed Penis
- 1 Fender Bender
- 1 Evil Fake Artist
- 1 Angry Dragon
- 1 Misunderstanding About Birth Control
*September Pick* Re-Read Review: Ship of Destiny, by Robin Hobb. A+
Pros: Great characterization. Excellent examination of women. Adventure. Dragons. Sweeping romance! Engaging antiheroes! SERIOUSLY IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THESE BOOKS WHY AREN'T YOU DO SO RIGHT NOW?!
Cons: A little bit slow in the middle this time around.
Lord of Fire, by Gaelen Foley. B-
Pros: Yummy dark hero. Surprisingly decent character development. Lovely writing.
Cons: Crazy-stupid story. Fake orgies for Great Justice?
Under Fire, by Jo Davis. C+
Winner of the Too-High Expectations Award
Pros: Hot firemen.
Cons: Shallow characterization. Obvious villain. Sluggish pacing. Heroine who is both nurse and stripper and yet doesn't understand birth control.
*September Dud* Anthology Review: Hot Spell by Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Meljean Brook, Shiloh Walker. C-
Winner of the "What is Read Cannot Be Un-Read" Medal
Pros: Meljean Brook's story. The language and worldbuilding in Emma Holly's.
Cons: The lack of conflict in Emma Holly's. The ridiculous worldbuilding in Lora Leigh's. The lame-ass Romeo and Juliet set-up in Shiloh Walker's. And oh just before I forget - THE BARBED PENIS IN LORA LEIGH'S STORY. Yes, ladies, his penis has a hook on it. Just what every woman wants.