Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The not so secret life of bees

I just saw some of the comments from my previous post. The fact that some of you still visit, wow, I feel more awed than I can ever express... My darlings, you are lovely. Oh how you warm my cruel heart. *sniffles*

I only wanted to pimp Paullina’s new book, A Song in the Daylight. You all know how much I adore her. Did I tell you she named a character after me? She’s the protagonist’s Nutella-loving best friend. ;) Despite the fact I’m a shameless spoiled cow whose talent only extends to shopping and shoes, Paullina likes me. My only claim to fame is being Raoul’s Lover Extraordinaire. Who would have thought my name (and a little part of me) would be all over the pages of a book written by a beloved international bestselling author? I certainly didn’t expect it. It’s breathtaking and humbling at the same time.

Back to the reason I’m here. (No, not to come back, sorry. :S) After reading those comments, I felt like the dimmest light in the tanning bed. How could I think I don’t owe our readers some kind of update? For four years you’d been our devoted friends, confidants, cheerleaders. Since I know you can’t rely on that Trollop, I should have done it myself a long time ago.

Alright. Basically, seeing as our lives aren’t romance novels (oh I weep!), Trollop is still horrible and I’m still certifiable. Last November she and I were supposed to meet in New York City for Halloween. I went and traveled miles and miles, crossed freaking mountains and oceans, and guess what—or maybe you won’t—her evilness is limitless after all—*SHE* *STOOD* *ME* *UP* GRRRRRR. What a fucking bitch.

She’s very busy. Hmph. At the time she had to prepare a dissertation to take to Puerto Rico and then there’s that project whatsis she had to present in El Salvador last December. This February she’ll be in NYC. (Let’s all hope there’d be a huge winter storm as the thought of her freezing to death fills me with an indescribable joy.) After that I think Madrid in May. I reluctantly report that she’s verra verra happy, with her pervy BF, a job she loves, happy with life in general really. Of course we both know for her despicable act I will endeavor to torture and make her suffer for as long as I breathe.

As for me, travel travel travel. Last year apparently I had too much time I toured the U.S. from west to east coast. This June I’ll be in Italy. Yep, you read that right. I-TA-LY, Land of Raooooooouls. (I’m grinning like an idiot here; can you blame me? Just think of those sinfully finger-lickin’ Nutella-licious Italian men surrounding you ay dios mio.)

You know I feel like a deprived sexually ambiguous maniac on her first trip to Sex Toys La-La-Land. Like, WOOHOOO FINALLY FINALLY FI-NAL-LY! Hey, only saying I’m excited, you perverts. For years I’ve been obsessed talking about it nonstop making your ears bleed and now I’m finally going. I already paid my tuition and accommodations so no one can stop me from going to live in Florence attending a school there. Sure, I must be the most horrible student in the history of the whole wide world but we’re talking of Italy here! I’ll try my damnedest and study those gorgeous Italian men’s anatomy passionately. ;p

Please don’t be like my Italian friend who said, and I quote, “I have already warned all my free friends, a horny nympomaniac Filipina is about to come to Italy. They are all hiding with chattering teeth.” He’s a bastard. I’m not going for the men! Really! Sheesh. Fine, not ONLY for them. I’m going to visit those beautiful cities. Like I said, travel. Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Athens, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm... Europe is my oyster. *sigh*

How about you? How have you been? Oh and while you’re at it, here are some photos from last year, including pages from ASITD and the new TBH trade paperback Paullina signed and graciously sent me. Ciao.


15 comment(s):

Anonymous Kristy said...

Lol Harlot you crack me up! For a moment there I thought you were back. You are beautiful! I am so glad you posted this. Its good to know you two are doing what makes you happy.... I have been checking this blog once in a while because I miss you ladies so much! Good luck and safe travel!

1/20/2010 02:33:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Thank you, Kristy. :)

1/21/2010 01:13:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Thank you for updating! I still check regularly like Kristy just in case.
A Song in the Daylight was one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I wouldn't have picked it up if it wasn't for your recomendation since I thought I was ruined for all books after TBH. But I was not disappointed. Then I read all her other books again and LOVED them too.
Jealous that you're travelling so much but I still hope you have an amazing time despite my envy :D

1/22/2010 09:22:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Gabrielle, i'm glad you liked ASITD. Isn't it fascinating? There were moments i was so engrossed with the story i'd gasp and think, "OMG this can't be!" You know i can't say i like Larissa, but she's very real (i even know someone like her). I can't believe the things she has done in the book! It's easy to hate her but when you stop and think about it, i know i can't just point a finger and condemn her for her actions. She gets her comeuppance anyway.

As for Italy, thank you sweetie. :) I promise not to get caught up in some stupid scandal like that idiot Amanda Knox. :p

1/22/2010 05:45:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

That's EXACTLY why I thought the book was so amazing. I kept thinking of her kids and how she could do that to them but then I saw what she had with Kai and I felt it was justified. I thought what they had was real


but then that thing happened in the end and I started to hate Kai. It just proved that he was really very young and immature.
I couldn't believe the ending. It was heartbreaking.

No one writes like PS. She's the only author who can do a story like that with it ending the way it did and still have you sympathising with all the characters.

1/22/2010 07:25:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...


I couldn't believe the ending either. I did not see it coming. But i think Larissa deserves it and i think her family is better off without her. Maybe sometimes we can excuse our actions because of "love" or lust, but in the end when she just watch Kai--the man she said she TRULY loves--DYING, OMG! For me that's when i knew she's beyond redemption. I would have done EVERYTHING, broken leg and all, crawled crawled and fucking crawled for his life and mine. I might not make it in time to get him an antidote, but i'd have done all that is possible to save his life.

1/24/2010 03:57:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Gabrielle, have you read Joey Hill and Sherry Thomas?

1/24/2010 03:58:00 AM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

I know what you mean. Such an amazing book.

Nope, I've never heard of it. I was going to ask you for book recommendations because I have a feeling we have very similar tastes lol.
What's it about?

1/24/2010 06:42:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Remember those years it seemed like all romance authors were just recycling stuff? Not the last two years imo. My top two: Sherry Thomas and Joey Hill. Here are my top romance reads of 2008-09 :) (well the ones i remember). I hope i hope you'd try them.

Not Quite A Husband - Sherry Thomas (Like double chocolate gateau you want to savor slowly because it's very very good.)
A Mermaid's Kiss, A Witch's Beauty, A Mermaid's Ransom - Joey Hill (I am *so*in*love* with this series i will WEEP if she stops writing it.)
Angel's Blood - Nalini Singh (Rafael is one of the SEXIEST heroes i've ever encountered. The sexual tension on this book is so high i can lick it.)
Addicted - Charlotte Featherstone
Goddess of the Hunt - Tessa Dare
Bound By Your Touch - Meredith Duran
Just One of the Guys - Kristan Higgins
Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley
Dark Desires After Dusk - Kresley Cole
Tairen Soul series (4books) - C. L. Wilson
Ember - Bettie Sharpe
Stranger I Married - Sylvia Day

I should mention these oldies because they are just so soo soooo good, sometimes might be better than sex:

KEEPER OF THE DREAM - Penelope Williamson
GARTERS - Pamela Morsi
A ROSE AT MIDNIGHT - Anne Stuart (Love and hate, OMG awesome!)
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD - Patricia Gaffney

I blogged about the first 3. I read TO HAVE & TO HOLD early 2008 after Trollop and i stopped blogging so i didn't had the chance to rave about it. Plus Trollop shut me down when i said the hero, er, he's not heroish in the beginning. Well she and i like different romances. She likes "perfect" stories with perfect heroes; i like angsty, passionate, dark madbadbad ones. Even if the hero is a complete bastard and a raving lunatic, if i BELIEVE the romance will work i will take him.
Anyway, i said before that Paradise by McNaught was my all-time favorite romance. Not anymore, now it's TH&TH. :)

1/24/2010 08:15:00 AM  

Anonymous Sheila said...

WOW- what an awesome opportunity you have. I hope you savor every moment but somehow find time to send us some lovely photos. I think we all know we can't hold you hostage in your blog for our benefit, but really, not having you regularly post is like missing a dear friend.

Please don't dismantle your site, I still like to read back entries for reviews to older books and ashamedly I admit, to get a hunk fix from time to time! Take care and be safe, but more importantly- have much joy.

1/24/2010 05:17:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

*squeals* You rock!!
Thank you soo much. I already have a hefty TBR pile but I have a feeling these ones are gonna creep to the top.
Perfect heroes are nice every now and then but the dark and tortured ones are a fave of mine.
I ADORE Paradise so a boom would have to be pretty awesome to be better than that.
I've fallen in love with Laura Kinsale. I read all of her backlist when I discovered Flowers for the Storm and was in awe of all of them. It's taken her ages to release a new one but hopefully it will be worth the wait.

1/24/2010 05:53:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Sheila: Thank you. I have to say I'm thinking of taking down TBB around, maybe, March? I honestly don't see myself or Trollop coming back to blogging so I thought what's the point? But with what you said now i'm not sure lol. :)

Gabrielle: I'm in a hurry lol, dinner out. Just want to say please don't give up on TH&TH. I'll tell you now it's a very VERY dark book.

This reviewew sums up everything that i feel about TH&TH.
I found it after i read the book and went NUTS. I HAD to look for books similar to it. I was desperate. I loved TH&TH so much i was afraid i wouldn't love any other romance novel anymore--very alarming--i didn't know what to do! I know, crazy no?

1/25/2010 04:21:00 AM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Feeling slightly nervous about all the emphasis on how "dark" it is, but I'm up for it :)

1/26/2010 06:01:00 AM  

Blogger Aradia said...

So not fair! You were in OC (Angels stadium)and didn't call?! I'm so disappointed. ;)
Glad you are having a good time.
And Italy! How exciting. Enjoy Italy thoroughly, guys, food, art and all.

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