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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 14:20:44 BDT
fairy queen says:
wow thats a good summary! Ive not been there long enough to form any strong opinion but so far theres no one who i think "Oh god not you again!"
Love hearing from the ladies as theres not so many of us Havent really seen mrs Molloy but have seen mrs bear and she seems pretty cool.Must admit I did come to this thinking it would be full of testoterone fuelled gore hounds but that is definetly not the case, and although everyone has different tastes they all seem to be a well educated, cool bunch who have really opened my eyes to loads of stuff I would have never looked at otherwise and if anything have made me realise that my view of men is maybe a little narrow-minded( but dont tell them I said that!!!!)

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 16:47:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2010 17:07:42 BDT
Rachel says:
I've just had a terrible guilt stricken moment in the middle of Sainsbury's as I realised i forgot dear Jay-D and had to rush home to rectify! Apologies, Jay D ,maybe it will make you feel better to know my frozen stuff is running all round the kitchen while I post.....Jay D has been a regular off and on contributor for ages and he seems to like a lot of the actiony horror and martial arts, like me and is one of the only other big readers in the group. we've had many a chat about books etc as that kind of horror is i think, underrepresented. I really wish we had more horror readers too. if you get the chance, look back through the horror posts for the two stories we wrote as a kind of hive mind. There is the very funny and twisted christmas story we wrote last December and then, when we had all that snow and lots of us were at home we started Snowbound, a more serious attempt. sadly it petered out to just Jay d and I posting so it fizzled. still quite good though, i think although unfinished!

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 17:02:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2010 17:03:17 BDT
F. Rocco says:
Fairy queen & Rachel...
with the risk of sounding like some sort of peeping tom but I am really enjoying following yr conversations,makes my work day so so much better...tnks!

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 17:06:33 BDT
Rachel says:
Hi Francesco- if that wasn't sarcastic then peep away to your hearts content my dear! And do feel free to join in.... If it was sarcastic well, tough!

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 17:19:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2010 17:20:26 BDT
F. Rocco says:
Hiya Rachel
no no, wasnt being sarcastic, really meant it.
Have been using amazon for quite a while but only discovered the forums recently and I am really loving some of the conversations (have been digging trough some really old ones and some r brilliant).
Seriously makes my 8 hours in the office a lot better so pls keep going!
p.s. Rachel: ordered battle royale, waiting for monday morning post delivery (why i always leave it so late??damn..)
p.p.s. fairy queen: my regards to yr new little brother Pip (if its the first dog u have u will soon discover that he wont be a pet but a member of the family, if u had others u already know!)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 19:49:47 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hi F Rocco
thats a really lovely thing to say thank you so much(pips a girl by the way) Its funny but I already feel like shes been here forever! love her to bits:-)
And feel free to "peep" all you like and please come on over to the horror side we are always looking for fresh blood!
And Rachel my dear am a bit worried about your dinner "running around the kitchen" hope its not a white hen and a black cockrell....(that might be a bit lost on you if you havnt read any Dennis Wheatley!)

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 19:52:28 BDT
fairy queen says:
Was just thinking if anyone logged onto this now and did not know us...we do read..a lot..honest! we just get a bit sidetracked! please feel free to contribute any fantasy book type ideas thanks!

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 19:57:39 BDT
Hi Fairyqueen I hope you do like the Rob Thurman books, I too like the dark side of faerie and i agree Tinkabell was an evil cow! I didn't know that about the death certificate though! I'm sorry you didn't get on with them Rachel, I found Moonshine not quite as good as Nightlife but Madhouse and Deathwish better. They may not be to everyone's taste but I love her (Rob Thurman's) mad bad boys. If you want a female viewpoint of the same world try her Trixa book (Trick of the Light) - same world different characters.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 20:24:45 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hi ms T knox
Thank you so much! people usually look at me like i have lost the plot when I try to tell them about how evil Tinkerbell is!
If you are interested in the dark side of Faerie you could try reading Good Faerie/bad Faerie by Brian Froud( the guy who did all the artwork for Labyrinth and Dark Cyrstal) not only does it have the most stunningly beautiful, dark illustrations of faerie you will ever see, it also has some really good info about the folklore of faeries , and also a few made-up ones, my personal favourite being the"belly button fluff faerie"!

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 20:34:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2010 20:36:54 BDT
Rachel says:
perhaps i'll give them another try, Ms T Knox. thanks for the recommendation. Francesco, I hope you enjoy Battle Royale. It was brilliant in my opinion but i'll be glad to know what you think. happy that we are distracting you from your work!! the Forum's do become a tad addictive. fairy Queen, i have read Wheatley and did get the reference and did save my Hagen Daaz before it melted too much!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 21:19:00 BDT
fairy queen says:
Jusr re-read your post and realised you meant your frozen stuff! good job you caught the Haagan-Daaz you need a mortage to buy that stuff! soooo worth it tho-mmm thinking bout the Baileys one now....

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 22:27:24 BDT
Rachel says:
hey francesco, just thought, if you want a twisted and slightly disturbing laugh, pop on over to the horror forum and read the old post that was our Christmas holiday story. it is called Horror Forum Xmas story and is on page 5 of the old discussions.

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 22:46:02 BDT
fairy queen says:
Have just read the forum christmas story-post optransexuals, inbred hillbilly repressed homosexuals, the loch ness monster and zombie gay sex wow there something for everyone! cant help thinking that the chickens got the rough end of the deal tho...
Seriously tho brilliant story, best laugh I had in ages! Will really need to ressurect that idea soon..hmm...maybe some midsummer madness??

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 22:54:11 BDT
Rachel says:
How about May Day Mayhem? its closer and we can have the whole wicker man thing going in.....

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2010 14:17:36 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hmm the world would be a better place if we all had some Beltane celebrations...go for it! will put a posting up closer to the time, or you can seeing as it was your rather marvellous idea .

Posted on 17 Apr 2010 14:44:05 BDT
Rachel says:
No, you had the idea to do it again, go for it!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2010 19:22:21 BDT
fairy queen says:
right-o will do keep your eyes open about the 30th....

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2010 10:22:48 BDT
F. Rocco says:
Hiya Rachel
after a w/e finally spent enjoying the sunshine, back I am...for another day/week in the office...damn...
but I just found the post with the christmas story, so I have something to look forward to, will let u know as soon as I manage to go trough it (and of course Iam waiting for the post delivery..!)

Hi Fairy Queen,my apologies to Pip, I meant a new little sister!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2010 15:38:49 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hey Francesco
no problem! she had a lovely weekend too-some lovely long walks, but shes sulking today because I took her for her
Get your thinking head on for May Day murder Mayhem..its going to be awesome!

Posted on 22 Apr 2010 12:06:08 BDT
Hi Fairy Queen, inspired by Angela Carter and the re-writing of the classic fairy tales and the tenth kingdom tv series I have written book (Reality by M I Curry) which gives a darker, contemporary setting to characters such as snow white and little red riding hood. I have put these usually innocent 'victim' characters in control of events all along. There is no need to buy before sampling because I understand that is annoying as there is a preview section on the publisher's website. Try and search Reality, Curry for the preview and book and author information. There is also information on and .com. Hope this helps

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2010 20:44:02 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hi Mr M. I Curry
I really like the sound of this and will check it out. Thanks for the recommendation and good luck with your book sales.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2010 19:06:41 BDT
Jennym says:
Hi, you might want to try Amy Lane, The Little Goddess Series. They are self published books and so a bit more expensive.

Id never heard of Amy Lane before and had never read any of her books so didnt know what to expect, but couldn't put it down once started, not, however, the kind of "fairy" story you'd read to your children, most definitely an adult story book but cant wait to get the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend these books.

"Vulnerable" is the first in the "Little Goddess" series by self published author AL. In this book nineteen year old Corrine Carol-Anne Kirkpatrick (aka Cory) battles against her circumstances; determined to graduate and leave behind her small town and white trash reputation, hiding behind her own heavy Goth make up, a variety of facial piercings and a hard, sarcastic manner. Working the night shift in a gas station, she soon discovers her late night regular visitors are not all human and learns to see behind the glamour these individuals wrap themselves in. Violent, bloody and sexy , sidhe, were-creatures & vampires.

Posted on 28 Apr 2010 20:43:44 BDT
Rachel says:
Wow, Mrs J G Metcalfe! That sounds amazing. thanks for the recomendation. It's in my basket waiting for pay day.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2010 09:03:21 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hi mrs J G metcalf
Thanks so much fo the reply-I LOVE the sound of this and like Rachel its now in my basket awaiting some pennies on pay-day.What are the other books in the series like and do you have any other recommendations?

Posted on 29 Apr 2010 09:04:40 BDT
fairy queen says:
Hi Rachel-welcome back long time no hear! hope you been enjoying the sunshine!
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