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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy (HOT Excerpt and Giveaway!!)

Midnight Action
Elle Kennedy

She’s got a broken heart... and a fully loaded arsenal.

Ex–army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hunt down a rogue operative. In order to trap the criminal, Jim seduced Noelle, the man’s daughter—a ruthless act that cost him the love of his life and turned her into a mortal enemy. Now he can’t trust her, but he still desires her. He also needs her help....

Older, wiser, and unwilling to play the fool again, Noelle runs a group of highly skilled assassins. And she’s just been offered the hit of the century: Eliminate Jim Morgan. History gives them no reason to trust each other, but with their lives in jeopardy at the hands of a common enemy, the lines between love and hate are soon blurred. Now Noelle and Jim must face the past if they want to have a future—let alone a future together.

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday, the weekend is almost here!  Today I have an awesome excerpt from Midnight Action, which is the fifth book in the  Killer Instincts series!!  Have you read Elle Kennedy before?  Is this book on your list?  What do you think of the excerpt and the cover? I tell ya what, after this excerpt I know I am all over this book - it's on my definite read list!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Promo & Giveaway - Seductive Supernaturals Boxed Set

Bad boys, tortured alpha heroes, and kick-ass heroines all come together in 12 steamy full-length paranormal romance novels and novellas from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors! Whether you’re looking for tantalizing dark tales or the humorous side of the supernatural, you’ll get werewolves, vampires, fallen angels, monster hunters, and ghosts—every one of them a hot temptation you won’t be able to resist…

Erin Quinn, Caridad Pineiro, Erin Kellison, Lisa Kessler, Chris Marie Green, Mary Leo, Cassi Carver, Janet Wellington, Theresa Meyers, Sheri Whitefeather, Elisabeth Staab 

Hey everyone!  So check this box set out!!  It looks hot, right?  Better grab it now because after Halloween, the price will go up!!  But for one lucky winner, I have a copy for you to win!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prisoner by Skye Warren and Annika Martin (Review)

Title: Prisoner
Series: Criminals & Captives #1
Authors: Annika Martin & Skye Warren
Published: October 23, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review
Pages: 310

He seethes with raw power the first time I see him—pure menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He’s dangerous. He’s wild. He’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

So I hide behind my prim glasses and my book like I always do, because I have secrets too. Then he shows up in the prison writing class I have to teach, and he blows me away with his honesty. He tells me secrets in his stories, and it’s getting harder to hide mine. I shiver when he gets too close, with only the cuffs and the bars and the guards holding him back. At night I can’t stop thinking about him in his cell.

But that’s the thing about an animal in a cage—you never know when he’ll bite. He might use you to escape. He might even pull you into a forest and hold a hand over your mouth so you can’t call for the cops. He might make you come so hard, you can’t think.

And you might crave him more than your next breath.

 So this week I read Prisoner, which releases TODAY.  Trust me when I say "Buy this book RIGHT now."  If you like it dark, sexy and dangerous - this is the book for you.  Annika Martin and Skye Warren deliver a crazy hot story - the first in a series, and it's not to be missed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Interview with Jennifer Blackwood, author of Unethical

Jennifer Blackwood

Love burns hotter the second time around…

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels's family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother's death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn't forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is. 

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.

Hello!!  So today I have an interview I did with Jennifer Blackwood for her new release, Unethical.  Sounds like quite the story, right?  I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden (Review)

Title: Geek Bearing Gifts
Series: Paranormal Dating Agency #2
Author: Milly Taiden
Published: September 2014, Latin Goddess Press
Format: EBook received for review
Pages: 182

Nita Islas wants to find love. She's tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn't expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He's sure he's died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she's doing there, but he's sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there's problems with Ky's neighboring clan and he's keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart...forever.

Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (dirty dirty dirty sex), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with a hot bear on one curvy sarcastic girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

So now we are two books into Paranormal Dating Agency, and I'm really liking it.  While I liked the first book (link below) a smidge better than this one - Geek Bearing Gifts was really good!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wanting It All by Kati Wilde (Review)

Title: Wanting It All
Series: Hellfire Riders MC #1, Motorcycle club #1
Author: Kati Wilde
Published: October 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

He’s the one man I can never have, but the only one I crave…

Saxon Gray has reason to hate me. He spent five years in prison after saving me from a brutal violation at the hands of a rival motorcycle club – and he paid for that rescue with his freedom. I’ve never been able to settle the debt I owe him…until now.

The menace of that old rivalry is flaring up again, and as president of the Hellfire Riders, Saxon is the one man who can keep me safe. But I want more than his protection.

I want his heart.

WANTING IT ALL is a complete novella. No cliffhangers—only hot and sexy romance. The Motorcycle Clubs series is romance for readers who want all of the heat and emotion, but who don't have all of the time. Ella Goode, Ruby Dixon, and Kati Wilde are bringing you sweet and sexy romance with a new MC novella every month.

So I think it was last week I did a promo for The Motorcyle Club series.  In fact, there is still a giveaway going on for it HERE, so be sure to check it out.

I started my reading with this book, Kati Wilde's Wanting It All.  OMG.  If the rest of this series follows suit, there will be a hell of a lot of hot reads coming up. Saxon and Jenny's story was a bit different as far as motorcycle romances go, but I loved every page of it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye (Review)

Title: Just Gotta Say
Series: Standalone
Author: Laura Kaye
Published: October 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends. 

Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them.

As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say…yes.

I've read several books from Laura Kaye now.  One thing I can definitely say about her writing is that it is consistently entertaining, intelligent, and sexy as hell.  Just Gotta Say might be a short read, but it definitely packs a punch.

Read Pink! Spotlight Tour

Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Support the Next Chapter in Innovative Research

Penguin Random House Marks Five-Year Partnership Milestone and $125,000
in Donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

What’s black and white and pink all over?  The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)!

Today the scientific community has left behind the “one-size-fits-all” breast cancer treatment to emerge with targeted, more effective therapies. As a result, after remaining stagnant for more than 50 years, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 30 percent. The Read Pink® initiative by Penguin Random House is proud to be part of this exciting new chapter in the fight against breast cancer, supporting the bold research of The Breast Cancer Foundation® (BCRF), while leveraging its passionate readers to help increase awareness and education about the disease. This literary embrace of a life-saving cause has resulted in nearly 1.5 million best-selling novels shipped with Read Pink seals and information about BCRF across all five years of the promotion.

Penguin Random House is thrilled to partner once again this year with BCRF, as 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

The $25,000 donation that Penguin Random House contributes, regardless of sales, provides vital funds to support the mission of BCRF.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Penguin Random House’s Read Pink® editions, we are featuring a few participating authors and what Read Pink® means to them…

Pre-Release Blitz for Caged In Winter by Brighton Walsh (+Giveaway!)

Caged In Winter
Brighton Walsh

In this emotional and sexy New Adult debut from Brighton Walsh, the only thing more frightening than commitment is hope…...

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouthwatering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he’s shocked at her response…...

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want….

So have you heard about this book?  I think if you like New Adult, you will probably like this one, too!  I've not started reading it yet - but it is on the list.  And how about the cover?  I really like it.  There's not a lot going on, but it's different for New Adult.  NA covers have a couple on them, a lot of time, so I'm digging this break from the norm.  So check out the excerpt, let me know what you think - and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye - Release day launch & Giveaway!!

JGS RDL Banner  

  Just Gotta Say

Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends. Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them. As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say...yes. 

Good morning!!  I know you are all waiting for this!  Let me tell you, I already read this - and it's HOT!!  I'll have my review this Thursday, but for now - here is a sneak peak for you!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Reaper's Stand
Series: Reapers MC #4
Author: Joanna Wylde
Published: October 7, 2014 - Berkley Trade
Format: Galley & ARC

As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

When I got this ARC in the mail a couple months ago - so new it didn't even have an awesome cover, I literally did a jump and squee.  I tried explaining it to my six year old why I was acting so excited, but she didn't really get it.  However, lovers of the Reapers get it, I know they do!  Picnic!!! Ahhh, finally, the man in charge!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nobody Asked Me - #3 Tiny Houses and Underground Bunkers, Baby

Well, Sunday arrived again.  Thankfully!  Tomorrow starts a new work and/or school week for a lot of us, but today is for relaxing.  I'll be at home for the majority of the day, I have some cleaning planned... Although that plan doesn't always go on schedule LOL.  But that got me to thinking about a movie I watched on Netflix not too long ago about Tiny Homes.  It's called Tiny: A Story About Living Small. And while this wasn't my first introduction to tiny houses, I did watch the entire thing, just amazed at the process. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Block by JA Huss (Review)

Title: Block
Series: Social Media #3
Author: Ja Huss
PUblished; September 2014
Format: Personal Purchase

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouAreCaredFor So the movie star says. But his idea of cared for isn't the same as mine. Obviously a #Douche.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #BehindTheScenesIsMyScene The Blue Bird has trust issues. And tantrum issues. And commitment issues.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #SaidTheKettleToThePot

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #YouAreMine and I won't let you forget it.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouMustShitUnicorns that's how delusional your fairy tale is.
#GetAGripOnReality I'm outtie.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird You're an #Innie #Sweetheart :) My tongue licked all your #CuteLittleButtons.


Why is he so damn sexy? How will I ever get out from under Asher's thumb if I can't stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons? #HottiesNeedToPlayFair

This series is definitely heating up!!  Vaughn is clever, don't ever underestimate him.  And Grace, well, in Block she kind of reminds me of a deer.  She's running.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Motorcycle Clubs - Erotic Motorcycle Romance (Promo & Giveaway!)

If there is one thing I have NOT gotten tired of, it's Motorcycle Romance!!  And these three sound so damn good - I can't wait to read them!  Have you seen them floating around, or have you read any of these authors?  Tell me what you think!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cranberry Blood by Elizabeth Morgan (Review)

Title: Cranberry Blood
Series: Blood #1
Author: Elizabeth Morgan
Published: August 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Killing Vampires? Easy.
Tracking someone? Simple.
Helping, and protecting a Vampire slayer . . . . Bloody hard work!

Thirteen years ago, Brendan Daniels made a deal with a psychic. In exchange for information on the whereabouts of a Rogue Werewolf, he promised to help and protect Sofia's granddaughter. Unfortunately, he had no idea what he was letting himself, or his Pack, in for.

Nothing about Heather is simple, from her weird dietary needs to her life’s mission. The girl can handle herself, but the promise to protect her soon becomes a need, and one he can't fully understand.

Vampire Slayer.
Born Infected.
Addicted to blood . . . but not by choice.

Heather Ryan is the current Slayer in a long family line. Like all before her, she has spent her life searching for her ancestor, Marko Pavel, the Vampire her family has sworn to kill. If that isn't complicated enough, she is also a born "Infected", and to keep her from becoming insane or giving in to her darker side, she is on a very strict diet.

Now that her Grandmother Sofia has passed, it is up to Heather to take the family legacy into her own hands. Or at least, it would have been...if her Grandmother hadn't sent a Werewolf to help her.

What is the irritating Brendan supposed to help her with? Sofia never told either of them. Luckily, it doesn't take long for Heather and Brendan to find out that the Vampires have big plans, and that the Leeches have waited a long time for them both.

Cranberry Blood is the first full novel in the Blood series.  In She-Wolf we met Clare and owen, and fell in love with them as they came together.  Cranberry Blood goes in a bit of a different direction with Heather and Brendan.  It's definitely more Urban Fantasy than PNR.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Whatever Life Throws At You
Julie Cross

Life loves a good curveball…

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she's living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals' super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.

But baseball isn't just a game. It's life. And sometimes, it can break your heart…

Hey everyone!  Happy Release Day for Whatever Life Throws At You and Julie Cross!!  I've got book info, an excerpt, and a giveaway - so good luck! I hope this book makes your TBR!

Sex Unlimited by Kathryn Perez (Review)

Title: Sex Unlimted
Series: Unlimited #1
Author: Kathryn Perez
Published: June 2014
Format: ebook received for review, 62 pages
(Books 2&3 covers and blurbs below)

One email set my life on an unexpected path.

Dear Candace,
I’m sure you're getting flooded with messages, but I wanted to attempt to stand out among the rest and just get right to the point. I won’t attempt to woo you in a message. I won’t try to impress you with boastful words. If you're here for mind-blowing sex, and a lot of it, then I would venture to say that trying to impress you with well worded niceties is of no value. Instead, I will tell you what I’m looking for and if you are looking for something similar then I look forward to your reply. I like to fuck hard. I like to fuck slowly. I also enjoy making love. I like to be pleasured. I love to give pleasure. I like to laugh. I like to make others laugh. I love the female body and testing its limits. I want a lover who will explore new things without shame or embarrassment. I want to make a woman come so hard and in so many ways that her body designs its own special language just for mine.
I look forward to possibly learning what you like, too.
Regards,Brisban C. 

My reply will change everything I thought I knew about SEX.

I'm going to review all 3 editions at once, only because it's the easiest way to do a serial type novel.  I read them all at once, and so the break points, in my brain, don't really exist. But it doesn't matter - because I freaking loved this book!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Nobody Asked Me - Sunday Edition #2

Another Sunday is here.  It's about 9am here, and I still haven't decided what to make this post about!!  Hmmm.... Let's go with Location Stigma. 

Loving Eden Playlist by TA Foster (+Giveaway!)

Loving Eden
TA Foster

Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.

Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be.

Hey!  So I read this book... and it was pretty good.  But without reading the first book, Kissing Eden, I felt like I missed out on the whole romance and angst part of New Adult that I just love.  So rather than post my review, I'm going with a playlist!  Now by all means, check out this book - but I'd definitely read the first book, well, first.  As for this list - I love it!!  It's got some of my favorite songs, so I hope you like it!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hope Burns by Jaci Burton - Exclusive Excerpt!

Hope Burns
Jaci Burton

A novel of small-town hearts and big dreams...

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the oneman she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.

Ahhh!  We made it to Friday!!  I'm telling you - after this week, I am so ready for the weekend!!  So today I have an exclusive excerpt of Hope Burns!!  Do you all love Jaci Burton?  She's wonderful, ain't she?  So take a read, let me know what you think!!  Is this getting on your TBR?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spring Break Renegade by Elise Covert (Review)

Title: Spring Break Renegade
Series:  Standalone
Author: Elise Covert
Published: August 2014, Seascribe Publishing
Format: Ebook received for review
Length: 71 pages
When college student Meredith Walsh finds herself stranded on the side of the country road, she certainly doesn't welcome the approach of a tattooed man on a Harley. But Ren Stimson's blue eyes and dangerous smile capture her attention. His offer of spending a week with him in return for a ride back to Berkeley, with his lifted eyebrow making clear the implications of the offer, tempts her.

Her common-sense self demands that she refuse such a foolhardy plan. But then, there is a part of her that craves the chance at one last wild spring break.

The week will bring Meredith adventure, lust and danger. And more. 

Spring Break Renegade will bring you along on Meredith's erotic journey filled with outlaw bikers, bar fights, vengeful women, and lots of sex!

This is how a novella length novel should be done.  I've never heard of this author before, but based on these 70 pages, I am definitely going to be watching her.  Spring Break Renegade took me by surprise, and I fell in love with the characters in a big way.  BIG.

Snap by Katie Porter (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Katie Porter

Captain Laurence Madigan is an anomaly a levelheaded risk taker who learned the dark side of life in Manchester s slums. He needed those skills to survive fourteen months as a prisoner of Firebird, a shadowy Russian cartel.

When rescued, he receives less than a hero s welcome. He s considered a wild card or even a double agent. After enduring agony and degradation for Command Force Alpha, he s determined to clear his name and bring Firebird down even if it means escaping CFA s London facility with a very personal hostage.

Oxford-educated psychologist Gemma Calloway should fight her abductor tooth and claw, but loyalty to her old friend wins out. Isolated in a rustic hideaway, she tends his wounds and can t help staring at his scars and prison tattoos.

Their impromptu safe house becomes a haven of uneasy trust and potent, gathering desires. As they sort present dangers from past affection, Gemma realizes she s in over her head and up to her heart with longing for a good man whose last reason for living could be revenge.

Well, we are getting closer to Friday, right?  I can tell you - I am so ready!!!  But in the meantime, check out Snap!  This book  sounds pretty interesting.  I've never read Katie Porter.  Have you?   What did you think?  Is Snap on your list? Check it out - and good luck on the giveaway!

Scratch by Rhonda Helms (Excerpt & Giveaway!)

Rhonda Helms

The most painful scars are the ones you never see. 

In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she's reserved, practical-all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up. Like Casey, he's a senior. In every other way, he's her opposite. 

Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can't fathom, he's intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that's messy and unpredictable. He doesn't know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach - or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.

So I'm sure you've seen Scratch around.  I know I have!  Well, I'm here today with a sexy excerpt and a giveaway!  What a great way to get through hump day, right?  So what do you think of Scratch?  Are you going to read it?