Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Napkins again (when will I stop), invitation set and a book review

I heard back from the masked invitation suit requestor and finished working up a mock up, without color for her. Her main colors are champion, black and fuchsia! What a wonderful color set. I’ve posted the ideas I had for her below. I’d love to have a bright splash of color at the corner of the masks that tapers to a light shade. I don’t know how well the letters would emboss but that would add a nice finish to the invites. I could see a fuchsia color board behind with embossed fleur de les to add even more dimension to the initiations. Since I had no idea the style or size she was looking for, I errored on the side of more conservative paper sizes.
My invites are 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

RSVP cards are 3 x 5 inches.

And the Thank You cards are 5.59 x 4.33 inches unfolded.

I can’t wait for the chance to try them out myself! She also wanted a map draw up of the wedding location and envelop with liners. I think a water fleur de les tucked inside on a champagne paper would make an excellent accent to the whole ensemble.

I’ll be visiting the universities craft store today to try and pick up a bucket of emulsion. And then swing down to the club later today to give a fencing lesson and hope to catch the UPS guy before he tries to deliver a package in which no one will be there to pick up. Bummer.

Well it’s a relatively short blog today as I’m planning a Wellness Fair at work and it seems to be taking up all my time both at work and my mind at home. Hopefully this Friday will be successful and not to total colossal failure (think happy thoughts!).

2nd book review of the week (thought I’d forget didn’t you)
Dark Stranger
(Vampire Book Series)
By Susan Sizemore

This was the first book in the start of a new series called ‘The Vampire Book Club’ that is based off of her Primal series as it uses the characteristics of Primal Vampires and the other species she’s introduced in her previous books and places them in different situations. In this book she places her characters in a science fiction setting way in the future where most of the human race has been annulated due to a space eruption that damaged several colonized planets in the solar system as well as earth. After partial repopulation, humans spread out into space and meet many new humanoids. Some of which they can coexist with and others that cause nothing but destruction.

The main female lead Zoe is captured on a peace talk mission and is thrown in the dungeon on a planet that is isolated from everything. The cell block she is thrown into is governed by a fellow inmate, the main male Matthias Raven or “Doc” where she struggles to keep her true identity from him and everyone else on the planet while he can’t seem to get enough of her. Their rocky relationship starts on its path when Zoe finds that she has a hard time staying away from him and the entire cell blocks mentality of polygamy (mostly because there are so few females). If put to the test as her chapters come looking for the captive that could win the war and the warring humanoids who what the humans death once and for all.

I have to say that I did enjoy reading this book. The science fiction was believable though not too heavily relied upon, most because they were in a prison camp. The strong female characters and the diverse supporting characters added richness to the story that was entertaining to read and helped the plot along. I had a little bit of a hard time towards the middle to last two-thirds of the story when the Zoe would decide that she didn’t want him but the conversation never changed in tone to indicate that she was even trying to fight off the desire for him. Around this time the author seemed to repeat the same emotional themes that where to closely related to make them separate items so it felt like they where one and the same.

After a few chapter of slight hiccupping in storyline, the plot gets on its way again and the action and romance continue to move ahead at an entertaining pace.

This book is based off of her original series and is supposed to be the books her character read in that series. At the end of the book, there is a chapter in which her original characters talk about the book and discuss who they think wrote it. While slightly entertaining, I feel that this could have been done without.

4 out of 5 stars for storyline/romance, 3 out of 5 stars for bedroom steaminess.

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