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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Pimps - Who They Are and Why We Love Them - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of Book Pimps - Who They are and Why We Love Them! This week I'm  sharing my favorite book pimps with the world.  They're the ones who keep me adding to my TBR list on and using the Amazon 1-Click for Precious (my Kindle).  Who needs release emails from B&N or Borders when you've got Bonafide and Certified Book Pimps telling you what you need? Not me!
PhotobucketToday, I introduce you to my Ace-Boom-Coom -- Bells of Hanging With Bells! As with all my Book Pimps, I met Bells on Twitter.  I loved reading her blog and I follow her on Twittah like a stalker. When Bells talks about books - I listen because I know she's going to mention something that I absolutely-must-add-to-my-TBR-list-or-Precious-right-now!  So, without further delay, please meet my next Book Pimp... Bells!

Yo PIMP! Tell us a little about yourself!
I am a married mother of 4 children. My children 15.5, 10.5, 7, and 22 months. The older 3 are boys that don't like to clean, and the youngest is my Boss Lady daughter. Oh, I forgot my biggest child of all, MY HUSBAND! You ladies out there know what I'm talking about! We have been together for 17 years and married for 11. (yes we lived in sin for a bit) I'm a stay at home mom during the day and 3 times a week I get to go to my wonderful part-time job at my local public library to stare at books that I should not bring home. And clean up after complete strangers. Yes I clean during the morning and clean during the afternoon/evening. When I say clean I mean pick up all the books that people like to throw about. But other than that I love working at a library. It was my first job at age 16 and I've never wanted to work anywhere else. My goal is to one day work at the Library of Congress. The goal almost came true a few years ago but, I got preggers with TBL (The Boss Lady) and decided to stay home with her. So I get the opportunity to clean up behind my family and tweet to my wonderful new friends!

I started a blog last year and it's all about fun to me. I called it Hanging With Bells because I wanted the reader that was visiting my blog to come and hang with me. I like to talk about just about everything and anything. Books, music, and movies are my main loves, but, I like to talk about different things once in a while such as dinosaurs, crap that I want to buy, and men. But not just any men, hot men. Yes I am man crazy. (JOE!!!) I seriously believe I was man crazy where I came out of my mommas womb! (Gosh I hope that doctor was fine!) My main focus on the blog however is books. I love them so much because they are an escape from my world of crying, diapers, and whining. I love my family dearly, but they drive me absolutely crazy.

Who are your Top 3 book pimps?

1. My number one, una suprema, book pimp is Smexybooks! Smexi, as I like to call her, has recommended so many wonderful books to me. I would see her tweet about characters and how she loved them. I would ask her whom she was speaking about and she said would tell me about what books the characters were in. She was right and I became addicted to Curran, Barrons, Ethan, and Disco. Oh Disco how I love you so. So yeah, she is my go to person for books. I watch her tweets like a hawk! You never know when she's going to discuss a new book or character. She's downright awesome I tell ya! Check out her blog at and you'll see what I'm talking about. She didn't win that big fancy book blogger award for nothin!

2. I originally got most of my recommends from Amazon. I wasn't reading a lot due to the kids and all. At work I kept seeing this book that seemed to be getting checked out a lot. It was Twilight. I brought it home and was instantly addicted. After plowing through the first 3 books, I didn't have anything to read. So I went to Amazon and saw all of the wonderfully recommends. Those recommends directed me to some of my favorite books such as The Black Dagger Brotherhood (shouts BDB4EVA!), Kresley Cole's books, and my favorite author, Gena Showalter. (chanting Gena, Gena, Gena). I still go there from time to time to get more recommends.

3. I also get a lot of recommends from folks on Twitter. There are lots of book lovahs on there that like to talk about books as much as I do. Twitter is my crack yo! Once I start tweeting, it's hard for me to stop.

Top 3 books that were pimped to you:

Gosh this is going to be hard. But they are:

1. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I love this series so much! Kate and Curran have the best banter that has me giggling like a schoolgirl as I am reading it. Curran rocks my world. He's a shifter that is a lion, but he has a softer side. When he told Kate that he missed her in Magic Bleeds, I freaking cried! I'm tearing up right now thinking about it. If you haven't read this series read it, it's so good. (I'm pimping while I am talking about pimping. Yeah I'm diehard ba-by!)

2. The Fever Series by Karie Marie Moning. I have to admit that I had a hard time getting into the first book, Darkfever. I actually put the book down several times because I wasn't feeling it. But something told me to keep reading it and I'm so glad that I did. I think I even told Pimp Smexi about my issue and she told me to keep reading it too. Thank goodness because Jericho "Say my name" Barrons is a beast! (well that's what we think) I also love the world that she writes about. The Fae, the weird other creatures, the crazy book running from people. I mean who else has a book that runs around trying not to get caught. When I envision the book it's furry with lots of teeth and it has a long tongue that hands down the front of it. That tongue can also be used for a book mark. I also love the Death by sex Fae! Holy Moly on the day when the Lord above calls me home, that's the way I want to go! YEAHHHHHH!! (Total Perv)

3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. If I had to choose which series had my heart, it would be this one. I love the brothers so much! I would see the books at work and didn't think anything of them. I saw them being talked about on Amazon and decided to give them a try. I read Dark Lover and could not wait to see what would happen next. I'm so happy I didn't know about the series because I got to read books 1-5 back to back! I was in book heaven. This is the one series that I constantly think about all they time. The brothers complete me and rock my world. I want a Black Dagger so badly. (holds breath) I want to drink Grey Goose while playing pool while bumping Biggie & 2 Pac in background while kicking it with the brothers while Fritz makes us some food while all the brothers decide to fall in love with me until the bonding scent suffocates us and then V has to take me to his Penthouse apartment! (releases breath) BDB4EVA!!!!

I have a video of my book pimp walking skillz. Want to see it? Here it goes:

Yes, yes when my pimping boots burst that means I'm outta money! Gosh I love that video! LOL!

See what I mean people? Bells is so off the charts with her book pimpin...she's got a walk AND a video!!  I will be in her debt 4EVA for introducing me to the purest, juiciest and sexiest smut written to-date -- the Demonica Series by Larissa Ione. Now to be fair - Marquetta of Love to Read for Fun (aka my Kindle Pimp) tuned me on to the Demoncia series FIRST -- But I was so giddy with excitement - I started on the 2nd book - Desire Unchained and then for some insane reason - I never went back to the first book.  But it was Bells who jacked up the Pimp factor and fueled my "I've gotta read this NOW" with her Monday Smutty Goodness post. 

SMUT WARNING: This is not safe for work. There are no nude images, but after reading her post, you will need to change your panties. You have been warned!

Bells has also pimped PEOPLE to me!! Like the fabulous JASaare, author of  Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between and Gini Koch author of Touched by an Alien and probably half of the Twittah folks I follow. Yeap, Bells Pimps people, movies and she's most definitely a......

Stay tuned for Thursdays's post where the Queen of Hotness will stop by... KC from Smokin Hot Books! In case you missed it, check out Tuesday's Book Pimp Post from Love To Read For Fun.


Smokinhotbooks said...

Bells totes gets my Barrons fever *fist bump*

Marq said...

Bells is a mess! And she is a true pimp! Love the video. That girl ain't right! "When my pimping boots burst that means I'm out of money" LMAO!!!!

Mandi said...

Thankies Bells!!! I heart your book recs too!! :)

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Haha, great post. You are hilarious :)

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Bells really is the biggest book pimp around-alongside Smexi and Smokinhotbooks. :)

Twimom227 said...

Great post! You all put me to shame with your pimping abilities!!

J.A. Saare / Aline Hunter said...

Thanks for pimping me out, Bells. :) *passes a wad of cash over* You da' best!

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

You've got some of my favorite heroes in those books you listed. Now I wanna go back and re-read!




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