A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BOTS 2: Carolyn Crane

Jeremy, the ultimate sexy sidekick who kicks all other sidekicks’ asses!
A post about sidekick Jeremy from JUST THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE by Julie James.

I’ m a big sucker for the sidekicks who take the heroes down a few notches, and Jeremy is probably my favorite of all this type.

 Jeremy is the sidekick of Jason Andrews from Just the Sexiest Man Alive, and I think he qualifies for sexiest sidekick for many reasons! And look! I have listed some of them here.

Jeremy is the sexiest sidekick because he is:


Sane is one of my top sexy qualities in a man. Let’ s face it, if you look at many of the books out there, the heroes just don’ t have their heads screwed on straight. Including the hero of JTSMA, movie star Jason Andrews (who to me will always be George Clooney). He’ s so used to the limelight and women fawning over him, he can barely see straight. Luckily, Jeremy is there.

A passage from the book, which I offer to you as proof:

“ Jeremy was the last remaining bridge to normality in Jason’ s world—a fact Jeremy never missed the chance to remind him of.”


Jason often cleverly makes fun of the hero. A good sense of humor is critical for true sexiness. Like here, when Jason reports that the heroine seemed condescending to him:

Another passage from the book:

“ Condescending?” Jeremy repeated, as if appalled. “ To Jason Andrews? Do I dare ask why?”

[and later]

“ Jeremy clutched his heart in feigned shock. “ You mean she didn’ t immediately fall on her knees in feigned gratitude when you walked through that door?”


Jeremy is the true powerbroker in this book. He tells the hero when he’ s full of it. He talks sanely and smartly with the heroine. He made that relationship happen! He owns their asses!

Amazing and brilliant

Jeremy is a screenwriter. Aren’ t all writers amazing and brilliant? No? Okay, will you accept intelligent? No? Okay, how about goal-oriented? Uh…onto the next reason…

He looks like Bradley Cooper!

Though he is never described, as a man living in LA, Jeremy would surely be athletic an in shape, not only because he can do fun outdoor things practically year round, but he has all those men to compete with. Though he is never described, in my mind he looks like Bradley Cooper! Maybe he is Bradley Cooper, you never know. They both live in LA, right?

A man a girl can relate to

Another passage from the book. Here, he befriends the heroine, Taylor after she has a bad interaction with the hero:

He threw his arm around Taylor’ s shoulders. “ Let’ s adjourn to my office,” he said, gesturing to a table in back that was covered with empty beer bottles. “ I need to hear this story in proper detail, to assess its potential damage. And you should walk very slowly through all the parts where Jason looks like a total ass.”

[ …] Taylor laughed. She liked this Jeremy guy, despite his apparent choice in friends.

Part of true sexiness is that you have a great time together after the fireworks are over, that you find things to talk about and do together.


So, he doesn’ t have any paranormal powers, but are powers really that sexy? After the first instance of lifting a car or drinking blood or turning into a beastie, doesn’ t it sort of get old? And he’ s not dangerous either. I say, thumbs up on that! Jason has all the sexiest sidekick qualities and none of the bad ones. Yee-ha!

Carolyn Crane is the author of the disillusionist trilogy (Mind Games, Double Cross and book #3this December). She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daring cats. She spent years as a waitress and shop clerk before moving to ad agencies and the freelance writing life. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, and when she’ s not writing novels or working her straight job, she can be found reading in bed, running, helping animals, or eating Mexican food. Her latest release is the novella “ Kitten-tiger and the Monk” in the Wild & Steamy anthology (7/25)



Book 2

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will. 

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

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  1. I vote for anyone who looks like Bradly Cooper.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  2. LA, you say, Do you have an address for him? :-)Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
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  3. Well hello handsome sidekick and where have you been all my life? haha I better stop before my husband, who is not Bradley Cooper 2.0, comes back.

    I too am all for a sidekick that doesn't have all the bad parts and spades in the good department.

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    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

  4. Sexy, sexy, sexy! And Bradley Cooper...um, yeah!

    Kristin @ <a href="www.angelsdemonsandvampires.com>Better Read Than Dead</a>


  5. As soon as I saw this, I was like I love Carolyn more now! I love Julie James & I love B. Coopoer winning all around!!

  6. You gotta love a sexy sidekick that has no powers :)


  7. I am so with Escape by Fiction, anyone that looks like Bradley Cooper is a big enough excuse for me LOL! I love all the reason. Witty and powerful, definitely work for me. Amazing list for the perfect man, although I must say, I don't mind a little crazy LOL! Great post, thank you :)

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  8. Oh, these books sounds awesome! :D Oh, and sidekicks are great ;) Well, most of the time ;p
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

  9. I've heard a lot of good things about Carolyn Crane. Would love to win this!


  10. Jeremy honestly sounds better than Jason Andrews! O.O


  11. I have not read this book yet.It sounds good,especially now I will envision him to look like Bradley :D

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  12. Sounds truly intriguing! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I haven't read anything by Carolyn Crane yet, but I will now!

    Thanks for the post and the giveaway.

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  14. Carolyn--Perfect choice, perfect post. Thanks. Don't enter me in the contest, since I've already devoured Double Cross and am impatiently awaiting book 3.

  15. I loved this post, and I'll say Bradley Cooper is an excellent choice for anything.

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  16. If he looks like Bradley Cooper then he is definitely sexy!


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  17. Loved Mind Games and would love to own Double Cross! One of the best series hands down.


  18. Am I eligible to win this? I seriously hope so.

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  19. The cover for Double Cross is stunning. I do like secondary characters who stand out and can hold their own.

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