Wednesday, October 10, 2012


For "Water Cooler Wednesday" I like to talk about things that are going on in my world that have to do with writing or reading...OR just fun stuff that other writers can relate to and might like to discuss.

Today, I am talking about a scene from Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck. The synopsis is below in case you're not familiar with the book, however, you don't have to be in order to understand/relate to/or comment on my topic today.

Synopsis from the back of the book:
With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

First off, I have NOT finished reading this book, nor am I going to do a review of it here and now--wouldn't make sense, anyway. Nevertheless, despite not really loving this book as much as I would like, last night I read a short scene that I thought was blog-worthy. So, gather round the virtual water cooler and let's discuss...

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm one of those people (at least, I hope there are others) that sometimes might skim ahead a teeny-weeny bit to get to the "good stuff." You know, the lovey-dovey parts. Yeah, that's me. If a story is, let's say, dragging out the action or just narrating page-after-page of boring, I mean, interesting scenery etc. I might gloss over it just a tiny little bit and hope for some love-interest action. Needless to say, that's what I was doing last night when I came upon a very swoon-worthy part. You might think there was kissing or something of the like going on, but no: it was simply a note left by Kishan, one of Kelsey's (the MC) love interests. Now, you should probably know that Kelsey loves two brothers, Ren and Kishan, AND really loves Ren more, but she is with Kishan instead. (That's a long story for another time.) Anyway, Kishan leaves her a note after Kelsey storms off and has a fit when she sees Ren cozying up with another woman. 

With no further ado, here is what a part of the note said:

Last week, I instructed your guards to bring you to me the instant you asked for me, but you never came. I love you, Kelsey. I wish I knew what we were fighting about.

Now, you're probably thinking really, that's it? That's swoon-worthy to you? Well, yes. Yes, it is. I even let out an audible, ahhhh. I re-read that passage 3 times. And, my heart broke all 3 times.

So, it's your turn. Do you ever skip ahead in books? Do you anxiously wait for the "love" scenes? Have you read a swoon-worthy scene recently that you have been waiting to share with somebody? Anybody? Well, here's your chance. 

Leave a comment at the water cooler and talk amongst yourselves....


  1. Why yes, I have been known to "skim ahead" (never skip) to swoon-worthiness. One instance of this that I can think of most recently was when I read SUCH A RUSH by Jennifer Echols. I'm a big fan, but this one didn't grab me as much.

    I started TIGER'S CURSE last week and only got to page 17 before I quit and took it back to the library. It was highly recommended by my sister, a bookseller, but I really struggled with it. So, alas, I will not be reading this one, so I'll take your word for it. :)

  2. Yes, TIGER'S CURSE came highly recommended by two friends who are avid readers. Definitely not the best book I've ever read, though. I guess I'm a sucker for the old "love triangle." It gets me every time!! ha ha And, even when I want to stop reading, I can't! Curse you, love triangle!

  3. Extraordinary and Impossible by Nancy Werlin have great romances, and yes, I guess I have raced ahead to the "good stuff".

    1. That must be my problem...I just need to read romances! Ha ha