Thursday, April 3, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: Out of Practice Aphrodite by S.E Babin

S.E. Babin has stopped by The Library to talk books with us as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. She will be awarding a chocolate/coffee/wine-themed gift basket (US only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour---mmmmmm. You can see the other stops on the tour here:


What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

The Phantom Tollbooth. It’s still one of my favorites.

What is your favorite book today?

I have quite a few favorites, but one book that really stuck with me was the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. So, so good!

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

It’s a quick romp involving Greek mythology mayhem and humor.

What are you reading right now?

Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon

Do you have any bad book habits?

If a large, unsteady stack of books on the nightstand is a bad habit, then yes!

Hint: instead of stacking in order of TBR, stack in order of size...much easier than cleaning up the floor every other day!! E-Reader or print? and why?

Both. I read a lot of indie books, so those have to be on the e-reader. Others I want to hang on to, especially if it’s Jim Butcher or Kim Harrison.

One book at a time or multiples?

Always multiples. It’s rare I can get completely sucked into just one book at a time.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

Dog-ear *hangs head in shame*

*Sigh* At least tell me that's just on paperbacks!! Least favorite book you've read this year?

Yikes. I have to say it’s Watching Willow Watts by Talli Roland. I normally love her books, but I just couldn’t get into this one. I didn’t finish it.

Favorite book you've read this year?

Hmmm…The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I am not a big YA reader, but I loved that book so much!


Abby’s major screw-up brings the wrath of Zeus upon her head. He offers her a choice – work for him or spend the rest of her days hanging out in Hades with her ex-husband. For Abby, this choice is a no-brainer, especially when Zeus says the only thing he wants her to do is make a love match.

She’s the Goddess of Love. What could go wrong?


Abby stumbles into an ex-lover, a dead demi-god and the realization that a crucial relic has been stolen right out from underneath Zeus’ nose. Eris, the Goddess of Chaos and Discord, is behind the theft and murder and the faltering powers Abby is trying to keep secret. With Zeus breathing down her neck, she’ll need to keep her wits about her as she races against the clock and Zeus’ imposed two-week time period.

Of course, this is easier said than done. Not only is she struggling with a budding attraction to a sexy lawman and feelings for long-time friend, Hermes, she’s also trying to keep everyone out of the path of a vengeful goddess while saving the Earth and Olympus from the reign of a tyrant. What’s a goddess to do when the fate of the world rests upon her fashionable shoulders?


Sheryl has had a book in her hands pretty much from the time she could hold things with her hands. Her love of reading turned into a curious exploration to see whether or not she could write her own. Beginning with random, terrible poetry and a slightly popular reimagining of Beowulf’s Grendel in her high school English class, Sheryl ended up spending way too much time in the library, killing any chance of her becoming a cheerleader or anything even remotely cool. Sheryl has a fondness for humorous, lighthearted stories but also secretly covets bad-ass leather wearing chicks who curse too much. It helps if they’re funny, too. She writes a little bit of everything but is currently focusing on light paranormal mysteries. Visit her at Buy the book at Amazon.

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  1. A must read for me it sounds awesome .Thanks for sharing with us