Fun Guy Friday Robot Style

Hello Humans.

This week’s Fun Guy Friday is being taken over by robots.

Robot HeartFirst, because robots need love too, here are some robot pickup lines. I admit that some of these are so bad it hurts, but some will have you loling in your chair.

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Next up, anyone who’s ever researched robots and design knows how hard it is to get the buggers standing and functioning like a human. Here are some Robot Fails curtesy of DARPA’s Robotics Challenge last year. Robot Doh

Finally, because I can’t get enough of this dude, Boston Dynamic’s Spot. (Stop kicking that dog!) Turns out Google had to get in on the fun too. I can think of tons of applications for this thing including taking some of the heat off our people in the service. Here’s Googles take on it.

Robot DogWhat do you think Spot will be used for?

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!

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Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins.

51l8Fh7o5vL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_Hi all~ Kristi Rose here. It’s been a great holiday weekend in the sense that I got some reading in. I put aside my pleasure reading to check out this book because I’m in the market for finding comp titles and this one was recommended to me.

YOU ALL!

Best sort of ‘research’ reading evah! I text Sarah right away and told her home much I LOVED the story. I laughed. HYSTERICALLY. I cried. Then I laughed some more. I stayed up till 1am reading it.

That hasn’t happened in a long time.

So Congrats Kristan on creating a book that KickAss.

 

What are you all reading? What’s the last book that made you laugh? Cry? or/and stay up far later than you should?

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Take Me If You Dare by Nina Crespo

Take Me If You Dare3Those who know me understand that I usually gravitate toward paranormal, urban fantasy or historical when it comes to reading (and writing, for that matter). But every now and then, I like a good contemporary with an edge of sexy, danger, or both. In Nina Crespo’s TAKE ME IF YOU DARE (Entangled Brazen), Jasmine is the sexy, but Ethan is the “both.”

The story starts off in a bar where Jasmine is planning to implement her best friend’s crazy birthday dare, to pick up a guy for a one-night stand. Still nursing wounds from a nasty break-up, Jasmine’s bestie wants only to get her mind off the cheating douchebag who dumped her. After a night of rejecting a string of cheesy dudes with even cheesier pick-up lines, Jasmine is ready to give up when in steps security specialist Ethan Worth. Yummmmm! Hot chemistry doesn’t even cover it.

But after a night of scintillating sex and a deeper connection she isn’t ready to acknowledge, Jasmine flees the scene, expecting to never see him again. But fate has other plans…

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I absolutely loved this novella. I haven’t read Jasmine’s best friend’s story, NAUGHTY LITTLE WISHES yet, but it’s at the top of my TBR list. At only .99, you can’t go wrong. Looking for a quick sexy read with a rough and ready alpha male? Check this one out!  Nina also has a some paranormals out. I’ve read THANE’S REDEMPTION, and it’s awesome.

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Where to find Nina and her other books:

Amazon Page

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Other titles by Nina Crespo:

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Honorary Chick…Carol Hanlon

CIMG0880It is my absolute pleasure to introduce this week’s Honorary KickAss Chick, Carol Hanlon. Carol and I first connected after she read and reviewed my book SOULFIRE. Later she told me she was scrolling through Goodreads and saw SOULFIRE’s cover, saying “it didn’t just call to me, it yelled at me!” (Yay for wonderful covers!)

Now, as an author, it’s not normal practice or advisable to respond to every reviewer. But her review told me she got every single thing I intended for the characters and their love story. It was so eloquent and wonderful and even beautifully enhanced with pictures representing the story that I couldn’t NOT reach out to her. Something, fate perhaps, nudged me to tell her how grateful I was. So I did. Long story short, we’re now very good friends. She is my #1 reviewer on every book I write. You should SEE the latest one. Blew me away.

But what is so impressive about Carol is her deep passion for books and the way she shows it to the world through ALL of her reviews. She takes such great care with each and every one. She is the #13 top reviewer for Goodreads this week, and she always seems to be up there in the top somewhere. Do you know how many reviewers there are on Goodreads? That’s impressive! She is generous of her time and certainly with her spirit, and I thank the book gods that she stumbled across my cover once upon a time. She’s a joy to know, and one of those people who makes me grateful for being a part of the “book community.” I’ll stop blabbering now and let you hear from Carol. Here she is…

What are the top three things you look for when you’re deciding which book you should read next?

  1. The cover of a book is the first thing that catches my attention.  Sometimes they even call to me.  Ha ha  “Read me, Read me”  
  2. Next I would read the Synopsis.  
  3. And finally I would look at other reviews.  

Can you give us an estimate of how many books you read each year? Good question, I had to look up my stats on Goodreads.  It’s the beginning of November and I’ve already read 225 books so we’ll see how many more I fit in before the end of the year.  I’m getting ready for Christmas books so I hope to squeeze in as many of those as I can.

Now for some fun! Rapid Fire Questions:

  • Favorite Things: Reading of course.  My family.  The beach.
  • Pet Peeves: Waiting in line or being on hold.  I have no patience.
  • Addictions: Goodreads. Again, Reading.  Chocolate. Sexy cowboys. And my most unhealthy addiction is Pepsi.  I know it’s unhealthy and I do limit myself but I’ve loved Pepsi since I was young.  (Which was a long time ago!)
  • Kick Ass Superpower: I’m not sure how to answer this.  I am kind of wimpy so I wish I was stronger.  I love reading about strong kick a@# women possibly because I wish I could be like that.  
  • Your best book boyfriend:  Oh my gosh, I have so freaking many book boyfriends.  How can I choose?  Instead of answering this the way it was asked, I’ll just say that I love the strong alpha male that is soft for the woman he loves.  I love shifters, particularly dragon shifters, oh and fallen angels.    
  • For the night:  Logan from Dannika Dark’s Mageri series
  • For a dirty weekend: Julian from Jennifer Armentrout’s Unchained
  • To have and to hold: Ozzie from Elle Casey’s Wrong Number Right Guy (He’s actually human!  Ha ha  These are all very sigh worthy men that have stuck in my very much overloaded brain.)

Reading is such a big part of my life. I have always read. The books I read make my life bigger, brighter, and more amazing. Thank you so much to the authors of The Kick Ass Chicks and so many others for giving me that.

Connect with CAROL…

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Story Time with Juliette Cross

3D Waking the DragonWelcome back to “First Meets” story time with the KickAss Chicks. I’m wrapping up this vlog series with a brief reading from my urban fantasy romance WAKING THE DRAGON. In this excerpt, my heroine Moira Cade meets the Iceman himself, Kol Moonring. As Captain of the Morgon Guard, he’s not especially happy about being assigned as her bodyguard, while she investigates three horrific murders. Hope you enjoy this little peek into the dark and gritty Morgon world.

Thanks for checking out our last of the Story Time vlogs. And don’t forget to come to the KICKASS CHICKS FACEBOOK PARTY this Thursday, October 22nd. See you there!