Ready for some hair braiding, pillow fights, and sexy talk? Iâ€™m so excited to host our first NA Slumber Party with some fantastic ladies: Asheley from Into the Hall of Books, Betty from Book Rock Betty, Cassie from Books with Cass, and Kelly from Belle of the Literati.
So what does this mean exactly?
A few weeks ago we all decided to read 3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore together, and it was such a blast we decided to a) make it a regular thing b) share some of the fun with all of you. Every month, this feature will hop over to another blog with a new host and new book to drool over (or laugh along to).
Over 150 emails later, texts, videos, and pictures… reading NA just became a whole lot more fun when you are sharing it with others. I havenâ€™t laughed this hard in ages, and I know the girls will agree with me. 3:AM Kisses is about a college freshman named Baya who falls for her brother’s “off-limits” roommate. Uh oh, you know what that means. The bookÂ has gymnastics, sororities, short shorts, and a multitude of nicknames for, ahem, those private regions that it seriously rivals the thesaurus.
Just a warning; things get a little racy pretty fast.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Asheley: Â All of the 3:AM Kisses shenanigans take place at and around fictional Whitney Briggs University in the mountains of North Carolina – what should be the mascot of WBU? Make it sexy!
A: A Pirate. Argh!
C: Female coal miner -[& tatted up, duhhh ;)]
B: Definitely a COUGAR!
K: Sex Panther a la Anchorman…obvi
E: Bear for the Black Bear Saloon that Bryson and Baya work at. Grr?
Betty: Â Am I the only one that will never be able to listen to the song â€œWelcome to the Jungleâ€ without giggling as a result of this book??
C: Bahahahah. No. But its okay, I started tally marks on my wall, btw. Â Of course… it never goes past one but I play Welcome to the Jungle â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ at times now 😉 [This is a joke.]
K: Haha, I wonâ€™t now!! Iâ€™m adding this to Favorites playlist on my iPod immediately.
E: THIS was definitely a highlight in a very amusing scene, that is for sure.
A: Oh my gosh, that didnâ€™t even occur to me but THANK YOU BETTY FOR CHANGING MY LIFE IN THAT WAY! Goodbye Guns Nâ€™ Roses, Hello 3:AM Kisses! Womp Womp.
Cassie: Â Bryson talks about Bayaâ€™s â€œlime green eyesâ€. If you could have any array of eye colors in your mate, what [not-normal] color would they be?
C: Polka-dotted magenta. WHATTTUP!
K: Yellow: Betty and Asheley should know why 😉
B: Deep violet like Cole Holland from Alice in Zombieland!
E: I love some gray eyes. Canâ€™t help it!
A: Purple! I looove purple. I also like red but that would be too freaky.
Kelly: We now live in a dystopian society, words are few, because of this there can only be ONE name for a woman’s nether region, Baya is quite colorful in all her descriptions, which phrase or word to describe her private area would you choose for everyone to call it?
K: The Notorious VAG
B: …no comment.
C: The aforementioned Sweet Spot
A: Love Glove
Estelle: Recommend this book in one sentence.
E: Some serious fun and major sexy, 3:AM Kisses is a great book to kick back with.
A: Quick, racy, fun romance that makes you laugh – especially if you read it with friends!
B: A sex ed class like youâ€™ve never experienced before!
C: Pure fun with a slice of Bry-Pie 😉
K: Fun, sexy, and hilariously colorful use of vocabulary to describe everything sexual.
Our favorite lines:
C: â€œBook camp!â€ Roxy sighs. â€œIs there such a thing?â€ â€œNo clue. Â But if thereâ€™s not, there should be. Â It sounds like a great cover for just about any story– get it? Story?â€
A: â€œPersonally Iâ€™d like to see his Hardy Boys solve a few mysteries with my Nancy Drew.â€
B:Â â€œThe only notch Baya Brighton is carving in the one over my heart.â€
K: I couldnâ€™t pick just one so I narrowed it down to two. First– â€œI should have logged hours watching porn instead of reading Yates for Lit. Itâ€™s like Iâ€™ve got no fucking priorities.â€Â Second– â€œI hear book boyfriends are all the rage.â€ â†-OBVIOUSLY!
E: â€œI double dog dare you to join me.â€
How can we forget the refreshments?
Slippery Nipple Shot recipe (Â 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish cream + 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps)
Any closing thoughts?
C: Â If you read this book, read with a friend and have your phone and email ready. Â This was so much fun and I got way too many laughs out of reading with these girls! BUT in the end, I actually DID enjoy the book, too! Â So, Iâ€™d say for the price, give it a go, girls!
B: Â If you decide to read thisâ€¦read it with friends. Â TRUST ME. It is hilarious. It was a bit graphic for my tasteâ€¦ so if you arenâ€™t down with descriptive sexy times, pass on this one.
K: This was some of the most fun Iâ€™ve ever had while reading a book. Reading it with some of my favorite book friends made it that much better.
A: I agree with what everyone says about reading it with friends – Iâ€™ve never laughed and texted and emailed so much over a book in my life, but thatâ€™s what made it great because we read it together! SO. MUCH. FUN. Also, if you take your New Adult really seriously, this one isnâ€™t for you – Â you have to just have fun with it!
E: With 3:AM Kisses, be prepared for mega-sexy moments, some laughs, and a whole lot of drama. Reading with these girls definitely enhanced the fun for me!
If you want to check out our next read, the NA Slumber Party is going to be checking out A Little Too Far by Lisa Derochers this month! Feel free to pick up your own copy and tweet us with your thoughts! (Cassie will be hosting next month’s NA Slumber party so be on the lookout for that in November!)