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Monday, 28 July 2014

Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting



An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn't ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley's past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side...or run?





 
My Review:

Let me start by telling you that I picked this book up and started on it a while ago.  I stopped reading it because I didn't feel like I was all that into it.   Well I have felt like that about several books as of late, and decided it must just be me.  Well A couple of months had passed and I decided I was going to pick this book back up and see how it goes.  I am so glad I did!! 

Helena Hunting is a wonderful writer, and is very good at crafting her words!  I have filled this book with highlights and bookmarks galore!   I guess timing can be everything sometimes because I enjoyed this book so much! 

In this story we meet Tenley and Hayden, both of whom are trying to pick up the pieces of their damaged pasts and are both recovering from great losses.  Hayden is a tattoo artist who is a partner at a tattoo shop across the street from where Tenley works and lives.  They come together over the planning of a tattoo for Tenley.  They have already been harboring a heavy attraction for one another. 

I loved the character development of all the characters especially Hayden! *thud*    I just adore him so much, he is so giving of himself, and protective, and kind, and sexy as hell!  He also has a territorial side that I wasn't sure if it was a good thing or creepy.   But I decided it depended on the person and since Hayden hit all the right spots with me, wrapped in ink and steel,  I determined that it was good.   ;-)  

Tenley is a sweet girl, trying to find her way in the world after devistating losses.  She decides to move away from all the reminders of her past and finds Hayden.  The relationship progresses kind of slow, which I enjoyed.  I loved the tension build up between Tenley and Hayden.  There were times I was irritated with Tenley and her lack of honesty.  I just felt like she doubted Hayden's acceptance too much.  In the end I found her to be okay I guess.  

I really enjoyed getting to know this cast of characters and immersing myself in their world and drama.   I am also very glad with the way that this book ended that I already have Inked Armour ready to go!

 

Will their secrets  of their pasts get in the way of their future?



Friday, 27 June 2014

Orphan Black season 1- Review


Since I haven't had much time for reading, I wanted to take time to write about what I have had time for.  TV!  I've been catching up on missed television, SOA, American Horror Story,  and Game of Thrones just to name a few.
Well.... today I'm all about Orphan Black!  Orphan Black airs on BBC America and has just finished with season 2.  Last week I sat down and watched season 1.  I was hooked with the very first episode!  

As the show begins, Sarah Manning a streetsmart hustler is on the run from her exboyfriend and witnesses the suicide of a stranger,  a stranger that looks just like her!   Sarah decides to take over the identity of this stranger so she can empty her bank account.   Well that is easier said than done!  Little does Sarah know, the stranger was a cop and this sets in motion all of the events to take place.  Sarah eventually comes face to face with herself ( literally ) several time and discovers that she is a clone, and so the conspiracy begins to unfold.   Sarah  quickly finds herself in a race to save herself and her daughter.   


This show is smart, edgy, dark, suspenseful, and well thought out!   The cast of characters are wonderful!  Tatiana Maslany who plays Sarah Manning and half of the cast is AMAZING!!  She does such a great job giving all the characters she plays their own individuality.  Although Tatiana Maslany does a superb job portraying all the clones, I think Sarah and Helena are are my favorite.  Maybe because they are both badass!!   Sarah Manning has a gay step brother named Felix played by Jordan Gavaris  who is the source of many laughs on the show!  I absolutely adore his character and the fun he brings to the show.  He is very loyal to Sarah and will do anything for her.   In one way or the other he ends up mixed up in all the shenanigans too!  (LOL!)  Ladies, never fear, we do get some eye candy with Dylan Bruce who plays the oh so scrumptious boyfriend to one of the girls. Is he good, or bad?  I'm still not sure. Maybe a little of both!  ;)    Oh, and did I mention that Tatiana Maslany is AMAZING??

If you haven't yet watched this show, I highly recommend it!  Unfortunately Netflix doesn't have this show, but season 1 is available to Amazon Prime members at no charge!  If you're lucky your cable provider will have season 2 on demand.   I can't wait to start on season 2,  I can hardly think of anything else!

This is the scene when Sarah decides to become Elizabeth Childs in order to clean out her bank account. 



Monday, 10 March 2014

The Prince (Original Sinners #3) by Tiffany Reisz

The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3)


Rhonda's Review:
 You know, I’m sitting here not exactly sure where to start with this review. So bear with me while I ramble. I can say as I’ve said before that Tiffany Reisz has a brilliant voice, and I have loved every one of her books in this series, and all of the shorts that involve these characters in this seductive, dark, and alluring world she has created. This is one of the best cast of characters I’ve ever read, Reisz gives each of them their own distinct personalities, and just when you think you know them, you learn something new. I love that Reisz has the ability to keep this series interesting, and to someone like me that is so invested in this series, captivated in the characters and the plot.

I absolutely love Nora Sutherlin, and I love who she is with Wesley, whom I adore, and while I enjoyed this part of the story, Kingsley and Soren stole the show. I loved every detail of Kingsley and Soren’s past, how they met the dynamics of their friendship.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Kingsley Edge any more than I do, I found out I can. I. Absolutely. Love. Him!

If you’re already invested in this series, you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t read the first two books in this series, go back and start there. Read the reviews and understand what you’re possibly getting yourself in to, and decide if you’re up for the journey. I am eagerly waiting for more! All Tiffany Reisz has to do is crook her finger and I’ll be right there for the next book. 


(Thanks to Netgalley for providing the ARC!)


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Return to Poughkeepsie Blog Tour & Giveaway!

We have waited for what seems like forever for this book!!
And Finally It's Here!!!!
 
 
 
 

Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”
In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.

 
I have not read and reviewed this book because of my own pathetic reasons, but I'm truly looking forward to it! If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read the first book, you'll have multiple chances to win on this tour. In addition to Debra's Rafflecopter, one lucky person will have the chance to win here. I will choose from the comments a winner. Good luck! And may the best comment win!!   ;)
 
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Friday, 1 November 2013

Cover Reveal: Sempre Redemption by J.M. Darhower




If you're like us and have been waiting FOR-EV-ER for this book, the wait is almost over!! 


Release date: December 23rd, 2013


Synopsis:


In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.

Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.


About the Author:

JM Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't writing (or fangirling about books) she's usually ranting about those things.

Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.


Author's links:

J.M. Darhower 
Twitter 
Facebook 



Pre-order links:
Amazon 

 Barnes & Noble

If you've been looking for the first book, Sempre:Forever and have not had the opportunity to read it, and unable to find it, the book will be re-releasing on 11/25 from Simon & Schuster.
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