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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sins & Needles by Karina Halle Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.


**The Artists Trilogy is a dark and sexy contemporary ride about three flawed individuals caught in a world where it's so easy to justify the bad things we do. This is a pure adult read (Not YA or NA).




Rhonda's Review:



He was like a sculptor, whittling away my ugliness, leaving trails of beauty behind. 

When you combine a con artist with a serious chip on her shoulder, and a all too sexy tattooed and pierced  tattoo artist that have a strained highschool past and are both running from their past since leaving their hometowm, and have run back to to their hometown in hopes of starting over..... You get Sins & Needles.  

This book is just CRAZY GOOD!!  The more I read it the more I couldn't stop.  Sins & Needles just has so much going for it, and I’m here to tell you why I loved it so much!  Let’s begin with the plot, which I think the blurb does a great job of setting up the foundation of the story so I ‘m not going there, but when I first read the blurb I new I had to read this book because it just seemed different to me.  This story is  a fantastic ride in a Quentin Tarantino's True Romance kind of way.  I've been on a contemporary romance rampage lately and I’m so excited to add this book to my list of favorites. 

Next there is Camden MacQueen………

“I’m just a tattoo artist. I’m just a guy who used to be in love with a girl. I’m just a fool who’s been fooled too many times before. I’m just a man who’s finally getting his revenge.” 

I fell in love with Camden right away. I just loved that he was the high school weirdo that time was very good to and he turned into this sexy, built, tattooed HOTTIE  that is just a little bit crazy.  I adore crazy Camden!  I really enjoy how fun he is and such a free spirit that just needs to spread his wings.  I also love his loyalty and how he is willing to walk away from anything and in to any situation as long as it’s with Ellie.  

"Holy shit, did Camden just spank me?"

Then we have Ellie Watt,  con artist extraordinaire……

“Is the gun really necessary?”  “No,”  he admitted. “Its just fun to have one.”  “Like an extra penis,” I mused. 

Ellie is such a fun character, although she has deep seeded anger, betrayal and hurt that has driven who she has become.  But underneath the shady con artist is a really good person that has a good heart, but you know “bad habits die hard”.  Ellie is smart, cunning and completely lovable.  

He studied me for a minute, as if memorizing every line on my face.  I let him.  And I did the same.  His quirky full lips, expressive brows, those eyes that knew me, the real me, for everything that I was and everything that I had been. Everything I would ever be. 

Now, most of the action in this story involves the ex-boyfriend that Ellie is running from.    And I must say Javier is an interesting character that I’m curious to learn more about.  The author’s description of Javier is almost spellbinding.  Don’t get me wrong, I completely adore Camden, but I do want to know more about Javier.  So with that said, I need the next book NOW!!

Sins & Needles is cleverly written and enjoyed how it was woven together with the flashbacks and the current events.   So if you like your contemporary romance a little gritty, a lot sexy and full of action then this book is for you!! 

“Are you scared?”  I asked him.  “I’m fucking terrified, Ellie.”

Karina Halle has been on my radar for quite some time,  and I’m so excited to finally have been given the chance to read her work and I’m so looking forward to more!! *rubs hands together*  BRING ON THE TERROR!!!!!





We decided to give 3 lucky winners the chance to read this book.  Ebooks will be gifted in winners choice of format.  ( Mobi, EPUB, or PDF)





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18 comments:

Elizabeth L. said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. Have a wonderful day! :)

helpmerhonda72 said...

Thanks Elizabeth, You too!!

Elena said...

Fantastic Review! Although i just finished this book lastnight, your review gave me peace. I miss these characters already!

helpmerhonda72 said...

Awwww......
Thanks Elena! Xoxo

GraceDZ said...

Awesome review, Rhonda! I can't wait to start this one. You had me at "Quentin Tarantino True Romance kind of way". Bring it on!

helpmerhonda72 said...

Grace, that's one of my favorite movies!!

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Fantastic review Rhonda! Everytime I stop here, my TBR list always grows, and that's a VERY good thing ;)

Alyssa

wyckdstorm said...

You guys have never steered me wrong from a great book!!! fingers crossed!

helpmerhonda72 said...

Thanks Alyssa!

Wyckdstorm, I hope the awesome track record continues. Good luck! ;-)

Rachel Firasek said...

Rhonda, you are so going to break me. :)

helpmerhonda72 said...

Awwww..... Rachel.....
Xoxo MWAH!

Kyla Whitley said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Can't wait to start! Thank you for sharing! :D
jukyjoauka(at)aol(dot)com

erin said...

This book sounds fantastic! Definitely adding to my want list :)

Unknown said...

This is on my TBR list. Cant wait to read it.

*yadkny* said...

You have me sold! AWESOME review!!!

helpmerhonda72 said...

Yadkny..... ;-)

Thessamari said...

Awesome review as always, Rho :)

Kirstie Hicks said...

Great Review, I cannot wait to read this hot book!!!

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