30 Mar 2018

Review: Inking Innocence


From Goodreads:
She walked into my tattoo shop with a pilgrim looking getup and strawberry strands. Not an ink or piercing on her body. That was all about to change if I had anything to do with it.
There is a certain attraction about an untouched body. Have you ever felt that rush of being the first to search untainted territory? My lips and hands were going to discover a whole new way of desire when it came to Tessa. She had me believing in ALL CAPS kind of claims. Her innocence was flirtatious as her blush was pink.
That damn girl needed a good and rough ride to the hill top of reality. What do you know I have an open seat, shot gun!

Axel & Tessa’s story is a HEA. Bad Boy meets Good Girl kind of Romance. Tattoo Shop and Religious Break away fantasy.

To be honest, I almost did not write this review. The reading experience was just so painfully awkward that I put it off as long as I could.

25 Mar 2018

Review: Control Freakz (Control Freakz #1)

'' ''He's not crazy,'' Hunter responded immediately in defence. ''I just think it's the only way he knows how to live in this crazy world - to act even crazier.'' ''


From Goodreads:
Alone. Abandoned. Threatened. Natalie has lost all hope for a better future. Everything she’s known and everyone she’s ever loved is gone, and it’s up to her to get her old life back. In Michael Evans’s first novel, Control Freakz, Natalie’s journey toward a better life begins.
When Protocol 00 is enacted, Natalie’s family is taken by the government, along with the families of her two best friends, Ethan and Hunter. With nothing to lose, and the threat of government hitmen kidnapping them at any moment, the three must battle to survive in a horrid, post-apocalyptic world run by President Ash and his invasive government. They want answers. And they’re willing to jeopardize everything in desperate pursuit.
Risking ruthless leaders, attempted mind control, and her very existence on the planet, Natalie, along with Hunter and Ethan, will stop at nothing in their quest to regain everything they’ve ever known. Her spirits crushed and her will to live destroyed, Natalie knows everything is dead and gone, and soon she will be, too.
Memories connect us to the past, and can often cause us to long for a better future, but they can drive our minds into a state of hell if a better future is unattainable. Nevertheless, Natalie’s hope for a better a future remains.

To say that this book was an easy read would like saying that climbing Mount Everest was like a beach getaway. All the characters slowly descend into madness and without knowing, the reader might too.

22 Mar 2018

Review: Forbidden (Satan's Sons MC #4)

'' ''If you find a girl that you really like, don't change your life for her. Get her to fit into the life you have. She has to accept what you stand for and who you are. If you change for her, it won't last.'' ''


From Goodreads:
Tyson lives up to the Wilson family name, and being raised by one of society’s most feared criminals has prepared him for the life of an outlaw. Determined not to skate by on his father’s reputation, he’s aggressively climbed the ranks of Satan’s Sons and is ready to give up everything for the club - with only one thing holding him back - high school. Tyson has to make it through his senior year before he can fully commit to the MC, and nothing will stand in his way. But when Layla, daughter of his rival den’s president, walks into his classroom, suddenly the life he has mapped out isn’t looking so simple.
Hannah is the black sheep of the family and has earned her nickname ‘Nice’. She doesn’t drink, or smoke, and tries to stay out of club business; but she does have a taste for something just as deadly - her father’s Vice President, Brad. When crushing news from the doctor puts her life in check, Hannah is faced with challenges no girl of her age is equipped to handle, and she must rely on unconventional allies for support. Allies The Reaper certainly won’t approve of.
Follow two love stories; each just as deadly as the other. Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

Once again, Simone Elise does it. I had high expectations for how the book would turn out and I did not have to be disappointed.

5 Mar 2018

Review: Inspired (Inspired #1)

'' ''There are worse things than not remembering one's story,'' he said, his whisper-voice turned to gravel. 
''Like what?'' 
When his head swivelled back to face her, his pale face and eyes were dead. ''Like knowing how it ends'' ''


From Goodreads:
For a muse like Lucianíel, one story’s end is another’s beginning.
In the wake of his author’s sudden death, Luc takes ownership of her surviving creations—four fantastical characters with tales yet to be told—saving them from unwritten lives crumbling around them and giving them a second chance at a literary future.
Luc finds that chance in the unsuspecting mind of Annabelle Iole Gray, a quirky teen with her head in the clouds, nose in a book, and imagination ripe for a brilliant muse’s inspiration.
Or so he hopes.
Neither Luc nor Annabelle, however, realize all they’ve undertaken. Even with a to-write list including accounts of a shape-shifting cat creature, gentle knight-in-training, vigilante skater girl, and a mystery boy smothering in unspoken fear, the most remarkable saga created between author and muse just may turn out to be one stranger than fiction.
Their own.

There are characters already existing in our world. We can't see them but they're there, living independently among us.

3 Mar 2018

February Wrap-Up and March TBR

Another month has fled from our hands for good. It's funny how you rarely think about that the time we have lived we'll never get back. There won't ever be a February 2018 ever again. Too deep? Back to lighter business...

2 Mar 2018

GIVEAWAY! Author Laekan Zea Kemp

The month of March is finally here and I have many exciting things to share with you guys! One of them happens to be the giveaway by author Laekan Zea Kemp. She contacted me a while ago about her book Pen & Xander which is a tale of finding who you are. Pen loves cooking in her father's restaurant, but her family wants so much more for her. Xander seeks a new beginning after his past with a drug-lord. The book is about finding yourself, food, and second chances. I am super excited to get to read it in a couple weeks!