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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
I doubt very much that you're reading this
unless you're already into the series
and a fan of Shay's exquisite stories.
So you'll already know it's going to be
perfectly written, beautifully executed and hotter
than a furnace! (ironic considering the backdrop!)
But for her to then blend two such complex characters
in Bastion and Evan and bring them together for
Bastion's Storm and Isolated
and to make that work so perfectly was genius!
It was like a little piece of heaven for me.
I love survival stories so much.
In it's own way this little one equals Surviving Raine
(one of my favorite books ever) for it's depth
of story and attention to detail.
Somehow Shay creates a moment by moment,
breathtaking, heartfelt read every time
- no matter the length.
This may be a quick read, but it packs a punch.
It's unmissable, un... putdownable! and unbelievably
I loved it!
I'd never want to spoil the little something that's
coming to light for these two...
but OMG it's going to be an explosive next book.
I can't wait for more!!
Grab it now on Amazon!
~ Thanks so much for writing this one Shay,
it gave me tingles, laughs and tears - perfection! ~
Monday, March 9, 2015
“Loving me will not be easy, loving me will be war. You will hold the gun and I will hand you the bullets. So breathe, and embrace the beauty of the massacre that lies ahead.”
- R. M. Drake
I love that quote so much
"Without you, I wouldn't want to live, Tabitha. That’s where I was when we met. I wanted to die, just like you did. I was slowly trying to kill myself. I was drinking all the time, and taking pills, cutting myself, torturing myself.I got kicked out of the band. My life was destroyed, and I didn't give a shit."
Wow! The quotes above pretty much tell you everything you need to know going into this one!
It also means that this isn't
the easiest book for me to review.
It's a darker read than Storm - it packed a lot in.
I'm pretty sure that had the story line been simpler and a bit more loving I could have hit a 4.5/5,
but it is what it is and it didn't really ignite me
the way that I hoped it would.
I think my biggest problem (and the dropped star) was that Vandal Valentine just wasn't my cup of tea. Between him being a millionaire, Dom wanting a 24/7 sub, (from a woman that he should have been much more honest and decent with)
a rock star, a tattoo artist,
a self harming control freak with
a bad attitude toward his friends and family
(no wonder they didn't seem to be around much!) but above all a grieving father
- it was almost too much for me - like everything and the kitchen sink was thrown at it.
I think prefer the main character to be one or two
of the above and that the plot follow just one or two paths? I don't know? But all of that took a bit away from the story for me. I think if you love Vandal, you'll fall hard for him. Personally I preferred Storm.
I don't think there's a way to explain how I feel about the story line without major spoilers and going into how strange I found Tabi's behavior
(like not wanting to know Vandal's name/band etc
I don't know a single woman on the planet that wouldn't want to know those things)
Overall, I enjoy this authors way with words
she's a talented lady - I sincerely hope that this book does well and that 4 stars puts me in the minority. I wanted this to be a 5 star read so badly!
My Storm Review...
Quick mention for Sterling the blind cat
(and star of the book!)
I really, REALLY loved his inclusion, his story
and that the real life Sterling is being looked after.
He's definitely a 10!!
Well done Carian for helping him
with a portion of sales from the book.
click the pic to go to Sterling's page!