Monday, March 30, 2015
At the age of sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself at the mercy of her real-life monster, with no relief in sight. She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Alone and helpless in the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life and devour her. About to hit rock bottom, Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women.
Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life forever. Though Alessa’s bittersweet journey is perpetually fraught with challenges, she does, nevertheless, manage to find fleeting moments of joy along the way. But as she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again, threatening to destroy the very foundation of her small world and plunging her back into an abyss of despair, until she makes her final bid for escape.
This book broke my heart actually gutted me over and over . I started this book on Friday and I read it until I was done. This is the story of Alessa a poor young child that at the age of 7 is raped by her uncle . He threatens her and her mother doesn't care or even want to know about what is happening . She is abused for years at the hands of this man and her mother just doesn't care. When she escapes at the age of 16 she finds that there are worse predators out there.
All I can say is when you start reading this book. You will fall in love with Alessa and you will feel for her. You will just want to wrap her up and keep her safe. As you read on you see Alessa grow stronger even though she is going through hell. You want to shake her self centered mother and actually want to kill the greasy grimey uncle. Who if my opinion is one twisted freak . The supporting cast of characters you will either love or hate depends on what side of the fence they are one. The predator or the friend. You see Alessa grow and the ending is so sad you will ugly cry.
Paige takes us one very rough and emotional roller coaster ride. The twists and turns in the book will have you gasping and almost throwing your kindle out the window . There is such a dark place that Paige takes us to. I mean we all know that rape, abuse , child molestation happens but we never think of the people that it affects or the people who do it to them. You will get emotional invested in this story. There are moments I was ugly crying and boy I was ugly crying . But there is more to the story also. You see the growth of a young girl, who was dealt the worse hand ever in life . You see her grow and become stronger with every page of the book. The ending is so sad I will warn you of that right now . This book will tear at your heartstrings and rip out your gut , but I guarantee that you will not put this book down until the very end . Trust me you will want to hug your loved ones after your are done . So if you want a truly gripping tale of one girl's ordeal and how she survives . Check it out ,I know you will not be disappointed at all .
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Billy grinned. "Oh, New York," he whispered. "We're gonna have so much fun."
Friday, March 27, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Pathologist Toni Day is faced with a situation most pathologists only joke about. Beulah Pritchard comes back to life on her autopsy table. Beulah was a coworker of Toni’s at Cascade Perrine Regional Medical Center, where she was known as a merciless gossip, happiest to attack female doctors with slander and lies.
Beulah drove her car off a snow-covered road with her husband’s dead body in the trunk. Although Beulah survived her injuries and hypothermia, she died, only to come alive on Toni’s table—and die again. Beulah’s estranged sister threatens to sue both Toni and the hospital for wrongful death, but it’s soon apparent both Beulah and her husband were murdered.
To save her career and the hospital, Toni investigates the mysterious deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard. Her inquiries uncover a decades-old scheme of embezzlement, blackmail, and more. Soon, someone is on Toni’s tail: the killer, desperate to stop the curious pathologist from uncovering the truth. In order to stay alive, Toni must confront a vicious and clever murderer who will do anything to keep the past under wraps.
This is my first book by this author and trust me it will not be my last . This is a medical and criminal thriller that will take you on such a ride. Toni is a pathologist that is also a super sleuth in her free time . And the poor girl is shaken by a dead person come back to life on her table and the mayhem continues they must find the killer before its too late.
Toni is a very educated character who has very strong morals and is very exuberant. She is a very goal oriented and is like a dog with a bone when on the job. She will go the distance to find the clues and ultimately take down the bad guy. She kind a reminds me of Isles from Rizzoli and Isles . She is smart, quirky and does her job really , really well. She cracks a joke to break up the silence while doing autopsies. She is so much fun to read, and honestly doesn't get boring with the all the technical wording . The secondary cast of characters help round out the whole story .
This is a medical mystery that will take you on a twisty turny roller coaster ride. Even with the medical terminology it is a very enjoyable read . Toni will take you on the every day adventures in the morgue. The book is so well researched and it should be seeing as the author is a pathologist in real life . So she knows what goes on in the morgue on a daily basis. From the boredom and the jokes that they have about people coming back to life on the table. There are some disturbing scenes in the book. When she is describing in detail the autopsy incisions in detail . Yes I admit it I did groan a few times .But did not put the book down I just kept reading and loved it . Loved the twists and turns . So if you want a medical thriller that will keep you reading all night long this is the book for you . Check it out . I know you won't be disappointed . I know I wasn't
Monday, March 23, 2015
Here's the cover for The Duke's Bedeviled Bride, the follow-up to Devil in Duke's Clothing:
Royal Pains, Book 2, releases May 9, but you can pre-order it now!
The tawdry tale of the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody continues...
and is available now for pre-order.
Can these star-crossed lovers bridge two worlds?
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
In the middle of all of this drama, Ryan found a friend. A friendship which exploded in his mind once he found out she was a widow; her husband having been killed while deployed in the Middle East. Ryan felt like Lindsay was a living piece of his soul.
Can Lindsay hold him together through the trials of having his daughter abducted? Can she show Ryan that love is what binds people together, especially during a time of strife, showing him the way to happiness?
Friday, March 20, 2015
As an Age of Darkness spreads across the realms, pushing the Queens of Wonderland into conflict, Calie must take a final stand. Journeying into Wonderland to save her daughter Violet, Calie assembles a team of warriors in effort to take control of Wonderland... for good! Collects Wonderland #21-25.
I started this series awhile back and I loved it . It is out there and the characters are so dam cool. In this issue Callie is heading back to Wonderland to help her daughter . There are some parts at the beginning of this book that will make you WTH and try and figure them out but as you dive into the story you find it becoming more polished and refined , taking the crazy factor down just a bit. You are taken on a wild ride through the pages.
There are a myriad of characters in this book . You meet the Queen of Diamonds , The Queen of Clubs . Callie hooks up with Hazel , who is an assassin. We also find out who Void is and the true bad guy hiding in the background . And he is evil and I mean evil. After all the puff of the first chapters the author dives right in and explains the characters and how they came into being .
Over all this graphic novel is a fun escape . The illustrations are not so over the top as last issues . But done very well , the story finally lets us in on a lot of background which is good seen as the next edition is the wind up for the book. It was a good read that will keep any comic geek reading all night long. So if you are a geeky comic book geek like me check it out .
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Ok I have had this book on my TBR list for like ever. Then the movie came out, so I decided that maybe I should read the book before I watch the movie. Well for two reasons , 1 I wanted to know about the book before watching the movie and 2 lets see how badly they destroyed the book when they made it into the movie. I was totally blown away with this book.
The characters in this book for a lack of a better word are totally screwed up. It starts out as Nick and Amy are the ideal couple . Living the dream in New York, they seem to have it all. Until the day they move back to Missouri and that's when things start to fall apart. As you read you honestly don't know from one moment to another if Nick really did the killing of his wife . He is such a tortured character. One moment you want to hug him and say everything will be ok and the next moment you want to slam him ass in jail cause you think he killed his wife. Nick is the classic tortured soul. Not saying he isn't a dick and needs a good butt kicking . Now Amy on the other hand is in my opinion a manipulative woman, who will do anything to get back at anyone who hurts her. I mean come on the way and lengths she went to were down right scary. How one person could do what she did and did it so easily . The idea is beyond me . These two characters were so amazing to read . The things they would do were beyond me. There is a lot of dysfunctional characters in this book. Which honestly makes it a great read . Everyone is in their own worlds and trying to figure out what the heck happened .
Gillian takes us on such a rollercoaster ride. You never actually know what is going on. One moment you are loving Nick and the next moment you are saying he did it . There are two points of view in this book. Nicks after Amy is gone and the thoughts from Amy's diary as the story goes on you get a sense of wow. This is an intense book and there are so many OMG and WTH moments . That will keep you reading all night long . Trust me there is a twist in this book that made me almost throw my kindle across the room . I was what the heck, I didn't see that one coming at all. The only weak point I found in the book was the ending . It didn't seem like there was any resolution of the storyline . Not going to spoil it for you. But it will leave you shaking your head . Over all I loved this book. It takes you to places that you never thought you would go. You are turned inside out and rolled over the hot coals . You will scream out of outrage and shed a tear. You will want to strangle someone and hug them later . So if you want a great book with an awesome plot twist . This is the book for you.
Monday, March 16, 2015
" Good evening Maria. Thank you for letting me interview the boys"
"You are so welcome, dear . Now come they are waiting for you in the study "
Leaving me at the study door, I take a deep breathe knowing what I am walking into all those males in one room. There could be swooning involved , on my part at least.
Good evening Gentleman . I am here to interview you for the blog
blushing as I see three very good looking men staring back at me .
Sitting down , in the high back chair . Shall we begin, now.
I loathe technology. It’s a crutch for human idiocy.