Wednesday, 27 August 2014


My favourite K.A. Tucker moment actually happened before I read any of her books. It happened before I met her at a book signing. It happened before the GPS got us lost and the snow storm almost killed us on what was the LONGEST ROAD TRIP EVER!

My favourite K.A. Tucker moment was at a book signing that she was NOT attending. It was the first time I went to one of these. It was the first time I realized I was not alone in my love of books and disregard for sleep. It was the first time I met people who understood that 2 large coffees were ALWAYS the answer to a sleepless night because just-one-more-chapter turned into crap-it's-4am-and-I-read-the-entire-book!

If you've ever been in a congregation of book-lovers, you know that the conversation always turns into what everyone has read. There is shock when a title is mentioned and you stare at them with a blank face. There is giddiness and lots of eeeeking when you talk to someone who has read the same books as you. It's like you've met your other half. Because your true other half got really tired of hearing you talk about that character in that book so they put you on a plane so you can be among your people and he can watch Sunday Night Football in peace.

So my favourite moment...

While we were waiting for the authors to come out, about 5 people (all at the same time), asked me if I've read K.A. Tucker. I hadn't. This was early 2013 and I'd only binge reading NA for the past month (26 days to be exact, and I read 30 books in that time frame). There was a collective WHAAAAAAAT?! from the audience. I thought I might have to skip the signing if I wanted to make it out alive. But in a moment of brilliance, I took out my phone and opened by notepad app to write down the title that the group was yelling at me.

Ten Tiny Breaths.
The cover is blue and has a girl with red hair on it.
You have to read it.
OMG - you have to read it.
I can't believe you haven't ready it!

On January 20, 2013 at 2:03pm Dallas Texas time (I took the screen shot this morning, hence the 7:16am), I was introduced to K.A. Tucker. That people who I instantly trusted recommended her first, and she was the first one I wrote down - that it my favourite K.A. Tucker moment. The instant love for a book that I had never heard of, a cover I'd never seen, and an author I didn't know.


Monday, 4 August 2014

Try (Temptation Series Book 1) & Take (Temptation Series Book 2) by Ella Frank

Uhhh...How to start this? Seriously, I'm not entirely sure.

I stumbled upon the title of the first book and noticed the names Tate and Logan. Because of my aversion to reading reviews and blurbs before I read the book, I left it at that. I did think to myself that Tate seemed to be a very popular name these days for female characters.

Have you read this book? Are you laughing yet? Because about 10% into Try, I was. Not because I thought the story was funny, or because it seemed so far-fetched, but because for once in my reading-life, I was completely taken out of my comfort zone and I had no one to blame but myself. I couldn't blame the author, because it turns out the blurb would have explained a few things. I can't blame the reviews, because after I finished both books in a day and a half(!), I finally read them.

Logan is a whore. Tate is a bartender. Logan is an a--hole. Tate is straight. Logan is still an a--hole. But Logan usually gets what he wants.

Here is the link to Try on Amazon --> so you can be the opposite of me and read the blurb.

You'll also find a considerable amount of reviews that will do this book more justice that I can muster at the moment. I will say this though; if this is not what you normally go for, I honestly think you'd be surprised at how much you'll like the characters. There's a whole lot of sex, swearing, angst, and all around hotness. I'm not saying this is for this will be for everyone. Heck, I didn't think I would be so obsessed with it after 36 hours, but something worth knowing about me - I love my sleep. And the book has to be really good for me to give it up.

If you're still reading this, there must be something in this post that piqued your interest. Good. Try is book 1 in the series, and Take is book 2. I thank the book-gods for One-Click and very fast internet download speeds. Without either of them, I might have actually had to do house work yesterday when I finished the first book. And I really didn't want to do that. I just wanted more Logan and Tate. So if you make it through Try, you NEED Taken. You need to read more about their relationship, you need to have the feels (yeah I know, this was a word on a list of words that no one over 18 should use - so sue me), and most importantly, you just need it.