Book Review: Storm Warning by Elizabeth Lee & Caisey Quinn


Storm Warning
Broken Heartland #1
Author: Elizabeth Lee & Caisey Quinn
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: December 12th 2013
Review Source: Author

Sometimes you can’t see the storm coming until it’s too late...

Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:
Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and over privileged.

For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.

One has a secret.
One has a crush.
One has been lying.
One will get caught.
And one might not make it out alive.

They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything


This book was really really good. At the beginning there was times where I had to look back at certain pages because this book you will follow five characters. In the book the author will write from that character point of view. I always love to read books by authors that do that but it is always with just two characters. So this one was a little confusing from the beginning. But I was able to get through the book. When I did I loved it so much. I couldn't put it down. The book was always with me. When I was reading it I was cheering on the characters and hoping they would get together.

Cami, Hayden, Cooper, Kyle , and Ella Jane live different lives in different places. Cami and Hayden have everything you can imagine. They are the rich kids. Then you have Kyle, Cooper and Ella Jane that have to work really hard to earn what they have. Well Cami and Hayden date but decided because it's the summer that they will break up and date other people. Cami was suppose to go on a vacation with her mother and her mother said no and only she went on the vacation. Hayden was sent away to help out a landscaper family because the father left and the son is at college. So Cami and Hayden are ticked off because they are better then that and don't want to go and help out the family and Cami has to stay home from the summer. Well Kyle is going to help with some of the landscaping when he can so he goes over to this richy area and ends up mowing the lawns of Cami family estate. Well Hayden then goes to Ella Jane and Kyle house to help out with the business and Ella Jane best friend Cooper doesn't like him that much. So there ends up being a love triangle in this book and it gets so interesting because you keep cheering them on. Plus the rich kids learn some life lessons about working hard for things that you want and not to have them given to you. In this book you will read so much about different things and you will also learn some things to.

The one thing that ticked me off that the author did was the way she ended the book. I was so mad. After I got done reading the book I said are you serious and threw the book down. But thank god she is writing a sequel that will be out soon! It's like watching one of your favorite shows and they leave you on a huge cliffhanger and you have to wait until the fall to see what happens. So grab this book and give it a chance. You will love it. Because I really did.

Book Review: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting




Clipped Wings
Author: Helena Hunting
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Review Source: Pocket Books

 



Their body art is hot. Their chemistry is even hotter.
From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that Hayden is everything.
Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape. Although he has secrets too, if they both keep themselves guarded perhaps their intense physical connection will remain only that.
But nothing, not even passion, can keep them safe from their pasts…


I love a good story that encompasses real life circumstances and true to life feelings. I gave this book five trees because it was well deserved. If you are a sucker for an amazing read and being able to connect with book characters, this is for you.

Hayden and Tenley have both unfortunately lived through hard times and tragedy.What they don't know is that they can help each other through the good and the bad. Neither one of them want to open up and tell their life story, as it pains them so. Hayden has never had a serious relationship; he never thought that he wanted one. Until now. Tenley was the one that he has been waiting for.

Hayden owns and operates a tattoo shop called Inked Armor. Tenley works across the street at his Aunt's book store and cafe, Serendipity. Before long, Hayden finds himself making excuses to see Tenley by saying he is going on a coffee run. He almost always finds himself in the store, to catch a glimpse of Tenley. Tenley is intrigued, although she is afraid of getting close. She doesn't want the pain that love sometimes brings. She doesn't deserve love ... at least that is what she tells herself. She blames herself for the tragedy that occurred just 10 short months earlier.

Tenley decides that she would like a tattoo that would represent her life and her tragic loss. Already being possessive, Hayden decides that he will put the ink on her, and no one else. Hayden struggles with this idea. He made a rule at Inked Armor. Never, ever date clients. He didn't want the tension and chaos that may come with dating a client, it just doesn't work. As Hayden and Tenley get closer, they find that there is no way that they can abide by this rule. Brilliantly, Tenley finds a loop hole in this agreement, and this is where the love story begins.

Excerpt:

     It was on the tip of my tongue to ask how exactly she felt about me. But it wasn't a good time, not with her so emotional. If she asked me that question I would have no clue what to say because the truth was too much, even for me.

     "Just so we're on the same page, what Sarah told me last night in no way changes how I see you, Okay?"

     "Okay."

     She seemed to relax a little. I left it at that. I hoped she would still feel the same after I dropped my bomb on her. Although what Sienna and I had was never something I would classify as a relationship, no matter what Jamie had tried to imply.


I hope that you enjoy Clipped Wings as much as I do. I can't wait to read the next in the series, called Inked Armor. I know it will be just as captivating as ever. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on Clipped Wings. Happy reading!!!





About the Author: Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

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Cover Reveals: Dirty Rowdy Thing | House of Night | Ripped | The Revenge of Seven




There have been quite a few cover reveals in the bookish world lately. Here are a few that stand out.



Dirty Rowdy Thing
Wild Seasons #2
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books


Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other . . . which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.

This is the sequel to Sweet Filthy Boy (book one in Wild Seasons series) that we ABSOLUTELY adored that comes out May 13th. Look for our review very soon.


House Of Night
Coloring Book #1
By P.C. Cast and Illustrated By Aura Dalian
Release Date: April 14th 2014
PublisherHouse of Night Coloring Books; 1st edition


This is the first coloring book for the blockbuster HOUSE OF NIGHT series. Illustrated by an incredibly talented tattoo artist, PC Cast's world and characters come magically alive for fans of tattoo art, as well as fans of the series. Included is a crossword puzzle and a Q&A session with questions submitted by HoN fans and answered by PC Cast. Welcome to the House of Night! We hope you enjoy adding your own touch to the world!

Something every HON fan should own.



RIPPED
The REAL series #5
Author: Katy Evans
Release Date: December 16th 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books


Every woman wants me--except the one I sing for.

Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about Crack Bikini being in town.

But when you love a girl, you don't leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise.

Any man with half a brain should know..

So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?

Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.

When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like

I'm a god--but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl's not happy to see me.

Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that's her -- Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she's out for my blood.

That's alright.

Let her come at me. Because I'm out for her heart and, this time, there's no way she can stop me.

O. M. GAWD.......



The Revenge of Seven
I Am Number Four series (Lorien Legacies) #5
Author: Pittacus Lore
Release Date: August 26th 2014
Publisher: HarperTEEN


The Garde have suffered the ultimate betrayal: Number Five has allied himself with the Mogadorians. He killed Eight and helped the Mogs abduct Ella from the Garde’s Chicago safe house. Now the fight for Earth’s survival has just become that much more impossible. After the dual battles at the end The Fall of Five, the Garde are broken and divided once again. They may not have time to mourn their fallen ally, but they’ll make sure to avenge him. And they now have the help of the most unlikely of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who has turned his back on his people and will do whatever it takes to stop them. Adam comes a host of invaluable information about Mog technology, battle strategies, and weaknesses. With his help, the Garde may just have a fighting chance…but are they repeating past mistakes by putting their trust in him?

I'm really liking this cover with the moss/grass.

So what do you think about these covers? Let us know down below in the comments!

Extra! Extra!: Belles on Wheels Gallery Books Bus Tour 2014 is Coming to a City Near You!



I will try and contain my fangirl excitement as I type this post. Some of my all-time favorite Gallery Books authors are participating in this bus tour and it's like Christmas all over again. Look at the calendar below to see if any of the stops are coming to a city near you!!! OUaT plans to attend the Houston and Atlanta stops as of right now. Maybe will see you there!

BELLES ON WHEELS Bus Tour to come to a city near you! Fan faves such as Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, and Kristen Proby will pop up at signings all over the south during this multi-city tour. Be sure to get all of your tour information and connect with your favorite indie authors through social media using #BellesOnWheels.

ATLANTA, GA 
Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Proby
Friday, May 9th – 7:00 PM
KROGER, 3420 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30082
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Attending authors: see Atlanta
Saturday, May 10th – 12:00 PM
BOOKS-A-MILLION (#180), 757 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
MEMPHIS, TN
Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Proby
Saturday, May 10th – 7:00 PM
THE BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD (Laurelwood Shopping Center)
387 Perkins Road Extended, Memphis, TN 38117
DALLAS, TX
Attending authors: see Memphis
Sunday, May 11th – 12:00 PM
HALF PRICE BOOKS, 5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 74231
AUSTIN, TX
Attending authors: see Memphis
Sunday, May 11th – 6:00 PM
BOOKPEOPLE, 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
HOUSTON, TX
Attending authors: see Memphis
Monday, May 12th – 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE (The Woodlands Mall)
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
GREENWOOD, MS
Attending authors: see Atlanta
Tuesday, May 13th – 7:00 PM
TURNROW BOOK CO.
304 Howard St, Greenwood, MS 38930
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