Sins & Needles

GEMMA On Every Street left me wanting to know more about Ellie and what type of person that she would turn out to be. While Sin’s and Needles takes a bit of a time jump from where its predecessor left off, it more than gave me an insight into Ellie and it also managed to give a sense that eventually your past will catch up to you. It seems that Ellie’s betrayal from On Every Street has corrupted her to the point that it appears that she is treading the…


CAROLYN’S REVIEW Ash Winters is a literary writer who has succumbed to the dark side and written genre crime fiction. He has bipolar disorder and also suffers from depression and anxiety, preferring to stay in the four walls of his home (aka prison) than face the world. Going to the supermarket to buy groceries can send him over the edge of an overwhelming, all encompassing anxiety attack. But one night, while at a friend’s stag-do which he couldn’t get out of, everything changes. He meets Darian Taylor, a stereotypical Essex…

On Every Street by Karina Halle

GEMMA When Carolyn suggested that we read The Artist Trilogy for our next Joint Review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The book’s cover and the summary seemed to hint this could be the run of the mill contemporary romance novel. By this I mean naive young woman, meets seductive alpha male, who undergoes a journey of self-discovery, both in terms of emotional maturity, sexual awakening and down and dirty mad monkey sex. While it is true that this book has all these themes, the hook for me was that…


Gemma Thrill Seeker really took me by complete surprise. The saying “never judge a book by its cover” is really apt here. With the almost 50 Shades-esqueness to the cover, the colouring and innocent picture of a man in a suit with a woman’s hand stretching out to slip under the jacket, I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect such a dark tale of one woman’s journey into trying to fill the void left behind by her very Dom ex-boyfriend. From the get-go, Lloyd pulls no punches in establishing that this is…

beautiful creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl (Caster Chronicles #1) Penguin Books (Feb 2010) Kindle Edition, 577 pages Paranormal YA BECS: With the movie being released shortly and a lot of hype surrounding Beautiful Creatures, for me this book was a must-read, as I have to finish the book before I can possibly watch the movie. A paranormal romance between a mortal and a witch set in America’s deep south, where voodoo reigns was enough to capture my interest. The writing grabbed my attention quickly and the build up felt like something…


Gilded by Karina Cooper (The St Croix Chronicles #1) Avon (Dec 2012) Paperback, 384 pages Steampunk GEMMA: Having anxiously waited for Gilded, I can honestly say that it was well worth it. Cooper has once again expertly managed to weave a story that takes you down one path, only to pull the rug out from under you on the second last chapter. What is really clever is the fact that you are so wrapped up in the main plot of Cherry investigating the deaths of the numerous Professors as part of…


Joint Review – Warning: Contains Spoilers GEMMA I went to the cinema at a slight disadvantage to Laura. Having not seen the previous movie nor having read any the books apart from the first one, my review is based purely on from a movie review point of view. The fact that I hadn’t seen part 1 should have meant that I was at least a bit lost on what was happening, but due to the coverage and the fact I had swotted up on the previous movie beforehand, I found…





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