Friday, November 28, 2014

Beggars and Choosers by Mia Kerick

Beggars and Choosers by Mia Kerick is an interesting story and it's one of two young men who come to terms with what their relationship really is. Brett Taylor is eighteen when he moves and gets a job at a bar/restaraunt and moves into a rooming house. While he is there he meets fifteen year old Cory Butana who is an openly gay young man and is very skinny and seems very defenseless and Brett feels like he has to protect him somehow.

The story starts in 2003 and ends in 2007 and it is told from the different point of views of the two young men and what they go through and how they develop their friendship and then realize that they care for each other. Cory embraces the new found feelings but it scares Brett because he is afraid to fall for Cory and what that might entail and he wants Cory to go on to college and not be stuck in the little town where he works in the restaurant.  Cory's dad, Roderick, is the bartender and every night he goes on the stage to sing the songs that he has written in hopes to become a famous singer but he doesn't realize his dream and so he gets drunk every night and Cory takes care of him. One night a famous singer, Steve Percy, comes into the bar and seems to take an interest in Cory and so his dad makes a deal which ends badly.

Through the years the boys work on their feelings and Brett tries to drive Cory away for his own protection and the chance to have a normal life but feelings come into play and fate has her own say.

A wonderfully written book and even though it is dealing with the relationship of two males it could be about anyone in a relationship.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mila A Balletine's Desperate Trails

Mila's newest release Desperate Trails is being released. A very good read and will be enjoyed by all.

Author: Mila A. Ballentine

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Mystery

Audience: 18 + 

If the opportunity arose, Drew Tanner would probably trade places with just about anyone. He wasn’t a stranger to misery, but he had an unquenchable need for acceptance that spanned his entire childhood leading up to the present. Throughout that time, he saw how elusive and fickle the nature of love could be, and experienced unyielding misfortunes until a newfound friend made those hellish moments somehow bearable.
Despite his new friendship, things at home continue to deteriorate, making it difficult for him to cope with the situation, let alone breathe. But, an opportune moment arises out of his suffering that will potentially change the course of the life he’s known and he’ll have to decide if he wants to continue living this way or choose a new path, a decision that could change his life forever. Whatever he decides, Drew’s life is about to change, and there is no guarantee that his life will change for the better.

Mila A. Ballentine is a best-selling, award winning mystery writer who doesn't shy away from writing about things that grasp the core of her imagination. Her writing is an extension of her mind's eye and there is always an element of truth in each of her books. She studied Creative Writing and Communication Arts at a City University of New York. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling or doing anything that allows her to put her creative energy to use.

2014 New York Book Festival -Science Fiction/Horror ~ Runner Up
 Thin Skin Soul Pinned

2014 Halloween Book Festival - Horror ~ Honorable Mention
 Thin Skin Soul Pinned: The Entire Story (Thin Skin Soul Pinned  and Unpinned)

Wonderfully written and a good on the edge of your seat book. It makes you wonder what you would do in the same situation.  Would a person chose to stay in the life that they had led or would they chose a different path and hope for a better life. For Drew Tanner it was the ultimate question and his life before was no bed of roses but what would happen if he chose a different life? Would it better or worse? 
Mila has done a wonderful job of writing this book and this was my first one of hers to read and I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read more of her wonderful novels. I kept turning the pages to find out what would happen and kept trying to guess which way Drew would go but could never predict the outcome. 




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Monday, November 3, 2014

Sophie Jordan's An Heiress for All Seasons releases November 4, 2014

Sophie Jordan's latest novella An Heiress for All Seasons will be released tomorrow November 4th. So make sure you go out and get your copy. It is sure to be a wonderful read and I can't wait to read.