Tuesday, June 12, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: FLESH by KYLIE SCOTT #Paranormal #EroticRomance















Title: Flesh
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Flesh #1
Publisher: Momentum
Source: Purchased
Originally Published: October 1 , 2012
Re-published: January 23, 2018
Format: ebook
Genre(s): Erotica, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 406

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Monday, June 11, 2018

GUEST POST: SUPERHEROES ARE FOR ADULTS TOO by J.T. BOCK @jtbockcom

Today I have the pleasure of hosting J.T Block author of Time Trap (Ultra 
Security series) on Totally Addicted to Reading. 



Superheroes Are for Adults Too

When I tell people that I write superhero-themed romance, many will respond, “Oh, you must write YA (Young Adult) books.”
“No,” I reply. “I write superhero stories with adult characters in adult situations that have suspense, action, romance, and … have you seen the recent Marvel and DC films?”

About half of them say that they haven’t watched those movies and have never read a comic book. Even if they enjoy thrillers and action flicks, they still consider superhero movies to be for kids.

But superhero stories are much more than fanciful tales. They employ archetypes found in ancient Greek plays. They include themes of forgiveness, the hero’s journey, and redemption. 
And let’s not forget the theme of love.

Lois Lane and Clark Kent (Superman) are one of the most iconic romantic pairings in literature. A dogged reporter, Lois is a model for the strong female lead. Although she doesn’t have Superman’s physical strength, her drive and intelligence aid Superman and help win his heart.

Superheroes like Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) were created to inspire readers, particularly girls and young women. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in 1941 and was created by American psychologist and inventor of the polygraph, William Moulton Marston, and is why Wonder Woman’s lasso allows her extract the truth from whomever she wraps it around. Marston was motivated by feminists of his day including his wife Elizabeth and their cohabitant and lover, Olive Byrne, to develop this superhero. (Bracelets worn by Byrne gave Marston the idea for Wonder Woman’s bracers.) A comic book publisher read an article Marston had written about the potential of the comic book medium. According to Wikipedia, the publisher tapped Marston to become an educational consultant for two comic book companies, which would merge to form DC Comics:
At that time, Marston wanted to create his own new superhero; Marston’s wife Elizabeth suggested to him that it should be a female:[23] … he struck upon an idea for a new kind of superhero, one who would triumph not with fists or firepower, but with love. “Fine,” said Elizabeth. “But make her a woman.”

Decades later, activist and journalist Gloria Steinman would put Wonder Woman on the first issue of Ms. magazine, making her an icon for the feminist movement.

In the Marvel universe, Tony Stark overcomes his demons to become a hero and find love with his loyal assistant Pepper Potts in the Iron Man franchise. Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy series struggles with the death of his mom from cancer when he was a child. After she dies, a young Star-Lord is snatched from Earth by space pirates and trained to be a thief. Over the two films, his character learns the value of sacrifice and his new family to save the universe as he grows closer to and falls for Gamora, a female alien who fights by his side.

Black Panther’s story is layered with themes of colonialism, African diaspora, the power of tradition, familial bonds, and betrayal—to name a few. The title character enjoys close relationships with the strong female leads and kick-butt heroines in their own right: Shuri, his sister and tech genius; Okoye, leader of Wakanda’s female special forces; and Nakia, the woman he pines for and who works as an undercover spy for Wakanda. 
These films and stories feature adult characters making adult decisions not only in their own lives but in life or death situations that affect the world. 

Superhero stories are powerful. They are our modern-day myths. They inspire and show us that we can overcome our problems to become heroes in our own lives. They give us permission to dream.
And dreaming is not just for children.



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TimeTrap (UltraSecurity Series Book 3)
Available on Amazon

UltraAgent TimeTrap is hiding out. This peace-loving, universe-traveling hero is tired of fighting Aztec gods, sociopathic scientists, and her reality TV–star mother. She needs a vacation from using her superpower. With comfy slippers and streaming movies, she’s taken refuge with her new boyfriend, Max Martin, in his high-tech, gated home.

Max owes TimeTrap his life. She saved him from a dimensional-jumping kidnapper, and he’s fallen hard for her. He promises to protect her at any cost. Whatever TimeTrap wants, he’ll give her.

But is she really safe with Max?

Because TimeTrap has uncovered a classified project in his basement lab, which shoves her into the clutches of a mysterious organization and a life-sucking entity called the Dark.

A journal that belonged to Max’s deceased grandfather might hold the key to helping TimeTrap. But to decode the mysterious journal, Max must do the unthinkable and embrace the evil energy that threatens both universes. He would do anything to rescue her, but can he win back her trust, or will he become her worst nightmare?



BIO

J.T. Bock

When J.T. Bock was a child, she wanted to be James Bond or Indiana Jones or a vampire hunter or Wonder Woman. Whatever brought her the most action, adventure and romance while play acting on her stage—otherwise known as her grandmother’s basement. Now J.T. has assembled her own team of action heroes, supernatural creatures and maniacal villains and set them on adventures far from her basement to exotic lands and alternate dimensions.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

BOOK TOUR REVIEW with GIVEAWAY: FIRST CRUSH LAST LOVE by ELIZABETH MCKENNA @ElizaMcKenna @beckvalleybooks #Contemporary #Romance


Title: First Crush, Last Love
Author: Elizabeth McKenna
Publisher: Indie Published
SOURCE: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: Ebook
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Pages: 316

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Monday, June 04, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE SUBSTITUTE WIFE by DALLAS SCHULZE #Contemporary #Romance















Title : The Substitute Wife
Author: Dallas Schulze
Publisher: Mira Books
Published : April 1, 2003
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed
Purchase: Amazon


Friday, June 01, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BLOG ALL ABOUT IT CHALLENGE- MAY 2018- ORGANISE






Organise

I have a confession to make. I avoided writing on last month’s prompt, as I had no clue what to write.  When it comes to art, I am clueless in every shape and form. By now, you guess I do not have an artistic bone in my body. Now when I saw the title for this month’s prompt I could not help but laugh. I am sure you are curious why the word organise would elicit such a response. Well, organise is not a word people who knows me will use to describe me. Yeah, I am hopeless when it comes to organising. No matter how I try, I can never accomplish the task of organising.

You are probably asking yourself by now then how do I keep track of daily activities. Do not worry you are not alone as I keep asking myself the same question.  I have tried making lists, but I failed at keeping to it. Do not even get me started on schedules and timetables.  Throughout school when my peers organised their study time by creating timetables I tried my hand at it, but it never worked for me. No matter what I did, I could never stick to such a rigid schedule.  By now you figured I studied my subjects based on how I felt, which was a good thing as I got more work done. However, I would find I might spend too much time on one subject to the detriment of the others.

My inability to be organised spilled over into my work life. I failed miserably at being organised especially with record keeping. I would start out on a positive note each month but by the second week I am back to being my disorganised self. You should know that despite this I never missed a deadline.

Then I entered the blogging world. What was I thinking? I started with reading the books I owned, which was great, but then I decided I wanted a greater reach and as a result I signed up with a few tour companies. OMG! That was the biggest mistake a disorganised person like me could have done. Well to cut a long story short, I discovered the error of ways and now I limit the number of tours in which I participate.

Lists and schedules do not work for me. If I even prepare a list of set up a schedule but before you can say the word organise they get thrown out the door. I have given upon those. I have tried using Google calendar; it works to a point but it is not enough for me to suddenly become the poster child for the word organise.


If you would like to be apart of this challenge, which hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup, here is the link:  http://theherdpresents.blogspot.com/2017/12/blog-all-about-it-challenge.html


Monday, May 28, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: SURRENDER TO THE CHASE by AMANDA J GREENE @AmandaJGreene1 #Paranormalromance







Title: Surrender to the Chase
Author:  Amanda J. Greene
Series: Under Realm Assassins #2
Publisher: Indie
Published: May 26, 2015
Pages: 117
Format: ebook
Source: Purchase
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#BOOKREVIEW: DIVINE JUSTICE by DAVID BALDACCI @davidbaldacci #Thriller #Suspense














Title: Divine Justice
Author: David Baldacci
Series: Camel Club #4
Publisher: Vision
Published: September 1, 2009
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrwed
Purchase: Amazon



Monday, May 21, 2018

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: VIGILANTE ASSASSIN by MARK NOLAN @marknolan @beckvalleybooks #Thriller #Suspense


Title: Vigilante Assassin
Author: Mark Nolan
Series: (Jake Wolfe #2)
Publisher: Indie Published
SOURCE: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Genre(s): Mystery. Thriller
Pages: 354

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