Brazen (Otherworld Stories #13.1 ARC By Kelly Armstrong
Published: December 15th 2013 Subterranean Press
Synopsis: Nick Sorrentino knows everyone in the supernatural world considers him the Pack’s playboy, the pretty but not very useful werewolf whose only reputation involves his amorous exploits.
Usually, Nick couldn’t care less what anyone outside the Pack thinks of him. But when it affects his hunt for Malcolm Danvers, a psychotic bogeyman from the Pack’s past, it matters.
Necessity forces Nick to team up with mercenary half-demon Vanessa Callas to run Malcolm to ground in Detroit. Together, they discover Malcolm is more deadly than ever. And he wants to play.
It’s time for Nick to prove he’s not just a lover.
Yes! Another trip to the Otherworld, with narration by Nick, yes please!
Everything about this novella is just great. Armstrong has a signature style of writing that always enthralls her readers. I have never been disappointed with any of her work.
This novella was action packed and in my honest opinion, utterly perfect. Exploring the Otherworld is always an adventure; it was exceptionally exciting seen through the eyes of Nick.
Armstrong readers will remember Nick from previous tales. The ‘playboy’ werewolf that will never seem to get his act together and stick with one female. Nick, the perpetual goof and poster boy for immaturity. Well, of course a story seen through this characters perspective is going to be fun.
The big-bad Malcolm emerges from the shadows to cause chaos in our favourite characters lives…again. In past stories I have always somehow made excuses for Malcolm, thinking at some point he will change his ways and be a good man. Um, no. Wishful thinking at it’s finest. Malcolm is more manipulative, and creative than ever.
Oh, and let’s touch on the romance again…
I absolutely adored his love interest. She was a feisty female that actually seemed to keep Nick on his toes. The novella is open-ended, so I am eager to see more of Nick’s tale unfold in the future.
This makes a perfect Christmas gift—even if you’re purchasing it as a gift for yourself, do it—you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you, Subterranean Press for the review copy.
The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves.
Always watching steadfast.
Knowing us in our light and dark moments.
Remaining in a constant cycle of change.
Everyday it’s a different version of itself.
Sometimes weak and waning.
Sometimes strong and waxing.
The moon understands humanity.
It is uncertain.
Cratered with imperfections.
Published: October 16th 2012
Synopsis: With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs’s Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Picturesreveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.
This was such a neat book. This review will be short, because there really isn’t a plot to the book. It is a collection of vintage photographs–some creepy, some beautiful and some simply appalling. I loved the diversity of the photos chosen for this collection. The blurbs that accompanied each photo made these images of the past even more intriguing.Some struck an emotional chord. There were several photos of females that were obviously kept in a diary/journal, the photos are accompanied by text claiming how ”fat,” or “ugly” these women viewed themselves as in their photos. The “ugly” women were utterly gorgeous. It made me sad to think that females were still so insecure and critical of themselves even in the past.I loved seeing the photos of couples and stories of romance and love that followed them. It was a nice visit to the past. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Completely unconventional and unique; exactly what readers should expect from Ransom Riggs.
With the holidays approaching everyone is in pursuit of looking their best. Sadly, many see a tan as healthy, not as the skins response to injury. So many risk their lives every single day by entering a tanning bed….never knowing which session will give them the gift that lasts a lifetime–melanoma.
Be informed. Inform your friends and loved ones. A tan is not worth your life.
You blare your music while preparing for some of the best and most memorable nights out. Alternative fashionista’s, I have found you a new BFF in musical form.
My taste is very eclectic. My ultimate favourite band is The Cure. I haven’t been able to find any new artists whose sounds resonates me with as powerful as those of The Cure. I am very picky with my music choices, sure there are many wonderful bands out there today that have rad music to listen to. But, there is something to be said about music that can truly speak to you and intensify any existing emotions and I haven’t been able to find that very often in the current music industry.…until now! Hooray!
Ladies and gentleman, welcome The Amatory Murder into your favourite playlist.
These boys master the sound of rock, synth, pop-rock with their fresh new sounds. Distinct use of instruments paired with outstanding vocals and gripping lyrics. Hello Amatory Murder, your music is what dreams are made of.
Currently the band is working on new tracks to be released. Until then, indulge in their sounds at: http://theamatorymurder.bandcamp.com/
The next time you’re getting ready for a big night out, blast their distinct sounds while your doing your beauty prep and feel the love of Amatory Murder.
‘Amatory’ is a classic word for romance. It also conjures up thoughts of war and passion. We wanted to come up with a thought-provoking band name that best described our music, which is for the most part pretty dark and sometimes sexual. Many of our songs also deal with internal struggles—wars within. Combined with the word ‘murder’, it sounds even cooler. The Amatory Murder. A murder committed in the name of passion and love.