Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig


The Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
Amazon ✦ B&N  Itunes

CONSEQUENCES: Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar mansion and discovers that she’s at the mercy of billionaire Anthony Rawlings. To the rest of the world he’s charismatic and generous. It doesn’t take Claire long to learn that something more sinister lies beneath his polished facade. As time passes, Claire survives, and her strength penetrates Tony’s veneer, igniting passion where only fear had existed. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the question becomes clear...Is anything as it appears? 

TRUTH: After enduring Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta, Claire is faced with the consequences of her new freedom. With the help of old and new friends, she strategizes to rebuild her life and learn the truth of the past. Secrets are revealed, true foes are exposed, and Tony admits his true feelings. Claire must decide who she believes—who is telling the TRUTH?




CONVICTED: Facing her oldest fear, Claire  learns the true
meaning of isolation. Who can rescue her from this nightmare? Tony? Harry? Phil? Or perhaps a more unlikely savior? Will it happen in time, or will the consequences of the revealed truths be more than she or anyone can handle? As the cards are played, who will win the game?
Rating: 
Format: eBook
Recommend: Personally, no.


It’s no lie that nine times out of ten I adore really popular books just like the rest of you. But the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig is a series that I have been trying to understand and like for going on two years now. Now, after finally finishing the last book, Convicted, I’ve decided that this will be a series that I’ll never love.
Never fan girl over.
Never beg for another book to come out.
Or a spin off.
Or…well…anything.
NADA.
This is why I decided to review (tech this is more of a bitchmoanwine than a review but roll with it) the series as a whole instead of each book. The first time I read Consequences, I didn’t even make it to the end. The heroine was mildly annoying and weak-- so damn weak. To me, Claire had zero survival skills. I’m talking basic common sense. For example, in horror movies the campy heroine always, AWAYS goes outside to check and see what made the big bad scary noise. In real life most people know to IGNORE THAT SHIT. Don’t go outside when you’re alone, bad things will happen.
 Just. don’t.do.it.

While reading the first book, Claire took center stage as the campy horror film chick in Consequences, because even though she was being mentally and physically abused on so many different levels, she still thought she could make the sociopath of this series, Tony, into a better man.  
All together now.
 
I tried. God I tried to push through, but in the end I was all “fuck this” and one starred the book before making it my very first DNF. I didn’t give Claire or Tony another thought and could have cared less about any other books in the series until I went to Vegas and met Aleatha Romig. 
She’s super nice and definitely loves her characters and fans, but I could not get over seeing how many women that were bat shit crazy over this Tony guy. I mean really, I didn’t see ANY redeeming qualities in his character. But after seeing people gush over the series in person, I decided that maybe something was wrong with me, and that I needed to give the Truth series another chance and maybe prove my initial reaction wrong. 

My second read through of Consequences went a lot smoother. I knew what I was in for and even though I was still rolling my eyes, by the end I realized that there was a very good chance that I judged the story of Claire and Tony too harshly. So on to book two I went. I will tell you right now that book two is probably the best out of the whole series. It didn’t make me roll my eyes nearly as much and the writing was pretty damn good. I *almost* got caught up in the morbid tale, BUT book three ruined everything.
I was confused the first few chapters then pissed right the fuck off. Haha I finished this series with a scowl on my face and a big AS IF. 
So would I recommended it, no. Do I think it’s anything like Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts--HELL NO. I adored that series and the dark theme is encompasses, but I just can’t get down with the Consequences series. Shoot me. No actually don’t do that. Lol

Honestly though, I originally planned on going through and making a pros/cons list for each book individually, but the last book totally killed what little of a buzz I had and right now I’m too damn lazy to muster up a list of WHY you should read this series. So the best thing for you to do is go to the goodreads pages and see what the rest of the world had to say about them. I’m blatantly in the minority over here in my little “Fuck Off, Tony” boat, so really, don’t take my opinion to heart or get feelers over it. Like I said previously, Aleatha Romig is an extremely talented individual, so I’m not trying to bash her in any way or form. In fact, I should give her props, because (to-date) Tony is the character I loathe the most in the New Adult world. That’s a pretty big feat, because I can almost always see redemption in particularly shady characters (Like Leah from Dirty Red! I love to hate that bitch!). So while I won’t be reading anything that involves Tony or Claire…well anyone from this particular cast of characters, I still encourage you to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.
Til next time!

-B

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cover Reveal: Covered in Coal by Silla Webb

Helllllllllooo Monsters! 

As you can tell from the blog title, today I'm helping host a cover reveal in the honor of 

Covered in Coal by Silla Webb!

I love, love, love helping out fellow indie authors and guys, this book looks like it's going to be a doozy! 

So are you ready to see the cover?

You are?

Are you sure?

Ok,ok jeeze hold your horses!

;)

 
Cover Model: Scarlet Blade
Photographer: Classic Black Photopgraphy/Silla Webb
Cover Design:Silla Webb
 

Awesome right!
But wait, look at this synopsis!

Covered in Coal by Silla Webb
Publication Date- March 18, 2014

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future...
 ...but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. 
Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. 
Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. 
Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most. 
Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. 
After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past. 

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?



About the Author

Silla Webb- Goodreads  Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter, and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla began a blog, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.When she isn’t conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin’ the day away.
Email Silla at: 
sillawebb_author@live.com

Alright my darling monsters! 
I hope you enjoyed your time at Bindi's Bookatory! 
Don't forget that on March 18, Silla Webb is going to be hosting a release day blast; which you can find
Thanks for stopping by!
-B



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mini Goals of 2014 update!

Well lovelies, we are officially three months into the new year and I have a few updates on my MINI goals of 2014. I also have some 'splanin to do on why it's been so quiet around these parts for the past three weeks. But first...MY LIST!


1. Take the TEAs Test.- DONE
 Done, done, done, done, DONE and it was terrible! I made lower than I wanted to on the exam and now I'm feeling lots of doubt and anxiety about whether or not I'll be accepted into the nursing program. I spent so much time focusing and stressing over the math portion of the exam, but the section that killed my grade as well as most of my classmates grades, was SCIENCE! When they say that you'll be tested on anything and everything that deals with science, they.are.not.lying. It was bad. BRUTAL. Yet, I'm glad it's over with! I can't take the test again until the next acadmeic school year begins, so this will push my entry into the nursing program back a year, but hey, it is what it is. And thank god it's over with...for now!


2. Read 75 Books- Work in Progress
As of right now, Goodreads is telling me that I'm one book behind schedule, but I'm fixing to finish up Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins, so I should be back on track TOMORROW. Woot!

3. Sign up for Zumba and GO!
I DID IT!
Sort of. 
I live on the East Coast and like most of the other parts of the country, we've been dumped with multiple inches of snow on and off over the past month. 
In my area, when there's an inch to two inches on the ground, EVERYTHING shuts down lol. So I did end up missing two Zumba classes that were rescheduled on days that didn't work with my schedule. 
Over all, I made myself go on the days I'd rather just lay on the couch and nap, and you know what?
 I ENJOYED IT! 
I missed the bond that you form with the men and women who are shedding sweat and pounds right along beside you. I missed the music, THE MOVES! Most of all I missed being active. I was only going once a week, but it inspired me to do more, to be more. 
I'm going to be switching to morning classes for the rest of the school year, but I'm hoping by June that I'll be going at least twice a week, plus visiting a regular fitness gym as well. 
Baby steps, people!

4. Read to my kids more
I have NOT been good at this. Nope. No reason to lie or sugar coat it. This is going to be something I focus on the most this month.

5. Make Family Time a Priority
Thanks to the never ending snow days, family time is being had by everyone! I forgot how nice it is to just stay home all day and do NOTHING, except hang with the hubster and your kids. Yeah, by day three of the snow day I was stir crazy, but hanging out with the little buggers and the man-child gave us some time to reconnect and get back on track with each other. That being said, we still need to regulate our "tech-time." It'll happen one day...right? O.O

Well, that's where I'm at with my "small" goals of 2014. I'll probably wait and do an update on the BIG goals around June; when half of the year is over.

Now for why I've been absent from my blog. Besides reading some really great books and being too lazy to review them, I've been in a funk. That TEAS test just broke my heart and made me have a pretty serious mental moment. I loathe failure. It just tears me up, and I felt miserable and disappointed in myself for days after I took that damn test. 

Now after taking a break from the world, I feel so much better. I literally lost myself in my family and my books and it was the best medicine. That being said, I have like five reviews that I need to post as well as two blog stop post lmao So it'll definitely be a busy week here at Bindi's Bookatory!

Til next time!

-B