Friday, July 26, 2013

Tour Stop: IN SPADES by K. Pinson ~ Review/Giveaway

Title: In Spades (Mirrored #1)
Author: K. Pinson
Genre: New Adult

Avalynn has been running from her past for a couple of years now....never very far but always extremely fast. With an alcoholic father, a void of a mother and a town full of gossip, she struggles to find her place in the world.The only thing that saved her on her path of self destruction is her beautiful little sister, her miracle. Desperately trying to save Abby from a life that Avalynn has been trying so hard to escape from, she plots to take Abby away.The plan going dangerously astray, leaving Avalynn beaten and broken in what once was the hallway mirror in her childhood home. Avalynn finally comes to in the hospital after nearly being beaten to death. Father-Dead, Mother-Missing, Abby-In foster care--Everything changing in the blink of an eye.

Avalynn immediately sets to work to get her life in order , receive custody of precious Abby and focusing every ounce of attention, giving Abby the the life she deserves. Avalynn, now a 22 year old Elementary School Teacher and New Mommy, struggling to raise a beautiful and feisty five year old whom was just diagnosed with Mild Autism Disorder. Lots of challenges for her to face in the midst. Avalynn is ready to go at them all head on if it means Abby is raised in a happy and healthy home. Abby is the only thing she cares about...not even caring about herself or her life...that is...until she meets him. The man that can shatter her entire world with one glance. Their relationship a roller coaster ride from start to finish. One that Avalynn never wants to get off of..but she may not have a choice. Her happily ever after coming to a screeching halt yet again. Heartbreak, love, loss and hope--This story has it all, In Spades.

I picked my fork back up and got really interested in my lunch, curling the noodles around it. I wanted to go out with him, but I was currently having an internal battle about it. Should I go? These words kept internalizing in my head over and over again. I was making no headway on the case of why not to go out with my beautiful stranger, so finally I gave him an answer.
“Oh, what the hell!” I blurted out. “Let’s have dinner. But it’s not a date and Abby cannot know.”
Did that really just come out of my mouth? Wow, my libido is doing the talking for me these days apparently. As much as I shouldn’t get involved, willing myself to be hurt, I was magnetized to this man. My body screaming at me every time I brought out my B.O.B. after feeling the invasion of Daxton and the pleasure that ensued. His presence was always stepping over my boundary line, making me a more confident woman. I liked this version of myself. He looked shocked, but gave me a simple nod. It only took about two seconds for his cocky, self-assured alter ego to stride back out onto the playing field.
 “My place or yours?” he said and bit his lip.
The man had beautiful, full lips. I wanted to lunge across my desk and take a nibble.
“A restaurant, in the open, with Mexican or Italian food, with people surrounding us, in the open, that’ll do.” I stumbled over my words like a pro.
“You’re cute when you’re all affected by me.” Daxton smiled wide, winked again and exited my classroom.

He looked over his shoulder and whispered “Be at my place at eight, I’ll cook mexi-lasagna.”

About the author...
22 years old. Lives in a small farm town. Works full time as a Manager for an assisted living program for mentally challenged adults. I love my job. :) Getting my degree in music therapy.

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Review ~ 4 Stars

"My life had not been all rainbows and butterflies, but I was surviving the best that I could and making life worthwhile for the other half of my heart." Wow, who hasn't, at one point in their life, gotten to this point? K. Pinson tells a story that is so sad at points, yet so hopeful at the same time.

 Avalynn is a young girl with a very dark and gloomy childhood behind her. The last time she sees her father is almost the last time she is alive. Yet she has to go back for something, someone who will ultimately save her life and make her realize what truly matters in life. Daxton, on the other hand, is a very mysterious creature who is known to the outside eye as this bad boy musician, but there is a softer and gentler side hiding in there. Ava and Dax are drawn to one another and their instant chemistry is sizzling off the pages. It does help that Ava's little sister is totally rooting for her and Dax.

 I would definitely recommend this book. It reminds us that no matter what happens to you in life, you just have to keep on trying and don't give up. Oh, and I absolutely will be waiting on the next book, because, holy cliff-hanger! I was actually mad when I got to the last page, the ending had me begging for more.

                                   Cover Reveal for HOUSE OF CARDS

Title: House of Cards (Mirrored #2)
Expected Release date – August 2013

Daxton James holds the world in the palm of his hands. He has finally met the love of his life and is more than ready to start a family with her and her precious daughter, Abby. He has the best friends that anyone could ask for, a career doing two things he loves the most-music and helping people and his family piecing themselves back together, slowly but surely. Everything has fallen into place in his life and he couldn't be more happy about it.

There is only one problem---He can’t remember any of it.

Daxton was involved in a serious accident which has left him fighting for his life, while his loved ones wait in the midst, unsure if he is even going to come out of it alive. Thankfully he does, but his short term memory can’t say the same. He only remembers the Daxton he had been years previous. The playboy, the rock star and hopelessly devoted to a woman that is not Avalynn Wright.

The doctors tell Avalynn to just let his memory come back on it’s own and to not push him too much, fearful that forcing his memory will cause permanent scarring and trauma. Avalynn is so thankful to have Daxton alive, that if letting him go will keep him happy and healthy, she will do just that, even if it means killing off herself; bit by bit. Avalynn struggles to get a grasp on what is a reality and what is created by the stresses of her life which causes her to downward spiral, with nobody there to break her fall.

Will Avalynn and Daxton make it through this or is their relationship built only as strong as a House of Cards, ready to crumble at any moment?

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your awesome review and participating in the tour!!! Can't wait to hear what you think about hoc. <3