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Teaser Tuesdays: Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.


Inked Armor



“I don’t know what I’d do without you,” I said, leaning across the console to kiss him.  “You don’t have to.  You have me and I’m not going anywhere.”

WWW Wednesdays (April 2, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

The King by J.R. Ward

I, like all other Black Dagger Brotherhood fans, have been waiting a year for this book.  As King Wrath is my favourite of all the characters, I know I’m going to love this.

What I recently read:

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I just finished this.  It took me a bit longer to get through the last few chapters as I had to keep stopping every few paragraphs because I was going to ugly snot sob.   Notwithstanding the “event” that made this so sad for me, I gave this a 5 star rating.  As I said in my Goodreads review, any book that can make me FEEL so much deserves 5 stars.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

This is the highly anticipated follow up to Clipped Wings.  I was glad that I was able to get an ARC from NetGalley.  I don’t want to wait any more!!!

Now won’t you be nice and share your WWW…with me?

The Book Barista: ARC Review Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting


I received an ARC of Clipped Wings from NetGalley for my honest opinion.



Their body art is hot. Their chemistry is even hotter.

From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that Hayden is everything.

Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape. Although he has secrets too, if they both keep themselves guarded perhaps their intense physical connection will remain only that.

But nothing, not even passion, can keep them safe from their pasts… Continue reading

The Book Barista: Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting ARC Review


I was very happy to get this ARC from NetGalley.  Release date is scheduled for February 3rd.


Cupcakes and Ink

Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.


This is a short novella, which is a prequel to Clipped Wings. It gives us a little bit of insight into both Tenley and Hayden’s first few encounters.

Tenley watches Hayden from her apartment window across the street from the tattoo business he co-owns.  She can’t help but be mesmerized by his good looks.

“Beyond the eyebrow ring and the ones piercing the left corner of this bottom lip, the first thing I notices was his eyes.  They were astonishingly blue.  Not a sea blue, or a sky blue, or even a grayish blue.  They were icy and pale and shockingly intense against his dark hair and thick dark lashes.”

Hayden also is taken by the new girl. He can’t stop thinking about her.

This is a great sneak peek into Tenley and Hayden and leaves us ready and wanting more from them in Clipped Wings.

I definitely give it five steamy cups .


WWW Wednesdays (January 22, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

This is book 6 in the Colorado Mountain series.  Having loved the other books I knew I’d love this one too.  So far I’m 43% in and I’m definitely loving Deck.

What I recently read:

Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

This is a book that I was really excited about. It’s book one in the Clipped Wings series.  I loved it A LOT!!! Hayden is definitely my new book boyfriend. I dare you to read this and not fall in love with Hayden.  Go on!  I dare ya!  I triple dare ya!!! My review opinion will post soon.

What I hope to read next:

Fully Automatic by Jade C. Jamison

This is book 4 in the Bullet series.  Having loved Brad in the first book I am sooooo looking forward to seeing things from his perspective.  Jade C. Jamison NEVER disappoints so I know I’m going to love it.  I’ve also got a box of tissue at the ready.  I’m a big sap and Jade’s books always make me emotional.

Come on now.  Don’t be shy!  Tell me what your W…W…W… are!!!

Tantalizing Tuesdays: Stephen James

First Tuesday of the new year!!!

If you’re over 18 and want to see the pics for this week’s Tantalizing Tuesday, then click the link below to continue.  Consider yourself warned! Continue reading