Sunday Showcase #4

Here we are… Sunday, the day after the Rapture, and I’m still here. If you’re reading this, I’m sorry, but you’ve also missed the Rapture. It’s up to us, the ones left behind to continue to make the world go around in the apocalypse. Ironic I received a book this week which addresses just that–the Apocalypse.

Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.

That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of blade—a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation,Rageis the story of a young woman who discovers her own power and refuses to be defeated by the world.

Why I picked it up: Karen at For What It’s Worth, recently finished this book (her review here), and got me curious. After she loaned me Hunger, the first in the series (my review), I was ready to take a chance on Rage also, so I made the purchase.

Available: The Book Depository and Barnes & Nobles

“Grace. That word that finally meant something again. Mercy. Favor. Good will.”

Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.

Asher Collins has spent the past year mourning and blaming himself for the death of his slave, Darcy. When Grace catches his eye at a showing, obviously abused, he becomes obsessed with buying her and finding a way to atone for his own past sins.

Why I picked it up: I have to admit, I hadn’t planned on reading this one. Though I absolutely LOVED Comfort Food (review here), Guilty Pleasures (review here) wasn’t my thing. When Kitty Thomas contacted me with a review offer, I was little reluctant, since I had the impression she was taking her work more in the direction of Guilty Pleasures. She mentioned individuals who’d been more partial to Comfort Food than Guilty Pleasures have enjoyed Tender Mercies. I agreed to try it. After all, I could stop reading at any time, right? Okay. 🙂 I’ve already read Tender Mercies and enjoyed it. Definitely glad Ms. Thomas decided to contact me. My review is scheduled May 30, 2011 so keep an eye out. Though the link won’t be active until then, I’ll go ahead and post it for people who visit in the future (review).

Available: Smashwords and Barnes & Nobles

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