May 4, 2016

Wednesday Wishes

I love obscure films. The most recent one on my plate was Lady in the Van. A very interesting mostly true story. It is quite shocking how many movies lately are based on true stories. Though the tend to either leave out important parts. AKA the shocking parts that no one really wants to touch on. Or they just decided to add a lot of other people's stories in to make the story even more dramatic. So really . . . why not just say inspired by. The instant you start leaving things out or elaborating I don't think it's a "true story" any longer.

How about you?

Blood Vow by J.R. Ward

Blood Vow  (Black Dagger Legacy #2)Get it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Black Dagger Legacy, book 2

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns as her thrilling, original spin-off series set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues! When a brooding vampire warrior-in-training teams up with a quick-witted aristocrat to solve a deadly mystery, the only thing more dangerous than their mission is their undeniable attraction.

Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart.

I'm on a BDB reread binge, and yes I've just posted this last week or so in one of my Cover Coveting posts. But hey, this spin-off is talking to me. Um more BDB yes please. And I actually think it's a very cool idea to get to these two series going at once.

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine ComplexGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Superhero
Series: N/A

Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder.

Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco's most beloved superheroine. She's great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss's epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.

Unfortunately, she's not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous teenage sister, Bea.
But everything changes when Evie's forced to pose as her glamorous boss for one night, and her darkest comes out: she has powers, too. Now it's up to her to contend with murderous cupcakes, nosy gossip bloggers, and supernatural karaoke battles—all while juggling unexpected romance and Aveda's increasingly outrageous demands. And when a larger threat emerges, Evie must finally take charge and become a superheroine in her own right... or see her city fall to a full-on demonic invasion.

Campy superhero fun? Yes, please. A sex scene that needs to have a fire extinguisher on stand by? Um, double please!

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