September 8, 2014

Review: Carrie Ann Ryan’s INK INSPIRED (Montgomery Ink Series, Book 0.5)

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Pub. Date: February 15, 2014 Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC Sold By: Barnes & Noble Format: NOOK Book Series: Montgomery Ink BN ID: 2940148270508

Pub. Date:
February 15, 2014
Publisher:
Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Sold By:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Series:
Montgomery Ink
BN ID:
2940148270508

Shepard Montgomery loves the feel of a needle in his hands, the ink that he lays on another, and the thrill he gets when his art is finished, appreciated, and loved. At least that’s the way it used to be. Now he’s struggling to figure out why he’s a tattoo artist at all as he wades through the college frat boys and tourists who just want a thrill, not a permanent reminder of their trip. Once he sees the Ice Princess walk through Midnight Ink’s doors though, he knows he might just have found the inspiration he needs.


Shea Little has spent her life listening to her family’s desires. She went to the best schools, participated in the most proper of social events, and almost married the man her family wanted for her. When she ran from that and found a job she actually likes, she thought she’d rebelled enough. Now though, she wants one more thing—only Shepard stands in the way. She’ll not only have to let him learn more about her in order to get inked, but find out what it means to be truly free.


This is the prequel to the Montgomery Ink series. It is also found in the Midnight Ink Bundle.

Firstly, the way Shea is described in this story, she sounds like a little fairy: petite, white blonde hair, pale blue eyes. So great. I’m not surprised Shep was attracted to her from the get-go.

Secondly, Shea’s mother is an evil bitch! An incredibly. Evil. Manipulative. Bitch. The stuff she said to Shea was so mean and hurtful, I’m surprised Shea hadn’t killed herself long ago. Or just run away and got a new identity.

Shea comes from a wealthy family where money is used to solve problems or make problems go away. She’s forced into a mold that she desperately wants to break out of and she figures getting a tattoo would be another step (besides getting her own place and a job her mother hates) in that direction.

What I loved about Shep was that he was really serious about his art. Until Shea came along, he was starting to feel a little disillusioned about tattooing people who just wanted ink for a thrill. He was very aware that ink is a permanent  thing and wanted to understand why a client had chosen a particular design. He wanted to understand the meaning of it and create something that would be appreciated.

I also loved the fact that I got a little peek into the world of a tattoo artist. I didn’t get too much of that when I read Ranae Rose‘s HOT INK (although it was just the first book).  I now understand that, like a painter who specializes in certain mediums, tattoo artists have specialties, too. Some may be better at shading or intricate designs on the back.

I loved the connection between Shea and Shep. How he helped to set her free, exposed her to a different side of Nawlins, and didn’t back down from her mother’s threats 9fucking bitch!). My only issue with this story is that there weren’t enough sex scenes. It was a short read, and they got it on, I just wish there had been another scene. Or two. Or three. Heh.

This is a prequel to the rest of the series and I’m looking forward to reading more.

INK INSPIRED Wet Panty Rating

1/2

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

 

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September 8, 2014

Wet Panty Society – A Little Trivia About: Eric Balfour

Did you know…In 1997, Eric appeared in the pilot for BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, as one of the show’s first victims, Jesse McNally?

Yeah, me neither. And it was one of my favorite shows. too.

He also made appearances on other shows I used to watch on the regular…before they were canceled, of course:

DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN (1993-1994)

CLUELESS (1997) – yes, they actually made a TV series out of it. Or tried to. Didn’t last long, but I still watched it.

DAWSON’S CREEK (1997)

Obviously, he didn’t look like this back then, or I would’ve remembered.

Do you need help gettin’ those off, hon?

Unh! Makes me wanna sop him up with a biscuit…

 

 

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Peace, love, and wet panties,

Evolet

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September 7, 2014

Wet Panty Writing Process #8: Short story/Novella/Novel

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The other day, I was reading reviews of a book I had read and one of the consistent low-review comments was it was too short. I wanted to reply and tell these people “It’s short because it’s a novella.” When I first got the idea of writing in a different genre, I was thinking I would start with short stories.

Bwaha.

Needless to say, I got schooled.

My perception of the lengths for short stories, novellas, and novels have been a little skewed. Even after having written two YA stories in my Other Life.

So, just in case you’re a a born-again writing nube and are wondering:

Short Story – up to 15,000 words (although this depends on submission guidelines)

Novella – 20,000 to 40,000 words (which is apparently where my YA stories fall)

Novel – 50,000+ words

So now, when I say that I’m going to start with short stories, I probably really mean novellas. Go figure.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

September 5, 2014

15 Movies That I Will Always Stop to Watch

I think it was either Lori Foster or Carly Phillips that had posted their list on their FB page, so I thought I’d do it here. It seemed like a fun thing to do and another way for the public to get to know me and my movie tastes. So, without further ado, these are the 15 movies that, when they’re on TV, I will always stop to watch.

Or have on as background noise.

1) THE FIFTH ELEMENT – “Leeloo Dallas multi-pass”.

2) THE SAINTt – I love all the disguises. And Val Kilmer

3) TOP SECRET - A young Val Kilmer who sings. Swoonerific

4) BATMAN FOREVER – My favorite Batman movie. And it’s fucking Val Kilmer, people!

5) THE TRANSPORTER- I love me some Jason Statham

6) THE TRANSPORTER 3 – Did I mention that I love me some Jason Statham?

7) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – I fuckin’ LOVE the dance competition scene

8) ROMANCING THE STONE – love that scene where they go sliding down that hill in the jungle and he lands face down between her legs. “Whooo! What a ride! Hah-hah”.

9) RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – my fav out of the series. Love the scene on the boat where she flips the mirror.

10) ROCK OF AGES – it was cheesy, but what the fuck ever. I love the songs and Tom Cruise was hilare.

11-15) JAMES BOND MARATHON - Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig.

What about you?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

 

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September 5, 2014

Follow Friday #67

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Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! With that being said, please review my Follow Policy before making any rash decisions.

 

Are you also a writer and what genre or did you ever consider writing?

Yes, I am a writer. In my Other Life I write YA fiction, but have been reading adult romance since I was high school. I figured that at some point, I should try and dip my toe in those waters. Hence this blog/website with the pseudo name. I have 4 different series’ in mind, three of which will be connected under one umbrella that you can read about here.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

September 5, 2014

Life of a Blogger #1: Fitness

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It’s a weekly feature (on Thursday’s). Each week Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject and talk about that subject in her life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know her on a more personal level! She definitely encourages everyone to participate, too. She wants this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. She wants to know more about you guys as well!

So, as you can see, this is my first time participating. I like the idea of doing non-bookish memes. How fun. Wish I’d found this meme sooner!

This week’s topic: Fitness

I do not like exercise. I don’t like going to the gym and being surrounded by people who’ll remind me that my physique is inferior. Nor do I want to get on a piece of equipment that someone else has sweated on. Ew!
I like the kind of exercise that doesn’t seem like exercise and it’s something I love to do anyway: dancing. In the past, I’ve:
Taken a hip-hop class – this was hella fun and it turned into a showcase where I invited my friends and family to come see me perform.
Yoga – yeah, no.
Pilates – felt nauseous by the time I was done
Zumba twice a week after work at a gym – this was hella fun, too. I particularly liked the one that was taught by the gay guy.
Dance Party (the one you play on XBox) – I did that once or twice
Pole-Ah-Tease – a pole dancing class. I just took one lesson with a good friend of mine. And felt a little ridiculous.
I rolled my right ankle twice while I was work. I just stood up, took a step, and I rolled it. I thought I was okay, put my foot down again, and it rolled again! Since then, it’s never been the same. I have a weak ankle and I’m afraid to get viggy wit it. As in vigorous jumping around. I have a brace, but I’m just too afraid of rolling it again.
Recently, I’ve discovered this place called Pure Barre that looks pretty interesting. Once my finances are in better shape, hopefully by the end of the year, trying this place out will be a New Year’s Resolution.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

September 5, 2014

Currently Reading: Cat Johnson’s A FEW GOOD MEN (Red, Hot, Blue Series)

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So I’m back on the military bandwagon again.

 

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Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

September 5, 2014

Review: Lori Wilde’s ALL OUT OF LOVE (Cupid, Texas Series Book #2)

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•  ISBN-13: 9780062218964  •  Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers  •  Publication date: 6/25/2013  •  Series: Cupid, Texas Series , #2  •  Format: Mass Market Paperback •  Pages: 384

• ISBN-13: 9780062218964
• Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
• Publication date: 6/25/2013
• Series: Cupid, Texas Series , #2
• Format: Mass Market Paperback
• Pages: 384

 

Football star Pierce Hollister has fame, fortune, and beautiful women who’ll do anything for him . . . whether he asks them to or not. But when it all comes crashing down, Pierce finds himself back home, running the ranch in Cupid, Texas, wondering how it all went wrong.
But one thing is right: Lace Bettingfield. The former plain-Jane has turned into a luscious knockout—trouble is, she won’t even give him the time of day no matter how many passes he makes.
Being in love with your older brother’s best friend is awkward enough, and Pierce was the cause of Lace’s most embarrassing high school moment ever when her secret letter to him declaring her love landed right on the front page of the school newspaper! Pierce is still as stubborn, sexy, and arrogant as ever . . . but Lace is about to see that things aren’t always as they seem . . . especially when it comes to love.

When I say this title in my head, it comes out like the Air Supply song of the same name. LOL. Even funnier? It’s fitting for the characters. Lace suffered the. Most. Humiliating moment in her life in high school. One of the those moments when, after it happens, you want to be homeschooled until you go to college. And it was a moment that involved her brother’s friend and her crush, popular jock Pierce. Luckily for him, as a senior, he was on his way to college and a promising career in football. He didn’t have to deal with the fallout.

Lace wasn’t so lucky.

Fast forward several years. Lace is now back in Cupid, Tx taking over as director of the local botanical gardens. Pierce is now quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and he’s come home to help his sick father and recover from an injury he sustained during the Super Bowl. An all grown up Lace catches his eyes and he starts pursuing her, but like the title states, she’s all out of love for this dude.

Or so she thinks.

I have to give props <raises fist> to Lace for overcoming the most humiliating and embarrassing moment of her life. And I have to give her mad, mad props <two fist pumps> for putting Pierce in his place when he got too cocky for his jeans. Their interactions sometimes reminded me of that song “Roses” by Outkast, where the line goes “I know you like to thank your shit don’t stank.” LOL. I love that song. Despite the fact that he was recovering from an injury, he was still a well-known figure in town and still walked around with that I’m Entitled air about him. He really thought his shit smelled like roses and Lace didn’t agree.

At least not at first.

But once she decided to give him a chance, the sitch started to get interesting. One thing I know for sure: I could–and would–never date a pro athlete.

Or a well-known movie star.

Or a well-known musician.

There would be no trust whatsoever on my part and I wouldn’t be able to handle the fans/groupies/long distance. However, I would consider it they were on the downslide of their career and have been out of the limelight for a while. I’m totally enjoying this series and plan to read more.

ALL OUT OF LOVE Wet Panty Rating

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

 

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September 3, 2014

Review: Ranae Rose’s HOT INK (Inked in the Steel City Series, Book #1)

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•ISBN-13: 9781479140770  •Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing •Publication date: 8/18/2012 •	Pages: 154

• ISBN-13: 9781479140770
• Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
• Publication date: 8/18/2012
• Pages: 154

 

Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. She finally gets a look at Eric’s tattoos when they’re cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more.

The only problem is that Mina’s not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She’s only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal?

I am really getting into these series about tattoo artists. I’m starting to learn not to judge a book by its cover when it comes to people in this line of work. When we look at people who do the whole tattoo thing, they seem like they’re the Jesse James (that SOB who cheated on Sandra Bullock. Sandra, of all people!): rough around the edges, edgy, living on the fringes of society and not quite fitting in with regular people.

Eric proved me wrong.

A tattoo is art. It’s a piece of art and the people who do this really are artists. No bum off the street can just pick up a tattoo gun and have it. I know this. There are just a lot of preconceived notions about tattoo artists and I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had them.

I loved Eric and how he treated Mina. From the get-go, she was interested in him, but she didn’t think he’d feel the same way. Especially after he realized that she was the guardian to her disabled sister. Then again, Eric has some demons of his own. My only issue with this story was that it was told from Mina’s POV. I like it when I can see into the heads of both characters, especially of a hot, tattooed guy like Eric.

Love the start to the series and have added the other titles to my Wish List.

HOT INK Wet Panty Rating

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet

September 1, 2014

Currently Reading: Kate Meader’s HOT & BOTHERED (Hot in the Kitchen Series, Book #2)

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Peace, lurve, and wet panties,

Evolet