Eating It Up…And Loving it

So I decided to challenge myself a little more this year. I’ve been dying to support an amazing author and critique partner by buying and reading her dark series. Why? Because it’s out of my comfort zone and she’s a skilled storyteller. I thought I would admire her talent, but it would be more from a professional or clinical aspect. Instead, I was drawn in.

S. H. Timmins

The way S. H. Timmins understands human nature and how we’re all flawed, but beautiful is amazing. How she finds twisted souls and either finds their matches or helps them discover a complimentary opposite is awe inspiring. And she hammered that lesson home with her second book, Fears in the Dark.

How? How does she do it? 

Ms. Timmins takes dark, wounded, practically feral creatures who have little understanding or appreciation for the things we tend to value and makes us care about them. We want to see them find their version of happiness. We want to see that embracing those things that make us cringe and use it to heal or find peace and acceptance. And love. Just the way they are.

Dark is usually a hard limit for me. But if everyone wrote dark the way this lady does? It just might become my new addiction. 

I thought this one was going to be the hardest read, what with Blake’s tendency towards biting and hints of possible cannibalism in the first book. And to pair him up with a sweet little book shop owner? I scratched my head and wondered…how’s that gonna work? Turns out I was worried for nothing. Hell, these two tortured souls might have even been sweeter than Loki and his Little Cat. 

Either way, this is a can’t miss if you love dark reads! Ms. Timmins is sublime with how she rolls out this world of darkness, and you won’t want to miss it.

So how do you plan on challenging yourself this year? Any personal growth plans? Is there anyone you’d love to show a little love and support to? Any great reads? You’re welcome to share a link in the comments as well as why the person is deserving of a little love!

What About You?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

How about checking out Four One Night?

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Take a look at this fun review left on Amazon.
“Holy damp panties!! Just when I thought things couldn’t get any hotter, Kitt Crescendo kicks it up 10 notches and proves me wrong!!” ~  On SALE for $.99 till New Year!
US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IBHTZHI 
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IBHTZHI

I’ve been working my butt off at the day job lately, and can’t wait for the day off with hubby tomorrow. Tonight, we will probably carry on our yearly tradition of snacking on appetizers,  watching tv, and playing games. How will you be ringing in the New Year?

This Sunday I’ll be headed back up to Syracuse,  and my Cowboys will be playing their first play off game. Wish me luck! Do you still have a team in this play off race? If not, who is your early prediction to win the Superbowl?

Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter to win FREE books through the Christmas Wonder Hop. Click the link at the side of my blog to view all the participants!