Monday Madness & personal reading challenge

What a day!

It’s been a lovely sunny day here in the North East of England which to me meant, that it was time to bring out the sun lounger, get my tan on and read. As I’ve mentioned before, when I lay outside I’m usually joined by my two fur babies, and today was no exception. When it became time to head back inside I couldn’t find Diaz, which just about gave me a heart attack. Maybe I should explain, our two cats have strictly been inside cats until last month. Marley is a bit timid, so she doesn’t explore too much. On the other hand there’s Diaz and let me tell you, when it comes to exploring, Christopher Columbus had nothing on our Diaz, so its almost a fulltime job keeping an eye on him.

So, I spend 20 minutes panicking and searching literally every nook and cranny in our house and backyard, but I couldn’t find him any where. By this point I’ve done everything I could think of. I’ve called him. I’ve been shaking their treats – but he was no where to be found. I then get dressed as I had to go look for him outside the gate, thinking he may have jumped out while I wasn’t looking. However, when I come back down what do I see? My naughty cow-spotted boy sitting right there in front of the door giving me the “where are we going” look. sigh.

Personal reading challenge

For some time now I’ve craved a change of my reading scenery, but I had no idea where to turn. Then the whole #cockygate happened and Bianca Sommer has been so outspoken about it, that I saw her videos on Facebook, which eventually led me to her website. That’s how I came across her Deadly Captive trilogy, which just so happened to be on sale today, via Amazon.

Deadly Captive - The Trilogy

First, I downloaded the sample which both appalled me out and intrigued me but I guess in the end, my curiousity won because I ended up purchasing the trilogy. I have seen quite a few reviews on Goodreads stating that this trilogy is not for the feint hearted. I honestly don’t know if I fit into this category, but I have a feeling that I’ll find out while reading this trilogy.

Here’s the synopsis:

Survival is Deadly.

From entertaining a bloodthirsty crowd to a brief taste of freedom, Lydia struggles to escape the only life she remembers. A life of being little more than a plaything to Cyrus. His obsession, his manipulations, never let her stray too far. But in making her strong enough to endure his games, he’s created the one thing that will bring them all to an end.

Read the trilogy too dark to be called romance, a love story rife with sacrifice, heartache, and bonds beyond the basic need to survive.

There will be no trigger warnings. The book is the warning.

The closest I’ve been to anything “dark” in the past was Marissa Farrar’s Reverse Harem series “Dark Codes”. But so far, that has nothing on Bianca Sommer’s trilogy.


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