HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE A BLOG TOUR STOP TODAY! CRAVING STAINS BY ALINA POPESCU! I HAVE MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, AN EXCERPT, BOOK TRAILER LINK, AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS, AND A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY: LET'S GET STARTED!!
THIS IS PERFECT FOR WYNN AND THE WAY HE FEELS! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Craving Stains by: Alina Popescu
reviewed by: Becky
First off let me say, I love this cover, it is beautiful and the story is lovely too! Poor Wynn is kept inside all his life by his mother, never seeing the outside world, never experiencing life in the real world. His mother parades Doctors in and out saying he has a medical condition, but really it is his mom that is nutso ;)!
Wynn has a breakdown of sorts this last time his mother promised to take him out and didn't. He 'meets' Doyle, in his sleep, but is it a dream, is he really living it? I like it when an author leaves you to make up your own mind about a situation! The encounters with Doyle are hot and fulfilling, but now what Wynn wants is to meet him in person!
It seems his mother has managed to beat the system and keep Wynn inside for the duration, but will Wynn finally take control of his life and beat her at her own game? This book is something different and I really enjoyed it, I would have liked to see Wynns mom get her just desserts, but I am really hoping there will be another book where that will happen! I love this premise, and need even more! Thanks Alina for giving us a book that keeps us guessing and 'craving' more of this wonderful, inventive story!
the 4.5 palm prints on glass rating
I HAD TO DO THE PALM PRINT ON GLASS RATING IN HONOR OF POOR WYNN LOOKING OUT ON THE WORLD AND NOT BEING ABLE TO EXPERIENCE IT! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UUE58SU/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UUE58SU/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00UUE58SU/
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00UUE58SU/
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE BOOK TRAILER, I LOVE THOSE!
NOW HERE IS AN EXCERPT:
A young and happy-looking hostess whom Moira barely acknowledged greeted her and walked her to the Director’s office. They know how much of a screw up they have to weasel their way out of, Moira thought, a cold smile curving half of her mouth. She was going to make them sweat, and she was going to get everything she wanted from them.
Doctor Miller, the chief physician on Wynn’s case, the Director, and some mousy-looking little man who Moira suspected was an accountant or something along those lines were all waiting for her. They first offered her any and all treats and beverages in the universe, and when met with her brusque refusal, they slouched in their chairs and prepared for the onslaught.
“Gentlemen,” Moira started, smiling broadly, yet having no warmth reflected through her eyes. “I hear you’ve sent a report to the Finance Bureau, claiming my son is in perfect health,” she went on, her voice turning icier with every word. “Maybe it’s time for us to end our contract then. No use paying you that obscene monthly fee to have you do nothing but hold his hand.”
“Miss Brenwood, it was simply the truth,” the accountant said in a bitter voice, but reconsidered under the murderous stare of the Director.
“Moira, darling, please ignore him,” the Director said, his heavy breathing being for once caused by something other than his obesity. “We clearly stated that this qualified as proactive care, preventing any other future illness in your son’s case.”
“Well, Clifton,” Moira said, stressing the man’s first name with a curl of her lip. “You weren’t very convincing apparently. They are going to investigate me for money laundering. As I have all the proper documents and invoices from you, I assure you, they will find nothing wrong with my papers. But as your reports indicate otherwise, I am sure they’ll think someone in your lower financial ranks isn’t in on it, thus forgetting to cover your tracks, and have your hospital investigated as well.”
She watched the man pale, his jaw dropping, making an obscenely gaping hole. She rolled her eyes, and then shook her head. What the hell had these idiots thought would happen? That when the Bureau came a-knocking and found nothing, they’d just go home with their tail between their legs? Of course they’d always investigate both or all parties involved in a potential fraud.
“Clifton, you really have no idea how the world works. How on earth do you manage this hospital?” She graced them with her special, mocking smirk, the one she’d developed in the many decades of being a rich wife with seemingly too much time on her hands.
“Mrs. Brenwood, I assure you, we will fix this,” the Director said, turning to look at the accountant sternly.
“Oh, I am sure you will. Now, Dr. Miller, I need a private moment with you.” She stood and left the office without saying goodbye, walking straight to Miller’s own office. Moira ventured a glance over her shoulder and saw the good doctor following her like the obedient little dog he was.
UGH, I REALLY, REALLY DON'T LIKE WYNN'S CRAZY MOM! HERE IS ALINA'S BIO, AND HER SOCIAL LINKS:
Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.
Site & Blog: http://alina-popescu.com
I LOVE THAT BIO! :) HERE IS INFO ON THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, CLICK THE
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Prizes: 1 x $20 WIP Gift card and 3 x ebook copy of Craving Stains by Alina Popescu