Bold Trick by Karina Halle : Guest Post, Promotion and Giveaway

Posted October 17, 2013 by Karen in Guest Post, Promotional Event / 231 Comments

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image002Title: Bold Trick

Author: Karina Halle

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: Oct 15th, 2014

Publisher: Forever

The Faster They Live, the Harder They Fall . . .
Raised by con artists, Ellie Watt has a lot of crazy childhood memories-but none crazier than being scarred with acid by the demented crime boss Travis Raines. Now Ellie is a full-grown woman who lives for revenge, and Travis is a full-blown drug lord who kills for pleasure. The sadistic bastard has kidnapped her good friend Gus as well as her mother, whom he’s been holding as prized possessions in his heavily guarded lair. And Ellie has only one chance in hell of getting them out alive-using two dangerous men who love her to death . . .

One is Camden McQueen, a talented tattoo artist who’s made a permanent mark on Ellie’s heart. The other is Javier Bernal, her fiery ex-lover who’s busted more than a few heads in his time. From the crime-ridden streets of Mexico City to the predatory jungles of Honduras, this unlikely trio forms an uneasy alliance in the deadliest game of all-a gun-blazing battle to the finish that will pit enemy against enemy and lover against lover. And Ellie must choose the right man to trust . . . or die.

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One grand prize winner will get The Artist Trilogy print set, signed by Karina. 10 runner-up winners will receive a signed print copy of Bold Tricks.
One grand prize winner will get The Artist Trilogy print set, signed by Karina. 10 runner-up winners will receive a signed print copy of Bold Tricks.

My Thoughts on Series VS Standalone novels

It’s curious these days that when someone mentions a new book, one of the first questions people ask is “Is it a series or a standalone?” I guess in this fast-paced day and age, people don’t want to wait for a book and they don’t want to get emotionally invested in a continuing storyline.

I, however, find that a shame. It’s not that I won’t write a standlone novel – I have a few coming up – but most of the time when I think of characters and plot, they are something that is easily spread across a few books. For my thriller romance Experiment in Terror, there are NINE books in total but I could never see the series being any shorter (or longer) – it’s the right amount of time to tell Perry and Dex’s epic romance.

For The Artists Trilogy, it took three books and a little prequel to show Ellie Watt’s journey of self-discovery. I couldn’t have done it in one book or even two.

Then there is my Devil’s series, which consists of The Devil’s Metal and The Devil’s Reprise. Just the two books but the two books were needed to make sure tortured rock star Sage Knightly and music journalist Dawn Emerson got their story told properly.

I think the biggest difference between standlone stories and a series, for a writer anyway, is the genre and content. Strict romance struggles as a series. If you have a couple together in book one, there will be some drama in book two to rip them apart, and then it comes back together in book three. If you’re focusing on only romance and the relationship as the plot, they it can be very contrived and predictable. However, if you have a series that has an outlying plot outside of the romance, then you have room to play. And this is where I LOVE to play.

Of course, if you have a wonderful idea for a romance, there ain’t not shame in wanting to keep it a standalone novel. Most romance is this way for a good reason – a nice, perhaps angsty read, and in the end you get your happily-ever-after wrapped up in a bow. I think any writer worth their salt knows whether a standalone or series is best for their idea (the worst thing they can do is plan for a standalone and then try and milk more sales after because of the interest…sometimes your story NEEDS to end at one book).

So while every author experiences different challenges when writing any type of book (“can I wrap this up in one book or do I need two?” “Does this need to be a five book series or a four book?”), do know that whether a book is a series or a standalone, it is usually that way for a reason. So trust in the author and jump on in, whether its for characters who you love and leave quickly or those that stick with you for a long time.

Karina Halle


About the Author

4785031The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with). Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently splits her time between her apartment in downtown Vancouver and her sailboat, where a book and a bottle of wine are always at hand. She’s hard at work on her next novel.

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231 responses to “Bold Trick by Karina Halle : Guest Post, Promotion and Giveaway

  1. Brandi S

    I seriously loved everything about this series. Especially the characters, they each will hold a special place in my heart, each unique and flawed. I am sad to see it end.

  2. Kelly Tannacore

    I love this whole trilogy so much, its like nothing I have ever read before. I am right in the heart of Bold Tricks and loving every second. I love that it just keeps me reading, like I’m watching a fast paced action movie play out with really cool cars and drug lords with tattoos, it’s the best of all worlds. Throw in some steamy sex scenes, omg, I can’t stand it! Absolutely the best I have read! I would love to win the print versions of these books, thank you for the chance 🙂

  3. Mindy Jarreau

    I’m reading Bold Tricks now and the whole series is just amazing! The unforgettable characters to the crazy thrill ride of the story, it is a series I will read over and over again!

  4. This series is my latest obsession, I love *everything* about it and am currently on the ride that is “Bold Tricks”. I don’t want it to end! Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  5. piglets71

    I love this whole series. It is unlike anything I have ever read. I am right in the middle of Bold Tricks right now and am loving every second. I don’t know if its the fast paced action, or the exoctic locale or the hot tattooed guys or just a combination of everything, but this is definitely my favorite series. I would love to have this in print, thank you for the chance 🙂

  6. Jen

    I love Karina Halle and anything she writes…oh, but Artists’ Trilogy…lets see…Probably Cam. I love his dorkiness. I love how he is transforming.

  7. sandy flach

    Love all of her books. Katrina Halle needs to get some super powers so that she can write books quicker. Just discovered her 3 months ago and have finished all her books.

  8. I need both series and standalone reads, sometimes you just want a read where you don´t need to know anything beforehand when you start, and sometimes you need to return to a world you love with characters you know and root for. Seeing relationships evolve and impressions you had in book one transform into something else by book eight. Love it!! All though not the way the C. Harris does it, if you leave clues for eight books, don´t do a 180 by the last couple of books SMH. When I read a series, I need trust in the author to take me where the HEA is, not exchange the characters love interest at the last minute..
    Love this series – I just finished Bold Tricks and I´m still melting my impressions LOL Awesome!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and (for once) keeping it open for Internationals.
    Happy Thursday!

  9. Kim Bailey

    Series or standalone … If Karina Halle wrote it I’m sure to love it! I’ve read them all so far (ok, well I’m in the middle of Bold Tricks) and have loved them all. Also very anxious for The Devil’s Reprise!

  10. Kelsi

    It’s the perfect combination of badass action, romance, and adventure! Like all of Karina Halle’s books 🙂

  11. Joanna Mongelluzzo

    I loved the plot! I also loved the characters; the romance, the action. I felt all kinds of emotions reading this series. Very well written. Even though it is finished, I still want more <3

  12. Carole Ronneberg Martin

    I love the fact that this may be “romance”, but it’s a dang good suspense story surrounding the characters relationships. Not that the Artist Trilogy reminds me in any way of The Hunger Games, but the fact that there is a deep convoluted storyline and somehow there can be emotional investment growing between characters is fantastic. I fell in love with a tattooed nerd and a cartel leader…that’s awesome writing!

  13. While I agree with what Karina said, sometimes I just wish that there weren’t so many series. I’ve read a lot of books that actually did manage to cover the story with one book yet I’ll find out that there is going to be a sequel. Sometimes you just get fed up of having to wait so much for so many books you know?

  14. readingaddict21

    My favorite part of the book was Jose and Ellie(: I loved that even though it wasn’t technically her car, she still treated it like she couldn’t live without it.

  15. Jen D

    Love this series. I think my favorite thing about it is the revenge aspect and how it affects these characters.

  16. Cindy M.

    What’s not to like about The Artists trilogy!!! You have Camden, the nerdy HOT tattoo artist, who I just LOVE!! Then, you have Ellie the feisty con artist trying to change her complicated life around. Then have Javier the bad boy whose life is filled with crime, yet he has the soft spot in his heart for Ellie. The series is just a thrill ride! Each character is flawed in their own way, yet you see how love can change things. I hope Ellie chooses Camden in the end! Karina Halle is just brilliant a brilliant writer, sad for this story to end, but looking forward to what she has in store for us next 🙂

  17. I know it’s a really kiss-ass thing to say, but I honestly love everything about the series. I just love how everything flows and ties in together. I like that the story sets itself apart from every other book in its genre. The writing, the characters, it all lends a hand to making it a fantastic read.

  18. Aracely Patino Moreno

    i have yetto read this series, but it was added to my TBR a few montsh back. I have a friend who read the series and has highly recomended this to me. I am addicted to reading, and appreciate both standalone and also series. As long as I do not feel cheated a series is fine with me. I cannot wait to read this, and have saved decided this is the next book club series we will read.

  19. Kat P

    I love everything Karina writes she is truly brilliant. My fav thing about this trio Camden McQueen and Ellie they are such real characters and their love is beautiful. (I just started the 3)

  20. Shannon Stephens

    I know for me if I ask if its a stand alone it’s only because if it’s a series I want to start at the beginning. And I LOVE all your series. Each one is like returning to spend time with a friend. My only issue is you just can’t possibly write fast enough for me!!! You are a genius and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Bold Trick. Although once I start I’m forced to wait again for more from you!!

  21. Ashley Gill

    I love this series , it’s so different then anything I’ve ever read. I love the creativity and can’t get enough of it. Big fan here, been pumping out this series to all my friends 🙂

  22. Steph K

    I loved absolutely everything about the series..,,They were gritty, dark, sexy, hot,insane , and the characters were so intense I loved it!!

  23. Tricia Anderson

    I have not read any of the books yet i have the first 2 on my kindle will be ready them real soon, i also have a nice spot on my shelves for all the signed books 😉 thank you for the chance to win

  24. Paige G.

    I have heard so many great things about this series. I really want to read these books. What a fun giveaway.

  25. i totally love the story and the characters!!! i’m reading the second one and i LOVED!!! 😀
    thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  26. duckie76

    I love this series. I love Ellie and Camden. I am reading Shooting Scars and then I will read Bold Tricks, I will be sad when I am done reading the series.

  27. stephanie d

    I absolutley LOVED The Artist Trilogy!! What an awesome series! I really enjoy book series and do not mind the wait….because the wait is well worth it! I have read all the EIT books, The Devils Metal and now The Artist Trilogy. I am looking forward to many more books from Karina Halle.

  28. Although I usually prefer standalone, sometimes I just hate for a book to end. I’ve only read Ms. Hale’s Perry/Dex series and I love it. I also hate waiting for the next exploration they take. Therefore, my opinion on standalone and series books contradict each other. I just want more books to read.

  29. i totally LOVE the story and the characters!!! i’m reading the second book and i just can say one thing LOVED!
    thank you so much for the awesome giveaway 😉

  30. Shanna

    Haven’t started it yet but the synopsis sounds great, and I’ve heard nothing but good things! I actually own the first two books on my kindle, just haven’t had as much reading time as I usually do 🙁

  31. Sarah B

    I was completely and uterally consumed by this trilogy. Biting my nails, clinging to my kindle, swooning, and so captivated by the story line and action. I literally spent the weekend in my bed, hiding from reality, & everyday mundane duties. ;-)Oh so, worth it! I was in a book rut, and I was not disappointed by Karina Halle’s talent & originality. These books are a def fave for me.

  32. Is it ridiculous that my favorite part is the library? I wanted to have that library (sans Ellie pee!) and live in it!! Also, Camden hot sexy nerd glasses inculded!! He could ink me up anytime!

  33. Caylie

    I love the characters. And the plot twists. And the locations… And… hell, I love everything about the books!

  34. Rachelle

    The series is just different and I like books that are different plus two hot men is an added bonus 🙂 Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  35. Trish Gibson

    I loved everything about this series so far, I will be reading bold tricks tomorrow, hopefully it will end with Ellie and Camden. I don’t want to say to much to give anything away. I loved the car, always wanted one, I have a little sympathy for Javier but not much because he is using her.

  36. Deanna T

    I’ve read every book written by Karina and have never been let down! I wish there were more great authors like her!

  37. Denise Ramos

    I love this series, EIT and The Devil’s Metal! What’s not to like about this series hot guys, fast cars and cartels!! #TeamCamden #jose

  38. Anastasia B.

    I always wondered how authors decide weather to make a series or a standalone! For me it would seem kind of hard, especially if a lot of people like the book and ask for you to continue, but you have to have a story in mind and a plot to continue it with. I think some authors go overboard with making a perfect standalone into a series, some add to much and it becomes a mess. I haven’t read The Artist series yet but I am very curious about it! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  39. Caitlin

    I haven’t read the series yet, but I have heard really rave reviews from people I follow on Goodreads so it is on my to-read list. From reading the synopsis, I would say that the fact that the plot is about the drug world really interests me since I haven’t really read any books about that yet.

  40. I don’t even know how to pick just ONE thing I loved most about this series. I loved it all. Every last bit. The characters, the action, the hott sex (can I say that here?) it was just all perfect! I’m SO SAD it’s over! Waaahhhh :'(

  41. Laurna Hamilton

    I love either, but I always make myself wait until all the books in a series are out before i start it. It is a compulsion. I have to wait a while sometimes

  42. Melissa A.

    I loved the characters. Each one is flawed, each one have a past and everything about each character is just so complex.

  43. gingerkid

    I adored this series… camden and Ellie are freaking epic… jose.. poor jose.. the suspense.. the tension…LOVED IT

  44. minazenteno

    My favourite things about this series are the characters. I can love and hate the characters, I felt bad for them but there were also good things for them. A hot guy like Candem <3 doesn't hurt either!! 😉

  45. Patty

    I love the Artist Trilogy because I love the story first off, but I love that there are two guys the good guy and the bad guy and you love them both, and your just not sure who Ellie should choose or will choose. I am in the middle of reading Bold Tricks and know I will be sad when this ends so thank you for a great trilogy that I really enjoyed. Can’t wait to see how it ends.

  46. Christine

    My favorite series of all time! I love that the trilogy focuses on such a strong woman! Ellie is awesome. And I love Camden… Such an exciting story about redemption, love and just trying to survive!!! Love.Love.Love.

  47. Summer Hall

    My favorite thing about this series is that it’s not your typical good girl falls for bad boy or bad girl falls for good guy. They are all bad in a sense and have flaws.

  48. Eliana Cruz

    Well i can’t say anything good about the books because i haven’t read them yet. I thought it would be great to participate in this giveaway to win them, especially because i’m from South America and i can’t the get the physical copies. So if i win i would be absolutely grateful 🙂

  49. Love this series!!! Can’t wait to have physical copies to add to my collection, I love the love triangle between the characters, it’s makes the book sexier!!!

  50. cindy reifel

    I don’t mind series books at all as long as they can be read as stand alones. There’s nothing that drives me crazy more than a series book that leaves me hanging, especially when the next book isn’t coming out for 6 months to a year later! That’s why I stopped reading Patricia Cornwall 7 years ago.

  51. Rebecca

    I can’t say how much I have loved reading this series & getting to know the characters. I have fallen in love with the people Karina has brought to life & enjoyed immensely living in their world. I’m sad to see the trilogy come to a close but am very much looking forward to reading them all again.

  52. Kelly Solomon

    You are the bomb! This was and IS worth being a series and I will definitely be reading this again! I couldn’t get enough of the story. The right spiny of love, frustration, and wildness! Was absolutely amazing just like you!

  53. Lori johnson

    I just started Bold Tricks. To answer what you like best I can’t. I couldnt put them down when I started them

  54. Teresa Edwards

    I admit I haven’t read any of The Artist Trilogy YET. I have heard good things. They are on my TBR list!!

  55. Sarah

    Sins and Needles introduced me to the captive imagination that Karina has, and I haven’t looked back since!!! The plot is smooth and exciting, the characters have depth and it all ties together to create magic. I’ve read A LOT of romance; Halle is one of the best!

  56. Michelle

    Haven’t read the series but from the blurb would love to read these, and getting them for free would be amazing.

  57. Emily

    I love the artist trilogy!!! I am starting the last one tonight and then I moving on to another one of her series 🙂

  58. Sarah M.

    I love The Artists Trilogy! I definitely wanted more Derrick!!

    I’m a fan of series versus standalone books. I like following a cast of characters.

  59. Samantha C.

    I love so many aspects of this story. The action, romance, honesty, and characters. I think my favorite aspect is the characters though (which includes Javier he he). Ellie, Javier, and Camden are very flawed individuals but they own it and don’t try to act perfect.

  60. Kristene getz

    I love the complex characters and how flawed they are. Ellie is amazing because she is a badass but yet insecure. Camden is just…yum!

  61. Kassandra

    I enjoy reading both. I tend to like my series to have a reasonable amount of books in it to cover the larger story arc and not take on too many extra story lines. I tend to stop being interested around book 8 or 9 *shrug*

  62. Heather Kumar

    I first found Karina through her EIT series. I was fortunate to read Sins & Needles before OES came out. After reading those two, I was blown away. I was there when Karina received her deal and her publishing date for SS was pushed back, but I patiently awaited the new release date because I fell in love with Javier. After reading SS, I switched to TeamCamden! Ellie was the one character that took me on a roller coaster ride; one minute I hated her, the next I loved her. Secondary characters, such as Gus and Raul, made the plot even better. So to answer this question, the characters are the basis of everything I love about Karina’s writing; everything else is frosting!

  63. Roxanne G

    What’s not to love?? I love Ellie! I love the suspense, I love that we see different locations throughout the book. Love it all!

  64. Robin

    This trilogy is amazing. I was immediately drawn in by Ellie’s toughness juxtaposed with her vulnerability. Karina, I LOVE your writing style – and can’t wait to be introduced to the new characters currently being developed in your delicious imagination!

  65. Missy Morrison Goodsell

    I havent had a chance to read your books yet BUT I so would like the chance to ! From what you have written I know I would so fall in love with the characters and location as well as the stories themselves 🙂

  66. SAnn C.

    The best thing about the Artist Trilogy is the author stayed true to the story in itself….You know what your reading is a dark and twisted. It captivates you from the beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat or just plain out disgusts you. You gonna ride an emotional roller-coaster that either your gonna hate it or gonna love it.

    As far as the stand alone I was fine with series til the dates got pushed and pushed and pushed, to me that tells me there is a problem and the author didn’t stay true to the original story and tried to fill in to make it more than it should have been to begin with……But with that being said Now they are quite a few stories and series that no way would be good just one book. Heck it would have to be a thousand page book. So I really think it depends on the story in itself whether it should be a standalone or a series…. But as a reader I can tell by the story whether it could have been done in one book or if the author is dragging around the story just to for milk-money and that alone will steer me clear from reading any more of the authors work.

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway 🙂
    SAnn C.

  67. Pamiam

    I hate when I get to the end of a book and find out there is a cliff hanger that I can’t continue for perhaps months down the line. If I am enjoying the story, I get frustrated if the next book isn’t available yet 🙁

  68. Angelia Fox

    The plot is my favorite, because without the story it doesn’t matter the amount of depth a character has , how well rounded they are or if they are standing in line waiting for the crazy train without the plot there are no characters and there is no story to be told. 🙂

  69. What I love about The Artist Trilogy is everything inside it!! Without the amazing plot from the author’s epic mind, she will never create these brilliant and brave characters like Ellie, Camden, Javier and Gus! And Mexico and the car are just an added bonus! Wow!

  70. Jenny Vasquez

    I confess I haven’t read them yet, but I’ve heard many good things. At this point I’ll say any “photos” I’ve seen of Camden have been my favorite (tattoos and glasses).

  71. Veronica

    I loved everything about the series. From Ellie to Camden, to both loving and hating Javier. All the action, the twist and turns. Even the “erotic” sences were great. I loved it the series from beginning to end and in between. It is easily on my top three along with the experiment in terror series.

  72. Katy

    Picking a favorite is like saying which of my kids I like best…..ok, I totally like my youngest the best. JUST KIDDING. I love everything about this series, I really do. But, if I had to pick one thing, it would be Camden. He just blows me away every time he says something. I think one reason why he amazes me is because he is the way he is in spite of his huge a-hole of a father. How can a kid that was so mistreated by his own dad have such a huge heart? I just love him! ::sigh::

  73. Theresa

    I cannot wait to read this series I just discovered it not long ago ~ I don’t mind ongoing storyline it is the major cliffhangers or the authors that never finish the series. One of my favorite all time continuing series books stopped at book 3 and I have been waiting almost 3 years for the author to finish it, so far no luck. So that’s my only complaint but otherwise I have found them to be awesome that u get to keep reading and reading about your favorite characters lives! Again cannot wait to start this new series of books!! Thanks!!

  74. Claira Pam

    That’s a good point about authors’ intent for series vs standalones! I’m happy as long as each book comes to some sort of conclusion (and doesn’t leave me with the feeling of “Wait, so where did the rest of it go??”)

  75. Jessica Rud

    When I first found my love of books, I read many standalones. That was 25 years ago give or take. It was the Sookie Stackhouse books (way before true blood stumbled upon her) that drew me into reading series. I found Darkhouse on amazon not long after it came out– the rest is history! I have so enjoyed the artists trilogy, including the perfect ending, Ellie is so easy to love. None of us are perfect, but most of us strive to be better in spite of our tainted past. And mabey have had a Javier and Camden in our lives. I definitely prefer series. I dilegently seek out series by other authors while waiting for your next installments. I’m so excited about the devil’s reprise and of course the next EIT!! Perry is my very fav!!! I hope you keep up the awesome stories for years to come!

  76. Sheena Lumsden

    I must admit that if a book is a gripping book you can’t just do it in a stand alone book, you need a series to get all the points across. Some Authors I feel spin the stories out into more books and it is not necessary and you get lost in the plot and the books feel too long, however, The Artists Trilogy was sublime, you needed the three books to get the full story over, it was not too long but not too short, just the right amount of emotion, action, angst to keep you guessing what next and the occasional OMG in there to keep the suspense. This series I felt deserved the 3 books. I do occasionally like just a stand alone but I prefer a series.

  77. Michel Reinhard

    This series is my favorite of 2013. It was edgy, gritty, thrilling, passionate, intense, sexy, and mind blowing. Karina Halle is a brilliant writer.

  78. Kelly Moody

    I love this series! I haven’t read book three yet but I am chomping at the bit to read it. Personally I love series! Standalones are good when you need a quick fix or in a funk but a series really gives you a chance to get to know characters and invest yourself emotionally in a book which I love to do. A good book series becomes family. The characters are the members of your new family. Yes if a book ends on a cliffhanger then it can be a bit frustrating but still as long as it is worth the wait who cares! I am a series girl! 🙂

  79. Kat Townsend

    My favorite part of this series is definitely the coming together of Camden and Ellie in book one. Camden is such a great character. And, even though Ellie frustrated me quite often… I did finally “get” her by the end of book three. And, yes it did take three books for Ellie to get herself together! No way that could’ve been accomplished in one book. At least not effectively. One of my favorite series!

  80. Nilla

    Currently reading Bold Tricks and Im loving it so for, love the whole storyline and it’s not like many of the other books I’ve read with the same storyline over and over. Reading it slowing cause I’m afraid for it to be over, lol.

  81. Mercedes Rodriguez

    I’ve been waiting for book 3 to come out so I can start (and finish) your series. I’ve heard amazing things about it! Can’t freaking wait to start it! Thank you for the opportunity! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  82. Sherri

    I love love love this series. My friend at work and I have read them all together and had an amazing time doing it! Once she came into work looking absolutely warn out. I asked if the kids kept her up all night and she said, “No, my dumb ass pulled an all nighter!” She didn’t have to even tell me it was because of “Sins & Needles”. I truely would love to see this series as a movie!

    Thank you for them and being an incredible writer.

  83. I haven’t read this series yet, but I am anxious to start. I enjoy reading both series and stand-alones, but I admit it is hard for me to wait a year to find out what happens next in a series book if there is a major cliffhanger, it doesn’t turn me off the books, it just makes me have to use patience.

  84. Marina Bigio

    There’s no way to tell what I love the most about the series, because it’d be… EVERYTHING! The darkness and beauty living together, the fact that the main characters aren’t “perfect in every sense”. They have flaws. They have qualities. They are DEFINITELY not one-sided. I love them!

  85. I loved The Artist Trilogy and I was elated when I finished Blood Tricks. I’m a sucker for a HEA, especially one with a lot of plot twists along the way. I adore Ellie, Camden, and surprisingly Javier and truly enjoyed the character development and discovery that took place throughout the series. I love that each book kept me on edge and captivated my attention so completely. I literally couldn’t put any of these books down till I was finished. This was hands down my favorite series of the year.

  86. Samantha

    I love how the dark aspects of the story don’t just disappear suddenly. So many books try to pass off darker issues as being easily solved and everything is perfect in a few chapters. I like that the characters have real issues and shit just keeps getting more…interesting? difficult? I don’t know but it’s awesome!

  87. Elise-Maria Barton

    Ellie sounds like my kind of heroine! This series looks to be an exciting read. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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