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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Blog Tour - Beloved BodyGuard & Beloved Killer by Bonnie Dee

belovedbodyguard Protector or prison guard?
Daughter of the President of the Free Worlds, Leelah has spent her life protected by a security force. But no one ever cramped her style like her new bodyguard Ja-hun, a granite hewn block of a man. Yet she can’t stop fantasizing about stirring up the passion hidden under his stoic exterior.
When Ja-hun escaped the slums of OldEarth and landed on NewEarth, he never imagined he’d someday become the bodyguard of the President’s daughter. Looking after Leelah is more challenging than his last job guarding a criminal kingpin. The worst part is, he keeps daydreaming about her. When these opposites collide, the biggest danger comes from within. Can Ja-hun protect his charge when sex puts him off balance? And can love grow between two such very different people?
“You know dinner conversation is more interesting when there are actually two people conversing.” She cocked her head and her gaze locked with his. “You already know everything there is to know about me. Tell me something about you. How did you get into the body-guarding business? What was Crin-tai like? Yes, I did my homework, and I know guarding him was your last job. But what did you do before that.” You don’t want to know. “Other jobs. Other clients.”“Mm. That’s very illuminating. Thank you,” she said dryly. “All right, let’s try something less complicated. What’s your favorite color?” He paused. No one had ever asked him such an inane question. A favorite color? Who had time to think about such things? “Gray.” She burst out laughing. “Why am I not surprised?” “What about you?” he asked in an effort to participate in her ritual of small talk. “Oh shenje, that’s too hard. Any bold primary color. Royal blue and indigo are so satisfying and rich, but sometimes I’m more in a sexy scarlet mood, know what I mean? Then again sunny yellow is a real spirit lifter, and a primeval forest-green speaks to the soul.” She rattled on for several seconds in a monologue about colors. He’d never heard anyone sound so passionate about something so mundane, and he suppressed a smile. “What? Are you smiling? You think colors don’t matter?” She raised an eyebrow. He shrugged. “They’re colors.” “Color is life. Scents, too. Anything that touches our senses and stirs us to feel is important. And feeling is everything!” Ja-hun remained silent. “Go ahead. Say something. Your mind isn’t a complete blank, is it? You must be thinking something.” “Most people I’ve known are passionate about either money, power or both. You’re the first person I’ve ever met who could get excited about the qualities of colors or even suggest that colors have qualities.” “I guess you’ve led a sheltered life.” She folded her arms on the table and leaned even farther across the tabletop toward him. “What about you? What are you passionate about?” “Nothing.” He paused then added, “Except doing my job so no one gets killed.” A far cry from the days when doing his job meant someone definitely got killed. “That’s a noble thing, but what about your life outside your work. What stirs you?” You. “I prefer to keep my private and professional life separate,” he said, straightening the flatware on the table. “I’m guessing your private life doesn’t exist at all.” Leelah’s voice lowered and softened. “I think your life is your job, and you’ve forgotten how to do anything else.” He was saved from having to answer by the arrival of their food. As he picked at his fruit plate, he watched in amazement as Leelah packed away a trough full of food that would’ve choked a sumo wrestler. Where she put it in her slender frame, he had no idea, but her plate was empty and polished clean before he’d finished his salad. “Guess you really were hungry,” he commented. “Did you doubt it? I burned off a lot of calories dancing.” “So I saw.” She smiled and her eyelids lowered. “You like the way I dance.” It wasn’t a question but a statement, and he didn’t bother to deny it. “You should’ve danced with me before we left the party.” Suddenly she leaped up from her seat and reached for his hand. “We should dance right now.” “This is a restaurant,” he protested as he pulled him from his seat. “There’s music, though.” It was true. Innocuous background music for dining played softly. “Perfect for slow dancing.” Before Ja-hun could argue, her arms were around his neck and her body pressed up tight to his. The sweet scent of her shampoo drifted up from her hair to tease his nostrils. Her body was incredibly soft and light in his arms, which had slid naturally around her back. She swayed against him, encouraging him to do the same. “Dancing works best if you move your body a little,” she teased. He glanced at the restaurant. Most other diners didn’t even seem aware of them in the dark back corner. The few who’d noticed smiled a little then returned their attention to their meals. He shuffled his feet awkwardly back and forth. It was ridiculous. He was a man with lightning quick reflexes in a hand-to-hand fight yet he lumbered like a bear around the floor. Ja-hun looked at the top of Leelah’s head and noticed there were golden strands in her brown hair. Then she raised her face to look up at him from inches away--so close he could see the dark outer ring of her topaz eyes and the brown striations of her irises. He felt the faint puff of her breath against his neck, and his gaze zeroed in on her lips, plump, pink and slightly parted. His tongue swept over his own lips in anticipation of something he knew he couldn’t resist. He inclined his head and his lips touched hers, a soft, polite meeting of mouths that nevertheless sent his heart rate rocketing. And then her tongue swept out to lick delicately over and between his lips. He tasted the salty tang of steak sauce and beneath it the essence of her. His grip on Leelah’s back tightened, and he stopped shuffling back and forth. His eyes drifted closed, and he forgot to look out for danger. Besides, he’d already found it. While every shred of his intellect warned him he was making a huge mistake, every fiber of his being yearned toward the woman in his arms. He clasped her body even closer and kissed her hard and deep, surrendering his hard-won detachment to a glittering moment of passion.
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 belovedkillerWhen love strikes a killer, can a man of violence truly find redemption? The right-hand man of a notorious mobster, J has no identity outside of his work—until the night he meets Nikki Larson. Sent to intimidate the strong-willed bar owner, he falls for her fast and hard. Returning home after her father’s death, Nikki is once again forced to clean up his mess. To settle her family debt, a mob boss wants to use her bar in his criminal enterprise and sends an enforcer to back up the proposition. Nikki refuses to show fear to the henchman assigned to monitor her. In fact, she enjoys taunting J, even as she’s strangely attracted to his gloominess. When a rival gang invades the bar, J rescues Nikki and they go on the run from both the mob and the law. J’s growing love for Nikki demands he choose between the only life he’s ever known and an uncertain future with a challenging woman who might not love him back. Two wildly different people struggle to find common ground, but escaping the past means overcoming danger from all sides. badge-addtogoodreads
Nikki entered the steamy rain forest of the laundry and headed toward the few unbroken machines. It was too early for the place to be very busy, so she didn’t have to bodycheck anyone to win a couple of machines. She rammed her clothes into two washers and set them running. From the front window, she could see the sedan parked outside. She headed toward the rear exit, heart fluttering at the idea of escaping her guard. She gripped the knob. Almost free. How long would it take him to realize his quarry had flown the coop? Footsteps in the nearly empty room of slushing washers and whirring dryers snapped her head around. Her enemy had entered the building. The dark-coated, rangy man looked as out of place as a Doberman at a poodle party. His gaze met Nikki’s, and he didn’t try to pretend he was there for any other reason than following her. He walked over to a row of plastic seats and sat. The chair was so low, his knees thrust into the air and his legs splayed. He looked uncomfortable. She hoped he was. Nikki turned the knob. If she stepped outside, would he come after her? She imagined blocking the door with a Dumpster and running away. But what would be the point? She’d have to come back for her laundry eventually, and she had to return to the bar. It wasn’t as if Jay didn’t know where to find her. If she was truly going to convince Kuypers she was on board with paying him, she shouldn’t run away from her watchdog. Nikki let go of the doorknob and walked to a table full of tattered, outdated magazines. She leafed through pages of celeb photos and quotes while she strolled to the row of chairs across from her persecutor. She dropped into a seat and continued to study her magazine. Take that, asshole! You can’t intimidate me, even if I know for a fact you can lift me as if I were a toddler and stow me in the back of a car. Nikki pretended to read for several moments, but at last she couldn’t resist looking up. She expected to find Jay’s eyes staring back at her, but his gaze was focused on the worn linoleum. His rough-hewn features and scars made him look like some character in a crime movie. An image not far off the mark. She wasn’t sure of the exact color of his hooded eyes, but last night she’d thought they were pitch-black—maybe with hellish flames dancing in them. Today there were shadows beneath them. Good! She hoped he was as exhausted as she was from their sleepless night. A flare of pure hatred shot through her at the memory of him handling her like a sack of laundry. It was too easy for that venom to pour out of her mouth. She leaned toward him. “So you don’t even try to stalk me from a distance? Just march in here and plop yourself down in the middle of my laundry day? I’m not afraid of you, you know. If your boss had wanted my legs broken, you would’ve done it last night. If you’re trying to intimidate me, you’ve failed.” He didn’t raise his gaze from the floor. “How long are you going to keep this up? Until I agree to let him use my bar? I said I’d make the payments, and I will.” His hands rested on his thighs, fingers curled slightly, not tense at all. His entire demeanor was as relaxed as if he were sitting in a comfy armchair rather than an uncomfortable plastic chair. That pissed her off even more. “What would you do if I screamed for help right now? Said you were threatening me?” She fished out her phone and brandished it at him like a gun. “I could call the police right now. Report you as a stalker.” So much for her plan to keep her cool. Now he was going to be forced to action. Probably snatch her phone away and stomp it under one of his big shoes. But Jay kept on sitting quietly, as if she hadn’t said a word. She might have been a pigeon pooping on a stone statue. Nikki took a deep breath, settled back in her chair, and put the phone away. “Okay. I know you’re just doing your job or whatever, but I can’t stand having you watch me. Why don’t you tell your boss I’m toeing the line and you don’t think I’m going to be any trouble?” At last his gaze moved from the spot on the floor to her face. Immediately Nikki wished he’d look back down. The intensity of his eyes was too much. She swallowed and forced herself not to look away. Damned if she’d let him win a staring match. “I shouldn’t be around much longer. Sorry for the inconvenience.” His voice was soft yet so deep she felt it reverberate in her very bones. He’d displayed the same politeness last night even as he’d forced her into the car. Wasn’t that the mark of a professional? Sorry, nothing personal, miss, but I have to kill you now. She should find it chilling, yet she was oddly soothed by his words, his tone. Curiosity got the better of her fear and anger. “Why did you come in here if you’re supposed to be covert?” He paused before answering. “I knew you’d spotted me. There didn’t seem to be any point in hanging back. Besides, I thought you’d probably try to leave through the rear.” “Oh.” His unexpected frankness took her by surprise. For a moment, words failed her. But only for a moment. “How did you know? I was careful not to look directly at the car.” He shrugged and gave no answer. His gaze drifted to the bank of dryers behind her. Nikki exhaled in relief at being off the hook of his gaze. Now what? How could she carry on as if this were a normal laundry day when this man was perched across from her like a gargoyle? As if hearing her thought, Jay said, “Ignore me. Do what you normally would.” She snorted. “Right. ’Cause that’s easy.” But she resumed leafing blindly through her magazine. Silence and caution had never been her forte. Neither was backing off or not poking at things. She still had a few acne scars, proof of her inability to stop picking. She dropped the magazine to her lap again. “So, Jay. That’s your name, right? How does someone become a henchman? You just wake up one day and think, Goon is the career for me? Is there like a school you go to or something? Kneecapping 101. Advanced Applied Pressure. Variations on Threatening Postures.” A choked sound came from the gargoyle, and the scars on his cheeks shifted as his mouth moved in what was nearly a smile. Nikki felt ridiculously triumphant that she’d been able to prod some sort of reaction from him. But of course, she couldn’t take the win and let it rest. “Seriously, why do you do it? Is the money, like, unbelievable? Couldn’t you find anything else you were good at? Or is it a family thing? Maybe you’re ‘connected’ and there’s no way out. I bet that—” Her chatter was interrupted by a ringing phone. Not hers, his. He took the phone from the pocket of his coat, checked the ID, then rose and walked toward the front of the building. Her moment to run for it? Naw. The wash cycle would be done soon, and she couldn’t abandon her laundry. She watched the dark figure silhouetted against the brightly lit windows. He looked like a cardboard cutout of a man, not quite real. After a few seconds, he put the phone away, and without another glance at her, he left the building. Nikki popped out of her chair and hurried to the window. She watched Jay stride down the street with that hitching step and get into his car. Then he drove away. Shift over? Surprise and relief wrestled inside her. She had the surreal sensation that she’d dreamed the whole thing. What a weird fucking night! And what now? Business as usual, except that in addition to paying off liquor distributors, she had a new weekly expense to budget for, a criminal partner who threatened her livelihood in a whole new way.
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Bonnie Dee began telling stories as a child. Whenever there was a sleepover, she was the designated ghost tale teller, guaranteed to frighten and thrill with macabre tales. She still has a story printed on yellow legal paper in second grade about a ghost, a witch and a talking cat. Writing childish stories for her own pleasure led to majoring in English at college. Like most English majors, she dreamed of writing a novel, but didn't have the necessary focus and follow through at that time in her life. A husband, children and work occupied the next twenty years and it was only in 2000 that she began writing again. Bonnie enjoys reading stories about people damaged by life who find healing with a like-minded soul. When she couldn't find enough books to suit her taste, she began to write them.

REVIEW! Remy - Katy Evans

Book Title: Remy
Author: Katy Evans
Date of Publication: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books

Remy (Real)

Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.
Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.

My Review
4.5 OhMyGodImSoHappyWeGotInsideRemysHead Stars!
I fell in love with Remmington RipTide Tate when Real was released earlier in 2013. I devoured the book within a few hours and was DESPERATE for my next fix. Imagine how upset I was to discover that they were delayed!
I found out my girl Katy had gotten a publishing deal and would be giving us MORE THAN JUST A SEQUEL!!
Yeah, I was pretty happy! Then I got added to the tour and got to read MINE and REMY before they were released - I was THRILLED!!
My review for Real can be found HERE
My review for Mine can be found HERE
Both of these books were INCREDIBLE but to finally get inside RipTide's head?? That was just something else!
We are with Remy when he meets Brooke for the first time. We are with Remy when he is fighting. We are with Remy when he is black. We are with Remy when he is lost.
And most importantly, we are with Remy when he is in love.
For any author to tackle mental illness is a challenge - for a book to be honest, gritty and REAL whilst dealing with these things is a whole other ballgame and Katy Evans does this beautifully.
Katy Evans takes us to the darkest places with Remy, but also shows us just how beautiful the world can be when seen through another's eyes.

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REAL - Amazon
MINE - Amazon
REMY - Amazon

About Katy Evans

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mike's Way Back - Amy Gregory

Title: Mike’s Way Back

Author: Amy Gregory

Release date: September 30th, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

Detective Mike Sterling walked away from his dream job telling himself it was to honor the promise he’d made his mother, while lying in a Chicago emergency room. A year later, he’s still fighting the demons that followed him back to his boyhood town.
Taryn Watts is an award-winning designer, going from project to project, living from a suitcase. Her plan for Renlend Kansas was the same as always. Go in, get the job done and get out, just the way she likes it. Growing up as a cop’s daughter, her every move was controlled. When she escaped to college she vowed to never fall in love with a cop –ever. Until she found herself sitting across from the ruggedly handsome stranger. Looking into Mike’s ice blue eyes they pulled her, called to her, but there was a haunting in them she knew too well.
Mike is drawn to Taryn, her passion for her work and her stunning beauty left him breathless, but what surprises him most is the peace he feels when he’s near her. Maybe it’s because Taryn is a temporary addition to his town and his secret is safe, or maybe it’s because she makes him feel safe. Mike knows he can’t keep up this charade and when Taryn moves to Renlend for an extended stay he can’t hide the truth any longer.
Can Taryn forget he’s a cop and give him her heart, or will his demons drive them apart?

Buy this book at Amazon: Mike's Way Back (Finding Perfect)


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The Perimeter - Shalini Boland

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The Perimeter by Shalini Boland
(Outside #3)
Publication date: November 18th 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

The Perimeter :

In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?

Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.

The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night turning the pages to find out what happens next . . .

Outside Series :

Set in the near future, these three heart-stopping novels follow Riley as she overcomes the murder of her younger sister by tracking down the killer across a post-apocalyptic Britain. At the same time, she is forced to take on the might of a twisted regime intent on conquering the nation. The series is packed with action, suspense, drama and dystopian adventure.
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before children, she was signed to Universal Music as a singer songwriter. Now, writing novels has hijacked her life and she is usually to be found with a laptop welded to her fingers and the house in a permanent state of neglect.

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Concealed - Cover Reveal!

Just in time for Christmas!
Releasing the Week of December 15th, CONCEALED, the sequel to the Top Selling Military Romance Camouflaged.
Add it on Goodreads: HERE
Two years ago, Gabe Thompson stood in the desert of Afghanistan and watched the love of his life drive away. When his tour of duty ended six months later, she wasn’t waiting. Now Gabe’s ready to go after the one thing his life is missing – the woman he’s never been able to forget.
Twenty-year-old Alexis Garcia rues the day she decided to volunteer for a UN mission to Afghanistan. The sexy, exasperating soldier she met there nearly destroyed her carefully constructed life with the boy next door. She’s spent two years trying to forget Gabe, working to show her parents and her boyfriend that she knows where she belongs.
But when Gabe shows up at Alexis’s door, complete with tattoos, a Harley and enough attitude to start another war, everything she’s tried to conceal could be exposed, starting with her heart.
My Review of Hidden can be found HERE
My Review of Camoflaged can be found HERE

About Selena Laurence

Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she knows what to do with. Her husband, Mr. Laurence, spends as much time as he can at the office and the gym in order to avoid the kids, the dog, the laptop and the reading, but he always shows up for the soccer games, and he makes a mean Mocha Latte.

After the Rain - Karen Stewart


After The Rain

Karen-Anne Stewart

Release date: October, 2013

Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

Finally able to put her harrowing past to rest, Raina looks forward to her future with Kas, but the Ghost has other plans. As the FBI team gets closer to taking down the largest human trafficking ring in the modern world, the Ghost begins a wicked game, making Raina the pawn and the target. Never before encountering a worthy adversary, he's fascinated by Raina and is enjoying the refreshing challenge of her intellect.
The danger ignites to a blazing new level, and Kas struggles between the need to finally exorcise the Ghost and his need to protect his wife. Tension mounts as an internal battle wages, tormenting Kas as he watches Raina put her all into taking down the man responsible for horrific sex slavery and gruesome deaths. When a new player takes control, Jefferson orders the end of the Ghost's game with Raina, which results in one final, devastating act, leaving Kas desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to save whatever means necessary.

About the Author:

I am a new author and have recently discovered that I am now addicted to writing. My first novel, Saving Rain, was originally going to be a single novel, but it quickly turned into a trilogy. I fell in love with the characters and had to continue with the story. Saving Rain is a new adult contemporary romance meant for readers 18 and older.
I live in the mountains with my family, and I love to read, hike, and travel when I am not writing. I am a sucker for romance, especially a book with a strong alpha male who has a sensitive side. I also enjoy a good mystery and thrillers. My favorite author is James Patterson, he is an amazing writer.
With being a newbie, I am just learning all the ropes, but I'm loving the wild ride. I plan on writing for as long as my fingers have dexterity


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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hearts & Llamas - Tara Sivec

**5 Short, Sweet Stars**

Hearts and Llamas (Chocolate Lovers, #3.5)
**This is a short novella that accompanies the Chocolate Lovers Club Books - Don't read this if you have not read the other 3!**

This is the shortest book I've ever read - but it was so worth the pennies!!

This only took me about 10 minutes to read but I laughed from line one.

Go Buy it if you have read the other books!

“Happy Valentine’s Day, baby. No matter what, Gavin will always be your little boy. The first woman he ever asked to marry him. Even when he’s in fifth grade and those little bitches pull out the big guns and start getting boob jobs and vaginal rejuvenation surgeries.”


Trouble & Treats - Tara Sivec

4.75 Completely and Utterly Hilarious Stars!

Troubles and Treats (Chocolate Lovers, #3)

**This is book 3 in the Chocolate Loveer's Club Series - Stop reading if you havn't read them!**
“Do not enter, closed for repairs, zombies will eat your face if you try to touch this vagina.”

The Chocolate Gang are back in this hilarious third novel! This story is told from Jenny & Drews alternating points of view about 3 years after the first novel. (At least I think it was 3 years, I was too busy laughing to actually pay attention to silly details like that!)

The spark has gone out of this crazy couples sex life following the birth of their second little one and they set about to change that. With HILAIOUS concequences!

I'm not giving anything of the story away, that would just ruin it. So I'll give you some funny quotes and tell you GO READ IT!!

Oh, and Vagina Skittles is quite possibly the FUNNIEST CHAPTER IN A BOOK EVER!

"Hold me closer, Tony Daaaaanza. Count the headlice on the hiiiiiiiighway"

"In ten years I'll be twenty. I'll be able to carry a gun and pistol whip Drew."

"Well, it's true. He's ambidextrous so his tongue can be used both ways."

I tried to hold it in, really I did, but I couldn’t. I dry heaved. It was just…uterus water. Water from her uterus. She was sitting in it. She was marinating in uterus fluids.
“OH MY GOD! DID YOU JUST GAG?” she yelled.
I started furiously shaking my head “No”, but the damage was done.


Crush - Nicole Williams

4.5 "It's finally making sense" Stars!
Crush (Crash, #3)

**This is Book #3 in the Crash series - Stop reading now if you have not read

Crash or Clash**

“It wasn't so much what made me fall im love with him... It was more that I couldn't not fall in love with him.”

FINALLY Lucy stopped moaning, stopped misunderstanding (well, mostly) and started believing! WooHoo - It only took two books to get there!

Lucy and Jude are engaged, Lucy is at a top dance school in New York and Jude has just been drafted for to a National Football team.

All is perfect in their world.

Yeah Right!

Jude's Team is on the other side of the country & Lucy is taking summer classes so she can graduate early. This means living on opposite sides of America from each other and very conflicting schedules making keeping intouch problematic. Of course it was never going to be simple for Lucy and Jude!

Holly, who we met in book one, loses her job and moves in with Lucy after Jude leaves and brings Little Jude (now 4) with her.

Little Jude or "LJ" as he is known, absolutely makes this story. He is quirky, sweet, loveable and a little bit mad - just like his namesake.

This is a fitting conclusion to Lucy & Jude's saga :)

“That it doesn't matter why I ran," he said, staring at me without blinking, "because I came back. I'll always come back, Luce. No matter how many rip-roaring fights we have and no matter how many miscommunications we have. I'll always come back because you're where I belong."
My review for Crash can be found HERE
My review for Clash can be found HERE