TV Tuesday | Dexter

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation

Dexter is a television series featuring a serial killer named, Dexter. Yep, congratulations America you’ve finally done it. So, Dexter is a very dark comedy, thriller that alters our perception of right and wrong. Ultimately, Dexter is a serial killer, however, we love him. He only kills according to a code that insures innocents lives are not taken – what the heck have you done lately (hehe). Throughout the show (which ending sucks BTW, sorta spoilery) we’re taken through the internal and external conflict of Dexter working for law enforcement, yet, being a serious criminal. This series is based on the Dexter Series by Jeff Lindsay.



WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

What are you currently reading?

I actually mentioned that I would be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray in this edition of WWW’s.

What did you just finish reading?

Left by Shyla Colt – ★ ★ ★ (shortie/IR-Multicultural/Romance)

The Martian by Andy Weir – ★ ★ ★ ★ (science fiction/humor/space)

Tattered Love (Needle’s Kiss #1) by  Lola Stark – ★ ★ ★ (New Adult/romance/ex-military)

Power by Kenya Wright – ★ ★ ★ ★ (IR-Multicultural/Romance/Dark/bad boy)

Maze (The Ballerina #2) by Ursula Sinclair – ★ ★ ★ (New Adult/IR-Multicultural/bad boy)

What are you planning on reading next?

 

The Possibilities Are Endless

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

★ ★ ★ ★

Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
 
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
 
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…


Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy  via netgalley by Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review

I’ve read every single Amanda Quick novel – finding her work at an early age, I  immersed myself into her spitfire heroines and Victorian romance novels that were never cut and dry, but also featured a fun murder mystery (well if you wanna call that fun). Although her novels have a habit of following a similar formula, I can say this novel was not the customary mystery romance novel and I cannot contain my joy!

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Gone Girl [Movie]

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I really don’t have anything to say about this book or movie. Having never read the book or watched the movie and not really planning to anytime soon, I’m at a loss for words. So, check out the trailer below:

 

The Walking Dead [TV series]

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I think everyone and their great-grandmother knows about the television series The Walking Dead, but if you don’t the trailers below. And although the show is well known, is the graphic novel just as popular? Personally I’m not sure, but if you’d like to check out some walker and people crazy, or if you don’t feel like waiting on the tv show, just read The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman. I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t read the series but it’s on my TBR.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

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For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?


I’m getting swept away by the covers of these new novels, it’s unreal! Anyway, I’ve said multiple times how much I enjoy a good retelling and I have to admit I’ve never been a fan of Peter Pan or any of the different adaptations of the novel (although I do enjoy the films), however this novel sounds sooooooo good! When I read the synopsis my mind immediately went to a Tim Burton film or even Guillermo Del Toro – this is the dark side to the happy stories, and I’m psyched.

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Macbeth [Movie]

“Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.”

“Life … is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

For some reason these two of my favorite lines from Macbeth – I love Shakespeare! He’s so smooth and rich in his words, along with his ability to create awesome villains makes him one of my favorite writers. Now, Macbeth isn’t my favorite Shakespeare play but it was so dark a lyrical that I just fell in love with his writing…more than the story accompanying it. In school I dissected, analyzed and wrote about this book until my hands bled (like a spot; “Out, damned spot! out, I say!” hehe) and I didn’t want to read this book again, but  this movie adaptation gives me a reason to refresh.

Starring Michael Fassbender (which is a reason in itself to see it) and Marion Cotillard this movie looks fantastic. I admit that I have not seen it yet and I don’t see Michael Fassbender being an innocent flower EVER, this movie still oozes with darkness and wonderful cinematography.

Check out the trailer:

Look out for my review of Macbeth sometime next year!

Kingpin (Cartel #1) by Lili St. Germain

They say love conquers all.

It’s a lie.

Five days a week, I dressed in smart business clothes. I painted my face, and went to work as an accountant. But nothing about my life was normal.

For eight years I had been the property of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club. I laundered their money so well they’d never let me leave. My only glimmer of light was the man I loved. The man who had saved me.

Dornan.

His love had been the only thing that kept the demons at bay. But he’d become so immersed in the cartel’s brutal business that I hardly knew him anymore.

Dornan had been my salvation, but he was also my undoing.

Would he pull me down into the darkness until he destroyed me? Could I save him?

Did I even want to?


So, here we have another MC erotic novel, that highlights with dark undertones and some tainted love. This book is the second installment of a trilogy and although it being quite similar to ALL the other MC novels on the market currently, it still sounds rather interesting. Like always I recommend you read book one first and pick this title up later, and luckily for you this novel isn’t available until December 15, 2015, so you’ve got time.

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

I have to be honest. This isn’t my genre, and the blurb sounds a bit icky…however I’ve been trying to broaden my reading interest and experience something new with this new adult, dark erotica novel. I’ve never read anything by this author but people seem to like her! With her super successful new adult series Fall Away, which I also don’t see myself liking, but November is all about exploring the new. This novel is now available.


Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

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Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

The blurb to this novel is so intriguing that I wanted the novel in my hands like five minutes before now, but I settled for November 24, 2015 – the publication date. Just recently I’ve been getting into dark stories that take you through a labyrinth of feelings and events, which will literally change your life, and this novel seems to hit all those marks. Not to be out-shadowed by a cover like this, and is also responsible for this beautiful cover,

Megan Hart has written some wonderfully successful novels like the erotic series Alex Kennedy (book 3 is featured above), the dark erotic novel Dirty, and other standalone novels, from erotica to fantasy and science fiction. This book seems like it’d be a beautiful read.


Apart, they are broken, but together, they are whole 

Effie and Heath are famous. Not for anything they did, but for what happened to them as teenagers. Abducted and abused by the same man, they turned to each other for comfort until they were finally able to make their escape. 

Now adults, their relationship is fraught with guilt and despair. Whether fighting or making love, their passion is strong enough to destroy them both—and Effie’s not about to let that happen. She knows it’s time for her to have a “normal” relationship, and Heath is nothing but a constant reminder of the dark past they share. Heath, on the other hand, knows Effie is the only woman he can ever love. She may want to forget what happened, but he’s convinced that they must face their past together in order to move forward. So while Effie continues to bring new men into her life, Heath becomes obsessed with proving he’s the one she needs. 

Then a new crisis arises and Effie begins to lose every scrap of self-control she ever had. As she struggles against her desire to return to the one man who understands her, she discovers that sometimes the only safety you find is with the person who is the most dangerous for you.

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