28 April 2011

Review: Jennifer Estep - Tangled Threads

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Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Book #4 in Elemental Assassin series
Publisher: Pocket (April 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439192634
ISBN-13: 978-1439192634
Received an e-ARC from author.

Cover Summary:
I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.

But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead.

Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.

The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . .

My Review

The story in a nutshell:
A new assassin has come to Ashland and Elektra LaFleur boldly uses her elemental power to get her targets where she want – six feet under. But when you’re ordered to kill The Spider you need to have some mad, bad skills up your sleeve to get the job done. So when someone Gin cares about is in grave danger The Spider has to come out and play, in order to protect!

My initial reaction after the first chapter:
Intriguing! Whenever I start an Elemental Assassin novel I can find Gin in the Pork Pitt, in a animated dialogue or in a dangerous situation. This time she was staking out with Finnegan Lane, their conversations are always a treat.

The woman who is Gin Blanco:
Gin is an assassins who can be ruthless, cold and deadly to those who wrong the innocent without the blink of an eye. Yet for those she loves, and it might take a while to conquer a spot in her heart, nothing is too much. It is the vulnerability Gin feels when dealing with her sister that choked me up and a page later she expertly kills a giant, that gave my goose bumps. I love how these two sides convey the duality of her persona, it brings conflicts for Gin on a personal level which only deepens the sympathy I have for her.

The circle of family and friends:
The characters who make me care so much are also the ever ‘charm-the-skirt-of-any-lady’ Finnegan Lane. I know he has depth. I know he has character. I know he loves those near and dear to him but put a girl in front of him and he’ll unleash a flirtatious charm that should be considered one of the seven sins! Of course I fell for him the moment I met him and continue to do so in Tangled Threads! Bria is a cop and the sister of Gin, which she doesn’t know, and reading their dialogues together just about broke my heart. The dwarf sisters Jo-Jo and Sophia kinda remained the same; Jo-Jo still heals all those who are hurt in ‘team Gin’ and Sophia remains a Goth to the core. Also Roslyn and Xavier become a part of Gin’s entourage and together they are an eclectic support group for Gin. In big or small ways each of them plays a significant role and over the four books I’ve become thoroughly invested in each of them. I get their humor, their anger and their actions and they are a huge reason why I easily transport myself into the world of Ashland.

The man who is Owen Grayson:
Now this man is entitled to his own section of this review. From secondary character Owen wriggled his way in to a spot where I don’t want to see him leave anymore. As he is courting Gin he turns my heart in to a mushy puddle of want. He brings sexiness, care and strength to Gin’s world which she didn’t expect. Their developing relationship is fierce and tender with emotionally fraught moments. They just fit for me, they have this interplay that speaks of love blooming and together they make my romantic heart beat faster. I want more of them in the books to come, much more!

The downside:
There is one thing that didn’t work for me and that is the abundance of recap throughout the story. If something was related to an event of a previous books this was told, even once during an action scene. While I understand new comers to the series would greatly appreciate it, it bogged down the story for me on several occasions.

The pulls-pounding plot and action:
Jennifer Estep ups the ante and puts two powerhouse assassins opposite each other which delivered some great clashes of fighting skills. Gin might be a retired assassin but revenge is on her mind and she is determined to take on Mab Monroe. However, there is always injustice going on in Ashland and somehow it finds its way to Gin’s doorstep. What is so evident in the plot and action is that Jennifer Estep has great skills to, not only keep the ongoing plot riveting and going forward, but also insert an evil to be defeated within the pages of the book. With all of the separate storylines going on Estep effortlessly fuses them together and take me on a explosive ride of fighting scenes and chilling suspense. Because I care so much about the characters and truly hate the enemies I can’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happens!

My Synonyms for Tangled Threads:
Exciting – action-packed – good versus evil – distinctive characters – humoristic – titillating and romantic.

Overall reaction:
It’s very hard to tell something new about the latest addition to the Elemental Assassins series; Tangled Threads, that I haven’t said in one way or another about the previous books. Jennifer Estep continually delivers a fantastic urban-fantasy story that furthers the overall plotline and characterization of the core cast. The plot creates a thrill-ride and each characters brings a unique spectrum of emotions and personality traits to the story. The Elemental Assassin series is as addictive as it gets in the Urban-Fantasy genre!

4 stars

The quotes for you to sample:

Most women would be glad to be in such close quarters with Finnegan Lane. With his easy smile and natural charm, Finn would have already had the majority of them in the backseat, pants off, legs up, steam covering the windows as the car rocked back and forth. Good thing I wasn’t most women.
The vampire’s eyes narrowed as he took in my dark clothes and the Silverstone knife in my hand. “Who the hell are you?” I gave him a cold, hard smile. “The bitch who’s here to kill you.”
The vamps pretty much owned the sex trade in Ashland. That’s because for a lot of them, having sex was just as stimulating as drinking blood. Humans needed vitamins to keep going, and vamps needed sex and blood. Get laid, get your B12 for the day.
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19 April 2011

Review: Amy Lane - Truth In The Dark

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ISBN-13: 978-1-61581-530-2
Cover Artist: Dan Skinner
Categories: Novellas, Fantasy/Paranormal, Amy Lane, Fairy Tales
File Formats Available: .epub, .lit, .prc, html, pdf

Cover Summary:
"I am not beautiful..."

Knife's entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for anything to ensure her happiness.

Her suitor's cousin offers him a way out, but it won't be easy. Aerie-Smith has been cursed to walk upright in the form of a beast, and his beloved village suffers from the same spell. Aerie-Smith offers Gwen a trousseau and some hope, if only Knife will keep him company on his island for the span of a year and perform one "regrettable task" at year's end.

Knife is unprepared for the form the island's curse takes on his own misshapen body. In one moment of magic, he is given the body of his dreams—and he discovers that where flesh meets spirit and appearance meet reality, sometimes the only place to find truth is in the darkness of a lover's arms.

My Review

The story told in a nutshell:
A new spin on Beauty And The Beast, m/m style! Through life Naef learns to cope with his physical deformities and when all seams grey and bleak a stranger offers a deal. Aerie-Smith needs a companion during one year and the gold he offers Naef means a new life for his mother and sister. Soon Naef finds him on a ship headed towards an island...but not all is what it seems to be.

My first impression after a chapter:
Oh yeah, Amy Lane is one of those author that makes this reader say; "Please, can I have some more?!"

The man who is Naef:
Now this is a character who had so many layers it became an intriguing progress to see him unravel. His personality is dark and twisted but underneath it all hides a caring nature. It is the inner dueling of character facets that drew him to me; his cruelty was his defense, honed to perfection, while his soul cried out for a tender touch. Amy Lane slowly laid him bare for me and made me understand how he came to be. With this kind of characterization she made me yearn in empathy for what his hearts of hearts wanted. To see him battling with himself triggered a range of emotions that can only come from a sincere connection to that character.

The man who is Aerie-Smith:
He is described more than once as a lion-god and that is partly how I perceived him. Aerie-Smith definitely has a lot of lion personality traits. He is fierce, surly at times, innately protective, strong- willed and sensual. He looks at people in a different way and throws Naef out of his comfort zone with that – which was an aspect I loved of course. He gives as good as he gets so at times it was strong mind versus strong mind going at each other. I may not have been in Aerie-Smith's mind but he was very verbal and wasn't all that shy about sharing his thoughts. He added a kind of pizzazz and mystery where I could do nothing but succumb to their story.

The romance blossoming:
Well, that was more a clash of willpower but in such a way that you could feel the undercurrent of attraction electrify the air between them. They could be crude at times to one another but it was an honest kind. It wasn't aimed to hurt but to rather confront, and their verbal duels created firework! In Truth In The Dark it was first and foremost about the personal connection they formed. Later on they answered to their passion which added a deepening layer to their feelings.

The emotional journey:
Can I just say; Awesome! Even though I felt some issues or feelings could've been explored more, Amy Lane really delivered on an emotionally wrought journey. The beauty and the beast theme was handled in a fresh and adult way. The introspective struggles of each character was heart rendering to witness and was told in an honest way. They were both flawed; they felt anger, lashed out, were emotionally hurt but there was also kindness and a hunger for love. Amy Lane allowed the reader to connect to Naef and Aerie-Smith in what they had to go through and she did them justice by making their choices and actions understandable. They grew from each momentum.

The sizzling sexiness:
From their growing attachment the eroticism ignited and gave it a depth and meaning. Do not expect extensive or overly explicit sexual scenes, you will not find it. It was more nuanced yet it never failed to deliver a steamy sensuality. What really worked for me was this wasn't the kind of story where it was instant attraction. No, in Truth In The Dark trust had to grow and a connection deepened before the sizzling sexiness to occur. The combination made those scenes all the more erotic.

The world building element:
There is a fantasy element in this story in the form of Aerie-Smith and his people who are cursed on their island. While this element is done in a minimal way of story detail it created maximum effect where it all came to life. This author didn't over embellish on descriptive details yet explained enough to make it all understandable. It's one of the reasons the story kept its pace and focus on the characterization of Naef and Aerie-Smith.

My synonyms for Truth In The Dark:
Memorable - emotive - acerbic - dark - layered and erotic.

My overall reaction:
This is the kind of m/m story that got me addicted to the genre in the first place! Fantastic chemistry between the m/m pairing, which is partly reflected in animated dialogues and a plot that keeps the attention the entire book. I was instantly drawn to the first person narrative of Naef. I loved the fact that from to moment go this story was very character driven. Just me delving in to the heart, mind and soul of a few key characters. Sometimes it's all I need as a reader!

4.5 stars

The quotes for you to sample:

Quote - Neaf and Aerie-Smith
"Knife. But there is still no sin in desiring men..."
"Oh yes. Because being a freak isn't bad enough. Being a perverted freak would get me killed."
"It's not perversion, it's just..."
"Stow it," I muttered, tired of this conversation. " It's not like anyone will ever touch me. Male, female, freak first, pervert second... either way, my pecker's staying in my fist.
There was an uncomfortable silence, and then that cultured, even-toned voice said, "Well, as long as you and your fist are on a first-name basis, I'm sure there's no sin in that, either."
Quote Neaf
I came, probable loudly, but that's not what I remember. I remember Aerie-Smith's soothing voice, sounding proud and sweet and sexy.
And then I remember crying for real, sobbing, coming unglued in his arms, naked in all the ways from the wonder of his hands on my body and his kindness in my ear.
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This night they became holy, because I let him worship me and I gave him my worship in return. Sex was lovely. Sex was sublime. Sex was flesh and cock and suck and fuck and come.
This night, sex was starlight. Sex was oxygen. Sex was us, and we were beautiful and perfect in each other's arms.
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18 April 2011

Leontine's 411 on life; Changes

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

Lots of changes are coming. Do I like it? Some I do, and some make me freak out. Here is why:

After seven years of staying at home focusing on different matters I now have an appointment with a job coach. We will discuss options of course but nerves are skittering inside to get back into the circuit of applying for jobs and interviews. You guys do not want to know the last time I actually had a job interview or wrote my résumé! Okay, so I'll just have to put on my big girl panties and meet the challenge head on but there are moments I just want to scream, run for the hills and hide out. My inner kick-ass chica is making chicken sounds *sigh*

The second change I kinda did not see coming. I've been struggling with my weight for quite a few years now and due to IVF treatments and my PCOS syndrome it hasn't been easy to lose weight. Last year we quit the IVF treatments and I started to diet but as you can imagine, it hasn't been a big priority the last five months. When me and my sister had one of our phone dates (we never talk for just an hour or so LOL) she told me about the Dr. Frank diet. It's not super innovative, it basically cuts out as much of the carbs as possible. Still a friend of hers lost 16 kg in three months. So now my sis is giving it a go and I'm really proud of her. Of course she inspired me and when I investigated this diet I found a forum about Dr. Frank's diet. There I found a category titled; PCOS which contained a wealth of info. Some of it I wasn't aware of and was scary, the effect this syndrome has on your body! It can increase the development of some serious diseases o.0 I got excited about this diet and told my sis it was time again to get back in to the saddle and start the diet. It wasn't something that was on my mind but unexpectedly felt the drive to join. So it's goodbye to bread *cries* pasta, pastries and chocolate *cries some more* but hopefully get a much healthier body in return ;)

The third change I'm making actually has something to do with reviewing. The last five months I have been reading on and off but my chaotic self is working against me. The drive to make notes and review never really left me. If a book could keep me captivated I wanted to review it but for some reason my review style sucked the energy right outta me. Just thinking about an opening line, review angle, the english words to convey exactly what I meant, it just doesn't really work for me at this time in my life. Of course I still want to get my opinion out, so I thought of a quick way to review. Well that thought got kicked out fast, I never have been a 'to the point' reviewer, I wasn't going to start now! However, I needed something that would give me structure in the chaos of my mind. I have always uber-loved the Quick 'n Dirty review style of Pearl and the Swiftly Dusted review style of Janna. While I'm totally giving it a 'Leontine-vibe' my new format has been inspired on these two great ladies' creativity. I found that it's kind of a question and answer type of reviewing which allows me to focus on one aspect of the story and mute all the other thoughts tumbling in my head. The book that will be the first reviewed in this style is Amy Lane's Truth In The Dark and will be posted tomorrow :) Now don't worry, my original way of reviewing is not out the window but in this new format I found the answer to keep reviewing.

The thing that also changed is the iPad situation and later on this week I've got to tell you all about it. Now I'm wondering though, how do you handle change? Me, I'm the kind of person who loaths change but once decides to go for it I give it a 150%

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12 April 2011

Review: Laura Wright - Eternal Kiss

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Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Signet (April 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780451233844
ISBN-13: 978-0451233844
ASIN: 0451233840
Book #2 in Mark Of The Vampire series
Excerpt Eternal Kiss

Cover Summary:
Raised by the Breed, Nicholas Roman wants to stop the Eternal Order of Vampires from controlling his life, and using other males from his bloodline-including possibly his son-for their vicious reign. Only a beautiful vampire stranger can help him. But what are her true motives?

Note: I suggest that if you haven't read Eternal Hunger first to do just that because the ongoing plot and worldbuilding strongly flows from the first book in to the second.

My Review: The action erupted violently from the pages in Eternal Kiss’ first chapter! It paints a scene of a horrifying event and, wow, did it grab my attention. Not only the event but also the domino effect it created told me I was in for quite a ride. The world Laura Wright envisions is an intricate one where customs and rituals demand the full attention from the reader. It took me a moment to get in to the world again but I still remembered the battle of the Impures with Dare at the lead from Eternal Hunger. Only now Laura Wright takes it to a whole other level where power play is at its finest.

The almost gritty writing style and acerbic humor of Laura Wright gives me a unique perception of her world, the action and the dialogues. The temperamental banter between the brothers not only displays the depth of their relationship together but it made me smile, grin and even laugh out loud at times. In fact I gobbled up the dialogues where personalities either meshed or clashed. The romance is rich in emotion and the plot infuses dangers and nail biting action. The journey was so exciting! It was rife with chills and thrills and altogether it never failed to keep my attention. So when the Romans moment got there to defeat the evil it went by in a flash and that build up tension fizzled for me.

Kate, her wry humor and her no-nonsense reflection on herself and life immediately got on my good side. I just love a heroine who can overcome great adversity in life and deal with it due to an attitude, a chip on her shoulder and a hidden softer side. She started the story with only one goal but slowly other factors come in to play, i.e.; a balas (vampire child) and one very complex Roman brother. It creates an inner dilemma and character growth which makes Kate such a likable heroine.

From the moment I met the Roman brothers; Alexander, Nicholas and Lucian I was intrigued by them all. True vampire heroes to the core but little did I know how I would fall for Nicholas. He is a recipe of complexity, rawness, sexual prowess and dark secrets which made him such a compelling vampire. His past bears a pain that rocked me to my core and he did not let me go after that. Nicholas’ past may shock some readers but for me it exposed all sorts of emotions regarding his character.

Of course Kate and Nicholas have issues to overcome and together they were a couple who made my heart beat faster. They challenged each other, rubbed each other the wrong way, defied one another but all of those aspects combined, allowed a fiery chemistry to ignite. There were toe-curling scenes where sensual femininity meets unabashed primal hunger. But what got to me the most where the moments where the bared their soul to one another. Nothing yanks my heartstrings more then to see two characters struggle with their past yet find the trust to give themselves to that one person. Laura Wright didn’t make it easy and it is exactly the way I like it. I want to work through all the obstacles right alongside the characters and they only problem I had was the fact I wanted more focus on the romance.

After Kate and Nicholas went past that push-pull of desire, emotions came in to play and I was really feeling it all at those raw moments. I was completely absorbed in their verbal and physical interplay. Even though every other aspect was giving me a wonderful read I’m at the foundation a character driven reader. It’s because I love both characters so that I wanted more of them, more of Nicholas back story as well and that need for more wasn’t always met. The one I wanted more of too was Gray Donohue. He is one tortured secondary character who has some vices in order to deal with his problems. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen to him. When I got to the concluding chapters Laura Wright had some surprises up her sleeve I just did not see coming. It adds fuel for a new chapter in the ongoing plot. And Lucian, oh my, his attitude had me from hello but his last few actions in this story stir the hunger for his own.

Eternal Kiss was a great ride where a ‘sweep-of-your-feet’ romance ignites within a high risk plot. Laura Wright has found her niche in the Paranormal Romance genre with her ‘larger-than-life’ Roman brothers!

4 stars

Quote:
The feeling of Nicholas inside her was harmony and bliss, perfection and peace. And regardless of the way they’d gotten there, she now understood the chemical connection of a true mate.

Quote:
Heat surged within Kate, and she wanted to tell him to forget the bath and take her right now. Better yet, get in the water with her. But before she had a chance, he was standing up and heading for the door.
“Where are you going/” she asked, sounding forlorn even to her own ears.
Oh Lord. Pathetic needy chick, party of one.

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02 April 2011

To you...

I just had to share this with the rest of the world:

To you; the man who was a painter by day, had the soul of a rocker and is the keeper of my heart.

This day nine years ago you promised to stand behind me so you could catch me if I would fall, you vowed you would stand beside me wherever life would take us, and you would stand in front of me to protect me should I need it.


We said:
I want to be your man,
I want to be your woman.
I want to love you,
Apreciate you,
All the days of our life,
Even beyond the boundries of death.
Because I've chosen you,
among the many that I know.
I want to promise you my love,
I want to belong to you just as I am.
And even when there comes a day full of doubts,
I still want to be with you,
For all times,
And you with me,
Beyond the boundries of my love.

Even though we differed of opinions at times and had our 'mad-bad-I'm not talking to you right now' moments, you've kept all your promises to me and with that, made our love bright in all the ordinary and extraordinary ways! I miss you in more ways then I can say...

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01 April 2011

Leontine's 411 on March

March was a month of ups and downs, here are a few I just had to share with you all:

The thing I am so very excited about is the fact Janna and I are going to New Orleans in October. Twelve days we've got to explore this city and the reason we are going; GayRomLit. Oh yeah, we're going to celebrate our m/m reading love with many other readers and authors. There are many events but among it is a gala, that means me in a dress *eek* "The Boys who write Cock Tales want to invite everyone out for Cocktails." Oh yeah, me wants! We've also got; French Quarter Vampire & Ghost Walking Tours, do you think I might encounter Zarek there? Valerius or Talon will do as well LOL Also the Riverboat Book Signing Social is going to be a hoot. For a complete list of events; go here.

The moment we could register we did, paid up and then we had to go hotel/apartment hunting. This hasn't been the easiest thing to do. We had a few slick furnitured apartments but one just rented by the month and the other wouldn't reply us *cries* Since Janna and I preferred an apartment over hotel we went looking again. This is the apartment we now have our eyes for and are in contact with the owner. During the four day GayRomLit retreat ten gals, including Janna and me, have plans to crash together. This is going to be so much fun, I foresee very little sleep in those days *grin*

Another cyber change I made that gave me grey hairs is the switch to IE9, which was a mistake of gigantic proportions and I hate it, HATE it with the blazing of a thousand suns. I'm now searching for other options or else go back to IE8!

This month's I also got twitter followed by Denise Tompkins and due to IE9 I can't open twitter the website anymore @#$%^&#$%^ but via google I got to her website and I'm very intrigued by the succinct information about her Niteclif Evolution series/trilogy?
Time becomes irrelevant
to the immortal.
But to one human woman
every second counts
.
Legacy
Book 1 of the Niteclif Evolutions
Jacket copy to be provided shortly.

Wrath
Book 2 of the Niteclif Evolutions
Jacket copy to be provided shortly.

Vengeance
Book 3 of the Niteclif Evolutions
*Under Development*

Last saturday I had an absolute blast with my fellow ladies in crime Pearl and Marissa. We had some girl time coming up and Pearl picked me up around one. That's where we found out via a message from her hubby that there was a BookDepo package...and oh yeah, it was a much wanted book; Lover Unleashed. As soon as we arrived at her place she ripped open the package and there was a blue, shiny cover of LUn. Can I say we giggled and whooped together. Because now that she got her copy, would I get mine? I called my brother and he reacted something like this; Are you insane! You actually want me to call you if a package is delivered?? He thought I missed out on some meds or something but the brother that he is he promised to call...and told me I should take my meds LOL

So Pearl and I got talking, looking forward to join Marissa later that PM. We had loads to talk about and of course I had to look at her shiny iPad that she won. before we knew it we sat on the couch at Marissa's, having a threeway conversation that is never boring *grin* We got to dinner, then to a girly movie and before I knew it it was time for me to go home. Those days always go by in the blink of an eye. On sunday and monday I read Lover Unleashed but it was somewhat underwhelming, see my review here.
So later that week my love for the iPad was burning a holy fire in my heart like you wouldn't believe it. Janna got my heart pumping for it, then she showed it again at a later date and i just knew I wanted one. When Pearl got out her's, well, all my eyes saw was a sparkly iPad. Now I have always had patience issues, which remains a big challenge for me to deal with but now in my current situation it's not like I can fork over iPad cash like that. Well, since the iPad 2 was released not long ago I noticed a lot of adds popping up where peeps wanted to get rid of their iPad 1. So I thought; YAY, perhaps I can get a carefully used iPad 1st generation. So I looked at a whole bunch of adds at a certain website, looked at various factors and found one that was in my price range. I contacted him and I can tell you in hindsight that was the biggest mistake I made.

The e-mail exchange was not something unusual. I had used this site often times in the past and it didn't raise any flags. So we exchanged payment details and when that was final I squeed in joy to Pearl. But then she carefully asked me a few questions, and that when I found out I could "check" someone's bank account number online, and for sure, the one I paid my money to was a known scammer. I think at first I was in shock, I got red cheeks and all. Then I got emotional, did I pay such carefully saved money not to see anything in return? I contacted the seller, he said I would get the track & trace code of the package tomorrow and I would enjoy my iPad no later then friday. Well, I never heard from him again, even though I e-mailed him 4/5 times after that where my track & trace code of the package was. I e-mailed some more saying I should get a refund if he wasn't going to give it to me. But alas, to no avail, I was cyber robbed and I did it with consent *cries*

Even though I was very emotional about it I'm now up in arms and going to press charges and work with mine and his bank to, hopfully, get my money back. I felt so stupid for falling for it and a tad bit ashamed. I've learned a valuable lesson but my trust is forever burned and I don't think I'll ever buy at such sites again. My iPad dream is further away then it was earlier that week but one day guys....*smiles*

PS: this is no april fool's day joke - unfortunately!

On a finer note, tomorrow I'm going to spend the day with Janna and I can't wait to see her again. Those days are full of talk, laughter, good food and go buy way too quick. It will be a fantastic way to start my April month!!

So any ups or downs at your end in March you would like to share?

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