Friday, 26 April 2013

Artful Reader Club - April

In a change to the advertised programme  book, this month I'm reviewing "Tangled in Divine" by Heather Rainier.







I originally intended to read and review another "cosy" by Laura Childs, then it was going to be # 11 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood but I haven't quite finished it and pictures of hunky vampires (who don't sparkle) are hard to come by.

As most of my reading these days is done on my Kindle and Heather had a new book out I thought why not?

When I first got my Kindle I became aware of genres that I'd never even seen let alone considered. There is a whole world of erotica out there with sub-genres such as paranormal, western, sci-fi, steampunk and my personal favourite...menages...a trois, a quatre....and so on.

The second menage I ever read was "Divine Grace" by Heather...I fell in love with Grace and her men to such an extent that I was loath to read the other books in the series.....how could I read about Divine and not have Grace and her men in the story? I eventually bit the bullet and I'm so pleased I did!

"Tangled in Divine" is # 14 in the Divine Creek Ranch series and tells the story of Gwen Henderson, a champion rider, whose dream of retiring from the rodeo circuit is shattered. Gwen ends up in Divine and meets up with Julian Alvarez and Chris Potter. The story chronicles their growing relationship and the problems Gwen faces through no fault of her own.

The book is suitable for over 18's only as there are, understandably, sex scenes.

These scenes are pretty hot and are an important element of the book. However the focus of all the books in the series (and not all are menages) is relationships. Good ones need working at and trust and honesty are important between partners, regardless of how many there are. The wider community and a sense of belonging (and being supportive) are also stressed.
Divine Creek really is so much more than just a place on a map.
What I love about the series is that you do meet up with the characters from previous books and you see them change and develop.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - joyous is the word I'd use to describe it.
I laughed and I cried and I'm still giggling several days later when I recall one particular scene in the Dancing Pony.....if you read the book you'll know the one I mean!

And so, on to the art work.....



I did a gel image transfer of some "cowboy country" paper on to a 5 x 7 canvas. I coated this with mod podge and then embellished the life out of it...the stamps are by Unity; the metal tokens are Tim Holtz (capture life's moments was the nearest I could get to "carpe diem", a motif in all the books);buttons are TH and October Afternoon;flowers by Petaloo and the horse is a patch for sewing on to s'thing.

This is my tribute to Gwen and all the other feisty ladies of Divine.

And finally to my friend Gill Parker...I'm so pleased you found "Still Life" (the first book in the series that I reviewed last month) and that you enjoyed it! It really is beautifully written. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series too.

I'm not predicting what I'll be reviewing next month....

17 comments:

Gina said...

Oooh you mucky mare lol :D...these sound like my kind of "romance" novel too. Love the "put your brave girl boots on" sentiment. Great work on canvas :D XXX

Marie Brown said...

What a wonderful review! Love Heather Rainier's Divine Series!

Valerie-Jael said...

You seem to like some hot books! Love the atr work you have made! Valerie

Janet said...

I too am just discovering the delights of a Kindle! Glad you enjoyed your book so much and you have made some splendid art!

Janet xx

Dawn said...

Sounds a bit raunchy for me. but the art work is wonderful :) Dxx

Virginia said...

Let's just say that I think I need a kindle! Loving the artwork!

Carmen said...

I love being able to read naughty books and the kids not knowing ;)

I scrolled down wondering what on Earth your art work was going to be... It's really lovely - I love that transfer and the quote is fab!

Joanna said...

This sounds hot, hot hot!!

Great review, Sue, and super artwork to accompany it. I really like the quote, "Put your brave girl boots on" - I think we all have days when we need to put brave girl boots on, right?!

xx

San @ Made in Hem said...

I've found a couple of these books to shen I first started reading on my E-reader. I've read things my parents never told me about! Hahaha!
I hope looking at your canvas in the future will always give you giggles! It's lovely!!! ♥

Leialoha said...

Interesting review...the canvas does reflect the fun/joy you had reading the series. Hmmmm...I guess I'll have to ead the book to find out what the 'dancing pony' is!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got a laugh out of the boots and quote you used in your artwork. Funny, yet to the point, I'm sure. Nice review of what appears to be a touchy subject for some. I was impressed and feel I need a Kindle (grin).

Jen said...

Good review and a super page. Not sure I'll be reading the book even though it sounds fun!
Jen x

abby j said...

Sounds like a hot book...Hmmmm! Good review...you really do give a feel for what the book is like! Great piece of art to illustrate!!

Darcy said...

ooo saucy! lol actually sounds like the only kind of 'romance' type book that i would consider reading. Great canvas, welldone on the gel transfer, they can be tricky but you made a great background.

Shirley said...

E readers have certainly widen the genre of books people are now reading. ;-) Gone are the days of folding back the book cover on the bus so the person sitting next to you doesn't gettp and eye full of what you are reading! LOL
Great review and loving the boots!

Sarah said...

Well of all the WW-ers you already know I'm the biggest (possibly only) prude :) I can't even watch people kiss on telly without blushing, and I prefer sex in books to be quietly alluded to and swiftly brushed over :D So I'm guessing this book might not be for me LOL But I do love me a bit of cowboy art, and yours is fabulous - especially the dreamy transfer background and that cool sew on patch.

Maz said...

The joys of owning a kindle - no one needs to know what you're reading ;) I like a bit of this sort of "romance" now and again, I've stuck to rude vampires in the past - I didn't realise there were so many other options out there lol! Great artwork too - love the quote. x