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F*CK LOVE by Tarryn Fisher~ Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Synopsis

Helena Conway has fallen in love.

Unwillingly.

Unwittingly.

But not unprovoked. Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered, and not even a little bit careful.

It could all be so beautiful…if he wasn’t dating her best friend. Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.

Until she doesn’t.

Amazon link… F*ck Love  Goodreads link… click here for more info

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F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are so many reasons this is a 5 star read. My favourite reason is the layered eccentricities of the story. they brought out so many angles to the story. If you were to read this story more than once, it would be an entirely new read each time. You can always read a story literally and do the whole yep, good story– boy meets girl, they fall in love, they deal with a bunch of sh*t and then fall more in love. But if you’re really going to read this story, then you need to open your mind a little and channel your inner TF. Her writing style is smart and quick witted. What appears to be random isn’t random (here’s where the quirkiness comes into play). I love that Fisher’s writing style is very honest and at times odd– you stop to think about what she might mean or what as a reader can I get out of a particular quote. Sometimes, it’s a good laugh and other times I was actually awed.
If you read Mud Vein and enjoyed it, you will most certainly like this even more. I really felt like Fisher put her own heart and mind out there mores than ever before. Again it’s the honesty of the story that had me invested in F*ck Love.
If you’re looking for a straightforward story this isn’t the one for you. There are times you will feel like a tourist in a foreign city, looking every which way and never really getting to your destination. However, I’m not so sure that the point of this story is to be final or absolute, rather it is that Helena (or women) really take control of her (their) beige life and to be reflective on wants and needs for love–at least in my opinion. Love is never straight forward. There’s always a lot to navigate through.
The dry humour of the story sets the pace and is very Tarry Fisheresque. I adored that part of the story. Helena’s unconventional and almost neurotic personality made the story light and playful while it still showcased her vulnerability and womanhood.
While this story is not for everyone it is definitely a read worthwhile for the style and artistic qualities. What I love most about a Tarry Fisher story is that they are unique and cerebral– they get me thinking.
D 5/5

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Excerpt

Chapter One

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“You are supposed to be with me.”

What words are these? They startle me, and at first I think I’ve heard him wrong. He’s leaning across the table while our significant others are twenty feet away, waiting in line for our food.

“You and me,” he says. “Not us and them.”

I blink at him before I realize he’s making a joke. I laugh and go back to looking at my magazine. Actually, it’s not really a magazine. It’s a math journal, because I’m super cool like that.

“Helena…” I don’t look up right away. I’m afraid to. If I look up and see that he’s not joking, everything will change.

“Helena.” He reaches out and touches my hand. I jump, pull back. My chair makes a horrid scraping sound, and Neil looks over. I pretend that I dropped something and reach under the table. Under the table are our shoes and legs. There is a blue crayon lying at my feet; I pick it up and resurface.

Neil is at the front of the line ordering our food, and my best friend’s boyfriend is waiting for my response, his eyes heavy with burden.

“Are you drunk?” I hiss. “What the fuck?”

“No,” he says. Though he doesn’t look so sure. For the first time, I notice the scruff on his face. The skin around his eyes is sallow. He’s going through something, maybe? Life is being bullshit.

“If this is a joke, you’re making me really uncomfortable,” I tell him. “Della is right there. What the hell is wrong with you?”

“I only have ten minutes, Helena.” His eyes move to the blue crayon, which is resting between our hands.

“Ten minutes for what? You’re sweating,” I say. “Did you take something, are you on the crack?” What type of drugs make you sweat like that? Crack? Heroine?

I want Neil and Della to come back. I want everything to go back to normal. I spin around to see where they are.

“Helena…”

“Stop saying my name like that.” My voice shakes. I make to stand up, but he grabs the crayon, then my hand.

“I don’t have much time. Let me show you.”

He’s sitting very still, but his eyes remind me of a cornered animal: frightened, panicked, bright. I’ve never seen that look on his face, but since Della’s only been dating him for a few months, it’s a moot point. I don’t really know this guy. He could be a druggie for all I know. He turns my hand over so it’s palm up, and I let him. I don’t know why, but I do.

He places the crayon in my palm and closes my fist around it.

“You have to say it out loud,” he says. “Show me, Kit.”

“Say it, Helena. Please. I’m afraid of what will happen if you don’t.”

Because he looks so afraid, I say it.

“Show me, Kit.” And then, “Should I know what this is?”  

“No one should,” he says. And then everything goes black.

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NEVER NEVER by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher~ Review

24378015You’re gonna love this book or hate it. Or maybe it will be that you love that you hated it or hate that you love it….

Never Never (Never Never, #1)Never Never by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Never, Never have I been left stumbling and reaching for answers! Never, Never have I wanted to use voodoo dolls on someone more than the CH/TF duo. Never, Never have I loved a story I hated so much.
The Hoover-Fisher team up was exciting in itself. Two very different styles and approaches to story telling, that I can imagine both challenged the other to go outside their comfort zone when cowriting this intriguing, somewhat unique story.
If you like a straight forward story with definitive end, then you will have to wait until the next part(s) come out as there is an epic of all cliffhangers. I never shy away from a cliffy. Which was amazing by the way, even if I threw a tantrum and cursed and swore all kinds of ugly words hoping Hoover and Fisher could here me.
What I thoroughly enjoyed about Never, Never is that I constantly had questions that kept evolving. And by the end still none were answered. I know many will be uncomfortable with such a story but you really should venture out from under your rock and experience such a book. I don’t understand why books must be formulaic or predictable. Never, ever was definitely the antithesis of that.
The writing definitely hooked me and kept me up late reading to find some glimpse into what the heck was happening to these characters.
Now, we all like to analyze and surmise as to what the writers were aiming for in writing a book. Trying to do so with a book where Tarryn Fisher is involved is possibly and more than likely pointless. I tried anyway.
So I’m thinking this is a book about forgetting why we fall in love or rather why we should fall in love. It’s a story about being our own person and not falling into expectations. When we fail at those, we forget. If you’ve read share some of your thoughts. If you haven’t, get on it and then share some of your thoughts.
I will say because there are still so many unanswered questions, the story is incomplete IMO. There weren’t any questions that were answered. In fact more came up the further I delved into the story.
D 4/5 stars for the cliffy, for the writing, for the risk in leaving a story so wide open and vague.

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MUD VEIN by Tarryn Fisher~ Review, Interview & Giveaway!!!

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Flirty and Dirty had the awesomesauce chance to interview Tarryn Fisher.  Check out our Q & A with her. I loved getting a tiny sneak peek into her world.  Also be sure to check out my review of Mud Vein. Wow!!! What a read!!! Oh yeah, be sure to enter the fantastic giveaway!!! Be on the look out April 27th, when you can join in a chat with the ever intriguing Tarryn Fisher!!!

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SYNOPSIS:

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

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TEASER:

You don’t have to be alone. We are mostly born that way, though. We grow up being nurtured to believe that the other half of our soul is somewhere out there.  And since there are six billion people inhabiting our planet, chances are one of them is for you. To find that person, to find your soul piece, or your great love we must count on our paths diverging, the tangling of lives, the soft whispering of one soul recognizing another.

I found my piece. She wasn’t what I was expecting. If you formed a woman’s soul out of black graphite, bathed it in blood, and then rolled it around in the softest rose petals, you still wouldn’t have touched on the complication that was, my match.

REVIEW:  Mud VeinMud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a difficult review to write…

STOP! If you’re looking for a book to delve into your wildest fantasy and escape, forget reading my review. Forget reading Mud Vein (although I would implore you to open up your literary mind, don’t be so partisan, so common.)
There are no alpha millionaires, rock gods, wishy-washy pretty young things. There is no fucking, multiple orgasms, big dick you’ve never seen the likes of such a size. None. Of. That.
Be sober when you read this, be ready to absorb and accept the thoughts and questions which will undoubtedly come to mind. Be naked, stripped bare in your thinking, not precise but attentive.
There are two ways Mud Vein will be read by people—literally and emotionally. Those that read it with literal tendency will see a story and think, “ok not bad” and take it at face value—the crap that Senna had to deal with along with some other weird recluse type stuff.
Those that read it with an emotional component will see the layers and complexities of the representations and symbolism. Senna, Isaac, and the events that happen are beyond literal. Without the emotional, the cerebral component, you won’t piece together the words on the pages of Mud Vein. Go beyond that of the actual words, feel them, and you will understand.
When I finished Mud Vein, I stopped to think about the questions I had swirling around my head—it wouldn’t be a Tarryn Fisher book otherwise. Many of my questions came back with answers that reveal the strength of a woman. It reveals the control a woman needs to garner that strength. As women we are extremely resilient and strong by nature but somewhere, I don’t know where it comes from we need our validation to come from the love of a partner. Maybe it’s not just women but men alike. Although somehow I think it is more inherent in women. Hence why we often are the primary caregivers—the givers rather than the takers. This point could be argued and debated until the end of time.

True to Tarryn Fisher style, the story was slightly convoluted yet amazingly poetic. It is one of those reads that will spur conversations at the mere mention of the title. It’s a story that each reader will come away with something different and no one is more right than the other.

As with any book there were things that didn’t make sense or seemed like a step was missing—how come they didn’t burn the table too? (I can’t give spoilers but when you read you’ll probably ask the same question.) – did Nick really not question her more when they were together? And really he wouldn’t take her home to change to meet his parents? And maybe it’s just me but I honestly don’t think that after the ‘incident’ she would allow anyone into her home. But that’s just me.

I loved the parallels between white and all the colours. The analogies of the senses was stunning. What I loved most about Mud Vein was Tarryn’s ability to question human nature—our motivation and our disincentive. And no matter how strong, independent or resilient we are, male or female, there are things about love that will weaken us no matter how much we try to ignore it.
Senna and Isaac’s relationship was such a paradox– it was tethered like that of an anchor to a ship, yet it was frayed as if they hung from a rope over the side of a cliff and the rope kept swinging against the jagged rock ready to snap with its last thread. It was tragically stunning in it’s evolution and maybe a love that more of us experience than we actually realize.
A review for Mud Vein is incredibly difficult to write without spoilers because of the nature of the story. I will say Tarryn Fisher kept you questioning every turn of the page. I appreciate and love that she takes risks with her writing. Do I always understand it? Nope. But I enjoy trying to figure out why she writes the words she does. The ending? Ends the way it should given the events throughout the story. Many will hate it. Regardless, you have to appreciate the effort of it. I almost felt let down by the end of the story because of the emotional capital I had to pay throughout the characters journey and story. It was a heavy price to pay. Was it worth it? I don’t know. I do know that I wanted to read every word and had I read it via paperback, my hands and fingers would have molested every page to get more from the story than just the words.
Although I’m depleted from reading it Mud Vein gets 5/5

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Tarryn Fisher Author PicINTERVIEW:

1. I have to ask some questions I’m sure all your readers are wondering… How did you come up with Mud Vein and its characters?

I based Senna on women as a whole. The things that change her are the things that kill us, steal from us, destroy us. Isaac is a portrait of God.

2. What sets your writing apart from others?

I guess you’d have to ask the readers that. I feel as if I’m not merely a writer. I am an artist. I incorporate colors, and texture, and my soul into everything I write. I don’t just want to tell a story. I bleed it.

3. What motivates you to write and where do you see your writing in the next few years?

Really it’s just in me. I become a very mean and sour person when I’m not writing. I don’t think I need motivation, I write because I feel as if I’ll die if I don’t.

4. How do you manage to not get jaded or discouraged in a competitive and sometimes ugly industry?

oh god. Let’s talk about this for a minute, because you’re right to point it out. I’m confident. I’m not writing for other people. I don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks of my art. If you believe in what you do, you won’t feel threatened by others. I wish with all my heart women didn’t feel the need to attack each other. Just wash out your freaking heart and love one another, you know?

5. Are there any story boundaries you would like to push or any other genres you would like to write?

I’m writing a YA. I expect to lose a lot of readers that don’t want to cross over with me. But if they stick around I’ll be back. I don’t do any one thing for too long.

6. Are you currently working on anything?

yes. A ten year project. This year I’ll write it again for the fourth time, and I’ll get it right.

7. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A lesbian. I wish I could. Men are so annoying.

8. And it wouldn’t be a Flirty and Dirty interview if I didn’t ask… Tell us one flirty thing and one dirty thing about you.

I have tattoos underneath my pantyline. I like porn.

BIO:  

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…

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MUD VEIN by Tarryn Fisher~ Release Promo and Giveaway

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Mud Vein CoverSynopsis

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

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Excerpt

“Tell me something about your life with him,” Isaac urges.
I purse my lips. “Hmmm … so much fuckedupness. Where should I start?”
He blinks at me.
“A week before I graduated from high school he found a chip in one of our drinking glasses. He came storming into my room, demanding to know how it got there. When I couldn’t give him an answer he refused to talk to me. For three weeks. He didn’t even come to my graduation. My dad. He can make a drinking glass feel like a teen pregnancy.”
I hold out my mug and Isaac refills me.
“I hate whiskey,” I say.
“Me too as well.”
I cock my head.
“Hush,” he says. “You don’t get to judge my turn of phrase.”
I lay my arm across the table and rest my head on it.
He looks less and less like a doctor nowadays with his scruffy face and long hair. Come to think of it, he’s acting less like one too. Maybe this is rockstar Isaac. I don’t ever remember him drinking during the time we spent together. I lift my head and rest my chin on my arm.
I want to ask if he had a drinking problem back in the day—when he was actually living his tattoo. But it’s none of my business. We all medicate with something. He notices me looking at him funny. He’s on his fifth shot.
“Something you want to ask me?”
“How many more bottles of that stuff do we have?” I ask. The one he’s holding has a third left. I’m thinking we might have some darker days. We need to save the happy juice for sadder times.
He shrugs. “What does it matter?”
“Hey,” I say. “We are sharing family memories. Bonding. Don’t be depressing.”
He laughs, and sets the bottle on the counter. I wonder if he’d notice if I hid it. I watch him walk into the living room. I’m not sure if I should follow him or give him space. In the end, I go upstairs. It’s not my business what Isaac is struggling with. I barely know him. No, that’s not entirely true. I just don’t know this side of him.
I wrap myself in my comforter and try to sleep. The whiskey has made my head spin. I like it. I’m surprised I never got addicted to alcohol. It’s such a nice way to check out. Maybe I should find a new addiction. Maybe I should find Isaac.
Maybe…

A little bit about the person behind the words…

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…

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  • 10 ebook copies of MUD VEIN during her release day and release week events
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Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher is LIVE

Receiving CRAZY reviews, Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher is LIVE!

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

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~MUD VEIN by Tarryn Fisher~ Cover Reveal

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I don’t know about you but I am seriously doing a happy dance that Tarryn Fisher has a new book in the works. If you’ve read The Opportunist then you know we are in for an amazing read. Check out this amazing cover and the blurb for MUD VEIN!!!

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Title: Mud Vein

Author: Tarryn Fisher

Expected Release Date:   December 2013

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18246727-mud-vein?from_search=true

Synopsis

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…

 

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~~SEATTLE AUTHOR EVENT – Sept 7th~~ YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE….

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This seriously is the chance of a lifetime!  D and I are beyond honoured to be sponsoring this INCREDIBLE Author signing. Can you believe this amazing lineup of authors?!?!?!?! We will keep you posted with all of the latest information as it comes to us. I you are on Facebook feel free to join the Seattle Author Event Group (link below) so that you get all of the up-to-date information as its posted.  Stay tuned for an AMAZING Giveaway announcement coming soon 🙂

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Here’s the link to the book you have all been waiting for… Thief by Tarryn Fisher is LIVE!  YAY!!  Happy one-clicking 🙂

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