Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blood Bond Book Tour - Heather Hindlebrand Review , Playlist.

I'd Like to Welcome everyone to the Blood Bond Book Tour. Today I have Heather's Play list whilst writing Blood Blond and My review. Also check out the cover and blurb ! - Book Three in the series and it just gets better and better ** inserts wolf whistle here **


If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.

Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John.

Rating 5 / 5 !!!!! HOWLLLWWWINNGG 

My Review

Heather has out down herself with the third instalment of her Dirty Blood series. The start off,  for book three is a  gradual building  as the storyline   progressed.  I found myself   reading  into the wee hrs of the night.   3am I closed the book and thought WOW !!!! I want more.  As I said to Heather If I could Howl - I would've been after that ending !!! ** a wolf howl not cry ** snickers. This series that Heather has so cleverly written is one of the best werewolves series I have been lucky enough to read. We don't see alot of werewolves stories out there and Heather certainly gives us a refreshing and suspenseful action packed tale with this. 

After reading the ending to Blood Bond ........ 

I need book 4 like now - an ending that certainly fluffed my pillows and had me  in a tether. 

Blood Bond as lots of Twists and turns , A HUGE  heart ache ,  kick arse action, and characters that will draw you into the pages. I enjoyed every character that Heather has scribed, some more than others.** grins ** But I was certainly happy to see more of Wes in this story. The love that Tara and Wes has is more than just lust.  It makes you gooey inside.. - sigh - But I honestly couldn't help but want Alex tooooooooo.. 

There will be moments where you will be teary eyed... Heather certainly didn't waste any time - adding in that     bit of heart ache in this story - but they say,  what hurts you makes you stronger RIGHT !!!  

I'm not sure which book boyfriend I like the most but after that ending - I certainly need some explaining ;) It was defiantly unpredictable and I certainly didn't see it coming.  I love that in a story !!!! UNPREDICTABLE !! 

George still holds that soft spot  for me - the friendship that Tara and George had was certainly something you would never give up. Blood Bond is certainly a fantastic title for this book with all that became about. (( sigh )) Heather portrays all the emotions so well in this story giving the reader great depth into the relationships of each and every character.  

Heather certainly packs this installment in the series with danger, revelations, heartache , and, of course, smexy  romance. Tara is a feisty heroine surrounded by hot, hunters and werewolves , and  a world destined for her.  This instalment of Dirty blood  gives a deeper glimpse into the world in which Heather has created, filling in gaps from previous books and leaving us hanging off the edge of our seat in eager anticipation of what's to come in book 4 . 

Blood Bond is an action-packed, fast-paced, entertaining, addictive and completely engrossing story.   With amazing dialogue , intelligent and action-packed plot, sizzling chemistry between our kick arse   heroine, hunters , and   hybrids and an ending that will have you WANTING MORE !!  

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her husband and two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's helping her husband with DIY projects in their home (he woodworks - she paints) or she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.
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Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit


I don’t listen to music often during the actual writing process but I do during editing. Music helps me then because during editing I’m checking to see if I captured the overall feeling in a scene that I was going for, and I am making sure it will translate to the reader the way I intended. The music helps me define the feeling each scene needs to have.

My playlist for Blood Bond was eclectic--as all of mine are. Here’s the list, along with an explanation about how/what that song inspired:

Always by Bon Jovi – if you’ve been with the series since the beginning, you know this is George’s and Tara’s song. He writes it in a love letter of sorts in Cold Blood and then in Blood Bond, it’s explained how it came to be special for them. They even sing it to each other. So cute!

Fix You & Spies by Coldplay – Fix You is a message from Tara to George. She will do anything to help him in Blood Bond. She knows there’s no way to stop him from turning, but she’s determined to keep him from becoming a monster in the process. I can’t tell you who Spies is for. You’ll just have to read the book and find out!

There are a couple of road trip songs: Postcards from Far Away by Coldplay and Roads Untravelled by Linkin Park. And yes, there is a road trip in Blood Bond.

Castle of Glass by Linkin Park – I love the line that says: “Wash the sorrow from off my skin and show me how to be whole again.” Yes, there is sorrow in Blood Bond. And grief. I can’t tell you why except to say we lose someone. It will rock the entire group and you see the mark of it in all of them.

You’ve Got The Love, Rabbit Heart, & Howl by Florence + The Machine – because I love their sound. And their lyrics are awesome. From Howl, I love the lines that say: “If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me. I held it in but now it seems you’ve set it running free.”

Hmmm, now who could it be talking about? *wink*

It goes on to talk about fingers on your skin, etc. and it makes me think of Tara and Wes. Then the song becomes kind of hot. *wink* which also makes me think of them. Just in a different way. *fans self* You’ll want to read those parts, trust me!

Train: Drive By & Meet Virginia made the list because I love their sound and how they made me feel. Meet Virginia describes a girl that’s stubborn and doesn’t care what others think of her. Sound like anyone from the series? Also great road trip music!

Howlin’ For You by The Black Keys – listen to it. It’s self-explanatory and perfect for my series. It was my favorite from this playlist. “Baby, I’m howlin’ for you.”

3 songs by Plain White T’s made the list: Rhythm of Love, Last Breath, and Killer. My favorite was Killer because it sums up how Tara felt throughout the book about what she was becoming. It also makes me think of Wes and Alex and how they wonder if/how Tara can love them or care for them despite who they are or what they’ve done. Rhythm of Love is great because it talks about only having a short time to express your feelings for the other (“we may only have tonight…”) and throughout the book, Wes and Tara only had short spurts to really be alone and “together.” Last Breath is about what a guy would do (pretty much anything, including die) to get away from a crazy girlfriend. It’s fun and doesn’t necessarily go with the storyline here but it’s about desperation and I liked the feeling for this book. At the end, he says: “what am I fighting for, if it ain’t you?” and I love that line.

That’s it for my playlist. If you’re wondering what I use to stream music while working, I used to use my MP3 (I still do for plotting with my white board) but for this book (at the computer), I used Spotify because I could look up songs and build the list quicker while still being in front of my computer screen. Plus, I can share my playlist with everyone via Facebook and you can see when I’m listening to which playlist. It was a way to show everyone that I was working on Blood Bond, because they saw that playlist streaming. Now, I love Spotify. I’ve already started using it to build my playlist for book 4.

I’m curious--what songs do you think work well for Blood Bond?

Me I love this song .......................................  As much as I know that George and Tara where not destined they have a friendship that certainly will be ALWAYS.

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