Coffee Pot Reviews: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle and Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater

July 5th, 2013 Kimberly Review 45 Comments

5th Jul

Coffee Pot ReviewsWelcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two adult books to share with you today. Adult books contain mature content and are not intended for readers under 18 years of age. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!


I am in love with this author! For me it was love at first read, first character, first emotion, first realization that this was brilliant  From her totally fleshed out and beautifully flawed characters Sins and Needles made me deliriously happy as a reader. I adored the character growth we witness and Halle sets the standard so high I am actually afraid to read and review anything at the moment. I completely immersed myself into the world she created and loved everything from the quirky characters to the flash-backs. I was one hundred percent emotionally invested in the characters and ya all know that high I chase as a reader *nods head* Major buzz here!!

Coffee Pot Reviews: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle and Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater
Pretty When They Collide
by Rhiannon Frater
Series: Pretty When She Dies, #0.5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchase
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

An exciting new short novel set in the world of Pretty When She Dies...

Cassandra is a dhamphir-the offspring of a vampire and mortal woman-and a thief of occult relics.

Aimee is a full-blood witch that is bound to a powerful vampire who traffics in the slavery of supernatural beings. Both are powerful, lonely, and trapped in the dangerous world of the vampires. When Cassandra steals a relic from Aimee’s vampire master, he targets her as his next acquisition. What he doesn’t realize is that a chance encounter between Cassandra and Aimee ignited a spark between them that they cannot deny. To survive, the women must find a way to band together and fight against the ruthless evil that conspires to enslave them forever.

We met Aimee and Cass at the end of Pretty When She Kills and they immediately captured my interest, so I was delighted when Frater gave them their own tale. Cassandra is a dhamphir which means she has a vampire father and human mother. She is a thief and steals important relics using her gifts. Aimee is a full-blooded witch, who is enslaved by the blood bond with Frank the vampire master. This tale shares how they met and it is a must-read for fans of the Pretty When She Dies series. The characters are fleshed out and I enjoyed everything from their interaction to their darker sides. In typical Frater nail-biting suspense, the tale immediately drew me in and wouldn’t release me until the final page. I am so glad she gave us this novella and cannot wait for the final book Pretty When She Destroys due out August 27, 2013.

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45 Responses to “Coffee Pot Reviews: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle and Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater”

  1. kindlemom1

    Crap! I have both of these in my TBR pile. Will I ever be able to catch up?
    Awesome reviews Kim, I seriously want to read both of these now. I have heard nothing but great things about them both, which is why I bought them. Gah! So many books…so few hours in the day!

  2. Loupe Duffy

    I love Sins and Needles! I totally agree with your review 🙂 I also think the author is brilliant.
    I have to check Pretty When They Collide.

  3. Jenea Whittington

    I have Sin & Needles, and I wish I could get caught enough to read it. Fraters series is one that I would get too. Awesome reviews for both. 🙂

  4. Andrea

    I love Karina’s writing too, and cannot believe I haven’t read Sins & Needles yet!
    I haven’t read any of Frater’s books, b/c I tend to avoid zombies & horror, but I hear this series is great.

    I’m glad you enjoyed both!

  5. Toni

    Ooh, I’m so excited to hear about how much you loved Sins & Needles! Of course, Frater rocks. I loved Pretty When They Collide. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her. Great reviews!

  6. Toni

    Oh, yes! That’s awesome. I need some time dedicated to just reading Frater! 😀

  7. Pabkins

    I need to check out Sins and Needles – totally didn’t hit my radar.

  8. Pabkins

    OH oh that sounds like fun – Since I plan on finally reading the first book to review it in August! LOL

  9. Sharon - Obsession with Books

    I enjoyed Sins & Needles as well Kimba & I need to pick up a Rhiannon Frater book – I really need more
    reading hours! 🙂

    Did you see the cover of the next book in The Artists trilogy, Shooting Scars? smexy!! thank goodness we don’t have long to wait 😉

    Wonderful reviews!

  10. kimbacaffeinate

    I did see the cover and look forward to it! Gads yes we need to get you reading Frater. I am doing another Fraterfest read-a-thon in we need to wet your feet!!

  11. Loupe Duffy

    Yay! That’s good to know! Thanks! I wrote a letter to the publishers about Sins and Needles and how they need to publish it on audio ASAP…LOL

  12. Rhiannon Frater

    PRETTY WHEN SHE DESTROYS has a new publication date. August 27, 2013. A month later than we had planned for, but sometimes life just gets messy.

  13. karina

    I really need to read this series by Karina Halle! Everyone is liking her so much… I’m adding it to my wishlist, K.!

  14. Holly

    I can’t wait to read Sins & Needles! Everyone seems to love it. I also just got another of Karina Halle’s books called Darkhouse a week or so ago. It was an Amazon freebie. Must bump up reading both of those!

  15. Tonyalee

    To be honest, Sins and Needles is my least favorite Karina book. I enjoyed it but.. not as much I wanted to or as her Darkhouse series.

    I am actually going to be reading Pretty When She Dies for a tour coming up! Excited!

    Great reviews!

  16. kimbacaffeinate

    thank you, I started coffee pot reviews to review novella and books that I read during the month to fit in reviews to the schedule when it was already full and peeps enjoy them:)

  17. Danielle Chapman

    Great reviews for two books I haven’t heard of before. 🙂

  18. Lauren

    Both of these sound wonderful! I’ve had Sins & Needles in my TBR for too long—I need to read it finally! Oh someone give me a time turner… 🙂

  19. Pnrurbfantasyreviews

    I still haven’t had a chance to start S&N but I’m looking forward to it. I read the OES#0.5 and was blown away by Karina’s writing.

  20. Aurian

    Hmm I have never heard about Karina Halle before. Going to check it out!

  21. Belle Read

    I love the shorter reviews. Very handy and to the point. Thanks!