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Bully By Penelope Douglas Review

Blurb…

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We’re neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door. 

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I’m back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I’m hoping that after a year of breathing room, he’s moved on and forgotten all about me. 

But even if he hasn’t changed, I have. I’m not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We’re going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

My Review…

“Do you know what this is?” I took my middle finger and patted the corner of my eye with it. “It’s me, wiping away the last tear you’ll get.”

To start with i loved Tate’s strength. What she had to put up with was not easy, especially at a time in your life where you are so fragile already. Jared definitely ups his game when he sees Tate standing her ground. I have to admit that I did love seeing Tate develop some self-confidence and finally stand-up for herself. Jared’s bullying has left Tate with few friends which causes her to be socially inept at times. It was nice to see Tate blossom and find a backbone and she didn’t take any crap from him she fought back this time i admired her for it, not many would of had the strength to do so but she finally had had enough…
Jared and Tate grew up next door to each other. Jared was sweet, generous and friendly and they were the best and closest of friends. But not anymore. The kid who had held her hand through the pain of losing her mother, who had climbed trees with her, and who had snuck over for sleepovers was gone and now he seemed to live solely to torment her.

“What was worse than losing you was when you started to hurt me. Your words and actions made me hate coming to school. They made me uncomfortable in my own home.”


Tate was the best character in Bully. You really sympathize with everything she’s going/ gone through, but what I really loved was how imperfect she also was. It’s easy to write a perfect, sweet character that’s getting bullied and has never said anything bad about anybody. In my opinion, that would have made the story completely unrealistic. She definitely had her fair share of harming others with her words. It’s easy to get carried away in the moment and regret what ends up coming out of your mouth, so I was glad that Ms. Douglas didn’t just make Tate the harmless victim.

Their relationship was complex, but sweet and you couldn’t help but root for them. There’s nothing more beautiful than friends falling in love with each other. They had a lot of history, some good and some bad, but that’s what made it so strong and just… right.

“I want to touch you.” His words were against my lips now. “I want to feel what’s mine. What’s always been mine.”

We even get a few flashbacks that help you connect to and understand the relationship they had when they were kids.

The writing was simple but kept me engaged into the story. I never wanted to put the book down!

Bully was an easy to read, gripping story about love, redemption and friendship.

“Are you mine?” I asked as I wiped my tears.
He kissed the corners of my mouth softly, and I felt heat rise up my neck. “Always have been,”
he whispered against my mouth.”

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The Lycan Hunter Review

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The Blurb…

When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will.
Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him.
Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?

My review…

Okay..Okay so i have one word for this book and that is AMAZING! WOW I loved this book! Okay so i should probably go on to tell you why this book is so amazing.For start of the detail that went into this book is extraordinary,authors out there who struggle with this get the book and take note,The way the author described it with so much detail it was easy to picture it fully in your head and made it hard for me to put the book down.

Alexis James (the hunter),who is the heroine in the book is a small but mighty person. She had been through a lot through the book but nevertheless, she still came out like the warrior she is, her strength in this book is amazing and because of this she was perfect for the story and her back story fit into the story line perfectly.

Kyran is the hero in the book, he is a Lycan, not only is he a Lycan but he is Mikko which means he is the leader of his clan. He is a excellent hero who repeatedly shows strength,honor and love not only for his people but for Alexis. Kyran’s and Alexis’s relationship is tricky and seemed more like a love/hate type of thing but it was powerful and i thoroughly enjoyed reading along the journey.

The book was fast paced and filled with good humor and action.I love paranormal romances where the hero and heroine find their true mate. This book took a different view on how Kyran and Alexis could tell that they were mates which was good to read. But near the end of the book i was not happy at all i wont go into to detail about what happened as it would be a major spoiler but be warned.

Overall, it has a great ending, I fully enjoyed the book and hope everyone else. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance and enjoys action and humor.

And i hope you all had a fantastic Halloween!!! 😀

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Love Overcomes By Angela Schroeder

A Aniaha romance

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Blurb:
Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.

Jeremy is not used to women who don’t want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends – he is an in-demand actor, after all. He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn’t even know his name. Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love?

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Release Date:
November 4, 2014

Book Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22387163-love-overcomes
Anaiah Press: http://www.anaiahpress.com/LoveOvercomes.html

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/XU7x-TJ5ij4

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Author Bio:
Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing.

Angela-Schroeder

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Trailer Reveal!!

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HUNTER
by Renee Donne

Blurb:
Moving across the country isn’t Hunter’s ideal start to her Junior year of high school. She has no friends to hang out with, no beaches to lounge on, and she’s living just a few miles from the secluded hiking trail where her father died when she was a baby.
Living in Wyoming isn’t all bad, though, thanks to Logan, the handsome veterinary assistant at the animal clinic where she lands an after school job. And he seems just as interested in her as she is in him.
As Hunter begins to settle into her new home, she learns more about the circumstances surrounding her father’s tragic death, and it may not have been the accident everyone believes. Something dangerous lurks in the woods, and Hunter might be the next victim.

For the trailer!

Release Date: November 4, 2014

Renee Donne
Author Bio:
Renee Donne is a native Floridian with a penchant for writing books with a western theme. In her head she’s a world traveler and an amateur chef. In real life, she’s a hometown girl with an affinity for fine wine and good friends. Her favorite place to write is sitting on her veranda, overlooking the beach.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23125830-hunter
Anaiah Press: http://www.anaiahpress.com

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Bitter Candy By Lily Ableman review

The Blurb

Hilarie Walsh fits in with her high school about as well as a Satan worshipper at a Christian book club. Not only is she the sole middle class girl in a sea of filthy rich kids, but – thanks to her ex’s lies – everyone also thinks she’s a slut. As a result, she’s completely given up on her love life.

Enter senior year – and Eric Lawington, the arrogant but incredibly sexy son of a billionaire.

Let the sparks fly.

My Thoughts…

Loved it! it was fun and different though at times Hilarie annoyed me a lot and i feel bad for Eric and hope there will be a new book to fix there problems or else i’m going to be disappointed as it was such a short book but overall a very good read and would recommend it to anyone who likes a twist on the normal romance books !

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A Love Beyond Time By Dante Craddock Review

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True Love Makes Anything Possible.
It is the most powerful of all emotions, through its power even time can be transcended.

Ashley Brannock has always thought she was just an ordinary woman, like so many others. She has a loving boyfriend. A great job. She has everything she could have ever wanted. But she has always felt that something was missing. She’s never quite been able to pin down what it is. All she knows is that it’s been there her whole life.

Then the dream begins, throwing her life into total chaos. She must now find the answers to the dream. Why her? What is it showing her? The answers will open a whole new view of the world to her. This new view will reveal to her that love can go beyond time.

When two people fall in love they create a magic that is all their own. This magic has incredible power

,My thoughts…

First of all I really enjoyed watching Ashley and her best friends, aka the EVA’s, interact.   Their friendships were the truest kind of friendship.   They had each other’s back no matter what the situation was and throughout Ashley’s  journey to finding out what her dreams mean, you’re taken into a whole new world of possibilities on the meaning of true love.
I would recommend this novel to anyone that wants a refreshing take of true love. It’s a story that will have you wanting to know more, and at the end of the book your left waiting for the second book “A Memory of Love…”

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Camellia resistance by Audrey Williams review

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Blurb…

  1. Willow Jane Carlyle has the perfect apartment, a job that defines her, and she’s miserable. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger throws her regulation life into chaos, Willow must redefine herself. With the help of her first real friend, Willow begins asking questions about her personal history and the origins of the virus that has stripped her of the successes that defined her. Her questions lead her to the underbelly of the New Republic of America. What she finds there will shake the Republic to its core.

My Thoughts…

To be honest, I really wasn’t sure about this book when I first started it. But i decided to take a chance with it and within a few pages I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. IT went from “eh” to really impressive and I enjoyed the story. An entertaining and interesting read. If you like mystery, survival, conspiracy, and adventure, this book will not disappoint. Audrey is a remarkable storyteller weaving a fiction story that could quite possibly become non-fiction in the future.

Overall a very good read, this book was clearly just setting and explaining everything before it goes into it as its apart of a series .But overall the book was riveting, intriguing this one will leave you spellbound as this is one story you won’t want to miss!!

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Cover Reveal!!!

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Blurb:

Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting a family she didn’t know she had and by helping friends she never appreciated.

Release Date: February 3, 2015

Book Links
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23342608-bricks

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Author Bio:
Married to my bride for twenty-four years, I have an amazing son and a wonderful daughter.
Born and raised in central Oklahoma, I work in education, first as a teacher now in technology curriculum. I write. I read. And in the summer I make snow cones.

Website: http://www.aboyandhisdreams.com
Twitter: @jdavidsonwrites
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jmdavidson

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Normal by Danielle Pearl review

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Blurb….

It’s the kind of situation most people would dread. Starting at a new high school, in the middle of my senior year, in a new town, in a new state. I know no one. No one knows me. That’s what I’m counting on.

A year ago, Aurora “Rory” Pine was just a normal teenage girl – just as sweet and naive as the fairy tale princess she was named after.

But this isn’t a year ago.

Rory is broken, and now suffering from a debilitating anxiety disorder, wrought with precarious triggers, she moves across the country to escape the source of her troubles. Her plan is anonymity, but that’s easier said than achieved for the new girl having a panic episode outside of calculus. The worst part? There’s a witness – and a gorgeous one at that.

Sam is a walking trigger for Rory. Incredibly handsome, built like the star athlete he obviously is, and undoubtedly popular, Sam outwardly represents everything Rory despises about high school. But as the fates keep throwing them together, a connection sparks that neither ever expected, and certainly couldn’t ignore.

But Sam has issues too, and Rory’s past won’t just stay in the damned past. When friendship evolves into something deeper, can a girl utterly destroyed by the worst kind of betrayal and a boy battling demons of his own ever have a normal relationship? Is that even what they want? Find out in NORMAL, a gritty story of trust and abuse, heartbreak and salvation, and if they’re lucky – love. This is not a flowery romance – not for the faint of heart.
*This book is the original work of this author, and was not contributed to, or endorsed by, any other authors.

Review….

simply loved this book.I got a message of Danielle and oh, man, so glad I said yes to reviewing it!… I cried, I laughed, I bit my fingernails in anticipation It was AMAZING!!! I loved this book soo much I couldn’t put it down, even though it wasn’t exactly short! It was so fast paced I constantly just needed to know what happened next. We also get to know the people in her life, both in the past and present, and all of the characters are incredibly well developed. It’s impossible not to feel for Sam as well, and their connection is so well written throughout the story that you can really feel their emotions. BUT the cliffhanger at the end!!! I was horrified at first forgetting it was apart of a series and i sat there ranting for a good ten minutes until i re-read the last sentence again and seen that it did in fact say “Not the end ” and not “The end” lets just say i felt a bit stupid 🙂 Overall, Five stars. Highly recommend! And i can’t wait for the second book!!!!! *squealing*

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James Games By L.A Rose review

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The Blurb…

Every year, the girls of Phi Delta Chi, Fiona Arlett’s dream sorority, hold a competition.

The prize?

James Reid, king size bar of eye candy and famous actor turned haughty undergrad.

The rules?

No girl but the winner can touch him.

The problem?

Fiona miiight have unknowingly banged his brains out last week.

Losing the competition may mean wearing a chicken suit to the sexiest Halloween costume contest, but she’d rather have feathers up her butt than let the truth out.

Unfortunately, she and James have lots in common and more chemistry than the science wing. Soon they’re sneaking around behind the backs of UCSD’s hottest and most vengeful girls.

If they find out?

Fiona’s screwed

My review…

* An ARC received in exchange for an honest review *

I absolutely love Fiona she is  hilariously funny, quick witted and so likable. There is absolutely nothing annoying about her. Her friendship with Iris is amazing the banter between them is so life like. James, well you will love him. Hands down he is adorable

A amazing story !!  I will definitely be reading more of L.A’s books in the future because omg this was awsome. I already said awesome but I can’t stop saying it. So yeah i really liked this book if you haven’t got this book or haven’t heard of it you have now so,there is no excuse go find the nearest shop or go get your kindles and get reading this book!!!!

And this is my attitude to anyone who does not like this book…

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Sorry!

Hello my fellow readers 🙂

I’m sorry i haven’t posted in a while i have had a busy 8 days but I’m back on track now and answering my emails which has seemed to have grown while I’ve been away. Also, if you look at my soon to come page you’ll see whats going on and coming soon 😀

Jordan xx