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Book Review Thursday: Rape Girl

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Rape Girl by
Genre: Contemporary
Publishing Date: August 15, 2012
First heard of: Goodreads and Netgalley
Purchase: N/A
Source: Netgalley (e-book)




Summary on Goodreads: Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl.

But not the rape girl.

That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it.

Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers.

The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same.

Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back


Review

Valeria at the start of this novel is a typical teenager who has a party when no parents are around. But things take a drastic turn when it ends not in the popularity and fun in…

I'm on Falling For Fiction!!!

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Today the prologue for one of my w.i.p.s is on Falling For Fiction. It's Circa and I have also created a page for it at the top of my blog. Today is Book Review Thursday but something went wrong and blogger (and the library computer ate my review. So I have to rewrite it and post it tonight. Sigh. Oh and I'm starting Bunowrimo tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Waiting on Wednesday: Shift by Kim Curran

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publication: September 4, 2012.

Summary on Goodreads: When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not so average after all. He's a 'Shifter'. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.

Shift

Sacrifice Her: A look inside

Please Note: There is an exclusive treat of a character interview with Veronica Hatfield. She is one of two teens to be sacrificed in The Choice (book 2). Click here for interview and more on The Sacrifice Series and info and dates of upcoming interviews with Deidra and Lord Brinn.

Sacrifice Her is book one in my young adult dystopia series. The M.C. is Deirdra Moore who escapes being sacrificed and runs off into the desert outside her city's walls. A teenager who doesn't believe in the gods that most of her people do. She sees her act as self-preservation against a crazy regime.

This novella main antagonist is Lord Brinn who is the leader of Faux and charged with the job of ruling his city and ensuring the God of Gore gets his sacrifice every month in exchange for divine protection. In their world you couldn't survive without divine protection. If you weren't some wanderer in the deserts, you'd be slaves to random gods and creatures much stringer than man. That'…

Character Interview: Jessica from The Choice (Book 2 in The Sacrifice Series)

I sit behind a desk paper in hand. Today I'll be interviewing Jessica Hatfield. Jessica is one of two major protagonist (and M.C.) in The Choice book 2 in The Sacrifice Series. While the novella has an October/November release date. I just had the urge to do an interview with her now. June 6, I'll be doing an interview with Joseph Rowe, the other protagonist in this book. Saturday May 26 will be dedicated to a look inside of Sacrifice Her (book 1) and interviews with protagonist Deidra and antagonist Lord Brinn will be done June 8, 2012. This novella has an August release date . 


I clear my head and straighten my red top. I know Jessica is into fashion and want to look my best. I'm wearing  a red top, black skirt and black shoes. My raven coloured hair is in a high ponytail.

(Knock on Door)

Me: Come in.

The door opens and in enters a blonde teenager. She smiles showing perfect white teeth. She shyly closes the door and walks over. Her outfit is glamorous. A silky sapphire dr…

My Entry for the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest

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The Lightning flashed blogfest will be held between Monday May 21 to Wednesay May 23. Cherie is hosting.
My entry: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 299 (minus Title)
Hope During the Storm
Lightning flashed. I peeked out my window at the rising water. Today was supposed to be a fun time at the beach. Instead I'm cooped up at home wondering if our 'wood shed' of a house can keep the water out long. Theresa had offered I stay at her house. A solid victorian style structure. But no I decided to go home because I wanted to be with my mother during a storm watch.

"Brenda," my mom slurred, "what's that racket?"

I kicked away empty vodka bottles as I left the window. "It's rain mom, a storm."

"But wasn't it supposed...oh my head."

"Yeah but it did some freak turn and hit us." I wasn't exactly a weather woman.

A window broke and air rushed in. My mother shrieked as I pulled her into our bedroom. We were going to die here. Two …

I'm joining the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest

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Yes I have signed on for another blogfest. This time it's a three day flash fiction writing fete where I and at least 32 others will be posting for both fun and prizes. This blogfest is hosted by Cherie Reich and for more information click here or read below. See you guys on monday.

From Cherie's Blog:

Last year in May, I hosted a Flash Fiction Blogfest. It was so much fun hopping to people's blogs and reading their flash fiction, so I decided to host it again this year.
Here are the rules: 1. Entries must begin with the two words: Lightning flashed. 2. Entries must be 300 words or less and be in prose. I'm not versed enough in poetry verse to judge it properly. 3. Entries must be posted on your blog between May 21 - 23. 4. You must sign up in the linky below to have your entry be counted.
On May 25, I will announce the six finalists and open voting through May 28th.
On May 29th, my third year blogversary, I will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as a rand…

Book Review Thursday: Lullaby (A Novella)

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Lullaby (a novella) by Jane Orcutt
Genre: Christian fiction
Published: February 26, 2002
Source: Bought from Logos, a christian ship.
First heard of: When I saw it on Logos
Purchase: Amazon

Summary from Goodreads: Merrilee wants only the best for the child she cannot keep. Nora dreams of being a mother to a child of her own. "Lullaby" is a tender story of a courageous teenage girl and a woman who longs for a baby. A stirring novella that explores the depths of a mother's love. Perfect for gift giving at Mother's Day.

Review: This novella is beautiful beyond words. I was still in high school when I got this and I rate it up with other highly acclaimed novels. Jane created a world and characters that you feel for and get attached to from the get go. From Merrilee's tough choice of giving up her baby and Nora's struggle to adopt a baby along with her husband. The big climax brings a whole new spin on this story and the powerful measure of God's love and mer…

Waiting on Wednesday: Rape Girl by Alina Klein

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Publication: August 15, 2012.

Summary from Goodreads: Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl.

But not the rape girl.

That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it.

Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers.

The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same.

Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back.

I got this book off netgalley over the weekend and I'm excited to read it. So I decided to post about it this week instead of my pre-planned book. Have…

Hi Everyone!

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Hey it's me. Just saying hey and letting everyone know I'll complete my fist draft of Sacrifice Her soon. Then I'll gather CPs to help me look at it more closely. Toodles!

Yay NetGalley!!

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I joined netgalley this week and already have several stories available for review. I am so excited!

The list includes:

1. The Booby Trap by

2. Sara by Greg Herren

3. Samtha Moon by J.R. Rain

4. Rape Girl by Alina Klein

I plan to read Rape Girl first. This is so exciting! I plan to review each one after I'm completed. Look out for reviews!

Movie to see on Cable: Attack The Block

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From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.

My Opinion: I saw this movie on Starz in March and loved it. It has among the most realistic reactions to an alien invasion I've ever seen. And from the nurse who got mugged to the gang kids who turn from thieves to protectors this film will have you watching til the end.

Books to Come: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

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Book: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Publish Date: September 11, 2012

Summary: Its name is spoken only in whispers, if the people of Alban dare to speak it at all: Shadowfell. The training ground for rebels seeking to free their land from the grip of the tyrannical king is so shrouded in mystery that most believe it to be a myth.

But for Neryn, Shadowfell's existence is her only hope. She is penniless, orphaned, and utterly alone - and concealing a treacherous magical power that will warrant her immediate enslavement should it be revealed. She finds hope of allies in the Good Folk, fey beings whom she must pretend she cannot see and who taunt her with chatter of prophecies and tests, and in a striking, mysterious stranger, who saves her from certain death but whose motives remain unclear. She knows she should not trust anyone with her plans, but something within her longs to confide in him.

Will Neryn be forced to make the dangerous journey alone? She must reach Shadowfell, not onl…

Book Review Thursday: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella    
Genre:
Published: June 5, 2010
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
First heard of: Online, Me being a fan of Twilight series
Purchase: Barnes and Noble, Amazon











Summary from Barnes and Noble:
Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
Review: Bree Tanner is a charcter both to be mystified by and to pity. Those who are familiar with the Twilight series know how this story will end. But this novella shines in the how, leadup and why. In this novella we also meet up with other characters including Diego the other vampire in this …

Waiting on Wednesday: Undeadly

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Publication Date: November 20, 2012

Summary on Goodreads: The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only wa…

Book Teaser: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Book Teaser. Pick a random page of a novel you've read and post one intriguing paragraph.

Teaser: My eyes burn, and it's not artifice, unlike the wincing. I believe Tori's warning now. Pter, Drew and Al were ready to throw me into the chasm out of jealousy - what is so unbelievable abut the Dauntless leaders committing murder?


Summary:
In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

I read this book in December and fell in love with. The sequel is out now and I plan to read it as well.

Giveaway from fellow Blogger : The Glimpse by Claire Merle

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Go to Pages from my Thoughts for a chance to win The Glimpse  by Claire Merle.

The Giveaway is opened internationally to any country. You just have to enter via Rafflecopter widget below the post. This Giveaway is Internationally Open, Good Luck :)
Giveaway Opened : Internationally to any country
Date of Enter : 01/05/2012 to 25/05/2012
Winner Announcement : 26/05/2012 on Announcement section. Winner will be notified withing 48 hours by email

Book Blurb :Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. Th…

Rachael Becoming Red Shelved, Other Works to be Released

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I have reached a decision. Rachael Becoming Red will be shelved for a complete overhaul of the Red Series. This was a tough decision for me. I had made a facebook page, done promotion and even had two authors of their own books declare excitement to me personally and place as to-read on Goodreads. But I knew it was the right decision. As much as I wanted to release it, I began to realize there were a lot of issues relating to plot holes, story line, poor plot lines and other problems. The book was too 'historical' of Rachel's life before becoming an agent of the T.O.

Originally I was going to start with her in T.O. as a teen. But I decided after starting that book to make it book two. Wanting to do an actual book one before she was an agent. While it started well I belkieve I fell into the trap of trying to be different and not remembering my audience. A few misgivings went ignored but as the release day came at hand, I knew the truth. This book wasn't going to be read…

Waiting on Wednesday: Wake: Watersong #1

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Summary on Amamda's Blog: Beautiful. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Thea, and Lexi have caught everyone's attention, including the eye of practical Harper. But it's her sister, Gemma, they've chosen to be part of their group.

Sixteen-year-old Gemma seems to have it all - carefree, pretty, and falling in love with the boy next door. But her greatest passion has always been the water. She craves late night swims under the stars, where she can be alone yet belong to the sea. Lately she's had company. Penn, Thea, and Lexi spend their nights dancing, singing, and partying on the cove--and one night Gemma joins them. When she wakes up groggy on the beach the next morning, she knows something has changed.

Suddenly Gemm…