Book Review: ‘Hopeless For You’ by Hayden Hill

Release date: September 19th 2013 Self-Published Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long―she buried her fiancé only a year and a half ago. She swore she’d never love again but when she finds herself interned to a yummy Canadian conservation officer that promise is tested big-time. Kade Gyllenhahl sports wild tattoos, a … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Hopeless For You’ by Hayden Hill

You Should Read: ‘Honeysuckle and Jasmine’ by Liz Grace Davis

Release date: September 30th 2013 Synopsis via Goodreads: The past is never far behind.   Senia Loato’s life has been needled by disappointment, and the wounds that fester go beyond skin deep. She is certain if she puts miles between her and her tainted past, she will somehow outrun it. When she’s offered the chance to leave her island home of Mintang to become an au pair … Continue reading You Should Read: ‘Honeysuckle and Jasmine’ by Liz Grace Davis

[EXCLUSIVE] Interview with Author L. Divine

Recently I was browsing around Amazon and came across a rather interesting series. The description immediately grabbed my attention, not mainly for the drama involved, but the story behind its creation. Author L. Divine is the mastermind behind the ongoing series, Drama High. She hopes to enhance literacy among teens, and with her young adult series she’s aiming at not only giving them something interesting … Continue reading [EXCLUSIVE] Interview with Author L. Divine

Alma ‘Takes’ 10

As flattering as it is to be compared to the likes of Anne Rice, Alma Katsu has her own unique stories to tell. With a hot debut under her belt and a very much anticipated follow-up on the way, the Alaska native certainly has the world of book lovers in a craze. Now, with my intro locked, let’s get down to business.

It’s always interesting how guests respond to our tradition ’10 quickies’, particularly writers, being that we’ve hardly the pleasure of having such individuals on EY. Well, what are you waiting for? Continue below to see Alma’s very ‘quick’ and interesting answers:

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Book Review – ‘Belles’ by Jen Calonita

Izzy’s dealing with a lot but she’s comfortable with her life in Harborside Beach, North Carolina. In balancing her time between working as a lifeguard, being on the swim team, and sorting out her ‘friendship’ with Brayden, she’s also taking care of her grandmother. All this juggling comes to an end when grams along with their social worker locates a long-lost “uncle” nearby, who’s willing to provide a home for the 15 year old. Surely, it wouldn’t have come down to leaving the only home she already knew but upon coming to terms with her illness, grams had to make arrangements for herself and Izzy while she still could.

Isabelle is now placed in a situation where she has to adjust to a new life, new family, and new drama. Things get even more confusing for the teen after learning a secret that makes her question everything she knew before. 

Jen Calonita is an admirably clever storyteller; Belles delivers a fantastic and compelling plot fit for any daytime soap. There’s romance, manipulation, backstabbing, and all the juicy stuff you can think of blended well in the good ol southern atmosphere. This is a must-read if you’d like to be entertained. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Belles’ by Jen Calonita”

Book Review – ‘Perception’ by Kim Harrington

Perception (Clarity, #2)Clare Fern is now popular in high school and around town. Her previous activities involving aiding the police with her ‘gift’ has piqued the interest of many, including former enemies Kendall and Brooke. The in-crowd seems to be warming up to her but is it for who she is or what she can do? While Clare continues to question their motives, one person remains the same and she’s neither flattered nor impressed by this suddenly famous psychic.

Kim Harrington is a creative writer. Her words flow precisely well. Perception is a stretch from your usual paranormal, but a little mystery will satisfy your taste just the same.

The follow-up, while still enjoyable, left me with mixed feelings. It’s not that I didn’t like it, its just that the ‘Perception‘ wasn’t always clear, and the story was a bit drawn out and somewhat lacked the element of spontaneity. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Perception’ by Kim Harrington”

Book Review – ‘Torn’ by Stephanie Guerra

 

Estelle Chavez is a smart girl with a lot going for her. Well, a lot of ‘normal’ stuff that is. She’s athletic, a helpful daughter to a overworked mother, and a caring older sister making sure her siblings are on the right path. She’s just an all around goody goody, until wild child Ruby Caroline walks into her life and sort of pulls Stella into this new world she had never experienced before. 

Stephanie Guerra‘s ‘Torn‘ pits stability against the unfamiliar. Two teens, both with family issues but one seems much more troubled than the other. It’s a question of friendship; do you remain loyal and help the other the best way you can, or do you walk away from it and return to the life you once had?  Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Torn’ by Stephanie Guerra”