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 – ‘White Witch’ by Trish Milburn

Title: White Witch (The Coven Series Book 1)

Author: Trish Milburn

Release Date: 3.1.2012

Witchcraft Is Her Family’s Business.No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.”Jax” Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax’s barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she’s attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He’s a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax’s only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he’s ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

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A heated forbidden love, runaway witches, unsettled spirits, vengeful covens, high school drama, and the occasional mean girls, White Witch has all that and then some. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘White Witch’ by Trish Milburn”

Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop: Crazy or Fed Up?

By now you might’ve seen the popular video on Youtube portraying a North Carolina father who’s had enough of his daughter and her inappreciative ways. It’s something a lot of parents can attest to; working hard to provide for your children and not have them respect you at all. Well, this dad has reached his breaking point with his 15 year old daughter for her nasty little post left on facebook: Continue reading “Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop: Crazy or Fed Up?”