May 22, 2015

Blog Tour -- Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!


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Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist
Author: Kay Marie
Release Date: May 18th, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 239
Format: e-book, received from author for an honest review
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Synopsis:

My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!

Confession #1: I'm a sex columnist. Hold on, that's not really the confession. You see, I'm sort of a virgin...sex columnist.

Confession #2: I'm kind of in love with Bridget's older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.

Confession #3: I've been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today, because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He's my new roommate. So that night we've both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be able to keep it a secret any longer.

And trust me, this is only the beginning.

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My Review:
I have been in a horrible reading slump for the past month. I started a new job and work a second job on the weekends as well. I was finding it hard to get time to read. I would come home and have to cook dinner then pretty much go to bed. I knew this tour was coming up and needed to get this one read. Once I got into the first chapter, I couldn't stop. I sat with my cup of sweet tea and the book and read it all in one sitting.

I really enjoyed reading from Skye's point of view. It was quite a trip to follow her around. Parts made you anxious just like her. Other parts you felt the humor that the characters seemed to have. Skye had a good head on her shoulders. She tried so hard to keep her heart in one piece even when it was anything but whole. Most girl characters have some characteristic that I find annoying, but not Skye. I could see her being a friend of mine in real life.

Oliver is such a sweetie. I felt a pull towards him through out the whole book. I knew there was more to him then he was letting on. A lot of it came out at the end and you got to see the real him. I am very glad for that. He seemed like a strong character and you could pick up on his vibes along the way without even trying. He had such a personality for the little bits that you really got to see him.

Bridget seemed like she would be a handful but such a good person at the same time. I enjoyed seeing her a best friend and all the childhood memories that you get to see when reminiscing happened. I hope to find a friend like her one day.

The story flows really well. I enjoyed reading it as someone telling you the story as they remember experiencing it. It is happening as the book goes, but yet it still seems like a story telling. I really enjoyed reading it that way. The details in it are remarkable. I was able to picture everything as it was happening through my eyes.

My only complaint is that I didn't know this was going to be a series. I thought it was a stand alone book. At the end of the book you get a cliffhanger and find out that you find out more in the next book. I was expecting the ending to be different, but when there is a series involved you tend to not get closure at the end of the book. I will be waiting around for the next book now because I need to know what happens with Skye, Bridget, and Ollie.

I still give this book 5 stars because it deserves it. I am glad I was able to read this and help me want to read again. I know this has pulled me out of my slump to keep going. This is such a good book with deep meaning woven throughout the fun. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a fun summer or beach read as well as anyone needing a good book to help them brighten up their day.




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About the Author
I've always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series -- and no, I'm not jumping on the bandwagon. I've been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season... even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.



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May 20, 2015

Need some strength....

I have something very personal to say. I went to work yesterday on the 19th of May to have it be an ordinary day. I am now carpooling with a coworker and got back to my house after the drive of getting off work at 5 o'clock. When I arrived home I had a family friend there waiting for me. I was a bit confused to see her. She asked me for my keys. Something went off in my head that there was something majorly wrong, but of course, I didn't know what. I gave her my keys and waited to find out what was wrong. I never ever would have guessed what it was. I was told that my brother is no longer with us. My stepdad got home from work that afternoon to find him still laying in bed. He went in to wake him up to find that he had passed away. The last anyone had heard from him was later that night. He had friends that he was supposed to go golfing with early the next morning, but never answered his phone when they were trying to get a hold of him. He is known for sleeping in and not being the easiest one to wake up, so no one thought anything of it. I really don't know what to do right now. I never thought I would see the day I would watch my own brother be walked out of his house in a body bag. Part of me feels shocked and like it isn't real. That this is somehow one of the sickest, meanest pranks anyone could do to me and my family. The other part of me tells me he is no longer here. We are not sure what the cause of death is as of right now. We are hoping to find out sometime tonight or tomorrow. He is 8 years younger than me. He would have been turning 19 this July. He just graduated high school. This isn't supposed to happen. I keep going through memories of him and I together. We had so many. He had so much life to him. He could make anyone smile no matter who it was. He was the funniest person I knew and could make us all laugh while he kept a straight face the whole time. I don't know how I am going to get through this but I am going to try my hardest to stay strong. My family needs me to keep going and I am going to do my best to make sure that happens. I wanted you all to know this because I don't know when I will be on my blog again. I don't have the strength or will power to read or do anything more than this. I hope you all understand. I am not giving up my blog completely. I think once I get over the initial shock and pain, I am going to need you guys more than ever. Any prayers would be great, my family is sure going to need them in this horrible, troubled time. R.I.P. Cody White July 29, 1996 - May 19, 2015. Your sister loves you so very much. You were taken from us way before your time, but you will live in the hearts of all of us and never be forgotten.

May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Books to Pull You from a Reading Slump


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!


I've been in a pretty big reading slump recently. Life has just been a bit difficult for me. Since this week was a freebie, it made me realize that there are some books that I would love to re-read right now to help me get out of my slump. I figured if they can get me out of mine, they could get you guys out of a slump if you are ever in one.


Top Ten Books to Pull You from a Reading Slump

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 1. The Selection by Kiera Cass


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2. American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin



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3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa


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4. On The Fence by Kasie West


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5. Goodbye to You by AJ Matthews


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6. Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg


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7. True Calling by Siobhan Davis


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8. When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

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9. Anna and the French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins


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10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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 Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy! 

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May 15, 2015

Blog Tour -- The Weight of Guilt

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Author: Jon Ripslinger
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 253
Format: Ebook, Given from author in exchange for an honest review

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Synopsis:

Driving home from a bonfire party, eighteen-year-old John Hawk crashes, killing his girlfriend, Riley. Bullied and tormented at school, and crushed by his guilty conscience, John transfers to a school on the banks of the Mississippi River, where he attracts the eye of the principal’s daughter, Megan. Though he’s reluctant, she convinces him to be her prom date. The morning after prom, Principal Jones reports Megan missing. Four days later, her body is recovered from the river, and John becomes the prime suspect in her death.

Charley Cotton, Megan’s best friend, knows that Megan had a secret, but she doesn’t trust John because of his past. John is desperate to avoid adding to the shame he carries for Riley’s death, though—it’s destroying his life. With Charley’s help, he learns that others in Megan’s life had a motive to keep her quiet. But every effort they make to uncover the truth edges them closer to a desperate murderer with everything to lose.

My Review:
I am going to start by saying that this book wasn't what I expected. Now, let me explain that statement.

I don't know if I was tired or what when I signed up for this book tour, but I don't remember signing up for this type of book. I just read the synopsis and know that he is quite clear with what he wanted you to know about the story. I was the one who somehow much have read only the first couple sentences and said yes without reading the rest. This is not a book I would have usually accepted. With that being said, I am glad I did accept it.

I really enjoyed the story. It was nice getting to follow the different characters around. You get a lot of John Hawk. He, I think, is the view you get the most. You get to witness his nightmares and the guilt he carries around everyday for his girlfriend dying with him driving. I know that would definitely be something I don't think I could ever get over either. Then He goes through all the trouble with Megan, too. I really have my heart go out to him. He is a great character to follow. You get to learn about his past and all the changing that he has done in the past year. He is a totally different person and one he should definitely be proud of. When things happen with Megan, he doesn't give up on finding out the truth. It was very honorable and I loved him as a character.

You also have Megan, who you don't get to see too much, but you get enough to see her pain, too. She seems to hide it from the outside super well and that is not something that is easy to do. She is so perky and happy on the outside, you would never guess what is really going on in her life.

Charley Cotton was also a great character. She doesn't come across as the tomboy she is at the beginning. It wasn't until later on in the book when Megan dies does the real her come out. It is like she was hidden but now she doesn't want to hide anymore. She was such a strong character to the ending and I am happy she found what she wanted in life.

The messages in this book were phenomenal. You get to really feel the "Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover" feeling. You get to feel it in so many different ways though. It is incredible the message of it you could pull out of it all. You also get to see that some teens feel unwanted and neglected by not only their families, but also their peers at school. So many hide it, but if you look close you can see it.

I think all teens should read this book to see the struggles everyone goes through. It might help bullies see what they are really doing to others as well as the ones that are being bullied feeling more empowered. This book is good for any teen to help them through their school years to become the person they strive to be.

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Excerpt

     Riley's drunk, and it's all my fault. Swaying near the blazing bonfire with a dozen other kids, she's guzzling beer from a red Solo cup. They laugh, jostle, and slop beer over themselves.
     Damn! I should have been paying more attention to her. I should have kept better track of time. You idiot, John! I need to get her home and tuck her into bed—now—or we'll both be in deep crap. I step up behind her in the brilliant firelight. The heat feels good on my face and arms, but the smoke curls into my nostrils, and I cough. Someone must have piled wet logs onto the blaze.
     I touch Riley's shoulder. "We better go."
     She whirls. "Where have you been?"
     "Checking out Brian's weightlifting equipment. I forgot the time. Sorry."
     Flames leap and crackle into the crisp night air, casting flickering shadows across Riley's face. Her eyes glitter like stars in the inferno. A few kids rotate, trying to keep all sides warm. Earlier, we roasted hot dogs, bratwurst, and marshmallows over the oak blaze.
     "What time is it?" she asks, her words slurred a little.
     "Midnight." I’d promised her folks I'd have her home already. I don't need them yelling at me again. Or breaking us up. That thought jars me. I'd rather lose an arm and a leg than lose Riley. She's the only thing good in my life, except wrestling. "They never come home before two or three," she says and gulps her beer.
     "Let's throw that away. You've had enough to drink."
     She smiles, her mouth crooked. "Look who's talking."
     "I haven't had a sip." True statement. I never drink the night before a wrestling tournament. I dump Riley's beer but hang on to the cup—I don't litter. I also help little old ladies cross the street. "I can do without your folks being pissed at me. They already don't trust me." "Yes, they do." Riley grabs my free hand and squeezes.
      After planting a kiss on her forehead, I say, "C'mon, pretty lady. Home we go." I guide her by the elbow away from the fire.
     The party was a spring break bash at Brian Holdorf's parents' farm pond. Dense woods block out half the sky, and a breeze ripples the treetops. My arm around her waist, I guide Riley across the pasture to my car, which is parked by the farmhouse. A squatty barn and a tall silo loom close by. Brilliant stars and a huge moon light our way. Laughter drifts up from the pond, and the scent of pigs floats in the air.
     Opening the car's passenger door, I toss Riley's cup in the back. Then I slip her into the seat and close the door. After I climb in, I close my door and poke the lock button to make sure we're secured. "Buckle up."
     Rather than take Interstate 80, I drive a ribbon of country blacktop that twists through hilly farmland. I think I can drive the blacktop faster than the highway—hardly any traffic and less chance of the cops picking me up for speeding. I don't need another face-off with them.
     "I'll bet my parents aren't home," Riley says after we've been on the road a minute or two. She leans over and kisses my cheek. "Let's park somewhere. This road's dark." Her hair smells of wood smoke, her breath of stale beer.
     I smile. I wouldn't mind parking for an hour or so and making out. "We need to get you home and into bed."
     Wisps of fog curl in my headlights. I'm zooming downhill toward the Des Moines River, and the curtain of fog thickens quickly. I cut my speed from seventy to fifty, then to thirty. I don't want to be going too fast if a deer darts into the road. Fifteen… The fog turns dense—a gray, billowing wall that reflects the glow of my headlights back into my eyes. I squint and dim the car lights. I swallow and slow the vehicle to a crawl: ten miles per hour. I glue my eyes to the yellow center line and guide the car's left fender along the line.
     "Why are you slowing down?" Riley asks.
     "Can't you see how soupy it is out there?"
     I'm not sure when I cross the bridge over the river. The fog is too thick to see even the side rails. But when I head uphill, my grip on the wheel eases. I fill my lungs and exhale slowly. I've escaped the danger. The moment I can see ahead of me though—still going ten miles an hour—I spot headlights racing toward me. They blind me. I barely have time to swear.
     This can't be!
     Even Riley sees the headlights. She screams, and the next sound is the wail of my horn and the hideous grinding shriek of brakes as I try to swerve and evade the headlights.
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About the Author 
After Jon Ripslinger retired as a public high school English teacher, he began a career as an author. He has published many young adult novels and truly enjoys writing books for teens. He has also published numerous short stories in Woman's World magazine.

Jon and his wife, Collette live in Iowa. They are the proud grandparents of thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

When not working writing, Jon enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing. He waits patientlyfor the next "big one" to strike.
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May 13, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday -- Sophomore Year is Greek to Me


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!


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Sophomore Year is Greek to Me
By: Meredith Zeitlin
Release Date: April 21st, 2015

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A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot.

High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks.

In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country—all while documenting the trip through one-of-a-kind commentary.

May 12, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday -- Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!


Some of these authors have been so wonderful with their writing as well as with their friendships. They have been so down to earth and awesome. I would love to be able to meet them someday!!


Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

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 1. AJ Matthews
(Author of Kellys of Key West Series)


Jordanna Fraiberg
2. Jordanna Fraiberg
(Author of Our Song and In Your Room)


Siobhan Davis
3. Siobhan Davis
(Author of True Calling Trilogy)


J.K. Rowling
4. J.K. Rowling
(Author of Harry Potter Series)


Kiera Cass
5. Kiera Cass
(Author of Selection Trilogy)


Sarah Tork
6. Sarah Tork
(Author of Young Annabelle Series)


T.M. Franklin
7. T.M. Franklin
(Author of How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You)


Deirdre Riordan Hall
8. Deirdre Riordan Hall
(Author of Follow your Bliss Series)


K.R. Conway
9. K.R. Conway
(Author of Undertow Trilogy)


Aprilynne Pike
10. Aprilynne Pike
(Author of Wings Series)
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 Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy! 

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May 11, 2015

Review -- Light of a Thousand Stars


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Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: May 30th, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 100
Format: e-book, received in exchange for an honest review


Synopsis:

Ariana Skyee has been the center of Zane Anders’ world for years. They got together as a couple ten months ago, so Zane finally has the girl of his dreams. Life should be peachy.

But it isn’t.

Haunted by a shared secret that threatens to destroy their relationship and claim their sanity, Zane is on a one-man mission to prevent Ari from falling apart.

Then Commander Skyee drops the biggest bombshell of all, and everything Zane has taken for granted about the future is shattered overnight.

Always and Forever: That’s what Zane has promised Ari.
Keeping that promise is about to become the hardest thing he will ever do.


My Review:
It was nice to see Zane when he was younger and how it all began. You could feel his emotions throughout the whole story.

I had a slightly harder time reading this story than all the rest of them from the series, but that is because I think I have fully accepted that I am Team Cal. So to see Ariana with Zame in this story was weird. Though I know they were together before she went to Novo, it was still hard to read it when I know who I want her to be with. 

That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the story. I loved it! Siobhan is one of those authors that I think I will read anything she writes. She has such a wonderful flow to all that she does.

Zane is such a sweetheart and has good morals. He does all that he can for Ariana. It is so dang sweet. He goes out of his way to do anything she asks of him. 

Ariana is still her stubborn self in this book. She has had something happen to her that has made her that way. We get small little hints as we go along but we never really know what it truly is. I think this has traveled with her even after her mind was wiped. She feels weary of others still even though I don't think she really knows why.

You are left with a cliffhanger of what happens to Ariana. I was hoping that we would find out at the end of the book, but I think it is going to be brought up in book 3 now. That is okay with me. I can't wait to get my hands on the final book in the series and see how it all ends.

This book gives you a good glimpse at the before and then the other books cover the after. It is definitely a big difference. You can see how things progressed rapidly and how things turned out. This is the definition of the calm before the storm.

It was a nice treat to see them as kids and the free spirits that they had. They change so much, but you still see their personalities just as brightly in this story as the rest of the story. They stay true to themselves, even if the world forces them to grow up a little faster than expected.

I loved this book and I can't wait to get the last one! I hope if you haven't read this series yet, you go out and get them all right now! You won't be sorry.


May 10, 2015

Review -- Lovestruck


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Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 41
Format: e-book, received in exchange for an honest review

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Synopsis:

Everything changed the moment he found her…

Cal Remus is in love.

But the object of his affection barely acknowledges his existence. Worse: She acts like he’s the dirt sticking to the bottom of her shoe. Weaker men might give up. But not Cal. Hell no, he loves a good challenge and Ariana Skyee has made this the most intriguing challenge of all.

Having read his father’s confidential military files, Cal should be concerned about the seemingly fragile new world order on Planet Novo and the events back on Earth. But he’s distracted.

Securing Arianas love is his number one priority.

He’s going to win her heart, or die trying.


My Review:
This was such a fun little read. It is very short, but it is a novella after all. You get to see a glimpse of Cal before it all. You know he picks on her a bit before the real feelings come out, but it was nice to see how he really feels. In the other books I have read in this series, I wasn't sure what his motivations really were towards Ariana, now I have no doubt.

His love for Ariana is so sweet and passionate it is remarkable. It is all very convincing and you know it isn't fake. He loves her, he knows it, and will find a way to get to her. I am glad I got to read this after I read the other books. It gave me the chance to really see the characters blossom into a relationship than seeing him full force in this book. I loved this book, but I like getting it cleared up after the fact.

I think that this has officially put me over to team Cal, though there is a novella coming out with Zane's side, so I might flip flop again at that point.

I fall more and more in love with this series every time I pick up something new from this author. She has such a talent for writing and you can really feel her connection with not only Ariana, but all the characters in her book. They feel so real as you read and each personality is all their own. This book proves how much depth she put into it all and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!

May 9, 2015

I'm Back!!

Hey guys! I'm back!

I want to thank you all for being patient while I tried to get myself back together.

I just finished my second week at my new job. I am enjoying it quite a bit but there sure is a lot to learn. I work in a Pain Management Clinic. Some of the people that come in there, I feel so sorry for. I want to do all that I can to help them, but as a receptionist there is only so much I can do.

I am also working back at the tackle store on the weekends as well. I get one day off a week, but that is okay. I am only at the tackle store for the summer, then I will have my full days off again. I am using the money to help me get my AC working in my car again and saving up to buy a house with my boyfriend :)

So that is what I have been doing! I haven't worked on my book much. I have taken a break from it to clear my head. I should be starting to edit it by the end of May and will be sending out beta copies to anyone who signed up for it. I will be emailing you all soon with more details on it!


May 4, 2015

Blog Tour -- Beyond Reach

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Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: April 30th, 2015
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 339
Format: e-book, received from author for an honest review
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Synopsis:

Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiancĂ© Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can’t be undone.

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My Review:

Read my review for the first book in the trilogy, True Calling, by Clicking Here!!

OMG. That is pretty much all I can say to properly express this book. I loved the first book very much, but this.....*input words when thought of*

The author does such a good job of tying the books together. There were small hints here or there in the first book that pop up in this book. I wanted to jump up and scream "I KNEW IT!!" but I refrained so I didn't scare my dog to the point of heart failure. She does such a good job of giving you little tidbits of information but not revealing it until way later in the books, sometimes it seems you won't know until the next book.

This book is set back on Earth in various location around the compound that Ariana and Zane are in. You get detailed descriptions as you go, so even if it still has futuristic qualities to it, you are able to picture it all as you go.

As in the first book, I still can't decide who I want Ariana with. I was thinking that one boy would win out over the other, but it didn't happen. I still love Cal as well as Zane. I have a slight lean towards Zane, but it changed back and forth through the book. The way the book ended put me slighty towards Zane, but again I think that could very well change in the next book. The way the book ended gave me the feeling that the next book will have some important information come out right away for me to be able to decide once and for all.

Ariana did seem very selfish to me in this book. I do understand it all, but she does tend to hurt people with her actions along the way. I still really like her as a character but there are times when I want to strangle her for what she does. She gets so single minded in her ways that the rest of the world seems oblivious to her. When she finally realizes what she has done, she curls into a shell of guilt. I have seen her grow so much from the first book and I know she is about to change even more before the trilogy is over.

Zane is one of my favorite characters. He is so sweet in all that he does, though I can also say he is pretty single minded as well. He doesn't intentionally hurt anyone which is so sweet. Even when he does make mistakes bigger than he ever imagined, Ari is all that he still sees. That kind of devotion is so heartwarming.

There are other characters that show up in this book that you met here or there in the first book, but you really get to meet them in this book. Most of them give you a huge sense of anger that you wish you were in the book to make them pay for all they do to others. It is amazing the amount of emotion the author can pull out of you as you read along.

The book is a longer book compared to a lot of books coming out, but it wasn't a book that felt drawn out. Each and everything she types into words is important. The smallest things pop up later in the book to have a bigger meaning than you could ever have thought. She is able to write scenes that are slower but still drag you further and further into the world that you are devouring with your eyes. I read quite a bit of books, and even if I give something 5 stars, it doesn't mean that it completely floored me. This book has sucked me in and left me speechless when I ended it.

The author in her typical style of the last book has left us with a huge cliffhanger. She gave so many little hints that there is something huge about to happen, but she left you with all of it at the end. You want to scream and say that you need the next book. In a good way though :) It isn't the type of ending that leaves you angry. It is a very suspenseful that will leave me wanting to bite my nails (which I don't even do!) until the next and final book of the trilogy finally comes out so I can get all my answers!!




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Interview

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I loved reading from a very early age and English was one of my favorite subjects in school. My day job involves a huge amount of writing though it’s mainly corporate communications, policy documents and management reports/proposals. I’m also an avid reader and I got hooked on the YA genre thanks to Twilight and Harry Potter and the more I read, the more ideas forI’d felt the desire to write fiction for years (I was always dreaming up stories in my head and dissecting books/movies) and once I started fiction-writing five/six years ago I couldn’t, and haven’t, stopped. I’m a member of a writing group and I try to write something every day or every other day. It’s not really something that I choose to do at this stage –it’s something I feel compelled to do and it’s as vital to me as breathing! I have lots of things written, but my first published work was True Calling.

What is your writing environment like?
I have a home office where I do the bulk of my writing (see picture below) though I have been known to go to a coffee shop attached to a local bookstore with my husband. He reads, I write!

When writing is there a drink of snack you need to have at all times?
I like to keep a glass of water on my desk but I try and avoid snacks as I find I eat them without even realizing it when I’m writing. There’s no enjoyment in that! I’m from Ireland and Irish people in general are very partial to a nice cup of tea! On the days when my husband isn’t working he’s been known to bring me up copious cups throughout the day.

If you could choose any character from a book as your ‘book boyfriend’ who would it be?
This used to be a really straightforward answer – Edward Cullen all the way. And he still has a special place in my heart because it was the Twilight books that sucked me into the YA genre and ultimately inspired me to do something with my own writing. But lately I’ve discovered Jennifer L. Armentrout and she writes the best book boyfriends ever! Now I’m torn between Edward, Aiden St. Delphi and Daemon Black. Can I have all three please?

If you could pick any author to spend the day with, who would you choose and why?
I’d pick Jennifer (see above) because I’d like to shadow her working processes to see how she manages to write so many incredible books so quickly. She also seems like a genuinely nice person (I practically stalk her on Twitter and Facebook) and like she knows how to have fun. So, I think we’d have a laugh hanging out together.

Is there anything else you would like to tell my readers?
All the books in my series are either on sale or available for pre-order with the exception of the final book, Destiny Rising. That will be available for pre-order at the end of June. If you loved ‘The Selection’, ‘Matched’, ‘The 100’ and ‘Across the Universe’ then you will love True Calling!
I love to hear from readers so feel free to reach out to me on email, Facebook or Twitter.


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About the Author

Siobhan
Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling. A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.

A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.


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