The Pact – Jodi Picoult

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I have read this book several times. Like most of Picoult’s books it deal with difficult subjects and it deals with them well. Emily and Chris have grown up together there entire lives and families live next door to each other and make sure one night every week go to the same restraint.

The problem is Emily and Chris are trapped into this relationship that everybody expects them to become there own family. That one day they would marry and stay on the same street.

Could you imagine from birth being told that who you would end up with that’s what you should want. If you have any other idea’s you know you will be letting your family down. Whst pressure it will leave you under and what happens when you hit the point where you cant cope with anything. That moment you decided to make a pact.

That pact’s suicide and what happens when only one goes through with it. This book unravels the misconceptions of a perfect life that normal isn’t normal its stifulling and that sometimes to much pressure to abide by others wants, needs and expectations lead you to want to end it all. It also looks at the damage suicide leads behind.

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The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

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Another young adult book dealing with death of a sibling during teenage life. This book didn’t have the same appeal to me as some of the other names such as My sister lives on the mantel piece, All The Bright Shiney Things, If I stay.

The plot was predicable and if you like stories then it’s a decent enough read but at the same time I don’t think there was anything spectacular. The one thing that I did enjoy about this that other books don’t generally focus on  is that in Lennie’s grief she sought out her sisters boyfriend.

Wanting to remain close to the person who died is always going to move on sometimes the biggest mistake is to seek someone who’s in as much pain as you are. And its an interesting aspect to read about.

Dresden Files- Jim Buthcher

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When this series first came out I absolutely loved it. That’s was before tv companies seem to do best and destroy it. How you can take a evil perverted skull and make him into an English butler is beyond me. However the story’s are still a  good series with great characters and plot lines.

Harry (wizard detective) Murphy ( sarcastic kick ass female cop) have a great dynamic. I think on of the best live has go to be

Dresden “It’s like I’m talking to a brick wall)

Murphy ” with your head the wall would break first.

Then there Edward a white court vampire in the Dresden files there are different courts and within them all have different skill sets and rules. Red court are traditional drink blood black court love death. White court feed of gossip which makes and interesting story for Edwards Job in later books where Harry thinks he’s killing in reality he just got a job perfect for any white court vampire.

There tutu a lovable fairy which gets captured by Harry all the time fairies aren’t supposed to be caught easy but this little guy loves his Pizza.

Therefore Dresden files is a high action packed fantasy world with great plots and a mix of loveable creative characters or at least the books are

The Young Elites- Marie Lu

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Another future fiction story that pulls you into a world that has been corrupted. A third of the population had blood fever and as a result people fear what they cant understand. That is that whilst adults died of the infection and most homeless or seen as nothing originally the they where felt sorry for. Those days of feeling sorry for those children are now over and they are being percussed for it. Some who went threw blood fever bagan to change and now have powers problem for Adelline Amouteru her powers are seeped in darkness. Fear and Fury do not mix well especially when you don’t have control over them.

Adelline is taken in by the young Elite society know as the dagger society. The head of the order Enzo Valenciano. Once first in line to the throne but after the blood fever got surpassed by his sister and her husband. Wanting the throne back Enzo is employing and training people who have powers to become and elite. Though he is playing a dangerous game and a weird fascination with Adelline make him more venerable because there’s a certain draw to each other.

Adelline is then caught up in playing spy to save her sister but this is a game of royalty and who should win the war. really the book is moves about counter moves and working out who can own the crown. Enzo Is the rightful ruler but his sister is firm in discrediting and will see all of the people with powers dead. If she could get away with it.

This is a great series if you enjoy. Selection series Kiera Cass, Red Queen Victoria Averyard, Matched Ally Condie then this series is for you.

Fated- Joanne Kershaw and Fb events for its release

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I think its perfectly clear that the two Indie authors I like most are Jennifer l armentrout (though with a five figure Disney film contract for Lux series she’s not going to say unkown for long.) The other is Joanne Kershaw and the Vanguard legacy

If you know the series and want to get you mitts on the book before the release date you can join this event and sign up to be chosen read and review. I know I certainly enjoyed it. Also during the event its a great time to chat to Joanne herself play a few games  https://www.facebook.com/events/341970199343317/ so what are you waiting for go and sign up for it now.

if you want a 14 hour book event that Joanne is also taking part in go here  https://www.facebook.com/events/1562055274045245/

Love Jennifer L Armentrout as much as I do well here the relesase dates for this year

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Scorched (a standalone follow up to Frigid)
Releases June 16, 2015
Sometimes life leaves a mark.

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and he never cuts her any slack.

But when her life spirals out of control, he’s there for her. The only problem is, no one else can save her… only she can save herself.

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Dream of You (a 1001 Dark Nights novella)
a.k.a. Waif for You series book. 4.5
releases June 23, 2015
Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she’s ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

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Every Last Breath
(Dark Elements Book 3)
releases July 28,

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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Forever With You (Wait for You book 5)
releases September 29, 2015
In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you’ve never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It’s out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick’s self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he’s knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she’s building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can’t walk away. Not when she’s the only one who’s ever made him wish for forever . . .

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Salvations and Secrets release party part 6. Erased by Elle Christensen and K Weber

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Are you still you if everything about you has to change. What part of yourself can be trusted once everything about the old you is gone. Can you trust and love the man who help protect and change you?

“Synopsis:
Joss Parker’s life is a fairytale come true. She’s a concert pianist in New York who lives with her longtime boyfriend and is close with her fiercely protective father—until one fateful night when she is taken in the middle of the night.

In a desperate attempt to access a program that could be a threat to national security, her ability to play the piano is threatened. Her world comes crashing down when her father puts his need to protect a program over his own daughter.

At the last minute, Joss finds herself whisked away by an unlikely ally.

She later lands in the protective custody of none other than small-town bad boy and bar owner Derek Slade. Slade is entrusted to look after Joss and see to it that she hides behind her new persona, Jill, so that bad people don’t find her ever again.

Joss has been erased. Joss is now Jill.

As Joss trades her blond locks for Jill’s mahogany ones, she also takes on the strength of her new persona. Jill is someone who doesn’t put up with crap. Jill doesn’t trust easily. Jill must protect the broken heart of Joss.

Joss and Slade battle an intense attraction, but she isn’t the only one with secrets. Behind Slade’s silver eyes are mysteries he’s unwilling to share. Slade knows better than to get involved with Joss, yet he finds it nearly impossible to push her away.

What happens when Slade crosses the line of protector? Can he protect her when the evils of both of their pasts come back to haunt them?”

 

salvations and Secrets release party part 5. Protecting Shaylee by Elle Christensen

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Shaylee
As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.

Aden
When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself.
And determined to make her mine.

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I always enjoy fae stories they often follow light and dark with no in-between which is rare yes 90% of the time they live it but at some point in the story you have to choose light or dark. Just the way of lost girl fae laws and fae are always tricky and therefore always make a great story.

Salvation and Secrets release Party Part 4- The Pericolo Series Kirsty-Anne Still

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Excerpt ( The Pericolo Series)

“I used to watch her through the lights. Watch as her body turned and twisted and she morphed into my siren.

I wanted her, every ounce of her, but now I have her where I want her, all I want to do is corrupt every inch of her pretty little soul.

Valentinos aren’t made for tales of love. We’re made for the horror stories you fear.

We’re the monsters that make you scared to ever hope again.

It’s time she realises it.

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He’s watched me for months. Given me every reason to allow curiosity to start killing me slowly.

The way he makes the world melt away makes me want to throw all inhibition and greet him personally, but every time the music ends and the lights lift he vanishes, crushing every hope of getting what I want.

Until one day a moment of chance happens.

But how does a man like Dante Valentino cope with a woman as
messed up as me?

Easy.

By letting him have every inch of my tainted soul.”

Out of the Authors I didn’t know last night this one intregues me the most given its a lot darker and a lot more players than the average book. Im really looking forward to the dynamics of mafia family and romance to be put togher to form something special whilst Ive given one except from the book a lot more was given last night and it really drew me in.

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Above is a picture of the players questions is can you play their game?

Salvation and Secrets Release Party Part 3. Lies to Promises Faith S Lynn

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With a past buried and left behind, Katrina changes her last name on a search for a normal life. But what is normal, really?
Three years, two amazing friends, and a new future, she thinks she has finally secured it. That was until Ryder. With him she was able to forget her fears completely, to feel more normal than she ever has.
But when her past comes crashing into her present, will he think her past is all lies, and abandon her like everyone else that she thought loved her did. Or will his promises bring her above the dark that surrounds her life.