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The Before By Isabelle Connors

   
 
**RELEASE DAY BLITZ**
The Before – Undying Love #0.5
by Isabelle Connors
Blurb:
Skylar Montgomery is a sophomore at Adelaide High School. Captain of the soccer team, and one of the most popular boys in school. He’s a womanizer who has no intention of having a relationship with any of the girls in school. His focus is on school, soccer and friends, girls flock at him, but he only has one intention.

You’ve read about his love for Ari, now you’ll read how he was BEFORE Ari.

Excerpt:
“I don’t think there is any girl on earth who can make me lose all common sense.”

With a chuckle she says, “Oh you young fool. When that day comes I will be here to laugh at you. You are so full of yourself. You can’t fight it. The heart wants what it wants. When love comes it will knock you down before you even realize what’s happening.”

  
The Before buy links:

Amazon: amzn.to/1iLZCmI
Amazon UK: amzn.to/1L5UF4u
The Introduction & The Heartbreak buy links:
Amazon: amzn.to/1iLZCmI
Amazon UK: amzn.to/1L5UF4u
iBooks: apple.co/1KOOAHF
Barnes&Nobles: bit.ly/1MpRh1J
Kobo: bit.ly/1MpRyBC

  

About the Author:

My name is Isabelle Connors. I am an only child who has grown from an avid reader into an avid writer! I have been married now for six wonderful years. I have no kids as yet. I just recently published the first two books in the “Undying Love” series called the “The Introduction” and “The Heartbreak”. I am so excited about this journey that I am on (nervous more so) because it gives me a chance to bare my soul to the world. These characters have lived in my head for a long time and I think it’s time you guys got a chance to meet them. I hope you fall in love with these individuals. I hope you cry and laugh with them, and I hope you get the life lessons with them.

Connect With Izzy:
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Goodreads: http://bitly.com/1Lt0vuH
Twitter: @izzyconnors1
Book Gorilla Profile: http://bit.ly/1Ol5xcj
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The Before By Isabelle Connors

   
 
**RELEASE DAY BLITZ**
The Before – Undying Love #0.5
by Isabelle Connors
Blurb:
Skylar Montgomery is a sophomore at Adelaide High School. Captain of the soccer team, and one of the most popular boys in school. He’s a womanizer who has no intention of having a relationship with any of the girls in school. His focus is on school, soccer and friends, girls flock at him, but he only has one intention.

You’ve read about his love for Ari, now you’ll read how he was BEFORE Ari.

Excerpt:
“I don’t think there is any girl on earth who can make me lose all common sense.”

With a chuckle she says, “Oh you young fool. When that day comes I will be here to laugh at you. You are so full of yourself. You can’t fight it. The heart wants what it wants. When love comes it will knock you down before you even realize what’s happening.”

  
The Before buy links:

Amazon: amzn.to/1iLZCmI
Amazon UK: amzn.to/1L5UF4u
The Introduction & The Heartbreak buy links:
Amazon: amzn.to/1iLZCmI
Amazon UK: amzn.to/1L5UF4u
iBooks: apple.co/1KOOAHF
Barnes&Nobles: bit.ly/1MpRh1J
Kobo: bit.ly/1MpRyBC

  

About the Author:

My name is Isabelle Connors. I am an only child who has grown from an avid reader into an avid writer! I have been married now for six wonderful years. I have no kids as yet. I just recently published the first two books in the “Undying Love” series called the “The Introduction” and “The Heartbreak”. I am so excited about this journey that I am on (nervous more so) because it gives me a chance to bare my soul to the world. These characters have lived in my head for a long time and I think it’s time you guys got a chance to meet them. I hope you fall in love with these individuals. I hope you cry and laugh with them, and I hope you get the life lessons with them.

Connect With Izzy:
Facebook: http://bitly.com/1CtIC7N
Goodreads: http://bitly.com/1Lt0vuH
Twitter: @izzyconnors1
Book Gorilla Profile: http://bit.ly/1Ol5xcj
Instagram: izzyconnors1

   
 

Harry Potter Colouring Book

Warner Brothers Release Date: 5 Nov. 2015 Buy new: £9.99 £6.99

The Mentor

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli , Aaron Maines The Mentor 1 day in the top 100 The Mentor (2) Download: £3.99

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 10)

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The Concealed (The Lakewood Series Book 1)

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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep

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Freak Out by Ella Emerson

Recently I took part in a “Bloghoppalitz” as part of the release promotions for Freak Out by Ella Emerson. I enjoyed this immensely and gained a large number of followers for my Facebook Page in the process. (Thank you to all my new followers!) This weekend, I got to read the book itself and I have to say, overall, I enjoyed it.

The main protagonist is Chelsea, who has had a tough childhood, following the death of her parents, and has been brought up by her uncle Al, who she adores, with her beloved sister Abbi, and her detested cousin Bridget. Chelsea works for her uncle and while it isn’t the best job in the world, it certainly isn’t the worst, and when Chelsea introduces herself to the reader, she is experiencing a sense of ennui. She’d prefer to be somewhere else and having recently broken up with her boyfriend, Gander, she is plodding along without any real sense of direction.

That is, until she has an unexpected, but very sexy encounter with Freak Phillips in the broom closet. Somewhat of an enigma, he affects Chelsea in a way she does not expect and he somehow becomes her boyfriend, much to the chagrin of her sister, Abbi. Despite Abbi’s protestations, Chelsea continues on a path with Freak that she had never imagined for herself. Freak seems to be a borderline sexual predator to the ditzy Chelsea but if this story has a moral, it would be “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Freak isn’t the loser that Abbi seems to think he is, and Chelsea is stronger than she would appear.

Freak Out is essentially a love story. Both characters have had troubled childhoods for different reasons, both have a deep desire for each other that they cannot shake, no matter how hard they try. Once they have a better understanding of each other, their relationship becomes more of a partnership, where in the beginning, it seems that Freak is calling all the shots, using sex as a weapon and as an enticement in equal measure, leaving Chelsea confused, yet inexplicably aroused. It appears like the beginnings of a dominant/submissive relationship, as Freak punishes Chelsea for arbitrary errors, yet rather than pushing him away, she finds herself wanting him more.

I did feel that there was some repetition in the phrasing and the language used and sometimes, Chelsea’s choice not to explain herself appears to be more for the author’s ease than a character trait, although I’m sure that this is not the case. I also thought that the episode where Chelsea finds three admirers on her doorstep, and the deciding vote on who she should go out with is based on who gave her the best orgasm, ever-so-slightly ridiculous. Funny, yes, but considering that Gander turns up out of nowhere and suddenly wants Chelsea back without any prior warning that this was a possibility, just didn’t work for me.

On the whole, this was a nice, easy book to read and there was a lot to like about it. I enjoyed Chelsea’s confusion in terms of what Freak’s endgame was going to be and I liked Freak’s back story as it was unpacked throughout the narrative. While there were parts of the novel that I thought could have been expanded upon and parts that perhaps the narrative could have done without, it didn’t stop me from being entertained and I read it in one sitting, so I was gripped enough to keep on reading. Overall, the two main characters were very intriguing, in that they both seem to be unsure of each other, yet cannot leave each other alone. I’m looking forward to being involved in the blog tour for Emerson’s future releases and reading and reviewing more of her novels.