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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Book Blitz: Between The Notes








Between the Notes



Release Date: 06/16/15


Harper Teen


382 pages





Summary from Goodreads:

When Ivy Emerson’s family

loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come

seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single,

terrifying performances. It’s her life.





And it isn’t pretty.





Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to

Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from

her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his

own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to

ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there

is no way to stop them.





As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new

friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be

surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including

herself.





Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what

happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.







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Sharon Huss Roat lives in Delaware with her husband and two kids.
When not writing books for young adults, you might find her reading (YA of course), planting vegetables in her backyard garden, or sewing costumes for a school musical. BETWEEN THE NOTES is her first novel.



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Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: Outspoken

Outspoken Outspoken by Lora Richardson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I RECIEVED THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY VIEWS OR OPINIONS IN ANY WAYS.

Outspoken by Lora Richardson is a great book. I really enjoyed reading it.

Penny Beck just graduated from high school. She changed her mind about going to college at the last minute, and is now spending her summer with her grandpa. He has dementia and needs someone to watch him. Penny gets to his town and decides to be more sure of herself, and not just do what others want her to do. She meets a few new friends, and learns a lot about herself. Along the way, a surprising romance blossoms. Read the book to find out more.

The plot of this book was really good. It wasn't super fast paced, but it flowed just right. There was also the perfect amount of excitement. Every once in a while, I had to reread a little part of the book. That could have just been the fact that I was reading too fast, but I don't know. There was more than one little problem in this book, and all the elements fit together perfectly.

The characters in this book were unique and interesting. Penny was a typical teenage girl, and was a pretty good role model while not being goody-goody. Archer was a slacker boy with an unusual background, and he was also a loner of sorts. Penny's other friends were full of excitement and always trying to get her to be more social.

The setting in this book was interesting. It took place in a small beach town. I thought that was very interesting, and it made the whole book more interesting.

I really enjoyed this book. It was unuasually good. I give it 5 stars.



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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: The Heir

The Heir The Heir by Kiera Cass
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Heir by Kiera Cass was a very good book.

The Heir focuses on a girl named Eadlyn. She is the heir to the throne of Illea, and her parents are America and Maxon. Maxon and America fell in love during "The Selection", and now they are hoping Eadlyn will do the same It will distract the attention away from the bad things going on in the monarchy. She doesn't want to fall in love, and decides that she will do it for show until her parents let her stop. But will she really fall in love?

First of all, this book made me want to scream. I read the ending and wanted the next book so badly. With the other books, I could just go to the library within a couple days and check out the next one. I have to wait for months to read "The Crown". I CAN'T WAIT MUCH LONGER!!!!

I thought Eadlyn was very whiny and self centered. She never did anything just for the good of doing it, and always complained. I hoped I would be able to see more of her mom in her, but she did not act the same as America. I thought the boys were strange, and Maxon wasn't himself anymore. I also realized that America had turned into a quieter version of herself.

This might have been just me, but I thought that this book sounded more modern. (I know you are probably thinking I am crazy right now) It seemed to have a fresh perspective, but I have no real idea why.

The writing style was very interesting, and made even boring events sound halfway interesting. It never lacked in variety either. Kiera Cass made a masterpeice with this book.

The plot was kind of slow in this book. There were no HUGE events that would spark excitement. I think that is why it took me a while to read this book. I don't know if these books are getting tired or not, but I'm hoping The Crown has some new material.

This book is OK, but nothing out of the ordinary and not as good as the rest of the series. I give it 3 and a half stars.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Book Blitz: The X Factor











The X Factor: Confessions of a Naive Fashion Model
Ivan Sivec
Publication date: August 16th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
It takes three mistakes to be swallowed up and spat out by the fashion industry.

You trust the wrong people.

You think you know everything there is to know about life.

You take drugs.

Maja started off as a regular 17-year-old high-school kid, fighting her inner insecurities while dreaming to become an actress like Marilyn Monroe.

At a party her boyfriend Klemen introduces her to a renowned modelling agent. He sees a special X Factor hidden insight her. And a great business opportunity for himself…

Fast forward a few weeks later. Maja’s charm and talent land her a modelling contract in the trendy and exciting fashion capital of Milan. She’s completely enchanted and determined to make it in the fashion world.

But things don’t turn out the way she had planned.

Exhausting long photo shoots, stressful fashion shows, strict dieting and wild parties start taking their toll on her soon enough. In desperate search for help Maja reaches out to her agent and other false friends from the fashion industry that emotionally and physically exploit her to the point where ‘Maja the Great’ is merely a shadow of her former self.

She starts battling drug addiction that ends up in a tragic event.

Maja has been finally swallowed up and spit out by the fashion industry with its endless traps. What price will the girl with the X Factor have to pay for her naivety?


The young adult novel The X Factor by the bestselling Slovenian author Ivan Sivec is based on a true story and takes the reader on a frightening journey into the world of drug addiction among teenager fashion models.





EXCERPT:


It started like this:

“I’ll give you a fourteenth of an ounce,” Monica was unusually generous and understanding. “For extremely difficult times. Stop by if you need more. But be careful not to get used to it too much. Heroin, for example, is only meant for critical moments, but can otherwise ruin a person.”

At the time she didn’t know the director was a drug trafficker. A true drug dealer. By selling drugs to models she lured their hard earned money into her own pocket. Business is business, of course.

Everything in the world is about business.

And exactly because of this Maja was now even more convinced that this was the first and the last time she would resort to the white powder.

But destiny had other plans for her.

Maja felt lost after the incident. She thought everyone was talking about her behind her back, that everyone was judging her. At the time she didn’t have a hunch about the fact that she was only an insignificant speck people can crush easily without any bad conscious.

However, it all depended on whether this insignificant speck would allow others to crush her.

But time ran by relentlessly.



9th June 2004.




A gala dinner.

All the Crème de la crème of Milan society was invited. The models were keeping the guests company, but also the whole fashion show staff gathered.

The fancy invitation that had a big red rose on the cover page said:


After the very successful, attention-grabbing fashion show, our great fashion designer Riccardo invites his dear guests and co-workers for a gathering. The reception will take place on Wednesday 9th June 2004. “Wow, you’re Riccardo’s co-worker now!” Svetlana sincerely hugged Maja, after she showed her the invitation.

They both knew the only reason why the great designer Riccardo was organizing this reception was to easier sell his new designs. Amongst the cream of society in Milan were mostly moneybags that liked to show off with Riccardo’s creations in theatres, luxurious receptions and other events.

Maja felt awkward because Svetlana wasn’t invited to the dinner party.

“I’m not going anywhere without you. I don’t know anyone there.” “What do you mean?” Svetlana tried to comfort her. “You know the great designer himself! And the whole of Milan, actually the whole of Italy knows you, after all you were on the cover of the Italian issue of Bravo.”

"They also know me because I stumbled at the fashion show,” she added bitterly.

“That’s publicity as well.”

Despite Svetlana’s convincing, Maja decided not to attend the gala dinner. Out of solidarity to her friend, but mostly because she was afraid that the reason why she fell was written all over her face, even though everyone accepted her stumble as if it was nothing special; as if things like that happened a thousand times before.

And then the phone rang.

“Hello, this is Monica.”












Author Bio:



In his rich and thriving career the writer, poet and publicist has written in many genres. His broad ‘repertoire’ includes historical novels and stories, biographies, psychological novels, adventure novels and travelogues, books with sporting themes, youth book series, picture books and books for the youngest readers as well as humorous stories.

He published over 125 books and is one of the most popular Slovenian authors.

As a poet he has written more than 2,500 lyrics for ethnic and entertaining music for which he received many awards.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Feature And Follow

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Question: If you could teleport into any story, which would it be? 

I would transport into the Selection series.  I would love to meet Eadlyn and America because they are good role models.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: The One

The One The One by Kiera Cass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review may be short. I finished this book almost a week ago but haven't felt like reviewing. Anyways, here I go.

The one is the third book in the selection series. It focuses again on America Singer. She is one of the few people left in the selection. America is facing issues that mainly deal with the other contestants as they try to compete for the throne. When the Northern rebels start to communicate with Maxon and America, things change. Then the south attacks the castle, and things are going to change majorly.

I thought the plot in this book was okay. I finished it in a little over 24 hours, so it couldn't be that bad. It also was a lot more about America's feelings and thoughts than the other books. It was slower moving, but it sped up at the end.

America was a bit more self centered in this book. It seemed like she was a bit unlike herself, and she was moody every once in awhile. However, her real personality shined through the most of the time.
Maxon seemed a bit more tense and moody as well in this book. He was facing a lot of problems, so I guess I don't blame him.

The romance in this book blossomed a lot. As America learned secrets about Maxon, she fell more in love with him. They were obviously meant to be once they learned more about each other. She was also in love with Aspen as well until almost the end as well.

In conclusion, this book was a decent book with a great plot and good characters.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Review: The Elite

The Elite The Elite by Kiera Cass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Elite is a great and creative book.

America Singer is a participant in the selection. It is a competition with 35 girls who are all trying to earn the Prince's love. The "elite" are the final 6 of those girls. She is how in the elite, and things are harder than ever. She feels that Prince Maxon isn't giving her the appreciation she deserves. He is giving the other girls more attention. However, he says that he really loves her. America isn't sure if she wants to be with Maxon or her old crush Aspen.

The plot in this book really kept me guessing. The fact that I finished this book in a few days has to say something about it. It kept me guessing with all the attacks they struggled through and all of the romantic issues they had. I really think that this book was paced perfectly.

The characters in this book are creative and realistic. America is turning into a perfect princess, but is still doubting herself. Maxon is still debating whether America would be a good princess or not. Aspen is really pesky in this book.

There were so many emotions in this book. It made me want to laugh and cry, almost at the same time The writing style is creative. Kiera Cass has created a masterpiece again with this book. It sometimes has a poetic vibe to it.

Sorry this review was so short. I have a review on The One to get done as well. All in All, this book is a great book with a good writing style.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Counting by 7s is a unique and touching read. Just so you guys know, this review might be brief. If have been busy (and lazy) and kept putting off this review.

Willow Chance likes to count by 7s. She is also a genius, who really likes to learn about medical diseases and stuff. Once she gets to middle school, she is called names such as weird. After getting a perfect score of a standardized test, she is called into the school counsler. He is also strange, and they don't get along the greatest. Then, Willow's foster parents die, and Willow is stuck trying to find a home. She gets temperarely housed with another family that has a kid who is counseled as well. Willow learns that things don't have to be perfect.

I really liked this book. It was under my reading level, yet it never felt too kiddish. It always had this feeling to it, and I think it would be a good book for anyone to read.

The plot in this book didn't really keep me guessing. It didn't really have a major climax, except for when Willow's foster parents died. It just flowed and added many more layers. This story was dragging a bit, but still had a decent message.

The characters in this book were good. Willow had a strange character who was always changing. Dell, the counselor, had a few personalities that made the story strange. It also made me have to reread parts of the book. Mai was by far my favorite character. She was cool and should be every teen's role model.

The messages in this book were good. One of them was that anyone can be good. You can't dwell on the past.

This book was a fun and easy read that was very interesting.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book Blitz: The Secrets We Kept




The Secrets We Kept
Lily Velez
Publication date: November 8th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
One year. That’s how long it’s been since childhood sweethearts Sully Graham and Cadence Gilbertson broke up, since one adoption and one out-of-state move turned their worlds upside down.

Suddenly, Cadence is back in New York City, but something’s different about her. The light in her eyes, the music in her laughter, the warmth in her smile—all of those things have entirely vanished. In their place stand the makings of a girl Sully can’t even begin to recognize, much less understand.

Still, despite the collective history of heartbreak between them, he’s convinced he can win her trust again, and he’s committed to proving the invincibility of their love no matter what it takes.

But Cadence is quietly harboring secrets of her own. Dark secrets. Ugly secrets. Secrets that could break a person. And though broken herself and unbearably lonely, she’s determined to protect Sully from her terrible, biting truths. Even if it means locking him out of her life forever.

The only problem is it seems her heart hasn’t quite received the memo. One glimpse of him is all it takes for her to trip into familiar (and, she’ll admit, addictive) feelings that threaten to all but consume her. Now her biggest fear is that her secrets will begin to slowly unravel one by one…long before Sully’s resolve ever does.

The Secrets We Kept is a moving story about first love, friendship, and forgiveness, and the enduring bonds that forever connect us and give us our strength.





Excerpt:


Sully still remembered the first time that he saw Cadence. It was a sweltering summer that year. Push-cart ice cream vendors roamed the neighborhood blocks like soldiers on patrol, circling playgrounds and community swimming pools. It was common to see people pop open fire hydrants like champagne bottles, children dancing in the shoots of water as miniature rainbows reflected off the asphalt.

Sully and his brother, twelve and ten years old at the time, were living with the Petersons back then along with a tribe of foster siblings. Ol’ Man Peterson was a Vietnam vet with PTSD and a short-fuse temper that exploded so quickly, it was like his personality had a gas leak. Usually, maintaining a thirty-foot distance from the man at all times was insurance against his drunken rampages. His military pedigree had bred in him a no-nonsense adherence to hard work and, where appropriate, hard discipline—both of which were far less easy to escape.

The hard work in particular manifested in the Peterson prison as an endless checklist of chores (otherwise known as “slave labor” in the Spencer Graham lexicon), the completion or lack thereof of which determined whether or not you ate dinner that night. Additionally, each child had to fulfill their assigned task in accordance with certain standards, and as Ol’ Man Peterson was an uncompromising perfectionist, one chore could go through three to five rounds before the man extended a grunt of approval.

The afternoon Cadence arrived, Sully and Spencer were attached to yard work. While the Peterson walk-up sat only a few yards from the curb, which meant there barely existed a lawn between the chain-link fence and the front door, Ol’ Man Peterson preferred his grass cut to an exact height. It was taking painstaking precision to perfect his science.

Spencer lay on his stomach with a see-through ruler to measure the blades of grass. “I think you cut this side of the walkway too short.”

Sully rested a broom atop his shoulders, arms draping over it like a scarecrow. “It’s way too hot to even care, dude.”

“I care because I want to see the new Adam Sandler, movie and I’m not about to get grounded for another weekend.”

“How many times have I been grounded because of you?”

Spencer stood. “Whatever. I’m taking over sweeping duty.” He stretched out a hand to receive the broom, but Sully’s gaze had already shifted to a royal blue SUV parking alongside the curb. A woman emerged from the driver’s side. She came around to open the backseat door closest to the Peterson home. Two ballet flats appeared from under the door, reaching for the street. When the woman closed the door, a girl who looked to be Sully’s age or slightly younger stood with her, hands bracketed to the straps of her backpack and her bottom lip caught softly under her front teeth.

Spencer snapped in Sully’s face. “Hellooo? Earth to Sully.” Sully nodded toward the two, and when Spencer turned and saw them, he said, “Uh oh. Another casualty.”

The woman, clearly the girl’s caseworker, greeted the boys with a cheery “working hard?” before continuing up the walkway with her charge. Sully waited for the girl to look his way, and when she finally did, he offered her a soft, barely-there smile by way of hello. Part greeting, part commiseration. She instantly looked away.

They discovered her name only because she was sharing a bunk-bed with their friend Novah. “Cadence Livingston,” she told them. “She’s been in the system for a few

years. She doesn’t talk much. Or at all. Those are the only things I was able to get from her. She’s probably halfway to being a mute.”

“I wish Spencer was a mute,” Sully muttered.

“Ha ha,” Spencer said. “You’re so funny. Absolutely hilarious. How did I get so lucky to have a brother like you?” Then he excused himself to see about fixing the eyesore Sully had made of the front lawn and left Sully fixated on the enigma of the quiet and elusive Cadence Livingston.







Author Bio:

Lily Velez has been writing stories since she was six years old. Not much has changed since then. She still prefers the written word and her overactive imagination over the ‘real world’ (though to be fair, her stories no longer feature talking dinosaurs). A graduate of Rollins College and a Florida native, when she’s not reading or writing, she spends most of her days wrangling up her pit bulls Noah and Luna, planning exciting travel adventures, and nursing her addiction to cheese. All this when she isn’t participating in the extreme sport known as napping. You can learn more about Lily and her books at www.lilyvelezbooks.com.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review: The Selection

The Selection The Selection by Kiera Cass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Selection is the first book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I had been hearing a lot of buzz about this series, and wanted to see if it was as good as people said. I usually like sci-fi, but the only books I liked with princesses and princes were the books in the Princess Diary series. Well, that all changed, and now I can't wait to read the second book.

America Singer is just a poor musician who is living her teenage life just fine. She is secretly dating a boy a bit poorer than her. Both Aspen, her boyfriend, and her mom make her enter the Selection. It is a drawing that sends 35 girls to the Capitol to meet Prince Maxon. He has to eliminate them, and in the end marry one. America gets picked, and she is not happy about this. Her mom is though, because it will make them richer. America's plan is to be a disgrace and leave early, because she can't imagine marrying someone as stiff as the prince. Once she meets him, she changes her opinion and becomes friends with him. Will he pick her to be the Selected?

I really loved the characters in this book. America was a typical teenage girl. As a five, she isn't rich but isn't the poorest around. She shows real personality, and I can relate to most of her decisions. I especially understood why she didn't want to marry the Prince at first. Her opinions come through loud and clear, with lots of emotions. Prince Maxon was a surprisingly sweet and funny guy. He wasn't the jerk he was made out to be in the first part of the book. He had a funny and complete personality. All the other characters were just as interesting. Marlee was my favorite of America's friends. She was funny as well, and just comical and peppy.

The plot of this book kept me guessing. It isn't a short book, but a finished it in a little over 24 hours. It was not fast nor slow paced, and it flowed just right. I felt like the romance between Maxon and America was the best part of the story, but there were a lot of side stories and extra information that fit in ferfectly. I liked learning about the maids in particular, because their story added perfectly.

The writing style was amazing. That is what kept the plot moving and kept me wanting more. Kiera Cass is a genius writer because she writes descriptively and adds more to everything. I will definitely read more of her books.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and can't wait to read book two!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another Sarah Dessen book that I have read and loved. She is my second favorite author, next to Morgan Matson. Now onto the review.

Macy Queen is an average 16 year old girl going through normal problems. Her "perfect" boyfriend is away at Brain Camp, so she is stuck working his library job for the. Macy's dad had also died a few years back because he was hit by a car. Because of this, Macy's mom spends a lot of time grieving by keeping herself busy. Macy decides to switch up her boring life a bit by getting a job at Wish Catering, a disorganized catering business that Macy thinks is a good change of scene. While working there, she meets a boy named Wes. She starts to develop feelings for Wes, but he already has a girlfriend. Will Macy be able to take control of her life?

I really like Sarah Dessen's writing style. She writes with such poise and style that I want to read more and more of her books. The conflicts are always different, but I like how so many of her books take place in the same town, and the same two schools. It makes me feel connected to the characters more.

The plot was really good. It intertwined so many different elements to create a story that fit together perfectly. Wes, Wish Catering, Macy's mom, Macy's sister, and her old boyfriend all connect to add to the story. This isn't the one sided story that some are. My favorite part was the chaos with Wish. It was so creative, even if I didn't understand one worker, Monica's, obsession with the word Donnavin, or what it meant. It was one of those things that just doesn't make sense.

Characters are one of Sarah Dessen's strong parts in writing. The characters are always so different. Wes is a independent rebel kind of thing, and Macy is trying to be perfect. Jason, her boyfriend, is a nerdy version of perfect. Monica, Kristy, and Delia are the other wish workers, but they all are different. Delia is a protective forgetful parent. Monica is more throughtful and quiet, and Kristy is outgoing and loves to dress up.

Overall, this is a great book.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Music Monday #1

I am trying out this new meme.  Maybe it will make Mondays better because I love music and books.
Hi,
Welcome to a new weekly meme from Lauren @ Always Me, make sure to go check out her blog, or even join in on the meme! 







Rules:

Every Monday share one or two of songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

 Finally, have fun sharing and discovering new to you music!


Song of the Week:
  The song of the week I am choosing for this week is the Whip/NaeNae.  I don't really like this song, but I have heard it a lot and almost always have this song stuck in my head nowadays.

What is your favorite song of the week.  Let me know in the comments.

Book Blitz: (Dis)Content by Melissa Haag



First of all, this is my 50th post!  I can't wait to get to 100!
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(Dis)Content
Melissa Haag
(Judgement of the Six #5)
Publication date: November 24th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. They will pay.

Isabelle leads a very normal life…for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There’s something about Carlos—when he’s not growling at her—that makes her do things she wouldn’t normally do, like sigh and daydream.

Attraction aside, she is faced with the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It’s a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement.

Previous books in the series:





Book 1, Hope(less) is available as a free series starter on all retailer sites!


Find the complete series on Amazon here!

EXCERPT:


The phone rang before my alarm. Hell hath no fury like a woman woken before her alarm. I fumbled to find the phone in the dark.


“Hello?” My voice cracked.


“Hey, Z. This is your reminder to pack your bag. You promised to cover tonight.”


“Ethan. You are sick to call me this early. I said I’ll be there. Now, leave me alone.” I ended the call without a goodbye.


The phone rang again before I could drop it back on the nightstand.


“What?” I answered.


“I’ve dusted your gloves, babe. You’re overdue.”


The call disconnected, and I smiled in the dark. Only Ethan, the huge pain in the butt I called friend, could annoy me and make me smile at the same time. He was right. I needed to go in and really purge.


Hitting the bag at home helped, but I suffered from a slow buildup. Ethan compared it to PMS. I grew moodier until I started an actual fight. Except the fights were never fair. In my anger, I pulled too much of my opponent’s emotions, and they tended to just stand there with a stupid smile as I hit them. But I couldn’t avoid the fights. I needed them. Hitting an actual person drained me way more than the bag, and it was the only thing that helped when I got like this. I hated fighting but didn’t see any other choice.


With a sigh, I slid from the sheets and shuffled to the bathroom. My long, red hair was a tangled mess, and I scowled at myself in the mirror. The green of my eyes seemed vivid against the bloodshot background.


I should have slept longer. I already felt edgy and knew it would be a long day.






Author Bio:

Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch was her first published novel. She is currently working on book five of the Judgement of the Six Series...along with several other new books.

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