tHe crooKed WorD

As of April 30, 2014 we will no longer be posting reviews on tHe crooKed WorD. Reading is like breathing for us - and discovering new books and authors has been a wonderful adventure - but the time has come for us to move on. Thank you for your support, for allowing us into your lives, and for letting us influence in some small way the contents of your bookshelves.

Monday, March 31, 2014

To Catch a Bad Guy

To Catch a Bad Guy
by Marie Astor

Kindle Edition307 pages
Published August 10th 2012

Janet Maple's stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.

Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique broker dealers comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?


This is a great read!  The characters and workplace drama are believable and easy to relate to.  It was fun to see how the various characters interact as the plot unfolds.  There's a bit of everything in here- mystery, romance, drama, comedy...  It's easy-going and fun!  

3.5 stars

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Busy Mom's Guide to Speed Cleaning and Organizing

The Busy Mom's Guide to Speed Cleaning and Organizing: How To Organize, Clean, and Keep Your Home Spotlessby BJ Knights

Kindle Edition124 pages
Published October 21st 2013


I really enjoyed this book! I've read several cleaning/organizing books and this is my favorite! The book itself is efficient and an enjoyable read. (something I never expected to say about a cleaning book) I like the way the house is divided and the overall approach to getting organizing- all to meet individual needs. Great ideas and recipes for staying efficient!  I definitely recommend this one!

5/5 stars

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
by Lily Koppel

Hardcover288 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.


I love idea of this book- showing us the perspective of the wives of the astronauts.  Their story is compelling and truly intriguing.  The actual writing style wasn't my favorite.  I had trouble staying "involved" with the story even though it was really interesting to me.  I enjoyed hearing about the women despite the writing.  They really went through a lot so we could race to space.  

3.5/5 stars   

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Old Maid of Honor

Old Maid of Honor
by Heather Horocks

Hardcover292 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Deseret Book

Part-time clown Amelia White has a detailed list of traits and accomplishments that make for her the perfect man and she won't marry anyone lacking even one of them. Perhaps that's why she's thirty and still unmarried.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride seems to apply to both her and her roommate, until Stacy announces her upcoming and unexpected wedding. Now Amelia is feeling like an old maid of honor.

When she is introduced to Ben Adams and begins to spend time with him, she is delighted to check off all the items on her list and believes he might just be The One.
As she falls in love, she learns that she has assumed a great deal and Ben is not the man she thought he was.
Even so, could he prove to be the perfect man for her?


This is a funny story full of jealously, romance and drama.  It's a nice fluffy story you don't have to think about- which can be really nice sometimes.  Quite entertaining!

3/5 stars

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chocolate Obsessed

Chocolate Obsessed
by Annette Lyon
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Autumn

Published August 2nd 2013 by Mirror Press (first published July 31st 2013)

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Autumn Collection. Readers will love this collection of six romantic suspense novellas, all with one thing in common: Romance

Chocolate Obsessed, a captivating romantic suspense by Annette Lyon, we meet Whitney, an executive pastry chef who is working her resort’s booth at the New York Chocolate Show. The only problem is that she shares the shift with her arch rival, Stephen. But then an unexpected visitor shows up: Jeremy, a man who lost a dessert competition she judged. When Jeremy confronts her and becomes threatening, Stephen steps in and gets Jeremy dragged off by security. But that doesn’t throw Jeremy off for long; soon Stephen and Whitney are running for their lives.


Chocolate!  Of course it makes this short story sweeter.  It's packed with action and romance with some fun twists.  I really enjoyed it!

3.5/5 stars

Friday, March 14, 2014

Preparing To Say Goodbye

It's been almost three years since we began this blog, and it's been quite a journey! We've made wonderful friends, found some amazing books, and loved interacting with you.

So it's with a bit of sadness that we announce we will be closing up shop. Reading is like breathing for us - and discovering new books and authors has been a wonderful adventure. However, our lives keep becoming more involved - and let's face it, crazier - and we've reached the point where it's right for us to bow out.

We will be posting reviews until the end of April, at which point we'll say goodbye.

Thank you for your support, for allowing us into your lives, and for letting us influence in some small way the contents of your bookshelves.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chocolate and Conversation

Chocolate and Conversation
by Jennifer Griffith

Kindle Edition225 pages
Published September 9th 2013

Susannah Hapsburg is totally ready for Plan C. Plan A was to get married at 22 and have a passel of kids. Still unmarried and 31, that option is out. Plan B was to work her way up the corporate ladder. However, the company she devoted eight years to just went bankrupt, giving her a bad taste for the corporate world. Which leaves her with Plan C.

Plan C involves chocolate. 

With the support of friends, Susannah puts her future on the line to open up downtown Salt Lake City s first all-chocolate cafĂ©, The Chocolate Bar, a place where scrumptious conversations and delectable desserts abound. 

In the midst of all this, social turmoil hits Susannah when she catches the interest of the city s most eligible bachelor just as her long-lost love returns to town--with intentions of marrying anyone but Susannah. 

Can Plan C offer Susannah her just desserts?

Chocolate and Converstaion is full love love--and chocolate recipes. Read it with a cup of cocoa.

(Previously published by Spring Creek Book Company as "Delicious Conversation")


I really enjoyed this story!  It's easy reading with believable characters and some fun.  It's light but there's more to it than I expected.  The story has some quirky and unexpected turns that kept me turning pages late into the night!  I highly recommend this for anyone who likes cute, clean romance. 

4.5/5 stars

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Luminescence (Book 3 of Middle School Magic series)Luminescence (Middle School Magic, #3)
by Braden Bell

320 Pages
Published March 11, 2014

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

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The end of a trilogy is always somewhat bittersweet for me, and this was no exception. Mr. Bell has taken us on a fun, magic-filled journey - and the worst thing I can say about it is: It's over.

Kids will love the magic, the adventure, the fun, the real-to-life characters. Parents will appreciate the examples of self-sacrifice and friendship, loyalty and teamwork. The kids stick up for what they know to be true, even when the some of the adults doubt them.

You might assume from that list of qualities that the book is preachy, but the exact opposite is true. Each of the kids faces their own troubles, and learns to deal with them in their own ways.

If you haven't read the first two books, I highly suggest reading them before this book - if you don't, you'll be playing catch-up the whole time.

If you're looking for a good, well-written, exciting, middle-grade-age-appropriate adventure, this series is for you!

5/5 stars

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Hound Dog Named Elvis

A Hound Dog Named Elvis- A Click Flick Clique Story
by Heather Horrocks
from A Timeless Romance Anthology- Autumn

Published August 2nd 2013 by Mirror Press (first published July 31st 2013)

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Autumn Collection. Readers will love this collection of six romantic suspense novellas, all with one thing in common: Romance.

In Heather Horrocks’ charming story, A Hound Dog Named Elvis, interior designer, Kaitlin Hartley returns to her hometown of Aspen Grove, California, to the job of her dreams after a year of specialized training in New York. During the town’s Autumn Festival, she enters her dachshund, Elvis, into the Running of the Hallowieners race. Joshua Moore, the man who hadn’t wanted her to leave Aspen Grove, but hadn’t waited for her either, enters Elvis’s sister, Priscilla. When Kaitlin gets home afterward, she realizes Elvis has left the building—with Joshua. She has the wrong dog! Can she get her dog—and the man she’s never stopped loving—back?


This is a cute short story with the Click Flick Clique characters.  It's a quick read with a fun plot involving mistaken dog identities.  The dogs bring Kaitlin back to an old friend and turn her life upside down.  

3.5/5 stars

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Trouble's Brewing (Stirring Up Trouble Trilogy #2)

Trouble's Brewing

(Stirring Up Trouble Trilogy #2)by Juli Alexander

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stirring Up Trouble (Stirring Up Trouble, #1)

Stirring Up Trouble
by Juli Alexander

Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. She's working hard to find a substitute for toad slime. Since fat-free margarine has been found to be a substitute for dead man's toe, she's hopeful that she'll find one. 

Then there's all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish "friend" Anya, and her crush on Anya's ex-boyfriend Jake.

Now, Zoe's dad is dating Jake's mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. If only Zoe could brew a potion or two and set everything straight. Zoe can't. If she brews a self-serving potion, bad things will happen to her appearance. Like a crooked nose, giant wart, green skin, rotting teeth--the whole ugly witch stereotype. 

Zoe's tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Julie Alexander


I really enjoyed this light-hearted story about Zoe.  The writing style is clever and entertaining and drew me right in.  This would be great for young teens on up- nothing inappropriate to worry about.  I highly recommend it!

3.5/5 stars

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It

Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It
by Whitney Boyd

Paperback236 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by WiDo Publishing (first published April 7th 2012)

Mikayla: Cute Canadian college girl turned world-famous, super- sexy pop-star practically overnight. And still figuring out if she belongs in this celebrity wonderland.
Jordan: The only genuine guy in all of L.A. Law student, and extremely attractive. Also happens to hate the Hollywood celebrity scene.

Matt: Stupid, lying, money-loving ex-boyfriend trying to get back into Mikayla’s life and ruin every hope she has with Jordan.

Kurt: Personal trainer, confidant and only true friend Mikayla has in her new life. Questionable fashion sense included.

Cheryl: Completely psychotic manager.

The next three months? Happily ever after with Jordan. Or social and career ruin with no hope of ever finding true love…


This is a fun story about a girl who wound up nearly instantly famous.  She can't be herself and has to put on an act to meet the expectations of the fans.  She meets a guy she can be herself with- but he doesn't know who she really is.  It's fun to see her two worlds collide.  An entertaining read!

3.5/5 stars

Monday, February 24, 2014

Double Dare

Double Dare
by Rhonda Nelson

Kindle Edition106 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Rhonda Nelson (first published October 2000)

Runaway bride Louisa Honeycut is looking for a quick escape when she passes the Double Dare, Inc sign and the slogan "Are you ready for the time of your life?" seems like divine intervention. Sheltered by her overbearing father, Louisa has years of catching up to do and can think of no better person than gorgeous Sam Rawlins to show her. Is she ready for the time of her life? Hell, yes.

Ordinarily unflappable adventure guide Sam Rawlins makes his living showing the wealthy how to have fun, but nothing in his experience could have prepared him for the "adventure" Louisa Honeycut asks for. He might be showing Louisa the time of her life, but the quirky little snack-cake heiress is soon turning Sam's own life upside down...and perversely, he likes the new vantage point.


A runaway bride story with a twist.  She wants an adventure after spending years doing her father's bidding- and she gets one.  This is a really quick read.  It's fun and flighty if you need a distraction from life.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Swans in Sight (Parakeet Princess #3)

Swans in Sight (Parakeet Princess #3)
by Jandy Branch

ebook270 pages
Published September 10th 2012 (first published September 9th 2012)

In the final installment in the Parakeet Princess trilogy, we find Heather MacLean midway through her 3rd year of university. Despite the frenzy of her high school days, she hasn't had a date in seven months. With nothing new in her love life, she starts to fall back into old habits -- and old insecurities. Her first love, Ben Jones, is back after two years in Switzerland. Maybe there’s still a chance he can make Heather happy for life. And then there's the more dangerous prospect of the looming return of Heather's favourite vampire. Being on her own would probably be easier if she didn't have to watch Tannis, her best friend, dating Lars Hansen. He’s a man who seems eerily perfect – or, at least, perfect for Heather. Set in a large LDS singles' ward in the mid-1990s, this is a clean, uplifting story about the clumsy, convoluted, crowded road to true love.


Heather goes to college- and all the drama associated with such a change.  A fun and quick read that I enjoyed!  Heather moves from a small town to a big city to start college and is once again thrown into a new world.  As she adjusts and grows she learns how to thrive.  It's a sweet story!

3.5/5 stars

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bats in Between (Parakeet Princess #2)

Bats in Between (Parakeet Princess #2)
by Jandy Branch

ebook246 pages
Published September 1st 2012 (first published August 31st 2012)

In her final year of high school in the small "Mormon town" of Upton, Heather MacLean seems to be doing just fine. Even though she's still considered the new-girl, she's feeling more at home. She's dating her dream boy, Ben Jones, and she's on track to become the town's first female valedictorian. But when Ben leaves town to go to university in the capital city, Heather is left to make friends with Aaron, the town's resident gloomy vampire-boy. Will she make it out of high school unscathed? Follow Heather through the sequel to "Parakeet Princess" as she navigates the perils of mandatory gym class, a long distance relationship, and finding out the hard way what love is not. This is a clean, uplifting story about growth and girl-power. Set in the 1990s, it has something to offer older readers looking to see reflections of their own experiences. 


I liked this book even more than the first.  It's easy to relate to Heather as she's torn between friends and choices.  The high school drama is fun and the characters and very believable!

4/5 stars

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Parakeet Princess

Parakeet Princess
by Jandy Branch

Published June 11th 2012 by Smashword

Heather MacLean is in a new world. She's always been happy to be a Mormon but now, at age sixteen, she's moved to a small town where Mormons are mainstream instead of a minority. It's a shock to her system -- and her love life. Though she doesn't feel like she fits in at her new school, Heather finds friends at the restaurant where she works part-time. Her new friends aren't Mormons. But that doesn't keep some of them from being interested in more than friendship. The most tempting of them is her best friend's twin brother. His name is Wayne and he's got a natural charisma that makes Heather wonder if she'd like to follow him -- no matter where he leads. Guiding her through her growing pains is Heather's older brother's new best friend, Ben. He's an awkward, thoughtful boy who calls Heather "Parakeet" after his family's pet bird. Can Heather overcome her prejudices and Ben's reserve and find romance with him? Or will she take a giant step away from the way of life she's always known and follow Wayne? Set in the early 1990s, the story offers something for young adult readers and for older readers looking to revisit their own high school days.


I loved the opening of this book!  It drew me in and had me hooked!  It's one of the best openings I've read in awhile.  This is LDS fiction.  If that's not your thing then this may not be for you.  I like it because it's clean and I can recommend it to teenagers without worrying if the content is too explicit.  This is a quick read about a girl who's moved to a new community.   She's facing new struggles in every aspect of her life.  It's fun to see how she grows to meet her new challenges.  

3.5/5 stars

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

HardcoverFirst Edition313 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.


I did NOT like this book.  At all.  In fact, hate is probably a better word.  I wish I hadn't read it.  I know, I'm in the minority on this one.  

For some, I'm sure it's an insight to the heartbreak and struggles of those suffering from cancer.  For me, it's way too close to home.  I can't approach this book without my own raw emotions surfacing and some of the implications made by the author truly bothered me.  Overall, it portrays the unfairness of illness and the devastation it brings.  All of that is true.  However, it seems to be more focused on portraying a message and on being philosophical than seems balanced.  In a book like this, humor can be a major asset.  However, I felt that it was ill-applied in this story.  

?/5 stars  (ironic, I can't even come up with a number of stars for a book about "stars")

Thursday, February 6, 2014

All She Wanted (Letting Go #2)

All She Wanted (Letting Go #2)
by Nicole Deese

Paperback349 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by "CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform" 


They determine how we live, who we are, and what we want. 
Some choices are made for us. Others we must make for ourselves. 

Charlie Lexington is a living consequence of both. 

Everything about the feisty redhead represents a second chance—even her name. Though she was rescued at the age of five, her past is a lingering reminder of what she longs for most.

And the one thing she has spent a lifetime trying to find. 

After a series of less-than-stellar choices, her Performing Arts Scholarship now hangs by a thread. Her sudden suspension has not only resulted in her father’s disappointment, but in the loss of her freedom as well. 

She is forced to face the music: four weeks house arrest. 

Briggs is the carefree, charming, yet all-too-mouthy fireman who is asked to keep an eye on the pretty little spitfire. He quickly learns, however, that his first assessment of her was off—she’s tougher than she looks. When her stubborn resolve pushes his sanity and intercepts his heart, his loyalties are put to the test. 

Sometimes the hardest choice we make, is the one we must make for love…


I love Ms. Deese's writing style!  This is the first book I've read by her and I'll be looking for more.  It's the second book in this series but it easily stands alone.  I got sucked into this story where I laughed and cried. The story of Charlie is fun and entertaining and deeper as you learn where she's been and the things that have brought her to this point.  It pulls raw emotions and struggles which many can relate to.  I liked the different points of view throughout the story and the perspective it gives the reader.  I highly recommend this book!

4.5/5 stars

Monday, February 3, 2014

Regally Blonde (Chick Flick Clique #2)

Regally Blonde (Chick Flick Clique Romantic Comedy #2)
by Heather Horrocks

Kindle Edition270 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Word Garden Press

This book is #2 of the popular Chick Flick Clique series.

Former beauty queen, Jamie Summers, has more problems than just world peace to worry about. When Jamie returns to her hometown of Aspen Grove, her mother's Chick Flick Clique friends are exceedingly curious about the state of her relationship with long-time boyfriend, Christopher Ellington. Jamie is curious herself. When Christopher proposes for the third time, she hesitantly accepts. Since he immediately leaves for an extended overseas business trip, she's relieved to have some time to get used to the idea, placing the ring safely beside her tiara and not mentioning it to anyone. New neighbor, David Stevens, has good reason to avoid beautiful women, but when his three-year-old daughter, Sunny, sees Jamie, she's convinced she's her mommy. As he begins to learn more about her, he realizes she's not like his dead wife, and he's glad she's not wearing any man's ring. How did life get so complicated so quickly? Jamie's gone from Miss California to Miss America to Big Mistake. Is she about to lose everyone she's come to care about?


I really liked this novella!  It's a cute story of a girl who's beautiful on the inside and out and does much good in her world.  I liked the drama with her next-door neighbor and his daughter.  It's a sweet story!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pride and Precipitation (Chick Flick Clique #1)

Pride and Precipitation (Chick Flick Click Romantic Comedy Novella #1)
by Heather Horrocks

Published (first published September 11th 2012)

Pride and Precipitation is #01 of the Chick Flick Clique romantic comedy series! Book #2 is Regally Blonde.

Breezy Jones is crazy about the weather, rain or shine, which makes her job as the local television station’s meteorologist perfect. She’s even hoping the new buyers of her Aspen Grove station will make some positive changes. 

That’s before she meets the attractive new general manager, Noah Drake, who is determined to repackage everything—including Breezy’s down-home delivery and casual, girl-next-door appearance that seems too

Pollyanna for him. He replaces her with a high-powered diva weathercaster and makes Breezy her off-screen assistant. 

With a flood of angry emails from the community, plummeting ratings, and incessant demands from the diva, it doesn’t take long for Noah to see which way the wind is blowing. 

Will the station survive the competitive clash between pride and precipitation? 

More importantly, can their blossoming attraction survive?

Note: This is a novella of about 170 pages.


This is a charming and sweet book about Breezy Jones, a meteorologist whose life is going great.  When things get turned upside-down, she has to turn inward to find what to do next.    I love the Click Flick Clique that ties this series together.  A cute, clean, happily-ever-after story.  

4/5 stars

Monday, January 27, 2014

My Story

My Story

Friday, January 24, 2014

Firebolt Virtual Tour

We are thrilled today to be part of the Firebolt Virtual Tour! Keep reading to see what I thought of the book, and learn a bit about the author!

Firebolt (The Dragonian, #1)Firebolt (The Dragonian Series, #1)
by Adrienne Woods

Published November 19, 2013
288 Pages

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

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Honestly, as soon as I saw the cover I knew I had to read the book. Yep, that cool sword got me - I'm a sucker for swords. Maybe one of these days I should actually learn how to use a sword.......

Moving every three months, without explanation, rhyme, or reason. That's been Elena's life. All that is about to change, though, when her father is killed by an attacking dragon.

In this story, we've got your fish-out-of-water, girl-in-the-dark story when Elena learns she's been taken to a Bermuda Triangle world she cannot leave. Most of the people around her are, in fact, dragons. Great, I can easily take that in stride!

The book starts out quick-paced and attention-grabbing. After a little bit things slow down so Elena can try to dig out some answers - in between some of your typical high school drama. (Which, I admit, got a little tiresome here and there - there was just so much I felt could have been explored, but some of it got stunted in the HSDrama).

In the last part of the book, there are a series of tests that only Elena can face - there were some things in there I truly enjoyed.

I have to admit, this is not one of those books I couldn't walk away from for a bit - but I'm very curious to see where Ms. Woods will take us, along with Elena, next.

4/5 stars

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Adrienne  WoodsAbout the Author

I was born and raised in South Africa, where I reside with my husband and two beautiful little girls till this day. I'm very passionate about my writing and my first novel Firebolt will be released the 20th November 2013. It's the first part of a four part series called The Dragonian Series. I'm planning to get the second part out next year same time.

When I'm not writing, I love to read and review other upcomming authors on my blog. I'm a host with a virtual tour company and I'm soon going to start reviewing for GMTA Publishers, who also will be publishing my series. Love, love, love my family, and wouldn't have been able to do any of this without their support.


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