Ivy Feckett Is Looking For Love By Jay Spencer Green (Book Review)

About The Author

Resident in Ireland for the past 22 years, Jay Spencer Green has worked as a factory laborer, hotel dishwasher, van driver, conveyor belt supervisor, college lecturer, court coverer at Wimbledon, stagehand for the Chippendales, correspondence course tutor, and database editor. The consequent cornucopia of negative work experiences has provided enough trauma for several novels, which are now being stealthily introduced to the reading public like a slow-release poison. The first of these,Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, was voted one of the top ten indie books of 2015 and won the Lord of the Book Covers award. Lisa McInerney, winner of the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction, described it as “Savagely funny and deftly anarchic.”

Over the years, Jay has launched a number of projectiles into space, usually in the direction of the TV.

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When brainiac nerds and smooth-talking power players meet up, there’s no telling what can happen. In the case of Ivy Feckett, what happens is a nonstop romp of wry, quirky fun.

Bookish Ivy’s cluelessness is as endearing as it is comical, from the first peek into her random sexual fantasies to the moment she realizes that her boss, the rich, handsome Ned Hartfield, is a serial manipulator with “wealth-induced Asperger’s.” Her search for love may not go as smoothly as her search for geocaches, but its route through awkward hookups, clumsy intrigue, and fake evangelicals is both hilarious and touching.

Told with a tone that’s pitch-perfect, Ivy Feckett is Looking for Love is a nerds-against-the-patriarchy romantic comedy that will tickle the inner geek of even the most sophisticated reader.

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The “nerds-against-the-patriarchy” romcom guaranteed to tickle your inner geek!

When brainiac dweebs and smooth-talking power players meet up, there’s no telling what can happen. In the case of Ivy Feckett, what happens is a nonstop romp of wry, quirky fun.

Bookish Ivy’s cluelessness is as endearing as it is comical, from the first peek into her random sexual fantasies to the moment she realizes that her boss, the rich, handsome Ned Hartfield, is a serial manipulator with “wealth-induced Asperger’s.” Her search for love may not go as smoothly as her search for geocaches, but its route through awkward hookups, clumsy intrigue, and fake evangelicals is both hilarious and touching.

The second novel from award-winning author Jay Spencer Green, Ivy Feckett is Looking for Love is an outrageous, hilarious, and uplifting tale that will have you amused while you muse, cackling while you contemplate, and chortling while you cogitate. Sometimes all at once!

Voted Best Indie Comedy Book of 2016.

My Thoughts

Okay not going to lie, I could tell this book was going to be good by the title. Do you guys ever see a title and can kind of figure out how the book is going to be? I had one of those moments with this book. It’s really clever, funny, weird (in a good way!) and I really enjoyed reading it.

As you can probably gather from the title this book is about a girl called Ivy. She is totally a shy, smart, nerdy, introvert who is not the best at going out and meeting people. She prefers to stay home and day dream instead (relatable af right?). Her roommates are however the opposite- total extroverts who love going out and meeting people. Her best friend is nerdy, dorky and sweet Sam who she really cherishes as a friend. Is he secretly in love with her? Duh.

Now it all gets really interesting when Ivy meets Ned- a confident and powerful men who gets what he wants. He also happens to be her boss who she definitely starts fancying- cue the love triangle between Sam, Ivy and Ned.

This book was hilarious, witty, romantic, super relatable for an introvert like me and at times a little risque. I also loved Jay Spencer Green’s writing style and I am definitely going to be reading more of his books in the future.

I would totally recommend this book for anyone who enjoys romance or just wants to read something witty and a bit romance-y.

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I Will Kill You In My Dream By Kristina Gallo (Book Review)

About The Author

She is an indie author. Her native language is Croatian. She started with a blog where she described life situations like satire stories. Then she made a collection of 4 self-help books. After this, she decided to write short stories based on real events. She is between romance, drama, and thriller.

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Helena just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep.

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Helena is a sensitive young girl. She just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep. The background of this book is social life in Croatia during 90’s.
“Nina tried to understand her, but it was no use. Some girls had asked Nina why the two hung out together when they were so different in nature. Sometimes, she asked herself the same because Helena had an interesting personality and friendship with her was a real challenge. But, she was loyal. She knew about her parents, and it was a bigger reason to keep a connection.”

My Thoughts

Like most of Gallo’s stories I found this one interesting and unique. I am a pretty big fan of books which are psychological thrillers/horror and I thought this one had a very interesting plot and a unique story line.

The books is based in Croatia about a girl called Helena who has a sort of dull and sad life. However, things change when her dreams get a little too real. She gains the power to hurt her enemies in her dreams which lead to a lot of events that alter her life.

If you’re a fan of horror/thrillers I would definitely recommend checking this book out and giving it a read because it’s super fascinating and of course it’s always a good idea to support writers!

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Get Over Your Ex (Book Review)

About The Author

She is an indie author. Her native language is Croatian. She started with a blog where she described life situations like satire stories. Then she made a collection of 4 self-help books. After this, she decided to write short stories based on real events. She is between romance, drama, and thriller.

Amazon Summary

This is a book for women who passed through breakups. Find how to get over your failed relationship. Men might be interested how to face it with illusions about their ex-lovers. The previous relationship is sometimes the obstacle for a new romance.

Goodreads Summary

This book is written for women who passed through a hard break-up. You can enjoy in real stories with a dose of sarcasm. I wanted to inspire you to stand up and smile after your personal defeat. This book reveals both sides, how to handle a break-up and the pressure after you leave your partner.
It is not the same to be abandoned or to get out from a relationship. Here are examples and stories about couples who learn their lesson in a harder way.

My Thoughts

As you guys know I love supporting WordPress writers and Kristina is one of my favourites We have been friends for quite a while now and I always enjoy reading new books from her. It’s really inspiring and impressive how well she writes considering English isn’t her first language. I have been lucky enough to see her writing grow and evolve and this book was one of my favourite book from her so far.

This book is written to help women struggling with getting over their ex or moving on from a relationship. It is witty, sometimes anecdotal and amusing but underneath it all there is actually some solid advice on how to move on from a relationship because obviously this isn’t always an easy thing to do. It analysis different situations and gives advice on them and how to better deal with them.

I would definitely recommend checking out this book and all of Kristina’s other books too because she is quite a fascinating writer!

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Strange Cars In The Night By Eric Keegan

About Eric Keegan:

Eric Keegan has been writing novels and screenplays since 2005 but only recently became an avid and enthusiastic reader. The two hundred books he has read in the past three years have helped him hone his own writing style. Eric likes to go against the grain when crafting his stories.

Eric currently works in manufacturing. When he isn’t working or writing, he seeks inspiration through his travels and in the great outdoors. He has never forgotten his Eagle Scout training and still finds nature a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life.

Amazon And Goodreads Summary:
Strange Cars in the Night is a savage debut poetry collection that moves at breakneck speed, written in the taste of a modern-day Hunter S. Thompson. It continues to unfurl Eric’s stream of conscious writing style onto the page and depicts an almost hallucinogenic recounting of what happens every night when the moon comes out to play.
My Thoughts:
I love reading poetry and this was one of those books with poetry that you just absolutely fall in love with. It’s written in a sort of stream of consciousness and it feels like you’re reading someones thoughts out loud. Instead of trying to prove a point or trying too hard these poems flow naturally.
Like I said in my last post I’m a really big fan of Keegan’s writing and I love his style. This book is probably my favourite book that I’ve read this year and I would definitely highly recommend checking it out!

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The Dioramist By Eric Keegan (Book Review)

“Sometimes, when you take a rooted step out the front door, you feel like a song.”

About Eric Keegan:

Eric Keegan has been writing novels and screenplays since 2005 but only recently became an avid and enthusiastic reader. The two hundred books he has read in the past three years have helped him hone his own writing style. Eric likes to go against the grain when crafting his stories.

Eric currently works in manufacturing. When he isn’t working or writing, he seeks inspiration through his travels and in the great outdoors. He has never forgotten his Eagle Scout training and still finds nature a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life.

Amazon And Goodreads Summary:

The titular character in Eric Keegan’s The Dioramist is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. He may only be in his midtwenties, but the dioramist finds himself lost and confused. He has spent so much of his time in an ill-defined relationship that he doesn’t understand himself apart from his partner.

When a friend suggests that he begin writing down his inner thoughts, hopes, and dreams, our hero sets off on an adventure that shows him a new passion in life. Writing becomes fundamental to his identity, but he isn’t sure if he has the courage to share his thoughts with the world.

At the same time, he struggles with his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Elizian. The two have been in a holding pattern for so long that neither is sure they’re ready to make the next step. As the writer gains enlightenment about his own life, Elizian will be inspired to seek out the same.

This intimate, personal look at one man’s journey shows the many different routes recovery can take and reminds you that it’s never too late to fall in love with something new.

My Thoughts: 

I loved reading this book. I’m just going to get right into it and say this was one of my favourite books I’ve read recently. I love Keegan’s flow and the way his books are so free and like a stream of consciousness.

It was also quite relatable because being in your twenties is so super confusing and scary but it’s also where you find yourself and realise what you really want in life.

I would definitely highly recommend checking it out!

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The Chronicles of Luxaar Part 1: Luxaar And The Stolen Princess By Prometheus Silver (Book Review)

Amazon And Goodreads Summary

Luxaar, a foreigner to the desert Provence of Zariban, and his troublesome partner The Rat plan what is to be a simple heist. Nothing goes as planned as soon as they enter the mansion of Rez-Hilkta. Eccentric, never seen and collector of rare items. Once inside they are introduced to a world of magic, strange and bizarre creatures and the stolen princess. Luxaar is forced to adapt to a world he knows nothing about or die. They barely escape the mansion with their lives and the Scrolls of Nida-Darth what they were there for in the first place.
On the way to the city of Hesin where they will meet The Merchant to whom they are going to sell the scrolls. They are forced underground due to a violent sandstorm. Luxaar, The Rat and the Princess’s lives are forever changed as the past comes back to haunt them and Luxaar has his first encounter with Tatharina, the beautiful Blood Goddess.
In Hesin everything goes astray as the scrolls are stolen the day before the sale and Luxaar must find them and get them to The Merchant before time runs out.

 

About The Author

Prometheus Silver grew up in the beautiful Hudson Valley outside of New York. He left his home when he joined the United States Army. He now lives in Missouri with his four daughters and wife to be. He spends most of his days writing and having fun with his family.
My Thoughts
First of all I liked that it was not too long because I’m super busy very often but I still want to read but if the book is too long I kind of keep putting it off.  The genre is fantasy and the plot, characters and writing is all really great!
I also really enjoyed the plot of the book and I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll keep it short and simple. The plot is really fun and exciting and moves really fast which I love.
I also really liked the characters- they were fun, unique and a bit crazy (in a good way). I liked The Rat character because it was colorful and exciting and rebellious.
The story was definitely exciting and keeps you wanting to read more. It definitely is super well written and the descriptions were also really imaginative and fun to read.
If like me you want to read but not something that’s too long this is absolutely perfect for you. Especially if you’re a fan of the fantasy genre.
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Forbidden By Erin Crocker (Review)

Pre-orders available for Erin Crocker’s “Forbidden”

Does evil lurk in Devil’s Creek, or are residents of Paradise Grove manifesting a darkness far more sinister?

Genre: horror, LGBT+, allegory b (A story that uses a metaphor to present a moral whether it be political or just about society)

Pre-order an eBook on December 10th , or purchase a paperback on January 8th .

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Life Story

Erin was born in Kansas City, Missouri and later moved to the small town of El Dorado Springs (That’s El
Do-RAY-Do), Missouri where she spent most of her life.
In 2007 she moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia and graduated from Germanna Community College with honors. If that wasn’t enough… she decided to enroll in courses at Mary Washington University and earned a Bachelor’s in English, Linguistics, and Communications in 2015.

Writing

From there, she published her first novel “Synchronicity” and only lost a small portion of hair from stress.
In 2017, she published the sequel, “Menoetius”, and in 2018 she became fed up with a teeny-tiny copyright incident and collaborated with other authors from the writing community to compile a multi-
genre anthology entitled “Cocky-Tales”. She is currently working on “Forbidden” to be published this winter.

Erin’s writing has placed in a variety of competitions including second place in the Sudden Denouement
Divergent Literature Competition and the CN International Flash Fiction Competition, and most recently,
her piece “The Final Battle” placed first in her heat in round one of the 2018 NYC Midnight Short Story
Competition.

In 2017, Erin was invited to sit on not only the Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer’s panel at the Fredericksburg
Independent Book Festival, she also sat on the YA panel. In February 2018, she joined the judging panel
for the CN International Pens of Roses Flash Fiction Competition and in March, joined another author
panel in Richmond, Virginia.

Erin works as an editor at FunDead Publications and offers free-lance editing on the side.

Film/TV

Think you’ve seen Erin on TV? You betcha!
Erin got her start as a contestant on Netflix’;s hot new baking show, “NailedIt!”. Following that experience,
she can be found on a variety of Investigate Discovery shows including “Unmasked” and “Dead of Night”.
Erin’s also worked on a couple of independent films due out next year.

When She Walked Away

As a survivor of domestic violence, Erin strives to give back to the community that offered her the support
and encouragement to not only leave her situation but to find her voice. This is what led to the founding of When She Walked Away. A small, but steadily growing community that places direct emphasis on
providing encouragement, information, and support to women and children who have experienced or are
experiencing domestic violence.

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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Happy Birthday to one of my favourite writers!

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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in England.  She authored six books and these books continue to be revered today. Her books include Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park.

Jane’s father encouraged her writing back then and even bought her expensive paper and pencils even when the family needed the extra money. She used her father’s library frequently by reading lots of books.

I distinctly remember reading Pride and Prejudice many, many years ago. I loved that book! I dreamt about meeting my own Mr. Darcy some day. But, I also remember Jane’s great sense of wit and wisdom in her writing throughout her novels.

Enjoy a few quotes from Jane Austen’s works:

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
Sense and Sensibility

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