Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review for Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Series: Divergent #1
Author: Veronica Roth

Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of Insurgent, an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and more!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author ofDivergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it."

It took me a while to sit down and read this book. I know a lot of people were going crazy about how amazing it was. Then the movie came out and I watched it and fell in love. Later on, I picked up the book, and man, I'm glad I did.

Divergent was packed with action and twists and turns. I read the book within a few sittings. That's all I could think about was the characters and what was happening. The author pulled me in so deep it was hard to get out, and I didn't wanna leave anyway.

I really want to give this book more than 5 stars. It's incredible. The author grasped my attention and pulled me into the book. I fell in love with each and every character. I read this book within two days, that's how much I loved it. Now onto book 2!!!!!

Review for The Billionaire's Touch by J.S. Scott

Book Title: The Billionaire's Touch
Series: The Sinclairs Book 3
Author: J.S. Scott

After a troubling childhood, wealthy Evan Sinclair likes his life orderly and controlled. He rarely gives in to spontaneous urges—until he begins a chance correspondence with a mystery woman who sounds like his complete opposite. She intrigues and amuses him, and the interest seems mutual…which is more than he can say for his current obsession, Miranda Tyler, the tough-as-nails, sexy schoolteacher who’s made it clear she’s not impressed—or interested.

Miranda finally has it all: a good job, friends, and the security of living in the quaint coastal town of Amesport, Maine. She even has an anonymous pen pal—a man she’s never met yet has bonded with almost effortlessly. The only thing unsettling her life is Evan Sinclair. The handsome billionaire is arrogant, pompous, and far too used to getting his way. Miranda tries her best to avoid him, until Evan’s steamy kiss turns her world upside down.

Soon their red-hot desire is scorching the sheets and has them both spinning out of control. But when secrets are revealed, will their insatiable attraction keep them together or force them apart? In J.S. Scott’s The Billionaire’s Touch, the eldest Sinclair just might have met his match.

Evan's story is beautiful, heartwarming, erotic, and sweet. I enjoyed seeing him envolve into the man he was always meant to be.

Miranda (Randi) just lost her parents- the only people who truly loved and believed in her. With the help of a penpal, she pushes the hurt away and tries to get on with her life.

Evan and Miranda's journey was one of my favorites to read about. J.S Scott brought these characters to life and I fell in love.

I recommend this story to anyone who loves a good romance twist. 5 well deserved stars for such an incredible author.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Bachelorette— JOJO's Season

Last Monday was the first episode of The Bachelorette— Jojo's Season. There were a lot of good looking guys, some cuter than others, and some half naked and out of control. Who do you think she's going to pick? Here are Jojo's guys:

Even though Santa is looking mighty sexy, I would have to say I'm #TeamJordan and proud! That might change, but I highly doubt it. Come on now, he's a former pro-football player. His eyes are to die for. He has pretty damn nice hair. And he looks like Calvin Harris. Win. Win. Win. Win. Win. Jojo, if you don't pick Jordan, pass him this way, please.


Mr. Vinny also caught my eye. He's very nice eye candy. He's 28 years old and a barber in Florida. SWOON! He's my number 2 choice all the way. Jojo, I'll take this one, too.


Luke... Omg, Luke. His accent is going to melt my heart. He's a sweet southern man with a nice smile. Luke is from Texas. He's a war veteran. AWE!


NOW, for the men who just need to go home. Jojo needs to get rid of them. 

Chad... Anger issues much. Come on, we already know this is not going to end well. He's cute, but that's all he's got going for him. Jojo needs to come to her senses and very soon. If you saw the trailer for the season, then you know Chad and Jordan don't get along whatsoever. #DontHateOnMyMan #ChadSucks Bye bye. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.


Daniel... Go home. You get ridiculously drunk on the first night. Take all your clothes off, except for your undies (thank God). What a great first impression you had! You can follow Chad out the damn door. On your way. Bye.


What are your thoughts on Jojo's men? And who will you be cheering on? 

**Cough cough Jordan Cough Cough**

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Top 16 Favorite Movie/ TV Show Quotes

1. I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. 
— Notting Hill 

2. The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return. 
— Moulin Rouge 

3. The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. 
— Dear John 

4. So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead. Thing to remember is if we’re all alone, then we’re all together in that too. 
— P.S. I Love You 

5. Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. 
— Divergent 

6. When you lose someone, it stays with you. Always reminding you of how easy it is to get hurt. 
— The Vampire Diaries

7. We all stand alone against our demons. 
— The Originals 

8. We don’t know who we are until we’re connected to someone else. We’re just better human beings when with the person we’re supposed to be with. 
— Sons of Anarchy 

9. Pick me. Choose me. Love me. 
— Grey's Anatomy 

10. He's not the sun... You are. 
— Grey's Anatomy 

11. Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you. 
— Dirty Dancing 

12. The you you are now is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow. 
— If I Stay 

13. Love requires sacrifice, but it's worth it. Always. 
— The Longest Ride 

14. I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. 
— The Vow 

15. To me, you are perfect. 
— Love Actually 

16. Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away. 
— Hitch

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sneak Peak of Fugitive (Episode 3 in The Killer Novella Series)

FUGITIVE (Episode 3 in The Killer Novella Series)

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Fugitive (Episode 3 in The Killer Novella Series) by Olivia Howe
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Ashton Carroll (The Doctor)
Gwen has my daughter and she won’t let me talk to her. That’s my blood and I can’t even speak with her? I don’t even know what she looks like nowadays. I only have a small baby picture from when she was first born, and it was hard enough to get that.

I have my contacts check in on her all the time. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have known she was even pregnant with my baby! And I sure as hell wouldn’t have a picture of her.

I’ve tried numerous times to call her—at least once a day. Bitch has a restraining order on me. Does she really think that’s going to stop me? Never. I will never give up on my daughter.

I’m going to make Gwen pay for all of this. She will regret keeping my child from me, ignoring my phone calls, and not even telling me about my Mika. I’m going to torture her until her breaking point. I want to see her bleed. I’m going to slit her throat and watch her squirm underneath of me. I will enjoy every minute of it, too.

“Fucking bitch!” I slam my fist against the wall. “I’m going to kill her and her little boyfriend, too.”
She fears me now? Wait until I get my hands around her neck.

My mouth waters at the thought of her blood in my mouth. I will savor the moment when it comes, and it will come. It’s just a matter of time. She doesn’t even know what’s coming to her. Soon she will.

My cell door clinks and then opens. Five guards are all suited up and ready to take me to rec. Wonderful. I get an hour outside all by myself. It’s not even like being outside. It’s like I’m in a car with the roof down. Concrete walls surround me and fresh air swarms through the top.

Once the guards come back for me, they stand close, ready for anything that might happen. I’m a stone cold killer and they fear me. I can see it through their eyes. They better.

I elbow one guard in the nose and wrap my chains around his neck. We fall to the floor and I wrap my legs around him, locking us together. This is why they should be scared of me.

I’ve never liked killing this way. I miss my knife. I miss watching the blood squirt from my victims neck as they realize they’re about to die.

Alarms start going off. There must be a dozen guards trying to get me off of him. I won’t budge. Not until I feel his body go limp in my arms.

They start beating me. I can feel the blood running down my nose.

By the time they taser me, I release. I got what I wanted. The guard is dead.

As they continue to kick me and smash me in the face, I send an echo of laughter through the air as blood swims down my face.