So Over It, by Stephanie Morrill

***Update 10/25/10: The WINNER IS. . . . Lholloway!

Send me your mailing address and I’ll zip these books off to you: lynnrush@cox.net***

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Book Review & CONTEST

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Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

Senior year is over and Skylar Hoyt is ready to forgive and forget. Or at least forget. She wants a fresh start where people don’t know about her partying past or her younger sister and her baby. A place where she won’t run in to her ex-boyfriend every time she leaves the house. When she gets the chance to spend the summer in Hawaii with her grandparents, Skylar jumps at the chance to get out of town. But when her sister needs her, Skylar has to swallow her pride and come back home. Will she be strong enough to rise above the gossip and live the life God wants for her?

My Review:

This is the third and final book of the series, and I liked how Stephanie closed the series out. Again, she has great characters, except one—more on that later. Stephanie paints a very accurate picture, I think, of what happens in high school and just after. Worrying about what they should do for a living, figuring out where they fit in life, and of course, searching for true love.

One character I didn’t like much was Justin. He was a new addition, and I didn’t like him. Just seemed too rough/harsh. There was some closure eventually that made me soften up a bit, but not much. He just didn’t seem real to me.

But then again, I haven’t been a teenager—let alone a Christian teenager—in a zillion years, so maybe they really act like that. . . but I’m doubtful.

Overall, I loved this series. Great writing. Her words just flow. I read each book in one or two sittings each. She had me laughing and crying a few times, and I love that about the novels I read. Now, I’m a paranormal romance reader by nature, so for me to read a YA–non-paranormal book–that says a lot!

Way to go, Stephanie. Great job on this series. What do you have next for us??

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ON TO THE CONTEST!

Okay, so, I have ALL THREE Books sitting here…And if you want ALL three, this is the contest for you!

So, here are the “rules”

–You get ONE entry into the drawing just for leaving a comment.

–You get ONE entry for EVERY person you refer to this post. They must leave a comment and say who referred them, though.

–Contest is open until Midnight (Pacific time) Sunday October 24th, 2010. US residents only (sorry.)

I’ll be back to THIS POST and put who the winner is on Monday the 25th, 2010, so stay tuned.

Easy as that!

So, tell your friends to come here, comment, and you’ll have more chances to win!!

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Oh, and the legal stuff about the book: I was given these books by the publisher, free of charge. I received no compensation for these reviews posted and am under no obligation to post a positive review.

The Vote is on . . .

Hey, everyone, Emma Martin here. Wow, last week you guys really came through for us when Lynn asked for help thinking of the title for my third book.

Yeah, I call them MY books, even though, technically, LYNN writes them.

But, I’m the subject matter, so I can call them mine, right?

Sometimes I think Lynn only likes me because my crazy demon-fighting  life  makes for wicked-awesome stories to write about.

Not many people have a tattoo on their wrists that glows & burns like the fires of Hades in the presence of the undead, so yeah, I’d say my life is crazy enough to write novels about.

ANYWAY. . .

I begged Lynn to let me on the blog to share with you the final choices. . .

Which one do you like best?

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<——-Check out the poll in the sidebar and cast your vote, okay?

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I know which one I like the best, but will you (or LYNN for that matter) think the same?

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. . . I’ll reply back!

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Wanna help?

Have you guys heard of NaNoWriMo?

Well, I’m kinda toying with the idea of writing book three to Emma’s story. I’ve got the first two done:

Violet Midnight and Violet Dawn

I have some ideas sparking to life in my head about the third book, so I’m thinking I’ll try it for NaNo, but, I need a title.

I mean, I don’t NEED NEED a title to do NaNo, but it’s nice to have something to type in next to what I’m working on.

CLICK HERE for a brief description of Violet Midnight. That might help.

I obviously want to try and keep violet in the title somewhere, and I have a few ideas written down (like, Violet Moon or Violet Night,) but I wanted to hear from you guys.

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Any ideas?

I’d love to hear them.

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Titles

So, last week, my character, Trinity, showed up on the blog to celebrate its new design and contest.

On her post, she’d asked for some help to figure out a title for the book I wrote about her. Trinity listed out the options in her little section under “My Novels

The little summary is:

A winged, amnesia-stricken girl finds refuge in a struggling artist’s arms. When the enemies from her realm find her on Earth, she must choose to return home with them to spare her new love’s life, or stay and fight. Either choice could keep them apart forever.

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The choices of title were:

Trinity

Everlasting

Winged

Destined

Taken

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Title are hard to decide on, especially when I know publishers usually change them. I mean, they know what they’re doing when it comes to titles, so I’m okay with it. But in the mean time, I like to have some sort of title.

So. . . . .

We’ve decided to call her story WINGED.

Trinity told me to tell you all Thank you. First for the help with the title, and because she had a blast on the blog last week with you guys. I might have to bring her back to say hello soon.  🙂

I’m a huge fan of one or two-word titles. . .how ’bout you guys?

Oh, and PS, Trinity, Jayden DID see that comment you left on your post about him. . .