Girl in the Water by Dana Martin – Book Blitz & $100 GIVEAWAY

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Girl in the Water

by Dana Marton
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

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From the author of the 2016 RITA Award winner novel FLASH FIRE.

He doesn’t mind breaking rules, just never his own. Rule #1: You don’t seduce the woman you protect.

“Freaking amazing!” “…a brilliant story of courage, hope, and love…” “…fun, fast-paced, and emotionally satisfying…”

After the death of his wife and twin sons, Army vet Ian Slaney is a shadow of his former self. On the path of self-destruction, only his best friend’s disappearance in South America pulls Ian back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil, only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is also the single biggest obstacle–Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. As the two of them track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people, and danger follows them back to the US.

Ian wants the murderers. Daniela wants Ian to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance.

TAKE YOURSELF ON AN EPIC ROMANTIC ADVENTURE to another world, with a spellbinding story about love and hate, honor and evil, hope and justice set against the exotic backdrop of the teeming Amazon rain forest.

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About Dana Marton

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

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THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer is a riveting page-turner that solidifies her debut as a Thriller author 

Title: THE CHEMIST

Author: STEPHENIE MEYER

Genre: FICTION, THRILLER

Length: 518 PAGES

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY    
Release Date: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

ISBN: 978-0-316-38783-5

Price: $36.50 CDN (HARDCOVER)

Rating: 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  

Stephenie Meyer became famous as the author of the TWILIGHT SERIES of Young Adult books wherein a regular teenage girl meets a guy and falls in love. She learns that the love of her life is actually a vampire, but that’s okay because he is a “good” vampire. Anyone who has not read the Twilight books or who has not at least seen the movies made based on the books must have been living under a rock for the past decade.

After writing that series, she then penned the Young Adult science fiction novel – THE HOST which also became a movie. So, potential readers of THE CHEMIST can be forgiven if, at first, they expect this latest book to be another work of Young Adult Fiction.

However, after reading the first few pages of THE CHEMIST, it became  readily apparent that this book was written for an adult audience.

Alex (not her real name) is on the run from her former employer – a shadowy, secret arm of the U.S. government – and has been running for the past three years. She doesn’t know what led to them trying to kill her, but somehow she went from prized asset to liability.

Her existence now consists of little more than trying to find a way to keep breathing for one more day.

She had been known as “The Chemist” and her skills at creating concoctions to help speed along interrogations of terrorist subjects was unsurpassed. But, actual field missions and the art of subterfuge were never part of her job.

So, when she receives an email from her former handler telling her that she is needed and that if she completes one last job for him, they will stop hunting her, she is cautiously optimistic. She knows it is likely a trap, but she is so tired of running that she agrees.

What she had thought would be a routine interrogation quickly becomes anything but.

The information she learns makes her an even bigger threat than she was previously,

Complicating matters even further she starts to fall for a man shè shouldn’t. She knows that the only chance of her ever having anything resembling a normal life will require her to go even deeper down the rabbit hole and to do things she had never believed herself capable of.

This book is so fast paced that readers become so swept up in the story that the everyday world falls away.

Stephenie has created characters so believable and so compelling that readers will be outraged with the treatment they receive from the very country they love.

This book has no sickeningly sweet (and therefore wholeheartedly unbelievable)love scenes that were so common in the TWILIGHT series. That series was written by a much younger Stephenie Meyer. With THE CHEMIST she proves that she has grown up.  Stephenie dominated the Young Adult literary world for years. THE CHEMIST proves that she is ready to do the same with Adult Fiction.

Thoroughly researched and exceptionally well plotted, THE CHEMIST takes readers on a heart-pounding roller coaster ride that has so many twists and turns that 518 pages literally fly by.  #TheChemist 

I heartily endorse this book and give it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The only negative I can see is that readers who had hoped that Stephenie Meyer had stayed stagnant, who hoped that she would remain a YA author forever may find themselves disappointed to discover that #StephenieMeyer has grown up and so has her writing.

 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestseller lists. Additionally, USA Todaydeclared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Todaybestselling book list– she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. All together, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

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O’GALLAGHER NIGHTS New Release Blog Blitz and GIVEAWAY – 

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O’Gallagher Nights: The Series

by Mignon Mykel

O’Gallagher Nights, #1-3

Publication Date: November 30, 2016

Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: The three O’Gallagher siblings, all in one set.

Includes bonus material such as slightly expanded stories & a Christmas novella not otherwise available!

O’Gallaghers has been a long-lasting establishment in San Diego, known for its Irish brews and fare. When the next generation of O’Gallaghers take over though, it becomes known for a little bit more…

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THE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE O’GALLAGHER NIGHTS: THE SERIES BOXED SET!

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ONE NIGHT STAND (O’Gallagher Nights #1)

Conor O’Gallagher.

Thirty-two, six-foot, and all muscle. Flashes of dimples behind his black beard, quick winks for the lady patrons, and a tattoo sleeve that leaves the ladies begging to be his nightly conquest.

Because one of them will be.

Every night at close, Conor brings one, two, sometimes more, up to his apartment and has his merry way with them. The women always leave satisfied, and always know he’s a one and done kind of guy, no repeat performances.

But what happens when one of his one night stands comes back into his life five months later, and pregnant no less?

What happens when one night gives you more than you bargained for?

Conor’s about to find out…

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT (O’Gallagher Nights #2)

Synopsis: Rory O’Gallagher.

Thirty, five-ten, and long, lean muscle.

The middle O’Gallagher is as known for his prowess in the bedroom as the oldest is,

and for so much more.

Women have always been attracted to him.

People have always flocked to him.

But then there was Emily Winters.

With her white blonde hair, icy blue eyes, and cold demeanor toward him, Rory shouldn’t want anything to do with her.

But so help him, he does.

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ALL NIGHT LONG (O’Gallagher Nights #3)

Synopsis: Brenna O’Gallagher.

The baby sister of those sexy O’Gallagher boys has her own story to tell.

Her brothers think she’s something she’s not… but the truth is,

most of the rumors had always been true.

At twenty, she decided she needed a change.

Then her brothers hired him.

He makes her feel like she’s spiraling backward, but is she really?

Has she found the one person she can confide in, the one person who will not judge her?

And just how long can she keep it from her brothers before the repercussions settle in and she not only loses him, but the respect of her brothers?

Her road hasn’t been easy–and it’s not about to start smoothing out now.

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ABOUT MIGNON MYKEL

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Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O’Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.

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BOOT CAMP – Cover Reveal and GIVEAWAY 

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ALPHA SQUAD: Boot Camp

by Lorelei Moone

Alpha Squad #1

Publication Date: December 23, 2016

Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Shifters

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Synopsis: It has only been a few months since humanity has found out about the shifters that live in their midst. When the New Alliance leadership asks Eric King to join Alpha Squad, a joint taskforce supposed to promote cooperation between the shifters and human authorities, his loyalty to the cause doesn’t give him any choice but to agree. But is the squad actually supposed to be relevant, or is it just an eyewash, set up by the new Secretary for Shifter Affairs to make himself look good? And how is he going to concentrate on his training, when his inner bear is insisting that the squad leader is his true mate?

Major Janine Williams is not at all pleased when she is ordered to set up Alpha Squad. The initiative is just a gimmick, meant to pacify the shifter community, plus none of her male colleagues had wanted the job. But when she starts getting to know her team, especially tough East London bear shifter, Eric, she starts to wonder if perhaps it will be possible to make this task force a success, so long as everyone works together. And so long as she can manage to keep her relationship with Eric strictly professional…

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Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

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LITTLE MORNING STAR is Released TODAY!!!

Little Morning Star

by May Sage
Wicked Crown #1
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance

After nineteen years of being treated like a time bomb by the witches who raised her, Lily Star Morgan decides to try her luck in the human world.

She doesn’t fit in, but she’s determined to stay, until a gorgeous stranger with a tendency to shift into a terrifying, fire-breathing hellhound turns up. Unlike anyone she’s ever met, he knows what she is.

Some will stop at nothing to see her dead, leaving Lily with an impossible choice: embrace her heritage despite the risks, or turn her back on it and pay the price.

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About May Sage

Once Upon A Time, there was a little girl who just loved telling her own stories. Fastforward about two decades? Not a lot of change, there.

My mother’s collection of novels extends to three rooms, the stepfather who raised me writes awesome short stories: really, I didn’t have a choice, I caught a bug.

I dabble in anything, Fantasy, Contemporary, Dystopian… Really, the subject doesn’t matter.
The gist of it is: I will make you laugh, and I will make you want more 🙂

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Title: MANAGING BUBBIE  

Author: RUSSEL LAZEGA

Type of Book: EBOOK

Genre: MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY

Length: 245 PAGES

Publisher: CREATE SPACE

Release Date: FEBRUARY 5, 2016 

ISBN: 9781499126297 

Price: $12.95 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

When you think of biographies or memoirs you tend to think of fairly dry reading with sporadic moments of interest. Not so with MANAGING BUBBIE. In addition, there are plenty of books written by, or about,  Holocaust survivors, but none of them are quite like this.

Author Russel Lazega’s “Bubbie” (Grandmother) is one h*ll of a character or maybe even a caricature. In fact, Russel describes her by saying: “She’s a page right out of a Neil Simon play, my grandmother, a true Miami Beach Jewish bubbie. Silver hair, tortoise-shell glasses two sizes too big, and that unmistakable Yiddish accent, ‘I vant you should make this book. You’ll be my storyteller, my manager. You’re a smart boy, Russel. A million dollars they’ll pay you for this book! I know from these tings – I’m no dumb bubbie.'”

How can you resist finding out more. I couldn’t. However, in case you think this memoir is one containing only humorous anecdotes, think again.

What is so incredibly unique about this book is that the narrative follows Bubbie’s life during two very different timespans. 

One timeline told in detail is Bubbie’s life right now. Where she is a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.

The second narrative tells of her escape from Germany and the Nazis. As well as her quest to reach the promised land of the USA. Author (and Bubbie’s Grandson) Russel Lazega says “…she recalls those days with sadness, [but] strangely there’s really not a hint of bitterness. It’s more like a glowing sense of accomplishment – like deep down she’s quelled by the knowledge that survival is sweet satisfaction.”

This book has its share of emotional and harrowing moments, but it also has lots of comedy and happy moments. My favorite line in this book is:

“AT SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, SHE SEES MORE DOCTORS THAN A JEWISH WIDOW ON THE HUNT FOR A HUSBAND.”

I rate this true memoir as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

Watch the trailer for MANAGING BUBBIE Here:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Russel Lazega is a lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida.

 He is a columnist for the Aventura News and the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation’s leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida’s sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers.

 Managing Bubbie is Lazega’s first foray into creative nonfiction. When he is not writing, or chasing after a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, the author can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family

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  Title: MANAGING BUBBIE  

Author: RUSSEL LAZEGA

Type of Book: EBOOK

Genre: MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY

Length: 245 PAGES

Publisher: CREATE SPACE

Release Date: FEBRUARY 5, 2016 

ISBN: 9781499126297 

Price: $12.95 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

When you think of biographies or memoirs you tend to think of fairly dry reading with sporadic moments of interest. Not so with MANAGING BUBBIE. In addition, there are plenty of books written by, or about,  Holocaust survivors, but none of them are quite like this.

Author Russel Lazega’s “Bubbie” (Grandmother) is one h*ll of a character or maybe even a caricature. In fact, Russel describes her by saying: “She’s a page right out of a Neil Simon play, my grandmother, a true Miami Beach Jewish bubbie. Silver hair, tortoise-shell glasses two sizes too big, and that unmistakable Yiddish accent, ‘I vant you should make this book. You’ll be my storyteller, my manager. You’re a smart boy, Russel. A million dollars they’ll pay you for this book! I know from these tings – I’m no dumb bubbie.'”

How can you resist finding out more. I couldn’t. However, in case you think this memoir is one containing only humorous anecdotes, think again.

What is so incredibly unique about this book is that the narrative follows Bubbie’s life during two very different timespans. 

One timeline told in detail is Bubbie’s life right now. Where she is a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.

The second narrative tells of her escape from Germany and the Nazis. As well as her quest to reach the promised land of the USA. Author (and Bubbie’s Grandson) Russel Lazega says “…she recalls those days with sadness, [but] strangely there’s really not a hint of bitterness. It’s more like a glowing sense of accomplishment – like deep down she’s quelled by the knowledge that survival is sweet satisfaction.”

This book has its share of emotional and harrowing moments, but it also has lots of comedy and happy moments. My favorite line in this book is:

“AT SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, SHE SEES MORE DOCTORS THAN A JEWISH WIDOW ON THE HUNT FOR A HUSBAND.”

I rate this true memoir as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

Watch the trailer for MANAGING BUBBIE Here:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Russel Lazega is a lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida.

 He is a columnist for the Aventura News and the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation’s leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida’s sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers.

 Managing Bubbie is Lazega’s first foray into creative nonfiction. When he is not writing, or chasing after a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, the author can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family

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MANAGING BUBBIE by Russell Lageza is a most unique memoir of “typical Jewish grandmother.”  Filled with moments of hilarity and others of poignancy. 5 STARS 

THE CREEPING by Alexandra Sirowy will have you checking behind you in fright. 


Title: THE CREEPING 

Author:ALEXANDRA SIROWY 

Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION, HORROR

Length: 400 PAGES 

Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER 

Release Date: 2015

ISBN: 9781481418874

Price: $9.99 USD (PAPERBACK) 

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The fact that THE CREEPING is Alexandra Sirowy’s debut novel is astounding. Not only is it creepy and cool, but it also contains characters who are so believable that, at times, readers will wonder if this is actually fiction.

Twelve years earlier Jeanie and Stella were playing near the woods close to home when something really bad happened. Stella came back, Jeannie never did.

Now Stella’s seventeen and looking forward to her last year of high school. Sure, she may not have any memories of what happened to her on that long ago day and sure, maybe sometimes she wonders if it was somehow her fault, but summer is here. And Stella and her best friend plan to have the best summer ever.

Unfortunately, it seems that fate has other plans for Stella.

When the body of a little redheaded girl – who looks an awful lot like Jeannie – turns up, Stella’s memories begin to come back.

Has an ancient evil reawakened? And if so, is it angry at Stella? And why kill red-haired little girls?

Something or someone took Jeannie, and now that it knows Stella’s memory is returning,  will she be it’s next victim?

THE CREEPING is an apt name for this novel because it registers highly on the creepiness metre. With 100÷ believable characters, a town that has seen much more than its fair share of tragedies, and a mystery that must be solved before anyone else dies, THE CREEPING will grab you by the hair, drag you off into the bushes and will only release you once you reach the final page. Even then, this book will stay with you.

This book is filed as Young Adult Fiction which is fine in my opinion, however, I recommend it only for readers ages 13+ due to violence and sexually suggestive situations.

If you like to feel the hair on the back of your neck rise from fright, this is the book for you.

I can’t wait to read her next book: THE TELLING.

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Alexandra Sirowy is the author of The Creeping and The Telling.

She was born and raised in Northern California, where she attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and received her MA at the University of San Francisco.

Some interesting facts about Alexandra Sirowy:

* Alexandra is a voracious reader
* She is the oldest of three children
* Is an avid traveler
* Is a record-holding high school long jumper
* a gourmet cook
* a feminist,
* and is forever grateful to her parents for reading to her as a child.

Alexandra now lives in Northern California with her husband.

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A Declaration in Support of Children

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Children’s literature may be the most influential literary genre of all. Picture books, chapter books, middle-grade and young-adult novels all serve the most noble of purposes: to satisfy the need for information, to entertain curious imaginations, to encourage critical thinking skills, to move and inspire. Within their pages, seeds of wisdom and possibility are sown.

Therefore we, the undersigned children’s book authors and illustrators, do publicly affirm our commitment to using our talents and varied forms of artistic expression to help eliminate the fear that takes root in the human heart amid lack of familiarity and understanding of others; the type of fear that feeds stereotypes, bitterness, racism and hatred; the type of fear that so often leads to tragic violence and senseless death.

Our country is deeply divided. The recent election is a clear indication of the bigotry that is entrenched in this nation, of…

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SCHIZO by Kim Firmston offers a glimpse into the life of a teen whose mother is mentally ill 

Title: SCHIZO 

Author: KIM FIRMSTON  

Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, BULLYING 

Length: 150 PAGES

Publisher: LORIMER  

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 2011

ISBN: 978-1-55277-871-5

Price: $9.95 CDN

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  

Dan and his little brother Dustin live in a single-parent household. Dan is a fifteen year old boy who is just trying to live his life. He has all the normal teenage concerns and desires. There is a girl he really likes and his favourite thing to do is to play his base guitar.

BUT there is one thing that distinguishes him from the rest of the kids at his high school and it is so time-consuming and so emotionally draining that he is exhausted and sleep-deprived every single day. This is obviously affecting his grades.

The difference between Dan and his friends is his mother. She isn’t like the mothers that his friends complain about. They all think their mothers are psycho and  complain about them bitterly. If they only knew!

They may call their mothers “psycho” but they have no idea what life is actually like with a mentally ill mother.

Dan’s mother is a schizophrenic and she has recently stopped taking her medication. This makes her unpredictable and can lead to her becoming violent.

Dan feels powerless and as if he is all alone in the world:

“I wonder, sometimes, if anyone else has a life like mine. I’ve never heard of it. Not once.”

Dan is doing his best to hold his family together and to protect his brother. But soon things begin to spiral out of control. Will Dan be able to keep himself and his brother safe? Or is his mother’s schizophrenia going to tear the family apart?

WHEW!!! What a book. I started reading and couldn’t stop. I read the entire book in a single sitting.

Author Kim Firmston should be applauded for writing a book that directly tackles the issue of mental illness. Unfortunately, even though we are making progress in bringing the issue of mental health out of the shadows, there is still a long way to go.

In the story Dan is tormented by a bully who often says: “…You’re a schizo-nutbar. Like your schizo mom.”

Dan replies by saying: “Don’t call my Mom that. She’s sick. You wouldn’t call someone with cancer names, would you?”

Dan makes a great point. Schizophrenia is an illness, and until people start to believe that, things will not really change. Talking about it and having books like this one available is an important step towards understanding.

 According to Dan, “…mental illness isn’t just something you announce. People think it rubs off.”

As ridiculous as it seems to those of us who are aware that mental illness is NOT a choice, there is still a large segment of the population that believes that everyone can choose how they act and react. This needs to change.

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I highly recommend it to teens and other young adult readers. It is especially important that books like this are available in all high school libraries so that they are easily accessible to those who need them.

If this book reaches just a single young adult and makes him or her feel less alone then it has done its job.

Thank you to Canadian author Kim Firmston for providing me with a free copy of this book. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

WHO is this so called KIM FIRMSTON?

Kim says she is a real life mutant – though one without any cool powers. When she is not writing or cursing obvious villain mistakes, she warps young minds in her Reality is Optional Creative Kids’ Programming, at WordsWorth Writing Camp and through the ACS Dramantics Theatre Camp, among other places. 

Her short story, Life Before War, was short listed in the 2008 
CBC Literary Award and published in FreeFall MagazineReturning Home, was published in the Alexandra Reader Anthology. Her children’s plays (many of which were co-written with children) have been produced across North America, the Calgary Fringe Festival, and as far away as the UK and Egypt. She has published six YA books which can be seen here, has been the Writer in Residence for Open Book Toronto, toured Labrador as part of TD Book Week, and was even interviewed on CJSW.


Kim is dedicated to sharing writing with children of all ages including those not able to write yet and promoting youth who wish to make it their career. 

Other websites where you can find Kim: 


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