Gina Reviews: My Book of Life By Angel by Martine Leavitt

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When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she’s addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and the authorities don’t care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way out.

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Gina Reviews: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. 

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Fanfic Friday: Between the Covers and Close Your Eyes

So, here we are, another Friday upon us. The stories I want to share with you this week could not be more different from each other, but some how I loved them both equally. It is one of things I love most about Twilight fan fiction; there are so many choices out there. Alternate Universe, All Human, sexy, romantic, fluffy, funny, or angsty.

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Which brings me to my first story, Between the Covers by CosmoSydney.

This is a collaboration actually. Cosmogirl7481 and SydneyAlice.  Our Annie here recd. this back in August, so that would explain how I found out about it.  See her review here.

If you are looking for a light romantic read, this is the one for you. I loved it, because Edward and Bella meet in a library, and I have a “thing” for libraries/book stores. Something about them just gets me warm. *giggle* I blame GG’s Weight of Words and Tyler Hawkins for this. Just saying…

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Gina Reviews: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

warm-bodies-by-isaac-marion ‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…

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FanFic Friday: Departures and Figmentum

Hey there, It’s me, Annie, all by my little self here. Today, I’ve got two great WIPs for you. I know, I know, many of you are ‘complete’ only. I understand, believe me. If you stay ’til the end I’ll have something for you too, deal?

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Departures by TheFicChick
“Every day for the rest of my life, I will wonder how kissing a virtual stranger goodbye could have felt like a hello.”

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Gina Reviews: Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning

Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning Cover   Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance…

For him, life is all music and no play…

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…

She’s the one to call the tune…

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…

Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory… and sin…

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FanFic Friday: Seventh & Pine, and Practice to Deceive

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Seventh and Pine by iambeagle
Eating food, drinking beer, and watching football are acceptable ways to spend your Thanksgiving Day. Wooing your niece’s insanely attractive babysitter, however, is not. EPOV