Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fly Girl by Syd Blue

FlyGirlFlyGirl by Syd Blue
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fly Girl by Syd Blue

Dealing with her dad's death is hard enough, but having to do so while raising her sisters is a whole different story. Unable to cope with her husband's death, Jill’s mother shuts herself off, and sixteen-year-old Jill is left to take care of the family. Sure that her life will be stuck in this endless rut forever, Jill finds out that the cutest boy in the school thinks women pilots are hot. This sparks in her a previously unknown desire to be a pilot. After her first flight, she is forever hooked and knows the sky is where she is meant to be. It is a long, hard road filled with stupid mistakes, financial loss, and self discovery that will send her soaring to new heights of understanding about herself and who she wants to be. With a little help from another female pilot, and her friend who, even though her feet always remain on the ground, dances as if she is flying, Jill does eventually reach her goal and manages to fix her family in the process.

This is a good book for young girls who think they will never accomplish their dreams. I liked the sentiment of this story, but it was written poorly. Sometimes the character would jump from one point in the town to another without any clear way of how they got there, and the conversations were just stuck in the middle of the paragraph making it hard to tell who was talking when. That said, I would recommend this book to any young adult teen who is trying to reach what seems like an unrealistic goal. It is full of very good life lessons which will, hopefully, keep the reader from making the same life-altering mistakes as the character did.

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Jerry's Magic by W.W. Rowe

Jerry's Magic by W.W. Rowe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Magic is a powerful thing if you believe in it. Troubled by the loss of his father in the war a young boy tries to sell magical items to his friends. He soon learns the hard way however that the true magic is within himself. He only needs to look to his higher self to find it. This story as a good moral and the characters are likeable. I liked the batty mother and the mystic homeless man. The only issue I had with this book was it felt a bit rushed it seemed to come into the story in the middle and it was a very quick read. I would recommend this book to younger children who like magic as a great way to learn about finding the magic in them to do good for others.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

A YA Romantic/Time Travel Adventure INTO THE WEST Cover Reveal


A YA Romantic/Time Travel Adventure



J.A. Campbell

Release Date 2015

Published by Untold Press

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A romantic, young adult, time travel adventure! 13+
Tina Harker is a typical teenager. She loves hanging with her friends at the mall, buying shoes, and getting manicures. Most of all, she loves horses. Her life is everything she wants until her father drags their family to Arizona. Now she’s living in a virtual ghost town in the middle of the desert, millions of miles from the nearest shopping center. The one small highlight in the dreadful situation is the local ranch. They have a horse Tina can ride anytime she wants. Trying to make the best of her situation, Tina goes on her first cattle drive and gets a lot more adventure than she expected. Bandits, cattle thieves, and a really cute cowboy are only the beginning as she finds out the ranch she is coming to love is in grave danger. Can Tina find the strength to travel back in time and save the ranch when her very life is on the line? It’s no simple trip to the mall, but with a little help from her cowboy, she might just save the day.

About the author

J.A. Campbell Julie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she’s been a writer and when she’s not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor.She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult fantasy series Tales of the Travelers. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers of America Association and the editor for Steampunk Trails fiction magazine.

Other Works by J.A. Campbell

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Sabaska's Tale eBook JC-SQ-Ebook-3 SYB-187x300  
Happy Afterlife


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