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Lena Hillbrand

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I like to write about things that are taboo in the society of the book, even if they are perfectly normal in our society today. I love reading books that challenge me to think about things in a new way, and I hope my writing might do the same for someone else.

I got an arc copy of this through Netgalley. In honor of it's release on August 5, here's a review. Run out and get it on Tuesday!

VirginVirgin by Radhika Sanghani

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

I love books that make me laugh. That's all there is to it. If a book can make me laugh out loud even once, it's pretty much guaranteed 3 stars even if it's crap. And this book is not crap.

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Published on July 30, 2014 06:00
Average rating: 3.94 · 122 ratings · 51 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Superiors (The Superior...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Courtney Wells is 54% done with Fifty Shades of Grey: I read books about vampires and I swear they are less predatory or likely to cause permanent damage than Christian to this girl. He basically said he enjoys causing her physical pain, her disliking it adds to his pleasure and he gets aroused by watching her flesh turn red from where he hit her. Let's just call this "Fifty Shades of Red Flags".
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“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
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message 16: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand Thanks. My third book will be out this year.

message 15: by Thomas

Thomas Amo Thanks for friending me Lena! Awesome to meet you!
Cheers Thomas

message 14: by Mich

Mich Thanks for excepting the request. The Superiors was a great book, and I'm currently finishing up Vigilantes. I really love your characters, and the darkness of their world... I'm on a vampire kick, and your books are truely different than anything else I've read.
Will we get see book 3 soon from this series??

message 13: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

message 12: by Jessica

Jessica Thanks for excepting my friend request. I really enjoyed both superiors and vigilantes they were awesome books. Can't wait to read more about theses character's

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 10: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand Thanks! :)

Benson Bruno hiiiiiiiyyyyyyaa!

message 8: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand Emma wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)"

thanks for friending me!

message 7: by Emma

Emma Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)

message 6: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand Sarah wrote: "h=gosh ur a tough rater lol last ten books 2 stars? wow lol"

Those are old books I read in middle school! My ratings now are much more favorable.

message 5: by Anna

Anna Why did you pick me as a friend?

Dustin Hi, Lena!

How are you today?

Thank you for the friend request!!

message 3: by Lena

Lena Hillbrand @Rike'

My little secret, lol...I'm a reader first! I love talking about books, but yes, I write them, too.

message 2: by Rike'

Rike' Whoa, I didn't know you're an author, lol. Thank you for adding me as a friend. I would love to check your book out.

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