I may be a Gischler fan now. This book made me laugh out loud several times, as well as want to start on my personal preparedness plan for the Apocaly...moreI may be a Gischler fan now. This book made me laugh out loud several times, as well as want to start on my personal preparedness plan for the Apocalypse. 4.5 stars(less)
Before I go any further, I feel I need to let you know, Cristofano and I are represented by the same literary agency, but other than that, we have no...moreBefore I go any further, I feel I need to let you know, Cristofano and I are represented by the same literary agency, but other than that, we have no ties whatsoever. Of course, now I'm a major fangirl, but that's a whole 'nother topic.
This book was sent to me as a thank you gift. I was immediately drawn to the cover and the concept. So I took it with me to Orlando with the thought that I would read it over the week.
I almost finished it that day. And I was so moved and so haunted by the story that I seriously wanted to flip back to page one and start all over. Instead I gave the book to Maria so she could experience the book that melted my cold, black heart.
Melody Grace McCartney has had eight aliases over 20 years. She's lived eight false lives because at the age of six, she unfortunately witnessed a gruesome murder by mafioso Tony Bovaro. Whisked to safey under the Federal Witness Protection Program, Melody has never felt safe nor protected. Especially once her parents were assassinated twelve years into the program by the very family who they were supposedly being protected from.
Melody just longs to be Melody again, but knowing that can never happen, she decides a new identity is still better than the one she is currently living with, so she fakes danger, calls her Marshal for protection, and is again whisked off to safety.
Except this time, she's intercepted by the son of Tony Bovaro. He promises he will never hurt her, never allow harm to come to her as long as she is with him, and when he uses her real name--she can't help but believe him.
Jonathon Bovaro is the anti-hero in this poignant and riveting tale. He is violent and angry, but he is also honest, compassionate, and he has a plan to offer Melody freedom and protection within the family so that she no longer has to run. He never lies to her and she knows she can trust him--something she's never felt in 20 years on the run.
This story is a must read. It is compelling and heart-wrenching. I had no idea how Cristofano would end the story, but I was crying buckets by the time it was over. One day, I hope to write a story that will affect someone the way this story has effected me.
Naturally I'm going to give my own book 5 stars. I mean, if I didn't think it was awesome, why should you buy it?
I'll tell you what I like most about...moreNaturally I'm going to give my own book 5 stars. I mean, if I didn't think it was awesome, why should you buy it?
I'll tell you what I like most about BITE ME! The heroine is a teenage vampire. But she struggles with that part of her identity. She just wants to be 'normal.' So she has spent a good deal of her 17 years ignoring her vampire side and now that some really bad stuff is going down, she's kinda starting to regret it.
Plus there's the whole "I'm in love with my step-brother storyline" that just makes my inner teenage heart go tha-thump.
Here's an excerpt from the first chapter:
My mother’s wedding day.
I should be thrilled she’s getting hitched to the man of her dreams. And don’t get me wrong, part of me is truly happy for her. I like Mr. Fraser, I mean Rick. A lot. He’s a great guy.
But I like his oldest son, Ryan, even more.
I like Ryan so much that I let him have a little boob action last week. And we even toyed with the idea of some under the zipper action, until his stupid younger brother poured a big bucket of cold water on that idea when he barged into the tree house to tell us our parents were getting married.
“Oh my God! You’re feelin’ up our sister!” he’d said with a cackle. “We are officially a Mississippi cliché. Awesome.”
“Get out, Raytard!” Ryan had yelled, chunking a pillow at the fourteen year old’s head.
And now I stood with my two sisters in the backyard of the antebellum mansion our melting-pot family would call home, wearing my pretty pink sundress, staring across at my new “brothers” (the oldest of whom I still wanted to jump, by the way) while our parents vowed to love each other for eternity.
I wonder if Mr. Fraser, er, Rick, realized that eternity was not just a metaphor in our case.
After all, vampires tend to live for centuries.
I hope you'll give BITE ME! a try. It's available for pre-order now and it will hit the shelves July 28. (less)
Maria Geraci writes another engaging story about friendship and love. The Boyfriend of the Month Club is funny and warm and very smartly written. Foll...moreMaria Geraci writes another engaging story about friendship and love. The Boyfriend of the Month Club is funny and warm and very smartly written. Follow Grace O'Bryan as she attempts to resurrect her dying book club by turning into a boyfriend of the month club by comparing the men she (and the other women in the group) have dated to literary heroes and villians. Her life becomes a little more complicated as the club becomes the talk of Daytona Beach. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves to laugh and fall in love while doing it! (less)