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Jenny's Blue Velvet

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Jenny's stuck.

She's tried just about every occupation she can think of and will be digging out of student debt for a very long time, but has nothing to show for it. Her everyday routine feels like a prison. And her marriage? Well, let's just say it's been a little one-sided lately and the money she threw down on the toys from Lover's Erotic Store was well worth it and then
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Published August 22nd 2013
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jenny's Blue Velvet is a dark and funny read. I have never laughed so much. I also never though WTF so many times either because lord Angela has written a dark mysterious story about a woman Jenny who has a crazy life. She is stuck in this crazy life with her husband where she is in a dry spell with him and has to resort to toys to pleasure herself. If this is not enough crap to being going through she has no idea what kind of work to do. She has tried so many and none of them seem to keep her a ...more
Megan Duncan
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Everyone reads a book hoping for there to be exciting, and unexpected twists and turns; Jenny's Blue Velvet does not disappoint. There are few stories that I can honestly say took me for a ride that I didn't even know was at the amusement park. Jenny's Blue Velvet ended with with bang, and I'm crossing my fingers that there will be more to this story. Please Angela write more!
Jenea
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
I don’t normally read a lot of adult book, but this one sounded like something I would enjoy, and it was worth picking up for sure. Now it was different than I expected it to be, but none the less it was still good. Jenny is stuck in a job that she doesn’t enjoy. She want more attention from her husband. She has met a woman named Casandra, and she encourages her to write a book. This open a whole new world to Jenny.

Jenny was fairly to relate to, she has two young girls, and a husband and just wa
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Stephanie Parent
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mindf***. Sorry to be crass, but that is really the best way to describe Jenny’s Blue Velvet, and if you love dark, twisty reads, you need to check this one out! It is, however, a very hard book to review for two reasons: one, I don’t want to spoil anything, and two, this story is novella length, and I’d really like to know if it will continue. I do like stories that leave you with a sense of mystery, but in this case I still had so many questions, and I’m hoping these characters’ stories aren’t ...more
Lola
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review

The blurb was what made me interested in reading this book. I had some difficulties getting into te story and now after finishing this book I still don't know what to think of it.

The story starts of introducing Jenny and her life. I assumed from the blurb she was workless, but that didn't seem to be the case, she had a boring job, although I had no idea what kind of job she had. The story was a bit weird, Jenny was writing a book with a pen
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Jessica
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-review, arc
Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story she was writing was engaging and at times, it was a distr ...more
İlkim
Jenny’s Blue Velvet garip bir kitaptı. Aslında bir yere kadar feci şekilde sıkılmaktaydım ki öyle bir şey oldu ki kitaba biraz heyecan geldi diyebilirim. Yine de sonu bir hayli anlaşılmaz.

Jenny, Jason ile 18 yıldır evlidir ve ikizleri vardır. Kendi de feci derecede sıkıcı bulduğu bir işte çalışmaktadır. Hayatındaki monotonluktan nefret eden Jenny bir yandan da kitap yazmaktadır. Yazdığı kitapta asıl karakter Cassandra, ailesini,sevdiği çocuğu ve evini kaybeder. Peşinde ise Mathilde diye hayalet
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Paula  Phillips
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Have you ever picked up a book solely on it's cover ? I have and this was one of them, as soon as I saw it I fell in love with the cover as the blue's were amazing and so beautiful. The book on the other hand was a different story than I expected and it reminded me of a cross between the movies Inception , Dream House and Number 23 , so readers that's what I am going to use to base my review around. Movie #1 - Inception - like the film Inception - Jenny's Blue Velvet was a book inside a book ins ...more
Sabrina Olteanu
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is the first book I have read, written by Angela Carlie and I have to say I can’t wait to read more. She is a great author, knows her skills in writing, and it amazed me how fast I got into the story. It’s brilliant!

We meet Jenny who is an author, has a crappy life, married, and she definitely needs to turn around her life. And that’s what she gets. She isn't satisfied with her life anymore, her husband doesn't notice her and he doesn't
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Lisa
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Usually, I struggle with novella’s, as I find that they are just getting into their flow when all of a sudden the end is rushed and the book is over. So Jenny’s Blue Velvet was a refreshing change and has made me less reluctant to pick up a novella and realise there may well be some hidden gems out there!

Jenny’s Blue Velvet was such a gem because of how different it was. It seems as though you are reading two different stories at once – Jenny’s, who is ‘normal’, stuck in a boring job, mum, wife
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Andrea
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bnb, arc
Jenny's Blue Velvet was an interesting read. The first half was an okay read. I read through it quite fast. The second half was far better, though. The twists and turns were so unexpected that I had to reread some parts just to make sure I was reading it right and my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. It was refreshingly unexpected and I was truly shocked.

The book was told through Jenny's eyes and although the characters weren't all that memorable but it was developed enough to make the plot twis
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Kirsty Bicknell
Do you remember the anticipation and surprise felt by playing with a jack in the box when you were small? Turning the handle, feeling excited and laughing expectantly and then when the lid pops, jumping in shock and not knowing whether to be scared or to laugh at the (frightening looking) clown.
These are the same emotions which Angela Carlie evokes in Jenny's Blue Velvet, particularly as the book nears its unexpected and horrifying twist.
The story is brilliantly written, combining the stories of
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Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book to review for the blog tour. You can find my stop at my blog,
Donnie Darko Girl.

If Fight Club and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind had a book baby, this would be it. I'm stunned speechless, and that almost never happens! When I finished reading, my first thought was I really need someone to talk about this book with! It's freaking crazy, and I love it. Every character and every event plays a role in this story and in a shocking way. I had to go back and rerea
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Jessica Figueroa
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Jenny is pretty much stuck where shes at, never able to make up her mind with what kind of job she wants. As of now she works in a boring office wishing she could quit. When she goes running a 5k with her husband it's there that she meets the lovely Cassandra who inspires her to write a romance novel. As the story goes on, Jenny's life seems to get better. Its like everything that happens is too good to be true. But when characters die and some go missing, people from her own life are either goi ...more
Jasmyn
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jenny's Blue Velvet had to be one of the most strange stories I've read in awhile. It followed Jenny as she tries to make sense of her life and how to make it better. Her grand idea is to write a romance, but it seems to have taken on a life of its on and begins writing itself. It's hard to say too much without giving a lot away. There were so many things that helped drive the story forward it never really seemed to stop moving or take a break. The writing was very good and easy to read, doling ...more
G.P. Ching
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wicked good read. Mind you, this book is seriously twisted. Like it should maybe come with a warning that you'll be thinking about it for a few days post-read. Jenny's Blue Velvet isn't like anything you've ever read but if you liked Stephen King's "The Dark Half" or similar reads, you will probably love this.
Megg Jensen
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'll admit I'm sort of biased. Angela is my friend...but she's also one of my favorite writers.

Jenny's Blue Velvet takes you on a sexy ride through a murder mystery so intense you'll want to re-read it the second you finish. Absolutely loved this book!!!
Karly Kirkpatrick
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story was so creepy. I totally didn't see the twist coming! Angela is a master of surprise! I hope there will be more to this. I'm going to go bother her about it and make sure there is.
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book surprised me in a few different ways. To start with, it wasn't anything like I expected it to be. I will be totally honest and say I wasn't a big fan when I started reading it. It was a struggle and for a novella, only 100 pages worth, it took me quite a while to make it through. Part of me wanted to give up and send off an email saying "sorry but it's just not for me". But
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Tallulah A. Scribbles
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I must admit that the main reason that I selected Jenny’s Blue Velvet was the book cover. It’s all lovely and blue and shiny. [My book spirit animal must be a bird that is attracted to shiny objects. Call me Magpie.]

Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a romantic thriller. The cover is so lovely that I focused more on the word romantic and not thriller. This is definitely a psychological thriller.

At around 100 pages, the novella is two stories in one. It alternates between Jenny’s real life (which appears to
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Confessions of a Book Whore
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jenny's Blue Velvet is an incredibly brilliant novella. It begins with the story of Jenny and her many hats...Jenny knows one thing for sure, she isn't happy with her mundane life. She decides she wants to work towards publishing a romance novel. As the story progresses her novel takes a dark turn and becomes more of a romantic suspense but when Jenny's life begins to mirror that of her novel -- the shocking truth begins to unravel. I won't waste time repeating the synopsis but I will say this b ...more
The Suburban Eclectic
Jenny is stuck. Stuck in a dead end job and a ho-hum marriage. It’s time to make some changes, so armed with a newfound friend, a recharged writing career and a weekend getaway to spice things up with the hubby, everything is looking up. But something is just not quite right.
Jenny’s Blue Velvet was not what I was expecting. I was looking forward to a nice little chic lit read about a woman finding herself in her writing. She found something, but I’m not so sure it’s what she was looking for. I r
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Liezel Felix
At first I thought Jenny was in an early mid-life crisis. With a stable job, an amazing husband and twin girls she just couldn’t seem to find content or happiness in life. She then decides to fall back into her writing. As the story continues, we witness a story emerging from this story.

Keeping the two separate was a challenge for me in the beginning but after I got used to this distinct type of writing I found it easier since the stories are entirely different.

75% in I was thinking where is thi
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Deborah Sastroredjo
Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
When I started this book it started out ok. Then I thought the main character was a little… ahem… bitchy. But on the other hand, it was kinda, a little (yes dragging my feet here) understandable. She had a lot that had happened to her. But still, I was rolling my eyes. And then someone – read: the author – took a pile of bricks and just dropped it on my head. Yes, she did. The story changed from some silly girl who’s probably crazy, to someone who’s not so crazy! I was shocked and did not see th ...more
Kim Brown
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
DO NOT JUDGE THIS BOOK BY THE COVER!!

I don't know where to begin with this book. I read the blurb and saw the book was about a bored housewife who decides to write a romance novel. The book was free and even though I really disliked the cover I decided to give it a shot. I am so glad I did!! This story has
so many jaw dropping twists and turns that you will find yourself thinking up is down and down is up!! YES it's that good!!!

If you are looking for a good, quick read that will leave you on th
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Reading in Black & White
I didn’t hate Jenny’s Blue Velvet but I didn’t love it either. The book had too many questions while reading such as why is Jenny so paranoid, what was actually going on in her life among other things. On a bright side, the end made this book worthwhile. There was a very much unexpected twist. And, the book is a short novella so there isn’t much time to invest. Overall, it wasn’t my cup of tea but once again the ending makes the book!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Jenny’s Blue V
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Joana Arteaga
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the beginning of Jenny's Blue Velvet the tone of the story is pretty funny but gets more serious towards the ending. Jenny is not happy with her life and decides she will write a book. This book goes back and forth between Jenny's life and the book she is writing. At first I thought it was like reading two different stories in one so I was surprised to find out how they where actually connected. This book was very entertaining and the ending was great!
Tricia  Santos
9/3/13: Received review copy! Going live on Romance Addict Book Blog in a few days
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Full review to come...
Kathy Floyd
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This book had a lot of twists and turns and kept me on my toes right up to the very end.
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