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Prodigal

Prodigal is a wonderful read!  It’s labeled as young adult, but I think everyone can enjoy this one!  Great book to curl up to!  I recently read and enjoyed it very much!  It isn’t your average book of it’s kind, so take a minute and check it out below!

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing. Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

Synopsis

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl meets God. This is the book that just may change the way you look at life.

It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?–notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.

Prodigal: My Thoughts

As promised, Prodigal is a very different kind of love story.  Written for young adults, I think it probably would reach better for teen readers.  Prodigal is a far cry from today’s unrealistic books.  While reading it, I could see the characters being people at my school (well, had I went to school in a different generation).

In my youth, I was an avid reader.  I needed my books more than anything.  I would read so many books and my head would fill up with ideas of what my life could be like if it didn’t suck.  You know, if I were one of those lucky kids born to rich, loving parents who made sure I was drop dead gorgeous and had everything I wanted?  Yeah, those!  LOL.  Man how I wish I had read this book then!

Having worked professionally with teenagers, as well as having raised one, I can say that this book really does sound like the thoughts and words of teens today.  It’s not your average Christian book where every few pages about God.  It’s a story that allows the character, and us, to learn about what God’s love is supposed to look like.  If you aren’t into Christian books but love a good love story, this book is still something you’d enjoy.  It’s a ‘sneak up and get you’ kind of story.  I highly recommend checking it out!

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About The Author

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing.

Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

 

Originally posted 2013-09-20 00:20:41.

What burns inside you?

Hello, Crystal here.

The weekend is upon us! Yay! I like to grab a good book and curl up on the swing by the pool when I don’t have much planned for the weekend.

Speaking of, I believe I mentioned in my introductory post that I am a writer. I just recently published my 3rd book. It is part of a series entitled Blu Harbor Witches.  The first is Fire Within Me followed by Cursed in Love. If you enjoy Nora Roberts Witch series I think you will like mine. You don’t have to take my word for it. At the end of the post, I will link the reviews that Lia gave them over at Lia’s Bookish Obsession.  With a site like that and a reading list like Lia has, you know she can spot a good book!

         What burns inside you?

Fire Within Me:

 The main Character Elizabeth Strong is trying to find her place in the world after a bad relationship. What she found was more than just a home. She finds herself, family, and maybe even love.  The new world she discovers is like a fantasy; things she thought only existed in fairy tales.

 Billy Merk was raised to hate the Strong family. The resentment went back to the early 1900’s where the family feud begin. Billy never went along with the idea he had to hold grudges that truly had nothing to do with him. For reasons he did not understand at first, he felt compelled to Elizabeth.

 This fueled the war and Billy’s Mother and Brother are determined to keep him from her and the rest of the Strong family. Billy would have to finally deal with the impacts of this war. Which side would he choose?

 

You can find both books in the Amazon store as a paperback or an ebook. I hope that you have a great weekend. If you are compelled to check out my books I would be so flattered.

Cursed in Love by Crystal SellarsHere are the links to Lia’s reviews as promised.

Fire Within Me

Cursed in Love

If you are looking for something awesome to cook tonight, check out my recipe for Oklahoma Indian Tacos!  They are fabulous and just the right meal to keep you relaxed! Oklahoma Indian Taco

If We Were A Movie: Book Review

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Book Summary

Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella & V is for Virgin.

NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.

Enter his new roommate Jordan—a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of friendship, family, life, and love, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***

Book Review

Sometimes to write a book review, I have to think long and hard. I’m always a little nervous at the thought of a ‘real’ author reading my silly little website. Every now and then though, I have so much excitement about a book that I can’t worry about what they think. I just write. This book is one of them. I have a thing where if I’m not interested in the first three pages, I’m done. I can’t or won’t force myself to read something that doesn’t quickly draw me in. If We Were a Movie drew me in quickly and I couldn’t put it down. I finished the book in two days, letting my other responsibilities take a hard backseat. I think my husband is still mad that he didn’t get any conversation for an entire evening because I couldn’t stop reading. The title of the book intrigued me from the beginning and the book gave what it promised in that paragraph meant to steal all of our attention. A love story with twists and turns, it gave what it promised and then some. Rather than my typical disappointment when a book ends, I am excited to know AUTHOR NAME has a series of books related called the MatchMaker Series. It is not often that I find an author whose books I feel like I must read, but this one is one of those rare ones. I normally say something along the lines of ‘you should’ or ‘must read’ but this time, I’m just going to say if you don’t read it, you are missing out. To quote Levar Burton from Reading Rainbow, “Don’t just take my word for it…”

Author Info & Links:

Kelly OramKelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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