Sunday, December 28, 2014

Natural Elements by Tracey M.Hook


No.of pages : 344
Published on :May 22, 2014
Publisher : Createspace
Genre : Young Adult
Book links : Goodreads, Amazon


My Review 


Geeta is a happy-go-lucky girl who enjoys life on her terms.She has everything in life, good friends, nice family and great parents.But what bothers her is her dark complexion since a majority of her family members are very fair.Even if she does not mind, some one or the other in her own family will bring up the topic and criticize now and then.

Her bestie who was not in ville parle for many years, has returned from Kerala, expresses her concern over Geeta for her dark complexion.She becomes upset and heartbroken. This makes her cut friendship with her long term friend, Sharmila. In her view, in India, 50% of people are dark.Then why the hell people criticize about her black complexion?She has no answers.It is as if she has been cursed or something.

Her life goes smoothly with her two friends, despite being the odd girl among her family members and others because of her complexion.She faces all her troubles and turmoils boldly with the moral support of her two friends, Lalita and Ganesh.

Natural elements is about Geeta. She is just an ordinary girl like us.But what makes her unique is her dark complexion.Why her life is different than the people who are fair.The first half revolves around her, her friends, her relatives and her new boyfriend, Joseph.

The second half revolves around her mother.How she got married to her father, Shiva and what problem did they face when they returned from Trinidad. I felt the English they spoke there, very intriguing.Instead of her, him , us, she, he, and we were used.I was absolutely glued on to the second half because of their language.The first half of the novel was written from Geeta’s point of view.On the other hand, the second half was written from her mother’s point of view.

The turning point of the novel was Geeta’s aunt, Cynthiya who came from port of Spain, her mother’s native place.She does not come alone, she has brought a secret with her that she and Marlene(Geeta’s mother) hid years ago.If Geeta knows she will be shattered into pieces.

But how long will they hide it.Somehow the truth has to come out. Geeta must know it.Her mother has deep fears that her daughter when she knows the secret she, Cynthia and her friend June has hid long ago, how will Geeta react ?As it involves Marlene and her dignity.What if her husband and her in-laws find out?

There are lot of grammatical errors which could have been avoided by proper proofreading as it is one of the main drawback.In the second half of the book I found the writing apparently different than the first half.It was written in Trinidad English.

My verdict-I will strongly recommend it to all my friends due to the down-to-earth character of Geeta.The setting of the novel is near perfect.I was able to learn about North India and many other foreign places.


Rating 3/5

Friday, December 26, 2014

Feature & Follow friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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This week's question

What book did you give other people this holiday season?

Secrets from the past and A woman of substance by  Barbara Taylor Bradford.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges



No.of pages : 192
Book published on :January 2014
Publisher :Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Genre :Self Help
Book Links : Goodreads Amazon

My review

101 tips for parents of autistic children is a source full of valuable assets not only to struggling parents with an autistic child, it is also for all parents who want to lay a solid foundation for the sake of growth and development of their children.

The book discusses everything starting from what is the difference between autistic child and a normal child having trouble with communication.A normal child may experience certain sort of difficulties while speaking to others, maybe, that’s because his or her parents speak dual language.If that is the case, it delays the ability to speak effectively in a child.Well said.

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Without a doubt, the book is a real page turner.It has noteworthy dialogues that helps a mother to tackle her problematic child with utmost care.Parents of children having difficulties in communicating with others will find this book very educating.Why Miller Method is the best?

How to reduce stress of your child and induce communication with photographs, What a parent must do when the child with disorder is aggressive?Why an autistic child needs attention than a typical child?When to use sign languages? etc.

Of course, there is a special implementation that must always be adopted to deal with an autistic child.Parents must make sure, the effort they undertake to deal with their autistic child doesn’t go in waste.For this reason only, effective solutions for every day challenge that a parent must undergo because of their special child are stated clearly by means of Tips.

Verbal or nonverbal autistic child, both have to be treated using different methods.For example, in Tip #85, the authors have explained why repetition of the words help some apraxic kids speak.Definitely, the dirt song will be amusing to the ears of an autistic child.We can create more such songs to help a child with autism to speak.

Finally, this book helps the parents to grasp the strategies and techniques which include the do’s and don’ts when proved that their children sure has some form of autistic disabilities.It also instills their confidence and hope.

Rating 4/5

Disclaimer I received the book in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Promo Blitz~Satellite by Lee Davidson




Series:The satellite trilogy
Genre:Young Adult Fantasy
Published on: May 2013

Book Blurb

Grant Bradley was never meant to survive cancer or live happily ever after with his fiancée, Tate. Before he was born, his destiny to become a guardian angel was decided by the life-planning Schedulers.


Despite having what his new peers deem as a great position in the afterlife, living in utopia with a merciless mentor and looking after strangers doesn't change the way Grant feels about losing out on his life with Tate. Refusing to accept his destiny, he finds a way to visit his lost love. However, keeping their connection alive and, most importantly, secret, will end up costing Grant more than he could ever imagine.

Written in a style that appeals to young men and women alike, Satellite, The Satellite Trilogy, Part I has a broad likability that will reach any fans of the sci-fi, fantasy genre's recent outings. The 2012 ABNA calls this fantasy "captivating" and "an epic love story." Inspired by the idea that everything happens for a reason and that even the most tragic of deaths can be instrumental in forming the future of the living, this novel delivers surprising depth behind its charming exterior.

Tagline -Grant Bradley has just one thing standing in the way of his happiness: Destiny.

About the Author

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Lee Davidson received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Lindenwood University. She lives in Missouri with her husband and three sons. Her 'on-the-clock' time is spent as a graphic artist designing great big things. Satellite, Lee's first novel, was selected as a quarter finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Third Day-Dwapara Yuga #1

No.of pages: 296
Publisher:Self-published by author
Published on :June 20th 2014
Genre:Mythological thriller
Book Links: Amazon Goodreads 



My review

The southern kingdom of kanya kumari ruled by the great king, Drona, is under huge threat.It is because of the evil himself. They are called cannibals as they thrive on living humans flesh and blood.. The King, Drona has Thala Pratha Grandas, a holy scripture written by ancient sages that has answers to everything in this world.

As ordered by the king, Parama, the supreme commander of the army, the sole heir to the kingdom must begin his voyage to the Kingdom of North to hand over Thala Pratha Grandas and his father’s personal diary upon request for the upcoming battle between the good and the evil.He is also warned not to read the book on the course of his journey through his father who is no more.

Then he learns about the dead walkers that they do not spare anyone’s life. Because of the cruelty they dealt with, many prisoners never dared to escape the monsters clutches.Fortunately, after the union of Sarayu and Elsker, the war comes to a halt at Narmada.Parama and his people win the battle.The old saying good triumphs over evil is justified.

While the first half of The third day-Dwapara Yuga deals with parama fighting the battle and coming out victoriously by risking his life and safeguarding the people of the north and the south, the second half or the second millionth year deals with Nirbhaya who hails from the family of Parama has his responsibility to unearth the book that his ancestors had, that is Thala Pratha Grandas which tells about the past, the present and the future.Will Nirbhaya be able to find it? What is the story behind the city of lost souls? Who are Asura and Brigu? Learn more about them and others inside the novel.

The narration of this Hindu mythological thriller is brilliant .This is a fast paced novel where the story is crisp and precise. At the end of the story, the recap found is highly thought provoking.Glossary is very useful to both Non-Hindu readers and Hindu readers. The author, sharada Vallem has done a fabulous job for a debut author by penning down her imagination and giving life to it. Disadvantages include the misspelled words here and there and the grammatical errors found in few parts of the book.I hope the author notes down the page numbers and also corrects it as soon as possible for the sake of the future readers. 


Rating: 3.5/5 

Disclaimer: I received the book  in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Supertraits of Superstars by Priyanka Sinha Jha

Paperback:200 pages
Publication date:2014
Published by:Rupa Publications
Genre:Non-fiction/Self-help
Buy Links:Flipkart Amazon 

Book Description

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Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar. Each of these celebrities are adored and looked up to by millions who aspire to emulate their success stories. But what is it that separates them, and other Bollywood stars, from the rest? Which is that one defining trait that makes them stand out, and how can you benefit from knowing it? 

In this one-of-a-kind book, Priyanka Sinha Jha looks at eleven luminaries from Bollywood, and the attribute that is perhaps most responsible for their success. She details their stories, their struggles, their efforts to overcome setbacks, and what it is about them that made them not just reach the top of their game, but stay there. Be it Amitabh Bachchan’s discipline, Aamir Khan’s perfectionist nature, Salman Khan’s generosity, John Abraham’s enterprise or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s grace—each star has one unique quality that others can imbibe to reach greater heights in their own lives. With pithy observations and inspirational conversations, Supertraits of Superstars will show you how to live life star-size.

"Supertraits of Superstars could be a guidebook to a lot of youngsters out there who want to reach out for the stars and touch the sky." - John Abraham


My review

Writing an inspirational book is not easy. For any author, if he/she is going to write such, first and foremost, they must have thorough knowledge and experience about the subject at any cost. If that includes inspirational book based upon real life personalities like that of the Bollywood celebrities, need not say about the criticisms when facts mentioned in the book are disagreed by the readers as in reality, most of us are drawn to soft news than the hard news.

In Supertraits of Superstars, the first time author Priyanka Sinha Jha who is a journalist by profession has courageously taken an effort to inspire and motivate the readers by picking good traits from each of the eleven stars mentioned in the book which will be useful for the readers if they put into practice on their real life.

Now what qualities of these film stars make author Priyanka Sinha like them so much than the rest of the celebrities in Bollywood because we all know, they didn't simply rise to fame out of the blue or by mere luck. She herself says, she hasn't mastered these traits yet, but continually she is working on it. I agree with her.

At present, the whole world knows about Amitabh Bachan’s punctuality and discipline, the question is always there where is he going to go with this? Respect,  who doesn't respect him? Shah Rukh Khan’s passion for producing world class films, and prioritize success more than anything , keep money on your head , not on your heart is highly motivating .

Karan Johar’s, what’s harm in trying? attitude justifies the purpose of life. I am slightly disappointed; the author missed some core facts about Kaif besides her movies. She is not only a successful actress; she is also a humanitarian by heart, and is a famous personality at a village located in South India for her good deeds.

Salman Khan's life lesson's learnt from his childhood, 

'Help the needy, try to be as correct as possible, bend backwards for other people, arrogance is not good, badtameezi nahee karna, thank you bolna, sorry bolna, repsect dena, don't take bullshit, don't give bullshit'. I won't agree with the last two , and specially, badtameezi Nahee Karna. People who watched a show on star plus would know why.

There are eleven superstars in the book, the superstar is one and only Hrithik Roshan(in my perspective). Just read the below excerpt.

'Everything seems normal till you start talking. The minute you start talking, you get stuck and you don’t know why. Right from your toes to the ends of your hair, [everything] stand. You are in complete shock. Your heart palpitates, you don’t understand and you are aware of people looking at you…..you can compare it to hell'.

My least favorite in the book(Meaning-I didn't benefit from the traits of these actors)-Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor.


Rating 3.5/5

About the author 

Priyanka Sinha Jha is a journalist who in her eighteen-year-long career, has written on celebrities, films, lifestyle, business and more. She has been a correspondent for publications as varied as Citadel, The Asian Age and Intelligent Investor. At the age of twenty-six, she became the editor of Society, India's first celebrity magazine, followed by a stint as editor of HT Style and HT Saturday. Currently, she is the editor of Screen, India's foremost film and entertainment weekly. She has also contributed to Outlook, The Week and Tehelka, and has a regular column in The Indian Express: Play.

Between analysing celebrities and earning her daily bread, she likes to travel to unknown destinations, watch films and argue endlessly on egalitarian issues with friends and family.


Disclaimer The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold



Kitty Hawk And The Curse Of The Yukon Gold

No.of pages : 306
Published on : December 2012
Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency
Genre : Adventure

Short description via Goodreads

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure - flying around the world!

My review

Can a four year old fly a plane without mishandling the gear or breaking it? If you have no for an answer, then read Kitty Hawk. The main protagonist tells us in the form of flashbacks how her father taught her to fly at a very young age and her mother to surf. It is not just that.

This is a fiction story about Kitty, a teenager who leaves her home for Juneau, Alaska after she has been given approval for a grand scholarship to study about the Humpback whales. The place of stay she chooses is with her best friend Skeena’s uncle and aunt who also welcome her with open arms which makes her stumble when considering; they are meeting for the first time. 

Kitty has some memorable time with them which helps her start the summer expedition with utmost happiness. She meets a handsome young man there, Edward who kind of resembles Edward Cullen from Twilight series. 

Having read the book,  I felt she is definitely one of the most talented female protagonists I have read so far. She can be called highly adventurous which ends up in getting her being kidnapped by a gang of gold thieves.Ultimately, they take her with them and there is no way for her to escape while her families and her well wishers think she is dead. What happens now is rest of the story.

Kitty Hawk and the curse of the Yukon Gold is, technically, an outstanding read if you don't take into account the second half. The reason, it was boring. The author could have avoided all those dragging in the story which made me to skip reading some of the pages.It was an okay read on the whole.

Rating 3.5/5

Excerpts from the novel 

"Humans tend to only be concerned with what's best for themselves," my mother said as we made our way through the cathedral of cedar trees. "But everything in nature has to live in harmony with everything else. Nature lives and breathes in different ways that we humans do and everything in nature has an awareness of the surrounding universe that we human beings lost a long time ago."

"Sky, water, land," he said, holding his palm flat out, high, low, middle, as he spoke. "Wherever we are in this world we are not alone. We are not the only creatures who find life in the sky and water and land. We are not the only creatures who need it. And we cannot just take and take and take. We have to give. And we have to respect."

Angry with myself for having these endless internal debates, I told myself harshly, "Studying journalism? What kind of stupid subject is that? Are there journalism degrees? There can't be, can there? Why would you want to do that with your life? Even he said he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. What a loser! At least I know what I want to do with my life!

"It was a good plan. A perfect one, actually. The only problem with perfect plans is that they almost never turn out perfectly. And this one certainly didn't.


Buy Link http://www.amazon.com/Kitty-Flying-Detective-Agency-Series-ebook/dp/B00AGY6WWK

Disclaimer The book was received in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway~Indie Authors Naked

 
Indie authors Ebook :171 Pages
Published on :3rd Jan, 2014
Publisher :Indie Reader publishing

Blurb

Indie Authors Naked explores and defines the world of independent publishing.

Comprised of a series of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers and publishers, readers will get a look at the many aspects of the indie community, where publishing professionals of all types come together with the simple goal of creating something unique; something that speaks directly to the reader, no middleman necessary.

Contributors include: James Franco, Hugh Howey, McNally Jackson Books, Sarah Gerard, OHWOW Books, Raine Miller, David Vinjamuri, Toby Neal, Rachel Thompson, Eden Baylee, Christoph Paul, Jessica Redmerski, Dan Holloway, Orna Ross and more.



About the Authors

loren 

Loren Kleinman is a writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. Kleinman is a columnist for IndieReader.com (IR) where she interviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie authors. Some of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Writer’s Bloc, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist. In 2003, Spire Press published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz.
Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance, This Way to Forever.


Amy Holman Edelman launched IndieReader, the essential consumer guide toself-published books and the people who write them, way back in 2007. Since then, indie authors have stormed the bestseller lists, been courted by trad publishers and (after all that) ,finally gained amodicum of respect.
 
Amy self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the 80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair), were traditionally published (by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown).

As an author and a publicist with over 20 years’ experience, Amy’s goal for IndieReader is no less than to make indie a respected and desirable category within the publishing world. This book is just one step in that direction.


Excerpt

From the Introduction of Indie Authors Naked by Amy Edelman:
IndieReader was launched in ‘07, otherwise known as the dark days of self-publishing. Back then, every book was considered a vanity publication, every author a failed writer. Denial ran so high that when the self-pubbed book, Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson hit The New York Times bestseller list, the good folks at the NYT were still saying that they’d never include one! And then there was The Shack, another indie that snuck through the gauntlet to appear on the NYTimes list for an astounding 172 weeks between June 2008 to early 2010 (52 of those weeks at #1).

Flash forward to 2012-2013. With the advent of ebooks, the publishing landscape has completely and irrevocably changed. Bowker, the ISBN people, recently reported that the number of self-published books in 2012 rose 59% over 2011, growing to over 391,000 titles in 2012. That’s a lot of indie.

But it’s not just availability that has changed the notion of what a self-pubbed book can be. Either the whole “vanity” thing was propaganda on the part of trad publishing—after all, Virginia Woolf famously did it with Hogarth Press—or publishing ebooks makes it easier for talented writers to get their work seen. Either way, over the last couple of years—beginning with the high-profile snagging of Amanda Hocking—at least 50 indie authors (many of them interviewed in this very book) have been courted and won by traditional publishers.

Did these authors’ books change from when they were self-pubbed to when they became trads? Or did their appearance on the bonafide bestseller lists (The New York Times, USA Today) just make it easier for the Big 5 to spot them? Not that getting picked up by a traditional publisher is always an indie author’s end-game. In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Bookseller noted that only about one-third of the self-published authors surveyed stated that they would consider a traditional book deal. That’s a lot of authors who aren’t willing to trade the freedom of creation for the chance to have their works packaged by committee.

So whether an author decides to sell their work to a trad publisher or not—it is clear that indies are here to stay. Their books resonate with readers who really couldn’t give a damn if they came through the hallowed halls of a traditional publisher or just via their ereaders. The indie writing community is strong and getting stronger, as are the options for placing their books (been to your local bookstore lately? You may be surprised at the titles you find on the shelves).

Yes, dear readers, this time—thanks to technology and changing perceptions—self-publishing is clearly here to stay. And via interviews and essays, Indie Authors Naked aims to highlight the best of the best.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Finding Charley(Full Circle #2) by Casey Peeler



Book Blurb
One bottle of Jack and the words “I’m sorry” are all it takes for Charley’s world to turn upside down… again. Charley has a decision to make. Does she sink or swim?

After Dylan reminds Charley that he always has the upper hand, she decides it’s time break free. But how? She uses her past, present, and what she hopes to be her future to find her freedom.

With the help of Cash Money and the Kluft Girls, she devises a plan to take down Dylan. Will she succeed, or will she find that she will never escape his hold? Once this plan is put in place, who will be by her side when it comes to an end? And will this plan include Jackalope Joe? 

Excerpt  from the book 

I decide not to waste much time on my wardrobe.  I grab my new jeans, a long-sleeved white tee, boots, and veto drying my hair by putting on my favorite camo ball cap.  Once I’m ready, the girls and I grab a bite to eat and all go our separate ways.  I crank up the radio and the heat in the Honda.  It feels like minutes instead of an hour when I realize I’ve been lost in thought the majority of the way.  Can we say dangerous?  Note to self: focus while driving.

I pop in our drunk mix cd that Caroline always plays in her room while we drink PJ.  It’s a lot more comical to listen to while sober.  Seriously, the country version of “Gin and Juice” and “The Monster” by Eminem?  I can’t help but laugh.  It doesn’t get any better when “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera begins playing.  What was she thinking?  Oh, wait. She wasn’t thinking because she was drunk.

I approach Grassy Pond, and nothing has changed since Thanksgiving.  It’s still stoplight after stoplight.  I can’t wait to hit that gravel road.   I see the farm approaching and feel the butterflies within my stomach.  For once, I’m excited and relieved to be home.

Turning off the ignition, I see Blue running toward me.  As soon as I’m out of the car, he attacks me.  “Yeah, boy, I’ve missed you, too.”  I rub behind his ears and then make my way to the house.

There’s no need to hurry, because as I glance up, Tessa and Mama are in full out sprints.  I giggle inside.  Tessa wraps me in a tight embrace.

“Miss me much?”  I smirk.

“Char, I swear.  Mama and Daddy have been workin’ me to death on this farm.  If you didn’t get home soon, I might actually have had to take care of those stupid goats, not to mention sloppin’ the hogs.  Yuck!”

I should have known Tessa was more excited because that meant less work for her, but that’s my sis, always missin’ when a little hard work needs to be done.

“Hey, hun, I’m glad you’re home.  Your dad’s gone into town to get a few posts for the fence.  I don’t know what has gotten into that bull out there.  It’s like he just doesn’t know which side he belongs,” Mama says.

I pop the trunk and grab my bags.  Mama grabs my laundry basket, and we make our way into the house.

As I walk through the screen door, the sound of an F250 that I’d know anywhere rings in my ears.  I smile and throw my bag at the bottom of the stairs.  I do a one-eighty, press the screen door open, jump off the stairs, and run as fast as my legs will go to that perfect sound.  Cash opens the door and steps out in one swift motion.  He has on a pair of jeans, a white plaid pearl snap, camo hat, and boots.  Damn. I jump straight into his arms and hold him as close as possible.

“Miss me much?”  He winks.

I begin to laugh uncontrollably.  “You know, I just used that line on Tessa.” I pull him closer.  He looks into my eyes, smiles with that damn dimple, and I feel complete.  Cash Money makes me whole.

He finally puts me down when he hears the screen door open.  I see Tessa standing there with her hands on her hips.  “Um, did y’all plan that?”

“Plan what, Tess?” I question as I straighten my long-sleeved white shirt.  Then, it dawns on me.  Jeans, white shirt, camo hat, and boots.  Cash and I look like we planned our freakin’ wardrobe.
 


“What can I say? Great minds think alike,” Cash says as he slaps my ass while we walk toward the house.  We go inside and Mama has lunch waiting.
About the Author
Casey PeelerCasey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author.  No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel released September 30th.  

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book! 
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