Monday, April 28, 2014

Bogged down in Revisions

Wow, I can't believe it's almost the end of April. I know I haven't been around here much (and I promise that is changing), but I have had a lot of things on my plate. This includes completing university courses and working.

I guess that's not the most exciting things that I've got going on at the moment though. I'm currently in the revision stage for my YA horror Shinigami Eyes, and planning to start subbing it to agents very shortly. I'm also writing another YA horror and am absolutely loving writing all of these creepy scenes. I've also been told that I'm good at writing the creepy scenes (which is good since I have absolutely no idea whether I am being scary enough when I write).

So what has everyone else been up to?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Romeo Club tour

Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'The Romeo Club tour', hosted by YA Bound. You can view the rest of the tour spots by clicking on the banner above. 

The Romeo Club
by Rebekah L Purdy
Release Date: 03/25/14

Summary from Goodreads:
THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success.

What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.

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My Review

Delya has the looks, popularity and know-how to give her nerdy brother, Drake a makeover to win the girl of his dreams. When the makeover works better than intended, Drake's friends are all eager to get Delya's help too. That's when Delya decides to form the Romeo club - and earn a extra cash for the perfect prom dress as well - a club that will help teach boys how to dress and how to talk to girls. Things become a little bit complicated when Delya realises she's interested in Drake's best friend - and someone she's known practically for all her life - Trey. How can Delya keep giving him advice to win the girl of his dreams? Or will she do anything - even sabotage - to get what she wants?

Rebekah Purdy has created a light and entertaining read with The Romeo Club with bits of romance and tragedy tossed in with the humour, and this author sure knows how to work in the humour without making it see forced. Delya's and Trey's chemistry was pure electricity at times and I just wanted to keep turning the page to find out what was going to happen next.

I would certainly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a light romantic comedy to read, or anyone who loves watching the Big Bang Theory (I could definitely see some of that thrown in the pages). 

 About the Author
Rebekah Purdy

Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

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