Have You Heard? Different, Not Damaged by Andy Peloquin – Review

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Different, Not Damaged by Andy Peloquin.

Where do I begin? Andy never ceases to amaze and impress me with the intricate worlds and characters he creates. If you haven’t read this author’s work, I implore you: pick up his work—any of it.

In Different, Not Damaged, Andy writes short stories of characters from some of his other books. These were not main characters in previous stories, yet they each played an important role, albeit for a short time, in the stories they were cast in.

This time, the characters of each story in Different, Not Damaged show up with a bang. Each may struggle with PTSD, OCD, a physical pain or deformity, or a whole host of other mental dis-eases where they learn to make said problems work for their good. Just because a person struggles with something some may term as ‘damaged,’ doesn’t mean these characters can’t find strength in a deep reservoir of themselves, and learn to overcome their challenges.

Andy’s ability to go within each of these characters’ personality flaws (though I say their strengths), and pull out their deepest emotions as they overcome their issues is phenomenal. Fear reigns, depression and sadness threaten to consume, flashbacks and terrors attempt to wear a person down, yet through it all, each character finds the beauty of finding himself or herself in this wondrous collection of short stories.

One of the things I most loved about these books and characters is how Andy managed to create missing links and hidden clues to a few of his other stories. For example, if you read another of his books, you may have been left wondering where ‘so and so’ disappeared, but if you pay close attention to the characters in Different, Not Damaged, you may find your answers.

Absolutely brilliant and fascinating tales of overcoming and celebrating ones differences, rather than viewing them as damages. Set in a beautiful world of fantasy and intrigue, I highly recommend Different, Not Damaged.

Different, Not Damaged on Amazon

~Have You Heard? Book Blog

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Have You Heard? It’s a Cover Reveal for Visions, Book Two in the Almana Series by Julayn Adams!

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Visions (Book II of the Almana Series)

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia/Post-apocalyptic, Romance

Publisher: Angel Press Publishing

Publication Date: December 2017
The Blurb:

Visions, the second book in the captivating Almana Series from international bestselling author, Julayn Adams.

In a world full of violence and hatred, Alexa still believes in hope. She is the reason Almana left heaven to risk everything, including her own immortal soul. But when Almana returns from the abyss with visions of an impending attack on their community, Alexa’s plans to unite with neighboring camps must be expedited. As racism and the brutal effects of the war live on, threatening to infiltrate their newly merged faction, Almana fights the demons plaguing her mind and her heart.
What Early Readers Are Saying:

“I read and loved Almana, the first book in this series and was waiting eagerly for the sequel. And this book, wow! Beautifully written, thrilling, heart-breaking and heartwarming, this is a brilliant story. One that makes you think. This series is one everyone needs to read as it tackles sensitively and with heart some of the issues tearing the world apart today. A timely and though-provoking book. An amazing story, masterfully told. LOVE this amazing series and very highly recommend it.”

-Renita D’Silva

-A Mother’s Daughter
“I absolutely adore this series! As much as I loved book one, Almana, book two, Visions, is my favorite, so far. As the author develops the scenery and the characters more fully in Visions, the plot thickens. 

It’s a racy, emotional, and very intriguing story with the ravages of wars past, war to come, and a race to hope good will win against the many evils in this book.

Julayn Adams is an excellent writer, a wonderful story teller, with a knack for the creative side of writing a lot of us lesser mortals only dream of becoming.

If you love fantasy, paranormal, romance, young adult, and/or a story full of hope, determination, strength, courage, and love, the Almana Series is a perfect place to begin.

A must read, five star book!”

~Have You Heard? Book Blog

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More from the Almana Series

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Almana (Book I of the Almana Series)

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopia/Post-apocalyptic

Publisher: Angel Press Publishing

Publication Date: March 2016
The Blurb:

Hidden deep inside the forest, a community of people have created a safe haven despite the terror that lies not far from their border walls. World War III has destroyed most of the world population, and the ruthless dictator, Equis, is quickly gaining control over the majority of the U.S. population. Heaven has turned its back on humanity; the angels have deserted their posts and are awaiting the end – all but one. Through visions, Almana comes to believe that one last chance for the world’s redemption lies in a girl who lives in this small community. The only problem is the future of seventeen-year-old Alexa is grim, but without her, the end is imminent. Though Almana will be banished from her home until the world’s last day, she chooses to join Alexa in hopes of not only saving humanity, but heaven as well. Bound by a supernatural connection with Alexa and her family, Almana is gifted a new home. And despite the inability of angels being able to fall in love, Almana finds herself in a dilemma she hadn’t expected. 

A story of friendship, romance, love, betrayal, hate, hope, and despair, Almana is the first of a three-part series.
What People Are Saying:

“Julayn writes eloquently and her descriptions are so visual that you can picture them in your mind. I particularly love the parts of the novel when it focuses on Almana’s inner thoughts and loneliness…The author makes these aspects of Almana’s loneliness so real that I wonder if she knows something about the unseen world that we don’t. What a great surprising read.”

-Sherry Mayes

Stop the World

“I think that writing good quality fiction for this audience is one of hardest genres a writer can enter and of the many books I have read, few do it well enough to have broader appeal. Almana does. It is a beautifully crafted story which employs none of the more obvious routes generally taken by post-apocalyptic fiction. Although the main character, Almana, is an angel, the story deals with her as an ordinary teenager coming to terms with a new life. The world created by Julayn Adams skillfully combines fantasy, the challenges and adventures of creating a future, adding elements of danger and violence without ever becoming predictable. In short this is a very entertaining tale for any age.”

-XyllaNoril’sk
“Wow! This story hooked me from page one! A heavenly, heartbreaking and heartwarming tale full of believable characters you’ll love, and love to hate. I literally could not put it down! I believe I have found my next “must read” author!”

-Regina O’Connell

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Add Almana to your Goodreads shelves, and request a copy from your local bookstore or follow any of the links below to purchase your copy!

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*Reviewers, please note: review copies of Almana are available, and ARC signups are still open for Visions. Please email the author for requests.

 

Have You Heard? It’s a Cover Reveal for Our Tribe 30 Day Dare to be Unapologetically Me by Jettie Woodruff

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Our Tribe 30 Day Dare to be Unapologetically Me by Best Selling Author Jettie Woodruff

We all need a little help now and then, someone to push us out of our comfort zones. If you’re ready to move into the next chapter of your life and live on purpose, then jump in with both feet, an open mind, and get ready to be unapologetically you. This is a thirty-day dare with daily tools to help you move into the great you. Change happens when change happens, but you have to take the first step. You can’t start a new chapter if you don’t turn the page. Grab a friend for this journey, and find your drives together. The only thing you’ll need is an open mind, the paperback or eBook, a special journal, or a plain old notebook, and the determination to change. I wish you all the love, luck, and happiness in the world. Let’s do this!

 

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Author Bio:

I am a storyteller, a life coach, and sometimes a little crazy. I’m at an amazing time in my life where doors are opening, adventures are happening, and new friends are being made. Life is fun, and I want to share that joy with the world. I’m Jettie, and I’m unapologetically me.

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Have You Heard My Review of Anguish, Book 1 in the Journals Trilogy by DM Earl?

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I gave this awesome story a five-star rating because it just has all the elements needed for a great romantic suspense: a troubled heroine (Quinn), a sexy male (Stone), a best friend (Ivy), and an evil man who is bent on destroying Quinn’s family. I was captivated on page one of the prologue. Such statements as these really piqued my interest:

“How the f*ck did I end up like this; afraid of my own shadow, living isolated from the entire world?”

“Since the day that ‘It’ happened, the only thing that has helped me maintain my sanity is writing things down – my thoughts, dreams, nightmares, and fantasies – they all go into my journals.”

I don’t do spoilers, but this racy book kept my attention completely, and I read it in one day. Don’t pass up the opportunity to read this great story. It’s full of love, hate, revenge, murder, romance, friendship, and trust. Great work, DM Earl! I’ll be reading the rest of this series.

~Have You Heard?

Have You Heard?! Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff is LIVE!!!

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Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff is now live on Amazon!!

Introducing the talented and beautiful cover model, Jenna Lynn!!!

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I would like to tell you a story about true friends, change, and real love. This is deeper than a love story, this is a connection you can’t possibly explain without first experiencing it, a love rarely found. When all I wanted to do was go home and put it all behind me, one chance meeting sent me in another direction. I traveled a road I could have never imagined.

Before you invest your time in our story, I should warn you, these people aren’t like your typical friends. These kinds of friends are few and far between. If you don’t believe in love at first sight, or second chance love, then you should probably skip our story.

I was written in him, he was written in me, we were written in the stars.

My hope is that you go into our story with an open mind and like me, find something life-changing you can take with you. Because one person believed in me, I didn’t give up. I became someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be.

For her. For him. For me. For us. For humanity.

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Betas

“You naughty lil minx 🙈 Atlantis is one very lucky girl, definitely got my heart racing and my….no I say no more.” 😉

“My husband may be buying YOU flowers tomorrow!”

“Ok so as much smut as I’ve read in the past 5 years, how has NO one ever mentioned this??It’s the hottest thing I’ve read in a long time and it’s not even dirty. It’s real, the connection…I literally felt it right along with her. I’m definitely intrigued and want to learn more about it.”

” I just finished chapter xx. Blow me away omg I can’t even describe what I feel it was so intense makes me really think.”

“It’s so amazing I don’t want to miss a single word and for people who are unaware of the truth this is an eye opener.”

Reviewers

“Another life changing, eye opening book by Jettie Woodruff.”

“…this book is about opening your mind to other possibilities. Not always conforming to what society has deemed “the norm”, being your true self.”

“Phenomenal, eye opening, life changing book.”

Louisa, Goodreads Review

” It will truly get you to think. This is not your typical love story. It is more about the love you can find by opening your horizons.”

-Vanessa, Sassy Southern

“Wow! Mind blown! I went into this book thinking it was one thing, only for it to be a completely different story that I have ever read.”

” I have never come away from a book so open-minded in my life.”

“So, Thank You Jettie for giving me the boost that I needed!” – Brandi Maye Reads

“This is one of my all time favorite books!”

“I highly recommend this book! A definite must read! – Jenny Shepherd *Magic Beyond The Covers Blog*

“Wow!!! What a powerful story about love and second chances.” – Paula Genereau

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“I learned it was okay to just be me. I learned we’re not all the same and we’re not supposed to be. Most of all, I learned to love with all my heart and soul.”

Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff, ©2017

“Everyone deserves that kind of love, including me. The kind of love where you spend every single day building each other up. The kind of love where even a five-minute quickie behind a tree is more than just sex. The kind of love where cutting up veggies and doing the dishes together is a form of foreplay. The kind of love where kissing is your favorite thing to do. The kind of love where you can’t be near each other without touching. The kind of love where you connect so deeply it’s almost painful, in a good kinda crazy way. The kind that entwined our souls in and out of the Universe. The kind even death couldn’t separate.”

Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff, ©2017

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Guess what is free on Amazon from Friday-Sunday (4/28-4/30)???

Book one in this series (all books in the series are HEA Stand Alone Reads),

Peace Love Resistance by Jettie Woodruff

Get Peace Love Resistance FREE on Amazon 4/28-4/30

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About the Author

I’ve always been a writer and a storyteller, or a bullshitter as my dad would say, but I’ve never written what should be read. I’m very good at writing what my readers want me to write, but I did that. Now I want to write what they need to hear. If I can write a love story and entwine it with a little life advice to help make this a better place to live for all of us, then that’s what I want to be a part of.
My first book since deciding to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem is Peace, Love, Resistance.
Why the change when I was doing so good?
You get what you put out and I want to read and write what I want back.
Simple as that.

Love,

Jettie

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Author: Jettie Woodruff

Editor: Tiffany Landers

Proofreader: Jillian Elizabeth Crouson-Toth

Cover Model: Jenna Lynn

Cover Designer: Claudia Bost with CWB Designs

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Have You Heard? About My Review of Peace Love Resistance by Jettie Woodruff?

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Peace Love Resistance

by: Jettie Woodruff

“You don’t teach twin flames. It just is, and unfortunately, you don’t get to pick them. You’re not even awake, Tobias.”

The logical part of my brain assured me she was crazy, telling me to say goodbye. The irrational part of my brain begged for more. “Can’t you wake me up?”

Tristan’s shoulders dropped and a nervous laugh escaped her lips. “I could wake the whole world up if they would listen, but smart people seem crazy to ignorant people.”

What is a twin flame and what is all this talk about Peace, Love, Resistance, and sheeples? What the heck? Who is Tristan and where does she come from? These are exactly the types of questions Tobias has regarding a woman he fortuitously finds in the woods near his home.

Tristan speaks of things he’s never heard of and Tobias is quite sure she’s insane. But, is she? He’s never met anyone like her in his life-he’s never even heard of anyone like her. She dresses her baby boy in pink. Who does that? She lives off the grid in a van … with her baby. Who does that?

She’s free. She’s happy. She’s joy and laughter and peace and love and resistance. Tobias is madly in love with her. He so wants what she has, but he has no idea how to get it.

“I don’t know. I feel like—like.”

“Like you’ve known me from before?”

“Yes, just like that.”

“That’s because you have. We’re twin flames. We’ve loved each other for a long time, many lifetimes from our pasts.”

Many lifetimes from their pasts? Yes.

This very eye-opening story will challenge you. It will shake your very foundations and make you rethink everything you’ve ever believed to be true. Some of you will just be amazed and in shock, while others will have no idea what the author is trying to do. If you’ll open your mind, your heart, and be willing to believe differently than you’ve been conditioned to all of your lifetimes, this book is for you.

I’m so thankful Jettie Woodruff wrote this story. What she writes about in Peace Love Resistance is stuff I already knew, from twenty-five years ago, I knew. But, I let it go. I conformed, once again, to my conditioning and to society.  This story reminded me of what I already knew, what I loved and missed about myself, my highest self.

Read this story. Keep an open mind. This is a truly rare love story that will keep you engaged, challenged, smiling, and laughing. It’s just beautiful and perfect.

A definite five star read for me and I can’t wait for the next book, Good Kinda Crazy, to release on April 27, 2017.

~Have You Heard? Book Blog

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Good Kinda Crazy by Jettie Woodruff Have You Heard? It’s a Cover Reveal!!

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We’ve waited so long to reveal this amazing cover for Jettie Woodruff’s upcoming newest release, Good Kinda Crazy. It will be LIVE on April 27th.

Soooo….are you ready? To see the cover? Here you go!!

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What do you think? Amazing, isn’t it?

The Blurb

I would like to tell you a story about true friends, change, and real love. This is deeper than a love story, this is a connection you can’t possibly explain without first experiencing it, a love rarely found. When all I wanted to do was go home and put it all behind me, one chance meeting sent me in another direction. I traveled a road I could have never imagined.

Before you invest your time in our story, I should warn you, these people aren’t like your typical friends. These kinds of friends are few and far between. If you don’t believe in love at first sight, or second chance love, then you should probably skip our story.

I was written in him, he was written in me, we were written in the stars.

My hope is that you go into our story with an open mind and like me, find something life-changing you can take with you. Because one person believed in me, I didn’t give up. I became someone I didn’t even know I wanted to be.

For her. For him. For me. For us. For humanity.

Good Kinda Crazy by Author Jettie Woodruff

April 27, 2017

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