Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Tour: Jenny's Blue Velvet by Angela Carlie Review and Giveaway

Title: Jenny's Blue Velvet
Author: Angela Carlie
Genre: Adult Romantic Thriller
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Release Date: August 22, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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 some.

Jenny decides her next big step is to become a romance writer. Romance books are flying off the virtual shelves, after all. This will be her big break, her escape from the prison, and a way to freedom. Self-publishing is all the rage these days. She’ll be a best seller in no time.

When Jenny makes friends with a woman named Cassandra from the gym, she instantly decides that her new friend will make a perfect main character in her upcoming book. After the first chapter, real life begins to resemble the fiction she’s writing. Her friendship blossoms, sex with her husband turns into a daily feast, and her job gets more interesting with each chapter written.

Out of the blue, a person who is a close friend with her husband and who is dating Cassandra disappears. As the mystery behind the missing person unfolds, Jenny wonders if she might be responsible for his possible death. And if she is, what will be the consequence? What has this writing business gotten her into?

JENNY’S BLUE VELVET is a dark, humorous, romantic thriller for adults only

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 out bits and pieces that all added up in one big "ah-ha!" moment.  This moment was far from what I expected, but was even better because of it.


I’ve lived in the state of Washington my entire life. Sure, it rains a lot, but that’s what makes it so beautiful here. I’d like to say it’s the most beautiful place on the planet, but I have yet to travel the world. Someday I’ll know for sure.

I write fiction involving young people. Mainstream publishing would label my writing as YA or middle grade. Since I’m an indie author, I can skip over the labels and tell you that each one of my stories is unique, can be read and enjoyed by all ages, and almost always has a young person as the protagonist. Authors write what they know and I don’t know old yet. I may someday write about older people, but that’s so far in the future that I can’t see it yet.

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