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Jenny's Blue Velvet by Angela Carlie
Publication date: August 22nd 2013
Genre: Adult Romantic Thriller

Book Synopsis

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

Lisa's Review - 4 out of 5 stars

Usually, I struggle with novella's, as I find that they are just getting into their flow when all of a sudden the end is rushed and the book is over. So Jenny's Blue Velvet was a refreshing change and has made me less reluctant to pick up a novella and realise there may well be some hidden gems out there!

Jenny's Blue Velvet was such a gem because of how different it was. It seems as though you are reading two different stories at once - Jenny's, who is 'normal', stuck in a boring job, mum, wife (who-isn't-getting-any!) all the characteristics that make her seem totally relate able to an 'average Joe' woman like me! Then you have the stunning Candy, the gorgeous female lead character in Jenny's romance book. Haunted, literally by her past, Candy is stunning, having lots of sex, yet it's not quite as perfect as it seems.

I was just enjoying the two different sides to the story, but as the book progresses and you begin to connect the dots, the ending hits you with a smack of 'wow-ness' that I did not see coming at all. A riveting, totally different and gripping ending to the book turns it from a good read to really enjoyable read.

I only gave it a 4 star because again, even though this is probably one of the best novella's I have ever read, I do wish there had been at least another hundred pages, and think this could have been turned into a fantastic full length novel. All the characters were so good they could have been padded out more, some of the back story could have been amazing and even though the ending was as good as it was, if it had been longer it would have possibly been one of the best endings to a book I have ever read!


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Author Bio

4699787I’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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