Triangles Book Blitz & Galley Review: Wonder Bread Summer


Triangles Book Blitz

Triangles
by Kimberly Ann Miller
Release Date: 06/18/13
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Summary from Goodreads: 
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life–her father’s death years ago, her mother’s medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her–seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she’s gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they’re a happy couple… a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying “Happy Anniversary”… and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship’s doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she’s warned that these “alternate realities” could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

 

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***Excerpt***

Are you all right, honey?”

I opened my eyes. An attractive young woman with red hair and brilliant green

eyes was looking at me. What I thought was salt water from the ocean

must have been tears because my face was the only one nearby that was

wet. I glanced at her concerned expression and smiled. “Yes, thank

you. I’m fine.” I swiped away a tear with my finger. “Just…everything’s

fine.”

She stepped closer and lowered her voice. “This cruise will change

your life. Nothing will be the same when it’s over, but it will be worth it.

You’ll see.” Her emerald eyes twinkled, and she nodded her head once.

forced a laugh to be polite. “Thanks. Enjoy your cruise.”

What a weirdo. What did that even mean? How could a cruise change

my life? I moved from my spot to avoid more weirdness from her and

found a less populated area at the back of the ship. New York and New

Jersey disappeared behind us as we charged toward Bermuda and away

from the mess my life had become.

cloud covered the retreating sun, sending shivers through me. A

white-haired lady dropped her purse and lots of change tumbled out. A

penny hit my foot and landed on tails. My cell phone buzzed.

I pulled it from my pocket. I had thirteen messages

and thirteen texts. How would Nisha survive the next five days

without hearing from me? I took care of the messages and told her I’d call

her when we got back to Jersey.

Even though I was not very superstitious, a bad feeling crawled into

the pit of my stomach and took up residence. I

knew what I was leaving behind, but what was I floating toward?

Kimberly Miller received Bachelor’s degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry

of New Jersey. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and

young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth

County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to

travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She

always takes her Nook with her.

 

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***GIVEAWAY***

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Galley Review: The Wonder Bread Summer

NOT A YA REVIEW!!! 18 and over ONLY PLEASE!!!

By Jessica Anya Blauwonderbread summer

Published May 28, 2013 by Harper perennial

Source: Netgalley with permission from the publisher

It’s 1983 in Berkeley, California. Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson is a straitlaced college student working part-time at a dress shop to make ends meet. But when the shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug-dealing business, Allie finds herself on the lam, speeding toward Los Angeles in her best friend’s Prelude with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine riding shotgun and a hit man named Vice Versa on her tail. You can’t find a more thrilling summer read!

My Thoughts

I really loved the cover of this book! That is the first thing that caught my eye when I noticed it on Netgalley. Then I read the Blurb and I felt that I just had to read it! Unfortunately, it was not at all what I had expected. I made it half way through the book and had to stop. I just couldn’t continue. 😦

The book starts off with Allie at work and she is basically begging him to pay her. She has worked all these hours and had not received a paycheck and she is trying to calculate all of her bills in her head to see if she had enough money in her account to cover everything. NOW, that is fine and well until her boss tells her that if she stripped for him and let him basically masturbate, she will get more money.

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  yup! That was my reaction too!

It just got more awkward from there! I am NOT a prude by any means!!! at all! I love me some sexual interactions in my books! BUT, this was just borderline corny for me and scary.

The book goes on with Allie basically stealing her boss’s coke stash which is kept in a wonder bread bag and high tailing it out of there. She figures that she can make back the money that she is owed by selling it. The weirdness just continues on with the many people Allie encounters and the wacky things that happen to her along the way. Such as  an encounter with a guy whom is paralyzed that has a heart attack after Allie lets him sniff coke off of her hand and waking up in a strange house and just wondering out into the kitchen (and NOT freaking out?)

Please remember that this is only my personal opinion of the book and I did find others that loved it!!! You can read their reviews at the following links:

Meg from Write Meg gave the book 4 out of 5 stars!

Jessica from I Read A Book Once gave it 5 out of 5 stars!

I would like to thank Netgalley and Harper Perennial for allowing me to review this book!

1.5

 

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