Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Freefall’ by Tess Oliver.

Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Freefall’ by Tess Oliver.

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Author: Tess Oliver
Series: Custom Culture Book #1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


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Freefall by Tess Oliver


Synopsis for ‘Freefall’:

After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander “Nix” Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he’s never met, Nix’s life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop.

Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn’t spoken one word. Up until now she didn’t care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn’t hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her.


My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ of the Novel ‘Freefall’:

This is a story about two people who had tragedy in their pasts. One was a young lady who survived a huge life changing event and the story tells how it truly affected the course of her life in more ways than one.  The main characters of ‘Freefall’ are Alexander “Nix” Pierce and Scotlyn James.  The story starts off promising by introducing it’s main characters as well as a few interesting supporting characters in the first few chapters of the book like Cassie, Dray, Jimmy “Clutch” and even the shady character, Lincoln Hammond.  As the reader, I’m always happy to let you know that this story does in fact have two P.O.V.’s(Point of views) which helps to get a better view of the story itself.

Alexander Pierce, who goes by the nickname “Nix”, is a tattoo artist who was attractive in the almost tall, dark and handsome idea accept with a few tattoos on top of that.  After receiving a small inheritance from his grandfather, he was able to afford to open up his own tattoo shop which he named ‘Freefall.’  Alexander hung out with his longtime-best friends, Dray and Clutch. Dray was into the world of underground fights and Clutch was into restoring classic muscle cars and selling them after they were in great condition.  Nix grew up with the rep of being a ‘heartbreaker’ but in his young adult years, he didn’t really live his life that way anymore.  In fact, It seemed his curious mind always wondered about the beautiful girl in the photo he carried in his wallet. For the past year, he’s been carrying a photo of a young unknown pin-up model,  and for some reason he could never throw it away or get over his curiosity about the girl in the photo.

Till one day, after setting an appointment with a man named Hammond over the phone,  in walks a quiet young lady with this Hammon guy. She wasn’t just any young lady, she happened to be the girl from the photo in his wallet.  She also happened to be the girlfriend of the guy Lincoln Hammond, who seemed made of money with his Porsche and well kept looks. The young girl, comes across as quiet and reserved.  Her name is Scotlyn and quickly Nix finds out that her only means of communication is through facial and hand expressions and a small tablet and pen she carries with her at all times.   Nix becomes intrigued by the girl he’s just met but who happened to also be the girl he’s wanted to meet from the photo.  Scotlyn also became curious about Nix because he was very different from the man she lives with and because he seemed to understand in a way that Lincoln never had.  Scotlyn lost her voice after the tragic accident that took her entire families’ lives, she lived on the streets till Lincoln Hammond came and saved her from that life.  Unfortunately, Lincoln started off as somewhat caring towards Scotlyn and eventually made her feel more like his possession than a girlfriend.

The story was good but it left me with mixed feelings.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s an interestingly good story and the characters were likeable and dis-likable for those that needed to be,  but it did seem to speed up in sections, diffused situations too quickly at times and there were a few moments that seemed a little vague within the story.  If you prefer a simple story that is still enjoyable with the premise of two people falling for each other while dealing with issues and a controlling and possessive boyfriend, then I recommend ‘Freefall’ for you.  On another note, it did leave me interested in some of the supporting characters of the story like Dray and Clutch so I am happy to say that this series has a second book that recently was released. I may give it a chance and read it soon. It’s titled “Clutch”. 🙂


★★‘Freefall’ is the 1st novel of the ‘Freefall Series’. What else is in the series:★★

CLUTCH – .  Book #2 of the ‘Custom Culture Series’ (Released On: November 5th, 2013)


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How I imagined Nix and Scotlyn while reading ‘Freefall’. (The guy on the Cover of the book was good enough)  🙂

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Nix’s thoughts:  Dray, Jimmy, or Clutch as we called him, and I had been best friends since high school.  Dray had left without his diploma, but Clutch and I had somehow managed to snag ours.  With the crazy shit we’d pulled in those days, it amazed me that we’d all survived our teens.

Nix’s thoughts:  My life had been in freefall until I opened the doors to my tattoo shop.  It was easy to name the place.

Scotlyn’s thoughts:  At one time, I’d looked at him as my savior, my only true friend, but slowly his arrogance, his cruelty, and his sense of entitlement had pushed away any feelings I’d had for him.

Scotlyn’s thoughts:  I knew him well enough to know that covering my scar with a tattoo had more to do with him finding it hideous than covering it to help me forget.

Nix’s thoughts:  She looked as if someone had painted her.  Only an artist could come up with an image as amazing as the girl in front of me.

Scotlyn’s thoughts:  And, for the first time ever, I really missed my voice.  Up until now, I hadn’t had much to say.  My inner sorrow and rage had sucked all my words into my heart, and I’d kept them captive there because there had been no one of worth to tell them to.

Scotlyn and Nix texting:  “I’m tired of being lost.”-Scotlyn
“You were never lost. You were just waiting for me to find you.”-Nix.

Scotlyn:  “Nix, are you sure you won’t get tired of my silence?”-Scotlyn.
Nix:  “What silence? I hear every word you write, every word you speak with your incredible face as if you’d spoken the words aloud.  You were meant to be with me, Scotlyn.  Not him.”-Nix.


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Vampire Academy Ladies Dressed To Impress. [Golden Globes Parties]

The upcoming and long awaited novel to film adaption of  ‘Vampire Academy’ has a lovely string of up-and-comers in it’s cast. And it looks like a few of those actresses hit up Golden Globe parties this week!

Actresses Zoey Deutch, who plays Rose Hathaway, and Lucy Fry, who plays Lissa Dragomir in the upcoming Vampire Academy film, both were in attendance at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle 2014 Miss Golden Globe Announcement Event & Party that happened on Thursday night (Nov. 21st) in West Hollywood, California.

Actress Sarah Hyland, who plays Natalie Dashkov, in the Vampire Academy film as well, attended the Xbox One Launch Party (with her longtime-boyfriend Matt Prokop) followed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle 2014 Miss Golden Globe Announcement Event & Party on the same night as her co-stars, in West Hollywood, California.


All three of these talented ladies looked stunning! See for yourself:

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Here they are in their roles for ‘Vampire Academy’:
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Watch the latest full-length trailer of ‘Vampire Academy’starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Sarah Hyland here:


The film VAMPIRE ACADEMY opens in theaters on February 14, 2014

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NEW: Vampire Academy Full Length Trailer Info. and STILLS!

In case you haven’t heard the news by now, The Vampire Academy novel by Richelle Mead, the first of a six-book series, will be a motion picture due out in 2014!

(UPDATED: 3/23/2014) Check out the teaser trailer and now the first Full-length theatrical trailer for Vampire Academy! We here at BooksMoviesFandoms have posted the trailers for you below! 🙂


We Need the Sequel to This:



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Check out the 1st Official Vampire Academy Cast Photos:

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We are excited to bring as much news to the VA fandom – #VAfamily as we can because I myself, am a big-time Vampire Academy fan as well and I know how many years VA addicts have waited patiently or anxiously for the book to film adaptation to be made.  Keep up with the latest Vampire Academy info. in our ‘Vampire Academy Corner’ here on this blog.  It’s a section solely devoted to the VA novels and film.  You will find new stills(photos) and videos of the cast and behind the scenes videos too.

At the bottom of this post, you will find links to other posts we’ve made already for Vampire Academy and the #VAfamily, that I know you’ll love. Such as: The #VAfamily Dream Song playlist made with fan selections via Twitter: @VAfandomUSA, past video posts of cast and about Vampire Academy, past Stills for the #VAmovie, our Blogging Book Review of ‘Vampire Academy’ and much more!

Vampire Academy  is a story based on the bestselling novel series by Richelle Mead. It’s directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and the script was written by his brother Daniel Waters (Heathers).

Let’s make VAMPIRE ACADEMY a hit so the rest of the novel series can be adapted into films… and we can get better acquainted with the STRIGOI (The killer bloodsucking evil vampires)! 🙂

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The First Ever: VAMPIRE ACADEMY DREAM SOUNDTRACK By The FANS! (#VAfamily) Made by: @VAfandomUSA:



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Starring:  Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Olga Kurylenko, Claire Foy, Dominic Sherwood, Dominique Tipper, Ashley Charles, Joely Richardson, Harry Bradshaw and Edward Holcroft.


The film VAMPIRE ACADEMY opens in theaters on February 14, 2014

(dates may vary from country to country)


Some of our Favorite #VAfamily Vampire Academy Sources on Twitter and YouTube:

Click here to visit VAfandomUSA Vampire Academy Twitter Page

Click here to visit VAfandomUSA Vampire Academy Facebook Page

Click here to visit Dhampir Life’s YouTube Channel

Click here to visit The OfficialVampireAcademyMovie Facebook Page


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Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Sweet Home’ by Tillie Cole

Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Sweet Home’ by Tillie Cole.

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Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Sweet Home Series – Book #1
Publisher: Independently published


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Sweet Home by Tillie Cole


Synopsis for ‘Sweet Home’:

At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot.
She knows Descartes and Kant.
She knows academia and Oxford.
She knows that the people who love you leave you.
She knows how to be alone.
But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realizes that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…


My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ of the Novel ‘Sweet Home’:

When I first began reading the ‘Sweet Home’ novel by Tillie Cole, I honestly will admit that I giggled at the names of the main characters.  It came across as both a little humorous and some kind of poetic jest but as I kept reading, I realized that the two main character’s names, Molly Shakespeare and Romeo Prince, would actually be quite beneficial to the story itself.  I’m a fan of football(American) so that was a nice bonus to the story. Here’s a story of two self-proclaimed star-crossed lovers who would find that their secret dark pasts, that still linger and haunt their present, would find the chance at love and a sense of peace with each other.

Molly Shakespeare was a definite bookworm, introvert, who seemed to keep her mind off of the pain of her past sad life experiences by studying and working hard academically.  She comes across as almost virginal yet not quite naive, except for the topic of American football.  That isn’t a shock since she’s from England and now attending college in Alabama, U.S.A.  She wears her thick framed glasses, dresses comfortably and not really caring about being stylish, and keeps her hair usually up.  Her life has simply been to eventually get her PhD and become a professor of philosophy and that has been her main focus.  She has a couple of friends who are a nice contrast to herself and each other and makes another good friend after joining a Sorority hesitantly.

There is always a nemesis and one of Molly’s, is a fellow student who has her heart set on being her tormentor and Romeo’s love interest, while others are introduced after Molly get’s closer to the young QB football star named Romeo Prince.

Starting quarterback and college football star, Romeo Prince, seems like an all around super star in the world of college football and with the ladies.  His dirty blonde hair, fit physique with slightly tanned skin and handsome good-looks seem to make him the perfect catch.  Also the fact that he’s the son of a rich oil tycoon and a talented athlete aren’t downfalls either to everyone on the outside.  But inside Romeo, who prefers to be called ‘Rome’,  has dark secrets that tear at him everyday of his life.  Those dark secrets seem to be the reasons behind his occasional hot temper and explosive reactions towards people who rub him the wrong way. Romeo has that Alpha-male personality that you can love one minute and then get frustrated by, but when you see why he is the way he is, you begin to understand what he’s about.  This was the life of Rome Prince, up until he met ‘nerdy-esque’ Molly Shakespeare.

Two lives collided in a way that seemed hard to ignore for Rome.  Molly couldn’t understand why she had this growing need to get to know Rome just about as much as he was obsessing with the same thoughts about her.  As much as they started feeling a connection with each other, there would be strong interferences from others who wanted nothing more than to keep them far apart, no matter the consequences.  I do highly recommend this New Adult genre novel for readers who enjoy a story about triumph over tragedy, learning to love again and realizing that family isn’t always who you expect it to be. I really enjoyed this novel and will definitely continue the ‘Sweet Home Series’ as the stories continue.


★★‘Sweet Home’ is the 1st novel of the ‘Sweet Home Series’. What’s to come in the series:★★

SWEET ROME – The story in ROME’s POV.  Book #2 of the ‘Sweet Home Series’ (Release date: January 30th, 2014)

SWEET FALL – Austin and Lexi’s story. (Mixed POV’s)  Book #3 of the ‘Sweet Home Series’ (Expected release in 2014)

SWEET HOPE – Rome’s cousin Ally’s story. (Mixed POV’s)   Book #4 of the ‘Sweet Home Series’ (Expected release in 2014)


1 star rating 4.5


How I imagined Molly and Rome while reading ‘Sweet Home’! (Rome would of course have a little bit longer hair, but you get the idea) 🙂

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From the Author’s Playlist:

Broken – Jake Bugg

Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magentic Zeros



Molly to her friend Cass: “I came to college to study, Cass, not to whore myself out to drunken frat boys!”

Molly and Rome:  “Thank you for stopping to help me. It was very nice of you.”-Molly.
“Nice?  Not normally what people say when they’re talkin’ ’bout me.”- Rome.

Molly’s friend Lexi:  “You, Molly Shakespeare, have just publicly made out with the most desirable guy on campus.  A guy that never commits to anyone.  A guy that other guys are shit scared of and girls would gladly give up a lung for.”

Molly’s thoughts:  It felt nice that he cared and strangely soothing to let someone in after years of silence.  Not just anyone, it felt good to let… him in.  The college bad boy.  I congratulated myself.  Only I would let in the guy who breaks hearts for fun.

Rome to Molly: “It only took Romeo one look at Juliet and his fate was sealed.  Maybe I’m just like my namesake, and maybe you’re just like yours.” –Rome.

Rome and Molly:  “I’m stayin’ with you.  I’m kinda becomin’ addicted.”-Rome.   “Addicted?”-Molly.   “That’s right.  To you and how you make me feel.”-Rome.

Rome to Molly:  “I like the way you are with me.  I like me when I’m with you.  I feel like I could tell you anythin’, that I could bear my fuckin’ black soul..”

Molly to Rome:  “My body recognizes you as something that’s good for me.  My mind recognizes you as someone who’s right for me, and my soul recognizes you as someone who is meant for me.”

Rome and Molly:
“Hey, Mol.”
“Hey, you.”
“You gonna give up that lucky sweet kiss?”
“If that’s what you want.”
“It most definitely is.”

Rome’s thoughts:  There went my usually black heart, daring to feel something again.


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MOVIE Coming Soon: ‘NOAH’ [2014] Watch Trailer Now.

Here is the Official 1st Poster for the film ‘NOAH’:

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Synopsis for ‘Noah’:

NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark.  In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah (Russell Crowe) is a man chosen by God for a great task and divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming apocalyptic flood that is set to destroy the world.  The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Credits to his name include: Gladiator,Hugo).

Russell Crowe stars in the title role alongside Emma Watson Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Ray Winston and Anthony Hopkins. Paramount has been circulating a version of the ‘Noah’ trailer around religious conferences and will soon release it to the public. There has been some mix reviews at the early film screenings, mainly that the story strays a little from the actual Bible story of ‘Noah’, while it was well received by others. The final cut may have a few changes as all films do after early screenings. Will you go to watch ‘Noah’ in theaters in 2014?


Check out the Official 1st Trailer for ‘NOAH’ Here:

Check out the International Trailer for ‘NOAH’ Here:


Release Date for ‘NOAH’:  March 28th, 2014

Starring Cast:

Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson,  Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone.


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Fifty Shades News! First Look at Christian and Anastasia! New Release Date!

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Fifty Shades Of Grey fans, check out actress Dakota Johnson’s new look.  She recently stepped out and was photographed with a completely different look. She has transformed her look by saying goodbye to her golden locks  and becoming a brown-haired girl named ‘Anastasia Steele.’

See the photos of Dakota Johnson below with her new brown hair as she preps for the role of Anastasia Steele, who is the love interest of BDSM-loving, rich-man, Christian Grey.

There is a NICE Surprise first look at Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele  down below! 🙂

What do you think? Is she looking more and more like naive Anastasia Steele now? I think so! 🙂

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Here is a photo of actor Jamie Dornan looking very “Fifty” (fanmade photo) and I thought I’d add a photo of actress Dakota Johnson looking very Ana Steele, so you can see them side-by-side.  They are really looking like great picks for the roles. What do you think?

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1 EL James 1Author E.L. James, of the Fifty Shades Of Grey novel series recently posted a photo of Dakota Johnson and co-star Jamie Dornan’s feet on Twitter and simply Tweeted this in regards to the 1st photo:

“Guess who…”

Which was followed by another photo of the actress and actor’s feet wearing shoes that ‘Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’ would wear, with this caption:

“All change… ;)”


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If that’s Not enough Anastasia and Christian for you… Look here! The First look at Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele!

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Cast (so far) for Fifty Shades Of Grey:  Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle.


Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie is set for a NEW Date to hit theaters:

Valentine’s Day 2015


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BOOK: Cover Reveal! Out Of Time by Author Jen McLaughlin

Here is the Cover Reveal for the sequel novel in the ‘Out Of Line series’, titled: ‘Out Of Time’ by Author Jen McLaughlin.

Out Of Time by Jen McLaughlinMake sure to read our ‘Blogging Book Review’ of OUT OF LINE while you wait for the sequel Out Of Time to release!  The link is at the bottom of this post titled:  Related Articles. 🙂


Synopsis for ‘OUT OF TIME’:

Desperate to keep him…
I’ve finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn.  Our love is everything I expected it to be and more.  We’ve finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart.  We thought my father ws the only obstacle between us, but now it’s the military.  With Finn’s departure looming, we’re squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time.

Trying to make every moment count…
Being Carrie’s bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she’s mine is a day the sun shines in my life.  Yet our time together is running out.  Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough so I’ll do with whatever it takes to be worthy of her love.  But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive-the girl I can’t live without.

Time only gets us so far…

Out Of Time by Jen McLaughlin back




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Out Of Line by Jen McLaughlin


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