Monday, October 22, 2012

Review, Promo and Giveaway: Becoming Jolie by Monique O’Connor James


Blurb: 
Jolie Bourque is trying to finish her thesis on mass hysteria and get on with her life. Enter Follette, Louisiana. The small town has been plagued by ghost sightings and a rash of missing children.

She is convinced everyone in town is crazy — except Hutch Landry and his brother Tucker. The brothers seem to be the only people willing to help when she starts asking questions. Just when she thinks things can't get any crazier, she begins to have dreams and visions of her own. Uncovering the town's ties to her own life throws Jolie into a tailspin.

Can she survive the madness that is Follette, Louisiana? Who is preying on the town's children? Can Jolie afford to fall in love while drowning in madness? If she does — how on earth will she choose between brothers?

It's all just part of the journey to Becoming Jolie.

You can find the book at Amazon: http://t.co/oyjS0Q81 

The author’s website: http://moniqueoconnorjames.comThe author’s twitter handle: @mjames13

 About the Author:
Monique is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in a small community outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently works full time as an insurance agent, but her favorite jobs are mother, wife, and author.

On her eighth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said "write whatever you want, just write." And so, a love affair with words was born. She wrote poetry and short stories in high school and college, until 1993 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

After her mother's death in 1998, deep in depression, she found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write, with no luck.

Finally, in 2007, under the urging of friends, she sat down and pecked out her first novel. It was raw and unpolished, but the process had been unquestionably cathartic. The next three years were spent filling her hard drive with seven complete manuscripts.

At the beginning of 2011, Monique decided it was time to edit the work and share it with the world. She hopes you enjoy the ramblings of a deeply southern girl raised in a state rich with heritage and love.

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance with a Cajun Flavor!!!! Check it out!


Review:
Jolie, a college student trying to finish her thesis and graduate, heads to Follete to find out the strange occurances that had been happening there . To her, things like ghosts, and such doesn't exist until she experiences it herself.  And even then she still doesn't want to believe.

I have to admit I was on the fence when it came to how I felt about Jolie, she came across as a spoiled brat but I am happy to say that she grew through out the book and by the end I really liked her and understood why she was the way she was.

I also can say I was totally taken off guard with the two guys actually three guys who seemed smitten with Jolie. I didn't expect it to go the way it did and I did like the fact the author teased me with which one would it be.  My personal favorite didn't win the girl but I still didn't mind who she did end up with.

The story was filled with twists and turns and just when I thought I had figured it all out, the author changed it up on me.  I want to thank the author for this, because sometimes its irritating to figure out the mystery almost at the beginning of the story.

I highly recommend this book for you Urban Fantasy lovers out there. I know I will be reading more from Monique in the future.


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7 comments:

Carlos Rímolo said...

Perdoa-me a invasão de seu espaço, querida amiga!
Mas seu Blog. me foi indicado por um amigo. É maravilhoso, bem como seus conteúdos. Está de parabéns. Já sou seu seguidor.
Beijos de luz !!!

POETA CIGANO - 22/10/2012 - MACAÉ - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASIL.

http://carlosrimolo.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Yes, I believe in ghosts. I think for some reason some spirits stay behind which creates ghosts haunting certain places. "Becoming Jolie" sounds like a very good read. I have added it my list to get.

beckyqward@gmail.com

Chrisbails said...

I do believe in ghosts. I hope I don't see one, but I do believe that others can see them. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

booklover0226 said...

Yes, I believe in spirits/ghosts. I think some folks linger in this world for whatever reason before moving on.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Yes, I believe in ghosts - and think I saw them as a child.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

erin said...

thanks for the great review and congrats to Monique on the release! Thanks also for the generous giveaway! I don't believe in ghosts in real life but I do like to read about them :)

Lauren M. said...

I definitely believe in ghosts. I've had a few encounters with them.

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