Congrats!

strippedcover3_5x8Congrats Jane Linfoot, you are the winner of the Stripped E-book Giveaway!

Nicole Steinhaus and I asked all of you the following question-

Where do you think NA is going in the future? And Jane responded:

 ” I see NA going from strength to strength. The life experiences people have at this time are so significant in shaping the person. A lot of people think you’re growing up is done once you’re eighteen. Maybe at eighteen the physical part is over, but that’s the age you are allowed to begin to make your own mistakes and decisions. And some of those can lead to disaster. And the repercussions from those first independent decisions can be awesome. So much to write about, so much to read about. So much to explore.”

Great answer, Jane!!!!!

Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway! It was a lot of fun for me to read all of your answers! Jane, I hope that you enjoy reading Stripped!

Only 2 Days Left to Enter the Stripped Giveaway!

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There are only 2 days left to enter the Stripped giveaway! Answer the following question and you will be entered to win. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen by Nicole Steinhaus (aka Brooklyn Skye).

Where do you see NA going in the future? (More information about NA can be found here in my interview with Nicole).

Answer the question in a comment here or on the post with my interview with Nicole.

Review- Stripped by Brooklyn Skye (Nicole Steinhaus): Beautifully written & full of emotion

Synopsis of Stripped

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

Stripped Review

Quinn Montgomestrippedcover3_5x8ry’s life has spun out of control. Her family is in the midst of a scandal, leaving her father unemployed and Quinn is struggling with both the death of her sister and  paying for her own education.  As a result of all of this heartbreak, Quinn holds everyone she meets at an arms length and puts up walls so high and thick that it’s nearly impossible to see what is behind them. She is afraid to let anyone get too close to her and most of all afraid to allow herself to love someone.

Torrin finds Quinn to be a bit of a mystery and even though most of her comments directed at him are snarky, he still wants to befriend her despite her tough exterior (much to Quinn’s dismay).

The characters in Stripped were not only unique, but also believable. While I wanted to smack Quinn at times, her character was very well written. As a reader, I could feel the sheer amount of pain and frustration she was feeling over the mess that her life has become. I loved her interactions with Torrin and the relationship that develops between two people who have both been badly hurt by their pasts. I found myself smiling at (and kind of crushing on) Torrin every time he brushed off one of Quinn’s insults or gave her a glimpse into his own life and sometimes wondered why he kept coming back.

I was so emotionally invested in Stripped and the characters that I hated to put it down, even to work or sleep. Brooklyn Skye h

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as written a story full of skeletons hiding in closets, realistic and likeable characters, and very touching, heartfelt moments.

Stripped is a great addition to the NA genre. It was heart wrenching at some points and hilarious at others. I highly recommend it for readers in their late teens to mid twenties, as so many readers will be able to relate to the stories of Quinn and Torrin.

4.5/5 Stars

You can find STRIPPED on Amazon Here and Barnes & Noble Here .

You can also follow Nicole on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NicoleSteinhaus) or Brooklyn Skye (https://twitter.combrooklyn__skye) or visit her web site (http://brooklynskye.wordpress.com/) for updates, teasers, and more.

Don’t forget to check out my inteview with Nicole Steinhaus Here where we talk pen names, NA, and her inspiration for Stripped. Read the interview and enter to win the Stripped ebook giveaway!