Sunday, December 15, 2013

Until You by Penelope Douglas (Includes my review) 5 Stars out of 5

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Title: Until You
Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1.5
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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iTunes: Coming Soon


***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.
Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.
Except Tatum.
I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her or anyone else.
So I hurt her. I pushed her away.
But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.
But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.  Now, when I push, she pushes back.

My Review 5 Stars out of 5
I am so glad that I was given the chance to read this book. I read both books in one day because I couldn’t stop. I wanted to understand Until You so I read the first book Bully. This book in so many ways can only be described as heartbreaking. The relationship between Tate and Jared when they were young was such an innocent love of each other as friends. They were 10 years old when they met and were best friends until they were 14 when he went away for the summer. The pain and suffering that he endured is something no child or human being should have to suffer. He went from an innocent young 14 year old boy who was in love with his best friend Tate, and came back angry and hurt. His only lifeline was Tate, and to get back to her while he was being tortured. She was his reason for living and to survive through another day, but when he needed her he thought she betrayed him. Of course Tate never betrayed him but when he came back after surviving a few weeks in hell his first thought was to find Tate. When he found her he saw Tate with his mom and her dad looking like the perfect family while he was going through hell. That one moment changed him and in his mindset he saw it as a betrayal. The caring and fun Jared Tate once knew was gone and was replaced by an angry and hurt Jared. He bullied her for three years and hurt her in so many ways. Tate never understood what happened to make him so mean and no longer her friend. When she was 16 she left for a year to France to study abroad, and returned back with more confidence. Tate started to fight back and this shook Jared’s world. The girl he hated so much was no longer suffering from his torture. She fought back just as dirty. When Tate started fighting back everything in his world started to change. He fought so hard to keep hating her but deep down he knew he didn’t. This love story is about innocence being lost and forgiving each other after hurting for so long. It’s a story that shows you that when you love somebody you love them unconditionally.

Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.

Tour wide giveaway:
Penelope is offering up (1) Kindle Paperwhite, (5) $50 gift cards to either Amazon or B&N, (5) Prize packs (bookmarks, rack cards, a custom key chain and signed copies of Bully and Until You) or (10) eBook copies of Bully up for grabs. The giveaways are open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 12/23/2013.

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Title: Bully
Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2013
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My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.

But he still won't leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

*This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.

**This book is the first in a series but can be read as a STAND ALONE. The next books will focus on side characters from this story.


  1. I love love love love these teasers! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  2. great giveaway :) Thanks for a chance *_*

  3. I loved both books! But, I really really enjoyed Jared's POV cause it was dirtier ;-) and you got more insight into their story !

  4. I follow dozens of blogs. This is my first visit to this one. What I would like to know is, why don't more blogs I follow know about this book?

  5. Loved both books. Especially Jared's point of view.

  6. I only found out about bully two days ago and I've read both books already. Can I have Madocs book now? Please?

  7. Love these books!! Cant wait for Madoc's story!! Thanks for the giveaway!!