Drop Out by Neil Ostroff

Book Description

Drop Out by Neil Ostroff

The Indie Book of the Day for 23rd of July 2012!

Genre: Fantasy, Love

The room was sparse and dimly lit with the flickering of strawberry-scented candles. Power was out. It had been nearly a decade since Nathan had stood inside someone’s home; since that tragic day when he lost everything that ever mattered to him. Outside, a hurricane sounded like it was beating palm trees against the earth. Nathan didn’t know the woman who’d rescued him from the throes of the deadly storm, but he would soon enough. Her name is Miriam and she is about to change everything he ever thought about the meaning of life and what lies beyond. Nathan will discover that the strength of love can piece his shattered world back together and heal wounds that cut deep into his soul. But he never figured the perils he and Miriam were about to face by knowing the most horrible knowledge that one can know.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FX0K7U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled

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Raised in a rural town outside of Philadelphia, Neil D. Ostroff has been a published author for more than twenty years. His dark, noir thrillers and middle grade sci/fi/fantasy novels are available at all online booksellers. He is an avid boater, gardener, and poker player when not working on his novels.

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Love’s Providence by Jennifer H. Westall

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Love's Providence by Jennifer H. Westall

The Indie Book of the Day for 10th of July 2012!

Genre: Romance, YA

Collegiate athlete Lily Brennon has always been the piece that doesn’t quite fit in the puzzle, especially in her fragmented family, and no amount of rule-following perfection seems to bring her any closer to the love and acceptance she desperately seeks. If not for Jackson Carter, her childhood best friend and the only boy she’s ever loved, she’s sure she would have run away years ago. But when Jackson loses his father and a future basketball career within months of each other, his faith is so shattered, he shuts out everyone, including Lily.

After months of heartache, Lily begins to piece together a life without Jackson, and while vacationing on a beautiful island off the Georgia coast, she begins a long-distance romance with Alex Walker, a police officer with a quick wit and a cocky grin. He revives her hope in love again, but their intense attraction and his devastating secret test Lily’s values, stretching them until they break. Through her struggles to remain true to her principles, an agonizing choice between Alex and Jackson, and a series of terrifying events that threaten all of them, Lily must endure losing everything she’s been grasping so tightly. Only then will she discover the depth of the love that already surrounds her.

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IBD Editorial Verdict

They say love is forever, but Lily’s life is torn between her childhood crush and her new found interest in Officer Alex. If love, romance and destiny should go hand in hand, then Love’s Providence is the book to read. Recommended for teens and YA fiction fans.

Book Insight

  • File Size: 594 KB
  • Print Length: 477 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00860XL3O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and Holly Pond, Alabama, two very different towns that I love for so many reasons. Holly Pond is my soul, the place where I go to remind myself of who I am and where I come from. It’s a quiet place that allows me to reset when I’ve fallen off track.

Birmingham is my heart, the place where I lived out my story. I go there to remember my best friend, my first love, my first job, my first heartbreak.

And then there is Saint Simons Island, the place I go to feel alive, to feel the breeze off the ocean, the salt on my tongue, the excitement of my first (and only) summer fling.

I may reside in the suburbs of Atlanta, creating memories with my sweet boys, but I call several places home.

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Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

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Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

It’s not what you know–or when you see–that matters. It’s about a journey.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side … and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well … doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

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  • Characters (24)

    • Julie Seagle: Julie moves to Boston from Ohio to go to college, and when she gets there, finds out her apartment rental was a scam, so she moves in with her mom’s college roommate and her family, who are just a little different…
    • Matt Watkins: Son of family Julie moves in with.
    • Miss Celeste Watkins: Daughter of the family Julie moves in with. She is a little different, and is a recluse from the other girls in her school because of one special quirk she has, and Julie helps her overcome that and become “normal”
    • Erin Watkins: Julie’s mom’s college roommate who lets Julie stay in their house, and is very distant from her family, for some reason.
    • Flat Finn
    • Dana
    • Matthew Watkins
    • Roger
    • Seth
    • Matty
    • Rachel
    • Dr. Cooley
    • Kate
    • Jamie
    • Julie Watkins
    • Pete
    • Matt Damon
    • Andrea
    • Jared
    • Dad
    • Mr. Alberta
    • Ms. Seagle
    • Queen Celeste
    • Facebook Finn
  • Notes for Parents

    • Reading Level: Young Adults

Popular Highlights

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I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. It’s the way I take them OFF that makes me better than you. &quote;

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If you get off your high horse, you’ll notice that it, too, poops. &quote;

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Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” &quote;

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“The best way to hold a man is in your arms.” –Mae West &quote;

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“One’s life should never be so boring that one resorts to making up quotes and falsely attributing them to famous people.” – Winston Churchill &quote;

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IBD Verdict

Flat-Out love has an alluring story line with characters that you will root for. The author has done a great job in portraying love with elements of humor, family, current tech and a unique plot – all packed into one.

Book Insight

  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461085977
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jessica Park (April 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W9BYR8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled

Jessica is the author of the novel FLAT-OUT LOVE, the YA novel, RELATIVELY FAMOUS, and the Gourmet Girl mystery series. She also has a few eshorts out: WHAT THE KID SAYS (1 & 2) and FACEBOOKING RICK SPRINGFIELD. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations. On the rare occasions that she is able to focus on other things, she writes.

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