Monday, March 24, 2014

Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Review, Top Ten and Giveaway

Shannon Kelly’s life has been anything but typical.
Her life has been altered viciously at the hands of others twice.
However horrible they have been, it’s these changes that have given her a family and career…now possibly love.
The last thirteen years she has been supported and loved by her protector, her entertainer, and her comforter, but never a lover.
When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one.
He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable.

Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over.

Norma Jeanne Karlsson
Blackness Takes Over is Norma Jeanne’s debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. She’s currently working on her untitled sophomore effort. We can’t wait to see what thrilling saga she leads us through next!
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).
In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas

Top Ten List - Things you would change about your high school years if you could go back in time.

10.  I would be less angst ridden.
9.  I would not have a job (no social life).
8.  I wouldn’t try to grow up so fast.
7.  I wouldn’t have a serious boyfriend (too much work).
6.  I would have kept playing cello.
5.  I would wear girl clothes (I had a thing for really ugly men’s clothes…I didn’t want to look like anyone else).
4.  I would go to prom.
3.  I would have joined the choir and sang my head off.
2.  I would attend my graduation.

1.  I would stop someone I loved from getting in the car that took his life.


My Review:
This was the perfect book about how sometimes friends are closer to you then your family. Only it is not Shannon's choice because she has no family. Her friends quickly become her protectors, friends and family. They are guys though and that leads to a lot of relationship boundary issues. The author did a great job of making the characters seem real, especially when they talked to one another. The ending was not really and ending for me. I always enjoy a strong female main character as well. I am giving this book a 3/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.


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