Up for a YA ARC? Hell Bent by Karen Crompton

Hell Bent

hell-bent – adj. Stubbornly and recklessly determined; cannot be dissuaded by logic or reason.

Meet Beau Huntington …

He’s charming. He’s rebellious. He’s as beautiful as he is damaged.

South Shore’s bad boy surfer Beau Huntington has a solid plan to get through life: one night stands, getting wasted, and building walls so high no one can ever get in — it’s all about numbing the pain.

And his plan’s working fine — until he meets Corrie Johnson. That’s when things begin to unravel. Because falling in love was never part of the plan. Angry, bitter and confused, Beau’s violent temper lands him in trouble more often than not — but he’s about to learn that the fight of his life doesn’t involve his fists.

Karen Crompton’s accomplished debut YA novel, Hell Bent is a story about love, pain and loss — how life can spiral out of control for those left behind. And it’s also a story of hope…

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Check out Karen Crompton’s author page to learn more about her and her motivation for writing Hell Bent.

— Juliette
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Cheeky MIDLIFE by Harry Pants – reviews on the rise!

Wink Wink

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon by Wastntime (Tennessee)
I read lots of books.
I mean at least 5 a week and this is one of the very few times I am leaving a review. It was a hilarious read. I giggled, I guffawed, I laughed out loud. I didn’t want to put this book down and got pissed when I had to. Get this book. You’ll be happy you did.

3 out of 5 stars on Amazon by tootle petal.
What a blast
This was one of most easy – to – read books I have come across in years. It pokes gentle fun at the sex-crazed society we live in, and engenders affection for the hero, who is endearingly befuddled by it all, but comes out trumps in the end. Cleverly written.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads by Arlena Dean.
“Midlife” by Harry Pants was definitely one of those reads that will put a smile on your face.
Now I will say first and foremost this read is not for the ‘faint of heart disposition,’ however, if you are in for some laughing non stop you will love reading this fast paced tale … There will be many characters that will be quite different that you will have no problem remembering them all because many of these folks you probably even know some of them. Be prepare for some strong language but it fits the particular situation. I found Wally’s “MidLife” quite entertaining with a very engaging plot to this story. After all that is said and done “MidLife” does present a ‘thought provoking’ read with its humor and even some romance.

If you are in for a ‘naughty story’ with some believable quirky characters that will have you laughing so hard, then you must pick up “MidLife” to see what it’s all about. The author really worked his magic with this read that left me saying: Really Mr. Pants! I never laughed so hard in all my life.

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon by Alarna Rose Gray.
So much more than a crazy, stupid love story!
Midlife is a swift trip through the divorce induced midlife crisis of the tragically endearing Wallace. The story is LOL funny in an Aussie, oh-so-wrong, politically incorrect way.
If you can (ahem) swallow that, then beneath all the sex, humour and bravado you will find a vulnerable, honest, touching tale of what it means to be human in a world designed for cyborgs.
Approach it with an open mind, and what you get is a story about change that will, in fact, change you.

… that’s Midlife by Harry Pants!

— Juliette

The Rainbow Blindness – great first review!

Rainbow

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon by Cagey

All the colours and black as well
I was looking forward to the next offering by this author, and The Rainbow Blindness does not disappoint. In my opinion, this is even better than Aiden’s Alibi – and I enjoyed that book very much. This story of a teenager, struggling to understand who he really is, is both beautiful and upsetting. Set amidst the wide vistas and small minds of a Australian country town, the prose is striking, and the characters feel very real. Very real…
Anyone who has felt the confusion, excitement and angst of adolescence will relate to this book. And while I won’t spoil the ending for other readers, it left me wondering if a sequel might be in the wings. I for one, certainly hope so.The Rainbow Blindness by DB Allen.

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— Juliette