Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Giveaway and Book Review of Out From Under

Book Review of  Out From Under
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"I have always been strong, independent and wanted a life that belonged to me. It's the very reason why I chose to attend Stanford because it is away from the small-town life that seems more Twin Peaks than charming. Secrets are a dangerous commodity and Pine Bluff has them in spades. So do my parents, and the dirtiest secret of all is my brother, Trey. Sergeant at Arms for the Demon's Bastards, a criminal, a felon, and perhaps the catalyst for the tragedy that destroyed my life just days before I was supposed to leave for college.

"Now I am on the run because my life is in danger and I could be next. I don't want to live my whole life looking over my shoulder and I don't want to live my life shrouded in despair. Anxiety has me in a death grip, unable to let go. I pop Xanax to get through the day and were it not for my famous cousin, I would probably be dead already.

"My name is Trista Lennon, and I am tired of being afraid."

Linx Carter never thought he could help anyone when he could barely help himself. He is hanging on by a thread after a tough, six-month Gods of Rock Tour with his band, Winter's Regret, and Scarlet Fever. He has a greedy ex-wife, two sons and all he wants is to put the pieces of his life back together.

Linx knows there is something special about Trista from the moment they meet. She's wounded, in desperate need of a friend yet feminine, feisty and no one's charity case. She is the strongest woman he has ever known.

Through their friendship, they will find the strength to heal themselves and love one another but a feud between two gangs is brewing. Trista is caught in the crossfire, and by proxy, so is Linx. What they discover might not only cost them the love they have for one another but their lives too. 

Due to mature subject matter, explicit language and adult situations, this novel is recommended for those over the age of 17.


Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou. 
Ms. Chardou's writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or rich and famous set in the New Adult realm. 
She is currently working on Rock My Heart, the first novel in the Scarlet Fever Series, which concludes the story of Kasper "Kaz" Gillian and Sydney Lundvik; she is also working on In Too Deep, the conclusion to The Lovers Duet. She also has a pop stars series planned and an MC series planned that chronicl
es the issues between Lucifer's Saints and Demon's Bastards motorcycle clubs.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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This book was very interesting.   It had some twists that I didn’t see coming, but it was a good read.  I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.

Rating 1/10
Has reading this book caused you to be interested on reading additional novels by this author and would you recommend this book to friends or family who like this genre?
The book is very interesting and well written.  I would certainly be interested in reading more by this author.
Do you feel the world or situation was well developed to the point that you were able to visualize it?
Yes, I think that the situation was well developed and I could easily picture the situations.
Did the author engage you to the point that you had a hard time putting the book down?
Because of the topic I wasn’t always engaged as much as I could have been.  I didn’t relate as well to the characters due to the violence and gang setting.
Were you emotionally connected to the main characters?
While the characters were intriguing and emotionally intriguing, the whole idea of being raised in the lifestyle of biker gangs was hard for me.
Were you emotionally connected to the secondary characters?
I was less emotionally connected to the secondary characters than the main characters.
Were the characters, believable?
The characters were believable, just removed from my lifestyle.
Do you feel that the story was well paced to keep your interest?   
The pacing was a little slow in the beginning, but picked up as the story went on.
Was the dialogue in the story believable and interesting?
The dialogue was mostly believable, although there was more swearing that I am used to.
Were the love scenes satisfying and appropriate to the story and characters? 
The love scenes were satisfying and appropriate.
Overall, how did you like this book?
Overall the book was good.  It was a good read even though it was outside of my mainstream life.

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