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Thursday, August 17, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Girls of Spindrift novellas + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we're joining Simon & Schuster as we celebrate the release of the latest Girls of Spindrift novella from author V.C. Andrews.  It's the second of four short stories that together form the prequel for her previously released work, Bittersweet Dreams.  Curious?  You should be, but seeing as this is the second release, we're going to introduce you properly with a peek at book one AND two, then perhaps a giveaway, if you're up for it.  (^-^)  Ready or not, here they come!  Let's give a warm welcome to the first two ladies of this quartet...

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The Girls of Spindrift series, Book 1
V.C. Andrews
Pocket Star EBook

About the book...
Here begins a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesn’t understand them. Such is the burden of being brilliant.

Corliss is not like the other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficultly in fitting in. What’s worse, a clique of girls is out to get her because she’s not down with their games.

On the night of a school party, her refusal to take drugs with the girls leads them to take matters into their own hands—spiking her drink. Quickly, Corliss’s entire life is turned upside down and no one—not even the handsome valedictorian who had agreed to go out with her—looks at her the same way. Just when she’s wondering if she’ll be able to return to her high school, someone mentions a new place: Spindrift. Could that be her way out?

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Quickie review...
My my my... that was a curious little introduction to The Girls of Spindrift, to say the least!  Our girl, Corliss, has quite the assortment of skanky hooligans running her school. The attack on her (mentally and physically) brought something alive in her, but whether it turns out for the better or the worst, I think remains to be seen in the original release, BITTERSWEET DREAMS. Still, you can't help but feel for her and celebrate those that got the very least of what they deserved.  Message...bullying is bad whatever form it takes, and NO means NO.


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The Girls of Spindrift series, Book 2
V.C. Andrews
Pocket Star Ebook

About the book...
Being gifted is not something Donna ever wanted. It’s difficult enough to have a Latino father and Irish mother, and her genius only separates her even more from the other girls. They don’t say it, but they blame her for everything that goes wrong, just because she’s different.

And on the precise day she tries her hardest to fit in, everything turns out a disaster. A fight breaks out, and somehow Donna ends up in the middle. It’s not her fault, but it’s her word against theirs, and this time, the other girls aren’t going to stay quiet. The only solution might be to escape to the mysterious school her counselor is telling her about: Spindrift.

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Quickie review...
This school just gets curiouser and curiouser! This time around we get a glimpse INSIDE but only a glimpse, as Donna makes her unfortunate debut on its doorstep.  I can't honestly say that I really felt her situation warranted a school change though it was indeed unfortunate, but if it makes her feel safer, more accepted, and provides an easier atmosphere for her to be herself, than more power to her.  Although, I am still highly skeptical of the school counselor somewhat pushing these girls towards this option. Interested in seeing what's REALLY going on or if things are as innocent as they first seem.  Highly doubt it...


About the author...

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V.C. Andrews® has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began her renowned Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than seventy novels in V.C. Andrews’s bestselling series. V.C. Andrews’s novels have sold more than 106 million copies. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at


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Special thanks to Melissa at Simon & Schuster for the copies for review as well as the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  Both book one and two in The Girls of Spindrift series are available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer today to grab your copy!  Speaking of grabbing your copy, how's about that giveaway I mentioned...

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Thanks to the fab team at Simon & Schuster, I'm pleased as punch to give YOU A CHANCE TO WIN!  Up for paperback copy of Bittersweet Dreams
All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
**Contest open to U.S. residents only; no P.O. Boxes please.
Entries accepted through midnight, August 22, 2017.  Winner will be drawn, emailed, and have 48 hours to respond with their full mailing address to be sent to the publisher for prize send out.  If not response is received in the given time frame, a new winner will be chosen.  SFIR is not responsible for lost prizes.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


traveler said...

School meant starting fresh and learning new subjects, working towards a goal and meeting new teachers whose values would instill in me hard work and perseverance.

Shannon S said...

I loved reading V.C. Andrews when I was a teenager. I would love to win these!!

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