August 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, and GIVEAWAY ~ Bully by Penelope Douglas

  Bully (Fall Away #1) By Penelope Douglas


My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.
But he still won't leave me alone.
We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.
But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.
*This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.
**This book is the first in a series but can be read as a STAND ALONE. The next books will focus on side characters from this story.

Treat them mean, keep them keen!!

Well Jared definitely treated Tate to a whole new world of bullying. Growing up they were best friends/neighbours. Then one day everything changed, Jared started to bully Tate at school. He would spread rumours, make her love life non-existent, and torment her with pleasure.   Tate had no idea what she had done to have Jared turn on her. She goes away for a year, comes back as a new empowered lady ready to take on Jared and his friends.

Let the fun begin…I was engaged in the storyline and couldn’t put it down. While reading Bully I was sitting on the edge of my chair, turning page by page to see where the story was going!!

Hell at one stage I didn’t think he would stop bullying Tate, He was bad, arrogant and sexy as hell. When they finally do get it together, you see a sweet loving Jared with an Edge.

I went through so many emotions reading Bully…..OMGosh it totally rocked. I can't  wait for "Until You"...Jared's POV to come out in november, in the meantime we have a sneak peak of the shower scene. Hot Damn that boy is smokin HOT!!  
Loved it
Recommend it
One Click, Go get it.....for 99c
5 FMR Rating

Until You Excerpt

Shower Scene


She sat on the shower floor, so I crawled in behind her and pulled her back up to my chest.
“You know,” I spoke in her ear. “I stayed in your room for a month while you were away.”
“What?” She twisted her head around, surprised and curious.
My lips brushed her ear. “When I got in trouble, and my mom left to get sober, you’re dad took me in. Set me straight again. Well, straighter, anyway.” I squeezed her tighter. “I slept on your floor.”
When she didn’t say anything, I continued. “I hated that you were gone. I picked fights with everyone. Skipped classes. I didn’t want anything without the promise of seeing you every day. Even the love I had for my brother couldn’t pull me out of it. When I controlled you, I had one fucking thing in my life that made sense. That made my blood flow. I looked forward to tomorrow when you were around. If I could zone in on you, then I wasn’t thinking about everything else that hurt. I could still prove that I was strong. It was that easy. I thought that you never loved me. That you never wanted me.” I let out a hard sigh. “And then that fucking monologue tore all that shit apart. I was wrong. You did care. You missed who I was. I was something to you. Something special.” I kissed her temple. “I really fucked everything up.”
She turned around to straddle me, and I sucked in a quiet breath at the friction of her body.  
“Why wouldn’t you sleep in my bed?”
I cupped her cheek with my hand, speaking softly. “Because you wouldn’t have wanted me there.”
I wanted to be in Tate’s bed, around her smell, but it had felt wrong. It was a place I ran to when I was a kid and needed to feel safe and whole. Being there without her didn’t feel like that, though.
She leaned her body into me, slow and graceful, and kissed me. “Jared,” she whispered, hot against my lips, “take me to bed.” 



Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.




Penelope is offering up (3) $25 Amazon gift cards (INTL) and (5) signed copies of BULLY (US/CA) up for grabs. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 09/01/2013.

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