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review 2017-03-23 01:53
The Abuse of Ashley Collins - Jon Athan

 

I don’t  know why I ever chose to torture myself and willingly read A CHILD CALLED IT,  but Dave Pelzer broke something inside me – I haven’t been right since.  Knowing that, you’d think I’d have learned a lesson, (yeah, I know… I’m audibly laughing right now, too).  Nope. Years after ‘ACCI’ I decided that I wanted to read THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, and I let Jack Ketchum walk right in and start poking at the wound that David Pelzer left with a big, pointy stick.  I think it was the masochist in me who invited Mendal W. Johnson to drop by and sucker-punch my PTSD in the back of the head.  As far as the ‘Let’s Go Play At The Adams fiction/non-fiction debate’ goes – I’m sticking with IT’S FICTION, but I’m sure all the atrocities have been committed, many times, and on many different Barbaras. 
Like LGPATATHE ABUSE OF ASHLEY COLLINS is not a true story – but it very well could be. Watching the decreasing sanity, and the elevating brutality of Ashley’s parents demonstrates just how fast situations can escalate. One little poke at the wrong moment, and all control is lost – you can’t come back from certain things.

       

THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. It is disturbing, and hard to read at times, but the author is not exploiting issues to gain shock value for a horror story. Jon Athan comes at the story from every possible angle, from every p.o.v., and sheds light on problems that most families would keep hidden in the dark. Let me misquote one of my favorite movies before you start reading…

WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including violence towards children. This book is about abuse—verbal, physical, and emotional. This book does not feature any explicit sex scenes, but it does discuss sexual abuse. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled.

Ashley Collins, a sixteen-year-old girl, has severe behavior issues. She regularly fights with her parents, Logan and Jane. When the fights become personal and physical, Logan and Jane decide to take matters into their own hands. They chain their daughter in the basement and abuse her in an attempt to rescue her from her bad behavior… while delving into their own deviance and depravity.

This is a story of family and abuse. This is a story of violence and discipline. This is the abuse of Ashley Collins.

Jon Athan, author of A Family of Violence, brings you an uncompromising vision of human horror. Can the cycle of abuse be broken?

 

Find The Abuse of Ashley Collins on Goodreads, Amazon, and it’s available through the KU program.

Connect with the author via Twitter – @Jonny_Athan, Facebook,  through the officialJon Athan Website, or his author pages on Goodreads, BookLikes, LibraryThing  &Amazon. You can email him directly at: info@jon-athan.com, or head on over to the West Coast and start stalking him the old fashioned way!

 

* I'm really glad that you didn't shelf the idea/book, and I think that THE ABUSE OF ASHLEY COLLINS is a better title than your original title. In fact, I think I may have misinterpreted 'A GENERATION OF ABUSE' when I first read it. I was going over my notes and highlights for the review when it clicked - <i>the cycle of abuse</i> - "ahh... OK".

* You made a comment on the 'Join the mailing list' page, and if I WASN'T searching for the things that you mentioned, I sure am now!! It may be a 'private matter', but... we're friends, right? :) IDEA!! If you collect all of the police files, doctor notes, patient files, and maybe even a "found" journal of Ashley's - it could sell as a companion book to THE ABUSE OF ASHLEY COLLINS.

* Something you said (after the story, before 'Dear Reader') made me [inappropriately] giggle for a second - (you know... that <em>super disturbed, "I know I'm going to Hell", "Don't judge me!</em>" giggle? No? Ever laugh at a funeral? Um... OK. Nvmnd).
<blockquote><strong>"[...] Sure, there were a few things that may seem outlandish, especially towards the end [...]"</strong></blockquote>
Well... there was something on the news just a few days ago -
<blockquote>"On Monday, March 6th, 2017 - North Carolina authorities arrived on the scene to witness 18 year old suspect, Oliver Funes Oliver Funes Machado, exit the family home "carrying a knife in one hand and a severed human head in the other."
Authorities found what was left of her body between the kitchen and living room. Funes-Machado had also told the dispatcher his 4-year-old and 2-year-old siblings were in the house. He said his father was not home.
The younger sisters were not hurt, and a teenage brother was at school."</blockquote>
<strong>Peace, Love & Necrophilia ♥</strong>
<strong> <em>~  </em>šhαd⊕ω gïrレ</strong>

 

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review 2017-03-11 23:47
Seducing Stag (Cyborg Seduction, #10) by Laurann Dohner Review
Seducing Stag (Cyborg Seduction Book 10) - Laurann Dohner,Dar Albert,Kelli Collins Stag and the crew of the Varnish are on a mission, responding to a distress signal of a freighter that has been attacked by the Markus Models. Instead of finding the enemy, they discover one sole survivor. Nala’s a human, and having suffered at their hands during his time on Earth, there’s no species Stag despises more. But when the petite woman confuses him for an android and tries to order him around, Stag decides she’ll live—and pay for her slights. Nala Vestria has lost her freighter, her crew and her father, only to become personal maid to a cyborg. Stag is surly, short-tempered, and completely untrusting of humans…not to mention intense, commanding, and maybe the hottest being Nala has ever seen. When she finds him temporarily at her mercy, Nala isn’t sure if she wants to kill him or kiss him. Then again, life is short. She opts for the latter. Nala swiftly becomes a distraction Stag can’t afford, especially after he’s had a carnal taste of what the woman has to offer. He’ll take her back to Garden, his home planet, and be rid of her—as well as the emotions she evokes. But as their journey home becomes harrowing, Nala may prove to be more of an asset than a liability. To both the ship…and the lonely cyborg who commands her. Review If you started the series here, I am not sure you would keep going. There needs to be much more complexity for most aspects of the book. I read the whole thing and enjoyed it on a certain level with the surprise action, the crew, the heroine's backstory and skills, and the moments of sweetness. Other parts were not good. The heroine comes really close to forced seduction of the hero. They both hold on to stereotypical ideas for too long to give a full romance and the end is just rushed. We get very little time with them in a relationship which I like especially in a Science Fiction Romance where there is culture shock.
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text 2017-03-11 07:05
Blog Tour - One Final Breath
 

 
 
 
 
Title: One Final Breath
Author: LK Collins | @authorLKCollins
Release Date: February 27 2017
All Graphics Made by: Prezidential Visions | http://prezidentialvisions.weebly.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 One life.
One choice.
One love.
 
Sometimes it’s all we get and one moment could change it all. 
 
I hate the number one—it haunts me; my every waking moment is a constant reminder of what I lost. 
 
One day, I met a guy and I fell in love. 
 
He asked me one question…I said yes. 
 
Our life was perfect…until one day everything changed. 
 
I watched him slowly slip and fade away. 
 
The one person I loved, my best friend, my partner, my everything, was slowly dying right in front of my eyes. 
 
The doctors said he had one year left; he only lasted one month. 
 
As I held on to his hand, he took one final breath and slipped from this world.
 
Leaving me; one woman, one broken heart, one child to show the world to…all alone. 
 
This is my story about the power of one...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One Final Breath
 
Text Copyright © 2017 LK Collins
All Rights Reserved

 

I’m not sure what it is about him, but for some reason since we met, he’s consumed my thoughts. He takes the pain away—he makes me feel sane—he makes me feel like there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel I’ve been living in for so long.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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 From International Bestselling Author, LK Collins, comes One Final Breath an emotional and unforgettable read about losing the one you love and learning how to go on without them.
 
 
LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness. 
 
If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.

 

 
 
 
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review 2017-03-03 16:27
The Hunger Games Book Review
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

"The hunger games" by Suzanne Collins is a thrilling book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a futuristic world. In this world, she lives in a country with 12 districts. Each one focuses on a different aspect. For example, Katniss's district is a coal mining district that is very poor. "District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety". Katniss lives with her mom and her sister and their pet cat. Each year, every district randomly selects two teenagers to go off to the capital and fight to the death for sport. Primrose, Katniss's sister, is selected for the reaping along with a boy named Peeta. Katniss loves primrose so much that she volunteered to fight in place of her sister. She and Peeta are taken to the capital and trained by a former winner of "the hunger games" named Haymitch. You also meet a few people who root for Katniss or Peeta to win. In the arena, Katniss and Peeta are forced to pretend they are in love and pregnant in order to win the hearts of the viewers. Along the way we meet a little girl named Rue. Katniss and Rue eventually become allies when they are both cornered by their enemies. Rue is way to young to be fighting for her life, but she is very clever. At one point, she devised a scheme so they could escape their enemies. Later on in the book their friendship starts a revolution, "Only I keep wishing I could think of a way...to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games". The book was very well written and full of excitement. The author showed how relationships are very important, especially in times of crisis. For example, Katniss took great care of her sister because her mother couldn't. Also, Peeta and Katniss formed a relationship while fighting for their lives. This book also teaches people to not just do or believe whatever you are told and to stand up for what you believe in and what you think is right. The government took advantage of these teens and made them kill each other for sport, but once a few people had the courage to stand up for themselves, they sparked a revolution. "I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can't own". Overall, I would rate the book as an 8/10 because of how thrilling and well written it was.

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review 2017-03-01 02:09
Something more
Happily Ever Alpha: Falling for the Billionaire - Victoria Pinder,Jina Bacarr,Opal Carew,Eileen Cruz Coleman,Margo Bond Collins,Rossie Cortes,Tara Crescent,Michele de Winton,Blaire Edens,Nicole Garcia,Erin Hayes,Courtney Hunt,Mary Hughes,Sydney Logan,Alix Nichols,Tierney O'Malley,Peter Presley,Mandy

Happily Ever Alpha: Falling For The Billionaire is an anthology of 20 erotic stories about hot men, who have too much money.  This makes finding a wife even harder.  How do you know she is with you for you and not your bank account?

 

Because there were so many books inside, I chose Finding Mrs, Right by Debbie White to review.  What was the best part, is that Gabe is honestly trying to find "the one."  His friends fix him up, he meets many women and asks them out, and there are certainly complications.

 

It just is such a sincerely funny and sweet story.  I enjoyed seeing him try to find the best of the choices he meets.  Good read and honest picture of what trying to find someone can be like.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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