Jessica is a young adult author pursuing publishing. She is married to an Army pilot and they live together in Germany with their two boys. In her free time, Jessica runs a local writing group, teaches yoga, travels and speaks poor German. Her first novel, The Hereafter, is currently seeking a publishing home.
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The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher
Release Date: March 16, 2016
Nin has no recollection of her death.
The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.
Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?
Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.
But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide– life or love.
Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.
My review for
4 out of 5 stars
Where to begin with this wonderful story?
We first meet Nin, a young woman who is going to be graduating from high school very soon. Her best friend Serena and her planned out their future for California. However Nin’s dad is upset and doesn’t want her to go away really. See Nin has been helping clean up her dad’s mess almost her whole life because her mom couldn’t deal and left. She lives with her dad and grandma. Her dad battles with drinking and depression. But when something happens that’s out of her control she takes on the guilt and blame. She starts setting out on a I don’t care anymore life. She meets Matthew someone a little older then her. Matthew doesn’t treat her well and has a shady business. Which Nin finds out a little late.
Then we meet Dylan who has had a rough life where no one has really cared for him his whole life. He gets into serious trouble selling drugs and such. Dylan finally calls his brother from jail. Derek is only to happy to “help” his little brother out.
Derek tells him how he can make money and be his partner and it’s all great no trouble. But before long Dylan realizes this isn’t what he signed up for, however the money is great. But everything comes down to that one second that can change everything.
Nin finds herself on a beach not knowing why or how except one thing she knows is true… She died… But how?
Dylan wakes up by a trash bin in an alley and not sure how it why?
He meets Nin on the beach and they both have questions and aren’t sure why they are the only two around.
Check this lovely book out about love, changing the past and future.
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My review for
In the shadow of the dragon king
J. Keller Ford
4 out of 5 stars
This book is pretty great. We have lots of mystery and hidden secrets and dragons, even sword fighting. What’s not to like about this book? However it does have kind of two different stories that make you think one is in the past and one is present or future. But they do intertwine and basically come to together and make sense.
We first met Eric a young guy who is training to be a knight with Trog one of the best out there. But Eric is tired of just polishing boots and cleaning swords.
He gets into some trouble more then a few times trying to prove that he is ready and worthy.
Then we meet David and Charlotte who are in the present. David is a rich kid who lives with his God mother because his parents died. His best friend is Charlotte whom he is in love with. David learns he is born with some magic and must go to another world and Dave a land there and Charlotte finds herself being sucked there with David.
Together meeting Slavandria learning about his birth right and such.
I don’t want to give away to many spoilers so just check this book out for yourself.