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Monday, November 24, 2014

Mark My Words Publicity Presents: (Un)Bidden by Melissa Haag; Release Day Blitz & Review


(Un) Bidden by Melissa Haag
Judgement of the Six, Book 4
Release Day Blitz
November 24, 2014
Rating:  4 1/2 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Mark My Words Publicity and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I left home because I didn’t want to end up in a cage like a lab rat. Hitching rides, begging for cash, and sleeping on the ground got old fast. That was the only reason I braved an overgrown path to a group of buildings. I’d hoped to find a bed and a decent night’s sleep. However, what I found was a place overrun by werewolves.
While on the run, Charlene finds herself surrounded by werewolves, creatures she can’t control with her mind like she can humans. Their existence has her believing she’s found a safe place to stay, a place where secrets are okay. However, she soon discovers she’s anything but safe. Charlene must learn how to use her abilities to influence the strange new species because if she can’t, the next bite she suffers might just kill her.
Read how the cycle begins, and have no doubt. Charlene’s past will shape the future of the Judgements.


My Thoughts:
This book is told in the first person.

This story starts off showing that bullies, and those that are less tolerant of those that are different, will never disappear - and how they always seem to win.  But you will have to see how our main character handles herself in that situation.  It also shows that she’s just a little more than just you or I.  A sad way to start this story off but it shows how Charlene gets to where she is.

Our author has the main character going on a journey and the reader has no choice but to go on that journey with her – this is how it becomes a page-turner.  But it also reminds us that there are teenagers that are actually out there living the way Charlene starts out.  She then ends up somewhere she never thought she would with people she wasn’t expecting.  It’s interesting to see how much of a “fish out of water” she is when she ends up in a place where the way of life is different from what she’s used to.

She’s a young woman who has a lot of guts and a strong sense of who she is.  What she’s feeling along this journey almost comes off the pages.  Charlene may also make a few readers jealous – you’ll just have to read this book in order to find out what I’m referring to.  This may be a young adult read but I think adults will like it too. 

This story isn’t all about Charlene either.  It’s also about the people she’s staying with.  She’s still considered an outsider but only wants to live among them peacefully.  Can we all coexist without always fighting?  The ending is left open-ended – does the reader come up with the ending or will we see this pack again.  It also gets reader ready for the next story in the series titled (Dis)content  coming next summer.  If you’ve not read this author’s work before, you’ll be happy to note that you could read this book and not be lost because it could be read as a stand-alone.  But if you like this one as much as I did, you can go back and read the other books you may have missed. And as you can see below, her first book in the series is currently free.

Have you read the first book, Hope(less), in the series? It’s currently FREE!

Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.
In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He's unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.
It's going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.
Delve into a riveting world of werewolves and young women with unexplained abilities, in Hope(less).




Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch is her first published novel. She is currently working on book five of a separate six book series. To learn more about her upcoming projects, visit her at: , and you can connect with her on: & m/author.MelissaHaag

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