Genre: Bullying

Waiting on Wednesday: Winning

Waiting on Wednesday: Winning
Posted March 30, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Why I am Waiting? I am always interested in something that will make me laugh. I think “Winning” will do just that. Alexandra Miles is wanting to become homecoming queen and in order to do that she is going to pull off a devious plot. I feel like this has disaster written all of it. I can’t wait to dive in. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by […]


Spotlight: The Tragic Age

Spotlight: The Tragic Age
Posted February 16, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

The Paperback edition is on sale February 16, 2016! About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.


Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Posted February 11, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

This is more than just a book review, this is also a discussion about how a person should treat another person. The Symptoms of Being Human is an eye opener. This story is more than just about whether Riley is a boy or a girl. This story focuses more about how people should be treated and less about what your gender is or what you look like. I think Jeff Garvin brings up a great point in this book about how all people have feelings. I have been that person before wondering whether someone was a boy or a girl […]


Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being Human

Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being Human
Posted January 26, 2016 by love2dazzle in Cover Reveal, Features / 0 Comments

My Teaser: This is what I was afraid of: being caught in some kind of relational limbo between masculine and feminine. i close my eyes for a second and try to sense which direction my internal compass is pointing-but it’s as if there’s too much interference, and I can’t get a clear reading. So instead, I concentrate on walking and try to pretend nothing happened. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her […]


Book Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Book Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
Posted May 16, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Maddy and Ella are twins and they are nothing alike. The may be able to switch places because they look so much alike but their personalities are completely different. Maddy is popular and loves the center of attention and Ella is very quiet and sticks to herself. When Maddy calls Ella for help one night, Ella rushed to go save her but then the unthinkable happens. I actually thought this story was pretty decent. It was able to keep my attention however the story seemed pretty shallow. Like you really didn’t have to think about much of what is going […]


Interview with Cole Gibson

Interview with Cole Gibson
Posted April 30, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? I love the saying, “Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”  That’s basically the theme I wrote LIFE UNAWARE around. Everyone is fighting. Everyone is in some sort of pain. No matter how they seem on the outside. If you could collaborate with an author (dead or alive), who would you choose? Without question, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). I love his wit, humor, and we share a passion for dogs. What was the hardest part about writing your book? Regan, the […]


All the Rage Tour: Picture Excerpt

All the Rage Tour: Picture Excerpt
Posted April 16, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.


Book Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter

Book Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter
Posted August 17, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Every Ugly Word” by Aimee L. Salter was definitely interesting. The main character Ashley is bullied pretty bad in high school and to top everything off she has a major secret. She sees her future self in a mirror and is able to talk to her. Ashley doesn’t want anyone to think that she is crazy but she wishes she could tell her best friend Matt what she sees. Ashley’s future self wants to give her advice to try to change a pattern but she won’t tell present Ashley what pattern that it. As I read this story I couldn’t […]


Exclusive Interview with Amanda Maciel and Giveaway

Exclusive Interview with Amanda Maciel and Giveaway
Posted June 17, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview with Amanda Maciel: Ali: What is one aspect of being published that has surprised you? Amanda Maciel: I have a day job in publishing so I thought I knew everything and I’ve worked in publishing for 14 years. Before that I wrote for newspapers and stuff and did some nonfiction work for higher. I think what has really surprised me is how personal it is. You know it is personal but understanding the business side of things I didn’t prepare me for how personal it can be. Things still affect you personally. I have been very thankful that my […]


Book Review and Giveaway: Tease by Amanda Maciel

Book Review and Giveaway: Tease by Amanda Maciel
Posted June 4, 2014 by love2dazzle in Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Tease” by Amanda Maciel is a must read. I thought Maciel did a wonderful job with this book. I think this is a book that every teenager should read. I think anyone that has been bullied or has been the bully will completely relate to this book. “Tease” is an eye opener. I have never thought about how the bully may feel when they have to deal with the consequences of their actions. In all honesty it can change your entire life. This is what Sara had to learn. Sara was a bully to Emma. I don’t agree with the […]