Confessions of a Book Addict

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Scratch by Rhonda Helms 

Published by: Kensington

Publication date: September 30th 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Age Group: New Adult

The most painful scars are the ones you never see.

In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that’s the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she’s reserved, practical–all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she’s put up. Like Casey, he’s a senior. In every other way, he’s her opposite.

Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can’t fathom, he’s intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that’s messy and unpredictable. He doesn’t know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach–or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.”

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Rhonda Helms started writing several years ago and loves writing teen and New Adult romance. She has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She also freelance edits manuscripts.

When she isn’t writing, she likes to do amateur photography, dig her toes into the sand, read for hours at a time, and eat scads of cheese. WAY too much cheese.

Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, two kids, a dog and a really loud cat. Visit her website at for more information about her and her releases.”

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Happy reading! 

Books, Coffee, and a Morning Rant

The coffee shop in our store is closed for a few days due to renovations. 

The scary part is that people will stop coming into our store until that coffee shop opens again. 

The scarier part is that bookstores have become a random stop on the way to people’s destination simply because they see it as a venue for coffee and not for books. 

Don’t get me wrong, I like our coffee shop and their coffee, tea, and other yummy things—but am I wrong in seeing how disturbing it is that people now pass by shelves full of promising books, their walking speed so fast that they don’t even notice you standing there, just so they can get their next caffeine fix? 

I will admit that there are a good amount of people who do shop after they’ve inhaled their caffeine, so I can definitely see the benefits for having coffee shops inside of bookstores.

But even still, it makes me sad that some people don’t even see a bookstore as a place of possible adventure anymore, but instead, a place to crash through on their way to caffeine. 

You tell someone who comes in that we don’t have a book and they will sigh and say (on a good day), “Ok, what else would you recommend?”

You tell someone that the coffee shop is closed and they leave. No questions asked. 

Happy reading!

Fellow readers and book addicts! What are your thoughts on this topic?

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