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Monday, June 23, 2014

Book Blog Tour & Review! Margo Dill's Caught Between Two Curses

Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Julie Nigelson is cursed. So is her entire family. And it’s not just any-old-regular curse, either—it’s strangely connected to the famous “Curse of the Billy Goat” on the Chicago Cubs.

Julie must figure out this mystery while her uncle lies in a coma and her entire love life is in ruins: her boyfriend Gus is pressuring her to have sex, while her best friend Matt is growing more attractive to her all the time.

Somehow, Julie must figure out how to save her uncle, her family’s future, and her own love life—and time is running out!

Product Details: 
• File Size: 899 KB
• Print Length: 250 pages
• Publisher: Rocking Horse Publishing (March 24, 2014)
• Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
• Language: English
• ASIN: B00J8UWR4K
• Text-to-Speech: Enabled


Crystal's Review:
Caught Between Two Curses by Margo Dill, is an interesting story about Julie Nigelson, your average 17 year old highschool student. Julie is faced with the dilemma I hope my 17 year old never faces, but one I remember too well: sex – to have or not to have?

When Julie finds her family in crisis somehow connected to the Cubs curse she is thrown into a world with even bigger questions than the sex dilemma posed originally. She’s confused to say the least and the sex issue with her boyfriend is still something she struggles with daily amongst all the other problems. I’m not a baseball fan but found the Cubs curse interesting as it was woven with the family issues Julie was facing. If you’re not a sports fan, don’t let that stop you from picking up a copy of Caught Between Two Curses.

In Caught Between Two Curses, love and sex, friends and lovers, friends and family are all met head on by the courageous and loveable Julie. Dill does a lovely job writing her characters and keeping the book moving. It’s a fast read and the pace is perfect for reading on the beach. Though some of the themes throughout the story are a bit ‘heavy’ (ie: sex), the book itself is a fun read for young adults and those young at heart! You’ll learn about the Billy Goat Curse of the Cubs baseball team and a spell threatening to ruin Julie’s family. The chapters end like a …To be continued sitcom where you can’t wait until next week’s episode to learn more. (That’s the best part about a book…you don’t have to wait!)
Caught Between Two Curses is well written and although it’s got that paranormal touch, the themes will hit home for young adults and anyone who has ever been a young adult. Dill is a great writer and as the cover suggests, Caught Between Two Curses is a fun read!


Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Caught-Between-Curses-Margo-Dill-ebook/dp/B00J8UWR4K

Author Bio: Margo L. Dill is the author of Caught Between Two Curses, a YA light paranormal romance novel about the Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs, and Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength at Vicksburg, a historical fiction, middle-grade novel. She currently has two more books under contract--both are picture books--with High Hill Press and Guardian Angel Publishing. Publication dates of both are to be determined. Besides being a children's author, she is also a freelance editor with the business, Editor 911: Your Projects Are My Emergency! and she is part of the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine's staff as an editor, blogger, instructor, and social media manager. She is also an editor for High Hill Press and specializes in memoirs, historical fiction and children's and YA novels. Margo loves presenting workshops to writing groups and school groups. She loves to ask children the question: Would you eat rats to save your city from falling into the hands of the enemy? What would you do to save your family from a curse?
Margo believes that books are meant to be used with children and teens, and she started a blog about this very subject in August 2008, where she continues to blog on a regular schedule each week. She shares mostly children's and YA books as well as memoirs or other inspirational women's literature that encourages and supports women and girls around the world. She blogs at http://margodill.com/blog/.
When she is not writing or editing, Margo loves to spend time with her husband, stepson, daughter, and crazy Boxer dog, Chester. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri; and if she could eat out every day, she would! She is also a member of the St. Louis Zoo, and this is one of her family's favorite places to go!



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