Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book Signing!

The town of Fairport is having a Christmas festival and they have invited all the local authors to come and do a book signing!! So exciting!
So if you have DECEMBER 3rd from 2-4pm open, and you are in the area-Fairport NY, Does that name ring a bell to anyone;}} stop by and see me! I will be giving away FREE bookmarks!!-
Santa will be there, along with wagon rides and other activities for the day. And there will be a Tree lighting ceremony too!! See ya there! Here is a link to the library's web site: for more info.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Unlovable is on THREE best sellers list on Amazon!! THANKS EVERYONE!

#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > People & Places > Social Situations > Bullies

#34 in Books > Teens > Literature & Fiction

* #73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > People & Places > Girls & Women

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bet you will like this book!

Jen, Goth girl, bets her fellow Goth'ers she can turn straight-laced, nerdy boy Trevor…I mean Trev, bad. The prize for winning? A lip piercing paid for by her buddies.
Trev is surprised by Jen's new found fascination of him. He has reservations about her motive, but he is just too nerdy to think this Goth girl has dishonorable intentions.
And so the fun begins.
Ms. Bennett has a gift. Geek Girl is fun, witty, enchanting, and wonderful. I laughed, nodded in agreement, and cried as I devoured each page. When it was done, I felt sad, as if I'd lost a friend. I will definitely be rereading it…Oh wait, I already did! Yes, it is that good.
Ms. Bennett's clever use of nicknames moves the story along and provides a visual without endless pages of description some authors put you though. Example: One character is dubbed: "Mrs. Brady/ Cleaver," by Ms. Bennett, and you know EXACTLY what this woman is like by those three little words. Love it. There's The Dorks, The Mouse, The Fosters (her foster parents…I'll talk about that in a minute), and many more.
Each character is well developed and interesting. No frivolous characters or fillers here, just pure story. I fell in love with Trev. He is sweet, funny and completely nerdy; who doesn't love a good nerd.
And Jen, with her attitude, and Goth hair and makeup. My heart bled for this poor girl. Thanks to her nefarious father and equally horrible mother, Jen is forced into foster care. It doesn't take long for her to become jaded by the broken government system. What I really appreciate about Geek Girl is that the author didn't take pot-shots at foster parents. As a former foster parent myself, there are a lot of wonderful people trying to make a difference in the lives of these kids that are labeled as "Throw away." It is refreshing to see the good side of foster care exposed.
I loved being inside the head of Jen. Her sarcasm is hilarious. Despite her resistance, we watch Jen rise to the top like cream as love invades her soul and as she begins to see the world in a new light.
My favorite part is when The Fosters… Hmm, maybe I should let you discover that for yourself!
I do have ONE COMPLAINT about Geek Girl: Why did it have to end?

I was given an advanced read copy by the publisher in return for a fair, honest review. It did not impede my judgment in any way. Please, my integrity is worth far more than a free copy of a paperback book. Now, if chocolate were to be offered, all bets are off ;}}

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Cindy's Facebook page:!/authorcindycbennett

Friday, November 4, 2011

Great Review!! THANKS!
Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem; her mother is. Maggie's struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far. Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he's developed strong feelings for Maggie. While Seth's working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, Maggie's fighting to stay alive as the fight turns deadly.

My Rating: 5.0 / 5

First thoughts:
While reading this, I never wanted it to end. It's such a heart-breaking but addicting novel and I couldn't get enough. Maggie and Seth are amazing characters and I wanted their story to go on forever. No matter how sad this novel might be at some points, it always made me smile again and makes me want to read many more stories written by Sherry Gammon.

More detailed:
Unlovable is a very lovable story, one that will stay with me for a long time. I had heard good things about it before starting it, but I never expected to love it as much as I did. It completely surprised me in a very positive way. It's a story about loving and being loved in return, about trust and finding the strength to survive a seemingly hopeless situation.

Despite the heart-breaking moments of this novel (and Unlovable has quite a few of these), I loved every word, sentence, page, chapter I read. While I usually prefer more lighthearted stories, there is something special about this novel and the way it's written that made it possible for me to get completely sucked into the story.

The most amazing thing about this novel are the characters Sherry Gammon created. Not only are Maggie and Seth incredibly realistic and relatable main characters, but their friends Booker and Cole are just as great as they are. I felt like I knew all of them as though I were a part of their world and I would love them to be real. The great thing about them is the fact they are realistic - human being with flaws. But you can ignore these because their positive sides make up for them.

Adding to that is the amazing style of writing. The story is told from different points of view: we have two first-person narrators (sometimes Seth, sometimes Maggie) and sometimes we get to experience the bad guys' (Bill and Allan) point of view via a third person narrator. Sometimes so many different perspectives can be a bit overwhelming, but it just makes everything more exciting and interesting.

All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone. You should definitely read this as soon as possible. Its amazing characters and beautiful narration will captivate you right from the start and you won't forget this story easily. I can't wait to read more of Sherry Gammon's novels since I'm adding Unlovable to my favorite books of 2011.