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He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station And morning and evening the beautiful commuter acknowledges him just like she does everyone else on the platform But Blake Hartt is not like the others he’s homeless Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul He stays secluded from the sun sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day Each day Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city She dismisses this kindness as nothing special just like he. There has been a great discussion in the comments about pulled Fanfictions and whether they are morally reprehensible for their past or should be judged based on their uality and degree of separation from their source materialUnfortunately this book fails both tests Yes it is a reworked fanfiction I was willing to maybe put that aside if it was good because I remember the relationship dynamic and characters being very different from the source material and indeed being very different from any book I d ever readThat part is still true but I m saved from having a moral dilemma over whether to give this book a high rating or not because this is not a good bookI could rattle off the usual The characters are two dimensional and unconvincing the plot is a haphazard hodgepodge of nonsense and the writing is mediocre The exboyfriend was mustache twirling ridiculous the three brothers lacked a realistic bond or even respectable backstory The main female protagonist was laughably incomplete as a character and still managed to be scarily dependent on her boyfriend despite the fact that he was both homeless and mentally illAll of this would usually still leave you with somewhat of an okay story Readable but nothing spectacular Unfortunately the novel s history caught up with it in the least expected the wayYou see Fanfiction and novels appear on the outside to be similar mediums Both narratives that span similar lengths from novellas to sprawling epics Yet it s in their conception and delivery that makes them markedly differentA novel is written edited and then published for public consumption This hopefully means that the story has been smoothed out and any plotting problems sorted The consumers receive the book whole and can read it in one sitting The author then has the luxury of evenly spacing the story arc and gives the book balanceFanfictions are written and published or updated in the fanfiction world chapter by chapter Sometimes the author has a plot worked out but often not Updating sometimes happens as often as weekly or can stretch out to be several months between updates As such readers follow many stories at once and thus the skills of a successful fanfic deviate heavily from a successful novelFor starters relationships can not take an entire book to develop After some general polling a couple of years ago fanficers reported that they would abandon a story should the main characters not unite within 9 11 chapters considering many fanfics have 30 chapters this is a rather short amount of time Then it s a matter of dragging the story along for awhile until people start to get bored In the last five chapters or so fanfiction authors tend to shit out a resolution wash their hands of it and move onThis is exactly what happens in Poughkeepsie The couples mostly resolve their issues and are happily together There is a visible moment in the story when the author shits herself realizes she needs a tidy way to resolve the plot and then sets about creating a ridiculous endingWhat I had hoped was that this novel when pulled would be seriously and with great consideration edited into a respectable piece In this I was disappointed I can t see anything new or different from the Fanfic I would go through my version to see if the author has done anything than find and replace the names but I can t be botheredThe chance I had been willing to give this novel is now suandered I guess now we ll never be able to know what brilliant argument I would have come up with to justify the morality in its publishing Which is a shame I love arguingThis review can be found on my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

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Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #1

R She’s the same as a million other girls certainly no one to be cherished But special or not she smiles every day never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breatheWhen the moment comes that Livia must do than smile without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend After danger subsides their smiles become conversation Their words usher in a friendship which awakens something in each of them But it’s not long before their bond must prove i. 3 StarsA fun story Poughkeepsie takes us on a rocky inspirational journey of faith where characters struggle to overcome personal demons brought on by damaging childhoods and social injustices As delicate as this story seems there are surprisingly many laugh out loud moments courtesy of its very uirky tormented but lovable characters Livia is a student who boards a train each morning where she sees Blake a beautiful mysterious homeless man to whom she offers an honest smile daily She doesn t know it but Blake counts her smiles and dreams of someday deserving them Words remain unspoken between the two until the day Livia decides to defend Blake s honor from a group of taunting teensand then bringing Blake happiness becomes all Livia can think aboutI loved the somber yet uplifting messages provided by this story How being born into an unfortunate circumstance may bend you but doesn t have to break you How homeless may be your current status but doesn t define you With the amount of emotional weakness presented through this story I felt nothing but an intense strength protruding from its pages at almost all timesThe gorgeous imagery and symbolism as well as the deep spiritual element woven into this story added a uniue depth Many secondary characters take center stage and the way the author maintains this story s charm is impressive The only issue I came across Some of the ending s occurrences seemed a bit over the top I don t mind outrageous happenings in fiction as long as they blend well with the story s overall tone Nevertheless the unbreakable bond between brothers and the love strong enough to conuer all made me embrace this wonderful story from beginning to end Livia you make the rest of the beautiful things in the world cry for even trying You make it hard for me to breathe Book Stats GenreCategory Contemporary Romance Steam Caliber Very steamy Romance Sweet and slow building Characters Original lovable Plot Centers on overcoming life s obstacles Writing Witty humorous emotional POV 3rd Person Perspective Cliffhanger None Next Installment Character spinoff

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Ts strength Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their livesBlake’s heart beats for Livia’s even if her hands have to keep its rhythm Love is patient Love is kind Love never fails Love never fails rightIn an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel which manages to be racy profane funny and reverent all at onc. Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serendipitous rendezvous you make the rest of the beautiful things in this world cry for even trying at all You make it hard for me to breatheWow What a fantastic story It s books like Poughkeepsie that make me rethink who really owns the publishing stage now a days There seems to be and hidden gems either being self published or picked up by the smaller houses that are starting to cause a major shift in the reading world I ll be honest I ve never heard of Omnific Publishing and still after reading this awesome book don t know much about them but what I will tell you it s stories like this that give credibility in my opinion to those authors that choose either by default or otherwise to go the non traditional route in getting their works out to readers I m inclined now than I ve ever been to try a book that doesn t have the big marketing dollars and well known publishing machines behind them Great job Debra Anastasia for proving to readers such as myself that awesome stories don t need to be branded with the likes of The Publisher Elite to show it s a story worth my attentionWell now that I ve got that out of the way let me tell you a little bit about what I experienced in this pretty awesome bookIn Poughkeepsie you take a journey with a cast of characters that eually resonated to me through their uniue voices and command of their stage These six main characters are so well defined by their presence and each of them made such an impact with me that I couldn t stop but listen to their story and feel their emotions We get to meet three brothers including Blake the homeless musician Beckett the gangster and Cole the priest s assistant that grew up together in the foster care system These three brothers are both banded and branded by a symbolic tattoo in their commitment to each other as evidence in the book cover where you ll notice the arm is a tattoo of a music symbol a knife and a cross Each of those represents what the brothers mean to each other and what they re willing to do for their survival There s so much symbolism in this book that I actually waited a couple of days to write this review so it could all sink in It was awesome to experience what these brothers meant to one another Beckett has spent his years after leaving the foster system making the world safer for Blake and Cole by means of force and power as a gang leader Cole is in constant struggle for their salvation as they had to commit some crimes in the name of survival and Blake the main protag of this novel strives to bring hope through his music so his brothers can stop and reflect the beauty that s hidden in the world they liveWhen the story commences we meet Livia who is special in her own right as she takes the time to do something that many of us would never think twice to consider She stops and smiles at a homeless guy and gives him the time of day Now mind you I m probably hesitant do that but I can t help but consider how that can change someone s day if you took the time to acknowledge them and not look through them It can be just any ordinary person that crosses our path on a daily basis What would that mean to someone to have you smile at them and offer a kind word Would it pick up someone s spirits Change the outlook of their day Well for Blake it changed his life and alongside Livia s as well There was so much happening in this story that for the first 100 pages I was having a hard time wrapping my arms around everything but there was a moment of revelation that occurred where everything started to make sense and there was no way in hell I wasn t going to see this journey to the finish lineThe language in this novel is sharp and at times shocking especially when Beckett and Kyle enter the scene The stuff that came out of their mouth had me both cringing and guffawing at the same time I m prone of the first but seldom the latter and when done simultaneously you know I m being entertainedPoughkeepsie is uniue powerful and profound all in one punch If you doubt my opinion take a look at some of the current reviews see below and my fellow readersreviewers of this book can further attest to the impact of this story Well done Debra Anastasia You caught my attention hardFavorite Blake uote Hello beautiful Blake answersHow did you know it was me Livia respondedThe phone looked sexier when it rang said BlakesmilesFavorite shocking Eve uote I can rip your heart out of your chest and take a bite while it s still beating I can kill your body before your brain dies Am I pretty now motherf ckerOOIf you re still not certain whether you want to read this book take a look at this trailer and this review to help you make your decision Please check it out


10 thoughts on “Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #1

  1. says:

    There has been a great discussion in the comments about pulled Fanfictions and whether they are morally reprehensible for their past or should be judged based on their uality and degree of separation from their source materialUnfortunately this

  2. says:

    5 Stars He counts You've smiled at him four hundred and forty six times as of a few minutes ago He announces the number every time I see him This book was fantastic The first half of the book was a beautiful love story of Livia and Blake who I just loved Livia was such a great character She was kind and compassionate and always tri

  3. says:

    Debra Anastasiascrubs hand over face WOW I'm not sure I can adeuately tell you how much I absolutely adored this bookI have read some pretty great books and I have read some amazing books this year Opinions are always subjective and in my opinion this book fell into the amazing group This was the kind of book that made me

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    Every time I think I couldn’t love you a bit you stretch my heart again” The first half of this book was wonderful it made me want to give the book 5 stars The story hooked me from the beginning I loved the characters and the writing style was beautiful But I felt the second half of the story was brought d

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    3 StarsA fun story Poughkeepsie takes us on a rocky inspirational journey of faith where characters struggle to overcome personal demons brought on by damaging childhoods and social injustices As delicate as this story seems there are surprisingly many laugh out loud moments—courtesy of its very uirky tormen

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    45 STARS Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serependitous rendezvous My Livia and Blake Everyday on her way to work Livia smiles at everyone on the train station The homeless man in the shadows is no exception When the group of boys decide to bully and attack him Livia has to step up And so begins her unusual friendship with beautiful homeless man Blake is haunted by demons from his past and

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    I originally read this book several months ago and have been struggling with how to write a review that properly conveys just how special this book is And just how much this story and each and every character has come to m

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    Where to begin? Two words Mind Blown I'll start with casting I couldn't only cast Livia and Blake as there was so much to this story so I've picked what I think the six main characters would look likeEve BeckettKyle ColeI loved the idea behind the story of Livia and Blake That in itself would have been enough for me but that isn't what you get with Poughkeepsie the story isn't about two people falling in lov

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    Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serendipitous rendezvous you m

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    uick reviewCover It’s fitting Rating NC 17 Steaminess Slow Burn Thumbs Up 45Overall Wonderful storyCharacters Rich colorful and well thought outPlot A crafted tale that mixed than one life togetherPage Turner Absolutely Series Cont? NA Recommend HighlyBook Boyfriend BlakeSUMMARY 50 words or lessThis book has been recommended to me