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EyeLeash: A Blog Novel


Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her private blog, she vents about "fitting in" a world where superficiality reigns supreme.

Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who's morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician.

They decide to be "friends-with-benefits". But it's Novan, with his poems and riddling passages on his own blog--which *isn't private*--that backs out.


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EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir)

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Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her private blog, she vents about "fitting in" a world where superficiality reigns supreme.

Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who's morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician.

They decide to be "friends-with-benefits". But it's Novan, with his poems and riddling passages on his own blog--which *isn't private*--that backs out.

EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the colorful, intricate drama in two youths' relentless search for themselves--and what's really in their hearts.

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"Jess C Scott is the 21st century Judy Blume."
- Amazon Review, 2011

"When I first heard of a "blog fiction" novel, I immediately thought it would be another IM fluffy rom-com, like TTYL by Lauren Myracle. But [Ms. Scott captures] perfectly the John Hughes-like angst every teenager goes through like any real teenager would - through the internet."
- Review @ Opinionated? Me?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448615988
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/24/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

JESS C SCOTT has work appearing or forthcoming in Word Riot, OpEdNews, The Online Citizen, and The Maine Review. San Francisco Book Review describes her crime novel Playmates as "a psychological thriller at its best." Jess participated in a literary debate at the 2012 Singapore Writers Festival. EyeLeash is her debut novel. Her website is
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    This is a great book! Once you've started reading it,its hard to put it down.... I would highy reccomend this book for any teen who loves blog novels :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Jess C Scott is the 21st century Judy Blume

    EyeLeash is getting five stars from me. I am fourteen years old and read this in two days. While it is sexually explicit in some areas, it is so the author can make her point across, which I'm for. Otherwise, sex in detail in a novel? Not my cup of tea, although the Gossip Girl genre is popular for girls around my age.
    EyeLeash is just about a girl who's feeling pressured to have sex at an early age, as the only virgin remaining in her group of friends. What I think is insane is that the main character's BFF is dating a 30-year-old! And she constantly talks of her sex life with him (thankfully not in great detail). Her best friend, the virgin, is exposed to finding a used condom while visiting unannounced one afternoon before the said friend could clean up a bit. Gross!

    The above paragraph will finish most of the ranting about what I felt should have been left OUT of the book. Here's what I think was cool.
    1.The game Jade's crush, Novan played with his ipod. Ask your ipod a question and then hit shuffle. It could be trying to tell you something. I tried this myself.
    2. Poetry mixed throughout the book. Jess C Scott can write both in verse and in a mature Judy Blume style.
    3. That Novan did not show up at the hotel to sleep with Jade. It made her learn something about herself. Also, nude pics? Really?
    4. The mention of virtual worlds online. Yes, this makes me a geek.

    At first, I was mad while reading this because I thought the character of Jade was so much smarter than Serena Van Der Woodsen or any other slutty pop culture icon. Then I realized that she's just trying to find herself as much as all of us. Let's face it, even a smart girl, fictional or not, can make a mistake. But there are real nice guys out there like the character of Novan to kind of keep us in check. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you're a teen who purposely doesn't try to be like the It Girls, or even just a smart girl who thinks that you have to dumb yourself down for guys, read EyeLeash. Jess C Scott is the 21st century Judy Blume. ---- posted on Amazon, EyeLeash, Kindle Edition

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    Eyeleash: A Blog Novel

    Being 50 something, I must say I am definitely not the target market for this book. The book is written as a combination of blogs and chatroom messages and thus not in a format familiar to me, but I did get the hang of it along the way and was able to follow the story. This is the story of a 17 year old girl dealing with her sexual identity, but for my taste, her problems with her sexual identity were far beyond what a 17 year old is experienced with. The sexual content, again, is excessive, which I don't feel is appropriate for a 17 year old character. I actually liked the male lead character more, who looked at love and romance the old fashion way. You meet someone, get to know them and then move on to sex as the relationship evolves. The female character is obsessed with sex and although a virgin, seems willing to do it anytime with anyone who will have her. I do think the book takes a look at some of the problems with our teenagers use of the internet and not thinking before they act. I do think the female character paid the price for some very bad decisions on things she said and transmitted on the internet. Regarding the author, I do think she did a good job showing the strengths and weaknesses of her characters, particularly in dealing with female teenage angst. Based on what I've read about the author, I believe she was still pretty close to that angst herself, so probably could easily associate with these feelings. I think the book would probably be appropriate for those in their early 20's, but for us old fogies, probably not something you would enjoy.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    A Fun Read

    Jade is a 17-year old virgin and this book is her private blog. Her blog is like the diary used to be to those of us from prehistoric times. Jade writes about friendship, love, lust, and sex. She shares her deepest and most intimate thoughts. We follow Jade and get to know her through her journey of self-discovery.

    While I found the format a little distracting and, at times, difficult to get lost in, I'm sure it will hold tremendous appeal to the younger generation that has grown up on computers. Jess Scott has a gift with words. Her writing draws you right in and her characters become like old friends. Without a doubt, Scott has a long and prosperous writing career ahead of her.

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