Destiny Binds

Destiny Binds

by Tammy Blackwell

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ISBN-13: 9781460918685
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 746,165
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Tammy Blackwell is a Young Adult Services Coordinator for a public library system in Kentucky. Destiny Binds is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.misstammywrites.blogspot.com.

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Destiny Binds 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
This is another one of those diamond in the ruff kind of books. I love finding self-published books on Goodreads and giving them a chance. To start with, I loved the sibling dynamic between Scout and Jase. The Donovan "Twins" had such a great relationship. Jase is totally that overprotective big brother who Scout loves with everything she has. Jase's best friend, Charlie, has been the center of Scout's universe for as long as she can remember, even though nothing has ever come from it. But when she meets Alex Cole not only her love life changes, she also begins to suspect something else going on. Secret meetings with Alex and uncovering secrets of her own family lead her into a dangerous situation. Scout is a sweet and spunky character. She had me laughing out loud at times. I am so happy I started this series. Can't wait to find out what happens next, especially since this story definitely throws you for a loop at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I absolutely ADORE the narrative voice this author uses! It has a conversational internal monologue and dialogue that makes the reader feel like they're eavesdropping on the MC and her friends! "Destiny Binds," captures this essence and immediately engages the reader and you never pause to question the reality she's created; it's flat-out that good. The premise is a little more mundane and centers around shifters but Blackwell's humorous dialogue and interesting characterization really help boost what might be a tired or overdone premise into something captivating. She has a thread of mystery woven throughout that centers reader interest and a slow revealing of many small surprises throughout that maintain it. The ending was climatic and left the reader hanging but not in an I-want-to-strangle-the-author-cliffhanger feel. More like a, "What's going to happen next? I'm dying to read the sequel!" The author is definitely clever and comedic and lets all that flow through the story in an edgy "out there" feel that I really enjoyed. The romantic inference for the next book is clear and I can't wait to find out who Scout will end up with! I'll definitely buy the next installment!
Kurosaki_Ichigo More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved this book!! my only reservation was the foul language and such.. but besides that, no reason to pass up this book!
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It was like liquid perfection, And as i drank it greedily down my throat, I loved it, Slurped it down, And then there was none left, Just an empty crystalline glass, Not a droplet, To which to quench, A thirst so deep, It brings a deep sadness, Yet a bursting joy...
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This whole series is truly great. I fell head over heels for the characters and found myself laughing out loud at the things they said on many occasions. It has the perfect amount of wit and sarcasm with out taking away from the tension and while character driven there is plenty of action as well. As an avid reader (and writer) I cannot stress enough what a pleasure it was to read this series.
EmmyDoodle More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because of my love for reading about paranormal entities, but that's not why I continued reading the book after finishing a sample. I finished this book because of the relationships between the characters, the funny quips, and an overall feeling of needing to know how it ended. The characters in this book are well rounded and have had a lot of thought put into them. Scout Donovan is a seventeen year old girl who is intelligent and funny without trying too hard. Her brother, Jase, is the ladies man, an athlete, and loves video games. They may not be blood related but everyone calls them "twins." Charlie Hagan, Jase's cousin, is just starting college and has been the apple in Scout's eye since she was two. Alex Cole is described by Scout as being charming, kinda cute, intelligent and slightly charismatic with infectious laughter. Talley Matthews, Scout's best friend, tends to be a know-it-all with good intentions. Throughout the novel, Tammy Blackwell provides the reader with funny stories and unforgettable lines. We learn that Scout and Jase are never allowed to have class or lunch together since they caused their third grade teacher to have a mental breakdown. Scout and Alex are required to do an article in the school paper together on socialized medicine. Alex asks Scout what she knows about socialized medicine, "Ummm...they have it in Canada?" The ending is not one I hoped for because of the damage mentally and emotionally done to Scout. However, it is a good end point to lead into the next book, Time Mends. It is not a cliffhanger ending, but definitely leaves the readers wondering what will happen next. Overall, this is a book that anyone who enjoys reading about paranormal science fiction will enjoy. Originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dislike most recent werewolf/vampire/paranormal stories recently, but this one showed me a good story that was a good mix of romance and action/mystery. I liked it and bought the second one and I am currently awaiting the third. This is one of the few series that have kept me interested through the entire thing.
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Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
This is a great debut by Tammy Blackwell, and a really sweet and exciting book! Scout is a pretty typical teenager, who happens to be totally in love with her step brother, Jase’s, cousin Charlie. When a new kid rolls into town, her world is turned upside down. He seems to pay special attention to her, but his brother appears to hate her, and she has no idea why. Strange things start to happen, particularly the behavior of Jase, Charlie, Alex, and Talley, her best friend. Territorial werewolves and were-coyotes, seers that can get visions of the future to aid the pack they’re allied with, and everyone she cares about seems to fall into this wacky world. What I love about this story is that I don’t have any trouble believing in everything that happens. I think everyone behaves reasonably under the circumstances, so there’s not even the “yeah, right” factor when someone reacts a certain way. I want to smack Jase, and even occasionally Charlie, but mostly I just love Alex. He’s so sweet, cute, and smart. Yeah it’s another shifter book, but it’s a good one, and I can’t wait to read the sequel, especially after that intriguing ending!
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I am shocked that this is Tammy Blackwells first novel! From the first page I was sucked in immediately and could not put this book down! Not only was this an intense love triangle but it was also very witty! A MUST read! Already started on book two!!!!:)
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I just finished this book..first i want to say THANK GOD THERES ANOTHER ONE..next i want to say i loved this book. I laughed so hard in places(not me im not some crazy lint eater hahaha) i still laugh my butt off thinking about that part. This author is thee bomb. The characters are so real feeling nd i myself felt for scout both guys she loved were amazing. Just read this book i love it and want to go on and on but ill end up giving things away.
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This book was great. It was funny and sad but cute.