- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bayou Brew Publishing (September 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009DHBW26
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,096 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
On her eighth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said "write whatever you want, just write." And so, a love affair with words was born. She wrote poetry and short stories in high school and college, until 1993 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
After her mother's death in 1998, deep in depression, she found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write, with no luck.
Finally, in 2007, under the urging of friends, she sat down and pecked out her first novel. It was raw and unpolished, but the process had been unquestionably cathartic. The next three years were spent filling her hard drive with seven complete manuscripts.
At the beginning of 2011, Monique decided it was time to edit the work and share it with the world. She hopes you enjoy the ramblings of a deeply southern girl raised in a state rich with heritage and love.
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance with a Cajun Flavor!!!! Check it out!
Top Customer Reviews
I am normally confident when placing a book into it's genre, but I had a tough time with this one. Becoming Jolie is not a typical paranormal novel. It isn't about mythical creatures or what goes bump in the night but a truly realistic and heartfelt journey of the lovely Jolie.
Becoming Jolie begins with a city girl, Jolie, coming to a country town to explore what she expects is mass hysteria for her psychology thesis. In a town who trusts no one, a shunned Jolie finds some answers from a reluctant but sexy townie, Hutch, who seems lost in his town's troubles.
As she continues to explore the "ghosts" in this town, Jolie finds herself drawn to the sadness, anger, and desperation oozing from Hutch but she never expects to begin seeing the horrors haunting him in her dreams. She is almost compelled by the bizarreness surrounding Folette to find what the police, FBI, and town people have yet to discover: what kind of evil is destroying this town?
Jolie's journey through this book is much more than a paranormal one. Actually, it takes a backseat to the real-life drama unfolding.Read more ›
I love Monique's writing style,her stories just flow.There are no dead spots.
The characters seem so life like and you fall in love them.That is a big plus for a story to touch your heart!
I don't want to write to much on the story because I don't want to blow it for the readers who have not yet read it. Let me just say....You are going to LOVE it!!
I have to admit I was on the fence when it came to how I felt about Jolie, she came across as a spoiled brat but I am happy to say that she grew through out the book and by the end I really liked her and understood why she was the way she was.
I also can say I was totally taken off guard with the two guys actually three guys who seemed smitten with Jolie. I didn't expect it to go the way it did and I did like the fact the author teased me with which one would it be. My personal favorite didn't win the girl but I still didn't mind who she did end up with.
The story was filled with twists and turns and just when I thought I had figured it all out, the author changed it up on me. I want to thank the author for this, because sometimes its irritating to figure out the mystery almost at the beginning of the story.
I highly recommend this book for you Urban Fantasy lovers out there. I know I will be reading more from Monique in the future.
Jolie goes to Follette to finish her thesis for her Master's degree, but soon the mystery she goes there to unravel takes over her life, revealing things about her past that turns her world upside-down.
The interesting love triangle formed between Jolie and the brothers (naughty Jolie!) drew me in, even though I favored one brother over the other. Everyone has a few indulgences that must be allowed, and James's love triangle certainly sated my need.
James writes a compelling and interesting novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jolie is headed to a small town to write her thesis paper on missing children. I was not a big fan of Jolie and her attitude that she deserves to know everything, but she slowly... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Lauren Alumbaugh
How would you deal with having lived a lie? That lie lead to possible six other lives ending? What you had believed is turned inside out? Do you know whom you are?Published on November 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Great story and well written! Really enjoyed this book. Found this to be entertaining from the first page to the last.Published on November 5, 2012 by Shankaine
This book was fantastic! The mystery in Follette had me completely hooked and there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't expect. Great read.Published on October 29, 2012 by MelS.
This is the 3rd book I have read by James. I have to say she makes Jolie, Hutch and Tucker so real and you are able to connect in a short amount of time. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Very good book to read. Down to earth with a reality check. Things happen that you don't expect and then it will click in your mind and you keep reading faster. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by MB
I liked this story a lot. It was sort of mysterious and a bit suspenseful, sweet and romantic all in one. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
THis is a great book.I thought that Jolie was great and wanted her to find out what was going on in the small town.she didn't find what she thought she would find. Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by Judith Thrush
i just got this book today and once i started to read it
i couldnot put it down it was awesome
i reccomend this book to all
i am hopeing she turns this into a... Read more