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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
Slam - Nick Hornby When fifteen-year-old Sam gets his girlfriend pregnant, he is whizzed into the future by his idol, professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk. What Sam learns determines how he deals with his status of a new father.

As a long-time Nick Hornby fan, I was disappointed in this book. Although the characters were intriguing, and the dialogue was snappy, the plot wandered in circles becoming, at times, so ridiculous, that it was difficult to read on. "Slam" was like a combination of an episode of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and the movie, "Back to the Future", only without the epic drama or exciting special effects.

The book is a quick read and, at times, very funny; however, it did not bring anything new to the topic of teen pregnancy or the secret lives of teenagers.