Thursday, June 27, 2013

Templand by Jill Elaine Hughes: Review + Kindle Giveaway!


The heroine, Melanie Evers, is a plucky young working-class woman from Akron, Ohio struggling to support herself in Chicago in the post-9-11 economy. TEMPLAND follows Melanie's journey through the temporary employment world from a college student on "just a summer job" to a 28-year-old woman with a lot of intelligence (and a heap of student loan debt to match) through multiple layoffs and a series of ever-more-wacky temp assignments, as she struggles not only to survive, but also to find romance and always remain true to the honest, working-class values instilled in her by her beloved grandfather.

In her long, solitary journey through Templand, Melanie encounters adventure and romance on her search for that always-elusive Permanent Job---which she finally gets, along with her man. TEMPLAND is a highly entertaining, wickedly funny social satire, contemporary romance, and mystery novel all rolled into one.

Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Ebook /  269 Pages
Jill Elaine Hughes Books
May 25, 2012

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Often, especially during the summer, we find ourselves turning towards light, humorous reading. Those of us that graduated College and found ourselves in junior positions with stories and experiences we never expected are able to relate. Okay, so I never personally graduated College, but my three unfinished degrees let me watch a lot of people do so. The potential, the excitement, the disgrace and disappointment. We need to make humor of these colossal disasters to remind us that, whether we find our dream guy or our dream job or not,  life is just a series of moments that we must learn to roll with - good or bad. That is what this book gave me, an opportunity to look past the aggression of stressful dream-anything searches. 

In a world filled with poorly written literature, it is nice to see a contemporary novel written with a strong voice. Jill Elaine Hughes has talent as a writer and a story to share. It may not be meant to give you revelations about your life, but it will certainly give you an opportunity to escape it. 

When it comes to Templand?

Buy It | Read It | Borrow It | Toss It | Burn It

 JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a journalist and playwright 
as well as a New Adult fiction novelist.  As a reporter, 

she has contributed to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago 
Reader, Washington Post, New Art Examiner, Cat 
Fancy magazine, and numerous other media outlets. 
Her plays have widely published and produced in 
New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, 
and many other U.S. cities, as well as in the UK and 
Australia. Before self-publishing New Adult fiction, 
she published many erotic romance novels under the 
pen names “Jamaica Layne” and “Jay E. Hughes” for 
publishers like Ellora’s Cave, Virgin Books, Decadent 


 Open to US/Canada
The purchase cost of this Ebook is $3 at various buy links (see above). This purchase gives you 10 entries towards  a Kindle. 

Please Note: I received a copy of this novel for free in exchange for an honest review. Words and opinions are my own.  

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