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Friday, January 11, 2013

Review: SKID OUT by Ann Marie Frohoff + FIRST KISS ARC Sign-Ups End 1/15

Skid Out (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #0.5)

Title: SKID OUT (Heavy Influence, #1)
Author: Ann Marie Frohoff
Pub. Date: September 12, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 60

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17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they’re brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right decisions and choices, which are detrimental to the band and its future, be made through the haze of infatuation? Will Jake’s absences on the road lead to another filling his shoes? Jake and Alyssa’s lifelong friendships are strained and tested; secrets are kept, admitted and shared. Family bonds are broken, as others grow stronger. Who knew a first love could cause so many problems? Then again, in their eyes, there are no problems as long as they’re together. In the end, will his new found muse bring down everything he’s worked so hard to achieve or will she inspire positive creative change; that will carry him and his band to stardom.

Okay. So, we have the perfect mix here. Music, high school, California, hot guys -- (bad boys?) hot girls. (good girls?) What else could we ask for? 

In this brilliant novella we get a taste of teens loving music; maybe even getting the big break in the music industry that they have been waiting for. And all the while could there be romance blooming? Right next door. Alyssa is such a young girl for Jake's older eyes. Yet that isn't stopping his mind from thinking about her or his eyes from wanting to constantly look at her. Is this right? Both Jake and Alyssa ask themselves this question. Although, now that the seed has been planted, it certainly can't be dug up and tossed aside. 

Frohoff sets this trilogy up just right with this groovy novella. It's edgy enough for teens to love, mix in music and a possible love triangle in the California heat and who wouldn't want to check it out. On the plus side Frohoff is putting together a soundtrack that goes with each book in the series. Huzzah!

In my opinion this trilogy is going to be a fun ride with a sassy set of alternative punk tunes to go along with it. I can't wait for the next trip in Jake and Alyssa's adventure. If you haven't read SKID OUT... You are definitely missing out. 

"He looked through his fingers and caught me staring at him. I didn't move. Reaching over he touched my arm, tracing it with the tips of his fingers all the way to my hand and held it."



Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California.                                        As a teen and young adult she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast. She settled in Hollywood at 19 working in film and TV.

Soon her itch to keep moving took over again, taking her to Hawaii for a time and then back to LA.

Annie's edgy modern day "Walk The Line meets John Hughes Classics” debut novella, SKID OUT, has been completed, along with the first installment in her Trilogy. SKID OUT is the prequel novella to the HEAVY INFLUENCE TRILOGY.

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You've watched the teaser trailer (which is totally bad ass, right?!) So, don't tell me that you're not interested in what Jake and Alyssa are gettin' in to next. 

Please complete the form and let me know if you've read and reviewed SKID OUT already. If so, I'll need you to provide the link to your review. 

If you have not read it, please leave your email address so I can get a copy to you immediately. The deadline for FIRST KISS advanced copy sign-ups is 1/15.

As I said before we are looking at a tentative release date of 2/15 for bloggers to receive and review the ARCs. The official release date will be given with more information at a later date.


  1. I am super excited to read this novella. I am going to read it today!! I love the trailer too. ;)

  2. yay! My review goes up tomorrow on the blog. :)

  3. Real excited to read. Wish it was in print. Good luck on your adventures.

  4. That does sounds like an interesting story and I do love the short stories, it is a nice break from all the novels I have to read :)