BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Until You by Penelope Douglas


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Title: Until You
Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1.5
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn



***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her…they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

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OMFG!!! I LOVE Jared and Tate!! These two are so f*cking entertaining and they just draw you in to the story.  I read this book in ONE night…that does NOT happen very often with me.  The chemistry between these two was absolutely mind blowing…This is a MUST read!!! Seriously…I will say this I totally forgot that Bully took place in High School and I read that in ONE night as well and Until You is Jared’s point of view….let me say this I am not usually a fan of YA books but OMG I was soooooo F*cking happy I made the exception for these books because they are that AMAZING!!!



Pulling up the window and leaning out, I spied the branch sliding against the panes above me. With him gone, I’d have to take care of that tomorrow.

The rain was coming down in sheets and made everything glisten under the bright glow of the streetlights. I let my gaze wander through the maze of branches, shaking off memories of which ones I’d scraped my leg on or which ones I’d sat on with Tate.

I loved the damn tree, and I wanted it cut down.

And then…I didn’t even see the tree anymore.

My eyes caught sunshine in a midnight sky, and I fucking stilled.


“What the hell?” I whispered, breathless and not blinking.

She was standing in her bedroom, leaning on the doorframe of her open French doors. And she was staring at me.

What the hell am I seeing right now?

She was supposed to be in Germany with her dad, at least until Christmas.

Every muscle in my body tightened as I supported myself on the window sill, but I couldn’t tear my eyes from her. It was like I was in an alternate universe, starving, and she was a fucking buffet.

She was home.

I closed my eyes for a moment and swallowed down my heartbeat that was creeping up my throat. I was sick, excited, and grateful all at the same time.

Jesus, she’s home.

She wore some little pajama shorts and a white tank top. Not really so different from what I’d noticed she wore to bed a year ago, but for some reason, the sight of her was like a raging fire through my chest. I wanted to rip through the fucking tree and peel all the clothes off of her and love her like the past three years had never happened.

Her hair blew around her, and I could feel her eyes, locked in shadow, on me.

My mouth was dry, and the rush of breath and blood through my body felt so damn good.

Until she backed up and closed the doors.

No. I swallowed, not wanting her to go away.

Go on. Go pick a fight, I told myself, but I shook my head.  

No. Just leave her alone. She hasn’t been thinking about me, and I needed to get over it.

I was crawling the walls inside my head, knowing for fact that I needed to grow up and let her be. Let her go to school without rumors and pranks hovering over her. Let her be happy. We were nearly adults now, and this petty shit had to end.


I’d just felt more alive in the past ten seconds than I had in a year.

Seeing that face, knowing I’d wake up to her blaring music and seeing her leave the house to jog in the morning…

My phone buzzed with a text, and I walked over to check it.

It was from Tate’s dad.

Change of plans. Tate’s home. On her own until Christmas. Give her back the house key, and be nice. Or else.

I narrowed my eyes, rereading the text over and over again.

I don’t even think I breathed.

She was alone? Until Christmas?

I closed my eyes, and let out a laugh.

And all of a sudden I was as thrilled as hell to wake up tomorrow.



What are three things about you that might surprise your readers?

  1. When I met my husband I was dating his friend (a guy that performed in skin-suspension shows.) Yeah, google it but beware.
  2. The initial draft of Bully had no intimacy.
  3. I am a total Star Trek fan

Tell us about yourself.

Growing up, I was the oldest, and my parents divorced early on. I grew up fast and sheltered. The little mommy in a house with four siblings. My collars were buttoned up to my neck, and I didn’t do things I wasn’t supposed to. Then…I went to Japan the summer of 2000 with a group of girls from my college, and I broke out of my shell. Way out of my shell! I took trains to Tokyo not knowing a word of Japanese, I bought non-white underwear for the first time in my life, and I climbed a volcano. Traveling helped me grow up and helped build my confidence. It really is the best education.

 What was your favorite scene from the book?

From Bully—my favorite scene is the kitchen sink kissing scene. I was soooo happy to finally get to that part when I wrote. The sexual tension was driving me insane, and I was just glad when Jared finally gave in and let himself have what he always wanted.

 Top 5 favorite scenes from Until You

  1. Jared’s Grand Gesture
  2. Kitchen Table
  3. Tate Caught Snooping in the Bedroom
  4. Anything Between Jared/Madoc/Jax
  5. Jared/Tate Caught by Jax

What scene did you have the most fun writing?

In Until You, I loved writing the scenes with Jared’s dad.


He’s so diabolical and almost has a sixth-sense. I enjoyed writing someone evil, clever, and cruel. It was a change.

 Please tell us about your characters.

Jared is untouchable. Almost. He’s tough, rough, and there’s only one person that could ever bring him to his knees. I don’t like the grovelers in books. I never wanted Jared to do a complete 180. Tate owns him, but he is definitely in command of everything else around him.

 Tate is smart, snarky, and a little violent. She will almost always come back with a smart-ass comment or a knee between your legs. She never used to be like that, though. She used to run away from a fight. Not anymore.

Madoc is Jared’s best friend. Quite the player but completely loyal to Jared and Tate. He loses his temper rarely, and when he does, back away.

K.C., Jax, and a few others you also meet in the stories!

5 best things about being a writer?

Love this one!

  1. Set your own schedule.
  2. Daydreaming is a job requirement.
  3. Readers, readers, readers! They validate you with their words and reviews!
  4. Seeing your dream come to life in a story, cover, and a book trailer.
  5. Meeting other authors who you adore.

What romance book character do you identify with most and why?

That is a really tough question, actually. People will probably be surprised, but I identify with my character K.C. the most. The readers didn’t like her so much, and rightfully so, but I think she’s a good example of how young people sometimes lead with their hearts and not their heads.  I was like that as a young adult. K.C. is a bit self-absorbed and makes decisions to satisfy her own motives. As we grow up, we learn that we CAN stand on our own, and it doesn’t matter what others think. As youths, a lot of us aren’t strong enough to face struggles alone. We latch onto weak friendships and fast relationships. K.C. will learn as I did.

 What are you currently working on?

I am plotting Rival, Madoc’s book! What other releases do you have planned for 2014? Rival in late summer 2014 and Native in the winter of 2014/2015.

How many more books will be in this series?

Two more.  And whose stories will they be? Madoc’s and Jax’s. Jared and Tate may have a bit of further drama in these stories.

How long have you been writing, what inspired you to start?

I just started writing about a year  and a half ago. I had written little things here and there as a teen, but the serious pursuit didn’t start until recently. My friend is self-published and helped me immensely with editing. Without her, Bully and Until You wouldn’t be the stories they are.


PenelopeDouglasPenelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to “just get the degree!” She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.


Penelope is offering up (1) Kindle Paperwhite, (5) $50 gift cards to either Amazon or
B&N, (5) Prize packs (bookmarks, rack cards, a custom key chain and signed copies
of Bully and Until You) or (10) eBook copies of Bully up for grabs. The giveaways are
open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 12/23/2013.






Bully by Penelope DouglasTitle: Bully
Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2013

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

*This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.
**This book is the first in a series but can be read as a STAND ALONE. The next books will focus on side characters from this story.

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