Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Long Blue Line by E. McNew

Taking place in the idyllic town of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Long Blue Line is the coming of age of Elizabeth Jeter. It candidly reveals the provocative and secret world of a planned teen pregnancy and the brutal consequences that follow. The girl next door – popular and driven.

Once upon a time a beautiful teenager looked forward to school letting out and the warm, carefree days to come. But in the summer of her fifteenth year, things would drastically change. After reading a romance book sensationalizing a young woman's perfect life following the hookup with a wealthy prince charming, Elizabeth set out to create her own fairy tale ending. This would become the beginning of the darkest hours in her life: pregnancy, bridesmaids, drugs and jail.

Long Blue Line is Elizabeth's true story about her descent into addiction. Her obsession with pregnancy, social issues, independence, and, ultimately drugs is chronicled in brutally honest Prose that will leave you spellbound. Her journey isn't over – far from it. She still has nightmares, but today she is wiser and lives in reality.

If you are this girl, you will take a deep breath and nod your head knowingly. If you knew this girl, you will rethink your assumptions. If this girl is your daughter, you will finally get an insider's look at what she can't put into words.

Above all, you will be moved – moved to tears, to unity, to action. Elizabeth is one of the lucky ones. She survived. Sadly, many young women and their children are unable to escape the madness and become another one of too many true crime stories. Not everyone gets a second chance, and she hopes to inspire others with her straightforward honesty.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was a difficult book to read and review. I didn't quite know what to expect when I decided to read it, but I can say I didn't want to put it down. I can't say that I loved it, but it isn't meant to be a book you love. The author has created a brutally honest warning to everyone. She is by no means perfect and neither is this book. It isn't a grand story created for entertainment. It is one of brutal truth and self-discovery.

Elizabeth is/was your typical suburban teenage girl. Her head was full of fantasies, and even though she was quite intelligent, her adolescent brain couldn't comprehend the consequences of putting those fantasies into action.

This book is her actual story. She tells the brutal truth through her own eyes. It was very difficult for me, as a mother, to comprehend how she could have let some things happen, but another side of me that has dealt with family and friends' addictions, can also see how easily a person can slip away from themselves without realizing it. Drugs are a slippery slope, and the author wants readers to understand that. She wants people to understand that it can happen to anyone, and that it isn't something to ignore or hide when you see it.

I can say that my heart both aches for and scorns her for her actions. I couldn't imagine going through what she has, but having been a teen mother myself, I also relate to that naiveté that she would have had. I commend her family and friends that supported her through everything. I do not think she would have made it through her ordeals without them. I am happy to hear that she seems to be doing well and I wish the best for her. I have seen friends go through something similar to this without a good outcome.

Overall, I think this IS a book for anyone to read. I am glad I read it and know quite a few people that I would like to suggest it to.

Elizabeth McNew is a dynamic professional whose publishing acumen has resulted in amazing success for her clients. In addition to her roles as freelance writer, blogger, best-selling author and web design specialist, she has helped over one hundred aspiring authors launch and sell ebooks in nearly every genre. She also invests in website design and auctions.

While life is certainly treating her well, it wasn't always so cordial. Formerly known as Elizabeth Jeter, she grew up in the small town of South Lake Tahoe, California. During her youth, Elizabeth struggled with substance abuse, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, child custody loss and hardships in the California court system. Her ultimate passion has always been writing and she candidly recounts her challenging journey in the controversial book, Long Blue Line – which is available on

It wasn't easy, but she persevered in the end and is still going strong. Her ambition is clearly evident in each project she assumes and her impeccable reputation is something new and existing clientele have learned to depend on.

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Jacki reviewed her personal copy of Long Blue Line by E. McNew for this post.

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