Title – Follow
Author – J.A. Huss
Publication Date – August 27, 2014
Series – Social Media, #1
I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.
Until I saw that filthy tweet.
@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff
“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.
Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.
I should start by saying that I’m not the biggest fan of serials. I feel like it’s difficult to establish history and background with character development in such a short amount of time. That being said, J.A. Huss defied all of my previous notions and proved me wrong. She was able to flawlessly introduce these characters, wet my appetite, and definitely leave me wanting more! Further, I love the idea of a book themed around social media. It’s so innovative and fresh to take this integral part of our culture and incorporate it into the series.
“Just because I find you attractive doesn’t mean I want to abuse you or that I see you as weak because I think you might be willing to submit.”
Follow introduces us to Vaughn, the movie star, and Grace, the dirty tweeter/party planner. Grace and her best friend, Bebe, win a free vacation to a five star resort, but she never expects to meet the object of all her fantasies while there. She has sent Vaughn Asher many dirty thoughts, but never thought she would have to face him. With her friend off on excursions, she is left to test the waters with Vaughn and discovers that maybe he isn’t everything she always thought.
“Our motto is Happiness is a #Hashtag and we live life knowing the fairy tale is possible, even if you only get it online.”
The two of these characters together are like fire and gasoline – but in the best possible way. They challenge each other and argue, but their chemistry is off the charts explosive. I absolutely loved Grace and everything she embodied. She was strong and outspoken, yet truly smart. She knew deep down the meaning for everything, even if her words sometimes conveyed otherwise. She challenged Vaughn every step of the way while he challenged her right back. However, right now, I have a very huge love-hate relationship with him. He was tough, but somehow it was endearing.
“Money, girls, cars, jobs…but it’s not brother. It’s finite. Everything and everyone has an expiration date.”
J.A. Huss did a fabulous job with Follow and setting up a storyline. She gave us tiny bites of these characters to get us intrigued, and I definitely can’t wait to see how she follows it up. I really hope Grace brings Vaughn to his knees – metaphorically speaking that is 😉
My name is Grace Kinsella and I’m a filthy tweeter.
I can turn a hundred and forty characters into living sex. I can string words together in a way that will make you wet your panties with lust. I can make a man blush before he even gets to the hashtag. I am famous for pithy filth.
In fact, my girlfriends and I have an online Facebook group called the Filthy Blue Birds. And we’re not the only ones. The world of pithy filth is booming, friends. There are endless groups like ours. There are legions of shy girls who come alive when faced with the hundred-and-forty-character challenge. And there is a very special place online where we meet, challenging each other to achieve a new level of smexy typing.
I call that Twitter list Dirty Heaven. I made it up, like literally I’m the freaking founder. So Dirty Heaven is my kingdom and I’m the queen.
I’ll stop here to take a bow.
Besides being a list, Dirty Heaven is an online competition that happens on Twitter every Saturday night across the world—yes, we have filthy tweeters from all walks of life. At 8 PM Eastern the FT’s come alive and each league puts up their best and brightest. You get one tweet, one hashtag, and one chance to shine.
I don’t win anymore, it’s simply not fair. I’m now the judge. But back when we were first putting this together my tweets took me to Dirty Heaven time after time after time. That’s back when we used to have the competitions nightly and the group was small. Just fifteen or twenty of my closest online stranger friends. Each competition we had an online muse and we took turns choosing who would benefit from our blush-inducing prose. Sometimes the girls picked models or rock stars.
I only ever had one muse and his name is Vaughn Asher.
Yes, the Vaughn Asher. A Hollywood legend. He started out in the boy band 2 Far Out, then when his angelic voice changed as he hit puberty he graduated into Disney sitcoms. Most child actors would fade after that, never able to make the transition. But Vaughn Asher doubled down on the workouts—gaining the title of Most Envied Body in Hollywood six years in a row from Buzz Hollywood Magazine—and the preteen wannabe turned into an action-hero heartthrob overnight.
Just thinking his name makes me sigh. He’s so freaking gorgeous. That messy dark hair that makes him look like he just rolled out of bed. Those tight abs that just make you want to drag your tongue all over them to see if they taste as good as they look. And that package, boy. He’s never done any nudes so I have to use my imagination, but my imagination is vivid. I have a very clear picture.
Besides, you know what they say about a man’s thumbs, right? Well, Vaughn Asher has incredible thumbs. And large feet. They say that too.
Yes, doing filthy things to his six-foot-two frame has been my idea of Dirty Heaven for almost three years now. I’d like to say I’ve said everything imaginable about him, but that’s not true. I never run out of ideas. It’s like my brain only exists to compose a one-hundred-and-forty-character sentence that will turn him red.
That’s my fantasy. That’s my fairy tale. Vaughn Asher doing things to me that can only be said in a hashtag.
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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.