Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story



❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story Author Josh Lanyon – E17streets4all.co.uk WHO KILLED ROBERT HERSEY Book store assistant and all around bad boy Robert Hersey has been murdered and you are the suspect To clear your name and get your life back, you must figure out who killed WHO KILLED ROBERT Have Happened: MOBI ☆ HERSEY Book store assistant and all around bad boy Robert Hersey has been murdered and you are thesuspect To clear your name and get your life back, you must figure out who killed your best friend and first loveWhat happens next in the Stranger Things ePUB Æ story all depends on the choices YOU make How will the story end It s all up to YOU And the best part is you can keep reading and choosing until you ve written your perfect ending.Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story

Josh Lanyon is Have Happened: MOBI ☆ the author of over sixty titles of classic Male Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man on man romanceHer work has been translated into eleven languages The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male male title to be published Stranger Things ePUB Æ by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy Stranger on the Shore Harper Collins Italia was the first M M title to be published in print In Fatal Shadows placed in Japan s annual Boy Love novel list the first and only title by Things Have Happened: MOBI ó a foreign author to place The Adrien English Series was awarded All Time Favorite Male Male Couple in the nd Annual contest held by the , Goodreads M M Group Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four time Lambda Literary Award finalist twice for Gay Mystery , an Edgar nominee and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads Favorite M M Author Lifetime Achievement awardJosh is married and lives in Southern CaliforniaFind other Josh Lanyon titles at joshlanyonFollow Josh on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story
  • Josh Lanyon
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 1937909301

10 thoughts on “Stranger Things Have Happened: An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story

  1. says:

    Well, this was one fun and entertaining ride Stranger Things Have Happened is Josh Lanyon s gift to all the die hard fans of Adrien and Jake that miss this couple so much I for one miss them a lot While I really enjoyed this book, I still feel sad and disappointed that it isn t an actual 6th story added to the series At least I got to revisit my favorite boys and mess around with their story and it was really fun This book is something to play with You get to make your own story for Adri Well, this was one fun and entertaining ride Stranger Things Have Happened is Josh Lanyon s gift to all the die hard fans of Adrien and Jake that miss this couple so much I for one miss them a lot While I really enjoyed this book, I still feel sad and disappointed that it isn t an actual 6th story added to the series At least I got to revisit my favorite boys and mess around with their story and it was really fun This book is something to play with You get to make your own story for Adrien and Jake and you always have the chance to go back and remake the story into something you like There are so many different endings and possibilities, the many different ways the first book could have ended Sometimes Adrien ends up with people other than Jake Sometimes he meets Jake but ends up separating from him before anything special has really formed between the two Sometimes he ends up with Jake but much sooner or later than the original story s timeline By making certain choices, Adrien can even end up at Jake s leather club Those were certainly among my favorite choices We can also get pirates, vampires and yes, even tentacles Strange how different choices can lead to different places XD There were times that I wanted to scream in frustration because I kept finding myself in the same dead end and I wasn t really patient while reading this book I really needed a healthy dose of Adrien and Jake and I kept falling straight into traps Did I mention the illustrations There are a few illustrations in the book that are quite beautiful and very delicious Once I clicked next by accident and almost had a heart attack The illustration that ambushed me was simply too amazing and sexy I had to scream internally in delight because, you know, people were asleep Biting pillows it is I killed myself trying to get to this page according to the story line Let s just say that dear Josh Lanyon must have had a lot of fun writing this book for his poor unsuspecting fans Such a unique sense of humor While this book isn t really a new addition to the series, as a reader you get to experience the first story all over again and learn new things about our boys inner feelings and motives You get to interact with the boys and make your own choices, therefore changing the main storyline slightly or completely I felt a little strange while reading this book I couldn t help but think about how much our little choices can impact our lives Sometimes little actions have no effect and sometimes they can change everything drastically I recommend this book to those fans of Adrien and Jake that like me, can t get enough of these two

  2. says:

    This book is certainly unique.Inspired by multiple choice storyline books that are quite famous with kids, this book reenacts Fatal Shadows, the first book in the Adrien English series.You the reader are Adrien and you go along with him through the events of the story Only this time it is up to you whether Adrien meets somebody If you want to meet with XXX click here , answers a phone call or deals with handsome asshole cop Detective Riordan in a different way than you came to expect of hi This book is certainly unique.Inspired by multiple choice storyline books that are quite famous with kids, this book reenacts Fatal Shadows, the first book in the Adrien English series.You the reader are Adrien and you go along with him through the events of the story Only this time it is up to you whether Adrien meets somebody If you want to meet with XXX click here , answers a phone call or deals with handsome asshole cop Detective Riordan in a different way than you came to expect of him.It s adorable.Some of the options that you can choose are totally new and unexpected, like an alien abduction or a vampire attack Others are gut wrenching, like the one where Adrien ends up quadriplegic and needs 24 7 care for the rest of his life In lots of other variations, Adrien is killed himself So be careful WHAT you make him do in the story Of course, I totally loved the many variations Adrien was able to deal with Detective Riordan here I felt like a young kid playing with two Ken dolls, actually Trying to make them kiss and f Come on, I wasn t the only one, right Some directions were totally cute, like the one where Adrien decides to hire a PI of his own Upon meeting the handsome professional sleuth in his office, the following happened, which almost had me spill my drink over my kindle The outer door to Gavin s office flies open and who should barge in but Detective Riordan Speak of the Devil His face is flushed and his blond hair looks ruffled Or at least as ruffled as hair that short can get Gavin s face falls into tough lines He rises from behind the desk Can I help you, pal Detective Riordan doesn t seem to hear him He stares straight at you Oh, hell no he says You are not getting involved with some handsome PI romantic interest Not on my dime Get the hell back over to the main storyline Excuse me Totally hilarious It s like one of those movies where they break the fourth wall Still, I also had some issues with this book I m not a fan of view spoiler Jake s extra curricular activities in that sex club and having Adrien just go there and meet Jake, followed by some hot sex or death, whatever line you choose does so not fit what we know of the first book hide spoiler Adrien and Jake kissing, let alone having sex is so absolutely not an option in the first book, it s totally unbelievable how some of these directions lead you to exactly this type of happy ending, as if the 4 other books just don t exist That totally undermines the importance of their first kiss and their first sex in the course of the series But I am sure Ms Lanyon is well aware of that and likes to play with the reader here a bit.I also loved how characters from the later novels popped up, doing their thing, that only made sense if you already read the other novels, so Adrien has no idea who these people are I found that pretty clever.I hope I managed to find each single thread I tried to keep track by using a highly efficient and impeccably sophisticated hand drawn map that can be seen here As you see it is absolutely infallible, so I am confident that I managed to cover the whole book If you think I didn t, click here to sail ahead to the part where the pirate ship appears on the horizonGeez, I loved that book 5 stars

  3. says:

    What a wild, fun and bold thing to do to write an Adrien English book Choose Your Own Adventure style When I first heard about this I thought it was a great idea An inventive idea But only after reading the book back and forth quite literally I realize in fact how brilliant and entertaining the outcome really is.Reading Stranger Things Have Happened is lot like opening a present or rather like opening a huge pile of presents at a surprise party thrown for you You have absolutely no id What a wild, fun and bold thing to do to write an Adrien English book Choose Your Own Adventure style When I first heard about this I thought it was a great idea An inventive idea But only after reading the book back and forth quite literally I realize in fact how brilliant and entertaining the outcome really is.Reading Stranger Things Have Happened is lot like opening a present or rather like opening a huge pile of presents at a surprise party thrown for you You have absolutely no idea what you ll find behind the wrappers Only thing you know is that you are enjoying yourself immensely and that you are loving every whimsical surprise waiting for you And when it s time to choose which gift to open next that s when the fun really starts And you feel giddy and humbled and in awe that Josh Lanyon has arranged this cool party for you So many readers love Adrien and Jake well Adrien, anyway and I m no exception Reading this book was a wonderful way to revisit them To get to know them all over again, with an extra spice and twist I was astonished how the reading experience felt so much like a private game or adventure with the characters I ve never really read CYOA books before and somehow I didn t expect it to have this strong effect on me And I didn t expect to laugh out loud so much This book definitely makes a wonderful re read.Everyone who has read Josh Lanyon books knows how he delivers solid quality writing every time he releases a new book His writing is smart, witty, intelligent, impressive, thought provoking Stranger Things Have Happened is all that andIt seems to me that this book has some kind of special spark to it Maybe it s an extra dose of joy A sweet feel of homecoming A slightly wider smile on author s face while planning all the various storylines In any case this is a book not to be missed It s truly a treat It s delightful It s sexy It s deliciously unpredictable And it comes with awesome illustrations.I highly recommend it to everyone who has oh dear I highly recommend it to everyone

  4. says:

    As someone said, and i agree, Josh has created the most amazing love letter to fans ever I ve read and loved everything Josh has written, and the Adrien English mysteries remain my favorite series, with Adrien and Jake the main characters that i can never stop thinking about for too long I enjoy tremendously the mysteries, but it s the sense of humor and the emotional arc of the characters that keeps me coming back.Stranger Things Have Happened is, for this fan, a dream come true getting to As someone said, and i agree, Josh has created the most amazing love letter to fans ever I ve read and loved everything Josh has written, and the Adrien English mysteries remain my favorite series, with Adrien and Jake the main characters that i can never stop thinking about for too long I enjoy tremendously the mysteries, but it s the sense of humor and the emotional arc of the characters that keeps me coming back.Stranger Things Have Happened is, for this fan, a dream come true getting to spend quality time with Adrien and Jake It s so cool interacting with the story and characters, every choice leading one on a different path, just like in real life, only here we get second and third, and fourth chances until we find that perfect place Sometimes that place is an adventure, sometimes a time off to look at a lovely illustration and let our imagination run with it, sometimes it s the craziest and funniest situation Josh s writing, sense of humor, and sense of adventure are at their best here, as we embark on both tame and wild scenarios, with laugh out loud moments and heart melting moments, with Adrien with an e and Jake I cannot recommend it enough, especially to fans of the series.Note This is a choose your own adventure book based on the original novel Fatal Shadows, the first in the Adrien English mysteries For the full, absolutely awesome, experience, i d recommend reading the mysteries first, at least Fatal Shadows, before joining Adrien on his adventures

  5. says:

    This book is so much fun, but thought provoking too It s got everything laughs, drama, fantasy, gratuitous fan service But the format makes you think too, about how life changes and heads in different directions due to small choice Sometimes it just leads you on a different path to an inevitable conclusion Other times to a completely different outcome And it makes you think if things had worked out in a different way early on then Adrien and Jake could have had their happy ending withou This book is so much fun, but thought provoking too It s got everything laughs, drama, fantasy, gratuitous fan service But the format makes you think too, about how life changes and heads in different directions due to small choice Sometimes it just leads you on a different path to an inevitable conclusion Other times to a completely different outcome And it makes you think if things had worked out in a different way early on then Adrien and Jake could have had their happy ending without the pain and drama they went through in fourbooks to get there in the end But who d want that

  6. says:

    A real treat from Josh Lanyon to Adrien and Jake fans, and a love letter to these beloved characters The author said in interviews and blog posts that this book was a way to give readers a little bit of what they wanted without tampering with the actual series , and that it became a much bigger project than it was when it was first envisioned two years ago It sounds like the perfect project for an author who likes to think out of the box, to experiment with genres and techniques not previousl A real treat from Josh Lanyon to Adrien and Jake fans, and a love letter to these beloved characters The author said in interviews and blog posts that this book was a way to give readers a little bit of what they wanted without tampering with the actual series , and that it became a much bigger project than it was when it was first envisioned two years ago It sounds like the perfect project for an author who likes to think out of the box, to experiment with genres and techniques not previously attempted, but for which he understood there was demand and interest from his reader base.I thought as much while reading Plus, I couldn t imagine how Josh could keep all the various threads in his head without making extensive notes, and I admire him for that Of course, the original Fatal Shadows this book is based upon is so well known to his readers that there was little need in STHH for in depth characterization Instead, the author drew upon on all those turning points in the plot of Fatal Shadows to see how things could have taken a different turn for Adrien and Jake, and some of the ancillary characters some of them even from subsequent books in the series, like Paul Kane or Henry Harrison , and in some cases infusing these alternative paths with an admittedly crazy sense of humour.It all makes for a very entertaining read As I said, Fatal Shadows being so well known to Josh s readers, it seems like the perfect choice for a Choose Your Own Adventure version, because the characters and their original trajectory are so familiar that it becomes easy for readers to experiment with and explore even the wildest alternative scenarios, view spoiler some of which include a pirate ship and Adrien setting foot in the legendary Ball Chain leather club About that, I was enthralled to read about this adventure so much transpired there, from each of Jake s little word or gesture Even Adrien commenting on how Jake was dressed compared to the other club members there, made me pause and think hide spoiler The book also presents some new characters and some unexpectedly tender moments involving them, such as the storyline with Jean Paul, which reconfirmed once and for all to me that Josh is a master in portraying the conflicting emotions going thru a physically damaged character and the healing power of love In Josh s writing, each time this dynamic appears, far from being repetitive, it reads authentic and fresh However, a CYOA version of a familiar book featuring familiar characters doesn t mean that all the alternative storylines won t at some point reveal a new angle or nuance in the original story and in the characters some of the most satisfying storylines in this book are IMO those where a littleis subtly revealed of a character s emotion and thought than in the original book It has a liberating effect, as the CYOA concept allows a lot of freedom to uncover all those fears or bottled up emotions that in the original Fatal Shadows had remained under the surface, partly because it had been originally written as a thriller featuring a gay amateur sleuth, rather than a m m romance with elements of the thriller detective story So it was a wise choice from Josh to use Fatal Shadows for this project, rather than one of the subsequent four novels in the AE series.The illustrations by Catherine Dair are the icing on the cake They make the book richer and only a print edition could do them justice and it s a nice nod to the original CYOA book format which includes illustrations And they re not just there for decoration Josh uses them as a plot device, so they can t definitely be missed All in all, I didn t expect such a rich and inventive book What I did expect and looked forward to, and was not disappointed, was the apparently effortless way Josh has to combine humour, dry wit and emotion in such a creative and satisfying way

  7. says:

    Did you ever read any Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were a kid I did and repeatedly borrowed Who Killed Harlowe Thrombeyfrom the school library until the book was falling apart Stranger Things Have Happened is an adult and deliciously kinky sort of choose your own adventure story specifically it is An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story Yes, Adrien is back and he s surely to get himself into trouble I ve actually had the paperback version of this book sitting on my bo Did you ever read any Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were a kid I did and repeatedly borrowed Who Killed Harlowe Thrombeyfrom the school library until the book was falling apart Stranger Things Have Happened is an adult and deliciously kinky sort of choose your own adventure story specifically it is An Adrien English Write Your Own Damn Story Yes, Adrien is back and he s surely to get himself into trouble I ve actually had the paperback version of this book sitting on my bookshelf since it first released and am just now getting around to reading it for Josh Lanyon Week here at the blog I even read from both versions, the print and the electronic, and found that I prefer the print copy since it feltinteractive So about the story It s basically a redo of the first Adrien English book, Fatal Shadows, revolving around the Who Killed Robert Hersey plotwhen Adrien first meets Jake Of course the story goes in many different and hilariously crazy directions Seriously, I was laughing out loud with every page There s pirates and tentacles and table sexand muchwith many different endings But mostly it s all in good fun for those who love this series and these characters I don t think a reader unfamiliar with Adrien would quite enjoy it as much as someone who has read all five books in the series Like other Chose Your Own Adventure books, the story is written in second person POV YOU become part of the story and it s up to YOU where to take it next The POV did take me a little time to get used to at first, but it made it even funnier when outrageous things were happening to ME For example suddenly, I found myself being fucked by Jake on his kitchen tableand then he cooked me breakfast the next morning Also, I have to applaud Catherine Dair for her wonderful artwork on the cover and the few within the pages It s nice finally getting to see someone elses vision of Adrien and Jake Reviewed for The Blogger Girls

  8. says:

    4.5 stars worth of an absolutely delightful, at times laugh out loud funny, love letter to fans of both the Adrien English mysteries in general, and Josh Lanyon in particular Don t bother if you haven t read the actual ENTIRE series The ridiculous parts won t be forgivable, the wry parts won t be as entertaining, and the grab your heart and hold it in vice parts will somewhat go over your head It s not the update I wanted on the current status of Jake and Adrien with an e, but that s ok 4.5 stars worth of an absolutely delightful, at times laugh out loud funny, love letter to fans of both the Adrien English mysteries in general, and Josh Lanyon in particular Don t bother if you haven t read the actual ENTIRE series The ridiculous parts won t be forgivable, the wry parts won t be as entertaining, and the grab your heart and hold it in vice parts will somewhat go over your head It s not the update I wanted on the current status of Jake and Adrien with an e, but that s okay I haven t smiled this hard while reading a book in a very long time I loved it

  9. says:

    This was a fun read and it was definitely the first time I read something like that It s a great idea, though, and I think it would be cool if Josh wrote books like this for some of his other couples in the future.

  10. says:

    I ll say this upfront if you re not a fan of CYOA books or of the Adrien English series, then you re probably not going to get much out of this If you are a fan of Adrien with an E and so so on CYOA, then I think this will still be enjoyable If you re a fan of both, you will LOVE this I used to read Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was kid Remember those They were little paperbacks, usually stapled together, and you got to choose which way the story would go by picking what storyline I ll say this upfront if you re not a fan of CYOA books or of the Adrien English series, then you re probably not going to get much out of this If you are a fan of Adrien with an E and so so on CYOA, then I think this will still be enjoyable If you re a fan of both, you will LOVE this I used to read Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was kid Remember those They were little paperbacks, usually stapled together, and you got to choose which way the story would go by picking what storyline to follow next They could be quite entertaining to see all the different ways a story could be told Now, by the time Ms Lanyon wrote Come Unto These Yellow Sands, I had completely forgotten CYOAs existed, but reading that book sparked a lot of fun memories Then Ms Lanyon gifted us with this gem and I didn t get it and dragged my feet I finally got it shortly after So This Is Christmas came out and still didn t read it I guess I was waiting until the right moment, and this moment was it Oh, what joy Ms Lanyon is certainly creative and she s given us so many different paths to choose There are wacky shenanigans amok, and tentacles, and pirates, and some truly disturbing twists which thank God the actual story didn t go that way, let s just put it like that The only thing that was missing was the Scooby Doo ending But I m sure if we ask real nice, she might give it to us as a Christmas Coda

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