Jump Girl Release Day and GIVEAWAY!

The highly anticipated second book in The Go Girls Chronicles. Stories of gutsy girls in action sports, by Leigh Hutton. Scroll down for the massive giveaway.

Show jumping is an extreme sport with a dress code, one this girl doesn't follow... Imagine being dumped by your mother as a newborn and shifted between foster homes your entire childhood. Imagine being taken in and offered hope for your future by a kind, loving show jumping socialite. Imagine falling in love with some of the most gorgeous horses in the world, and making a life in the thrilling and glamorous sport of international show jumping. 

Now imagine it all being taken away.  Ebony Scott Harris is painfully close to making her dreams a reality when the only mother she has ever known mysteriously dies. She’s forced from their home to live with the gold-digging aunt, who takes her in only to ride the prized show jumpers she claims are now hers.
Teetering on the edge of a hopeless depression, Ebony is saved by the discovery of a forgotten horse nearly starved to death, and an unlikely partnership with a handsome stranger, whom she must learn to trust if she is to uncover the truth about her mother’s death and reclaim her home.

But with the evil aunt selling her best and beloved horse, a maniacal ex-coach out for revenge and more savage competitors than she can count, Ebony has a lot more at stake than proving the truth, saving her horses and jumping for gold at the World Equestrian Games...
The highly anticipated second book in The Go Girls Chronicles - stories of gutsy girls in action sports, by Leigh Hutton.
"I am excited for the Jump Girl book because it will be something that riders can actually relate too. It’s nice that there is a book that reveals the excitement of the sport while showing there can still be problems and a lot of times things won’t go as planned!"
Shelby Edwards
Real Life Jump Girl

"Leigh has a talent for making the reader be captured in their imagination. I was able to imagine scenes, accents, and how people looked. It was different and refreshing."
[review of Rev Girl]
Angel Reads
Book Blogger

"[Jump Girl] gives us a look into the fierce yet glamorous world that is Show Jumping, as well as; Love & Romance, Action & Adventure, Murder & Mystery, Redemption & Self Discovery, all woven together beautifully in this fast paced coming of age novel. I have been lucky enough to read Jump Girl before its release and let me say it is brilliant. Awesome job Leigh. It made me yearn to have a Monster or Gallant of my own. I immediately fell for Ebony. Her life felt so real and I was drawn into it heart first. I could not put the book down. I practically read it in one sitting... Five of five stars for Jump Girl."
Sarah Fairbairn
Author and Goodreads Reviewer
Also available on iBooks and Nook from Barnes and Noble

Paperback available from The Book Depository

The paperback edition will be available via Amazon, and check out Leigh's Blog for more
information where to purchase Jump Girl.  

A portion of every JUMP GIRL book sold goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Leigh Hutton is a former News Ltd journalist and champion dirt bike racer and horse show jumper. She was born and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and now lives with her husband and three young children in southeast Queensland, Australia. When she isn't wrangling the kids, swilling coffee, or writing, she loves to read, watch good TV and movies, shop, hit the beach, ride her motorbike and daydream about gorgeous horses.

My Review

Rev Girl
Written by Leigh Hutton
May 24th 2014
288 Pages
Thank you to Leigh Hutton
Inspired by a true story

It's hard to be the new girl, but it’s even harder being the new girl who races dirt bikes...

Ever since her parents forced her to move from Canada to Silvertown, Colorado, Clover Kassedy hasn’t fit in. So how do you deal when everyone hates you?

Focusing all her energy on racing her motorcycle did it for a while, but now that Clover’s managed to find a bestie and a boyfriend, the pressure on the sixteen-year-old is worse than ever.

She’s determined to get to the World Championships, where she could finally meet her idol – an Australian, the World Champion – and have a shot at becoming a professional dirt bike racer. But with her super- competitive dad, workaholic mother and relentless bullies at races and at high school, Clover is struggling to make her dreams a reality.

Will it be her scheming ex-best-friend who shatters her world? Or will she let her ‘perfect’ boyfriend – the guy who has finally made her feel like she belongs in their school and their town – stop her from becoming an international racing star?
Clover is a girl making it in the world of what is seemingly a male dominated sport. She lives for her dirt bike and is determined to reach her goal of the World Championships, but not without carnage along the way. The pressure from her father and the absence of her mother is becoming too much, and she's on the verge of breaking. She is determined to live her life as any other teen, with her swoonworthy boyfriend and best friend by her side.

Being on the international racing circuit is all she's ever wanted and Clover is determined to have it all.

Rev Girl was a brilliant coming of age story about one girl and her determination to reach the stars. Clover is driven, but is trying to find the balance between a budding career and experiencing teen life. Although her father felt as though he was the looming and persistent pressure point in her life, was nothing in comparison to the pressure Clover places upon herself. She's migrated from Canada and feels as though she's an outsider, so when she meets Dallas as a possible love interest, she is beginning to finally feel that acceptance she desperately craves. My heart broke for Clover, as strong and motivated as she appeared, all she wanted was to belong. For her father to be proud of her, her mother to take an interest and have a friend and boyfriend who understood her need to succeed.

I really enjoy reading about strong and determined young women, and Clover was a prime example of a kick ass book chick. Although Dallas grated on my nerves, I enjoyed experiencing Clover finding her feet within her first relationship and that the experience only made her stronger. Leigh Hutton is a brilliant storyteller, weaving a tale of finding your feet, finding yourself and realising your own worth.


  1. Oooh diverse characters that like things other than reading and finding their true love! Huzzah! I'm not a fan of either sport but just the fact that the premise is so unique has me interested in the books. From the sounds of it the author seems to write great female characters, which is a plus! Thanks for sharing these Kels xx

    1. Apart from the footy, I'm generally not either. But racing is such a small part of the overall picture really. I love reading about driven and competitive young women who challenge themselves. Such an awesome coming of age too.

  2. Sounds cool! It reminds me a bit of Cinderella, but I'm glad these characters aren't your typical Mary Sue! :)

    1. They definitely aren't Renee. These are determined girls trying to find their feet in a world where they just want to fit in. More so coming of age stories and the author is a Go Girl herself.

  3. There's somethings so bad ass about the cover. Hmmm, maybe because I just love shoes so much. =)) I'm glad you liked the heroines, and am I the only one who finds books based on true events fascinating? I love stories inspired by a true events <3 Fantastic review, and thank you for the giveaway!!

    1. Me too. And I love that heroines come in all shapes, sizes and more importantly genres. Looking forward to reading Jump Girl soon, but really enjoyed Rev Girl.

  4. Sounds interesting Kelly! I'm a little dubious about the 'bullying', feeling like an 'outsider', and the 'girl in a man dominated sport' thing tho. I don't live in US, but it sounds a bit dramatic to be bullied and pushed around just because you're new and a girl who wants to be a professional dirt bike rider.
    The cover is quite gorgeous indeed, but I don't like the image it seems to paint in my head. As if normal girls should be wearing sparkly pink heels and Clover is the oddball tomboy with those bike boots. I hope I'm misunderstanding the meaning, because I really hope we're past those kinds of black and white sterotypes.
    My last concern is Clover's boyfriend. It's a bit worrying if it takes a boy to feel accepted and like you belong. Especially one who, according to the synopsis, could stop her from realising her dreams. I kind of got the feeling that maybe he'll pressure her to be a particular type of girl, to be more of arm candy than a human being with ambitions that should be supported.
    Then again, perhaps I'm being too harsh. This is a coming-to-age story so maybe the boyfriend is just meant to be a learning lesson for Clover as she finds herself and solidifies her sociological ideals? Either way, I'm sure the story has a good finding-out-who-are-and-what-your-made-of theme to it :)

    1. She's not a tomboy, but comfortable in her own skin. She's lonely, so when she finally meets a friend and a boy she likes, she feels pressured into being someone she's really not. It's more of a coming of age story where Clover is learning what it is to be a teen along the way. The aspect I loved is that, although she makes mistakes, she actually learns from them and learns that loving and respecting herself is far more important than trying to fit the mould that society expects young women to be and behave. He's a bit of an ass, but definitely just a learning curve. It's incredibly entertaining though.


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