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12644831From Goodreads: Seventeen-year old Clara Williamson, reluctant princess and daughter to Queen Ada, lover of wine…who exchanges Clara’s liberty for free trade of grapes with another sphere…

Bracus, who as a protector of the Band, must save his clan’s people from extinction Outside…

Charles, Clara’s long-time companion, keeps his love for her tightly veiled…

Prince Frederic, her sadistic betrothed…bent on having her, and she, escaping his grasp…

Suddenly, with both the clan and sphere peoples’ destiny in her hands, Clara finds herself torn between love and duty…

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This is a very well written novel.  I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting; I’ve read Blodgett’s other book, Death Whispers, and I knew she was a great writer, but she still blew me away with this novel.  It’s completely different from Death Whispers and, if I didn’t already know that Blodgett wrote them, I’d never think that the same writer was responsible for both novels.  They are so completely different, yet both beautifully written.

What I really love about this novel is that Blodgett keeps the story fresh and original—I’ve never read anything like it—and she maintains an almost archaic tone throughout the prose and dialogue, never straying into modernization or slang, which I’ve noted a lot of authors do accidentally when trying to write a novel from another time period.  It is obvious that Blodgett has put a lot of time and love into this novel, perfecting the language and causing the reader to transport to another world entirely, becoming lost within the pages of this epic novel.

Although the story takes place in the future and is superior in terms of technological advances (a sort of steampunk novel), the society seems to have backtracked as well, at least in terms of language, giving it a historical feel while at the same time lending itself to both the paranormal and fantasy genre.  I thought it was ingenious that 19 states in the USA are kingdoms within themselves, set inside a sphere, as the outside air is tainted and savages roam the land.  Although the background concerning the Guardians/Evil Ones is not fully disclosed, including how the divide between the sphere and the outside world truly came to be, the story will maintain reader interest through the constant action and fascinating love triangle of sorts—and the sequel is set up to answer any ensuing questions one might have.

While more of a romance story than that of suspense, Blodgett still captures the reader and creates suspense in terms of character actions, withholding key information until the perfect time to drop it upon the reader.  On more than one occasion I found myself fretting for Clara, the kindhearted princess subjected to abuse from Queen Ada and her betrothed, Prince Frederic.  These two characters set my teeth on edge and their interactions within the novel made me cringe.  Yet, juxtaposed with these two evil characters is a cast of dashing young men forever at the aide of Clara, and I honestly cannot pick a favorite.  I think I switched loyalties at least five times within the novel, constantly going back and forth between the characters as new information was provided.  And as of yet, I still haven’t decided where my loyalties lie!

Blodgett does not end her novel hanging by a thread, but she does leave it open for a sequel, for which I am very excited, as there are new mysteries waiting to be solved.  I cannot wait to find out who Clara chooses and how the Guardians/Evil Ones come into play, forever changing the earth.  This novel, set to release June 16th, is completely different and a truly wonderful read that you won’t want to miss!    Four stars!

This Giveaway is now closed.

Winners:

eBook Domestic: Hannah S.

eBook International: Jay A from The Reading Cave

The Pearl Savage is now available from the following sites–so go pick up your copy today!

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The contest for A Pearl Savage has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that our winners have been chosen using Random.org.
 
And the winners are…
 

eBook Domestic: Hannah S.

eBook International: Jay A from The Reading Cave

 
Emails and have been sent out to the winners. If I don’t hear from them within 48 hours, I will select new winners using Random.org. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners… but don’t despair if you didn’t win this round!  The Pearl Savage is now available from the following sites–so go pick up your copy today!
 

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Jason Beymer Your Choice Giveaway ENDS 6/27. One lucky winner will chose between Beymer’s two novels.

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Toonopolis Giveaway starts on 6/19. Three winners will be chosen.



It’s Tamara Rose Blodgett’s TWO-YEAR Indie-Anniversary, and to celebrate, she’s GIVING AWAY a paperback set of the first four Savage Series books, The Pearl Savage, The Savage Blood, The Savage Principle, and The Savage Vengeance!

The Savage Giveaway

These are amazing books and I’ve loved them all, and I’m sure you will too!!!

To enter the giveaway, you must:

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This contest is open to USA ENTRANTS ONLY (sorry) and will end at 12:01am EST on April 13th. Please only enter once. The winner will be announced later on April 13th, and will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave us a thoughtful comment!

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tamarasavageprinciplesnormalFrom Goodreads: King Raymond is betrothed to Princess Ada of a neighboring sphere in an arranged match not of his choosing. Travelers from a parallel world have bargained to save the future of his people and he cannot refuse their offer.

Raymond does not believe that an alliance with the savages would result in a life-altering experience. He soon finds himself overwhelmed when an entanglement of emotion and love conspiring to undermine his vow in the most unlikely place.

Rowenna, warrior female of the Band, is a much sought-after female select. When her kin agree to an offer that will unite the races of their future, they do not realize what the sacrifice will cost her.

Can the two peoples of separate societies survive the prejudicial position that has been hoisted on them? Will their sacrifice afford a future of liberty, or will heartbreak be the only consequence of their love?

*Note: upon release of THE SAVAGE PRINCIPLE (3/1/13), Vengeance will be re-numbered as book #4.

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For those of us who have been following Queen Clara over the past few years, Blodgett has given us another great treat! Her newest release, The Savage Principle (which is being shifted to book three, placing The Savage Vengeance at book number four), steps back in time and focuses on that of Rowenna, Clara’s mother, when she was just a teenager.

Now, by this point in the series, we know Clara is the product of a union between the sphere dwellers and the Band, and we know that Clara’s father, King Raymond, loved Rowenna so much that he commissioned a painting of her within his kingdom, since he knew he’d never see her again.  And, if you’ve read The Savage Blood, then you know a whole lot more about Rowenna because we meet her in the flesh, in the present.  But… The Savage Principle takes us back, giving us an in-depth, personal look at the truth about Clara’s conception and the choices King Raymond and Rowenna had to make, and how those choices ultimately influence Queen Clara today.

But this novel doesn’t just show us the younger years of King Raymond and Rowenna… remember Queen Ada?  We also get to see her as she was during her teens, and let me just say, it’s not pretty. Rolland, Rowenna’s betrothed, is also a huge part of the story, and we come to understand just how much heartache was involved in the Zondorae brother’s attempt to play “God” within this alternate universe.

It. Is. Epic.  What I love about this series is the vast world building, amazing characterization, and fast-paced nature that leaves me always wanting more. I was especially excited to see a few characters from the Death series show up in this novel as well (they play a huge part in The Savage Vengeance, too), and I especially loved that, while a new adult novel, it’s not full of explicit sex.  In fact, this novel glosses right over the act, focusing more so on the adult themes of pregnancy, true love, and selflessness, and less on sexual acts.  I also really enjoy the way the characters speak.  Blodgett keeps the entire novel in an archaic-like prose and dialogue, and I just love it. It’s very easy to read and understand, but as you can imagine, it’s probably not so easy to write, yet Blodgett keeps her entire story in “character” with an archaic feel of it all, and, with each new Savage novel I pick up, it never ceases to amaze me. Five stars. 5 stars

I received an ARC of this phenomenal novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

You really MUST check out all Tamara Rose Blodgett’s books, especially as she intertwines Death and Savage together to create an epic twist!

Savage Series:

The Pearl Savage (#1)

The Savage Blood (#2)

The Savage Protector (#3)

The Savage Vengeance (#4)

Death Series:

Death Whispers (#1)

Death Speaks (#2)

Death Inception (#3)

Death Screams (#4)

Death Weeps (#5)

Unrequited Death (#6)

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13131283From Goodreads:  Matthew and Bracus of the Band travel alongside eighteen-year old queen, Clara Williamson, as she journeys to the sea to unlock the puzzle of her lineage.

Trouble strikes when the fragment absorbs Prince Frederic and undertake plans that involve Clara and her home sphere in a dangerous scheme of coercion.

It isn’t long before Clara discovers the Guardians terrible secret through horrible circumstances she must escape from.

Can Clara protect herself from her own destiny?

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If you ask me, I’d have to say that Blodgett’s writing keeps getting better with time. Although I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, The Pearl Savage, I absolutely adored The Savage Blood.  Blodgett has fleshed out her amazing characters even more in this sequel, giving the reader new insights and explanations regarding Clara’s background, as well as the world in which the characters all thrive.  This really is a riveting read, and I can’t explain enough how mind-blowing this novel really is.

I love that this novel is set in the future, but feels much more like the past, and there’s a reason for this, but I can’t give away any secrets.  One of the ways Blodgett is able to make this novel feel like it’s in the past is through maintaining a more archaic dialogue throughout the novel.  This, to me, is amazing and shows just how much time and thought Blodgett put into writing this series.  The dialogue never slips into more modern lingo in terms of the main characters, and while more modern colloquialisms do end up playing a part in the novel, Blodgett explains their appearance within the story very well. I thought this usage of proper archaic language versus modern slang was fascinating and really love the way Blodgett brings them together both inside, and outside, the sphere.

Though this story isn’t real, and neither are the circumstances, Blodgett is able to create such a riveting world that it becomes real for the reader.  I felt as if I was a part of the story throughout the entire novel, which is an absolutely awesome feeling, but also a little disconcerting as some of the characters, such as Prince Frederic, have a bit of a violent streak.  Blodgett has made her characters and setting so real that I felt the same terror, pain, anger, and anxiety that Clara felt through much of the novel, yet I also felt the love, joy, peace, and happiness that permeates throughout the novel as well.  Blodgett does a phenomenal job with this story so that it is fast paced and exciting, but doesn’t overwhelm the reader either.  I love novels that make me feel a part of the action, and if you do too, then this is definitely a series for you!  Five stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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With over 1,022 5-star reviews across all 8 titles, this is a deal that you just can’t pass up–an eight full-length novel collaboration of New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Top 100 Horror Bestselling Authors at a special price, just 99 cents!!!

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Death WhispersDEATH WHISPERS (The Death Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett

Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is a Cadaver-Manipulator in the year 2025. When teens receive a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail during school, paranormal abilities begin manifesting… making the teens more powerful than the adults.

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he must do whatever it takes to hide it from a super-secret government agency whose goal is exploitation.

Caleb seeks refuge in his new girlfriend, Jade, until he realizes that she needs as much protection from her family, as he does from the government.

Suddenly, Caleb finds that hiding his ability while protecting Jade and his friends is a full time job; can he escape the government, protect Jade and lose the bullies that are making him miserable?

 

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Blood SingersBLOOD SINGERS (The Blood Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett

A sub-species of human beings…

Twenty-year old Julia Wade, a young woman tragically widowed, is in the middle of a bizarre bid between two mythical species who are vying for the unique properties she offers; her blood. The vampires need her to balance the food load of the human species and give them their coveted “Lightwalkers.” The Were wish to be moonless changers; a Rare One can make that a reality.

Julia wants to belong to herself.

Can she free herself and begin a new life?

 

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The Pearl SavageTHE PEARL SAVAGE (The Savage Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett

Seventeen-year old princess, Clara Williamson, lives an old-fashioned existence in a biosphere of the future.

When her sadistic mother, Queen Ada, betroths her to an abusive prince of a neighboring sphere, Clara determines to escape Outside, where savages roam free.

Clara escapes tyranny only to discover the savages are not the only people who survived the cataclysmic events of one hundred forty years prior.

Once Outside, Clara finds herself trapped, unable to return to the abusive life of the sphere while facing certain danger Outside.

Can Clara find love and freedom with the peril that threatens to consume her?

 

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Jenny PoxJENNY POX (The Paranormals)- J.L. Bryan

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the “Jenny pox.” She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth…but if she’s going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

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Not recommended for readers under eighteen.

 

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Dark HouseDARKHOUSE (Experiment in Terror)- Karina Halle

There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twentysomething, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

 

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OriginsZOMBIE GAMES (ORIGINS)- Kristen Middleton

Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother’s home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts’ instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down.

When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk, and the living…run!

 

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Silver MoonSIX MOON SUMMER (Seasons of the Moon)- SM Reine

Rylie’s been bitten.

She’s changing.

And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she’s craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn’t figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She’ll be a monster.

 

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Reign of BloodREIGN of BLOOD ( Reign of Blood)- Alexia Purdy

Never tease anything that wants to eat you.

My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I’m just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise…”

In a post-apocalyptic world, a viral epidemic has wiped out most of the earth’s population, leaving behind few humans but untold numbers of mutated vampires. April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought, and she’s willing to bend the rules to rescue her family. But in trying to save them, she may only succeed in bringing her fragile world crashing down around her.

 

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Every Saturday I run a feature for the 99 Cent Club, and below are the ebook picks for this week that caught my eye and are currently ONLY 99 Cents on Amazon, with most on Barnes and Noble as well. I don’t know if these are permanent prices, so please don’t shoot the messenger, and double check pricing before pressing the buy button. Enjoy! (If you could help give these authors some love by spreading the word, that would be epic.)

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one tiny secretOne Tiny Secret by Adam Kunz

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.

Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.

After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.

When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge begins to lose its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?

One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00035]Devil Creek by Casey L. Bond

What is your greatest fear? For Aislin, it is the fear of being alone. She grew up in and out of foster care along with her brother, Declan. When he is killed by an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, she leans on her brother’s best friend, Gabriel. The two become inseparable.

When she catches her fiancée in bed with another girl? She isn’t even that upset. Mad as hell? Yes. As angry as she should be? No. That’s the moment she realizes that she isn’t in love with her fiancée. She is in love with her best friend, Gabriel. The only problem is that Gabe doesn’t think he should cross the boundary between friend and lover with his dead best friend’s sister. He wants her. He just doesn’t want to want her. And, therein lies the problem.
After Aislin is attacked by a man she tried to love with her head in an attempt to heal her heart from rejection, she and Gabriel have one night of bliss together. Only one though. Gabriel gets spooked and runs. He is afraid. Afraid that Aislin will hate him for taking advantage of her vulnerability. Three years and nine months later, Gabe comes home to find Aislin with a dark-haired wanna-be rock star and a three year old little girl with familiar blue eyes. Seeing her with Jude, makes his blood boil. But does Gabriel deserve her? No. Does he want her? With every fiber of his being. He will do anything it takes to win her heart. He wants a place in her life and in the life of her daughter. What is in the cards for Gabriel and Aislin? Can love survive without trust? Welcome to Devil Creek.

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DarknessDestiny’s Dark Fantasy Boxed Set (Eight Book Bundle)

An eight full-length novel collaboration of New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Top 100 Horror Bestselling Authors at a special price!

8 full-length novels

Over 1,022 5-star reviews across all 8 titles!Explore eight different worlds of vampire, werewolves, post-apocalyptic aftermath, supernatural humanity, necromancy, zombies, government conspiracy, and ghosts in one tight bundle of bestselling dark fantasy fiction. 
Young adult to new adult elements reign supreme in a tense collection of intrigue, suspense, thriller, comedic dialog, war, romantic tension and out-of-the-box writing styles. If you’re a reader that craves the unique, this bundle’s for you!1 – DEATH WHISPERS (The Death Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett 2 – BLOOD SINGERS (The Blood Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett

3 – THE PEARL SAVAGE (The Savage Series) – Tamara Rose Blodgett

4 – JENNY POX (The Paranormals)- J.L. Bryan

5 – DARKHOUSE (Experiment in Terror)- Karina Halle

6 – ZOMBIE GAMES (ORIGINS)- Kristen Middleton

7 – SIX MOON SUMMER (Seasons of the Moon)- SM Reine

8 – REIGN of BLOOD ( Reign of Blood)- Alexia Purdy

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twelve to murderTwelve to Murder by Lauren Carr

Two people are brutally murdered in their summer place on Deep Creek Lake. Suspected of the murders, former child star and one-time teenybopper idol Lenny Frost takes innocent bystanders hostage in a local pub and demands that Mac Faraday find the killer. Can Mac save the hostages and himself from the wrath of the enraged has-been by piecing together the clues in less than twelve hours, or will it be a fatal last call at the stroke of midnight?

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00019]Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles

Two women. Carly and Tabitha. They each have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.

Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from horrific events threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?

Tabitha Fletcher has constantly suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of sadness, loss and abuse. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope for redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.

What circumstance brings these two women together and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?

Redemption.
Love.
Family.

“Dear Emily” is the first book in the “Forever Family” series.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00033]Illusions Begin by N.L. Greene

Katherine Rebecca has always done exactly what was expected of her. Her prim and proper upbringing taught her the importance of family, sacrifice, and social stature. She has followed in her parents’ footsteps, being trained and groomed daily almost from birth, to take over the family law firm. It was never a question of IF she wanted to but WHEN she would take the reins of the company. She worked rigorously toward that predetermined goal her entire life. She gave up friends, boyfriends, and an exciting social life in order to propel herself through school and college. Katherine Rebecca strives to please her parents. More than anything, she basked in their praise and approval. But now, at 21 years old, she finds herself leading a life that is nothing like the life she imagined for herself.

Becky has always possessed a deep love of magic. Ever since she was a small child she has been fascinated with magicians, illusions, mystery, and the vague hope that there was some sort of real magic in the world. But this is a secret no one knows, or at least that’s what she thought. Until one day Becky finds a mysterious business card in her pocket that leads her to an equally mysterious man. He opens up a whole new world of possibilities to her, one with a tantalizing proposition that she never thought imaginable.

Could magic actually be real?

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A Secret lifeA Secret Life by Rachael Brownell

“I think you and I were meant to meet. I think all of this was supposed to happen. You are my destiny.”

She never thought that her life would be this complicated. Or this dangerous. Running from her past, Kat and her mom end up in a small Colorado town when Kat run’s directly into her future. She changes everything about herself to try and blend into the background, to go unnoticed. She pushes everyone away and erects walls around herself and her heart. As hard as she tries, though, Kat can’t seem to escape the pull that Cam has on her.

Cam has never been so intrigued by anyone. Not only is Kat the most gorgeous girl he’s ever seen but also the most mysterious. She’s hiding something and he’s hell-bent on finding out what it is. The only problem is that she’s trying to shut him out which only furthers his determination to get close to her.

When Kat learns that her past is catching up with her again she has to run, leaving Cam, and her broken heart, behind.

Find it on Amazon.

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fall into foreverFall into Forever by Beth Hyland

A girl with a past she can’t remember. A guy with a past he can’t forget.

Ivy McAllister had it all. Perfect boyfriend. Perfect life. Perfect future. Or so they tell her. Because one night, on a dark country road, a fiery crash changed everything…and Ivy can’t remember what happened.

Now, two years later, at a new college far from home, she tries to regain control of her life, but her plans don’t include a tattooed, motorcycle-riding, indie music-obsessed guy with his own sorority girl fan club.

Jon Priestly is the hottest guy at Pacific State University. Just ask his groupies. But with a dark past he must keep hidden, he shuts himself off emotionally and trusts no one. That is…until he meets a broken girl with haunting green eyes and secrets of her own.

Ivy shouldn’t be attracted to Jon. They’re wrong for each other in every possible way. Yet as they spend time together, something about him—everything about him—feels so right.
But when threats from her past make her question what little she does remember, Ivy must decide whether to run again or trust the one person she can’t live without.

*** Due to mature situations, strong language and drug references, this is not intended for readers under 18. ***

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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dressed in whiteDressed in White by Jessica Gibson

Lorelei Peters had everything she had ever dreamed of. Amazing friends, a sexy boyfriend, and a job that she absolutely loved.

Dillon Brockwell was all she had ever wanted. Handsome, successful, and he loved her as much as she loved him. Life was going along the way it was supposed to, until someone from Dillon’s past shows up and shatters everything to pieces.

Can Lorelei and Dillon get through all the craziness and make it down the aisle? Or will lies of omission be enough to derail them forever.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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more with youMore With You by Kaylee Ryan

Hailey and Aiden’s story

Hailey MacCoy has had a crush on Aiden since the day she met him. Over time that crush has intensified. Hailey feels she has to keep her feelings hidden due to his friendship with her brother. She struggles with the fact that Aiden only sees her as his best friends little sister.

Aiden Emerson is lusting after his best friends little sister. Hailey is all of a sudden grown up and Aiden can’t stop thinking about her. She has become an important part of his life over the last year. The thought of losing her is just not an option for him.

They find themselves thrown together and surrounded by wedding planning and events. Filling the roles of Maid of Honor and Best Man for their siblings. Hailey and Aiden are battling their hearts desire. Fighting against what they think they can’t have.

Can Aiden and Hailey resist temptation? Can they open their hearts for more?

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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99 Cent Club

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Every Saturday I run a feature for the 99 Cent Club, and below are the eBook picks for this week that caught my eye and are currently ONLY 99 Cents on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. I don’t know if these are permanent prices, so please don’t shoot the messenger, and double check pricing before pressing the buy button. Enjoy! (If you could help give these authors some love by spreading the word, that would be epic.)

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neverNever Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job – until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…

As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything… And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

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wishingWishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King

Seventeen year old Katelyn Richards is a stronger person than anyone will ever know, and that is just the way she wants it. Behind her normal facade lies the reality of a broken home life. Thanks to her abusive mother, a string of deadbeat stepfathers, and an unsympathetic system, Katelyn has learned that the only one she can count on is herself. Her life’s mission has become to shield her nine year old brother, Kevin, and to give him the future that they both wish for. A life with no more abuse, no worries about where their next meal will come from, and no more wondering if they will have a roof over their heads.

When her mother moves them again, this time to a small town in Montana, Katelyn’s resolve is shaken when she meets Max, a cute boy from her new school, who gets a glimpse into her real world. Max slowly manages to break through Katelyn’s wall of distrust, stirring up feelings she never saw coming. Now with her world more complicated than she ever intended, Katelyn struggles with the decision to follow her heart into the arms of the first boy she has ever loved. A decision that could risk the promise she made to protect Kevin, and to give them the ‘someday soon’ that is so close within their grasp.

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PearlThe Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Seventeen-year old Clara Williamson, reluctant princess and daughter to Queen Ada, lover of wine…who exchanges Clara’s liberty for free trade of grapes with another sphere…

Bracus, who as a protector of the Band, must save his clan’s people from extinction Outside…

Suddenly, with both the clan and sphere peoples’ destiny in her hands, Clara finds herself torn between love and duty…

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deathDeath Whispers by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is one of the teens who receives a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail,which cause paranormal abilities to manifest… making the teens more powerful than the adults.

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he sets in motion a plan to hide his rareness from the government while protecting Jade, the one he loves…at all costs.

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darkThe Dark by Heather Self

Mary Anne Moore doesn’t know what she is. She can’t explain why she has lived so long. Or why she never gets sick. Or why the dreams she has come true. She has hidden herself as a lowly servant to the households of Dublin’s English elite for decades, until the night that changes her life. Now her sole purpose is the child she never expected to have. She will do anything in her power to keep the black-eyed monsters from discovering him and turning him into one of them. For Kieran Moore the dark is an ever-present parasite, waiting to devour his humanity. His mother’s love and the girl in his dreams has kept it at bay for years, but the more time that passes—the longer he has to wait for her—the more it grows. When tragedy strikes, it is all he can do to keep from being consumed by the darkness that infects him. He must continue to hold on to the hope of peace her presence will bring him, because it’s not just his fate on the line, but that of the entire world.

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havenHaven from the Storm by Sarah Dosher

“If you’re going to make me cry, at least be there to wipe away the tears…”

Most were asleep in their beds the night Lily Grace’s entire world was ripped apart leaving only darkness and torment in its place. The only remaining person she depended on abandoned her without a second thought…or so that’s what Lily’s believed for the past four years.

Dean Haven has returned for one reason, to win Lily’s love again. He broke her heart once because of the demons that haunt him, can his desire for Lily keep him from succumbing to those demons again?

Dean has no idea what awaits him when he tries to fight his way back into Lily’s life. Everything he remembers has changed, including Lily.

Is love enough when you’re forced to weather the storms life has blown your way?

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genesisGenesis by Kristie Cook

Paranormal Romance by bestselling author Kristie Cook ** Mature Content ** Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language

Discover how the Amadis began in this fascinating prequel to the award-winning Soul Savers Series!
While the land of Ancient Greece is plagued with mortals’ wars, twins Cassandra and Jordan have lived more than a lifetime as outcasts. When their dying father divulges a secret that’s been buried in his soul, his children come to opposite conclusions, launching them down two very different paths.

Jordan descends down a road of darkness and discovers the Daemoni, servants to Satan. His passion to gain their inhuman abilities, especially that of immortality, nearly consumes him, but when he thinks he’s achieved his ultimate goal, he yearns for his sister to share in his power.

Cassandra, however, follows the path of healing and light. She cares for the wounded and dying on the battlefields, while praying for the end to such atrocities. But her brother is determined to bring her into the war of all ages – the one for human souls.

Whether you’ve already immersed yourself in the world of the Amadis through the main Soul Savers Series, or this is your initial foray into Cook’s world, you’ll find yourself addicted and wanting more until long past the last word.

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9781456534387_p0_v2_s260x420Flightless Bird by Paulina Ulrich

The summer of her seventeenth birthday Livy Eckels was faced with something she wasn’t ready for. In the the midst of a crumbling family, devastated, she grabs her bicycle and heads out of town to escape the heavy atmosphere at home. Livy unexpectedly crashes into the lives of two mysterious people living on the outskirts of town. As she prepares to start her final exhaustive year of high school, she already has enough on her plate. Then with the entrance of Gregory Mason, her life becomes even more complicated. Tall, handsome, and ever so annoying, Livy can’t stand being around him until she finds herself being pulled closer and closer to things she cannot explain.

She was determined to understand why Gregory Mason was so interested in her until she discovered something that may put her curiosity to an end. Before she knows what is happening Livy becomes entangled in the mystifying plots of a secret society, a vengeful ex lover, and a situation she never expected to find herself in: falling in love with a boy whose secret she should have never known.

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The Hangman's DaughterThe Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

A historical thriller set in Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at the stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead—marked by the same tattoo—the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos.

Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town’s physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed.

A brilliantly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller, The Hangman’s Daughter is the first novel from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendent of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.

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9781611097160_p0_v2_s260x420Still With Me by Thierry Cohen

Today, it’s my choice. I don’t want this life anymore. Today, I’m in control…If I’m not brave enough, I’ll think of her.

When childhood friend Victoria rejects his love, Jeremy takes his life on his twentieth birthday.

On his twenty-first birthday, he wakes to find Victoria holding his hand, blissfully in love with him. Jeremy can’t remember the previous year, but he savors the miracle of waking up alongside the woman he loves.

The next time he wakes, two years have passed and Jeremy is now a spectator of his own life. Victoria has given him a child, but the man alongside her is a cruel, egotistical, seemingly unknowable Jeremy. Is it amnesia? Insanity? Or has Jeremy been cursed for his selfish, destructive act?

This strange, beautiful novel asks an eternal question: What is the value of life and love?

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Every Saturday I run a feature for the 99 Cent Club, and below are my eBook picks for this week!  I’ve read EVERY ONE of these novels and gave them all either a 4 or 5 star rating!!  AND, right now they’re ONLY  99 Cents (on Amazon, with most on Barnes and Noble as well). These are NOT permanent prices and they could change back to full price at ANY TIME, so double check pricing before pressing the buy button (but do buy, because they’re awesome)! Enjoy! (If you could help give these authors some love by spreading the word, that would be epic.)

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11094528Doorways by Tim O’Rourke

When Zachary Black discovers a door set between two giant cliffs, he realises he has never seen anything so peculiar. Unable to resist the doorway, Zach opens it to find that he is looking into Endra.

Have you ever had someone say to you that they have seen your double? Well, that is your ‘reflection’ from Endra who has sneaked through one of the doorways. Not usually a problem if they go back, but what if they decided to stay? What if they decided to change something? What if they were trying to kill the person you love?

With the help of a beautiful Vampire named Neanna and a werewolf called William, Zachary’s journey takes him across the vast plains of Endra, through the streets of London and across the Atlantic Ocean as they pass back and forth through the doorways in a race against time. But the doorways have the power to change you – altering your appearance and abilities as you pass between the two worlds.

Find it on Amazon.

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2940015621372_p0_v3_s260x420Blood Song by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #2)

Julia has been ripped from the escape she’d planned for herself. When she awakens to discover that her reality has shifted to include a supposed soul-meld with a man she hates, and who hates her… she rebels. Julia doesn’t want to be captive in a gilded cage.

Broken from the horrific events surrounding her friends, Cynthia migrates to the very city that Julia resides, determining to find her as the police follow the bread crumbs she’s left in her wake. 

The Feral has come full circle and must begin a new life from the shadow of the old. His placement in the hierarchy of the pack is uncertain when he finds that he has an integral enemy and a pack member to protect. 

Can the vestiges of Julia’s former life be restored so she might reunite with her one true love or has that door closed forever because of supernatural circumstances beyond their control?

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Book #1, Blood Singers, is currently FREE on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well…

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2940013073005_p0_v4_s260x420Death Speaks by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #2)

Caleb’s in high school now and thinks the chaos of last year is behind him. Unfortunately, a serial killer is on the loose and children are his victims. What’s a, five-point, Affinity for the Dead teenager supposed to do? Caleb agrees to help the police apprehend the murderer…until the killer takes notice of Caleb and his paranormal friends.

Carson and Brett remain the bullies they always were and their posse continues to grow. How long can the two groups stay out of each others’ way before there’s a firestorm of retribution…

The Government Graysheets continue to keep tabs on Caleb’s every move while Jade’s family threatens their relationship. Can they still be together even when events threaten to pull them apart?

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Book #1, Death Whispers, is currently FREE on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well…

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2940014695244_p0_v4_s260x420Death Inception by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #3)

Kyle Ulysses Hart and his team of scientists mapped the human genome in the year 2010. As Brain Impulse Technology came online… so did the long arm of the United States government. A covert, military-driven regime was born with genetic manipulation the key to future widespread control.

When pharmaceutical laboratories, funded by the Graysheets, discover a way to unlock paranormal potential through compulsive inoculation, their exploitative dream is realized.

Clyde and Caleb’s lives are predestined to intertwine as they cross paths, his history becoming Caleb’s future.

A lone teenager named Jeffrey Parker, falls prey when he manifests the rare, Affinity for the Dead.The Graysheets abandon all pretense of stewardship, ripping him from his family for their nefarious purposes.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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2940013770232_p0_v4_s260x420Death Screams by Tamara Rose Blodgett (#Book 4)

Caleb’s second year of high school starts off without a hitch until Jade touches the wrong clairvoyance sample that foretells a murder in her future. Will she remain safe even while assisting police officers Garcia and Gale in a race to prevent a cataclysmic death?

Sophie and Jonesy aren’t seeing things eye to eye, but when her safety is threatened by an attacker targeting Astral-Projection girls, they put their differences aside. The FDA approved depressant has begun to be administered to the teens for suppression of paranormal abilities during sleep for safety reasons. Or so they’ve been told.

Carson and Brett have escalated the violence that they perpetrate and leave Caleb no choice but to reciprocate. After saving the newest member of their group from certain abuse, Caleb knows the bull’s-eye is dead center on him. Again.

Does Caleb use the undead as a weapon of defense while his group hangs in the balance of imminent peril?

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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2940014444125_p0_v3_s260x420Death Weeps by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #5)

Caleb faces possible jail time for using Clyde as a undeadly weapon. When he’s exonerated with probation lasting a year, Caleb has to watch his every action. Tensions run high when after the death of Jade’s only relatives, she must live with an undesirable foster family who are anything but what they seem….

Life gets complicated for everyone when the scientists responsible for the paranormal manifestation threaten a parellel world to Caleb’s own. In a bid to stop the destruction of their world, while saving his own, Caleb must defend two peoples against the long arm of the Graysheets.

Time begins to run against him when he discovers through an unlikely source that his friends have been given a drug that causes progressive insanity. Can he find the antidote in time to save them?

To save Jade?

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Book 2The Savage Blood by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #2)

Matthew and Bracus of the Band travel alongside eighteen-year old queen, Clara Williamson, as she journeys to the sea to unlock the puzzle of her lineage.

Trouble strikes when the fragment absorbs Prince Frederic and undertake plans that involve Clara and her home sphere in a dangerous scheme of coercion.

It isn’t long before Clara discovers the Guardians terrible secret through horrible circumstances she must escape from.

Can Clara protect herself from her own destiny? 

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Book #1, The Pearl Savage, is currently FREE on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well…

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TBook 3he Savage Principle by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Book #3)

King Raymond is betrothed to Princess Ada of a neighboring sphere in an arranged match not of his choosing. Travelers from a parallel world have bargained to save the future of his people and he cannot refuse their offer.

Raymond does not believe that an alliance with the savages would result in a life-altering experience. He soon finds himself overwhelmed when an entanglement of emotion and love conspire to undermine his vow in the most unlikely place.

Rowenna, warrior female of the Band, is a much sought-after female select. When her kin agree to an offer that will unite the races of their future, they do not realize what the sacrifice will cost her.

Can the two peoples of separate societies survive the prejudicial position that has been hoisted on them? Will their sacrifice afford a future of liberty, or will heartbreak be the only consequence of their love?

New adult fiction, recommended reading 17+ years.

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2940014753258_p0_v2_s260x420Forever Changed by Tiffany King

Kassandra Cole has it all—a stable home with great parents, popularity and all the friends she could ever need. She is used to a lifestyle where everything comes easy to her, from good grades to being captain of the cheerleading squad.

Her entire world is shaken to the core when a fatal accident takes her father, causing Kassandra to re-examine the course her life was on. The actions of one individual forever changes her life, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her broken family. Kassandra begins to question everything she once cherished and the people she disappointed along the way.

Maddon Johnson’s life is as different from Kassandra’s as night and day. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he is left to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father on his own. He has one goal: lay low and get the heck out of dodge as soon as he is legally old enough.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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9780758280480_p0_v1_s260x420Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay-she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.

Find it on Amazon.

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The giveaway for ALL FIVE of Tamara Rose Blodgett’s ebooks has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winners have been chosen using Random.org.

 

And the winners are…

US: Richard

International: Layen 

 

What they’ve won:

Tweets have already been sent out and an email will be sent to the winners soon. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners… but don’t despair if you didn’t win this round!
 
 
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From Goodreads: Caleb’s second year of high school starts off without a hitch until Jade touches the wrong clairvoyance sample that foretells a murder in her future. Will she remain safe even while assisting police officers Garcia and Gale in a race to prevent a cataclysmic death?

Sophie and Jonesy aren’t seeing things eye to eye, but when her safety is threatened by an attacker targeting Astral-Projection girls, they put their differences aside. The FDA approved depressant has begun to be administered to the teens for suppression of paranormal abilities during sleep for safety reasons. Or so they’ve been told.

Carson and Brett have escalated the violence that they perpetrate and leave Caleb no choice but to reciprocate. After saving the newest member of their group from certain abuse, Caleb knows the bull’s-eye is dead center on him. Again.

Does Caleb use the undead as a weapon of defense while his group hangs in the balance of imminent peril?

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I love this series.  I really do.  It has everything I could ever want in a YA book: drama, paranormal activity, strong male and female leads, suspense, romance, quirky characters, real life dialogue, parent/children bonds, difficult choices, resolutions, action… and the list goes on.  Blodgett is an amazing writer and I’m so grateful that she produces her novels one right after the other… the wait alone would kill me if these came out in yearly installments.  Instead, Blodgett has written and published five full novels since March 2011, and the fact that they all average a 4+ star rating on review sites is extremely impressive. 

This third installment in the Death Series is just as phenomenal as the first two, delving deeper into the lives of Caleb, Jade, and the rest of their friends as they take on their second year of high school.  A much darker novel then the first two, Death Screams finds Caleb struggling to control his anger as he continues to grow and wield his ability as a corpse raiser, a Cadaver-Manipulator.  Faced with many challenges, including his overwhelming need to keep Jade safe from all harm, Caleb must make extremely difficult decisions, including whether or not to murder.  I really enjoyed watching Caleb as he begins going through the rites of passage, coming of age in a time when the government attempts to control all teens manifesting.  His love for Jade is deepening, but his constant battle against his rage foreshadows difficult times in the future, and though I don’t want bad things to happen to these wonderful characters, it seem inevitable, especially if Caleb cannot learn to control himself.

I enjoyed the different perspective within this novel as well.  While in the third-person point of view, the novel divides so that each chapter follows the situations and inner thoughts of one of the characters.  While it mostly shadows Caleb, our protagonist, it is extremely interesting to obtain glimpses into Jade’s thought process, as well as that the other characters too.  I have always loved when this happens with the dog’s point of view, and now Blodgett has added the other characters to the mix, making it much more personal and alluring as we embark on this journey with the characters.

I really think that these books are great for any YA lover, but especially for the male population as it follows the life of Caleb.  It’s rare that we see teenage males take the lead in YA books, and I highly recommend this novel, as well as ALL Blodgett’s work!  She is absolutely amazing.  Five stars. 

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The contest for Mercy has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winner has been chosen using Random.org.
 
 
 
And the winner is…
 
                  Ash from Typing Tiara
 

An email has been sent out to the winner. If I don’t hear from her within 48 hours, I will select another winner using Random.org. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winner… but don’t despair if you didn’t win this round! 

 
 
Enter to win my other great giveaways:
 
Five eBook copies available (international) Ends 6/16
 
 
Your choice giveaway (international) Ends 6/30
 

The Pearl Savage Giveaway starts tomorrow (6/9) 

 



Tamara Rose Blodgett was kind enough to answer some questions for me in conjunction with her giveaway of her AWESOME novel, Death Whispers.  So, without further ado:

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What led you to write your debut novel, Death Whispers? What were your inspirations for the novel, if any?

Death Whispers is actually my second novel (Bloodsingers, written in 2007, will be revised and published in autumn 2011). I have four sons, all voracious readers and although they liked some of the male protagonist stories, they thought the “voice” of the male was written by a female that “thought” that was what males thought/acted like/ spoke about. I endeavored to portray boys as I interpreted them. My sons were my biggest critics and most beneficial betas. Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the TERRIFIC Anita Blake vampire hunter series, gave me the “spark” of an idea to write a book where a teenage boy deals with necromancy and is trying to gain finesse while also keeping it hidden. I wanted a book with more action, comedic dialogue  (that was the easy part…boys are funny naturally) and the “meat” of the book to center around the cool, paranormal abilities and what happens when they’re used.


What is the writing process like for you? Do you have a special place that you like to write, or any special rituals that you go through before/during the writing process?

I don’t want to come across cavalier, but, it is the easiest work I’ve ever done. It’s the revisions and editing process that is difficult. I sit down and the characters are inside my head… “alive.” I am simply
their vehicle to write they say/do/see/feel. When I am not  writing… they’re telling me to get back to work and write down the rest! I’m compelled to finish. Right at this moment, I have half of book three of the Death Series already in my head (and all of book two!). It’s a matter of how fast I can write it all down! No, I don’t have a “special place,” I squeeze time in whenever I can and often write in the middle of a chaotic disaster, noise, whatever (I certainly prefer quiet, that’s just not usually a reality for me). I don’t have “writer’s block,” and sit down each day for 4-6 hours and hammer out between 15-20 pages. Currently, I’m working on Death Speaks, book two of the Death Series, and The Pearl Savage, simultaneously.


What character do you identify with the most in Death Whispers? Why?

Ali, definitely (Caleb’s mom). She is not like me, per se…but there are some features that have creeped in there from my life. Ali is much more laid back for one! And she has an innate sense of “leash,” with Caleb…she let’s him think for himself and doesn’t get bogged down in things that are not critical; like the state of his room!


Are any of your characters or stories based on aspects of your own life?

This was an experiential novel. I could not have written it without my experience raising four boys, having their friends around, and the countless time spent around teenagers (as a family…we are a tad sarcastic). But, I haven’t modeled any of the characters after anyone specifically. I was not “guessing” during this novel, I am definitely writing “what I know.” My hope is that there is an authenticity that will resonate with readers: teens and adults alike.


What do you hope readers take away from your novel?

I hope readers feel it was a unique read and highly entertaining! If there were a moral premise, it would be only that the reader sees Caleb and his friends struggle through daily challenges and they strive to make the best choices they can, even in morally gray circumstances. That’s real.


Do you have a playlist in mind for your novel? If so, what music would you recommend a reader listen to while reading?

Wow! This is a pertinent question! I flat-out do not write as well without music blaring in the background! I will be posting a full playlist on my blog soon, so readers know exactly the music I listen to while I write. It is especially critical for the romance scenes and I prefer ethereal music that smacks of trauma with a creepy undertone. I really feel my best writing is when listening to these talented musicians. They absolutely compliment the tone that I wish to convey. Some of the music I listened to when writing this novel was: Seether, Underwhelmed, Red, Sully Erna (he was a critical inspiration during the fight scenes… when the teens are sure they can’t survive; wonderful!). My book trailer will have very carefully selected music and will really give the reader a feel for my writing…


Why did you choose YA literature as a starting point? Did you always want to write for this age group, or did it just happen?

I have always thought in terms of this age-group and it was, “what I knew.” My other novel, Bloodsingers, will be a YA crossover, and The Pearl Savage has a female protagonist that is  seventeen…it’s just where my head’s at with characters.


Do you have a favorite author or novel that you recommend your fans read? What are you reading right now?

I read between 3-5 books per week, many of which were chosen by my glorious husband. I just finished, Trapped, by J.A. Konrath, and loved it. I am a Kindle  devotee and generally read exactly what I write: Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal Romance.  I like the Grave Series, by Charlaine Harris. They are not YA, but more crossover…she does a fine job with the mystery aspect. I read all of Amanda Hocking and preferred the Troll Trilogy to the Blood Approves series.


How you do feel about eReaders? Do you think they enhance or detract from the reading experience? What’s your personal preference?

I jumped on the bandwagon the second they were available and affordable. I’ve never looked back since. I know for a fact I do more reading because of them. It’s simple schematics, the transport is so much easier. I’ll read a DTB (dead-tree-book) but only if that’s the only way. And I will continue to publish all my novels in paperback for those that prefer it, it’s about accessibility.


As Death Whispers is the first in a series, what can readers expect from the next novel? Do you have any plans for a new series at this time?

Caleb and his friends are in high school now and the dynamic has shifted, their paranormal talents continue to grow and they struggle with fine-tuning them. The government’s pursuit of Caleb has cooled, but for how long? Now, Caleb and Tiff join forces with police to hunt a serial killer, which puts the group at risk, again. Brett becomes a source of conflict in Jade and Caleb’s relationship as more details of his past surface. Some of the group develop romantic relationships with others and things become more complicated as encroaching adulthood sets the stage for a different dynamic. I’ve also introduced a few new characters that are critical to the development of the series. Jeffrey Parker (the other 5-point AFTD) will figure prominently in book #3, Death Screams.

Yes, The Pearl Savage (Publishing May/June 2011) will be the first book of the Savage Series, and Bloodsingers (Publishing autumn of 2011) will be the start of another series. TPS is a total departure from DW and is written in third person using diction (I think) would have developed after one-hundred and forty years of encapsulation in a post-Victorian America. Bloodsingers is true Urban Fantasy with warring vamps and shifters fighting over the Bloodsingers, a unique and powerful human sub-species that are sought after for their unique properties in their blood and genetic contributions.

I’m a “producer” and view all my novels as the beginning of a series; until they stop “talking” to me, I will continue to write about their “lives.” And they have much to say.

Thank you so much for reading my stories. My hope is that you enjoy them as much as I loved the writing of them.

I would like to thank Shana Benedict, for her graciousness, time, and professionalism ~

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Thank you Tamara!!! I am excited to have you on the blog and have really enjoyed getting to know you!  
 
This Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Winners: 

EBook: Becky Paulk from Book Bite Reviews

Print Book:  SpadesHigh from Spades High Reads


This morning I got my Wisdom Teeth out… which actually wasn’t that bad of an experience at all!  But, I’m cooped up at home, so I spent a majority of my day reading some awesome books and perusing Amazon for deals… and I came across a BUNDLE of them!

Below are all bargain books and quantities are limited... so act fast!!! According to Amazon, bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and/or an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such.  Enjoy, and do let me know what you pick up (in the comments section)–I’m curious! Also, please note that these are on sale as of the time of this post… double check pricing before selecting buy–if the price is different, then all the copies at bargain price are gone.  Enjoy.

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7963255The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Lennie plays second clarinet in the school orchestra and has always happily been second fiddle to her charismatic older sister, Bailey. Then Bailey dies suddenly, and Lennie is left at sea without her anchor. Overcome by emotion, Lennie soon finds herself torn between two boys: Bailey’s boyfriend, Toby, and Joe, the charming and musically gifted new boy in town. While Toby can’t see her without seeing Bailey and Joe sees her only for herself, each offers Lennie something she desperately needs. But ultimately, it’s up to Lennie to find her own way toward what she really needs-without Bailey. A remarkable debut novel perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block.

$3.60 on Amazon

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4502507The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

$4.61 on Amazon

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6164083I’m So Happy for You: A Novel about Best Friends by Lucinda Rosenfeld

What if your best friend, whom you’ve always counted on to flounder in life and love (making your own modest accomplishments look not so bad), suddenly starts to surpass you in every way?

Wendy’s best friend, Daphne, has always been dependably prone to catastrophe. And Wendy has always been there to help. If Daphne veers from suicidal to madly in love, Wendy offers encouragement. But when Daphne is suddenly engaged, pregnant, and decorating a fabulous town house in no time at all, Wendy is…not so happy for her. Caught between wanting to be the best friend she prides herself on being and crippling jealousy of flighty Daphne, Wendy takes things to the extreme, waging a full-scale attack on her best friend-all the while wearing her best, I’m-so-happy-for-you smile-and ends up in way over her head.

Rosenfeld has a knack for exposing the not-always-pretty side of being best friends–in writing that is glittering and diamond-sharp. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU is a smart, darkly humorous, and uncannily dead-on novel about female friendship.

$0.49 on Amazon

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6487308Fallen by Lauren Kate

Don’t miss this specially priced edition of FALLEN, the first novel in the Fallen series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate.

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

$4.53 on Amazon

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NatalieHargroveCVR_MECH02.inddThe Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake

Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school’s Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn’t share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie’s nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party—when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.

From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should’ve messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.

Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive, riveting tale of conscience and consequence.

$4.00 on Amazon

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149405The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . .
 Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

$4.00 on Amazon

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12989106On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel by Nancy Holder

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE. JUST NOT THE GOOD ONES.

In Beacon Hills, a mountain lion is blamed for a spate of vicious attacks; Scott McCall wishes the cause was that simple. Unfortunately, hiding his werewolf identity, especially from Allison Argent, while fighting his need to shift, is only one problem. Keeping his mysterious, murderous Alpha off his back (literally), avoiding hunters, deciphering strange dreams about flames and impending doom . . . is really eating into lacrosse practice and hang-out time. So when Jackson Whittemore doesn’t show for his date with Lydia, Scott hopes that helping Allison track down their buddy will be simpler. Derek—whose hunger for vengeance blinds him to the dangers that lie in wait—and Stiles are also looking, but the worried teens’ search is leading right to the preserve from Scott’s nightmare. They aren’t the only ones in the woods, and their little trip starts looking less like a rescue mission and more like an elaborate trap—one that will force them to make the choice between killing and being killed. . . .

$4.40 on Amazon

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6581511Shadowland: The Immortals by Alyson Noël

Experience the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling series that has taken the world by storm.  Enter the realm of The Immortals…

Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together.  But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity.  Now sharing so much as a single touch could bring about Damen’s death…and send him plummeting into the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls.   Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses her herself in magick.  And in her quest, she gets help from an unexpected source…a surfer named Jude.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar.  Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past.  She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true.  But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…

$4.00 on Amazon

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9461066Forever Summer: Two Books In One: Laguna Cove & Cruel Summer by Alyson Noël

Summer. A break from the burdens of school. Deep tans, deeper thoughts. Far away from the everyday. Closer to making dreams come true . . . What does summer mean to you? For the two teenage girls in these two unforgettable novels, summer means being torn away from the familiar and finding new friends. A new place in the world. A new sense of self. And maybe even new love along the way . . .

When you’re having the time of your life, you never want it to end.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7739934Night Star: The Immortals by Alyson Noël

After fighting for centuries to be together, Immortals Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath.  Don’t miss Night Star– the explosive new installment of Alyson Noel’s #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident.  Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way.  Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it.

Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all.  As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all.

Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy.  But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland?  And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?

$4.00 on Amazon

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7600676Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) by Andrew Lane

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

$4.00 on Amazon

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9520648Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism–and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber’s stage, and Amber is, well…she’s sorta like a rock star. True? True.

$3.60 on Amazon

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7600922Ghost Town: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are-including the vampires-Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself…and Morganville.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7944608The Morganville Vampires, Vol. 2 (Midnight Alley / Feast of Fools) by Rachel Caine

Two of the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampire novels-in one bloodthirsty volume.

Midnight Alley
Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn’t offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home, giving a terrifying new meaning to “night school”…

Feast of Fools
The tenuous good-neighbor policy between the vampires and humans of Morganville is turned on its head with the arrival of bad-to-the-bone Mr. Bishop. What the ancient old-school vampire wants from the town is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball that Claire realized the elaborately evil trap Bishop has set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

$4.00 on Amazon

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9643425The Morganville Vampires, Volume 4 by Rachel Caine

Two of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire novels in one volume.

Fade Out
Without the evil Bishop ruling over Morganville, the vampires have made major concessions to the human population. But when a filmmaker goes missing after starting work on a documentary about vampires, Claire Danvers and her friends feel anything but safe…

Kiss of Death
Vampire Michael Glass’s music has attracted the attention of a music producer-giving Michael the opportunity to leave Morganville. But between a horde of hateful humans and a savage party of feral vampires, Michael may not make it to the show on time…or ever.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7129588Forget You by Jennifer Echols

WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . .  AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER?

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.  But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all–the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug–of all people– suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life–a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

$4.40 on Amazon

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410615Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

The startling, universally acclaimed breakthrough YA novel from master bestselling author Alice Hoffman, now in paperback.

Left on her own when her family dies in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she’d once been as she inks darkness into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.

$4.58 on Amazon

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7130788The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

$3.21 on Amazon

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11030066The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

In the new series by television star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad, fame can be found behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it.

Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Curtis, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game. . . . When the cameras start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

$4.40 on Amazon

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6267237The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss’s true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver’s brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz’s vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.

$3.60 on Amazon

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15800128Beach Lane by Melissa de la Cruz

Three girls with three agendas and the ultimate destination: the Hamptons.

Summer in the city? Way overrated. Everybody who’s anybody in New York City summers in the Hamptons. Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui all want a piece of the action, all for different reasons.

So the girls answer a classified ad to become au pairs. How bad can it be, watching a couple of kids on the beach all day? They’ve got the swank address, the sweet ride, and an all-access pass to the hottest social scene on the East Coast. It’s shaping up to be the summer of their lives.

$4.88 on Amazon

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872333Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

$3.60 on Amazon

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7827221Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting

The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

Violet can sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay, is the only one outside of her family who knows of her morbid ability. But when Violet discovers the body of a missing boy, she draws the attention of the FBI.

As Violet dodges their questions, she is pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret. For without even meaning to, Violet has stumbled upon a dark truth—and a desperate killer.

$3.60 on Amazon

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15787790The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Don’t Sweat.  Don’t Laugh.  Don’t draw attention to yourself.  And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him.  He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood.  Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.  Keep the truth a secret.  It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him.  He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

$4.00 on Amazon

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561402Gossip Girl: It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in luxe Fifth Avenue apartments and attend Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools. We’re smart, we’ve inherited classic good looks, we wear fantastic clothes, and we know how to party. We can’t help it-we were born this way.

Our story begins with three inseparable, completely gorgeous fifteen-year-olds, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Nate Archibald. Blair’s loved Nate and his glittering green eyes since she was in Bonpoint onesies. Too bad Nate wishes Blair’s beautiful
best friend, Serena, was the one with the crush. And Serena has a secret she’s keeping from them both. Hmmm, something tells me these best friends may not be as close as we thought. . . .

How do I know all this? Because I know everything-and lucky for you, I can’t keep a secret. So sit back while I untangle this messy little tale and tell you how it all began.

Admit it, you’re already falling for me.

You know you love me.

$4.40 on Amazon

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37451Gossip Girl #2: You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

In You Know You Love Me, the sequel to Gossip Girl, it’s brunette vixen Blair Waldorf’s seventeenth birthday, and she knows exactly what she wants–Nate, her studly troubles boyfriend of three years. But Blair’s been too busy filling out Ivy League college applications to notice that Nate has found himself another playmate.

$4.40 on Amazon

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47924Gossip Girl #5: I Like It Like That: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

It’s spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?Blair moves in with Serena and they’re back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Blair, and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho. Back in Manhattan, Jenny is spending time with a mysteriously nice new boyfriend and Dan is spending time crying in the office of the Red Letter literary journal. And Vanessa, wait, is that Vanessa shopping at Barneys with a guy in a Lacoste shirt?The long cold winter is over and the sun is finally shining along Fifth Avenue. The trees are in bloom and NYC’s most fabulous are ready for a truly outrageous vacation!

$4.40 on Amazon

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22193Gossip Girl #6: You’re the One That I Want: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in gorgeous apartments, go to exclusive private schools, and make Manhattan our own personal playground. It might look hard to be this fabulous, but for us it’s as easy as sleeping with your best friend’s boyfriend.

6th installment of the Gossip Girls series!

$4.40 on Amazon

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1677986Gossip Girl #1: The Carlyles by Cecily von Ziegesar

Get out your platinum Montblanc pens, Chloe satchels, and cashmere cardigans: it’s a brand new year on the Upper East Side and the notorious Carlyle triplets are taking Manhattan by storm. It’s going to be another wild and wicked year, and I’ll be there to whisper all the juicy secrets…

You know you love me.

$4.40 on Amazon

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1677987Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #2: You Just Can’t Get Enough by Cecily von Ziegesar

 

After a whirlwind first week on the Upper East Side, the Carlyles have made their mark on Manhattan’s Golden Mile. Owen is new BFFs with Rhys Sterling, but what will happen when they both fall for the same girl? Baby stole resident it girl Jack Laurent’s boyfriend…and then Avery stole Jack’s popularity. Now Jack is on the warpath, and she wants nothing more than to send the Carlyle girls packing their Louis Vuitton trunks. Is the UES big enough for all their drama?

$4.40 on Amazon

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10860399Daimon: A Prequel to Half-Blood (Covenant) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing ‘I smite thee!’ as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life.For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals–pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.According to her mother, that’s a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.The daimons have found her.

$3.59 on Amazon

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13605727Elixir (Covenant) by Armentrout, Jennifer L.

Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. Even if it means making war against the gods.

$3.59 on Amazon

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12785927The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret…

It’s wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village. But from the minute they cross the threshold of their new home, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners’ son, who died by drowning.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist–a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden–an adventure that will change their lives forever.

$3.60 on Amazon

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8456124The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #2: Bloodlust by L. J. Smith

A new beginning . . .

When Stefan Salvatore’s first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed.

The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and vampire hunters. Will Stefan’s eternal life be forever damned?

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

$4.00 on Amazon

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8430908The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #3: The Craving by L. J. Smith

Blood brothers . . .

After his brother, Damon Salvatore, betrays him in New Orleans, Stefan starts over in Manhattan. Vowing never to harm another human, he roams the streets, trying to disappear into the city’s chaos. But just when he thinks he’s left his past behind, Stefan discovers that he can never escape his brother. Damon has grand plans for the vampire Salvatore brothers—whether Stefan likes it or not. Together, they take New York by storm. When their exploits end up on the society pages, an old enemy resurfaces—one hell-bent on revenge.

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

$4.00 on Amazon

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11598940The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #6: The Compelled by L. J. Smith

Control or be controlled . . .

Stefan and Damon thought they knew evil. But nothing compares to Samuel, the ruthless vampire hell-bent on avenging Katherine’s death by destroying the Salvatore brothers.

Reeling from Samuel’s latest attack, Stefan and Damon find help in the most unlikely of places—a secret coven of witches. Together they discover Samuel’s plan is more sinister than they ever could have imagined. Their only hope is to stop him before he secures the power to control humans and vampires alike. If they fail, not only Stefan and Damon but all of London will fall victim to Samuel’s spell.

Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

$4.00 on Amazon

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11746839The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I by L. J. Smith

The Circle’s power has lured her home. . . .

Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that’s controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she’s drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that’s both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.

$4.00 on Amazon

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3665811The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power by L.J. Smith

Caught in the struggle between good and evil . . .

Cassie has joined the most alluring—and deadly—in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it’s more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Grcle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own dangerous love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie’s supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she foil prey to the dark forces within?

. . . will she sacrifice her love for the circle to survive?

$3.60 on Amazon

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7826117Jane by April Lindner

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there’s a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane’s much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

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6985859The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters. That is, without questioning it much—if you don’t count her visits to the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her secret meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her sixty-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—she must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

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6625698Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Joy delamere is suffocating.

From asthma, from her parents, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out. She can take his cruel words, his tender words . . . until the night they go too far.

To escape, Joy sacrifices her suburban life to find the one who offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. He introduces her to a world of fierce loyalty, to its rules of survival, and to love—a world she won’t easily let go.

Set against the backdrop of the streets of Seattle, Holly Cupala’s power­ful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the secrets we keep, and the ways to redemption. But above all, it is an unflinching story about the extraordinary lengths one girl will go to discover her own strength.

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5111039Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses, Book 6) by Ellen Schreiber

Alexander’s spooky mansion feels like home to Raven . . . but could his residence in Dullsville be coming to an end?

Summer break is over, and Raven’s sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must end. The shock of daily attendance at Dullsville High isn’t the only change in store. An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander’s mansion—announcing his parents will be coming to town! Once they arrive, it seems just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. Is Alexander hiding something about his parents’ homecoming? Will Raven ever meet them, and can she face the biggest threat yet to her love with Alexander?

$3.60 on Amazon

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12977172Spark (Elemental) by Brigid Kemmerer

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit. . .

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8131485Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison. Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

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9757310Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Alex’s second attempt to break out of Furnace Penitentiary failed. This time, his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins—a sinisterly dark nectar—Alex becomes what he most fears . . . a superhuman minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him? How can he lead the way to freedom if he is lost to himself?

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13542868The Farm by Emily McKay

Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race…

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7778981Halo (Halo Trilogy) by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, their superhuman powers, and their wings. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and they are unable to resist their attraction to each other. But the angels’ mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

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6518042The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

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5170850Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson) by Louise Rennison

For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he’s walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney-again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him! Two boys fighting over Georgia? It’s almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic. It’s time for Georgia to get to the bottom (oo-er) of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all. It’s like they always say: If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it, is he still a mate? Or is he something more?

$3.60 on Amazon

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5599045Breathless by Lurlene Mcdaniel

What is the toughest request anyone can be asked to fulfill?

Travis Morrison is a champion diver and one of the most popular kids at school. On the first day of summer vacation, while boating on the lake with his friends, Travis attempts a silly stunt dive that goes wrong. He fears he has broken his leg. Instead, his trip to the hospital reveals he has a rare form of cancer, and to save him, the doctors tell his parents they must amputate. In an instant, Travis’s life and the lives of everyone around him are forever changed.

Travis is determined that he and only he should decide the course of his life. He has a plan, but he can’t carry it out alone. Will he convince one of his friends to fulfill his most important request?

Lurlene McDaniel tackles a controversial subject, probing the issues of personal choice and quality of life.

$4.40 on Amazon

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9471670Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain-old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin, Doe, to stay with her on land. And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

$3.60 on Amazon

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468657Skinny by Ibi Kaslik

Do you ever get hungry?  Too hungry to eat?

Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life.

This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter.  Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.

$3.60 on Amazon

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6317932Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani

I’m marooned.

Abandoned.

Left to rot in boarding school . . .

There are four reasons why Viola Chesterton knows she’ll never survive her first year at Prefect Academy:

  • Her parents have heartlessly dropped her there against her will
  • She has to leave behind her Best Friend Forever And Always, Andrew
  • . . . and replace him with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there
  • “There” is South Bend, Indiana—Sherbet-Colored Sweater Capital of the World and about as far away from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, as you can get

At least she has her video camera and her dreams of being a filmmaker to keep her busy. But boarding school, and her roommates, and even the Midwest are nothing like she thought they would be, and soon Viola realizes she may be in for the most incredible year of her life. But first she has to put the camera down and let the world in.

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7735331Viola in the Spotlight (Viola in Reel Life) by Adriana Trigiani

I am in the midst of a conundrum.

Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. But her best friend, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. Although Viola gets an internship on a Broadway show, nothing else is going as planned. When her roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, Viola starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? And when a tragic event shakes everyone’s world, Viola realizes it’s not where she belongs that matters—it’s who she’s with that really counts.

In this heartwarming follow-up to bestselling author Adriana Trigiani’s teen debut, Viola in Reel Life, Viola just may be ready to get out from behind her trusty video camera and take the starring role in her own life.

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8470445Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

Struggling to understand the reasons behind her successful photographer father’s suicide, Eddie Reeves purses a dangerous relationship with one of her father’s former students, who seems to know more about Eddie’s father than she does.

$4.00 on Amazon

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846495Dragons from the Sea (The Strongbow Saga, Book 2) by Judson Roberts

The thrilling Strongbow Saga continues with this fierce sequel chronicling the adventures of a young man learning the ways of the Viking warriors. As fifteen-year-old Halfdan embarks on a perilous mission in a foreign land, he shows signs of greatness. But will he live up to his family name, or die trying? Author and Viking expert Judson Roberts draws on his detailed knowledge of this bloody time and culture to bring a young hero’s exploits to life.

$3.60 on Amazon

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2353037Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

My name is Danielle. I’m eighteen. I’ve been stealing things for as long as I can remember.

Dani has been trained as a thief by the best–her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends–a real life.

In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She’s making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani–because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they’ve targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she’s always known–or the one she’s always wanted.

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7120153The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper

Kate Sanderson has been burned by love. From now on, she thinks, I will control my own destiny, and I will be reasoned and rational. But life has other things in store for Kate. Namely, a summer abroad studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the very town where the star-crossed lovers met, Verona, Italy. Kate is thrown together with two other American teens and three Italians for a special seminar—and for volunteer duty at the Juliet Club, where they answer letters from the lovelorn around the world. Can Kate’s cool logic withstand the most romantic summer ever? Especially when faced with the ever-so-charming Giacomo and his entrancing eyes . . . ?

$4.00 on Amazon

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13027304The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

The New York Times bestselling Hunger Games is now a major motion picture — and here is the ultimate guide to the all the tributes in the 74th annual Hunger Games!

Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty-four Tributes participating in Panem’s 74th annual Hunger Games. Follow the Tributes’ journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way–the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. Get exclusive information about the Tributes’ strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.

$3.20 on Amazon

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10145929Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .

Seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery. He’s a changeling—a mortal taken as an infant and raised among Faerie—and within short order he’s turned Kelley’s heart inside out and her life upside down.

For Kelley’s beloved Central Park isn’t just a park—it’s a gateway between her ordinary city and the Faerie’s dangerous, bewitching Otherworld. Now Kelley’s eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her, but to the heritage that awaits her . . . a destiny both wondrous and strange.

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7945878Hold Still by Nina LaCour

In the wake of her best friend Ingrid’s suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of CaitlinÕs first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.

$3.60 on Amazon

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6907871Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery) by Kim Harrison

Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven’s dark angels—all itching to kill someone.

Madison Avery’s dreams of fitting in at school died when she did. Especially since she’d maintained the illusion of a body, dealt with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, brought the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material.

Now Madison has learned that she’s inherited the job of dark timekeeper and is in charge of angels who protect fate, whatever that means. Never one to abide by the system, Madison forms a group of rogue angels who definitely don’t heed the rules of the heavens. But as she grapples with terrifying new powers, Madison may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention.

$3.60 on Amazon

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497758The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon

Lauren is reluctant to participate in the séance, and she feels the first foreboding of evil shortly after the room is darkened. When the lights come back on, her fear turns to shock: Sara Martin is missing, even though all the doors and windows are locked from the inside. . . .

$4.71 on Amazon

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10551037Isle of Night: The Watchers by Veronica Wolff

Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.

When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she’s whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she’s determined to do so, because to fail doesn’t mean dishonor-it means death.

$4.00 on Amazon

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781046When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

Reminiscent of the movie Say Anything, a debut novel for all those searching for The One!

Sara and Tobey couldn’t be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara’s other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she’s thrilled. But then there’s Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey’s goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey’s real connection will have everyone rooting for them from the minute they meet!

$3.60 on Amazon

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6801582Spells (Wings) by Aprilynne Pike

“I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said.

“And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.

“Then I guess I’ll be waiting forever.”

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world. But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel can no longer deny her feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.

$3.60 on Amazon

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12551077Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

“A hero who will melt your heart.”—Jennifer Echols, national award-winning author of Such a Rush

Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.

Now Parker wants a new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three. Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?

But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?

$3.60 on Amazon

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272315Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is a worthy successor to Nancy Garden’s classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

$3.20 on Amazon

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10421550The Dark Elite by Chloe Neill

Be careful what you wish for . . .
Mason isn’t supposed to know about the greenhouse—but he does. He isn’t supposed to meet the beautiful girl who doesn’t need food or water to survive—but he did. Now, Mason is on the run with the girl. And the Gardener, the mysterious mastermind of an institution that grows humans, wants them both—dead or alive.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7656222Lost Voices (The Lost Voices Trilogy) by Sarah Porter

Fourteen-year-old Luce reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of her grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?

$3.60 on Amazon

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8220745Steel by Carrie Vaughn

A mysterious broken sword transports a modern teen through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past, and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as she learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain!

$3.60 on Amazon

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6553352Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

When modern technology clashes with ancient monsters, seventeen-year-old Kay and her unlikely dragon friend, Artegal, are caught in the middle. Can their friendship stop a war?

$3.60 on Amazon

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7173435The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen

Be careful what you wish for . . .
Mason isn’t supposed to know about the greenhouse—but he does. He isn’t supposed to meet the beautiful girl who doesn’t need food or water to survive—but he did. Now, Mason is on the run with the girl. And the Gardener, the mysterious mastermind of an institution that grows humans, wants them both—dead or alive.

$3.60 on Amazon

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8467464Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets (Bind Up) by Francesca Lia Block

What happens when a girl finds herself at the crossroads between worlds—where the angels and ghosts, gods and demons, and beauties and beasts of myth are real? What does she do and who does she become?

Roses and Bones captures the best Francesca Lia Block has to offer: extravagantly imaginative tales, dark landscapes, fierce poetry, and storytelling that is nothing short of magical.

$3.60 on Amazon

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2254392The Pearl of the Soul of the World (The Darkangel Trilogy) by Meredith Ann Pierce

The spellbinding conclusion to the Darkangel Trilogy!

Aeriel has rescued the winged vampyre Irrylath, gathered a loyal band of allies, and awakened the guardian protectors of the world. Now, armed with a magical pearl imbued with all the sorcery and wisdom of the ancient goddess Ravenna, Aeriel must finally come face-to-face with the evil White Witch. Aided by the former darkangel and their army of good, can Aeriel unlock the power of the pearl and awaken her true destiny?

WILL AERIEL DISCOVER THE MYSTERY OF THE PEARL IN TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD?

$3.20 on Amazon

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5126954This Full House by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Each discovery disturbs the arrangements of the known world, and it is our job to stay alert to all possibilities.

LaVaughn believes she is keeping alert to all possibilities. She has made it through the projects, she’s gotten over heartbreak, she’s grown up, and now she’s been admitted to the Women in Science program that might finally be her ticket to COLLEGE. But the discoveries she makes during her senior year in high school–two girls pregnant, with very few options–disturb everything in her known world. And in an effort to bring together people who should love each other, she jeopardizes the one prize she has sought her whole life long.

When do you know whether you’re doing the right thing? What happens when you can’t find a way to make lemonade out of lemons? Virginia Euwer Wolff takes on the biggest questions–about life and love, certainly, but also about girls and women, sacrifice and compassion–and has something quite rev-elatory to say about them in this full house.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7948945Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7106173Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Wealth. Privilege. Way too many pastel-tinted opinions. That is Carly’s life, and . . . It’s. Getting. On. Her. Nerves. Carly is ready to ditch the southern princess act and become real. The thing is, she’s always counted on her little sister, Anna, to love and support her – and tell her how right she is. But when Anna turns “hot” over the course of a single summer, everything goes weird. Suddenly Anna’s swimming in the deep end with the big girls while Carly watches from the kiddie pool, alone. Carly’s always relied on the constancy of her sister, but now everything is different, and she’s not so sure she likes it.

$3.60 on Amazon

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7247856Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse) by Jackie Morse Kessler

“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home—her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power—and the courage to fight her own inner demons?
A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.

$3.60 on Amazon

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10586317Envy (Empty Coffin) by Gregg Olsen

New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with Empty Coffin, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.

Crime lives–and dies–in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen–and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town’s victims and culprits.
Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins’ old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out–and as they investigate, the twins stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge–and push you right over.

$3.98 on Amazon

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7823518Payback Time by Carl Deuker

Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist—a fat high school journalist named Mitch—veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past—or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel’s incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he’s done.  In the end, the truth surprises everyone.

$3.20 on Amazon

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6303859The Devouring #2: Soulstice by Simon Holt

The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring.

It’s been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.

The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, “Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King….A must-have for horror fans.”

$3.60 on Amazon

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8492122Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

With a family always on the move, popularity and the ability to fit in quickly are vital to Brent Bishop’s high school survival. When he blows his chances with the girl of his dreams in front of everyone, he’s devastated. Brent tries to end it all in a fatal car crash, but instead he finds an unlikely beginning. He’s sent on a journey of repentance—a cross-country trip building whirligigs. His wind toys are found by people in need: a Maine schoolgirl yearning for her first love, a Miami street-sweeper desperate for peace and quiet, a kid in Washington who just wants to play baseball, and a San Diego teenager dealing with loss. Brent’s whirligigs bring hope to others, but will they be able to heal the wounds deep inside himself?

$3.20 on Amazon

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3400744Paparazzi Princess (Secrets of My Hollywood Life) by Jen Calonita

As the last season of Family Affair comes to a close, prime-time teen star Kaitlin Burke is no closer to deciding what she wants to do after the show ends. Struggling with career choices and bummed over a ridiculous catfight with her BFF, Liz, Kaitlin is so mixed up she even starts to semi-bond with her archnemesis, Sky. Worst of all, she falls in with two of Hollywood’s biggest party fiends when one of them asks her, “Don’t you ever do what you want to do?” Shopping sprees and the Tinseltown nightlife seems fun at first, but soon Kaitlin realizes that being a paparazzi princess just might be her downfall.

$3.20 on Amazon

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7656231A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be forgotten.

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility, and as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on her. And who she is—her very existence—is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny—no matter how dark the consequences?

$3.60 on Amazon

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5495243Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one attacks her boyfriend—ruining any chance of him taking her to prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient Cloisters the hunters have used for centuries. However, all is not what it seems at the Cloisters. Outside, unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from bone-covered walls that vibrate with terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.

$3.60 on Amazon

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7726036Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully trained unicorn hunter, but she can’t solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend, Giovanni, has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend’s powers seem to be mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid can’t help but feel that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are nothing but impossible dreams.

So when she’s given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she want–or can she? At Gordian headquarters, deep in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and most of all her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world?

$3.60 on Amazon

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6708137Hearts at Stake (The Drake Chronicles) by Alyxandra Harvey

On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.
Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

$4.00 on Amazon

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639197The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

He is a prince and heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the forbidden animal magic.

She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from all except her hound.

In this lush and beautifully written fairy-tale romance, a prince, a princess, and two kingdoms are joined in the aftermath of a war. Proud, stubborn, and bound to marry for duty, George and Beatrice will steal your heart—but will they fall in love?

$3.60 on Amazon

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10800916Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter

Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams.  And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

Awake at Dawn is the second installment in C.C. Hunter’s young adult fantasy series.

$4.00 on Amazon

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7669259Everfound (The Skinjacker Trilogy) by Neal Shusterman

Witness the final battle for the souls of Everlost in a “compellingly readable and a worthy finale to the Skinjacker trilogy” (VOYA).

While Mary lies in a glass coffin aboard a ghost train heading west, her minions are awaiting her re-awakening by bringing lots of new souls into Everlost to serve her. Meanwhile Jackin’ Jill has met Jix, a furjacker—a skinjacker who can take over the bodies of animals, most notably jaguars. Jix serves a Mayan god who collects Everlost coins to use in his Wurlitzer, which predicts the future. In the concluding volume of The Skinjacker Trilogy, Neal Shusterman reveals new sides of the characters of Everlost, who are pitted against each other in a battle that may destroy all life on Earth.

$4.00 on Amazon

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10380657Dark Passage (Dark Mirror) by M.J. Putney

The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed.  Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers.

Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?

Cynthia’s heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they’re commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can’t possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?

Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home?

$4.00 on Amazon

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47762Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan

Sworn to secrecy. Bound by loyalty.

It’s the high school’s most exclusive club–but now a twisted mind is leading it. Who will be the first victim?

The girls at Modesta High School feel like they’re stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they’re faced with sexism at every turn, and they’ve had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It’s more than a school club-it’s a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge-brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?

$3.20 on Amazon

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13511496Blood Forever (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Mari Mancusi

Sunny and Rayne McDonald have had their lives turned upside down thanks to the Blood Coven. But when the past itself is changed, the sisters will do anything to get back what they’ve lost…

After making a deal with the devil, Rayne and her twin sister, Sunny, have been given the chance to go back in time—to prevent that fateful night when Sunny was bitten by Magnus from ever happening. But while Sunny has been offered a vampire-free existence, she finds she doesn’t want to live without Magnus by her side. And although Rayne puts up a stoic front, she secretly wishes that the vampire Jareth was back in her arms.

To reclaim their lives, Sunny and Rayne team up to figure out a way to change history for the better. Problem is, Jareth and Magnus aren’t all that eager to help two unfamiliar girls who somehow know everything about their vampiric organization. Now, if the twins can’t get the boys on their side, history may spiral out of control—destroying not only the Blood Coven, but quite possibly the entire human race…

$4.40 on Amazon

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9306028Blood Ties (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Mari Mancusi

“Dark, delicious and full of surprises, the Blood Coven series is like vampire candy.” –New York Times bestselling author Heather Brewer.

Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can’t forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her love, or defy him in a desperate attempt to save Jayden’s soul.

Meanwhile, the Blood Coven is gearing up its toughest fight yet. They are going head-to-head with a splinter group of Slayer Inc. that’s regrouping in Tokyo, Japan–still determined to take over the world.

In dark blood bars and hidden temples, it’ll be vampires versus slayers in a showdown that could not only cost Sunny her heart…but also her life.

$4.40 on Amazon

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10582463Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henri, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister’s violent death, Valerie’s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the werewolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But no one is safe. When an expert wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them – it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only one who can hear the voice of creature. The Wolf says she must surrender herself before the Blood Moon wanes . . . or everyone she loves will die.

This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, and for readers who want even more of Valerie’s riveting story, a bonus chapter that extends the drama is available at http://www.redridinghoodbook.com/.

$4.00 on Amazon

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6371243The Everafter by Amy Huntley

Madison Stanton doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this – she is dead. And alone in a vast, dark space. The only company Maddy has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things she lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that, with these artifacts, she can reexperience – and even change – moments from her life.

Her first kiss.

A trip to Disney World.

Her sister’s wedding.

A disastrous sleepover.

In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and frightening truths about her life – and death.

 

$3.60 on Amazon

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12010981Earthseed (Seed Trilogy) by Pamela Sargent

The classic YA science fiction adventure by Nebula and Locus Award–winning author Pamela Sargent The ship hurtles through space. Deep within its core, it carries the seed of humankind. Launched by the people of a dying Earth over a century ago, its mission is to find a habitable world for the children—fifteen-year-old Zoheret and her shipmates—whom it has created from its genetic banks. To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparing them for their biggest challenge: to survive on their own, on an uninhabited planet, without Ship’s protection. Now that day is almost upon them…but are they ready to leave Ship? Ship devises a test. And suddenly, instincts that have been latent for over a hundred years take over. Zoheret watches as friends become strangers—and enemies. Can Zoheret and her companions overcome the biggest obstacle to the survival of the human race—themselves?

$4.00 on Amazon

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10459088Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Melissa Marr and Kelly Armstrong

A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new landscapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.

Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

$4.00 on Amazon

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9774821The Fox Inheritance (The Jenna Fox Chronicles) by Mary E Pearson.

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox.

$4.00 on Amazon

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741618Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

This 1921 intellectual comedy contrasts illusion with reality by introducing 6 individuals to a bare stage occupied by actors in rehearsal. Proclaiming themselves the incomplete creations of an author’s imagination, the 6 demand dialog for the story of their lives. A classic dramatic exploration of the many faces of reality. Publisher’s Note.

$2.25 on Amazon

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67762Salome by Oscar Wilde Oscar

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

$2.50 on Amazon

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69940Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present — and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair — it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

For twenty years Gary Paulsen’s award-winning contemporary classic has been the survival story with which all others are compared. This new edition, with a reading group guide, will introduce a new generation of readers to this page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

$4.22 on Amazon

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329002The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen

This adventure novel about survival at sea by Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen is now available in an After Words paperback edition!

David thought he was alone, that the ocean around him was all there was of the world. The wind screamed, the waves towered, and his boat, the twenty-two foot fiberglass FROG, skidded and bucked and, each moment, filled deeper and grew heavier with sea water.

David thought surely he was dead at fourteen. His uncle Owen, who had taught him about sailing safely, would be so angry. Owen had died only days ago, his last wish for David to take the FROG out on his own, and sail her beyond sight of the coast, and once there scatter Owen’s ashes.

$4.58 on Amazon

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178470When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection by Norman R Yetman

More than 2,000 interviews with former slaves, who, in blunt, simple language, provide often-startling first-person accounts of their lives in bondage. Includes some of the most detailed, compelling, and engrossing life histories in the Slave Narrative Collection, a project funded by the U.S. Government. An illuminating source of information.

$3.60 on Amazon

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272752Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman and Judy Pedersen

A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha’s heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil’s dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.

Thirteen very different voices and perspectives—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

$4.20 on Amazon

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Here’s the list of all the books I’ve read and reviewed over the last 3 years, in alphabetical order.  It’s about 940 reviews, give or take.  Enjoy!!

–A Book Vacation

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  • Keening, The by LaFaye, A.: Read May 10, 2011
  • Khantara by Michelle Franklin (Vol. 1): Read December 4, 2011
  • Dead Flesh by Tim O’Rourke: Read April 30, 2012
  • Kill Order, The by James Dashner (Maze Runner #0.5): Read July 31, 2012
  • Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol: Read February 15, 2011
  • Kult, The by Shaun Jeffrey: Read June 4, 2011

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  • Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson: Read September 4, 2011
  • Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The by Michelle Hodkin: Read October 9, 2011
  • Unbreakable Love by Angela Carling: Read January 8, 2012
  • Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves: Read July 3, 2013
  • Unchosen Life, The by Danka V.: Read November 7, 2013
  • Undead by Kristy McKay (Undead #1): Read August 16, 2012
  • Undeadly by Michele Vail: Read November 11, 2012
  • Underworld, The by Jessica Sorenson: Read October 15, 2011
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #1): Read November 27, 2011
  • Uninvited, The by Liz Jensen: Read December 27, 2012
  • Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King: Read September 2, 2012
  • Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry (Darwin’s Children #2): Read December 30, 2011
  • Unquiet, The by Jeannine Garsee: Read July 7, 2012
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Unremembered #1): Read February 18, 2013
  • Unrequited Death by Tamara Rose Blodgett (Death #5): Read December 14, 2012
  • Unscathed by Tim O’Rourke and C.J. Pinard: Read October 27, 2013
  • Unspeakable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1.5): Read September 21, 2013
  • Unspoken by Sarah Brennan Rees (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan: Read September 13, 2012
  • Untraceable by S.R. Johannes (The Natures of Grace #1): Read September 21, 2013

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{May 17, 2013}   Books Reviewed: 2011

I beat my goal for 2011 and read 367 books for the year!  Below is the alphabetical list of books read along with their reviews.  Titles that begin with “the” can be found by using the first letter of next word in the title:

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    • Jacked by Carrie Mac: Read March 9, 2011
    • Jackpot, The by David Kazzie: Read July 10, 2011
    • Just In Case by Meg Rosoff: Read January 6, 2011
    • Jungle Book, The by Rudyard Kipling: Read January 7, 2011

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    • Keening, The by LaFaye, A.: Read May 10, 2011
    • Khantara by Michelle Franklin (Vol. 1): Read December 4, 2011
    • Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol: Read February 15, 2011
    • Kult, The by Shaun Jeffrey: Read June 4, 2011

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Tamara Rose Blodgett is doing something really awesome with her two series, Death and Savage… she’s combining them!  What does that mean for us?  That means that our beloved characters, Caleb, Jade, and the rest of the gang from the Death series will meet up with Clara and the band from the Savage series, soon. 

According to Blodgett, she “[has] combined book #3 (VENGEANCE, Savage Series) with book #4 (WEEPS, Death Series). The Death characters will offer balance, answers and… other things for Clara and the Band.  [But] Never fear! It’s *just enough* to have fun and neither faction will consume either installment.”

I am really excited about this combination of the series, and I can’t wait to see where Blodgett takes it as “Death and Vengeance” unite.  It will be interesting to see how the teens interact with Clara in The Savage Vengeance, which is set to release on April 1, 2012.

Below is a small passage from VENGEANCE & WEEPS:
 
Except Tiff, she walked beside Caleb. The pair listened to the low drone of the dead at their feet, everywhere they stepped held the murmur of their discontent.
 
Nobody mentioned the odds of a handful of teenagers against seventy of the fragment.
 
Courage is ignoring your fear.
 


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