Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Before They Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen

Title: Before They Find Us
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller
Author: Michelle A. Hansen
Publisher: Priest Rapids Press
Release Date: November 2013
Book: Publisher through Netgalley (Thank you Priest Rapids Press!)
Recommended for: People who loves reading a fast-paced and thrilling book.

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: 

I’m going to make you wish you were dead.

Just a text. Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Hales tries not to worry. Probably a wrong number. Not really meant for her, and definitely not related to the crime she witnessed six years ago. Right?

Then two states away, a bomb goes off in her best friend's locker. Soon Ryan is labeled a terrorist and runs to the safest place he knows—Rebecca’s house in small-town Wyoming. It doesn’t take long for the FBI to show up asking questions. Rebecca lies, of course, and says she hasn’t seen him.

Now she's neck-deep in it with him, whatever "it" is. The only way out is to return to Vegas, where Ryan is a wanted man. The city of lies and illusion tests Rebecca’s wits as she struggles to find the person who framed Ryan and why.

Is Rebecca’s text linked to the bombing? And what does it have to do with a six year old murder? Rebecca needs to find out before she loses Ryan—and her own life.

MY THOUGHTS:

1. EVENTS - The book was indeed eventful. Every scene was breathtaking because imagine this; they (Rebecca & Ryan) is running away from a unknown person who is threatening to kill them both and they're not just running away from the unknown person, they are also running away from the police because Ryan is a wanted man because he was framed as a the one who bombed his school back in Las Vegas. Together they will find out who is the unknown person and why that person wants to kill the both.

2.
CHARACTERS -  The characters were pretty good. They all played important roles that gives life to the story. They were flawed and that's why they seemed realistic. The main character is Rebecca Hales or call her, Beck. She is a seventeen-year-old girl who receives a death threat (well kind of) through text. At first, she thought it was just a wrong number but then as the story unfolds, the threats are getting sent frequently and Beck needs to find out who sends the threats before someone gets hurt. Moving on to Ryan, he is Beck's best friend since they were kids and Beck's has a secret crush on him ever since. When Ryan was framed by an unknown person that he was the reason behind the bombing at their school, he immediately called Beck to tell her that he wasn't responsible for what happened and of course, Beck believed Ryan since they're best friends. Since they will run away from the killer and the police, they will meet people along the way that will help them uncover who's the mysterious messenger, the bomber, and why they're making Beck and Ryan's life miserable but they should be careful who to trust because one wrong move and everything will blow up.


3.
PLOT & WRITING STYLE - The plot was really amazing. I haven't read anything like this book before and it was really thrilling and I couldn't stop myself from reading it because I was really hooked. As for the writing style, it was written well. Every chapter has something to offer and it was fast-paced (for me). If it wasn't school day when I started reading this book, I would have probably read this in less than a day but then I had to do school stuffs, so, I had to stop but then I finished the book in the weekend in one sitting and trust me, the revelations blew my mind.


4.
FINAL VERDICT - The book was amazing but I didn't like some part(s) because they were many kisses but don't worry, the whole book wasn't filled with kisses, only the several remaining chapters because Beck finally admitted that she loves Ryan. The ending was okay, I was totally fine with it. I was happy for everyone!


RATING:


ACTUAL RATING:

4.5/5 hearts!
Totally an awesome read, highly recommended!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 5: Vision by Lisa Amowtiz

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!

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Author: Lisa Amowitz
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Expected Publication Date: September 9, 2014
 
Blurb:

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.







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My young adult novel BREAKING GLASS is available now 

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The light is darker than you think.

Visit me on the web at: lisaamowitz.com Breaking Glass on GOODREADS


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Lisa has been a professor of graphic design at Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly eighteen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.

BREAKING GLASS which was released July 9, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014 along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future. So stay tuned because Lisa is very hyper and has to create stuff to stay alive.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer

Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary, Romance, Road Trip
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: May 15th 2012
Book: Borrowed from Carmel
Recommended for: Readers who loves to read contemporary romance that involves road trip!

 

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:


KYLIE: Mexico? What a nightmare! I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY! Wait! Is this a wedding band on my finger??

MAX: It started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics and it ended in Ensenada. It was hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded here, with less than twenty-four hours before graduation.

WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.

LILY: This cannot be happening. It's like some cruel joke. Or a bad dream. I close my eyes and when I reopen them, they're still there. Max and Kylie Flores, freak of the century. In bed together. If Kylie thinks I'm giving him up without a fight, she's dead wrong.

MY THOUGHTS:

I always I thought that I can handle two to three perspectives only but then when I read this book, I was completely wrong. I can handle five different perspectives! Yep, this book has five point of views. From Kylie, Max, Will, Lily, to Justine. I was reading this book before bedtime and I couldn't stop because it was so much fun and I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much.

Everything was great about this book. From the writing style, characters, plot, and events! I was so amazed by how Kramer and Thomas wrote this masterpiece. I like how the story turned out and this book needs more exposure and I think everyone should give this book a try!

I must say, the characters were the best part of this book. Kylie and Max were both adorable together even though they only got to know each other well in just three days, and they were also fun characters. Both of their characters are flawed though they still seem so genuine. They were totally different and they had zero interest to each other (which I found great) but through their unexpected journey to Mexico, they discovered a lot more about themselves and realized they're falling in love with each other. I love how both of their characters grew and developed throughout the story. Even though the romance between them was set for a short period of time, it was unexpectedly built very well. The chemistry was absolutely swooning and the love story was really cute and sweet!

 The supporting characters (Lily, Jake, and Will) were also there and they never left. Their moments did not feel unnecessary to the story and aside from Kylie's POV, I totally enjoyed Will, Kylie's gay best friend, point of view too! I've always wanted to be inside a gay's head and this book gave me that opportunity! It was really fun reading Will's perspective that I couldn't help myself from giggling and laughing. I also like that Will is a very caring and loving best friend to Kylie. Jake's (Kylie's brother) point of view was touching since he's suffering Asperger's Syndrome and Lily's point of view was kind of bitchy but then at some point, I found myself feeling sorry for her situation. Even though the five perspectives were very different from one another, I still love it since it taught me to understand the different kinds of people.

From What I Remember is a great and fast-paced read filled with adventures! This book was totally fun and adorable! Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas did a brilliant job with From What I Remember. Everything in this book was great! T. This is definitely a perfect read for summer! I would definitely recommend this book.


RATING:

4.5 hearts!
Amazing and must read!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 4: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!


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Forest of Whispers
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Expected Publication Date: September 9, 2014
 
Blurb:

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.


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Jennifer Murgia has long loved the dark and speculative -- and it's from these dark places that she weaves fantastical stories, often hoping to find truth in them. Her Young Adult novels include the upcoming Historical Fantasy FOREST OF WHISPERS (9/9/14 -- Spencer Hill Press), BETWEEN THESE LINES, ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Remembering Kaylee Cooper by Christopher Francis

I'm happy to present to you the official cover of Remembering Kaylee Cooper!

Remembering Kaylee Cooper
Author:
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release­­: September 30, 2014
Genres: Middle-Grade - Paranormal, Fantasy
 
Goodreads Synopsis:

Kaylee Cooper is certain that Alex will become friends with a ghost this year. Alex thinks that he is far too old to be listening to a first grader and encourages Kaylee to stop jeopardizing his important sixth grade social life. Kaylee doesn’t listen and finds awkward ways to spend as much time with Alex as possible, even if it means following him into the boy’s washroom.

Fed up, Alex develops a strategic plan to ultimately help himget rid of Kaylee Cooper for good.


However, he soon learns about the mysterious legend of Screaming Ridge that pulls an unlikely group of friends together, including the girl of his dreams, and the school’s meanest bully. When they discover that the legend is real, and that Kaylee Cooper is at the core of the mystery, Alex stares death in the face and helps save her from an eternal life of misery and confusion.


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Meet the author of Remembering Kaylee Cooper:




AUTHOR BIO:

CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS Born in Brisbane, Australia, Christopher was accepted at age 19 into Sheridan College’s Animation program before earning a degree in Sociology from McMaster University.
He then enjoyed a two-year adventure overseas working with children, before completing his Bachelor of Education degree at York University. He is now teaching junior and intermediate level students in Burlington, Ontario.
Through Christopher’s experience working with children, he found writing and illustrating to be one of his passions. Currently working on a middle grade series, he recently completed and illustrated the first three books. He has also created seven other children’s picture books and illustrated children’s novels for independent authors


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Troglodyte forever,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Out Now!

August 14th, 2014

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Publication Date: August 14th 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK


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Synopsis:

Three teens venture into the abandoned lake house one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident?
Desperate self-defense?

Or murder? 

Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…



  Early Praise for Dangerous Boys:

"Dangerous Boys is a taut, compelling thriller balanced on the razor's edge of suspense. I could not put it down, and could not stop grinning wickedly as I raced through the pages." -- Leah Raeder, USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable

"Abigail Hass is a master at her craft! This is a special book and a special author. This is the kind of storytelling and writing that stick with you no matter how much time passes." -- The Book Geek Blog

"As with Dangerous Girls, the closing left me with a huge, admittedly rather twisted smile on my face. I don't know how Haas manages to turn me into such a gleefully evil creature." -- Dahlia Adler, blogger.

"Dangerous Boys was an intense, psychological read which was full of suspense and drama,...Abigail Haas has a way of writing books which reel you in and keep you there, hooked and addicted until the very last page." -- Goodreads.com

Meet Abigail Haas:




AUTHOR BIO:

Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Girls is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.


Author Links:

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Book Blast: Hereditary (Holloway Pack #2.7) by J.A. Belfield (Plus, a giveaway!)



It's release day for HEREDITARY!
This means a chance to celebrate.
Because HEREDITARY is a FREEEEEEE Holloway Pack short story, which means you can go grab your copy now and not have to pay a penny.

And if you've yet to read the Holloway Pack series? Fear not, because HEREDITARY can be read just as easily as a standalone. So, you, too, can go grab your copy now.
Here's what it's all about:



The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.
~~~
Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.
When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.
Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.
It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.
~~~

For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.
Release Date: August 13th 2014


Grab your copy!


Pssst, if you visit J.A. Belfield's post, you can listen to her read a short passage, too!
But before you vanish, be sure to enter below in the celebratory giveaway  to win a pair of
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!



Carmel's WoW Pick:

Written by:
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Genre/s: Young Adult, Mystery
Pages: 400 pages (Paperback)
 
Goodreads Synopsis:

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.

Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.


The use of vengeance as motivation in novels is one of my favorites. I LOVE anything with revenge. Plus, it says on the synopsis, "The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars". I  have been a fan of PLL since it first aired on TV. I hope this meets my expectations. I hope it gets ugly! (Haha, Evil me!) 

Do you like stories of revenge?
Be sure to add this on your TBR!



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Monday, August 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Stormfront (Undertow #2) by K.R. Conway (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

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Stormfront (Undertow #2) by K.R. Conway
Published by: Self Publish
Publication date: August 15th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult




SYNOPSIS:
Not long ago Eila Walker’s choices were limited: death by a bullet to the head, or at the hands of her beloved bodyguard, Raef. Now, five weeks after Raef triggered her power and she nearly leveled a historic mansion, Eila is dealing with the fall-out of her decisions. While she doesn’t remember dying in the arms of the soul thief who loves her, she knows that Raef remembers everything about the night he nearly killed her.

Now on the mend and attempting to keep one step ahead of the FBI, Eila and her team of misfits are desperate for a bit of normal. Eila is trying to navigate high school, while her BFF Ana is cautiously hanging with past-boyfriend and soul thief, Kian. Shape-shifter, MJ, is trying not to piss off his mother, while Raef is coping with his fears that Eila will never be safe.

But just as “normal” seems within their grasp, a powerfully built newcomer arrives. Raef knows the scarred man as a Blacklist Dealer – a soul thief, who peddles the names of humans who deserve to die. Eila, however, knows him as the protective hunter from the woods, who she nicknames Thor. Before long, Raef and Eila realize they’ve met the same killer, and he has one hell of a story to tell the five friends . . . if Raef doesn’t murder him first.

STORMFRONT is the second book in the Bestselling UNDERTOW series.

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Excerpt from Stormfront:

The smell of cinnamon and coffee lured me out of my warm cocoon of sleep. I blinked into the early morning sunlight filling the parlor and listened to the echoing quiet of the house. The soft drip of Mae’s coffee maker confirmed that the power had returned and the brilliant blue outside the window revealed a crystal clear sky. I realized I must have nodded off in front of the fire last night, because I was still camped out on the floor, but somehow I had acquired what felt like a pillow. It was a bit too firm though.
     I moved slightly and realized the pillow was attached to a perfectly sculpted forearm . . . and hand, which had my long hair gently woven through its fingers. Something warm and solid tightened around my waist and my eyes widened as I realized Raef was tucked against my back, one of his arms supporting my head and the other clasped around my waist.
    
Sweet baby dolphins everywhere, Raef was SPOONING me, pressed firmly against my back.
    
Now acutely aware of my surroundings, I could feel his warm breath on the back of my neck as he slept. I wanted to turn to him, but I was terrified he would wake and realize he had jumped headfirst into those revisions we had briefly mentioned last night.
    
Heck, he was WAY MORE than touching me. He was holding me as if I would disappear - as if I would fade into the molecules in the air. I swallowed and stayed still, taking inventory of his hard body against mine, and how we seemed to fit so perfectly together.
    
A metal pan scraped against something in the kitchen, breaking the silence of the house, and I felt Raef take a deep breath and stretch ever so slightly.
    
Then he froze. Crap.
    
I stayed still, hoping he would think I was asleep. Hoping he wouldn’t suddenly shoot across the room, taking with him the warmth and safety I felt in his arms.      He didn’t move for what felt like forever, keeping his arm around my waist, but then I felt him softly spread his fingers out over my stomach. It took everything I had not to spontaneously combust.
     
I felt his forehead touch the back of my neck and he drew a slow, deep breath against my shoulder blade. It sent electricity fanning out from my skin and down my arm. All ability to control myself fled my body and I dragged in a shaky breath.
     
He loosened his grip and I rolled onto my back, his arm still behind my head and his hand just below my belly button. His fingers grazed the area of my skin that was now exposed thanks to a too-short tanktop.
      
God bless the discount rack at Abercrombie.
      “Uh . . . Good Morning,” I said, my voice a little dry.

     
Good Morning,” he replied, quietly. “I didn’t mean to wrap myself around you like that. I don’t even remember doing it.”
 Pfft . . . no worries!
 “You just needed a snuggle-buddy,” I replied, flashing him a knowing grin, but my face started to flush. Oh my god . . . that was so lame.
      Raef’s gave a soft smile and was about to reply, but a paisley pillow shot up from behind him and wacked him in the back of his head. “HEY!” he protested.

      “Will you two SHUT UP!” moaned Ana who was sprawled on the floor as well. “I think I might actually throw up in my mouth. Will you be my snuggly-swuggly pooh bear? UGH! Seriously – I’m gonna barf.”
       I blushed hot and sat up as Raef’s hand fell away from my tummy. He slowly got to his feet, tossing the pillow that attacked him onto the couch. He stretched, looking really well rested for the first time in weeks, and his black t-shirt rode up just enough to torment the heck out of me.

      He looked down to where I sat on the floor, scrambled hair and silly PJs most likely making me quite the sight to see. “I’m going to go bring in some more wood and see if Mae needs anything,” he said, taking his fine self and walking into the kitchen. I heard him greet Mae, though Mae returned a clipped Hello, and then the side door closed.

 I turned to Ana who was still sprawled on the floor with pillows and blankets. “What the hell woman?”
 SNUGGLE BUDDY? That’s all you can come up with after not having your hands on him for how long?” laughed Ana.
      “Hey – at least I could speak. I was so shocked that he was with me, I thought I was hallucinating. Did you fall asleep down here too?”

      “No. I went to my room, but was freezing by one in the morning. Kian and Raef were down here talking while keeping the fire going, and you were drooling on the floor, so I figured I’d camp out too, minus the unsexy drooling of course.”

      “I do not drool!” I laughed, horrified.

      “Well, maybe not, but you do have a line indented on the side of your face from however you were sleeping,” she said smiling.

      “I do not!” I protested, but then felt my cheek. Sure enough I had a long groove running the length of my face.

      Terrific.
      Mae appeared in the parlor doorway, her arms crossed over a stained plaid apron. “I need to talk to both you girls. Now, please.”

      That didn’t sound very promising. I glanced at Ana, who gave me a curious look, but we followed Mae back into the kitchen where feast preparations were in full swing.

      “Sit,” Mae instructed as she poured herself a fresh cup of coffee. She added some sugar and slowly turned to face us as she stirred the caffeine. The soft clink of her spoon against the cup seemed to echo ominously in the silent room. What was she up to?

      “Um – did I forget to take the trash out or something?” I asked, daring a nervous glance to Ana. Mae cleared her throat, a sure sign of whatever she was about to say was not going to be enjoyable.

“Raef and Kian are lovely young men. They’ve helped me out enormously while the two of you have been laid-up, and I am very grateful for all they have done. However, what I am about to say is non-negotiable.”
 Oh please – don’t say it. Don’t go there.
      “Sex should be between two people that are in love and are mature enough to understand the ramifications of such an activity.”

      Yup. She went there. I bet the deed to the house it was because Raef had been curled around me, too.

      The color drained entirely from Ana’s face.

      “Mae – you really don’t  . . .” I started, but she raised a hand to silence me. It was very possible I would never recover from this conversation. I was sure Ana’s ears were shriveling off her head as Mae spoke.

      “I am not so na├»ve that I do not see how you four act around each other. It’s obvious that there are feelings that go far beyond friendship between you two and the boys. All I ask is that you girls are careful, use your head. Don’t do something you’re pressured into. And for heaven’s sake, if you are determined to do it, DON’T do it under this roof and always, always be protected.”
      Silence descended on the room, as if a black hole had opened up on the table, sucking all gravity and sound from the kitchen. Mae stood there, glancing at the two of us. I was so mortified. I slid my eyes to the kitchen door that Raef had passed through minutes ago. If he was still anywhere near the side of the house, his supernatural hearing would have just offered him an earful. Kill. Me. Now.
      Ana, no doubt ready to perform a self-inflicted mental exorcism to erase the past few moments, hopped up from her seat as if she had been scalded. “Right. Good talk. Will keep it under advisement. Gotta get dressed,” she declared, bolting from the room. I think her little feet actually left a smoke trail in their wake. Her leg was definitely all healed.
      
I glanced at Mae and she eyed me over her steaming cup of coffee as she took a sip.
      
Somebody save me.

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Meet the author of Stormfront

AUTHOR BIO:

K.R. Conway has been a professional writer for most of her adult life.  She has been a journalist since 1999, an editor, graphic designer, critique partner for other writers, novelist, and book reviewer. She teaches the devious art of telling lies for money to various impressionable young people (i.e. she teaches fiction craft classes for teens and adults). She is also on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center, a PAL member of the SCBWI, and the driver of a 16-ton school bus. She tweets her random thoughts @sharkprose and is on Facebook, because even her BFF’s dog is.

K.R. Conway is the author of the UNDERTOW series, which includes last year’s Amazon bestseller, UNDERTOW, and this August’s release, STORMFRONT.She lives on Cape Cod with her two children and husband, two weird dogs, and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent.

Author Links:

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Troglodyte forever,

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Teaser: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys is an upcoming book written by the critically-acclaimed author of Dangerous Girls, Abigail Haas. I am excited to share the teasers with y'all since I am very excited for this book!

Dangerous Boys is a new YA mystery thriller, standalone story, and it will be on sale as an e-book exclusive on the release day, August 14th. If you want, you can already preorder the book through Amazon (US & UK) and iBooks. Links are found at the end of this post.


Here's the official synopsis of Dangerous Boys:

 
 SYNOPSIS:

From the critically-acclaimed author of DANGEROUS GIRLS comes a new dark, twisted thriller…


"It all comes down to this: Oliver, Ethan, and I."

Three teens venture into an abandoned lake house one night. Hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding. The other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?


Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece the story together - a story of jealousy, twisted passion and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful faces.

Release date: August 14, 2014
Preorder: Amazon || iBooks || UK 

 Not intrigued yet? Check out more teasers and early praises below!


Early praise for Dangerous Boys

"Dangerous Boys is a taut, compelling thriller balanced on the razor's edge of suspense. I could not put it down, and could not stop grinning wickedly as I raced through the pages." -- Leah Raeder, USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable

"Abigail Haas is a master at her craft! This is a special book and a special author. This is the kind of storytelling and writing that stick with you no matter how much time passes." -- The Book Geek Blog

"As with Dangerous Girls, the closing left me with a huge, admittedly rather twisted smile on my face. I don't know how Haas manages to turn me into such a gleefully evil creature." -- Dahlia Adler, blogger.

"Dangerous Boys was an intense, psychological read which was full of suspense and drama. Abigail Haas has a way of writing books which reel you in and keep you there, hooked and addicted until the very last page." -- Goodreads.com
 

 Oh my goodness! I totally can't wait for Dangerous Boys. I am super excited, are you too?!

Troglodyte forever,



 *Teaser photos courtesy of Mark My Word Publicity.* 
 
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