Thursday, May 16, 2013

An American Love Story

This novella based on a true life love story just came out today! Go pick up a copy ;)




Tessa is visiting her hometown for the first time since her breakup almost nine months ago. Even though it’s just a short visit for the Fourth of July weekend, it kills her to be there. She and Phillip had made so many memories, both good and bad there—but her loving family is so worried, she has to go back.

Heartbreak and regret make each day worse than the last, but still she refuses to take back her ex. In fact she has sworn off men all together…until she gets roped into a blind date with a soldier. She doesn’t want to go, but even she can’t say no to going out with a soldier on the Fourth of July

The last thing she expected was the tall, dark, and handsome man that showed up to take her out. Garrett awakens a long dormant part of her as soon as she lays eyes on him, but can he heal her shattered heart?
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rachel Van Dyken Blog Hop


So guess what? I'm hosting a New York Times bestselling author! AH! Many of you probably know of her because of her new smash hit, The Bet.

Rachel is an awesome author that started off writing some great regency romance novels, one of her books, The Devil Duke Takes a Bride, was actually the first book of the genre that I had ever read.
 
 
And to my surprise…it was compelling, fun, and not all about bonnets and dresses like I had expected. But that is just Rachel; all of her books are that way. They draw you in and keep you there as any book should. Most of the people that follow this blog don’t read regency romance, lucky for you, Rachel Van Dyken has started writing new adult and contemporary romance and I couldn’t be happier.

Her seaside series has been thoroughly enjoyable, and by that I mean what’s not to enjoy about two smoking hot rock star brothers!
 
 
Tear and Pull are already available, and the next book in the series, Shatter, comes out May 19th! So comment below with your favorite book of Rachel’s and one lucky person will win an e-copy of Tear and Pull, so that you can be as addicted as I am to this amazing series!
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Pull-Seaside-Rachel-Van-Dyken/dp/1482571145/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1


To get back to the blog hop just click on the link below, and don't forget to check out the other amazing books featured on this blog! :)

http://the1940mysterywriter.weebly.com/1/post/2013/05/blog-hop-its-a-party-rachel-got-the-contract.html
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Feudlings


Feudlings is book one in the Fate on Fire series by Wendy Knight.

 

 

Imagine if the Capulets and Montagues had magical powers and Romeo and Juliet were destined to kill each other, intriguing? You have no idea, unless you have read Feudlings of course. This young adult paranormal is well paced, well written, and has such a unique story line.

The main character, Ari, is an Edren—a particular family of sorcerers that throw red spells. She’s not just an Edren—but the Edren’s prodigy. The Edrens, much like the Montagues have an enemy clan called the Carules, they throw blue spells and also have a prodigy. This stranger that has been in hiding is the reason that she has never had a normal life, the reason that she can never stop hunting—because she must kill them, or risk being killed by them.

She has just shown up at a new boarding school and the resident eye candy, Shane, takes an interest in her. Their connection is intense and I love the way that their love story blossoms. For the first time in her life, Ari is experiencing the things that a normal senior in high school would, dances, friends, and a boyfriend…the only problem? Shane is the Carules’ prodigy and they are supposed to kill each other, not fall in love.  

I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys young adult or new adult paranormal romance.
 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saint Sloan


Saint Sloan by Kelly Martin is a young adult mystery with religious/spiritual undertones. If you don’t enjoy reading super religious books, don’t worry this story isn’t preachy or up on a soap box. It’s crafted in a way that both readers of Christian fiction and fans of other genres can enjoy it.

The book begins with the main character, Sloan getting attacked by a mystery person. She is saved before this psycho gets what he are after. Honestly I was surprised by how intense this book was, sometimes young adult ‘who done its’ are so obvious that they lack the edge of your seat factor. Well I had no idea who I could trust and then when I go to the end, the person I had suspicions about was not the culprit.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this read; it kept me guessing and had a great message, not just a Christian message, but also talked frankly of bullying which is something that all teens should read about. I would recommend this for anyone that enjoys Christian fiction or mystery.