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Book Review ~ Adrenaline Rush by Cindy Hogan ~ A Highly Recommended Read!

Adrenaline Rush by Cindy Hogan (Clean YA Suspense)
Length: 360 Pages

A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him.

To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late. If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won’t want to put it down.

~Rae's Review~ Wow! I just finished this book and it's still on my mind and I'm still in shock! Bravo Ms. Hogan for such an awesome, pulse pounding read! This is the second book in the Christy series but I read it because it precedes…

Winter Wolf by R.J. Blain ~ Book Blast + $100 Giveaway

The cover to The Hunted Wizard caught my eye immediately! UF fans, this one looks right up your alley. The author offered an excerpt so you can sample a bit of the story below! I'm adding this one to my TBR wishlist. :-D

Winter Wolf (Witch & Wolf Book 2) by R.J. Blain
The Hunted Wizard

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the…

Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner Book Blast + $50 Giveaway

Most of my spotlights feature romance and fantasy books. I was glad to see this cozy mystery come into my view. This one is for you cozy fans and for readers like me looking to add more cozy books to their TBR pile!

Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner

Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

 Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. …

The Match Maker Blog Tour & Book Review

Blog Tour hosted by I Am A Reader
November 4th to 21st
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The Match Maker by Karey White (The Husband Maker #2) (Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker) It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart. In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever–at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again. ~Rae's Review~ The Husband Maker sounded intriguing when I first heard about it. The idea of a girl who somehow ins…

How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes Book Blast + $50 Giveaway

I dashed out and bought this book as soon as I heard about it. It kind of reminds me of Stardust in a way only this is contemporary. I'm always eager to find and read sweet New Adult books and I can't wait to get to this one on my TBR list!

How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes
How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he'll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it's far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won't stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she's crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can't just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful c…

Forget Me Not & Remember Me Blog Tour ~ Interview with Stacey Nash

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Author Stacey Nash dropped by AWD to share some insight into her series, characters and writing inspirations. Check out the interview below!

AWD: Tell us a little bit about Forget Me Not, Remember Me and what inspired you to write this particular story. SN: The Collective Series follows the story of Anamae, a teen who stumbles upon a pendant that belonged to her mother who’s been missing almost half of Anamae’s life. I’ve always been fascinated in conspiracy theories, in particular the illuminate, so I guess that together with the fact I have a family member with memory loss is what drove me to write this series.
AWD: Who was your favorite character to write and why? SN: Jax, because he was a lot of fun and often dragged the story in a direction I wasn’t expecting it to take. He’s a bit of a loose cannon at time, and definitely has a mind of his own.
AWD: Will there be any more books in the series?
SN: Yes. The Collective series was always planned as a four book series. …

Return to Chelsey Falls by Marianne Gowers Book Blast + $50 Giveaway

This looks like a great heartwarming tearjerker! If you're a reader on the lookout for an emotional read, check out this goodie! :-)

Return to Chelsey Falls

After the death of his mother, fourteen year old, Wyatt Barnes was sent to live with his grandparents in Chelsey Falls, Washington. That summer was filled with new friends and new adventures until his life was turned upside down for a second time.
Almost ten years later, an offer to teach at the high school in Chelsey Falls, brings Wyatt back to the small town. Is he getting a second chance to make amends with Alexa, the young woman that had befriended him?
Meanwhile, Wyatt’s sudden reappearance in town sends Alexa’s life into a tailspin. Alexa can’t help but wonder if Wyatt has finally found the peace he so desperately needed. Although apprehensive about opening old wounds, Alexa knows she can’t avoid Wyatt forever. Could what started out as a crush so long ago become more than that now? Or is it just too late? Return to Chelsey …

Christmas in Snow Valley Blog Tour Review + Spotlight

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Christmas in Snow Valley
Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season.

Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.

An Unexpected Kiss by Cindy Roland Anderson
Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than the guy she kissed at the airport?



How gorge is this cover! Book 1 Moonless is available now and will be free November 7th so don't forget to grab your copy. I'll be grabbing mine! :-)

Series: Maiden of Time
Author: Crystal Collier
Pages: 263
Pub Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
ISBN: 9781629830032

The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.


What reviewers are saying:
"5 Stars." - Invincible Love of Reading Book Blog
"I LOVED it! So good. Seriously...exceeded my expectations." -Kristin Smith, advanced reviewer
"Entirely unique and chilling." Gabby @ What’s Beyond Forks
"Unputdownable." T.C. Mckee, Book…