Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ransom (Giveaway Included!!!)

Ransom by Rachel Schurig 
Publication date: April 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.
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     I told him everything, showed him the scarred, broken part of me, and he didn’t run or push me away. Instead, he held me and cried with me until I was sure I would break with the pain of it. And after all of that, he still wants me. 
     I can feel it in the way he kisses me so desperately, as if he can’t get enough. He trails his fingers across my face and holds me tightly to him until I’m sure I won’t be able to breathe. Daltrey wants me. He loves me.
     “I don’t want to waste any more time,” he says, pulling back so he can look into my eyes. “I want this with you. Forever.”


Rachel Schurig lives in the metro Detroit area with her dog, Lucy. She loves to watch reality TV and she reads as many books as she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Rachel decorates cakes. Her THREE GIRLS series is available now from Amazon!
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lore (Giveaway Included!!!)

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold
Release Date: 03/2014

Summary from Goodreads:
A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

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Author Bios:
Brinda Berry:
Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She's terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.  She doesn't mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she's not working the day job or writing a novel, she's guilty of surfing the internet for no good 
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Karen Y. Bynum:
Dragons, unicorns, genies…oh my! NA/YA author, coffee-lover, olive-hater, tea-drinker, music-listener. Random becomes me. Easily distrac— Blog

Laura Diamond:
Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and multi-published author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion.

Jayne A. Knolls:
Jayne A. Knolls lives and works in New York City.  The Maker is her first published work of New Adult Fiction. Jayne can reached at
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My name is Theresa DaLayne and I’m a new adult author with Bloomsbury Spark, an amazing digital imprint of Bloomsbury publishing. Website

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Hi there - thanks for checking in. My name is Cate Dean, and I write romantic suspense and paranormal, with some action packed YA paranormal and fantasy thrown in. I love to write, and I have been doing it most of my life. I've made up stories in my head for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled to be able to write them down and share them with you. If you want to be the first to know when the next book is released, or be in on some fun, exclusive contests and giveaways, join my list here: You can learn more about me and my books at my website:


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Orenda (Giveaway Included!!!)

ORENDA by Ruth Silver
a Young Adult Fantasy Adventure series
published by Patchwork Press
Orenda Join forces with a parallel universe. Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can't exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her younger sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.
  Excerpt: Lil stood firm, sword-in-hand, staring at the beast as it flew directly at her. “How do I kill it?” She raised the sword above her head with two hands. Hudson glanced at her. “With what we taught you. The dragon is no different than a man.” “It has wings and is flying at me. I’d say it’s different!”   Ruth Silver author photo About the Author: Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ABERRANT, a young adult dystopian adventure series published by Patchwork Press and Lazy Day Publishing, in 2013. Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005. While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required, because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. Upcoming works include Royal Reaper, a young adult series about grim reapers, due for release June 3rd, 2014. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mystic Wolves (Excerpt Included!!!)

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?
Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable...even if it means risking it all.

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The day she called, she was excited about a man she’d met who she thought would be perfect for me.

“It’s like he stepped out of one of those books you love so much,” she chattered over the phone. “Surely you won’t find fault with him as well. Just wait until you meet him.” She continued to prattle on and I tuned her out.

I couldn’t help but groan. One thing I loathed was blind dates because they were just so painfully awkward. There was the overwhelming need to fill every moment with something so we wouldn’t spend the entire date in unbearable silence. Trying to think of a way to break it to the guy gently when it was obvious to me, it just wouldn’t work.

I was already beginning to think of how I could wheedle my way out of this meeting when the doorbell rang.

“Tell me you didn’t, Mother,” I interrupted. I had no doubt she knew what I was talking about. The woman had the ears of a hawk and would undoubtedly have heard the chimes.

“Just do this for me. I want grand babies, Darcy. Wear something pretty with your hair up. Men like that.” I swear she was oblivious to how uncomfortable these meetings made me.

“Can you at least tell me what his name is?” I asked before I went to my doom.

“His name is Mason. Mason O’Connor. Be nice to him or so help me I’ll ….” I cut her off mid rant as I quickly said goodbye and hung up. I’d heard her threats so many times I could rehearse them verbatim in my sleep.
The door chime rang again.

“Let’s go see who the lucky contestant is,” I grumbled under my breath. I swung the door open and was floored by the battering of emotions that hit me with such a force I staggered. I would’ve fallen if Mason hadn’t reached out and grabbed hold of my arm.

“Already falling for me?” He chuckled, his eyes never leaving my face, his stare devouring.

Any other time I would’ve felt uncomfortable being under such intense scrutiny, but the look of hunger and triumph made my skin tingle and my breath hitched.

It was him. Don’t ask me how or why, I wasn’t a big believer in Fate, but standing before me, in all his glory was the guy from my dream. My wolf howled as she also recognized what it meant. Ours, she bayed over and over, stirring my insides into a frenzy.

About the Author:
A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a selfproclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams.  Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Review: Strike Out

Book Description Provided by Goodreads: When professional baseball player, Zach Foster, agreed to go into business with five of his best friends, he didn’t expect their little sports bar to evolve into a national chain, spanning fifty states, but it did. The business helps to fill the void in Zach’s life during the off-season, but when he closes his eyes at night, he still can’t forget the girl who left that gaping hole in his heart when she left him standing at the altar. 
Lauren ‘Rennie’ Alexander would do anything to fulfill a sick child’s wish. Not only is it her job, as director of the Sky’s the Limit Foundation, but it’s her passion. So when her assistant brings her a letter scribbled in crayon, complete with an application from the little boy’s loving parents, Rennie is ready to make another dream come true. Until she realizes that sick little boy’s dream is her worst nightmare. He wants to meet his hero, baseball player, Zach Foster. The same lying jerk who broke Rennie’s heart. It’s seems she has no choice but to take one for the team. 

Story Line: I loved this story line! It automatically grabbed my attention from the beginning with the accidental phone call from Zach to Rennie. From then on the story got even better! As Rennie moves back to her hometown and is forced to work with Zach her life is completely turned upside down. All the events that lead up to her finally telling the truth were very entertaining. I liked that this book was told through both Rennie and Zach's perspectives because it made me love the characters and connect with them more. Also, although I may be partial because I love baseball, I have to admit that I loved the incorporation of baseball into the book!!

Relationship: Rennie and Zach connection is the real thing when it comes to love. They grew up as high school sweethearts and even though they were separated for ten years their love for each other never changed, in fact it may have even gotten stronger. I loved reading about how they rekindled their relationship by falling in love with each other all over again!

Rennie: Rennie's character annoyed me a little in the beginning of the book (because she left Zach at the alter over a problem that could have been dealt with if she had talked to him and then she lied to him too); however, as the book progressed I grew to enjoy her character. Rennie has to confront her past and the consequences of the choices she made. I liked reading about the growth of her character from a weak and dutiful girl to a strong, confidant, and independent woman.

Zach: Zach, while not without his faults, was an AMAZING character! I fell in love with his character in his first chapter. I loved reading about his growth from an immature boy to a loving and mature man. It was sweet, heart pulling, and inspiring to read about his constant love for Rennie, even with everything that happened. In all, I absolutely loved his character and it was so easy to fall in love with him as well!!

Overall: This book is a combination of misunderstandings, lies, jealousy, deception, family relationships, true love, and baseball! So, overall this book has it all!!! I had a blast reading it and couldn't put it down for one second! Perfect feel good book for the upcoming summer (especially with the third major character that I won't spoil but who completes the book!

Rating: I would give this book a 9 out of 10!!!

About the Author:
Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionst, but she didn't find her happily ever after until she made a career change. The fear of ending up in someone's never-ending slush pile, coupled with the nagging inner voice that told her it was crazy to give up a successful business prompted Cheryl to continue writing as a hobby for many years. Finally, she decided it was time to take the plunge into writing full-time. Nineteen books later, she believes it was the best decision she's ever made. An avid reader of the genre she loves and self-proclaimed workaholic, Cheryl does manage to tear herself away from her computer to spend time with the other two loves of her life, her husband and son.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Summer on the Short Bus (Giveaway Included!!!)

Book Description:
Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.
 Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.

Praise for Summer on the Short Bus:

"Crandell creates a wonderful and relatable protagonist with Cricket but even better than that, she surrounds her with equally relatable, flawed, and real characters...This book is an absolute winner!" – Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“A novel oozing with heart and humanity.” - Ken Baker, E! News correspondent and author of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love

“A hilarious and heartwarming ride.” – Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, author of How My Summer Went Up in Flames and Famous Last Words

About the Author:
Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that prayer solves problems and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now…. She is represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Found in You

Book Description: Twenty ­three ­year ­old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head­first into Cole Stevens.
Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and light the spark back in his life.
Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?

Writing: The writing was spectacular in this book!! From the very beginning the writing captivated me and brought me into Camryn's nightmares. Through Ms. Ruse's writing I was able to experience Camryn's fear, panic, joy, and love right along with her character.

Camryn&Cole: Camryn and Cole's relationship was instantaneous and awesome!! From the first time they meet Camryn wants nothing to do with Cole because he breaks down her walls. Cole on the other hand wants everything to do with Camryn because he's cared about her (maybe loved? lol!!!) for a long time. From that first meeting their relationship just continues to grow and blossom into something beautiful. If I had to pick a quote that would represent their relationship it would be, "It's not a one-time offer"!!!

Lila&Carter: Lila and Carter are funny, flirty, and witty together and they made the book super fun to read. I thought that their relationship was sweet and definitely enjoyed the addition of these two characters!

Camryn: Camryn is haunted by her past and her fear of Todd taking Gavin from her or hurting him. This fear keeps Camryn from recognizing and admitting many things and from moving on with her life. However, I loved reading about her transformation throughout the book and especially about her falling for Cole!!

Cole: COLE!!!! I fell in love with his character from the very beginning! He's confidant, sweet, protective, caring, sexy, and just plain lovable!!! He doesn't take no for an answer and he has a haunting past that makes him mysterious and cautious. I loved learning about his past and how he is able to overcome it.

Gavin: Gavin is Camryn's son and he is about the cutest character ever!! I love that he is included in the book because he brought a new perspective to all of the events in the story. He has an innocent and optimistic view on everything that it just made the book that much more fun to read!

Overall: This is a sweet, romantic, and heart warming story about two people trying to deal with their past while trying to build a future at the same time! I was captivated from the start and as I was introduced to all the characters, I was enthralled by this story even more!! 

Rating: I would give this book a 9 out of 10!!!

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About The Author:
I am a middle school teacher who recently traded in my chalk for a laptop to follow my dream of writing contemporary romance novels. I live with my husband and two daughters in the suburbs of
Philadelphia.When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading and relaxing with my family at my home­away­from­home, the Jersey shore.   After I graduated from Villanova University in 2003, I never imagined my path would lead me in this direction. Writing was a hobby, an outlet for me to live in a world of happily ever after. Now as I watch my dream become a reality, I believe that happy endings do exist.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: A Ripple Through Time

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Description Provided by Goodreads:
What if an unspoken past finally found its voice? After inheriting a damaged painting and a handful of journals from his grandfather, Ryan, and his girlfriend Natalie, find themselves immersed in a mystery. Ryan is a third generation Naval Academy graduate and Natalie restores paintings. Together, they begin to unravel clues that lead them down a twisting path of raw emotion and vivid memories as they are taken back to the 1940's.

This journey unveils the previously unknown world of WWII veterans Derrick and Jianna, as they face the hardships of war and the reality of sacrifice. Ryan and Natalie uncover an engaging and unpredictable story while experiencing events that bring everything full circle. Two generations are linked through words and brush strokes, casting a ripple through time.
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Story Line: I loved the concept of the book, which is what first drew me in to give an honest review in exchange for a copy of the book. I thought that it was really interesting that the book has two story lines, one that belongs to Derrick and Jianna and one that belongs to Ryan and Natalie. However, even though there were two story lines they were wonderfully interconnected that I never once felt like the two story line were awkward, as I had once thought they would be. I also thought that the author did a fantastic job of incorporating the real life events into the story!

Relationship: I loved reading about Derrick and Jianna's relationship. I loved that they had an almost instant connection to each other and couldn't stop reading the book because I wanted to learn more about their developing relationship. Ryan and Natalie were really sweet as well! (What can I say, it's a romantic book lol!!!) It's super clear that Ryan and Natalie love each other so much that they just made my heart squeeze all through out the book!

Overall: This is a beautifully written romantic and mysterious book that will have you saying "wow" and probably crying at points throughout the book!! I especially loved the journal entries because they were romantic, thoughtful, poetic, and beautifully written. P.S- Just know that you'll forever be wanting letter like these hehehe!!!

Rating: I would give this book a 10 out of 10!!!

About the Author:
In my almost twenty six years on this planet, I have endured more than most would ever dream of.   These experiences have fueled my writing. I’ve created a fictional setting with characters that live out elements of my life that I felt compelled to share.
I have a creative mind and an artistic spirit, and I thrive when there are elements of imaginative spark. My fur babies are my children, and I am an advocate for those that have special needs. I’m a proud Navy wife, and a forever student, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a certification in project management. Being a military wife is a gift; an adventure on its own. So grab a blanket, a steaming cup of tea, and enjoy this journey with me!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review: Captivate Me (Giveaway Included!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads:
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.
Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?
Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’
From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Story Line: I thought that the story line was very unique and refreshing; yet, sweet at the same time. This different perspective on soul mates was really cool because it "captivates" people and pulls them toward their love. I also enjoyed that in the story there was a love triangle because it made the book stand out even more from the typical soul mate books! I also enjoyed the fact that it incorporated paranormal aspects, such as telekinesis and angels (lots of fun to read about!!!)

Relationships: I found that the struggle in relationships that Kat is faced with in the book, while supernatural, were very relatable. Kat struggles with her feelings for Levi and this mysterious person that calls to her. I found that this struggle could be similarly related in real life to people who are looking for their soul mates and wondering if the person they are with is that person.

Kat: I enjoyed reading about Kat's character because she was sweet; yet, confused throughout the book because of all the decisions she has to make. I enjoyed the supportive family dynamic she enjoyed with her family and loved that she develops new powers throughout the book. Overall, she was just like a regular teenager with a set of problems and for this I found her to be relatable and enjoyable to read about!

Levi/Gabe: Levi and Gabe are the love interests in this book. I enjoyed the mysteriousness of Gabe at the beginning of the book because it just kept me wanting to read to find out who he is. Levi is sweet and funny through out the book, making him a delightful character! I found that I couldn't choose between the boys, which was something new for me! 

Overall: This was a highly entertaining book that held me captivated (hehehe!!) It's an awesome paranormal and romantic book to read that will leave you wanting the second book!

Rating: I would give this book a 9 out of 10!

About the Author:
Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

The Romeo Club (Giveaway Included!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads:
What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S

What one reviewer says:
"Oh you guys are going to love this one. Imagine if you will the cast of The Big Bang Theory as teens and Penny is really a closet geek. Got your attention now ;) "-Book Angel Emma

About the Author:
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

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