Posts Tagged ‘YA paranormal’
Tide: Dark Innocence
Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1
New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook
as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel
Award for 2014!!!
for Rising Tide:
captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning.
The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows
exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling.”
Melansonâ€™s writing is so descriptive and talented. Throughout the
entire story, I felt like I was watching a movie.”
grabs you from page 1 and doesn’t let you go until the very bitter
end, only bitter because the book is finished.”
found pure delight in this book and will recommend it to other
writing by Claudette Melanson in this novel is top notch and I can
see the movie rights for this being grabbed in no time.”
Sure to become one of the Books to Read of the year,Â Rising
Tide: Dark InnocenceÂ isnâ€™t the usual YA tale of vampires.
Full of Mystery and Suspense, this Vampire Mystery Thriller packs
just enough Romance & Humor, while delivering plenty of Dark
Fantasy served with a side of the Supernatural. Maura, in the midst
of her vampire awakenings is unarguably a vampire in denial. It is a
novel that is certain to become one of the classic paranormal and
fantasy books of its time–the series is not only for Teen &
Young Adult readers, but has been well-received by many adult
readers, as well. Maura doesn’t live in Castle Dracula in
Transylvania, but she must still discover the bloodlines constructing
the creature she is destined to become, while overcoming social
issues, such as bullying, that rock her world while coming of age.
She is an strong Urban Scienece Fiction & Fantasy female
protagonist readers love.
Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 2
finally found the truth she was always seekingâ€¦or has she?
being left in the dark for all of her life, Mauraâ€™s father,
Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura
could never have dreamed possibleâ€”including his revelation that she
is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her
mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura
struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and
discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on
casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward.
the midst of chaos, assistance materializes in the form of another of
her kindâ€”ephemerally beautiful, yet explosively volatile, this new
vampire may prove capable of unlocking the puzzle-box Maxwell seems
intent on securing from her sight. Maura will discover the darkest
parts of herself in her quest to understand the being she is destined
to become. Her newfound friend has some shady intentions of his
ownâ€”such as thwarting the love that has grown between Maura and
Ron. Following in the wake of the impulsive vampireâ€™s misguided
instruction may further pull a naive Maura down into the depths of
ultimate despair, heartbreakâ€¦and even destruction.
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention for YA Horror
New Apple Summer eBook Solo Medalist for YA Horror
series offers so much: the heartwarming family moments, the comedic
back and forth banter between characters, life lessons tragically
actually cried during a few parts of the story.”
story is well written and gripping until the very end.”
itâ€™s written by Claudette Melanson, youâ€™re guaranteed to have an
amazing piece of literature that anyone can enjoy.”
has never felt so alone in her lifeâ€¦nor has her existence ever been
so overshadowed by perilâ€¦
only do both her parentsâ€”her distant but loving mother and
recently- returned fatherâ€”remain absent from her life, but due to
the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best
friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off
from the pairâ€™s friendship and support, forbidden by both her
father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them.
The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these
estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious
absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ronâ€¦whose
disappearance delivers grave consequences Maura would have never
by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons Maura cannot yet
comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back
with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire
family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise.
Aldivaâ€™s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver
covens, forcing them to rush to Mauraâ€™s aidâ€”even though her
father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to
initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on
Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they
instead rebel against Maxwellâ€™s wishes in order to save her
addition to the menace personified in her unsolicited enemy, the
unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled
down into the depths of a far more devastating crisisâ€¦one which may
condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death.
But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is
drawing her under, Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural
family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have
ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the
riptide drag Maura underâ€¦along with those she loves the mostâ€¦
scream it from the rooftops how much I love this series.”
can only say that Riptide is one of the best modern vampire stories I
have ever read, and I read them all from Stephen King to Ann Rice to
was action packed and the fight scenes were well written but more
than that it was the story of family and love, of taking
responsibility, and dealing with hate when all sane avenues
lore is superb, as is the writing. I can’t wait to catch up with
Melanson writes dark fantasy, horror and childrenâ€™s books in
Kitchener, Ontario with seven bun babies at her side: Tegan, Pepper,
Butters, Beckett, Sansa, Daenerys & Caramel. She graduated from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in
English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep
admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire
to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite
paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an
author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her
her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and
reading vampire stories…along with other genres of great fiction,
as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her
hometown and away at signings. An advocate for good health and
ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee,
cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond,
coconut or cashew flours.
dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a
snow-filled wood in the Yukonâ€”the perfect writing spotâ€”and the
completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue
fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over
the world save many innocent lives.
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Giver of Life Trilogy #1
have a past. But will they have a future?
Parker is resilient and hardworking. Sheâ€™d always prided herself in
maintaining a level head, even under pressure. Everything changes
when she begins to see strange apparitions and hear ghostly voices on
the morning of her birthday.
a blink of the eyes, Leahâ€™s life takes a drastic turn that spirals
her into the unknown. Something is out to get her, but sheâ€™s unsure
if sheâ€™s losing her mind, or the faces and demands of the dead are
real. Unable to find the answers she needs, she has no choice but to
rely on ex-best friend, Brandon Morris, for help.
as she will soon discover, Brandon has his own secrets. Some of which
defy logic and only add to the mystery surrounding Leah. And mix
feelings between the two complicate matters by getting in the way of
what they really want, and what they must do.
Brandon lighten the load on her by figuring out what or who wants her
dead? Or will their past history get in the way of the storm brewing
just beyond Leahâ€™s grasp?
Giver of Life Trilogy #2
brought them together. Will evil break them apart?
Parkerâ€™s visit to her hometown is supposed to bring her closer to
the truth behind her identity. What she doesnâ€™t anticipate is the
handsome stranger with almond eyes claiming to be her Pair.
world once again upturned with the arrival of the man chosen to be
her life partner, Leah is pulled between the feelings sheâ€™s always
had for the friend she left behind, and those for the compelling
stranger determined to save her from certain deathâ€”at whatever the
an ancient evil out to finish what it started twenty-one years
before, will Leah find peace within her troubled mind and heart to
fight back and win? Or will her disconnection with her newfound
powers hinder her only chance at survival?
sacrificeâ€¦is her salvation.
Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper
has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid
reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality
and thus, her first novel was born. When sheâ€™s not busy taking care
of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit
and do what she loves the most: writing.
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Divinity of Anila
Musings Book 1
Cloud S. Riser
name is Anila. Up until a few days ago, I thought I was just like
every other teenage girl. Seriously, life was awesome. I was popular,
had great grades, and was on my way to getting a scholarship to one
of the top universities in the state. Then my boyfriend decided to go
crazy on me, and I end up in a car with some other guy who claims
magic is real. Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he’s out of his
on a minute, Nila is not giving me a fair chance. The name is Bailey,
and I’m not crazy. I’m a Muse. And so is she. That’s why her
boyfriend got uber possessive on her. Muses inspire the best in
others, and without control over their magic, a Muse can be pretty
addictive to hang around.
is why I’m here, to teach Nila how to control that magic so she
doesn’t cause any more problems with the every day humans. See–
hate how he says every day humans like I’m not one of them. Oh, and
get this, I apparently can’t touch him, even just a tiny bit, because
we might create magical sparks…or something?–
at all the things she doesn’t know about being a Muse. The sparks
help us find our soul mate. Do I need to explain why I don’t need her
touching me right now? We just met. Besides, it’s common courtesy.
Keep your hands to yourself.
S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.
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Magic Within byÂ Sara Fitzgerald
Back cover blurb:
Nancy, a purple-haired witch, has never fit in with the kids in town. She has always felt something was deeply wrong with her. When Josh, her best friend, is attacked by a werewolf, Nancy seeks a potion to save him from the werewolf curse within him. But Joshâ€™s fate–werewolf or human–is his to decide, when the potion is injected during his transition at thefull of the moon.
Nancy, too, must make a choice. Her mother, her best friend, and a
steadfast young man all see the magic within her. Can she finally accept who she is and give love a chance?
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Magic Within published by Champagnebooks.com
“With the full moon fast approaching Nancy must find the magic within her and save her best friend Josh from becoming a werewolf forever.”
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Jaze Carso a character from The Silver Series byÂ Cheree AlsopÂ hasÂ consentedÂ inÂ given us an excerpt written Â by himselfÂ to introduce theÂ Silver Series to us.Â Â
â€œWerewolves hide among you; itâ€™s a secret we have fought for centuries to keep. We were almost wiped out once, and know better than to let the secret out again. But just like humans, werewolves are impulsive and sometimes uncontrollable. Thatâ€™s where I come in. My job is (more…)