Book Trailer of the Week: Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan

We are back with a new book trailer of the week.  We hope that it will tickle your reading senses. Enjoy Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Haunted by an animal attack, seventeen year old Charlotte feels she is being followed. When she runs into a mysterious boy while camping, she’s afraid. Nothing seems right about him. Despite trying to stay away, there is an unmistakable draw to be near him. Even his scent smells familiar. But the closer she gets, the faster the secrets begin to unravel. Not only is he not human, he may have a link to her past. When Charlotte finds out someone wants her dead, she is torn between love and fear. Can she trust him to keep her safe?

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Book Trailer of the Week: Scattered Links

We love that authors have book trailers. And in the land of YouTube there’re thousand of them and you can get lost. So to make it a little easier and to honor the book trailers each week we will be featuring one of them. Our first one comes from the author Michelle Weidenbenner. This trailer will have you on the edge of your seat, but most of all it will have you wanting to know what Oksana did. Enjoy the Scattered Links Trailer.

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5 Romance Books to Snuggle With

Yes this is the week that we all will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some of us will have someone to snuggle up with and some of us, well lets just say we will be wearing black and bashing all the couples. Either way this week is a perfect week to fall in love with fictional characters in our favorite romance books. Here are five books you should definitely snuggle with. They are in no particular order.

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STORY: Brooke Winters has every second of her day planned out. She makes lists for the satisfaction of checking things off. When Marks Events and Weddings has an opening, she knows she’s perfect for the job. What she doesn’t expect is that the boss’s unkempt and full of bad attitude son will be the person she works most closely with. Nate Marks lost his fiancé and his best friend the moment he walked in on them sleeping together. He finds himself back at home in Las Vegas with his mother, taking photos for her wedding planning business instead of creating a portfolio to show at art galleries. Heartbroken and lost, Nate couldn’t care less about how he’s perceived by wedding clients… or the newest hire, Brooke. When Brooke finds Nate at the office passed out and hung over, she quickly fixes him up to look presentable for their meetings. Nate spills about his broken relationship, and soon their clashed personalities balance each other out. But when they both discover there might be more between them, they panic. Brooke’s determined to live life on her schedule, which never included a relationship with a co-worker or friend, and with Nate still aching over the girl he thought he’d spend his life with—they’re both about to lose a love they never expected to find.

REASON TO READ IT: Unexpectedly You is a sweet story that will have you falling in love with Nate and Brooke’s relationship.

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STORY: Six years ago Austin broke Jade’s heart. On that day he went from being her best friend to the person she hates the most. Now six years later Jade’s life has been turned upside down, the family she once knew no longer exists. Her father’s infidelity has made it hard for her to trust anyone. That is until she reconnects with the one person she’s despised the most. Will Austin be able to break through Jade’s wall of anger to get her to trust him? Or will he break her heart again? Together they will experience the ecstasies and agonies of being in love.

REASON TO READ IT: We have one word and it’s Austin. Because of You is a perfect young adult romance that will make you wish you were Jade and had a boyfriend just like Austin.

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STORY: Can two broken people help each other learn to love again and find their way home? For Samantha Cole, love and relationships have never come easy. Pain and heartbreak have forced her to build a wall around herself. Hoping to start over, Sam leaves Boston behind and moves to Napa with her best friend. Trying to make better choices in love, Sam establishes rules to keep her heart safe. Little does she know that one man will challenge her and change her mind. He has the potential to break down her walls and bring her heart back home. Ben Foster has been dealing with heartache and guilt for the past two years, believing he lost his only chance at love. Pounding guys on the Rugby field and running the family winery get him through the pain. When Sam arrives the fog over his life slowly lifts. He wonders if she is the one who can help his heart find a new way home. Letting go of the past and moving forward is not always easy. Their connection is strong, but their pasts keep getting in the way. Will Sam and Ben’s journey tear them apart or help them find a place to call home?

REASON TO READ IT: Finding Home is a great book about finding love after getting your heart broken. Jenny and Jake will have you believing in love again.

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STORY: Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, when he did Tyler stepped in to pick up the pieces. As she’s ready to take the next step with Tyler, Jenna finds herself face to face with Reece. Lies and secrets are discovered from the two boys she trusted the most. And now it’s more than just her heart on the line, it’s her life as well. Torn between two amazing guys Jenna’s certain of only one thing, this is the most important decision of her life. One almost destroyed her. The other brought her back to life. The time has come to choose. Can Jenna move forward with Tyler or will she be stuck in the past with Reece?

REASON TO READ IT: Who doesn’t love reading about two hot guys. No matter if you’re Team Reece or Team Tyler Waves of Love is a book you will fall deeply in love with.

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STORY: Samantha Baker, 17, has a crush on one of the most popular students around, Phillip Corinodi. Phillip’s athletic and chiseled body, along with his sporting abilities means everybody knows who he is. He also happens to be going out with Tracy, the girl ‘every guy wants to be with’. Confident, popular and bitchy, she is everything Samantha feels she is not. When the two spend an hour together in detention Phillip strikes a friendship with Samantha. They were friends once before, many years ago, before Phillip got popular and ditched her. Why is he suddenly talking to her again now, after so many years? She wonders if it could be a cruel joke, maybe organized by Tracy. Phillip has a lot to prove to earn Samantha’s trust again, and after she witnesses a school shooting, her self-esteem is battered further as she tries to silently cope with what she saw. With only one friend and little experience with boys, Sam battles to believe in herself, to trust and open up again, and to explore her emotions and sexual desires for the first time. All while facing a darkness that haunts her daily. Will she find the brave spirit deep within or succumb to her insecurities and those keeping her down

REASON TO READ IT: In Your Arms will make you fall in love with the way Sam and Phillip fall in love.

Waves of Love by Danielle Sibarium

STORY: Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, when he did Tyler stepped in to pick up the pieces. As she’s ready to take the next step with Tyler, Jenna finds herself face to face with Reece. Lies and secrets are discovered from the two boys she trusted the most. And now it’s more than just her heart on the line, it’s her life as well. Torn between two amazing guys Jenna’s certain of only one thing, this is the most important decision of her life. One almost destroyed her. The other brought her back to life. The time has come to choose. Can Jenna move forward with Tyler or will she be stuck in the past with Reece?

OUR RATING: 5 out of 5 Romeo and Juliet Stars

REVIEW: We have been huge fans of the Heart Waves series by Danielle Sibariun since the first book came out. With each book in the series we have fallen deeper in love with the characters. And the final book Waves of Love does not disappoint. We actually all read this book twice because it’s that good. Many heated arguments were had over wine. Two of us are team Reece. He is amazing and after breaking our hearts to the point of blinding tears in Breaking Waves we were so excited to see his return. Reece makes everything better. The other two of us are team Tyler. There’s just something about the bad boy that makes us go wild. Tyler is hard to trust at first but Waves of Love he redeems himself and even made us cry. Jenna grows a lot in this final book too. We really get to see how much she loves both of these guys. This book has it all: love, suspense, moments that make you hold your breathe, and even sexy scenes. Danielle is in an amazing writer and her talent really shines in Waves of Love. If you haven’t read this series yet you must. You will fall in love with this adaptation of true love.

So cozy up on the couch with Waves of Love

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Author’s Corner: Raelke Grimmer

We here at Forever YA fiction love to interview authors. It’s a way as readers to get to know the minds of these amazing writers. Today we are excited to bring to you our interview with Raelke Grimmer author of  Sleepwalking. 

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Please tell us what Sleepwalking is about?

Sleepwalking takes place in a world where people don’t sleep, because the water supply has been contaminated with a drug which makes it no longer necessary to sleep. Kyla is 16, and her father is the person who created the drug. But then the drug stops working, and people start falling into deep sleep and not waking up. The world blames Kyla’s father, and Kyla suddenly finds herself trapped between two realities.

What was your inspiration for this story?

I’ve always been fascinated by sleep, ever since I studied it in Psychology at high school, and the fact that while there are theories, no one really knows why humans need to sleep. It also seems to me that in today’s world, people are busier and busier and are trying to get by on less and less sleep. People want 24 waking hours each and every day- I started wondering what would happen if that became a reality.

Are any characters or the story based on any real people or events?

No.

Who was your favorite character to develop?

I actually really enjoyed developing Ty, Kyla’s boyfriend, because of where the events in the novel take him, and it even surprised me as I was writing the direction his character went.

When did you become interested in writing?

I’ve always loved reading, and when I was still very young I got the idea that maybe I could one day write books, too. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Not really. I write pretty much anywhere, fitting it in wherever I can between work and study.

What word do you always have trouble spelling correctly?

Receive- I know it is “I before E except after C”, but somehow when I type it, I always reverse the letters, and Word always has to autocorrect me.

Which author or book inspired you to write? And which authors inspire you today?

To be perfectly honest, the Little Sister and Baby-Sitters Club books by Ann M Martin! I was fascinated by the elaborate worlds she created, perfected and wrote about in those books. Those two series are what got me into reading, and then made me want to be a writer.

Today, I’m inspired by so many different writers- Douglas Adams, Markus Zusak, Matthew Reilly, Melina Marchetta, Shaun Tan. I find David Malouf so inspiring- his prose is so beautiful. It flows along like poetry and the reader can’t help but be drawn into the worlds in his novels.

What advice do you have for anyone who would like to be an author?

Sit down at your computer, or pick up a pen or pencil, and start writing. Write anything! And if you can’t write, read- and read everything.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a new young adult eSeries for BigWorldNetwork.com, which will launch on the website in mid December.

If you could have one superpower which one would it be?

To know and be able to speak and write every single language in the world.

We like to thank Raelke  for joining us in our Author’s Corner.

Make sure to check out her book Sleepwalkers

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Because of You by Maria E. Monteiro

STORY: Six years ago Austin broke Jade’s heart. On that day he went from being her best friend to the person she hates the most. Now six years later Jade’s life has been turned upside down, the family she once knew no longer exists. Her father’s infidelity has made it hard for her to trust anyone. That is until she reconnects with the one person she’s despised the most. Will Austin be able to break through Jade’s wall of anger to get her to trust him? Or will he break her heart again? Together they will experience the ecstasies and agonies of being in love.

OUR RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 FIRST LOVE STARS

REVIEW: As Young Adult readers we have completely fallen in love with this book. It’s what YA is all about. We had a hard time putting this book down. In fact one of us even had to survive after only sleeping for three hours at work because she couldn’t put her Kindle down. We love that Jade and Austin actually fall in love at a slow pace, but at the same time not too slow where you’re banging your head on the wall. Jade is sixteen and acts sixteen. It was exciting to see her grow through the story. Our heart broke and cheered for her. Jade made us laugh and made us mad, but most of all she made us want to fall in love with Austin too. Okay lets talk about the new love of our lives: Austin Evans. Austin is the best boyfriend ever. We love how he doesn’t give up on Jade even when she pushing him away. Now what Jade and Austin go through with him deciding on a college, and Jade having to deal with it reminded some of us about being in high school and going through the same exact thing. We knew exactly how she felt. It brought us right back to that time. We also found ourselves wrapped in the story about Jade’s parents’ divorce. From the first chapter we thought we were gong to hate the father, but that didn’t happen. He actually dug himself into our hearts. Maria has an amazing talent for giving each one of her characters good and bad qualities which makes the reader hate them and love them at the same time. Because of You made us laugh, get mad, cry our eyes out, but most of all it made us fall in love. This is a very sweet story about falling in love for the first time that will touch your heart.

So take a minute and remember your first love, and then read Because of You

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Kalifornia Blu by Kendell Shaffer

STORY:  Arrested for skateboarding at three o’clock in the morning at the Venice Beach Skate Park, Kalifornia Blu’s life takes an unexpected turn when her rock star absent mom doesn’t show up at her sentencing hearing. To avoid a trip to Juvenile Hall, she tracks down her dad–whom she hasn’t seen since she was eight. The sentencing judge thinks a bit of discipline will be good for Kalifornia and transfers her to a Police Academy Magnet High School, where the students wear LAPD uniforms, learn police drills and practice forensics. And, she’s forced to live with her ex-skateboarding, ex-guitar playing, ex-dad Zachary, in his run-down Venice loft with a 6 pm to 6 am curfew. It’s not an easy sentence for a girl who has grown up touring with her mom, living in five-star hotels all over the world. Curfew is tough, but Kal is tenacious. When she discovers her cop school partner, Jade, is being threatened by her ganglord cousin, Kal skitches (skateboard hitches) a Range Rover through the Venice canals to save her. She rescues a young girl from a gnarly living situation with Jade’s help. It’s a rough world she’s thrown into, with some dangerous people… and a few new friendships, discovered in the most unlikely places.

OUR RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 SKATEBOARDING STARS

REVIEW: Kendell Shaffer brilliantly brings you into Kali’s world. You don’t need to know anything about skateboarding to fall in love with this story. Kali is such a wonderful character, who is very easy to relate. She goes through many struggles a lot of us have gone through ourselves. Kali matures through the story in a way that gives her a true authenticity. One of the delights from this book is the description of the skaters world and Venice Beach. We’ve never been there, but after reading Kalifornia Blu we feel like we just came back from California. This book also made us insterested in stakeboarding. Come on who wouldn’t want to swoon over a cute skateboarder? One of the best parts about this story is nothing is perfect just like in real life. You can really feel the pain and joy as you read the story. All the characters in it help bring an amazing book with a great message to life. Kalifornia Blu also proves you don’t need a lot of romance to have a gripping emotional story. This book is a fun, wild ride that will have you aching for more.

So put your skateboard down and read Kalifornia Blu

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