Hunter by Sarai Henderson (Blog Tour) #YABookReport

Hunter

by Sarai
Henderson
Urban
Fantasy/Paranormal/Suspense
Evernight
Teen / 56K
Sixteen-year-old Hunter belongs to
the Telepathic Alliance for the Latent or Newly manifested, otherwise known as
Talon, a bounty hunter community known for their ruthless tactics. Her latest
mission in San Diego was supposed to be a piece of cake, but when the job takes
a treacherous and deadly turn, not even her telepathic abilities could have
warned her of the dangers lurking around the corner.
There is only one place for Hunter to
go, and that is straight into the hands of the government and their Psychic
Intelligence Team, but even the “normal” world isn’t safe. With each passing
hour throwing her deeper into the game of life and death, Hunter must decide
who to trust before this mission becomes her last.
Excerpt:
14+ due to adult situations
I pulled my
hood up over my head as the rain began to pour from the skies and bounce off
the sidewalk in a serene rhythm. My hands were shaking from the adrenaline that
surged through my body. The hunt never got old. “All right, Bear. I’m in
pursuit of the mark. Get ready.”
“About time,
slow poke.” He chuckled to himself, but I wasn’t amused. Dawn had put me in a
bad mood and it would take a while for it to wear off. If only he was close
enough to punch, maybe I would feel better.
The sidewalk
turned a corner sending me into a crowded marketplace where the people bumped
shoulders more often than not. The smell of fish hit me like a ton of bricks
making me crinkle my nose in disgust. There was nothing I hated more than
seafood. Well, maybe large cities with all the loud voices in my head, but fish
was a close second.
I dug my
hands deep into my jeans pockets to keep them from shaking. Anxiety from
listening to the varied streams of consciousness coursed through my body. I had
to concentrate.
Dawn’s
presence was moving closer through the crowd, I could feel it. Her thoughts
told me that she didn’t like fish much either but this was where her contact
had told her to meet him. My heart skipped a beat with the mention of another
person around, possibly a telepath. Great, we didn’t have much time.
“Bear,” I
shouted into the com. “She’s here to meet someone and it sounds like they’re
going to send her into hiding. I need you close by. This is happening now.”
About our Author:
Sarai
Henderson is a retired ballerina from Oregon City, Oregon, where she
spends most her time chasing down her three rambunctious boys and writing on
her lunch break at work. 
She enjoys DIY projects, Photography and writing on
her blog about life as a mother of an autistic son. 
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Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (Cover Reveal) #YABookReport

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Being released on January 31st, 2017, the highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series has a cover that we can’t wait to share with you! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Pre-order your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story!

 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

“An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page.”

Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge

 

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Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

 

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#YABookReport Inked by Chris Ledbetter (Blog Tour)

 

 

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by: Chris LedbetterSeries:  Terra Sempre Saga, Book 2

Genre: YA contemporary/ fantasy romance

Evernight Teen
Publishing / 65kRelease Date: July 1, 2016
You’re Not Truly Alive Until You Know What You Would Die For…

 

Cameron Shade and Farrah Spangled survived a near-death experience together.
Now, their us-against-the-world relationship thrives despite pressure from
their families, as well as cultural and social obstacles. That is, until
Farrah’s father ships her off to private boarding school in Virginia.

Driven by unbearable aches of absence and longing, Cameron and Farrah are lured
back inside the cursed sketchbook and the perilous Terra Sempre that siphoned
their souls and almost cost them their lives.

Undeterred by a gathering storm of threats and complications, Cameron and
Farrah find unlikely allies in both realms, but what Cameron discovers in Terra
Sempre might make him want to stay there forever.

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Teaser:“You actually running?” Farrah asks, biting into an orange. Juice runs down the
side of her mouth. If there weren’t so many people out here, I’d help her out
with that. She catches me looking and licks her lips.“I have something for you later,” I whisper.

She mouths back, “I bet you do.” A wicked grin creases her cheeks.

“Back to your question … before you distracted me. No, I hadn’t planned on
running. I was just helping Jamison out. You?”

“Show me what you’re made of. Let’s go.”

“Oh, you’re challenging me?”

She props her hands on her hips and arches her perfect brows. “Scared?”

“Oh, girl, you are on.” I grab her hand and drag her playfully over to where
J’s classmates are handing out tags. I pick up two. She pins mine on the back
of my shirt. The sensation of her fingers working against my upper back sends
shivers down my spine. The good kind.

Then she strips out of her hoodie to reveal a navy blue racer-back tank top.
She pats her torso to indicate where she’d rather have the tag placed. I gaze
into her eyes before sinking past her chest to her taut stomach. I pull the
stretchy fabric away from her skin so I don’t poke her with the pins. My
fingers graze her fluttering stomach and her breath catches. She bites her lip
and closes her eyes, turns her head and smiles. Like she can hide it. When I’m
done, I give her a slight tickle.

She wrinkles her nose at me. “Don’t be trying to distract me, mister Cameron. I
intend to beat you.”

“Everyone line up!” Jamison calls out on the megaphone.

We arrange ourselves in the middle of the pack. Farrah tips her chin up to me
while smoothing her red mane back. The starting gun fires, and the cluster of
runners takes off. The path winds among tall pines that stand against the sky
like sentinels. Through the first quarter of a mile, Farrah and I hang on to a
steady pace. My breathing is good. The second half mile, she increases her pace
a bit, but I’m right on her heels. During the second mile, though, she begins
to pull away. I rationalize this by convincing myself that I’m saving energy for
the kick at the end, except the pace I’m running now is pretty dang fast, even
for me. And she’s still five feet or so ahead. She has a mighty sweet running
stride. Her hamstrings are the sexiest things known to mankind.

With a mile or so left to go, she glances over her shoulder and kicks into the
next gear, crossing the bridge spanning the pond where ducks are fed by
passersby. At the half mile to go mark, I launch into as much kick as I have
left in the tank. But it’s not enough. My legs are heavy as logs. I simply
can’t pick them up and put them down fast enough.

She got me.

I cross the finish line and catch my breath while walking over to the snack
table. By the time I get there, Farrah’s waiting for me with an orange wedge in
her mouth turned outward. She crooks her finger to beckon me to her. Then she
points toward the orange. I can barely contain the giddy level of sensual
excitement that wells up. I dart furtive glances all around.

We’re surrounded by school mates, some I recognize, some she knows. A girl
catches my gaze and raises her eyebrows. Great. I fidget with the bottom of my
shirt, and then clear my throat.

Farrah tips her head to the side and bats her eyelashes. I turn quick peeks
over both shoulders, and then I dive in and suck on the orange that’s in her
mouth. She leans into me and moans a little. When I’m done, I must have the
biggest grin on my face.

“Get a room!” Jamison yells.

OMG! I can’t believe he put me on blast like that. Everyone within ten feet
turns toward us. Inside, I’m still grinning like I won a million dollars. On
the outside, not so much. I curl my toes up in my shoes and cover my head with
a towel to dry off.

Farrah whispers, “God, I probably shouldn’t have done that.”

I turn to her. “At least everyone here is an ally. Or at the least, a marketing
nerd.”

She laughs. “Or an art nerd.”

“Yeah, ‘cause there are no glasses-wearing, journalism editors here either.”

Her lips stifle a smile. “You watch your mouth, buddy.”

“You watch it for me.”

“Cheeky.” She nudges my hip and bites into another orange. “By the way, what
took you so long back there?”

“Shut up.”

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Praise for DRAWN, Terra Sempre Saga Book 1
“Ledbetter successfully makes his fantastic premise very believable… Farrah is a good foil for Cameron, and Ledbetter does a fine job developing their friendship and romantic connection… Because this is not a graphic novel, descriptions are important, and Ledbetter’s finely detailed descriptions serve as effective illustrations for Cameron’s journey.
Inventive, fast-paced fantasy with imaginative settings and engaging characters.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“From the start, I was intrigued with the rare sighting of a young adult male action hero… then, with a quick flip of the switch… Ledbetter takes an innovative turn, with the right amount of creative risk, to amp the story with action-driven, suspenseful, mysterious and romantic elements.
The twist and turns, once started, didn’t stop until the end. Lives must be saved. Time is running out. My last wish is that this fantasy adventure hasn’t ended.” ~Michelle Monkou, USATODAY HEA Blog
“Stunning! Each word was vividly woven together, creating a brilliant read… Art is a huge theme throughout, and the way the author clearly weaves fantasy and real-life scenarios is simply amazing. I couldn’t stop reading this once I picked it up. Filled with tender moments, hard decisions Cameron has to make. Drawn was original every step of the way!” BTS Book Reviews
 
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Author Bio:

Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in
11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly “walked-on” to the
best drum line in the CIAA. He’s worked in various managerial and marketing
capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in
Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and
sports marketing, and also coached football.

He’s a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a
self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories
specifically to reach other reluctant readers.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.
Social Media Links:

Website: http://www.csledbetter.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLedbetter.Author

Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/Chris_Ledbetter

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Ledbetter/e/B0037Z8T9O

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6926810.Chris_Ledbetter

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#YABookReport Four Doors Down by Emma Doherty (Release Tour)

Title: Four Doors Down
Author: Emma Doherty
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Becca McKenzie is just trying to make it through her senior year of high school. She has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend but Ryan Jackson, the bane of her existence, keeps popping up everywhere. 
She doesn’t care that they were best friends for years. She doesn’t care that their moms are close and therefore she hears more about him that she’d ever care to know. She doesn’t care that their mutual friend, Jake, keeps pushing them all to hang out together, and she especially doesn’t care that the rest of the school bows down and worships him. 
Becca decided years ago that he wasn’t worth her time and nothing, NOTHING, is going to change her mind.

“Come on, tell me, Becs.” There it is again, that old nickname. I turn my head to look at him. He’s studying me intently.

 

“Don’t call me that.”
“Why?”
“Because it’s not my name.”
“Yes it is,” he says with a smile.
“No. My name is Rebecca. Or Becca. Not Becs. It’s too…” I pause. “It’s too familiar,” I tell him with a sigh.
“Hey, Ryan,” two girls greet him, smiling flirtatiously as they walk past us. My eyes follow them, glad for the distrac-tion, but when I turn back to Ryan, he hasn’t even glanced in their direction. His eyes are still focused on mine.
I raise my eyebrows at him. “You don’t want to follow them and see if there’s a spare classroom you can take advantage of?”
He smirks at me and glances away briefly before looking back into my eyes. “I’d rather talk to you,” he says quietly.

I turn to the side and see Ryan approaching with Jake and try not to pull a face. He’s glancing at Katie and his friends suspiciously. “What are you guys talking about?” he asks as soon as he reaches us.

I wait for Katie to reply, but she just stares back at him smiling.

“Just about how much we can’t stand each other,” I inform Ryan.

He glances over at me. This is the first time we’ve spoken since our fight at the beach. I mean, let’s face it: we definitely didn’t speak in Sal’s, we just shot each other dirty looks, and I’m still annoyed at him for the way he spoke about Charlie.

I don’t understand him. Was he always this interfering?

“Oh come on, Becca, he’s not that bad,” Jake says, slapping Ryan on the back and coming to his defense.

“Well not compared to Adolf Hitler, he isn’t,” I instantly reply to chuckles from his friends.

“You guys are back to being friends again,” Jake continues.

“Please,” I scoff. “I’d rather go for a sleepover at Jessica Murphy’s.”

Ryan snickers and crosses his arms. “Yeah? Maybe you could play dodgeball again?”

My mouth falls open as I hear the laughter from his friends. I can’t believe he’s just brought that up again. I’m already humiliated enough over that whole incident.

“Fuck you, Ryan!”

“He wishes,” someone says from behind me. I swing my head around but I have no idea who said it and they’re all looking away, trying not to laugh. I immediately get nervous and have flashbacks to teen movies where the popular kids play a prank on the dork to make everyone else laugh.
Something is definitely going on here.

 

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