Thursday, December 18, 2014

{Review/Giveaway} ONE SONG AWAY by Molli Moran


O P E N I N G   L I N E:
    I'M WAITING IN LINE AT THE dry cleaner's when the bell above the door announces a new entry, and I swear I feel the hairs on the back of my neck stand. I ignore the shudder crawling over me and focus on my phone. One of the songwriters I follow online just shared the news that a song he wrote is going platinum. I'm thrilled he's finding success, but it's one more reminder of how far I am from the goals I set when I moved here.
     I wanted to be a well-known songwriter by the time I was twenty-two, not still embodying the definition of "starving artist" and sharing an apartment with the Wicked Witch of Music City.

(pg. 5, US e-ARC edition)

If my recent A Week of Shooting Stars event didn't give it away, this year, when I read contemporary fiction, my first genre to choose from features characters who are singers or actors...or, in this case, songwriters. When I heard about upcoming new release ONE SONG AWAY, I immediately wanted to read it.

Sophie-Claire is struggling to make her dreams come true. She's living the life in Nashville, but her songs aren't selling. She's broken up with her boyfriend and her roommate had kicked her out. With nothing left, she's forced to leave Nashville and head home to reevaluate her life.  What she doesn't anticipated is reuniting with childhood friend Jake. He's always been her secret crush, and when she's forced to invent an imaginary boyfriend to get her mom off her back, he's the first person she turns to. But what happens when living her wish through a lie gets to be too much and she wants something more? Can she throw away all her dreams if her new dreams take her away from what she's always wanted?

What I like about Sophie-Claire is that she isn't afraid to make mistakes. Life has given her more lemons than it has lemonade, but she doesn't regret any of the things that have shaped her. She's constantly adapting and learning. She's confused about her future and what path to take, but that makes her relatable. I also liked the fact that the romantic relationship in the novel stemmed from childhood friendship. I have a soft spot for those types of novels.  ONE SONG AWAY is lighthearted and didn't have a lot of the dark, depressing subject matter I read more of in contemporary, which can be nice and relaxing when you just want to read and not think too hard! It also didn't overdose on drama, which I always appreciate in contemporary fiction. If you're looking for a straightforward contemporary romance with a focus on family and growing up amid life-altering decisions, ONE SONG AWAY might be just what you're looking for.
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C O N T E N T R A T I N G S

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details

Romance: R ( sexual situstions )
Language: R ( sexual langusge; crude language )
Violence: -- 
Other:  --
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C O V E R   D E S I G N:

I really like the coloring! It reminds me of fall! I also like that the couple on the cover is on a swing...and it works for the story, too!


O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title:  ONE SONG AWAY
Author: Molli Moran
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Molli Moran
Received: For Review
SUMMARY:

She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…

Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn’t taking off, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose, she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s going home with empty pockets.

Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mama doesn’t have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high school crush is back in town, too, and when he asks her for a favor, she agrees—on one condition. He says he’ll be her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: introduce him to her family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.

Sophie is sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time and that their fake relationship will keep them both away from wagging tongues. Sure, she was in love with him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn’t bargain for moments that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave her shaken and wanting more. And she didn’t count on old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.

Soon, Sophie can’t tell which kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep…and she thinks Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping that the life she wants is one song away, or write her own?


About the Author

Molli is a Southern writer who doesn’t consider her day complete if she hasn’t written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls. She’s a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books. When not reading or blogging, she can be found obsessing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend.



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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

{Cover Reveal} GRETA AND THE GLASS KINGDOM by Chloe Jacobs

Exciting news toady, bookworms!

Entangled Teen has given GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING a brand-new look and revealed the cover of longly-anticipated sequel GRETA AND THE GLASS KINGDOM (Coming in February 2015).

Are you ready to see the pretties?


Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1)
Release Date: 12/11/12
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.

To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back...




Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2)
Release Date: February 2015
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
The sequel to the Hansel & Gretel retelling Greta and the Goblin King ups the stakes of danger and romance. As conflict surges across Mylena, the tough Greta struggles to save those she loves.

Against all odds, Greta and the Goblin King miraculously survived the battle against the evil Agramon. Greta should be happy to be alive and ready to claim her place in Mylena by Isaac's side. Yet nothing is the way she thought it would be. The battle against Agramon left a dark magick inside Greta that will eventually kill her. Isaac hasn't been the same since he almost went Lost. And there are whispers of a rebellion brewing throughout Mylena...

Determined to save Mylena from a bitter civil war, they travel to the mysterious Glass Kingdom to form an uneasy alliance with the deadly Faerie race. But when an unexpected disaster tears Greta and Isaac apart, she must make the journey on her own. Along the way, she discovers a conspiracy stretching back to events she never thought she would have to revisit, betrayal from allies whose loyalty she never questioned, and an enemy vying to control all of Mylena.

Follow Greta into unexpected romance, explosive secrets, and shocking betrayals that will leave her and all of Mylena forever changed in the stunning second installment of The Mylena Chronicles.


About the Author
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
Every once in a while I participate in this one when I either
1) Like the theme, and/or 2) Have the time!
This week's topic:
Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 
(Overall, By A Particular Genre, 2014 Releases)

We still have two weeks before the year is over, so look for my ultimate BEST OF list in January! (Also, Kat is coming back for that post despite the fact that her computer is STILL out of commission. She misses you guys!!!)

So these are my overall top ten books SO FAR this year! 
I still have time to change my mind! ^_^

In Order of When I Read Them in 2014...

1) DOLL BONES by Holly Black


DOLL BONES was one of the first books I read in 2014...and one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to be at ALA Midwinter the day it was granted a Newbery Honor...and to gain a copy at the booth later that day. It was the first title I read from ALA and I loved it. Black captured that awkward time between childhood and adolescence so so well. There are so many quotable passages in this book and I love it SO MUCH!

My review: DOLL BONES
 

2) INFINITE by Jodi Meadows


Not all finales can be truly satisfying. INFINITE was, and I was devastated to leave the world. Each one of the books in Jodi Meadows' Newsoul Trilogy has been better than the last, and if you're a lover of fantasy, I recommend checking her out. It delves deeper into fantasy than I ever thought it would or could, and I have nothing but good things to say about this series!

My review: INCARNATE, ASUNDER, INFINITE (Co-Review with Kat!), PHOENIX OVERTURE (Novella/Series Companion)


3) #16thingsithoughtweretrue by Janet Gurtler


I'm not a huge fan of contemporary, but this novel struck so many chords with me. I think a lot of nostalgia factored in, too. I understood so much of what Morgan was going through. I live near a local theme park and many of my friends/classmates worked there every summer. There's so much going on in this novel, but it all works together. I really loved it. The proof? I *gasp* actually bought a finished copy of this book on my nook. I don't often feel the need to buy and re-read contemporary novels, so that's a big deal!

My review: #16thingsithoughtweretrue
 

4) THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson


I loved loved loved this book. Definitely one of my top fantasy novels of 2014! I liked the mystery involved and the way the book was structured; this style is so hard to write, so kudos to Pearson! There were also a lot of really cool new concepts in the story itself, and this book was impossible to put down. SO MUCH LOVE!

My review: THE KISS OF DECEPTION
My interview with Mary E. Pearson! 


5) HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas



Each one of these books has gotten better and better and better. After HEIR OF FIRE, my brain kind of exploded. A little bit. Maybe a lot. With this book, the series transcended into something more. I can't tell you how many times I recommend this series to people! I'm so glad Sarah moved to Philly, because I can hopefully go to many of her signings in years to come!

My review: THRONE OF GLASS (Kat reviewed this; I'm waiting for her computer to start functioning again so we can review the rest of the series together, so I don't have an HEIR review just yet!)
My interview with Sarah J. Maas!

 

6) FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle


I'd heard good things about Rebecca Serle in the past, but none of her books really motivated me to pick them up (Again, not a huge contemporary lover here...). I really got in the mood to read about "famous people" after falling so hard for Emery Lord earlier this year. When my BEA roommate Katie from Katie's Book Blog received an extra copy, she gave it to me...and I am so, so thankful. I wound up loving this book so much more than I ever dreamed possible! I really like the way the book brings fantasy into reality in the most bookish way possible and caters to book lovers. I love reading books about BOOKS, and mixing it with Hollywood in a way that brings fascination with actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart to mind worked in its favor!

My review: FAMOUS IN LOVE
My interview with Rebecca Serle!


7) THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas


I really enjoyed THE BURNING SKY and was hopeful that Sherry Thomas would create a compelling novel with THE PERILOUS SEA. I wasn't let down! I loved the second book even more than the first. The romance was swoonworthy, the action was intense, and the way the book flipped between "then" and "now" made me need to know what was going on. I couldn't read this book fast enough! Plus, it takes place, in part, in a desert. LOVE. I am beyond anxious for the finale in 2015!

My review: THE BURNING SKY, THE PERILOUS SEA
My interview with Sherry Thomas!


8) THE MARK OF ATHENA by Rick Riordan


Choosing this book was HARD. I did a ten book series read-a-thon this past summer/fall leading up to the release of the final book in this series. I held off on reading THE MARK OF ATHENA for two years (Okay, I ran out of time and was going to read it last year when THE HOUSE OF HADES came out and THEN decided to wait one more year for an epic read-a-thon). THE MARK OF ATHENA was the first "new" book by Riordan I read during my read-a-thon. I think it might have been my favorite in the series, but there are so many good books, so it's hard to say! The books have matured and gotten so much more engrossing by this point. The stakes are higher than ever. The villains are more frightening. And THAT ENDING! OMG, what a cliffhanger! So glad I could go on to the next book right away!!!

My review: THE LOST HERO, THE SON OF NEPTUNE
Jennifer Ellision's guest post!
 

9) PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay


I had an ARC of this book for so long, but I didn't have time to read it until right before the book launched. I definitely kicked myself for waiting so long, too. I was really engrossed in the novel, and loved the way fairy tales were mixed in with original fantasy. It was fully intriguing and so hard to put down. I would love to see Stacey Jay continue writing fairy tales in the future. Her visions are so unique!

...I just finished reading this one a week or two ago, so there's no review yet!



10) STITCHING SNOW by R.C. Lewis

This is one of my favorite book covers of 2104. It's so, so pretty in person! I received an ARC of this one at BEA earlier this year, and while it was the first BEA book that Kat read, I never got around to it until this past week. It's been sitting on my TBR pile staring at me. I've been trying to get around to more of my 2014 "Potential Best of the Year" books this month, and knew how much Kat loved tihs. I wound up really liking it as well...so much that when my dad asked me what books I wanted for Christmas, I asked for a finished copy! (But that's a story for next week's TTT!) I was afraid to read this because I heard it was a CINDER knock-off, but that's not the case AT ALL and I really loved it!

...I just finished reading this one last week, so there's no review yet!



What were your favorite books of 2014? ^_^

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Giving: 2014 Holiday Nail Polish Collections

I've had quite a few people comment on my nails in the past ask what I was using or wish I'd done a close-up so they could see better, etc., etc., and had a realization: Why not do a feature on nail polish? It's not book-related (Unless you're wearing the new HUNGER GAMES-inspired line from China Glaze, but I'm not even going into how wrong that is...), but it's fun. Plus, if I do this feature, I'll be more likely to re-paint my nails this week and less likely to let them chip their way to the bare bones (which would mean that I could see my nails...and if I see them, I want to bite them!).
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Check out my blog every day for the next two weeks to see some great gift ideas! 
Miss a day? Catch up now!


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

NAIL POLISH!

How I love nail polish!!!

It's been a long, long time since I did a Mad About Nails post. I've had issues with my nails being weak and brittle since the summer, and they've been breaking as soon as they start growing out. So why show you gross nails? But they're slowly growing back. My pinkies and thumbs are long right now!

This holiday season, I looked at all of the holiday collections in Nail It Magazine and Nails Magazine and thought, "Nope, nothing I really need except maybe two of these." THEN my mom and I went to the store and saw them in person. SO MUCH PRETTY.

Between my mom and I, this has been our holiday haul (From Sally's Beauy Supply, Flirt Beauty, and ULTA. Thank goodness for coupons!!!):

(Sorry for the EOS in the picture [From BJ's]. I took this a while ago before I ever heard of Softlips Cube
or came up with yesterday's lip balm post!)


CHINA GLAZE

I wasn't sure there was anything I wanted from the Twinkle Collection, but I did want to see this one in person. My mom linked a lot of these in the ad, however, so we were glad to see them at Sally's Beauty Supply!

We picked up dark gray "Out Like a Light," metallic blue "December to Remember," and a boxed trio featuring "Define Good...," "Dancing and Prancing," and "No Peeking!" The kit also came with a free purse!



ZOYA


I love the formula for Zoya products, so I was excited to see the Wishes collection. I wound up scooping up pixie dust colors "Thea" (A beautiful deep purple) and "Imogen" (A stunning, glittery black). I've used these two in alternating nails a couple of times already, and let me tell you--they look good together!

I also picked up "Willa" because I've been looking for a good solid black from Zoya, and my mom continued her metallic blue trend with "Prim."


OPI

Brilliant red "Cinnamon Sweet" and dark shimmery "First Class Desires" were the two we picked up from the Gwen Stefani Holilday Collection. Most of these colors were very traditional. I didn't see any true standouts (Though I may borrow "First Class Desires" from my mom every once in a while!)

ORLY

This was the collection I was waiting to see in person! The nail bloggers had me SO EXCITED to see "Mirrorball," a shining holographic silver, and I already knew I wanted it. I also wanted to check out "Tinsel," because it looked fun and festive. The Sparkle Collection was the one nail polish collection I genuinely thought I'd be buying things from this season. I wanted two polishes. TWO.

And yet....look what we wound up with!

{Alternative Free Fridays} THROUGH A TANGLED WOOD: Slightly Twisted Tales by Various Authors


Not interested in the weekly Free Fridays title offered by Barnes and Noble?
I'm usually not, either!

I thought about it and realized just how many free e-books I've found and downloaded onto my nook. I decided to start sharing some freebies with you!

No matter your e-reader, no matter if you get the official weekly book or not,  I hope you enjoy my alternatives!


Title: THROUGH A TANGLED WOOD: Slightly Twisted Tales
Authors:  Jamie Campbell, Katie French, Ariele Sieling, Sarah Dalton, Marijon Braden, H.S. Stone, Zoe Cannon, Magan Vernon
 

Available FOR FREE from:

WHY?


Last night, I was fiddling around with my nook. In the shop, I saw a list called "Fractured Fairy Tales" and decided to explore it. I discovered this book on the list, an anthology featuring several different new twists on beloved tales.

Fairy tales. Free. Those are both words I like a lot!

Here's a brief summary:


SUMMARY: 

A variety of writers come together to twist traditional fairy tales into unusual and mysterious stories. From Beauty and the Beast to Hansel and Gretel to the Ugly Duckling, these stories will be sure to pull you into a fantastical world of princes, romance, and maybe a little science fiction.

"Plan B" by Katie French. When Nolan is selected as one of the few candidates to work in the Breeders' hospital, he thinks all his troubles are over. Now he can afford precious medicine to save his ailing father. He’s heard of the Breeders’ cruelty, of their inhuman experiments, but he’s sure they’re fabrications. Then he stumbles into the Plan B room and learns how truly awful the Breeders can be.

"Tailless" by Ariele Sieling. A retelling of The Ugly Duckling, set on a far away planet in an unknown galaxy. While fighting a war with her people's biggest enemy, young Bode struggles to understand why she feels out of place in her community, and why she, unlike her comrades, was born without a tail.

"I Am the Maid" by Sarah Dalton. A hostile zombie killing Maid Marian meets an ill-behaved ex-soldier Robin in this post-apocalyptic retelling of Robin Hood. When a young girl falls deathly sick, the two are forced to join forces in order to outwit the Sheriff, and the mysterious Guy Gisbon.

"Three Wishes" by Marijon Braden. When Aladdin rubbed the magic lamp, things went pretty well for him. But a few thousand years later, the world has changed and the genie is old, cranky, and doesn't play fair. Young Alison thinks she's found the answer to all her prayers, but instead finds that having wishes come true isn't all it's cracked up to be.

"Killing Snow White" by Jamie Campbell. A magical retelling of the story of Snow White, told entirely by the Evil Queen who supposedly tried to poison her. Think Snow White is innocent? Think again.

"A House in the Woods" by H.S. Stone. At the conclusion of a scavenger hunt for Old World artifacts, Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost on the outskirts of the city after dark. They stumble upon a house in the nearby woods, hoping that they will find help inside, but the house's inhabitant has other ideas.

“Flight” by Zoe Cannon. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Dragged to the palace at swordpoint, commanded to cure the cursed prince with a kiss, Lucia wants nothing more than to return to her solitary world of books and magical study. But she soon discovers that she and the prince share more in common than she could have imagined… and that the truth behind his curse could destroy—or save—them both.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

{Review/Giveaway} FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little



B O O K   T R A I L E R:




O P E N I N G   L I N E:
    TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT OF my bethrothal ceremony, and a cold, sharp moon hung low in the eastern sky. I yanked back the heavy panel doors of the tent and peered into the darkness, a lump of dread sitting like curdled camel's milk in my belly./Dozens of small torches bobbed and weaved along the paths. Held aloft by the approaching women, they emerged as drops of frozen fire against the blackness. I shivered at the sight of so many guests imminently arriving. A year ago we had celebrated my old sister Leila's bethrothal to Zenos, and nwo, at sixteen, it was my turn to perform the bethrothal dance before my family and the women of my tribe.

(pg. 4, US e-book edition)


Kimberley Griffiths Little has written several books, but I never read her before FORBIDDEN. FORBIDDEN has turned into one of my favorite fantasy novels of the year, and I'm so excited to read more books from her in the future. To me, a big part of the appeal is the desert lifestyle. I blame Rae Carson and her amazing The Girl of Fire and Thorns series for kicking off this trend. If you love Carson or books such as VESSEL by Sarah Beth Durst (How did I never review this??) and THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas, you'll really enjoy FORBIDDEN as well.



Jayden is on the cusp of womanhood. About to be bethrothed and receive the jewelry that represents her new role, Jayden seems to have it all...except love. Jayden wants nothing less than to bind herself to Horeb, who has never been nice to her. After her mother dies during childbirth, Jayden and her remaining family members encounter a wounded traveler named Kadesh. Kadesh will teach Jayden the truth of what it means to love, but their relationship is forbidden. Jayden is betrothed, and Horeb will stop at nothing to make sure she upholds her end of the bargain.


So, so good. I can't even! It's really hard to talk about this book without spoilers. It started off slow-moving, and I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy it, but by the end of the novel, I was beyond hooked. I was also a little angry, because I thought this was a stand-alone. At the same time, the idea that it's the first in the trilogy makes me really happy, because it means I get to spend more time in this world and with these characters. I really liked the unique atmosphere of the desert, and I loved the fact that this was a historical novel set in 1759 BC Mesopotamia. I haven't ever read anything from this time period, and I don't know how historically accurate it may or may not be, but I don't care, either, because the story was engrossing, I loved the characters, and I couldn't stop reading.


I'm excited to delve further into the lives of the characters in the series and learn more about them and their lives. I'm looking forward to going deeper and becoming more engrossed as the series progresses. It has so much potential, and I'm already hooked. It's really different from a lot of what's out there, and I loved those differences. If you're looking for something fresh and unique, try out FORBIDDEN!

READ THE FIRST 67 PAGES NOW!

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C O N T E N T R A T I N G S

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details

Romance: PG15 ( kissing; innuendo )
Language: PG13 ( sexual innuendo )
Violence: PG15 ( fighting; murder )
Other:  ( attempted rape; mentions of prostitution; mentions of alcohol )
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C O V E R   D E S I G N:


Pretty! The first time I saw this cover, I wanted to know more about the book because, Pretty!

At the same time, I didn't understand the cover. All that red? It's DESERT. It's SAND. I didn't get that until I read the book. I thought it was some sort of cloth backdrop.  

I like the way her hair is blowing in the breeze, the slit in the arm of her dress, the red, the gold. It would jump out at me on a shelf and make me pick it up to see what it was about!


O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title:  FORBIDDEN
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Received: For Review
SUMMARY:

**Starred** in American Library Association BOOKLIST

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.


Author Kimberley Griffiths Little
Award-winning author Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande with her husband and their three sons. Her middle-grade novels, When the Butterflies Came, The Last Snake Runner, The Healing Spell, and Circle of Secrets, have been praised as “fast-paced and dramatic,” with “beautifully realized settings.” Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. She’s stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.



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