Monday, August 31, 2015

"Cursed Rebel" by H.G. Lynch!
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 Cursed Rebel
~Released: July 15th, 2015

~Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing

 ~Cover by: Nicola Ormerod

 ~Editor: Catherine Stovall

~Length: 151 Pages

~Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance

Never trust a pretty face. My grandma taught me that. She warned me about the Fair Folk but I never believed her...until I was kidnapped by one. And damn, he is pretty. 

But Fin was sent to bring me to his King, and if I want to survive the Otherworld, I have no choice but to trust him - for now. 

Oh, and did I mention my sexy best friend is hunting me? I should've listened to Gran.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

"The Viper and the Urchin" by Celine Jeanjean!
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 The Viper and the Urchin
~Released: July 27th, 2015

~Length: 307 Pages

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Mystery, Suspense

Being Damsport’s most elegant assassin is hard work. There’s tailoring to consider, devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain… But most importantly, Longinus must keep his fear of blood hidden or his reputation will be ruined. So when Rory, a scrawny urchin girl, threatens to expose his phobia unless he teaches her swordsmanship, he has no choice but to comply.

As if being saddled with a dirty, grammatically incorrect girl isn’t bad enough, a copycat assassin begins to imitate Longinus’ kills and threatens both his and Rory’s lives. Arguments have to be set aside, and Longinus and Rory are forced to work together to unmask and stop the copycat. But darker forces than they realize are at play, and with time running out, the unlikely duo find themselves the last line of defense against a powerful enemy who seeks to bring the city of Damsport to its knees. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

"Aurelious Forty" by Dianna Beirne!
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 Aurelious Forty
~Released: December 20th, 2014

~Length: 252 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

Aurelious Forty has led a lonely, troubled life. He stays disconnected from the world around him with no family and no friends. He lives merely to exist…to survive.

Aurelious’ life changes in an instant when an impulsive decision forces him to abandon everything he has ever known. Choosing to follow strangers into a new world, he discovers he was born with a gift so strong, so unique; it could give him the power to change humanity.

But the shadows of his childhood are long and dark and run through every fiber of his soul. Can Aurelious break the chains of his past and use his gift for good? Or will the nightmare of his tormentors set him on a path of revenge so fierce it could destroy us all?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Breed of Envy" by Lanie Jordan!
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**Originally published on August 29th, 2013; re-posted for our TBR Review.

Hiya!  Today I'm posting up a review.  This is a sequel review, so it may unintentionally have spoilers if you haven't read the first book yet.  You can check the first one out here.

Otherwise, here we go!

The Breed Chronicles, Book 2 

~Released: February 22nd, 2013

~Parent's Guide: PG-13

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Six months ago, Director Greene recruited me to the CGE to train to hunt demons.
Four months ago, I agreed to finish my first Phase in less than half the time.
Two months ago, I got bit by a vampire, almost died, and found out I have demon DNA.
Now... Demons aren't the only thing I have to fight.

Because I'm changing, and that changes everything.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Turn of the Moon" by L.P. Dover!
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 Turn of the Moon

Royal Shifters #1 

~Released: August 25th, 2015

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense 

One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other. 

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt. 

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Confessions of a Fat Girl" by Holly Dae!
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 Confessions of a Fat Girl
~Released: August 4th, 2015

~Length: 247 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Smart and ambitious Season Minett was homeschooled, got accepted into college at 16, graduated with a B.A. in English at 20, got a job at a prestigious magazine at 21, and isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. Twenty-two-year-old Season has it made and everyone knows it. Except Season herself.

People can gush over her all day long, but Season knows they’re just being nice. In reality, she’s accomplished nothing. She doesn’t work hard enough, can’t get her book published, and worst of all at 5’6, 180 pounds with a thirty-two inch waist, a forty-four inch hip, and arms too big for her body, she’s fat and ugly. She's such a disappointment that after her mother divorced Season's dad, she went to live with her new, younger boyfriend and left Season to mother the rest of her siblings. So Season is quite bewildered when the guy she sees every weekend at the bookstore shows serious interest in her. And she ends up liking him. A lot.

Season's not naive enough to think love will solve all her problems though. In fact, love seems to be making everything worse because her food obsession is growing more and more out of her control. But that's impossible. There's nothing wrong with counting calories and wanting to be thin. There's nothing wrong with trying to be as perfect as everyone thinks she is. A fat girl can't develop an eating disorder, let alone have one. Right?

Monday, August 24, 2015

"The Lemorian Crest" by Hannah L. Clark!
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~Released: August 23rd, 2015

~Publisher: KinStone Publishing, LLC

~Length: 436 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance

After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be. 

When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.

Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Legend of the Light Keeper Series, by Kelly Hall!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"#Poser" by Cambria Hebert!
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Hashtag Series #5

~Released: August 18th, 2015 

~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance 

Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door.

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door.

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Write to Rescue Anthology!

Hey guys, Rose here.  Hope you're all having an awesome Summer, or whatever season it is where you're at ;)

So, I saw this event last week, and thought it sounded awesome!  I love animals, have a bunch of rescue babies, and just love rescue events.  This is an awesome event supporting rescue animals, put together by a bunch of authors who, needless to say, rock.  Please check it out, and if nothing else, please share this post so we can get some amazing animals some love, as well as some love for these authors :)

Write to Rescue Anthology!
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 Write to Rescue Anthology
~Publisher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing 

~Released: November 1st, 2014 

Rescue animals need love too. That’s why these nine authors got together to write stories that will warm your heart and entertain. All proceeds will go to animal shelters to help take care of and save the lives of the animals that may become your next family member. There’s a little something for everyone.

Taisheena Rayne - Win, Place, or Show
Shauna Wilhelm - Fostering Hope
Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons - The Disturbance
Karli Rush - Nine Lives
Carolyn Wolfe - Miracle Paws
Emily Walker - Cats
Miranda Stork and Trish Marie Dawson - A Tale of Two Kitties
Laura DeLuca - Nine Lives
Michael Williams - The Pride

Do you have any rescue pets?  Are you going to purchase this book?  Let us know in the comments below!

Please share this post, so some awesome animals can get more care.

Thanks for visiting! :D

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"Audrey's Promise" by Susan Sheehey!
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~Originally published in October, 2013; re-posted for our TBT Review!

~Published: July 24, 2013

~Published By: The Wild Rose Press

~Genres: Chick-Lit, Contemporary Romance


Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she's unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy. 

Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that's not entirely honorable.
Ethan could stir up trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she's buried for so long. Will Ethan find that he values love more than getting the story?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"The Thought Readers" by Dima Zales!
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 The Thought Readers
~Released: March 5th, 2014

~Length: 348 Pages

~Publisher: Mozaika Publications

~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller

Everyone thinks I’m a genius. 

Everyone is wrong. 

Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that’s not because I’m unusually smart or hard-working. 

It’s because I cheat. 

You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality—the place I call “the Quiet”—where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still. 

I thought I was the only one who could do this—until I met her. 

My name is Darren, and this is how I became entangled with all the Russians and learned that I’m a Reader.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Apple Watch Giveaway
"The Atlantian" Spotlight!

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Author Deborah Pratt has released her latest epic sci-fi Young Adult novel and she’s giving away an iPad Mini OR Apple Watch to one lucky winner!  Not only that, this amazing television producer, writer and actress is also the mother of Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Belisario, who plays Spencer on the hit show, and she’s giving away a PLL cast signed poster!

 The Atlantian on Amazon

The Vision Quest, #1

~Publisher: VGM Publishing

~Released: May 15th, 2015

~Length: 228 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dystopian

Sometime after the great quakes that rocked the 21st century changed the world as we knew it, a host of courageous humans survived and evolved the planet into a glorious new age; a brave new world filled with equality, unity and hope for a better mankind. To save humanity and expand the population, humans combined their DNA to create several new species of genetic Splicers. Those human based Splicers, remembered the limitless powers of the mind repressed by society and then forgotten over the millenniums.

But technology was, as ever, racing ahead. Human DNA was also infused into biologically based robots called Biodroids and once they became aware and discovered emotions, the need to survive took over. They began to rise up, threatening the world that had been so carefully reconstructed after the Great Quakes.

Our story begins on the risen continent of Atlantia when a group of young friends led by Lazer, a teenage boy, finding it hard enough to stay out of trouble and grow up, has his life altered when a rebellion is launched by a rogue band of newly, sentient, biologically based Biodroids. Their violent actions transform Lazer’s life and the lives of everyone around him. His world is rocked by a series of tragedies that shocks him into adulthood. With his best friends Cashton and Kyla, life as they knew it on Atlantia was about to change forever. Kyla, who had loved Lazer since they were twelve, knows the one truth Lazer hasn’t figured out, that he is the hero this changing world needs and this will be his first call to destiny.

Friday, August 7, 2015

*Quiz* Which Fictional Character Are You?

 Fun Friday!

I got: Daisy, from The Great Gatsby
Congratulations, you're a conceited heartbreaker! Your horrible attitude and crappy personality have gotten you absolutely no where in life. You're probably married to a really jerky guy who's most definitely cheating on you with a sleezy girl who lives above a car garage! The one thing you have going for you is your voice, which is full of money.

Boo. :/
 Annoyed whatever eye-roll, Ryan Reynolds

What did you get?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

"The Lightbearers" by Nora M. Garcia!
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Originally published on October 29th, 2013; re-posted for our TBT Review.

~Published: November 9th, 2012

~Length: 320 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Sci-fi, Romance


The Lightbearers is the story of an ancient Egyptian King and Queen, Akhenaton and Nefertiti, who have been reincarnating together for the past 3300 years. They have been entrusted with the mission of The Lightbearers, whose responsibility is to be guardians of the human race and to enlighten any whose path they cross. Through reincarnation, during each of their lifetimes, they strive to overcome violence, greed and injustice and in each lifetime they leave pockets of individuals with whom they have shared their secrets of life and death. They have also been ascribed with the powers of telepathy, astral projection and psycho kinesis. They are highly evolved and highly enlightened.

Discovery of their innate mystical powers is facilitated by the assistance of an alien being who introduces them to the mission of the Lightbearer. Through a series of flashbacks two of their previous lifetimes are revealed beginning in Ancient Egypt and including 17th century France where they switched genders.

The story unfolds in the 21st century where Jean Crystal, Nefertiti’s incarnate, has been kidnapped by Dr. Natas, whose plan for world domination has been temporarily disrupted by Jean and her husband George, Akhenaten’s incarnate. Jean and George have discovered a secret about Dr. Natas experimental school, a school completely computerized and robotized.

Jean is held captive on a laboratory table by a motion sensitive laser directed toward her central nervous system. Not realizing this, upon awakening from a narcotic sleep induced by the doctor, she attempts to move and is suddenly wracked by a mind numbing pain. The more she moves the more pain she receives. By astrally projecting herself she is able to overcome the pain and investigate her circumstances. George has already been assassinated and while awaiting her own demise, George pays Jean a visit in the lab, assuring her of their eternal vow to each other. Jean is very shortly, thereafter, assassinated. Upon the joyful reunion of their spirits on Petite Terre, a tiny island just off the Normandy Province of France, Jean and George plan their return. While it is possible to determine their gender and the time in which they return, they cannot predetermine their identities. They must pick a place, a time and a signal by which they can find and identify each other in their subsequent lifetime. In this particular lifetime, their favorite song was “Imagine” by John Lennon and so on the first Monday of October, 2024 at 12 noon, they decide to meet outside the computer science building on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. She will find him sitting under a tree near the building with a guitar strumming “Imagine”.

Their reunion takes place 20 years later, albeit not without a hitch. Together they set out to rescue the United States from Dr. Natas’s well-placed plans, he has already begun to execute.

4/5 Roses ~

"Jean felt sick to her stomach. She was also beginning to fear that she was failing the human race , as they were failing each other. This was, she dreaded, the beginning of the saddest time in the history of humanity.” The Lightbearers, by Nora Garcia

The plot for this story is intensely deep, hitting on many different subject and issues, such as social development of children, political atmospheres, the overall maturity level of the human race, as well as several others.  Set in a not-too-distant future, this story follows the reincarnated ancient Egyptian King Akhenaton and Queen Nefertiti as they face the modern world.  The couple live their many lives, fulfilling the duties and mission of "The Lightbearers."  While the underlying themes of this story are deep, they are mixed with a lighthearted, passionate love between the ancient rulers, and a somewhat whimsical romance between them, in their current life together.  

As with any book that touches on deep subjects and fundamental beliefs, there will be those who agree, those who disagree, and those who are in the middle. The beliefs held by The Lightbearers are ones I have personal issues with, which made it difficult to stay unbiased. While I don't agree with the fundamental ideas presented in this book, several do touch on realistic problems our world is facing at the moment. Because of that, I can applaud this book, and it's author, for the message presented. Which is, in it's simplicity, to live simple, not rely on technology, and remember to be human.   

The writing was, in all honesty, very very good.  This has to be one of the most well written books I've read in a long time, and possibly ever read.  I was very impressed by Nora Garcia's smooth mix of realistic issues, with a unique love story, all tied into a wonderful adventure.  Overall, I enjoyed the story itself, and my personal beliefs aside, I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance, adventure, and mythology.  

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review. 

Nora M. Garcia, originally from New York, now makes her home in Southern California where she enjoys a successful career with an entertainment company.

While Nora considers herself an artist, she feels a strong sense of social responsibility which inspires her to write projects that are not only entertaining, but also enlightening and hopefully with a positive social message as well.

Nora was kind enough to answer some questions for me, and I'd like to share with you, what we talked about!

20 Questions with Nora M. Garcia ~

1.  How did you come up with the idea for this book?  Not only the reincarnations aspect, but also the Lightbearer aspect itself?
2.  Are the historical characters in this book inspired by real people, or are they fictional?

(This will answer questions 1 & 2)  I was going through a spiritual awakening, and one night while [I was] in my apartment in Manhattan meditating, the idea came to me and it was [as] though someone had piped it into my ear and it was actually the end of the story.  Two weeks later the middle came and two weeks after that the beginning.  
I went to the New York Public Library to do some research because I knew it would involve ancient Egypt.  I wasn’t sure what I was looking for and while walking through the empty aisles of the Egyptian section a book literally fell off a shelf and landed at my feet.  It was a biography about Akhenaten, and I started to read it and discovered how incredibly enlightened he and his Queen Nefertiti were, in fact, they were light years ahead of their time.  I became so enamored with them that I created a fantasy about them.  A lot of what I wrote is based on their history, and then I just took it from there.  
I wrote the first draft of this 30 years ago and it sat for many years until I discover I could self publish.  I am a huge fan of the series Ancient Aliens on the History Channel and recently they did a program about Akhenaten and they postulated that his enlightenment was facilitated by an alien being from a far more advanced civilization.  I couldn’t believe what they were saying and it gave me Goose bumps.

3.  What inspired you to write this book?

I felt an overwhelming desire to write this story and to this day, I really can’t explain it but I think I was somehow directed to do so.

4.  Are you planning to write any more books?

I am currently working on a sequel.  My goal is to write a trilogy.

5.  Are any of the characters base on you, yourself?

I think there’s a little of me in Nefertiti and her incarnates in that our sensibilities are very simpatico.

6.  Is there a fundamental message you hope readers get out of this story?

Absolutely – I hope my readers will begin to look deeper into their spiritually and understand that we are all connected, that we are God and life is an endless cycle – we are spiritual beings having a physical experience and will continue to do so.

7.  Was there a lot of research that went into this book?  If so, what areas did you have to research to prepare?

There was a lot of research that went into the book especially from a historical perspective, some physics and geographical research.

8.  What was the best part about writing this book?

Accomplishing something for which I am most proud and hopefully convey a message that inspires my readers to rethink their traditional beliefs about who we really are.

9.  What was the worst part?

Writing is a very isolating experience and I’m a very social person, so that was the hardest part, having to spend so many hours alone each day.

10.  What is the best compliment you've received, as an author?

“I can’t wait to read the sequel.”

11.  What's the biggest criticism?

That the end was too fast, a couple of the reviewers felt I should have expanded the last few chapters.

12.  What makes your writing environment the most comfortable and productive?

Being able to concentrate without any distractions.

13.  Is your writing process structured, with a daily/weekly number count to be written, or do you more gush chapters on and off?

When I wrote The Lightbearers, it was very structured.  I took a year off from my job and went to Europe and wrote every day for 6-8 hours a day Monday-Friday.  Currently I don’t have that luxury as I have to work to support myself so I have set aside an hour or two a day to work on the sequel.

14.  What does your family think of your writing?

They’re very proud and supportive of my work.

15.  Who is your biggest writing inspiration?

Emily Bronte and Alice Walker.

16.  Do you have a favorite book and/or author?  If so, what/who?

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Color Purple by Alice Walker – talk about pulling on your heart strings, they are such prolific and beautiful writers.

17.  Is there anything else you'd like our readers to know?

Yes, how much I appreciate anyone who uses their hard earned money to buy my book and takes the time to read it!

18.  Would you be happy to see your book made into a film?


19.  If it was made into a film, who would you cast to portray the characters?

For Akhenaten and his incarnates I would like to see Matt Damon, Christian Bale or Johnny Depp.  For Nefertiti and her incarnates Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis or Jennifer Lawrence

20.  What are your goals for the next 5 years? 

To finish the trilogy and start another book 

Thank you so much for answering my questions Nora, it's always great to get to know our authors a little better! :)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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"A Pirate's Time Served" by Chris Malburg!

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 A Pirate's Time Served
~Released: July 20th, 2015

~Genres: Young Adult, Suspense, Thriller

Careful what you wish for...

Sarah Schilling’s twelve year-old brother is wicked smart. But this? Pure genius. Brian snagged an invitation to spend the summer with their favorite aunt and uncle on St. Croix. Uncle Jack tells them, “There will probably be some swimming, some diving. We like to run. There’s a range, so maybe you’ll learn to shoot. Cooking. Your Aunt Helen is a classically trained chef. You knew that, right? There’s the Mallard seaplane, so maybe you’ll learn something about flying. That sort of thing.”

That sort of thing sounds like too much work for Sarah Schilling’s summer on the beach. Until Brian’s scuba regulator mysteriously fails sixty feet underwater. Her training snaps into laser focus. During Brian’s rescue they unearth the 250 year-old secret of Black Bart—the pirate and his ghost. The discovery launches them into a hurricane of peril at the hands of modern-day pirates. The Schilling family will not survive unless Brian and Sarah discover the most powerful weapon that is within themselves.

A Pirate’s Time Served is a YA thriller of a ghost story. It shows how two teens can dig deeper than they thought possible, discovering what it means to lead, to follow, and to never ever give up—especially on family.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"The Secret of Strange Waters" by Kelly Hall!
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 The Secret of Strange Waters

The Light Keeper Series # 2 

~Released: July 20th, 2015

~Length: 208 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Unfortunately for Lily Jordan, being a Light Keeper doesn't come with an instruction manual, but neither does being sixteen. While learning to use her powers, she’s confronted with unforeseen obstacles and forced to break her own rules in order to save her circle of friends.

With her mom’s wedding on the horizon, will misinterpreted visions create new enemies who could threaten Lily’s exposure? Will death and heartache ruin the big day? For Lily, the answers only lead to impossible decisions. Does she embrace her powers or abandon them for false normalcy?

Kelly Hall’s second book, The Secret of Strange Waters, proves paranormal powers aren’t always a blessing.