Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1) by Claudette Melanson and Rachel Montreuil

CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014!!!ARE YOU A FAN OF VAMPIRE ACADEMY, VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILIGHT?Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the nightCould Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.˃˃˃ Sure to become of the Books to Read of the year, Rising Tide: Dark Innocence isn’t the usual tale of vampire erotica. This novel is a YA Vampire Romance that is certain to become one of the classic books of its time. Maura doesn’t live in Castle Dracula in Transylvania, but she must still discover the bloodlines constructing the creature she is destined to become. A preview is available using the Look Inside feature for the ebook and print copies, above. Scroll up to read now!

Author: Claudette Melanson and Rachel Montreuil

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
184 reviews

Emerge: The Awakening: (Immortals of Indriell Book 1) by Melissa A. Craven

2015 International Book Awards Finalist!!
Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
…only Allie hates to fight.

Author: Melissa A. Craven

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
227 reviews

Dark Recollections (Adrian’s Undead Diary Book 1) by Chris Philbrook

For the first time, the internet phenomenon is now in print!

Beheading a zombie isn’t easy in a world where you’re more afraid of the living than the dead.

Adrian Ring’s simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered.

Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian’s own story of how he survived after “That Day.” Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named ‘Mr. Journal,” and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian’s Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn’t think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

It’s a great read for anyone. The stories are well written, characters build carefully and every detail is covered. People, this is what a great book looks like! Stop reading this review and start reading the book! -Frank D of zombie-guide.com

I don’t even think one needs to be a fan of zombie fiction to end up a fan of AUD; because Chris’s talent can’t be pigeonholed into one limited, literary genre. His true talent lies in weaving an enduring, sweeping story that does exactly what it’s supposed to do… pulls you in, engrosses you, evokes emotion, and leaves you satisfied (if not a little bit sad) when it’s over. In the case of AUD, for me, the zombies are just a bonus! -Wendi Haegle

The AUD Saga:
Book One: Dark Recollections
Book Two: Alone No More
Book Three: Midnight
Book Four: The Failed Coward
Book Five: Wrath
Book Six: In the Arms of Family
Book Seven: The Trinity
Book Eight: Cassie

Dark Recollections is the first book in the AUD series. It covers Adrian’s journal entries from September 21st 2010, to December 1st, 2010. Intermingled with his personal diary entries, book one also contains the short stories Phil’s Story, McGreevy’s Report, and Soccer Mom.

Author: Chris Philbrook

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
429 reviews

Kiss Of Fire (Imdalind Series Book 1) by Rebecca Ethington

“Kiss of Fire is interesting and intense, and the relationships {are} beautiful” – USA Today Happily Ever After Blog “I couldn’t stop reading… I bought her others just as soon as I was done and read them all in three days, they are that good.” – USA Today Best Selling Author Quinn Loftis Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’tknow why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone tosee it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything elseabout her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggyclothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, nomatter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was. If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sentfor her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is beingstalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her highschool bully ten feet in the air. Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds herscar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.Kiss of Fire is book one of five it is a Clean Young-Adult Paranormal RomanceLanguage: Low to NoneViolence: Mild to Moderate***Soul of Flame, Book Four in The Imdalind Series will be released on February 17th 2014.***

Author: Rebecca Ethington

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1010 reviews

Frontier Justice (The Survivalist Book 1) by Arthur Bradley

              ** Limited Time Promotion ** Reduced from $5.99 to $0.99!”The Survivalist may be the best post-apocalyptic series out there,” raves Steve Erwood of the Disaster Preparedness Blog. “In addition to a steady stream of gunfights with zombie-like mutants, roadway bandits, and opportunistic warlords, the books teach dozens of useful survival tricks. Learn to hotwire cars, construct homemade booby traps, build garbage-powered generators, and retrieve fuel from abandoned gas pumps.”Bryan Foster, author of The Prepper’s Handbook, says “It’s rare to find books this entertaining that are so well researched.” Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of Extinction Horizon, adds “The Survivalist books are incredibly addictive. They create a cool western vibe not seen since Louis L’Amour’s timeless classics.”Frontier Justice is the first book in a series described as “a cross between Justified and The Walking Dead.” The Superpox-99 virus has wiped out nearly the entire human race. Governments have collapsed. Cities have become graveyards filled with unspeakable horror. People have resorted to scavenging from the dead, or taking from the living. The entire industrialized world has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, decaying bodies, and feral animals. To stay alive, U.S. Deputy Marshal Mason Raines must forage for food, water, and gasoline while outgunning those who seek to take advantage of the apocalyptic anarchy. Together with his giant Irish wolfhound, Bowie, he aligns with survivors of the town of Boone in a life and death struggle against a gang of violent criminals. With each deadly encounter, Mason is forced to accept his place as one of the nation’s few remaining lawmen. In a world now populated by escaped convicts, paranoid mutants, and government hit squads, his only hope to save the townspeople is to enforce his own brand of frontier justice.Authored by renowned disaster preparedness expert, Dr. Arthur Bradley, Frontier Justice is “the start of a great apocalyptic saga.”To find out about the next book in The Survivalist saga, or to sign up for Dr. Bradley’s FREE Practical Prepper Newsletter, go to disasterpreparer.com.

Author: Arthur Bradley

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1950 reviews

Forbidden Blood (Forbidden #1) by R.L. Kenderson

A repressed vampire princess. A handsome stranger. A forbidden night that changes everything.Next in line to lead the vampire species, Princess Naya Kensington has always abided by her royal responsibilities. At the urging of her best friend, Naya breaks the rules and crosses the line when she goes to a human nightclub. Following a chance encounter, Naya alters her life with a singular act forged from lust and blood.Vaughn Llewelyn has secrets and obligations of his own, but he ignores them when he spots Naya across the nightclub. He wants her in a way he’s never felt before, and although he can’t possibly have more than one night with Naya, he knows no one else will do.One night of forbidden love creates a bond that will forever change both of their lives…as well as their worlds.Forbidden Blood is the first book in R.L. Kenderson’s steamy paranormal romance series. If you like alpha males, spicy supernatural creatures, forbidden love, and hot sex, then you’ll love the first installment in this page-turning series.Buy Forbidden Blood and enter the seductive world of the forbidden today!

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
242 reviews

Echo Among Stars (Book 1) by JoAnna Morris

Would you risk everything you thought you knew about yourself if it meant saving everyone you love?
In this thrilling debut novel, sixteen year old Eden Huntleigh and her family live within the district of Empyrean. Under the rule of The Renegades, and their tyrant leader Cesar, every aspect of life is controlled. Streets are patrolled by humanoid Enforcers. Necessities are rationed. Disobedience is not tolerated. When Eden receives an omen, and joins a group of Rebels led by the alluring Leo Dillon, her life begins to unravel.

Just as the Rebels are beginning to understand what they are capable of Cesar has kidnapped their families forcing them to strike before they are ready. Once inside the Empyrean palace they discover the horror of what they are truly facing. Does Eden have what it takes to be the legend she was destined to be? Ready or not she’s about to find out..

Author: JoAnna Morris

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
72 reviews