What Lies Inside by J.L. Myers

Wow. What a ride this book took me on. I was gifted a copy of this book by the author and, when that happens, you never really know what you’re gonna get. I am so glad I took a chance on What Lies Inside.


I loved it, and I do mean LOVED, from beginning to end. I loved the characters, I loved the plot. I loved the fact that as I read, I felt transported into Amelia’s world and it was seamless. I could feel and relate to each of her emotions and I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next.
Ty…Ty is an amazing character. I fell in love with him just as quickly as Amelia did.

The best part, for me, were the surprises. I’m usually very good at figuring out what’s going on and predicting the ending. With this book, I was just as confused as the main character, sifting through the clues, trying to figure out who the real bad guy was. I suspected it was this character or that and, in the end, I was partially right, but it was so well-written that I could’t figure out the why or how of it. The reveal kept me enthralled til the very last page.

I must admit, I immediately bought book 2. I can’t wait to get started and see where the story goes from here.
Great story, great characters, amazing imagination. If you’re looking for a vampire novel with a different sort of twist- try this one! You won’t regret it!


10 Amazing YA Shifter Romance Books

I love shifters! There’s something amazing about a character whose life is split into two parts. On one side, they’re attempting to live a normal, human life and on the other, they’re a beast, savage or otherwise, trying to control their baser instincts.

I wrote a young adult shifter romance book because it’s what I love. It’s what I obsess over. It’s what floats my boat. The book doesn’t have to solely focus on a shifter, just so long as there’s one stuck in there somewhere it’ll make me happy.

Here are some of my all time favorite YA paranormal romance novels that include shifters (in no particular order): Continue reading

Updrift by Errin Stevens

Updrift is a great love story and introduction to this series about sirens, community and the strong ties that bind them. I loved the characters and their relationships with each other. The story has romance, suspense, humor and drama, all woven together expertly to make you feel everything deep inside- and really care about them all, even the ones with suspect character traits and who make terrible, selfish decisions.

The first third of the book was a little tedious for me. There was a lot of descriptive backstory, starting when Kate and Gabe were children, then flitting from one milestone to the next- sometimes out of order, it seemed- until they were in high school and basically separated from each other. The pace picked up from there, moving through those years then on, finally reuniting them and starting the suspenseful intrigue part of the story.
I was riveted, hardly able to put it down as Kate and Gabe established their true relationship, faced adversity, and withstood the try tests of their love.

Overall, this is a solid and entertaining story. I’d recommend it to readers who like mermaids, paranormal romance- or any other kind of romance- and sweet, true love stories.


We Love Jewelry and Shifters Giveaway!

Hello lovely readers!

For those of you who have read my books, you’ll remember that Jeremy gave Melanie a special family heirloom for her birthday in Shadowed Instincts– a silver bracelet with a diamond-encrusted crescent moon pendant.

I am so excited to announce that I am giving away a replica of that special bracelet to one of you!!



Also included in the giveaway are ebook copies of a couple of my favorite shifter books:

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter


One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…


The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

51smmcpkcnlStrange things are happening in Maya’s tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain
of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya’s home—and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.

It doesn’t help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he’s interested in one special part of Maya’s anatomy—her paw-print birthmark.




If you’d like to enter to win these prizes,  just visit my website. Good luck to you all!



Free Book Friday!

Hello lovely readers!

I just thought I’d shout out a few free books I’ve downloaded from Amazon today! It’s December, and with the holidays upon us, we could all use some free stuff- and what’s better than books?

The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler

Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greek mythology are real.

Part paranormal romance, part epic urban fantasy, the first in this bestselling young adult series is the teen novel mythology lovers have been searching for:

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.

The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.


That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction


Love YA paranormal, urban fantasy, science fiction and dystopian books?

We’ve gathered a handful of thrilling stories from all of your favorite genres and put them together into an epic anthology of young adult fiction. Some of them are just the beginning of a unique adventure, while others are complete stories that will spark your imagination.

With over 200,000 words (about three full-length novels) That Moment When will provide weeks of reading pleasure.

Have you ever reached a moment in your life when everything changed? A crossroads of sorts… a point of no return. An event or realization so enormous you knew it would impact you forever in ways you couldn’t begin to understand? Discoveries so momentous they changed everything you thought you knew about the world, and yourself?

That Moment When is filled with exactly these kinds of moments.

If you read the stories in this anthology, I guarantee you’ll find at least a few that thrill and excite you. Make sure to follow the authors if you want to read more – most of us have at least one free book on our sites.


Shearwater by D. S. Murphy

“It’s like The Little Mermaid for adults. I couldn’t stop reading.” ★★★★★

5411273When my parents died in an accident, they left me like a piece of furniture to a grandfather I never knew existed. In Ireland. As if moving halfway around the world wasn’t bad enough, I soon learned my mother had left behind some unresolved drama – dark secrets that were screaming to be uncovered. And then there are the things I can’t explain. Strange things keep happening around me. Happening to me. Is it because of Sebastian, the golden-haired stranger who showed up in town at the same time as I did? Or Ethan, the kid locals whisper plays with dark magic?

Maybe both. Maybe neither. But someone is definitely out to get me, and I need to figure out why, and fast… because I’m discovering powers of my own. Powers that I can’t contain. And no matter what I do or who is to blame, if I don’t discover the real reason my mother fled Ireland, more people are going to die.

And they’re going to kill us all.

(This is part 1 of this book. The book in its entirety will be available next month and you can preorder it for $0.99 here.)

Soulmate by Kellie MCAllen

Most people search for decades to find their soulmate; Rachel Masterson was born with hers.

Rache51ghrv-l84l-2l is fed up with being known as the crazy girl who talks to herself, so she’s thrilled when moving to a new town gives her a chance at a whole new identity, without the stigma of her “imaginary friend,” Rider, the soul who has shared her body for the last fifteen years.

Hit with the triple-whammy stress of trying to make new friends (and her first boyfriend) in a new school, far away from the only other person who has ever understood her, Rachel’s relationship with Rider is strained by the choices that she makes. When a tragic accident tears them apart, can Rachel live without her soulmate?

If you like unique and fascinating paranormal romance stories that make you laugh, cry, and cheer all on the same page, you’ll love Soulmate!


Shadowed Truth  by Wendi L. Wilson

He was handsome, charming, and sweet- everything Elaine could have asked for- but he also had a secret. One that would rip them apart just when they should have been starting their livwendi-l-wilson-smaller3es together.

Elaine is living a decent life when a charming scoundrel named Darren asks her out, sight unseen. She tries to resist him, but her attempts prove futile when he slips under her defenses and crawls into her heart. A shocking surprise leads to a string of confessions, misunderstandings, lies and betrayal. Sometimes, to do the right thing, you have to sacrifice your own happiness. Sometimes, it all works out in the end. Sometimes, it doesn’t.

A companion novella to the Shadowed Series, this story follows Melanie’s parents, Elaine and Darren, their whirlwind romance and the series of events that led to their ultimate separation.
**This story includes facts and surprises revealed at the end of Shadowed Strength, book 1 of the series and is meant to be read after Shadowed Strength.


Happy Reading and have a great holiday season!


Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore

Hello lovely readers,

So, I just read Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore, and by “just read” I mean I read nearly the entire thing in one sitting. It was so good I couldn’t tear myself away. I had to find out what would happen next. It was so good, I bought the second book so I can start it right away.


Here’s my 5-star review:

I started this book yesterday and, unfortunately didn’t have a lot of time to read. I picked it back up this morning and could NOT put it down until I finished! I tried three or four times, only to pick my kindle right back up again. It was really that good!

I was instantly sucked in to Maggie’s world, where the people of the small town of Blackheath know there’s something weird about the Tomlins boys- rumors run rampant that they are all witches. When Maggie is told by a fortune teller that she has a hex on her, she goes to the only person who may be able to help her. Joel Tomlins. Childhood friends who drifted apart over the years, Maggie and Joel work together to figure out what the mark on her is and get rid of it.

I love Joel. He has this intriguing quality of being self-confident, yet at the same time not really sure of his, and Maggie’s, feelings. Maggie is a really great character who’s a good person, but also has a crafty side to her that will do what needs to be done to get what she wants. I found her likable and entertaining.

I became completely absorbed in this book and immediately one-clicked the sequel, Blackheath Resurrection, as soon as I read the last sentence. Though I have a ton of books on my kindle carousel waiting to be read, they’re gonna have to wait. I NEED to find out what happens next!

I guess it’s safe to say I recommend this book! 🙂 It’s only $1.99 right now on Amazon.com and £1.64 on Amazon UK. Go download it now! You won’t regret it!

On this Day

Anyone use the “On this Day” feature on Facebook? I check it religiously, looking for insanely cute pics of my kids when they were smaller, funny posts about my day, etc, that I once again share with my friends. Nostalgia, baby. It’s the best.

When I clicked on it this morning, the first item that popped up was a Goodreads update, Continue reading

My TBR pile…

Hello all,

I just thought I’d share a little reading update. As I posted previously, I decided to finally read the Harry Potter series. I’m loving the heck out of it, but I feel like it’s taking me forever and meanwhile, my TBR list is a mile high! I’ve continued to feed my one-click addiction…the struggle is real, folks! Continue reading