Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Boys Love Manga Review




Author:
Kaimu Tachibana

Artist:
Kaimu Tachibana
Genra: Drama, Psychological,
Tragedy, Yaoi   
Year: 2007
Original Publisher:
Shinshokan   
Volumes: 
1 Volume (Complete)
 Licensed (in English)
Yes
English Publisher





Summary
A poignant manga, portraying the story of the movie with the same title.

The movie tells the story of Taishin Mamiya, a magazine editor who meets and interviews a young model, Noeru Kisaragi, and becomes sinfully attracted to him. Their love, however, is forbidden.



Review


I was surprise when I found out about this manga. I've watched the movie years ago and enjoyed it a lot even though it was sad. So this manga I thought would be simlar. The story line is exactly the same making me enjoy it more.

Taishin is a great and caring guy. He is a bit slow and nave when he meets Noeru. He doesn't know what to do with him but soon he finds himself unable to stand by and watch Noeru do things that are wrong. Noeru with his troubled past is looking in the wrong place to forget about it and Taishin in some way helps him.

They have a cute releationship and I wish the manga was longer. If I had to choose which I liked more the manga or the movie I would say the movie because there seem to be more of a story with the characters plus the ending though sad was much better then the manga.








Rating
4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

Monday, January 27, 2014

When a Man Loves a Man Manga Review


Author: Youka Nitta
Artist:
Youka Nitta
Genra: Drama, Romance,
Yaoi  
Year: 1997
Original Publisher:
Houbunsha   
Volumes: 
9 Volume (Complete)
 Licensed (in English)
No
English Publisher






Summary
Professional rivalry, mistaken identities, unrequited love, and jealousy test Shinkawa's and Takaaki's friendship on a semi-regular basis. But when Iwaki Kyousuke, Takaaki's old flame and mentor, returns to seduce Shinkawa away to a new host club, will Takaaki be able to persuade Shinkawa to stay, or will his devotion to Iwaki cause him to lose Shinkawa's partnership?



Review

I really did enjoy this manga. It had a good mixture of dynamic characters and great love scenes. Each volume brought a interesting story line that made me want to keep reading it.

Shinkawa and Takaaki are our main characters they work in the world of host or in other words gigolo's.While Takaai is all into his work leaving his personal life at home Shinkawa is the oppisite which causes a lot of drama for the two of them.

I had one problem with this manga is in the fact that I felt no love between Shinkawa's and Takaaki's. They seem more like sex buddies then lovers. No matter how much I was into the story i didn't like them as a couple. I did like the other characters and I found i wanted more story of those characters then with the two main ones. Sadly not all of my wanted pairings end up together in the end. That's just how manga's or even novel's go. The best stories leave you guessing and the end couple may not  be what you have pictured.







Rating
3 out of 5 Howling Wolves

EKHO Blog Tour and Giveaway


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EKHO

Author:   Marie D. Jones

Release Date: 
 
February 4th 2014  
ISBN:1624671748 (ISBN13: 9781624671746)
Pages:
250

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11444393-gateway?ac=1










Summary
Ten-year-old Elvis Jones is tired of being picked on, taunted, and teased by the bullies at his elementary school, so he does what any smart, technologically brilliant kid his age would do: he creates EKHO, the Evil Kid Hunting Organization, a sophisticated network of kid spies and secret agents that utilize a variety of cool gadgets to stay one step ahead of the enemy – the bullies. They hire kids, make them swear allegiance to the organization, and train them as Commandos, Privates, and Elite Spies. As kids rise through the ranks, the missions, posted on an encrypted EKHO website, require more smarts and skill, especially when the bullies form their own counterspy group called DEKE (Destroy EKHO Kids Everywhere).

It’s all in good fun, until the kids of EKHO must put their pretend skills to use for far more serious, and dangerous, missions. As field agents come across evidence of more sinister forces, they now have to deal with the strange, weird, and the unknown as they look for the truth about the bizarre and creepy threats to their school, their families, and their own lives. They experience betrayal, intrigue, infiltration and counter-espionage as well as teachers and adults who act more mysterious with each passing day, which leaves Elvis and his EKHO team wondering: who can you trust when the person standing next to you might not be entirely human?

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Author
Marie D. Jones

Marie JonesMarie D. Jones is a best-selling author with an extensive background in unknown mysteries, metaphysics, science, and the paranormal. She has been featured multiple times on the History Channel in Ancient Aliens and Nostradamus Effect. Marie also served as a special UFO/abduction consultant for the 2009 Universal Pictures movie, The Fourth Kind. She is a staff writer for FATE Magazine and Intrepid Magazine and a regular contributor to Paranoia Magazine and New Dawn Magazine. Marie has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows all over the world, including Coast to Coast AM, and has been featured in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and online publications, internationally. She has lectured widely at major paranormal, new science, and self-empowerment events, and is the screenwriter and co-producer of 19 Hz, a paranormal thriller in development with Bruce Lucas Films.






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Friday, January 24, 2014

Alchemy blog tour and Excerpt




Alchemy
Author:   Sheena Boekweg , Melanie Crouse ,
Sabrina West

Release Date: 
  October 11th 2013
ISBN:1492730785 (ISBN13: 9781492730781)
Pages:
457
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

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Summary
We didn’t know how much we had to lose until we were infected with magic. Sam was in love, Juliette was the main caretaker for her siblings, and Ana and her dad planned the best parties in New York. But we lost it all when we were shipped to Chebeague, an exclusive school for newly infected mages.


Everyone knows about the mages, those who survive the infection and end up with magical abilities. We’ve seen the power of magic, the high-paying jobs, and the world fame. But we never saw the cost. We didn’t know we’d be forced to give up everything: sanity, family, even the right to talk on the phone.

We didn’t know mage was just another word for prisoner.



Excerpt

“I’ll find a way to help you. I promise,” I said to Ana.

That was when they kicked the door open.


Anastasia and I jumped to our feet. A ball of energy hit me square in the chest, knocking me hard into the wall behind me. Stars exploded behind my eyes. Before I could even cry out in pain, they were on me, wrenching my arms behind my back. As they dragged me from the room, Dr. Tanga straightened from where she’d been bent over Anastasia. Clear liquid dripped off the tip of a syringe.

My whole body was numb. My vision kept coming in bits and flashes. I had impressions of bright lights, of worn carpet sliding beneath my dangling feet. Hands clutched tight at my elbows. There was a flash of pain when they dropped me to the ground. My head lolled, taking in the ceiling of the theatre, and then the faces of the others: Sam shocked, Sebastian’s mouth in a thin line, Dr. Felix looking like a marble statue, Ana slumped to the floor across the room. Dr. Mercer, running in, tie flapping over his shoulder, Zach close behind. And then Dr. Child, his face inches from mine, his mouth moving.

Everything still seemed so distant. His voice was dulled by a sound like the rushing of wind past my ears. I began to shiver uncontrollably. And then, in a flash, his voice came back.

“… will make sure of it, I swear to you. Do you understand me, Juliette? If you infect Anastasia, if by intent or by chance any piece of your magic touches her, you will never see your family again.”

Panic exploded from me. My world had once again gone silent, but my mouth was open and my throat aching, so I knew I must be whimpering or screaming. I rolled into a ball and clutched my head in my hands.

These past few weeks, once I knew I’d never see my sister and brother again, I’d pushed the knowledge down. And now it all came rushing back: the visions of Charlie and Georgie alone, without any love or attention. Visions of them growing up neglected, just like me. And the crushing guilt that this was all my fault, that if only I’d run instead of staring entranced at the colors, then I’d be at home, safe, caring for the people who needed me most.

Color swirled behind my eyes, the very echo of what I’d seen in New Orleans. I heard a crackling, a hum, and the sound of people shouting. And then something crashed nearby, and I wrenched my eyes open. The colors were there, filling up the theatre. And they were coming from me.


About the Authors

Sabrina West, Sheena Boekweg and Melanie Crouse never dreamed they would actually create a book worth publishing when they started writing together. Alchemy was merely supposed to be an exercise in flexibility. And it has been that, but it is so much more. Friendships that span the American continent have been forged, and unforgettable characters have been created.

Writing this first book in the Prophecy Breakers was a fun-filled adventure, and we hope that reading it is just as fun for you.

Visit us at theprosers.blogspot.com or check out Sheena Boekweg's amazing novel, Funny Tragic, Crazy Magic.




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Escape from Eden Blog Tour Review and Giveaway




Escape from Eden
Author:  Elisa Nader

Release Date: 
August 18th 2013
ISBN:1440563926 (ISBN13: 9781440563928)
Pages:
272
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11444393-gateway?ac=1

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Summary
Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And  who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?

Review (edit coming soon)
I never expect this book to be what it was. I thought it would be a dystopian futuristic type of deal but it wasn’t it was a cult of followers and a bad cult at that. Full of suspense and adventure it really drew me in and I loved every moment.
It through me for a loop when I realized the type of society called Edenton that Mia and her family was living in. I always found cults creepy and don’t want to know about them but this Edenton it surprised me how people let the person in charge do whatever he wanted to them.  Whether it was killing them or punishing them, they stood there and watched. Of coarse this society is located Spain far from anyone so no one can help these characters, which annoyed me most, but I’m glad it was our main character Mia and Gabriel who stood up to these people.
Mia really is a brave girl she asked questions when she shouldn’t and she even went against the rules. Most of the time the rule breaking was due to Gabriel. Despite how brain washed everyone was she kept true to her heart and fought the wrong doings of the place.
Gabriel well to describe what he is he’s mostly a stubborn brat. Though even though he has those quality’s he is a good guy. He never liked Edenton when he got there so right from the beginning he fought against the guards which was funny at times. And Despite his tough past Mia changes him for the better. I love his character and I love how both characters react to one another.
There was some romance in it and I loved the scenes shared between Gabriel and Mia. It was both cute and fun seeing them together.  Though during a few scenes it did go a bit far before it stop and I had to head desk a few times because I wanted there to be more romance.
Escape from Eden is a great book full of thrilling adventure. I really enjoyed this book and anyone who loves a good dystopian/cult book should pick this up and read how these characters fight against the people in charge.

Rating
4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

Author
Hi. I’m Elisa. I like cheese and reading and TV show marathons. Writing is scary, but not as scary as, say, Civil War amputations. I’m an Aquarius. Uh… let’s see… I’m not very good at writing my own biography. Or autobiography. I guess this is reading more like a slightly incoherent personal ad.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ratgirl Blog tour Review and Giveaway


Ratgirl

Song of Viper

Author:  Gayle C. Krause

Release Date: 
January, 2014

ISBN: 0991190408  
Pages: 210
Genre:
Young Adult, Dystopian
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11444393-gateway?ac=1







Summary
Sixteen-year-old streetwise orphan, Jax Stone is an expert at surviving in a dangerous city, where rats rival the homeless for food and shelter, but she’s an amateur at fighting the immoral mayor when he kidnaps her little brother. Desperation demands she quickly master the role of courageous opponent. She uses her hypnotic singing voice to lead rats to their death, and all the children to safety, in a dying city cursed by the deadly sun.

Review
“RATGIRL: Song of the Viper” is a unique title for a book, but the contents found within the novel - many will see why the name fits it. This book is a remake of an old fairy tale that takes setting in the future, but this ultimately only makes it more amazing.

This story revolves around the main character, Jax - a human female – that lives in a world over run by rats. She, along with other humans, live in the underground networks of the city and only travel at night to collect wares they find suited for trading. There is one character though that doesn't have this problem, and this would be the mayor of the city. The mayor is a dirty rich snob who will take anything he wants, and kill anything that may stand in his way. Jax, being the tough and spunky girl she is, stands up to the mayor and rats, all for the sake of her family that she has created in this corrupted world; that one detail helps me connect to the female protagonist, as I would do anything for the sake of my family. Jax is not alone in the fight as she has her friends Rafe and Colt, a boy that moved from Antarctica to her city for trading purposes, to stand by her side and fight those that wish to stop her.

There are a few components in this book that kinda turn the reader off sometimes. One component is the romance – it moved way too fast, but I let it slide as the book was partly romance based and more about adventure. There are some parts where she goes into costume and resulted with me just stopping to stare at the paragraph I read. A few things that bugged me were the lack of explanations given about certain situations. How did Jax and Rafe become friends? Why was Antarctica having times of summer, when it is a place that remains a winter wonderland? So many of these can be considered plot holes and tends to ruin the book if you linger on them.

Putting those to the side, the book still remained a good find and I do recommend this to anyone who loves dystopian books. It’s different and a cute remake of a child's story.

Rating
4 out of 5 Howling Wolves



Author
Gayle C. Krause is a member of SCBWI, YALITCHAT and The Cliffhouse YA Wonderwriters.She writes across the genres. Her first publication credit was a short story in Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul 2 (2006). The Storyteller’s Daughter, her YA historical short story, was featured in Timeless, A YA Historical Romance anthology from Pugalicious Press (2012).Her new YA novel, RATGIRL: Song of the Viper was published in February 2013 (Noble Young Adult).

During the course of her writing career Ms. Krause has served as assistant editor for Underneath the Juniper Tree, a dark fantasy online magazine developed for young teens, a children’s book reviewer for Children’s Literature .com and she offers a critique service for children’s writers at First Peek Critique. (www.gayleckrause.com)

She also runs a blog that encourages new children’s writers through contests, book reviews and author interviews. http://thestorytellersscroll.blogspot.com.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Skinwalkers Apprentice book blitz


The Skinwalker's Apprentice
Release Date: 02/24/14

Summary from Goodreads:
“Welcome to The Empire State, where banshees, witches, and skinwalkers wait…”

Margo Pennyfeather is being hunted. The 16-year-old witch has always been an outcast, in her home back in England, and now in the village of East Hampton New York where her family has settled. No one but her family has ever cared for Margo, but now the most important witch in the magic world wants her as an apprentice, giving her a chance to bring her family out of poverty.
Before long, Margo realizes things aren't what they seem, least of all, what kind of witch she really is. Now, the young witch must face a terrifying monster on her own, and the reverberations will reach farther than she could have ever imagined.

More than three hundred years later, in 1984 Emerald Kipp is a high school senior in New York City. A troubled teen with a rebellious streak, Emerald can't seem to figure out what to do with her life, and unfortunately for her, “witch” isn’t one of the available career choices in her guidance counselor’s office. As she struggles to figure herself out, Emerald is faced with the threat of being stuck in school and missing her final summer with her three best friends. Her last year of high school is turning out to be the worst yet, and Emerald thinks it can’t possibly get any worse. Unfortunately for her, she’s dead wrong.
And there’s something else, something far more sinister stirring in Emerald’s world, and she’ll have to believe in herself if she wants to get through it alive.

Two witches, three hundred years apart, one inescapable fate.

The Skinwalker's Apprentice is a prequel to the upcoming novel, Emerald Kipp and The Riddle of The Timekeeper, a terrifying magical scavenger hunt through the gritty streets of 1980’s New York City,set to a killer soundtrack, and perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Part of The Empire Witches series.


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About the Author
Claribel Ortega is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase journalism program, and got her start writing for the school’s Independent Newspaper. There, she quickly rose the ranks from editing the student’s often times hilarious ads and ramblings on the back page of the paper to staff and feature writer.
After graduation, Claribel worked as a reporter for The Rivertowns Enterprise, a local paper in lower Westchester County, New York. As a reporter, she enjoyed going to board of education meetings and texting the town mayors about the line at Starbucks.
Today, Claribel works for The Combined Book Exhibit, a book marketing company in Westchester NY.
She lives in New York with her really awesome boyfriend, her suspiciously intelligent yorkie Pancho Villa and is surrounded by an impenetrable fort of books she gets from her job.

“The Skinwalker’s Apprentice” is her first book, and cheese is her favorite food.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Hidden Magic Cover Reveal


Releases on January 24, 2014
When Jenny has the opportunity to spend the summer with her sister, a small slice of freedom is all she's really hoping for. Instead she finds something else altogether: electricity. That's what Jenny feels when she looks at Arram. She knows he's drawn to her too, but the mage-in-training does his best to hide it. Stung, Jenny turns to Arram's former best friend, Jack. But Arram and Jack's rivalry is much darker than Jenny suspects, and so are Jack's intentions. Soon she's caught in a mystery of old murder, ancient prophecies, and magic hidden where no one has thought to look. When Jenny uncovers a secret magic, she is offered two choices. Arram wants to keep her safe. Jack wants to show her the easy way out. Whatever Jenny decides, her life will irrevocably change. Either way, freedom may be the one thing Jenny can never have.
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Melanie Crouse lives in the gorgeous state of Maine with her (usually) delightful family. Look for her next novel Hidden Magic, coming soon. For more information, see facebook.com/MelanieCrouse.author.    

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Rubber Soul



Rubber Soul
 

Author: Apryl Baker

Release Date:
September 3rd 2013
ISBN: 1624670946 (ISBN13: 9781624670947)
Pages:
306
 









Summary


Greg Kihn is a rock star, seasoned radio host and author. Rubber Soul, his latest novel is inspired by intimate interviews that he conducted with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. Though Rubber Soul is fiction, as Greg says it is “100% historically accurate” and an candid glimpse of the phenomenon that is The Beatles. Rubber Soul is a an innovation in the Rock Thriller genre, taking readers on a rollicking ride through The Beatles legacy from the early days in Liverpool to six sold out shows per night in Hamburg and full-fledged Beatlemania. Dust Bin Bob runs into some lads from Liverpool at his second hand shop on Penny Lane. The lads: John, Paul, George and Ringo and Dust Bin Bob become firm friends, sharing vinyl that will spark a revolution. Murder, mystery and Beatlemania mayhem ensues—with the boys narrowly avoiding an international incident and an attempted assassination. It’s the ultimate Beatles story that could have happened!
 
Praise
“There’s no one more qualified to write a rock-and-roll novel than Greg Kihn. He’s the real deal and at his Kihntillating best in this book.” – Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple

“Rubber Soul is a magical mystery tour de force by Greg Kihn, a rocker who obviously has a way with words as well as music. His imagined story about the Beatles is fast-moving, full of twists and tension, and musical nuggets and insights. Great story-telling set to a Fab-four beat.” – Ben Fong Torres

“Rubber Soul captures what Rock-n-Roll is all about – and Greg Kihn would certainly know! This nearly-true story of the Beatles is pure magic and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” – Eddie Money

“Greg Kihn is the most compelling author who ever had a top five singing career. Rubber Soul is a fantastic story by Greg, with an historical back beat. I urge you not to miss this.” – Joan Jett

“I’m happy to report that Rubber Soul, the latest work by my pal Greg Kihn, has correct punctuation, complete sentences, even full paragraphs – some of the exact same literary devices that can be found in the greatest novels our culture has ever produced! It’s also written in English, which happens to be one of my very favorite languages.” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

“While the RIAA may not be able to certify Kihn’s work with a gold disc, fans of Kihn and The Beatles, as well as those who long for the simpler yet magical time of the 1960’s will thoroughly enjoy and fall in love with Rubber Soul. They certainly don’t write ‘em like this anymore.” – Chris Shapiro, RetroPulse  
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Author
Greg Kihn

gregNBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man” and for good reason. As part of the eponymous band he has: toured the globe, had hit records, been inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall Of Fame, opened for the Rolling Stones and jammed with Bruce Springsteen. You may have heard of his smash worldwide #1 hit “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song”, not to mention the parody written by Weird Al Yankovic. Being a famous and successful rock star is only one part of the mosaic that is Greg’s story. In the 90s Greg poured his passion for lyrics into writing fiction—publishing four novels, one of which “Horror Show” was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. In this vein, Greg merged his love of writing with Rock and Roll and wrote “Rubber Soul”—a unique rock murder mystery featuring The Beatles. The inspiration for this novel came from Greg’s interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. In this way Greg gained exclusive access to the biggest band ever to exist. “Rubber Soul” is a work of fiction, but it is 100% historically accurate and a story that only rock veteran Greg Kihn could have written.



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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Offering By Kimberly Derting

offering


The Offering by Kimberly Derting

True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom. But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

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"This was a truly epic ending to the series." --Crystal Perkins, Goodreads Review "The final book in Kimberly Derting’s Pledge trilogy is a thrilling conclusion. I was immediately swept up into it and powered right through. It was pretty much what I wanted with a few surprises along the way."
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Excerpt
And then Eden stopped pacing and turned to face me. Her expression was hard to read, but her mood wasn’t. “I don’t want to be a guard any longer,” she stated with impervious resolve, and I remembered her the way I’d first seen her when she was part of Xander’s underground resistance. When all I could think was that this woman, with her muscular arms and her piercing black eyes, was a weapon in her own right. “I’m done with all that nonsense. All I want is to get Xander back.”
I didn’t know if I could give her that, because I didn’t know if Xander was alive or not. She surely knew as much too.
I nodded, agreeing to every unspoken term forging between us. “Good,” I told her, my blood hot and my skin starting to glow beneath the heat of our new alliance. “Because I don’t want you to be my guard. I want a partner. And if you help me get to Astonia, I’ll do whatever I can to help you get revenge.”


Author

Kimberly Derting

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Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.  
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