REVIEW BLITZ – PROTECTOR’S CLAIM by Airicka Phoenix @AirickaPhoenix

Genre: Dark Romance
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Gabrielle Thornton

I made a mistake.
I allowed myself to be born. I allowed myself access into a life that wasn’t mine, and for that, I had willingly submitted my body and soul to a man whose sadistic pleasures knew no bound, a man who relished in my pain as much as he craved my flesh.

A monster I would do anything to escape.

But what if I could make it stop? What if the cost of freedom was a single night in a stranger’s arms? What if one final sin was all I needed to commit to find peace?

Kieran Kincaid

I had always known of the sickness that lived inside my father, the demons who controlled the man. His death was a blessing to every innocent he’d destroyed with his dark hunger.

Yet, despite his demise becoming my curse, a shackle trapping me in his twisted secrets, it lured me to it, too. It promised me the thing I coveted above all else. It seduced me deeper into the world I wish I knew nothing of, but there was no turning back, not even if by accepting, by taking what didn’t belong to me made me a monster like him.

Gabby would finally be mine.

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It was a pleasure to read Protector’s Claim by Airicka Phoenix and to offer my review! A dark romance with a super-alpha male and a strong woman is a wonderful way to spend a day!

Airicka Phoenix writes the most complex story lines in her books. This is no exception! The story moves quickly and from twist to turn, and she kept the suspense building until the very end!

Airicka writes characters that are so perfectly flawed and written in an absolutely brilliant manner! Poor Gabrielle,  there is so much more to her than the outcast! Kiernan is so much more than a rich, pretty face! The heat between them will scorch your brain cells, I’m here to tell you!

It’s always difficult to write a review for a book like Protector’s Claim without giving it all away! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it!

I give PROTECTOR’S CLAIM by Airicka Phoenix five cups of steaming hot Room With Books coffee! I most definitely recommend you get your copy so you can join in the chatter! This book is bound to be a best-seller and the talk of the town for quite some time!

 

 

 

© November 6, 2017


Airicka Phoenix is a multi-genre author of novels starring strong female leads and sexy alpha heroes. She started her journey after never finding the type of books she wanted to read. Her love of tortured souls and forbidden romance carried her into writing her own hard-earned happiness. Currently, she lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her babies and can be found hard at work on her next project.

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“You live here alone?” I asked as he left me at the wide, U-shaped island dominating the majority of the main area to wander over to the fridge.

He nodded. “For the last three years.”

“Where’s your mom?”

He yanked the doors open, releasing a puddle of yellow light across the floor. “She has her own flat downtown. Likes it better there. Closer to the shops.”

It seemed like such a waste, all that space. I couldn’t picture me there at all with all those looming, empty rooms and winding corridors. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. My apartment wasn’t much to brag about. Even with its smallness, I still felt the pang of loneliness. I couldn’t imagine being here in the cold and dust, surrounded by things that would offer no comfort.

“You don’t like it.”

He was watching me when I blinked out of my reverie.

“It’s not that I don’t like it,” I clarified carefully. “It’s just so…”

“Ostentatious?” He brought out a platter of fruit and placed it on the wraparound counter. “Overdone? An eyesore?”

“Lonely,” I whispered. “I don’t know how I feel about you being here by yourself all the time. I’d lose my mind.”

“That’s the thing, love.” He rounded to my side. “I’ve been alone my entire life. You get used to it.”

“I still don’t like it.”

His hands found my waist and I was pulled to him. Warm palms glided up to my shoulder blades. The heat of them radiated through the thin fabric of my top.

“Then don’t leave me here alone.”

My breath caught. My heart tripped in my chest. It quickened with the light bump of his nose against mine.

“You don’t make sense,” I murmured, fingers lifting to curl around his bare shoulders. “Everything you keep talking about, marriage and moving in together after only one night … men usually avoid those things, don’t they?”

His nose, his lips grazed mine with every slow rock of his head. “I don’t know about other men, but I’ve been waiting three years for you, Gabby. I’ve done my time. I’ve accepted that there’s no winning whatever pull you have on me. The want I had for you in the beginning is now a need I won’t deny myself. I need you. If not here, then I’ll find us a new place, anywhere you want. Whatever you want, it’s yours, just … let me keep you.”

I kissed him.

F*ck common sense.

 

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Protector’s Claim

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Genre: Dark Romance
Gabrielle Thornton
I made a mistake.
I allowed myself to be born. I allowed myself access into a life that wasn’t mine, and for that, I had willingly submitted my body and soul to a man whose sadistic pleasures knew no bound, a man who relished in my pain as much as he craved my flesh.
A monster I would do anything to escape.
But what if I could make it stop? What if the cost of freedom was a single night in a stranger’s arms? What if one final sin was all I needed to commit to find peace?
 Kieran Kincaid
I had always known of the sickness that lived inside my father, the demons who controlled the man. His death was a blessing to every innocent he’d destroyed with his dark hunger.
Yet, despite his demise becoming my curse, a shackle trapping me in his twisted secrets, it lured me to it, too. It promised me the thing I coveted above all else. It seduced me deeper into the world I wish I knew nothing of, but there was no turning back, not even if by accepting, by taking what didn’t belong to me made me a monster like him.
Gabby would finally be mine.


Airicka Phoenix is a multi-genre author of novels starring strong female leads and sexy alpha heroes. She started her journey after never finding the type of books she wanted to read. Her love of tortured souls and forbidden romance carried her into writing her own hard-earned happiness. Currently, she lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her babies and can be found hard at work on her next project.

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 Branna
Fleur de Lis Brides, Book One
by Linda Joyce
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Diana Carlile
Editor: Ally Robertson
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Perfectionistic Branna Lind has found true love with James Newbern, but the winds of Hurricane Katrina have pushed their wedding date into an uncertain future. She can’t wait on Fleur de Lis to be restored to marry James. They need to wed pronto, before she reveals news sure to shock her family.

James is determined to protect Branna. Since their engagement, his gun toting ex-fiancée has been dipping into crazy. He’s certain she’ll settle down after the wedding, but when she steals Branna’s heirloom pearls—her something old for the wedding—James takes matters into his own hands. And despite Branna’s ranting, he’s not agreeing to a quickie Vegas wedding. His fiancée will be a Fleur de Lis bride, just as tradition dictates. Or he’ll die trying.  
The path to “I do” is more challenging than Branna and James ever imagined, but they’re determined to get their happily ever after.

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Linda Joyce is an Amazon Best Selling author and 4-time RONE Award Finalist who writes about assertive females and the men who can’t resist them. She has three series: Fleur de Lis, Fleur de Lis Brides, and the Sunflower series. She’s penned two novellas, Behind the Mask and Christmas Bells, which will be released in December.

Linda’s a big fan of jazz and blues. She attributes her love of those musical genres to her southern roots, which run deep in Louisiana. If you walk-through several New Orleans cemeteries you’ll find many of her people buried there. She’s lived coast to coast curtesy of her father’s Air Force career. She penned her first manuscript while living in Japan, the country where her mother was born and raised. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and General Beauregard, their four-legged boy.
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“Who would do this?” she wailed.

Bed linens, scooped from the bed, were piled in a heap on the floor. The mattress ruined by a large X from corner to corner, looked naked and raw. A bedside lamp had been smashed against the wall. A gaping hole in the drywall sprouted pink insulation.

“Miss Lind. Do you have any enemies? This appears to be a threat or a message rather than a burglary. Can you identify anything taken?”

 “My pearls?”

James stepped away. She raced to her dresser, her heart thudding faster than racecar pistons, she yanked on the top dresser drawer. A moment of hope shot through her as she reached for the dark blue velvet box.

The string of perfectly matched, white pearls were gone. Her wedding would be incomplete without that special something old. The thief had robbed her unborn child of a precious family heirloom. “Oh, God.”

Chasing Eternity Release Day Blitz @Tia_Bach_Author

Title: Chasing Eternity

Author: Tia Silverthorne Bach

Genre: YA Paranormal

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With

Defeating evil will require Reagan to place her trust in unexpected allies and reconsider the loyalties of her inner circle.

A team is only as strong as its weakest link.

Faith

Trusting in angels and instructions from above will be the cornerstone of her pack’s strategy to put an end to Rafe and his demon army.

But his connections and powers run deep.

We

Reagan’s pack must come together and be willing to sacrifice everything to save mankind. But along the way, she’ll suffer heartache.

Anguish for herself and those closest to her.

Fight

Still, nothing can stop what has been foretold. Fate has determined the end game, but divine intervention supports the victor.

Tia Silverthorne Bach has been married to her college sweetheart for twenty years, has three beautiful girls, and adores living in sunny California. Her daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She believes in fairy tales and happy endings and is an avid reader and rabid grammar hound.

She is an award-winning, multi-genre author and an Editor for Indie Books Gone Wild. From an early age, she escaped into books and believes they can be the source of healing and strength. If she’s not writing, you can find her on the tennis court, at the movies, reading a good book, or spooning Jif peanut butter right out of the jar.

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Saint’s Grove novel (NA paranormal romance)

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Sleeper

by E.L. Loraine

Genre: Mystery, Urban, Contemporary Romance

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Jeremy is the guy Jillian thought didn’t exist. He’s smart, fun, handsome and employed. He has nightmares, but so does she. When Jeremy’s nightmare comes to Washington DC, he has to tell Jillian the truth; he’s spent his entire adult life looking for the homegrown terrorists hidden among us.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Jillian, Olivia and their friends frantically join to help him solve the mystery: what are the Sleepers planning and how can they stop them from destroying the country.

 

I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well…. But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.

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Crimson Tides

by Eliza Tilton

Genre: YA Fantasy

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Back in Lakewood Avikar finally learns the truth about his father—and the lies he’s been told since birth. Since King Corban doesn’t believe his tale about the shapeshifters, it falls to Avikar to find a way to route out the beasts from the lands and stop them once and for all.

Lucino has left Jeslyn in Mirth to go fight the Kuuni.  When he arrives on the black shores, ready to slaughter them all, he finds that killing is no longer as easy as before. His human side is becoming stronger, and the repercussions of his love for Jeslyn will put his race and every plan he’s ever made at risk.

In Book Three of the Daath Chronicles, two very different boys will discover who they thought they were is nowhere close to the truth, and sacrificing themselves is the only way to save the world they love.

Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BA in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. Her YA Fantasy series, The Daath Chronicles, is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Wind rattled the wooden shutter on the open window, banging it against the home. An annoying sound, and no one came to close it. Why? The bang echoed through the silent forest. Where were the owls, or even a wolf? Uneasiness filled each of my steps as we slowly walked to the door. I expected an arrow to come flying my way. Two strangers knocking on the door of a secluded cabin in the middle of the night … how could we not get an arrow in the face?

Raven stayed behind me, her hands resting on the hilts of her daggers. My palms sweat and my mouth went dry. I wanted my sword in my hands, but if I approached while holding a weapon, they might attack. Holding my breath, I knocked on the door, and it swayed open beneath my touch. A stringent odor wafted out from the cabin and I covered my nose.

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Insta-Hate

by C.L. Bond

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design and Photography

Models: Nathan Weller and Layla Hill

 Photographer: Dark Feather Photog

Interior Design: Allyson Gottlieb, Athena Book Designs

Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen

Expected Release Date: May 17th, 2016

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When Alexandria Ray’s romance series becomes an overnight sensation, the world and its demands close in on her. After years of struggling to maintain the pace her publisher, agent and the world expects, she needs a break. Enrolling as a student at Columbia University is step one to finding herself again. Finding Arsen Daniel was not on her list.

Arsen Daniel, along with his best friend, built an empire in the form of an exclusive, psychology-based dating service. When an old friend invites him to teach a course at Columbia, he accepts. The course? The Psychology of Love.  Sounds simple enough and the publicity alone will make it worth his time.

Arsen didn’t expect to meet his match in the form of a sarcastic blonde, hell bent on holding to her belief that true love doesn’t actually exist. After all, what woman, especially a world-renowned romance writer, doesn’t believe in happily ever after?

Something in Alexandria’s eyes tortures him. She reminds him of someone from his past and that is a very bad thing.

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

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“I can’t hit on my professor! Wait – do I call him my professor? Is that what he is?” And how hot was hot? There were various levels: warm, steamy, uber, and lava.

“I’d let him call me anything he wanted. It’s kind of kinky. Call him ‘professor’ and see if he likes it.”

“Ava!”

She giggled and leaned her head onto the rest. “Spank me, professor!” she moaned loudly. She was completely entitled to the slap I gave her arm. “Ouch! Damn it, Lexie!”

“You asked for a spanking.”

A middle-aged man with peppered hair and a beer belly shifted in his seat across the aisle. “You can spank me if you want.”

“Negatory on that,” I replied, looking to Ava for help. She pursed her lips to contain the laughter dancing in her eyes. Benedict Arnold. I needed a new wing woman.

  

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Beyond Ice

by Helene Levey Zemel

Genre: Sci-Fi

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After the death of his wife, Dr. Martin Singh has become more and more involved in his work.  He and his associate, Professor Jim Harrison, believe that they may be on to some important scientific discoveries that will help to prolong human life.  They are intent on keeping their discoveries under wraps for the time being because they don’t believe that the scientific community is quite ready for what their research reveals.  They set up a secret laboratory in the beautiful wilderness of the Maine North Woods and are excited because Martin’s son, Pete, and his young bride, Liz, will soon be joining them at the laboratory.  

As the story opens up, we find Julie Miller, a Long Island housewife and well respected high school music teacher, looking forward to the start of the new school year.  While busy at work preparing her music students for the school’s annual musical production, she suddenly falls ill with a life- threatening illness.  This upsets the entire Miller family including family dog, Seymour.  Julie turns to the Internet to find support from fellow sufferers.  One of the members of her Internet forum recommends that she attend a conference given by the brilliant but reclusive Dr. Martin Singh and his associate.  Could this offer Julie hope or might it lead her down a dangerous path?

Helene Zemel spent her childhood and young adulthood studying for a career as a concert pianist.  She received a B.A. in Music from Hofstra University and an M.A. in musicology from Queens College which is part of the City University of New York.  She performed in numerous piano recitals and spent many years teaching piano.  Ms. Zemel also held various positions in business including accounting, marketing, and insurance sales.  She received an M.B.A. from New York Institute of Technology.

Ms. Zemel grew up on Long Island and also raised her family there.  The opening beach scene was inspired by her childhood on the island.  In March of 2015, after the death of her husband, she retired to Oklahoma City where she is enjoying the friendliness of the people.  This is her debut novel.

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Several days have gone by, and Jim and Martin have been keeping Julie heavily sedated and in bed in preparation for her cryopreservation.  Due to the heavy sedation, Julie can barely move although she struggles with whatever little strength she still has.  Martin and Jim walk into the bedroom where Julie is being kept.

“Get away from me, Martin,” Julie screams.  “Leave me alone.  Why are you doing this to me?”  She rips off her blankets and tries to get up from the bed.

“I’m sorry, Julie, but Jim and I will have to restrain you.  It is essential that you remain calm if you are to heal.”

Julie continues to struggle.  She tries to scratch Martin’s face.  Martin grabs Julie’s arms and pins her down.  He sits on her legs to keep her from moving.  Being so weak, Julie is no match for Martin’s strength.  She cries out.

“Jim, please get the restraints,” exclaimed Martin as he continued to hold Julie down.  “We need to restrain Julie.”

Jim brings in the restraints and they strap Julie in by her wrists and ankles.  Julie trashes around and pushes against the restraints, but her efforts are no match for the strength of the two men and the restraints.  Julie lets out a weak scream.

“Shush, shush, Julie.  We are doing this for your own good.  You are going to go to sleep now and when you wake up you will be fully healed just like my little monkey, Gita.  Don’t worry.  You won’t feel a thing.  Martin, start the IV.”

Martin attaches a bag of saline to the IV stand.  A feeling of dread overcomes Julie and she shudders.  She is suddenly aware that Martin and Jim are planning to freeze her alive just like they did with little Gita.  She struggles against the restraints, but Martin holds her down and is able to insert the IV infusion tubing into the port attached to her body that had been used for the chemotherapy sessions.  Mixed in the saline solution is Midazolam, a strong tranquilizer.  The drug quickly takes effect, and Julie stops struggling.

“Martin, start the propofol.”

Martin hooks up a bottle of propofol to the IV drip.  He quickly intubates Julie and hooks her up to a ventilator so that she will have plenty of oxygen going into her cells.  He attaches monitoring equipment to check on Julie’s vital signs.  He gives Julie an injection of Fentanyl to enhance the anesthesia effect and make sure that she will not experience any pain.

“Jim, help me move Julie into the bathtub.  We’ll have to go slowly so that we can take the IV stand and monitoring equipment into the bathroom.”

Martin and Jim place Julie into the bathtub and manage to move the IV stand and the monitoring equipment at the same time.  They plan to ice Julie’s body and bring down her temperature before placing her into the liquid nitrogen Dewar.  They remove her clothing.  A rectal probe is placed in Julie in order to monitor her core body temperature.

“Jim, bring up two bags of ice.  We’ll place them carefully around her body.  After we do that, I’ll get two more bags of ice to place around her body.”

Jim returns with two bags full of ice.  The two scientists place ice all around Julie’s body as she lays unconscious in the bathtub.  Martin goes down to the cellar and returns with two additional bags of ice.  They cover Julie with the additional ice and then place a Mylar blanket over her to help maintain the cold temperature.  They later add dry ice to bring her temperature down even further.  When she is sufficiently cooled down, they will transfer her into the liquid nitrogen bath.

“Martin, how do her vital signs look?”

“She is doing fine.  Her blood pressure and heart rate are going down and her respiration has slowed.  Her body temperature is coming down.”

“Good.  We will soon be able to transfer her to the liquid nitrogen.”

“We’ll have to move her into the laboratory.  We can temporarily unhook the monitoring and IV equipment, but we will have to be quick so that we can re-establish anesthesia and monitoring of her vital signs.  Jim, keep the Mylar blanket wrapped around her.  We’ll continue to ice her once we go downstairs.”

Jim and Martin carry Julie downstairs to the laboratory where the Dewar of liquid nitrogen is waiting for her.  Because Julie has lost so much weight due to cachexia from the cancer, she only weighs ninety-six pounds and the two scientists have no trouble carrying her.  When they reach the laboratory, they place Julie on a laboratory table and surround her with towels. They re-attach the monitoring equipment to check on Julie’s vital signs.  They re-establish the IV connection so that they can maintain anesthesia and analgesia.  They continue to ice Julie’s body to slow down her bodily functions and metabolism still further.

“Martin, has Julie’s core temperature been sufficiently reduced for us to begin withdrawing some of her blood?”

“Yes, I believe that we are ready.  We can store several quarts of her blood in our refrigerator.”

“What if we have an electrical failure?”

“That is exactly why we bought the extra generator.  Besides we will analyze her blood so that we have a complete blood profile and blood type.”

The scientists withdraw and collect six quarts of Julie’s blood while they continue to keep her on ice.  They replace the IV bag of saline solution with the vitrification solution that worked so well on Gita.  This will keep Julie’s body from forming destructive ice crystals that could damage her cells.  They add some glucose to the IV.  They stop the Propofol and Fentanyl as they are no longer needed for anesthesia.  Julie’s bodily functions have slowed down so much that she can no longer feel any pain, and she remains unconscious.  Once she is placed in the liquid nitrogen her heart and breathing will stop, and she will be in suspended animation until she can be reanimated.

“Jim, is the liquid nitrogen Dewar ready for Julie?”

“Yes, we’re ready to go.  Let’s put on our protective gloves and carefully lower Julie into the liquid nitrogen.”

The two scientists put on their gloves and then gently lower Julie’s body upside down into the Dewar of liquid nitrogen.  After they finish placing Julie into the liquid nitrogen, they high five and congratulate each other.  After assuring that all the dials on the Dewar are perfectly set, they go upstairs for some lunch.  A few hours later they go downstairs to check on Julie.

“Martin, do you think that we did the right thing by cryopreserving Julie Miller.  I am having second thoughts.”

“Jim, it is way too late for second thoughts.  Besides, it would only be a few weeks before Julie would have died anyway even with the best of conventional medicine.  You know what harm chemotherapy and radiation can do to the body.  Julie is now perfectly preserved in suspended animation, and her body will be in good condition when we reanimate her once a cure for her cancer is found.”

“Martin, we should look for another volunteer.”

“Yes, I’ll troll the cancer forums and start to look for a suitable candidate.”

“I think that we should start to think of moving our operation.  As much as I like it here, the authorities will eventually come looking for Julie and link her disappearance to us.  If they can’t find us, they will probably find Pete and Liz.  We’ll need to find a location that even Pete and Liz won’t know about.”

“You’re right as always, Jim.  But right now let’s go upstairs and celebrate our first cryopreserved human patient.”

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Trial By Charm

by Jolene Buchheit

Genre: Young Adult Greek-Inspired Urban Fantasy

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Seventeen-year-old Julia Wright doesn’t understand her friends’ obsession with boys. She proudly maintains her composure no matter who is in her presence – though some annoying and rude boys still manage to grate her last nerve. Then she is blackmailed into being the manager of the men’s swim team, and finds herself face to face with the worst of them all.

Team Captain Vander Thelxinoe is the typical self-assured jock. He has the ability to change people’s minds at will, only his charms don’t work on Julia. Now he’s anxious to figure out why, and the closer he tries to get, the more desperate she is to stay away – especially when he somehow awakens a side of her she never knew existed.

Their unexpected friendship puts Julia in the middle of a quest she doesn’t quite understand. As her familiar world begins to unravel around her, Julia must partner with the one person who knows how to push her buttons – and, in doing so, discovers the unbelievable truth about who she really is.

Can Julia and Vander survive the trial set before them, or will they face the extreme consequences of failure?

As a substitute teacher, Jolene spends her days in high school classrooms harvesting material for her Young Adult novels. She also uses it as an outlet for fangirling by showing upcoming book-to-movie trailers at the end of class, or discussing vital issues like whether Katniss should have picked Gale or Peeta.

She is committed to helping Special Education teenagers become independent adults and helping them find a way to focus on the positive especially when life gets hard. At home, Jolene loves to cuddle with her husband, two kids, and three cats—sometimes all at once—while reading Young Adult books or repeatedly watching movies based on them.

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I study his profile. His chiseled jaw and dark, floppy hair are like something out of a magazine advertisement. His eyes, too—they aren’t dark to match his hair, like mine—they are parts of green and blue, much like the painting of the sea in the other room.

“Who painted that piece above the couch in there?”

He shrugs, not answering me in any concrete way. Then he shifts his weight from one foot to the other and his awkwardness makes it clear to me.

“You did it, didn’t you? You’re a painter.”

He shrugs again. I hop down from my stool to go take another look at the painting. The artist must have signed it, and I will get my answer that way.

I go down the hall, past the bathroom, the stairs, and the front door until I’m standing in the parlor, looking at Vander, who is blocking the painting from my view. He must have gone through the dining room next to the kitchen to end up in here before me. He’s staring at me and chewing on his lip while flexing and balling his hands. He’s more nervous than I have ever seen him—not before a swim meet, not in class when he didn’t know an answer, not when he told me how he felt in the bathroom a little bit ago. This is where his heart lies, in this painting of this island.

I try to look around him, and he leans over.

“Don’t.” He is stern, but gentle. He clears his throat. “Please don’t touch it. You will want to, but don’t.”

He’s right. I do want to touch it; I want to climb inside of it. I’m seeing it, and somehow it’s seeing me, and it’s making me feel pulled apart. I want to dive into the waters, to swim to that far-off land, and I also want to turn the boat around and sail as far and as quickly as I can in the opposite direction. Meanwhile, the light from the sun is dimming, laughing at me for thinking I can have any control here.

I want in!

Vander grabs both of my arms, which are currently outstretched toward the painting. My knees are on the seat of the couch, and I don’t even remember moving forward. His voice startles me. “You can’t.”

I blink hard and turn to look him fully in the face. “I can’t what?”

“You can’t go there, and you can’t go away from there. It’s just a painting.” Was I talking out loud, or can he read my mind? How does he know what I was thinking? I let him lead me through the dining room, back into the kitchen, where the timer is going off. I shake my head to let loose the feelings that painting stirred in me.

“It’s more than that, and you know it. How?” I don’t even have to finish the sentence. He knows exactly what I’m asking.

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Will of Fire

by Yasmin Fazli

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Expected Release Day: May 24th, 2016

Cover Designer: Aurelia Fray

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Elle knew that unraveling the secrets on Acryen would be difficult, but she didn’t know that it would be deadly. She knew this from the scars on her body and the heat in her eyes.

Three months have passed and what was meant to be an easy journey across the ocean has turned perilous as she’s come to realize that they’ve boarded the wrong ship—a slaver’s ship run by a cunning and devious man known only as Captain Red. Elle can’t help but find herself drawn to him and repelled at the same time. Yet, when a powerful hurricane hits the ship and Elle’s life is in danger, Peter’s hidden powers awaken, and now, they’re in trouble. The stakes are much higher than before, and Elle’s afraid that the only way out is with blood.

Elle must find the necklace awaiting in Gyoar before an elf meets her end, a quaid falls prey, a mother commits treason, and a king masks his mistake.

But above all, she must find it before her fate is sealed in ashes.

Because where hope lies, fire breathes.

Yasmin Fazli was born and raised in Southern California, changing schools her whole life. Now, she is an undergraduate college student studying biology to satisfy her love for the sciences. Yet, another part of her started to show more and more: her love for writing. She often dreams of mystical places and the perfect bad boy/prince charming who will come sweep her away. Until those happen, she continues to write away, living her fantasies through typed words with all kinds of sweets in one hand and a cup of chai tea in the other hopeful that one day her words could inspire even just one person.

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Will of Hope (Acryen Series, Book One)

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