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Spotlight plus Give-Away: Bounce by Noelle August

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This final chapter in the fun and steamy New Adult trilogy by Noelle August (authors Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger) features two aspiring musicians who must choose between their careers…and their sizzling attraction for each other.

Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part.

Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood, plants on her—a kiss that feels very real and not at all “acted. ”

After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs around the studio, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought.

Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.


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About the Authors

Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? AnswerNoelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind the Boomerang series. You can visit them at, @Noelle_August,

Don’t miss the first two in the series! Boomerang and Rebound.

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Spotlight plus Give-Away: The Hazards Series by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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The Hazards of Skinny Dipping


This isn’t a deep book about first loves or self-discovery. If you want a book like that, I’d be happy to recommend one, but I don’t have that kind of story to tell. Instead my story is about rash decisions and finding out that your dream guy is bad in bed. It’s the story of when I finally went skinny dipping, and how my life was never the same again. Oh, and it’s also the story of my freshman year of college and realizing Mr. Right might have been there all along.

The Hazards of a One Night Stand


One small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay…

Hooking up with your high school crush is a bad idea, a really bad idea. It was only supposed to be one night, one brief departure from my real life, but nothing ever works out exactly the way you plan.

Colton Waters was everything from my past that didn’t fit into my present, so why did he have to show up at my college and pledge the one frat I couldn’t avoid?

Because nothing is ever meant to happen just once. At least not the life changing things that mean the difference between falling apart and falling in love.

The Hazards of Sex on the Beach


One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand…

No one warns you about the dangers of drinking with a broken heart. At least no one warned me. I never imagined I’d fall for a musician, especially not one like Chase, but then again I never expected to have my heart broken into a million pieces by the frat guy I thought was the love of my life.

Sometimes it’s the rash decisions, like hooking up in the sand, that lead you to the best places—the kinds of places where it’s possible to let yourself fall in love again.


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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand. 

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Review: Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw

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Title: Wintercraft
Series: Wintercraft #1
Author: Jenna Burtenshaw
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: May 2010
Source: Gifted
Rating: 4/5

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Ten years ago Kate Winters’ parents were taken by the High Council’s wardens to help with the country’s war effort.

Now the wardens are back…and prisoners, including Kate’s uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane – the High Council’s most feared man – recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council’s experiments into the veil, and he’s convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace.

The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft – a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.


I have just finished reading what I think is a splendid book called Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw. I have been reading this book for roughly two weeks and every single moment has kept me lost and absorbed inside the storyline and wanting more.

Wintercraft makes us realise that in our average lives there are people with incredible talents that we or they never knew about. Kate is a young girl living in a large town named Morvane in the country of Albion with Artemis, her only living relative. Her friend Edgar is a cheery guy who, unknown to Kate, has a dark past. Unfortunately, this quiet world is being forced into labour by the High Council, sending Wardens dressed in black cloaks to capture and retrieve civilians from every town to Fume, a city once used for the dead but now changed to a gloomy and polluted city of slavery.

Wintercraft is full of mystery and peculiar characters such as Silas, the immortal master of the Wardens sent out to capture the ‘Skilled’. Another character near to Silas, Da’ru, is a talented yet feeble woman, needing Silas bound to her in which Silas seeks revenge for his lack of freedom.

Kate is found by Silas and captured for her ‘Skill’ in an eerie world called the veil, a place where the lost must enter but in the end finds herself losing everything from the real world, including Artemis and Edgar.

My favourite part of the book must be unmistakably when Kate decides to help her enemy in an agreement to save her uncle near the ending of the book. Here the tranquil world turns upside down with sudden drama and shattering emotions, keeping you involved within the action. Wintercraft represents the moral of ‘good overcoming evil’ and at this segment, the moral shines.

Although, all the characters have separate and somewhat unusual personalities, the character that stands out for me must be Kate, the main character. She seems more intelligent than I had originally expected, escaping from impossible situations whilst also saving all that she can, proving her sign of respect, love and devotion to her friends. On the other hand, I would have adored it if a stronger relationship was created between Kate and Silas, for example Silas becoming the carer for Kate after their adventure to stop Da’ru.

Wintercraft is utterly amazing and I would love to read another of this author’s books as the whole storyline based upon an idea in my opinion could never be recreated again in such an awe-inspiring way. This book seems suitable for children above the age of ten years old and up, absorbing the minds of all relatively good readers. The book contains no bad language, mature writing styled for pretty much all age groups. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and hope that they understand the concept of the writing style, great for readers with interest in mystery and almost paranormal activity leading me to rate this book 4/5. A really fantastic book.

Tantalizing Trailers: Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana


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Title: Summer of Yesterday
Author: Gaby Tiana
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads

 Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

Spotlight plus Give-Away: For the Record by Charlotte Huang

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Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like . . . until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything.

Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen hearthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.

Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule . . . Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?



Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record (Delacorte, 2015)



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