Considering the ghoulish occassion, I thought I’d take the time to highlight a few of my favourite ‘scary’ books/films/series. Firstly, please note that I am total wuss. I can’t do horror – books, movies, TV shows – horror in any medium is really not my thing because I don’t actually enjoy being frightened. However, there are a few books and things that actually are horror, which I love and enjoyed despite my sheepishness. In the order I pondered them, here they are…
I’m coming late to this party because I actually thought the last weekend of October was next weekend, so I’m playing catch up. But at least our clocks changed today so technically I’ve had an extra hour of weekend Here are the stats for October… Continue reading →
Cloven (The Trinity of Souls #2) by Georgeann Swiger
What would you do if the only things standing between you and the angel you love were another angel and the fiery pits of Hell?
When Anya and Micah declare their love for each other, the battle for the souls of the star-crossed angels stretches across the heavens. With Heaven forbidding their love, Micah vows to protect Anya by sentencing himself to Hell.
But Anya won’t let him go without a fight. She goes into Hell after him, only to discover an angel from Micah’s past is willing to do anything to keep Micah in Hell.
With love and lies blinding Micah, Anya fights to get him to face his demons and return to Heaven, even if it means hearts will be broken.
The battle for the angels begins where it left off. Between Heaven and Hell is forbidden love. Continue reading →
Anaiah Press is proud to present the trailer reveal for YA novel HUNTER by Renee Donne.
Moving across the country isn’t Hunter’s ideal start to her Junior year of high school. She has no friends to hang out with, no beaches to lounge on, and she’s living just a few miles from the secluded hiking trail where her father died when she was a baby.
Living in Wyoming isn’t all bad, though, thanks to Logan, the handsome veterinary assistant at the animal clinic where she lands an after school job. And he seems just as interested in her as she is in him.
As Hunter begins to settle into her new home, she learns more about the circumstances surrounding her father’s tragic death, and it may not have been the accident everyone believes. Something dangerous lurks in the woods, and Hunter might be the next victim.
Today Anaiah Press is proud to present the cover reveal for John Davidson’s YA novel BRICKS!
Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting a family she didn’t know she had and by helping friends she never appreciated.
Married to my bride for twenty-four years, I have an amazing son and a wonderful daughter.
Born and raised in central Oklahoma, I work in education, first as a teacher now in technology curriculum. I write. I read. And in the summer I make snow cones. Find John on Twitter @jdavidsonwrites or connect with him at his website and on Goodreads.
Saying “I love you” doesn’t erase the old scars and fears.
“I love you to insanity. I’m not even sure if it’s a good thing.” — Duke
Skye is trying to overcome what happened with Sean. Now that she’s slowly healing, both physically and mentally, she’s determined to do something she should have done sooner.
She’s meeting twice a week with a new, very young therapist, Dr. Marshall.
There, she’s able to talk freely, unwind, and question things. Most of the sessions she talks about herself and her hangups, along with her relationship with Duke, which is still on rocky ground.
“I want to taste his sweat. I want to hear his groans. I want to feel him inside of me.” — Skye
But while Skye is slowly getting back on her feet, Duke feels like he’s drowning. He’s afraid of pushing her too much, of initiating intimacy, and it’s weighing between them. Moreover, knowing that he’s not the one she’s talking to anymore is making him feel things he never thought possible.
“It’s a matter of when I’ll stop fighting.” — Duke
As days pass, Duke is showing over and over how vulnerable he truly is and how Skye has more power over him than she ever imagined.
When Skye sees how they keep hurting each other, she’s determined to do everything in her power to make things right, no matter what the cost.
But one thing is still sure; she can count on Duke whenever she needs him, even if they disagree and fight. When Duke loves, he loves with everything he’s made of, the good and the bad.
“Loving her is confusing, making me afraid of myself and what I can do … because I can break us both.” — Duke
Skye followed her long time boyfriend to Seattle for their first year of college, but he dumped her after only a week. The relationship brought only pain and destruction in Skye’s life, and yet, she can’t bring herself to open up and live her life.
“What if I am already broken into pieces?”
She hates to be touched, hiding under her oversized shirts and behind her wild frizzy hair. Even her bubbly roommate can’t reach her. And yet …
“I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.”
The tall, handsome, and tattooed TA in her psychology class changes everything when he literally collides with her and confronts her. For the first time in a long time, she wants to try and open up to this guy whose dark, intense eyes can’t hide his own pain despite his dazzling smile getting to her.
However, just when she’s starting to live again, her ex-boyfriend comes back, breaking her time and time again, making it all the more complicated.
She wants to fight for herself and for this building thing with the TA, even when he pushes her away, but can two broken people patch each other up?
“I never thought colliding with someone could change lives, but it is possible.”
* Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is for readers of 18 and up
Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn’t wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn’t enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.
…Or why I’ve sacrificed precious writing time to rewatch season 5 of White Collar.
I have a highly addictive personality and generally finding myself slipping from one obsession to another. My current obsession, however, has lasted more than a month! A little while ago my husband and I started watching White Collar – a series about a conman who becomes a criminal informant for the FBI in exchange for being released from prison on an ankle monitor. While that concept alone isn’t super unique, from the very first episode, I was hooked. We both were, which is something that happens extremely rarely so that was the first sign this series was something special. Continue reading →
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