YA Scavenger Hunt – Fall 201

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this Pintip croppedleg of the tour. Be on the lookout for an excerpt from my new book MALICE, which releases in February of 2020! You’ll come across this NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN excerpt if you continue on the hunt for the Purple Team!

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you Malice coveralso get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are four contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a gold team, a red team, and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can Team Purpleuse a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday October 6, at noon, Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I am delighted to be hosting the Heather Reid for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

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Heather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good book.

Now, feast your eyes on this beautiful cover….

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Quinn Taylor hasn’t slept through the night in months. Not since the demons from her dreams began materializing in the school hallway, feeding on her fears, and whispering of her death. Trading in her cheerleading uniform for caffeine drinks to keep the nightmares at bay, Quinn’s life is in ruins from the demons’ torment until Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her dreams. He’s the light in her darkness and she’s the key to his past, but the last thing the demons want is for them to be together. To keep them apart, the demons must convince Quinn that Aaron will betray her or, worse, confirm her fear that she’s crazy. Aaron and Quinn’s combined powers could banish the darkness for good, but only if she learns to trust her heart and he recovers the secret locked away in his fragile memory. That is, unless the demons kill them first.
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Check out Heather’s vision board!

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MY FAVORITE NUMBER

In order to enter the Purple Team’s grand prize giveaway, you need to know that I’ve picked SEVEN as my favorite number. You want to know why? Because when MALICE publishes in Feb. 2020, I will have seven books published! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PURPLE team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BONUS GIVEAWAY

Forget Tomorrow paperback trilogyBefore you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I am giving away the three paperback novels in my NYT bestselling trilogy, FORGET TOMORROW!

This prize includes a paperback of: FORGET TOMORROW, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and SEIZE TODAY.

This contest is open internationally and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.

Enter now: a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of Jessica Therrien!

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Star-Crossed is on sale for $2.99

Friends,

For a short time ONLY, the e-book of Star-Crossed is on sale for $2.99, across all platforms! Grab your copy today!

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Only one can survive…

“Cleverly written, intriguing, and heart-wrenching.” – New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows

Princess Vela’s people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she’s had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father’s, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.

Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…

Buy the e-book of STAR-CROSSED now for only $2.99!

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The Darkest Lie & Girl on the Verge — On Sale for a Major Discount!

For a limited time only, the e-books of my contemporary thrillers are on sale for a major discount! THE DARKEST LIE is $1.99 and GIRL ON THE VERGE is $0.99! You could pick up a copy of both for less than $3!

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THE DARKEST LIE:

“The stakes are high, the allegations are damning, and the romance is hot . . . . An exhilarating read.” — School Library Journal

Is it better to live with a lie, or risk everything for the truth?

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death resurface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…

Click on the links below to buy THE DARKEST LIE!

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GIRL ON THE VERGE

“A refreshing, provocative take on the high-school thriller – and it is impossible to put down.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews

In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized. Only through the clothing Kan designs in secret can she find a way to fuse both cultures into something distinctly her own.

When her mother agrees to provide a home for a teenage girl named Shelly, Kan sees a chance to prove herself useful. Making Shelly feel comfortable is easy at first—her new friend is eager to please, embraces the family’s Thai traditions, and clearly looks up to Kan. Perhaps too much. Shelly seems to want everything Kanchana has, even the blond, blue-eyed boy she has a crush on. As Kan’s growing discomfort compels her to investigate Shelly’s past, she’s shocked to find how it much intersects with her own—and just how far Shelly will go to belong…

Click on the links below to buy GIRL ON THE VERGE!

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YA Scavenger Hunt – Spring 2019

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this Pintip croppedleg of the tour. Be on the lookout for an excerpt from my newest book MALICE, which releases in February of 2020! You’ll come across this NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN excerpt if you continue on the hunt for the Purple Team!

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you Malice coveralso get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are five contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a gold team, a red team, a blue team, and a green team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can Team Purpleuse a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday April 7, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I am delighted to be hosting the Kristy Centeno on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Kristy PicKristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.

You can find out more information by checking out Kristy’s website!

 

Now, feast your eyes on this beautiful cover….

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Leah Parker’s fate had always been controlled by others—who she loved and who she prodigy_ebook.v4lost. Five years after the tragic murder of her daughter’s father, she’s done everything in her power to protect her little girl from the outside world. But she’s rebelled against fate in the past and no act of defiance goes unpunished in the Enchanter community.

The ultimate power wants to correct the damage done by Jae and the only way they can do that is by getting rid of her special child—a child destined to replace all branches of Enchanter magic one day.

But, Leah isn’t willing to go down without a fight. She will do anything to save what Jae died to protect, even if she must turn against the Circle of Elders. But when her first love, Brandon Morris walks back into her life, Leah knows nothing will ever be the same again.

Leah must confront her past, before she and her daughter are erased from her family line. She must get over her guilt and rely on Brandon to ensure her daughter’s survival. But will the pain from their past destroy their friendship forever? Or will their old bond hold them together and carry them through what’s ahead?

 

 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Interview with Kristy Centeno!

What inspired you to write this book?

Prodigy is another product of love for me. It’s book 3 of the Giver of Life trilogy and the conclusion of Leah’s journey as an Enchantress/Giver of Life. She’s gone through so much over the years and the last book especially showcases how much she’s changed and grown up from that entitled young woman we meet in book 1.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

Leah Parker experienced much while she was pregnant with her daughter that we don’t really get to see in book 3. I’ve been thinking about writing a new series of books that chronicles more of Leah’s life before and after Brandon came back into her life.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Prodigy?

Leah is a young woman that was forsaken by her adopted mother. She’s part of a magical world that she had no knowledge of due to a series of events that transpired when she was a baby. During her 21st birthday things begin to unravel and she’s forced to take responsibility for her family’s legacy and face an uncertain future.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

It started off as an idea and I ran with it. I wanted to create a magical world and creatures that I’d never seen or heard of in any of the books I’ve read over the years. Once I had things plotted, the story took off and came to life page by page.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Watching Leah evolve and become much more than I thought she’d ever grow and mature to be. I enjoyed creating the tragedies that shaped her future and see how she handled difficult situations. Although her choices might not have been perfect or the right ones, she’s not perfect and part of maturing as an adult involves learning from previous mistakes and doing the right thing even when it hurts.

Who designed your book covers?

The wonderful Najla Qamber at http://www.najlaqamberdesigns.com/

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I’ve thought a lot about this because I’ve gotten mixed reviews with book 2. But I think back to what I originally wanted Enchantress to be and subsequently book 3, and I don’t think I’d ever would’ve been happy with putting those books out in the market had I gone the route I intended to originally. As an author, you must take pride in your work and I do like how I ended the trilogy as opposed to what I would’ve published before I changed my mind.

How did you come up with name of this book?

The title might surprise many, but Prodigy refers to more than one person in book 3.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Brandon or Jae. It would be fun to learn magic from them and find out more about their personalities than what we get to see in the books.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

These particular characters are entirely a product of my imagination. It isn’t rare for me to base some characters on real people, but those in the Giver of Life trilogy were not.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

Sometimes my characters hijack the story and lead it in a different path than what I intended. The Giver of Life is a prime example of that.

Have you written any other books that are not published?

Yes, I do, and I honestly don’t know if they will ever be published. Some books are from when I first started writing and wasn’t very good at it. I’ve improved quite a bit since then, but still have so much to learn. Perhaps when I get to a point where I feel like I’m an amazing writer—if that day ever comes—then I’ll give them another go and rewrite them before getting them out there. For now, they just sit in my USB, waiting for a home.

What did you edit out of this book?

Brandon Morris was supposed to have a deeper presence in Leah’s life, but I felt it was too predictable. Too run of the mill. It didn’t sit well in my gut so I went with what felt right and directed the story elsewhere.

However, when I introduced Jae into the mix, I hadn’t expected him to take over the way he did, but I fell in love with his character as well and knew I wanted him to have more of an impact on her life than originally planned.

Both men were destined to be a big presence in her life, but only one was fated to be with her.

 

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Wasn’t that a great interview? If you’re intrigued as I am, then you can buy PRODIGY here!

 

MY FAVORITE NUMBER

In order to enter the Purple Team’s grand prize giveaway, you need to know FOUR is my very favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PURPLE team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

 

BONUS GIVEAWAY

Forget Tomorrow paperback trilogyBefore you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I am giving away the three paperback novels in my NYT bestselling trilogy, FORGET TOMORROW!

This prize includes a paperback of: FORGET TOMORROW, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and SEIZE TODAY.

This contest is open internationally and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.

Enter now: a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of Maria E. Andreu!

STAR-CROSSED – discounted sale $0.99!!

I’m so thrilled that the e-book of STAR-CROSSED, is on sale for $0.99! This huge discount will only be available for a limited time only. If you’ve been wanting to read about my star-crossed lovers, Vela and Carr, grab this e-book now!

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Only one can survive…

“Cleverly written, intriguing, and heart-wrenching.” – New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows

Princess Vela’s people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she’s had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father’s, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.

Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…

Buy the e-book of STAR-CROSSED now for only $0.99!

Amazon 

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YA Scavenger Hunt: Pink Team!

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this Pintip croppedleg of the tour. I’m a NYT bestselling and of YA fiction, and I’m super excited about the scavenger hunt this year my newest book, STAR-CROSSED, releases today (October 2)! And “only one can survive . . .” Okay, not really! We will all survive this hunt, and be the better for it! Be on the lookout for my inspiration board for STAR-CROSSED, which you’ll come across if you continue on the hunt for the Pink Team!

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you Star-Crossed coveralso get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, a gold team, an orange team, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite Team Pinknumbers of all the authors on the pink team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday October 7, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

61dzxivocl-_us230_Today, I am delighted to be hosting the Kristi Helvig on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy writer. You can find her musing about space monkeys, Star Trek, and other random topics on Twitter. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, kids, and behaviorally-challenged dogs. Find out more about Kristi at http://www.kristihelvig.com.

You can find out more information by checking out Kristi’s website!

Now, feast your eyes on this beautiful cover….

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THE WING COLLECTOR

When a pair of faerie wings fetch big bucks online, 17-yo Lila Kincade realizes her kind aren’t just oppressed; they’re hunted.

Due to prejudice and hostility by humans, half-human/half-faerie Lila lives in a world where faeries are required to register with the government and bind their wings in order to look like everyone else.
Lila is haunted by repetitive dreams involving a shack in the woods, and when photos of dismembered wings appear in her school locker, she soon realizes that she is the killer’s prime target. As faerie corpses pile up around her, Lila embarks on a mission to save her race from extinction. She must figure out who she can trust and stop the killer before she—and all faeries— are obliterated forever.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

A note from Kristi:

Thanks so much for hosting me on this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt! For my bonus material, here is a prequel scene that leads right into the opening scene of THE WING COLLECTOR.

Friday, September 8th

5am 

I woke to the sound of my phone alarm, my heart pounding in my chest. A mixture of excitement and nervousness filled me. While in the shower, I decided my plan. I’d already asked Mom to borrow the car for the day, telling her I was going to school early for help with algebra and that I had to drive Kate to an appointment after school. I felt a little guilt about lying to them, but they wouldn’t have understood how important today was for me.

Today, I would be like a normal human girl meeting her boyfriend alone for the first time.

Technically, he wasn’t my boyfriend yet but I knew that would change after this morning. He would finally feel the same way about me that I’d been feeling about him.

I thought back to the note as I shampooed my hair. I had no idea what “things” he thought we would be doing, but I was only going to kiss him and that’s it. It would be my first kiss after all, so I wanted it to be memorable. That way, there wouldn’t be any chance of his touching my bindings, plus, he’d realize I wasn’t easy like some of the girls I’d heard he’d been with before me. I would be a challenge for him, and I’d have time to have my wings removed before things progressed further. By the time I was wingless, he’d be downright in love with me.

The shower steam filled the bathroom as I stepped out and grabbed the towel. I wiped the fog from the mirror and caught a glimpse of the water dripping from my yellow wings. They looked bright and almost perky. A pang of sadness pierced me. In a different world, I might have admitted they weren’t completely hideous. But it was what it was. The world wasn’t going to change, so I would. I grabbed my binding kit and got to work.

I was too nervous to eat, so I forced down some orange juice and glanced at my phone. 5:30a. I was thirty minutes away from heaven.

Kate would still be sleeping so I pulled out my phone to send her a quick text she’d see when she woke up. There was already a text from her from 2:00am the night before:

Can’t sleep worrying about you. I really wish u wouldn’t go today, but I know u will, so be safe. Talk to you b4 school.

Another text had followed at 2:01a:

Remember, don’t get carried away. You aren’t wingless yet. Love u.

I couldn’t wait to tell her all about the kiss at our lockers. Then she would see she had nothing to worry about. I texted back:

I’ll be fine. If I’m a little late, don’t worry.

It means he loves kissing me more than all those other skanks.

The streets were mostly quiet as I navigated Mom’s car down the streets toward Epping Forest. A light mist hung in the grey air as I turned onto Bury Road, though the sun was just about to peek over the horizon. I turned down another road and parked in the empty lot, trying to calm my racing heart. Maybe he had parked in a different lot. My wings started to beat erratically against the bindings—almost in a panic. A sliver of fear went through me but I ignored it. Everything was fine. Once I found Matt, I was sure my nerves would ease.

I walked to the forest’s edge and took a deep breath. Birds chirped in the trees and water gurgled from one of the nearby streams. I inhaled the earthy scent of the trees and steadied myself. There was no turning back.

I stepped into the woods.

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Doesn’t this book sound great???

You can find more about THE WING COLLECTOR here!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kristi Helvig, and more!

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To enter, you need to know that STAR-CROSSED is the FOURTH world I’ve published! I have my FORGET TOMORROW trilogy, my stand-alones THE DARKEST LIE and GIRL ON THE VERGE, and now STAR-CROSSD! FOUR is such a nice number, isn’t it? In fact, it is my very favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BONUS GIVEAWAY

Forget Tomorrow paperback trilogyBefore you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I actually have another release today (October 2) . . . the paperback re-print of SEIZE TODAY, the third book of my NYT bestselling FORGET TOMORROW series! Now, you can own this entire series in paperback! To celebrate, I am giving away a full paperback set of the three novels in this series.

This prize includes: FORGET TOMORROW, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and SEIZE TODAY.

This contest is open internationally and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.

Enter now: a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of May Freighter!

STAR-CROSSED releases today!

The book of my heart, STAR-CROSSED releases today!

“You have to understand how it feels not to have food,” Carr says. “It’s like one of our senses has been taken aay. We crave taste, of any sort. And the most intimate thing you can give to another person is the taste of your emotion. The taste of your tears.” 

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Summary:

“Cleverly written, intriguing, and heart-wrenching.” – New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows

Princess Vela’s people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she’s had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father’s, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.

Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…

Buy STAR-CROSSED now!

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