ARC Review of #TraitorBorn by Amy A. Bartol

I've mentioned I don't often review books. I share what I'm reading, I tend to tell you if I love something, but I try not to formally review other authors work. I will make an exception every now and then, and today is one of those days. 

I received this pretty little ARC from 47North and Netgalley. If you've followed me for any length of time or looked back at my author story, you know Amy holds a place in my heart. I was thrilled to read an ARC of Traitor Born. I loved Secondborn and could not wait to continue Roselle's story. If you haven't already, you should totally check this series out. 

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In typical Amy A. Bartol fashion, Amy writes a story that takes readers on a wild ride. Action packed, brilliantly descriptive, heartbreaking, and character focused. I thoroughly enjoyed Traitor Born. As a girl who likes romance in my reads, Amy did it again. I was dying over Roselle's suitors and unsure of whom she would pick. Guys, the ending!! Gah!!! Jan 2019 can't come soon enough.

Buy Secondborn on Amazon HERE and don't forget to check out Amy's other series:
The Premonition Series and The Kricket Series while you're at it. 

 

What's on my shelf? January reads

   For me, being a writer and a reader go hand and hand. I've been both for as long as I can remember. This year I'm going to try and keep you updated on what I'm reading. You can follow me on Goodreads if you want to follow along as I go or check back here monthly for a recap #myshelf
   Out of professional courtesy to my peers, I do NOT review books. You will see me recommend titles I loved, but that does not mean I didn't like the ones I don't talk about. I love championing my friends in this business. 
   Also, I believe each book touches everyone differently. I've put books aside because I didn't like them, only to pick them up much later and find I loved it. There are so many personal things that influence how you perceive a story. I LONG for you to make your own decisions when it comes to getting lost in fiction. 

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ONE young adult (Damage Done) and NINE new adult/adult
ONE paranormal. SEVEN contemporaries. ONE psychological. ONE historical.
SIX new to me authors. ONE I've read before.
ONE hardcover from my shelves (Damage Done) and NINE ebooks. 

THREE FREEBIES
A Harmless Little Game
Remember When
Within These Walls

#NEWRelease #AwakentheSoul is now LIVE!

Oh my gosh! It's finally here, y'all. My very last release of 2017 and my first Havenwood Falls novella. I'm so excited to introduce you to Viv and Breckin. I love this story and had such a fantastic time writing this story. Be sure to join me ALL day (Friday, December 8th) over at the Havenwood Falls Book Club on Facebook for the Homes for the Holidays Home Tour and Release day party. Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Xoxo ~Michele


AWAKEN THE SOUL
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com



Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. This is only but one… 

Breckin Roberts has known Vivienne his entire life. Born and raised in Havenwood Falls, they attend the same school, eat at the same restaurants, and enjoy the same festivals. But they aren’t friends. They’re merely two classmates—her human and him not so much. Until one fateful December afternoon.

When Vivienne Freeman awakens late that night, disheveled and disoriented, the last thing she remembers is going for a run, but something feels . . . off. It’s not until the gorgeous but ever elusive Breckin Roberts approaches her out of the blue that she learns she almost died.  And he’s the one who saved her.

Or so he thought.

Turns out, saving Vivienne has opened her to a whole new kind of danger. Breckin is an angel who interfered with Death. It’s a slight easily forgiven, if not for the connection he awakens while healing her. A connection one Reaper finds highly appealing. A connection that could turn Vivienne into a pawn in the battle of Good versus Evil—a battle about to descend on Havenwood Falls.

This is a Young Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls High series of Young Adult fantasy stories featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read.

Other books in the Havenwood Falls High YA series:
Written in the Stars by Kallie Ross
Reawakened by Morgan Wylie
The Fall by Kristen Yard
Somewhere Within by Amy Hale
Bound by Shadows by Cameo Renae (Jan. 2018)

Books are released on a monthly basis. Coming soon are stories by Randi Cooley Wilson, E.J. Fechenda, AnnaLisa Grant, J.L. Weil, and more.


Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up to date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/ 


#CoverReveal Willowhaven Series by Mindy Hayes

Guys! Mindy is rolling out a brand new look for her Willowhaven series ahead of the third book, Me To You, and I'm stoked I get to share them with you today!

Also, I'm the lucky duck who gets to beta read her books, so I can tell you that Me To You is going to be fantastic, so add that baby to your TBR. If you haven't read Me After You or Me Without You, what are you waiting for? Grab these contemporary romances today, you won't regret it.

Cover photography by K Keeton Designs
Cover design by Okay Creations

Me After You
Mindy Hayes
(Willowhaven, #1)
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Widowed at twenty-five, Sawyer Hartwell has no choice but to return to her hometown. Broke and alone, the intention was to heal and find herself again, but how can she heal in a place filled with so much sorrow and memories she yearns to forget?

Dean Preston has regretted leaving Willowhaven since the day he rode off on his motorcycle six years ago, destroying the only love he had ever known. Returning too late, he’s found small comfort in a new life with Lily, but with Sawyer back he’s not sure of anything anymore.

The time has come for Sawyer and Dean to face the past, to learn from their mistakes. The road to healing is paved with old wounds, each one threatening to tear them down completely. Carrying their own scars close to their hearts, they must both confront what’s gone before or lose their second chance.

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Me Without You
Mindy Hayes
(Willowhaven, #2)
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Since her father’s abandonment eight years ago, Alix Fink has done everything in her power to keep her family’s affairs private. She’s as closed off as they come, but Aiden Ballard wants to remedy that. Though it’s been a losing battle, Aiden has been desperate to win Alix’s heart for years.

Everyone knows Aiden Ballard’s parent’s lives were lost in a fatal car accident when he was sixteen, but only Aiden knows what really happened that fateful night; something he’s been desperate to hide from everyone for the last nine years—especially from Alix.

In the small town of Willowhaven, secrets have a way of revealing themselves. Alix and Aiden couldn’t be farther from perfect, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other. When their secrets rise to the surface, they must overcome them or face a lifetime of loneliness.

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Me To You
Mindy Hayes
(Willowhaven, #3)
Releasing: Mid-Jan 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Once fearless and adventurous, Savannah Ballard hasn’t been the same since her accident in high school. While she appears composed on the outside, inside she’s screaming. She wants her life back and returning to the origin of her pain is the only way she knows how.

When successful New York lawyer Jude Rochester’s grandfather passes away he becomes the new owner of Rochester Grocers in Willowhaven. He has no intention of taking over the business, but he makes a trip to the small town to tie up loose ends.

After meeting on the street, Savannah becomes Jude’s tour guide for the week. As if life wasn’t messy enough, an unexpected romance may not be the best way to simplify it. They lead complicated lives they aren’t ready to share. When the secrets between them are so significant, distance might not be the only thing to threaten their future.

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Author Bio:

Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, she discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for ten years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us. Mindy is also the author of The Paper Planes Series, which was co-written with Michele G. Miller.

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