Month9Books Cover Reveal... Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins (WAHOOOO!!!)

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In exactly twenty-three days, Gryphon will offer his life to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. Until then, he must keep his plans from Zo while avoiding the Wolves of the Allied Camp.

But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets.

To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth—that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure—he divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram.

Now, The Great Move is underway and a final battle between the Wolf, Ram, Kodiak and Raven cannot be stopped. 

Strength will be tested. Loyalties will be questioned. Alliances will form. 

In a world of uncertainty and danger, Zo and Gryphon may finally have what they've each always wanted.

Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins Publication Date: October 2017 Publisher: Month9Books
With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid). Visit her online at

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Jaime Reviews... Atlantis Reborn (Atlantis Rising #3) by Gloria Craw

By Gloria Craw
Published on June 5, 2017
Published by: Entangled: Teen
Source: Netgalley
In a few days, I’ll officially be the Laurel clan chief—but it comes at a heavy cost. My human family, the McKyes, think I’m dead, and the only family I have left is my surly cousin, Theron. Plus the occasional visit from my dead mother. 

Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster.I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to createhuman-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price.

Certain chiefs are so desperate to increase our population that they refuse to see the price might be more than money; it could cost us our souls. If I can’t change their minds,the descendants of Atlantis could disappear forever.

Atlantis Reborn...

I just love this series. I love anything magical, and this is full of magic of all kinds. Gloria Craw wrote a series that fully captured my attention, and I was invested the entire way.

Allison will soon be the official clan chief of the Laurel Clan. It doesn't matter that she is the only one left, because she can still make a difference. Her vote will count. But there are others who don't want to see her on the council. Will she survive long enough to take her place among the clans?

I really enjoyed the relationships in this story more than anything else. The love that Allison has for her human family, the sacrifices she is willing to make to keep them safe. hit me to my core. My family is my world, so those are things that I understand. Even through the heartbreak of what she was forced to do, she knew she was doing the best by them as she could. I also am a huge fan of Theron. He is my favorite character, aside from Lillian. Have I mentioned that I love snark? And finally, Ian. It isn't my favorite romance ever, but I will say that the fear of the unknown between them made it worthwhile. And that ending was beautiful.

All in all, this series has been a good one for me, from start to finish. There is action, adventure, mystery, romance, friendship. Pretty much everything you could hope for in a great story.

The only complaint that I have to make is in the editing. There were numerous editing issues throughout the story, and it pulls me out of the story. Nevertheless, I loved Atlantis Rising, and I am looking forward to more Gloria Craw in the future!

Jaime Lynn

Month9Books Double Cover Reveal...There Once Were Stars AND Here Skies Surround Us by Melanie McFarlane

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There Once Were Stars AND Here Skies Surround Us by Melanie McFarlane
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Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That's the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?
Nat leaves her home, Dome 1618, just as they begin to colonize on the outside. She travels with Evan to his home, Dome 569, to deliver a replica of the immune serum and allow Evan to report back to his mother, Caroline. But when they arrive, members of the “New Order” take them into custody and Nat and Evan are separated, once again.
Thankfully she is reunited with her uncle, Alec, who takes Nat under his protection. But Nat has a lot to learn about Evan’s home, a progressive dome that colonized on the outside over a decade ago. There are many rules in Dome 569 put in place by Caroline; some that come with sharp and sometimes deadly consequences when broken. Here, Nat learns of the struggles that can come with change, and how tearing down the old ways doesn’t always make things better overall. In the process, she uncovers truths that could tear down the kingdom Caroline has sacrificed to protect, and in turn puts Nat at risk. Will Nat be able to protect Evan from the lies, or will he succumb to them for the sake of his family, just as his mother did many years before? As Nat uncovers the secrets of Dome 569, will she be willing to give up her morals and values to pay the price for freedom, or die fighting for what she believes in?
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.

Swoon Romance Cover Reveal.... Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker

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Right, Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker
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High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.
But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more. They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?

Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Publisher: Swoon Romance Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Available for Pre-order: Amazon
Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series RIVAL LOVE and NA Scandalous Boys Series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Avid reader of everything. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan, loves football, and fuzzy blankets. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and misses her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

Month9Books Cover Reveal... Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton

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Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.
The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.

Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton Publication Date: September 12, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books on


We're pleased to spotlight Sight Unseen, a series of romance novellas -- with a twist! Keep reading to learn more about the book and enter to win an ebook copy of Sight Unseen!  

By Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Emma Barry, J.A. Rock, Erin Satie
Published on June 6, 2017
Authors Revealed: September 2017
Published by: Open Ink Press

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What stories would you tell if you could? Where would your mind take you, if you let it? Five of the top voices in romance dare you to explore the most distant corners of their imaginations as they test the limits of storytelling and break the boundaries of what even they thought possible, teasing and tormenting you shamelessly as they go.

But there’s a twist—the author of each story is a secret at the time of release. They’re each plumbing the depths of the human heart and mind in ways they’ve never attempted before. Taking you high, bringing you low, until you will be hardpressed to guess who wrote what. Can you tell? Want us to?

Too bad our lips are sealed . . . for now.

**Use hashtag #SUwho to follow in the fun of guessing which author wrote what!**

About the book, from the introduction:

We all have auto-buy authors, but what is the promise made by the name on the book cover? Is it about voice? About a certain type of story? About how reading it will make you feel?

If we took that name away, would you even still recognize it?

That question is where Sight Unseen began: gather five authors, publish an anthology in which each novella is anonymous, and see if readers can correctly connect the stories with the authors.

The concept didn’t stop there because once you remove the name from the story, it’s free in a way other writing isn’t. There’s no brand to worry about, no expectations to meet. The writing has to stand by itself.

The project took on a life of its own, becoming an experiment wrapped in a puzzle. It offered a space to play for authors and a game for readers, but it raises questions for all of us about how brand and marketing shape books, how we read, and what we think we like.

Because it would be maddening to never learn who wrote what, Sight Unseen comes with an end date. Three months after release, the authors of the stories collected here will be revealed. But in the meantime, we offer five intriguingly different stories. Each is unsigned, but also smart, sexy, offbeat, and most importantly, surprising.

Let the speculation begin.

Want to know more about the concept? Here's each of the authors talking about their experiences.

Emma Barry, author: Almost immediately, writers get pigeonholed by their subgenre. That choice affects what you write, how you sell it, who you query, your website design, what pen name you pick, and basically everything else you do. Writing anonymously snipped those strings. This project got to exist totally outside of my work in a way nothing has since my debut.

Meredith Duran, author: As a reader, I’ve sometimes felt jarred when my favorite novelists switched genres (or even subgenres). It seems to me that a genre novelist, in particular, enters into a subtle contract with her readers: they await her next book with expectations formed by the last one she wrote. But the key feature of this anthology is the unlikeliness of a particular set of authors writing stories totally outside their accustomed areas of focus. So, the anthology felt like a chance to experiment without violating the trust that undergirds that unspoken contract between readership and writer. (So I hope!)

Erin Satie, author: In retrospect, I signed on for exactly the wrong reason. I was thinking about how much fun it would be to read the novellas completely blind and guess at the authors. By writing one of the stories I made that impossible but it's still the coolest, funnest idea for an anthology project that I've ever heard.

Sherry Thomas, author: I was so happy when Judith asked me to be a part of her anthology--finally, a deadline so I can finish an intriguing story. I'm doubly delighted because this is also the first time I've written a straight-up romance in about two years. Love writing romance!

Still curious? Here's some more details about each of the stories: 

Lost That Feeling
Alma knew who she was, once—that is, before she erased her memory with a spell. Some, like the guards at the prison in which she’s held, say that she was a thief, a murderer.

Others say she was a hero. Like Driss, the man who rescues her. He claims to be a friend. He's certainly handsome. And charming. And brave. In a word: perfect.

That's the problem. If he's perfect and she's a hero, how did she end up in prison with a seven-year hole in her memory to begin with?

A Clear View of You
As a child, Kate had one dream: to escape her mother’s deluded hippie commune and live in the real world, where mature adults know that magic isn’t real. But the real world also has its downsides—like rent, student loans, and a cutthroat job market.

Happily, Kate is uniquely qualified for one in-demand position: psychic. Of course, she’s as fake as the rest of them, but nobody plays a fortune-teller as convincingly as a girl raised by a would-be witch. If only Kate’s newest client weren’t so perceptive . . . and attractive. If only crystal balls didn’t have the habit of lighting up in his presence.

Magic isn’t real, right? Kate is about to find out otherwise . . . 

Brad White would be an ordinary accountant with an unrequited crush except for two things: he works for a criminal motorcycle club, and he’s in love with the club president’s daughter. When she discovers the truth about the family business, Brad has to move beyond ordinary and put his life on the line to keep her safe.

Wren Masters, unlike everyone else in her graduating class, chose to stay in Fallow, Montana because, also unlike everyone else, she loves it. But when she finds out her father’s club is running drugs, her family and world crumble. She and Brad risk everything to uncover the truth . . . and begin a scorching affair.

As the conspiracy—and their feelings—deepen, Brad and Wren must choose between family and justice. And neither seems to include a future for them.

Chariot of Desire
CJ Crespo, drummer for the once wildly popular rock band Donjon, has always had a thing for frontman Donny Times. They spent the seventies getting high together, making music together, self-destructing together. But her qualms about ruining a creative partnership with sex kept them from ever hooking up. Now, Donny’s conversion to a bizarre fringe religion that won’t allow him to engage in—or even sing about—sex, drugs, or other “sins” threatens to tear Donjon apart.

As the band struggles to embrace a new decade and a new Donny, CJ must decide where she belongs: by Donny’s side, even if he can’t ever love her? Or out there making her own music, away from a man who gives and takes in equal measures?

The Heart is a Universe
On the remote planet of Pax Cara lies the greatest secret of the universe. Once every generation, the inhabitants must offer up an exceptional young person—the Chosen One—who sacrifices his or her own life for the sake of that secret, and the planet itself.

However, Vitalis, the current Chosen One, is desperate to free herself from the yoke of destiny. An unexpected invitation to an aristocratic summit seems to be the perfect opportunity for escape. But almost as soon as she arrives, the most eligible prince in existence proposes marriage.

Sparks fly, but Vitalis is wary. Eleian of Terra Illustrata can have any woman he wants. Why has he set his sight on Vitalis, who, unless she manages to flee, will die in sixteen days? Is he hiding an ulterior motive, one that could put everything in jeopardy—her plans, her life, and her heart?

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Month9Books Cover Reveal.... Mad Magic by Nicole Conway

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After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.
Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow his pride and finally let go of all his dark secrets if he really wants to break his curse. And with Josie at his side, he might actually stand a chance this time.

Mad Magic by Nicole Conway Publisher: Month9Books Release Date: September 2017
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book. Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school. She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation. Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf... Tour Review and Giveaway

By Sara Wolf
Published on May 2, 2017
Published by: Entangled Teen
Source: Entangled Teen/ Chapter by Chapter Tours
Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks. 

The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University. 

But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.

Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.

Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together. 

But Jack Hunter is better.

My Review...

After finishing Love Me Never, I honestly didn't think any sequel would compare. Then came along Forget Me Always, and I realized how very wrong I had been. Now that I have finally had the honor of reading Remember Me Always, I realize that I was an idiot to ever doubt Sara Wolf.

The journey that we started in the beginning of this precious gem of a series ends with a bang. And explosive, uncontrollable outbursts of tears. Isis Blake has come so very far from that first book. She is still Isis Blake, full of snark and humor and pain, but she has grown exponentially throughout this emotional series. Jack is... Jack. A beautiful broken boy who doubts himself and scares himself sometimes. He is struggling to get control back. He is struggling to protect the ones he loves, even if it is from himself.

I can't and won't tell you much about the book. Mainly because pretty much everything I could say would be a spoiler. I will just tell you this... This book is painful and glorious and beautiful and funny and dark. It is the lives of two very different people who are struggling with very real issues, fighting to stay away from each other but always drawn back. It is about beautiful, lasting friendships, old and new, that hold Isis and Jack together when they can't hold themselves together.

This series is my favorite, I think. At least, my favorite in a long long time. I am hopelessly in love with these characters. This is a series that I will be thinking about for a long time to come. And a series that I will happily revisit over and over.

And it is a romance that will be etched in my memory, always.

If you haven't read this series yet, GO NOW! If you haven't read the finale, jump on it asap. It couldn't have been a better ending. Thanks Sara Wolf, for Isis, Jack, Wren, Kayla, Sophia, Tallie, and all of the new, awesome characters we got to meet. This was the best!

Other Books in the Series...

About the Author...

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.


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