Saturday, October 14, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - The Darkness: Giger, Texas by Joe M. Solomon

The Darkness: Giger, Texas
by Joe M. Solomon
Date of Publication: October 3rd 2017
Publisher: NES Publishing, LLC
Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone
Genre: Horror/Supernatural
 
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When night falls in Giger, Texas, shadows gather as they always do in dim corners and other areas bereft of light.  But this time they consolidate and attack any who tread too close. Michael Warren, a twenty-four-year-old resident of Giger, finds himself at the epicenter of this horror and is stunned by the losses suffered overnight.  Then the sun sets and the shadows again coalesce, growing more aggressive, the darkness eviscerating anyone it touches.

His only weapon light, Michael struggles to survive and searches frantically for his girlfriend, aiding friends along the way.  When Hurricane Daniel roars ashore, wind gusts shred trees and tear down power lines, plunging all of Southeastern Texas into blackness that only feeds and strengthens the encroaching darkness.  Rising floodwater provides easy thoroughfares from which the darkness can strike as Michael and his friends contend with the elements, clash with criminals, and battle their way to his residence where they will stand against the darkness and fight to survive.

READ more THE DARKNESS: Ginger, Texas . . . Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway . . . 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

TOUR - MM Romance - PROPHESY (The King & Alpha, #1) by A.E. Via

PROPHESY
The King & Alpha, #1
by A.E. Via
Publication Date: September 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, M/M, Romance, Paranormal

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An Enemies to Lovers Shifter, Vampire True Mates story.

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.

“His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him. All the while… his mate kept calling.”

Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.

Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over two-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.

“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.

READ more PROPHESY (The King and Alpha, #1) . . . Excerpt, Review, & Giveaway . . .

SPOTLIGHT - YA Paranormal Fantasy - Hinder: A Bender’s Novel (The Guardian Of Monsters, #1) by Kristin Ping

Hinder: A Bender’s Novel
The Guardian Of Monsters, #1
by Kristin Ping
Release Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Genre: NA Paranormal
 
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Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

READ more HINDER: A Bender's Novel (The Guardian of Monsters, #1) . . . 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

TOUR w/GUEST POST - Tarnished Journey (Soul Dance, #4) by Ann Gimpel

Tarnished Journey
Soul Dance, #4
by Ann Gimpel
Genre: PNR
Full length paranormal romance with shifters and gypsies and demons–and an HEA.

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Long before Germany rounded up Romani and sent them to prison camps, the Netherlands declared them undesirables. Yara’s caravan disbanded when she was fifteen to avoid being driven out of the country. Ten years have passed, and she’s been alone for most of that time hiding in caves and abandoned buildings. It’s been a lonely life, but at least she still has one.

Stewart conceals his true identity for the best of reasons. He’s not actually Romani, even though he’s been a caravan leader for many years. In a bold and desperate move, he joins a small band of shifters and Rom to fight the Reich’s chokehold on Europe. When they’re crossing the border into the Netherlands, vampires attack.

Yara senses Romani near her cave. The stench of vampire comes through loud and clear too, along with shifters. While not nearly as bad as vampires, her people have always steered clear of them. Another type of magic plucks at her. She can’t identify it, but it draws her from her hiding place. That decision tilts her world on its axis when she comes face to face with Stewart’s raw masculinity and savage presence. She could still turn tail and run. If she stays, it doesn’t require magical ability to recognize her life will change forever.

READ more TARNISHED JOURNEY (Soul Dance, #4) . . . Review, Excerpt & Guest Post . . . 

TOUR w/GIVEAWAY - YA FANTASY - Thrax (Angelbound Origins, #4) by Christina Bauer


Thrax
Angelbound Origins, #4
by Christina Bauer
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! All the after-realms rejoice. Myla should be happy too, but she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared.

The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter.

Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln,” but no one will listen. The reason? People think that Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep.

There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man, and she has a pretty good idea where he’s being held. With her best friend, Cissy, along to help, Myla sneaks off to Earth. All she has to do is blend in with the humans, avoid Evil Lincoln, and find her real man before the baby arrives. How hard can it be?

READ more THRAX (Angelbound Origins, #4) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/CHARACTER INTERVIEW - Waxing Moon (Calling the Moon, #2) by Sarah E. Stevens

Waxing Moon
Calling the Moon, #2
by Sarah E. Stevens
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: August 18th 2017
Cover Artist: Deborah Turner
Tagline:  Paranormal arson, rogue wolves, and torn loyalties. How can a mere human mother protect her Werewolf baby?
 
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Julie Hall thinks she has the hang of mothering her Werewolf baby Carson, until the night she wakes to frantic barking and finds her house on fire. Arson. Paranormal fire creatures want to kill Carson—and an unknown Were may be helping them.

As if fire-spawning Salamanders and a mysterious Werewolf aren't dangerous enough, Julie soon faces even closer threats. Her trusted friend Eliza harbors a secret and Julie’s new understanding of Werewolves threatens to tear apart her team. Meanwhile, her relentless enemies will burn everything in their path, if they can’t get to Carson.

Will Julie’s efforts to protect Carson do more harm than good?

READ more WAXING MOON (Calling the Moon, #2) . . . Character Interview & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - Acting On Impulse (Love On Cue, #1) by Mia Sosa




Acting On Impulse
Love On Cue, #1
by Mia Sosa
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: September 19th 2017

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After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone… but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.

Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.

Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?

Grab the popcorn . . .

READ more ACTING ON IMPULSE (Love On Cue, #1) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - The Reminisce by H.L. Cherryholmes

The Reminisce
by H.L. Cherryholmes
Date of Publication: June 7th 2017
Cover Artist: Keri Knutson
Genre: Paranormal
Tagline: A detour down memory lane wakes up the ghosts.

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Curtis Aisling has literally dodged a bullet. At least he thinks he has. But he wonders whether that bullet still has it out for him when he leaves his ex-fiancé and Los Angeles behind for Coronado, New Mexico to borrow some much-needed money from his sister.

The small dilapidated desert town of Coronado has exactly one mansion, belonging to 92-year-old Veronica Meeks. Curtis’s sister, Dia, and her partner, Araceli, are Veronica’s live-in caretakers and while they are delighted to have a visitor, Veronica doesn’t even know he’s there.

In the final stages of what the locals call “the reminisce,” she is no longer aware of her surroundings. But when Curtis starts seeing things that no one else does, he’s not convinced that the old, unresponsive woman is as disconnected as everyone thinks. At times what should be empty rooms within the huge house appear filled with furniture, and music emanates from a dusty radio that has been packed away for ages. Tales of Veronica’s associations and connections with the occult lead Curtis to believe she is causing the ghostly occurrences.

But when people begin to appear in those phantom rooms—people from her past including Veronica herself—he’s no longer certain it is her doing. Each vision pulls Curtis further and further back, each one detailing a consequential moment in Veronica’s long life, until he begins to fear he could become lost in her past. And then there’s that bullet…

READ more The Reminisce . . . Excerpt & Interview . . .

SPOTLIGHT - Emily Knight by A. Bello


Emily Knight I am…Awakened
by A. Bello
Publication date: September 28th 2017
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Genre: Tweens, YA, Fantasy Fiction

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Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?

READ more EMILY KNIGHT . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - YA THRILLER - Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien

Carry Me Home 
by Jessica Therrien
Publication date: September 26th 2017
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult
 
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CARRY ME HOME is a fictional novel inspired by the true story of a teenage girl’s involvement in several Mexican gangs in San Jose and Los Angeles. The members of her crew call her, Guera, Spanish for “white girl” and it doesn’t take long for her to get lost in their world of guns and drugs.

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Lucy and Ruth are country girls from a broken home. When they move to the city with their mother, leaving behind their family ranch and dead-beat father, Lucy unravels.

They run to their grandparents’ place, a trailer park mobile home in the barrio of San Jose. Lucy’s barrio friends have changed since her last visit. They’ve joined a gang called VC. They teach her to fight, to shank, to beat a person unconscious and play with guns. When things get too heavy, and lives are at stake, the three girls head for LA seeking a better life.

But trouble always follows Lucy. She befriends the wrong people, members of another gang, and every bad choice she makes drags the family into her dangerous world.

Told from three points of view, the story follows Lucy down the rabbit hole, along with her mother and sister as they sacrifice dreams and happiness, friendships and futures. Love is waiting for all of them in LA, but pursuing a life without Lucy could mean losing her forever.

Ultimately it’s their bond with each other that holds them together, in a true test of love, loss and survival.

READ more CARRY ME HOME . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

99¢ for a limited time only - Shopping for a CEO (Shopping for a Billionaire, #7) by Julia Kent


Shopping for a CEO
Shopping for a Billionaire, #7
by Julia Kent
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
 
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I’m thrilled to be the maid of honor in my friend’s wedding, but the best man, Andrew McCormick, is a chauvinistic pig with a God complex.
And I can’t stop kissing him in closets.

(Don’t ask.)

He’s the brother of the groom and the CEO of my biggest mystery shopping account, but suddenly he’s refusing to be in the wedding. He won’t talk about it. Won’t see reason.

He’s such a man.

And he still won’t stop kissing me in random closets.

(Thank goodness.)

I’m a fixer. That’s what I do. I can fix anything if given the chance. But when the game is fixed there’s only so much I can do.

The ball’s in his court now.

Game on.
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99¢ for a limited time only!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - Train to the Edge of the Moon by Asper Blurry

Train to the Edge of the Moon 
by Asper Blurry
Publication date: October 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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Punk is no ordinary millennial who takes the life as it is. She has a nasty habit of getting in troubles, she shows the middle finger to prejudice and stupidity, she fights against her broken identity and darkness of her soul. She goes against the stream with her heavy, tight shoes, but she still tries to be a better person. Punk’s adventurous journey to become someone who matters starts in a Place Without a Name, continues in Italy and London. Her train is full of sad reflections, laughs, modern tales about our young lives, relationships and occasional heartbreaks.

“Train to the Edge of the Moon” is about all shades of the young people reality – struggles with career, romances, feeling lost in the corporate machinery, feeling misunderstood and rejected by society. It’s funny, it makes you laugh and in the next moment it gets sad and dark and you want to crawl in the corner and cry a little. It also raises controversial issues such as addictions, depression, and abuse. Those who have been beaten down, trampled over and nearly robbed of everything that makes them who they are, those who refuse to adapt and be another brick in the wall in the modern mayhem will find here hope and strength to fight for their happiness and peace of soul.

Imagine “Girl, interrupted” partying up with the older “Catcher in the Rye” and immerse your curiosity in Punk’s wild adventures.

READ more TRAIN TO THE EDGE OF THE MOON . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

99¢ for a limited time only! - Temptation and Treachery by Sahara Roberts

Temptation and Treachery 
by Sahara Roberts
Publication date: September 25th 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Andres “Rio” Rivera became his ICE profile years ago. Cold and calculating, he never promises anything beyond right now. But when he ends up with a cancelled flight and a shared hotel room with the secretive Celeste Patron, the fire behind Celeste’s buttoned-up exterior melts every barrier. He may only have her for one night, but that’s long enough to make her every fantasy come true.

When Celeste leaves, Rio returns to hunting a notorious cartel leader. His shock upon arresting the man is eclipsed when he discovers the woman he fell for is his daughter…and she’s pregnant with Rio’s baby.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

NetGalley REVEIW - Virtual Tour - Stars in Their Eyes by Pema Donyo

Stars in Their Eyes
by Pema Donyo
Publication Date: September 18th 2017
Crimson Romance
eBook; 120 Pages
Genre: Historical Romance

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This beautifully sweeping story of dueling ambitions and restless hearts in the roaring twenties will captivate fans who loved the romance of the Oscar-winning film La La Land and Paula McLain's bestselling novel The Paris Wife.

The bohemian salons and wild cabarets of 1920s Paris are just the place for Owen Matthews to pursue his writing and make the right connections in the literary scene. But six years after leaving Los Angeles and the love of his life, he still strives for success. Penning a new screenplay for his friend’s film might just help keep the lights on a bit longer in the City of Lights.

Iris Wong is used to sacrifice and rejection as an Asian-American actress. She’s determined to take full advantage of her new leading role in a Parisian silent film—and the director’s romantic interest in her. Playing the game almost guarantees she’ll be able to break through the industry’s racism and become the silver screen star she’s dreamed of being since she earned her first nickel as a Hollywood extra.

When these two star-crossed lovers unexpectedly reunite, they get a second chance to reconcile their hearts’ desires with their dreams of fame and fortune. 

READ more STARS IN THEIR EYES . . . Giveaway & Review . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/CHARACTER INTERVIEW - My Angel (Bewitched and Bewildered, #9) by Alanea Alder

My Angel
Bewitched and Bewildered, #9
by Alanea Alder
Date of Publication: August 29th 2017
Publisher: Sacred Forest Publishing
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: She’s been Bewitched, he’s Bewildered
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Vivian Mercy has been running from the past for so long she doesn’t know any other way of life. When a panicked call comes from one of her only friends she finds herself returning to the city of her nightmares where her dedication as a doctor and resolve to help others is put to the test.

Etain Vi’Aerlin has been watching over Noctem Falls for centuries. Sent by his queen he became a silent sentinel in the shadows helping Magnus whenever he could. While the sickness around him claims more lives he discovers what it feels like to be helpless, as an ancient warrior he doesn’t have the skills to fight this unseen enemy.

At any other time finding a mate would be cause for celebration, but Etain wants Vivian as far from Noctem Falls as possible, unfortunately, as the only doctor with an intimate knowledge of diseases she has to stay in the city, and finds herself working tirelessly to discover a cure in the middle of the deadly chaos sweeping the levels.

As Vivian’s past is revealed she finds herself not only combating the terrible virus but also the rebellious faction of the Founding Families. Etain vows to stand by her, even if it means abandoning the post assigned by his queen.

It’s a race against time to unravel the lethal secrets the virus is hiding before the city itself is lost forever.

READ more MY ANGEL (Bewitched and Bewildered, #9) . . . Excerpt & Character Interview . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - Emily Knight by A. Bello

Emily Knight I am
by A. Bello
Release Date: June 1st  2017
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Genre: Tweens, YA, Fantasy Fiction


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How does it feel to be different and misunderstood? And who cares? Emily Knight is young and famous, self-aware and intelligent. But what if the one thing that makes Emily different also makes her a target for evil? Can she defend herself...and everything she loves?

A.Bello breaks boundaries with this gritty and gripping fantasy novel.

READ more EMILY KNIGHT . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/GIVEAWAY - The Vixen’s Lead (Kit Davenport, #1) by Tate James

The Vixen’s Lead
Kit Davenport, #1
by Tate James
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what any privileged, adopted boarding school girl would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

READ more THE VIXEN'S LEAD .(Kit Davenport, #1) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/GIVEAWAY - Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet, #1) by Trisha Wolfe

Born, Darkly
(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)
by Trisha Wolfe
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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He challenged her sanity.

She shattered his reality.

They dared each other…to the brink of madness.

A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

READ more BORN, DARKLY (Darkly, Madly duet, #1) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - Christmas at the Lake (Great Escapes, #2) by Charlotte Blake

Christmas at the Lake
(Great Escapes, #2)
by Charlotte Blake
Publication date: September 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
 
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Sometimes love gets forgotten …

Hugely successful Lexi Stuart is used to guys pursuing her, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, she’s beautiful and rich, but the men in her life never seem to want anything more serious than just sex. It’s a stark reality she’s become used to.

As a code writer in Silicon Vally, Adam Hunt doesn’t have to worry about money. And as a heartthrob in general, he doesn’t need to worry about attracting women, either. But when he meets Lexi during a Christmas holiday in Lake Tahoe, he’s floored that she won’t give him the time of day after one wild night together.

Now, this sports bum is about to take Lexi on the ride of her life. All she needs to do is hang on!

READ more CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE (Great Escape, #2) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/DELETED SCENE - Between You and Me by Lynn Turner


Between You and Me
(The Wild Rose Press)
by Lynn Turner
Publication date: September 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Love at first sight strikes Seattle Scientist Finnegan Kane at the worst possible moment, paralyzing him as he’s pitching his cutting-edge idea to powerful New York venture capitalist Emanuela Monroe…

Finn survived the crash that killed his parents when he was sixteen. Twenty years later, his smart devices are about to redefine what it means to be disabled.

Emanuela makes dreams come true for a living, but still longs to fulfill her own. Despite Finn’s stunning secret, she thinks his idea might be worth the risk…and he’s determined to show her that he is, too.

READ more BETWEEN YOU AND ME . . .