See It First: Jacky Gray, Jennifer Malone Wright, and Julia Hughes

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Contemporary Romance

New Kid in Town by Jacky Gray

Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up.

The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of her partner-in-crime have taken their toll on Liv, leaving her flabby, unfit and best-friendless. Add in a wicked tongue, lack of boyfriend, and a mortal enemy determined to destroy her, and you’re pretty much up-to-speed.

Liv’s life isn’t a complete pity party: Jude, sporting superstar, and Irish songbird, Kat, have her back. And her front, when it’s not bursting out of a blouse two sizes too small. As they prepare for the school show and looming exams, Ray explodes on the scene, taking no prisoners.

Every girl wants a piece of the new boy in town, but wheelchair-bound Ray chooses Liv’s group with devastating results. He trades insults with Liv, lusts after Jude in her ice skating dress, and upstages Kat when he hams up Shakespeare in their English class. As his presence threatens the life-long friendship, Liv becomes convinced he hides a dark secret.

Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Glee,” this young adult story is snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.

Dealing with issues of self-image and peer abuse, this well-written, intriguing series shares many elements with “13 Reasons Why” as the complex characters grapple with issues such as sexuality, bullying and misread signals. It gives a convincing depiction of mercurial teenage relationships and that dreadful sense of hope and fear combined around transforming friendships into relationships when you don’t quite dare take the plunge in case your feelings aren’t reciprocated.

Paranormal

The Arcadia Falls Omnibus (Books 1-6) by Jennifer Malone Wright

A war is brewing between the hunters and the vampires and Chloe is determined to strike against the vampires before they have a chance to attack. Unfortunately, her plan goes all wrong and results in a massive takeover by the undead.

This group of unlikely heroes have the power of elements, magic and strength on their side. They have even recruited one of the original vampires to help aid in their mission. But will it be enough? Will society ever go back to normal now that the world knows that vampires truly exist?

The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Following the format of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is serialized into several novella-length stories.

Mystery

A Raucous Time by Julia Hughes

Street smart Rhyllann Jones is used to his cousin Wren’s wild stories. But this is different. Wren insists that an ancient book holds the key to a mythical treasure. Rhyllann dismisses the claim as just another fairy tale – until their grandmother is left for dead after a botched house break-in.

Someone believes the book is genuine and will kill to get their hands on it.

The police have failed to protect the cousins; now their only chance of survival is to find the treasure first. So begins a race across country and against time as the youngsters strive to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. But a gang of merciless killers is the least of their problems. A single minded hulk of a detective is determined to take them into custody for their own safety. Unfortunately Detective Crombie’s definition of safe might just get Rhyllann killed.

A Raucous Time is book 1 in the Celtic Cousins’ Adventures, described in reviews as “Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code”, and I’m delighted to offer this adventure for free to InstaFreebie’s readers!

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