Apr 232014
 

Hott Synopsis:

We’ve heard it said a million times – nothing is harder than middle-school.

But what if you were in middle-school and had a secret? A big secret. A secret that could change life as we know it.

Edgar Stoker is such a person. He’s a vampire who has chosen to go through middle-school. CHOSEN! Who would do that?!?! His family thinks that’s bad enough but Edgar goes even further he makes friends with… humans! Imagine!

His parents have decided to overlook his lapse in judgement on these decisions but when Edgar accidentally lets out THE SECRET there will be consequences.

Hott Review:

When I was offered this book for review I jumped on it but when it came in the mail and I saw the cover I cringed. It just looked like another one of those “vampire” books – or even worse “wimpy kid” books. UGH!

Boy was I wrong! I may have sat down to read this reluctantly but once I started I could NOT put it down. It’s so much fun! It accurately portrays the life of a middle-schooler with a devastating secret (which we all have). This book takes pre-teens through the ever changing idiocy that is peer pressure, fitting-in, and making friends.

A great book – that I’m insisting my kids read!

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Author: Marissa Moss
Source: JKSCommunications
Grade: A
Ages: 8+
Setting: Your Middle School

Who is Marissa Moss anyway?

I’ve been making children’s books for a looooong time. I sent my first picture book to publishers when I was nine, but it wasn’t very good and they didn’t publish it. I didn’t try again until I was a grown-up and then it took five years of sending out stories, getting them rejected, revising them and sending them back over and over until I got my first book. Now I’ve published more than forty books and each new one is still hard in its own way. Each one takes a lot of revising because I never get things right the first time. That used to frustrate me. Now I expect it. And I don’t mind, because that gives me permission to make mistakes. It means I can take risks and try new things because I don’t have to be perfect – I can always make changes.

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Apr 222014
 

Life in the Palace“We need to talk,” Tal said. Then I knew it was going to go badly. ‘We need to talk’ is the conversational equivalent of walking into your basement without turning on the light, on a dark and stormy night, when a known psychopath is on the loose. You might as well cut to the chase and slit your own throat.

Chloe Diaz assumed three things: that when Tal said that she was one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance, it was code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo;’ that the gorgeous Seth Wilks would never be her soul mate and that she’d never have to choose between them. Chloe was wrong.

Now the future of the world is in her hands, but what if price is too great to pay?

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Synopsis:

After a lifetime in the shadow of her sister, Chloe is severely phobic of the chronically cool. Seth is everything she avoids; a pre-med philosophy major who works in a bar, plays in a band and is so good looking that grown women stare at him in the street. But it’s hard to say no to your soul mate. Thinking she’s maxed out her supply of destiny, Chloe settles down to enjoy the happily-ever-after.

Tal says that she’s one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance. Chloe assumes this is code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo.’ Actually Tal’s main extracurricular activity is fighting the forces of Oblivion. The People never need to hide what they are because no one ever believes them. Until Chloe does.

Chloe sets out to help Tal and The People as much as she can as an outsider. Seth says as long as no one wears their underpants on the outside Chloe can do what she likes. What he doesn’t say is that he’s also one of The People, although non-practicing. But as the Final Battle draws nearer, Chloe realizes it’s time for Seth to go collect his regulation sword. The only thing standing in his way is her. Seth says he’ll give up his place in heaven to stay with her. Chloe must choose between Seth’s soul and her own happiness.

Praise for Life in the Palace

An interesting take on the paranormal romance genre. …..While other books in the genre have unrealistic buy into the acceptance of someone from the outside entering a “new world” Life in the Palace handled it from both the main character looking in and the dwellers of the Palace looking out at this person trying to enter their world. …….I am so happy to hear that there are more books in the series! – Yonit on Goodreads

I loved this world that Catherine Green created. I happily lost myself in the life & deep love between Chloe & Seth …..I loved the attention to detail, the fleshing out of the world around them, the obvious growth of all the characters… Even the heartbreaking choices made at the end.
Book two I cannot wait to read! – Ebon Darkmyth on Smashwords

Loved it, great story line, fun characters and after reading it and thinking deeply about the duality of our lives, it made my prayers come alive! – Rebecca Wittenstein on Amazon.com

This book introduces you to a whole host of characters that you want to meet in real life. ….The action keeps you reading, while the budding love between Seth and Chloe makes you breathless. A great read. – Cypora Cohen on Amazon.co.uk
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Apr 212014
 

Hott Synopsis: Shannon Malone wakes up after ten years in a coma to find the perfect life she was just beginning destroyed. It’s almost like she’s Sleeping Beauty woken from a crazy dream. Awoken to a life she doesn’t know. She’s changed – she now prefers coffee to tea, cooking to graphic design, and a [More...]

Apr 202014
 

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