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1. THE LONG GAME (The Fixer 2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | A Thrilling Adventure

 Review by Natalie THE LONG GAMEThe Fixer #2by Jennifer Lynn BarnesSeries: FixerHardcover: 368 pagesPublisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (June 7, 2016)Language: EnglishGoodreads | Amazon For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When

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2. Writer Wednesday: Two Become One


In my Monday Mishmash and all over social media last week, I announced that I'm merging Ashelyn Drake and Kelly Hashway. Why you ask?

When I initially launched the pen name, Ashelyn Drake, I wanted to make sure I could stand on my own two feet as a romance author, separate from Kelly Hashway. Once I did that, I revealed Ashelyn Drake and Kelly Hashway are the same person. And since then, I've been using this banner to show that I'm still one person even though I write under two names: 


The problem is, I wasn't acting like one person. I have separate Facebook pages, Twitter handles, and blogs for Kelly and Ashelyn. Why? My website, newsletter, and Instagram are for both names, so why aren't my other social media accounts?

From now on, they will be. I'm moving Ashelyn over to Kelly. You'll notice my Facebook page now has both names listed. As does my blog. Twitter won't allow enough characters to display both names, but you'll see this banner and Ashelyn's name appear in my bio.

Very soon, Ashelyn's accounts will disappear, so make sure you're following the new links below to stay up to date on my Ashelyn Drake romance books as well as my Kelly paranormal and upcoming mystery/suspense/thrillers (Yes, I'm branching out!):

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Look at that. Kelly and Ashelyn are truly merging into one author with two names, just like the slogan says. :)


*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.

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3. BLOG TOUR: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas // Phenomenal and 110% Un-put-down-able..

By Becca.. THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara ThomasHardcover: 336 pagesPublisher: Delacorte Press (April 19, 2016)Language: English Goodreads | Amazon For fans of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places and Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars, The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are ghosts around every corner in

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4. Dangerous Lies Q&A With TWO Becca's....

By Becca.... Dangerous Lies QUESTIONS with Becca Fitzpatrick! Today, I'm welcoming Becca Fitzpatrick to talk a little bit about Dangerous Lies, her new YA thriller that released yesterday (GO BUY IT!), and ask her some dangerous questions. They aren't really that dangerous, but they were super fun, and I adored reading Becca's answers! But brace yourselves, things may get a little

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5. NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

Review by Leydy NEEDby Joelle CharbonneauAge Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and upHardcover: 352 pagesPublisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (November 3, 2015) Goodreads | Amazon “No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.” Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . .

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6. THE KILLING JAR by Jennifer Bosworth

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7. Monday Mishmash 12/21/15


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:

1.  Into the Fire Trilogy Release Date Changes  Limitless Publishing has decided to space my releases out just a bit. All three books in the trilogy will still release in spring 2016. Here's the new schedule:                    
INTO THE FIRE (book 1) February 16, 2016 
OUT OF THE ASHES (book 2) March 22, 2016 
UP IN FLAMES (book 3) April 12, 2016
    2.  Countdown to Christmas Has Begun!  I'm hosting 5 days of giveaways on Instagram. If you don't follow me there already, go here to follow and enter each day to win prizes. Good luck!
      3.  Drafting  I went back to working on my adult thriller. I hit the 50K mark last week. I'm hoping to draft more this week. I've had to put this book aside three times now to work on edits. Maybe I'll finally finish it. I am expecting more edits though. ;)

      4.  A Very Merry Jamberry Christmas  My Facebook Jamberry party was very successful and I got great rewards. Check these out! 

          5.  Christmas  We are hosting Christmas again this year. I'm excited to see my daughter open her gifts. She always has such a smile on her face on Christmas morning. If you celebrate, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. 


          That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

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          8. SANCTUARY BAY by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz // HOOKED Me From The Very Beginning And Did NOT Let Go...

          Review by Sara SANCTUARY BAY  by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 19, 2016) Language: English Goodreads | Amazon In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite

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          9. Quick-Fire Review: ZERO DAY by Jan Gangsei \\ Mystery-Thriller!

          by Andye ZERO DAYby Jan GangseiHardcover: 368 pagesPublisher: Disney-Hyperion (January 12, 2016)Language: English Goodreads | Amazon Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished-and her high-profile parents were forced to move on. Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a

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          10. {Quick-fire Review} DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE by Carrie Ryan

          by andye DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCEby Carrie RyanHardcover: 384 pagesPublisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)Language: EnglishGoodreads | Amazon I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge. In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell

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          11. CHARLIE, PRESUMED DEAD // Double Lives and Mysteries

          Review by Leydy    CHARLIE, PRESUMED DEADby Anne HeltzelHardcover: 272 pagesPublisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (June 2, 2015)Language: EnglishGoodreads | Amazon In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as

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          12. Friday Feature: Pieces of Revenge by Valia Lind




          A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.

          That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family's brutal murder and she's been on the run ever since. She's spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.

          Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.

          After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn't remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can't remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?

          Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who's a memory she should have, but doesn't. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won't destroy the world forever.


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          Teaser - Chapter 1

          Blood splatters against my cheek, dripping down my neck.
                 I don't bother to wipe at it, swinging my arm as my elbow connects with the other side of his face. My mind is always calculating, like a computer, spitting out information as I duck another punch. The man in front of me is large, almost twice as wide as me, and just as deadly.
                 Height: 6’3.
                 Weight: 215 pounds.
                 Arms like steel.   
                He grabs my hair, yanking my head back as his other arm connects with my left side. I grunt in pain, swallowing the scream that’s about to burst free. I slam my elbow into his stomach, twisting under his arm in the same motion. My knee connects with his manhood, before my fist connects with his jaw once more.
                 My moves are precise.
                 Practiced.
                 Lethal.
                "Son of a—" I round kick him in the face before he can finish. He drops to the ground with a thud, and before he could stumble to his knees, my foot slams into his face, dropping him for good.
                "That's no language to use around a lady." I say, looking down at him, making sure he stays down. When I'm satisfied he's out, I grab my bag and run.
                I should've been more careful sneaking in, but I memorized the schedule and there shouldn't have been anyone here. The warehouse sits against the backdrop of an abandoned neighborhood, so when my feet hit the payment, there is no one to see me escape. I almost stop and go back to finish the job, but I don't. He's not worth the guilt I would carry if I kill him. He's not the one I'm saving the guilt for.
                I got what I came for, even though it took me a few more minutes than I planned on. He didn't see my face, but he sure will have himself a headache tomorrow. Strangely, I feel rejuvenated after the fight, and I grin as I run down the side alley.
                Finally. It’s finally time to make them pay.



          About the Author:

          Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at www.valialind.wordpress.comor follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.


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          13. SWEET by Emmy Laybourne // A Travel Adventure

          Reviewed by Krista  Sweet (Sweet #1) by Emmy LaybournePrint Length: 286 pagesPublisher: Feiwel & Friends (June 2, 2015)Publication Date: June 2, 2015 Sold by: Macmillan Goodreads | Amazon   *People would kill to be thin.*Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five

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          14. Alive by Chandler Baker // Heart-Pounding Excitement

          Reviewed by Rachel  Alive by Chandler Baker Age Range: 12 - 18 years Grade Level: 7 - 12 Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (June 9, 2015) Goodreads | Amazon Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

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          15. {Quick-fire Review} PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud

          by andye PRETENDING TO BE ERICAby Michelle PainchaudAge Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and upHardcover: 272 pagesPublisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)Goodreads | Amazon Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a

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          16. BLOOD AND SALT by Kim Liggett // Horrorificly Romantic

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          17. THE DETOUR by S.A. Bodeen \\ Halloween Reads!

          Review by Leydy THE DETOURby S.A. BodeenAge Range: 12 - 18 yearsHardcover: 224 pagesPublisher: Feiwel & Friends (October 6, 2015)Language: EnglishGoodreads | Amazon Livvy Flynn is a big deal - she's a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She's rich, she's famous, she's gorgeous, and she's full of herself. When she's invited to an A-list writer's

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          18. THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel // Freaking creepy wasps!

          Review by Krista  The Nest by Kenneth Oppel Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Goodreads | Amazon Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless) with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen. For some kids

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          19. THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich (Book & Audio) \\ I will be hiding in my closet for the next week, thank you

          Review by Rachel & Andye THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2015) Language: English Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Hachette Audio Hardcover | Audiobook | Goodreads Welcome to the Dead House. Three students: dead. Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace. Two decades have passed

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          20. Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack \\ Gothic Awesomeness

           Review by Sara SANCTUARY by Jennifer McKissackAge Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and upHardcover: 320 pagesPublisher: Scholastic Press (September 29, 2015)Language: EnglishAmazon | Goodreads A haunting and luminous Gothic YA novel about reckoning with the ghosts of one's dark past.After the untimely death of her aunt Laura, Cecilia Cross is forced to return to Sanctuary, a rambling, old

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          21. Every Word: Review

          It’s comforting to know that there are certain authors out there that you can come to rely on for a satisfying, gripping story that is not only beautifully written, but also fraught with tension of both the actual danger and of the romantic varieties. In Every Word, the second installment in her Every series, Ellie Marney establishes herself as exactly that type of author for me. Everything that I loved in Every Breath, the action, the mystery, and the undeniable sexual tension, are not only present in Every Word, they’re amplified. We begin the story several weeks after the events of Every Breath. Rachel and Mycroft are processing their emotions after the events of Every Word and are trying to navigate the new world of their relationship. Complicating events are Rachel’s parents, who have taken appropriate and realistic measures (involved YA parents, my god, it’s a unicorn!) to try and... Read more »

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          22. VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver {Non-Spoiler Review with a Special Spoiler Talk}

          VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (March 10, 2015) Language: English Goodreads | Amazon Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old

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          23. A Letter to THE THIRD TWIN by CJ Omololu

          by Becca THE THIRD TWINby CJ OmololuAge Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and upHardcover: 336 pagesPublisher: Delacorte Press (February 24, 2015)Goodreads | Amazon Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist. When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister,

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          24. A Letter to THE THIRD TWIN by CJ Omololu

          by Becca THE THIRD TWINby CJ OmololuAge Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and upHardcover: 336 pagesPublisher: Delacorte Press (February 24, 2015)Goodreads | Amazon Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist. When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister,

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          25. Audiobook reviews

          I recently reviewed two audiobooks with a peculiar connection.  Masterminds is a thriller set in the seemingly perfect town of Serenity, New Mexico.  The Way to Stay in Destiny is a character-driven novel set in the woefully imperfect town of Destiny, Florida.  Neither town is quite what it seems.  Click the links to read the complete reviews.

          Masterminds by Gordon Korman.  Read by a cast of five(2015) 

          [http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/98783/]
          A contemporary science thriller set in New Mexico - a real page-turner!  This is the first in a planned series.  I'm not sure how he can top this one!



           [http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/99246/]
          Historical fiction set in 1970s Florida by the author of Glory Be. Another paean to the power of music.  (Try Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, too!)




          I'm confident that either of these is great in print as well.

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