List of books available for review in September 2016

Our Write Side October 2016

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On the following pages, you'll find nine books in various genres available for review in the month of October. If you're interested in any of these titles, please contact us by October 10th with the book's title and your preferred format. Reviews are due at the end of the month (ideally, but this is flexible).

 

- Our Write Side Review Team

Kat Avila - kjavila@ourwriteside.com

David Wiley - dwiley@ourwriteside.com

Blood of the Fallen by Poppy Reid

Genre: Literary Fiction

Available Formats: ePub, Print

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Paula Anne Fairbanks understands all about the unexamined life. And she likes hers that way—until her world gets ripped smooth apart.

Running from reality, Paula falls under the mythological yarns being spun on Diana Maclean's porch. Surely Paula's own choices aren't to blame for the summer of insanity she spends under the spells of Diana...who is, after all, known as the White Witch of Sociable, Texas.

I JUST CAME HERE TO DANCE, a modern allegory, waltzes atop the line between the creative and the crazy, the sacred and the maligned. Through myths it weaves together the multi-layers of personal Self with that of the collective whole. And finally, Paula Anne and the townsfolk learn the simplest of truths: that the fire's ashes produce wisdom and courage, just as the stories say.

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Zeek Hale lives in Tower Michigan, a small town between Onaway and Cheboygan. His best friend is Nick Jacobs, they have been friends since they were kids. A year ago he lost his mom in a car accident and Zeek blames himself. He feels like he could have said or done more to prevent her from leaving that day. More and more lately Zeek's mind show's him not so nice images and he's not sure whether or not to act on them. He's torn between right and wrong. Is Nick's friendship enough to save him from himself or will Zeek's dark thoughts consume him?

Dark Thoughts by Shannon Schoolcraft

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Genre: Suspense

Available Formats: ePub

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Genre: LGBTQ Contemporary Romance Available Formats: .mobi, ePub, PDF

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Summer Confessions by Lynn Vroman

A southern young adult LGBT contemporary romance.

Macy Diaz has managed childhood friend Jeb Porter’s crush for years. However, his infatuation turns to obsession, even putting a kid in the hospital just for hitting on her. In the past, Macy brushed it off, explained his bizarre acts away. But now she harbors a secret. She’s in love…with Jeb’s sister, Rachel.

By some miracle, Rachel loves Macy back, and despite the small minds polluting their sleepy southern town, they’re sticking together. Unfortunately, making sure Jeb never grows suspicious proves harder every day—until everything falls apart.

As a sick, unstable Jeb starts to threaten all Macy values, she is reminded of what has always been perfectly clear. Macy belongs to him, only him, and he won’t let her go. Ever.

If only Macy could’ve loved Jeb, she wouldn’t have to worry about surviving him now.

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Into the West

by J.A. Campbell

Tina Harker is a typical teenager. She loves hanging with her friends at the mall, buying shoes, and getting manicures. Most of all, she loves horses. Her life is everything she wants until her father drags their family to Arizona. Now she’s living in a virtual ghost town in the middle of the desert, millions of miles from the nearest shopping center.


The one small highlight in the dreadful situation is the local ranch. They have a horse Tina can ride anytime she wants. Trying to make the best of her situation, Tina goes on her first cattle drive and gets a lot more adventure than she expected.
Bandits, cattle thieves, and a really cute cowboy are only the beginning as she finds out the ranch she is coming to love is in grave danger. Can Tina find the strength to travel back in time and save the ranch when her very life is on the line? It’s no simple trip to the mall, but with a little help from her cowboy, she might just save the day.
 

Genre: YA Romance/Adventure/Time Travel

Available Formats: .mobi, ePub, PDF

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Tales From Haran by Elin V. Pettersson

"Emotions - we all have them. Some wreak havoc in our minds and cripple our bodies. Other bring us to tears of joy, and make the seemingly impossible, possible." 

Tales from Haran is a fantasy flash fiction compilation set in the world of Haran'utarië - a broken world that was once destroyed, but refused to die. 
Follow the elves, humans and other beings of this world as they experience heartbreaking grief, attraction, enthusiasm and much more through 21 short stories.

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Anthology

Available Formats: Available upon request

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It is amazing how quickly a phone call can interrupt your life, even when you’re a werewolf. Rick Keller hangs up from the unwanted call, but the shadowy organization he once belonged to doesn’t take such an answer lightly. Waking up collared and caged by MONIKER is a quick way to learn retirement isn’t always permanent. Death will be if he doesn’t accept their assignment. Keller and his new team follow a group of human traffickers on a thin trail across the globe. Their only hope is in a man who hasn’t had much practice being a werewolf in a really long time, a sadistic agent who loves making dog jokes, and a beautiful operative who is better with guns than relationships. If being forced back into service wasn’t bad enough, he quickly discovers they have many new experiments to try out on their pet wolf. Even worse, MONIKER now isn’t the only one who knows his secret. Hopefully an old dog can learn some new tricks, especially if he wants to stay alive. 

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Available Formats: .mobi, ePub, PDF

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Cold Run

by Rachel A. Brune

Tales of Ever

by Jen Wylie

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A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a "gift" my mom called it. Apparently, I'm a firestarter. I didn't want to be. I didn't ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn't so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I'd never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn't normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn't get any worse. I was wrong. They banished me to Ever.

Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal 12+

Available Formats: .mobi, ePub, PDF

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Reckoning 

by Katheryn J. Avila

“It’s just in your imagination,” her parents said.

It isn’t until after her parents die that Lexia discovers a secret they did everything to keep from her - that she has supernatural abilities. Her reality is shattered and rewritten with this knowledge, the trauma triggering the powers her parents tried for so long to suppress. 

With the help of her new family - an aunt she didn’t know she had and a pair of twin cousins - Lexia embraces the change and her aunt’s training as a coping mechanism, with all the enthusiasm she can muster. Years later, as a reporter for a local newspaper, her exposure to the supernatural takes a dark turn when she finds herself involved in a series of seemingly random, bloody murders. Lexia discovers the murders are being committed by demons and, faced with the possibility of becoming a target, does everything she can to keep her family safe - even if it means becoming more involved in the supernatural than she’d like.

In the struggle to keep her family safe, Lexia learns more than she bargained for as she delves deeper into a supernatural war dating back to before she was born.

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy

Available Formats: .mobi, ePub, PDF

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