by Holli Anderson



Five teenagers who’ve recently discovered they have magical powers and are living in the Seattle underground feel it’s their responsibility to protect unsuspecting humans from otherworldly foes.

Things are going well until Johnathan, their unofficial leader and the boy sixteen year old Paige is in love with, is bitten by a changeling – the venomous saliva causing him to metamorphose into a ravening beast with each full moon.

Paige vows that, no matter the cost, she will find a way to cure Johnathan of the evil that has embedded itself in his soul. But Johnathan’s monthly transformation and daily personality roller coaster aren’t the only problems they have to deal with.

The Five are also gearing up to face their toughest and most dangerous enemy yet—a powerful and ruthless Warlock who will go to any means, including high school, to build his Dark Army.

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The inspiration for the CBS TV show Intelligence—a thrilling adventure that’s “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack).

A champion boxer with a sharp hook and a short temper, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster home to foster home. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble—using his fists to defend weaker classmates from bullies. His latest incident sends his opponent to the emergency room, and now the court is sending Carl to the worst place on earth: Phoenix Island.

Classified as a “terminal facility,” it’s the end of the line for delinquents who have no home, no family, and no future. Located somewhere far off the coast of the United States—and immune to its laws—the island is a grueling Spartan-style boot camp run by sadistic drill sergeants who show no mercy to their young, orphan trainees. Sentenced to stay until his eighteenth birthday, Carl plans to play by the rules, so he makes friends with his wisecracking bunkmate, Ross, and a mysterious gray-eyed girl named Octavia. But he makes enemies, too, and after a few rough scrapes, he earns himself the nickname “Hollywood” as well as a string of punishments, including a brutal night in the “sweatbox.” But that’s nothing compared to what awaits him in the “Chop Shop”—a secret government lab where Carl is given something he never dreamed of.

A new life…A new body. A new brain. Gifts from the fatherly Old Man, who wants to transform Carl into something he’s not sure he wants to become. For this is no ordinary government project. Phoenix Island is ground zero for the future of combat intelligence.

And for Carl, it’s just the beginning…

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by S. J. West



Since she was eight years old, Lilly Rayne Nightingale felt like Fate was trying to wipe away her existence through a series of odd, near fatal incidences. Luckily, her best friend Will was always one step ahead of Fate preventing her from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Will was her knight in shining armor until he broke her heart after their one and only kiss.

On Lilly’s first day of college, she meets Brand Cole. Intrigued by Brand, Lilly must decide whether or not she can give up her adolescent fantasy of being reunited with Will and allow Brand the opportunity to conqueror her heart.

Not only do Will and Brand both love Lilly, they share a dark secret neither wants Lilly to discover. Lilly thinks Fate is after her once again when a new series of attempts on her life start to take place, but she soon learns someone of flesh and blood is trying to kill her this time.

This is a young adult novel which contains some violence and mild sexual situations.

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In the sequel to Cursed, Lilly Rayne Nightengale discovers why Lucifer has been protecting her from malevolent forces bent on destroying her. She also comes face to face with the person who orchestrated the various near death experiences throughout her life and comes closer to learning the truth about why her death is so important to them.

This is a young adult novel which contains some violence and mild sexual situations.

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In the finale to The Watchers Trilogy, Lilly and Brand prepare for their wedding and search for more clues to uncover Lucifer’s plans for her. With the help of her fallen angel friends, Lilly must face the ultimate battle between good and evil to decide the fate of both Heaven and Earth.

This is a young adult novel which contains some violence and mild sexual situations.

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Giveaway! IN THE WOODS by Nancy Gideon

Reading in Wonderland welcomes Author Nancy Gideon and
her latest novel In the Woods!

In the Woods

Based upon the original horror screenplay IN THE WOODS by Lynn Drzick, now an independent motion picture.

Hundreds of years ago their battle began . . .
In an age of knights and sorcery, a good king must raise a monster to protect his people from the demon unleashed by a dark-hearted enemy determined to claim his kingdom. But once called forth upon blood-drenched fields, can such evil ever be truly laid to rest?
To a present day community held hostage by fear, a serial killer will soon be the least of its worries after two off-duty firefighters enter a forest and find a grave. What they dig up isn’t a victim or family pet. When they race from the woods, they bring a timeless hell with them . . .

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The Lover’s Promise
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Length: 300 pages

Book Description:

Meeting Jett was like lighting a match. Dangerous. Scorching. And better left untouched. In his game, some secrets can be deadly.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing. She has to stay away from the one man who betrayed her. He fooled her once, and she won’t let it happen again. When her loans are settled by the very man who’s a murder suspect, little choice does she have than to confront him and risk falling for him again.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets destroy trust. However, when they serve to protect the woman he loves, he has no intention of risking Brooke’s life. When Brooke seeks him to get an explanation, little does he know that there’s something worse that threatens to destroy their lives. Soon there’s only one choice: break or get broken. When everything is spiraling out of control, will his promise keep her by his side…or will he lose her forever?

A man who will never forget her
A woman who can’t trust him
Both are on the run
2 Lives. 2 Destinies.
One Promise

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GIVEAWAY! GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
GIVEAWAY! GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeilGet Even by Gretchen McNeil
Published by Harper Collins on 2014-09-16
Genres: Death & Dying, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
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Reviewed by Dani

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process. Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

I can't even explain how much I loved this book. I think I have a book hangover, I can't stop thinking about this book. Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot are all apart of Don't Get Mad a group that gets revenge on people they think deserve it, like bullies. When one of their targets end up dead everything gets turned upside down. Someone wants their own revenge on the girls and they don't know who it is. I finished this book in two days I could not put it down. In Get Even you see things from each of the girls point of view so you won't get bored. Each of the girls live very different lifestyles and it's interesting seeing things through each of their eyes. I loved the characters even though the girls are different I felt like I could relate to each one of them. My favorite thing about this book is that they're all in DGM but when things get crazy they realize they don't know each other as well as they thought they did. Get Even had the biggest cliff hanger. Gretchen McNeil is a genius! I will definitely check out some of her other books, I can't wait until the sequel Get Dirty comes out! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and thrillers.


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Grand Opening Winners!

ReadingInWonderlandReading in Wonderland Grand Opening Winners!

I apologize for the delay in making the winners announcement. I had a conference to attend (I brought back goodies to share) and then ended up taking a detour home. For the first time ever I had the opportunity to actually read at the beach! I got home this weekend and I am just now catching up on everything I missed!

Before we get to the winners here are a few pictures from Edisto Beach, South Carolina!

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Reading in Wonderland Grand Opening Welcomes
Author Rachel Harris!

ReadingInWonderlandReading in Wonderland’s Grand Opening Welcomes the talented Author

Rachel Harris!!




Coming September 2014 by Spencer Hill Contemporary

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

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Why YA/NA?

The high school years are all about firsts. First love, first heartbreak, first taste of freedom. You push the boundaries of your relationships, both with your family and with your friends, and you explore. You make a bazillion mistakes, but while they totally seem monumental at the time, very few of them have permanent consequences.

For me, high school gave me a safe environment to test the waters, to step outside my box and see what would happen. I had my first real boyfriend and many others to follow. I went to countless school dances, some with boys, some with friends, some that ended well, and one that ended horribly bad. I went to class and even skipped once to go to an Alanis Morissette concert—though I had parental permission, which severely detracts from the cool factor. I had good friendships…and some not so good ones. I learned from it all.

All of those experiences are still with me today. A decade later, I can close my eyes and remember every detail of my first real heartbreak. The first person my age who had their life taken way too young. Every song that came on the radio, and how I felt when I first heard it.

Perhaps the question should be: Why not write about this time? 🙂


When did you fall in love with writing? 

I’ve always been a writer in some form—creating crazy play worlds with my friends, writing short, random stories in my diary, pretending boy bands were in love with me…I even wrote soap opera fan fiction in college. But I never really thought I could make a career out of that. Only really cool people who lived in New York and liked coffee could be authors. Not a soda drinking girl in the south. It wasn’t until my husband bought me the Twilight series and I fell back in love with reading that I decided I’d try writing another story—just for me. That was in August of 2010 and I haven’t looked back since.


Do you have a favorite YA/NA series?

Gayle Forman’s IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT are two of my top five favorite books ever, so I’d have to go with that J


What is your favorite thing to do outside writing?

I’m a homeschool mom, so snuggling with my kids and reading a great book is definitely at the top of the list. Pretty much anything involving reading tops my list 😉


Name something you cannot stand.



Name something you cannot live without.


It’s a tie: Diet Mountain Dew (my sanity in a can) and my iPad J I tote that thing everywhere.


iPad or Surface?



Netflix, Amazon or Hulu?

I watch all three—we hardly watch regular television anymore. It’s hard to choose so I’ll say Netflix only because I have way too much fun letting “Max” choose movies for me


Favorite TV Show?

I’m a sucker for reality television. I love the Next Food Network Star, Extreme Weight loss, Master Chef, and The Bachelor/Bachelorette


Favorite Dessert?

Chocolate chip cookies


What is the first thing on your bucket list?

Stay in an Irish castle and find a four-leaf clover


Please tell us about your latest or upcoming release.


My upcoming YA release is called THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING and it’s about the cute and funny friend who wishes she were the tempting vixen. It’s about learning to love the skin you are in and finding that inner self-confidence.


I also just released the third book in my adult contemporary Love & Games series, ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE. Country singing superstar meets a wild child southern chica. It’s a lot of fun J


Will you be attending any conferences?

I’ve been to so many this year! I’ve already attended RT, BEA, UtopYA, RWA, and a few local ones.

Still to come are Chapter by Chapter in New York, the Louisiana Book Festival in November, and Houston Book Rave.


Where can your fans find you online?

I LOVE talking with readers!! For the latest info about my releases and events as well as exclusive excerpts, they can join my Newsletter:

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Reading in Wonderland Grand Opening Welcomes
Author Sophie Jordan!

ReadingInWonderlandWoohoo! We are so happy to welcome the wonderful Author

Sophie Jordan!

We had the honor of meeting her last year and getting a copy of the coolest book ever, UNINVITED!!

I’m (Miranda) so in love with these characters! I cannot wait for the next book!!!


You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.

When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.


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What if the worst thing you ever did was unforgivable?

Davy’s world fell apart after she tested positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. She was expelled from her school, dumped by her boyfriend, abandoned by friends, and shipped off to a camp that turns HTS carriers into soldiers. Davy may have escaped, but the damage has already been done. The unthinkable has happened. Now, even worse than having everyone else see her as a monster is the knowledge that they may have been right about her all along. Because Davy has killed.

On the run from government agents, Davy is rescued by Caden, the charismatic leader of an underground group of rebels. Despite Caden’s assurances that the Resistance is made up of carriers like her, Davy isn’t sure she can trust them. Then again, she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself . . . or her growing feelings for Caden. But if she doesn’t belong with Caden and his followers, is there anywhere she can call home?


I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!


Why YA/NA?
I guess I’m young at heart! I identify with the teen/early twenties experience. I remember it keenly and it was a time in my life where I learned a lit, grew up, fell in love… you name it. 
When did you fall in love with writing?
Shortly after I fell in love with reading – in my early teens. 
Do you have a favorite YA/NA series?
Ohhh, so tough. I love many. Veronica Rossi’s Under The Never Sky, Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone. I love J Lynn’s Wait For You series and Jay Crownover’s Marked Men. I love Kimberly Derting’s The Body Finder series, too. I could go on forever…
What is your favorite Apocalypse trope?
Hm. I’m a sucker for zombie tales…. 
What is your favorite thing to do outside writing?
Reading. Travel. I’m a foodie and a movie junkie, too.
Name something you cannot stand.
Going to the doctor – but you gotta take care of yourself and do it.
Name something you cannot live without.
Sadly … caffeine.
If you were a comic book character who would you be and why?
I like the more misunderstood characters like Loki … not all villain, not quite a hero, either though.
iPad or Surface?
Netflix, Amazon or Hulu?
Favorite TV Show?
They’re constantly changing and I have so many, but of all time, it’s probably: Breaking Bad. Currently, Teen Wolf. 
Favorite Dessert?
Molten Lava Choc Cake
What is the first thing on your bucket list?
Travel to Scotland. I want to see the highlands.
Please tell us about your latest or upcoming release.
I have a new historical romance releasing in Aug titled, A GOOD DEBUTANTE’S GUIDE TO RUIN. It’s the first book of a new series. Really fun with a contemporary vibe, too. I loved the characters and can’t wait to write more in the series. 

News Flash:  A GOOD DEBUTANTE’S GUIDE TO RUIN is now available! 
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The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he’s determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

. . . is about to become the only one he wants

But Rosalie isn’t about to go along with Declan’s plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.

In a shadowed alcove, Declan can’t resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire . . . any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.

In November, my last Ivy Chronicles book releases: WILD. It’s Georgia and Logan’s book and the sexiest of all three books. Very taboo-y (yes, I made that up, but it works). Can’t wait for the world to get their hands on it! 
Coming in November

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

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Will you be attending any conferences?
I’ll be at RWA in July and the Buns and Roses Literacy Tea in Dallas and the Vegas Valley Book Fest in October … and many more events in 2015.
Where can your fans find you online?
Facebook and twitter – I’m there way too much. 😉

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Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

Find Sophie Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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