Saturday, August 31, 2013

What caught Erica's eye this week!

What caught my eye this week...
 
I feel like this has been a busy week! There is so much going on in the book world. I know I didn't cover it all, but this is what caught my eye.

 
I am obsessed with this series!! If you love country music, do not pass this up!
* Girl with Guitar (#1) by Caisey Quinn $.99 (My review)

* Girl on Tour (#2) by Caisey Quinn (NEW RELEASE) (My Review)
 
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* Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn $.99 (My Review)
 
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Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee $.99


My 5 star Review (click here)
Cole Pritchett has my heart!
“I’m backwoods, baby. The sooner you figure that out, the better off we both will be.”
                       



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SALE!! I loved these and they are on SALE!!!
 
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*Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken (My review) 5 stars!
*Hopeless by Colleen Hoover -- If you have been hiding under a rock and haven't read a Colleen Hoover book.....this is your prime time opportunity! Hopeless is $.99. Such a steal. It's worth a lot more! (5+ Stars)
*Fixed on You (#1) by Laurelin Page (5 Stars)-- Wow, I can already tell this is going to be a long-time favorite series of mine! Book 2 comes out in October!
*Afterburn (Afterburn #1) by Sylvia Day   $1.99 (My Review) --This was perfect for a lazy Saturday morning. It's a short read and it is good!
*The Opportunist  by Tarryn Fisher (My Review) -- This series is mind-blowing, twisting, crushing. READ IT!
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SERIES $.99 SALES
 
There Is No Light In Darkness (My review) and Darkness Before Dawn (My review) by Claire Contreras -- I love this series! $.99

There are several books on sale in the Abbi Glines Sea Breeze Series! Breathe is $5, but I didn't really like Breathe. It's closer to a YA book, but the other books are WAY different! Definitely more adult and I LOVE them. Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze #5) came out this week!

While it Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) ($1.99) - by Abbi Glines (5 Stars)

Just For Now (Sea Breeze #4) ($1.99) by Abbi Glines


Disastrous   (#1) by E.Montes $.99 (LOVED THIS ONE!! My short review)
Cautious (Sequel to Disastrous) #2 by E. Montes $.99 (This is waiting for me on my Kindle!)


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17935785Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow  $.99 -- This has been recommended to me on Goodreads! It's set in the 20's but my friend says it reads much like a Contemporary book we read today. Her exact words to me were..."You're totally gonna love this! It's not the usual stuffy historical romance.. It's sexy and contemporary while still transporting you back in time to the '20s! I'm obsessed :)"  





 
WAITING FOR ME ON MY KINDLE and THEY ARE $.99 NOW!
 
More Than This by Jay McLean $.99 -- I one-clicked just now!
Bully by Penelope Douglas $.99 -- This is at the very tip top of my TBR LIST!
Branded  by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki $.99 -- Dystopian. I hear it's great!
Exposure (East Park) by Iris Blaire $.99 -- I one-clicked. I hear it's a short, sexy read!
 
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WHAT I HAVE MY EYE ON!

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters (New Release)-- I'm still stalking reviews. Let me know what you think!

Maybe Baby Lite (Baby Lite Series) by Andrea Smith -- This book as been recommended to me by 3 of my Goodreads friends this week! I haven't read it, but their reviews were really good and it's only $.99 right now!

Present Perfect by Allison Bailey -- I'm waiting to read this for when I'm in the mood for angst, angst, angst!

Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage -- A gigolo!! At the top of my TBR dream mountain!

What I didn't Say by Keary Taylor $.99 -- anyone read this one? Lots of 5 star reviews on Amazon! I just stumbled across it!


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NEW RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS!
 
Arsen. A broken love story by Mia Asher (My review) <---I get an anxiety attack just thinking about it!
"...even Ben can't stop the numbness settling around me, settling around my heart.
I can feel myself withdrawing from him.
From his love.
From my marriage.
And there's nothing I can do to stop it.
Nothing."
Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy #2) by Karina Halle (4 Stars! I'm hoping to have my review posted tonight!! TEAM CAMDEN!!)
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What I'm reading today! It's on sale for $5.00!
 
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Entwined With You (Crossfire #3)  by Sylvia Day $5 ---I bit the bullet and one-clicked! This is what I'm reading today!

 
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: Maverick by Anna Cruise


Maverick
Anna Cruise
Publication Date- May 21, 2013 
Published By- Mission Bay Publishing 
New Adult



Blurb
Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world. 

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden. 

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.

Review

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you've been following my reviews, then it's no secret to you that I love a good Anna Cruise book. Maverick definitely delivers. In fact, dare I say it, it may just be my favorite of her books. There's a shortage of bad boy surfers in the literature arena, so Kellen is a refreshing addition to the book boyfriend shelf.

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When we first meet Kellen, he's waking up from a drunk night of debauchery with another conquest, whom in his mind can only remember as "Ch."

Chelsea? Cheryl? What was her name? Something with a Ch.

Now before you go thinking, "that dog!" you need to know that Kellen makes no promises, he's not a womanizer. He's up front with the fact that he doesn't do relationships, so if the women still go with him, well, that's on them.

He leaves Ch to head to his surfing competition, barely making it on time, and still smelling of booze. He goes out and surfs well, but then blows off interviews and a chance at a new sponsorship, much to the chagrin of the surfing tour's leadership. You see, a recent tragedy took the life of Kellen's best friend, and his life has been in a downward spiral ever since. Because of that, the surfing tour has hired a professional to help clean up Kellen's image. Kellen, of course being the hot-headed male, refuses the help, claiming that he doesn't need it.

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Unfortunately for Kellen, an unexpected situation later that night causes him to end up in a drunken brawl, so the tour draws the line in the sand. Accept the PR help, or you're out of the tour.

Enter Gina Bellori, the young, attractive professional who's going to be Kellen's one stop shop to a better reputation. Gina has a hidden past that leads to her aversion to surfing, so she wants to be there about as much as Kellen wants her. Ever the professional, Gina sets about changing Kellen's image, which leads to them spending a lot of time together. It doesn't take long for them to be drawn to each other, effectively blurring the lines between professional and personal.

I didn't want to fuck Gina. I mean, I did, but not right then. What I wanted was her. Not her body and not what she could do to me or give me. I wanted her.

Kellen wants to know Gina, all of her, but will her past issues with love, loss, and surfing keep her from letting him in, or is Kellen just the man she needs to finally be able to let go and move on?

*****
I LOVED this book. It had all the elements that I like in a good love story. It was equal parts funny, sad, and heartwarming. Both Gina and Kellen are fucked up. They both have baggage. And they are both exactly what the other needs to heal the pain that's been set so deep within their hearts.

Gina frustrated the crap out of me, but it was understandable once you learned the truth about her past. It wanted to smack her and tell her to run, not walk, into Kellen's arms. I knew her resistance was futile, and I kept wanting her to finally realize how perfect they were for each other.

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And another plus to this book is the steam! Anna Cruise wrote some of her steamiest scenes in this one, and I loved it! The sexual tension radiates off the pages as Gina tries to resist all that is Kellen Handler.

To be honest, I really have no complaints about this book. The only one I could possibly come up with is that I want MORE. I want more of Kellen & Gina in a relationship. I could read another full book about them just to see them interacting as a true couple. And when my only complaint is that I want more, I think that means it was pretty. damn. good.

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Last but certainly not least, there's one notable character that puts the cherry on top, the icing on the cake, the ice in my vodka. Let me introduce you to...

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Yes, our bad boy, sexy surfer is the proud owner of an adorable black cat. I've never loved an animal more in a book than I loved Rip. He was a perfect addition to showcase Kellen's softer side. Seriously, not only do we get a hot surfer, we get a hot one who owns and love an adorable cat. Does it get any better??

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Excerpt
“Jesus Christ,” I said. “You're trying to choke me.”

“Stop being a baby,” Gina said. “And hold still.”

I wasn't being a baby but it was the only thing I could think of to say. Because she was standing an inch away from me, her arms around my neck, her breath blowing on my face, and the only thing I wanted to do was crush her to me.

She'd knocked on my door right at five, armed with a shirt and tie for me, wearing a dress that, the minute I saw it, I wanted to rip from her body. I'd stood there, my mouth open but if she noticed, she didn't say anything. Instead, she breezed past me, thrusting the shirt and tie in my arms as she walked by.

“Go change,” she'd said.

And I did.

She was now trying to use the tie as a noose around my neck. But I was having a hard time thinking about how uncomfortable it was. Mostly because I was trying to concentrate on keeping my dick from standing at attention while she was right there.


Links
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17874662-maverick 
Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-ebook/dp/B00CYPYMVW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369525241&sr=8-2&keywords=Maverick+by+Anna+Cruise 


About the Author
Anna Cruise has been writing -- and drooling over boys -- since middle school. 
Lots of years have passed but some things never change...
Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult), 
IF I FALL (Mature YA) and MAVERICK (New Adult).
Additional titles releasing in 
2013 will include a follow-up to Abby and West's
 story from IT WAS YOU.
Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at authorannacruise@gmail.com. 
You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.




Links
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6965792.Anna_Cruise 
Twitter-https://twitter.com/AnnaCruiseBooks 
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCruiseBooks 
Blog- http://annacruisebooks.blogspot.com/ 
Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Anna-Cruise/e/B00BNTLA7Y/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Blog Tour: Smash Into You by Shelly Crane



Jude has spent the whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.

Never stop running…

Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more.

Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.


 
 

Review:

Shelly Crane is an excellent writer. I liked her Significance series and knew I had to read this when I saw the cover & synopsis. Smash Into You grabbed me from the very beginning. I couldn't put the kindle down for the first half. I read into the night because I was so into Jude and Marley's story!

It's really obvious from the beginning that Jude has some deep secrets. The story gradually unveils them, but basically Jude has been on the run for a long time. He does his best not to get attached to anything or anyone. He doesn't want anyone to get attached to him either. He has always traveled alone but he is put into a situation that leaves him unable to leave Marley behind without putting her safety in jeopardy.

I really grew attached to both characters and loved them together, but most of all, I loved them individually. There's a big twist to this story and I have to be honest...I didn't like it. It's a personal issue though. I've never liked any books or movies that lean in this direction even a little bit. I don't know what my problem is because I'm pretty sure most people are going to love the twist. I can't figure out a way to vaguely tell you what to expect without giving it away...

Anyway, overall, I was impressed with the story and the writing. I wish I could have loved the twist, because I'm pretty sure this is going to be a 5 star read for most people. I rate based on my personal feelings though and as much as I loved the writing, I didn't love the twist. So, personally, I have to give it 3.5 stars. The first half was easily 5 stars for me, so keep that in mind!! 



About the Author
 
 

Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She loves paperbacks, coffee, and candy corn, and to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

 

 
 





 
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Crash Into Me by K.M. Scott




Synopsis
What would you give up for everything?

Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.

He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.

The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?

Excerpt
He slid the tie from my neck and undid all his work. "Now you show me what you learned." I attempted to take the tie from his hand, but he pulled it away and whispered, "On me. Turn around and sit toward me." Nervous fear shot through me as I stood up, and I hoped I'd be able to turn around without my legs giving out. The dress I wore only fell to the middle of my thighs, so when I straddled him, it was likely to ride up so far my panties would show. I didn't care about that so much as him knowing that I was already dripping wet just from sitting there pressed up against him. Taking a deep breath, I turned around and climbed on top of his lap. He stared into my eyes, unnerving me, but something held me firm in his gaze. His hard cock pressed against the front of his pants and my damp panties. There was no way he didn't know how excited he'd made me. I took the tie from his hand and slid it around his strong neck, even as my fingers trembled at the feel of him underneath them. Trying to hide my ignorance of my task, I wrapped the wide end of the tie around the narrow end, but it was no use. I didn't know what came next. Dropping the two ends of silk, I looked down to avoid his gaze. "I'm sorry. I don't know how to do this." "You didn't listen when I told you how to?" he asked in a voice that was as seductive as it was stern. Shaking my head, I continued to look down at the untied ends of the blue fabric laying against his shirt. "I couldn't. You were so close, and it was impossible to pay attention to what you were saying." He slid his hands down my back and cupped my ass to pull me into him, grinding my soaked panties into the thin fabric separating his cock from me. Kneading my flesh through my dress, he whispered near my mouth, "I love how honest you are, Nina. It makes me want to be honest with you." I wasn't sure how to answer, but it didn't matter. As my head swum from the sensations he'd created in me, he pressed his mouth to mine and kissed me. His lips were soft yet demanding, and I eagerly kissed him back, seeking a release of that sweet ache, but his kiss only increased the feeling, making me want more. He nudged his hips off the couch, sliding his cock over my sensitive clit, and I couldn't stop myself from moaning into his mouth. I didn't want him to think he had this effect on me so soon, but I was powerless. I wanted him so badly at that moment, I would have done anything to keep his hands on my body.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Girl on Tour by Caisey Quinn



An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…





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Erica's Review:

I love Kylie and Trace so much. Girl on Tour was even better for me than Girl with Guitar, and that’s saying something because I loved Girl with Guitar. This book dives a little deeper into both Kylie and Trace’s relationship and their individual personalities. In Girl with Guitar Kylie is a young, innocent, na├»ve girl and I definitely saw her grow in Girl on Tour, but with that growth came a lot of growing pains.

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Kylie and Trace’s relationship is new in Girl on Tour. The book shows them in that honeymoon “new” stage (the prologue is AMAZING), but it also shows them struggle with the newness of their relationship and the fact that they are both juggling demanding careers that seem to do nothing but pull them farther and farther away from each other. The love is there. No question about that. But relationships take work and when you don’t have the time to do the work…relationships crumble. Especially, when you fall in love with an older, more experienced, flawed man that is fighting his own demons. For Trace, Kylie is his demon fighter, so when she’s not there he fights the urge to fall into his old habits.

Kylie was still the strong character I loved in Girl with Guitar. That girl fights for what she believes in and who she loves. She shows a little bit of vulnerability in this book, because she loves Trace so desperately. We’ve all been there. She’s always wanted her career, but Trace is a curveball for her. For once, she wants something (someone) more than she wants her long sought after dreams.

I was chatting online with Caisey Quinn about a celebrity couple that called it quits recently and her exact words to me were, “I feel bad for them, at the end of the day a career won’t love you...” Girl in Love spoilers? I don’t know, but definitely some words of wisdom.

It was a bittersweet ride for me to the end of Girl on Tour. It doesn’t end with hearts and flowers, but, honestly, I would have been rolling my eyes if it did. The ending is perfect for their journey and I’m completely satisfied with it. This is a 3 book series and I’m 100% confident that we’ll get the ending we want in Girl in Love and it will be well worth the wait. I feel THAT good about it. Plus, I personally feel like what happens at the end happens out of love.

“I’ll always come back.” No matter how many times you push me away.


My favorite thing about Caisey Quinn is how fluid her writing is. She doesn’t jumble up her stories with fluff and I LOVE that. She throws a little wit in with the serious and a little wisdom in with the mistakes and it’s flat-out addicting. Get ready for a heartwarming, heart-stealing, heart-pounding, heartbreaking ride because Girl on Tour played such a wicked game with my heart and I loved every minute! This is truly an amazing series. I can't wait to see where Kylie and Trace's journey leads next.

**Just a little reading tip (and small confession)…these books are good all on their own, but try imagining Luke Bryan as Trace…it makes them 10x’s better! I know, I know, Luke’s a little too old. Blah, Blah…NO he’s perfect. He’s Trace. Trust me. Picture a young Luke. Although I think he looks just fine as is. ;)**

My Rating: 5 stars!
 




ABOUT CAISEY QUINN:
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series.
 
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Release Day Blitz: Good (Too Good #1) by S. Walden



Synopsis
Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.
But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him—a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can’t help it. He’s the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn’t expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.
And that’s when her life goes from bad to good.
 

 
 
 
 
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Excerpt

angel on the highway


They couldn’t pick a busier road? Let’s just broadcast to the world what pathetic criminals we are.

I was out on Highway 28 dressed in my juvie garb finest—orange jumpsuit with bright yellow vest—walking along the shoulder picking up garbage tossed out of the car windows of other lawbreakers. I’d been assigned to a community service-based juvenile detention center. I guess I wasn’t hardcore enough to make it into the locked-down facilities. And I should have counted myself lucky: I actually got to leave the building on work assignments.

Yeah . . . whatever. I was freaking embarrassed. I was embarrassed every time they dumped me on the side of some road to pick up trash. My long blond hair was pulled up in a required ponytail highlighting flushed cheeks that turned a darker shade of red when a truck passed by slowly, honking obnoxiously, its passengers hanging out of the windows yelling at me.

“Cadence!” one shouted. “Nice outfit!”

I looked down at my jumpsuit. It was unflattering, clinging to my petite body like a baby onesie, but I could get over that. What I couldn’t get over was the hideous color that washed out my fair skin.

“Do not respond,” Officer Clements ordered.

“I wasn’t going to,” I mumbled, stabbing a Styrofoam cup with my trash stick.

“What was that?” Officer Clements asked, towering over me.

“Nothing, ma’am,” I replied, and continued my work. Just one more month, I thought, walking and jabbing, walking and jabbing.

I didn’t realize I had walked and jabbed my way down the road next to a car parked on the side, hoisted up on a jack. It was an old black Volkswagen, its owner a young man bent over changing a flat tire. Trash was littered about his work area, and I wasn’t sure if I should pick it up. But he seemed so wholly concentrated on screwing in the bolts that I was positive he’d take no notice of me.

I speared a burger wrapper near the back of the tire, and his face shot up.

My immediate reaction was to turn and run. I was afraid. I remembered a discussion in youth group a while back about angels and how every time they’re mentioned in the Bible, the first thing they say is, “Do not be afraid.” My youth pastor said that this was because angels were scary looking—eyes all over their bodies and under their wings. First of all, how did he know what an angel looked like? And second, why would God make his angels look like a bunch of freaks?

No. I didn’t think angels looked like that at all. I thought they looked like perfect symmetry, and that’s what scared the hell out of people. A form too beautiful to look upon. Like this young man bent over his tire, staring at my orange jumpsuit and trash stick, wondering what a little girl like me could have done to land in juvenile hall. Because I was little, after all. I stood at 5-foot-2 and weighed 100 pounds.

“I’ll be out of your way in a minute,” he said, wiping his brow with the back of his hand.

I nodded and watched him finish tightening the bolts, then stand and stretch his back. He wore the male version of skinny jeans and a black T-shirt that read “Midnight in a Perfect World” across the front in stark white letters. He sported red Converse All Stars, and a bunch of braided bands of various colors were wrapped around his left wrist. His black wavy hair stuck out in all directions, and I couldn’t tell if it was by nature’s blessing or hair product. I hoped it was natural. I didn’t want to think he spent a lot of time styling his hair.

He smiled at me, revealing soft dimples on both cheeks. I smiled back. His eyes were light. Good combination, I thought. Dark hair, light eyes. He was sexy. No doubt about that. Tall and lean. He looked like an intellectual. I figured he was some scholarly Emory University boy. Probably a philosophy major, I thought, smirking. I imagined he sat around chatting about existentialism with his hipster friends in some dive coffee shop (never Starbucks) sipping cappuccinos.

I giggled.

He stood at the trunk of his car putting away his tools and turned around when he heard me.

“What’s funny?” he asked. The smile still lingered on his mouth. “Did I split my pants or something?” He strained his head to look behind him at the butt of his jeans.

I laughed harder. “No. You didn’t split your pants.” I tried not to look at his butt.

“Phew!” he replied. “You know, I’ve done that in the past. Squatted on the ground to change a tire, and rip! Right down the middle. I happened to be on a date at the time.”

“No!” I cried, feeling just the slightest bit sorry for this stranger.

“Well, the date was on shaky ground once the tire popped. The pants-splitting sealed the deal, though. I guess she equated both of those things with ‘loser’ or ‘no money’,” he said.

“That’s awful,” I replied.

“Atlanta women are tough,” he went on, leaning against the trunk of his car. He looked me over and grinned.

“No, I’m not tough,” I replied to his unspoken question. “Don’t let the jumpsuit fool you.”

He shook his head. “What in God’s name could a little thing like you have done to wind up in juvie?”

I tensed. His demeanor. The way he talked to me. Like he’d known me for years. And he used “little thing” like a term of endearment. I knew I wasn’t imagining it. He did.

I opened my mouth to reply then shuddered at the sound of my name.

“Cadence Miller!” Officer Clements yelled.

“Shit,” I whispered, and turned around.
 
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About S. Walden
S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.
She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her blog at http://swaldenauthor.blogspot.com where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.
 
 
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