Hello YA and Book Fam!
Today is an awesome day! The day of lov-v-ve! Aw-w-w-:) Some of my YA are going Ew-w-w-w-:) Whether you are a fan of the big day of love or not one yet:); Maybe we can win you over today at Indiewritersreview! Today is not only Valentines Day! But All things Indelibles day! That’s right we are celebrating the release of the Anthology IN HIS EYES a collection of great stories from the Indelibles ; The grand theme of love races through each heart pumping tale; overlaid with adventures of action and thrills!:) So today we will look at this awesome group of writers and their new stories!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..ANNOUNCING THE INCREDIBLE INDELIBLES AUTHORS!:
STACEY WALLACE BENEFIEL
KAREN AMANDA HOOPER
CORY PUTMAN OAKES
SUSAN KAYE QUINN
These great authors have come together and produced
IN HIS EYES
Romantic tales from his side!
Okay, now how long have we all been waiting for something like this?! Actually being able to hear the swoon worthy guy give his SIDE?!?! Wow:) well wait no further, these ladies have brought stories that will have you not only sighing, but heart’s pounding and adrenaline racing through the action and thrills that also mixed into this delectable valentines day treat! I will review three of the great stories from this Anthology today! But that’s not all!…Indiewritersreview will review a story each week from IN HIS EYES ! That’s right we can’t get enough of the Indelibles!
Let’s get started!:)…
MIND GAMES BY SUSAN KAYE QUINN
Ms. Quinn sets the stage for a society where “being an open book” is an understatement! Everyone in Raf’s and Kira’s world have a remarkable occurrences that happens around their sixteenth birthdays, They transition to adolescents and away from their childhood, when their minds open and they are able to communicate with their thoughts! So far everyone the handsome and popular Raf knows at Warren Township High has made the transition, except his best friend Kira. She is still considered a child, a “zero” because she is unable to hear others thoughts, or communicate as the others. Kira is openly shunned; but she continues on bravely in the face of all that is happening, with her friend Raf by her side. But Raf is also in love with Kira. He considers her his…
When the Gamesdance comes around, Kira is the first person, the only person Raf is interested in asking to go with him. Although he has his doubts due to the fact, he is fearful that she will feel out of place… The slight hesitation in asking her, results in the opportunity for Jessica, a fellow school mate who has set her sights on Raf to make a dark deal. Raf either goes with her to the Gamesdance, or she and her friends will make life miserable for Kira. Raf is torn because he will not be around during the summer, already scheduled to go to an exclusive sports camp, and he is concerned about what will happen to Kira while he’s away. So he makes a deal with the devil, she-devil that is:) Which in itself has a whole bundle of bad consequences for him and Kira.
I found this story to be a rare treat. Raf is perfectly drool worthy, but shows kindness and loyalty to his friend, the girl of his dreams. Yep, a complete package this Raf is a keeper:) This is a tantalizing tidbit that makes the reader want more!
And more is what you can have…Read more of Raf and Kira’s trials and victories in OPEN MINDS by Susan Kay Quinn
Ahh…okay, let’s see…what’s next in this wonderful Valentines day assortment?!
GETTING CLOSER by Lisa Nowak
This is the story of Cody, a teen boy who had been sent to live with his uncle after getting into some trouble back home. Cody’s dad was prepared to send him to military school, but his mother’s younger brother agreed to take him into his home. Things are rocky at first, but soon Cody finds his way and a niche for himself through his love of karate, books(and dreams of writing) and Cody is also drawn into his uncle’s world of stock car racing!
So things doesn’t look like it can get any better, but in walks smart, hot upperclassman Megan, who Cody, would never dream would be interested in him, but she was and the story begins with their best date.
Cody and Megan embark on their date, doing the usual;movie, dinner and it is there over conversation, that things deepen between the two;Cody tells Megan of growing up and how his mom was never there for him, the desire for her love and his father’s acceptance, Cody shares his dreams of wanting to write, something no one else knows. Cody and Megan talk and they connect far deeper than they both expected.
As the night ends, Cody realizes that his “hot” date truly warmed his heart by accepting who he is, and the knowledge that this was the best date he has ever had so far and the knowledge that there were more to come!
I found this story was a great example to YA, that there is more to it all than whose hot and whose not:) That friendship, caring compassion are great attributes to celebrate everyday and what better day to acknowledge this, than this day of love!:) Awww!
Want more of the hot Cody with a sensitive streak?(Although he doesn’t want anyone to know:) read more in Lisa Nowak’s Running Wide Open
Ummm…I shouldn’t…oh, okay! One more treat!:)
Last…(for today) is Precalculus by Cory Putman Oakes
This story was intriguing from the beginning, the story is from the point of view of Luc, a Annorasi, who is a being not from this world, but travels between here and his home. He is here, assigned to protect his subject; popular, beautiful Emily. Luc is pretending to be a dutiful boyfriend, but is drawn to the one he calls…”his redhead” Addison; Luc and Addison have a rountine. Although they have never met, they have a silent ritual of each getting to their precalculus class early, she with her coffee, and he attempting to not let her know he notices her:)
Then one day a supernatural scene occurs right in class, which causes “his redhead” to scream, lose control and has Luc questioning all that he thought was true!
This is another great story that empahizes a young man who puts responsibility above what he “wants” he does what’s right with all his ability, even though his heart says differently. If you want to know all about the supernatural occurences in Luc’s and Addison’s world, then read Cory Putman Oakes’s The Veil
These stories are just the first few bites in a whole ensembleof goodies in the Anthology IN HIS EYES, from the Indelibles authors! New release today!
This awesome anthology can be found
In His Eyes is FREE at Smashwords, and $0.99 at Amazon and Barnes&Noble – hopefully to go free there as well by our release date on February 14th for Valentines Day. Or you can add In His Eyes to your TBR list on Goodreads.
THAT’S NOT ALL, WE’RE NOT FINISHED YET!
Each week new updates by Indie authors,who give their time and Mind tracks to Indiewritersreview; by giving a snippet of how music added flavor and at times inspired some of the cool books they write!
Mindtrack spotlights Indelibles authors:
SUSAN KAYE QUINN
RA SHELLE WORKMAN
CORY PUTMAN OAKES
AND CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS ON THE INDELIBLES AND THEIR NEW ANTHOLOGY IN HIS EYES UNDER INDIEWRITERSREVIEW INKWELL!
Happy Valentines Day all:) Celebrate with your loved one and a little Indelibles!