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Book to Watch for!

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Coming in June, Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog!

From Amazon: Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

This book looks so exciting!  I’ve got to admit, while vampires may have been catching a lot of attention of late in the YA fiction world, (or the fiction world in general, I guess!) when I want something outside the area of normal, I want something with a little more… well, pretty to it.  And if you don’t think that fairies can be just as thrillingly scary, then you haven’t been hearing the right stories.

And right now on her blog, Cyn’s got an amazing giveaway contest going on, with chances to win both a signed copy of Fairy Tale—before anyone else gets it!—and a lovely little silver fortune cookie necklace, straight from the book!

GO HERE for details for a chance to enter the contest, and check out Fairy Tale on June 23rd!

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Surfacing – Available February 10th

Surfacing by Isabelle Santiago, available February 1oth exclusively at Freya’s Bower.

Paige Jacobs lives the perfect life with her fiancé, Ryan, but the memory–or fantasy–of a gorgeous boy with silver eyes consumes her. Her sister Aimee, the only one who knows the dangerous secrets of her past, refuses to talk about them.

Feeling very much alone and obsessing over the haunting memories, Paige decides to write a book in hope of finally dispelling the precious memories so she can move on. Every chapter she writes brings her closer to the boy she’d loved so much in her youth. Then one morning in a coffee shop, she encounters a man with silver eyes.

Has she crossed the line between reality and fantasy?

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I’m so excited to see Surfacing being made available to the public.  Isabelle is a very good friend of mine and I’ve known and loved this story for quite some time now.  The thing that really draws me to it again and again is the fact that Paige doesn’t really have that bad of a life in the first place – she has a great supportive friend in her sister Aimee, and a loving and wonderful fiancé.  But… what if there’s something more?  What if instead of having a really good life, she can have a fantastic one?  Instead of having a good man by her side, she can have something more than that—a soulmate?  And then if she could have that kind of life again, could she even justify wanting it when it could hurt so many other people?  Is she just fooling herself in the first place?

Paige has some difficult, heart-rending decisions to make here, and traveling with her on this journey can be a bumpy road—but one I would never miss.  Keep the kleenex handy, though… you’re going to need it.

ETA:  Isabelle has a sneak peek of the book up on her blog right now!  Get thee hence!  You won’t regret it!

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