Friday, July 31, 2015

Burn by JC Emery - Blog Tour and Excerpts

Book Description:

Tragedy cuts deep. Revenge burns deeper.
The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn't done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.
Ian prefers his pleasure mixed with pain and he's only ever at peace when he's doling out justice. Convinced that he's too unstable and sadistic to take an old lady, he keeps his trysts, like all of his relationships, brief and anonymous. But with his club at war, and the stakes being so personal, Ian's feeling the events around him more deeply than he expects.
Mindy Mercer is the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg’s most respectable cop. At least that’s how the town sees her. Very few people know the Mindy who hides her tracks and battles her cravings by lying to everyone around her. She thinks she has control of her addiction until she suffers an attack that leaves her searching for a way out of her own personal hell.
Mindy has never been more desperately in need of a savior and Ian has never seen a more beautifully destroyed creature in his life. Their attraction is intense, but their damage is extreme. Some scars never heal, and some people never get better.

Love is never more painful than when it can kill you.

Excerpt 1:

“You ride?”
I shake my head. He turns his face toward mine and waits as though I haven’t answered him. Maybe he thinks I haven’t. I guess I’ve been silent too long because he squeezes my hand and continues to stare at me with searching eyes. I shake my head again and this time he sees it and nods his head in return. He drops my hand and climbs on his bike. He nudges the kickstand up and holds the bike upright. He has a helmet in his outstretched hand.
“Wear this, then climb on like I did and place your feet here,” he says and points to a cylindrical black peg that juts out of the bike. “Don’t drop your feet and let your body lean into the turns.”
He’s patient with me as I stand here and psych myself up. I’ve had maybe a fantasy or two about a sexy man on a motorcycle, but until Ian it was just that—a passing fantasy that went as quickly as it came.
With his pointer finger, he summons me forward and sets the helmet on the tank between his legs. His eyes aren’t kind exactly and they’re not dark and sexy. They’re something else that I’m desperate to place, but can’t. I close the distance between us and stand before him. Slowly, he reaches out and brushes a lock of hair from my face and tucks it behind my ear.
“Tell me where you’re at,” he says quietly. He tucks my hair behind my other ear as well. I let out a soft, unintentional sigh. I barely hear the question—or order rather—and instead have all my attention focused on his touch. Being able, and even wanting, to be touched is such a wonder. “Tell me I help.”
There’s such a vulnerability about him in this moment as his fingers lightly weave through my messy hair and he’s asking for reassurance. My breath halts in my lungs. I both loathe and love the sound of his plea. I didn’t even know he was capable of this. Ian is always so strong for me that I think I sometimes forget that he’s human.
“I need you.”

Excerpt 2:

“I like talking to you. I want to get to know you.”
“What’s the point in getting to know me when you’re just going to end up hating me eventually, anyway?” This is why I don’t want to bond with her. I don’t want to let her in and to love her the way Ma does, the way Michael does. Even Ryan loves her and I’ll be damned if Pop doesn’t love her too. She’s squirrelly like that.
“I can’t hate you. If I can’t hate my father, then I can’t hate you either. I won’t ask you not to hurt him, and I can’t tell you how I’ll feel when he dies because I don’t know how I’ll feel. But I can tell you this— he stole you and my mother from me. My father hurt you, and he hurt me in a different way. He hurt Michael too, but he might be too proud to admit that just yet. Carlo Mancuso has his family and I have mine.”
She takes a step closer and reaches out, grabbing my arm. The tears she was holding back slide down her cheeks as she stares up at me.
“I don’t like violence and I hate to see people get hurt, but no matter who I am today, I was a principessa, a Mancuso. I understand the need for justice and deep down I know that this war goes back further than last year and that it was only a matter of time for my father to get what’s coming to him.”
“I don’t want to hurt you,” I find myself saying. My chest aches and my jaw is tight. I reject the emotions that make me weak and force myself to think about anything but how good it feels to get this gift from her. “Every year on your birthday, we have a party. It used to be just me and Ma, and then when Pop and Ryan came around, they’d join in. It was always just something we did. Ma never wanted to forget either of you, and she made sure I never could. I don’t want to hurt you, but I have to make this better for her.”

Links and book descriptions to first four books in the Bayonet Scars Series (Click on picture for Amazon Link)

Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can't take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He’s sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he’s also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he’s forbidden to be her lover.

Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn’t allowed on the back of his bike —or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she’s done hearing the word “no” and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn’t dare cross.

Love is never more tempting than when it’s forbidden.

Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.

As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.

Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.

The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.

Love is never more precious than when it’s new.

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.
Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.
Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.
Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up.
Love is never more powerful than the first time.

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Make Me Believe by Karen Ferry - Review and Giveaway


Tour: Make Me Believe by Karen Ferry 
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Author: Karen Ferry
Publication Date:  6 July 2015
Publisher: Self Published
Series:  Believe, book 1
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description: 

Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…
My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part. But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before. Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me. All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him? Will I let him be my first kiss? This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time… Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff. Life is messy, and mine is no different… 

  INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS ***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.***

My Review:

This is the kind of story that will have you feeling all the emotions: love, happiness, disbelief, sadness, you will cry, you will laugh, you will get frustrated, even taken aback at times.  I at least through all those emotions never felt the need to chuck my Kindle, haha.  

The story starts out with Emma caught up in a terrifying nightmare which sets the stage for a at times difficult read due to the story behind her dreams.  Emma is a strong willed, independent, and quietly broken heroine who is a true force of nature.  She lives her life by her own rules, society be damned and I love how Karen Ferry uses her heroine to point out the disparity between what is acceptable for females and what is acceptable for males.

"It seems cold, doesn't it?  It doesn't have to be, you know.  So many men do this - why is it such a taboo if you are a woman looking for the same thing."  -Emma

This is an issue we are seeing brought to light more and more in books and I love that.  I love that women authors are saying 'Stop the biased judgement'!  Why do women have to be held to a different standard than men?  Why is it that what makes a woman a 'slut' is just men being men in societies views?  This double standard is beyond frustrating and I am proud that this book hits right at the heart of it. 

On that note, I have to say that for a good portion of this book I had trouble liking Emma.  Not because of the way she choose to live her life (Carpe Diem and all that) but because I found her to be crass and cruel at times.  I know that she is self professed to have no filter, but when you set out to embarrass someone I struggle with that.  Luckily for her the object of her humiliation has a bigger tolerance for that then I ever would have.  Now, along with that I will say that as the story progresses I realized that behavior was simply her way of hiding herself.  It became a mask for her, a way to run people off and aren't we glad that Daniel isn't me and stuck with her through it all.  

Speaking of Daniel.  He is an amazing character.  I loved his charm and nerdiness (I'm seeing a surge in geeky guys and I have to say I LOVE it.  Clearly having my own geek has nothing to do with that, haha *wink*), his vulnerability and his dominant side.  The mix of all these traits just makes him stand out in this book and makes a hero that you can not help but love!  

It was very interesting to me reading this book and realizing that while I am reading English the characters a good portion of the time are actually speaking to each other in Danish.  It was quiet funny to me how my brain seemed to jump around trying to process that fact.  I almost wanted them to actually speak in Dutch on the pages of the book even though I know I'd never be able to read it, lol.  I also loved how the author put in so many factual locations, foods, etc for Denmark.  Sometimes it felt like I was getting a tour of Copenhagen and I know I am going to be doing a lot of Googling and adding to my 'Someday List' soon.  

I enjoyed how easy it was to fall into this story.  It definitely keeps you interested and glued to the pages. The story moves along smoothly and while the story is an insta-love story you never feel like it shouldn't have happened so quickly or that it doesn't make sense when they don't truly know each other, it simply just is and it works.  I will say that my one regret about the story is that it doesn't feel like it delves deep enough into the issues that the book is working through.  I wonder if that is because the book is based on a true story for the author.  She has opened herself up on the pages of this book and perhaps going too deep would have been too emotional for her.  The story is still wonderful even with out her turning this into an emotional tear-jerker but I feel like it could have been amazing if she'd just lead us a bit deeper into both Emma's and Daniel's back stories.  

All in all this is a wonderful debut novel for author Karen Ferry and I am truly looking forward to book two in this series.  I think she has great things coming our way and I am ready to take the ride with her.  

This is a great read for New Adult, Contemporary Romance fans who are looking for a book that will suck them in, make them think, make them feel, and make them swoon.  Grab your favorite beverage, a few tissues for those teary moments, and snuggle into your favorite reading spot while you get lost in a beautiful story about overcoming your past, letting yourself go, letting yourself trust, letting your self love!  


About Karen Ferry

author-picKaren Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes. Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down. Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either. Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years. She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but will, in fact, be very shy once she meets you in person.

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Epic Finale in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s

Dark Elements Series...Who Will She Choose?

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Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Don't miss the conclusion to this stunning Young Adult Paranormal series filled with danger and romance published by HarlequinTEEN.

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Book Description:

  Some loves will last ‘til your dying breath 

 Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…


Roth cleared his throat. “Shortie, look…look at your hand.” 
Look at my hand? Why in the world would he be asking me to do that in the midst of all the cray? 
“Do it,” he said quietly and too gently. 
The dread exploded in my gut like buckshot, and my gaze dropped to my left hand. I expected to see the weird marbling of black and gray, a mixture of the demon and Warden that existed inside of me and a combination I’d become almost familiar with by now. My nails had lengthened and sharpened, and I could tell they were hard enough to cut through steel, as hard as my skin, but my skin…it was still pink. Really pink. 
“What the…?” My gaze traveled to my other hand. It was the same. Just pink. My wings twitched, reminding me that I had shifted. 
Zayne swallowed. “Your…your wings…”
“What about my wings?” I almost screeched, reaching be‑ hind me. “Are they broken? Did they not come out—” The tips of my fingers came into contact with something as soft as silk. My hand jerked back. “What…” 
Stacey’s watery eyes had doubled in size. “Um, Layla, there’s a mirror above the fireplace. I think you need to look in it.” 
I met Roth’s gaze for a second before I spun around and all but ran to the fireplace I was sure Stacey’s mom had never used. Clutching the white mantel, I stared at my reflection. 
I looked normal, like I did before I shifted…like I was going to class or something. My eyes were the palest shade of gray, a watered-down blue. My hair was so blond it was almost white, and a mess of waves that went in every direction like usual. I looked like a colorless china doll, which was nothing new, except for the two fangs jutting out of my mouth. I wouldn’t show them off at school, but that wasn’t what caught my attention and held it. 
It was my wings. 
They were large, not as massive as Zayne’s or Roth’s, and normally they were almost leathery in texture, but now they were black…black and feathered. Like legit feathered. That soft, silky thing I’d felt? It had been tiny feathers. 
“Oh my God,” I whispered at my reflection. “I have feathers.” 
“Those are definitely feathered wings,” Roth commented. 
I whipped around, knocking over a lamp with my feathered right wing. “I have feathers on my wings!” 
Roth cocked his head to the side. “Yeah, you do.” 
He was absolutely no help, so I turned to Zayne. “Why do I have feathers on my wings?” 
Zayne shook his head slowly. “I don’t know, Layla. I’ve never seen anything like this.” 
“Liar,” hissed Roth, shooting him a dark look. “You’ve seen that before. So have I.”

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--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.”
--#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines on White Hot Kiss


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  JLA_Author-photoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Racing the Sun by Karina Halle - Release Day Launch and Giveaway

From the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother.

Book Description:

When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . .

After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.

It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?

With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancĂ© and rescue pup.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Romance Writers of America 2015 RITA and Golden Heart award Winners!!

2015 RITA Award Winners:
(Click on the book covers to pop over to Goodreads for more information on the book and Author names for a link to their websites.)

Best First Book

    Clara Kensie's recently bundled her 6 part series series into two books the first book being Deception So Deadly.  Her RITA win was for the first book in the series, Run to You: Part One, First Sight.  I'm posting the cover and link for the first full length bundled book because I would always rather have more than less when it comes to a book. ;-)


Contemporary Romance: Long

Baby, It's You by Jane Graves book 2 in her series, Rainbow Valley.


 The Best Medicine by Tracy Brogan

One in a Million by Jill Shalvis book 12 in her series,  Lucky Harbor 


Contemporary Romance Short:

A Texas Rescue Christmas by Caro Carson book 2 in her series, Texas Rescue


Erotica Romance:

The Saint by Tiffany Reisz, Book 1 in her series,  The Original Sinners: White Years.  There are 8 books in her The Original Sinners series that you may want to read first as they all link together and spoilers will occur if you start here even though this could be considered a prequel to those first 8 books.


Historical Romance Long:

Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran book 2 in her series, Rules for the Reckless.


Historical Romance Short:

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare book 1 in her series, Castles Ever After.


Inspirational Romance:

Deceived by Irene Hannon book 3 (the final book) in her series, Private Justice.  This series will be headed toward the top of my TBR pile.  


Paranormal Romance:

Evernight by Kristen Callihan book 5 in her series, Darkest London.  I hate to admit that this series has been in my TBR pile for quite sometime but I think I am going to be pulling it out ASAP now and start kicking myself for waiting so long. 



Romance Novella:

His Road Home by Anna Richland, a standalone novella (109 pages).  I am definitely going to give this one a read and I am really curious about this authors other two books, a paranormal romance series!  


Romantic Suspense:

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, book 38 in her series, In Death.  Whew, I got tired just thinking about all of those books, haha.  I have not ever read this series but this author continually comes up as a go to author for Romantic Suspense fans!


Young Adult Romance:

Boys Like You by Juliana Stone Standalone Young Adult Contemporary Romance


2015 Golden Heart Award Winners
(Golden Heart awards are given to currently unpublished these are the authors and books to be on the look out for! Click on the Authors name for a link to their website or other social media outlet, if available.)

Contemporary Romance:  Call Me Mrs. Whitlock by Kimberly Buckner

Erotic Romance:  A Deal for Love by Michele Arris

Historical Romance:  The Reunion by Sara Leyton - links to her Twitter

Paranormal Romance:  Demons Don't by Jeanne Oates Estridge

Romantic Suspense:  A Shot Worth Taking by Tracy Poole - links to her Facebook

Short Contemporary Romance:  Winning Her Over by Alexa Rowan

Young Adult Romance:  When I Wake by Stephanie Winkelhake