(Juniper Grove Chronicles #1)
by Jaidis Shaw
To Be Published: July 19th, 2014
Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
Word Count: approx. 50,000
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Recommended Age: 14+
She wants a normal life. They want her dead. Destiny has other plans.
Twenty-year-old Alayna Scott receives visions around water, but even her foresight couldn’t prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything she loves gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.
Jayden McKnight can’t explain the attraction that he feels whenever Alayna is near, but he does know that he will do whatever it takes to win her heart. When a vampire selects Alayna as his next victim, Jayden will stop at nothing to ensure her safety – even if that means bringing Alayna into a world that she never knew existed.
Love blossoms, challenges are made and Alayna will find herself fighting not only to survive, but to understand what she has become.
Destiny Awaits is one of those books that will instantly grab your attention from the very first sentence and you can not stop reading - yep, it was good! I enjoy all things paranormal, but when a book has both vampires AND shape-shifters - well, I am in paranormal heaven!
With the authors vivid descriptions and characters that 'mesh' well with one another, I became completely engrossed in this story. It was fast-paced, compelling, suspenseful and action-packed. The romance between Alayna and Jayden developed a little too quickly for me. I wouldn't call it insta-love, but it's close. Still, the two of them are not only adorable together, they are awesome characters.
Overall, this was a great debut novel written by a very talented author. I am really looking forward to the next installment and reading more of Juniper Grove and its residents.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Jaidis Shaw currently resides in South Carolina with her husband and beautiful daughter. With a passion for reading, Jaidis can always be found surrounded by books and dreaming of new stories. She enjoys challenging herself by writing in different genres and currently has several projects in the works.
Jaidis also owns and operates Juniper Grove Book Solutions, voted Top Three for Best Promotional Firm, Site, or Resource in the 2013 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll. In her spare time, Jaidis maintains her two blogs, Juniper Grove and Blooming with Jaidis. One of her main goals in life is to encourage her daughter to let her imagination run wild.
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Giveaway is International.