Roam by Erik Therme

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Sarah is having a horrible birthday. Her car has broken down on the side of the road, stranding her and her drunken boyfriend in the middle of nowhere. When a heated argument gets out of hand she strikes out on her own into the dark, unaware of the danger that awaits her.

When Kevin sees a beautiful girl in distress walking down the road, he offers her a lift in his Camaro -a simple attempt to pay forward an act of kindness he once received. But as the night wears on he finds himself falling for a girl he knows nothing about, and who might just be more trouble than he bargained for.

Scotty is battling his own inner demons after the death of his father. The guilt that eats away at him is slowly causing him to lose his grip on reality, and he finds himself driven by a fear that may lead him to do the unthinkable. Continue reading “Roam by Erik Therme”

Resthaven by Erik Therme

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Forced by her mother to spend the day with other girls her age, Kaylee has no idea that she’s about to walk into the biggest nightmare of her life.

After her parents split up and she’s moved to a new town, the last thing 15 year old Kaylee wants to do is spend the day with a group of girls she hardly knows. When one of them suggests a scavenger hunt in an abandoned retirement home, she’s not sure what to expect. Certainly not to find a bruised, deaf boy alone in one of the rooms. Or that they’ve been padlocked inside…
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Featured Book: Seven Days to Goodbye by Sheri S. Levy

23242326After Trina’s beloved dog dies, she swears she’ll never get another one. But then she learns about service dogs, and realizes that if she becomes a Puppy Raiser, she could train puppy after puppy and never worry about them dying. But like all great ideas, this one has a serious flaw: her first service puppy must be returned to his kennel at the end of their week-long summer vacation… and saying goodbye to Sydney is going to be much tougher than she ever imagined.

Trina’s last week with Sydney is made that much harder by her newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, who’s become so over-the-top boy crazy that she’s almost like a stranger. Sarah is determined to have them hang out with every boy at the beach, but when a boy named Chase takes an interest in Sydney and Trina, it puts an even bigger strain on the friendship. Continue reading “Featured Book: Seven Days to Goodbye by Sheri S. Levy”

Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff

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Amber’s life is out of control. After the inexplicable disappearance of her best friend Madison, she lashes out in anger, taking up drinking, smoking, and stealing. 

With her life in a downward spiral, Amber is sent to Virginia to live with her sister Rebecca in the hopes that she will settle down. Only, spending her days waiting tables in her sister’s diner is not how Amber had planned to spend her summer. She’s determined to find out what happened to her friend, following the trail of clues left behind in Madison’s diary.

Ethan Hunter is a quiet, shy boy without many friends. At 16 years old, his dad is the only family he has left, after his mother and sister were killed in a tragic boating accident. When he meets Amber, he is able to see past her rough exterior to the caring person she really is, and the two soon become friends.

But not everything is as it seems, and when Amber begins to pry into Ethan’s mysterious past, she discovers a web of lies and deceit that goes far beyond what she ever could have imagined… Continue reading “Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff”

Heirloom (Seed Savers, #3) by S. Smith

In a grim future where food comes in packets and gardening is illegal . . .

Brother and sister, Clare and Dante, have escaped to Canada and are sent to live with the Woods, a wonderful couple who run an apple orchard. There they attend classes taught by the Garden Guardians, learning how to plant and cultivate real food.

They are also taught the history behind the laws that led to the modern type of “food”- unappetizing packets with names like “carbos” and “protein”. They learn about Nipungyo, a multi-national ag-biotech corporation which gained power through the development of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As the corporation grew in strength, it began prosecuting farmers and infiltrating the government, becoming inextricably linked with GRIM -the government agency that enforces anti-gardening laws. Continue reading “Heirloom (Seed Savers, #3) by S. Smith”