Melanie Hooyenga drops her second book in The Rules Series with a fearless girl and some dirty boys. How fast can you fall?
Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree.
When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack, she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs. One particular rider—a boy with an amazing smile and an even more amazing ability to see what she’s truly capable of—gives her the confidence to go after what she wants: her own life with her own rules.
There’s only one problem—he’s not her boyfriend.
Just as things seem to be falling into place, her parents put on the pressure to figure out her future—one that doesn’t include riding. Mike soon realizes that having everything isn’t that great when she’s not the one choosing it. She needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trail.
Multi-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan. When not at her day job as a Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.
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Miracle Austin drops her second tale of high school horror with Doll 2: The Revealing!
Welcome back to Monroe Creek, Louisiana!
Tomie Dupuy, a fledgling warlock, travels back to Monroe Creek for vital training with his knowledgeable and powerful witch cousin, Lisette Laveau. Both old and new enemies are brewing up plans to exterminate Tomie and whoever else stands in their way. Which realm will Tomie be attracted to—the dark or the light?
Are you ready to embark on a new journey with Tomie, Sarifena, Mr. Ray, Lisette, Crow, and some new encounters along the way? So, buckle up for some unexpected twists and turns!
Magic, Truths, Lies, Romance, Heartaches, & Secrets. All will unravel in more ways than one…
Salutations, my name is Miracle Austin, and I’m a YA/NA cross-genre author. To date, I have created over 70 diverse, mini-stories and 20 short stories. As you may have already guessed, horror and suspense are my primary genres of choice, but I do like to tango with other genres with occasional mash-ups, as well. My targeted audience range from young adults (13+ to 102+) , new adults, and adults.
I work in the social work world by day, and I work in the writer’s world at night and weekends. I’m currently working on publishing my first collection, a combination of mini-stories in free-verse style and short stories. I possess many ideas for future mini-stories, short stories, and some future novels, I pray.
Finally, I reside in Texas with my family. If you wish to connect with me, you can find me at my website, MiracleAustin.com
Patrick Hodges has just dropped a new prequel fantasy book to his popular Wielders of Arantha series and I’m told it’s the BOMB!
Seeking riches and power, a band of vicious slavers steal twenty girls from their homes, as well as the Agrusian Stone, long fabled for its beauty and pricelessness. Among the abducted is Sahria, an eighteen-year-old novice, determined to free herself and return home. When the Stone unexpectedly imbues her with her god’s divine power, she realizes freedom for herself and her sisters is within her grasp … but to save them all would mean leaving behind everything she’s ever known.
I was bullied badly in middle school and high school, and I am of the opinion that not enough books are written on the subject, and those that are come off as preachy or heavy-handed. It was my goal to tell a story that a young person could read and enjoy, a story that would not only entertain them but given them a perspective on a touchy and relevant subject that they may not have had otherwise.
I make it a point to bring an empathic view to all my books, to give readers a view into what it’s like for kids at that age when they just start to mature into young adults. For me, it’s all about the characters. I love creating characters that jump off the page, that feel like real people no matter how old the reader is. Because without great characters, you really don’t have a great story, do you? If you have a question or comment, feel free to contact me on any of my social media sites! TWITTER, FACEBOOK
I’m rarely one to post anything like this on my author page, but I have kids. I have a teenager in high school. And MY READERS are teens and parents. And yes, I fully believe in the right to bear REASONABLE arms, but not assault rifles. And I know what it’s like to see the police, with dogs and riot gear, swarming the area of my daughter’s school because there was a kid hiding nearby with a gun.
So, don’t tell me I don’t know. I KNOW – we were just lucky on that day several years ago that the rifle turned out to be a pellet gun. Because of the way this country’s gun laws are set-up, it could’ve easily been an AR-15. After all, in the good ol’ USA, you can shoot before you can drink.
This blog post is from a Army Veteran and I think it’s the best op-ed to date I’ve seen regarding the AR-15s. God bless those who lost their lives in Parkland this week. Let their murders not go in vain.
F*CK YOU, I LIKE GUNS by Anna
America, can we talk? Let’s just cut the shit for once and actually talk about what’s going on without blustering and pretending we’re actually doing a good job at adulting as a country right now. We’re not. We’re really screwing this whole society thing up, and we have to do better. We don’t have a choice. People are dying. At this rate, it’s not if your kids, or mine, are involved in a school shooting, it’s when. One of these happens every 60 hours on average in the US. If you think it can’t affect you, you’re wrong. Dead wrong. So let’s talk.
I’ll start. I’m an Army veteran. I like M-4’s, which are, for all practical purposes, an AR-15, just with a few extra features that people almost never use anyway. I’d say at least 70% of my formal weapons training is on that exact rifle, with the other 30% being split between various and sundry machineguns and grenade launchers. My experience is pretty representative of soldiers of my era. Most of us are really good with an M-4, and most of us like it at least reasonably well, because it is an objectively good rifle. I was good with an M-4, really good. I earned the Expert badge every time I went to the range, starting in Basic Training. This isn’t uncommon. I can name dozens of other soldiers/veterans I know personally who can say the exact same thing. This rifle is surprisingly easy to use, completely idiot-proof really, has next to no recoil, comes apart and cleans up like a dream, and is light to carry around. I’m probably more accurate with it than I would be with pretty much any other weapon in existence. I like this rifle a lot. I like marksmanship as a sport. When I was in the military, I enjoyed combining these two things as often as they’d let me . . . READ MORE via “Fuck you, I like guns.”