FOUR MATURE YA ROMANCES SET IN CALIFORNIA TO BENEFIT “A Chance for Children”
This four book boxed-set is designed for mature YA readers. Set in California, these stories follow the lives of various teens, all struggling to find their way and figure out what they want from life.
Betwixt by Melissa Pearl is Dale and Nicole’s story.
Hit by a car and left for dead, Nicole is lost to the world in a isolated forest, until her soul reaches out to be heard. The only one to hear her ghostly cries is Dale, a guy at school who has every reason to hate her. Can she convince him to listen before it’s too late? Or will her killer find her and finish the job first?
If I Fall by Anna Cruise is the story of Meg Calloway, a girl reeling from her parents’ sudden divorce.
Her father is about to marry a woman she can’t stand and her mother’s only companion is an endless supply of alcohol. When Aidan Westwood, an older boy at school, shows interest in her, she grabs on and doesn’t let go, thinking he’s exactly what she needs to help stem her loneliness and despair. She quickly learns that Aidan lives a darker, more dangerous life than she does and the more isolated she feels from her family, the more willing she is to step into his world.
As Meg drifts further from her friends, she tries to find comfort with a boy who is opening her eyes to new things, none of them good. Will she listen to those around her who are warning her that she’s headed down a path of self-destruction?
Or will she fall too far…too fast…too deep?
It Was You by Anna Cruise is the first Abby and West story.
Having endured eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, Abby Sellers wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.
Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he’s not altogether interested in sharing.
Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby’s life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she’s created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.
But West isn’t willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they’ve both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she’s willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants…and who she wants to live it with.
True Colors by Melissa Pearl is Caitlyn and Eric’s story.
A chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes Caitlyn Davis forever. Suddenly, she can see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones. Will Caitlyn’s new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends’ true colors?
The authors will donate their proceeds to A Chance For Children, a California based charity that strives to empower at-risk youth by providing the opportunities to set goals and the tools to achieve them.
Targeted Age Group: 16+ years
Book Price: 0.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Anna Cruise spends much of her time writing Contemporary Romance, although has also written a fantasy novel as well. Melissa Pearl writes in a variety of genres, including paranormal, fantasy, suspense and contemporary…all romantic, of course. She is a total sap when it comes to love.
Writing young adult/new adult books can be quite different to adult literature and both enjoy the faster pace. These books are filled with lots of action and dialogue.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Both authors believe in the art of writing. It is a craft and needs to be studied and learned properly. They suggest taking the time to learn the craft and ask other, more experienced, writers to help writers improve their work is the best way to go.
Before you can publish anything, you need to have something worthy of publishing and this is a process…one that both these writers strive to improve on with each new book.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Anna and Melissa both love romance. They have been swooning over guys since they were young teens. They like writing stories that are a mixture of sweet and sexy, dealing with real life emotions and issues.
All four of these stories are set in the inspirational area of Southern California, a place Anna spent much of her youth and a place Melissa has spent much time visiting…and wishing she could live there.
About the Author:
Anna Cruise has been drooling over boys since middle school…and writing about them, too. She hates cliffhangers, is a sucker for nice guys finishing first and revels in happy endings–and not just in books.
Anna grew up on the beaches of San Diego but currently resides in Minneapolis. Most of her writing is done in the winter, since she is pretty sure she’s allergic to sub-zero temperatures and tends to hibernate until it’s sunny and in the seventies. Her office is her couch and her colleagues are her kids and her sloth-like cats.
With ten books under her belt–and more on the way–she really wishes she’d taken keyboarding in high school. Typing with only three fingers is not terribly efficient.
Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book came out in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.
“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”