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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Nine- Julie Anne Lindsey!

Posted November 29, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 5 Comments

It’s time to meet the 28th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Julie Anne Lindsey!

In Place of Never
Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date: 02/02/2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Synopsis:

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder. Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever.

Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger… Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her.

What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for.

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“Shut up.” I slogged through the rain-soaked grass. My arm stung from his touch. No one touched my scars. Every individual mark was a match on my skin. My chest rose and fell in rapid bursts. People always asked about the scars. No one dared touch. They were grotesque external reflections of my obvious internal condition.

“You didn’t kill your sister.” His footfalls pounded through soggy grass behind me. “You’re still hurting over something that can’t be changed. Will you stop running away, please?”

I spun on him, fists clenched. “What do you care? No one asked you to care. So knock it off and go back to your life. Leave me alone. Forget we met.”

Cross stepped into my path. He gripped the hem of his sweatshirt and peeled it over his head, dragging a white T-shirt along with it. He hooked the fabric behind his head without pulling his arms free. His elbows pointed skyward for two long beats. A dozen random lines marked his chest and stomach. His skin was taut over a lean-muscled frame.

I pulled my gaze away and cleared my throat. “What happened to you?”

He replaced his shirt. “I used to pick fights I couldn’t win for the ass beating. I wanted to feel something. Is that why you don’t eat? To feel something?”

My mouth snapped shut.

Cross frowned. His heavy hooded eyes drew level to mine. “Everyone’s got a sad story, Mercy. I don’t want to change you or save you, or whatever you think. I told you, I’m not good with people. Words aren’t my thing, but I like being around you and we’re staying here for a month. We don’t usually stay anywhere this long. We could be friends. I think you might be like me.”

Images of his scarred, shirtless torso cluttered my mind. I rubbed my eyes. He was too close. His cologne was everywhere. Feelings ambushed me on every level. I stepped back. “In what way do you think I’m like you? Do you mean broken?”

Cross took a matching step back, palms up. “I didn’t mean to get so close.” He scrunched his eyebrows. “I’m not broken, not yet. Neither are you. We’re just a little dinged up.”

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About the Author:

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus, most days you’ll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book. Julie started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world.

Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Eight- Emily Skrutskie!

It’s time to meet the 27th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Emily Skrutskie! The Abyss Surrounds Us Emily Skrutskie Release Date: 02/08/2016 Publisher: Flux Synopsis: For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo […]

Posted November 28, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 5 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Seven- Evelyn Skye!

It’s time to meet the 26th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Evelyn Skye! The Crown’s Game Evelyn Skye Release Date: 05/17/2016 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Synopsis: Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his […]

Posted November 27, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 11 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Six- Emily France!

It’s time to meet the 25th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Emily France! Signs of You Emily France Release Date: July 2016 Publisher: Soho Teen Synopsis: Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they’ve stuck together in spite […]

Posted November 26, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 4 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Five- Jeff Zentner!

It’s time to meet the 24th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Jeff Zentner! The Serpent King Jeff Zentner Release Date: 03/08/2016 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House Synopsis: Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and […]

Posted November 25, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 4 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Four- Brianna Shrum!

It’s time to meet the 23rd featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Brianna Shrum! How to Make Out Brianna Shrum Release Date: Fall 2016 Publisher: Sky Pony Press Synopsis: In Brianna Shrum’s romantic comedy HOW TO MAKE OUT, a teen starts an anonymous How-To blog and promises to become an expert on everything she writes about even after the blog and her life begin to spin out of control, forcing her to decide […]

Posted November 24, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 3 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Three- Nicole Castroman!

It’s time to meet the 22nd featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Nicole Castroman! Blackhearts Nicole Castroman Release Date: 02/09/2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse Synopsis: Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would […]

Posted November 23, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 11 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-Two- Marieke Nijkamp!

It’s time to meet the 21st featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Marieke Nijkamp! This Is Where It Ends Marieke Nijkamp Release Date: 01/05/2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis: 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium […]

Posted November 22, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 3 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty-One- Kathleen Glasgow!

It’s time to meet the 20th featured author of the SSS! Introducing…Kathleen Glasgow! Girl in Pieces Kathleen Glasgow Release Date: 09/27/2016 Publisher: Random House/Delacorte Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Charlie Davis is a cutter. While most girls her age are dealing with college choices, love lives, and prom, Charlie is struggling just to survive. After losing her best friend, Ellis, and her home, Charlie finds herself on the downtown streets of Saint Paul, Minnesota, where every […]

Posted November 21, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 5 Comments

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Sweet and Sassy Sixteeners: Day Twenty- Kat Helgeson & Hannah Moskowitz!

It’s time to meet the 19th featured authors of the SSS! Introducing…Kat Helgeson & Hannah Moskowitz! Gena/Finn Kat Helgeson & Hannah Moskowitz Release Date: 02/23/2016 Publisher: Chronicle Books Synopsis: The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts. Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is […]

Posted November 20, 2015 by Nori in Guest Posts, My Features / 3 Comments