Tempted, by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Vampire lovers take note, St. Martin’s announces the newest release of the NYT’s best-selling author duo P.C. & Kristin Cast, Tempted from the House of Night Series. This mother-daughter writing team are a a major force in teen fiction, have over 3 million copies of their books in print and have a movie deal in the works.

Since I have not yet read this series, I went looking for reviews. They all rave:

“Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” –People on Hunted

“Zoey Redbird’s first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey’s emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!” —Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

“The Cast duo has done it again! These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature… Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey’s everyday, angst-riddled life. Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama. These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives.” –TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on Hunted

“Teenage issues can seem like life or death, but in this haunting series, House of Night, that’s really the case. Through Zoey’s eyes readers are led into a world that’s getting more complicated by the minute, where friends and enemies can switch positions in a heartbeat. The remarkable Cast duo continues to build a world that you won’t soon forget!” –Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Chosen

“This highly addicting series offers a unique twist on the standard vampyre story….These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly –sometimes all at once.” –VOYA on both Marked and Betrayed

“Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.” –The Beltane Papers

“Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist.” –Library Journal on Marked

Listen to Chapter One of, Tempted, on Audio.

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Born of Night, by Sherilyn Kenyon

I spent much of this afternoon at the Ala Moana Mall,  Barnes and Noble store mourning the books I had to leave behind.  I brought three home.  At one point I had nine in my hands.

Sherilyn Kenyon’s, Born of Night, is a must read book. I sat on the floor at Barnes and Noble (all the comfy chairs were taken), opened the book and started to read.  I read several chapters.  I might still be sitting there reading, but a child came along wanting the comic books behind me.  I scooted out of his way, put Born of Night in my “must read” pile and quickly glanced through the other books.  I chose what I wanted and made my way to the front desk.  A few minutes later I was in my car, shocked to find that three hours had passed.    I thought I’d been in the store an hour, max.

Sherilyn Kenyon is a #1 New York Times best selling author.  Born of Night, her latest book, is the first in the three book series, “The League”, from St. Martin’s Press.  If you want to know what kept me on the floor reading while hours ticked by, you can start reading the story here: first nine chapters.  For those who don’t like to buy into a series, each book is a complete, stand alone story which can be read independently of the others.

Stop by Kenyon’s “Sanctuary,” check out her Twitter feed, link to her Facebook page and order your copy of Born of Night today.

Watch the video.  Read the first nine chapters of the book.  Check out all the Sherrilyn kenyon websites — Live the League & Sanctuary — then order the book.  I can personally guarantee, it’s a spellbinding read.