California Dreamin’ Boxed Set by Melissa Pearl, Anna Cruise
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, New Adult, Romance,
.99 Days: Oct 5-7
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.