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Midnight Kiss

Midnight Kiss: Four New Adult Paranormal Romances
Alyssa Rose Ivy, Jennifer Snyder, Juliana Haygert, Sarra Cannon
Publication date: October 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

 What It's About

This Halloween, prepare to be haunted by a kiss…

Midnight Kiss is a limited edition collection of four BRAND NEW, NEVER RELEASED novellas, all set in New Orleans on Halloween night.

AFTER MIDNIGHT by Sarra Cannon
From the outside, Becca Goldberg looks like any normal freshman girl at Tulane, but she’s been keeping a terrible secret. She’s really Allison Moore—a young witch from Peachville hiding out from an evil coven of witches known as the Order of Shadows. She thinks she is safe until an unexpected accident occurs. Now, she only has until midnight on Halloween until her identity is discovered.
She must turn to the hottest, most elusive guy on campus for help. Will he help save her? Or will her life come crashing down around her after midnight?

THE MIDNIGHT TEST by Juliana Haygert
Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.
Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?

SEDUCTION’S KISS by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper.
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates.
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero.
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

KISS OF AWAKENING by Jennifer Snyder
With one kiss, everything will change…
When a mysterious letter arrives from her estranged mother, twenty-one year old Kenna Blake and her best friend, Bree, make a trip to New Orleans hoping for a little Halloween fun and to get away. The mystifying Crescent City has something else in store for her though.
Cryptic messages, a hot tour guide, and a new sense Kenna can’t seem to explain are just the beginning of this eye opening trip. Will Kenna accept what awakens with in her or will she crumble under its reality?

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Midnight Kiss Teaser 1

A rush of dread and concern fleeted through me. I wanted to approach him, but after last evening, I wasn’t so sure I should. I had thought about him a lot last night. About how disturbed and lost he was, and how I really wanted to help him. Which was crazy. Why was I torturing myself like that?

Convinced I would regret my decision, I sat on the bench and scooted closer to him, but not too close.

Sean lifted his head, leaned back into the bench, and stared at me with wide eyes. “What are you doing here?” The bruises on his face were now black.

“I could ask you the same thing,” I said, trying to sound casual. “You don’t look like the praying type.”

One corner of his lips quirked up—my heart sped up—and his gaze traveled over me. “With that hair, piercing, tattoo, and all, I would think the same of you.”

I shrugged. “What? Just because my style is a little different, I’m supposed to be a faithless bad girl? A troublemaker?”

Sean returned his eyes to mine. “Well, I like your style.”

I felt a little blush creeping in my cheeks. As if realizing he had said something he shouldn’t, he turned his gaze to the altar.

Damn it. The guy couldn’t just say things like that and then leave me hanging. And why the hell was I thinking about that? The guy was damaged, broken, depressed. And he was rude to me yesterday. As much as I wanted, flirting with him was not right. Not until I helped him. Because I did want to help him. In fact, I wanted to tell him I was going to the mansion tomorrow night, and I would avenge his sister and his best friend. Hopefully, knowing they were resting in peace, Sean would be able to move on.

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My Thoughts

This was too much fun!  Light hearted, not overly serious, and just a fun fast paced read.  I read all 4 books, one after the other, and finished the book in 2 days (It would have been less if my children hadn’t insisted on me doing things for them like taking them to soccer and dance, cooking, washing their clothes, etc. 🙂 )

I had read (and loved) books by Juliana Haygart and Alyssa Rose Ivy in the past but Sarra Cannon and Jennifer Snyder were new to me authors (I had heard of them and I have promo’d posts I think for both, but I hadn’t read anything by them yet.)

I was sitting here thinking of which one I would choose for my favorite, and I wasn’t going to pick one.  That is a really hard choice.  But then I thought if someone sat me down and really pushed me to pick my favorite (since this is a review) I think it would be the first book in the anthology, After Midnight.  Ask me tomorrow and I’ll probably pick another.  I loved all of them.

There was a reoccurring theme through all the books with them being set in NOLA at the same time and all of them involved the Midnight Cauldron in some way, shape, or form.  All of them had the romance theme and all of them had a little twist, one took me by complete surprise.

When I got done with Midnight kisses, I went off in search of new books from all of the authors.  I already have some of Juliana’s books and a lot of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s, but I did purchase Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy and grabbed the Beautiful Demon box set by Sarra Cannon for free.  What I am trying to find (and if you know if they have been written or are going to be written let me know), since I know most of these authors (if not all) write series, if there are sequels with the characters that were in these specific books.  I want them all.  I want more from all of these authors, more of all of these characters.

These 4 authors are now ones that I will follow as their books are released, and hopefully get caught up on their back books.  I really really enjoyed all of them!

Thank you so much for my copy of Midnight Kiss!

Sarra Cannon

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Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college age characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.

Her best selling Young Adult paranormal series, Peachville High Demons, has sold over 140,000 copies and been featured on Amazon’s Top 100 eBooks for Children & Teens. The first book in the series, Beautiful Demons, will be adapted into a graphic novel by Sea Lion Books later this year, and a spin-off series will begin in 2014.

She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in South Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.

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Juliana Haygert

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While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting–but equally gratifying–life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

Co-founder and contributor at NA Alley (www.naalley.com)

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Jennifer Snyder

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Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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