Monday, June 29, 2015

Shattered Memories by Susan Harris: Tens List with Excerpt

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TENS LIST

What are your 10 favorite books?


  1. Stray by Rachel Vincent- This way my very first paranormal book that I read and instantly fell in love with the genre. Faythe make me crave for strong, fierce female characters and I haven’t looked back since.
  2. Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke- I have read a couple of Cat Clarkes books and loved them, each stand alone so emotionally captivating but Kiss in the Dark made me cry, laugh and wish I could change what was happening with each word. I don’t stray from the paranormal genre much but Cat Clarke is one of my top picks if you want that emotional rollercoaster.
  3. Succubus Blue by Richelle Mead- Another of my first paranormal series and I loved the idea of a reluctant succubus. The Character of Georgina, flawed yet powerful appealed to me ...plus she worked in a bookstore which, let’s be honest, is almost the perfect job to have besides being an author.
  4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa- There are a lot of books out there about the Fey but for some reason this book sucked me in where no other could. I loved the characters and the depths of their personality and how the story still kept going strong as it came to an end then reignited with the spin off series.
  5. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones- This series was laugh out loud good. I loved the ADD personality of Charlie and the rest of the crazy gang. Each book brings with it tears, laughs, and wasted afternoons reading chapter after chapter.
  6. Angels Blood by Nalini Singh - I adore this series so much. And Angels blood allowed me to feed the need for a kick- ass heroine who remained true to herself despite the Archangel who was used to getting his own way. Elena is loyal to those she calls family and it is a very endearing trait.
  7. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs- While I loved the Mercy Thompson series, I have always been intrigued by Charles Cornick and on Cry Wolf, not only did we get to know more about Charles but we got to meet Anna, a turned wolf who was tortured and abused but had the strength of character to never be that powerless again. I’m not really a romantic but the love these two share and how they better each other makes even a cynic like me hope!
  8. Lover Awakened by J.R Ward- I love this book because it shows that someone who everyone deems as broken can be put back together again. The story is gripping, the characters bringing a truck load of emotion with it.
  9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead- Yup Richelle Mead makes the list again! I love vampire’s and this was a completely different concept then I had read before. I think it was my first introduction to YA. I loved the sarcasm and wit as well as the fierceness in which Rose fought for those she cared about. 
  10. The Fault in our Stars by John Green-  Augustus Waters .....need I say any more? :-)


ABOUT THE BOOK

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Title:  Shattered Memories
Author:   Susan Harris
Published:  June 16th, 2015  
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Dystopian Thriller
Content Warning:  Adult language, graphic violence, and sexual content
Recommended Age:  16+

Synopsis:  A terrible tragedy forced Alana McCarthy to forget a year of her life. Now she is to be executed for a crime she does not remember committing—the murder of her entire family. Lost and alone, Alana is terrified of unlocking secrets buried so deep inside her mind that she’s willing to forget the one person who could set her free.

Daniel Costello hasn’t forgotten about Alana, and he will do anything and everything to protect the girl he loves. But first, Alana needs to unlock her memories and find out the truth about what happened the night her family was killed.

The day of her execution is set. Together, will Alana and Daniel be able to uncover the truth behind her family’s deaths before it’s too late?




Excerpt from Shattered Memories by Susan Harris:

Suddenly I was angry… angry at my parents for dying and leaving me alone… angry at Sophia for being too small to defend herself… angry at Daniel for giving me false hope… angry at myself for letting pathetic fantasies take over my mind.

I jumped off the bed and screamed. The next thing I knew I had used what little strength left to overturn the bed, scattering all the bedding to the floor. I took one of the pillows and beat it across the wall. Then I kicked the bin with such force it smashed into the door with a sickening thud.

While continuing on my furious rampage, the door slid open and strong arms captured me from behind, holding my own in place. I struggled to break free and kicked out, but those arms would not let me go. I cried in frustration and tasted the saltiness of the tears on my lips.

“Shush, Alana, please… come on… calm down for me or else they are going to shock you. Hurts like a bitch. Come on, girl… shush. I got you.”

Connors’ voice sounded in my ear, and he kept shushing me until I stilled in his arms. My legs gave out, and we both went to the floor. Connors loosened his grip on me but still held me tight. My sobs became louder, and the pain in my chest was so bad that I thought I was dying. Through my sobs, I heard Connors say that I was okay and to please just give him a minute. I heard someone argue with him, and he snarled and told them to piss off. The tears soaked my top, and I felt nothing but tiredness as I shoved against Connors, needing to breathe. He did not let go.


My god, I felt so lost. I closed my eyes and screamed out the last of my frustration and anger before tiredness won out. I gave in and let the darkness pull me under.





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About the Author:

Susan Harris is a writer from Cork in Ireland. An avid reader, she quickly grew to love books in the supernatural/fantasy genre. When she is not writing or reading, she loves music, oriental cultures, tattoos, anything Disney and psychology. If she wasn’t a writer she would love to be a FBI profiler or a PA for Dave Grohl or Jared Leto.






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