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January 23, 2013

REVIEW ALLUSIVE AFTERSHOCK

 
 

Title: Allusive Aftershock

By: Susan Griscom

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Published by Amber Glow Books

Release date: December 18, 2012

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Blurb:

 

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?

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A note from Susan:

I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

I love writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot.

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Excerpt

As Courtland stood, the legs of his chair scraped along the floor and the back of his knees pushed it out of the way of his tall frame. His dark green hoodie hung loose and unzipped, his jeans sat low on his waist. His hair was slicked back away from his face, different from the normal way it usually fell over his forehead, giving him the appearance of an ancient Native American warrior. If I wasn’t already in love with Max and Court hadn’t been so mean to me the other day, I might actually think he was hot, the way he walked up to get the book without saying a word, his gait easy but cautious as he sauntered past Max’s desk. One never knew what Max might do and Courtland had been the brunt of his antics more than once.

“Stop by the library on your way back and pick up a couple of the books they have on earthquake preparedness. There should be a good selection on the subject. Ask Mrs. Snow to help you; she’ll steer you in the right direction.”

Courtland strolled out of the room while Mr. Montgomery continued his talk about earthquakes.

Sometimes I felt sorry for Courtland, the way some of the kids made fun of his keen intuition with animals. This morning, I was still too mad at him to care much about that, though. My mind wandered back to Big Blue. I really wanted to ride him—maybe today would be a good time to do it. If Max rode with me, Courtland might stay clear. I scribbled a quick note in my binder, ripped the page out, folded it into a little square and handed it to Max while Mr. Montgomery wrote something on the board. He read it and folded it back up before sticking it under his history book. After flashing a smile at me, he nodded.

I sat doodling on the paper in front of me, making little swirling designs I thought might look good on a book cover, half listening to Mr. Montgomery when I felt a brush of material glide over my arm. I looked up to see Courtland as he strolled past me, back from his trip to the office.

 All of a sudden, my desk jolted


Whisper     Reflections  Brief          Erotic         Allusive
Cape                            Interludes   Interludes   Aftershock
                                                                                         Young Adult
 
 


 

 



This was a fabulous,story I was quickly drawn to the character very emotionally I shed a tear a few time, and the cover freaking gorgeous,Adela Living a normal teen life .she hang's with her best friend Max all the time she  love her horse blue,and has a loving family live in a small town, where everyone no each other.. then one morning their a big earthquake,wakeing and scaring.the life out of  her and her lil sis and bro every thing is in a up roar, dishes everywhere furniture clothes  a mess to clean.
The horses in stable, are acting funny so Adela dad call Courtland.he can communication with animal ,feel what they feeling everyone think he a freak Especially, Max  he call him name every change he get, Courtland have alway's want Adela .he has feeling for her ..but max stand in the way of that ..Adela have feeling for her bestfriend max but he never seem to notice...Till one day at school a big earthquake happened leaveing the hold town in trouble, everyone won't make it ..and Adela find out who her true love is in this time of a crisis ....WOW this touch my heart Susan come up with this life changing story, that everyone can relate ..Allusive Aftershock have action it funny has romance, will make you cry and feel their pain.. I recommend this book to all my follower


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