Saturday, July 7, 2012

In His Eyes Quickie Review by Various Authors

In His Eyes Anthology

By Various Authors
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Goodreads Summary:
Available NOW, just in time for Valentines Day, The Indelibles bring you a one-of-a-kind young adult anthology! Sixteen original short stories, all from the point of view of our favorite male characters - some are old flames from our novels and some were dreamed up especially for this anthology. 

Let these imminently crushable, swoon-worthy guys show you what romance looks like – in his eyes. 

The contributors to IN HIS EYES include award winners, frequent “Top 100” placers, and hot 2011 debut authors.

Surprise, Surprise by Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of Glimpse: Half the women in Melody's family can see the future, which makes it nearly impossible for Raleigh to surprise her. What's a guy to do for Valentine's Day when his girlfriend is always one step ahead of him?
Review-Been wanting to read this series for ages.Review: I found the writing engaging and will defintiely have to get on the story. It was a sweet Valentine's day first date and Raleigh wanted it perfect. He came pretty close!

First Kiss or First Kill? by C.K. Bryant, author of Bound: Love isn't always rainbows and kittens, sometimes it can be downright deadly. (A deleted chapter from Bound.) Review: A bit darker, than the first  story. I think I'd need to read the series to understand who these creatures were but my interest was definitely piqued.

Shattered by Ali Cross, author of Become: James and Desi use each other in an effort to cling to the darkness in each of them, but in the end they discover that love changes you. (A chapter of Become from James’ POV.)  Review:This was really interesting. Seems like these two work for the devil even though the boy James has fallen in love with a girl he's supposed to make delinquent. He just can't. His punishment is unique. It's interesting how things work out.

Before by Jessie Harrell, author of Destined: When a younger Eros is exiled to a land that doesn't believe in the Greek gods, he finds the first love of his immortal life. Read Eros' first person account of his romance, and heartbreak, in the time before he met Psyche. Review: I've been loking for this story and was so glad to find it. I really enjoyed this quick peek ito the life of a god who'd been mortalized for a bit.

The Qualm Before the Storm by Karen Amanda Hooper, author ofTangled Tides. Yara Jones doesn’t want to be a mermaid. Treygan doesn’t want to be the monster who turns her. You can’t always get what you want. (A short prequel to Tangled Tides.) Review: Loved this quickie. Been trying to decide if I wanted to read this one. Yep, sure do!

Unspeakable by S.R. Johannes, author of Untraceable: When Mo sees a strange girl in the woods, he follows her. He soon realizes they are both in a dangerous position and might not get out alive. Review: Loved to hear Mo's first encounter with the "strange girl". But she's in peril when the snippet ends.

In the Beginning by Katie Klein, author of Cross My Heart: Seth is falling hard for Genesis Green, but the guardian angel is determined not to interfere, until an accident changes the course of their lives forever. (A short prequel to The Guardian.) Review: This was different. In such a small dose the lore was a bit hard to follow, but unique.

A Chance Encounter by Cheri Lasota, author of Artemis Rising: Finnian's eyes hide a terrible secret. But a girl on the train home, the girl in tears with a secret of her own...She sees right through him. A scene from the upcoming novel, Echoes in the Glass.

Family Bonds by Heather McCorkle, author of The Secret of Spruce Knoll: A Halloween party filled with teens who can channel energy and use it to kill, what could go wrong? For Spruce Knoll fans who are dying to read more about Fane.Revies: Teens fighting by channeling powers? Different. Unique. I liked it!

Getting Closer by Lisa Nowak, author of Running Wide Open: Megan is smart, hot, and an upperclassman—in other words, way out of Cody’s league. So why did she choose him? (An excerpt of Getting Sideways.) Review: Cody goes on a date where Meagan drives and he reveals more of himself than he intends to, but she likes that. Love that the guy reveals himself. Cody doesn't seem the type so it's equally interesting.

Precalculus by Cory Putman Oakes, author of The Veil: a re-telling of the fateful class period that changed Addison Russell’s life, from Luc’s point of view (a.k.a. Chapter 2 of The Veil from Luc’s perspective) Review: Luc finds that the girl he's dating is the wrong girl. It's oddly dark and foreboding.

The Almost Assassin by Laura Pauling, author of A Spy Like Me, releasing Spring 2012: Malcolm tries his hand at the family business but his conscience and a beautiful "spy" may be his downfall.

Mind Games by Susan Kaye Quinn, author of Open Minds: Raf wants to take Kira—the only girl in school who doesn’t read minds—to the mindware Games, but his friends have other plans. (A short prequel to Open Minds.) Review: A look at Kira through Raf's eyes. And how peer pressure really sucks!

By The Firelight by Elle Strauss, author of Clockwise: When Nate McKenzie asks an unpopular girl to dance on a dare, he's in for the time of his life. Time travel through Nate's eyes. Review: Loved this! I loved Clockwise and seeing Nate in such disbelief and what he thinks is happening is beyond funny.

A Very Alien Valentine’s Day by Magan Vernon, author of How To Date An Alien: After surviving confinement and an intergalactic war for his human half, Alex, now he has to live through the biggest challenge of them all: Valentine's Day. Review: Very funny. An alien dating a human. When diamonds are a dime a dozen on his planet, Alex has to find something very special for his girl. I'm definitely interested in this novel.

Aligned by RaShelle Workman, author of Exiled: A half-Eternal boy and an Eternal girl must free millions of tortured souls from a creature whose been feasting on their pain and suffering.(  Review: Have been wanting to read this one for awhile, too. Loved the teaser.

***I just wanted to note that I wrote this very brief review in the wee small hours of the morning. I read the anthology early in the day, but my review was late and I needed to publish it on Saturday. So, I didn't get to every story and my reviews are way too brief. But this was a great sampling of these authors and a way to decide if you want to start their series or not. YES is my resounding answer.****


  1. I love the male POV premise of this collection. I'm hanging my head to admit that I bought it right away and haven't gotten to it's position in my TBR pile yet. Shame on me because so many of my fave bloggers are among the authors.

    1. IT'S FREE Leslie! What are you waiting for????


      And there is nothing like a great short story to take a break from the long books we read sometimes. As you know, I read a lot of books and I need the break every once in awhile. I found some great new authors and new series to start!

  2. Thanks for featuring IHE! We appreciate it. :) Let me know if you want coupon codes for the Zellie books.

  3. thanks for the review -- glad you enjoyed BEFORE and the whole collection from IHE!

  4. I've picked this one up too and can't wait to read it!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake


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