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Book: The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

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The Silence Between Us  by Alison Gervais is a coming of age YA romance that features a Deaf protagonist! September is Deaf Awareness Month, so I though it appropriate to post this now. Maya is a seventeen-year-old girl who grew up hearing but got sick with meningitis, therein losing her ability to hear and becomes Deaf. She recently moved to Colorado from New Jersey and readjusts to being at a hearing school, having attended a deaf school for many years, due to the fact that the nearest deaf school is too far a commute.  Maya goes through many struggles, juggling with her brother's cystic fibrosis, CF, while trying to fit in with the hearing students. Soon, she meets Beau, the student council president, one of the only hearing students who actually takes an interest in her and ASL. Maya is more focused on school and so he isn't even on her radar, especially with him being a hearing boy...

Book: A Baby for the Mountain Men by Chloe Kent (A Baby For Them #2)

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A Baby for the Mountain Men by Chloe Kent is the second book in the A Baby For Them trilogy. This book takes on many of the same characteristics of the first book, from certain events and scenarios. Our main girl is Soraya Arlington, shunned and shamed by her family, with no friends to call her own, her fate lies with the mysterious men in the castle in the mountain. Promised to them by her father, when she was young, to settle his debt to the men, Soraya had always known her fate, as well as the rest town...

Book: A Baby for the Lumberjacks by Chloe Kent (A Baby for Them #1)

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A Baby for the Lumberjacks  by Chloe Kent is the first of a supposedly trashy romance trilogy. Fortunately for me this was not the case. Well... it was a little  trashy, but not completely. This book revolves around a girl, Saffron Sinclair, your typical looking punk girl with various tattoos, piercings, thigh high heeled boots, short skimpy skirt and red streaks through her black hair. Her father, Alan Sinclair, is a gambling addict and her older sister, Marigold, is an artist while their mother passed away five years ago.  With the debts Alan had acquired, he was putting himself and his family in danger. But then he makes a deal with the devil that saves his skin but puts his daughters over the flames...

Book: The Substitute Heiress by Juliane Karlis (The Ashcombe Heiresses #1)

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The Substitute Heiress by Juliane Karlis is a historical, regency romance with a guaranteed happily ever after or HEA. It is the first in the Ashcombe Heiresses Trilogy, which can be read by itself without the need to read the others. I personally will read them all because there are connections throughout the books to each other, and there are some side characters I want to see again.  Anna Bond is a girl who is a lady's maid. She is employed by Arabella Ashcombe, a little heiress that has been beckoned to Jamaica by her grandfather, due to her mother's passing. On the journey, Anna slightly befriends first mate of the Indescribable , Brand Heywood, who she grows to have affections for in the short time they have together. But unfortunately, good things don't last very long...

Book: Vampires Don't Give Hickeys by Holly Ryan (The Slayer's Reverse Harem #1)

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Vampires Don't Give Hickeys  by Holly Ryan is an adult paranormal romance centered around Belle Harrison, a vampire slayer, the only  vampire slayer in the world. Pretty dramatic, am I right? While Belle is on patrol in the local cemetery one night, she is approached by a demon stating that she must decide to marry the King of Hell or die by the hands of the unknown darkness out to kill her. And she must make her decision by Halloween, her birthday, in four days.

Book: Studying Her Vikings by Skye MacKinnon (Norsemen Academy #1)

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Studying Her Vikings  by Skye MacKinnon is an interesting take on time travel. The book revolves around Lainie, a girl who gave up everything to go to an academy to learn how to travel through time, Time Travel Academy, or TTA as it is referenced in the book.  Now, this book is actually really short, it is only about 50 pages or so. It is broken up into five novellas, in a serial format, that has actually been bound up into one book! I just found that out after  I had read this first part, which covers the first five chapters or so of the novel. This was a freebie from the Kindle store so I decided to try it out. (SPOILER WARNING! START)  Lainie is taken away from her mother to go to TTA, Time Travel Academy, where she meets these two girls, Maryam and Kaycee, who are in the fast track courses with her, due to the fact that they didn't throw up when they were first ported to the academy. Kaycee and Lainie end up sharing a dorm together while Maryam gets a single room, trying to get

Manga: Our Blood Oath by Kazu Kakazu

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Our Blood Oath by Kakazu Kazu is a fairly new shounen manga from Shounen Jump ! As good as the story is though, it is only a oneshot. That's right, folks, this is also a short-lived manga series like Guardian of the Witch by Sakano Asahi and Time Paradox Ghostwriter  by Ichima Kenji . They all have amazing stories that could very well keep going in a serial but unfortunately, they don't last.