Bib·li·o·phile Fridays #13 – Genre: Paranormal!

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Bibliophile Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by me (Whoo Gives A Hoot) and Foxes and Fairy Tales on our blogs and for more information you can check out our Goodreads group. We have created this weekly meme in honor of the bibliophile population (we are a dying breed you know)! We are super excited to share this with our readers and we hope you will all join us in our fight to raise awareness for the bibliophile population…

This weeks them is Genre: Paranormal – The year’s just getting started, pick 5 books that got you into reading or into a new genre! 🙂

* Top 5 Books Related To This Weeks Theme! *

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The Space Between Heartbeats (Betwixt #1) by Melissa Pearl
Existence (Existence Trilogy #1) by Abbi Glines
Clockwise (Clockwise #1) by Elle Strauss
The Mind Readers (Mind Readers #1) by Lori Brighton
Twilight (Twilight Saga #1) by Stephenie Meyer

* Featured Books *

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Existence by Abbi Glines
Series: Existence Trilogy #1
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Release Date: December 13, 2011
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.

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About Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

Connect with the author: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

The Existence Trilogy was the first series I ever read from Abbi Glines and really one of the first paranormal series as well. I absolutely loved the concept of this series and how Pagan and Dank interact throughout the entire series. Once I started reading one book I couldn’t wait for the next to release. Since 2011 I have read EVERY SINGLE book that this amazing author has published and I cannot wait until she does another paranormal series in the future. Abbi Glines books will forever be in my heart and I hope to one day share her extraordinary writing to my future daughters! 🙂

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The Space Between Heartbeats by Melissa Pearl
Series: Betwixt #1
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Nicole Tepper has it all—beauty, popularity, and the perfect boyfriend. But after a party she can’t remember, she wakes up in a ghostly state, trapped between life and death. Nicole’s injured body is lying in a wooded area, but she has no idea where—or how long she has left to live. 

Only one person can hear her now: Dale Finnegan, a loner classmate that Nicole has relentlessly bullied. Dale’s the last person in school who would want to help her, but he sets their tangled history aside to try to save her life. As they dig into what happened at the party, they discover her boyfriend isn’t as perfect as he seems—and neither are her friends. With the clock ticking down and her life slipping away, Nicole must face a hard truth: Was what happened to her a terrible accident? Or does someone want her dead?

This is a new edition of the previously self-published novel Betwixt.

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About Melissa Pearl

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Romantic Suspense to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming out in 2016.

Connect with the author: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

I read this book when it was originally a self-published novel named Betwixt written by the extraordinary Melissa Pearl. Although I’ve read other Paranormal books throughout the years, this happened to be one of them that stayed with me and encouraged me to read outside my normal young adult comfort zone. I absolutely adored this novel and the idea behind it. When the BEFORE & BEYOND novellas were released I re-read the book and I again re-read this series when the new name change and covers we released. I strongly recommend picking up a copy of this book today! 🙂 

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