Monday, March 18, 2013


Hi, all!
I'm back from my visit with the in-laws and announcing the release of Inevitable, the newest young adult suspense novel by my bloggy buddy Tamara Hart Heiner!

Visions of death plague Jayne, who thinks watching her boyfriend die is the worst that could happen to her. But when she witnesses a murder, Jayne finds herself caught up in a dangerous world of intrigue and suspense.

As it turns out, she is not the only one doing the stalking. The killer is on to her, and all of her visions of the dying don't reveal how her life will end. Somehow, she must stop the murderer before he arranges Jayne's own inevitable death.


Lo and behold, I actually happened to have read this one!
So I'll give a little review. :)

I had this book on my Kindle and planned to read it while I was on my mini vacation last week. But I took a peek at the first chapter and thing lead to another and I ended up finishing it before I left for Florida. LOL!

The main character Jayne has an unusual "gift". She sees visions of people's deaths--if they're going to die early and in a tragic circumstance. Heavy stuff for a teenager! But to make matters worse, she gets herself involved in a murder investigation through this gift and then things really get interesting.
This book had a little bit of everything: a teen love story, murder/suspense, and a little paranormal/fantasy.
I have to say the murders/suspense thing kept me turning the pages. I couldn't wait to see how everything was going to work out in the end. Very enjoyable read!

Check it out for yourself: First page
Available on,, Barnes &, and!

Since Tamara writes YA, I thought it'd be fun to have her come on here to tell us what her TOP TEN FAVORITE YA BOOKS are!

Take it away, Tamara!

My top 10:

Man, this is hard! I just love these books. I don't know which is first.

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. Unleashed by Nancy Holder
5. Stung by Bethany Wiggins
6. Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
8. The Line by Teri Hall
9. The Death Cure by James Dashner
10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Thanks, Tamara!
I have Beth's book and read The Hunger Games. I need to check out the rest!!

After an awesome ebook launch on Facebook, Tamara's trying hard to top that with the paperback. So here's the plan:

1) For the entire month of March, every comment on Tamara's blog gets entered into a drawing to win a HARD COPY of one of her books. (You get to choose which one!)

2) Leave a comment on THIS BLOG for a chance to win ALL of her young adult ebooks!

3) Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for another chance to win Inevitable.

Good luck!

Have you read Inevitable?
Have you read any of the YA books on Tamara's list?
What are some of your favorite YA books?


Old Kitty said...

All the best to Tamara!!

Take care

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds very intense.

Connie Keller said...

I haven't read it, but it sounds great!

When I was in high school, a girl I knew looked out her window one day and saw her neighbor murder his wife. She had to testify at the trial. I remember thinking how sad and terrifying it much have been.

Em-Musing said...

Page turning is what it's all about. Wishing Tamara great sales.

Linda Kage said...

Sounds like a goodie!! I have actually only read the first three on your favorite 10 but I still have Beth Revis's on my list to read. Happy release to Tamara!

Carolyn V said...

Oh my gosh! The book sounds amazing! And I love the favorite book list! Awesome!

Rula Sinara said...

Great first page and I love the first line!

My teens are very into Harry Potter and The Hunger Games!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

This sounds like a terrific book. All the best of luck to Tamara.

It's funny; I never used to read YA at all. Maybe when I was a kid, but certainly not as an adult. Since I got into blogging, though, I've read quite a few, mostly those written by other bloggers I've come to know and admire. And I've thoroughly enjoyed them. Some of my favorites were written by Connie Keller, Dianne Salerni, Linda Jackson, Peaches Ledwidge, Molly Backes, and Melissa Marr. I'm sure there were lots more, but they're the ones that immediately come to mind. (Hmmm, should I be concerned? Am I entering a second childhood here...?)

I have a question for you. What exactly defines a book as being YA? Is it based purely on the age of the main characters?

Southpaw said...

I love books that do that. You start just to see where it is going and the next thing ya know a day's passed and your done with it.

Nancy said...

I have not read Inevitable or any of the books on her list. I'm not sure what constitutes a young adult book but I love the Laurie King series of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. I also enjoyed the Twilight Books. I am now rereading The Yearling which is about a boy, but is far too advanced with description of locale to be considered a children's book.

Carol Kilgore said...

Haven't read it, but it sounds great! Glad you had a good trip to Florida :)

Linda G. said...

Haven't read it yet, but it sounds really good!

I've read all the HPs, of course, and The Hunger Games, but none of the others.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have not read one Harry Potter.
What is wrong with me? LOL

Jemi Fraser said...

I enjoy Tamara's writing, but I haven't read this one yet. Sounds awesome! :)

Cheree Smith said...

This sounds very interesting and I love the cover!

Dana said...

Sounds like a great book!

Shelley Munro said...

Ooh, this sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I've read Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Beth Revis' book.

I'm listening to Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr on audio at present. I'm enjoying it.

Debora Dennis said...

I normally don't read YA, but this one sounds like one I might enjoy and then can pass along to my daughter. Thanks for the recommendation :)

Tamara Heiner said...

Thanks for posting, Jennifer! And thanks, everyone, for commenting!

Jessica R. Patch said...

I read any and everything by Jackson Pearce. Seriously, she's pretty amazing!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Tamara! Thanks for the intro, Jennifer! :)