YA Featured Book and Autographed Copy

How about a special Sunday featured book this week? We’re looking at a new YA paranormal called Bound, by debut author C.K. Bryant. Like many good YA books, it’s a coming-of-age story with a paranormal twist. Read on for a chance to win an autographed copy from the author!

ABOUT THE BOOK:Β When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive. BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.


MY THOUGHTS: First, an admission. I usually avoid small-press books for review because my editing standards are pretty rigid and a lot of “indie” and small-press books just don’t pass muster. Bound isn’t one of them–it’s well written and edited, and I can recommend it as an interesting addition to the paranormal YA genre. Author Christine Bryant draws on a broad swath of mythology and history to tell Kira’s story. Thrust out of her own normal life–where she worries about things like classes and how to climb that darn rope in gym class–Kira learns that the people she thought she knew are something else entirely (like that her BFF Lydia has an extra soul floating around–yikes), and that she has a role to play in a world she didn’t know existed. A good YA read to check out!


Want to win a signed copy of Bound? You know the routine–four entries possible: one for comment (tell me the best YA you’ve read recently–I’d have to go with Jus Accardo’s Touch), one for blog follow, one for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and one for Tweet or Retweet of the contest. Drawing will take place one week from today. Now….go!



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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

30 thoughts on “YA Featured Book and Autographed Copy

  1. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was very very good! Thank you for this giveaway, I’m collecting redheads on the book covers, and this book was featured in my collection this month, I loved it!
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  2. This looks great. Nice cover too. I’d have to say that my fave YA has also been Touch by Jus Accardo, but then again I was a huge X-Men fan. The Sixes bring back my child hood. πŸ˜‰ I’m off to tweet for you!

  3. I have to say this story has me intrigued. The cover looks good too. I haven’t read any YA’s recently, I am excited to read Destined by P.C. Cast though! I ‘m a GFC follower: Brenda Demko. Thank you for the giveaway! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! brendem7@comcast.net

  4. I love paranormals that are based on or include a lot of mythology, so I’m really interested in reading this book! Thanks for the great review, and the amazing giveaway!
    My favorite book that I have read recently is Dearly Departed! I can honestly highly recommend it:)

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  5. Aw. I’m so glad you liked my book. Thanks for the kind words and for posting such a positive review. I can’t wait to send BOUND to one of your lucky followers.

  6. I’d love to read this!

    I just finished the amazing Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, which is definitely one of the best YA I’ve read recently.

    I’m also a GFC follower as Stephanie Parent.

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  7. 1) I follow this blog! Diana
    1) The best YA book I’ve read recently is Variant by Robison Wells.

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  8. My love for paranormals is thanks to young adult books (before there even was a YA section, I think) so it would be nice to go back to my roots πŸ™‚ It’s been awhile since I read a YA book but Exposure by Therese Fowler which as a strong YA element was amazing.

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  9. Love, love, love it! Totally my kinda book!The best YA I’ve read recently….Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which I actually won here! Yay!). It was AMAZING!

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