I’m a biologist turned writer. I write YA/NA paranormal romance books mainly. I’m the author of Devour and have several more books scheduled to come out later in 2013. I book blog for fun. I also have a strong addiction to caffeine and fruit snacks. You can find me in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian greyhounds.
If you ask anyone, I’m a total fangirl! I love the entertainment industry. I love Revenge and the Vampire Diaries on television. My favorite movies are Elektra and P.S. I Love You. I have a definite weakness for Tim Burton movies too. I’m beyond a huge fangirl for Shakira, both her English and Spanish music; Jack’s Mannequin comes in a close second. I have too many favorite authors to list, but Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Vincent are two of them. I’ve read all their books
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by Andrea Heltsley
Approx. 82,100 words.
Published on May 29, 2013.
Cora is thrilled to leave high school behind and kick start her summer with her boyfriend and best friend, Nessa. In an unexpected turn of events, tragedy strikes and Cora turns to Nessa for help.
Dancing with Death (Dancing #1)
by Andrea Heltsley
Series: Dancing series, Book 2.
Approx. 83,820 words.
Published on May 6, 2013.
Murders have plagued the woods in the past, making them a place of fear. Eighteen year old Wendy and her friends become worried when a new string of murders come to their high school.
She is afflicted with nightmares that are all too real and she herself is undergoing unnatural changes. Learning the truth about her past, could be the key to saving her future.
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Smashwords book reviews by Andrea Heltsley
on June 23, 2012
This book was everything I expected and more. The author was descriptive and the story was captivating. I started the book expecting to put it down after a few chapters and ended up reading it the whole way through.
You really feel for the MC Lia. Her family was killed, leaving her in charge of her younger sister and crippled brother. The town wants her matched and that would mean leaving her family. Lia became all work and no play in an effort to avoid such action and keep her family afloat.
Then one day her sister found a "farther" in the woods and Lia's world was turned upside down. Everything she thought she knew was questioned. She must learn to follow the rules or put her trust in this new stranger, Gabe.
There was a good dose of mystery in this book. It kept me guessing until the very end. I was pretty sad to see the story end. I am thankful there is a sequel to Frost. Thorns will be out in July 2012. I for one am stoked and will be one of the first to see how this journey continues.
on July 16, 2012
I will be the first to admit, I am not really a huge fan of dystopian style books. I actually won this book on a blog giveaway and thank goodness! It was flippin awesome!
The story had great character development. I loved Erik. His character was so flawed but clearly a bad boy with a soft spot for Talia. Henri added a great dynamic to the group and kept it from being too intense.
This is another book about a supernatural school, but it was done with little focus on school like activities and more about the missions the teams went on. The story kept me in suspense from mission to mission.
The first chunk of the story focused on explaining everything, but still kept me interested. Then once the author got into the meat of the story, I became glued. The book had its' hooks in me for sure. The last part of it brought the story together and was filled with action.
I was not thrilled by the epilogue, but something had to give, right? The story left a lot of loose ends and the epilogue was told by Donovan's P.O.V.
I guess that was the point, because I promptly went to Amazon and purchased book 2 (Caged) in the series. I can't wait to find out what happens to Talia and her friends in the next book!! Check Talented out, you will love it! I give this great YA dystopian read five glitter stars!!!
- Pandora's Key
on July 19, 2012
Pandora's Key was a very intriguing book. I was skeptical after the first couple pages, but it quickly picked up speed and I held on for the duration. The story was gripping and I couldn't put it down.
Evangeline was a character that remained very confused throughout the book and I kind of liked that she wasn't some kick ass hero. The characters each served a part in the story and I liked the way they were weaved into the story.
The only negative about the book was the fact that it wasn't told only through Evangeline. Malledy served as a second narration and I found it to be unnecessary and out of place in spots. I understood the author's intentions, it just didn't flow.
There was a lot of mythology and that kept it interesting. All in all, I enjoyed the mystery and it sucked me in. The story made sense and I was satisfied at the end of the book.
This is the first in a trilogy and I can't wait to see what the next book holds. This is a great paranormal YA and I highly recommend it:)
- Devour, Warm Delicacy Series, Book 3
on March 01, 2013
Finally!!! I was so stoked to get to read this book. I impatiently waited and think I even told Megan to write faster :) I had to know what happened after Indulge. The first two books in this series, Savor and Indulge were great and this book didn't let me down.
I love Claire. She's always there to try and save the people she loves. She's has a strong personality and is a firecracker. Then there's Arrick....mmmm...how perfect is he? I would be the luckiest girl in the world if I was Claire. I like how protective he is of Claire, yet respects the heck out of her.
This book didn't include Robin as much, but Claire got to explore her friendship with Liz more. I liked that they brought her into the fold. She was just what the book needed as far as characters went.
Baal? Ugh, she did a great job making him the villian. The way she wrote him, I wanted to reach into the pages and strangle him. Then there is Ana. I hope there is a fourth book, because I want to see more of what Ana is up to. I wasn't a fan of Titan or Ronon so that kind of killed some of the books excitement for me personally.
Overall, this was an awesome book. If you have read the other two books in the series, you wont be dissapointed in this addition to the series. Hold on to your hats everyone, because this one was a wild ride! It was a fantasticYA paranormal romance and I give it four glittery stars!!
- You Got Me
on March 12, 2013
I was really touched by this book. It was so sweet and full of love. I adored Roxy and admired her strength. I'll admit, I had trouble connecting with the characters at first. By the time I got 25% into the book, I was hooked.
Aiden is such a great guy. He cares for his family and loves the ones closest to him. He even cares for his roommate even though he hardly gets any sleep between Garry's girls and his snoring. His family struggles and he does what he can to help. Aiden's going to school and keeping his grades up so he can help provide them with a better life. He never expected to meet Roxy.
Roxy is damaged. She has suffered her whole life. Guys aren't even on her radar. Speaking to people is a challenge for her. She's been through a lot in her life and has the mental and physical scars to prove it. She now has a family that loves and supports her.
When Roxy meets Aiden, there are a million reasons they shouldn't become friends. Regardless, they do. Both of them realize they find comfort in each other that they didn't know they needed.
This book made me cry sad and happy tears. It was a stellar book with heart and I have to recommend You've Got Me to anyone who enjoys a new adult love story. This book gets five glittery stars for pure awesomeness!