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Greetings, book lovers!

For me, summer is a time when I can catch up on my ever-growing TBR list. Whether it’s an ebook, library checkout, or paperback purchase, there’s nothing I enjoy more than having a somewhat freer schedule to bury my head in a book.

With that in mind, I’d like to help you check off The Vortex Series from a “Want to Read” to a “Read” status. So, I’ve decided to sweeten my summer sale to make that happen.

REMATCH, Book 1 of The Vortex Series, was already reduced to $.99 on Amazon, but now I’ve reduced DOUBLE FAULT, Book 2, to a sizzling low price of $.99.

BUT, it doesn’t stop there! For a short time, DEUCE, Book 3 (published Jan. ’14) is now only $2.99! That means you can have the entire trilogy for $5 bucks!!!! Where else can you find hours of entertainment for so little?

I’m attaching all the Amazon links below. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and will share it with your friends.

Now, read on, my fellow bookworms, and fill your summer reading lists today with The Vortex Series! What do you have to lose? Click on the Amazon buttons below to take you directly to each book’s Amazon page.

Trent Astor is many things—orphan, runaway, musician. But what’s most extraordinary about Trent is that he’s a time traveler. His supernatural gift sends him on missions to the past to save unsuspecting victims from harm. However, when he fails to save the life of a young girl, his life changes in ways he could never have dreamed.

At eleven-years-old, Cassie Moore suffered through a horrific shooting. Tragically scarred from the ordeal, the once promising tennis prodigy was forced to throw away all hope of a future in tennis. Now, as she begins her senior year of high school, the past continues to haunt her. She struggles to find herself, her self-esteem at an all time low. If only she could resolve the past, she might be able to move on with her life. She never imagined that could be possible until she meets the gorgeous new student in her PE class.

 

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DOUBLE FAULT is the 2nd book in The Vortex Series where Cassie and Trent’s problems have only just begun. As they fight through the repercussions of creating a parallel world, other dangers are lurking. After years of running, Trent and his orphaned sister, Lorelai, sense the dangerous and power-hungry Dr. Fox is close to discovering their whereabouts.

While Cassie fears for Trent’s life, her tennis career hangs in the balance. Caught between her old and new life, she watches her world slowly crumble until it’s a tragic portrayal of all that she used to know. But worse yet, if her secret is revealed, she might lose what’s most dear to her heart.

 

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In an instant everything changes for seventeen-year-old Cassie Moore. Together she and her time-traveling boyfriend, Trent Astor, battle to survive their next impossible challenge. As they navigate through a third parallel world in which Cassie begged Trent to create for her, the two soon discover no world can be made perfect.

And while they fight through their new circumstances, the universe may just have its own agenda for them both.

With DEUCE, the 3rd and final book of The Vortex Series, Janine Caldwell combines fantasy and romance to create a compelling love story of integrity and sacrifice.

 

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While I’m waiting for my editor to click “publish” on my latest release (DEUCE, the epic conclusion to The Vortex Series), I thought I would reflect back on the books that touched my heart and soul the most this year—the writing I admire, the stories I wish I had imagined and written myself. Now, these books didn’t necessarily come out in 2013, but were the ones I conquered from my ever-growing TBR Goodreads list. Here we go!

 

10) Legend by Marie Lu

http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Marie-Lu-ebook/dp/B0052RDJAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210029&sr=8-1&keywords=Legend

9) Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

http://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Smoke-Bone-Laini-Taylor-ebook/dp/B004QX076Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210079&sr=8-1&keywords=daughter+of+smoke+and+bone

8) Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

http://www.amazon.com/Hopeless-Colleen-Hoover-ebook/dp/B00AQ3K8IU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210142&sr=8-1&keywords=hopeless

7) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

http://www.amazon.com/Pandemonium-Enhanced-Delirium-Lauren-Oliver-ebook/dp/B0071MDA2U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210191&sr=8-2&keywords=pandemonium

6) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

http://www.amazon.com/Shatter-Me-Tahereh-Mafi-ebook/dp/B00526VVN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210241&sr=8-1&keywords=shatter+me

5) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

http://www.amazon.com/Lunar-Chronicles-Scarlet-Marissa-Meyer-ebook/dp/B009LRWVVY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210318&sr=8-2&keywords=scarlet

4) A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

http://www.amazon.com/Different-Blue-Amy-Harmon-ebook/dp/B00C2GEJT8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210376&sr=8-1&keywords=a+different+blue

3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer

http://www.amazon.com/Lunar-Chronicles-Cinder-Marissa-Meyer-ebook/dp/B005KJJ4F8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210418&sr=8-2&keywords=cinder

2) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

http://www.amazon.com/Under-Never-Sky-Veronica-Rossi-ebook/dp/B005HFNWJO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210473&sr=8-1&keywords=under+the+never+sky

And my number one favorite book this year:

1) Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

http://www.amazon.com/Obsidian-Lux-Novel-Jennifer-Armentrout-ebook/dp/B00850ZM28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389210528&sr=8-1&keywords=obsidian

Happy reading and here’s to another year of awesome YA books!

Janine Caldwell, YA Author
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Author of Coming-of-age fantasy VISITED and The Vortex Series: REMATCH, DOUBLE FAULT, DEUCE

I am thrilled to announce the release of my brand new title  . . . VISITED!

Visited is a YA coming-of-age fantasy that promises to surprise you! Read the official blurb here:

Seventeen-year-old Joanna Murphy has lost faith in her life. Vying for her mom’s attention, she’s resentful of her stepdad’s intrusion to their family. Her best friend, Tommy, has no clue she’s in love with him as he dates girl after girl without noticing how it tortures her. The final kicker, though, is God’s sick joke to make her freakishly tall when everyone knows boys prefer petite girls.

Then in a bizarre accident Joanna meets James, a breathtaking teen who appears to her after an unusual falling star sighting. Suddenly, her dream for an alien encounter becomes all too real. But when she finds her life has been made unrecognizable, she’s forced into an explosive study of the original design for her life that just may have her regretting every wish she ever made.

 

*Get your copy from Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or Smashwords today. Available in both ebook and paperback formats!

Check out the gorgeous ebook and full wrap covers by Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations (http://www.okaycreations.com)

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I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for DEUCE, the epic conclusion in my YA fantasy romance series. Deuce, Book 3 of The Vortex Series, will be released this fall, but it’s not too early to add it to your Goodreads TBR list today.

Here is the official blurb, paperback full wrap, and the ebook cover. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

In an instant everything changes for seventeen-year-old Cassie Moore. Together she and her time-traveling boyfriend, Trent Astor, battle to survive their next impossible challenge. As they navigate through a third parallel world in which Cassie begged Trent to create for her, the two soon discover no world can be made perfect.

And while they fight through their new circumstances, the universe may just have its own agenda for them both.

With DEUCE, the 3rd and final book of The Vortex Series, Janine Caldwell combines fantasy and romance to create a compelling love story of integrity and sacrifice.

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What, you ask, could possibly be the correlation between Sedona vortexes and the rockin’ Foo Fighters?

Simple. They’re both heavy influences on my YA fantasy romance series starring teen musician, Trent Astor, and former tennis prodigy, Cassie Moore.

I confess. When it comes to the Foo Fighters, I am a full blown, obsessive, drum-along-as-best-I-can, eternally faithful, fanatic, super fan! My 20s, 30s, and now 40s (ack!) would simply not have been the same without their music to inspire, entertain, and drive me through many a workout. When I sat down to write book 1 of The Vortex Series, REMATCH, I knew parts of their spirit would seep into the pages. I hope I’ve done them justice.

Obvious influences in the books include a few of the characters’ names and the actual playing of their songs throughout the series by Trent’s high school garage band. However, it’s the actual lyrics from a few of their greats that really come to life through the story. Songs like “My Hero” and “M.I.A.” are portrayed by Trent, an ordinary guy who happens to receive extraordinary powers.

“Best of You” echoed in my mind when I crafted Cassie in the beginning of Book 1. Not yet the girl she will eventually grow to be, she lets her crummy boyfriend, Jeff, walk all over her. So much so, you want to blast this song in her face until she recognizes his abuse too!

However, the most crucial song that captures how Trent feels toward the end of Book 1 is the acoustic version of “Times Like These.” If I had the copyright permission, I would’ve included the poignant lyrics in the book. One, because they’re so damn good, and two, because they say everything Trent can’t. True poetry.

Now, without giving away too much of the story, Sedona plays a major role in The Vortex Series. It becomes a character in itself, really. If you want to learn exactly how, you’re just going to have to read the books to get the answer. : )

I hope readers, young and old, will enjoy my ode to the Foo Fighters and the awe and love I have for Sedona.

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About Janine

YA Author of The Vortex Series. REMATCH, DOUBLE FAULT, DEUCE. Secret drummer & avid reader.