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Spotlight: A Shot of Bourbon by AC Land

I am so incredibly excited to be hosting Author AC Land on my blog today. I've shouted from the rooftops about this book for almost a year now, and am going to continue to do so until I've convinced everyone to read it. Seriously. I'm not just saying this because I'm the content editor. I'm saying this because there is something incredibly amazing about A Shot of Bourbon that will blow you away once these characters enter your life. ASOB is filled with heart, lots of kissing, and an incredible story at hand that will leave you feeling seventeen all over again.

Oh. And my mom read it. And she won't even read MY books.

So yourself a favor and read this baby. It's everything and then some when it comes to YA romance.



In the little highway town of Bourbon, Missouri, deadly secrets lurk behind Southern charm. 

Seventeen year old Charli Valentine didn’t expect to spend the last few weeks of summer break nursing a broken heart, icing a black eye, and watching her ex kiss another girl. Since being a good girl has gotten her nothing but heartache, Charli decides to give rebellion a try. She pigs out, drinks, and hangs with Luke Parker, the son of the infamous Bourbon Butcher. 

But there’s more to Luke than meets the eye. His tough exterior and terrible dialect hide a good person despite his bad boy reputation. No matter how hard he tries to fight it, Luke is drawn to Charli’s innocence and finds her clumsiness too charming to resist. Though they’re from opposite sides of the tracks, neither can resist the magnetism drawing them together. 

When Charli discovers a box in her mother’s closet, she pieces together the truth about Bourbon’s past and uncovers a deadly secret about her family. And once Luke learns of it, he vows to protect Charli no matter the cost. 

About the Author

Author Bio:

Author of the Bourbon series, A. C. Land has been a lover of stories since she first read about Peter Pan giving Wendy an acorn and teaching her to fly. She always dreamed of telling big stories about small towns.

Residing on a cattle farm in Missouri, A. C. loves playing with her rambunctious Jack Russell, Riley, making decorative cakes, taking pictures, drinking pumpkin spice coffee, and hanging out with her nephews.



Twitter: @AuthorACLand

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Top Ten Favorite YA Books by Wendi Nunnery

I'm so excited to be hosting YA author Wendi Nunnery on the blog today. (And even more excited to have her share her top ten favorite YA books.) Follow along and see if maybe you might have some in common! Also, be sure to take a look at her new release, THE BEST KEPT SECRET as well.

Thanks for having me on the blog today, Heather! This was such a fun post to put together.

10) Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar - I almost hate to admit it because the whole television franchise has been associated with little more than shiny, material things, but the books are really solid. Cecily von Ziegesar uses wealth and prestige as a setting where real people deal with some seriously ugly issues. Shes got a great handle on the voices of her characters, so the books never feel one-dimensional. I practically flew through them.

9) Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - Having struggled with OCD and anxiety-induced depression, this book got me from the get-go. It approaches the subject of mental illness with the perfect balance of humor and compassion, and its one of the few contemporary YA novels that, dare I say, ends well. Sometimes we like a happy ending, right?

8) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - C.S. Lewis is arguably one of the greatest authors and theologians of his time, or any time really. And the beauty of Narnia is that it takes us to a place where we can actually understand Gods love because we can see it in Lewischaracters. Not only is the writing gorgeous, but the stories are filled with messy human beings (and animals) who show us how to do the right thing even when its the hard thing.

7) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - This book is heartbreaking. And thats what makes it so damn good. Just read it.

6) This is Sarah by Ally Malinenko - My fellow BookFish girl Ally Malinenko penned a page-turner with the story of a Colin Leventhal, a boy on the search to find out what really happened to his missing girlfriend the night he saw her last. Its a fairly quick read, but its got depth.

5) Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech - This one is a little more on the middle-grade side, but its a classic. Absolutely Normal Chaos is the summer diary of Mary Lou Finney, who comes from an insanely large, insanely loud family, and when her cousin from West Virginia shows up unannounced, she realizes there are quite a few secrets in her family, too. Written in first person (obviously), this hilarious book covers first kisses, broken hearts, and the wild adventure of summertime and being thirteen.

4) Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - Another one from Creech and possibly even better than Absolutely Normal Chaos. After her mother leaves, Salamanca Tree Hiddle, a country girl with Native American roots, moves to a new city with her father. This story is a beautiful, tearjerking narrative of family and friendship, and Mary Lou Finney even makes an appearance. I might still have the copy I borrowedfrom my sixth grade English class (sorry Mrs. Wright!).

3) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Because DUH.

2) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - This one will get you in the feels EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Forget that its on your schools summer reading list; read it because its GOOD.

1) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - If I have to explain why, youll never understand.


In high school, everyone has secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser.

Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and suddenly Emma finds herself feeling like the people she knows best have become total strangers. And total strangers are becoming friends.

When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date for the prom, Emma thinks her luck has begun to change. But rather than being able to bask in this newfound glory, her whole world starts to unravel. And when secrets that once seemed so innocent start to take a very dangerous turn, Emma discovers that true friends are friends no matter what…and some secrets aren’t worth keeping.


Author Bio:

Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Simply Beloved, a lifestyle website for women of faith. She is a proud alumna of Georgia Southern University and, at any given time, you can find her with a cup of coffee and a book. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia. The Best Kept Secret is her first novel.

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Twitter: @ladynunnery

Instagram: @ladynunnery



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