Cave of Terror [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Amber Dawn Bell
eBook Category: Young Adult/Romance
eBook Description: Do you believe in vampires? I sure didn't. Not until on my 16th birthday when I discovered I'm anything but human. And to add the cherry on the freaky sundae called my life, I'm the first Vanator born in over 500 years. You see, it means I'm destined to be a hunter of evil. That's right; I'm a real life Buffy. And to make matters worse, I'm falling for Ryan--this new guy at school. I never thought I'd be this love struck, hair tossing, dorky teenager. It's enough to make me want to hurl. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that on top of all this, I have an entity stalking me that wants to use my rare blood for his own evil deeds, a girl at school who lives to make my life miserable, and a gymnastics coach who is determined to see I make it to Nationals. Yep, things are really looking up for me. Welcome to the never boring, anything by normal, you never know what's going to happen life of Cheyenne Wilde.
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/Parnormal, Published: 2008, 2008
Fictionwise Release Date: March 2009
9 Reader Ratings:
"Cave of Terror by Amber Dawn Bell is the perfect Young Adult read for those girls that enjoy a little bit of chick-lit with a hint of paranormal romance. Ms. Bell weaves her words perfectly entwining real teen emotions, thoughts, and feelings, all-the-while keeping it clean and enjoyable."--Crystal,Reviews By Crystal
"Highly entertaining and fun, Cave of Terror was impossible to put down. Though at times dark and evil, Ms. Bell never failed to inject some light-hearted humor into the story. Delightfully funny with a true sense of teenagers, Cheyenne's character will appeal to many girls of that age. She is believable and her emotional struggles are on par with most teens. I truly enjoyed the male characters, Ryan and Constantine. Ryan was adorable and a teenager's dream. Constantine was deliciously dark. I look forward to reading more by this talented author. Ms. Bell has done an admirable job of telling a story suitable for young adults."--Dawnie,Fallen Angel Reviews
"This humorous and delightful tale of Cheyenne Wilde had me in stitches. I loved the way the writer depicts Cheyenne's character as 'never crying over spilled milk.' I thought the dialogue was well crafted and comically surprising."--Wanda,GhostWriter Literary Reviews
"Wow, Amber Dawn Bell has written a really good young adult story that is full of adventure and dark, deadly secrets. I was totally captivated by this story and enjoyed every word. This author has captured the life of a young teenage girl perfectly and poor Cheyenne doesn't only have the usual teenage problems, but a whole barrel of paranormal adventures to cope with. Ms Bell's prose is very good and she certainly got my hair standing on end a few times. The story takes twists and turns and not everyone in the story is who they make out to be. I think young adults will love this story and adults, too."--Valerie,Love Romances
"I loved this book. Cheyenne seemed so like a normal teenager. The story was fantastic. It was laid out that you weren't sure what was going to happen next. While there was a love interest, in fact, there were two, they were written very age appropriate for a teen. This book is written for young adults and I think it hits its target audience well. However, I would go so far as to recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal story. It has enough twists and turns to keep adults interested while realistic enough so that teens can relate to the characters and situations."--Terri,Night Owl Romance
"Our heroine has a very distinct narrative voice. It is not hard to imagine her as a nice, likable teen, who suddenly finds herself as part of a world she never had a clue existed. She is bright, funny, loyal to her friends, and a tad sarcastic. Cheyenne's narration provides humor and drama in this delightful young adult story."--Patricia,Patricia's Vampire Notes
"Cave of Terror has a good, interesting and fun plot with characters that grow on you makes this début a brilliant start to what I hope will be an addictive new series. The author has managed to write a new, fresh and Heather Brewer like story."Amberkatze's Book Blog
Ryan licked the hot sauce from the corner of his mouth, drawing my attention to his lips. I followed every motion of his tongue. After experiencing how wonderful kissing could be, I couldn't help but wonder what it would feel like to French kiss. My face heated at the thought. I'd seen it on TV and talked about it with Mandy, but I'd never done it before. Not ever.
Soon, Ryan would take me back home. But, would he kiss me good night? My stomach tingled with anticipation. If he didn't, I think I'd just die. How could I wait for the next time if he didn't? Would there even be a next time? And what about my breath? Omigod! The corn salsa had onions and garlic in it. Why didn't I skip it this time? Maybe I had some gum in my purse.
"Aren't you going to eat?" Ryan asked.
"Huh?" I glanced at my half-eaten burrito. "Yeah. I just had to let my stomach settle. A certain person forced too much popcorn on me. And let's not forget about the Twizzlers."
He looked down at his empty burrito wrapping. "Yeah, me too." We both laughed.
Obviously, he had no problems with his appetite. And thank goodness, mine had chilled since I started taking the supplements. The never ending hunger got rather old.
On the way home, Ryan held my hand, gently stroking the sensitive flesh between my thumb and forefinger. The closer we got to my house, the more nervous I became. I wanted him to kiss me again. It seemed to be the only thing I could think about. Did Mandy feel that way about Brad? Had she kissed him and not told me? No, no way would she keep that to herself. Heck, I couldn't wait to tell Mandy what had happened.
I searched in my purse, trying to find anything to mask the overpowering scent of garlic that no doubt resided in my mouth. Thank goodness I had one piece of gum left.
"Would you like half?" I held up the piece and wiggled it.
"That's okay. You go right ahead."
I popped the gum in my mouth. When we arrived at my house, I took the opportunity to check my breath while he walked around the car to open my door. Omigod! Minty garlic. Much better. Not! I rolled my eyes.
He helped me out of the car. "I had a great time tonight. I'm glad you decided to go with me."
"Yeah, me too," I said.
As we walked up the driveway, Ryan slid his arm around my waist. The tingling burn in my lower belly intensified. I felt every bite of the burrito like an anvil in my gut.
The door loomed closer ... closer ... closer.
Crap! What should I do about the gum still in my mouth? What if he kissed me and somehow the gum ended up in his mouth. Nasty! I pretended to cough. When I raised my hand to cover my mouth, I spit the gum into my hand. And in one fluid motion, I chunked it into the bushes. I smiled, pleased with myself for being so sneaky, sneaky.
When we reached the porch, he spun me so I faced him. Before I had a chance to realize what he intended, his mouth covered mine in a deep, mind-numbing kiss.