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Jamie Ayres

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Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a Language Arts middle school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she's thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with ...more


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Jamie Ayres When I read Twilight (I know, I know), I thought it'd be interesting to turn Edward's gift around & only be able to hear one person's thoughts…moreWhen I read Twilight (I know, I know), I thought it'd be interesting to turn Edward's gift around & only be able to hear one person's thoughts instead. I'm a pantser, not a plotter, so I didn't know I'd use that idea for the last installment of my trilogy (18 Thoughts--coming Jan. 2015!) until I got to the end of the second book, 18 Truths. And from that idea, I got my title, which fit since book one is 18 Things. It's funny how I only knew the title for book 1 when I got the contract for my trilogy, but all the 'th' titles matched perfectly to what each novel is about :-)(less)
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18 Things
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Before You by Amber Hart
Before You (Before & After, #1)
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I love a story that isn't necessarily 'Christian' but has a 'Christian' main character who is just a normal teenage girl and not at all cheesy :-) Great multicultural YA romance.
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Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
Teach Me
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This book has been on my shelf for a while, but as a teacher, I was hesitant to read it, afraid I'd be offended. Even though the teacher did repulse me, I LOVED the main character. She was just quirky enough to carry this book.
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
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Read this book with my seventh grade students . . . for a lot of the boys, it got them interested in reading for the first time this year! But for my avid readers, a lot of them got bored with it. I was somewhere in the middle. Still excited to read ...more
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Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Saint Anything
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Probably my third favorite Sarah Dessen book (I don't know if anything can top 'The Truth About Forever' and 'Along for the Ride'). It was a near perfect book . . . the ending fell a little flat for me because I don't like when authors just summarize ...more
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Alienated by Melissa Landers
Alienated (Alienated, #1)
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This book was perfection!! The premise, the characters, the banter, the hotness! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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I remember LOVING this book in middle school, but I hadn't read it since then so 25 years have passed. Since it was on the recommended list my school district has for classroom reads for seventh grade, I assigned it this past month. Many of my studen ...more
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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
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Writing was, of course, impeccable. First time reading this book with my sixth grade ELA classes. They all seemed to enjoy it. We're watching the movie version with Josh Hutchinson this week as a brain break during the state testing. You can bet I'll ...more
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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
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read in April, 2015
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One of my new favorites . . . unique premise & twisted ending! Can't wait for the next one :-)I'm recommending it to all of my students!!
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“people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.”
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“can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.”
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“is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift―which is why it is called the present.” ―Unknown”
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Harlequin Books Hi Jamie, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about Harlequin.com, Stop by the HB profile and I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


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