Jamie Ayres

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Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a high school English 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 fantast ...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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Happy New Year! For the past three years, in addition to a New Year’s Resolution, I set a reading resolution for myself. This year’s goal was 40 books, and I met my goal right before Christmas (you’ll see 45 on the list, but 5 were rereads, so I’m not really counting those). In this post I offer my list in the hopes you’ll pick one of them up in 2019. I listed my top 5 Nonfiction...

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After two of my 10th grade students read this 525 page book in a weekend, I decided I needed to move it up on my TBR list. Took me a week but not because the pace ever slowed! Loved the three POV and the cultural tie-ins. The author also wrote this n ...more
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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Read this in a day & would give it 6 stars if I could! What a sweet read. Will be using for my Classroom Book Clubs this year :-)
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This epistolary novel isn't as depressing as it sounds. It's like the female counterpart to Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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WOW! Wasn't expecting to love this book so much, but I think I'll use as a whole class read for my 10th grade English honors class. Semi Autobiographical, this book is all about the need & ability to fight for your own education. And the cartoons ...more
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Definitely using this book for my Classroom Book Clubs! What a great tool to teach how perceptions affect us, and highly entertaining to boot! Couldn't help laugh out loud while reading at the gym!
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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If there was ever a book with the theme "So it goes," it's this one. Writing is superb, but if you're gonna rip my heart out, at least throw some aliens in there for my entertainment like Vonnegut ;-) Recommend if you love lovely descriptions and 're ...more
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“people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.”
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“truth is rarely pure and never simple.” —Oscar Wilde”
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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.

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