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Destiny Awaits

(Juniper Grove Chronicles #1)

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  80 reviews
She wants a normal life. They want her dead. Destiny has other plans.

Twenty-year-old Alayna Scott receives visions around water, but even her foresight couldn’t prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything she loves gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden McKnight can’
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Paperback, 185 pages
Published May 2012 by Createspace (first published April 21st 2012)
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Nely Cab
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After surviving a terrible automobile accident where she loses her parents, 20 year-old Alayna tries to gather the pieces of that shattered past by starting anew in the town of Juniper Grove. Alayna finds comfort in a handsome and friendly young man named Jayden who assists her in refurbishing the garden in the fixer-uper home that she has purchased. One night, as Alayna strolls back home and ignorant of the town's curfew, she is viciously attacked by a mysterious man with a craving for blood. W ...more
Emily
Alayna Scott had lost her parents and know she needed a fresh start. Moving to Juniper Grove felt right to Alayna, little did she know that something about this town was quite different. She meets her neighbor Jayden McKnight who she feels a connection to. When a vampire sets his sight on his next victim, Alayna everything goes awry.

Great book. This had a very different twist for a vampire/shifter story. I liked that Alayna was a strong heroine who i think could easily have been broken. Jayden's
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Marie DeLaRosa
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Destiny Awaits by Jaidis Shaw

Alayna has always been able to receive visions through water but even her gift couldn’t prepare her for her loss. After being in a terrible accident that claimed the lives of her parents, Alayna sets off to start fresh in a new town. After arriving at her new home in Juniper Grove, she meets Jayden, handsome and instantly attracted to him they form a friendship that you know right from the moment of their interaction will develop into something more. One night as she
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Darcia Helle
This is Jaidis Shaw's first novel, as well as the first in what promises to be an entertaining series. We have part love story and part coming of age, with mystery, suspense, and, of course, the parnormal aspects. All of this is woven together into an intriguing plot.

The writing flows well. I enjoyed the overall writing style, and found the book an easy and fun read.

I did have a few minor problems. For me, Alayna needs more development. She was a little too perfect, and accepted things too easil
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Salina
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one hell of a good book!!!
The author has done a fabulous job grabbing your interest and pulling you in -- Once you open the cover you will NOT be able to put it down!!!
This book is ten times better than any other Vampire books out there in my opinion!
Now I would love to see this book as a movie!
Can not wait to read the 2nd book in the Juniper Grove Chronicles!!!!
Crystal Clifton
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
OK for anyone that wants to read a book that turns in a direction you never would have imagined this one is it. I loved all the characters, Jayden, Alayna, Sofia, Julian, Darren, Kyle and so many more. This is a story that I could read over and in my mind I could see every detail of every part of this story. I so want to hope there will be a part two and even more of this story. For a young girl who lost her family to tragedy she found love that she thought had eluded her. Thanks for the gift of ...more
Andrea Heltsley
I absolutely love shifter books and this one was fantastic. The characters had depth and the relationships were believable.

Of course Jayden was swoon worthy! He was a great love interest for Alayna. Their relationship was sweet.

I liked the whole villain situation in this book as well. It was nicely done and the characters were expertly weaved into the story.

Overall, this book was a success and worth the read! It gets five glittery stars for being a compelling read.
 CCAM&GZM
After my first reaction of excitement that I had when the opportunity arose to read a book written by a person that I like, knowing her from our blog collaborations, a fear crept regarding the situation in which I would have to tell her that her story didn’t meet my expectations. Fortunately, it was not the case.

Destiny Awaits is a sweet story where the normal is smoothly replaced by paranormal in a game of destiny in which are intertwined: sadness with happiness, love with hate, despair with ho
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Simone
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2014
I received a free copy of this novel from Reader's Favorite in exchange for my honest review.

Destiny Awaits is a story about a young woman that has visions, some of which are of the man she is destined to fall in love with. A year after her parents' tragic deaths, Alayna has decided to start over in the sleepy town of Juniper Grove. Thanks to the help of her realtor, Dominic, she's bought a lovely fixer upper that only requires yard work. A chance meeting with the young man tending to her garden
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Julie Barrett
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Destiny Awaits by Jaida Shaw
Mystery, action, shapshifting, mystical and romantic, this book has that and more.
Alayna Scott has just moved into her house in Juniper Grove. She had enough money to pay cash for the house as her parents had died in the car crash.
Jayden MacKnight has been tending to the yard work and shows up every day to help out. He has a major interest in her.
There is a rose garden with a fountain that brings her peace.
She can see visions of past and future things, her destiny as
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Sheri
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Destiny Awaits (Juniper Grove Chronicles #1) Jaidis Shaw

Alayna Scott, a 21 year old young lady moves to Jumiper Grove after a fatal car accident that killed her family, she being the sole survivor. She expects to start her life over in this small quaint town.

While unpacking she meets Jayden McKnight and feels an attraction to him. She starts to sense that things may not be quite normal in this town. She is warned to stay inside and not go out after curfew.

She does not take the curfew too seriou
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Carrie
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After surviving a traumatic accident that claimed lives of her parents, 20 year old Alayna Scott leaves her home, and the painful memories of her life behind. Buying a home in a small town called Juniper Grove seems like the perfect way to start her new life, a place where no one knows the horror that she survived, a place where she doesn't have to see the pity in everyone's gaze when they look upon her.

When Alayna meets Jayden McKnight, the handsome neighbor with the startling green eyes, she i
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Shanda Kinkade
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kudos to Ms. Jaidis Shaw for giving her readers a fresh look at what can become an overdone paranormal love triangle scenario with what is quickly becoming the go-to people in paranormal fiction - human, vampire, and shape-shifter/werewolf. Her writing style is both bold and fresh and she has a skill for bringing her interesting characters to life. It is clear that she loves her characters and wants to tell their stories in a complete and appealing manner.

You cannot help but fall in love with t
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Hazel O'shea
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jaidis Shaw has created a magical realm within our world, filled with excitement, love and creatures we've only dreamed of!

In her first novel Destiny Awaits, Miss Shaw brings her characters to life in a very realistic and relatable way, building an instant connection between them and the reader. Realistic, really?---Yes, even with the vampires and magical beings that seem to wander freely throughout Juniper Grove, Alayna really is just like any one of us. She has had to face unexpected hardship
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Cameo
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea what I was getting into before I read Destiny Awaits, aside from what the cover suggested. And, I must say that I was greatly surprised. Vampires, Shifters, a Seer, love, and betrayal fill this novel. It kept me turning pages, right until the end. Author Jaidis Shaw's debut novel is a clear indication that a wonderful Destiny of writing Awaits her. :)
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Alayna Scott and her parents are going on a little trip when they are involved in an accident one of which Alayna survives but her parents do not. While grieving for her parents Alayna can’t stay in their home any longer so decides to find a new place to live. She just wants to get as far away as possible ASAP. She finds a new home in the small town of Juniper Grove.

This is where she meets this hottie/shifter Jayden McKnight and finds herself instantly attractive to him. Jayden has been the care
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Val
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fast-paced novel is the first book in the Juniper Grove Chronicles. I enjoyed the premise of the story: a young woman has moved to a new town after the death of her family. She has always thought herself to be a bit strange, but that was nothing compared to the strange people she meets in her new home, Juniper Grove. The book started out quickly, which made the pages fly by, but I felt that Alayna accepted the strangeness of Juniper Grove just a little too readily, as well as the fact that ...more
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Seen like that, the least that we can say, it's that the blurb is promising. That speaks about gift of clairvoyance, of vampires and the covers lets suppose that there are shifters too. And well, it is the case, and there is still more! Alayna which only wants to begin again to zero, to live a normal life, she have well chooses the worst city for that… but it is not sure that she'll complains that much in the end.

Alayna is a 20 year old young woman, who following the tragic death of her parents,
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Meghna Jain
You can also find this review on my blog.

Mediocre.

Mediocre is the word I would use to describe this book. I have read some reviews on goodreads for this book and a lot of people are loving it but for some reason I didn’t. I loved the synopsis and thought that I was going to love this book but that was not how it turned out. Sure I liked it but as I said before, I didn’t love it.

Alayna is a girl, haunted by past. She lost both her parents in a car accident and decided to move to Juniper Grove wh
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Marissa
Unfortunately this wasn’t one of my best paranormal reads. It was a light read with a quick, insta love romance. A few shifters and vampires were thrown in and turned it into more of an action novel with a few kisses here and there.

I was unable to connect with the characters. It could have been that they were not up to par with my standards or that everything happened too quickly, but unfortunately they missed their mark with me. I felt that Alayna had a good background and a real tragedy that
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Julie Ramsey
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done
Destiny Awaits

Alayna is traveling with her parents. They all decide to pull off and get some food. Tragedy strikes and only Alayna survives the accident. With some of the money from their deaths, she decides to move away and start a new life. A Realtor sends pictures of homes for her to buy. She decides on moving to Juniper Grove. As she arrives in the strange little town, she notices there are not too many people and one of the town rules is no one out after dark. Her new house is huge and beau
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Amy
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Destiny Awaits Book One in the Juniper Grove Chronicles

Jaidis Shaw

I was given this ARC in return for an honest review.

The prologue sets the scene for the way life will be for a young Alayna Scott. Devastated by a horrific accident, she needs to start over fresh, in a new area with not so many memories. Broken, lonely and scarred, she basically throws a dart at the map and lands on Juniper Grove. A small sleepy town that holds no past or memories for her, something totally new.

After moving to he
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Pyxi
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twenty year old Alayna Scott has been through hell and back; being the sole survivor of a horrific crash that killed both her parents. With a broken heart she buys a ‘fix or upper’ in Juniper Grove with the inheritance money, trying to get a clean slate. Packing up all her belongings, she made her way to her new home in this quaint little town.
Little does she know that not all is as it seems in Juniper Grove, the quiet little town with a mandatory curfew for all its residents. There is so much m
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Kristin & Sue Ellen ~ GirlyGirlBookReviews
This author caught me by surprise! Not only did the cover fit the novel perfectly but the story itself was very uniquely written, I loved it! Once I opened it up, I couldn’t put it down until the very last page. Destiny Awaits is a story about pure paranormal with a touch of romance kicked in. It starts out tragically with a little background about Alayna but just enough to give you a little back story on who she is and why she has become the person she is a year into the present time. Alayna’s ...more
Monique Snyman
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
justify;">Destiny Awaits by Jaidis Shaw, the first book in the Juniper Grove Chronicles, sets the bar high with its intriguing story line, great characters, and beautiful imagery, which will have readers on the edge of their seat from the first page to the last. Alayna is a twenty-one year old who's seen too much tragedy in her short live. She moves to Juniper Grove - a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere - and from the get-go she's got this feeling that all is not as it seems. Well, ...more
Tamara
After the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents, Alayna packs up everything and moves to Juniper Grove. She has high hopes of starting her life over and she hopes that the small, quaint town will help her accomplish that. Things start off a little rocky however, when Gavin selects Alayna as his next victim, and Gavin is not one you want to cross paths with. Thankfully, Alayna has a hunky shape-shifter to protect her and he will do everything he can to make sure she lives so that ...more
Nancy Black
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the characters and the town of Jupiter Grove. Alayna Scott & her parents are driving to her Uncles home for a visit when a terrible accident occurs placing Alayna in the hospital. Her parents were killed out right.

Unable to escape the memories and the pain. Alayna takes the money she receives from her parents estate and purchases a home in Jupiter Grove with cash. Dominic the realtor, loves being paid in full in cash.

On her first day she meets Jayden McKight who can disap
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Paula Mccue
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well iv got to say that I really didn't like this book, I gave it 2 stars because I actually stopped reading it half way through and it might have got better, I doubt it tho, It started of really well and I thought it would be a great story but boy was I dissapointed.

SPOILER ALERT:

Well one day she moves home, she meets a handsome boy, then gets attacked by the baddie a couple of days later, then is told she might be a hybrid which she doesn't believe but on the next page its all forgotten about
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Joood Hooligan
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story line of the book was enjoyable, and I like many of the characters as well. I had an instant connection with Alayna, and was eager to figure out what was going on with her. She was definitely my favorite character, which is unusual for me because I rarely say this about a main character. Also Jayden wasn't the typical alpha, which made me like him a bit more. I'm not the biggest fan of alphas.

There were a few issues I had
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Sara
Destiny Awaits is a fast read, and a book I enjoyed from the beginning to the end. The pacing was good, and a lot happens in the story, including Alayna's introduction to the paranormal elements in the town. This includes vampires, and shifters (the fact they aren't werewolves is a refreshing change), in the town of Juniper Grove.

What drew me in to the story were the characters. I thought that even as short a read as Destiny Awaits was, Jayden and Alayna were decently developed as far as their
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Jaidis Shaw currently resides in South Carolina with her husband and beautiful children. With a passion for reading, Jaidis can always be found surrounded by books and dreaming of new stories. She enjoys challenging herself by writing in different genres and currently has several projects in the works.

Jaidis also owns and operates Juniper Grove Book Solutions, voted #1 Best Promotional Firm, Site,
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