Thursday, August 15, 2013

5 Great Novels with College Kids in Them

Author Karen-Anne Stewart stopped by to give us her favorite novels with college kids in them. Check out the list. You'll see some serious classics in it.

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is one of my favorite novels of all time.  It is truly a classic and has many twists and turns, eccentric characters, and mystery.  

Miss Havisham is one of those characters that just comes to life in your imagination.  The connection between Pip and Estella makes you root for them to get together.  I love this book because of how it is written, how it pulls you in, breaks your heart, but then mends it back together as it proves that love always wins in the end.  

Kiss the Girls
James Patterson

I just have to include one of James Patterson's novels, or should I say 'masterpieces' in my list.  He is a genius, my favorite author of all time.  The way Patterson writes a story gets the reader into the head of the hero and the villain.  It's very creepy, but oh so good in how he forces you to connect, understand, and cringe when you do.  

Kiss the girls is more of a suspense than a romance, but it is a absolute must read.  There is so much mystery and intrigue in this book, it will leave you with a psychological hangover.  

Saving Rain:  The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy
Karen-Anne Stewart (me)

Saving Rain is the beginning of a poignant story of abuse, human trafficking, and a beautiful, redeeming love.  Raina has suffered a dark past and engrosses herself in becoming a language specialist and an expert in technology, trying to forget her bitter childhood.  

Kas is the lead FBI agent in the Human Trafficking Unit and is very much the hot hero who steps in and saves Raina from a vicious attack.  Kas is desperate to protect Raina.  Raina is desperate to protect the secrets of her past.  The power of Kas' healing love ignites a passion in Raina that she never knew could exist, but it also terrifies her.  

Tammara Webber

I actually just finished reading Easy and absolutely fell in love with this book!  Webber did an amazing job taking a sensitive subject and bringing awareness through a beautiful love story.  

There is a mysterious hero, which I can never get enough of, and he has a secret, which keeps you intrigued trying to figure out what it is.  I admired how the author made the main character's realistic, vulnerable yet resilient.  Easy is a must read!

Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster is one of those novels that you think about for days, even months, after you finish reading it.  The love story is complicated, messy, reckless, but also real, raw, and addicting.  

The story between Travis and Abby engulfs you, grabbing you with a relenting grip that just won't let you go.  I cried, cheered, and wanted to smack both of them at times.  There's also a bit of a mystery surrounding both Abby and Travis that keeps you guessing.  

Karen-Anne Stewart

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I am a new author and have recently discovered that I am now addicted to writing. My first novel, Saving Rain, was originally going to be a single novel, but it quickly turned into a trilogy. I fell in love with the characters and had to continue with the story. Saving Rain is a new adult contemporary romance meant for readers 18 and older. 

I live in the mountains with my family, and I love to read, hike, and travel when I am not writing. I am a sucker for romance, especially a book with a strong alpha male who has a sensitive side. I also enjoy a good mystery and thrillers. My favorite author is James Patterson, he is an amazing writer. 

With being a newbie, I am just learning all the ropes, but I'm loving the wild ride. I plan on writing for as long as my fingers have dexterity. 

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