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Hybrid by Angie Reed

Friday, August 28th, 2009

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Emily thought the drama in her life was finally over. After her sister’s mysterious murder, Emily and her family left Dallas, Texas, for a new start in the rural town of Beckley, West Virginia. Everything seemed perfect. She was popular in school, doing well in her classes and even got a cute new boyfriend named Maxwell Snow. But just as everything seems to be going smoothly, a new boy named Julian arrives at school. Dark and wild, Julian seems to be the complete opposite of her perfect boyfriend, Max. But for some reason, Emily can’t stop thinking about this peculiar new boy who haunts her dreams. Who is he and why is she mysteriously drawn to him? Will she finally find some answers to her sister’s murder? Get ready to learn about a completely “new” version of vampires. Suddenly, Emily’s life seems to have a lot more drama, and it has only begun.
I really enjoyed reading Angie Reed’s novel, Hybrid. I am a huge fan of vampire books and this one did not disappoint. The plot was fun and entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat. Also, I loved how every chapter opened with a quotation from a “famous” vampire. It was a suspenseful read and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! My only concerns where that the dialogue at times sounded forced and fake and a little immature for a young adult novel. The dialogue didn’t seem real or genuine. Also, I think that the character development of the main character, Emily, could have been a little more extensive. After reading the novel, I didn’t have a good grasp of her personality, and I think that more details would have been nice. Also, I thought it was a little weird that there was basically no mention of vampires until the very end of the novel. I do believe, however, that fans of Twilight will enjoy this new series and find themselves cheering for two new teams: Team Max and Team Julian. Who will Emily choose? Read to find out!

Hybrid from the Publisher

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Synopsis
In an attempt to escape the painful memory of her young sister Rose’s untimely and mysterious death, Emily and her altered family flee Dallas, Texas for the safety of small-town Beckley, West Virginia. Shortly after arriving, Emily falls for a handsome young man named Maxwell Snow. He’s perfect. Or so Emily thinks. And then the nightmares begin. Why is Rose haunting Emily inside her dreams? What is Rose trying to tell her? Perhaps Julian, Maxwell’s estranged twin holds the answers.
Prepare as a “new” generation of vampires is discovered. These vampires could be friends, neighbors, or even family. Reed’s first in a mesmerizing series is guaranteed to leave the readers glued to their seats, unable to put the book down until the very last page; and totally unprepared for Hybrid’s captivating disclosures and shocking ending . . .

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Biography
As a first time author, I am also a degreed teacher with a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am also pursuing a M.A. of Education with a concentration in Reading Instruction at Dominican University and currently possess a 4.0 GPA. I graduate in May 2010. As a teacher and a mother, I understand the need for appropriate literature teens can read without corrupting their morals, spirits, and/or entire beings. Twilight started a phenomenon and I hope to make use of a readily available audience by incorporating young adult themes with the supernatural. Vampires present a natural curiosity for humans and we are intrigued by their powers as well as their mysterious natures.
**Again, I am working on a sequel to Hybrid entitled The Fearless. My hope is to capitalize on a genre specifically meant to entice young adults with the joys of reading. Too many teens are unwilling or uninspired to read books throughout their entireties or even all together. Therefore, creating literature that is easy to read, draws them in, and leaves them wanting more, will only serve to encourage younger readers to develop a love for literature!
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Hybrid delivers chills and romance
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July 18, 2009: Spoiler Alert: When Emily leaves Dallas, Texas she never expects to fall for a half-human and half-vampire hybrid–let alone two. But quickly after arriving in Beckley, she falls hard for twin brothers. And that’s when the nightmares begin. This is a chilling love story with some creepy scenes! I enjoyed Hybrid and highly recommend this one!

I Also Recommend: Twilight, Eclipse, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Uninvited, Revealers.
From the Publisher
The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction that was born in the early 19th century with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori led to the advent of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern day vampire legend. The success of the book spawned a distinctive vampire genre and has since become a dominate figure in the horror game.
Now bursting on the scene is Angie Reed’s Hybrid, introducing a new element into the horror equation, an element that will change the new generation’s concept of the vampire. Hybrid introduces a new genre-part human, part vampire, and impossible to detect. The thought that one of these new vampires may be your neighbor and the thrill of reading the new mistress of the vampire genre will keep you riveted to your seat and mesmerize you until the final spine-tingling, unexpectedly shocking moment.

Hybrid by Angie Reed

Monday, August 24th, 2009

When Emily leaves Dallas, Texas, for the safety of Beckley, West Virginia, she never expects to fall for one hybrid–let alone two. Max and Julian–estranged twin brothers–fight for Emily’s affections while she grieves for the loss of her baby sister Rose. But who will Emily choose and at what price? How much are you willing ot pay for love?

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Hybrid’s sequel Bloodling

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Working very hard on Bloodling! Should be out in 2010! www.angielreed.com.

Hybrid by Angie Reed

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Hope everyone is excited about the New Moon movie! I am! Tailor looks hot in those trailers!!!!!!!! Love him!!!!!!!! Hope all is well with your families and keep reading young adult fiction!

Hybrid

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Hello. Hope everyone has registered for the Hybrid giveaway! I’m Angie L. Reed and I’m the author of Hybrid–a paranormal thriller/romance for teens. Order your copy today on amazon.com!

Angie L. Reed’s Bloodling and Sanctuary

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Currently, I’m writing two books at once! The sequel to Hybrid, called Bloodling and Sanctuary are my latest projects. Be warned, however, Sanctuary is for adult readers. This take on vampires is disturbing, scary, and shocking!

Angie L. Reed’s Hybrid and Teen Vampire Novels

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I love reading teen vampire novels. So it only made sense that I should write one! I was lucky enough to be published by a small but traditional publisher and have enjoyed this new career endeavor! Hope you enjoy reading Hybrid as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Reviews of Angie Reed’s novel Hybrid are good!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I’m so happy everybody! Sales and reviews of Hybrid are great! Couldn’t be more pleased! Don’t forget, November 1 is the great giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $100 American Express Gift card and five others will receive autographed copies of Hybrid! Tell your friends and register at www.angielreed.com.

Twilight and Angie Reed’s Hybrid

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I was so pleased that Flamingnet reviews says that fans of Twilight will not be disappointed with Hybrid! That’s excellent news and I’m so glad to hear it as I was inspired by Meyers’ Twilight. I love her series and have nothing but the best to say about it!