Cave Of Terror

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Do you believe in vampires? I sure didn't. Not until on my 16th birthday when I discovered I'm anything but human. And to add the cherry on the freaky sundae called my life, I'm the first Vânător born in over 500 years. You see, it means I'm destined to be a hunter of evil. That's right; I'm a real life Buffy.

And to make matters worse, I'm falling for Ryan-this new guy at school. I never thought I'd be this love struck, hair tossing, dorky ...

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Overview

Do you believe in vampires? I sure didn't. Not until on my 16th birthday when I discovered I'm anything but human. And to add the cherry on the freaky sundae called my life, I'm the first Vânător born in over 500 years. You see, it means I'm destined to be a hunter of evil. That's right; I'm a real life Buffy.

And to make matters worse, I'm falling for Ryan-this new guy at school. I never thought I'd be this love struck, hair tossing, dorky teenager. It's enough to make me want to hurl.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that on top of all this, I have an entity stalking me that wants to use my rare blood for his own evil deeds, a girl at school who lives to make my life miserable, and a gymnastics coach who is determined to see I make it to Nationals.

Yep, things are really looking up for me. Welcome to the never boring, anything by normal, you never know what's going to happen life of Cheyenne Wilde.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981855035
  • Publisher: Highland Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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Ryan licked the hot sauce from the corner of his mouth, drawing my attention to his lips. I followed every motion of his tongue. After experiencing how wonderful kissing could be, I couldn't help but wonder what it would feel like to French kiss. My face heated at the thought. I'd seen it on TV and talked about it with Mandy, but I'd never done it before. Not ever.

Soon, Ryan would take me back home. But, would he kiss me good night? My stomach tingled with anticipation. If he didn't, I think I'd just die. How could I wait for the next time if he didn't? Would there even be a next time? And what about my breath? Omigod! The corn salsa had onions and garlic in it. Why didn't I skip it this time? Maybe I had some gum in my purse.

"Aren't you going to eat?" Ryan asked.

"Huh?" I glanced at my half-eaten burrito. "Yeah. I just had to let my stomach settle. A certain person forced too much popcorn on me. And let's not forget about the Twizzlers."

He looked down at his empty burrito wrapping. "Yeah, me too." We both laughed.

Obviously, he had no problems with his appetite. And thank goodness, mine had chilled since I started taking the supplements. The never ending hunger got rather old.

On the way home, Ryan held my hand, gently stroking the sensitive flesh between my thumb and forefinger. The closer we got to my house, the more nervous I became. I wanted him to kiss me again. It seemed to be the only thing I could think about. Did Mandy feel that way about Brad? Had she kissed him and not told me? No, no way would she keep that to herself. Heck, I couldn't wait to tell Mandy what had happened.

I searched in my purse, trying to find anything to maskthe overpowering scent of garlic that no doubt resided in my mouth. Thank goodness I had one piece of gum left.

"Would you like half?" I held up the piece and wiggled it.

"That's okay. You go right ahead."

I popped the gum in my mouth. When we arrived at my house, I took the opportunity to check my breath while he walked around the car to open my door. Omigod! Minty garlic. Much better. Not! I rolled my eyes.

He helped me out of the car. "I had a great time tonight. I'm glad you decided to go with me."

"Yeah, me too," I said.

As we walked up the driveway, Ryan slid his arm around my waist. The tingling burn in my lower belly intensified. I felt every bite of the burrito like an anvil in my gut.

The door loomed closer ... closer ... closer.

Crap! What should I do about the gum still in my mouth? What if he kissed me and somehow the gum ended up in his mouth. Nasty! I pretended to cough. When I raised my hand to cover my mouth, I spit the gum into my hand. And in one fluid motion, I chunked it into the bushes. I smiled, pleased with myself for being so sneaky, sneaky.

When we reached the porch, he spun me so I faced him. Before I had a chance to realize what he intended, his mouth covered mine in a deep, mind-numbing kiss.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

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    Cute book for teens.

    Review by Jen:
    One thing interesting about this book is that the author used some unique terms. But she was, thankfully, kind enough to put in a page at the start of the book explaining them so there isn't any confusion.

    This is a cute and never boring story about a girl fighting evil. As a fan of the show Buffy I found it vastly entertaining and hard to put down. I have to say as a side note, that I loved the author's cute titles for the chapters too! Because this is aimed at a younger audience everything is thoroughly explained, which can be handy and will make sure nobody gets confused. I don't want to give too much away, but there are some great twists and turns about the characters and in general. This is most definitely a good book for teens, but also for anyone who is into the vibe of something slightly cheeky as well as paranormal. Just make sure you're in for a ride when you read this, as it is the first in a new series.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    This book shouldn't need a review, but not enough people read this author.

    I was pleasantly surprised. A young adult romance novel, but it should be more widely read. It is aimed at young adults, however, it brings back memories of younger days. <BR/> The book starts out with a girl named Cheyenne, who is just turning 16. Her world seems perfect, until she finds that she is a vampire. Not just any vampire, but one with a gift. <BR/> This is not like any vampire book you've ever read, and it's one that you should enjoy. There are some places where you think something has to happen, but it doesn't... yet. This book will keep you reading it until the end. I'm starting my second time through.

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  • Posted January 18, 2009

    Five Stars for Amber Dawn Bell's Cave of Terror!

    ¿Cave of Terror is a thoroughly attention-grabbing young adult paranormal romance. This first book in the Vân¿tor series is compelling and a fast read. It captures the energy of young first love and spins an intriguing romance for young Cheyenne Wilde, the first Vân¿tor in five hundred years--born to hunt evil. Can¿t wait to see what fate has in store for Cheyenne Wilde, her soul mate Ryan, and her best friend, Mandy...<BR/>Evil beware¿There¿s a new Vân¿tor in town!¿

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  • Posted December 28, 2008

    Totally Rocked!

    Cave of Terror by Amber Dawn Bell<BR/><BR/>Sixteen year old Cheyenne Wilde has just been thrown into a new life¿ of sorts. She thought the most exciting thing about being sweet 16 was getting her drivers license, little did she know that becoming a vampire would be just as exciting but maybe not as cool as she thought. She was a straight A student, a pretty good gymnast, and a creature of the night. Umm not exactly a creature of the night, she could still walk in the daylight, eat regular food, and fall in love. Doesn¿t seem so bad does it? How about getting stalked and bitten by an evil vampire Prince? Ok, so you see Cheyenne is the first vampire-evil hunter, aka Vanator born in the last 500 years and the vampire Prince, Constantine, wants her for himself. <BR/><BR/>As a teenager that has never been kissed she thought it totally lucky that a totally hot guy was into her. But he also seemed into the schools preppy cheerleader. A girl that has never so much as had a crush has had her world upturned by the good-looking new kid at school, Ryan. There are instant sparks, but only time would tell the truth of what and who Ryan is. Cheyenne is the protector of her clica ( group of vampire/panther shifters) and has no idea how to access her powers, when she is forced to make a life altering decision, all becomes clear.<BR/><BR/>Cave of Terror by Amber Dawn Bell is the perfect Young Adult read for those girls that enjoy a little bit of chick-lit with a hint of paranormal romance. Ms. Bell weaves her words perfectly entwining real teen emotions, thoughts, and feelings; all-the-while keeping it clean and enjoyable. I would absolutely read another book penned by the talented Amber Dawn Bell. 5 Hearts<BR/><BR/>www.amberdawnbell.com

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  • Posted December 13, 2008

    Wonderful and Wacky

    Amber Dawn Bell captures the essence of adolescence and the excitement of young love in Cave of Terror. Bell starts the story out on a high note and captivates the reader from the first page to the last page. The main character in the story was Cheyenne Wilde. She was okay with being different from the popular girls in her high school, but on her 16th birthday she learned that just how different she was. Cheyenne found out that she was a vampire and not just any vampire but a Vanator, the chosen one. As one can imagine this information was not well received and to make matters worst Cheyenne had no time to adjust! Through this journey of discovery, Cheyenne finds her lifemate Ryan. This story keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and each page comes to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2008

    Adults enjoyed it, too

    While this book is technically for YAs, I enjoyed it as a not-so-YA.<BR/>It kept me interested and is an enjoyable read.

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