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Hold Tight
     

Hold Tight

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by Cherie Colyer
 

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When you're new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can't even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide.

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When you're new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can't even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of "help" invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there's nothing it won't kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other-before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623420390
Publisher:
Omnific Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Embrace Series , #2
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Cherie believes there's a little magic in everyone. She also believes in following her dreams and never giving up. Her books are proof of that. Besides writing, Cherie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, the great outdoors, and she loves a challenge. While she has had many great experiences, what she finds most satisfying is seeing her children and stories grow into their own exciting and distinct entities. Cherie lives in Illinois with her family.

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Hold Tight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness, this is going to sound so bad coming from me, but I may have liked the evil guy better in this one. Well, both evil guys. I looked back at my review from way back in Jan 2012 of EMBRACE and saw how I gushed and swooned over Isaac. But when I started reading this one I realized he just wasn't doing it for me in this one. It was Reed and Caden that I found I was leaning towards. I don't remember what all Isaac did in the first book to make me fall for him, but whatever it was, he wasn't doing it in this one. Ok, I take that back. He was pretty awesome in this one, just didn't have that swoonish vibe coming off him as he did in EMBRACE. I did however love the addition of Reed and Caden. Man those dudes added the hotness to the story. How Madison was able to withstand their charming ways is beyond me. Ok, so maybe she didn't totally withstand them.... Anyhow, back to the review at hand. I absolutely loved the first book and now I am head over heels for this one. HOLD TIGHT was engaging, engrossing and absolutely amazing. The storyline was addictive and I quickly and sweetly inhaled it. Colyer is a fantastic author who expertly brought together the world of witches and faeries in this awesome story. And the only thing I have left to say is....I NEED MORE. I 100% recommend this story to any and all who enjoy a good witch/faerie read. I found it incredibly hard to put this one down and enjoyed every second of it while I was reading it. Looking forward to more work by Colyer in the future.
Toni-MyBookAddiction More than 1 year ago
An exceptional sequel to Embrace!!  Hold Tight picks up a month after Embrace ends. Things are finally back to normal in Madison's life. Well, as normal as can be expected after learning she's a natural witch. With their coven four strong, Isaac, Josh, Kaylee and Madison spend their days practicing their craft. Madison's biggest problem is that she can't kiss Isaac without sparks flying -- literally. She must learn to reign in her powers to keep them from colliding with Isaac's or she's never going to get more than a feather-soft peck on the lips. Oh, such is the life of a teenage witch. Ha! But her problems grow exponentially when she decides to cast a little spell on her own. She was stuck doing everything ever since her dad became overloaded with work; constantly babysitting her younger brother, Chase, and always getting behind on her chores, not to mention the need to still pass high school. She just wanted a little magical assistance. What could it possibly hurt? Oh, if she only knew the world of pain she was bringing down on not only herself, but her friends and family as well. With everything quickly spiraling out of control, can Madison possibly repair the all the damage she's done? Do you want to know how I know this is one helluva good book? Because I feel like a twelve-year-old girl dying to tell you every single thing that happened. Like you're my best friend in whole wide world and it's killing me to keep my mouth from running a million miles per minute until I've revealed every last juicy detail. *Sigh* But I can't. So how do I go about reviewing this book without spilling the goods? That is the question. While I really liked Embrace this second installment blows it away. From the connection I now feel with the characters to the incredible witty charm of our main character, Madison, that makes me smile and chuckle. The intense storyline that kept me constantly guessing in this one, as opposed to having it mostly figured out in the first book. I could actually feel the difference in the authors writing; how it has matured and developed. Not that it wasn't great in book one, but it was exceptional this time around. And because I was fortunate enough to read these back to back, I was able to feel the magic come alive. I even got goosebumps. Silly? Maybe, but I'm not ashamed. So much happens in Hold Tight I don't even know where to start. I guess the beginning would be a good place. Madison casts what she feels is a simple spell, but the devastation that follows is staggering. How could one little spell do all of that? Don't mess around with magic, my friends. When a magical door opens, you better know what you're inviting in! There are loads of magical creatures and paranormal characters in this tale. It's amazing that so much detail and action could be packed into one story, and so flawlessly. I'll be honest, I'm really finicky when it comes to stories with faeries. Maybe because it's so easy to become confused by too much folklore? I've come across books that have an overabundance of information that makes it difficult to process. That was not the case with Hold Tight. It was smooth sailing the whole way! Cherie Colyer is a master of her own craft, making it simple to become enchanted by her story. She had me giggling, biting my nails, feeling chills run down my spine, tears running down my cheeks, goosebumps exploding across my arms, and my heart bursting with joy. What more could anyone ask for? I don't think I can say any more without spilling my guts so let me just say, "START THIS SERIES NOW!"
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
CAUTION! This review contains some spoilers.... Witches and Faeries and Demons, oh my! HOLD TIGHT, a fast-paced, YA paranormal romance, runs the gamut from steamy romance to chilling suspense. Cherie Colyer's sequel to EMBRACE makes one point clear:  paranormal male leads have got it going on! As a new witch, Madison needs to learn how to control her powers. Every time she kisses Isaac the magic within her strikes out. Bam! And folks, electro-shocked lips are NOT attractive. Unfortunately, with schoolwork, household chores, and caring for her younger brother Chase while dad works, Madison's practice time is next-to-nil. And she'd like to really kiss Isaac--preferably without the painful burns. So she steals a spell from Isaac's book. Just a small one. To summon a helper faerie. This simple, selfish act unleashes the biggest karmic butt-kicking Madison could have ever imagined. Poor Madison! At first she thinks all is okay. A beautiful faerie arrives and cleans her house. Madison even befriends Brea--lending her clothes so she can explore the human realm. But Brea didn't arrive alone. Her brother Reed came, too. And Reed wants Madison--badly. See, getting Madison to choose him over Isaac would be Reed's ultimate revenge after their stand-off months before. Reed's plan is simple:  trick Madison into consuming addictive Fae food and then yank her off to the Faery court...forever. Fighting off Reed's advances requires all of Madison's strength and Isaac's ingenuity.  But, Reed didn't settle for a single-front attack, he's tempting Chase as well. Madison realizes this just before crashing the family car and injuring Chase. In desperation, Madison enlists the aid of a crossroads demon to save her brother's life. Reed's seduction of Madison escalates and her coven's attempts to expel him are fruitless. Will Madison have no choice except to leave her family and love behind? By holding tight to those she loves, Madison develops the strength to defeat Reed. I just love how Colyer keeps the story turning. There's a missing girl, two new hunks, and a love square...that's gotta be twice as hot as a love triangle! And, yet, Madison controls her own fate throughout.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace Series by Cherie Colyer.  Things are finally settling down after the events that occurred in book Embrace (Book #1), or at least as much as things can settle down when you are a witch.  Isaac is helping Madison develop her powers, and they are working really hard on trying to help Madison be able to reel in her power so they can kiss without shocking the daylights out of one another.   After reading one of Isaac's book, Madison decides she is going to cast a little spell to get some help around the house with her chores since she is busy watching her little brother Chase so much.  Well, she ends up getting a lot more than she bargains for, to say the least.  Little does Madison know, but her actions set have off a sequence of events that  results in the disappearance of her friend, and puts her, as well as those she loves in danger.  Meanwhile, there are two new hotties on the scene, Caden and Reed, who prove to both be far more than ordinary humans.  Isaac also has a history with Reed that doesn't help things one bit.  As Madison tries to resist the power that she is slowly losing herself to, Isaac and her friends Josh and Kaylee are doing everything that can to prevent it.  Then things really begin to get nasty, and Madison finds herself in precarious and dangerous position, having to make a decision on how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to safe someone she loves.  What remains to be seen, is just how much this decision will cost her in the long run. I really enjoyed Embrace and have been looking forward to reading Hold Tight.  Cherie Colyer takes us on another suspenseful journey with Madison, Isaac, and their friends into the world of the supernatural where magic is abundant and supernatural beings walk and live among humans, seemingly normal, yet far from it.  I like Madison's character.  She is still learning about magic and her powers.  She messes up, but she is also determined to correct her mistakes, and progresses to being quite the heroine.  Isaac is the hottie boyfriend who is also the most powerful in their coven.  He cares for Madison deeply and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her.  We are introduced to a couple of new characters in Hold Tight, Caden and Reed, who are really hot themselves, but both are also very different and very dangerous in their own right.  The romance between Isaac and Madison is continuing to grow and progress to the next level, both physically and emotionally, and I enjoyed seeing where the author took them and their relationship.  Then there is the matter of Caden and Reed, the mysterious and dangerous hotties who pose a threat to Isaac and Madison's relationship, as well as to Madison's future.  Cherie Colyer has delivered a great sequel that is filled with action, suspense, and romance, and is both thrilling, and entertaining.  If you are a paranormal romance fan, then this is a fun series that you may want to check out.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars 'Hold Tight' is the second installment in an exciting young adult paranormal series that continues to follow leading lady Madison as she continues to learn about her magical powers and how to use them properly. With the help of her boyfriend, Isaac, and her other magical friends, things are starting to get easier for Madison and her magic. Lured by the prospect of summoning faeries to do her bidding, Madison unknowingly opens the doorway for two interesting yet dangerous beings into her world. Soon after completing the spell, one of Madison's friends goes missing and it doesn't take very long for Madison to realize who the next target is. The only problem now is to figure out which of the two beings to trust in and how to thrust the other back into the realm it came from - all before things go very wrong for Madison and those she loves. This was a fantastic second novel in a YA paranormal series that continues to wow me. I love any type of fiction that deals with witches and magic, and this book certainly did not disappoint. It's full of various types of magic, supernatural beings, and spells - both good and bad - and I loved learning as much about all of it as I could. Madison is a great main character for the series. She's smart, strong, brave, and completely devoted to her friends and family. She's also vulnerable and scared - and definitely having issues controlling her magical abilities. I loved watching her character continue to mature and grow throughout the book as she learns to deal with consequences to her actions as well as normal life problems. There is some romance in the book; but I didn't feel like it was too corny or overshadowed the main plot at all. It seemed like just the right amount and I liked seeing Madison and Isaac's relationship grow. The plot was really fascinating for me - I loved every bit of it. Like I mentioned earlier, it deals a lot with magic, spells, and supernatural beings - but there's also a bit of a mystery woven into the story when Madison's friend goes missing. She has to figure out what happened to her, who's responsible, and how to stop them. I enjoyed trying to figure out what might really be going on, but there were definitely some twists and turns that I didn't see coming - and they added some great layers to the story line. The writing was fast paced and thrilling with lots of adventure, action, mystery, and romance. I'm already eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series to see what Madison will get into next. I definitely recommend this book and the series to fans of YA paranormal fiction and those who enjoy fantasy and supernatural books as well. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Samantha05 More than 1 year ago
Having not read Embrace, I was slightly hesitant to read Hold Tight first (as I always am when I read book 2 before book 1). However, the author did a wonderful job of keeping you up to date on the previous goings on without being obvious. I really appreciated that. I loved the portrayal of witches in this book. Madison was a fun and engaging character and I enjoyed reading some of her story. I thought the romance between her and her boyfriend was very nice and well done. It wasn't over the top, but it didn't take a total back seat either. I personally would have liked to see a touch more of it, but only because I'm a huge fan of all the kissing scenes. The plot had a few predictable moments here and there, but overall, I didn't know what was going to happen. I liked being on the journey with the main characters and finding out what the deal was about fairies. If you enjoy fantasy mixed with contemporary YA books, I would recommend this. I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.