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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Valley Publishing (December 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927461030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927461037
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,107,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It's a Dog's Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

She honors the stories that come to her - and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.

To find out more about Dale and her books, visit her at http://www.dalemayer.com. Or connect with her online with Twitter at www.twitter.com/dalemayer and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dalemayer.author. If you like Dale Mayer's books and are interested in joining her street team, sign up here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/402384989872660/

Books by Dale Mayer

Psychic Vision Series
Tuesday's Child
Hide'n Go Seek
Maddy's Floor
Garden of Sorrow
Knock, Knock...
Rare Find
Eyes to the Soul - fall/winter 2014

By Death Series
Touched by Death - Part 1 - Free
Touched by Death - Part 2
Touched by Death - Full book
Haunted by Death
Chilled by Death - fall/winter 2014

Second Chances...at Love Series
Second Chances - Part 1
Second Chances - Part 2
Second Chances - Full book

Novellas
It's a Dog's Life- romantic comedy

Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy
Broken Protocols #1
Broken Protocols #2
Broken Protocols #3

New adult/adul crossover Books
In Cassie's Corner
Gem Stone (a Gemma Stone mystery)

Design Series
Dangerous Designs
Deadly Designs
Darkest Designs

Family Blood Ties Series
Vampire in Denial
Vampire in Distress
Vampire in Design
Vampire in Deceit
Vampire in Defiance

Non-Fiction Books
Career Essentials: The Resume
Career Essentials: The Cover Letter
Career Essentials: The Interview
Career Essentials: 3 in 1

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I can't wait to read their next adventure.
Jo Ann Hakola
The perfect plot, strong characters, flowing story line that kept you on the edge.
Lynelle
Highly recommended for all YA and non-YA fans.
My Cozie Corner {Book Reviews}

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ann Hakola on December 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Gemma Stone grew up in juvie. She knows where she is now (a halfway house of sorts) is the best place she's been so far. She also knows that she'll soon be old enough to go out on her own and she's looking forward to that. Right now, she's been having fun taking pictures and trying new techniques for better photos. When she finds green slime on the creek below the bridge, she has no idea how much trouble that is going to cause her and her friends...

Ms. Mayer graciously shared her ebook with me for review (thank you). I enjoy her writing and the stories she creates, so I was glad to read it. You can buy a copy on Amazon either as an ebook or a paperback now.

The green slime is from an illegal activity and Gemma's picture taking manages to get the bad guy's attention. When Gemma's female friend is kidnapped from the home, she and the other juvies from the home do their best to find her. When they do, she's been drugged and must go to the hospital.

These kids have a natural distrust of law enforcement; they've been on the wrong side of it too often. They don't think anyone is going to protect them from whomever kidnapped their friend. So they will have to do it themselves...

These are strong young adults who can think quickly when in danger and who aren't afraid to fight back. Gemma is especially outspoken and I like her. She's going to get to the bottom of the case and resolve it even if she has to get the whole town involved.

There's good action, challenges galore, and it's a good story. I have the feeling Gemma and her friends will be back. I can't wait to read their next adventure.

Happy reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By My Cozie Corner {Book Reviews} on December 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Dale pens "Gem Stone" a YA novel in a plot that flow smoothly with strong characters that are easily relateable. Filled with mystery, suspense and thrills this is one book you will have a hard time putting down. Highly recommended for all YA and non-YA fans.

This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Rubidoux on December 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
I must say that this was a fun little book. Following a group of kids that have to fight the perceptions of society as they struggle to do the right thing was engrossing. The hints of a possible romance brewing between Gem and one of the her partners in crime made me grin. In fact, I am stupid excited to see where that leads in the future.

But this book isn't just about the romance (that's just a tease and it's more like the icing on the cake). This book is about Gem and her drive to do the right thing. She's happy in the halfway house - at least, she's happier than she was in juvie - and she's determined to stay out of trouble so that she can enjoy the freedom and the second chance she's been given. When circumstances step in and put her firmly in the spotlight, she doesn't back down from the fight in front of her. She's spunky and smart and she's not afraid to use her resources.

Probably the only thing I did question as how self aware these kids were. They form strong bonds when things start to go bad and they have to rely on one another and they're very quick to see this. This wasn't a deal breaker by any means (and I liked that they saw themselves as a family), but it was difficult for me to see these kids - some of whom had come from some really horrible situations - as being able to vocalize this closeness so easily.

Overall, it's a solid start to a new series. I really, really, REALLY liked that we got a touch of potential romance that didn't overpower the overall story. Oh, and the bad guy? I didn't guess who it was until the very end. Like usual.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynelle on December 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This is now official I really love Dale Mayer's books. She rehabilitated me from not reading YA books completely.

What an exciting read. A Thriller/Mystery I enjoyed from page one. I love this genre immensely This book had it all. The perfect plot, strong characters, flowing story line that kept you on the edge. I could not put down the book, it was just that good. In the future I would definitely recommend this authors books to all lovers of YA. A good clean read for the young adults. And I do not do that easily.
We are introduced to Gemma, Mark, Reid, and Misty 4 Juvie kids that came to live with John and Doris on their farm. Gemma's love for taking pictures brought the plot and element of mystery down on the small group bringing them closer as a family. Which ultimately caused Misty to end up in hospital after a badly going wrong abduction drug overdose.
These three young people who had a bad start in life grew on you. Each bringing their own unique characteristics to the plot. Creating and exciting story. Gemma's tenacious behavior sorted through the evidence, making back ups, trusting her instincts. Not trusting the grown ups. Her observations and sorting through the pile of stuff to get to the bottom of this.
Mark's ability to keep them close, protecting the three. This for a young man that did not understand the inner workings of a family due to a horrible past.
Reid the geek and his sharp, intended look and actions saved them a few times.
John and Doris who find themselves in the midst of all this confusion holding on to the unit, fighting for the kids, saving them.
Water contamination, criminal elements walking around town with badges and counterfeit ID's, Abductions.
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