In Another Life #CCHunter #BlogTour

It has been forever since I’ve posted and I’ve missed you guys so much!! What better way to ease back into the groove than with a blog tour for a terrific book? That is exactly what I have for you today!

In Another Life_COVERamazonWhat would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?

From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.

Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.

When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.

As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

In Another Life is written specifically for younger readers, I’m not the target audience. However, that did not quell my enjoyment of the book by any means, it only suggests that I had to read it from a different viewpoint. Chloe’s life going into her final year of high school (senior year for those outside of the US) is already depressing. Her loving. adoptive parents have gone through a horrible, ugly divorce due to her father’s cheating. Her mother is depressed and barely coping leaving Chloe to pick up the pieces. She doesn’t really have high hopes for a great year until she meets Cash. Naturally there is a romance between the two and it is sweet. He also has ulterior motives which I won’t go into and spoil the book for you. There isn’t a huge amount of mystery here, it is more a coming of age story and, truly, I think that is how I would have branded the book but I never agree with the genres that are slapped on books so this could just be me. It is a very well written contemporary, coming of age, discovery, teen romance book and if you like those and/or know of a teen who might, then I highly recommend In Another Life. The story, from beginning to end, is captivity and the characters are one with whom I identified and empathized. It is definitely a book I would have chosen to read when I was 14 or 15 years old, perhaps a bit younger or older depending on the maturity of the reader.


CC Hunter_Author PhotoC.C. HUNTER is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author Christie Craig. She is lives in Tomball, Texas, where she’s at work on her next novel.

Christie’s books include The Mortician’s Daughter series, Shadow Fall Novels and This Heart of Mine.

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR C.C. HUNTER: “Hunter deftly delivers a complicated back-and-forth point of view between Chloe and Cash, building suspense along with a steamy sense of attraction between the two teens.” — Kirkus



In Another Life will be available at WEDNESDAY BOOKS on its publication day, March 26, 2018. Thank you to @Wednesdaybooks and Meghan Harrington for allowing me to read and participate in this terrific tour.


15 thoughts on “In Another Life #CCHunter #BlogTour

  1. Mackay, a superb review and I totally agree with you about ‘genre/age-labelling’ for books. It seems so unnecessary and ensures excellent books are left unread by so many who would enjoy them. This sounds a enthralling and deeply touching story and one I would love. So many YA books are truly wonderful … a fact I did not appreciate until my son started reading them. Nowadays I make sure to check out these books as well.

    Btw just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award on my post this morning.

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    1. Annika – thank you for your comments and for the nomination! It takes me a bit of time to do the blog tags. I think I may put too much thought into them. LOL! But I will do it! I’m honored. I absolutely agree about reading a wide variety of genres and age ranges. I read a children’s book recently that had me in tears. It was so marvelously written and the message was astounding. You simply never know until you open the cover what you find within.

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      1. Exactly! What book was that? I’ve just picked up a YA book from the library on the recommendation from another blogger. The cover alone is divine … I’ll have to see what the story is like but if anything like her other suggestions this will become a firm favourite.

        No worry or stress with the timing for the award and yep, they do take time to answer, sort out links etc. I’ll look out for it and can’t wait to see your answers.


      2. Annika, the book was recommended here on another blog, I’m trying to find the blog name, all I know is Hannah’s blog and that is NOT the name! The book is called The Someday House. It is the most precious story about a young boy who is continually telling his grandmother “someday I will…. fix your roof, repair your porch, etc.” but of course he is too small. It has the most marvelous ending Annika. The illustrations are beautiful and the proceeds go to a wonderful organization that helps those in need in your community. I loved it!


    1. Thank you Jonetta – I wasn’t that target audience either but it was a good read. It was more difficult to review it. Thank you for commenting, though. I’m trying to get back in the groove after being out and it’s hard!

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    1. Yes, there are a lot of mixed reviews out there. It is more for younger readers and it is not a hard core mystery. I think people are placing too much faith in labels here in the US and I’m not sure why that is these days. For me, young adult means that it’s written for younger readers and that the banter is going to geared more for them, not me, you know? I don’t know. I read a lot of “rants” about it not being a mystery when, in fact, there was mystery to it, just not thriller. So, who knows. It was a good read. A well written read and I don’t care what genre it was meant to be in. LOL!


      1. One of my comments in your early posts has gone into spam… It was a long comment on a book which you had reviewed which dealt with women in 80s who didn’t have much of a choice.. I wrote it when you were on a hiatus. Kindly check spam folder.
        I like well written books. I like to know the basic genre so that I can match them with with my mood. But otherwise I don’t care if it was adults or young adults or new adults or elderly adults. Bah! HUMBUG

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      2. Help me, help me…. that would have been the Keeping Lucy review and I thought I replied to your post about that one. It was a great post. Were there two? Or has it vanished since I responded? Hmmmm… I will go look right now! I didn’t even realize that a comment could go into spam unless I sent it there. Yikes! I’ll check Shalini!


      3. Shalini, I checked the Keeping Lucy comments and your comment is there from while I was away. I responded today and you left a response back. Was there another than I’m missing? It was a book from the 70s and I haven’t read any other similar books to it about women not having choices or from that era. I actually try to avoid that era if possible. Let me know. I don’t have a spam folder thingy and only twice have had spam and it really was spam, like icky spam stuff that WP caught. I’m too free speechy- First Amendment for that.


      4. I’m glad it all showed up and got worked out Shalini. I’d hate to think that anything was missing. Now, I miss things ALL of the time because I’m scatter-brained. But I try hard, 🙂


  2. Berit@Audio Killed the Bookmark

    Love this review! I have this one coming up and I will channel my inner 14-year-old! These are actually my favorite thing to read when I just want an easy getaway there is something so wonderful about being a teenager and having your whole life in front of you, that is absolutely wasted on teenagers!😂🦋

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    1. Me too, Berit. I have loved reading since, well, forever but I really started reading passionately when I was around 12, 13, 14 so books geared toward that age group still intrigue me. That was when I was reading S.E.Hinton and Paul Zindel and Chaim Potok and it’s against those books that I measure all of the new ones today. They either measure up, or fail miserably. I hope you like this one. I’ll be watching for your review.

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