St. Martin's Griffin
March 29, 2011
Born At Midnight
Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap lately. Her parents are getting a divorce for who the heck knows why. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn't put out. And her grandmother died because . . . well, older people do that. But now, Kylie's acquired a stalker and she hasn't a clue what he wants or how to get rid of him . . . and she really wants to get rid of him because apparently she's the only one who sees him. Thinking she may be losing it, her parents send her off to see a psychologist who gets Kylie sent to Shadow Falls Camp. Kylie and her parents think it's a camp for troubled teens.
They thought wrong.
Kylie's surrounded by vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shapeshifters. And if she believes what they tell her, she's one of them. They're just not sure exactly how she fits in. As Kylie struggles to cope with the realization that these creatures even exist, and the fact that she might not be human, she's got two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vying for her attention. And they can just keep vying. Kylie's determined that before she lets her heart loose on love, she needs to unearth the truth. What does the ghost want? Who can and can't she trust? And most of all . . . What is she?
How many books will there be in the Shadow Falls series?
That depends on how well you enjoy the series. :-) Book #2, Awake at Dawn, will be released in October of 2011; the third Shadow Falls book will be out in 2012.
When will Kylie find out what she is?
Ahh, a great question. I can't answer it just yet because I don't know the answer myself.
What is Kylie?
Another good question, but I'm not answering that one. I do know . . . well, I think I know. I actually haven't written that part yet. But I promise you she's really special.
Who is Kylie going to end up with, Derek or Lucas?
Believe it or not, I don't know the answer to that one either. I'm letting Kylie make that decision. I know that sounds crazy, but sometimes even a writer is surprised by what happens in their work. I start to write a scene and suddenly something that I didn't plan happens on the page. Ideas start flowing and when one comes on fast, it leads to another.
What was your favorite scene in the book to write?
I have so many favorite scenes. I loved the scene with Lucas at the creek . . . yummy. But I also really liked the scene where Kylie tells Della that she wants to give her blood. To me, that was a big moment of real friendship. And we all know how important our friends are to our lives.
"Born at Midnight is addicting. Kylie's journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it's impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls..and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching. Born at Midnight has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!" —Verb Vixen
"There are so many books in the young adult paranormal genre these days that it's hard to choose a good one. I was so very glad to discover Born at Midnight. If you like P.C. and Kristin Cast or Alyson Noel, I am sure you will enjoy Born at Midnight!" —Night Owl Reviews
"I laughed and cried so much while reading this...I LOVED this book. I read it every chance I could get because I didn't want to put it down. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning. The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on." —Urban Fantasy Investigations Blog
"This has everything a YA reader would want...I read it over a week ago and I am still thinking about it. I can't get it out of my head. I can't wait to read more. This series is going to be a hit!" —Awesome Sauce Book Club
"The newest in the super-popular teen paranormal genre, this book is one of the best. Kylie is funny and vulnerable, struggling to deal with her real-world life and her life in a fantastical world she's not sure she wants to be a part of. Peppered throughout with humor and teen angst, Born At Midnight is a laugh-out-loud page-turner. This one is going on the keeper shelf next to my Armstrong and Meyer collections!" —Fresh Fiction
"Seriously loved this book! This is definitely a series you will want to watch out for. C.C. Hunter has created a world of hot paranormals that I didn't want to leave." --Looksie Lovitz Book Blog
"Born at Midnight has a bit of everything...a strong unique voice from a feisty female lead, a myriad of supporting Supernatural characters, a fiery romance with two intriguing guys - mixed all together with a bit of mystery — making Born at Midnight a sure fire hit!" --A Life Bound By Books
"Fun and compulsively readable, with a winning heroine and an intriguing cast of secondary characters" —Jenna Black, author of Glimmerglass
"Absolutely LOVED it. Wow, blew me away!" New York Times Best Selling Author Nina Bangs
St. Martin's Griffin
March 15, 2011
Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn't believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley. She hadn't believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one. Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality. Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can't accept her. Should she follow her vampire cousin's lead-walk away from everything she's knows and loves-and fake her own death? Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls-a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers. Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same.
St. Martin's Griffin
October 11, 2011
Kylie Galen thought her life was a mess before she went to Shadow Falls Camp. However, now that she's discovered she's not human, the problems presenting themselves are anything but normal.
She's determined to uncover the answer to her supernatural heritage, but with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about to die, her newly developed sixth sense telling her someone is watching her and a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, Kylie's quest for answers is on hold. As if her life isn't difficult enough, just when she's about to give her heart to Derek, he starts pulling away. When Lucas comes back, Kylie feels more conflicted than ever. Kylie's weekend with her mom should have been just the break Kylie needs, but it turns out to be her breaking point. Discovering her heritage may not ever matter if she doesn't survive.
You'll be Awake at Dawn! Review by BookloverEW
Kylie Galen's story continues to get interesting. Still trying to figure out who - actually, what - she is, Kylie delves deeper into her biological father's past. But as soon as she gets close to an answer, everything she knows to be true suddenly isn't. Since when does she love the taste of blood? And does her rapidly changing body have anything to do with the approaching full moon?
Meanwhile, a new ghost is on the scene warning Kylie of a loved one's impending demise. And if that's not enough for this troubled teen, a rouge vampire is on a killing spree, targeting the town of Shadow falls. and Kylie herself! Kylie will need all her skills, and her friends, to solve these mysteries or the next death could be her own. C.C. Hunter returns in Awake at Dawn, the follow up to the breakout Born at Midnight and the second in the Shadow Falls series. Like the first, Awake at Dawn grips your heart and refuses to let go until the very last page. Expertly weaving an intricate braid of mystery, suspense, drama and teen angst, Hunter answers as many old questions as she presents new puzzles to solve.
Our favorite supporting characters are back. Holiday & Burnett - still dancing around each other, Miranda & Della - still at each other's throats, and Derek & Lucas - both still hot as ever and both still after Kylie's heart. Dive into this book today. But be warned - you will get hooked to the point you'll be reading through the night and find yourself Awake at Dawn.
USA Today Bestseller!
St. Martin's Griffin
April 10, 2012
Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.
Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she's meant to be with-and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she's about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.
Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it's not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different-and more astonishing-than she ever could have imagined.
"Taken at Dusk has even more drama and answers for Kylie. Jam–packed with action and romance from the very beginning, Hunter's lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance. Vampires, weres and fae, oh my!" -Romantic Times
"Hunter handles this series with such deftness, crafting a wonderful tale that speaks to the adolescent in me. I highly recommend this series filled with darkness and light, hope and danger, friendship and romance." -Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2, 2012
Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet. A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined.
Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.
"I am in love with this series – and this book does not disappoint. With an amazing, twisty plot, relatable characters and a surprise ending, paranormal fans will not be able to put this down. A great new addition to the heart-pounding Shadow Falls series." --RT BOOK REVIEWS
"[WHISPERS AT MOONRISE] fits the current paranormal craze perfectly. Fans will like it." --KIRKUS
"If you thought the first three books in the Shadow Falls series were addicting, just wait until you get your hands on WHISPERS AT MOONRISE!... There's so much drama and action in WHISPERS AT MOONRISE that we just couldn't put the book down!...C.C. Hunter has definitely developed one of the strongest and most admirable heroines around." --MISS LITERATI
St. Martin's Griffin
April 23, 2013
The fifth Shadow Falls book is now available for pre-order!
Don’t miss this magnificent final chapter in the breathtaking Shadow Falls series! Kylie’s epic journey is about to lead her exactly where she belongs…
When Kylie Galen entered Shadow Falls Camp, she left her old life behind forever and discovered a world more magical than she ever imagined. A place where you’re two best friends can be a witch and a vampire…and where love doesn’t happen the way you’d expect.
When Kylie’s most powerful enemy returns to destroy her once and for all, there’s only one way to stop him—to step into her full powers and make a stunning transformation that will amaze everyone around her. But her journey won’t be complete until she makes one final choice…who to love forever. Should she choose to the werewolf who broke her heart but will give anything to win her back, or the half-fae who ran from their attraction before they had a chance? Everything she’s learned at Shadow Falls has been preparing her for this moment—when her fate will be revealed and her heart claimed forever.
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2, 2013
From C. C. Hunter, the bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, comes Saved at Sunrise, an unforgettable new e-original novella.
Nestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the normal world. But Shadow Falls is facing a problem that could finally expose them to the rest of the world. Humans are showing up dead, and rogue vampires may be to blame.
Camp resident Della Tsang, who’s still coming into her own vampire powers, is assigned to help find those responsible. If she succeeds, maybe she’ll even land her dream job: working for the F.R.U., the enforcers of the supernatural world. But when she sees that her new partner is a hunky shapeshifter, things get complicated. Steve, too gorgeous to be trusted and capable of seeing through her tough-as-nails exterior, knows just how to get under her skin. And only hours into the mission, Della realizes rogue vampires aren’t the only threat she’s facing. If she’s ever going to complete her assignment, she’ll need his help…but learning to trust him will be her hardest challenge yet.
My first Foreign cover comes from Denmark.