First a quick note to say that my latest novel, A Howl in the Night has been accepted by Rogue Phoenix Press. Yay! That means that all my struggling over shape-shifters was worth it and you will have the opportunity to read the results (in ebook format and print book). This is late breaking news so that’s all I have to share at the moment. I will give updates on release dates and such when I have them. Since I know you will all be waiting with baited breath.
Now on to my weekly blog: What have I been reading lately:
1. The Pact, by Jodi Picoult. Need a good cry? Well then this is the book for you. Two families, neighbors, and friends are torn apart when their children both 17 are found shot. One dead; One alive. Was it a murder? Was it a murder suicide gone wrong? Was it a suicide pact that one took the life of one of the children? Well you will have to read the story to find out. Have a box of tissues ready. The emotions this book takes you through from the parents agony, to the survivors gilt, to the confusion and anger of a small town.
2. Shine, by Lauren Myracle. Apparently I have been in the mood for teen murder mysteries. This story begins with a hate crime against a gay teen or does it?. But the story focuses on his friend, a girl. Her desperate need to find out who and why this crime happened. The journey takes you to small poor town America, where sex, drugs, and violence take on a whole new perspective. Although it does have a “happy” ending, this is a sad story.
3. Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schreiber. This is a series. I read the first 3 of them and was enchanted. It’s Twilight-esq except the girl is a goth. A real goth, not a fake pretty goth. The guy is a bit on the weenie side at times but all in all a decent love story of vampire meets goth-girl and love ignites.
4. Ice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This is a short quick read for early teens. A coming of age story about accepting who you are and growing up the best you can. Not a WOW read but a decent one. I read right through it.
5. Mum on the Run, by Fiona Gibson. Oh my. This is a hysterical book of reality. The passage of time on our life and our body and our self confidence. I have to say, this was a good book.
That’s it for now. What have you been reading? Any recommendations you can give me? I need a good read.