Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Devil Drinks Coffee by Destiny Ford: Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

I'm very excited to help reveal the cover for The Devil Drinks Coffee, an upcoming humorous adult mystery novel by Destiny Ford.  You may know Destiny from her alter-ego, Angela Corbett, the name under which she writes her YA novels.  Angela/Destiny has an amazing giveaway to go with the cover reveal, and I'm excited to share that as well!

The Devil Drinks Coffee
by Destiny Ford
Genre: Humorous Adult Mystery
Release Date: May 21, 2013

A cow suicide, a revolving door rescue, and the birth of a bright purple pig are starting to make Kate Saxee wonder if taking a job in her small hometown of Branson Falls, Utah, was such a great idea. As The Branson Tribune editor, Kate covers local news, which, more often than not, involves her accident-prone mom. Nothing truly newsworthy has ever happened in the quiet town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake. 

The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy. 

As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list.

You can read a hilarious excerpt here.

And here's the giveaway...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Verse Novels I'm Looking Forward To

I don't usually do a Waiting On Wednesday type post, but I wanted to highlight two verse novels coming out later this year that I'm really looking forward to.  My next novel with Pendrell Publishing is written in verse, and I really love this form!

Author: Holly Thompson
Release Date: May 14, 2013

A nuanced novel in verse that explores identity in a multicultural world.
Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay with Emma's grandmother while her mom undergoes treatment.

Emma feels out of place in the United States.She begins to have migraines, and longs to be back in Japan. At her grandmother's urging, she volunteers in a long-term care center to help Zena, a patient with locked-in syndrome, write down her poems. There, Emma meets Samnang, another volunteer, who assists elderly Cambodian refugees. Weekly visits to the care center, Zena's poems, dance, and noodle soup bring Emma and Samnang closer, until Emma must make a painful choice: stay in Massachusetts, or return home early to Japan.

“With beautiful language and deep sensitivity, Holly Thompson explores the courage it takes to find your own voice.” —Patricia McCormick,author of National Book Award finalist Never Fall Down 
“Thompson’s eloquent novel speaks to us, carrying us along with Emma as she embarks on a life-altering journey from Japan to America. But it’s Emma’s inner journey that’s the true adventure—pulsing with pain and passion, with humor, heart, and hope.” —Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know and To Be Perfectly Honest

Add it on Goodreads here.

Author: Sonya Sones
Release Date: August 27, 2013

Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.

Colette is a compulsive liar. She considers it storytelling, a fun way to make a boring life more interesting. Because when you’re stuck playing backseat to your beautiful movie star mother, and your promised vacation in France is exchanged for a middle-of-nowhere summer babysitting your little brother on location for your mom’s new movie, you’ve got to do what you can to liven things up.

Then Colette meets Connor. He’s gorgeous, funny, and totally into her. So what if she lied about her age and a few other pertinent details? Nobody’s really interested in the truth, are they? But when some of the details of Connor’s stories don’t add up, Colette begins to suspect that she’s not the only one skilled in the art of deceit. And as the dishonesty deepens, Colette will have to decide what kind of stories she really wants to tell about her life—and who she wants to tell them to.

Add it on Goodreads here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blood Awakening Blog Tour

I just wanted to let everyone know that my fellow Pendrell author, Jamie Manning, has a new book coming out April 23rd, and the blog tour is happening right now!  BLOOD AWAKENING is the sequel to Jamie's first book, BLOOD BORN.  I was lucky enough to read this one early, and I think it's even better than the first one!  You can find the tour schedule and follow along on Jamie's blog here.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm Sick!

And in addition to being sick, I also have an editing project that's making me feel...

Well, okay, it's not that bad!  But it is going to be a little longer before I get into the groove of my once to twice a week, Wednesday and/or Saturday blogging...   But it will happen!  :D