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07 December 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
SHADOW'S EDGE by Maureen Lipinski
Sixteen-year-old Leah Spencer didn't mind being a natural-born Shaman to the Créatúir. Until she broke Rule #1 and traveled to the Other Realm, where she quickly lost time. Like, a whole year of time. She missed out on everything—holidays, school, her sixteenth birthday, the boyfriend who ditched her. So Leah swore to leave all things magical behind her and lead the life of a normal high school girl.
But when a mysterious dark force starts offing the Créatúir, both Light and Dark, Leah must choose between her new life and "getting all CSI" on the Other Realm murder spree. With the help of her three sisters (each with their own magical gift), and three gorgeous guys—who may or may not be part of the evil magic—Leah must vanquish an ancient dark force that is connected to her family in unimaginable ways.
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: 8 January 2012 by Flux
SHADOW'S EDGE description and cover art courtesy of GOODREADS.
Pre-Order SHADOW'S EDGE from your local indie bookstore.
06 December 2011
THE ETERNAL CHILD is the first novel by David Wasserman, currently a senior at Millburn High School in New Jersey. He is studying performing arts and fiction writing, and hopes to one day make a career out of both.
What is your book about?
My book is about a fugitive vampire who has been on the run for his entire existence. He suddenly comes to the rescue of a young woman who had been attacked by what appears to be an animal. For some reason he decides to stop running, and stays with her. He integrates himself into her life, and gets to know her friends, and is finally able to pursue a human-esque life. That is until vampires from all over the globe catch up with him looking to collect his bounty. The true essence of the book is this: For every vampire, there is one human, one human in the entire world who can make that vampire a human again, but the catch is, they may come at any time, and only once. If the human dies or becomes a vampire, then that vampire will never get another chance to become human again.
Why did you decide to write it?
I decided to write this story, because I feel somewhere in the recent years, vampires have been stripped of what makes them what they are. In my opinion, vampires are the most dangerous of the mythological creatures. They are all about seduction and corruption, not to mention they have all of these illusionistic powers. I wanted to bring that back to vampires, and I hope I did.
How did you get your book published?
I sent in my manuscript to Outskirtspress, hoping that self-publishing was a smart direction, and I was more than happy with the result.
What types of readers will be interested in your book?
Hopefully the readers that are big on fiction and heavy sci-fi, but I feel it could appeal to all kinds of readers, the story is much, much more than just vampires.
What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Personally, what I feel is special about my book is it's heart, the human connections these non-human creatures make with ordinary human beings. What I feel differentiates it from other books in the same category, would have to be the depth and emotion behind the characters, especially the vampires. Because it shows how such an inhuman thing can feel human emotions stronger than most human beings could.
Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
I have not published any other books, but I plan to publish two sequels of The Eternal Child.
THE ETERNAL CHILD by David Wasserman
For centuries, Alex Montera has led a life of running and hiding. That all changes when he comes to the rescue of Iris Lisanté. He finds himself mysteriously drawn to her, and as the two grow close, Iris soon discovers a world beyond her wildest imagination, a world of vampires, werewolves, and other creatures hidden from the rest of the world. Unknown to Iris, a bounty on Alex's head has forced him to lead a rather reclusive life. As every vampire in the world, led by Alex's elusive, sadistic sire William, catches up with him, Iris finds that with Alex, she is swept into a centuries old feud, that has been carried and fought for centuries, one from which there may be no escape.
PUBLICATION DATE: 25 September 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc
THE ETERNAL CHILD description and cover art courtesy of author DAVID WASSERMAN.
*Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title, and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton
"I'd tell you if I could, but I can't. I mean, I'm physically bound not to tell you. Unless, that is, you'll come with me. Then I can tell you everything."
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: 24 January 2012 by Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
*Quote taken from electronic galley and is subject to change at publication.
EVERNEATH description and cover art courtesy of GOODREADS.
Preorder EVERNEATH at your local indie bookstore.
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