Well, I'm officially on baby watch, and the doc said "any day now" so I need something to busy my mind. Blogging is the perfect little getaway, and today is perfect because it is the Literary Junkies link-up day. It's basically a monthly blog party where they give us the questions, and we answer them. I've been getting emails from Lit Junkies for forever and was never able to join in. Today, I am.
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
Right now, I'm actually reading an ARC (advanced reader's copy) of a friend's book, and it won't be out until April 11, but you can pre-order it here! I rave about Amanda's fiction a lot on my blog, but deservedly so. And I can't give away anything yet, but this book is living up.
2. If you could visit any book setting, which would you choose and why?
Hmmm...great question! I'll give this one two answers. Fictional and Non-fictional.
As for fictional setting, I would die to walk through The Night Circus.
I still have such vivid images of that setting in my mind. Some of those rooms in the Circus, I couldn't even wrap my mind around. I loved the way the setting came to life and played a character in that book.
As for non-fictional, I have to go with Pride and Prejudice (sans zombies).
I would love to be a fly on the wall in that era. I want to see how they truly spoke, their mannerisms, their conversations. I'm just so fascinated.
3. If you could sit down with any book character, who would it by and what would you ask them?
I really had to think about this one. I'm going with another favorite book of mine here.
Daniel from My Name is Memory. He has seen so much and lived so long. I'd want to hear all of his stories and know everything that he saw and experienced. This book had such a unique view on time and memory and life cycles. It's a book that has truly not left me since I read it. I think about it all the time.
4. If you wrote a memoir and it was turned into a movie, what actor or actress would play you?
Ha! Great question. Well, I have been told before that Jena Malone and I could be sisters, and I think she is such a phenomenal actress who has played too many supporting roles and not enough starring roles.
5. What have you recently added to your to-be-read list that you are completely excited to pick up next??
But my best friend recently gave me this book for Christmas, and she had nothing but good things to say about it, so I'm excited to read it next. She's never led me astray before.
Have you read it? Did you like it?
Well, that was fun. I forgot how therapeutic blogging could be. It's fun to just gab about books for an hour or so. I can't wait to read the other bloggers on the list. Thanks, Taylor and Christine, for the great questions!
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Happy Friday, friends! Today, I'm excited to share the cover reveal for my new book, The Hereafter! I'm excited about it because, well duh, it's my first book. But also, I'm excited about it because I'm pretty fond of the cover designer as well.
Fran of FreeBorboleta has beeen a close blog friend for a few years now. She's the creator of the beautiful blog design you are looking at right now. In short, she gets me. So, who else would I ask to design my first novel?
And just as before, she took the crazy thoughts and ideas in my head and turned them into something beautiful.
Less talking, more showing. Feast your eyes!
Available March 18, 2016
Isn't it beautiful?
Yes. Yes it is.
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Today, I'm sharing the synopsis and a little teaser for The Hereafter!
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Without further ado…the synopsis.
March 18, 2016
Nin has no recollection of her death.
The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.
Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?
Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.
But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide-- life or love.
Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.