Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Signings and cool summer reads

If any of you are going to be in the Bay Area on July 23rd, I hope you'll stop by "The Book End" bookstore in Newark, CA from 2?4:00 p.m. There will be a group booksigning -- including authors Jasmine Haynes, Cherry Adair, Liz Maverick and myself. Should be fun.

I'll also be signing at the Literacy Booksigning at Reno on Weds the 27th for any of you going to Nationals.

Okay with that business out of the way, how about a couple book recommendations? After all those of you going to Nationals have a long plane ride to contend with. Better stock up now!

First from the Girlfriend Cyber Circuit we have Deborah LeBlanc and her new book Grave Intent. This ain't no light and fluffy beach read, however, but a heart pounding tale of spine tingling horror.

Here's a blurb:

In all their years at the funeral home, Janet and Michael Savoy had never seen anything like the viewing for nineteen-year-old Thalia Stevenson. That's because they had never witnessed a Gypsy funeral before, complete with rituals, incantations, and a very special gold coin placed beneath the dead girl's hands...

When that coin is stolen, a horror is unleashed. If the Savoys don't find the coin and return it to Thalia's grave before the rising of the second sun, someone in their family--perhaps their little daughter--will die a merciless death. The ticking away of each hour brings the Savoy family closer to a gruesome, inescapable nightmare. Only one thing is certain--Gypsies always have their revenge . . . even the dead ones.

Are you scared yet? You will be after reading this excerpt!


Or if you're looking for a lighter comedic read, I highly recommend you check out Julie Kenner's "Carpe Demon - Adventures of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom." Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Desperate Housewives!

Here's a blurb:

Carpools. Crabgrass. Creatures from the depths of hell. Suburbia has its problems too...

Lots of women put their careers aside once the kids come along. Kate Connor, for instance, hasn't hunted a demon in ages...

must be why she missed the one wandering through the pet food aisle of the San Diablo Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, he managed to catch her attention an hour later-when he crashed into the Connor house, intent on killing her.

Now Kate has to clean up the mess in her kitchen, dispose of a dead demon, and pull together a dinner party that will get her husband elected to County Attorney-all without arousing her family's suspicion. Worse yet, it seems the dead demon didn't come alone. He was accompanied by a High Demon named Goramesh who, for some unknown reason, intends to kill off the entire population of San Diablo.

It's time for Kate Connor to go back to work.

Doesn't that sound adorable? It's also be adapted as a movie by the producers of Harry Potter! How cool is that? Julie's awesome - a great person as well as a great writer. So I highly recommend you pick this one up!

You can read an excerpt here.


Okay those are two to get you started. :) I'd write more, but I must get ready for work!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

I'm really excited about Carpe Demon -- that sounds fantastic. Who comes up with all these cool titles?