A Little Pimping Music Please...
I've been reading a lot of YA lately--comes with being a judge for the Horror Writers' Bram Stoker Awards-- There's a lot of really good stuff out there and it happens that two of our Reluctant Adult buddies are among the new additions to the category. So let me introduce you.
Written by Michele Vail (aka Michele Bardsley) Undeadly premieres November 20. Description from Amazon:
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird…
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Nekyia has its pluses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another…except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble….
And next, from the incomparable Mark Henry writing as Daniel Marks, Velveteen. I'm in the middle of this one now and I love it!
Available now. Description from Amazon:
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days.
It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.
But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.
Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.
It's always a treat to come across new books and authors. I hope you give these two a try.
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And speaking of books, Audible
now has all eight of the Anna Strong Chronicles as well as three anthologies in which I have stories available for your listening pleasure. And right now you can try Audible and get a free book! It's the chance to experience Anna's adventures in a new way. Just click on the link and search for Jeanne C. Stein.
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About 7000 words into NaNoWriMo. Not exactly burning up the track, but it's a good way to keep the momentum going. And after the last few months when travel and/or conferences/signings took up about half my time, it's really nice to be home. I've even enjoyed getting back to the gym--wonder of wonders.
So it's onward and upward on the new series. I hope to attend some of the NaNoWriMo write-ins at the Panera bread shops. It's fun and inspiring to be in the company of other writers. What about you? Any favorite places to write?
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Thank you Google for reminding me...Bram Stoker's 165th Birthday is today!
Labels: Audible Books, Bram Stoker, Daniel Marks, Michele Vail, NaNoWriMo