FIRST, I will give a big shoutout to my buddy Gae Polisner who has just released her second Young Adult Novel--her first is the stuff of classroom analysis (teachers pairing it with Of Mice and Men, which it uses to tie themes together)--you know... like respectable, literary reading... It has had the movie option purchased and a script has floated, so this is the real deal, as books go.
Summer has begun, the beach beckons—and Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca’s the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend, Lisette, is moving on—most recently with the boy Francesca wants but can’t have. At loose ends, Francesca trails her father, who may be having an affair, to the local country club. There she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it’s possible Frankie could be his reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she thought she’d never dare to go—and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.
If you happen to by in the NYC area, you can actually GO to her book release (and should). It is at the Book Revue in Huntington.
NEXT: My buddy Stacy Gail releases the fourth and last in her Earth Angels Series next week. Some of you may recall Stacy and I share a brain, and it really hasn't been fair that she seems to have really hit the ground running as an author while when I have it it seems to mostly find innuendo and distractions to toy with. But ANYWAY...
Miami's best bounty hunter, Nikita Tesoro will do anything to collar a fugitive. Including stepping into a stripper's stilettos for the night. Outsmarting her rival Kyle Beaudecker is just a bonus. Despite the sexual tension sparking between them, Nikita keeps a professional distance from "Hurricane" Kyle. After all, she can't get hurt if she doesn't care.
A descendant of the archangel Barakiel with the power to harness electricity, Kyle should be focusing his energy on tracking down a demon that may be hiding in the human realm. But he's a lover, not a fighter, and he'd much rather use his special talents for pleasure: specifically Nikita's. And teaming up to find a bail jumper means spending lots of time together…
But when their case takes a turn for the demonic, Kyle can no longer hide his true nature from Nikita. He'll do whatever it takes to win her heart—even stop the apocalypse. But he can't do it alone.
And then TOMORROW I am hosting our blogging buddy Marcy (MS Hatch) for the release of HER debut, West of Paradise (so come back tomorrow to learn about THAT!!!)
And FINALLY, another blogging buddy, Carol Riggs has just announce her first book contract!!! http://carolriggs.
So CONGRATULATIONS, FRIENDS!!!