Thursday, May 26, 2011
Vote Spookygirl in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!
Hi everyone! It's been a busy month for me, but I promise I'll be better next month!
I'm just stopping in to promote one of the books that's currently competing in the final stage of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. It's called Spookygirl & it looks fantastic! Click on the above image to go to the amazon page where you can download a free sample of the book for the kindle!
Unlike many of the previous winners that I've seen, this isn't the typical "teen/child coming of age & getting all touchy feely" type of book. I'm sure it has that in there as well, but this book goes the distance & also gives us ghosts. Yep, ghosts!
The populars at Palmetto High call sophomore Violet Addison "Spookygirl," and it's not hard to see why. As if living with her funeral director father in a tiny apartment above his mortuary weren't enough to make her a social outcast, there's a rumor going around that Violet can talk to the dead. Unfortunately, that rumor's true. Violet's not interested in crossing anyone over; she's as cool and impatient with the deceased as she is with the living. The dead can be incredible pests, though, and despite her reluctance to help the spirits who seek her out, soon she's reuniting a ghost jock with his goth girlfriend and investigating a hellgate in the girls' locker room. Each experience puts her closer to discovering the truth behind the paranormal investigation that killed her mother. Along the way, Violet begins to recognize that real people with interesting secrets hide behind the high school stereotypes she assigns her classmates and teachers. She needs all the allies she can find -- after all, surviving high school is tough enough without a bunch of dead people spooking around. Ghostbusters meets a gothed-up Glee in this mix of high school drama and supernatural snark.
Let's all make Spookygirl the first paranormal YA book to win the ABNAs! Click on the ABNA symbol below to go to the main page where you can make your vote!
If you're curious to know more about the author, check out her blog!