Oh yes--that's right. I am the proud holder of a DESIRES OF THE DEAD ARC by my adorable and fabulous agent-in-law, Kimberly Derting. And it doesn't come out until March 2011!!!!!
*pauses to SQUEE!!!!!!*
And I swear, I'm not just using this post to brag. (In fact, I fully intend to give this copy away in the near future, once I'm ready to part with it, that is.)
But right now, it's Bookanista Thursday and since I can't seem to think about anything other than how excited I am to dive headfirst into this book (why, WHY did it have to come during such a crazy-busy week????), I thought I'd use today's post to tease this book a little. Why? Because I can!!!! *evil laugh*
First: the cover. OMG, I can't even begin to describe how much I love this cover. I didn't think they could ever live up to the haunting beauty of THE BODY FINDER's cover:
But they did!
The vivid colors. The way we're deeper into the flower this time. Plus, I love seeing Kim's name at the top, like she's the most important thing (which I think she is. <3 Kim!)
But it's not just about the cover. The story inside is what really counts, and I can't tell you how excited I am to learn more about Violet and Jay. Here's the official blurb:
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
Chills guys! I have CHILLS!
And even though I haven't had a chance to really dive in, I can say this: I read the prologue.
Yeah, I can already tell I will be reading this in one sitting. And then probably reading it again the next day. Dang she knows how to draw you in!
I promise I'll post a full review a little closer to the release. And like I said, I will be parting with this bad boy, as soon as I've satisfied my Jay and Violet fix. So keep an eye out for the contest. You won't want to miss it.
But for now, if you need me, I'll be cranking through my To Do list as fast as Shannonly possible so I can finally dive in. *dies of impatience*
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