...or maybe another book-swapping site?I am a Bookmooch lover- (although my account is currently on vacation since I'm in the process of moving (ugh)). Still, I have recieved practically new hardcover novels from Bookmooch for free. And that makes me happy. I love getting mail the way puppies like being scratched.See More
Hi Stephanie, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.
Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans. My debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com, and I am writing because I was hoping you might be willing to read it and post your thoughts on your blog (or on Amazon.com, or on some of the other book-related sites). If you're interested, I'd be more than willing to send you an e-book version by e-mail. Just let me know. I've included a summary of the novel below:
Dirty Little Angels
Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.
If you'd like to read the first chapter before you commit, feel free to visit my web site:
Thanks so much,
Department of English
Just checked out your blog and I loved your post on banned books. I recently had a parent complain about Roald Dahl, specifically about the fact that he used the word; "slut" in a poem about Cinderella. She completely missed the point that Dahl was condemming men who used such language about women, after all Cinderella told the prince to get lost after that comment, he was beneath her. That parent though seemed to think we should remove all Roald Dahl from our shelves on the basis of her complaint!
The James and the Giant Peach issue has always bothered me. It seems that people think it is okay for adults to abuse children, James is afterall an abused child, but it is not okay for a child to stand up to abusive adults. Their objection is that James, stands up to the adults that make him miserable. They are effectively saying its okay to abuse children but its not okay for children to stand up to abusive adults. I find that rather an odd attitude to take and it is a wonderful book for kids.
I tried to put the comment on your blog but it would'nt let me for some reason, anyway I really enjoyed reading your blog.