Saturday Book Showcase: Betwixt

by Melissa Pearl
4.7 average rating from 71 reviews
Word count: 62,600

Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well.

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

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Book Brief: Prince of Malorn

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by Annie Douglass Lima
Genre: YA action adventure/fantasy
Word count: 170,000

One major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince Korram and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus. Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age.

Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control. But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military? Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?

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Annie, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning? 
Korram, the main character, is the Prince of Malorn. His identity is part of the theme of the book, since he must leave his palace and venture into the wilderness where no one knows (or cares) who he is.

Who was your favorite character and why? 
The villain Dannel. He’s clever, conniving, has a sense of humor, loves the thrill of danger, and does whatever it takes to make money from whomever he can. Oh, and he has no moral standards to speak of. (I wouldn’t want to meet him in real life!)

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral? 
Prince of Malorn features the theme that no matter how great someone is, people who don’t know him aren’t likely to care much about him or listen to his message unless he will humble himself, give up his rights and titles, and become one of them.

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author? 
“This is the perfect complement to the other books in the series. Although each could be read on its own, Prince of Malorn ties the other two together and rounds out the picture of the events that took place in that world and the characters involved in them.”

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Prince of Malorn has action, suspense, adventure, tragedy, and humor…. Lima is a master of her craft, and I will be looking for anything and everything this author puts out.”

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Book Brief: Lumière

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by Jacqueline Garlick
Genre of this Book: YA (Sci Fi) Steampunk Fantasy
Word count: 102,000

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum.

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same goal, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.

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Book Brief: The Séance

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by Tricia Drammeh
Genre: YA paranormal
Word count: 81,694

Ninth grade can be a nightmare when you don’t fit in at school, your crush chooses someone else, and your parents tell you they’re having a new baby. Abby was prepared for normal high school problems. She wasn’t prepared for a demon.

Abby has always been fascinated by the paranormal, but after an ill-fated séance, she discovers not all Spirits are benign. A dark entity unleashed during the summoning sets out to destroy Abby, and within days, she loses her best friend, incurs the wrath of her parents, and becomes a prisoner in her own home. With time quickly running out, she assembles an unlikely group of helpers: the most hated guy in school, a retired psychic, and the cute clerk from her favorite bookstore. Unless the demon is defeated, Abby and her new baby brother won’t stand a chance.

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