Compare and Contrast (Book Releases, That Is)
Well, this is rather odd. I have two books releasing today, and I don’t think it’s possible for any author to have two more different books hitting the market simultaneously.
First up: DARKBEAST REBELLION, by Morgan Keyes (that’s, um, me.) This is the paperback version of my middle grade fantasy novel, second in the DARKBEAST series. Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb:
Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor, Taggart, are fleeing for their lives. They have all spared their darkbeasts, the creatures that take on their darker deeds and emotions and lift their spirits. But their actions defy the law, which dictates that all citizens must kill their darkbeasts on their twelfth birthdays.
There are rumors of safe havens, groups of people called Darkers who spared their darkbeasts and live outside the law. To find the Darkers, the trio must embark on a dangerous journey—and evade the Inquisitors who are searching for them everywhere. In the middle of winter, freezing and exhausted, Keara and her companions are taken to an underground encampment that seems the answer to all their hopes. But are these Darkers really what they appear to be?
DARKBEAST REBELLION is a steal, at $7.99 in paperback. You probably won’t find this book in stores — Barnes & Noble declined to carry it in physical stores for unknown reasons. (Rumor has it, they didn’t like the story of a girl who rebels against the religion of her parents.) But it’s widely available online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound
And then there’s my second release for the day… CENTER STAGE. That one’s by Mindy Klasky, and it’s the eighth volume in the Diamond Brides Series. The back of the book blurb tells you what it’s all about!
Actress Lindsey Ormond has always followed the rules – be nice, keep quiet, and never, ever get involved with a bad boy. But her good behavior has yielded lousy results – she was just left at the altar for the second time in two years.
Raleigh Rockets center fielder Ryan Green keeps life simple – play ball, have fun, and keep an eye on his recently widowed father. When Ryan attends Lindsey’s disaster of a wedding, another sizzling task hits his to-do list – help Lindsey learn how to break the rules.
Before long, Ryan is showing Lindsey just how much fun she’s been missing – in the bedroom and beyond. But Lindsey’s brother Zach (part of the Rockets’ management team) disapproves of their new relationship. And Zach just offered Ryan’s father the job of a lifetime.
When the conflict moves center stage, will Ryan choose Lindsey? Or will his obligations to the Rockets and his father send Lindsey back to her stifled life alone?
If you like stories about jilted brides, about guys who fall in love with the kid sister of their good friend, about good girls learning how to be just a little bad, then this one is for you! You can read a sample here: http://www.mindyklasky.com/index.php/books/passion/diamond-bride-series/bookspassiondiamond-bride-seriescenter-stage/
So? What are you waiting for? It’s time to get reading!