Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m here in the Midwest and we’ve had our first snowfall for the season. My plan for this season is to burrow in and get some reading and writing done. I’m almost done with my WIP and I’ve already got another idea simmering in the recesses of my brain. J
That’s great you say, but what’s on my TBR list?
I thought you’d never ask. 😉
Right now I’m reading:
“A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat.
Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone’s world forever.
Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her — her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle, her twin — have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a spiral of longing and regret?
Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor, and heartbreak. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss, and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.”
The next couple of books that I plan to read are:
“When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.”
Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching . . . for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don’t expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words, “I love you,” are said for all the wrong reasons. These are five moving stories that remain separate at first, then weave together to tell a larger, more powerful story–a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. And figuring out what sex and love are all about.
TRICKS is informed and inspired by living near Las Vegas–a big teen prostitution scene–and by the fact that teen prostitution is not exclusively the result of kids running away from abuse. Kids from “better” families are selling themselves for hefty sums in order to finance addictions or even just to buy jewelry or clothing. In some cases, parents prostitute their children for the same reason. So what happens to the kids who are asking themselves, and asking us, “Can I ever feel OK about myself?”
Highly charged, TRICKS is a gripping experience that turns you on and repels you at the same time.
Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.
In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead.
And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.
I also wanted to give a huge shout out of Thanks to some great authors, reviewers and bloggers. These people have been very helpful in helping me get the word out about my books and I truly appreciate them!
If you have a few minutes stop by their blogs and say hello and check them out, you’ll be glad you did!
Kay Springsteen at https://kayspringsteen.wordpress.com/
Dianne Bylo at http://tometender.blogspot.com/?zx=4587a3ef8ad762a5
Sharon Ledwith at http://sharonledwith.blogspot.com/
Melanie Macladie at http://haveyouheardbookreview.blogspot.com/
Paul Hewitt at http://paulrhewlett.weebly.com/
Sherry Gloag at http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.com/
Iris Blobel at http://iris-b.blogspot.com/
Tara Ellis at http://taraellisauthor.blogspot.com/
Linda Lee at http://www.lrwlee.com/
Tressa at http://www.wishfulendings.com
I’d also like to thank Goddess Fish Promotions. They’ve done an excellent job for me on my blog tour. Here’s their link:
I’m also very excited to be working with Magic of Books Promotions. I’ve got a blog tour scheduled with them for the end of December and I’m already impressed with their work! Here’s the link for them as well:
So there you have it. My TBR List and my thankful list. What are you planning to read over the holidays? What are you thankful for? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!