Today is August 11th. That means we are a mere two months away from the release of BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND. And I thiiiink that means it’s just about time to kick things into gear over here and make sure you all know some pretty rad things.
Thing #2! A couple of weeks ago, BBB&S got its first major review. It came from Kirkus, and it was a rave.
Debut author Allen has crafted a gripping narrative that explores complex questions of agency, the impossibility of remaining innocent in an unjust system, and how manipulating history enables the domination of the present. … Most of the characters’ motivations avoid simplistic moral binaries, and wrathful, ruthless Jae, who uses her newfound power to punish and even kill without regret, is a particularly courageous choice for a heroine.
Ferocious and intelligent.
(I bet now you hope you win that giveaway even more.)
Thing #3! While this lovely website, which is still pretty shiny and new, will always be here to help you keep track of my book-related comings and goings, it certainly isn’t the only way. Pick whichever you prefer:
- Sign up for my mailing list! No spam, just info about my books.
- You dig Facebook? Well, I’ve got one of those.
- And of course, there is no better place to follow me than Twitter, where I hang out more or less constantly.
Or, you know, do all of the above…
Thing #4! You know how this blog entry title says there’s a teaser in here? Well.
That, my friends, would be the first line of the book. Consider yourself teased. (Seriously, go enter the giveaway.)
Original desert image by Hungarian Snow via flickr.)