Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Solstice by PJ Hoover

I recently read Solstice by my dear friend and fellow Austinite PJ Hoover and was blown away. I rarely do book shout outs, but this is one that I'd love to tell you all about, and encourage you to read. Here's the synopsis:

Where Mythology and Dystopia meet...

Piper’s world is dying. Global warming kills every living thing on Earth, and each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy humanity. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives with her mother who suffocates her more than the chaotic climate. When her mother is called away to meet the father Piper has been running from her entire life, Piper seizes an opportunity for freedom.

But when Piper discovers a world of mythology she never knew existed, she realizes her world is not the only one in crisis. While Gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper's life spirals into turmoil, and she struggles to find answers to secrets kept from her since birth. And though she’s drawn to her classmate Shayne, he may be more he claims. Piper has to choose whom she can trust and how she can save the people she loves even if it means the end of everything she’s ever known.

And here is the beautiful book trailer! It's one of the best I've seen in a long time.

You can now purchase PJ's book through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I encourage you to give it a shot, and at $2.99 it's almost like PJ is giving the book to you. :)

Be sure to check out PJ's website, Facebook page, Goodreads profile, and blog.

And because PJ is so awesome, she has given me three signed Solstice postcards to give away to you, dear readers.

* Contest is international
* Contest will end at midnight on Friday July 1st, CST.
* To enter, simply comment on this post with your email address.
* I'll email the winners and they have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address. If they fail to respond I'll pick more winners.

Good luck to you all!

Friday, June 10, 2011

June is... overwhelming.

Just an FYI that you'll see very little (if any!) of me for the remainder of the month. I'm leaving in about three hours to fly home for a week, then we'll have company visiting, then I'll be gone to New Orleans for a week for ALA. I'll still be tweeting, so if you want to keep up with the happenings of me, follow me there. Happy summer, everyone!