Have you ever picked up a book too late in the evening, expecting to read a few pages and then set it down? Suddenly it’s 1:30 a.m. and you’re several chapters into the story and totally engaged?
Yep, that’s what happened to me.
Several months ago I went on a search for new blogs to read and enjoy. I followed comment links, did Google searches, asked for recommendations via Facebook… it was a full-on search! I found several blogs I like and one I heart with my whole heart whose author has become my cyber-friend.
Melyssa writes at The Daze of Us. Her sense of humor is amazing; she describes herself as too liberal for her conservative friends and too conservative for her liberal friends… and I love her (but not in a creepy, stalker way. Promise.).
At the time we had our virtual meeting she was in the midst of writing her book, Shadows Gray. I offered to proof read it for her (I’m a better editor for other people’s stuff than my own. Typos are my nemesis in my writing.)
I got the email with her book attachment in the evening and I opened it while I was in bed, hoping to doze off into blissful sweetness soon…
… And three hours later finally put it down because my eyes were doing the crazy dance and I was seeing gila monsters wearing blue and fuchsia house coats on the edge of my blurry vision.
Shadows Gray is that good. The writing is quickly paced and intriguing. The characters are relatable, the story line itself is quirky, approachable and surprising.
I’ve been watching Melyssa go through the self-publishing adventure and I’m so proud of her! Plus, she’s produced a quality publication I think anyone would enjoy reading!
Just today she posted the book for sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! So, so, so, so exciting! Now it’s our job to help it become a success!
Please head on over and get Shadow’s Gray for your Kindle or Nook. (I’m trying to talk her into getting it set up for iBook. I think she’ll cave soon. Ha!) It’s only $2.99 and, seriously, that’s the price of a minuscule meal at Taco Bell but I guarantee you’ll enjoy this more, burp less, and have better memories in the end!
As a special bonus because, well, she’s awesome, I’ll be able to do a giveaway of the book. And while she can’t autograph your copy because it’s an ebook, she’ll send you a personal note filled with advice that may or may not relate to your life but will likely make you laugh!
I’ll choose a winner from the comments on Sunday. I will use a completely unscientific process that will involve my not-quite-two-year-old who spent the day coated with syrup.
To enter the giveaway, comment on this post with an answer to the following question: If you could be a time traveler, what era would you like to experience firsthand?