Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Spotlight: Die For Me

Over the last year or so I've had the pleasure of following a then-aspiring author on her journey toward publishing her first book.  It began simply when I started following her personal blog, Chitlins and Camembert.  I became interested at first because she happens to live in a place full of romantic notions, ancient history, and plenty of inspiration for an author - France.  One of my favorite places on earth.

As I began to look around online for groups that I could join to develop my own writing, I noticed her in several places that I was beginning to frequent.  I "friended" her on Facebook and a couple of other sites.  I wasn't a stalker, really.  But she represented something that I wanted for myself.  To live in France and publish my first book.

Being an aspiring author myself, I shared in her excitement and rejoiced with her when she received that first phone call, "We would like to purchase your book."  Any writer's dream call!  I've enjoyed reading her blog posts about the incredible journey since that fateful call.

And now, her first book, Die For Me, is out!  I've just finished reading it on my cool new Nook Color (thanks Mom!).  What a read it was, too!  Vincent is the all-around cool, sexy, gorgeous guy who just happens to be immortal.  And Kate is the heroin that we all believe ourselves to be - a little scared and unsure, but in the end, worthy of an endless love.

This is not your typical girl-falls-for-the-immortal love story.  No, no.  These immortals are different; they are revenants....but you'll have to read it for yourself to find out more.

I highly recommend it!  Five Stars!

Way to go, Amy!  Congratulations on your success.