Saturday, January 11, 2014

In the Spotlight: Victoria Holt, author of 97

Victoria and I are Facebook pals and I bought her wonderful book the last time it was on sale. For the next three days, it will be available again for just 99 cents. So, if you're smart and love a good read, take advantage of the savings and buy it now!

Here's the blurb:

Jane Burrows is the girl next door, well actually, five doors down from the new kid. She’s happy with her life: she’s got One True Friend, a set of wheels, and the best job ever, newspaper delivery girl! She’s not even super annoyed when William McLeod starts following her around like a puppy dog. He’s hot, after all. Except, what’s with the spooky overprotective thing? What’s with his stern opinions on ancient warfare? What’s with his evasive answers to the most simple questions? Just...what’s with William? If Jane’s honest with herself, she wants it to be her!

William’s living on borrowed time. He’s got three lives left before his number is up, and his dad is forcing the issue. No fighting again. Never mind the Lochspawn are hot on their tails. Never mind they might be incriminated in four grisly murders. Never mind the girl of his dreams is monster bait. He’s supposed to sit on his hands and watch while his world goes up in Warloch flames? Yeah, no.

Here's an excerpt:

Before I could get far, strong arms grabbed me from behind. A deep voice whispered in my ear.” Don’t move. I’ll get him.” Then the warm embrace was gone; the misty chill in the air hit me like a blast. The sweat on my skin froze me and then I felt the abrasions from my wreck. I didn’t care though; I was watching the playground. Two figures joined and separated in a macabre dance of flashing steel and blue flames and sparks. Sirens blared suddenly on the street, and I ran back to the sidewalk to wave the ambulance in. I waved frantically, and once they saw me, they pulled up to the curb, just missing my crashed bike.

“Are you all right, Miss?” A paramedic asked me. I looked down and realized I was covered in blood.
“It’s not me! My cousin!” I turned and started across the field. I expected to see the two figures again, but there was only one. It looked like…William. 

Want to watch the trailer? You'll find it here.

1 comment:

  1. Just went to Victoria's book signing and got my copy signed. The book is so good she actually sold out of copies! What a great deal - 99 cents for the Kindle version. Of course, then you can't take it to a book signing and have her sign your copy.


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