Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Title: Vote for Murder
Blurb:In the Spring of 1911, suffragist Louisa Russell finds an old diary in a box of artefacts, while attending a census evasion night at the Old Museum in Ipswich. The diary recounts the last days of Mary Emily Cage, executed for the murder of her husband six decades earlier. When Louisa’s next door neighbour, Charles Drummond, dies under suspicious circumstances, the parallels between the two deaths become impossible to ignore. But can two deaths sixty years apart be linked? And can Louisa find the poisoner before an innocent woman is convicted? Vote for murder is based on a real poisoning by Suffolk murderess, Mary Cage. Set in Ipswich in 1911, the novel brings together suffragism in the early 1900’s and a grisly, Victorian murder. Vote for Murder will appeal to readers of historical fiction, genealogical mysteries and Suffolk based crime books.
Saturday, 23 January 2016
Title: The Mark of Noba
Blurb:Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date. But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction. Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra. If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.
Genre:Science Fiction, Teen, Young Adult (YA), Time Travel
Title: Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble
Blurb:What happens when a village girl comes face-to-face with a sea monster, fails to save it from being killed, and turns into it that very night? Nine-year-old Little Orchid lives by the river with her boisterous farming family in Singapore. Imaginative, curious yet also timid, she hears fascinating stories about a giant in the sea. One night at a friend's house, she finally meets the sea monster - the Giant Cuttlefish. Just minutes before its cruel death. Little Orchid freezes in fright. That night, she wakes up with boils on her face and body ... and turns into the sea monster she failed to save. Her skin peels away just as her childhood does. She cries and honks mournfully before dropping into the river to begin her troubled monsterhood. Can she survive all the dangers in the tumultuous river? Will she ever turn back into a girl? Will she ever see her family, in particular her mother and sister, again?