News Flash! July 15, 2007

PARTY On In the current issue, Tampa Bay Illustrated calls Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL a novel with “lots of buzz,” praising it for its “candid, fresh style.” And Romantic Times gave the book four stars, calling it “funny, real and poignant,” while Booklist declared that “fans of Candace Bushnell and Jane Green will lap up…this summer’s beach read.”

Deb Friend’s Blogging! Workin’ the dream author Scott Johnson has entered the blog-o-sphere with Thrill Ride. Love the title, and the Debs are looking forward to Scott entering the realm of PUBLISHED AUTHOR soon!


New Releases!

safe-and-sound-thumb.jpgSafe and Sound, the third Jack Keller novel from the devastatingly charming blogger of What Fresh Hell is This J.D. Rhoades has been unleashed upon the world. Kirkus says: “…the slam-bang action is unrelenting, and that sound you hear is the rustle of pages turning.” So, you know, I suggest you go get it. Also, as a bonus feature from J.D., a link to deciphering your demise Edward Gorey style. BTW, Deb Kristy will evidently be dying of fits, unless she realizes that things will be okay, even if she doesn’t get her way. Hmmmmm…..


The divine Renee Rosen has made a stunning debut with Every Crooked Pot, chosen a Hot Summer Read by The Chicago Tribune, which calls it “Quirky and heartfelt…” and NYT bestselling author of Water For Elephants Sara Gruen says it’s “…a beautifully nuanced tale about an extraordinary family and even more extraordinary young woman. Not since Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season has a first novel so deftly captured the complexities, joys, and frustrations of daughters and their families. It’s hard to believe this is a debut–Rosen’s voice is already as good as it gets. Keep an eye out for this rising star.” You can get it here. Renee will be guest blogging on Saturday, do waltz by!


Another exciting debut! Author Brett Battles‘ (a founder of the fine grog Killer Year) new release The Cleaner has been praised by a whole slew of fine authors like NYT Bestsellers Tess Gerritsen, Jeffrey Deaver, Sheldon Siegel, and Gayle Lynds. It’s also garnered enough review kudos that there’s just not enough room to list all the superlatives, so we’ll leave you with Publishers Weekly’s take on it: “Displaying an enviable gift for pacing and action, Battles’s debut novel is a page-turner that may remind some readers of the cult TV spy series Alias…Admirers of quality espionage fiction can look forward to a new series worth following.” as well as Deb Kristy’s husband’s endorsement that goes something like this: “I’m really enjoying it. It’s not filled with all that whacker techno-crap.” High praise indeed. So, go get it here. 

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