First, I have to say a huge thank you to Molly for stopping by to tell us a little about her wonderful novel, and of course for donating a free copy! Also, thanks so much to all of you who took the time to comment on her post and make her stop so much fun.
Damian Garza and Alex Murphy became best friends in their closed-minded small town, remained inseparable through Alex’s coming out, and have stayed close while studying at different colleges. They’re close enough that Damian dares a shocking e-mail confession: he’s bisexual and wants to experiment with men. With Alex.
I can’t believe it’s that time again, and that the summer is almost over. Just out of interest, in addition to sharing what you’ve been reading this month, I’d love to know if there’s a book that always reminds you of summer. Do you, perhaps, have a particular favourite you always take away with you on holiday? Even though it’s several years since we bade farewell to Harry Potter, I still associate summer with the excitement of waiting for the latest release in the series. Maybe I always will.
Before I get onto the books I’ve read in July, I have a question for you. Have you ever given up on a novel partway through, and if so, why? I ask because I’m ashamed to say there are two novels recently that I’ve attempted to read and been forced to abandon. Though utterly different, my reason was the same: an inability to connect with the characters. I can put up with a lot of things, but I have to care for the people I’m reading about. For me, it’s the most important element of any book. But what is it for you? What is the one thing that will make you close a novel without reaching the end?
I’m so excited to be taking part in the Authors Around The World Kindle Fire Blog Hop! There are so many great authors, books and locations to discover, as well as prizes to be won, so hop around. If you collect all the various locations featured, you can enter them into the rafflecopter for an extra 25 entry points to win your very own Kindle Fire. And there are only 15 blogs, so it shouldn’t be too overwhelming. I am also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, which you can win by simply leaving me a comment below.
Delilah is a loner. She loathes school, where she has never fitted in with her cool classmates, and prefers to spend her time in the library with her head in a book. There’s one book in particular she returns to over and over. Between the Lines may be a fairytale, complete with magic, evil villain and talking horse, but it feels real, as does her connection with its hero, the courageous and loving Prince Oliver. It’s almost as though he speaks to her. As it turns out, the story is far more real than Delilah thought possible, and Oliver doesn’t only speak to her in her imagination.