Second, the winner of The Liar Society is Dawn Simon. Congratulations! If you haven’t yet, please email me your address (rjljohnson.janetATgmailDOTcom), and I’ll send it post haste. 🙂
Third, you may have noticed I took my Blog Roll down. Something to do with a virus on one of the referenced blogs. Easiest thing was to chop the whole kit and kaboodle. I’ll start rebuilding soon. Just wanted to let you know.
Finally, I know I’ve kept you all in suspense for a horrible amount of time, so here are the license plate interpretations from >>this<< post (for the “hard” ones):
CRPE DM = Carpe Diem
TRNTLA = Tarantula (Pontiac G5 Spyder)
HAF PINT = Half Pint (Cream-colored convertible Mini Cooper)
YES OCFR = Yes Ociffer (What a drunk person would say to the cop who pulled him over. Odacious, no?)
APRESVU = After you. (How polite!)
P.S. Here is another interesting one: NOT ED’S. It was on a convertible BMW. What’s the story this time?
When Christina Lee suggested we band together to spotlight some of our favorite 2011 debut authors, I knew right away I wanted to spotlight Lisa and Laura Roecker who debuted in March with The Liar Society.
Here’s the blurb from their blog:
Best friends don’t send emails once they’re dead. With her dead best friend’s pearls and skirts tiny enough to make Nancy Drew blush, Kate’s on the trail to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder…
I revel in brevity, so I give you Three Things I Loved about The Liar Soceity:
The pink hair. This is not just an outward description of Kate (the MC). It’s all part of the mystery of what happened and how it affected her. (I believe this is called Depth.)
The mystery. It starts on page 1 and doesn’t let up. I wanted to solve the mystery as much as Kate! And the clues? How cool that they show up in her email.
The tension. It is no easy feat to fill every page of a book with just the right balance of tension and believability. Let’s just say that I stayed up late to make sure Kate was okay. Laura and Lisa (just wanted to change things up there) rock at writing page turners.
In short, I can hardly wait for book 2!
To share the love, I’ll be giving a copy away to one lucky commenter. You have until Sunday, 16 October 2011 EST to enter. So comment away (and please make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win)!
P.S. Feel free to stop by Christina’s blog for the list of everyone who’s spotlighting an author today.