I am in the midst of reading a great book, INK, by Amanda Sun, which pubs in July. It's a gripping story about a girl who moves to Japan and develops a strange relationship with gloomily handsome artist Tomohiro...and when she's with him, his drawings come to life in dangerous ways.
And also to get some of my clients' books rolling. I haven't heard back from the editors who are still considering my projects (worry! worry! worry!), but I'm happy to say that cover art is on the way for Dan Newman's THE CLEARING! Exhibit A, Dan's publisher, released their first four book covers and his editor, Emlyn Rees, will be meeting with the art director to start talking about Dan's cover. Yay!
This is a book that I'm completely jealous of. It makes me frown and say to myself, Why on earth didn't I find that author???? This book was an ARC that was sent to Emily at the office, and which I shamelessly stole to read for myself while on the train to and from Connecticut during my vacation. It is apparently the first in a series of books called The Paper Gods, which makes me angry. Kiera Cass's THE SELECTION was also the first in a series (I made John pre-order the sequel, THE ELITE, for me on Amazon), and now I'm completely hooked on both books and impatient for the next ones to come out. Why can't series be released all at once? Harry Potter, for example, would have been so much better that way.
I did, however, find (count 'em) four great authors through Monica's contest. I'm excited to read the first 100 pages of both Melissa H.’s UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Kristin Lenz's ON THE FRINGE, Beth Ellyn's THE INTERN DIARIES, and Talynn Lynn’s TOUCH OF DESTINY sometime soon.
P.S. Now all the text in my post is gray...does anyone good at blogging know why this is?!?