Book birthdays are very special days. It takes a long time to get a book out into the world…a very, long, time. These are times to celebrate and I feel very lucky I get to celebrate along with these two authors.
It’s DEADWOOD day! “Sometimes a lucky ritual can become a curse.” This middle grade contemporary fantasy by Kell Andrews is going right into my beach bag. The cover alone just begs to be bought, doesn’t it?
And if you don’t believe me that it is a long, hard road to bring a book into the world, read Kell’s inspiring story on her blog!
And if that wasn’t enough to celebrate? BY JOVE, by the brilliant Marissa Doyle is out today!
It’s camp Half-Blood for adults!
Why is the Percy Jackson series such a hit? Because author Rick Riordan weaves a tale that brings ancient history to life, much in the same way Marissa Doyle captures the Greek and Roman mythos in BY JOVE. If you’ve read the Leland Sisters Series, than you already know that Doyle’s writing is so wonderfully atmospheric you’re instantly transported into a world that doesn’t let go until you’ve finished with it.
BY JOVE is the perfect summer-beach-read-romance, richly layered with a twisting plot and a tantalizing mystery. Theodora Fairchild is an unlikely heroine at first, trying to find her way as a new graduate student in the Classical Languages and History Department at John Winthrop University. It is here she meets our equally unsuspecting hero and love interest, Grant Proctor. There is more to everyone in this story than meets the eye; from the wickedly charming department head, Dr. Julian D’Amboise, to his fish loving colleague Dr. Waterman. There’s plenty of wine and togas, and more than a touch of magic.
Impeccably researched, BY JOVE never takes itself too seriously (although you may want to study Latin by the end of it!), yet you’ll be lost in the heady, romantic ethos of ancient Greece and Rome brought to life so effortlessly by Doyle.
This is a very fun read and for a limited time is cheaper than a crappy cup of coffee!
Perfect summer beach reads!