Book Blast and Giveaway: Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

 

Freak of Nature

Donate Body to Science. Check.

When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds. Continue reading

Guest Post and Giveaway: Confessions Tour

Confesions Tour

Old Friends

We spent New Year’s Day visiting with old friends. One I’ve known since 1981 (in uetero of course) and one since 1990. Because they’re fabulous friends they’ve read my books.

One of them asked, “What’s it like revisiting the same characters?”

“It’s like seeing old friends,” I replied.

And it is. When you revisit established characters (or visit with old friends) there’s no awkwardness. You all share a history. You know what to expect from each other.

I feel the same way when I read a series of books from certain authors.

My friendships began when I was just a kid. I knew Nancy Drew and Bess and George.

As I got older I got to know everyone who worked at the 87th precinct.

Harry, Ron and Hermione are old friends to millions (or maybe billions?) of readers worldwide.

So is everyone in the Spellman clan. (Seriously, if you haven’t read the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz, you should give it a try.)

My husband knows Sookie Stackhouse and all of the people in her world.

I look forward to the time I spend with thel likes of Alex Cross, Jack Reacher, and the Kincaid clan (in Allison Brennan’s books).

Who are some of your literary “old friends”? Continue reading