Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Author in the Spotlight.

Announcing:  January Hometown Track Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013, a new year and another author to celebrate.  Time to reinvent ourselves, plan to follow resolutions and make a change for the better.  My resolution this year is to hug each person in my family at least once per day!!  I also plan to read as much as possible.  One author, I plan to read is this month's author in the spotlight:  Anne Greenwood Brown.

I met Anne at the Minnesota Book Festival in January when she read from her book Lies Beneath.  When I learned the book was about a mermaid assassins living in Lake Superior, I was hooked and knew I had to feature Anne on my blog.

Here is the Synopsis of Lies Beneath from Goodreads:

The lore of mermaids and mermen is real! As Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess, says, "Riveting! A cold-blooded tale of secrets, revenge, and forbidden love that will leave you terrified to go in the water."

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother's death.

It's going to take a concerted effort to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder's job is to gain Hancock's trust by getting close to his family. Relying on his irresistible good looks and charm, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter Lily. Easy enough, but Calder screws everything up by falling in love--just as Lily starts to suspect there's more to the monster-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined, and just as the mermaids threaten to take matters into their own hands, forcing Calder to choose between them and the girl he loves.

One thing's for sure: whatever Calder decides, the outcome won't be pretty.

This month you can expect a book review, a contest, a guest post from Anne and an author interview.
You can find Anne on her website here:  http://annegreenwoodbrown.com/
So have a great month, stay warm, read much and stop by Booksnob and check out what is happening!