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My friend Susan at Win-a-book West of Mars helped me so much in getting up and running and helping draw traffic here. I am so excited to be able to review her book here today.
Shapeshifter The Demo Tapes
by Susan Helene Gottfried
I'll admit I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Even though I have been to The Meet and Greet, which by the way I promise is a blog like no other you have ever been to. Even though, Susan had kind of explained it to me...I'll admit I can be more than a little slow to catch on.
What this book is essentially, is a collection of short stories that introduce you to Trevor Wolff and Mitchell Voss, (their band Shapeshifter) and a bunch of other really cool characters that will someday become part of Susan's first novel Trevor's Song which is in the works and with our support will be published. These pieces have all been published online between April 2006 and March 2007.....and now you're asking "then why do I need the book?". Well, for lots of reasons the most important of which being that you get the pieces in chronological order and ...I don't know about you, but I have to be able to hold a book in my hands...it's just a weird thing with me...I like the smell of paper.
Here's the thing...I LOVE IT!!...This has been a wonderful book for me to carry around the past few days, pulling it out while I'm waiting for the kids here and there, the short pieces are the perfect length and you get so much insight into the characters in each and every one...Trevor is every girls bad band boy, I swear I felt like I was 17 again and wanting to be a groupie. It really is so much fun! I caught myself laughing out loud in several public places while reading it.
Some of my favorites are: Soy Sauce, The Strand, The Time Before Dinner and Quitting
But my favoritest of the favorites is this one:
Mitchell nudged Kerri awake. When she tilted her face toward him, he whispered, "Rain".
She listened. Sure enough, even over the rumble of the engine she could hear the rain beating on the bus and the sound of water being pushed aside by large wheels. She couldn't remember ever feeling more safe. "Rain", she whispered back, pressed more firmly against him, and promptly fell back to sleep.-Susan Helene Gottfried
Sigh...I swear I can hear the water too
I'm in love with a rock band
Susan was kind enough to send me a signed copy
which I am going to pass on to one lucky winner!!
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in a blog post and please leave me another
comment that you did so
Winner will be announced on May 28th!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Don't forget tomorrow is FREE BOOK FRIDAY!!
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