Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shapeshifter...The Demo Tapes Year 1

You CHICKS are awesome!!

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

Year 1

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'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
Thanks Susan!!

Susan was kind enough to send me a signed copy
which I am going to pass on to one lucky winner!!
To enter:

1. Please leave a comment with your email!

2. Please blog about or link to Susan's Blog

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!!



Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aww, Amy! This made my morning. I'm so glad you loved Trevor and Mitchell. Just... keep an eye out for our fave bad boy. He'll blog surf when I'm otherwise occupied, and he loves to drop in on his fans!

ShadowsTomes said...

Hi Amy! This sounds like a really cool idea! I'm crossing my fingers!


Blinky said...

sounds like a good book,please enter me in the giveaway

KR said...

I'd love to meet Trvor and Mitchell!



donnas said...

Please include me. I would love to read this.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Unknown said...

I adore Susan, so please enter me. I'd love to dream of being a groupie too :) Thanks!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

sharon54220 said...

This sounds really interesting.
Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

I'm not familiar with these stories. But Susan is so darn consistently clever on her West of Mars site, they have to be good! Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Teddy Rose said...

I really want Susan's book!

teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

Teddy Rose said...

I posted a link to Susan's blog. I also posted about your giveaway here:

Llehn said...

Now I really, really want to read this book!


Anonymous said...

I love Susan. She can be so funny even in those short post of hers on West of Mars
I'm sure this book is good.

Please do enter me if international.

elizascott2005 dot co dot in

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.


Dawn M. said...

Ooo, I like the sound of this. Please enter me! :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I would love to read this one.