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Friday, September 23, 2011

YA INDIE CARNIVAL: An Indie Author I Love

It's time again for the YA Indie Carnival, an awesome group of weekly bloggers blogging about the same topic! This week's topic?


I'll start off by admitting that I am totally biased when it comes to this author. The thing is, she's not only a brand-new Indie author to the world, she's also the editor of my middle grade trilogy and the publisher at CBAY Books.

Madeline has just come out with a young adult paranormal story I have to make a huge shout-out for.

MISSING by Madeline Smoot (September 2011)

MISSING is a fantastic paranormal story with suspense and mystery and possibly vampires. But it's also the story of sibling rivalry and how a girl, Liv, overcomes her negative emotions toward her brother, Morte, and puts her life on hold while she searches for him. It's a quick read, and a great story for those looking for paranormal stories with great character development and depth.

From Amazon:

“My mother named my brother. Most people assumed that his name was short for Mortimer or Morton or something, but this being my mom, it was just the Latin word for death. My father pretended that he had agreed to the name so my mother could have her little joke. “My little life and death,” she called us. In reality, Dad had no say in Morte’s name. It was one thing to name me, his baby girl, his first-born, the Norwegian word for life. It was quite another to name his son Death.”

Just like their names, Liv and Morte have always been opposites. The two can barely be in the same room together for more than a moment before all conversations turn into fights. It’s not until Morte disappears after a typical field party that Liv even realizes that she might actually love her brother after all.

Missing is the tale of Liv’s journey to find out what happened to her brother the night he disappeared — to discover if everyone at the field party had really been typical.


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Matthew MacNish said...

Whoa. Sounds like you guys know each other well. Thanks for the introduction, PJ!

Angela Brown said...

Sounds like a great read. YA paranormal has me hooked so going to make sure this is on my TBR list.

Thanks so much for this recommendation.

Cory Putman Oakes said...

I've loaded it on my Kindle - can't wait to read it!

PJ Hoover said...

You guys are welcome! I adore Madeline, and give her credit for much of my writing education :)

T. R. Graves said...

Thanks for introducing us. I'll check out the book and author.