Hey all, Judith here. Now as you might have guessed, we’re big fans of self-published fiction around the I Love YA Fiction household. As soon as we got Kindles, Ellen and I loaded up on tons of e-books from self-published authors and have since been given that many more to review by the authors themselves. Without the push from readers and reviewers, many of us wouldn’t have been exposed to a ton of great reads and let’s be honest, that’s a shame. Now I’m not saying all self-published books are fabulous. There’s a lot of crap out there too. But from what I’ve read, the good far outweighs the bad.
In this vein, a few weeks ago I received a random email from an author I’d never heard of: Frankie Rose. Not so unusual considering our indie, self-publishing fangirl bent. Well, the author sent me the synopsis of her soon to be released debut novel, Sovereign Hope. Let’s just say it, coupled with the subsequent trailer and book cover teaser intrigued, and scintillated me far more than is decent. While I don’t usually make a plug for authors (unless of course your name begins with a J and ends with a D or with a T and ends with an R), this time I have to make an exception. Get ready for awesome!
Everyone has a soul
Some are just worth more than others
Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was: since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.
And last but not least, the piece de resistance:
The author, Frankie Rose, would be very happy if you stopped by her site too: http://frankierosewrites.com/
Check out her pics of her hubby and some alaskan sled dogs. Normally I’m not a dog person but this is cute stuff.