Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine

Other by Karen Kincy
Release Date: July 1st, 2010

I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours.
My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me more than I want to admit. Shards of moonlight and shadow shift on the wall. I clench my teeth and toes and try to ride out the pain. My bedroom drifts counterclockwise, and I shut my eyes.
It can’t be good for me, not shapeshifting.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.
When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

I met Karen in a chat and when I mentioned what kind of books I liked to another blogger, she jumped in saying I would probably like her book. I immediately checked out her website and now I’ve been able to think of nothing less. Can’t wait!


Erica said...

I'm with you there - I cannot wait for her book! It sounds really good.

Taschima Cullen said...

Karen is A-mazing.

I also want to read her book ^^

Casey said...

That sounds really good! Good pick

Eli said...

I also really want her book! She's such a sweetheart, right? I can't wait till the cover is released (which they are working on right now!) xDD

Kelly Moran said...

sounds awesome.

vvb32 reads said...

hmmm, half-pooka? i'm gonna have to read this to find out more. thanks.

Amy said...

Definitely sounds original, bordering on strange Lol :-D
I'll have to check this one out1

Mary said...

Sounds like a good read!

Karen Kincy said...

Thank you, Shayla! (blushes at comments) I have added this to my list of WoWs here:


“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." ~ Author Unknown


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