Friday, November 2, 2012
About the Book:
Kerry Proffit is having an amazing summer working at a resort on the California coast and hanging out with her summer share housemates. Then an injured stranger lands on their doorstep. Daniel Blessing is a hot guy with a mysterious past, and he’s on the run from a powerful witch named Season. Kerry’s friends don’t think witches and spells are real, yet Kerry can’t help but believe Daniel…and fall for him. But falling for Daniel pulls her into a feud his family has been waging for generations. It’s feud of passion, magic, and revenge, which means all of their lives are in serious danger. Because now Season wants Kerry and her friends dead too.
About the Author:
Jeff Mariotte was born in Park Forest, Illinois. He moved away from there at the age of six, when his father, a civilian working for the Department of Defense, was transferred to Paris, France. Since then he's lived in Arlington and Reston, Virginia, Worms and Schriesheim, Germany, San Jose, San Diego, and Arizona.
He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film. He has worked delivering the Washington Post, in a comic book store, fast food, selling encyclopedias door-to-door, and as maintenance supervisor for a large regional shopping center. He was the manager of Hunteris Books, La Jolla when his first fiction was published. He has been VP of Marketing and Senior Editor for comic book publisher WildStorm Productions, Editor-in-Chief for IDW Publishing, and a freelance writer. He and his wife Maryelizabeth Hart and partner Terry Gilman are the owners of Mysterious Galaxy, an independent bookstore specializing in mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
He currently lives on the Flying M Ranch in Arizona with his family, cat and three dogs, in a house filled with books and comics and toys and music and laughter.
He is passionate about-among other things-reading, the deserts and mountains and forests of the American West, modern and historical, politics, Nikki Cox, photography, independent bookstores, and whatever else strikes his fancy at any given moment.
To find out about all of Jeff's projects be sure to check out his website : http://www.jeffmariotte.com
My Review of the Book:
I know I have mentioned before how important a cover is! There doesn't have to be a lot going on to grab ones attention, but the fact remains it has to have something special. This cover did it for me. It is so simple yet the colouring on it brought me in and although I has never heard of the author before it was because of the cover of this book that I added it to my next read.
Kerry Proffit is a strong and fascinating main character. I have to say so far among all the characters in the book she was by far my favorite. She has a hard and challenging life and it shows to not get any easier the older that she gets. Although she does not let the negativity in her life get her down, if anything it only makes her stronger. This is an important message for everyone, but especially for Young Adults as any of us who have been through high school we know how many ups and downs there were during those few years!
I am looking forward to reading Volume 2 in the Dark Vengeance and seeing what other trouble Kerry and her friends can find themselves in!
When was the last time you visited your local library? I borrowed my copy from the library and views expressed are 100% my own!