Sunday, April 18, 2010

Added to the Pile + 31

A big thanks to Paul from Sourcebooks for Picture the Dead and We Hear the Dead! A bit of a running theme but this blog tour is in honor of the Spiritualist Movement that started back in the 19th century. And also a thank you to Lisette of TV and Book Addict for my copy of Absolutely Maybe! I was one of the lucky winners of her last big shelf-cleaning contest.

Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fiance falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but is haunted by a mysterious figure that refuses to let her bury the past.

When Jennie forms an unlikely alliance with a spirit photographer, she begins to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved. With her sanity on the edge and her life in the balance, can Jennie expose the chilling truth before someone - or something - stops her?
(book back blurb)

It starts as a harmless prank . . .

But soon Kate and Maggie Fox's ability to communicate with the dead is the talk of the town and neighbors are begging for the chance to hear the mysterious messages from beyond the grave. By the time the sisters regret what they've begun, it's too late to turn back.

Deception becomes a way of life for Kate and Maggie, especially after their older sister, Leah, discovers people will pay to witness their performances. But a chance encounter with a very dashing and famous Arctic explorer turns Maggie's world upside down. He has captured her heart and vows to give Maggie a sophisticated new life full of romance, but only if she promises to leave the family business and give up spirit rapping forever. Can Maggie leave her family behind? Or will she choose to live the rest of her life trapped in a lie?
(book back blurb)

Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut. She may be named for her mother's favorite brand of mascara, but she has a mind - and a hair color - all her own.

Meeter her mother, Chessy - that is, Chessamay Chestnut Abajian Wing Marshall Wing Sinclair Alvarez and soon-to-be Himmler. The one man she didn't marry? Maybe's father.

Meet Ted and Hollywood, a.k.a. Maybe's best friends. When Chessy chooses her latest scuzzball fiance over her daughter, the trio sets out to find Maybe's dad in California.

Where they meet Los Angeles: city of swimming pools, movie stars, and a whole lot of surprises, including an aging screen goddess, a famous photographer, three makeovers, a Rolls-Royce, and a taco truck. Hollywood makes a film; Ted makes his fortune. But the biggest surprise may be Maybe herself, as a charm-school dropout becomes a drop-dead charmer in Lisa Yee's terrific new novel.
(book back blurb)


Lauren said...

We Hear the Dead sounds great! I can't wait to see your review for it. Happy reading. :)

BrittLit said...

I've really been looking forward to Picture the Dead and We Hear the Dead. I can't wait to read your reviews. Happy Reading!

Kris said...

I just finished Picture The Dead yesterday and I really enjoyed that one!

Great mailbox....We Hear The Dead sounds awesome also.

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