Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little Orphan Avery

November 2011 is ‘Adopt an Indie’ month!!

Please comment or CLICK HERE to adopt "Rabbits in the Garden", voted the #1 YA Mystery/Horror novel on Goodreads.
At twelve years old, Avery Norton had everything: a boyfriend who was also her best friend, the entirety of Martha's Vineyard as her playground, and her very own garden to tend. By thirteen, it was all over.The discovery of a secret crypt in the basement starts the Norton family down many unexpected avenues, including one that leads to Avery's arrest for murder and her subsequent imprisonment in Taunton State Lunatic Asylum. Set in 1950s Massachusetts, Rabbits in the Garden follows Avery Norton's struggle to prove her innocence and escape Taunton with her mind intact.
"Many people feel there is still a stigma surrounding self-published/small-press books but how many readers actually mind where the book is coming from? This experience is about bringing authors, readers and book bloggers together to dispel some of the indie myths and show that if you’re missing indie, you’re missing out.
What will people get?
  • Readers will be able to talk to published authors and learn about their experiences
  • Authors will be able to find out what really matters to readers and if they really care about the ‘indie/SP/small press’ labels
  • Bloggers can share their take – do they see traditional books as higher quality? Does the publisher even matter?
In addition, as part of the ‘Adopt an Indie’ theme, readers will be able to read and review one book from a selection available in order to see first hand the quality that is on offer. In effect, they will ‘adopt’ that indie and be able to ask more detailed questions about their work and get more of an insight into the indie world."

Praise for "Rabbits in the Garden":
"This is horror the way it should be - crawling under your skin slowly, from page one till the very end, and turning the world as you know it into something scary and unfamiliar." - Majanka Verstraete, I <3 Reading

"Each page of 'Rabbits' twists and turns like a roller coaster, giving that exact same adrenaline rush and stomach in the throat feeling to the reader that only the best amusement park can buy. I anxiously, and gleefully, waited for the next dip, or loop to draw me closer and closer into Avery's tangled life and mind, devising schemes and vengeance on her behalf."

"Fans of Speculative Fiction, or maybe darker fiction in general will definitely want to pick up "Rabbits in the Garden" by Jessica McHugh. With a flowing, unique writing style, the author will keep you on the edge of your seat." - Amanda Toth, Novel Addiction

"All I can say is Wow! Though the storyline was perturbing it was an absolute page turner and I really didn’t want to put it down. I felt every emotion during my read… happy, sad, scared, angry, confused and frustrated to name but a few." - Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews

"The twists and turns and Jessica's special talent for making each character come alive kept me enthralled throughout the book."

"Simply typing the name "Faye Norton" makes me shudder. This is an ABSOLUTE must read."

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Please adopt "Rabbits in the Garden" for Indie Author Month!!

My birthday is on November 15th, so it would be loverly little present ;)