Brinda Berry’s peeps called
my peeps me to schedule a date for the launch of her new book Whisper of Memory, the second in her Whispering Wood Series.
In a word: Yes!
In two words: Heck, yes!
In three words:
Hot-diggity-dog! Delighted, I’m sure.
I read The Waiting Booth, the first in the series and
lurched at graciously accepted the opportunity to get her name and her new book in front of as many readers as possible. I knew it would endear me to them forever. Take a peek at this rocking hot cover.
Kind of reminds me of me at that age.
HERE IT IS–THE COVER AND BLURB; THE MUCH ADO ABOUT WONDERFUL
Weapons training and winter formals… a deadly combination…
All Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard. A month ago her brother disappeared, and agents from the IIA began policing people’s movements through dimensions. She’d trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he’d told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.
Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?
BONUS! Brinda invited me to share memories about my high school years.
Did anything extraordinary happen during my high school years?
Ordinary things wouldn’t be Whispers of Memory mumble-mumble years later, would they?
From Brinda’s blurb: “…dates a guy from another dimension.”
I dated a guy from another dimension.
In my two-hops-and-one-altar-call-from-damnation Protestant upbringing, dating a Catholic was paramount to dating an alien. Dad’s inevitable question squelched floating euphoria after my second date with my first love, my high school sweetheart.
“Where does he go to Church?” he asked.
From Brinda’s blurb: “…being a portal finder…”
In High School, my paramount mission was to keep my glee portals free from alien invasion of parental control. My guy had a name ending with “sky.” Not your typical W.A.S.P. name.
My weapon of choice was Britannica Encyclopedia; Poland, Religion. I discovered most were Catholic, but a pocket of Baptists occupied a pocket in the South (I think). So, I made him a Baptist.
Why go to the trouble of looking it up?
Because I always covered possible worst-case scenarios. If Dad challenged me, I would feign disbelief and suggest we look it up together.
Why did my HS sweetheart go along with the ruse for two years? I hope it was that Whisper of Memory from our first kiss–my first real kiss.
I clearly remember where I stood (in the driveway at my friends house) and how I felt (toe tingling) and the hours afterwards (staring out my friend’s window at the night sky wondering; just wondering).
Whisper of Memory. Sweet. Clear. Innocent. Hopeful.
And, Brinda captured the essence of that in kiss in this excerpt from The Waiting Booth. The first kiss between Mia and Regulus.
“He came even closer. I felt as gooey as a chocolate bar left in a hot car. My insides trembled. He set his lips on mine.”
“I had been kissed before…but I had never felt as though the guy tasted my mouth…”
“The pressures of his lips was warm and soft…sent tremor and heat from my head to the ends of my toes.”
I’m fuzzy-headed with the way Brinda worked her magic on my Whisper of Memory.
Time to segue back to the main attraction.
Brinda Berry, the author also moonlights as Brinda Berry the film-maker. Click on the video below to view her trailer for Whisper of Memory.
This post wouldn’t be complete without a bit about Brinda, my friend, my techie guru, and the creator of those magic words that expressed what I felt.
MEET BRINDA BERRY
BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.
If you’re anxious to acquire a copy of Whisper of Memory, you are one smart cookie and should Click Here. Go on. Treat yourself to a compelling, page-clicking read; the second in the Whispering Woods Series.
When you’re finished there, come back here and MAKE SURE you enter Brinda’s giveaway.
To show her appreciation for your interest and comments, you need only comment here [nifty comment boxes below] and link to Brinda’s Rafflecopter.
At her site, you will find links to other LAUNCH PARTY blogs.
Brinda is giving away trading cards and a Kindle touch. The giveaway ends on April 30th.
To make sure you enter, I include a second click here to be redirected to Brinda’s site and the list of launch parties. No party attire required. It’s a Come as You Are Launch Party Hop.
Which brings up yet another high school memory. How is it those cheerleader types always looked Come as you Are groomed to perfection? Did they *gasp* cheat?
Well, I never…
Oh. Wait. Yes I did. But, this party isn’t about
my sneakiness me.
It’s about Whisper of Memory, the title of Brinda’s book and fodder for your own memory hop with us back to our high school days.
Lovely segue [cue kazoo trill] to my
snoopy inquiring mind.
It’s your turn. Do you read Young Adult–Paranormal or otherwise? Does the genre or Brinda’s blurb bring back memories for you? Share your stories here, or just say ‘hi.” And, if a Whisper of Memory hits you later today or tomorrow, come back and share it with us. We love comments. Double-dip-comments are SO welcome.