The tour takes a long hop across the country to sunny California today, but thanks to the wonder of the Internet I can’t use jet lag as an excuse for spilling my guts in an interview with the aptly-named Vanessa Booke at Boekie’s Book Reviews. From my position in the hot seat, she could hold her own with Barbara Walters–mercifully, she did not make me cry. I just peeked at her review, though, and I’m getting a little misty-eyed–she thinks King of Paine is BETTER than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo! Wow, I’m blown away.
Boekie’s Book Reviews is a warm, inviting blog with easy-to-read reviews across a wide range of genres. Vanessa is particularly interested in fantasy, paranormal, supernatural and historical fiction. In her own words, “I love reading everything from steamy romances, to time travel to books about vampires and the fae. I like some mystery and thriller books.” She’s also a lover of poetry and all things Jane Austen.
Vanessa is a writer herself, starting with poetry in junior high school and then moving on to fiction. She recently published a haunting short story, The Dark Road Ahead, and Winter Rose, the first book in her Eternal Beauty young adult paranormal romance/dark fantasy series, is due out next summer. You can read more about Vanessa’s writing at her author site.
The tour heads back South tomorrow to Alabama, where Owl Tell You About It hosts my guest post “Researching the Psychology of BDSM,” one you won’t want to miss. Laura Ashlee will also be posting her review of King of Paine.