I know it's been a while since I last blogged but I am THISCLOSE to being free from Statistics and the computer class from hell. I'm breaking my unintentional silence to bring you lovelies some news.
See that happy looking person to the right? That is my friend Anne Riley and she has MANY reasons to be smiling but I'm here to share one in particular with you. Are you ready?
I'll start by saying that she had this novel called The Clearing which she self-published. She sold books and she stopped selling it for reasons she shared on her blog and now we're getting The Clearing 2.0.
Ok, so it's not really called The Clearing 2.0 but the idea remains the same. The book has been picked up by Compass Press and will be released in December of this year under the new and shiny name Shadows of the Hidden. Check out the new outfit she's got (the book, not Anne).
Natalie Watson doesn't believe her parents are dead, even though they disappeared five years ago. Discovering the truth about their fate is one of the only things that gets her out of bed in the morning. But after moving from her home in Georgia to her aunt's boarding school in Maine, solving the mystery of her parents' whereabouts is just one of several challenges she must face. When she's not fending off attacks from the popular kids, she puzzles over the rumors about a strange boy in her math class--one with fiery red hair who rarely speaks.
Despite suspicions that he murdered his sister a year earlier, Natalie finds it impossible to stay away from Liam Abernathy--especially when he confesses to knowing something about her parents. Soon she's following him into the forest, where things happen she doesn't understand...things that shouldn't be possible.
Natalie soon realizes her connection to Liam is deeper than she ever imagined, and not everyone she counts as a friend can be trusted. When she finds herself at the center of a centuries-old quest for immortality, she must work with Liam to stay alive--even if it means facing a truth about herself and her family that will not only shake her perception of herself, but of the entire world around her.
Anne has worked REALLY hard editing and making changes to this novel to make it better and to better reflect the writer she has become. I'm really proud of her because this is a book that she really believed in and look where it has gotten her. I'm so excited for her and I can't wait to get my own copy.
Want to know more about Anne Riley and Shadows of the Hidden? Check it out on Facebook, Goodreads, and of course, on Anne's Website.