A wacky, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink concept that somehow works, mostly.
Solidly written and entertaining, if not much else.
Here by Ella James (Blog Tour Post)
Today I am pleased to be part of the blog tour for Here by Ella James. Thanks to the author and Mark My Words Publicity for making it possible.
Pretty boy, pretty picture. It does strongly hint at an answer that does not appear till most of the way through the book–to the extent that I guessed correctly before even starting the book.
Milo Mitchell’s life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life…until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.
Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick’s face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo–who is sure she’s never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn’t know and is doing things he shouldn’t do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run–toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds. Continue reading
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Mermaid, blood, the lake even looks like it could be Lake Superior. It’s great! Only one problem: the narrator character is a merman (Merman! **cough, cough** Merman! </Zoolander reference>), so it would really make more sense to put a male character on the front.
Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother’s death.