Friday, April 1, 2011

Fresh Face Friday 4-1-11

(US Cover)    
(UK Cover)


April already?! Man this year is flying by!

So this week I'm trying a new "way" of doing my FFF. Just to make them more informative.

Who: Alma Katsu

What: The Taker -
               Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them?
    When Dr Luke Findley turns up to his hospital shift in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanny is a woman with a past...
    Lanny McIlvrae is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. Hers is a story of love and betrayal that defies time and transcends mortality - and cannot end until Lanny's demons are finally put to rest. Her two hundred years on this earth have seen her seduced by both decadence and brutality - but through it all she has stayed true to the one true love of her life. Until now.
    An unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale...
Buzz:  "This is a great book. And by great, I mean, devastatingly so, like reading the Scarlett Letter, while riding a roller coaster, on acid. Seductive, daring, soaring, and ultimately gut-wrenching, the Taker is a lush, historical rendering of transcendent love, paranormal beings, and the depths of pain that can be felt by immortal hearts." - Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"

Cover: US - it looks mysterious, like a suspense novel. UK -  fell in love with this cover, it's beautiful

My thoughts: I'm actually SUPER intrigued to start reading The Taker. I have a UK copy sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Alma's story seems to have a great mixture of love, mystery, and conflict, which is the perfect combination for a great ride. Look for my review soon! 

Excerpt: Read the 1st chapter here

Stalking Grounds: Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Website

 Extra: Watch the author video that Simon & Schuster put together: here

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