Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Character Word Association:Lily (Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown)

Today I welcome Lily from Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. She's going to play the Word Association Game with me today, I'll say something and she'll say the first thing that comes to mind.

Lake Superior: mystery
guy: high school
mermaid: solid muscle
school: rumors
swimming: naked
love: home
legends: Grandpa’s stories
refreshment: lemonade stands
hot: Calder
music: harmony
car: none
stars: Orion
beach: sand between my toes
animal: unpredictable
favorite thing: Crap, just one? Well . . . the first thing that comes to mind is that song from The Sound of Music (you know...that one song about raindrops on roses?), but maybe Tennyson’s poem The Lady of Shalott? Or maybe rain on the roof? No . . . I think my most favorite thing is just waking up and knowing my family is safe and warm and still sleeping in their beds.

Thanks Lily for joining us today.  I know I can't wait to read Lies Beneath.  Read on below for more about this very intriguing book.

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown 

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, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him

Waiting On Wednesday (26)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I found this one in my Shelf Awareness newsletter yesterday and it sounds like such a great read, I can't wait until it comes out in July!

A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary
Release Date:  July 24, 2012

How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself?

For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied and her adolescent daughter is spinning out of control, she moves them to remote Sounder Island in the San Juans to live off the grid for a year. Susannah hopes to save her children from the risks they’ve encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. But the move threatens her marriage to the man she’s loved since childhood, and her very sense of self.

For Betty Pavalak, who first moved to Sounder to save her own troubled marriage, the island has been a haven for more than fifty years. But Betty also knows the guilt of living with choices she made long ago and actions that cannot be undone.The unlikely friendship between Susannah and Betty ignites a journey of self-discovery for both women that brings them both home to what they love most. A SIMPLE THING moves beyond friendship, children, and marriages to look deeply into what it means to love and forgive—yourself.

Doesn't that sound really great?  What are you waiting on this week?  What's something from BEA you are dying for?