Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spun by Catherine McKenzie + a giveaway

Whoo! April turned out to be a fabulous reading month, thanks in no small part to the fact that one of my favorite authors had not one but two new releases! The first of those two was of course Hidden and the second is a novella sequel to Spin entitled Spun. Since Spin was my first book by Catherine McKenzie it does hold a special place in my heart and the chance to return to those characters again was one that I was very much looking forward to.

In the many months since her stint in rehab, actress Amber Sheppard has not had things easy. She's kept clean but none of that seems to matter. The paparazzi are always watching, waiting for her to fall back into her old ways. Even the casting agents doubt her. And then there's Connor Parks. After all they've been through - all the ups and downs, the fights, the breakups, the make ups - Amber just can't let him go. And so, after months of pleading via email and text, Amber breaks down and agrees to meet him. In just one instant everything changes for Amber... and Connor, making the former Girl Next Door again the center of attention as everyone waits to see what will happen next.

Spun packs a wallop for such a short read! While it's easy to sympathize with Amber in Spin, Spun offers up a chance to see things from her perspective. Kate and Henry do make appearances but this time Amber is the real star of the show. And oh did I love her! Gone is the petulant young actress dead set on being difficult. In her place is a new, more mature Amber who has already started to learn the error of her ways and still longs for more. More stability, more trust from those around her, more respect in the industry.

And without giving too much away to you, potential reader, McKenzie doesn't make it easy on her.

Spun is out now and thanks to the author, I'm able to offer one of you lucky readers a free Kindle edition of Spun's predecessor, Spin! To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, May 12. (US/Canada only)

Good luck!

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