Sunday, January 31, 2010

OTHER by Karen Kincy [Coming Soon]

Title: Other
Author: Karen Kincy
ISBN: 0738719196
Release Date: 7.1.10

The Usual Questions:

Is this the first in a series?
There is a sequel called Bloodborn that will be coming out in 2011, so yeah, it totally is.

What is the basic concept?
(from author's website)
I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours.

My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me more than I want to admit. Shards of moonlight and shadow shift on the wall. I clench my teeth and toes and try to ride out the pain. My bedroom drifts counterclockwise, and I shut my eyes.

It can’t be good for me, not shapeshifting.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate–into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and–most importantly–stay alive.

Is the cover art favorable?
It's intriguing to me. I'll be honest - this is one of those books where the title made me skip over it, but the cover brought me back.

What are some of the author's other works?
OTHER is her debut novel, and a sequel, BLOODBORN comes out in the fall of next year!

Preorder OTHER at Amazon Book Depo Changing Hands
You can Meet the Characters from OTHER on Karen's website.
Find an interview and the first five pages at Liyanaland.
Take the quiz to find out what kind of OTHER you are... I am a Dryad apparently.
What Other are you?
Your Result: Dryad

You are a dryad! A tree-spirit from Greece, you love all things green and have the ability to inhabit trees--you can even puppet their branches, which comes in handy when pesky people venture too near. You and your family have spread from your homeland in search of the oldest forests. Chloe, the best friend of Gwen in OTHER, is fond of sleeping in big-leaf maple trees in Klikamuks, Washington.

Kitsune
Werewolf
Pooka
Leprechaun
Watersprite
What Other are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

1 comment:

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm looking forward to this one too!