Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Red-Headed Stepchild

Red-Headed Stepchild: In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her---until now.

This time, it's personal.

Yes, my long-time blogging buddy, Jaye Wells, has a lot to celebrate today. Because her wonderful, debut urban fantasy novel, Red-Headed Stepchild, is being released!! I'm so thrilled for her. Jaye was one of the first people to stop by my blog, and I've been following her journey for some time. It's a cool story...her entry for a Clarity of Night contest was the genesis for this novel. Go, blogging!!

Now, I haven't read the novel yet. But I know it's a great read, anyway, because I thoroughly enjoyed the first chapter and have been watching Jaye's wonderful reviews pour in. Here are a few choice ones.

Hold on tight — a gritty new heroine has joined the pantheon of shoot-first, ask-questions-later protagonists. Despite the blistering pace and darkness of the plot, [Wells] neatly balances things with a deft smattering of humor. 4.5 Stars! -Romantic Times Book Lovers magazine

If you love the Urban Fantasy but have been seeking something a little different to the multitude of offerings out there then this really is the book for you. Why? Well, to be blunt, this novel has something for everyone, be it the spartanite style of description or matter of fact kick ass combat tied up with a storyline that really will grab you by your literal jugular and keep you gasping for more. - Falcata Times

Jaye Wells dishes up a read so satisfying that you can’t wait until the next serving.
Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author

So what are you waiting for?? Pick up a copy of Jaye's debut right here. I can't wait to read mine.


David Cranmer said...

Good for Jaye! Best of success and that's a superb cover.

Sarah Hina said...

David, it really is. Thanks for checking it out!

Anonymous said...

I am so psyched! I'm heading to the book store for extra copies tomorrow!

I'm very proud of Jaye. And I wish her all success.

Sarah Hina said...

Jason, me too!!

And I think it's very cool how her concept originated in the first place. :)

Aniket said...

Mage - Good
Vampires - Guhud
Assasin - Goooodd!!
Bloodlust - Guuhood
Red-Heads - Hot , sory.. gooood!!
Jaye - Greatt!

So the novel can not possibly be not great, can it? :-)

Sarah Hina said...

Aniket, that does seem to be an ironclad proof! :D

Trust me...I've read enough of Jaye's writing to know that you wouldn't be disappointed. ;)

Aine said...

Can't wait to read about her vamps! I'm looking forward to descending into dark places.

Hoodie said...

I'm so excited to read Jaye's book too. What a great day.

If you get a chance, come see what's going on over my place.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

How sweet of you to showcase Jaye. She is a talented writer. I am sure her book will be fantastic! Vampires...as Aniket says, Guhud!!!!!

A great big honkin' 'grats, Jaye!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Excuse me for being passive...
I meant to say, I am sure her book IS fantastic!!!!! I guess I was thinking "will be" as in when I read it.

Jen said...

Sarah, your recommendation is more than enough for me to know that it's great. Well, that and Aniket's formula. ;)

Jennifer said...

Sarah, just wanted to let you know that drama drama island is over and I am going back to the old blog. :P

(No, seriously. :) )

Jaye Wells said...

Aw, you guys! Thanks so much for all your support. I am constantly amazed at how much camaraderie and positive energy our little blogging circle creates. And i can't wait to return the favor to Sarah when her book launches!

Sarah Hina said...

Aine, I'll be there, too!

Hoodie, I'm so glad you're back!! Will check out soon. :)

K, thank you (and I know what you meant ;))! And yes, very talented.

Jennifer, woo-hoo, she's back!! (not that I mind a little drama, mind you :P)

Jaye, my pleasure! I hope you've been enjoying every minute of this roll-out!!

And thank you. I'm looking forward to that moment, too. :)