MAY 25 - 31st
Splash Into Summer Hop Home Page: I'm A Reader Not A Writer
Welcome to the Splash Into Summer Book Blog Hop! A new feature is popping up at Bitsy Bling Books this summer called Twisted Tales and it happens every Thursday (See Upcoming Events in left side bar). The weekly post showcases an author, their fabulously creative books and usually a sweet giveaway. Twisted Tales focuses on the sub-genres of dark comedy (sometimes with horror elements), absurdist, bizarro and pulp fiction. I'd love it if you stopped by and checked out the summer fun. In the meantime, I hope you enter the giveaway going on below. The only requirement is please fill out the form with your name and email. However, if you have a favorite 'twisted tale' that you think I should check out please let me know. Also, I'm a big fan of cyber stalkers so you get a few extra bonus points if you track me anywhere around the social network.
What you can enter to win TOXICOLOGY
Jessica Hagedorn's edgy and entertaining new novel centers on the lives of two women who are neighbors in Manhattan's West Village. Mimi Smith is a filmmaker of low-budget slasher movies in search of new material. Her neighbor Eleanor Delacroix is a legendary writer of erotic fiction, now nearing eighty and addicted to cocaine and gin. Their personal and artistic lives begin to collide in unexpected ways as Eleanor grieves over the recent death of her live-in lover, the renowned painter Yvonne Wilder, and as Mimi deals with the challenges presented by her newly sober brother Carmelo; her drug-dealing boyfriend, who has mysteriously disappeared; and her wayward fourteen-year-old daughter, Violet. Looming over all these characters is the ghost of Agnes-an "illegal" and cousin of Mimi's who might have been murdered by her New Jersey employers. Toxicology is a dark yet playful exploration of money, desire, mortality, and the connection between creativity and self-destruction.