Friday, December 3, 2010
Favorite Things Friday--Kiss Noir
Honestly, I'm not a big fan of vampire fiction. You won't find me reading the Twilight Series. I even missed Anne Rice's highly acclaimed Interview with a Vampire (although after Kiss Noir I am considering remedying that situation). That said, I am a fan of good fiction no matter what guise it takes. So for Favorite Things Friday, I give you Kiss Noir.
Robynn Clairday is an excellent and eclectic writer. In the past, she has written more for the young adult audience, having two non-fiction books published with Scholastic, Tell Me This Isn't Happening and Expect the Unexpected. Then later, the young adult fiction novel, Confessions of a Boyfriend Stealer with Delacorte.
I became acquainted with Robynn's work when she contacted my mother, who was then teaching 4th grade, about working with her on the Tell Me This Isn't Happening project--actual embarrassing moments submitted by children. The collaboration was very successful. Robynn got great material for the book, and my mom was handed a wonderful teaching opportunity. The first book was so successful, that Expect the Unexpected was born, and my mom and her class (the following year) again collaborated with Robynn.
Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found that Robynn's first foray into adult fiction, Kiss Noir, had been published. Kiss Noir is steamily romantic, scary, and nerve-wrackingly thrilling. Right now, the book is available as an e-book from BookStrand Publishing, but I've been hearing that it will be available in hard copy on down the line.
So what is your favorite thing this Friday? Head on over to Quilting in My Pyjamas and join in the fun!