Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friendly Books

In honor of my mother's birthday (Happy birthday Mom!), I have books to tell you about!

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My friend Kelly Meding's debut novel, Three Days to Dead, came out last week and I've been told there's a copy waiting for me in Chicago. I cannot WAIT!


She’s young, deadly, and hunted—with only three days to solve her own murder…

When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue – in a stranger’s body, with no memory of who she is and how she got there – her troubles are only just beginning. Before that night, she and the other two members of her Triad were star bounty hunters — mercilessly cleansing the city of the murderous creatures living in the shadows, from vampires to shape-shifters to trolls. Then something terrible happened that not only cost all three of them their lives, but also convinced the city’s other Hunters that Evy was a traitor . . . and she can’t even remember what it was.

Now she’s a fugitive, piecing together her memory, trying to deal some serious justice – and discovering that she has only three days to solve her own murder before the reincarnation spell wears off. Because in three days, Evy will die again – but this time, there’s no second chance…


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My friend Jennifer Caddell has a short story in the newly released What If?, a collection of science fiction short stories.


A collection of short science fiction stories that finally answer the classic question, What If?

I'm so proud of her. This is her first publication credit and it's a printed book! Much more impressive than a measly online pub. Go Jen!

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My friend Stacey Graham has a short story in the zombie anthology, Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance.


I'm not a zombie person, but her Zombie Dating Guide (her current wip) has me itching to read about them.

Zombies are everywhere. You can't escape. So you might as well fall in love.

In the pages of HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE, the very first zombie romance anthology ever, you'll find romantic stories about loving a zombie, love stories between zombies and a tale of love and lust during the zombie Apocalypse. There are funny zombie stories, a zombie story that will make you cry, and even a few that might make you blush. We have zombie noir and zombie paranormal romance. You will be amazed at the scope of zombie lovin'. There's something for everyone in this star-studded collection, including stories by New York Times best-selling authors John Skipp (writing as Gina McQueen) and Brian Keene.


Be sure to check it out!

10 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

You're friendly with some very talented people! :)

shadowferret said...

I feel like such a slug now, in comparison.

JLC said...
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Melanie Avila said...

Janna, we are!!

Ferret, me too.

JLC said...

Oops.. had to rewrite this because I am such an awesome speller.

A big congrats to Kelly and Stacey! Mel, thanks so much! *sniff*

Adam said...

Aw, ain'tcha a sweetie? :-D

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JLC said...

Happy Birthday Melanie's mom!! :D

Robin said...

Wow! They all sound terrific! I don't know if I could find zombies sexy, because the whole idea of them makes me sort of nauseous. But now I'm intrigued. . .

Melanie Avila said...

JLC, I wondered what happened there. :)

Adam, I try...

Robin, I tell you, if you could see the bits she's posted online -- hilarious!

Nadine said...

These books sound great!! I can't wait till I can tell people I'm friends with Melanie and they should buy her book! It will happen!