So I go off and be Viv for one week and look what happens!
* For Darkness Shows the Stars is named to the 2014 Lone Star Reading List
* Across a Star-Swept Sea is named to the 2013-2014 Winter Indie Next List: “This novel has everything that I loved from Peterfreund’s previous book, For Darkness Shows the Stars, but with a story all its own: a fast-paced plot, a captivating post-apocalyptic setting, crazy-enough-to-be-plausible technology, and a simmering romance. Across the Star-Swept Sea is an enchanting amalgam of adventure, political espionage, romance, and science fiction, tinged with humor and wrapped in a sparkling futuristic world.”
* Across a Star-Swept Sea is given a starred review from VOYA. “Inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Across a Star-Swept Sea places the mysterious spy adventure in a lush and terrifying futuristic world. The Galatean use of Reduction, brain damage through medicine, is eerily realistic, as is the Darkening (DAR), a dementia that is acquired by the Helo cure for Reduction. Persis fears for her Darkened mother, while Justen tries valiantly to complete his grandmother’s research to reverse DAR. Their attempts to not fall in love have a sweetness caused by two very likable and well-developedcharacters. This imagining of Earth’s future is a fascinating stand-alone but also a solid companion to For Darkness Shows the Stars.”
* Across a Star-Swept Sea is nominated for the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list.
Maybe I should take a split-personality vacation more often? I’m honored by these reviews and recommendations and so happy and grateful that people are enjoying my books. This series is especially close to my heart because I wrote it while pregnant and in the early years of life with my daughter, and I was so aware of the kind of characters I wanted to write for her. I just love Elliot and Persis so much.
Anyway, enough glamor for the week, I guess. I’ll be over here in the corner, in yoga pants and fluffy socks, drafting Viv’s next romance novel and plugging away on the revisions for Diana’s Omega City, which is so much fun, guys, I can’t even stand it. When is 2015 going to get here again?