Those who know me know that I’m easily distracted by shiny objects, squirrels and impressive spines on books. The other day one of these things caught my eye: three black dust jackets with shocking white print. Exposed by Kimberly Marcus was the book. The cover is two black and white photographs. One is the face of a girl. In the other a girl seems to fly out of the photograph. Beautiful and intriguing….but even more intriguing was the fact that it was written by a first time novelist.
Those that know me know that I love first time novels. It is a great way to say “I’ve read all of Author X’s books.” It is also a great way to find a new author to keep an eye out for. Two authors that are in these categories are Exposed by Marcus and Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg. Probably two more different books could not be found, but found together they were on a restocking cart. (READ MORE)