I can’t believe it’s finally November 1st, the day my debut young adult suspense novel, The Half Theft, releases!
Needless to say, I am beyond excited to let my book, my baby, out into the world.
If you, like me, are a fan of young adult or suspense stories—or better yet, young adult suspense stories—you will definitely want to stay tuned!
In case you haven’t yet read the blurb, here is a sneak peek at what you’re getting yourself into:
Charlie Riverson led a mundane life in the nearly abandoned city of Collinswood. Always had. Always would, at least that’s what he preferred to believe. It eased his mind far more than the truth of his life as of lately—the reality of the unexplainable crime attempted in his home, just three months after the disappearance of his best friend, and a possible link between the two.
The link? The Ducartes, the city’s most notorious family of homicidal madmen—and woman—who spent the majority of their time carrying out promises of revenge upon anyone who dared to disobey them. Most dangerous of all were the children, Grant and Naomi, the two who executed their father’s plans, no matter how gruesome.
Charlie now found himself at the intersection of a terrific and terrible realization. The good news: There was a chance, even if a small one, that Charlie might yet be able to rescue his friend. The bad news: The key to her whereabouts led him straight to the very family he wanted to distance himself from most.
So, who is this book written for?
The simple answer: anyone who wants to read it! As for the specifics, The Half Theft is written in a young adult tone with characters as young as nineteen, ranging up to one character in his thirties. It is perfectly suitable for anyone who enjoys young adult or suspense stories, which can include almost any age.
This book was written, not with a target age range in mind, but with a target interest group: young adult and suspense lovers.
What went into the creation of this book?
Quite frankly, years of work. I see so many authors release multiple books in a single year, and I truly do not know how they are able to accomplish that. I am incredibly impressed!
The Half Theft has been my #1 work in progress for almost three years now. I wrote Chapter One. I mapped out my characters. I wrote Chapter Two. I drastically changed most of my characters, and I kept on moving. I’ve gotten to the point where my characters feel more like family than fictional people in a book.
Charlie? Definitely real.
Maeve? The love of my life, and definitely real.
Naomi? Well, I’ll have to wait and let you see about her…
What does The Half Theft offer for badass women?
I could spend approximately five hours speaking to the strength of the women in my book. They’re awesome. They’re badass. Sometimes fear-inducing. And I adore them. To be frank, I didn’t create them in some strange, outlandish method. I just wrote them, as a woman writing women. And it worked.
But don’t worry, the men of The Half Theft are every bit as incredible, if you ask me. Each character brings his or her own unique traits (or, in one instance, lack thereof) to the table to form something of an awkward dream team, in my mind. I only hope these characters can bring as much joy to my readers as they do to me.
In which formats is this book available?
If you’re a fan of eBooks, you can get a Kindle copy through Amazon. You can either purchase one or download it with Kindle Unlimited.
If you are more of an old-fashioned print book person (like me), there are paperback copies available as well. I could be biased, but the cover is absolutely beautiful in person!
How do I grab a copy of The Half Theft?
The good news is, it releases today so you can order your copy from Amazon right now!
I so appreciate every bit of support I have received from the book blogging, writing, and reading communities of which I am a part. You are truly a special bunch. I look forward to many years to come of shared stories and shared support. Thank you.