Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Playing Hooky


Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.

…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.

Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.

Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.

Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.

My Two Cents:
The first thing that I need to say about this book is that it's too short!  There, I just had to get that out of my system.  This is a fun novella that needs more.  I need a sequel to this story, in the form of a full-length novel.  The ending was not concrete enough for me, so surely there will be more, right?  I had some unanswered questions at the end.

This story is about a boy and a girl, who have been friends forever, but never delved into a romantic relationship.  And he has a secret.   Then there's a twist.  And along the way, some unicorns show up.  You know, the usual college scene.

If you try reading the book with logic on your mind, Playing Hooky might frustrate you.  The reader needs to just dive right in with an open mind, ready to accept whatever happens in the story.  Are unicorns real?  Probably not.  (If they do exist, I really hope that they poop rainbows)  But for the sake of this short read, let yourself believe.  I mean, elves probably aren't real, but all the people still love Lord of the Rings.  And Hogwarts?  Well, that still exists, and it's quite a happy place.  I haven't been there, but I've heard.

Snag a copy of this novella and let me know what you think.  I read it in one sitting, so it's not going to be much of a time commitment.  And who knows - you might find out that you like a new author!

About the Author:

Leaving the house to go to school, I had schoolbooks spilling out of one hand, the other holding my place in a Nancy Drew novel, and bunny slippers still on my feet. My mom was a wee bit upset.

I haven't changed much. Still always have a book (or two) in my hand or creating stories in my head, and although I don't have any bunny slippers, I love writing in my jammies and snuggly slipper socks.

When I grow up (maybe a hundred years from now), I'd like to be a superhero, but for now, saving the day, one page at a time, suits me just fine.

With my husband TJ (my own cuddly werewolf), I home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park. 



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  1. Yay! This is awesome. Thank you so much for posting and sharing your thoughts with us on PLAYING HOOKY. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Happy Tuesday!


  2. So glad you enjoyed the story! Thank you for the review.

    And YES, there's more to come! The next two books are both full length novels:
    #1.5 - BREAKING ANGELINA from Angelina's & Hunter's perspectives
    #2 - TAKING CHANCES where Emma & Jason struggle to find out why people are going missing in their home town Kodia, AK ...

    Cover reveals coming in September!!!

    My husband is now co-authoring with me. He's taken over the male perspectives in the stories. We've got lots more to share.

  3. Yep, Love the new author. Rita Webb is terrific, and this novella was a win! I cannot wait for the full novels. (Too subtle?)

  4. This book sounds interesting! I like fantasy things, and hey, we all know elves exist and unicorns, Hogwarts eh... Sounds like something to check out!