Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  The book I've chosen this week is by an author that is the coolest author I've ever met.  And that is saying a lot, because I've met a lot of authors, and pretty much every author that I met was cool.  I began following her on Twitter after I read her first book, Spellbound.  And she followed me back.  At the time I was walking at least 3 miles a day, and I would listen to my ipod as I walked, and then tweet the songs that I was listening to.  She often commented on songs that she liked.  Then, when my sister moved to NYC, and I went to visit her for the very first time, I had kind of hinted that it would be really cool if I could meet her somewhere.  This was before BEA, so there wasn't any scheduled book signings or anything going on.  And I will admit I'd tweeted some other authors I followed to see if they'd be around that I might be able to meet them.  Well this author agreed to meet me one night.  So my sister and I went and met her and then we went and had a drink!  We talked for a couple hours, and found so many things we had in common.  Here is the picture of us meeting that night:


So you're probably saying, so she's a really cool person, what about her books?  Well her books are ones that remind me of a picture I saw on Facebook the other day, that talked about a reader's problem, of missing the characters after you finish a book.  I literally was disappointed when her books were over because I wanted to stay in that world, with those characters that felt like people from my own life.  I mean part of what I loved is how the characters were sarcastic and funny with each other, the way I am with people in my life.  So I am now so excited for her 3rd book, a new series called The Dark World.  Here is the blurb about it from Goodreads.com:

Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.

So it sounds really good to me!  And I'm sure I'll love the characters just as much!  I will have to buy a copy for sure before I go to BEA this coming May, and hopefully I'll get to meet up with her again like I did in 2012 when I went to BEA, and I'll be able to get it signed.  Here's a picture of Cara, her friend Nancy who is a fellow book blogger, and me and my sister who now lives in NYC.





So, what are you eagerly waiting on this week?

14 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds so good! And the cover is so cool too :) Definitely adding this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. Great! I love to promote this author when I can. I feel like she is overlooked a lot and her books are great! I'll be sure to check out your WOW as well!

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  2. Ummm YES PLEASE!! Wow This is the first time I've heard about this book and I am super excited to know it exists! So Thank you Lisa :) This sounds crazy and I need more Urban/PRN Fantasy in my life.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier too
    BIG hugs to you Book Hangovers Blabs Books

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    1. Glad to hear you're as excited about it as I am! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the cover on this book. Minus the girl it reminds me of the movie cover for the tenth kingdom.

    Thanks for stopping by my Wow :)

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    1. Hmm, don't know if I've seen that cover, I'll have to go check it out! Thanks for returning the comment!

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  4. Interesting pick - thanks for stopping by my WOW

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my WOW in return!

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  5. Gorgeous cover and the blurb's really interesting too! I've never read anything from this author but she seems like a really nice person who's very in touch with her readers so that's awesome. I would have to check her books out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You've got to try her books! I love them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Like this cover! I can see a bit of The Mortal Instruments in it..if it was horizontal and without the girl:D Not seen this one . Throwing onto TBR pile :D

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    1. I do love the cover, and I'll let you in on a secret, the girl on the cover kind of reminds me of the author actually. Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it!

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  7. Love the sound of this one, thanks for putting on my radar

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