Today I have an exciting blot tour with a wonderful giveaway for you. I’ve really enjoyed this short novel, so I had to tell you all about it!
Title: Remember Me
Author: Amaleen Ison
Release Date: 11th June 2013
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Cover Artist: Scott Carpenter
Genre: Young Adult
Sera isn’t living. She’s existing—barely. Bedbound by illness, she has no memory of life before the freezing barn she now calls home. A mournful song haunts her dreams and hints at a past not completely buried—one she’s desperate to uncover. Yet Father’s whirlwind visits to draw blood and administer medication don’t provide answers. He only confirms the one thing she already knows; she’s dying.
A lonely death without ever knowing her past seems inevitable until a sudden, mystifying return to health coincides with the arrival of a boy in the opposite out-building. The inextricable pull to the stranger, and the broken memories that storm her mind when he’s near, warn of a history quite different to any she could have imagined. If she’s to uncover the truth she craves, she’ll have to decide whether knowledge of the past is worth forfeiting her second chance at life.
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Father snatches the cover away and yanks my bare arm straight. Angry-looking bruises and red track marks riddle my paper-thin skin from wrist to elbow crease. He flicks a spidery-looking vein. “Dammit. Next.” My sluggish movements prove too slow for his liking, and he grabs my other arm. “We’ll give this one a try.”
I turn to Noah. Although younger than Father and not yet graying, his straggly black beard and tired-looking eyes make him appear older. He wears a worried expression and avoids my gaze. Perhaps he pities me, or my condition embarrasses him. Probably both.
The fog of medication descends in my mind and sends its glacial water surging through my veins. The barn wobbles, and my head lolls back on the pillow, giving me a view of the rafters. When it comes, the prick of the needle doesn’t hurt. Only the beautiful, melancholy song that plays constantly in my mind accompanies the odd sense of draining life.
Minutes, hours, days later—I can’t tell—Father holds up a full vial of blood to a shaft of sunlight streaming through the hole in the roof. “Thank you, my angel.” He kisses my forehead and squeezes my hand at the same time. I smile at the show of relief in his eyes, before my heavy lids close.
“She’s sleeping,” he says.
Footsteps draw near.
“She looks worse.” The disembodied comment comes from somewhere near the foot of the bed.
“Her blood isn’t working anymore.” Noah’s voice sounds tight.
“We ought to let her die peacefully.”
Yes, they ought to let me die peacefully.
“No!” Father’s breath comes in heavy gusts. “I won’t give up on her. We’ll capture the other one.”
“We’ll be damned.”
“Too late.” A loud clunk and something metallic skitters across the floor. “We’re already damned.”
So, let me start by thanking Ms. JA Belfield, because she sent this author my way for a review. I am so glad you did that Ms J!! 🙂 I wasn’t really sure what to think at first. It’s a girl, who is terminally ill, and her father is willing to go through extremely lengths to keep her alive, maybe even a little over the top. She also doesn’t remember things from her past. She remember more recent things, like that her father and uncle always come to her “barn” the same way at the same time every day. When you read this story, the first few sentences will tell you that there’s going to be something so much more that what it seems, but you don’t realize what it really until you get well into it.
This is a novella sized story. It’s short, and a wonderful read because it goes quick. Not because there aren’t a lot of words, but because you will be lost once you start reading. I am very impressed with how the mystery built up. Dude, even I had tears in my eyes at the end. I am quite impressed with how everything played out. It was all wonderfully timed. The plot twists, the crescendo to the climax, the life shattering end. Well done. I am quite a fan now. PS, wait til you figure out what she is… 😉 5 BEAUTIFUL WINGLESS BUT ELEGANT PAWS!!
Author Picture & Bio:
Amaleen Ison is a married mother of one. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire, England, along with her cats (Oscar and Winston), guinea pig ( LouLou), and gerbils (Blackberry and Pumpkinseed). She writes Young Adult fantasy stories that meander into a variety of sub-genres.
As a child, Amaleen lived most of her life in her head. She imagined herself in mystical lands populated by the weird and wonderful. She still spends way too much time daydreaming, but now she writes about her imaginings and weaves them into stories. The fantasy element is always important, but more so the hodgepodge of emotions that arise from her characters first time experiences.
The wonderful author is offering a $20 Amazon Gift card as well as an ecopy of Remember Me… GO HERE to enter!
Other Tour Stops
June 12th – Jocelyn Adams
June 13th – Paranormal Book Club
June 15th – Cover Contessa
June 17th – Bookaroo-Ju
June 19th – Rebecca Hart
June 21st – Happy Tails & Tales Blog
June 23 – Stephanie Lawton
June 25th – Known to Read
June 26th – Kate’s Book Life
June 27th – Daily Dose of Decadence
June 28th – Jennifer Eaton
June 28th – A Diary of a Book Addict
June 28th – Kaidans Seduction
Alright guys, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I want to wish you all GOOD LUCK to win! Again, major thanks to Ms JA Belfield and the lovely author who was so kind as to offer me a spot for her blog tour! I am a fan and I really hope we can do it again!! 🙂 Happy reading everyone and later gators!!