“All Modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn”
—Ernest Hemingway
Who hasn’t read these classic adventure stories? You don’t have to be a boy to envy, admire, and appreciate these two timeless tales. Did you know these books have never been out of print?
Penguin Classics is reissuing THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER with new introductions by Twain scholar Kent Rasmussen. What new ways to enjoy and view these tales might his introduction inspire?
In addition HUCK FINN contains a foreword written by Azar Nafisi,  The Republic of Imagination, citing HUCK FINN as one of three books responsible for shaping America’s  identity.  That’s saying a lot!
Obviously they’re more than rollicking good adventure tales.  These editions would be the perfect introduction to the world of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer for the adventurous reader or new reader on your list.
Thanks to Kevin Manic Readers has a print copy of each to give away (Sorry US only). Did you read either Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn growing up?  Do you have a favorite scene or quote? Share them with us we’d love to hear them.  Good Luck!

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Penguin Classics; ISBN: 978-0-14-310732-3; On-sale date: October 28, 2014; $8.00).

By turns praised, derided, banned, and celebrated, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain’s enduring masterpiece, an incomparable adventure story, and a classic work of American humor.   Amazon

Few books have taken so deep and enduring a hold on the American imagination as THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Penguin Classics; ISBN: 978-0-14-310733-0; On-sale date: October 28, 2014; $9.00). Younger readers delight in the sheer pleasure of following the rollicking, mischievous adventures of Tom, a consummate prankster with a quick wit. Yet older readers recognize the somber undercurrents lurking dangerously beneath the secure and wondrous world of boyhood. A classic that has lost neither its popularity nor its capacity to delight, Tom Sawyer is a treasure of American literature.  Amazon


Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri. Starting out as a typesetter, he went on to work as a steamboat pilot, prospector, and journalist before publishing his first major book, The Innocents Abroad.

R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of nine books on Mark Twain, including the award-winning Mark Twain A to Z, as well as more than a dozen other books. He lives in Southern California.

Azar Nafisi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, Things I’ve Been Silent About, and The Republic of Imagination. A passionate advocate of books and reading, she appears regularly on major media and speaks to packed audiences around the world. She lives in Washington, D.C.

The Writer's Muse & giveaway with Juliette Cross

The muse is an ambiguous entity. Does it come from without, or does it come from within? I’d venture to say both. Whether from literature, history, society, or Mother Nature, she weaves into the conscious and subconscious of all writers, sparking some new idea to life. Inspiration is complex and multi-dimensional, but if I had to pinpoint an origin, I’d bet the true muse lies within the heart of the writer. As for me, my muse awakens for a variety of reasons—a lovely work of art, a storm moving in, a change in weather (particularly during fall and winter), a stunning photograph, or sometimes something as simple as wind rustling in the leaves.

I love reading about what sparked the imaginations of writers of great stories. My favorite is the one of J.K. Rowling and her muse coming to life on a train. She was on her way back to London on a four-hour train ride after a weekend of flat-hunting (for a place with her then-boyfriend) when the idea of the scrawny, bespectacled Harry Potter popped into her head. She didn’t have a pen and was too shy to ask someone to borrow one. (Can you imagine being the person Rowling borrowed the pen from to write down the first ideas of the famous Harry Potter series?) But she claimed that if she’d started writing that moment, she might have stifled the character and the story unfolding in her head. For four hours, she let the ideas ruminate and let her muse take hold. Well, we know what happened from there. I’d give her muse an A+ and a bonus for a job well done.

I try to take wisdom from Rowling’s story. Sometimes it’s best to let your muse work, rather than hurry to write it all down the second an idea forms. So writers, whether it’s an impending storm, or a fallen leaf, or a lonely train ride, let your muse lead you down that creative path into the deep unknown of your imagination. You never know what wonderful story might be waiting just around the bend.

In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.
Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.
As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.
Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.

Juliette’s giving away an ecopy of SOULFIRE to one (1) lucky commnenter.  Do you have a muse? What gets your creativity, whatever form it may take,  flowing?

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Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance–brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

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CAFE IN THE PARK & giveaway with Elodie Parkes

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TITLE – Café in the Park
AUTHOR – Elodie Parkes
GENRE – Contemporary Erotic Paranormal romance
PUBLICATION DATE – September 9, 2014
PUBLISHER – Siren Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Elodie Parkes


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When Emily joins a dating agency, she never expects to meet someone like Chris. Everything she ever hoped for in a man, he’s special in more ways than one. Their intense attraction to each other is fueled by their shared loneliness. Will Emily find out his shocking secret when someone from his past comes back to haunt him?

How can love blossom, when someone is trying to tear them apart?


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The next day after work, she kicked off her high-heeled shoes at the front door and padded along to her study to check the date matching mailbox on the website. There was one reply.
“Meet me for coffee Thursday lunchtime. I’ll wait at the front of Café in the Park at one o’clock. I’m tall, dark haired, and will be wearing black.”
Emily took off the jacket of her business suit and read the message again. Café in the Park was easy to get to from her workplace. She hadn’t too much time to worry over the meeting, since today was Wednesday. She only had to cut down an adjacent street to meet the large square of the city park. There was a pond and a big bistro café there. Lots of workers went to eat their lunch at the café or sit on the benches that lined the path through the park…so a safe enough assignation.
As she ate her evening meal, she daydreamed about the meeting, hoping the man would be attractive, intelligent, kind, and sexy.
The next day, even though she’d promised herself she wouldn’t fuss, she put on her shortest work skirt and highest heels, and instead of the tan stockings she ordinarily wore, she chose black. As she drove to work, a flutter of anticipation grew in her stomach.
The morning dragged. She began to get cold feet, but then, ten minutes before one o’clock, she put her computer to sleep, picked up her jacket from the back of her desk chair, and left her office. Emily told the receptionist she was going out for a sandwich. As she strode down the street and detoured to the park, nervousness took over. Her heart beat a little faster. By the time she approached the café, she was shaking.
There was no one outside it that matched the description in the message. Two young men in white shirts and tan chinos passed her and went into the café. Three women all in business dress talking and laughing together, waited for a fourth to join them, and then went into the café. Emily took a deep breath to steady her nerves and walked right up to the café entrance. She stood around for a few moments trying not to feel self-conscious, but it got the better of her. She retreated to a bench seat on the path a little way off from the door to the café.
At one fifteen, she slipped her cell phone into her jacket pocket after checking the time, and stood. She walked to hang around outside the café entrance for another five minutes, but then feeling foolish, she went back to work.
She detoured into the staff kitchen and got coffee to take back to her desk. As she sat down in her desk chair, she couldn’t help a sigh of disappointment escaping. That afternoon sadness crept over her. At the end of the working day as she traveled home, she realized just how much she’d hoped to meet a man who might love her. A fresh wave of foolishness flowed over her as she acknowledged hurt at being lured to the meeting only for no one to show up.
She almost cancelled her membership of the matching service and especially her attendance at the speed-dating event the next evening, but then a little flame of hope sprang up. I’ll try for a little longer.
©Elodie Parkes 2014 Siren Publishing All Rights Reserved

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Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy — cool stories and hot love scenes.

Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique emporium by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.

Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, Secret Cravings, Evernight, and Siren Publishing.

She has also released titles as an individual indie author.








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GOING HOME with Stacy Finz

GOING HOME: The small mountain town of Nugget, California, has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over—and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love…

Maddy Breyer needs to prove she can make her own life after betrayal blew up her previous happily-ever-after. Staying totally focused on renovating a decrepit mansion into a bed-and-breakfast might help her—and this recession-hit town—finally turn things around. But the mysterious new sheriff is the kind of lawbreaking temptation that’s an even bigger challenge to resist…

Detective Rhys Shepard is only back in Nugget long enough to care for his ailing father. He’s got a big-city promotion far away from this place that never accepted him. He does not need a sudden crime wave to solve. Or one leggy case of heartbreak stirring up all kinds of trouble and challenging his rules. Which might explain why he’s suddenly finding it hard to leave…

Rhys slowly rocked the glider with his right leg. “Maddy, I don’t know what the Wellmont mold is. What I do know is that you’re clever and you’re funny and you’re beautiful. . . . Look what you’ve accomplished in the short time you’ve been here. Most people would’ve written off the Lumber Baron as a scrape. When you’re done with it it’ll be the pride of Nugget. From where I’m standing this Gabriella woman wasn’t your problem. If your husband couldn’t see what I see . . . Well, he doesn’t deserve you.”
She pressed her face against his shoulder and mumbled, “You might not say that if you’d ever seen Gabriella.”
He gently lifted her onto his lap, his soft lips just inches away from her ear. “I don’t need to. I’ve seen you.”
Maddy looked at him with such wonder in her eyes that it mesmerized him. He bent his head, gently brushing her lips with his. The kiss started innocently enough. But when she wrapped her arms around his neck, he was lost. He sank his mouth over hers, pulling her firmly against him…

Going Home



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Author bio: Stacy Finz is an award-winning former San Francisco Chronicle reporter. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. In 2012 she won the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished single-title mystery/suspense. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband. Visit her website

A TASTE OF CHARDONNAY with Heather Heyford

Thanks for stopping by Manic Readers, Heather.

How did you come to writing?

I’m kind of famous in my family for my long string of unrelated jobs. As a teenager, I worked at an Italian restaurant owned by triplets who didn’t speak English, where I gave myself first-degree burns spilling a plate of hot spaghetti down my leg.

Following college graduation I became a sales rep. One winter afternoon under a sky the color of a bruise, I slid off an icy rural Pennsylvania ramp into a snow bank. It was dark before I was found.

After that I went to work for a department store, rising to the rank of dress buyer. So glamorous! The f-bomb was my boss’s favorite word, and the women were paid less than the men. At least I got to take the train to New York for my monthly buying trip, where I was put up in a low-end hotel that reeked of carpet glue.

Finally acknowledging my artistic streak, I next decided to become an art teacher, which I stuck with for a decade.

I truly didn’t have what it took to write until I’d accumulated all those experiences. 

What grade and subject did you teach?  

I taught Art. What could be easier than painting and cutting and drawing with cute little kids? Um, just about anything, as it turns out! I ended up getting hired at a high school. Teaching was the hardest thing I ever did. Every adult should have to shadow a teacher for one whole day. That would put to bed complaints about teachers’ salaries, once and for all!   

What is your favorite part of writing? 

I love editing. It’s amazing, seeing your fantasies come alive. Sometimes I’ll laugh and think, “Did I write that line?” I must be in a different zone when I write. 

Least favorite? 

Definitely, the middle of the book is the stickiest. The beginning is fun, I know how it will end…it’s the stuffing that requires the most deliberation. 

Please tell us about your debut A TASTE OF CHARDONNAY, first in your Napa Wine Heiresses Series. 

I’m so excited! Nine months ago, I was teetering atop a rickety ladder hanging Christmas lights, when I got ‘the call’ that Kensington wanted to buy my series about the four daughters of Xavier St. Pierre, Napa Valley’s most notorious vintner. Each book tells one sister’s story of how she finds love and fulfillment. 

Do you have a WIP you can talk about? 

I just finished writing Book 3 in the series, A Taste of Sauvignon, and I’m about to start the next one. In Book 4, A Taste of Sake, Char, Meri and Savvy will be shocked to discover Papa has been keeping a secret from them: their illegitimate half-sister, who’s been living in San Francisco all these years! 

What are you currently reading? 

My first love in the romance genre was Regency, but since I write contemporary, I’ve been scrambling to catch up with the likes of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Robyn Carr. I also always have one of the Outlander books on my nightstand.  

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Heather Heyford is author of the contemporary romance series, The Napa Wine Heiresses. Get “A Taste of Chardonnay” in print or for kindle and Nook.

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Born in the Northeast, Heather Heyford learned to walk and talk in Texas, and then moved to England. (“Ya’ll want some scones?”) While in Europe, Heather was forced by her cruel parents to spend Saturdays in the leopard vinyl back seat of their Peugeot, motoring from one medieval pile to the next for the lame purpose of ‘learning something.’ What she soon learned was how to allay the boredom by stashing a Cosmo under the seat. Now a recovering teacher, Heather writes love stories, feeds hardboiled eggs to suburban foxes, and makes art in the Mid-Atlantic. See more at

With Saturday Morning Cartoon era ending, so does a rite of passage for millions of children

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This past weekend saw an era come to a quiet end. For the first time in over 50 years, there were no Saturday morning cartoons on any over-the-air broadcast network.

It is official – the era of Smurfs, Superfriends, Bugs and Daffy, Tom and Jerry, GI Joe, Transformers and myriad other animated features has come to a quiet, albeit sad, end.
Fans of Saturday morning cartoons have an odd, though familial, connection. We grew up together, connected through the television looking glass, viewing worlds of fantasy, action, adventure, excitement. Many cartoons inspired us, some frightened us, others uplifted us, and many more offered us an escape from the worries and fears of childhood and adolescence. For so many of us, waking up early to watch a classic round of “Wabbit Season! Duck Season!” was as much a routine as our parents getting up and telling to turn the volume down. It was a ritual, a rite of passage that all children, from baby boomers to nascent millenials, shared in common.
Unfortunately, our animated temples had to eventually yield to the internet, Youtube, Netflix, On-Demand TV, and myriad other “at your service” delivery and viewing options. There was, literally, no way for the networks to compete. Infomercials for juicers, erectile dysfunction remedies, get-rich-quick-schemes and other products have proven to be more profitable in this 24-hour-sales-cycle world we live in.
So what have we lost?
We lost the joy of seeing Brainy Smurf getting booted from the village for the umpteenth time, never minding the fact his cranial landing spot should have caused, at the very least, a severe concussion. We lost the exhilaration of seeing Superman lifting up a boulder to plug an erupting volcano, forgetting that such an action would eventually lead to the boulder being exploded by the roiling gasses underneath. We will never again see ludicrous image of hand drawn dog in red pajamas flying through the air declaring (“Never fear, Underdog is here!”) The mirth derived from watching a parody of Batman featuring man in a royal blue jumpsuit and his cybernetic canine friend bumble their way to triumph over the bad guys (“Blue Falcon”…”And Dog Wonder”…”AWAY!”) has been lost. Last, but certainly not least, children will never know the frustration of their favorite cartoon being pre-empted by a Presidential speech about jobs, war, or some other White House crisis.
We all thought the same thing – who cares if the Soviets were spinning up ICBMs bound for New York??? Space Ghost is about to finally blow up Zorak!!!
Yes, that is the very thing we lost to this new modern world. We lost some of our innocence. While it had been flatlining since Cartoon Network and Boomerang came on the scene, you could at least hear a faint pulse. Today, no more.
The Fantastic World of Hanna Barbera, Cybertron, Eternia, and Looney Tunes Land has ended and with it, a brave new world of On-Demand cartoons continues.
Th-th th-th th-th THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!!!!

Anjali Mitter Duva and A FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN

Something different for historical fiction lovers. Enjoy!
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It is 1554 in the desert of Rajasthan, and a new Mughal emperor is expanding his territory. On a rare night of rain, a daughter, Adhira, is born to a family of Hindu temple dancers. Fearing a bleak future, her father—against his wife and sons’ protests—puts his faith in tradition and in his last child for each to save the other: he insists Adhira “marry” the temple deity and give herself to a wealthy patron. But after one terrible evening, she makes a bold choice that carries her family’s story and their dance to a startling new beginning. Told from the perspective of this exquisite dancer and filled with the sounds, sights and flavors of the Indian desert, Faint Promise of Rain is the story of a family and a girl caught between art, duty, and fear in a changing world. 
Faint Promise of Rain  gives an atmospheric, compassionate look into the hidden world of a temple dancer’s family.  Anjali Mitter Duva had me spellbound throughout this suspenseful coming of age novel that delivers a rich, satisfying ending.” Sujata Massey, author of The Sleeping Dictionary 



Anjali grew up in France and has family roots in Calcutta, India.

​ She is a co-founder of Chhandika, an organization that teaches and presents India’s classical storytelling kathak dance. She lives near Boston with her husband and two daughters, and is at work on her second novel.
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HERE IN MY HEART & giveaway with Anna DeStefano

Dru Hampton and Brad Douglas’ story came to me as I finished up the Mimosa Lane novels. Actually, as I wrote Love on Mimosa Lane, a foster family kept grabbing page time, one scene after another, as they cared for their kids and the community rallied behind them. And I started wondering about the older foster children, the ones who’d aged out of the system and were living their adult lives, and how they’d still want to know these amazing parents and, one by one, would be drawn back the community that shaped them.

Here in My Heart is a long novella (or a short novel, depending on how you look at it). It’s about half the size of my 400+ page novels. Which means it’s in no way a short story. Because like all my novels I try to pack as much setting and characters and theme and, well, story in as I can. But at its heart, we find Dru Hampton, one of the Dixons grown foster kids, needing to find her forever home with Brad Douglas, the bad boy who got away. These two are a hoot to watch spar with each other and fall in love again, as well as care for Brad’s cantankerous grandmother and one of Dru’s younger foster siblings. Theirs is a second-chance-at-love story, a coming home story and so much more. You’re going to smile your way through this one, even as parts of their journey grab at your heart and make you misty.

But early reviewers are also saying the community—the small town of Chandlerville we fell in love with in the Mimosa Lane books, that we get to delver deeper in as the lens of the Echoes of The Heart books widens—is just and endearing and exciting to know. How a small town comes together to support their own. How people protect the children in their midst, whether the kids are their own or not. How we see love bloom as we face and conquer adversity together. I learned as I wrote Here in My Heart that that community (as much as Dru and Brad’s adventure in rediscovering their love for each other) was why now is the right time for me to be writing this story.

I’ve lived in a small community near a large city for decades, just like my amazing characters. And I’m hoping you fall in love with the best things that kind of life has to offer, just as I have ;o)

What’s your favorite memory of community or neighbors or friends coming together to help each other? What happily ever after ending would you like to be able to go back and make happen for the people and place that you hold most dear in your heart?

HiMH FinalLive and work together, or lose everything that matters…

The ultimatum tilts Dru Hampton’s contented life in Chandlerville, Georgia, on its ear. The man that Vivian, her cantankerous boss and benefactor, wants Dru to partner with—live with—is Brad Douglas, who’s let Dru down every way a man can.

Sheriff’s deputy Brad Douglas has come a long way since his rebellious youth. He’s back home to care for Vivian, his ill grandmother. He’s stayed out of Dru’s way all these years to make up for the hurt he once caused her. Now, the delightfully mischievous Vivian’s dying wish is for them to rebuild at least a working relationship together…and she’s betting on them rediscovering much more.

The family business and the Douglas home that Dru and Brad both cherish will be sold if they don’t resolve their differences. Can these childhood sweethearts make up and reclaim each other’s hearts before it’s too late?

Anna’s giving away two (2) digital copies of HERE IN MY HEART, a $25 Amazon gift card, & a vintage log cabin quilt!  Good luck!
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annaNationally bestselling author Anna DeStefano has searched her entire life for the soul of the matter at the heart of her world’s mysteries. As a small child, she drew from her experiences, senses, and dreams to paint a lush fantasy world, filled with endless possibility and characters of her own creation. Putting pen to paper, Anna transforms these inner landscapes into rich storytelling.

Hers is a realistic but optimistic vision, searching for hope and transformation through intense emotional journeys. Her fuel–the inner passions and conflicts of the characters she crafts. Much like a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, Anna’s characters face the ultimate of human choices: finding the courage to conquer their fears and thrive until, despite every obstacle, they become the beautiful things they’re meant to be.

An author, workshop and keynote speaker, writing coach, and acquiring editor, Anna’s creative vision permeates every challenge she undertakes.
She wants you to stop, look, and keep digging, until you find the soul of your own fantasies. Her novels’ rich blend of realism and fantasy invites Anna’s readers into her creative mission to dig deeper and see each of life’s moment with emotional honesty and clarity. Discovery and joy are her touchstones, regardless of how difficult her characters’ journeys might be. She will challenge you to transform into all you’re meant to be, as well. She speaks and blogs regulary. Join Anna each week for Soul Of The Matter, Dream Theories, Things My Teenager Says, How We Write, Waterfall Challenges, and more.

Past President of Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), Anna’s also Senior Tech Writer with a GA Tech honors degree an 10 years of experience working in Corporate IT. Her novels have garnered numerous awards including twice winning the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart, the Maggie Award for Excellence, and finalling in awards such as the National Readers’ Choice and Book Seller’s Best Awards. She’s the author of over 16 novels since 2004 in four different genres, with nearly half a million copies of her books in print in over 5 different languages.


Cover Reveal THE PRINCE by Sylvain Reynard




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Melissa Pearl's THE MASK

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Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn’s new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends’ true colors?

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story…



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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011.



Join Melissa Pearl and friends as she celebrates the publishing of her 15th title, “Two-Faced.” Two-Faced is book 2 of the Masks Series, published by Evatopia. Take part in the fun and giveaways by joining today:


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