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Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Muse~New Author Blog Hop

Last week my inspiration came from a fellow author, the wonderful Susan Kaye Quinn. And in the spirit of New Author Blog Hop (brought to us by the lovely Saba from Of Thoughts and Words) I wanted to spotlight Susan today. I've been reading Susan's indie debut (she previously published traditionally with Omnific publishing, a sweet novel by the title of Life, Love, And Liberty), a young adult dystopian titled Open Minds. I won't get into the novel too much because I'm doing a review of it over on The Indie Elite blog next week but I will say it was amazing! Here is just a teaser about it:

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where being forced to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.


To say Susan is remarkable seems inadequate. Not only does she write outstanding novels, she has designed aircraft engines and worked for NASA (yes, seriously). On top of all that awesome sauce, she is a sweet, giving person who supports others. Trust me, this is one author you don't want to miss out on reading. I'll be sharing more about Open Minds soon on The Indie Elite and I'll be celebrating Susan's launch by joining in on the Open Minds tour next month. I hope you'll join me! I'll be joining in on the New Author Blog Hop (during the date listed on the button) with another great new author to introduce to you next month!

23 comments:

  1. What a great premise for a novel and I love that this author also has an engineering background. Women in science and math -- they rock!

    I'll have to check out your review of this novel.

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  2. Open Minda sounds awesome! :) Looking forward to this one.

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  3. She looks like a wonderful find, Heather, thanks. Susan, congratulations on your books! They sound great.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. This sounds like an awesome book. And I love the mind control paranormal ability. I'm excited for Susan.

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  5. Karen, they do indeed! I really think you'll enjoy this one.

    Karen AH, it's pretty amazing. :)

    Linda, she definitely is!

    Natalie, you're welcome! I'm super excited for her too.

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  6. Aw, Heather! Thanks for the sweet spotlight! #yourock :)

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  7. I really really want to read this :-)

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  8. I have to get a copy of that book! Thanks for introducing her, I hope she is able to join the blog hop :)

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  9. Wow, this sound exciting. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing another great author.

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  10. It is a great premise for a novel. Will be picking it up, Roland

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  11. YAY!!!! I LOVE Susan so much and I can't wait to read her book!! :-)

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  12. Susan, you're very welcome!

    Sarah, you won't be disappointed!

    Saba, you really do!

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  13. Karlene, it is for sure! And you're welcome. :)

    Roland, I know, I love the premise!

    Shannon, me too, she rocks!

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  14. Yay!! I'll be participating come Monday too. ;D

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  15. Hey, I know Susan! Such an awesome and inspiring lady. I'll be joining you at the Nov. 1 release party! I look forward to your review.

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  16. I love the idea of a "zero". Adding this one to the TBR pile. Thanks for introducing us to Susan.

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  17. Lisa, yay! Glad to hear you'll be in on the party!

    Nicki, fantastic, thank you!

    Tina, me too! And you're very welcome. I'm glad I could introduce you to an amazing new author.

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  18. Thanks for sharing--this sounds like a really neat take on mind reading.

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  19. Mindjacking... This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Open Minds is such a wonderful book. November 1st is fast approaching and I hope everyone goes out to get it. It really is a great read.

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  21. Sounds intriguing and the cover is stunning.
    Will add it to my reading list.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. A big YAY for Susan! I can't wait to read 'Open Minds'.

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  23. Sounds like a great concept!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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