New Release October Feature

Since reading is a huge part of my life~as it should be a huge part of every writer's life~I've decided to try and feature at least one fabulous new release that I'm dying to check out, and to share with you each month. This month my feature is Dead Heat by Lisa Nowak. 

A man who longs for a son and a boy who can't escape his father's violence. Even death can't break their bond.

Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what's wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. But his gift can't save him from the brutality of his meth-addict father. For two years, Alex experienced kindness through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole's dead, and the violence in Alex's life is escalating. When Cole reappears as a ghost, Alex clings to the tenuous link. Then he learns Cole might've sacrificed his chance to cross over. Jade, the first girl to look beyond Alex's past, assures him Cole can reach the Other Side-if Alex escapes from his dad. But a previous terrifying attempt has convinced Alex it's impossible. Unless he can find the courage to try, his friend may be earthbound forever.
"Dead Heat blew me away. It's a gritty ghost story interwoven with all-too-real subject matter that will make you cry for Alex, ache for Cole, and thank God for Jade. I was invested in these characters' lives and you will be too."
~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of the Zellie Wells trilogy

In addition to being a YA author, Lisa is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She writes coming-of-age books about kids in hard luck situations who learn to appreciate their own value after finding mentors who love them for who they are.


  1. Thanks for featuring my book, Heather. :)

    1. You're very welcome Lisa, it was my pleasure!

  2. Sounds excellent. Nice feature, Heather, and congratulations Lisa!

    1. Thanks Linda. Lisa's writing is very compelling!

  3. This is a great idea for a story. I wish Lisa all the luck. And what could be better than a professional smartass writing coming of age books.

    Lisa, you're going to do well! I'm going to have to expand my library now.

  4. Wow. This is a great twist on the normal cross-over ghost story. Sounds like one for me to pick up right away.

    Thanks, Heather, for mentioning it :-)

  5. This sounds like a really good story. And I like the cover, too!

  6. Thanks for your support, Linda, Karlene, Angela, and Golden Eagle. :)

  7. This sounds like a great concept. Definitely adding it to my TBR list.


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