R X 2 = Randy Russell

You know how erica stalks finds people on the internet and then pretends they're her friends makes friends with them? And you know how it's generally authors who are super-nice and awesome? Well, she's forced another one to be here or she won't stop crying got another one for you today, just in time for R.

Randy Russell
*shouts hurray* *throws confetti* *bakes a pie*

(from Randy's website, click on the word website to visit)

Randy Russell has believed in ghosts since having to take the trash out at night when he was 12 and being chased back to the house by “something” in the darkness. (disclaimer: no, erica's WIP, which stars a 12-year-old boy who sees ghosts is NOT based on Randy's life. However, she now has a new idea...)

The Edgar-nominated author of five published novels for adults, two books of short stories about ghosts, and two volumes of Southern Appalachia folklore, Randy’s first paranormal novel, Dead Rules , will be released in hardcover by HarperTeen on June 21, 2011. (note: this is four days before erica's birthday. do what you will with this information, but there just might be a giveaway coming up) (erica hopes she wins this time)

Dead Rules
Sometimes, falling in love means you have to kill somebody.
erica would kill for this cover. just sayin'

Romeo and Juliet meets Heathers in this darkly comedic paranormal romance.

Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were destined to be together forever. Of that, Jana was sure.

But Jana just died - in a bowling accident. And when she finds herself in Dead School, her carefully planned future unravels. All she can think about is reuniting with Michael, so she decides to take matters into her own hands and bring Michael to her. And nothing, not even handsome, mysterious Mars Dreamcote and his irresistibly warm touch, will distract Jana from making her dreams come true.

Randy Russell's debut novel is a hilariously macabre story with a voice like no other.

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  1. I will be showing up for that giveaway! Randy's book looks awesome! Dead School - what a great idea!

  2. That cover is giving me the creeps. I think it's the eyes.

  3. Ooh, that sounds like a fun read! And I love that (sort of creepy) cover!

  4. Very fabulous. Also, may I have some pie, please? Preferably a slice without any confetti on it. Unless it's that edible funfetti stuff.

  5. The eyes of the girl on that cover are incredible.

  6. Thanks for the introduction to Randy! I'll be sure to check his book out.

  7. Oh, this looks great! Thanks for the write up! Very intriguing premise.

  8. i'm very excited to read this book! yay randy russel! christy

  9. Looks interesting.

    Not so much into creepy books, but .... If it's well written.

  10. Oh, this does sound both swoon-worthy and scary! I'll BE BACK (in my best Terminator voice).

  11. What sweet Randy stalking, I mean blog love for Randy. I'll check out these books and his site.

  12. LOL! Hilarious--stalks people. I have to say, though--this book sounds great. And I like Randy's description of his ghost belief. :D Thanks, ladies~

  13. Randy is brilliant.

    Just thought I'd toss my two cents in.

    Don't miss Dead Rules.


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