Feb 28, 2012

Launch Party

Do you know what today is?  It is the supposed to be last day of February, but more than that, today is the launch of Jessica Therrien's book Oppression.  This is a book I'm super excited for - ancient powers battling...one girl the determining factor...

Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning - and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.



I know, right?  It sounds intriguing.  And the cover - beautiful!  I am a sucker for mythology and to have some with a girl twist just makes me so happy.  Add it to your goodreads, get your hands on this book and tell others.

Happy Book Birthday Jessica!

And guess what else.  Today is the release of Alex Cavanaugh's  CassaFire too.  If you have been the land of bloggers, you will know that Alex is pretty much one of the nicest, most supportive people out there. 

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren's civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan's technology and strange mental abilities.

To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…
No second child syndrome for this one. 

Run out and get these.  Now!  What are you waiting for.  You have one full extra day this year - why not fill it with reading :)

13 comments :

S.P. Bowers said...

Love the cover of Oppression. I'll have to look at both of these.

Jessica Therrien said...

Thanks so much for helping host my virtual launch party :)

...and Wooohooo for Alex's release as well! Double awesome.

David P. King said...

You're hosting both books today! Awesome. I did not even know about Oppression until today. Now I do. Thanks for hosting these awesome authors! :)

Angela Cothran said...

I just bought Jessica's book. I can't wait to read it!

Shallee said...

I've heard a lot about these two on the blogosphere lately. Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to them!

Leigh Covington said...

WHOOT-WHOOT! Congrats to Jessica and Alex! Both awesome books that I am ready to read!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Tasha! Jessica and I are taking over today.

Sarah Pearson said...

I want both of these :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Two great birthdays! I haven't heard of Oppression, so thanks for cluing me in. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good luck to both books.

Yvonne.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I think tomorrow I'll do nothing but read. There are too many terrific books out there to pass up.

Jocelyn Rish said...

So excited for Jessica and can't wait for my copy to arrive!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS and best wishes to both authors!