Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld – a giveaway!

I opened to page one of…


And found…

Okay. I found crazy voice all over the place.

Here’s an example from the chapter titles:

A Prologue of Sorts

In Which Sephie Tries to Explain How Her Crazy English Teacher Finagled Her into This Mess.

The main character Persephone (all her sisters are named after characters in Greek mythology-loved it) enters her senior year and everything changes. Her grandfather is losing his house. One of her sisters plays a starring role in the local high school scandal. Even things with her best friend Joey aren’t the same.

Sephie must deal with all the changes in her life while figuring out who and what she wants to be.

I’ll be honest. As I was reading the first quarter, I kept waiting for Sephie to figure out she was really Athena, her boyfriend was Zeus, and her teacher was Hades and they’d fall in love in some kind of weird triangle.

So not what happened. But in a wonderful and sweet way.

Laura’s natural writing style, Sephie’s voice and her complicated but real family (all present and accounted for – no mysterious disappearances or deaths – ) all drew me into this three-dimensional story. I was in tears on and off through the whole entire second half. Maybe because it was so realistic. The character could’ve been me. It could’ve been my sister. It could’ve been my friend.

I just know I loved it. And I want you to have the chance to read it too.

Comment on this post and retweet, and I’ll choose a random winner to receive the paperback from the author.

Never fear, click here to purchase from Amazon. You won’t regret it.

Head over to Laura’s website and check her out.

Have you read any good epublished books lately? Or traditionally pubbed?

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23 Responses to Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld – a giveaway!

  1. Louise August 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    This book is on my “to-buy” list for whenever I get some spare change! I’ve been following Laura’s blog for a while now, and I’m SO excited to read her book.

    I am retweeting this post, too 🙂

  2. Kris August 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Sounds great! I’m in, and I’ll add it to my TBR list. 🙂 Tweeting it too…

  3. Cherie Colyer August 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Just added your book to my to-read list!

    Retweeting this too!

  4. Laura Marcella August 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Don’t enter me because I don’t have an eReader. But this sounds fun! Love the idea of character names from Greek mythology.

  5. Eileen Astels August 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Sounds very fun. Maybe I’ll understand my daughters better if I read it!

  6. christine danek August 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    This sounds great. I’ll add to my TBR list. Thanks.

    • Laura August 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      I enjoyed the book tremendously. And the giveaway is for the paperback! 🙂

  7. Lisa Green August 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Sounds like a really fun book. 😀

  8. Karen Lange August 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Thanks for the info on this book; I’d not heard of it. I always like a review from a writer’s perspective. 🙂 I am currently reading Jody Hedlund’s The Doctor’s Lady. It’s very good!

  9. Susan Sipal August 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Sounds very good! Persephone is one of my favorite myths!

  10. Susan Kaye Quinn August 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Sounds wonderful! (And I don’t read much realistic fiction, surprisingly) Off to tweet… 🙂

  11. Julie Musil August 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    This sounds like an awesome story! And if it didn’t play out as you’d imagined, that’s pretty darn cool.

  12. Margo Berendsen August 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    What a great hook you’ve given us! I do like a story where all family are present and accounted for. I’ll retweet for sure.

  13. Dean K Miller August 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Always appreciate good leads…and contests. Thanks…and already retweeted!

  14. Juliana August 27, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    How do I end up with so many books in my TBR pile from you?? Thanks for yet another great suggestion!

  15. Elle Strauss August 27, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Ohh, sounds good!

  16. Traci Kenworth August 27, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Can’t wait to read it!!

  17. Theresa Milstein August 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I love the title of the book and chapter. Too funny!

    Please enter me to win tmilstein at gmail dot com

    I don’t have a Twitter account, but I’ll share this on Facebook.

  18. Leslie Rose August 28, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    This sounds like a real treat. I love it when a book surprises me.

  19. Kate August 29, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    This sounds like a great book!

  20. tara tyler August 29, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    Laura’s great! Very nice and thoughtful review =)

  21. Lynda R Young August 29, 2011 at 1:49 am #

    Sounds like a great read 🙂

  22. Rebecca Josephsen August 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I would love a chance to read this! Thanks for the review and opportunity. Laura is a very talented writer!

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