Saturday, April 16, 2011

N is for Novel

novel adj of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before: a novel idea

Rane Anderson is doing something novel with her novel. Starting on April 11th 2011 (which, yes, was a few days ago!) she will be posting one chapter a week of her YA paranormal novel Who is Saint Giovanni? If you want to catch up by reading the Preface and Chapter 1 you can click here. And click here to read more about what and why Rane is doing this and how to get involved with spreading the word.



The morning after a near-death experience, seventeen-year-old Emily Edwards discovers an X carved between her eyes. It's painless, bloodless, and she has no clue how it got there. No one else seems to see it. As if that's not bad enough, Emily's senses are freakishly sharper, like she has been living, until then, a little dear, a little blind, and without taste buds.

Desperate for answers, Emily turns to Giovanni, the only person in Italy she promised to avoid. He’s everything she hates in guys. Impulsive, secretive, and reckless, just like her father. What kind of guy grabs a girl he doesn’t know and kisses her? But Giovanni may be the only one who can see the mark. Though he denies it, Emily swears she’s caught him staring at it. 

Before long, Emily learns she’s a pawn in a deadly game that has existed for centuries. The only one she trusts has stolen her soul, and she doesn’t even know it. Although some call Giovanni a saint, others call him a devil. Emily must determine whose side he’s on by finding the answer to a single question. Who is Saint Giovanni?


13 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

I haven't started reading yet, but I'm supporting the project on my review blog. Yes, it's certainly a novel way to get a book out there. I wish her success with this. The bit I've read @ Lit Express sounds intriguing.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Sounds really great!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Great story. Nice cover art!

Rane Anderson said...

Thanks for the great mention, Rachel! With everyone's help, I'm sure the word will spread pretty quickly!! THANK YOU!! :)))

Rane Anderson said...

(That's positive thinking by the way lol)

Ellie said...

Gosh. That is brave, and novel. I'm wishing her every success.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Nice of Rane to do that. Good luck, I hope you have every success!

kelworthfiles said...

Thanks for sharing that with us!

I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Sounds creepy!

Cally Jackson said...

I blogged about this too. I think it's a great idea, and I've really enjoyed what I've read so far. Looking forward to finding out: Who IS Saint Giovanni?

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info and the link. I'm going to check out the first chapter.

Kari Marie said...

I think what Rane is doing is awesome!

Rachael Harrie said...

Goodness, that X sounds positively creepy!

Hugs,

Rach