Monday, August 8, 2011

A Scary Good Book, by Anita Laydon Miller

I promise to get to more about my vacation soon, but today I have to announce that my friend Anita has released her second novel.

This one is a middle grade mystery titled A SCARY GOOD BOOK. Here is the official description:

Twelve-year-old Hannah Stone tells everyone she’s “okay,” but that’s a total lie. Two years ago her dad was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The detective in charge of the case never found the driver, but he somehow managed to get Hannah’s mom to fall in love with him. The jerk. And speaking of love, Hannah’s developed a major crush on Ollie Ortega—he’s her best friend and the only one she can talk to—a crush on Ollie is so not a good idea.

Also not a good idea? Searching for a missing person with no help from the police. But that’s exactly what Hannah does when she finds messages in library books—underlined words that point her in the direction of someone who needs her.

And, suddenly, Hannah’s even further from okay. She breaks into a library, gets caught in a kidnapper’s web, and is stalked by her dad’s killer, all in an effort to save a life…but can she save herself, too?

I haven't personally read it yet (it's just being released today), but I know Anita well enough to know that this is certainly a fun kids' ebook. And at $0.99 you absolutely cannot beat the price.

You can find the Kindle edition for sale on Amazon, here, but if you're not sure whether this might be for you, I suggest you at least visit both of Anita's great blogs, and get to know her a little better:

Anita Laydon Miller's blog.
Anita Laydon Miller's Middle Grade blog.

Thanks!

28 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

You're such a good friend! :o)

Sarah said...

It certainly sounds like a suspenseful MG. Happy release day, Anita!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Anita!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This sounds like a great MG book. Unfortunately my kids don't have ereaders. :P

Em-Musing said...

Hmm? I keep seeing more people self pub and that it's a good thing. And so are you for sharing her story.

Talli Roland said...

Happy release day to Anita! Love the title and I wish her lots of success!

Anita said...

Thank you, Matthew, for spreading the word! I also love the words of encouragement here...yay!

For those of you who don't have ereaders, there are other ways to read ebooks. I tell you this not just so you'll buy my book, but so that you'll have thousands of free and inexpensive GOOD books available to you. Just go to my website and look at the Ways to Read an Ebook page for options. anitalaydonmiller.com

Old Kitty said...

Great title! And the premise looks most intriguing - a great mystery with libraries and books and a feisty heroine!! Brilliant! Good luck Anita!! Thanks Matthew. I'm very sorry but I am of the dinosaur age where I cannot abide all things e! Hopefully this will be out in print in the future! take care
x

Donna K. Weaver said...

It will be interesting to see how it does as an ebook to the target audience.

Michael G-G said...

Thanks, Matt, for all the support you give your fellow writers.

And congrats, Anita. This sounds like a terrific thriller.

Sarah Pearson said...

Add me to the 'Ereader without kindle' brigade. I just downloaded something onto my pc, and I can read them there.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I agree with Jessica, Matthew. You're always doing your best to show support for your friends. Truly admirable, my friend.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Congrats Anita! I remember her saying that her mystery would be coming out soon! Scurries off to buy...

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Dang! Anita's on fire!! Best wishes to her!

Michael Offutt said...

Anything is worth 99 cents. I shall download this book tonight to my iPad.

Christina Lee said...

Happy release day! Second time hearing about this book now!!! Congrats!

Anita said...

Thank you, everyone! I'm getting email asking me how I'm reaching my target audience. I'll do a blog post about it in a week or so. People are still buying EARTHLING HERO (my first middle grade ebook) and I don't know these people...it's very cool.

I REALLY appreciate all the buys, guys. I think you'll like this book and I want people to see that indie ebooks can be great quality. Please post reviews!

LTM said...

this sounds like an awesome book! I can't wait to get it for my girls. Thanks, Matt! :o)

Jemi Fraser said...

I've got it downloaded and ready to read!! :)

ali said...

This sounds fantastic. I'm adding it now!

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow! All that in a MG? Cool! Best of luck to her! :)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That sounds like such a cool story!

Lydia K said...

Sounds like a great one, and I love that cover!

Rusty Webb said...

Sounds real strong. I'll be sure to check it out.

Rusty Webb said...

I just said "sounds real strong". Geez, I'm way too tired.

Kelly said...

Anita rules!

(whoops I stole your line :)

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Congrats, Anita! It sounds like a damn good MG read; suspense makes for good reading to me :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

So excited for Anita. And you can read her book on your computer if you don't have an e-reader. That's how I read her first one.