Sunday, June 12, 2011

More on the cool kids...Melissa Kline, fellow LP author

You ever meet someone virtually and just know that if you met them in person, you'd just adore them?

Well, meet Melissa Kline, author of next month's release My Beginning from Lucky Press, publisher extraordinaire. Melissa is a wonderful fellow blogger, finds ways to make me smile through her comments and feedback on bad days, and even better, is immensely talented. Through her blog, I have gotten to preview her writing and must say that hers is one of the two books I am most looking forward to for this year (the other being String Bridge by Jessica Bell).

Want a taste of why I am so anxious? Here is the description from Amazon (where the book is available for pre-order)...

My Beginning is told through the eyes of Ivory, a 16-year-old girl who has lived her entire life within the walls of an institution. The institution is one of many supposedly set up to protect those within from a worldwide plague. She and all of the other surviving children live a strict, mundane life full of tasks and responsibilities--forbidden to go outside, congregate or even look at the opposite sex. Despite the uncompromising atmosphere, Ivory manages to pique the interest of the only boy who did not grow up in the institution, creating a love affair neither of them expected. Multiple secret meetings take a turn for the worse when they are caught and severely punished, but through unexpected circumstances they find themselves on the outside. There is a lot more to the world than they could have ever imagined when they learn of a war and lifelike machines that threaten humankind. Ivory faces many unexpected challenges, and, ultimately, it is up to her to save Aidan and the world she has grown to love.

So I encourage you to go get to know Melissa a bit better, and I will look forward to posting my review of her work later on this summer, after I have had the opportunity to review it. Surf over here:


  1. Aren't you a sweetheart! Melissa is just going to LOVE you! (Mind you, I love you too for that little mention. I had no idea you were looking forward to my book so much. I'm thrilled! Thank you!)

    Melissa is adorable, isn't she? Must be one of the most kind-hearted gals I've 'virtually' met :o)

  2. Awe, you guys are going to make me cry. *tears of joy*

    Shauna, thank you so much for the kind words and honorable mention. You made my day! I wish we lived closer so I could give you a big hug! :)

    Jessica, you're such a sweetie! I am so inspired by your perseverance and passion.

    I love both of you and am so glad to have connected. We've got a unique bond and I truly hope that we can all meet in person someday - we've got to get that ice cream! :)

    Hugs to you both,