I know that my blog has a photography theme, but today I am straying from the usual to help out a very close blogging friend of mine, T.B. Markinson. She is a fairly new author to the literary world (yes, I actually know a real published author – isn’t that awesome?!?!), and I have had the pleasure of reading both of her novels before they were published. Her second book, Marionette, is being released in December, and today I am excited to share with you the cover, which I think you will agree is very eye-catching, and I highly recommend that you add Marionette to your “to be read” list because it’s a great read that I found very hard to put down. I just know it’s going to be an instant success!
Cover Designer: Derek Murphy
Publication Date: December 2013
Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. Marionette is her second novel. A Woman Lost was her debut novel.
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