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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Thanks so much. you are a wonderful friend and I couldn’t do this without your help and support. I mean that.
Any time my friend :).
I know, right? LOL
Always pleasing to see a friend helping a friend. The world is always better for the help and for showing it. It inspires people to believe that they are not alone and that such things are what the world is really made of. 🙂
Well said! I love the warm feeling I get inside when I help a friend, and I’m always so grateful when my friends are there for me :).
Cindy is a wonderful friend and I wish everyone had a friend like her.
Aw shucks :). Thank you!
Perhaps you can help your friend Bulldog. He seems to have snapped. 🙂
Oh, don’t worry. That was a happy “snap”.
Are we positive about that? Just kidding. I love happy snaps!
Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
As I am too lazy to do my own post about this, I would like to add my voice to the congrats to T.B. and offer her a venue on my blog too
Thanks! And I don’t think you’re lazy.
You must be in TB’s beta group with Beth Ann from It’s Just Life! She released the same post today!
Oooh, I’m in a beta group. That sounds pretty cool!. I feel important :).
You are important!
Woho!! Go Cindy’s friend! What an accomplishment. 🙂
Hey TBM, you should really check out Becky’s blog. It’s awesome! She is crazy about books just like us :).
Crazy about books like you. Does she have as many shelves as you?
I don’t think she has as many shelves, but she has hundreds of books!!
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What a great plug for TBM!!!! I see your comments on so many blogs I follow that today I am clicking “follow” on yours finally!!! 🙂 Great to meet you!
You’ll love her blog. And Mystery photos on Friday are the best. We all have so much fun trying to guess what it is. Mostly, we make up stuff since we hardly ever get it right. I guessed right 3 out of 100 times. But I have fun! That’s the important part.
Fun is good!
Hey Beth, welcome to my blog :). I love sharing my photos (and my craziness LOL) with my blogging friends, and I’m happy to add you to my list of friends. Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for the mystery photo!