Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Devil's Cape Review - and Contest!

Okay. Today's the day. I give away a copy of this lovely book. Lovely nuthin'. Y'all, I've been reading the wrong books all these years. Or at least since I've become a mom. I think I'd have been reading more fiction if I'd known novels like this existed.


Rob Rogers spoke, as y'all know, with our writer's group on Saturday. Hop over to his blog and see that he wrote about the experience, which tickles me to no end. :) While we were all together, Erik (who's also written an entire book, working on getting it published - woot!) said something about the book putting him in mind of Gotham, what it must be like on a daily basis, when Batman's not around. I like that. It really does describe Devil's Cape. And y'all KNOW I'm a fan of the Dark Knight. He sets my cape a-fluttering.

I also love that this book is set in Louisiana, near New Orleans. Tranny Head was correct in totally trashing Louisiana for T.I.T. (Totally Incensed Tuesday) a few weeks back. It's a hot, humid, dirty, incredibly corrupt state. The people are good hearted, for the most part, but there's really something to be said for the validity of its reputation. Especially in and around New Orleans.

Devil's Cape takes place just north of the city, an imaginary, yet very real, place. I want to tell you all about it, but I think it helped that I knew nothing going into the reading of the book. I'll tell you that a couple of chapters in, the Hunny crawled into bed while I was reading, wanting to chat and just spend some time with me, and I hushed him with, "Not now! A group of side show freaks just turned into super villains!"

This book kept twisting and turning, keeping me on the edge of my seat, certainly keeping me awake at work all night. The first three pages sucked me in. A Greek restaurant, the father of twins about to baptize his new sons before their official baptism, wants to keep them out of "the family business", has urns with hair from the Golden Fleece of the the Argonauts. What the heck?

I give this book a PG-13 rating, for violence and language. Not to be read aloud to small children. But I think I'd let my 14 and 15 year old read it. I know that Oatmeal Head would just eat this UP. But he can't, see, because I'm giving away my author signed copy. In fact, the signing says, "Thanks for supporting Flea's World, and welcome to Devil's Cape!" Just for one of you. I've been wracking my brain to think of a fun type of contest, rather than the typical random generator. Can't come up with one. I would appreciate it if you'd mention this contest on your blog, with a link back here (I'd appreciate it so much it would earn you three extra chances to win). Otherwise you can just leave a comment on this post. The contest will run until Friday at nine PM CST.

If you're a fan of thriller/suspense, you'll want to read Devil's Cape. It's worth the time and energy. And Mr. Rogers? Please finish that sequel? I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Until I write again ...

Flea

15 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Pick me!

Marguerite said...

Ooh, sounds intriguing. You know I'm all about a good mystery/suspense! :D

Asthmagirl said...

If there are dead bodies with the circus side show freaks, I'm on board!

faroutmom said...

O I love a good suspense...can't wait to read it! I did link to you on my blog! Thanks!

Kelli said...

Hi. I jumped on over from faroutmom's blog. The book looks great. I linked to you (and faroutmom) on my blog... like I said there... if I don't win it, I may just have to put it on hold at our library. Great review and nice site.

Dee said...

Jeez if I could spend my entire life reading I would. I just don't have the time. I borrowed 3 books from the library today and I have to return them by next Wed. Nothing like a good book is there?

Rob Rogers said...

Flea, thanks very much for the review. I had a great time meeting your group and I'm glad you liked the book!

Karen Deborah said...

Good review. writing book reviews is fun! So glad you got the package. Do you like the material? The other things are obviously little happys for you!

Karen said...

How did I miss a giveaway? I need to be more on the ball with this whole blog reading thing.

Trisha said...

Am I too late? I would LOVE a new, interesting book to read in this chilly weather!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm with Karen.. wait- I wasn't with Karen, how do I keep missing things?

Connie Pombo said...

I already won "Miss Personality," so I just stopped by to put my "two cents" in (which is exactly how much I have in my pocket after Christmas shopping last night!!

Shhh...don't tell!

Anonymous said...

Dear Random Number Generator,

I have grown weary of the TV Guide, and could REALLY use a good book to keep me warm when I'm home alone on Christmas. I promise to cut my swearing in *AHEM* half? No.... um...a third? Heck, I'll let an extra driver live next week. That's really the best I can do.

Yours Truly,
Tuney

Karen Deborah said...

well i guess if I don't win it I'll be going to the library which is fine.

Debbie said...

I wanna win!!!!! Sounds fun!

God Bless~
Debbie