Thursday, March 25, 2010

Top 5 Reasons You Should Read THE BODY FINDER (or enter our contest to win it)


1. I finished THE BODY FINDER in under three hours.
Between the romance, the mystery and Kimberly Derting's impeccable sense of pacing, I literally could not put it down.

2. Violet is no damsel in distress. She's sarcastic, funny and has a slightly bizarre hobby of burying murdered animals. You'll fall in love with her instantly.

3. Jay isn't your typical YA love interest. Jay is sweet, sensitive and an amazing friend. Bad boys are so last season. It was beyond refreshing to watch Violet fall for a sexy guy who actually remembers to open doors for her. Not to mention the fact that the scenes with Jay totally brought me back the heart pounding, stomach flipping feeling of falling in love for the first time. Excuse me while I swoon.

4. The writing is AMAZING. My favorite line in the entire book is a spoiler, so I won't quote it, but please go read the first couple of chapters so you can see exactly what I'm talking about. I dare you not to run to the bookstore when you're done.

5. Kimberly is one of the coolest authors out there. Seriously. She even stopped by to answer a few questions for us:

Tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
TBF is about a girl who can sense the echoes the dead leave behind and the imprints attached to their killers. You’ll be shocked when Violet...(Sorry, out of characters).

Where did you get the idea for THE BODY FINDER? (As the official idea whores we have a vested interest here.)
Ha, my husband’s favorite question! Because of this, I thought it might be fun if we both answered.

Hubby: I came up with everything about this story and should really be considered Kimberly’s co-author.

Me: Hubby’s contribution was the following sentence: “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a boy who could find dead bodies?” As soon as he said it, I had already changed the MC to a teenage girl and started creating her creepy ability…and a love story, cause that’s how I roll. While he may not be my co-author, I still gave him some love in the acknowledgements.

Someone has a pair of scissors to your head (oooh, SCARY!) and you have to choose: Awesome title or gorgeous book cover?
Ok, for idea whores, THAT is the scariest situation you could come up with???
I would go with gorgeous book cover every time! And then hopefully everyone would be SO caught up with its blinding beauty that they wouldn’t think twice about my book title which would be:

“ROUND AND ROUND THE D-BAG-O-METER GOES” by Kimberly Derting (for which the Roecker girls may or may not deserve some love in the acknowledgements. Just sayin’). But that would be one amazingly awesome cover!

When did you know you had to be a writer?
In high school, I would write these heartfelt notes for the attendance office about how sick I was the previous day…. and then I would sign my mom’s name. That was when I thought that just maybe I could be a writer. Or maybe just a really good liar. (Sorry, mom!)

Twizzlers or M&Ms?
M&Ms. In popcorn. With Twizzlers.

And Skittles.

See what I mean? Kimberly ROCKS. And her book is one of the best I've read all year.

Lucky for all of you we're giving away our copy, so leave a comment and make sure you're following our blog to enter. We'll announce the winner tomorrow at 8 AM. Good luck!!!

80 comments:

Melissa said...

EEKS!! I would LOVE to win a copy of this!

Melissa said...

PS - And if I don't win, I'm buying a copy. I AM SOLD!

Cheree said...

I so have to go read this book. Thanks for the great info.

Loretta Nyhan said...

I just got this yesterday from Amazon and I am reading it TODAY.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Great interview! She's soo funny!

DarcyO said...

I want to read it! Please include me.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Weronika Janczuk said...

Me, me, me! ;-)

Golly, I want to read it.

And fab interview!

Ian said...

I am following...did I win?

Hardygirl said...

I've read it. And yeah, pretty much read it in one sitting. It was THAT gripping.

Great interview!

sf

Brodie said...

I really shouldn't have read this post because your thoughts combined with Kimberly's interview has made me want this book even MORE! Something I did not think was possible. Ahhh, I want to read!! Please, please, pretty please enter me if this is open internationally!

Thanks!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Just finished this book last night and OMG it was so good!!!!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

I finished my reading list from last year! Looks like I need to start another one!

Dominique said...

Ooh, pretty cover. That book sounds awesome. Not a super-power I'd love to have, but very interesting.

storyqueen said...

it is such a beautiful cover! And I think the concept is awesome.

(But I'd choose title over cover, you know, with the scissors thing and all)

Shelley

Debra Driza said...

Wow, this book sounds awesome! Can't wait to read!

But hey, the alternate title is pretty cool too. Um...

:)

Heather said...

I've been dying to read this book, but this interview made me want to read it even more! Sign me up!

Jen said...

I have my book already and it is a total page turner, I can't put it down (but I have had too...*ARGH*) however I have a ton of free time tonight and plan on finishing it!!!

I'm already excited to post my review!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

It's officially on my TRRA List (To Read RIGHT AWAY!)

Loved the interview too!!

((hugs))

Natalie Lloyd said...

The first time I read about this book, I thought how my mom would love it (she's addicted to Medium ... it sounded like it had the same vibe). I thought I it might be too scary for me - but after reading the first few chapters, I'm sold :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I can't wait to read it. I'm almost finished the book I'm currently reading. Any day now. For sure while I'm on my trip.

What a great hubby to come up with the idea. ;)

Tamika: said...

Fabulous cover and title- I'm sold before reading page 1!

Thanks for the great recommendation I can't wait to read it!

Christina Lee said...

FANtastic!! This was SO next on my list (eek can I get it on my kindle for iPhone?--such controversy Amazon creates). Wouldn't it just be great if you can send it to me instead? :-)

Marsha Sigman said...

I was already planning on buying it but...if you want to give me your copy I will not say no.

I cannot wait to read it!

Christine Fonseca said...

So need to read this now!!!

lbdiamond said...

Sounds great! Count me in! *happy follower* ;)

Heidi Willis said...

I'm not entering since I've already read this and have a few signed copies myself, BUT I do have to echo that this is a great book.(Would that make "this is a great book" my echo??) :)

And Kim is one of the coolest authors out there.

(Does that mean I have two echoes?)

Summer said...

Love it! My husband likes to give me ideas too, then get bent out of shape when I automatically change them all around. :-)

Candyland said...

Kimberly Derting=my hero (aside from you two, of course)

Talli Roland said...

Sounds amazing!

And great interview, too.

Adriana said...

She sounds awesome!
I'm not entering since my book arrived yesterday and I'm now almost halfway done. I'm loving it so far.

I also agree with, "Bad boys are so last season."

Natalie Whipple said...

Well, can't resist entering this one! TBF and Kimberly both seem pretty dang awesome.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Okay, my TBR pile is humongous, but I can't resist this one. Thanks for the review!

Dara said...

Sounds like an amazing book!

Wendryn said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Erica said...

That book sounds amazing! You guys did a great job with the interview too! She sounds like a lot of fun ;o)

Thanks for sharing!

chelleyreads said...

i love this review! and the interview was fun! i can't wait to read it :)

Melissa Sarno said...

Cool, looks like she got a great title and a great cover for this book. The picture is so pretty.

Carolyn V. said...

Under three hours????!!!! AHHHH, I have got to read that book!

Great interview! =)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am DYING to read this book! It is on my wish list and I've heard nothing but INCREDIBLE things about it. :-)

Kim said...

Definitely already a follower. The book sounds awesome, even if I don't win, I may just have to go buy it.

Patti said...

I have this book sitting in my TBR pile, maybe it might have to go to the top.

Katie said...

I've read it too. AND LOVED it. She is quite the writer, that Kimberly :-)

Loved your review though.

donnas said...

Great interview. I really really want to read this one. I am a follower.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Falen said...

Wow!
This really makes me want to read it even more now!

Kate said...

I'd love to win this book!!!

kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Melissa said...

Ooh, now I can't wait to read this book!

Melissa said...

Ooh, now I can't wait to read this book!

Kelsey said...

I would LOVE to read this! Thanks for the contest!!

Kelsey
krae991@yahoo.com
www.thedoortowonderland.blogspot.com

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Don't count me in for the contest--because I already have mine, and it is AWESOME! But I had to tell you I LOVED this interview and you are right. Kimberly is teh Awesome. Must get rid of fever (and headache) so I can read her wonderful book! *races off to the doctor*

Krispy said...

Been hearing the title for this book floating around for a while, but now, I'm really curious! The concept is so cool!

Yay more contests! Thanks!!!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That is one of the most amazingly amazing covers ever. And I'm hooked! I definitely want to read this now, because this girl sounds like a lot of fun, and I can only read books when I really like the protagonist. I know, it's a weakness, but characters are my friends, and if I don't like a character... well, why would I read about them? It's like going to coffee to console my ex's new girlfriend about relationship problems or something.
....
I love books!

Kristi Faith said...

I wanna win!!!! :0)

Can't wait to read this, I've heard so much about it!

uprobablydontknowme said...

I would LOVE to read this. Everybody keeps on talking about it!
yilingni@yahoo.com

Hayley said...

Guys, he said yes. He said YES!

Corey Schwartz said...

Okay, if I don't win, I am buying it. You convinced me! (and plus I believe it supporting all my published blogger friends!)

Elana Johnson said...

I have this book, so don't enter me, but great interview! I need to get this one off the bottom of the pile, obviously.

Michelle said...

I just purchased and started this book a few days ago. It's super hard to put down. And hooray for points #2, and #3. They're a nice and welcomed change.

JEM said...

Excellent post and thanks for the link to the chapters! I've been looking for something really gripping since I finished The Hunger Games and now I know what's up!

Lisa and Laura said...

Hayley, of course he did!!!!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I just did an interview with her also! But, sadly I haven't read the book yet! So please enter me, dear friends.

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I've heard absolutely nothing but good reviews about this book, which is a really good recommendation in itself, considering that I follow over 300 book blogs. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the contest! :)

beth said...

I have heard *such* good things about this one. I think I'm going to have to get it...

Sarah N Fisk said...

yay! count me in! the worst part of being underemployed is I can't buy all the books I want!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love your list of reasons, especially #2 and 3!! Yay!! I love a sweet guy :)

xxsquigglesxx said...

I want to read this book so bad! Please enter me!

Mariah said...

I need to read this book!!!! So I hope i win!

Jemi Fraser said...

That would be quite the cover/title combination :)

It's always fun to hear where ideas come from - it can be something so small - love to watch it grow!

ann foxlee said...

Ooh! this book sounds fantastic!!! I'm totally buying a copy if I don't win.
And for the record, the best treat is junior mints dropped into the bucket of popcorn... mmmmmmm.....

Kristy said...

Sounds really cool!

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

I have been looking forward to reading this for so long! Kimberly is so funny!! :)

Thanks so much!!

Faye said...

u don't have 2 tell me twice, i know The Body Finder is a MUST read lol

Little Ms J said...

I am SO going to the movies with Kim!

I had to buy a book light so I could finish it! Loved the scary stuff!

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this one.

seriousreader at live dot com

Starry*Night said...

I'm excited, please enter me!

Christy

Shawntelle Madison said...

Had a chance to read the first couple of pages on Harper Collins. I agree, the writing is great.

Jackee said...

LOL! What a great interview--so much personality.

Now I'm going to have to add ANOTHER good book to my Debut list because this one just sounds too creepily intriguing to pass up.

Thanks, ladies!

Lori W. said...

Hope I'm not too late to enter! Sounds wonderful.

JennyMac said...

What an awesome endorsement. And very cool that you added some Q&A too.

All except the Twizzlers part. Red Vines people, RED VINES. lol

Jen said...

I have an award for you over on my blog!!! Check it out when you get a chance :)

Cynthia Watson said...

You're right - the writing is very smooth! I'd love to read it.

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