Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blurbs from Lauren DeStefano, Saundra Mitchell, and Katherine Longshore!

I'm thrilled and honored to announce that New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano and fellow historical novelist Katherine Longshore have now joined Saundra Mitchell in blurbing In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I'm revealing their entire quotes for the first time right here!

“Words like ‘unputdownable’ and ‘irresistible’ are simply not enough for Cat Winters’s In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Days after finishing this story, it remains the first thought I have in the morning, and the thing that haunts me until I sleep.”
New York Times bestselling author
of The Chemical Garden trilogy

Part history, part mystery, part post-apocalyptic paranormal romance, In the Shadow of Blackbirds bundles everything in a spookily atmospheric and almost otherworldly early-twentieth-century San Diego. From the first page, I was captivated by Mary Shelley Black—by her spirit and by her capacity to love and hope amid the horrors of war and the hysteria of pandemic.
Katherine Longshore
Author of Gilt

“Cat Winters deftly captures the darkness and the light of human nature. I swear, I can smell the smoke from the flashlamps and taste the electricity in the air—This dark and startling story lingers long after the final page.”
    —Saundra Mitchell
      Edgar Award-nominated author of Shadowed Summer
and The Vespertine series

Thank you, Saundra, Lauren, and Katherine! I'm so incredibly grateful for your kind words.

Lauren DeStefano also sent me the link to a video containing the perfect theme song for my novel's protagonist, Mary Shelley Black: "Trouble Is a Friend" by Lenka. In fact, the video could work well as an In the Shadow of Blackbirds book trailer (the official trailer is coming Feb. 14). Imagine a lower ponytail on the girl and a slightly longer dress, and the video becomes a musical interpretation of Mary Shelley Black and all the troubles she encounters in her dark and dangerous 1918 world.


Peggy Eddleman said...

Aaaaa! So exciting! Congrats!!!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

This is great news, congrats!

Cat Winters said...

Thank you, Peggy!

Cat Winters said...

Thanks so much, Elizabeth!

Renee Collins said...

Wow!! Those are some fabulous blurbs, Cat! Huge congrats!!

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Renee! I appreciate you stopping by.