Thursday, October 7, 2010

Susan Bischoff- Hush Money

I’m just a girl who wants superhero romance! Is that so much to ask? Why must it always be a tragedy? Why does Angel walk away? Why does Spike—what did happen to Spike? Why did Wonder Woman go back home after the end of Season 1 and WWII, then come back, work with Steve Trevor’s grandson, and still not hook up? Seriously! And let’s not even talk about Superman Returns, ok? Let’s. Just. Not.
Product Description:
They call their abilities Talents, and that’s what they call themselves as well. Talents are people born with supernatural powers, feared by the population at large. Possession of an “unregistered ability” has become illegal, and those who are discovered are forcibly removed to government-run research facilities. They do not return.

And so the Talents try, as best they can, to keep their abilities secret–some more successfully than others. For some, keeping that secret begins to define who they are. That’s where Hush Money begins…

Be normal, invisible. Don’t get close to anyone. Those are the rules to live by for seventeen-year-old Joss. She spent years as an outsider, hoping to hide what she is, until the new girl, Kat, decides she’s friend material. Kat doesn’t realize her mistake when she stands up for Joss against Marco, a guy who’s been giving Joss a hard time since freshman year. Joss is horrified when these heroics lead to the reveal of Kat’s Talent. Now she has an unasked-for best friend, who is the victim of an extortion plot by the school bully, who used to like Joss. And if all that weren’t complicated enough, Dylan, Joss’s long-time crush, is finally starting to talk to her. But as Marco’s best friend, can Dylan be trusted at all? Can Joss keep her secret and still save her friend? And what’s more important, staying safe or doing what’s right?
Hush Money is a YA Paranormal Romance of approximately 50,000 words.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
What I wanted to give you in Hush Money was a well-paced read that pulls you into Joss’s world, into her life. I think you’ll root for her as she finds her way through the complications of the story, because I think a lot of people can identify with things she goes through. I hope you’ll be charmed by Dylan as his interest in Joss and her problems helps him grow as a person. You’ll hate Marco. You should. He’s a dick. I think you’ll do some laughing, roll your eyes a few times, possibly growl, and say, “Yep, been there, done that too…only, you know, without the superpower thing.”

Q: Why did you go indie?
There’s a notion out there: if you can’t stand to wear pantyhose and heels, you shouldn’t set out to work for a company which requires that dress code. At least at this point in my life, I don’t see a good fit between the traditional publishing system and the way I want to work. I don’t want it subject to someone else’s schedule, or shaped at the whim of a committee. Nor do I want my books, or my readers, encumbered by DRM. Ownership and control are important to me.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I love fellow Teen Paranormal Romance indies Stacey Benefiel and Imogen Rose.

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