Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pg. 69: Kelley Armstrong's "No Humans Involved"

Today's feature at the Page 69 Test: Kelley Armstrong's No Humans Involved.

About the book, from the author's website:
Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: she’s used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life – as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye – she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted.

She is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she’ll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.
Among the praise for Kelley Armstrong:
“Mesmerizing.... Armstrong is a talented and original writer whose inventiveness and sense of the bizarre is arresting.”
London Free Press

“[She] brings a new brand of ferocity to horror literature.”
The Hamilton Spectator

“[Armstrong’s] take on the well-travelled world of supernatural beings is witty and original. She’s at her best when examining the all-too-human dilemmas of being superhuman.”
The Globe and Mail

“Armstrong has created a persuasive, finely detailed other-worldly cosmology.”
Toronto Star

“It’s easy to spot Armstrong’s greatest writing strength. She writes likable characters ... [She] has a singular ability to tell an action story without degenerating into cliché.... A strong female lead, an interesting plot and well-placed humour are clear hallmarks of Armstrong’s writing.”
Winnipeg Free Press
Kelley Armstrong is the author of the internationally bestselling series, The Otherworld, and the new crime novel, Exit Strategy.

Visit Armstrong's website and read an excerpt from No Humans Involved.

The Page 69 Test: No Humans Involved.

Marshal Zeringue