Wednesday, June 03, 2015

What is Sophie Jaff reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Sophie Jaff, author of Love Is Red.

Her entry begins:
I’m on an insane deadline to finish Book Two of my trilogy and I struggle to read new books during the initial writing period. However I can’t wait to read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. I do reread certain favorites, in between writing bouts, such as The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I love this book; it’s the second in the Oryx and Crake trilogy but it can stand alone too. It’s set in the not too distant terrifying future. Atwood’s work is like rich piece of cake you almost can’t bear to finish, but do anyway. I recently reread Stephen King’s Everything is Eventual, a collection of wonderful frightening short stories including ‘Room 1408’ and ‘Everything is Eventual’ both of which will...[read on]
About Love Is Red, from the publisher:
Redefining the thriller's tale of the hunter and the hunted, This electrifying, hypnotically beautiful debut spins dark suspense and literary fantasy into a mesmerizing story of survival.

Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she doesn't know it yet. However, one man does: a killer stalking the women of New York City, a monster the media dubs the "Sickle Man" because of the weapon he uses to turn his victims' bodies into canvases for his twisted art. People think he's the next Son of Sam, but we know how he thinks and how he feels . . . and discover that he is driven by darker, much more dangerous desires than we can bear to imagine. He takes more than just his victims' lives, and each death brings him closer to the one woman he must possess at any cost.

Amid the city's escalating hysteria, Katherine is trying to unknot her tangled heart. Two very different men have entered her previously uneventful world—handsome and personable David, alluring yet aloof Sael—and turned it upside down. She finds herself involved in a complicated triangle . . . but how well does she really know either of them?

Told from the alternating viewpoints of Katherine and the Sickle Man, Sophie Jaff's intoxicating narrative will pull you in and hold you close. As the body count rises, Katherine is haunted by harrowing visions that force her to question her sanity. All she wants is to find love. He just wants to find her.

Ablaze with fear, mystery, and possibility, Love Is Red is the first book in the Night Song trilogy. With this unforgettable novel—one that combines the literary and the supernatural, fantasy and horror, the past and the present—Katherine's moment of awakening is here. And her story is only just beginning.
Visit Sophie Jaff's website.

My Book, The Movie: Love is Red.

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--Marshal Zeringue