Today's special guest author is
Markee is giving a free e-copy in any e-format you want of Cameo Appearance to all viewers of Sandy's Spotlight. To pick your copy up, use the Smashwords coupon code JY95V. Click here to pick up your copy. This coupon is good through January 5th, 2012. If you'd like to join in on the Cameo Appearance Book Discussion, you have plenty of time to pick the book up, read it and join in! The Book Discussion will run through January 12th!
Markee is also giving away a $10 gift certificate to Amazon to one lucky person that leaves a meaningful comment on this blog. The winner will be picked randomly on Thursday, January 12th. Markee will personally notify the winner by e-mail on that day. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
I'm excited to introduce Markee to you because if you're like me, when I find an author that I enjoy, I love to read more of their work. Markee is a prolific writer and I can't wait to dig in to some of her other novels. Currently, Markee Anderson is writing under five pen names. That's right! I said five pen names! You can find all of Markee's books as well as everything she's written under different pen names listed on SweetTale Books. I've also listed all the books by pen name and genre for you below. I've also recently heard through the grapevine that Markee just sold her 10,000 book! Mind you, that does not include giveaways. Congratulations, Markee! After reading Cameo Appearance, I can certainly see why so many people enjoy reading her books.
I loved Cameo Appearance!
So here's my thought process: You know those artisan chefs that can take an old classic meal that we all love, deconstruct it, make it look like something beautiful and brand new, but still keep the integrity of the wonderful original? In my opinion, that's exactly what author MARKEE ANDERSON did with CAMEO APPEARANCE.
This book is Cinderella-esk but completely modernized beautifully. Instead of evil step-sisters, you have an evil, demented killer that swears if he finds Cameo, he will kill her. You have an evil, psychotic blackmailer that has been terrifying Cameo that he will hand her over to the killer if she doesn't do as he asks. Cameo's character is a strong woman with strong beliefs that is forced into a position of complete submission that is sucking the life's breath from her. She lives in fear for her life as well as in fear for those she loves. And then you have the prince. And what a prince he is! I want him to show up at my front door! He is not the stuffy prince of days gone by. He is a strong, vibrant, brilliant character that not only knows how to handle himself, but can physically put a bully in his place. The prince has a wonderfully written cast of characters as brothers and sisters that I want to get to know better.
I hope that Ms. Anderson will sincerely think about doing at the very least a sequel to Cameo Appearance, but I would love to see a series come from the royal brother and sister characters she has so wonderfully created. I WANT MORE! I really enjoyed reading this book.