Monday, April 23, 2012

An author shooting (oh my) and a little review

Where have I been?

I've been exacting the plan of all plans. (Muah ha ha.)

I've been away cultivating friendships with authors so at the next writing conference I attend (check out LDS Storymakers) I will have the power of grayskull . . . which translates in the writing world to name-dropping power. Because you see friends, if you're not a name dropper, then you're nothing. 
So, in light of my wisdomish-wisdom, I spent the last month working on my plan to make friends and influence people. 

How's it going?

Quite well. (drums fingers together like Mr. Burns) In fact, I put the plan into action. When Rachelle Christensen (hello namedrop) came into my life, I knew I had to add her to my list of name-drops friends.

Here is what I did:

1. stalk her  casually met her at a writing conference.
2. shot her, later photoshopping my face over hers for obvious jealousy reasons took a lovely new headshot for her.
3. tricked her into thinking my blog is read by more than one person offered a blog tour on my ridiculously-popular-and-good-looking blog.

Really, my plan is quite genius. You can see below in my review of CALLER ID!


Paperback272 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Sweetwater Books

CALLER ID is a suspense-filled fast-paced read that had me on the edge of my seat. It's one that you could read in one sitting. You'll be drawn in by the witty characters and tight plot.

The book blurb: 
When twenty-three-year-old Courtney Beckham is abducted near her home, the search turns up more than just a kidnapping crime. FBI agent Jason Edwards investigates the ten-million-dollar ransom and stumbles upon something he wasn't meant to find. When Courtney catches a glimpse of the caller ID in her kidnapper's home, what she sees turns her world upside down.

My take: 
CALLER ID is full of plot twists that surprised me and hand me reading without a break. Just when I thought I'd figured it all out, Rachelle expertly threw in a twist that had me reeling. Seriously reeling guys! Ugh, I want to talk about the ending, but I can't give it away. Basically, I thought I'd figured it out and I was so wrong. 

And if that weren't enough, to top it all off is the sweet romance. For me that's the icing on the cake and makes the book all the more enticing to read. Rachelle's writing style is concise and clear. It would be a great read for any teenager or adult. It's clean and suspense-packed. So unless you suffer from high-blood pressure, this is the perfect book for you to read. 

Thanks Rachelle for letting me feature your book on my blog!


tammy said...

Wow! The book sounds awesome and Rachelle is a picture of loveliness! You're going to let me read that book, aren't you?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Erin! Those photos are really great. Very professional. Aren't you glad you stalked her? I mean, met her?

i'm erin. said...

Ha Alex! So true. Are you going to LDS? I'll stalk...I mean take your picture too.

writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

I suppose you don't need to hear it again, but you are a good photographer.

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh rachelle...just when I thought I adored you, you go and take better headshot than me! Erin can u PhotoShop her face on my pictures? But seriously, Caller ID was so good. Mad props girl. (That's ghetto las Vegas talk for well done) :-)

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh rachelle...just when I thought I adored you, you go and take better headshot than me! Erin can u PhotoShop her face on my pictures? But seriously, Caller ID was so good. Mad props girl. (That's ghetto las Vegas talk for well done) :-)

Carrie Butler said...

You're so talented, Name-Dropper! I love seeing your photography on here. :)

P.S. Rachelle's book sounds great!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Gorgeous pictures! I really need you to do mine. When I'm not fat and pregnant. :(

Angela Cothran said...

The book sounds awesome! And the pictures are incredible. If you take my pic can you make me look skinny?

I have this friend, Jessie Humphries (I can name drop too :) she says you are like magic. If I rub up next to you can you get me an agent?

David P. King said...

Your plan looks solid. Now we just have to get our group together to see what we can scheme out of this conference (maniacal laugh)!

And that sounds like a sweet book, much like another book I'm critiquing at the moment. ;)

Charlie N. Holmberg said...

Those pictures are amazing!

And good luck with the name-dropping and conferences ;)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Man why can't you live by me. Those pictures are amazing.

And you are too funny. At least 2 people read your blog. ;0)

Peggy Eddleman said...

The book sounds incredible! And I've met Rachelle (name drop!), and she is SO NICE! Those pictures look incredible!

Jennie Bennett said...

So pretty! And the book sounds great!

Leigh Covington said...

Erin, you're hilarious! Love you girl and can't wait for Storymakers.

And holy cow - Rachelle is gorgeous! WOW! And the book sounds amazing. Glad you featured her today! :)

Patti said...

Awesome photos. And the book sounds great: kidnapping, random, FBI.

Taffy said...

Love the pics, Erin! and the review.

Julie Daines said...

Lovely photos!

So, at Storymakers I'll just name-drop you, then I'll be cool by association! I'll be like, Yeah, I was just having lunch with Erin Summerill and--

Then they'll be like, Hey, you must be an awesome person.

And I'll be like, Yep. with a smirk on my face.

Do you think it will work?

JoMamma said...

I see I need to become some what a celebrity so you will want to drop my name. I'll get busy working on it.

Alexis Bass said...

Gorgeous Photos! And that book sounds ridiculously good. :) Thanks for sharing!

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

You crack me up! I bet Rachelle's glad you are just a "name-dropper" and not a "stalker".

Very beautiful photos! Rachelle looks radiant and sweet with the pink and blue colors. said...

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