Today, for better or worse, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for the book, "Lovesick" by Spencer Seidel.
I'm also a stop on the Scavenger Blog Hunt - scroll down to the bottom of the page for the today's excerpt.
I was interested in this book, after hearing such good things about Spencer Seidel's debut novel, "Dead of Wynter."
Here's a little about the book -
About The Book:
Late one night out on the Eastern Promenade Trail in Portland, Maine,
the police discover an incoherent teenager sitting in a pool of blood,
holding the body of his best friend and the murder weapon. The girl
they both love has been missing for weeks.
The kid’s jealousy clearly drove him to murder. He says the missing
girl is the love of his life. She also happens to be the girlfriend of
the murder victim.
It’s an open and shut case, or so most of Portland thinks.
Dr. Lisa Boyers, forensic psychologist, receives a call from an old
friend, a connection to her troubled past. Attorney Rudy Swaner wants
her to interview the young killer Paul Ducharme, who is claiming he
doesn’t remember the events leading up to the murder.
In her jailhouse interviews, Lisa helps Paul to recover his memories.
But something about Paul’s disturbing love story shakes Lisa to the
very core of her being. To understand Paul, she is forced to confront
her own ugly violent secrets.
Media attention mounts. Reporters stream into Portland. All eyes turn
to the psychologist who seems intent on exonerating the vicious teen
killer. Soon Lisa finds herself the focus of an over-zealous reporter
with a knack for digging up dirty secrets.
But the killer who has Lisa in the crosshairs already knows them all.
As a book reviewer, I get asked to review all types of books - some not particularly in the genre I like, but I like to try to expand my reading horizons, so every once in a while, I'll try something new.
I was asked to participate in a book blog tour for Spencer Seidel's book, "Lovesick," and be a part of a Scavenger Blog Hunt - it was something new, so I agreed to join in.
The book was ok - not really to my taste, but well written and nicely paced. A good sophomore outing for this author.
Then ... as I was looking up publishing info on the book, I ran across Mr. Seidel's blog post concerning this book blog tour - I include it here ...
Hello From Under My Desk - from Spencer Seidel
This is day two of a month-long trip through a special kind of hell for me as a writer. Throughout February, all manner of book bloggers and strangers will be posting about Lovesick, my second novel. They’ll compare it to my first, comment about how it could have been better, opine about what was great, good, and bad. It’s all good stuff, and I’m hella glad they’re doing it. Still, I think I’ll spend most of February cowering under my desk, if it’s all the same to you."
Well, Mr. Seidel - let me spare you any suffering on this day and allow you out from under your desk. That's all the review you'll get out of me. Good luck with the book.
Spencer Seidel’s love of reading and writing began as a child after he discovered Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His first novel, Dead of Wynter, was published in 2011 and was well-received by critics and readers alike. When he’s not writing novels, Spencer enjoys playing loud rock guitar, something he’s been doing for over twenty-five years.
Excerpt from "Lovesick" - (a part of the Scavenger Blog Hunt)