Friday, July 22, 2011

CREEP



            Few people know this, but last Monday, I won a copy of Jennifer Hillier’s just-released debut novel, Creep.  I was ecstatic when I found out.  I mean, it’s always cool to win a little something, but I’d been hearing about this book all over the place, so I was very excited to be in on the action.  All my Blogger friends were reading it and it was getting fabulous reviews.  I even read the first chapter while standing in Barnes & Noble last Friday.
Alas, though I wanted to buy it, I couldn’t afford it right then as I was burning a hole in my wallet buying my son books on SAT prep, finding college financing and writing the perfect college essay.  I was disappointed because I found that first chapter thrilling.  The book was right up my alley, a taut thriller with a sexual edginess that made it hard to put back on the shelf.  But I knew I would buy it soon.  I just had to be patient.
So, wahoo…YAY ME!  I actually WON a copy of Creep!  


I waited as patiently as I could and just this morning, it arrived in the mail.  Now, I haven’t had the time to get too far yet, only 67 pages, up to chapter 8, but what I’ve read is fantastic!  I love that it’s set in Seattle, my backyard.  I’m kind of pissed though that I can’t just burn my whole day away reading.  The tension is just delicious!  But I have the whole weekend even though this is supposed to be the first really sunny, warm weekend so far for Seattle this summer.  But this book is calling my name and I simply cannot ignore it. 
So, thanks so very much, Jennifer!  We have a date this weekend!!               

13 comments:

L.G.Smith said...

Yeah, I burned right through it. I hadn't read a thriller in awhile and I'd forgotten how fun they are. She did a great job. It gets CRAZY so hold on. :)

Lisa L. Regan said...

Hillier does a fabulous job with Sheila. I just love her, flaws and all!

Bryce Daniels said...

I'm still catching up with my sleep after reading Jenny's book. I can't believe this was a debut novel! Girl's got game.

The East Coaster said...

I need to get this ASAP! Congrats on the win!

klahanie said...

Greetings Nancy,
Well done on winning that début novel by Jennifer Hillier. I've heard some very good feedback on this novel and I'm sure you will continue to be totally absorbed with it.
Hope you have a most pleasant weekend.
In kindness, Gary

Joylene Butler said...

Congratulations, Nancy. Creep sounds like a great read. Enjoy. Savour your winnings.

Jeff King said...

Congrats... It sounds like a good read.

I'll check it out.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Isn't it fun to win books? I've never been one to win things, but there must to something to all this writing stuff because I've won TONS. I'll have to add this book to my to read list.

Julie Musil said...

Wow, that cover and title are AWESOME! I'm curious to hear what you think of it once you're finished. Enjoy your reading time this weekend.

Nancy Thompson said...

I'll post more later, but IT WAS AWESOME!!!

I loved it! Loved, loved, loved it!!

Laila Knight said...

Congrats on you win! I've been reading great things about this book...considering buying it. :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

I can't believe I missed this post on Friday! Argh!

Thank you for posting this, Nancy. We thriller girls have to stick together.

I wish I had had neater handwriting... :)

Nancy Thompson said...

It's all good, Jennifer! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!