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
, 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. Seattle
So, thanks so very much, Jennifer! We have a date this weekend!!