Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Release Day for The Paperback Shifter

Sister. Healer. Deadly Weapon.
Nya has a secret she must never share.
A gift she must never use.
A world she must never question.
And a sister whose life depends on her doing all three.

Fifteen-year-old Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person and storing it inside her own body. But unlike her sister Tali and the other Takers who become Healer’s League apprentices, Nya’s skill is flawed: she can’t push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it from person to person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she’d be used as a human weapon against her own people.

Rumors of another war make Nya’s life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purpose. At first, Nya refuses, but faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price, but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?

You can get it here:
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound 

And if ya happen to need some blog filler this week, feel free to copy this post and share! (grin) 


  1. Awesome!

    Btw, I love the new look. :)

  2. This is a wonderful example of how to write a great pitch. Sounds like a fantastic read! Congrats.

  3. yay! BTW, your books are the most requested prize on my blog giveaway that ends today!

    I was *this* close to winning the BLUE FIRE ARC. Maybe next time!

  4. Congrats, Janice. It's motivating and fun to follow your writing career!
    A song for you

  5. I agree. It's an awesome pitch. I love your covers too. They make me want to buy your books without even knowing more.

  6. I just picked it up at Borders. I read it two sittings. it only took me that long because I was visiting a friend and had to stop and talk to her sometime.

    I loved it! What a wonderful imagination blended with excellent writing.

  7. *pats her copy* I gots it.

    The new layout is nice, but a bit wide. I have a 14" laptop, and the site's too wide for my screen. The column padding could be reduced a bit and center column made flexible to account for varying screen sizes. Just an idea. :)

  8. Thanks all! And that's so cool, Sarah. Glad it's popular.

    And thanks Carradee. I'll fiddle with the width so it works better on a smaller screen. I'm sure the layout will go through several looks before I'm happy.

  9. Janice, I have been enjoying (and benefiting from) your blog for a while. You've sold one more book. Thanks.