Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sliver of Hope...Come See

As you guys know, I dabble in the writing.  But I have friends who are way more dedicated to the craft and therefore have had some awesome successes.  Case in point, my friend Karla.  Yes that's her right there.  --->

She is about to debut her second novel Sliver of Hope.  

And because I am one of the most important people in her universe, I was told I had to post it on my blog.  Not just that, I had to do it up big and throw her a party.  Seriously.  She said that.

So here goes. 

Sound the trumpets, throw the confetti and pop the champagne corks.  

Are you ready?  Ta Da..The cover reveal for her next book Sliver of Hope.

Isn't it gorgeous?  Even if you don't think so just nod or you won't get any champagne.  We take this shit seriously.

Now, about the book...

My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.

Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death.  Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself. 

With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery.  Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief.  Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart.  None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though.  Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.

As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.

As for the blurb on Karla; here it is...

(This should be prefaced by the fact that I wanted to write my own blurb on said friend.  But I was threatened with death strongly discouraged from it.  Something about keeping it professional.  I only snorted twice when I heard that.)
Karla J. Nellenbach divides her time between day jobbing, writing, and indulging in her Winchester obsession.  The rest of her day is spent playing butler to a cranky old man masquerading as a house cat and two rambunctious puppies that closely resemble small horses. 

Born and raised in the wilds of Michigan, she knows two immutable facts: (1) it is entirely possible to live in a thumb, and (2) you definitely can go home again…you just might not survive the winter.  Having resided in the sun scape of Florida for the last decade, she’s still on a quest to see a real live alligator outside of the “petting” zoo.

Karla is currently at work on her next novel.

Personally I can't wait for this book to come out since I haven't  cried myself dry since her last novel and a good soaking is due.  After all it is spring.  


Karla Nellenbach said...

You only snorted twice?!?! That must've taken a lot of restraint on your part. I'm just saying.

Thanks for participating in the cover reveal. You're a true friend (one that I only have to pay twice a yeah)

Kelly Breakey said...


Pay? PAY? Where is it? I ain't seen no pay!

Jeannie Moon said...

This is wonderful! Both the post, and the cover. xoxo

Kelly Breakey said...


Thank you.

Stephanie Fuller said...

Yay! two crack me up!

Patty Blount said...

Trying again *crosses fingers*

I love this cover - it's gorgeous. I've had the pleasure of reading this story through several drafts and Karla just keeps getting better and better.

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