I wanted to release a book in 2014, I really did. Sadly, however, it was not to be. My collection of short stories and novellas, Sundown Rising and Other Stories, just isn’t finished yet. On top of that, I’m working on Memories of a Ghost, Leap Year, and of course the final book in the Small Things trilogy, A Pattern of Shadows. I also need to update this blog more than once every few months!
Small Things and Threads, the first and second books in the Small Things trilogy, have done well even if I’m not quite rich and famous yet. Small Things just scored its 90th review on Amazon! So though I may have slowed down during this last year, I’m not done yet. I plan to release two books in 2015, and hopefully two in 2016 as well, including the long-awaited and much-overdue third book in the trilogy. Stay tuned, and thank you so much for your support!
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started to read Following Zippy, (graciously supplied by author C.B. Burdette in return for an honest review) but I ended up really enjoyed the book. Billed as young adult, you won’t find post apocalyptic words, vampires, werewolves, or any other cliches that have unfortunately come to define the genre. Instead, this first-person novel chronicles the story of Gabe Perkins, aged 15, who’s just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and how he deals with what could be the end of his life.
Along the way he meets a girl named Zippy, who only he seems to be able to see. I won’t spoil the book by getting into whether or not Zippy is real, but suffice it to say that she has a life-altering impact on Gabe’s life.
The supporting characters (Gabe’s mother, his best friend Tony, and his unrequited crush Darla) are well developed and you feel for them as they come to the very real realization that they might lose Gave forever. Yes, Burdette has spun a real tearjerker here, and the book will stay with you long after you read the last page. A solid 4-star book, and highly recommended.
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September 12th and 13th, this coming Friday and Saturday, the Kindle version of Small Things will cost a mere 99 pennies. Grab it while you can!