A brief intro before I get into the “meat” of this post: Downcast — by Cait Reynolds — is a book that I had the pleasure of reading, courtesy of Booktrope via NetGalley. Shortly after I had read (well, honestly, “devoured” is a better term) Downcast, I was contacted by Cait’s publicist to see if I wanted to participate in a blog tour promoting her book. Since I loved the book and have time on my hands, I said sure! So here is some information about the book, about Cait. The next post will be a Top Ten list that she very kindly provided to me (based on my question* “What are the top 10 ways you motivate yourself to write regularly?”), and the final post will be my review of Downcast, which I have saved to post until today. (I didn’t want to overwhelm with a hugely long post, so hopefully this formatting will be okay!)
* When I was trying to come up with a “good” question for Cait, my friend E — a fellow book-blogger from from To Tell Your Story — helped me come up with the question I ended up asking. 🙂
First up — the blurb for Downcast and information about Cait Reynolds, the awesome author of Downcast!
About the book
What would you do when faced with an impossible truth? Written with heart and passion, Downcast by Cait Reynolds is ripe with twists you never saw coming and love that defies the odds in this intense new Paranormal Romance retelling one of mythology’s greatest love stories.
It’s the start of Stephanie Starr’s senior year of high school, but sadly, this is no life of the prom queen. Stuck at the bottom of the high school social totem pole, Stephanie is forced by her domineering mother to wear lumpy linen dresses and eat organic tofu for lunch in a world of mini-skirts and pizza.
What Stephanie doesn’t anticipate is gorgeous and cocky Haley Smith who breaks social convention and pursues her with a determination that is both terrifying and flattering. Afraid that Haley is simply trying to set her up for massive humiliation, Stephanie does her best to push him away. But the more attention he pays to her, the more she runs, and the more everyone else begins to notice.
Instead of a loving family to support her as the mean girls make their play, Stephanie’s mother begins to unravel mentally, her possessiveness of Stephanie spiraling to new and frightening extremes. Stephanie is forced to grow up, find herself, and learn the truth about her past in order to save her mother, her friends, and her town. When the truth is revealed, nothing can prepare her for the outrageous reality of her existence…and nothing can save her from her fate.
Cait Reynolds lives in Boston area with her husband and 4-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking delicious meals, running around the city, rock climbing like a boss, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes. Reynolds is able to pull from real life experiences such as her kidney transplant, and her writing reflects her passion for life from having to face the darkest places and find the will to laugh.
Find Cait Online – http://caitreynolds.com/
On Twitter – https://twitter.com/caitreynolds
On Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8441258.Cait_Reynolds
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Downcast-Olympus-Falling-Cait-Reynolds/dp/1620159546/
Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/downcast-cait-reynolds/1121909253?ean=9781620159545
Stay tuned!!~ Up next: Cait’s response to the question: “What are the Top 10 ways you motivate yourself to write regularly?”