Happy Release Day to my fabulous friend Deena Lipomi! Deena's been my critique partner since 2006 when we met in a YA Chicklit class given by Lauren Barnholdt. Along with being an awesome young adult librarian Deena's written a number of fantastic middle grade and young adult novels, which I've had the pleasure to read, and her first published one, BLACKOUT is now available wherever books are sold online (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes). Read on to find out more about BLACKOUT and check out her trailer below!
Sometimes the only thing worse than forgetting is remembering...
When 17-year-old musician Leo and his 15-year-old scientist sister Jenny wake up in a ditch with pains in their hands, they wonder what happened on their drive home from their father’s house in rural Pennsylvania. Their only memory of the past twelve hours is of bright lights flashing through their windshield. Then the blackout.
Leo is content to chalk up the missing memories and throbbing hands to a concussion and nerve damage, but Jenny won’t let it go. Soon the siblings uncover clues that they stumbled upon a dangerous and illegal alternative energy project in the Appalachians – and that their father is involved. If they don’t discover the truth, Leo’s burning hands will destroy his music career before it begins, and Jenny will never know if her father is the mentor she's always trusted or a mad scientist who will stop at nothing for the success of his work. Not even if it means sacrificing his own children.