Tags: Desires of the Dead, Kimberly Derting, The Body Finder, The Pledge
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New YA author Kimberly Derting last month released DESIRES OF THE DEAD, her second book in THE BODY FINDER series about 17-year-old Violet Ambrose, who can hear the echoes of the dead. Kimberly has about 100 pages to write by April 1 for her third installment in the series (she’s yet to name the book), but she’s already got a new series that debuts Nov. 15: THE PLEDGE. (Check out our interview with her on Last Bite Podcast with my pal Maria! It should post in another day but CLICK HERE for the link!)
Here’s a description of THE PLEDGE from Kimberly’s website:
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.
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Sneak peek at ‘Desires of the Dead’ & music that inspires YA author Kimberly Derting October 18, 2010Posted by Diana McCabe in News.
Tags: Desires of the Dead, Kimberely Derting, The Body Finder
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Kimberly Derting, author of THE BODY FINDER, shared some of the music she’s listening to as she works on the next book in the series, DESIRES OF THE DEAD, which is due out March 15 and continues the story of Violet, a teen who can sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered—and can match the imprint that clings to their killers.
Here’s what Derting says on her blog about music that inspires her as she writes:
I’m putting together my playlist for Desires of the Dead. That’s something I didn’t to for The Body Finder even though there are definitely songs that I associate with it. Mostly, I listened to A LOT of Evanescence while I was writing TBF. But there is one song in particular that I always associate with the killer’s scenes: Possum Kingdom by The Toadies. It just has this super creepy vibe about it …t he promises not to hurt the girl, the contradicting messages, the dark and sinister tone. So, if you know me at all, you have to know that I LOVE it!
Wanna hear the song? Here’s the video from YouTube:
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