Tuesday 4 October 2011

The Whisper Jar by Carole Lanham

There are secrets hidden within The Whisper Jar

These are not the sort of secrets you can whisper into jam jars, twist the lid and know (or hope) they'll stay hidden; these are secrets that spill out across the pages of Carole Lanham's debut collection, which weaves tales that prove just how un-innocent childhood can sometimes be.

There are vampires and maybe vampires, and werewolves and fairies, and macabre torture devices that may or may not kill depending on the flick of a switch. There are the rhyming tales - the title story The Whisper Jar and the tragic The Adventures of Velvet Honeybone, Girl Werewuff - tales of woe, of childhood friendship, and how the magic dies with approaching adulthood. Each story is a delight, and the tales are told in Lanham's unique and compelling voice.

Although some secrets should stay hidden, Carole Lanham's The Whisper Jar should not. The ebook is available to pre-order from Morrigan Books and the book is released on October 31st.


Anthony Rapino said...

Oh, that sounds chilling and creepy, two of my favorite "C" words.

Katey said...

I love this book so hard.

Simon Kewin said...

It just looks wonderful, doesn't it?

Carole said...

Thanks so much for wonderful review, Cate!

I wanted to let people know that I will be giving away a free copy of The Whisper Jar tonight 11/12/11) at midnight.

To win a copy, please visit The Whisper page on Facebook before midnight tonight and see what you think. If you like it, please Like it, and I'll enter your name in the drawing for the book. Prize is available on Kindle, Sony Reader, I-Pad, Nook, and Kobo, or as a pdf for PC.

I appreciate your interest and support :)