Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Pub Date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 + Birds
Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.
Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.
As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.
An open letter to Jeri Smith-Ready:
Recently I started reading your SHADE series, by way of loving force from the girls at Fictitious Delicious. I’m writing this letter to prepare you; finically, for the bills you will henceforth be receiving from me for reimbursement I feel is necessary for the emotional and physical damage the SHADE series has thus far caused me.
The fact that I may have enjoyed the aforementioned physical and emotional damage is to be fully ignored, and not a viable piece of evidence in this case.
The actual bill is attached at the bottom, click it for larger view and to print for your records. I’ve provided a detailed description of each item from the bill, here:
$7.00 to be paid for my need of a sleeping pill Rx, so that I might actually catch some Zzzz’s. Your books have kept me up ‘til the late hours of night with it’s heart-stopping plot. Not to mention, the replaying of certain make-out scenes have kept me up ‘til the wee hours of morning….
$57.00 to be paid, weekly for 6 months for the expressed use of marriage counseling. This is really a preventative item, but will no doubt be needed over the course of the next few weeks as my husband starts to find it strange when I buy him a kilt,
ask force him to learn a Scottish accent, and most importantly for when I call out “Zachery!” during….well….just during.
$1.50 to be paid for a box of shamrock covered band aids. These will be used to cover the stubbed toes and minor injuries I received while trying to walk and read at the same time due the fact your books are purely unputdownable. (Yes, that’s a word. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s too cool for the dictionary)
$23.00 to be paid per hour, for 5 hours of professional house cleaning. It appears over the 2 days I spent reading SHADE and SHIFT I failed to properly take care of my home, and the kids did a bloody good job of taking advantage of my attention being directed elsewhere.
$3.99 to be paid for a box of Kleenex for use during the moments of sobbing I encountered, both happy and sad, while reading. And none of this knock-off shit, I want 3 ply….yeah I said it 3 ply! They better feel like I’m blowing my nose on an angels wings…that’s the softness level I’m reaching for here….
$17.99 to be paid for a case of (preferably red) Gatorade for rehydrating after all the crying induced by the gut wrenching scenes that have left me emotionally wrecked.
$30.00 for a Keeley Brothers t-shirt (of my own design, ordered through café press when completed). This is so that when I finish SHINE, and sit sobbing in the corner, rocking back and forth, depressed that I’ve completed the series, people will not stop and try to help me. They will simply see the shirt, put two and two together, realize comforting will not help, and just keep walking.
I am prepared to accept payment by way of: Cash (US Dollars only please). 40 cases of Jammie Dodger Cookies. A trip to Ireland as I’ve only been once and never left the airport or….my personal 1st choice….. 15 minutes alone with Zachary….by a river….you may deliver payment at Team Kilt Con
Moore Keeley-Moore Sweeney
Full Invoice, For Printing.
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