Book Spotlight: Saving Gavin by Venessa Kimball

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Book Review: Saving Gavin by Venessa Kimball

When Gavin Ferguson reached his breaking point, he dismantled everyone in his wake.
The bullying, the secrets, his father’s death, how he was different; it was all too much to bear. In his mind, the trigger was set and needed to be pulled.
Saving Gavin delves into the now displaced mind of Gavin as he is admitted to Pembroke Psychiatric Center after a tragic event at his high school. The question is can he be saved after such a dismantling trauma or is he forever lost?

*Saving Gavin is a companion novelette in the Evan series, following the international best selling full length novel, Dismantling Evan. *

 

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I loved this book immensely. It was written in a very unique way that one would never have expected. Venessa tells the story from the point of view of Gavin. Okay, that is not so unique. But the fact that she writes the books like it is Gavin’s journal makes the book even better.

I love that you get to learn the ins and outs of Gavin from inside his own head. He is a very special character with autism. Like everyone, though, he has a breaking point. That breaking point tore many lives apart. We find out only part of what is happening to Gavin. His point of view does leave us wanting to know more about the story itself.

When he has trouble gripping with the real world, Gavin creates a second persona. However, Gavin does not know that the second persona is him. He thinks this second persona is a separate and very real person. This makes everything a little stranger.

But what I want to know is how does his story end? Where does he go from the end of Saving Gavin? I know that Venessa will release the sequel in jut a few short months for us all to find out.

I highly recommend you read Dismantling Evan before this story. But I still recommend this story.

5of5

Cover Reveal: Saving Gavin by Venessa Kimball

Today is the cover reveal for the new novelette written by Venessa Kimball that takes place right after Dismantling Evan called SAVING GAVIN due out in June of 2015.

The blurb for SAVING GAVIN:

A trigger pulled.
A tragedy realized.
A boy displaced.
Can Gavin be saved or will he be lost forever?

And here is the cover… Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Dismantling Evan by Venessa Kimball

Happy Cover Reveal Day!!!!!

I have been eagerly waiting to share Dismantling Evan’s cover and blurb with you for weeks now! Today is the day and I have a few giveaways to celebrate with you!

In this post, I am sharing not only the cover and blurb for Dismantling Evan, but the musical playlist I have spend the last five months building, listening to, being inspired by while I have written a story that has taken me through so many emotions, so much research, and so much heartache, anger,  and joy  (sometimes simultaneously).

The thing about Dismantling Evan is that it is not a typical teen contemporary novel. This is not a genre driven piece of fiction.  It is most definitely a literary driven piece of fiction because of the social issues addressed in the novel and how they reflect on our society, which is far from what I have written in the past. (For those of you who have read my paranormal sci-fi series will agree when you read D.E.)

Okay, okay! I have made you wait long enough….here is Dismantling Evan’s breath-taking cover (SK Whiteside- you are amazing!) and the much awaited back cover blurb.

Are you intrigued?
Anyone that is a teenager, has a teenager, or was a teenager long ago will find themselves in the the pages of D.E. at some point and that is why I fell in love with Evan’s snapshot of a not-so-average teen living with baggage in a very typical and sometimes intolerant society.
January 13th can’t come fast enough for me! squeeeeee!
For those of you that LOVE book trailers for novels, I have one for Dismantling Evan to share.

 

Still intrigued (Oh, and curious about THE GIVEAWAY in the title of this post? 😉

ME TOO!

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