PARTY! Janet Fox’s young adult novel, SIRENS, hits the markets on November 8, 2012 simultaneously in paperback and e-book. She is planning a release event on that date at Bozeman’s independent bookseller, Country Bookshelf. The event is geared to 12 and up readers and will include twenties-themed giveaways and treats. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate twenties-style costumes.
Other scheduled Montana events include Saturday, October 27, 1-4 pm at Barnes & Noble in Bozeman, a multi-author party; and a reading & signing on Wednesday, November 14, 7-9 pm at Pine Creek Lodge, sponsored by Elk River Books in Livingston.
“I’m calling SIRENS a ‘noire romance’,” says Fox. “The novel is set in New York City in 1925 and features a pair of girls, a gangster, and a ghost.”
SIRENS takes place in the “Roaring Twenties”, the age of flappers and bootleggers. Josephine Winter, seventeen, is sent to live with relatives in New York City after her bootlegging father receives a threat, but bookish Jo harbors her own secrets. She finds friendship with lively Louise O’Keefe and romance with sweet jazz musician Charlie. Haunted by the spirit of her missing brother, Jo uncovers a nest of family lies that threaten everyone she loves, and Lou, in the thrall of the dangerous, seductive gangster Daniel Connor, is both Jo’s best friend and potential enemy. As Jo unlocks dark mysteries and Lou’s eyes are opened, the girls’ treacherous paths intertwine. Jo and Lou together will have to stand up to Connor in order to find their hearts and hang onto their souls in the “decade of decadence.”
The book is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
SIRENS is Fox’s third young adult novel, following FAITHFUL, a 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee and 2011 Amelia Bloomer List pick, and FORGIVEN, a 2012 Junior Library Guild selection and finalist for the 2012 Children’s and Young Adult WILLA Award.
Interested readers can find more information at www.janetsfox.com