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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Indelibles Release: Dead Heat by Lisa Nowak

A man who longs for a son and a boy who can't escape his father's violence. Even death can't break their bond.

[Ed: I just love this cover!!]

Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what's wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. But his gift can't save him from the brutality of his meth-addict father. For two years, Alex experienced kindness through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole's dead, and the violence in Alex's life is escalating.

When Cole reappears as a ghost, Alex clings to the tenuous link. Then he learns Cole might've sacrificed his chance to cross over. Jade, the first girl to look beyond Alex's past, assures him Cole can reach the Other Side-if Alex escapes from his dad. But a previous terrifying attempt has convinced Alex it's impossible. Unless he can find the courage to try, his friend may be earthbound forever.
"Dead Heat blew me away. It's a gritty ghost story interwoven with all-too-real subject matter that will make you cry for Alex, ache for Cole, and thank God for Jade. I was invested in these characters' lives and you will be too."
~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of the Zellie Wells trilogy

In addition to being a YA author, Lisa is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She writes coming-of-age books about kids in hard luck situations who learn to appreciate their own value after finding mentors who love them for who they are.


  1. I bet all the girls think that guy is steamy.

    Okay, terrible pun, I know.

  2. WOWWW! That cover is frickin' AWESOME! And Bryan, guys can think other guys are steamy too. Not everyone is born straight. #justsayin'

    1. LOL! And yes that cover is smokin' hot. :)

  3. Such an evocative cover and description! Congrats to lisa:)

  4. Thanks, everyone! Sue, I really appreciate you featuring my book. :)

  5. This sounds good, and that really is a great cover! I swear, I think my husband is a "machine whisperer." I call it his super power.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse


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