Friday, 29 March 2013

Katie McGarry's e-novella 'Crossing the Line'

Easter weekend is here! 4 lovely long days of relaxing and reading! Twitter is already buzzing with what we should all be reading this Easter, but I thought I'd give to you a little bit of what is coming up from Mira Ink this weekend!

You should no longer be a stranger to the wonderful Katie McGarry, with 'Pushing the Limits' and 'Dare you To' as well as a release date for 'Crash Into You' at the end of this year. AND she chatted to us on Skype at the blogger party last week - It is all about Katie McGarry this year!! So what better than to give you another piece of her!

Released on Easter Monday, Katie has a e-novella coming out called 'Crossing the Line' - it sits between 'Pushing the Limits' and 'Dare you To' and focuses on Lila, Echo's best friend and a small part of her story!

Here's a sneakpeak:

"Lila McCormick first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most. Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves."

Although it may be a novella, it sits right up there with her other two books. When I first finished it I wanted more (who doesn't with Katie McGarry books?), I wanted to find out what happens in those two years between meeting and the present, or what happened afterwards. I'm sure it could have easily become a full length novel like the rest. But then the more I thought about it, the more I realised that actually it is amazing as it is. There is so much packed into one short story that you get just enough context to know what is going on but not too much that it detracts from the focus of the main plot. It leaves you to wonder how things may have progressed afterwards but I think it doesn't leave you unsatisfied.

 I usually try to stay away from short stories as I like investing myself into a novel and getting really into it, whereas I find short stories can quite often suck you in and then throw you out again just as quickly, leaving you disappointed or unsatisfied.
Does anyone else find this with novellas and short stories? Do you wish that they were longer- either more context to them or made into full novels, or do you think that extending them into full length novels might ruin them slightly?
But then 'Crossing the Line' leaves me to stand corrected - this is definitely worthy of reading and is a great little added extra to the world of Echo and Noah.

Even better it is only £1.59 on Kindle, so how can you say no?
As mentioned before, it is out on Easter Monday, so only a few days to wait, but you can pre-order it here:

Let me know what you think!!

Have a great Easter everyone!

Emily x


  1. Depends what mood I'm in, I do like short stories but only by certain authors. Stephen King's short stories are a work of absolute genius, they all seem like novels when you get to the end of them because they are that good!

  2. I cannot wait for this. Just know its going to be amazing!
    I used to be wary of short stories/novellas but i've read some great ones over the last year so i actually quite like them now. :)