Mark your Calendars. Book Blast for Surviving Curtis Hall by @LAMatthies starts in a few days.

It's time to have a blast!

Book blast, that is.


It starts Friday, July 26. It will continue through the weekend.


If you shop at either or, your purchase will not affect the ranking on, though I'm sure the author would appreciate any support you have to offer.


Because if everyone concentrates their purchases of a book on one single day, that book has a good chance of rising in the ranks on Amazon. This is one of the best ways to support your favorite authors: buying their book(s) when a lot of other people are.

Here's the book we'll be buying.

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Surviving Curtis Hall

The Lure of Blood

by L. A. Matthies

Attempting to avoid the violence and drugs at Hibernia High, sixteen-year-old Tristen McCoy and his friends have transferred on a sports scholarship to the elite Curtis Hall boarding school. Hometown lacrosse heroes, the boys are tested as they attempt to assimilate into a student body where excelling is the norm. Tristen hones his leadership skills and sense of humor while finding his way in this new environment. He and his friends must rise to the challenge of competing with peers whose skills equal and perhaps surpass their own.

Tristen's attention is soon captured by the beautiful and alluring Marcella Venier. Despite their different origins and upbringings, the two are drawn to each other. Marcella, compelled to live a clandestine life with dark secrets and a covert research mission, struggles with her desire to further her own designs and still remain in Tristen's world.

Events spiral out of control, and a student is lost in the subterranean tunnels beneath the school's campus! Tristen and his friends stand accused of foul play, and in an effort to make things right, he enlists Marcella's help in organizing a search party. During the perilous rescue attempt, danger threatens to not only sever the bonds of friendship of the group, but take their lives as well. They hope they can survive until graduation.

The author might buy a copy for you

For a while now I've been collecting names of those interested in receiving a free gifted copy of Surviving Curtis Hall. If you've signed up for this, you should be hearing from me soon. At the time of writing this post there are only 11 people who I will be gifting a copy to on behalf of the author. I've got room for a lot more if you'd like to be added to the list. Just fill out the following form.

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