Featured New Release: Mirror Blue


For Only the Good Friday, I’ve got a doozy. Because I always assume all my friends know each other, I’m going to my usual thing and say, “You guys know my good friend Thomma Lyn.”

If you don’t know her, you should.

Anyway, Thomma Lyn’s got a new release out, via Black Lyon press. The e-book comes out today, with the paperback hitting shelves next week (but you can preorder it starting today.) It’s called Mirror Blue, and I’ll get to the blurb in a second. First, though, comes the all-important question:

What song makes you think of your book?

Thomma Lyn’s answer:

“People are Strange” by the Doors. The hero of Mirror Blue is a Vietnam vet and I mention Vietnam-era music in the book, and “People are Strange” fits with the story, too, re: Aphra, the heroine. In the beginning of the book, she feels like a stranger with pretty much everyone, even her own family, and by the end, she still is “strange” in a good way, but no longer feels so alone (Isaac’s love, and increased understanding from both his family and her own).

This was a hard one to find on YouTube, but I did the best I could. I was looking for an actual performance, maybe. Or something not fan-generated. Still, this is worth the look. Here’s the link.

And now, the blurb for Mirror Blue:

He’s her first chance at love.

She’s his last.

Free spirit Aphra Porter never thought Isaac Lightfoot would remember the letter she wrote to him years before. But by some miracle, he does. Now a successful Web site designer in her thirties, Aphra meets the man whose writing talents she’s always idolized — an encounter that leaves her spinning. No longer is Isaac a distant image, but a flesh and blood man who looks at her like no one has looked at her before.

A critically acclaimed author and Vietnam war hero, Isaac is one tough bear of a man. Faced with the physical and emotional scars of war, a relationship with a daunting age difference, and an ex-wife bent on tearing Aphra from his life, he’s about to learn that leaving the past behind and building a new life can be the toughest battle of all.

There you go! A new book to get your hands on. If you post a review of Mirror Blue on your website or blog, send me the link. To join the many book bloggers who do exactly this, I’ll link to it here.



  1. Thorne

    May 1, 2009 2:39 pm

    That is very cool, and very good! Yay for promoting writers and books! The song for my novel (with the working title of the same name) is The Space Between, by Dave Matthews Band. Happy OtGF, Susan!

    Thorne’s last blog post..Good For the Heart – Medicine Bags for Kids with Cancer

  2. Thomma Lyn

    May 1, 2009 3:03 pm

    YIPPEE! Thank you so much for the shout out, my friend! I so appreciate it.

    And you did a great job finding “People are Strange” on YouTube — what fun! 😀

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..Mirror Blue Release!

  3. Thomma Lyn

    May 1, 2009 3:06 pm

    Oops, forgot to say, I’m going to be linking to this from my web site. ((((((hugs)))))), my friend! So cool. 😀

  4. Thorne

    May 1, 2009 3:12 pm

    LOL. Susan, I’m a 2 time NaNoWriMo winner. ’07 and ’08. Sadly, I haven’t managed to get either one of my novels in shape for the free author’s copy “prize”, let alone ready for submission. Novel # 1 is right at 50K and is a pretty painful read for me as it basically explores my existential despair after the death of my grandson combined with world events from my old days as a political blogger. Novel #2 still needs 100K or so words to fill out and wrap up the story.(But I think its a REALLY good story! Haha) Then there’s the 30K or so of my first novel attempt that needs to be a damned trilogy. Waaahhhh! I suck without a deadline. Hahaha!

    Thorne’s last blog post..Good For the Heart – Medicine Bags for Kids with Cancer

  5. gautami tripathy

    May 2, 2009 9:07 am

    Tell me how do I get hold of a review copy?!


    BTW, everything distils into reading is my new blog. Please do visit it, subscribe to it or follow it! Do help me spread the word.

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  6. Tim

    May 3, 2009 2:50 am


    Thanks so much for stopping in at Michele’s (The Tomecko Echo) and sending your love. It is much apprecaited and I know it means allot to them.

    Your the best!

    Love and Prayers,


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