Linda Gerber, the author of the forthcoming DEATH BY DENIM is stopping by my blog today.  I LOVED DEATH BY LATTE and DEATH BY BIKINI, and I can’t wait to get my hands on DBD to see what happens next!  Linda is hosting a blog launch party for DBD on May 14th, which is ALSO the book’s release date!  So go on over to http://lindagerber.blogspot.com and join te festivities!

dbdAbout the book:Aphra Connolly is being chased by some very dangerous people. She knows her survival depends upon staying far away from love interest Seth, and listening to her mom’s lectures on the finer points of anonymity and survival. But how is a girl supposed to live under the radar and not think about her boyfriend when she’s in Paris—the most romantic city in the world? When her mom’s contact in Paris is found floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed in his mouth, Aphra realizes that she will never be able to stop running unless she confronts the situation head-on. Sneaking away from her mom, Aphra tracks down the criminal mastermind in Italy, only to unwittingly reveal Seth’s location. And her mistake has just put them both in mortal danger. . . .

Early praise for DEATH BY DENIM:

“Starting with a heart-pounding chase scene… Gerber weaves in some major cultural landmarks as Aphra races through Paris and then Italy on a mission to expose the would-be assassin and rescue her love interest, Seth. Taut suspense… along with interesting tips of the espionage trade, will propel readers to the neat ending.”   – Booklist

“Death by Denim, the third book in Linda Gerber’s fun, action-packed, and suspenseful series, is just as riveting as its prequels. Gerber’s style is not only modern and down to earth, but cunning and intelligent as well… Aphra is an engaging and lively narrator whose bravery and smarts readers will admire. Equal parts action, romance, and mystery, Death by Denim is a fun-filled and engrossing read that will appeal to fans of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series.”  – The Compulsive Reader

“Gerber does not disappoint with this exciting novel from her Death by… series. Gerber’s strength is by far in creating such a thrilling and fast paced plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. …Death by Denim is a wholly enjoyable read, full of action, romance, and international flair. Fans of Death by Bikini and Death by Latte, the earlier installments in this series, won’t want to miss Death by Denim. Teen girls in particular looking for a fast and fun mystery to devour will enjoy Gerber’s Death by… series.”  – The Book Muncher

About Linda:

Linda Gerber recently returned to life in the Midwest after four years in Japan, where she served as the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her books include SASS: NOW AND ZEN, SASS: THE FINNISH LINE and the YA mysteries DEATH BY BIKINI, DEATH BY LATTE and DEATH BY DENIM. She currently lives and writes in Dublin, OH, blissfully ignoring her husband, kids, and one very naughty puppy.

The Same Q’s I ALWAYS ask!1.

1. What (or who) do you consider to be glamorous and why?

Michelle Obama, because she can make J Crew look like designer chic. We’ll just overlook that kind of strange Moschino shirt with the huge bow…

2.    If you weren’t a writer, what other career would you like to attempt?

I’d love to own a bookstore. That’s my idea of Nirvana – being surrounded by books all day. Especially if we could throw in a beach setting and plenty of chocolate.

3.    What is the one article of clothing in your closet that you can’t bear to part with?

An old jean jacket that Stacy and Clinton from WNTW would surely trash, but I love it because it’s comfortable and… me.

4.    Who is your fav celebrity?

Good question. My favorites are constantly revolving. This week it’s Salma Hayek because I love her idea of a Venetian Masquerade wedding dinner.

5.    If you could put together a “dream cast” of the big screen version of your book, who would play the leads?

Oooh. Let’s see… Aphra = Jordan Pruitt (w/dark hair)
Seth = Clay Adler
Ryan = Milo Ventimiglia
Natalie = Kate Beckinsdale  (though she might be too young.)
Agent Caraday = Julianne Moore
The Mole = Sean Connery (sure, why not? This is a dream cast, right?)

6.    Britney:  Comeback or train wreck?

I’d like to say comeback, but only time will tell…

7.    What is your fav glam or exotic location to visit? (Mine’s Paris!)

Loved Paris, too! Another favorite is Kyoto, Japan. So much ancient history and stunning architecture, and culture.

8.    Which character in your work do you most relate to and why?

Probably Natalie because she’s the mom, and Aphra because she gets into trouble and makes mistakes.

Big thanks to Linda for stopping by!  I have DEATH BY DENIM pre-ordered, and you should too!  Find out more about Linda at:

http://lindagerber.com
http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518643863
http://lindagerber.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/gerbsan

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