1. I won't be online because I will be in FLORIDA! (No, me announcing I'm on vacation will not get old.)
2. This cover is just too gorgeous - it has to be pimped out! Plus I'm super excited about this book and adore reading Mandy's blog which is where I found it:
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Release Date: August 2011
Eighteen year old Lexi is cursed--by day, she's just like every other teen at Lincoln CIty High. But from dusk until dawn, she's forced to swim and sing, a modern day siren. At sixteen, her voice became a deadly lure, and Steven-- the only boy she's ever loved-- followed her straight into the story surf and drowned.
Now, Lexi spends her nights at a forgotten lake up in the mountains, where she can swim and sing in peace. She's become an ice queen, forced to keep everyone around her at arm's length in order to protect them.
That is, until Cole comes to town. Cole, with his dark good looks and prying questions. She can't seem to keep him away, and she's no longer sure she wants to. But how can she let him in when it can only end in his death?
Me wants this NOW!