Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: I'm Still Here (Je Suis La)

We're excited to feature Clélie Avit's debut novel I'm Still Here (Je Suis La), which is a modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Thanks to Grand Central Publishing, we have TWO copies to give away!

Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family and doctors are having to face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support... They don't realise that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness; she knows where she is and can hear everyone talking around her bed, but she has no way of telling them she's there.

Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother, a drunk driver responsible for the deaths of two teenage girls. Thibault's emotions are in turmoil and, needing a retreat, he finds his way into Elsa's room. Seeing her lying there so peacefully, he finds it hard to believe she is not just sleeping.

Thibault begins to visit Elsa regularly. As he learns more about her through her family and friends, he begins to realise that he is developing feelings for her. And when he talks to her, he can't help feeling that she can hear his every word...

For Elsa, his visits are like a breath of fresh air. Here is finally someone who speaks to her as if she is a real life person. Who makes her laugh. And who gives her something to fight for...

And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives…


"A viscerally moving love story. I'M STILL HERE beautifully shows how the steady, quiet power of the heart can sustain anyone who takes on impossible odds."
— Sarah Pekkanen, Internationally bestselling author of 
The Perfect Neighbors

"Magnifique! With charming characters, a unique premise and a delightful, fresh voice, Clélie Avit's debut novel will have you cheering for life and love while you hungrily turn its pages. I'M STILL HERE (Je Suis Là) is a gift, and Clélie Avit is a writer to watch."
— Julie Lawson Timmer, author of Five Days Left and Untethered

Clélie Avit was born and raised in the Auvergne region of France. She works as a physics and chemistry teacher, while also teaching dance. Avit received the Prix Nouveau Talent for I'm Still Here (Je Suis La), her first novel. Visit Clélie at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Giveaway ends September 6th at midnight EST.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

I just finished reading this last night!!! It was so good. I just wish it had been longer!

Laurice Mcclung said...

Snow White

Janine said...

I have seen so many modern versions of Cinderella, so I think I would enjoy seeing a modern version of Snow White.

Anonymous said...

3 Little Pigs would be my pick.

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traveler said...

Rapunzel would be lovely.

Bube said...

I'm Still Here(Je Suis La) sounds fantastic,would love to read :)
Beauty and the Beast :)

Melanie Backus said...

I am going with Snow White.

Jessica Meddick said...

Snow White

Connie said...

I'm going to say Alice in Wonderland. Good grief! I have never been able to understand the thing.

I'm looking forward to reading Je Suis La - or I'm Still Here. I've heard some really great things about this book and I am interested in reading it.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Beauty & The Beast

Rita said...

Sleeping Beauty.

Carol Doscher said...

Snow White or Beauty in the Beast

Mary Preston said...

Cinderella I'd say. Stop waiting for the rescue & help yourself out of the sad situation.

jpetroroy said...

Snow White

Tatum Rangel said...

"Sun, Moon, and Talia (Sleeping Beauty)"

Uma Kayla G said...

Beauty & the Beast - I want to see all the books! <3

Jinger Kat said...

Snow White + the 7 dwarfs