After some very thoughtful reviewers commented that the cover of Bend Me, Shape Me didn’t do justice to the book and might keep people from taking a closer look, my publisher agreed to a small reworking so the title stands out more.
The image now seen on the e-book is a vast improvement, I think, and should be available on the paperback version soon.
What to you think about the new look? Vote today using the star ratings:
A.C. Haury at Bibliophile Book Reviews had great things to say about Bend Me, Shape Me, and gave it 4-stars! Not bad! And just in time for the release of the paperback version expected out July 22.
“Bend Me, Shape Me” by Debra R. Borys is a gritty, riveting, and intriguing eBook that delves right into the dark and often twisted underbelly of inner city life. This is a well written book that definitely delivers a punch. I didn’t give it five stars, because as someone who lives in the inner city it is hard to shock me, but for readers who are not as familiar with the innerworkings of less than desirable folks and groups that seem to congregate in urban settings, “Bend Me, Shape Me” is definitely going to deliver a jolt. I’m looking forward to Debra R. Borys future works – She’s definitely an author to watch out for!
via A.C. Haury: Book Review for Bend Me, Shape Me by Debra R. Borys.
We will be reissuing a 2nd Edition of Bend Me Shape me in June with a brand new cover to match the others in the series. What do you think of it?
Here are the covers from Painted Black and Box of Rain. Good match, right?
AskDavid.com has compiled all the links related to Bend Me, Shape Me (Street Stories Book 2) and gives you an opportunity to submit your review of the book right from their site. Painted Black (Street Stories Book 1) can also be found there.
I’ll be adding Box of Rain to their list on December 15 when it releases, but in the meantime, if you want to pre-order the ebook, you can find it here.
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Starza Thompson over at Windy City Reviews gave Bend Me, Shape Me a long and marvelous review today. Below are some of my favorite excerpts, but I really hope you will click through to read everything she had to say.
Bend Me Shape Me takes a deep and fascinating look into the world of teen homelessness in Chicago. Through the eyes of Snow Ramirez, Jo Sullivan, and Leonard Goldenhawk, author Debra Borys shepherds the audience on a terrifying journey of homelessness, mental illness, family problems, and murder.
This novel was chock full of nail-biting scenes and page-turning tension, making it very hard to put down. Throughout the book, Borys does an excellent job of painting a realistic picture of homeless youth and the struggle they have with mental illness, family, trust, and more. From the very first page of this novel, the audience is pulled into Snow’s story and her struggle to keep her brother and herself safe.
For me, this book was both entertaining and eye-opening. The plot twists and multiple narrators kept me flipping the page to find out what happened next, while the reality of Snow’s situation made me want to learn more about how I could make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. As someone who loves psychological thrillers and who is a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters, this book combined my interests in ways I didn’t think possible. I immediately wanted to know more about Snow and her brother and could have easily read a book twice as long on this topic.
Bend Me Shape Me is a chilling and tension-drenched thriller that will enable you to take a long hard look at the plight of the homeless. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes thrillers that make you think—once you pick up this book, you will struggle to put it down!
via Windy City Reviews – Book Reviews.