In the YA thriller The Third Twin, identical twins Lexi and Ava invent a fictional triplet they call Alicia. Unlike Lexi's relentless pursuit of academic perfection and her sister's pursuit of a good time, 'Alicia' is beautiful, smart, confident and the girl everyone wants to date. The twin's ruse is perfect until one night when the boy 'Alicia' is dating is found brutally murdered—and all evidence points to her. As Lexi frantically tries to unravel the mystery surrounding his death, the bodies of 'Alicia's' boyfriends start to multiply and it becomes a race to outwit the police as well as find the identity of the true killer before it's too late.I'm not just talking about CJ's book today because she is my friend, and a great author, though those would both be good reasons to talk about her book. I'm doing it because, as some of you might already know, Cynthia (CJ) is currently battling stage 4 colon cancer.
Promoting a book when you don't have cancer can be a full time job. Fighting cancer is definitely a full time job (I know this from witnessing my mom's battles with both bladder and colon cancer, and although everyone's battle with cancer is different, my mom went through a lot of the same things with colon cancer that Cynthia is going through now). Since there's unfortunately nothing I can do to help fight Cynthia's cancer, I'm trying to help spread the word about her new book, which I can't wait to read (it sounds awesome - Twins! Murder! A fictional third twin! What's not to love?).
* Launch Party For The Third Twin: If you are in the Oakland area, there's a launch party for the book hosted by A Great Good Place For Books. The party is being held at a local church hall (5701 Thornhill in Montclair) to allow all the people who want to attend to be able to go. I wish I lived closer so I could go!
* Pre-Order The Third Twin: If you can't make it to the launch party, the Third Twin by CJ Omololu is coming to a bookstore near you on February 24th! (Click here to find an independent bookstore near you!) Or, you can pre-order The Third Twin from A Great Good Place For Books (the bookstore hosting the launch party) and it will magically show up at your house (as long as you pay for shipping)! I'm pre-ordering a copy!
* Help Promote The Third Twin: Want to help spread the word? Here's a jpg of the launch invite that you can post on your blog/twitter/tumblr/facebook, etc. You can also link back to this blog post if you don't want to post the invite. Every little bit helps. Thank you!
If you love YA books, or thrillers, please consider pre-ordering The Third Twin by CJ Omololu and/or asking your library to purchase it for their collection!.
p.s. If you haven't already read CJ's other books, you might want to check them out too: Dirty Little Secrets, Transcendence, and Intuition.