"End of Mae" is Angela Yuriko Smith’s first published book. In this article you will find helpful links to informative book reviews and other resources about the author and the book itself.
Angela Yuriko Smith is an American woman living in Australia. “End of Mae” is her first published book and she put much effort into it. It is inspired by an article she once had to write about the Jersey Devil.
The short description of what the book is all about does sum it up pretty well:
“Mae was a born writer. Her life’s passion was to find the ultimate story. In her quest to find the truth behind the Jersey Devil disappearances, Mae uncovers something much more sinister wandering the Whitebog area at night.
Little did she know that the ultimate story would be her own… and she’d by dying to tell it.”
Image Source: EndofMae.com
As a virtual citizen of Second Life, she did try something totally new to market her book: She built a house from the book, gives away free chapters to read within Second Life and does also give away free clothes as merchandise. The sales of her books are the proof that this new online marketing is successful – and it does cost not one single cent.
I would like to present you some very useful links to book reviews written by blog owners we both know so that you can get a picture of what the book is about and whether it is something that might interest you. I have read it myself and I loved it. It is not too long and for a non-native speaker (and reader) like myself it was not too hard to understand it. I did not need a dictionary to enjoy it. Something that I do miss with other literature, I must admit.
- Barnes & Noble.com
- Vilutheril Reviews
- In the Spotlight
- D Beautiful Soul
- Frequent Reader, Infriquent Blogger
Where to buy it
- Smashwords.com (best site with HTML and PDF versions!)
- CafePress (Merchandise)
Meet the author
- Facebook Wall for End of Mae
- Dandilyonfluff – Angela’s blog
- Interview with Angela
- Another Interview
- Meet Angela on Ning.com
- Meet Angela on Gather.com
- avameo.de (German)
- Second Life Official Destination Guide
- Free Virtual Edition of the book for Second Life
- Slide Show about the “Story behind the Story”, how to market your book with Second Life
Angela’s daughter does know how to make nice machinimas (videos with scenes from inside of games like Second Life or World of Warcraft) and did create the following two pretty videos for you to enjoy:
End of Mae Trailer
I did enjoy the ebook and I strongly recommend reading this book if you like dark stories about vampires, emos and whatnot. It is not a “poor adaption” of Twilight like many other works. This is really worth reading!