When author Tiffany McDaniel contacted me with her invitation for Fiction Books to read and review her debut novel ‘The Summer That Melted Everything’, I was completely taken in by the title and assumed it would have a romantic storyline …. Wrong!
A more darkly brooding and deeply troubling premise than I would ever have envisaged, awaited me.
The book is already going down a storm with both Amazon and Goodreads reviewers, who have awarded it some excellent ratings and reviews.
Tiffany herself, prefers to maintain a low profile, so far shunning social media and with the most basic of personal profiles. She has however, agreed to a pre-determined Q&A post, which will be published very soon and makes for some interesting read … so be sure to stop by and say Hi!
‘THE SUMMER THAT MELTED EVERYTHING‘
Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.
Sal seems to appear out of nowhere – a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he’s welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he’s a runaway from a nearby farm town.
When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly to its Amazon ‘buy’ page.
An Ohio native, Tiffany McDaniel’s writing is inspired by the rolling hills and buckeye woods of the land she knows. She is also a poet, playwright, screenwriter, and artist.
The Summer that Melted Everything is her debut novel.
Catch up with all Tiffany’s latest news on her website
There is also a You Tube promo video, put together by Tiffany and her friends, to help raise awareness of the book
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’
Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’
Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’
Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!