Sunday, July 25, 2010


"NovaMelia's second novel is the intriguing tale of a small family, a small town, a large
pharmaceutical company and an even larger mixing pot of intrigue as the weak and the
strong, the bullies and the bullied, the conniving and the innocent all seek some
resolution to their intrinsic mutual distrust.

Tucson, AZ - June 24, 2010 - Veteran novelist NovaMelia today announced the release
of her second work of fiction, Duckegg & Persons of Interest . In her latest novel the
author creates an intriguing narrative of confused rumors, local ethics, pharmaceutical
experimentation and two remarkable dogs as one small town becomes the focal point of a
community gone temporarily mad.

Duckegg Duckworth is always honest with himself, but often blatantly dishonest with
others and so ends up suffering the sorrow of loss and the shame of his unintentional
harm to others. Yet he has his moments of pride and even the exuberating experience of
becoming the town's hero in the small New England town where a large pharmaceutical
company has set up a facility which is suspected of using local animals for

Meanwhile, Duckegg's younger brother is creating his own mess between the
townspeople and the company; the company chemist has taken a liking to Duckegg's
mother, who's husbandless, but not a widow; and Duckegg's little sister unknowingly
shines a light in the darkest of moment's. Throughout all the growing drama, two
canines, Maximilian and Hot Dog, romp in and out of the town's affairs and the
company's woes as everyone approaches their day of complete madness.

Duckegg & Persons of Interest provides a suspenseful and entertaining read as this
collection of quirky townsfolk and suspicious company men all begin to have their
opinions and attitudes turned tupsy turvy while the large corporation and the small
community try to work out a resolution to their contrasting values and intrinsic distrust.

About the book:
Duckegg & Persons of Interest by NovaMelia
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5922-3
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: June 22, 2010
Pages: 319
S.R.P.: $17.95

About the author:
NovaMelia was born in England and came to America when she was seventeen years old.
She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Creative Writing and
Psychology. She has lived in a number of states, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts
and Florida, and now lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, George. "

This book was a slow start, but over all not bad. It is geared more towards High School age children, I think.

There were a lot of strange parts in the book that threw me, but over all it was a fairly quick read.

If you would like to purchase this book, you can get it on
Amazon for $17.95

** All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I received a copy of this book free of charge for my review thanks to Bostick Communications.**

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