And now a word from our sponsor

A huge thanks to Vesuvian Books for sponsoring this week to promote Death by the River, a young adult thriller co-written by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor. Death by the River brings suspense, danger, and revenge to the teenage setting with the story of Beau Devereaux, wealthy, popular, captain of the football team — and a predator who finally picks the wrong girl.

The topic is on the nose right now. At first glance a thriller, Death by the River is more truly a call to action, Weis says: "like the girls victimized by Beau Devereaux, women can band together, fight back, and get justice. We have a voice."

Visit our sponsor feature page to read more about the book and its conception, and check out an excerpt.

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