Gretchen McNeil's debut novel, POSSESS, comes out on August 23, and to celebrate, I got a new tattoo:


Wanna see a close up?


Okay, so maybe the tattoo is just temporary. I love Gretchen, but not that much. The tattoo is the one sported by Bridgit Liu, the protagonist in POSSESS.


Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, but the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear.  Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession.  But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons.  Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Check out the kick-ass trailer:

 Mark your calendars, boys and girls. POSSESS comes out on August 23, 2011 and I promise you, it's a book you're not gonna want to miss.