book release!

Date of publication: May 3, 2020.

Trouble’99 by Katya Mills

available now on amazon.com @

https://www.amazon.com/TROUBLE99-KATYA-MILLS-ebook/dp/B0881HLL78/

Set in Chicago in 1999, four friends carry their broken hearts into the new century. Busking, drinking to keep warm, couch surfing…amidst a landscape of dot-com era corporate growth and nihilism. Walk alongside them in this cool and captivating story of love and music, heartache, misfortune, and redemption. An honest portrayal of a disaffected generation coming of age, from the mind of Katya Mills, author of Grand Theft Life, Maze, and Girl Without Borders.

Ebook available now.

Paperback coming soon!

 

 

book review

Here is the latest 5 star review of my book, which you can download and read for free on Smashwords. Here is the link to the free book:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/550226

 

Christi Massey’s Reviews > Grand Theft Life

Grand Theft Life (Daughter of Darkness #1)

by

Katya Mills(Goodreads Author)

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Christi Massey‘s review

Apr 20, 2020

it was amazing

bookshelves: boughtkindleunder-200finished-giveaways

I really enjoyed the grittiness of this book. Very atmospheric and engaging. Great read!

 

extremity of the heart

if there was snow
there were snowballs
you hit me with one

started a battle

blew into a hundred thousand particles

each little packed explosion tasting

touched by love
chicago

winter when i remember
you

how deep
we fell

by instinct

irrepressibly
uncontrolled
elevated

irresistibly

bookstores and books
we bought dropping the change
into hands holding cups like a prayer
outside mcdonalds

soon there would be
nothing more
to live
for

#katyamills
remix’1996

book review

Eileen

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am excited to have found Ottessa and I very much respect her as a contemporary. She has a unique voice and her characters are so flawed and human, all of them. I found this story to be incredibly compelling out the gate! I was happy to be inside Eileen’s head, as she has some wild imagination in her train wreck of a life. The characters around her were no less compelling, especially as she sized each one of them up. I will be reading more books by this author, the next being My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I’m currently reading this book in paperback, which is a pleasant change after so many e-books. Only problem is I have to use a headlamp after dark. Anyways, it’s the kind of thing I could see Eileen doing. Wearing a headlamp while reading in the attic, and her dad coming up there to call her names and her wishing he would get struck in the head by a falling icicle. The only major disappointment of this story to me was the ending. I don’t know exactly why I was disappointed. Something about the use of the narrator as an older woman looking back on her life didn’t work for me. And just the outcome of the story didn’t work for me. It wasn’t really credible or natural an ending. Nevertheless, I was left feeling happy I picked the book up and for sure would recommend it to some people but not my parents. They don’t like the stories I write, either. So that’s a real compliment.

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Trouble’99 #wip

“I sat beside him in the freezing cold, and he asked if I could sing and I said no. Great, he told me, you got the job. When you recognize the song I want you to sing along. I started humming along at first and then begin by whispering them, the lyrics, then my whisper got a little louder. I still got quiet and shy with all the people rushing in and out during the heaviest of the commute times. He told me my voice sounded lovely next to his tired hatchet job on the guitar. We were a broken record of a different kind. If we could just be a little louder we might make some bread.”    —  Katya Mills