Monday, March 31, 2014

Trading Cards: THIS SIDE OF SALVATION by Jeri Smith-Ready

It is finally here: OPENING DAY! Not only do I mean baseball (finally!) but also for the This Side of Salvation super fan contest. Each day Jeri-Smith Ready will post a new trading card featuring quotes from the characters. Check back each day for a new trading card. For more details and to check out This Side of Salvation please go to Jeri's blog.

So Rushers, here is the first trading card:

Also if you are in the New York* or Pennsylvania* areas, Jeri will be at the following locations this April: (*There are also events that everyone can attend!)

"April 2: Teen Author Reading Night
Time: 6-7:30pm
Place: Jefferson Market Library, New York, New York
Along with:

  • Elizabeth Eulberg, Better Off Friends 
  • Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam, Elusion 
  • Gwendolyn Heasley, Don’t Call Me Baby / The Art of Goodbye 
  • Melissa Kantor, Maybe One Day 
  • Emmy Laybourne, Sky on Fire 
  • Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse 
  • Tiffany Schmidt, Bright Before Sunrise 
  • Jennifer E. Smith, The Geography of You and Me 
  • Jeri Smith-Ready, This Side of Salvation 
  • Jess Verdi, The Summer I Wasn’t Me
April 3: YA Scavenger Hunt
Time: 3pm ET Thursday, April 3 through 3pm ET Sunday, April 6
Place: YA Scavenger Hunt blog will be the central location, but the hunt will take you to the blogs of 50 different YA authors for the chance to win lots of prizes, including the grand prize of EVERYONE's books!
Along with: Author list TBA very soon (I have the list, but I'm not sure it's public yet. When it is, I'll post it here.)
April 7: Ask Me Anything
Time: All day, but I'll be taking questions between 9am and 5pm ET.
Place: YA writers subreddit
April 18: 3 J's and a K Talk YA (panel, games, giveaways, Q&A, and booksigning)
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Children's Book World, Haverford, PA
Along with:

*Information from Jeri's blog (link above).*

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Launch Day Party: THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'neale

Today is release day for THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neale! Help us celebrate the release of this amazing novella and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

 Every sacrifice has consequences.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging,
watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and
hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a
blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes
young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books
always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Cover Reveal and giveaway: ALTERED by Shelly Crane

Title: Altered (Devoured #3)
Author: Shelly Crane
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Cover Designer: Regina at MaeIDesign
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.





~ Synopsis ~

Enoch is tested.

His brother is human, the thing he hates. He watches as the brother he knew is stripped away by his love for Clara. He's never hated someone as much as he hated her...but the bond forced him to not only want to protect her, but feel things he never had before.

When a girl needs his help, that split second decision changes his whole world in one instant. A Devourer's Fate...

~ Devour (Devoured #1) Synopsis ~

Clara has it all. A wrestling star boyfriend, popular friends, all the right school activities...pretty much a perfect life...up until her parents died. Now she lives with the Pastor and his family and though they take good care of her, she feels alone. Then her boyfriend, Tate, starts to show signs of trouble when a new guy, Eli, comes to town. Clara is fascinated with him but hides it until something happens. Eli confesses to her that she gives him something he's never had before...something he needs. Everything is about to change for this normal pretty popular girl in a supernatural way.
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~ Excerpt ~

“It’s cold,” I lied. It was cold, but that was absolutely not the reason for the goose flesh. He knew it and I knew it. And I hated it. I didn’t like for people to get under my skin. It made me feel too vulnerable, like they had power over me. When they had power, they could hurt you, leave you, die and leave you destroyed. I wasn't up for any more of that. Except for Clara; she was already attached to me and I owed it to her.
He looked over. Even in the dark with barely any light being provided from the streetlamps, I could see his purple eyes searching mine. “Just help me and then you never have to see me again.”
It was almost like he could tell what I’d been thinking about.

~ Consume (Devoured #2) Synopsis ~

Eli and Clara's story continues as she tries to finish high school. Eli is as over protective as ever and Tate and his group of friends are no help. They wait for the Horde, always looking over their shoulder. But the ever annoying but strangely prophetic bird begins to become more of a chatter box and Eli learns something that could change some things. Not just for him and Clara, but Devourers everywhere.

Then an unexpectedness guest comes forcing Eli to flee with Clara, leaving her temporary family behind. She is thrown into his world of underground 'traitors' and learns much of his past. They meet many new people and creatures along the way to freedom. But when tragedy strikes the two, will Clara see the monster in Eli? Can she handle his strange world and awful past? Will one of them lose their life forever...
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~ About the Author ~

Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She loves paperbacks, coffee, and candy corn, and to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.

Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Promotional Post: THE DEAD PLACE by Stephen Booth

Title: The Dead Place (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry #6)

Author: Stephen Booth

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Witness Impulse, an Imprint of HarperCollins

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


“This killing will be a model of perfection. An accomplishment to be proud of. And it could be tonight or maybe next week. But it will be soon. I promise.”

The anonymous phone calls indicate a disturbed mind with an unnatural passion for death. Cooper and Fry are hoping against hope that the caller is just a harmless crank having some sick fun. But the clues woven through his disturbing messages point to the possibility of an all-too-real crime . . . especially when a woman vanishes from an office parking garage.

But it’s the mystery surrounding an unidentified female corpse left exposed in the woods for over a year that really has the detectives worried. Whoever she might have been, the dead woman is linked to the mystery caller, whose description of his twisted death rituals matches the bizarre manner in which the body was found. And the mystery only deepens when Cooper obtains a positive I.D. and learns that the dead woman was never reported missing and that she definitely wasn’t murdered. As the killer draws them closer into his confidence, Ben and Diane learn everything about his deadly obsessions except what matters most: his identity and the identity of his next victim. . . .

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About the Author

STEPHEN BOOTH is an award winning British crime writer, the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have appeared in twelve novels set in England’s beautiful and atmospheric Peak District.

Stephen has been a Gold Dagger finalist, an Anthony Award nominee, twice winner of a Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, and twice shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. Ben Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author, and in 2003 the Crime Writers’ Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for “the author whose books have given readers the most pleasure”.

The Cooper & Fry series is published all around the world, and has been translated into 15 languages.
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