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Lenore Appelhans’ Thankgiving Recipe + LEVEL 2 Giveaway

Lenore Appelhans’ Thankgiving Recipe + LEVEL 2 Giveaway

Welcome to Day Three of our Debut Authors Celebration! We’re tremendously grateful that publishers take the time to nurture new talent, so this week we’re featuring a mini celebration of 2013 debuts. We’re very excited to welcome Lenore Appelhans to the blog today! Not only does she have a sci-fi thriller coming out in January, but she’s also been an active YA blogger for some time; many GoodReaders are probably familiar with her reviews.Level 2 is the story of Felicia Ward, who died right before her 18th birthday and has been trapped in a strange, otherworldly afterlife ever since. As Felicia uncovers the secrets behind her confinement, she is pulled towards both romance and rebellion…and it might just be up to her to save the lives of countless others. This sounds like such a fun book, and I know that I’m not alone in my eagerness to read it. In the… Read more »

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DUALED Author Elsie Chapman’s Thankgiving Recipe

DUALED Author Elsie Chapman’s Thankgiving Recipe

Welcome to Day Two of our Debut Authors Celebration!  We’re thankful that publishers take a chance on new talent, and this week we’re featuring three authors whose 2013 debuts we’re anticipating. One of the books I’m really excited about for 2013 is Dualed, a city in which every person has an alternate–but only one will live beyond his or her twentieth birthday. Fifteen-year-old West only has one month to hunt down her alt to ensure her survival, but a tragic mistake shakes her confidence and makes her question the choices she’s made. This action-packed adventure sounds like a lot of fun, and I hear there’s an “unexpected romance” as well! Dualed will be released on February 26th, 2013. Author Elsie Chapman joins us on the blog today to share her favorite Thanksgiving memory and recipe. ~ Wendy Elsie Chapman’s Thanksgiving Memory As a second generation Chinese Canadian growing up in a… Read more »

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SPLINTERED author A.G. Howard’s Thanksgiving Recipe

SPLINTERED author A.G. Howard’s Thanksgiving Recipe

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? This has been an amazing year for young adult literature, and it’s been especially gratifying to see the number of astonishing debuts we’ve seen. In thanks to the publishers for taking a chance on unknown talent, in thanks to our readers for their enthusiasm, this week we’re taking a little peek at three promising upcoming 2013 debut authors! Each day, we’ll be showcasing a brand new YA author, who will share a Thanksgiving memory with us. We’ll also be offering up their downloadable recipes and giveaways, so be sure to check back daily!To kick off the celebration, we’re starting off with A.G. Howard, the author of Splintered. If you follow young adult literature, you probably already have this hotly anticipated title on your radar. It’s the story of Alyssa Gardner, who hears strange whispers…and finds herself going deep into the rabbit hole as she discovers… Read more »

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An Interview with a Thunder Tiger (& Stormdancer giveaway!)

An Interview with a Thunder Tiger (& Stormdancer giveaway!)

Imagine, if you will, a black sky filled with lightning as a sky-ship floats high above the mountains of Shima. On the deck, buffeted by wind and lashing rain, a 16-year-old girl named Yukiko stretches out her senses and feels a flicker of warmth and a heartbeat. Could it be that the mythical griffin, long thought to be extinct, actually exists after all? Yes. This fiercely proud “thunder tiger,” with the beautiful head and wings of an eagle and the sleek hindquarters of a tiger, is named Buruu. As Yukiko gets to know him under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, she finds keen intelligence in this unlikely ally. We’re very fortunate that Buruu has permitted us to submit some questions to him, as arashitora do not often deign to speak to mere mortals. Character Interview with Buruu Your relationship with Yukiko starts off on a rocky note. I guess it’s a little… Read more »

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Meet Lish McBride’s Gnome Army (& Necromancer giveaway!)

Meet Lish McBride’s Gnome Army (& Necromancer giveaway!)

If you’re a fan of  the hilarious urban fantasies Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and the recently released Necromancing the Stone, you know Sam LaCroix is experiencing some household pains as he adjusts to his inherited army of mischievous gnomes.  You’ve probably also noticed that author Lish McBride’s bio claims that she’s been quietly assembling her own gnome army for some time now. We were mightily intrigued by this idea. As part of the official Necromancing the Stone Blog Tour, we challenged Lish to share photographic evidence of her minions, as well as some insights into their sneaky behavior. ~ Wendy P.S. Lish has confirmed, by the way, that there WILL be a third Necromancer book! It is planned for release sometime after her next two books are out. Stay tuned for more news. Lish McBride Guest Post Gnomes. They are a mysterious bunch. They might seem shy at first—standoffish, even—but… Read more »

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Into the Beautiful World of Monstrous Beauty: A Photographic Tour & Giveaway

Into the Beautiful World of Monstrous Beauty: A Photographic Tour & Giveaway

Most of our readers know that we’re huge fans of Elizabeth Fama’s Monstrous Beauty. Our reviews (which may be found here and here) could hardly contain our excitement over this gothic mermaid story that involves murder, ghosts, and tragic romance! As the book is released in stores today, we’re very pleased to kick off the official blog tour. Since the story is based in a small seaside town whose setting is very important, we asked the author to share her photographs with us from a special trip she took to New England to research her story. There’s also a giveaway for a beautiful finished hardcover copy at the bottom of the post, so be sure to enter if you’re in the U.S. or Canada! We invite you to delve deeper into Syrenka’s and Hester’s world. ~ Wendy Elizabeth Fama Guest Post I’m so excited that my first blog stop is… Read more »

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Sangu Mandanna Talks About Frankenstein…and Love

Sangu Mandanna Talks About Frankenstein…and Love

As a reader, every once in awhile you come across a book that strikes a chord deep inside you. I was intrigued by the idea behind The Lost Girl, in which a young female clone must move to India to lead a whole new life, but I never expected to be as moved by the book as I was.  The lovely author Sangu Mandanna stops by The Midnight Garden today to share how an unlikely classic–and her own loss–helped inspire a brilliant young adult novel that is already garnering rave reviews. ~ Wendy Sangu Mandanna Guest Post I wrote a book about death. But, you know, I think it’s really about love. It’s about the kinds of things people will do to keep hold of the ones they love. Sometimes that means sacrificing everything to be with someone you’re not supposed to be with. And sometimes that means signing up… Read more »

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