THE FOURTH GENERATION by Chris von Halle … new release!
Aug28

THE FOURTH GENERATION by Chris von Halle … new release!

 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords   Title: The Fourth Generation Author: Chris von Halle Back Cover Blurb: In the future, no adults exist. Ever since the plague swept the world 100 years ago, no one has lived past seventeen. Sixteen-year-old Gorin, a collector of curious artifacts left over from the pre-plague civilization, is on the verge of perishing from that deadly epidemic. And his last wish is to find a way to visit the rulers’ reputedly magnificent, off-limits mansion. Up against the clock, he and his friend Stausha steal into the mansion and discover a secret more horrifying than they ever could’ve imagined—a secret that holds the key to the survival of the whole human race. Excerpt: I raced up the stairwell pretty fast for someone in my awful condition. My empty backpack bounced on my shoulders, my feet landing just in front of the steps’ worn, chipped edges. Sunlight leaked through the dusty windows at the top of each landing, enough to light my way to the decaying apartment building’s eighth floor. The rest of the Valuable Objects better still be there. No way I was losing the Tournament of Prestige this year, and the VOs could be worth just enough prestige points to finally push my faction into the top spot. But if someone else found them while I was gone… At last I made it to the eighth floor. My chest heaved as I sucked in breath, my burning legs threatening to crumple. You’ve gotta be kidding me. The second door on the right lay wide open. My heart banged against my ribs, making it tough to breathe, as I crept to the door as quietly as only I could. I peeked inside the room. My gut clenched, even though I’d seen it coming. A boy about my size—taller than average with good-size muscles—stood in front of the old wooden cabinets on the left side of the room. He had blotchy, dark gray skin, so was about sixteen years old like me. His back looked a little crooked, like his spine wasn’t quite aligned right. Mine was probably in similar shape. Even from the doorway I could see through the cabinet doors’ inlaid glass. Empty, except for one measly glass bottle. Sure enough, the boy started to turn away from them. I jerked my head back into the hallway, then peered back in. He made his way to the right side of the room. No—not there. He stopped at the faded loveseat wedged against the wall. Patches of peeled leather formed large, complicated shapes that looked like continents on a globe. Get away from...

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DIVIDED by Pitch Wars Mentor, Sharon M. Johnston … cover reveal & giveaway!
Aug27

DIVIDED by Pitch Wars Mentor, Sharon M. Johnston … cover reveal & giveaway!

Book Blurb A new heart should mean new life, instead it’s a living nightmare. Mishca Richardson’s life is at an all-time high after her heart transplant. With new boyfriend, Ryder, she has the perfect summer romance. Even the nightmares plaguing her sleep since her operation can’t dull her new dream world. Yet, life starts to unravel when Mishca develops superhuman abilities. She does her best to hide them so as not to end up a science experiment in a lab, but she can’t ignore the strange instant attraction she experiences when she meets her university professor, Colin Reed. Torn between love and obsession, Mishca must unite her divided heart and decide between the two men. But when the truth about her weird powers comes to light, she’ll have a lot more to worry about than romance. Praise for Divided “DIVIDED is a fast-paced adventure filled with mystery, romance, action, and humor. Mishca and Ryder rank up there with my favorite heroines and heroes ever! Sharon M. Johnston is an author to watch out for.” WENDY HIGGINS, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author.   Preorder DIVIDED now!   About the author   From sunny Queensland in Australia, Sharon writes weird stories and soulful contemporaries across a number of categories. Working as a PR specialist by day, in her spare time she writes, blogs, plays with her fur babies and plays computer games with her family. She’s also been stalked by women wanted to know where she buys her shoes. Find her on: Her website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads         a Rafflecopter giveaway...

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WISH BOUND by Pitch Wars mentor, JC Nelson … release day & giveaway
Aug25

WISH BOUND by Pitch Wars mentor, JC Nelson … release day & giveaway

Buy Wish Bound now! Amazon | Barnes & Noble Add it to Goodreads Blurb: As a partner at Grimm’s magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle… Even when she’s not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa’s birthday take the cake. This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant. As Marissa’s friends try to save her from the Black Queen’s clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past—ones that might cost her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of… Other books in the Grimm Agency Series … Grimm Agency #1 – Free Agent Grimm Agency #1.5 – Soul Ink Grimm Agency #2 – Armageddon Rules About JC Nelson: A Texas transplant to the Pacific Northwest, JC Nelson lives with a family and a flock of chickens near rainy Seattle. Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest   Rafflecopter giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway...

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Can you hook a teen? Teen Eyes Editorial Contest … submission post
Aug18

Can you hook a teen? Teen Eyes Editorial Contest … submission post

  THE SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED!! Have you ever wondered if your manuscript would hook a teen reader? We all have. So what better way to find out than a contest with the talented teens of TEEN EYES EDITORIAL. How is this going to work? You’ll post a 35-word pitch and the first 250 words of your middle grade or young adult manuscript in the comments of this post from now and we’ll take entries until August 26 at 1PM EDT. Your manuscript doesn’t have to be completed, but the pitch and first page should be polished. The three Teen Eyes editors will go through the comments and each select one winner. The winners will be announced on September 1st. What are the prizes? There will be three (3) winners. The winners will receive a free 25-page critique from the editors. Each Teen Eyes editor will pick the entry they feel is best, and then work with that writer on the critique. Can I enter this contest if I entered Pitch Wars? Absolutely. The critique would be an added pair of eyes on your manuscript … teen eyes. If you make it into Pitch Wars and win a critique from Teen Eyes, you and your mentor will decide how best to use the critique. Formatting … Your Name Your Email Title of Work Category/Genre Your 35-word (max) pitch. (Single spaced, a space between paragraphs, no indentions.) The first 250 words of your manuscript. If the 250th word stops in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence. (Single spaced, a space between paragraphs, no indentions.)   Here’s a bit about the teen editors . . .   Kate Coursey Editor Twitter Kate Coursey has been editing professionally since 2010. She helped found Teen Eyes in 2011, working with clients from all over the world to perfect their manuscripts. As a YA autho, her novel LIKE CLOCKWORK won Scholastic’s PUSH Novel Contest when she was 16 years old. In addition to having extensive experience as a freelance editor, Kate worked as an intern at Scholastic Press, where she read many agented and unagented submissions. She received the prestigious Sterling Scholar Grant in 2011 based on an extensive creative writing sample. Later that year, Kate underwent a comprehensive evaluation of her editorial skills, beating out dozens of post-grad students for an editorial internship at a mid-sized publisher. She is currently finishing up her ninth novel, which took first place in the LDS Storymakers First Chapter Contest. Kate spends far too much time messing around on the Internet and occasionally succumbs to caffeine-induced fits of hysteria at...

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MEGA GIVEAWAY! Many Pitch Wars mentors will give away first-chapter critiques … Updated with the winners!
Aug18

MEGA GIVEAWAY! Many Pitch Wars mentors will give away first-chapter critiques … Updated with the winners!

The fabulous Mónica B. Wagner, author of FROSH: FIRST BLUSH, has put together a mega giveaway with some of our Pitch Wars mentors. Obviously, all the Pitchwars mentors are slotted into specific categories and genres. That keeps you from getting help from some great experts. But here is your chance to get help from a mentor you couldn’t normally submit to! Everyone can enter once and after that, if you help out a mentor by buying or preordering their books, you’ll get additional entries from them. Some of the Pitch Wars mentors, including me, are hosting a chapter-critique Rafflecopter Giveaway! Anyone can enter. It will run until September 4, 2015! Here’s the list of mentors that will participate giving a chapter critique: Brenda Drake, author of TOUCHING FATE and THIEF OF LIES. Mónica B. Wagner, author of FROSH: FIRST BLUSH. Kate Brauning, author of HOW WE FALL. Emily Martin, author of THE YEAR WE FELL APART. N.K. Traver, author of DUPLICITY. Helene Dunbar, author of WHAT REMAINS. Joy McCullough-Carranza, who’s supporting Laura’s Shovan book, THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY. J.A. Souders, author of RENEGADE~REVELATIONS~REBELLION Elizabeth Briggs, author of MORE THAN MUSIC, MORE THAN COMICS, MORE THAN FASHION. Kelly Siskind, author of CHASING CRAZY. Trisha Leaver, author of THE SECRETS WE KEEP. Jaye Robin Brown, author of NO PLACE TO FALL and WILL’S STORY: A No Place To Fall Novella. Michelle Hauck, author of GRUDGING: BIRTH OF SAINTS and KINDAR’S CURE. K.T. Hannah, author of CHAMELEON. Stacey Graham, author of HAUNTED STUFF: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls, and Other Creepy Collectibles. Lee Gjertsen Malone, author of THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S. Sarah Nicolas, author of DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO. Brighton Walsh, author of CAGED IN WINTER, TESSA EVER AFTER, CAPTIVE and EXPOSED. Stacey Trombley, author or NAKED. Kate Karyus Quinn, author of (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, and DOWN WITH THE SHINE. Here’s how this giveaway will work: you’ll get a free entry just for stopping by and signing in, and if you want to increase your chances, you can support the mentors by buying their books or pre-ordering them. If you want to increase your odds to get a critique from a particular mentor, you can go and buy/preorder said mentor’s book by following the links above. You can buy more than one book, and up your chances in more than one giveaway, too! You might even win a chapter critique by more than one mentor.   UPDATE!! The giveaway ended and here are the winners! WOOHOO!!  Kate Brauning winner: Nicole Hoeffs. Michelle Hauck winner: Heather. Sarah Nicolas winner: Meredith Kreisa. Lee Gjersten Malone winner:...

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Pitch Wars Submission Window … is now closed!
Aug14

Pitch Wars Submission Window … is now closed!

Surprise! We’re opening the submission window early! It will remain open until the original closing of August 17 at 11:59PM EDT (just before midnight). For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine. The mentor also critique his/her writer’s pitch to get it ready for the agent round. To do this, the mentors read all their applications and choose the writer they want to mentor for two months to get them ready for the agent round. Writers can pick up to five (5) mentors to submit to. Last year we had about forty mentees sign with agents and eight of those resulted in book deals. That’s not counting all the successes from Pitch Wars 2012 and 2013. We hope to have many more successes this year! For a list our mentors and submission guidelines go here. For a list of our agents this year, go here. If you have any difficulties with this form, or if there’s a technical glitch, or if the site blows up, don’t panic, just use the form under the contact label above and let us know the issue. About your queries: It should have all parts of the query, as if you were sending to an agent. “Dear Mentor” works for the salutation and make sure to include your bio (if you have one) and category/genre/word count. About your first chapters: Upload the first chapter of your manuscript no matter how long it is. You can include short prologues (3 pages or less) or send the prologues later if the mentor asks for a full manuscript. If you don’t have chapters in your book or feel your chapters are too short, send the first ten pages of your manuscript. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU AREN’T READY, once you hit send, there are no take backs or changes. Double check that you have the right mentors for the category (MG, YA, NA, or Adult)  you are submitting, your entry will be deleted if you send it to a mentor who is not requesting your category. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes for Pitch Wars. I have vacillated between charging and not charging a small fee to enter Pitch Wars this year and decided against it. Instead, if you’ve gotten anything out of the contest, please consider making a donation. Any amount helps. Thank you for your support!   After you hit send on the form, the page will reload. Scroll down to where the form...

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with YA/NA & Adult mentors
Aug14

Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with YA/NA & Adult mentors

For the past couple weeks we’ve been getting to know mentors on live chats on the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site and by hopping to our mentors’ blogs to read their bios and wish lists. Today we have some mini-interviews with the mentors who couldn’t make the live chats. At the bottom of this post you’ll find YouTube links to some of the live chats. There are three more live chats happening this week. The next one is tonight. Check out the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site for the schedule and list of mentors joining the chats and watch them live. And there just might be a surprise happening on tonight on the chat. But for now, here are the mini-interviews … We asked our mentors to answer these three questions: 1. What are you looking for in a submission and what would you forgive as far as issues in the sample pages? In other words, what do you feel is an easy fix and what would be a pass for you? 2. What is your editing style and do you have a game plan to tackle edits with your mentee in the two months given for the contest? 3. And lastly, what is your all time favorite book and how did it inspire your writing? And here’s their answers …   Michelle Hauck Twitter 1. In general I’m looking for adult fantasy. Something that keeps my interest flowing and has a high concept. A certain amount of line edits wouldn’t throw me off. I’m more likely to be scared away by big picture problems that require tearing apart the manuscript and starting over. Large amounts of info dumping in a first chapter are always a warning sign. Characters I can’t relate to or can’t like would also scare me away. 2. I like to start with the full manuscript and do a once through with track changes for big picture issues and line edits. Then I usually go over the full again through any number of revisions, making more notes and offering suggestions. Once that’s done I’d tackle the pitch and query letter with my mentee. 3. Books that inspired my writing. There are lots of those. I’d say Gone with the Wind inspired Kindar’s Cure. I added that whole love of the land component, like what Scarlett feels for Tara. There’s a bit of Kidnapped by Scott in Kindar’s Cure also with the Scottish rebellion to the crown. I tend to take from all over.   Rebecca Sky Twitter 1. If you want an agent you should have a good grasp on English. That said I’d overlook...

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with YA & YA/NA mentors
Aug13

Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with YA & YA/NA mentors

For the past couple weeks we’ve been getting to know mentors on live chats on the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site and by hopping to our mentors’ blogs to read their bios and wish lists. Today we have some mini-interviews with the mentors who couldn’t make the live chats. At the bottom of this post you’ll find YouTube links to some of the live chats. There are three more live chats happening this week. The next one is tonight and the last is on this Friday. Check out the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site for the schedule and list of mentors joining the chats and watch them live. And there just might be a surprise happening on one of the upcoming chats. But for now, here are the mini-interviews … We asked our mentors to answer these three questions: 1. What are you looking for in a submission and what would you forgive as far as issues in the sample pages? In other words, what do you feel is an easy fix and what would be a pass for you? 2. What is your editing style and do you have a game plan to tackle edits with your mentee in the two months given for the contest? 3. And lastly, what is your all time favorite book and how did it inspire your writing? And here’s their answers …   Samantha Joyce Twitter 1. The biggest thing would have to be voice. I can forgive smaller technical issues if you give me a killer voice. I especially love sassy and snarky characters. We can fix plot holes or missing character arcs together, but if you’re lacking voice, that would probably make me set your entry aside. 2. I usually do two first passes—one on my e-reader and one in word—so I can track changes and add comments. Generally, I’ll remark on your ms as I go, including comments on both the things that do and do not work. No matter what, I try to keep it positive. If something isn’t working, I’ll explain why I feel that way and ask questions to see how we can make it better. My plan is to do a first pass of the query/pitch/full ms and return them with notes. Then I’ll follow my mentee’s lead as to how they want to approach edits. If they want to ask questions as they go, that’s great. If they want to be left alone, that’s fine, too. We all have our own revisions process. However, I’ll be on them to make their deadline, and I’ll be available for any questions. We can also do another...

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with MG & YA mentors
Aug12

Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors … mini interviews with MG & YA mentors

For the past couple weeks we’ve been getting to know mentors on live chats on the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site and by hopping to our mentors’ blogs to read their bios and wish lists. Today we have some mini-interviews with the mentors who couldn’t make the live chats. At the bottom of this post you’ll find YouTube links to some of the live chats. There are three more live chats happening this week. The first is tonight, next one is on Thursday, and the last is on Friday. Check out the Whiskey, Wine, & Writing site for the schedule and list of mentors joining the chats and watch them live. And there just might be a surprise happening on one of the upcoming chats. But for now, here are the mini-interviews … We asked our mentors to answer these three questions: 1. What are you looking for in a submission and what would you forgive as far as issues in the sample pages? In other words, what do you feel is an easy fix and what would be a pass for you? 2. What is your editing style and do you have a game plan to tackle edits with your mentee in the two months given for the contest? 3. And lastly, what is your all time favorite book and how did it inspire your writing? And here’s their answers …   Joy McCullough-Carranza Twitter 1. I’m looking for a submission that feels fresh, with a main character I haven’t seen a million times before, and clear and urgent stakes (internal and external). These don’t have to be end-of-the-world stakes; I’m a big fan of quiet. But they need to be clear and urgent to the character. What will happen if your character doesn’t achieve their goal? If the answer is their life will pretty much go on as usual, you have work to do. Raise—or clarify—the stakes is one of the most common bits of feedback I give in my freelance editing. Major story revisions are certainly not easy, but I’m excited to jump into those with a willing writer. I’m not interested in working with a stale premise. And I’ll pass if you don’t use an Oxford comma. (Kidding. Sort of. But you can expect a strongly worded lecture on the topic.) 2. In past Pitchwars, I have given my mentees thorough edit letters within about a week of choosing them. This letter will focus on broad story issues – plot holes, stakes, character development, etc. As the mentee works on their revisions, I’ll check in from time to time and they are welcome to contact...

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Meet the Pitch Wars Agents!
Aug11

Meet the Pitch Wars Agents!

Now’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for– it’s time to see which agents are participating in the 2015 Pitch Wars agent round!  On November 3 through 5, the Pitch Wars agent round will go live for all the mentees who had been chosen by mentors to revise for two months. These agents will go through the entries on this blog, which includes a 50 word pitch and the first 250 words of the manuscript. For those of you new to Pitch Wars, check out this earlier post for the rules and mentor blog hop. This is the list of agents participating in the Agent Round in November. They are not mentors. To find the perfect mentors for you go to the blog hop post listed above. Check out the agents below and see what they’re looking for most in a manuscript.  Without further ado… meet our agents! Louise Fury – The Bent Agency Website | Twitter Represents: MG, YA, NA, A Louise Fury represents young adult, middle grade, new adult, commercial fiction including romance, and select nonfiction. In young adult, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be deep, dark and gritty or literary, lyrical and emotional. I want delicious adult romances with creative plots, sexy liaisons and unique characters who sweep me up in their love story. Melissa Edwards – Aaron Priest Agency Website | Twitter Represents: YA, A Melissa’s taste ranges in genre from classic Victorian literature to hard-boiled crime dramas. She is interested in reading international thrillers with likeable and arresting protagonists, light-hearted women’s fiction and YA, female-driven (possibly small-town) suspense, and completely immersive fantasy.   Alexandra Machinist – ICM Partners Website | Twitter | Publishers Marketplace Profile Represents: YA, A Alexandra is seeking new clients particularly in the areas of commercial women’s fiction, suspense, high-concept young adult fiction, and anything and everything that keeps her up all night reading.   Laura Biagi – Jean V. Naggar Website | Twitter Represents: MG, YA, A She is actively building her own client list, seeking literary fiction, magical realism, cultural themes, and debut authors. She loves young readers books that have a magical tinge to them and vivid writing. She also looks for titles that incorporate high concept, dark/edgy, and quirky elements, as well as titles that challenge the way we typically view the world.   Claire Anderson Wheeler – Regal Literary Twitter | Website Represents: Upper MG, YA, A In non-fiction, she is chiefly looking for topical memoir, popular science and pop psychology with a solid research background; in fiction, her primary interests are literary fiction, Young Adult fiction and upper-end middle grade, and commercial women’s fiction with...

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BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN by Rebecca Yarros … cover reveal!
Aug07

BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN by Rebecca Yarros … cover reveal!

Rebecca Yarros New Adult Entangled: Embrace Publishing Release Date: September 28, 2015   Synopsis Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries. Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago. Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell. Goodreads Giveaway   a Rafflecopter giveaway   Rebecca Yarros Bio Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.   Connect with Rebecca Website: http://www.rebeccaelizabethyarros.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaElizabethYarros Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebeccaYarros  ...

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It’s release day for SWEET MADNESS by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie!
Aug07

It’s release day for SWEET MADNESS by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie!

Today we’re celebrating the release of the Sweet Madness ebook by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie. Sweet Madness is a retelling of the infamous Borden Murders told from the POV of Lizzie’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan. About the book … Seventeen-year-old Bridget Sullivan is alone in Fall River, a city that sees Irish immigrants as nothing more than a drunken drain on society. To make matters worse, she’s taken employment with the city’s most peculiar and gossip-laden family—the Bordens. But Bridget can’t afford to be picky—the pay surpasses any other job Bridget could ever secure and she desperately needs the money to buy her little sister, Cara, passage to the states. It doesn’t hurt that the job location is also close to her beau, Liam. As she enters the disturbing inner workings of the Borden household, Bridget clings to these advantages. However, what seemed like a straightforward situation soon turns into one that is untenable. Of course Bridget has heard the gossip around town about the Bordens, but what she encounters is far more unsettling. The erratic, paranoid behavior of Mr. Borden, the fearful silence of his wife, and worse still…the nightly whisperings Bridget hears that seem to come from the walls themselves. When Bridget makes a horrifying discovery in the home, all that she thought she knew about the Bordens is called into question…including if Lizzie is dangerous. And the choice she must make about Lizzie’s character could mean Bridget’s life or death. Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | BAM | The Book Depository | Powell’s What Readers Are Saying “This thrilling novel will keep readers on their toes until the last page. Fans of historical fiction and horror will thoroughly enjoy this book.” —VOYA Magazine “The portrait of the claustrophobic, creepy Borden household and its denizens, Lizzie especially, is grippingly vivid.” -Kirkus “Engaging historical novel that gives readers another glimpse into the infamous Lizzie Borden.” -YA Book Central “Dark, creepy and overall fantastically moody; SWEET MADNESS remains firmly entrenched in the Hitchcock side of horror.” -Fangirlish About the Authors Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather disobedient black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Horror and Science Fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press. Trisha is a member of the SCBWI, The Cape Cod Writers Center, and the YA Scream Queens—a group of nine female authors who are deathly serious about their horror. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads |...

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