A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with A.L. Davroe!
Dec28

A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with A.L. Davroe!

A.L. DAVROE @ALDavroe 🔹 Instagram 🔹 Website  🔹Facebook 🔹Goodreads We’re holding an amazing contest over on Instagram on the hashtag #bookhuggles, where authors are posting pics of themselves with their books and readers are posting pics of their favorite books or current reads. There’s three gift boxes full of books and surprises for US addresses and a $50 Amazon gift card for international addresses up for grabs that will be rewarded to winners of the contest. See the ad below for all the details on how to enter and participate in this event. Today’s featured author is A.L. Davroe and her novel, NEXIS … In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner. Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.         Enter the Rafflecopter here for a chance to win 1 of 3 boxes full of books or join the campaign on Instagram … Instagram:...

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A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with Marieke Nijkamp!
Dec28

A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with Marieke Nijkamp!

Marieke Nijkamp @mariekeyn 🔹 Instagram 🔹 Website 🔹tumblr 🔹 Goodreads We’re holding an amazing contest over on Instagram on the hashtag #bookhuggles, where authors are posting pics of themselves with their books and readers are posting pics of their favorite books or current reads. There’s three gift boxes full of books and surprises for US addresses and a $50 Amazon gift card for international addresses up for grabs that will be rewarded to winners of the contest. See the ad below for all the details on how to enter and participate in this event. Today’s featured author is Marieke Nijkamp and her book, THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS …   10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open. 10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. This Is Where It Ends is a contemporary young adult novel, to be published by Sourcebooks Fire on January 5, 2016. Also available in audio CD and MP3 from Brilliance Audio.     This book isn’t in one of the #bookhuggles boxes, but it is up for pre-order now and has been spotted on the shelves at Barnes & Noble early. US/CAN readers, If you pre-order This Is Where It Ends, you can fill out your contact details here: http://thisiswhereitendsbook.tumblr.com/extras and Sourcebooks will send you a special, This Is Where It Ends-themed lanyard, with “TIME WAS OURS” printed on it. The lanyards will be in Opportunity High School colors and they are extremely cool. What’s more, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a super awesome Grand Prize: a Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera. “I’m especially fond of this grand prize, because I wrote This Is Where It Ends to be a snapshot of life, and this is such an awesome way to celebrate!” ~Marieke Nijkamp So hop over to the Tumblr and enter now! Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound Books-A-Million Apple Books of Wonder (any copies ordered here will be signed by Marieke!)       Enter the Rafflecopter here for a chance to win 1 of 3 boxes full of books or join the campaign on Instagram … Instagram:...

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A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with Stacey Trombley!
Dec28

A #BookHuggles Author Spotlight with Stacey Trombley!

Stacey Trombley @Trombolii 🔹 Instagram 🔹 Website 🔹 Facebook 🔹 Goodreads We’re holding an amazing contest over on Instagram on the hashtag #bookhuggles, where authors are posting pics of themselves with their books and readers are posting pics of their favorite books or current reads. There’s three gift boxes full of books and surprises for US addresses and a $50 Amazon gift card for international addresses up for grabs that will be rewarded to winners of the contest. See the ad below for all the details on how to enter and participate in this event. Today’s featured author is Stacey Trombley and her novel, Naked … The best place to hide is in a lie… I could never fit in to the life my parents demanded. By the time I was thirteen, it was too much. I ran away to New York City…and found a nightmare that lasted three years. A nightmare that began and ended with a pimp named Luis. Now I am Dirty Anna. Broken, like everything inside me has gone bad. Except that for the first time, I have a chance to start over. Not just with my parents but at school. Still, the rumors follow me everywhere. Down the hall. In classes. And the only hope I can see is in the wide, brightly lit smile of Jackson, the boy next door. So I lie to him. I lie to protect him from my past. I lie so that I don’t have to be The Girl Who Went Bad. The only problem is that someone in my school knows about New York. Someone knows who I really am. And it’s just a matter of time before the real Anna is exposed…     Enter the Rafflecopter here for a chance to win 1 of 3 boxes full of books or join the campaign on Instagram … Instagram:...

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A Pitch Wars 2015 Success Interview with Sheena Boekweg and Megan Grimit
Dec28

A Pitch Wars 2015 Success Interview with Sheena Boekweg and Megan Grimit

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about successes. Today we celebrate Sheena Boekweg and her Pitch Wars mentor, Megan Grimit! Sheena recently signed with Jessica Sinsheimer with Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her. So without further ado, please meet Sheena and Megan as they recap their epically awesome Pitch Wars success story. Sheena, what made you decide to send a Pitch Wars application to Megan? On Megan’s Mentor post she said she was a romance ninja who was looking for dark, twisty, and weird stories. My novel The Waxling is about a girl made of wax who was created to die, so it’s about as weird as it gets, and I knew it needed help with the romantic progression. It was a no brainer really. And Megan seemed really fun on Twitter. Megan, what about Sheena’s application made you choose her? Sheena’s application was actually one of the first ones that made me stop and say, “Wait, WHAT?” and read it again. And then her pages were phenomenal, creepy, interesting, and there was just something so original and spunky about her premise. Plus, once I started talking to her, I knew right away that she was the kind of person I’d love to work with. She’s a wonderful person. Sheena, tell us about the revision period for Pitch Wars? Megan gave me a nine page long edit letter that was pure gold. We also video chatted once a week, and Megan was always available for questions. On my end, it involved a lot of furious rewriting. Megan suggested some big changes that I fell in love with, but it meant essentially rewriting the entire book in two and a half weeks, and then revising that brand new book until it was agent ready in another two – three weeks. I couldn’t have done it without Megan, and the support of my family, and a buttload of candy. Megan, tell us about your experience with mentoring Sheena. Sheena’s the kind of person where I can say “What if we ripped ALL of this to pieces and changed everything?!?” and she says “OKAY! SOUNDS GREAT!” and pulls it off in two weeks. She’s incredibly hard working and when she believes in the changes she executes them flawlessly. We had so many conversations, on the phone, on G-chat, over video, where we just threw around ideas until something clicked, and they were so much fun. Pitch Wars was tough, and the time limit was hard on both of us sometimes, but it was completely worth it in...

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