Teaser Tuesday: Boys Don’t Cry

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Teaser Tuesday: Boys Don’t Cry

Teaser Tuesday: Boys Don’t Cry

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Pre-order special: 99 cents

Release date: September 14, 2015–Available now for pre-order everywhere ebooks are sold!

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You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Felicia DayI don’t read as many memoirs as I used to, but every once in a while a rare gem will push its way through to the front of my TBR pile. Felicia Day’s You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) was one such book. It had no courtesy toward the other books piling up on my shelf. It butted right to the front of the line and said, “Read me, or else!” What choice did I have but to oblige?

I have been a longtime admirer of Felicia Day. She is a woman who does what she wants in all the best ways possible, so I always want to know more about her (but not in a creepy stalker way, in a nice, I would probably not even approach her if I saw her on the street because I don’t want to bother her sort of way.) I loved The Guild so much, probably because I could relate to video game addiction in more ways than I want to admit. I watch several shows on Geek & Sundry with the same fervor other people cozy in for reruns of Law & Order, and did I mention I know exactly what it feels like to be addicted to video games.

I knew this book was going to hit me in my nerdy little feels, and it did.

Traipsing through the years of her life, sharing the awkwardness she felt at being raised by an eccentric mother and homeschooled with her younger brother, Day is one of those naturally funny people…

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It’s Super September!

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Okay, so, yes, it’s still technically August, but you know that thing where you’re just really excited and it’s close enough?

It’s close enough.

The biggest news:

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Book 1 in The Chronicles of ISLE is now up for preorder! You can click on the cover above, or just go here if this is a thing you want.

A shadow looms over every day of Phoebe Lawrence’s life. The child of two of the most powerful superheroes on the planet, she’s never had the choice to be anything less than perfect. Making mistakes isn’t an option, and being normal is definitely off the table. 

Being a Superkid is far from easy, and controlling her newly awakened ability feels nearly impossible. Fear finds her around every corner, her potential for absolute destruction a demon that not only haunts her nightmares, but chars the edges of her waking moments at the slightest lapse of control. 

When the Supers of ISLE start getting sick one by one, it falls to Phoebe to step up and take her parents’ place. With her world crumbling around her, it’s up to her to uncover the source of the disaster, and with her parents out of commission, a boy she barely knows might be her best, and only, hope. 

All she has to fear is herself, but can love truly conquer any demon?

So what does “Super September” mean? Well, mostly it means lots of trips to the post office for me. And here’s why:

Every Tuesday and Thursday (beginning today) leading up to release day on September 28th, I will be posting a teaser image for Spark on my Facebook author page. Anyone who shares said teaser from there earns a chance to win a set of ALL THREE BOOKS of the Evolution series in PAPERBACK. That means I’m giving away 9 sets of the trilogy. 27 total paperbacks. That’s a lot of books. The post office is probably going to be very sick of me. LOL

You’re very likely to get a bunch of tea and magnet swag things with your winnings. :)

These giveaways are open to anyone in the US, however, if you live outside of the States and are willing to cover the cost of international shipping, I’m willing to fill out the customs forms. I really wish I could make everything worldwide, but, alas, I am a poor author and just can’t afford it. I’m really super sorry. Really really.

Spark is fast approaching, guys! Who’s excited for more superheroes?

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It’s Super September!

Boys Don’t Cry Goodreads #Giveaway

Open until September 15, 2015, U.S. readers can enter to win one of two signed paperback copies of Boys Don’t Cry from Goodreads! No purchase necessary, simply click the link in the widget below to enter. Make sure you add Boys Don’t Cry to your Want-to-Read list while you’re logged in!

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Slammed by Colleen Hoover

slammed coverSo I was on a binge, obviously. Every word that passed through to my eyeballs was written by Colleen Hoover. It seemed only right to head back to the beginning and read her first self-published book.

Okay… so… Slammed. The thing about this book is that I came into it with super high expectations. I was ready to fall in love with some characters and their relationship, and all while enjoying the novelty of poetry–which I love. In theory, it sounds like a fantastic idea. It sounds like something that is going to pull me in and mesmerize me, but that didn’t exactly happen.

The story begins with Layken. Layken’s father recently passed away, and because the family can no longer afford to live the way they did while he was living, her mother is moving them to north to Michigan. Layken pretty much thinks this idea sucks. It sucks a lot, and the only reason she’s not putting up a much bigger stink is because of her little brother. He’s been through a lot, heck, they all have, so she sucks it up (not very well…) and what do you know? Michigan doesn’t seem so bad after she meets their new neighbor, Will. Will is outgoing, attractive, helpful, and he seems to be looking for ways to help her integrate into the local scene…

 

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Publishing Industry News

This week’s Publishing news and industry blogs post covers 8/7/15-8/21/15.

Publishing News

Simon & Schuster partners with Hotels.com in a deal that will allow eligible Hotels.com customers to download free one of seven e-books.

Family Christian Stores have asked for approval for their reorganization plan for their bankruptcy filings.

Educational publishers file a copyright and trademark infringement suit against US textbook-resellers Information Recyclers, on grounds that it imported and resold copies of textbooks the publishers allege are pirated editions.

The Authors Guild encourages academic authors not to give exclusive rights to publishers, a practice that is uncommon in most traditional publishing contracts but common in university press publications.

Industry Blogs

Agent Nephele Tempest posts some fun writing links for 8/14, and 8/21.

On QueryTracker, 5 query mistakes that make you look like an amateur.

Agent Janet Reid offers advice and answers questions. You’ve got a contract in hand but no agent, but want an agent–when do you query? (Now’s good. Or when you’re about to talk options.) She explains the etiquette of book reviewing. A reader asks her about a creative writing course; she says she doesn’t pay attention to where writers learn to write, only whether or not they can, and the best people oto ask are the graduates.

Agent Kristen Nelson explains why a good agent should be friendly with, but not friends with, editors.

On the Editor’s Blog, an issue that I have to fix all the time at my day job (yes, it really is my job to correct other peoples’ grammar): adjectives modifying multiple nouns, and why order and parallelism matter and can have unintended consequences. And she gives a cheat sheet on compound words, from when to hyphenate to the differences between British English and American English.

Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch analyzes the story of an author who backed out of a traditional publishing deal 2 months before the book was released (Publishers’ Weekly article) due to the publisher’s lack of support, a move that 10 years ago might have ruined his career–and why it’s a move he can make today, (Rusch’s analysis) thanks to the new publishing world. Nor is he the first author to walk away from a Big Five publisher for similar reasons–Jane Friedman why she also walked away.

At Books & Such Literary Agency blog, how to look good on your webcam.

Write MG or children’s books? Kids discuss the reasons they read.

What other publishing news have you encountered in the past two weeks?

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