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Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Cover Reveal + Interview: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

We are HUGE fans of Robin Talley's debut novel Lies We Tell Ourselves. Today, we are THRILLED to reveal the gorgeous new cover that this fantastic book will soon be getting! We also got to talk to Robin Talley and her kick ass editor T.S. Ferguson about the cover redesign, representation, and Robin's forthcoming projects. Lies [...]

By | June 24th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview, Cover Reveal|1 Comment

Sneak Peek: Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman

Today, we're honored to be hosting a short excerpt from the newly released Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman.                               The records on my turntable were stacked starting with Joni Mitchell’s Ladies of the Canyon. When Rox flipped the switch, she listened [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|Archive, Sneak Peek|1 Comment

5 Reasons to Love Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (2012) opens in the summer of 1987 in El Paso, Texas and follows Aristotle Mendoza’s journey toward self-discovery. Fifteen year old Ari is smart and witty but quite isolated from other boys his own age. However, after meeting Dante Quintana at [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|Archive, Book Review|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Love Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author Guest Post: Love, War, and Fairy Tale Endings

by Danny M. Cohen Early on in my debut novel, Train, teenagers Alexander and Marko make their way through the midnight shadows of Berlin to The Fountain of Fairy Tales in Friedrichshain Park. Statues of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel, Gretel, and other familiar storybook characters surround the fountain and watch the teenage boys [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog, New Releases|Comments Off on Author Guest Post: Love, War, and Fairy Tale Endings

Author Interview: Danny M. Cohen

Today we are talking with author Danny M. Cohen about his debut novel, TRAIN, which comes out today! Happy release day Danny! Train by Danny M. Cohen (Unsilence Project , 2015) About the book: TRAIN is a YA historical thriller with a particular focus on the Nazis’ persecution of homosexuals. This novel is [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview|Comments Off on Author Interview: Danny M. Cohen

Book Review: Fighting Kudzu by Mystic Thompson

            In 1972 on a hot, late spring day in Georgia, five-year-old Noble Thorvald plays contentedly, alone in her suburban backyard. Her only companions...an imaginary professional football team. As she plays in her world of wonder and adventure, Noble is unaware of the challenges life will hurl in her direction-challenges that will redefine her more [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|Archive, Book Review|1 Comment

Hey, Dollface: Pushing the Boundaries of YA in 1978

It was around then I began to realize that there was some current between Chloe and me that was unlike anything I’d ever experienced before; it was a vague, clouded feeling that I couldn’t quite place or identify. It didn’t happen all of a sudden; it was more like moments of dim awareness, followed by [...]

By | November 26th, 2014|Archive, Book Review|1 Comment