Tag Archives: fantasy

The Book Thief’s stolen hype

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak “Here is a small fact: You are going to die.” This is not the opening line of The Book Thief. It’s the 5th or 6th, but it’s a grabber, no? And it just about … Continue reading

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It’s a Hardcover Life

Check out this lovely blog: It’s a Hardcover Life. I’m on there talking about how amazing I am-in an ever-so-humble way, naturally. Here’s a small bit of my guest post on writing The First… It’s all in my head: writing The First (or … Continue reading

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The First Blog Tour has begun!

Come on by Bound2Astound for some witty repartee and some virtual sparkling cider and cheese (that’s the kind you have to imagine.) And enter to win a free copy of The First. Next up is a guest post on how I … Continue reading

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The First is out on Smashwords

My awesome  YA fantasy novel, The First, is now out on Smashwords! That means if you have a Nook, iPad, or a smartphone, there’s now a version of The First just for you. It has been getting great reviews, and it’s only $2.99 … Continue reading

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Graceling and Bad Ass, Killer Girls

Graceling by Kim Cashore Katsa has a talent for killing people, and she’s not an evil witch or nemesis in Graceling. She’s the heroine. Graceling is set in a typical high-fantasy world of small kingdoms with a bit of magic, a … Continue reading

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Psyched out

So I was interviewed recently on damosays.com. Horror author and blogger Damien Kelly somehow managed to peg me as a crazy, potentially murderous hippie! I can own up to at least one of those descriptors. OK, maybe two. . . … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: The Wrong Sword

The Wrong Sword by Ted Mendelssohn Henry is a faker. He helps trick Parisian nobles into buying fake swords of power, medieval knightly knock-offs, if you will, but when he tricks the wrong person, he suddenly finds himself on an … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and the adult “children’s book”

Wow. This is one terrific, terrible book! Let me explain… Coraline is about a young girl who likes exploring and finds a hidden door to another world… so far a pretty common premise for a “children’s book,” right? But what’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: Witch Child

by Celia Rees* Must have been tough to live during the times of witch hunts, especially if you were a real live witch. That’s the essential premise of Witch Child. It’s 1659, and Mary, a young English girl, finds herself … Continue reading

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The First is out! Download it for free today! [note: the promo ended 4/23]

It’s Earth Day Weekend, and the YA eco-thriller, The First, is free for you to download on Amazon from April 21-23! Get your copy and tell your friends!  The First. They called dibs.  More about the book …Featured Indie Author Spotlight on Aside from … Continue reading

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