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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

BY , MARCH 04, 2014 | PERMALINK

To us, the best part about going to the movies — aside from the popcorn — is getting to see the trailers before your film starts. There's an unparallelled excitement that comes from watching a teaser for an upcoming movie, and book trailers illicit the same response. Today, we have the exclusive reveal of the trailer for Elusion, an upcoming YA novel from Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam that takes readers into a dangerous world of virtual realities. Check it out:

 

In Elusion, which hits shelves on March 18, people have a found a new way to escape their problems — it's called Elusion, a new technology that transports users into virtual realities. Regan isn't too fond of the technology, even though her father is the one who invented it. But when he unexpectedly dies and rumors of Elusion being unsafe begin to spread, Regan dives into the virtual world she's tried to ignore and winds up in a tangled web of secrets, love and danger.


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Michelle Madow's Self-Pub Secrets and Giveaway!

BY , MARCH 03, 2014 | PERMALINK

With the release of her latest YA, The Secret Diamond Sisters, Michelle Madow has officially made the move from self-publishing to traditional publishing. Her Transcend Time Saga, which launched in 2011, quickly became a favorite amongst readers thanks to Michelle's intensive marketing plan and today, Michelle shares her insights and tips for self-pubbed authors looking for success. Stay tuned to the end of the interview for a chance to win a copy of The Secret Diamond Sisters! 

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The cover of The Secret Diamond Sisters

Social media plays an integral role in promoting books. Which platforms have you found most successful in putting your book on readers' radars? Have any platforms become more (or less) influential over the course of your career?


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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Mortal Danger By Ann Aguirre

BY , FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

Known for her unrivaled knack for writing dark, edgy and surprising novels, bestselling author Ann Aguirre returns to the YA scene with Mortal Danger, the first in her new Immortal Game series. And today we have an exclusive first look at the cover! But before we take a peek, let's see what Mortal Danger is all about:


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February Seal Of Excellence

BY , FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

Each month the RT editors select one book that is not only compelling, but pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. This book stands out from all the others reviewed that month, in the magazine issue and on the website. February 2014's RT Seal of Excellence — the editors' pick for best book of the month — is awarded to Rachel Caine's Romeo & Juliet retelling, Prince of Shadows.


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Exclusive Advanced Excerpt: Cora Carmack's All Lined Up

BY , FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | PERMALINK

Cora Carmack burst onto the New Adult scene with her sexy, angsty Losing It. After several books in that universe, she's heading back to college with May's All Lined Up, the first in her Rusk University series. It's the story of football-hating Dallas, who's at college with her football star ex and coach dad, and Carson, who's trying to get off the second string. Will these opposites attract, especially once they find out who the other really is? We couldn't wait to find out, so we cajoled (begged?) and got an exclusive excerpt to tide us over until May! Happy reading!


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Cover Reveal: Rain by Amanda Sun - With Giveaway!

BY , FEBRUARY 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

With a unique setting, an exciting spin on Japanese mythology and a romance sweet and troubled enough to make us swoon, Ink by Amanda Sun was definitely one of our favorites of 2013. And now that it’s 2014, the wait for the sequel, Rain, is almost over! Today we have an exclusive first look at the cover and a chance to win a signed copy of Ink!


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Friday Free For All: Jennifer Estep's Killer Frost

BY , FEBRUARY 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

cover of Jennifer Estep's Killer Frost

It's true that all good things must come to an end, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. Alas, we're here to celebrate the end of Jennifer Estep's awesome paranormal series, Mythos Academy, with a Friday Free for All! We've got five copies of Jennifer's finale, Killer Frost, to give away. Read along as Gwen fights her final battle with Vic and Logan by her side. And! One lucky winner will get the entire six-book series. So while we're sad to bid Gwen adieu, at least she's going out on a high note. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Enter by filling out the widget below. Good luck!

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The grad prize winner is Lydia P.! The runners up are Abby M., Karin P., Lammie, Whitney M. and Janet S.


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Horror 101: Susan Vaught's Tips for Writing a Great Horror Story

BY , FEBRUARY 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

Susan Vaught knows a thing or two about making readers shiver in fear and sleep with the lights on — and her latest release, Insanity, pulls out all the stops! With such a knack for writing an eerie and surprising horror story, Susan is the perfect author to share tips with us on how to write a creeptastic tale. So grab your pens and take notes! Take it away, Susan!


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Erased or Restored? Kasie West Talks Memories

BY , FEBRUARY 19, 2014 | PERMALINK

Kasie West's Pivot Point series has enthralled readers with its unique paranormal premise and colorful characters. In Kasie's latest, Split Second, Laila steps into the spotlight, sharing narration duties. Since Laila has the power to erase and restore memories, we thought we'd ask Kasie which memories she'd like altered. Here's what she had to say:

Most embarrassing moments I’d like erased:

Hmmmm, I’m kind of known for being a bit…out there. I have no shortage of times where I’ve spoken before thinking, or been loud or crazy or weird in public places. It’s hard for me to narrow it down. But here we go.


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Kiersten White: The Heart-Breaking, Unbreakable Bond of Sisters

BY , FEBRUARY 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

Kiersten White knows a thing or two about sisters, which is why the bond between twins Annie and Fia in the Mind Games series is so fantastic and believable. Now that Perfect Lies is out in the wild, we thought we'd ask Kiersten to talk about her own relationships with her sisters and how they've influenced Annie and Fia's. Take it away, Kiersten!


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