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Kim Harrison On Her YA Series- With Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 07, 2011 | PERMALINK

 

RT Exclusive: Bestselling author Kim Harrison makes a virtual stop at the RT Daily Blog for the Dark Days of Supernatural book tour. Today the author chats about what it was like to move from her paranormal adult roots into the YA genre with her Madison Avery series. The author is also giving away signed copies of her new YA, Something Deadly This Way Comes and a very special grand prize — get all the details at the end of the post! 

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is where the characters come from, and to a great extent, I really can’t give the reader a satisfying answer. Characters come from everywhere, just like story ideas. Usually my characters are a conglomeration of people I’ve met, bits and pieces from here and there combined into someone totally new. Madison, however, was a bit different.


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Dark Days Of Supernatural Debut Author Interview: Veronica Roth And Tara Hudson

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 02, 2011 | PERMALINK

During the Dark Days of Supernatural Giveaway readers get a chance to enter to win a bag full of new paranormal YA tales. Today two of the Dark Days of Supernatural debut authors, Veronica Roth and Tara Hudson, give you an inside look at their new tales, Divergent and Hereafter as the authors interview each other.

Veronica Roth Tara Hudson
   

Veronica Roth: What about going on book tour are you most excited about?

Tara Hudson: I’m probably most excited to meet people at the signing – I can’t wait to talk with folks about Hereafter! I’m also excited to meet the other Dark Days authors in person, and do some of my own fan-girl squealing over your awesome books. I can’t think of a better group of gals with whom to share Hereafter’s release day, during our June 7th signing in Chicago!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
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Video Interview: Melissa Marr Chats About Graveminder

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 01, 2011 | PERMALINK

Bestselling author Melissa Marr chats with RT's Web Editor Morgan Doremus about embarking on several new projects, including May's paranormal fiction Graveminder and news about the upcoming television series deal the author inked even before Graveminder hit bookshelves!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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The Last Week Of The Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 31, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today marks the final round of the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaway: your last chance to win seven new paranormal YA novels —  and one very cute tote bag that carries them all. This week you can get your hands on the new releases from Aprilynne PikeEllen Schreiber, Kim HarrisonVeronica RothAmy PlumJosephine Angelini and Tara Hudson. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with the five items that are in your bag when you head out on your supernatural quest.


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BEA 2011: Giant Book Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

We spent the past week at BEA meeting authors, publishers and fellow book enthusiasts. And each day we braved the long lines in the Autographing Area in order to give readers a chance to win signed books from fan favorite authors. 

Today is the day you've all been waiting for, because we are giving away not one, not two, but five bags full of signed books and ARCs from across genres! And with much thanks to all of the authors who contributed and publicists who made this giveaway possible, you can check out the lists below to see which books are in each bag.

To enter to win one or any of the bags, simply leave a comment below telling us what new book you can't wait to read and which bags you are hoping to win:

 

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller:

Inside by Brenda Novak — Signed and pubs in July!


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Find Out What Happened At The ThisIsTeen Event - With Giveaway!

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 27, 2011 | PERMALINK

Three of my favorite things? Reading books, meeting the authors that wrote them and hanging out with fellow readers! I got a chance to enjoy all three of these last night at Scholastic's ThisIsTeen event for YA bloggers and readers. Meg Cabot, Libba Bray and Maggie Stiefvater were all on hand to spend time with fans and enjoy light refreshments before heading downstairs to sign books. (Blogger Vania from VLCPhoto.net snapped this awesome photo of the authors just before they began signing!)

Libba Bray, Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater 

At last night's mixer we also got to hear more about Scholastic's newest way for readers to connect, ThisIsTeen, which is all about bringing readers together with authors and fellow booklovers.


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Tags: Young Adult
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Kathryn Smith Embarks On A YA Adventure Writing As Kady Cross

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 26, 2011 | PERMALINK

Author Kathryn Smith is known for her Regency romances, but these days she has traded in her pelise for some steampunk flying goggles and a new YA pen name, Kady Cross.

This month Cross introduces readers to a very different London in her YA debut, the steampunk tale The Girl in the Steel Corset. RT Reviewer Ellen Parsons calls the book, "A steampunk mystery with a delicious love triangle and entertaining Jekyll and Hyde element." The story opens with feisty heroine Finley Jayne doing her best to survive in this alternate-London. And yesterday at BEA Kady Cross shared that Finley Jayne's advice for when one is confronted by adults with dubious agendas, is very simple. The feisty Finley says, "Hit them!" So we knew we had to ask the author about  ...

Miss Finley Jayne's Rules For Surviving Her Steampunk World


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BEA 2011: Spotlight On YA Authors

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 25, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today we continue our coverage of BEA with a spotlight on some great Young Adult authors who attended this year's conference. 

We got a chance to ask some of our favorite YA authors to share their heroines' (and a special hero) tips for dealing with adults. First we chatted with Kady Cross, Julie Kagawa and Maria V. Snyder at the Harlequin booth.

Maria V. Snyder said that her heroine's tip for dealing with adults is, "before replying take a few seconds and fully formulate a response."

While Julie Kagawa's heroine Megan suggests that when it comes to interacting with authority figures, "Never enter with them into a contract. And be polite."

And Kady Cross (who readers may know as the Regency romance author Kathryn Smith) says that when confronted with adults with agendas, kick-butt heroine Finley Jayne's golden rule is, "Hit them!"


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Create Your Own Hero For This Week's Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway To Win 7 YA Novels!

BY Whitney Sullivan, MAY 23, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today we kick off round four of the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaway! You guys are familiar with the prize, a tote bag brimming with seven new and upcoming paranormal YA novels: the newest tales from Aprilynne PikeKim Harrison, and Ellen Schreiber's popular series and four new authors who are making their mark on the genre, Veronica RothAmy PlumJosephine Angelini and Tara Hudson.

             
                     
           

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Meet Two Debut Authors Who Are Part Of The Dark Days Of Supernatural Giveaway!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, MAY 18, 2011 | PERMALINK

Today two YA authors chat about their paranormal YA novels and give you a special look at the making of their debut paranornal tales, Die for Me by Amy Plum and Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed. (And then don’t miss your chance to win these new novels and more in the Dark Days of Supernatural giveaways all month long!)

Amy Plum Joesephine Angelini
   

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