Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

It was awesome to meet so many of you during the YA Scavenger Hunt! The Hunt only lasted a day, so the exclusive material from Kady Cross is no longer available in this post, but I left Kady's bio and information about The Girl in the Steel Corset. Check out her website to learn more!

I'm so honored to be posting exclusive material from the fabulous Kady Cross! The first book in her Steampunk Chronicles was released in May to rave reviews. I also wish I had her makeup creation talent! You can read more about Kady below.

In her other life Kady Cross is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books. She is lucky enough to have a husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted, and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares her darkest secrets. When she’s not listening to the characters in her head she’s either trying to formulate the perfect lipgloss or teaching herself to solder. She has a weakness for all things girly, sugar skulls, and boots. Her love of books and makeup borders on addiction – from which she never, ever wants to be cured.

Kady is the author of the incredible Steampunk Chronicles series. Read about the first book in the series, The Girl in the Steel Corset.

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

You can read more about Kady and the Steampunk Chronicles on her website.

You can also buy Kady's books here: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, BAM.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Eternal Starling, the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy, will be released December 6, 2011. Check back in the next couple of weeks to find out more about the Eternal Starling cover reveal!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I just came out of my revision cave and have things to tell you about!

First, an announcement!

The book launch party for Eternal Starling will be held at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on December 7, 2011! I'll be speaking and signing books, plus there will be prizes and yummy treats! I know it's 4 months away, but I've dreamed of having a book launch party there since I stumbled into the store my freshman year of college, so I'm VERY excited. Keep it on your calendar and I hope to see you there!

Second, the YA Scavenger Hunt is coming up next week on August 1st! There are so many fabulous authors participating that you won't want to miss out on any of them! Don't forget to check back and read my blog to see exclusive material from the incredible author I'm hosting. Seriously, people, this author is amazing and so is her bonus material!!! If you have no clue what I'm talking about, you can read more about it here. There are awesome prizes associated with the Scavenger Hunt too, so it's definitely something you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YA Scavenger Hunt!

Do you want an exclusive look at bonus material by some of your favorite YA authors? If so, mark your calendar for the YA Scavenger Hunt being held August 1st!

Fabulous authors are participating including: Josephine Angelini, Andrea Cremer, Kady Cross, Heather Davis, Bree Despain, Clare Dunkle, Marley Gibson, Abbi Glines, Colleen Houck, Tara Hudson, Elana Johnson, Alexandra Monir, Lisa Nowak, Gregg Olsen, Amy Plum, Beth Revis, Lisa and Laura Roecker, Inara Scott, Sophie Jordan, Lani Woodland and many more! I'll be revealing something special about Eternal Starling as part of the Scavenger Hunt too. :)

You can start the scavenger hunt here on August 1st. I will post another author's bonus material and at the bottom of the post, there will be a link to another author's blog/website. You get to go from site to site, hunting for all the cool exclusive material.

Some authors are also having contests and giveaways as part of the Scavenger Hunt, so you don't want to miss this event! I'll be giving away an exciting prize too, so check back on August 1st!

Your special all access pass is good for one day only. All the bonus material heads back into the vault on Aug 2nd, so circle the date and join us as we celebrate what's new in YA fiction!

Thanks to Colleen Houck for coming up with this fantastic idea and organizing it!