Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book Stuff

Not my book stuff. Yet. But I wanted to bring your attention to some really cool book news.

First, check out this brilliant cover for Kimberley Griffiths Little's newest book


Isn't it gorgeous!!!

To be released Spring 2013 from Scholastic

Synopsis cover copy: Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.
A strange butler shows up to take Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the keys more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful island of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever.
From Kimberley Griffiths Little comes a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

I cannot WAIT for this one. Kimberley's writing sweeps me in every time. Here's my review of Kimberley's THE HEALING SPELL. I'll try to get a review of CIRCLE OF SECRETS (Scholastic, OCT 2011) up soon.

FYI, Kimberley is giving away 3 ARCs of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME along with 3 signed copies each of THE HEALING SPELL and CIRCLE OF SECRETS on her blog. You only have 2 DAYS LEFT to enter! So check it out--> Kimberley Griffiths Little GIVEAWAY.

And in other book news: Elana Johnson's latest YA novel just released!

And folks, I was blown away. Really impressed by this one. You've got to check it out. It's not a sequel, but a companion novel to POSSESSION, this one from the POV of Raine, Vi's roommate. Full review to come.

Released June 5, 2012 from Simon and Schuster

Synopsis (Goodreads): Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque. 

Purchase your copy here.

Make sure you stop by Elana's blog and check out her supremo Never Surrender blogfest, in which you can blog about a time that you didn't surrender AND in doing so, enter to win one of three $15 B&N gift cards. It's already begun, so hurry! And while you're at it, check out this super cute video about her launch day fun, originally posted at the League of Extraordinary Writers blog.

About Elana: Elana's work including POSSESSION, REGRET, and SURRENDER is available from Simon & Schuster wherever books are sold. She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query, which can be downloaded for free on her website. She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

Love this girl! And love her work


And in non-book related news, tomorrow I and a bunch of other writers/authors will be posting for THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a series of inspirational posts on kindness as a conscious choice, and not necessarily as a random act. If you'd like to be a part of this project, please shoot me an email. Or just grab our banner and post away this Wednesday, June 13, spreading a little kindness. We'd love to have you join us.


  1. Hoorah for Kimberly and Elana! Take care

  2. I saw Kimberely's new cover on Elana's blog and immediately e-mailed her about an interview when her book comes out.

    So glad you shouted out about Elana's blogfest. My post is on Friday. It's really personal so I'm a bit nervous.

    Looking forward to your post tomorrow because I think this is an awesome idea.

  3. And I've been reading many Never Surrender blogfest entries today!

  4. I have seen When The Butterflies Came everywhere, lately. I so want that one. *hops off to Kimberley's blog....

    Thanks for posting this.

  5. Kimberley's cover is so, so beautiful; I'm looking forward to the book's release.

    I just finshed Elana's Possession and can't wait to begin Surrender! I'm part of the Never Surrender blogfest on Thursday.

    Kindness...a conscious choice. What an awesome project. I'll be checking back.

  6. What a pretty cover for When the Butterflies Came! And Surrender is waiting patiently on my shelf for me to read. Enjoyed Possession and looking forward to rejoining that world.

    Looking forward to your Kindness posts--and I'll have to check out the others involved, too.



    ... I ....... can't .......... stop.

    Elana is the best. Man, I can't wait to meet her some day.

  8. Such a beautiful cover. And it's great to see more middle grade novels coming out, love it! And yay for Elana! I got my copy and can hardly wait to read it!

  9. You are just so generous.
    In every way.

    That's only one of the many reasons I love coming here. And I can't wait for the Kindness Project.

    (But you're already so kind - directing your readers everywhere they need to be.)

  10. Congrats to all, and because this is the unfortunate way my mind works...that SURRENDER cake was freaking awesome! Wish I could have had some of that!

  11. Thanks for the book news! :) So much good fiction seems to be coming out these days.

  12. What wonderful news for these amazing authors!

  13. That video was rad! I hope they didn't actually cut into that amazing cake!

  14. Carol, you are such a good and darling friend. Thank you for this gorgeous reveal! *love*!!! And I adore all these lovely comments, too. It's so much fun to hear what readers think. :-) xoxo

  15. I absolutely ADORE Kimberley's books, and have been dying for this one ever since I heard about it. Plus, the cover just blows me away. So beautiful!


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