Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

I love getting inside a villain’s head. There’s just something really intriguing about finding out what motivates them, even when you don’t agree with what they’re doing–even when you’re utterly appalled by it.

I think that’s why I enjoy this excerpt from Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, as much as I do. It gives us a sneak peak into the mind of the main character, a young boy who is described right in the novel’s summary as a psychopath intent on making people suffer. There’s so much tension in this little but of text, and it definitely leaves me wanting more.

Before you take a look for yourself, though, stop over at Alexandrea and Lucas’s rafflecopter, where they’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.

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Cover reveal: When Stars Come Out, by Scarlett St. Clair

Every once in a while, when doing these reveals, I come across a cover that I think is really quite beautiful. Everything about it just seems to work–the font, the imagery, the colours. Everything.

Such is the case with the cover of When Stars Come Out, by Scarlett St. Clair. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t help opening it up to look at it over and over again.

Plus, the book itself sounds like it’s going to be a great read. You can’t ask for a better combination than that.

Before checking out the cover and summary for yourself, though, take a moment to visit Scarlett’s rafflecopter, where she’s giving away some art prints.

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Cover reveal: The Witch’s Tower, by Tamara Grantham

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: I love a good twist on a classic.

When it comes to today’s featured book, that twist is on a classic tale most of us know and love. With a new take on Rapunzel, Tamara Grantham’s The Witch’s Tower sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful read. I can’t wait to check it out.

In the meantime, we’ll all have to make do with taking a look at its new cover, instead. And I have to say, it looks almost as intriguing as the book’s premise does.

Before you check it out, though, head on over to Tamara’s Rafflecopter, where she and her publisher are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.

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A Q&A with Brandy Woods Snow, author of Meant To Be Broken

I love when I get to feature books and authors here twice. Back in May, I helped to reveal the cover of Brandy Woods Snow’s Meant To Be Broken. Today, I’m happy to be welcoming Brandy and her novel back to the blog–this time for a Q&A post.

Q&As are a wonderful way of getting to know an author and their book, and I just know you’re going to enjoy Brandy’s answers. She talks a bit today about a lot of different things, including her favourite under-appreciated novel, what draws her to write young adult novels, and what she would tell her younger writing self.

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A Q&A with Happy LaShelle, author of According to Audrey

Few people are unfamiliar with the name “Audrey Hepburn.” At the same time, few people are as devoted to finding Audrey’s style of love as the main character of Happy LaShelle’s new book, According to Audrey, appears to be. The story sounds super sweet, and I can’t wait to read it; I’m sure you’ll agree once you hear more about it.

Happy is here today to talk not only about her book, but also about the authors that influenced her as child and her advice for young writers. She has some great things to say, and I don’t want to keep you from them from much longer.

Before you get to her Q&A, though, make sure you take a moment to stop by her Rafflecopter, where she’s giving away a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box.

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