I met the amazing and talented Brenda Drake online years ago and recently had an opportunity to fangirl her in person at the OWFI conference. I’m so excited to help Brenda reveal the cover for Library Jumpers (release date January 2016). Please show her some blog love by commenting or sharing this post. Thank you!
Release Date: January 2016
Summary from Goodreads
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.
About the Author
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up
an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until
her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with
a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading some place quiet and not
at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
Cover Reveal Organized by:
Is anyone still here?
I’m mad at myself. Over the past few years, I’ve worked hard to build relationships with my blog readers. I’ve posted relevant and interesting content weekly, responded to everyone, and devised a schedule to leave comments on five to seven other people’s blogs daily. The time and effort I dedicated to getting to know you better paid off. Visitor numbers increased, more and more people left comments, and new people signed up to follow my blog. Plus, I connected with many of you.
Then these past six months or so…well, you know how I love list.
10 Things That Came Between Me and You
- I’ve polished and am now actively querying a shiny new YA paranormal fantasy. Wish me luck.
- I’m working on my first New Adult book. It started as a contemporary, but then a zombie outbreak happened. #ParanormalGirlToTheCore
- Facebook. Not the best excuse, but it’s honest. My FB friends are too much fun.
- Real life. Need I say more.
- Volunteering to serve as Conference Chair for OWFI, a year-long commitment.
- Pre OWFI conference responsibilities.
- Pre OWFI conference responsibilities.
- Pre OWFI conference responsibilities.
- On site, behind the scenes conference management of all the little things and a couple of big things, alongside fellow Board members. Check out the amazing faculty we had lined up. I’m proud to say 2015 was one of the best conferences ever.
- Post-conference, I just needed some time to myself. And chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.
Well, I’m back now. I miss you. Miss the connection. Drop me a line. Let me know who’s still here. What have you been up to?
I’m so excited about going to uTopYA this June. This is a convention for female writers of paranormal fantasy & the readers who love them. This post is addressed to the uTopYA academy about my book which is eligible for an award and in which categories.
Title: Edge of Truth
Author: Natasha Hanova
Genre: Dystopian/Paranormal Romance
– Best Dystopian
– Best Paranormal
– Best Paranormal Cover (design by Forward Authority)
– Best Shero in Supernatural Book
– Best Couple
– Best Kiss
– Best Bestie
Thanks to UtopYA and the members of the academy for all their hard work!
~Happy writing and reading!
I’m a blogosphere traveling author this week as part of Jo Michaels Blog Unofficial UtopYA 2015 Author Interviews.
Come visit me on her blog this week to check out my first interview. There’s a chance to win a signed paperback of Edge of Truth, an Edge of Truth eBook, or an Amazon gift card.
You may remember Jo from a post I did last year called Q&A with Author Jo Michaels where she answered some of your questions, including one on marketing tips.
While you’re there check out Jo’s interviews with Susan Burdorf, Kelly Martin, Liz Long, B. J. Sheldon, Christina Mercer, Sharon Rose Mayes, Kelly Risser, Casey Bond, Casety Peeler, Rachel Brownell, Kristina Circelli, B. Kristin McMichael, K.C. Neal, and Inger Iversen. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see who’s up in the weeks coming!
You’re gonna love Jo’s blog, which is a great resource for indie authors and readers alike.
Have you got a story in your heart simply bursting to be told? Or characters in your head who never stop whispering their secrets? Maybe you’re a devoted reader who wants to tell the world about your favorite books. No matter your goals, UtopYA will envelop you with open arms as well as inspire you beyond belief!
The book conference brings female writers of contemporary and supernatural YA and NA fiction together with their fans. Book lovers from far and wide, including authors and readers as far away as the UK, Scotland, and South Africa. This year’s expected attendance of 700-1,000 will be its highest ever.
Those who are interested in a thriving book community will enjoy panels and camaraderie. Readers will not only meet some of their favorite authors (and even do karaoke with them!), but they’ll attend educational panels to learn about honing their craft. Whether it’s writing or editing a book, designing covers, developing marketing strategies, blogging – they’ve got a panel for that and more!
Keynote speakers Denise Grover Swank, Lauren Miller and Kim Holden will kick off each day followed by educational panels, games, screenings and more. These panels contain expert advice to aspiring authors and book bloggers, plus open discussion for audience participation. Over 100 exhibitors will showcase their work and meet readers; a B&N and indie bookstore are also on site. In addition to the cosplay karaoke on Friday night, the highly anticipated UtopYA Awards will take place Saturday evening, where nominees are honored thanks to their peers and fans. We’ll get dressed up and dance the night away as we fangirl over our favorite book boyfriends 😉
In addition, there is a book signing on Saturday that is open to the public – all UtopYA asks is a book donation or $5 to their charity Book ‘Em. In return, you’ll meet bestselling authors, plus a chance to discover plenty of new ones! More than a few women have called this event a life-changing experience! The event is already at 75% capacity, so get your tickets here or hurry over for more information at www.utopyacon.com.
Want to know who will be there? Here’s a PARTIAL list of authors, experts, models, and vendors who are ready to meet YOU:
Denise Grover Swank • Kim Holden • Lauren Miller • Marissa Meyer • Myra McEntire • Tammara Webber • Rebecca Donovan • Amy A. Bartol • Jessica Sorensen • Ella James • Cameo Renae • Elizabeth Kirke • Amanda Jones • T.A. Kunz • Chelsea Fine • Whit & Ware • Mae I Design • Indie-Visible • Teal Haviland • Kristie Cook • Clean Teen Publishing • CHBB • Timid Monster • Tia Bach and Indie Books Gone Wild • The Paisley Reader • Delphina Henley • Shana Benedict • Book Junkie Not So Anonymous • Michele Madow • Courtney Stevens • C.J. Redwine • #NALitChat • Chanda Hahn • RK Ryals • A.M. Hargrove • B.J. Sheldon • Cambria Hebert • Tessi Conquest • Nathan Weller • Kendra Malcolm • Madison Daniel • Mindy Ruiz • Bryna Butler • Curiosity Quills • P.K. Hrezo • Rysa Walker • Mary Ting • Bella Roccaforte • Raine Thomas • The Rebel Writers • Michele G. Miller • Raye Wagner • Heather Hildenbrand • S.M. Boyce • Rebecca Yarros • Rachel Harris • Tammy Blackwell • Plot Ninja • Helene Dunbar • Lila Felix • Lizzy Ford • A.G. Henley • Toni Lesatz • Nikki Jefford • Katie McGarry • Stormy Smith • Amy Miles • Rick Miles • Jon Miller • Misty Provencher • Kallie Ross • Stacie Wilson • Morgan Wylie and so many more.
Check the web
site for full list of authors, exhibitors, panelists and more!