Wednesday, November 26, 2014

0 Happy Thanksgiving from To Read or Not To Read


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

0 Black Friday AHH-MAZING Book Deals

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2 Fragile Reign Release Day Launch

Fragile Reign Release Day
I'm excited to take part in Stacey O'Neale's release day launch for FRAGILE REIGN! Check out the book below and be sure to enter the amazing giveaway!
Fragile Reign by Stacey O'Neale


It’s been a week since all hell broke loose…

Rumors of King Taron’s weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn’t know how. Tension within the court is at an all-time high. Pressure is mounting for her to ascend to the throne, but a halfling has never ruled over any court. To solidify her position, the council has advised her to marry Sebastian—a high ranking air elemental she’s never met and her betrothed.

Will Kalin sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to strengthen her court?

Rowan and Marcus return to a fire court in turmoil. Liana’s death has fueled the fire elementals’ distrust against the air and woodland courts. The unbalanced elements have set off natural disasters all over the mortal world. Rowan takes the throne to restore balance, promising to unite the fire court. But not all elementals are happy with his leadership. Many are secretly loyal to Valac, which means Rowan needs to find allies for his cause.

Can Rowan unify the court of fire before the elements destroy the world?

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If you haven't read Stacey's Mortal Enchantment series, you can get the first book for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! The Shadow Prince won GOLD at the 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the Short Story/Novella category!

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Excerpt from FRAGILE REIGN

Rowan
After Marcus left, the lack of sleep and overuse of my power had finally caught up to me. My lids were heavy, making it hard to keep my eyes open. I laid down on the nearest bed, sinking into the softness of the vanilla scented pillows. I could rest here until tomorrow, and then meet Kalin on the beach at sundown. As I closed my eyes, I imagined her in that sexy sundress with the ocean breeze wafting through her red curls. My lips tingled remembering the raspberry taste of her kisses. With all this craziness going on, she was the one thing that made sense. The only person who could make me forget about everything for a little while.

Kalin was the one I wanted. The only one I needed. I shook my head. What was wrong with me? It was too soon to be thinking about this stuff, right? It had only been a few weeks. And what did I know about real feelings, anyway? Had it not been for Marcus, I would never even know what it felt like to care for someone. Love was never part of my life. My mother thought love was a weakness—a totally worthless emotion compared to power and control.

But that still didn’t explain how I was feeling. Why everything seemed better when Kalin was around. Why my fingers ached to touch her. Why her pain shattered me to the core. I put my hands over my face. Or, maybe the lack of sleep was making me delusional. With a smirk, I gave in to the darkness that was overwhelming me and fell asleep.

Stacey O'NealeAbout the Author

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Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

2 Darby Kaye has a new book out!







Synopsis: "On the run across America from a vengeful shape-shifter, Bannerman "Bann" Boru has only one thing on his mind: keeping himself and his young son, Cor, alive. 

At any cost. 

Until he meets Shay Doyle, healer and member of a secret group of immortal Celtic warriors, the Tuatha de Danaan, living in modern-day Colorado. When Cor is injured, Bannerman is forced to accept her help. He quickly realizes that the golden-haired healer is shield-maiden tough and can hold her own onthe field of battle with the big boys. And Shay soon discovers that there is more to Bann than meets the eye. 

Now, with the shape-shifter Cernunnos teaming up with the local pack of Fir Bolgs (Bronze Age creatures with a nasty taste for children), Bannerman, Shay, her wolf-dog Max, and the rest of the Doyle clan must figure out how to battle one insane god."

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stag-Lord-Bannerman-Boru/dp/1939392411/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415772458&sr=1-1&keywords=the+stag+lord


Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stag-lord-darby-kaye/1119401216?ean=9781939392411&itm=1&usri=9781939392411&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10:1&r=1, 1

Darby's website: http://www.darbykarchut.com
Darby's Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/darbykarchut

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20565526-the-stag-lord?from_search=true

Friday, November 21, 2014

4 Feature and Giveaway: Holidays With Jane





 **I'm very happy to report that some super cool Janeite friends and I have come out with a short story collection just in time for the holiday season! We each took a Jane Austen novel, modernized it, shortened it, and added some Christmas cheer to it. :-)
Back story to the short story collection. A family member was in the hospital and I desperately needed some happymaking in my life. I was thinking about what makes me happy. Christmas and writing came together in my mind. I called Jessica Grey and said, "Hey, what do you think about writing a Jane Austen Christmas story together?" That quickly swirled into all the Austen novels and calling up amazing writing friends to add to our Christmas writing fun. All this to say that you never know where inspiration will come from! (And my family member is much better now!) **



Six talented authors make your Christmas lights twinkle with these modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen's novels. Curl up with some peppermint tea and enjoy something special in your stocking this holiday season.

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The Work of an Instant

by Jennifer Becton


When Frederick Wentworth's ship docks at the Navy base in Charleston just in time for Christmas, Anne Elliot feels torn between desire to see her former fiancé and fear of rejection. Will taking a risk end in humiliation or give Anne a second chance with her first love? To find out, all she has to do is turn around and face him.

Mischief and Mistletoe

by Melissa Buell


Thrifty designer and secret Gothic novel enthusiast Cate Morland gets the opportunity of a lifetime to plan the costumes for the upcoming Dickens' Christmas Festival. There she meets Henry Tilney who shows an interest in more than Cate's costume designs. Mistaken by Henry's father as a rich heiress, Cate is invited to stay with the Tilney family at their estate. Will Henry feel the same for Cate once he discovers she is a seamstress paying her own way through design school?

A Tale of Three Christmases

by Rebecca M. Fleming


When their father dies, leaving their brother everything, life changes radically for the Dashwood girls. Librarian Ellie and musician Marianne have their work of course, but what about teenage Maggie? Maggie only has her writing—a surprising saving grace that helps her chronicle the ups and downs of life, love and family in this tale of three Christmases.

With Love, from Emma

by Cecilia Gray

A visit to Emma Gold's flower shop can save a relationship but a date at Lance Knightley's bar can take that relationship to the next level, so who should be considered Heartfield, Oregon's resident romance expert? Emma and Lance square off at their best friends' wedding to settle the score. Sparks fly as bets are made and favors are won in this contemporary Christmas retelling, recounted With Love, from Emma.

It's a Wonderful Latte

by Jessica Grey

Evie St. Laurent can always count on three things: being single during Christmas in Los Angeles, her job as manager at Mansfield Perk, and Frank Nakatomi, her best friend and coworker, cheering her up when she's down. But when the glamorous Piper siblings come to town and sweep everyone off their feet, what Evie thought was sure in her life starts slipping away. It will take some Christmas magic and the help of a very special angel named Jane to help Evie see that the love she's been waiting for has been there all the time.

Pride & Presents

by Kimberly Truesdale

Liz Bennet wants to make this Christmas the best that Longbourn Community Center has ever had. When basketball superstar Charles Bingley shows up to volunteer, it looks like that just might happen—even in spite of his unhelpful friend Will Darcy. But when everything starts to go wrong and Longbourn itself is in danger, Liz must set aside her pride and ask for help. Then she'll discover that the best presents are the ones you never expect.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

0 Q &A with Jack MacLean author of GLOBAL PREDATOR

 Q &A with Jack MacLean
author of
GLOBAL PREDATOR


GLOBAL PREDATOR
By Jack MacLean
Legend Publishing
September 19, 2014; $10.38 paperback; $2.51 Kindle
ISBN- 978-1783014859
AISN: B00L5M4L0C


High above the mountains surrounding the beautiful Swat Valley in Pakistan a Global Predator drone circles, waiting to unleash its Hellfire missiles. In GLOBAL PREDATOR by Jack MacLean (Legend Publishing; $10.38 paperback; $2.51 Kindle), the National Security Agency pursues the trail of Osama Bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. When a recording reveals new clues about al-Zawahiri’s plans, the NSA’s hunt for the international criminal escalates. A special intelligence team, led by Faiza Azhad an agent on a personal vendetta, plots to catch him at a meeting of high-ranking al Qaeda leaders.    

Meanwhile, the local Taliban have been stepping up their attacks on anyone who dares to educate women. The situation is growing desperate; foreign aid organizations have closed their doors to the Pakistanis. All except English aid worker Sally Hodges. Despite the constant threat of the Taliban, Sally remains in Pakistan determined to build schools to help young women achieve an education. All she lacks is capital, which is why she’s agreed to a gift from her old flame Wilkins—a man hiding his own dark reason for being in Pakistan. When Sally is taken hostage at her school, Wilkins has an opportunity to redeem himself—if only he can escape from his own Taliban captors.

As Faiza continues to hunt al-Zawahiri, the clock is counting down to the terrorist rocket attack. Can the Taliban be stopped? GLOBAL PREDATOR is an adrenaline-fueled race through the mountains of Pakistan to a shattering conclusion. 

JACK MACLEAN is the pen name of a prize-winning former foreign correspondent for a British newspaper with firsthand experience of Asia. He is the author of eight non-fiction works.


1.      What inspired you to write GLOBAL PREDATOR?

I think there is not enough engaging fiction written that plunges the reader in the middle of current events so they are not just entertained but come away feeling they understand the world better than before. I was fascinated too with how we deal with data and surveillance – whether its banks or the CIA – and how corrupting that is and how we are manipulated by these masters of data.    

2.      What kind of additional research did you do in order to write the book? What areas of research did you find challenging?

 I was familiar with Pakistan’s problems and Islamic terrorism so the challenge was to write about the technology behind the drones and its limitations. So finding people working in this area who could explain it to me was difficult. Then the problem was to cut down the information so it didn’t get in the way of the storytelling. It took me out of my comfort zone of foreign policy issues.
 
3.      Who is your favorite character and why? Is there a character that you related to as you wrote the novel?

Well, first I wanted to make sure it was not autobiographical in any way. Then the villains are real life terrorists. The central figure is Wilkins because I wanted to have an anti-hero, who is a rogue banker, initially unsympathetic and selfish but gradually matures and is transformed until he finds his better self. Also to make clear that The Global Predator in the title refers not just to the drone but also the crooked bankers, and terrorists.
   
4.      Is there a chance that Wilkins and Sally will return for another adventure? If so, where will they go next?

It is possible they could but the original idea was to have the Global Predator take on another mission in another part of the world, such as Iraq.

5.      Faiza Azhad completes her mission by the end of GLOBAL PREDATOR. Do you think she find a new purpose in her life? Where do you see her going by the end of the novel?

She could certainly feature in another field of conflict. I don’t think her lust for revenge has been satiated because Ayman Al-Zawahiri is still alive and going strong.  So she is very driven like the lead character in the TV drama, Homeland.
 
6.      When you were creating the character Rob Stoner, what aspect of his character was most important to you?

He is a clever schemer who is outwitted by everyone - his boss who sets him the task of finding his co-conspirator, by the Pakistan private investigator, and ultimately by Wilkins in a game of prisoner’s dilemma. So in the end you feel a little sorry for him.   

7.      Have you ever been to Pakistan before? Where else have you travelled? What travel experience stands out to you?

Yes, I have been in Pakistan and Afghanistan before the recent wars when it was safe to be a backpacker. So I know the charm of the Swat Valley where most of the action takes place. 

8.      Wilkins is featured playing a guitar in the novel. What kind of music does he like to play? Do you play an instrument?

He plays in a rock band and likes to play the blues. I can’t play the electric guitar – or any other kind – but my son does.

9.      How would you classify Wilkins and Sally’s relationship?

Well, Sally is the one the reader identifies with – she is doing something brave and worthwhile – but she is at the mercy of both the Pakistan Taliban – and of course her selfish ex-boyfriend Wilkins. So he tries to ignite her old feelings for him so he can escape but at the end realizes he does love her.

10.  What do you think Sally took from her experiences in Pakistan? How do the events that took place in Pakistan impact her view of the world?

Pakistanis want to educate their children, especially their daughters, and so education has become a key battleground between the violent Islamacists and the rest of the population.  So Sally knows that winning this battle is not only important for the people in the Swat Valley but everywhere.

11.  Malala Yousafzai was featured in the news recently after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism in women’s education in Pakistan. Did her story influence or inspire your novel?

As it happens, I wrote the first draft of the book back in 2008 before she was shot but while the conflict in the Swat Valley was in the news.  So it is a fortuitous coincidence. I haven’t read her biography either so I don’t know how it matches up to the fictional Swat Valley – partly because I didn’t want to feel I needed to rewrite it. The key point is that I am making things up, this is not journalism. 

12.  What are the most important pieces of information that you want your readers to understand about the politics in Pakistan? What perspectives on Pakistan do you hope your readers gain?

Pakistan’s government may be awful allies to deal with, and their tolerance of an Islamic agenda is reprehensible – but there are also plenty of decent honest and indeed heroic people there fighting for the right values. We need to help those people.

13.  There is a lot of stereotyping around Islam, especially after 9/11. How did you work with this issue as you were writing? 

In the story, I don’t explore Islam very deeply either to condemn it or defend it– but I do try to explain the context – the tribal politics of Pakistan, especially the culture of the Pashtos, as well as the mentality of Al Qaeda people, and the class conflicts in rural Pakistan.  It is important in a story that you see why the actions of each character make sense to them, otherwise they are not credible.  

14.  What was one of the biggest challenges in writing GLOBAL PREDATOR?

It was a huge challenge to move from writing journalism and non-fiction books to writing a thriller. It took me a very long time to learn the rules.

15.  What was your writing process like for GLOBAL PREDATOR?

Well I rewrote it many times, often cutting out large chunks of background stuff in between doing my normal work. It is quite frustrating because it could take a long time to  switch gears from researching facts to just sitting there and inventing things, imagining scenes, dialogues, and creating characters. It was very liberating in the end. 

16.  There is a lot of different technology featured in GLOBAL PREDATOR. Do you like to stay up to date with the latest tech? 

Yes, this was enjoyable, more akin to journalism.  I imagined my readers would be fascinated by this technology, but later I realized they are probably keener to find the main characters and their relationships engaging because that’s what keeps anyone turning the pages. Initially, I had a lot more stuff about the NSA which before the Snowden revelations was quite hard to research.  But I think readers want action, and too much background stops the story moving along.

17.  Were there any authors who inspired you as you were writing GLOBAL PREDATOR?

To be honest, I tried not to read thrillers during the writing process because I wanted to, and needed to, find my own voice rather than trying to copy somebody else’s style. So I like to read things like P.G.Wodehouse because open any page and you realize it couldn’t be anyone else, and you accept his world is real even though it bears only faintest relationship to any real events.    

18.  What kinds of topics do you like to see covered in political-thrillers?

I think there is a growing appetite for good fiction about the Islamic world as we try to understand what is going on. It’s the new Cold War – but it’s a peculiar mix of 7th century theology and 21st technology.  But I think nobody really knows how much use this technology is in defeating such an alien mindset. We don’t get why it is so attractive to so many people.

19.  What kind of advice would you give an aspiring author trying to write a political-thriller?

Forget that it is a political thriller and just create vivid characters in whose fate the readers get interested.
        
20.  What scene was your favorite scene to write? 


I think those scenes where a stranger walks into town – Wilkins arriving in the Swat Valley – or Stoner arriving in Islamabad – are fun because you see something exotic through their eyes. The second type of fun scenes is the scenes when the fighting starts and there are huge explosions. Action is much easier than the beginning where you have to set everything up and worry that you will lose the reader’s attention.   

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

0 Giveaway: Werewolf Academy Book 4: Taken


Book blurb:


Alex never dreamed that finding the one who completes him would turn his life upside down. Love wars with heartache and the hardest decision of his life comes with consequences he never imagined. On top of it all, Alex’s world is rocked when he finds someone he loves at the end of a gun. Can Alex be strong enough protect everyone, or will family shatter the world he has worked so hard to defend?


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

0 Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Wild by Sophie Jordan





Synopsis:
A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?
In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!
Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.
Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.


Excerpt from Wild by Sophie Jordan

            “I gotta go,” I said hurriedly, turning to walk around the Jeep, ready to climb in the backseat, not even caring how obvious I was in trying to put distance between us by unnecessarily circling around the vehicle.
I felt him move behind me before I felt his hands on my arms. “No, you don’t,” he growled. “You don’t get to run away again.”
I squeaked as he hauled me back against his chest. My spine stiffened iron-rod straight against the wall of his broad chest. I felt my eyes go huge in my face. He was touching me. Again.And I was freaking out on the inside. I sucked in a deep breath, determined that my freak-out stayed internal only.
“Let me go. They’re coming.” My heart hammered violently in my chest and I didn’t know if it was because we were about to get busted by my friends or because his body felt so unbelievable against mine. Okay, fine. It was both.
His mouth brushed my ear as he spoke, spiking sensation to every nerve in my body. “Are you embarrassed, Georgia? You don’t want them to see me with you? Don’t want Pepper and Reece to know about us?”
“There is no ‘us.’ ”
“Oh, but there will be. We both know why you came tonight.” His fingers flexed, each digit a burning imprint on my forearms.
“Yeah?” Was that breathy croak my voice? “Why?”
“Because you haven’t been able to forget what it felt like to kiss me, and you want to know if the rest of it will be that good, too.” He bit down on my earlobe and a whimper escaped my lips. “It will be.”
An invisible band squeezed around my chest. I swallowed against my constricting throat. “Arrogant much?”
“It’s okay. I haven’t been able to forget either. I can still remember the way you taste.”
Oh. My. God.
I swallowed a moan and lurched free from him. Swinging around, I faced him and felt my knees go weak at the look in his eyes. Heavy-lidded and deep, his blue eyes looked almost indigo as they stared down at me.
“I know you probably think it’d be some great joke to bang one of your brother’s friends, but I’m not going to be another notch on your bedpost . . . some girl you screw once and forget about the next—”
He moved fast then, closing the space that I had established between us. Oh, yeah. He was a jock with ninja-fast reflexes. I needed to remember that.
I gasped as his hand slid around my neck, fingers burying in the hair at the base of my scalp. He lowered his head, dropping his forehead against mine until our breaths clashed and mingled. His fingers pressed and massaged the back of my head, shooting sensation straight to the core of me. Holy hell. Was that some kind of secret pressure point?
His words gusted over my mouth. “You think we’d fuck just once?”
My stomach plummeted at his blunt words.
He took my hand and dragged it between us, pressing my palm to his crotch—against the outline of his cock in his tight baseball pants. It hardened, growing beneath my touch and I felt an answering ache clench between my thighs. God, it had been so long.
“This doesn’t feel like a joke to me. You don’t,” he growled in a tight voice. “I want to do things to you . . . things a clean, vanilla girl like you never dreamed of. Things that tool boyfriend of yours never came close to doing to you.”
“Ex-boyfriend,” I replied automatically.
At my response, Logan pushed my palm harder against him, rubbing the hard ridge of him. A tiny moan escaped me as the ache squeezed between my legs.

He angled his head. “I think you want me to do dirty things to you, Georgia.”

About the Author:
Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.
Website: sophiejordan.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoVerySophie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophie.jordan.980

Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1yJLnRA


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Monday, November 17, 2014

0 Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!

THE 5th ANNUAL

YA DISCOVERY CONTEST

has begun!

No query? No pitch? No problem!


Get in front of top YA Editors and Agents
with only the first 250 words of your YA novel!

 
Have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day? Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent? No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win both exposure to editors, and a reading of your manuscript from one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.

Regina Brooks is the CEO of 
Serendipity Literary Agency and the author of  the award winning book Writing Great Books for Young Adults now available in a second edition.

The top 20 submissions will all be read by a panel of five judges comprised of top YA editors at Random HouseHarperCollins, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and PenguinScholastic, Feiwel and FriendsKensingtonCandlewickBloomsburySimon and Schuster, and Penguin.   The top 20 authors will receive a free copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. Of the 20, they will pick the top five submissions and provide each author with commentary. These five winners will also receive a free ONE YEAR subscription to 
The Writer magazine. ONE Grand Prize Winner will win a full manuscript reading and feedback from Regina Brooks.

Please submit all entries via the contest website at One entry per person; anyone age 13+ can apply. Open to the U.S. & Canada (void where prohibited). Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01am (ET) November 1 until 11:59pm (ET), November 30.
 
—NOVEMBER IS NaNoWriMo—
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (
NaNoWriMo.org)—an international event where aspiring novelists are encouraged to write an entire novel in 30 days—this contest is meant to encourage the aspiring YA author to get started on that novel by offering an incentive for completing the first 250 words.

so… ENTER NOW! http://goo.gl/dAxPt2
 


 


Winner Testimonials

"I'd like to thank you and your staff for running the Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest.  I've had a YA story percolating for years and when I read the no-stress entry invitation to your contest and the amazing prizes offered, I decided to submit.  The best part of winning has been the incredible boost to my self-confidence that has extended to my writing.   I feel recharged and excited now when I sit before my computer.  My conversation with Regina Brooks and the editors' comments (taped to the wall above my desk) will continue to motivate me as I complete my manuscript.  Many, many thanks!"
—Karen Fortunati, "The D-Day List"

"I’d copied and pasted the opening lines to my manuscript and clicked “send” before my inner skeptic could talk me out of it.  I promptly put Gotham’s YA Novel Discovery Contest out of my mind, since I was already flogging myself for dusting off a years-old manuscript and beginning the umpteenth revision.  It was my albatross, not an eagle, I told myself, and it would clearly never get off the ground. Then came Gotham’s email thanking me for participating.  Well, that’s a bad sign, right?  But there under the list of five finalists was my name.  I’m number five!  I’m number five!  I now have an agent and a publisher and my novel is a fact, not a fiction, and it’s due out in 2015. Oh, and my inner skeptic has taken to measuring my albatross’s wingspan."
—Anne Boles Levy, “The Temple of Doubt”
 
 “I ended up signing with an agent, she sold the book to Candlewick's Nicole Raymond, who served as one of the judges of the 2010 YA Novel Discovery Contest. Breakfast Served Anytime was published Spring 2014.” 
—Sarah V. Combs, "Breakfast Served Anytime"




"After I won the YA Discovery Contest, Regina Brooks offered to represent me and she found the perfect home for my novel. Bright Coin Moon will be published on November 18, 2014"

—Kristen Lopresti, "Bright Coin Moon"






 Proud to have been a winner of the 2013 contest Expected publication: May 12th 2015


--- Lori Goldstein 
 

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