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How do you choose?!? The library is burning and you can only rescue one book. In this video I talk about the one book I would save, plus which books two of my characters in my new book, Spindle, would save.

I got a little carried away with this video on two fronts:

1. I had some fun with it. An actress I am not, but my teens say it’s not too embarrassing and it was okay for me to post it. *eep!*

2. I also created an ebook version of Briar’s one book selection. I’m giving it away as a thank you for signing up for my new release mailing list. If you are already on my list and want this book, just send me an email asking for the code.

My publisher is giving away a series starter kit. Here some info on what they’ve got planned these next few weeks:

Have you had your eye on at least one – if not many – of our TEEN series? Why not put your steaming TV and movie nights on hold and, instead, binge read through one (or many) of or completed TEEN series with Entangled TEEN as we YA Series & Chill.

Why?

Well between Monday, June 20, 2016 and Sunday, July 3, 2016, we have several first books in a series on sale for the sweet price of $0.99, which makes diving into a new-to-you series so much easier. Best of all, we’ve got something for everyone with some YA Fantasy, some YA Sci-Fi, some YA Contemporary Romance, and even some awesome MG Fantasy on sale over the next two weeks.
From now until Sunday, June 26th, you can pick up the following books at a great price:
Shea Berkley‘s The Marked Son, the first book in the Keepers of Life Trilogy. (Check out the killer new covers for this YA fantasy series populated by a fae-like race!)

Cate Cameron‘s Center Ice, the first book in the Corrigan Falls Raiders series. It’s perfect for YA contemporary romance lovers who like sports romance, especially of the hockey variety. Each book follows a different couple, including one guy who plays semi-pro hockey on the Corrigan Falls Raiders team. (We’d highly recommend it – and the other two books in the series – for fans of Elle Kennedy’s The Deal.)

Tracy Clark‘s Scintillate, the first book in the Light Key Trilogy series is a YA fantasy that is full of dark secrets that people who do anything to keep hidden. (Just like The Marked Son this one has a brand new cover that we love!)

Pintip Dunn‘s Forget Tomorrow, the first book in a YA Sci-Fi / Dystopian about a world where teens receive a future memory to mark their adulthood, which determines the kind of life they’re meant to lead, but unfortunately, Callie’s memory suggests that she’s going to kill her little sister, who she’d do anything to protect, and sets in motion a fast-paced story.
Come back here next week to find out what other books are on sale from June 27 to July 3!

To help celebrate these awesome YA steals, we’ve got a bunch of fun events planned for the next two weeks, including a blog series about YA series, some Facebook takeovers from some of our fave YA series authors, a live Twitter Chat, and an amazing YA giveaway.

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Amid Wind & Stone (Otherselves, #2) Entangled TEEN

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There is one True World, and then there are the four Mirror Worlds: Fire, Water, Air, and Stone.

Audrey and Dorotea are “otherselves”—twin copies of each other who live on different Mirror Worlds.

On Air, Audrey has the ability to communicate with wind spirits. As war looms, she’s torn between loyalty to her country and her feelings for a roguish phantom who may be a dangerous spy.

Blackouts and earthquakes threaten the few remaining humans on Stone, who have been forced to live underground. To save her injured sister, Dorotea breaks taboo and releases an imprisoned gargoyle. Brooding, sensitive Jasper makes her wonder if gargoyles aretruly traitors, as she’s always been told.

Unbeknownst to them, they both face the same enemy—an evil sorceress bent on shattering all the Mirror Worlds.

Release Date: Mar. 7, 2016

Genre: YA Fantasy
Author Website: http://www.nicoleluiken.com/
Author Twitter: @NicoleLuiken
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Luiken-50793836133/
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/223320.Nicole_Luiken

 

 

Through Fire & Sea (Otherselves, #1):

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There is one True World, and then there are the four mirror worlds: fire, water, air, and stone. And each has a magic of its own…

In the Fire World, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm’s most powerful lords. She’s hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods. But she has another gift…the ability to Call her twin “Otherselves” on other worlds.

Holly resides in the Water World—our world. When she’s called by Leah from the Fire World, she nearly drowns. Suddenly the world Holly thought she knew is filled with secrets, magic…and deadly peril.

For a malevolent force seeks to destroy the mirror worlds. And as Leah and Holly are swept up in the tides of chaos and danger, they have only one choice to save the mirror worlds—to shatter every rule they’ve ever known…

 

 

nicole-luikenNicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped.
She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. Through Fire & Sea, book one of Otherselves, and Amid Wind & Stone, book two of Otherselves, are her most recent releases. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith.

Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing.

At the dual book launch party this past weekend for my friends Austin Aslan and Amy K. Nichols, I happened to come away with two audio book codes for Austin’s novels: The Islands at the End of the World and The Girl at the Center of the World. Since I already own the books, I thought I’d pass them on to two of my newsletter subscribers. My newsletter generally goes out the second Tuesday of each month, so I’ll announce the winner in the September newsletter. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is be a newsletter subscriber…and live in the USA. (Sorry, internationals!)

I’ve done a lot of events with Austin and Amy this past year as all three of us debuted within months of each other, and we’ve been having such a fun time learning the “biz” together. Last year I interviewed them over Google Hangouts for my YouTube series Coffee With Authors (check out the video tab above.) Their second books are now out and I encourage you to check them out.

**If you aren’t a subscriber yet, the sign up is over there on the sidebar.**

Here is a little bit about their books:

Book 1

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.
A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo

Book 2

In this fast-paced, exhilarating sequel to the acclaimed The Islands at the End of the World, Leilani and her family on the Big Island of Hawai’i face the challenge of survival in the world of the Emerald Orchid, a green presence that appeared in the sky after a global blackout. As the Hawaiian Islands go back to traditional ways of living, people must grow their own food and ration everything from gas to bullets. Medicine is scarce; a simple infection can mean death. Old tensions and new enemies emerge. And one girl, Leilani, is poised to save her world.

And here are Amy’s books:

Book 1

In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.
 
One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body–his own, but different. Somehow, he’s crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee–a girl who’d rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom–may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she’s only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there’s something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

Now That You’re Here (Duplexity, Part I)

Book 2

An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue.

Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When a fire devastates her exhibition—years in the making—her dreams of attending an elite art institute are dashed. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.

Raised in a foster home, Danny has led a life full of hurt and hardship until a glitch in the universe changes everything. Suddenly Danny is living in a home he’s never seen, with parents who miraculously survived the car crash that should have killed them. It’s like he’s a new Danny. But this alternate self has secrets—ties to an underground anarchist group that have already landed him in hot water. When he starts to develop feelings for Eevee, he’s even more disturbed to learn that he might have started the fire that ruined her work.

As Danny sifts through clues from his past and Eevee attempts to piece together her future, they uncover a secret that’s bigger than both of them. . . . And together, they must correct the breach between the worlds before it’s too late.

While You Were Gone (Duplexity, Part II)

This will be my first attempt at the Booktubeathon Challenges. It starts August 3rd; same day as school starts! Seven books in seven days. Gulp. Here is my list (and warning, the visual/audio goes wonky sometimes…I’m missing my techy son’s help…he’s on vacation):

And since I couldn’t get Lori Ann Grover’s book to show up on my Kindle, here is her cover:

Here are the challenges:

The challenges:
1// Read a book with blue on the cover
2// Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name
3// Read someone else’s favourite book
4// Read the last book you acquired
5// Finish a book without letting go of it
6// Read a book you really want to read
7// Read seven books

 

L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge

I don’t know how I’ve missed out on this reading challenge in the past, but I stumbled across it on Pinterest today and I’m all for it. This reading challenge has been going on for five years already! I feel so behind. But the good news about this challenge is that it is low-key and do-able. Here is what Carrie at Reading to Know says:

Read as much Montgomery as you can during the month of January.

What I ask participants in this challenge do is to write up a post on your own blog stating the following:

a.) That you intend to participate in this Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge;
b.) List which of her books you intend to read (or which movies you intend to watch); and
c.) Enjoy whatever it is that you manage to work through during the month.

Thanks, Carrie!

Here are my choices:

1. Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

2. The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Vol. 1: 1889-1910

Here is my Booktube video about what I’m reading:

I met Tonya this summer at ALA in Las Vegas. We were two debut authors walking the floor in stunned amazement that we were there as authors. Her book is coming out November 25, 2014, and today her trailer went live. Give it a watch, then head on over to Goodreads for a giveaway!

 

Reality is only an illusion.

Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.

When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

Anomaly (Schrodinger’s Consortium)

About Tonya Kuper:

Tonya Kuper is the author of ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger’s Consortium Series, a young adult science fiction trilogy, releasing November 25, 2014 by Entangled Teen. She fell for Young Adult lit while earning her Master’s degree in Reading Education. She’s a mom to two awesome boys, an alt music junkie, a Star Wars nerd, and in love with Sherlock.
Find Tonya online:
Website: http://tonyakuper.com/
Twitter: @TonyaKuper

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly

by Tonya Kuper

Giveaway ends November 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Brenda Novak Auction

May 23, 2014

It’s that time of year for Brenda Novak’s online auction for diabetes research. She always gets the best auction items for both readers and writers. This year, I’m pleased to have a book to contribute! My novel made it just in time to be included in an Entangled Teen and New Adult book basket.

Entangled Teen auction

 

Here are the 12 books up for grabs in our bundle:

Going Down In Flames by Chris Cannon
Mirror X by Karri Thompson
If Only by A.J. Pine
Forged by Fate by Reese Monroe
How to Drop a Class and Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye
Anomaly by Tonya Kuper
Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton
Donna of the Dead by Alison Kemper
Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes
Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz
Fall With Me by Julie Particka

End date/time: 05/31/14 09:48:30 PM PT

 

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