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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Christie Clarke

    August 5, 2013

    Hello,

    I am the marketing director for Black Ship Publishing and we are proud to introduce the first book in the Red Hand Adventures series – Rebels of the Kasbah. This middle reader book is being commended by many readers, teachers, and librarians for its historical references, geographical lessons, ethical questions, and fast-paced story.It is a story set in 1912 in Morocco, China, and England and follows the adventures of a group of children who are captured and sold into slavery to a vicious Caid.
    Joe O’Neill, the author, also launched an initiative called “Join The Red Hand” and it helps young readers by holding writing contests, donating a portion of profits to charities around the world (and then spotlighting those charities) sponsoring soccer teams, holding adventure quizzes, and much more. You can see more at http://www.redhandadventures.com.
    We recently had a writing contest on the subject of “bravery” and the winning young writer will have her story published in the back of Book Three of the series, Legends of the Rif (due later this fall, 2013).

    We would be thrilled to send you a complimentary copy of the book for you to enjoy and hopefully share with your readers. Please feel free to contact me anytime at 971-400-4320 or by email. Thanks for your time and I look forward to talking with you soon!

    Best regards,
    Christie Clarke

  2. Reply

    E. Bell

    August 12, 2013

    I would love to send you a free download/ book stub to review my book. Let me know if this looks like something that would interest you. Thanks!

    http://www.amazon.com/Living-Dog-Years-Reflection-ebook/dp/B00BCEYP8Q/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1361484140&sr=8-10&keywords=living+in+dog+years

  3. Reply

    Matthew Brennan

    September 12, 2013

    Hey Hafsah and Asma,

    I know Blogs like yours must get pummeled by requests from proud desperate writers like myself, so thank you very much for the time.

    Look, the thought about marketing a book never occurred to me when I decided to self publish. So I’m writing to every YA blogger out there, as it’s the only way I can think of to get the word out about my book. I’m an indie writer and my book is called, “The Junkyard Odyssey,” and it’s a YA Science Fiction Adventure. Not exactly the typical YA genre, but that being said, I think it’s a wonderful story that any YA fan would enjoy or I wouldn’t be writing you.

    When I set out to write this book, I had one thing on my mind and one thing only; plausibility. Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love it when a book whisks me away to fantasy world just as much as the next guy, but for once I wanted a book to spin me a yarn where it was at least theoretically possible that it could happen to me. You know, where I didn’t have to be some warlock or have some super powers or even be born 300 years in the future. I wanted a story where the reader could really believe that they could walk out their back door, just as they are, and find themselves on this adventure.

    The story:

    Kip Anderson, is like pretty much every other kid on the planet, in that he doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. While that fact can often condemn some to a lonely existence, Kip is unfortunately tormented by those who don’t understand him. You see as the smartest boy in the town of Mayfield, perhaps in the entire state of Vermont itself, Kip might as well have a target permanently tattooed to his back. Not even his mother, who thinks of him as a terrible disappointment, offers Kip any respite. It isn’t until Jason McCormack moves into town that all that begins to change. Jason is as daring as Kip is brilliant and together they form an instant friendship and a formidable team.

    This partnership helps them discover a secret hidden under the towns only junk yard and in turn sends them on a fantastic journey to a far away world. The boys must overcome many obstacles as they encounter new and strange laws, battle aliens, overthrow governments and still somehow find their way back home!

    Again, I hope you are intrigued by my ebook. If I’ve piqued your interest, let me know and I can email you an .epub file.

  4. Reply

    Tricia Riel

    September 25, 2013

    Hello!

    I’m setting up an October/November Blog Tour to celebrate the upcoming release of my second Zephrum Gates book, “Zephrum Gates & The Strange Magical Treasure.”

    I’m looking for Young Adult Fiction Bloggers, Science Fiction People, Harry Potter Lovers, Parent Bloggers, Kid Bloggers, & anybody who likes a fun magical story. Would you like to do a book review, write a guest post — and participate in a fun giveaway?

    I can send out review copies of “Zephrum Gates & The Strange Magical Treasure” in a PDF format!
    Here’s a link to a Video Book Trailer I put together for it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi4nuQK4vsw

    And here’s a link to my Blog Tour Page: http://zephrumgatesblogtour-2013.blogspot.com/

    Let me know if you’d like to be part of my Blog Tour!
    Write me at Trishwich@hotmail.com — Thanks!

    Tricia Riel
    http://www.ZephrumGates.com

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    Kelly Oram

    September 25, 2013

    Hey Ladies!

    Kelly Oram here. (The Avery Shaw Experiment, V is for Virgin)

    I was just stopping by to see if either of you would like a digital arc of More Than Jamie Baker. If you need a copy of the first book in the series (Being Jamie Baker) I’m happy to send one of those as well.

    Link to Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #1) on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7238737-being-jamie-baker

    Link to More Than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #2) on goodreads
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16162774-more-than-jamie-baker

    I will also be running a free download promotion of Being Jamie Baker from Oct 1 – 15, and am looking for bloggers interested/willing to help me spread the word. Here’s the link to the promo info. I can also provide the html code for the post if you’re interested. http://www.kellyoram.com/p/blog-page_14.html

    Best,
    Kelly

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    Georgia Bell

    October 26, 2013

    I was checking out your blog today and and wanted to get in touch with you as a fellow lover of young adult fiction. My first novel, Unbound, will be available on Amazon at the end of the month and given your interest in YA, I’d really appreciate your review. I’d be happy to send you a pdf or Kindle compatible copy. I’m also available to do an author interview, a guest post, or a book spotlight.
    Here’s a brief synopsis to whet your appetite.

    What if the person you’ve trusted with your life turns out to be the biggest threat to your existence?

    After her father dies, Rachel realizes she is scared and stuck. Scared of heights, of cars, of disasters harming the people she loves. Stuck in a life that is getting smaller by the minute. Stuck with a secret she has kept all her life: Someone has been watching over her since birth. Someone who tends to show up when she needs him the most. Someone she believes is her guardian angel.

    Eaden is a 1,500-year-old immortal who wants to die. Drained by a life stretched too thin, he has requested his final reward – a mortal sacrifice bred specifically to bring him death. But something went wrong. Rachel’s ability to grant death has mutated in ways that threaten to upset the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. And utterly beguiled, Eaden discovers that although Rachel is the key to his death, because of her, he no longer wants to die. And he will do anything to protect her.

    Swept into a world of legends, caught between the warring political factions of immortals, and carrying the future of mortal kind in her flesh and bone, Rachel must risk everything to save her world and the man she loves.

    Many thanks,
    Georgia

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    Corinne Foster

    November 27, 2013

    She faced certain death so the choice was made for her. Avira had to summon the Phoon, a long-secret supernatural power, to protect herself. Now two opposing powers race to challenge her for it. But when will she realize that the bigger threat lies within her own community of outcast girls?

    This is the premise of my new e-book ‘Secret of the Phoon’.

    Here is a link to it on Amazon so you can see the cover design – it really shows the atmosphere the book aims to create:
    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Phoon-Corinne-Foster-ebook/dp/B00GWNIS80/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1385481546&sr=1-1&keywords=Secret+of+the+Phoon

    If you are happy to review it, I can send you a file or if you would prefer it, I can send you a gift copy from Amazon.

    Thanks and regards
    Corinne

  8. Reply

    Lauren Mooney

    December 10, 2013

    I am a newly published author of ‘Little ‘Ol Me’. I was wondering if you would read and review my work? I am attaching the link to Amazon for easy access. Please email me if you’re interested in the read!

    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Ol-Me-1/dp/0615619177/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386694049&sr=1-1&keywords=Little+ol+me

    Thank you!

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    Ley Hayley

    January 4, 2014

    Hello!

    I’m writing to inquire as to whether you would be interested in doing a review of my self-published book The Forest’s Heir. It is a young adult “historical” fantasy about a princess who discovers a fate she never knew she had. It is written much in the vein of Kirstin Cashore’s Graceling series or Phillipa Gregory’s Changeling.

    The novel was released August 13, 2013 and is the first in my Elemental Royals Trilogy. I have added a more detailed synopsis of the novel at the end of this message.

    If you are interested in doing a review, I can provide you with a PDF, Mobi, or an ePUB version of the book.

    I am also looking for blogs to book a blog tour in the early part of the new year to promote the book to prepare for the release of the sequel. I would be interested in doing a guest post, interview, and/or giveaway. Please let me know if you would be interested in this as well. Dates for this have been set for the entire month of March.

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!
    Ley Hayley
    Author of The Forest’s Heir, book 1 of The Elemental Royals Trilogy
    @LeyHayley | on Facebook | website | book blog

    Synopsis: Seventeen year old Rosalind Rowan was born a princess, the apple of her father’s eye. She loves the thick forests and lush meadows of the Forested Land. She is sometimes selfish and reckless, but she is also kind and loves fearlessly. Rosalind—who is known to everyone but the Queen as Rose—is desperately in love with Gavin Ashford, the dashing and intriguing son of an important lord. She wants nothing more than to marry Gavin and live in a country manor, far away from court. Because once her older sister marries, Rosalind must take up the position of Regent of the Forested Land.

    But things aren’t always simple. When Rosalind uncovers abilities she should never have and sickness tears through the kingdom, the ordered world Rosalind thought she knew threatens to crash around her.

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    Sam Richardson

    January 7, 2014

    Hi there,

    I’ve just released my debut fantasy adventure for MG/YA and would love for you to review it. I shan’t prattle on! Here’s a description:

    Title: Soul Stealer (Eve and Barney)

    By crawling into a crack in the wall, Barney and his older sister Eve, unwittingly volunteer to save the Universe. According to Eve, Barney is like every other twelve year old boy, “Irritating by nature.” He’s impulsive, frequently gross and has the uncanny ability to wind her up with just one word. She isn’t sure what’s worse; to be told they have to save the universe before it implodes, or the knowledge that Barney will be her constant companion. How many farts can one girl endure before she loses her sense of smell?

    Barney loves adventure, but he never imagined he’d get to be the hero, or that his fantasy would include his uptight sister. He soon learns that if they accept their mission, they could die. If they don’t, they’ll definitely die. To top if off, he discovers they volunteered for the job.

    In order to save the Universe, Barney and Eve must hunt and capture a magical band of thieves, before they steal the Souls of any more worlds. On their amazing adventure Barney nearly soils his underpants on a wild ride on a giant eel, and Eve narrowly avoids death by giant flying scorpions. Both must endure a feast of eyeballs and other gelatinous delicacies, escape the clutches of an undead child, and still stay on the trail of the evil thieves.

    Link to amazon page:

    http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Stealer-Eve-Barney-Richardson-ebook/dp/B00H8Z2XWI/

    Many thanks
    Sam

  11. Reply

    Hank Kellner

    February 17, 2014

    Book Review Request

    “What a delightful book. I will almost certainly revisit this endearing book, and I suspect I shall also remember it well in years to some.”
    ~Lynette Sofras, Smashwords

    I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore
    by
    Hank Kellner

    Growing up in the fictional town of Meadowview, young Willie Watson objects to being required to play the part of an orange in the school play when he is nine and in the fourth grade. But that’s just the beginning of his problems. As he continues through elementary school and into junior high school, Willie has to deal with the town bully; Christmas with his relatives; the death of a schoolmate; the loss of his girlfriend; the theft of a fountain pen, and his broken eyeglasses.
    But that’s not all. Willie doesn’t want to eat his peas; take the garbage out; deal with his troublesome kid sister; try to climb the ropes in gym class while his gym teacher harasses him, or have to stay after school until he’s “…old enough to grow a beard.”
    Readers will discover how Willy becomes a member of Brucie’s gang; what happens in the old movie house on Main Street; how feisty old Grandma inspires Willie, and much, much more.
    Included in this book are such chapters as “There Is No Santa Claus,” “Oh Captain, My Captain,” “The Dog in the Rhinestone Collar,” “A Bird’s Just a Bird,” and “Hey Brucie, Your Sister Wears Long Underwear.”
    I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore contains a wealth of humorous and often touching descriptions of a young boy’s fantasies and life experiences as he grows up in a small town many years ago. This coming of age book is suitable not only for young adults, but also for older readers.

    About the Author: Hank Kellner is a retired associate professor of English. He is the author of 125 Photos for English Composition Classes (J. Weston Walch, 1978), How to Be a Better Photographer (J. Weston Walch, 1980), Write What You See (Prufrock Press, 2010), and, with Elizabeth Guy Reflect and Write: 300 Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing Prufrock Press, 2013). His other writings and photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications nationwide.

    An eBook published at Amazon and Smashwords
    EPUB, KINDLE, PDF, RTF, LRF, PDB

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Hank Kellner

  12. Reply

    Jennifer Torres

    March 11, 2014

    Hi Hafsah and Asma,

    I am a debut middle-grade fiction author at OneFourKidLit. My mystery trilogy – The Briny Deep Mysteries – will be released by Enslow Publishers August 2014 as a series (all published at the same time.) I just got my covers finalized yesterday and saw that you have done amazing cover reveals for some of my fellow authors at OneFourKidLit. I would love to see if you would be willing to do one for me as well! It would be three covers (one for each book in the series) I can email you the pics if you want to see them first. Thank you so much for your time! Hope to hear from you soon! Jennifer Torres

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