Congratulations to Tiffany Trent on the release of her latest Hallowmere novel, Between Golden Jaws (Mirrorstone, 2008)(sample chapter)!
From the promotional copy: "Will Corrine make a deal with the dark Fey Prince? Corrine and her friends race to London, in the hopes of finding a rathstone that will help them end this terrible war with the Fey. The girls search the Victorian city only to find that their plan has led to more danger than ever before. With the girls' lives on the line, the Fey Prince offers Corrine a deal: become his consort and her friends can go in peace. Will Corrine fall into the Fey Prince's arms to save her friends? Or can she find another way?"
Need to catch up first? Enter to win a copy of By Venom's Sweet Sting (Mirrorstone, 2007). To enter, email me with your name and snail/street mail address by 10 p.m. CST April 30! Please also type "By Venom's Sweet Sting" in the subject line. Note: one copy will be awarded to any Cynsations YA reader, and one copy will be awarded to a member of Tantalize Fans Unite! at MySpace. Please identify yourself accordingly as part of your entry!
Read a Cynsations interview with Tiffany. More recently, Tiffany writes about "My Other Life" at AlmaNews. Here's a sneak peek: "Our boys had claws like banshees and voices to match." Find out what she's talking about.
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Presenting Melissa Marr, also from Tori at Journey of an Inquiring Mind. Here's a sneak peek: "The type of faeries I'm interested in are the ones from old lore: complex characters with sometimes impenetrable motivations, moody faeries with volatile tempers, faeries who play with semantics when they speak." Learn more about Melissa's latest release, Ink Exchange (HarperCollins, 2008). Read a Cynsations interview with Melissa.
2008 Amelia Bloomer List "includes books challenging the young women of today to take a new look at what it means to be feminist, showcasing who fought for our rights." Highlights include: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Jim Rugg (Minx)(author interview). Source: Original Content.
Take a sneak peek at design elements of The Adoration of Jenna Fox from Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt, 2008), which is one of my fave YAs of all time. More on that later! Read a Cynsations interview with Mary, and learn more about her forthcoming release.
Make May Vampire Month from First Second. Note: Download-able vampires and vampire activities.
Thanks to Zoe at BookPeople in Austin for highlighting Tantalize as a staff selection! Zoe says: "Pick up this book and go behind the scenes at Sanguini's restaurant--it's quite a treat!"