Monday, April 27, 2015

FALLING FOR ALICE: YA Anthology, Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland!

Check out this super-cool anthology! Bite sized stories, perfect for that lazy afternoon or commute on the bus home.

LOVE the cover!!


Denise Jaden, along with four other authors, are celebrating their unbirthday of their new Alice-in-Wonderland themed anthology with you! To celebrate these five new YA stories, she's giving away an entire BOX of great YA fiction to one lucky winner on her blog!

She's honored to have her story among some amazing other authors, including Dawn Dalton, Shari Green, Kitty Keswick, and Cady Vance. You will love all of their stories!

Here's a little bit about the anthology...

New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories ​to love.

From ​the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian ​Age of the late sixties, to the ​present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on ​Lewis​ Carroll’s classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen under Alice in Wonderland’s spell. ​Now, follow five Young Adult authors down the rabbit hole to discover Alice like you’ve never seen her before. One thing is certain—this is not your mother’s Alice.

And if you haven't seen it yet, here is the book trailer...

Here are a few places where you can purchase the anthology:

Or ask your local bookstore or library to bring in a copy. Follow these five authors down the rabbit hole, and happy reading!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Faerie's Secret coming from Rachel Morgan!

It's been ten years since Lord Draven fell. Ten years since the enchanted winter came to an end and fae across the realm began piecing their lives back together. Ten years since a now-forgotten foe was thrown into a faraway prison and began planning his next move ...

Join beloved characters and new heroes as the bestselling Creepy Hollow series continues!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Cleaning the Blog! And teaser for Counter Clockwise!

This blog needed a little dusting off so I spent the day working on a new banner^^^^^what'd ya think?

I like it! It inspires me to keep writing and publishing otherworldly YA and I'm excited to announce that there will be TWO more Clockwise books coming this year. Counter Clockwise and Clockwork Crazy. Things are getting really CRAZY for Nate and Casey. Here's a little unedited-subject-to-change teaser.


So what if he was going to Europe with his college basketball team without me? So what if the cheerleading squad and head cheerleader, Fiona Frias the Floozy, was going too? So what???

I stared hard at the text message from Nate Mackenzie, my hot boyfriend of one year, nine months and five days. My college-all-star-athlete-first-string-forward-for-the-Boston-University-Terriers-basketball-team boyfriend. 

Nate: It’s official! We’re going to Spain!! It was a close call with some passport issues, but just got word we’re all clear to go!

All those exclamation marks were like stakes in my heart. Spikes to my feet. I felt frozen in spot in the middle of a busy hallway in Cambridge High. Bodies brushed by wafting stale air and teen sweat, but it wasn’t enough to propel me. My heart weighed heavy like an anchor and a scratchy lump formed in my throat.

Nate had promised me all my firsts, but the one first he could never give me was international travel. I couldn’t fly. There was always the possibility that I could trip—swirl back in time—and it was best if my feet were firmly planted on the ground when that happened.

So he was going to Europe without me. Big deal. If I wanted Nate in my life (and I did!), I had to make some concessions. I couldn’t tie him down, guilt him into not doing things just because I couldn’t.

I forced myself to text him back.

Casey: That’s great. The Terriers are great. You’ll do great. 

Nate: I’m glad you think it’s GREAT.

Casey: Are the cheerleaders going too?

I winced as I pressed send, immediately wishing I could take it back. This was the crux of my issues with Nate going to Spain and we both knew it. Fiona Frias, college girl, long-legged, green-eyed-Latin-beauty was in love with my boyfriend and she didn’t try to keep it a secret. At all. 

Despite Nate’s reassurances, I felt completely insecure. Here I was, still in high school while Nate was half way through his degree. Of course other girls would notice him. Of course other girls would chase him. Girls who were more mature and experienced than I was. Unscrupulous girls. 

Girl. It wasn’t fair to group all girls together. Just one girl. Just one unscrupulous girl.
It only took one.

Nate didn’t text back right away and I knew I upset him with the question. For him it was an issue of trust, and all my overt and obvious enquiries about Fiona made him believe I didn’t trust him.

I did trust him. It was her I didn’t trust.

My phone finally pinged with his response.

Nate: Yes.

Only one word. Only one word! Gah! That was all he had to say? Nothing to comfort me and calm my worries? 

Casey: That’s Great!