Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Five-Book Release Day, and a special request

Well it's Tuesday! Which means some new books are coming into the world.

 Abby and Derick have been accepted to the most prestigious secondary school in the world Cragbridge Hall. Due to the inventions of their grandfather, Oscar Cragbridge, they will be able to experience history in 3D, use their minds to literally project visual interpretations of classic literature, and become animal avatars for zoology. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, Abby and Derick must follow clues Oscar left for them that will reveal a dangerous secret. Along the way, they discover there is much more to one of their grandfather s inventions than anyone has ever dreamed. Saving their family will take all of Derick s mind and Abby's heart as they come face to face with a crazed scientist who desperately seeks to change the past.

Buy THE INVENTOR'S SECRET on Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

When Imogen, a sixteen-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Before the shooting, she believed that her black belt made her stronger than everyone else -- more responsible, more capable. But now her sense of self has been challenged and she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shootout. With action, romance, and a complex heroine, Bruised introduces a vibrant new voice to the young adult world -- full of dark humor and hard truths

Buy BRUISED at Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon 

Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse –this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement – and difficulty -- of fishing all add up to a day of adventure any child would want to experience. 

(I read an ARC of Tamera's book aloud to my kids. It was absolutely delightful! They loved it. As someone who loves poetry and kid's books, this was fantastic. And there's a poetry lesson included!)

Buy GONE FISHING at Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house. James’s painful struggle with anxiety and depression—along with his ongoing quest to understand what led to his self-destructive sister’s exile—make for a heart-rending read, but his wild, exuberant Whitmanization of the world and keen sense of humor keep this emotionally charged debut novel buoyant.

Buy DR BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS at Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli’s dream comes true.Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead.

Buy THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR at Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

 And finally, a special request. 
Most of us think that the time surrounding the debut of your first book to be one of the most joyous moments ever. The dream is really coming true. Well, instead of immersing himself in promotion and enjoying this dream come true, Chad Morris and his wife Shelly have been dealing with some recent news: their nine year old girl has a brain tumor. By the time this blog is posted, she will be recovering from surgery.

I know the writing community is one of the most supportive in the entire blogosphere. So since Chad and Shelly can't promote his new book, THE INVENTOR'S SECRET, please tweet/FB/spread the word in any way you can. 

Hooray for more wonderful books entering the world! 
And best wishes to Shelly, Chad, and their little one.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome books. Chad's book looks good and I loved The Nighmare Affair.

I'll post on Facebook about Chad's book.

Catherine Stine said...

They all look great! I will tweet about this, with a special nod to Chad's novel.

Connie Keller said...

I'll definitely tweet about Chad's novel. Thanks for letting us know.

Unknown said...

Thoughts are with Chad's family! I'll definitely help spread the word. :-)

Shallee said...

Thanks for sharing these books! I've met Shelly and Chad, and heard about their daughter. Apparently the surgery went well! Will definitely spread the word about his book.

Gail said...

These new books sound delightful.

Peggy Eddleman said...

It's amazing that so many great books are coming out ON THE SAME DAY! What are the chances?

Fingers crossed that everything will be well with Chad's daughter.

A Lady's Life said...

Sound like very good books .
Thanks for putting them up.
Hope all goes well for Shelly and Chads little girl.

dolorah said...

Awesome covers. So sad for Mr Morris.


Misha Gerrick said...

I'm so sad to hear about Chad and Shelly's little girl. I really hope the operation went well.

nutschell said...

oh my gosh! What lovely book covers! And what awesome books. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Unknown said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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