Great Big ARC Giveaway! Be A First Reader of Awesome YA Titles!

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I’m lucky enough to have some awesome ARCs in my possession, and I’d love to pass them along to you.

Check out the giveaway below and best of luck to everyone!

Caster by Elsie Chapman: If the magic doesn't kill her, the truth just might.

Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister, Shire. As with all magic, everything comes at a price. For Aza, it feels like everything in her life has some kind of cost attached to it. Her sister had been casting for money to pay off Saint Willow, the gang leader that oversees her sector of Lotusland. If you want to operate a business there, you have to pay your tribute. And now with Shire dead, Aza must step in to save the legacy of Wu Teas, the teahouse that has been in her family for centuries.

When Aza comes across a secret invitation, she decides she doesn't have much else to lose. She quickly realizes that she's entered herself into an underground casting tournament, and the stakes couldn't be higher. Real magic, real consequences. As she competes, Aza fights for her life against some very strong and devious competitors.

When the facts about Shire's death don't add up, the police start to investigate. When the tributes to Saint Willow aren't paid, the gang comes to collect. When Aza is caught sneaking around with fresh casting wounds, her parents are alarmed. As Aza's dangerous web of lies continues to grow, she is caught between trying to find a way out and trapping herself permanently.

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon: The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land's greatest honor...and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave.

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley: Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. Residents complain about the nuisance, the strangeness of the birds. But for Leighton, it’s no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. No stranger than growing up in a town full of people who look the other way.

Leighton doesn’t have time for the crows, or for her classmate, Liam, even if he is funny, kind, and entirely too charming. It’s her senior year, and acceptance to her dream college is finally within reach. But grabbing that lifeline means abandoning her sisters. Which is a choice she’s not ready to face.

With her father’s rage worsening and the town in chaos over the crows, Leighton allows herself a chance at happiness with Liam, even though falling in love feels like a revolutionary act. Balancing school, dating, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings starts to feel almost comfortable, but Leighton knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters.

All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick: Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their lives intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.

PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?
AMANDA: Who is this?

The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.

PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart.
ROSALIE: Who IS this?

Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.

When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.

PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…

Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood: The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina "Willa" MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish–Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away to help Doctor Katherine Winston in her medical clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

Keeping secrets from her family only becomes more complicated when Willa agrees to help the doctor at a field hospital near the new bridge being built over the Golden Gate. Willa thinks she can handle her new chaotic life, but as she draws closer to a dashing young ironworker and risks grow at the bridge, she discovers that hiding from what she truly wants may be her biggest lie of all.

This Looks Like Fun...

This one came across my suggestions today, and it caught my eye!

Only the most elite young witches in America are invited to attend the prestigious Midnight Academy.

The most elite… And me.

I shouldn't be here, and everyone knows it. I'm failing all my classes, making more enemies than friends, and wondering how I let my overbearing mother talk me into this mess in the first place.

Things are bad enough, when a botched spell summons a naked trickster god into my dorm room. He’s annoying as hell--and twice as hot. I’m desperate to send him back to whatever pit he came from, but then I find out about the Nightmare Trials, the series of impossibly dangerous tests that Midnight Academy calls finals.

Maybe his help is exactly what I need, after all... Check it out….

Read The First Six Chapters of Fire & Flood for Free!

Kate, Demitria and I are totally thrilled to see the release date of Fire & Flood, the first in the Mount Olympus Academy series, coming slowly closer…. pssst! Mark your calendars, August 13th! (or you can pre-order now for only 0.99 cents!).

The sequel, Pillage & Plague, will be releasing October 1st, and is also available for pre-order for $2.99!

Not sure if an academy where gods, witches, werewolves, and shifters are training for a war against monsters is your thing? You can check out the first six chapters of Fire & Flood for free when you sign up for my newsletter!

Hello to the World!

After years of reading books, I decided it was time to write one myself. I’m lucky enough to have some friends in the publishing biz - Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta - who already knew the ropes. And luckily, they were looking for someone to hop in with them on a fun ride - the Mount Olympus Academy series!

We had a great time writing about Edie, the reluctant shape-shifter, and her friends at an academy run by the gods where students with paranormal powers are trained to help fight in the war against monsters.

We hope you enjoy it, too!