All Blog Posts Tagged 'YA' (11)

On the Spotlight: The Aqua Lie, by L.L. Hunter

Title: The Aqua Lie
Series: The Aqua Saga book 2
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Dystopian
Cover Designer:…

Added by Mayra Calvani on July 31, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Book Trailer

Chase Harcourt, call sign Nyx, is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental Streaker jets at the Junior Air Force Academy in 2048. Chase needs to prove the prototype jet’s power, but as the world tilts toward war, she cracks open a military secret that changes everything. Find out more at Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy…


Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Book Review for: Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

My initial reaction as I began to read Shadow of the Hawk was that the writing was fluid and graceful. The feel, mood and era all reminded me of John Steinbeck and I was hooked from the very start.

Sooze is a 16 year old girl growing up in the Great Depression. She has agreed to marry a man she does not love in order to save her family. She is mature for her age and you immediately feel for her. Her character is equal parts young lady and woman and the author does such…


Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

The writing is graceful and artistic. It’s fluid and organized in through and action. When I first started reading it I thought of my love for John Steinbeck and Grapes of Wrath. You get that feel of what the Great Depression was like and how families responded to it, and to each other. You feel the desperation and admire the courage and integrity of many of the people of that time. 

This story is about a young girl in her teens who considers marrying a man for the…


Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at…


Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Spotlight: The Blackwell Family Secret: THE GUARDIANS OF SINS, by Jonathan L. Ferrara

The Blackwell Family Secret:


by Jonathan L. Ferrara


5.5×8.5, 224 pages

Publication date: December 5, 2014

$15.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-19-5

$5.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-20-1



Added by Mayra Calvani on December 29, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Excerpt Spotlight: Dragon Fire, by Dina Von Lowenkraft (YA romantic fantasy)


Dragon Fire cover

Some choices are hard to live with.

But some choices will kill you.

When seventeen-year-old Anna first meets Rakan in her hometown north of the Arctic Circle, she is attracted to his pulsing energy. Unaware…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

A Conversation with Children's Author Beverly Stowe McClure

When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Book Review: The Nameless Prince, by Dominick R. Domingo

The Nameless Prince is a beautifully-crafted debut YA novel about faith, disillusionment and innocence.

Ten-year old Seth Bauman lives in the gang-ravaged streets of Silver Lake. Abandoned by his mother right after his birth, he shares a very dysfunctional and loveless home with his mean Uncle Troy and his uncle’s girlfriend Cheryll. Rather than care for the young…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 25, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

A Conversation with Disney Animation Artist Dominick Domingo, Author of the YA Fantasy, The Nameless Prince

Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 3:44am — No Comments

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr Book Trailer

Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faerie Courts, engulfing Aislinn, Keenan, Seth, Donia, and Niall. In Darkest Mercy, the breathtaking conclusion to Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series, some will win and some will lose everything. Learn more about this book here: and its author here:

Added by Sheila English on January 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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