Releasing Today: May 17, 2016

Congratulations to our members with books releasing today!  Click on the covers below for more information about each title:

Crowns Game

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Sample Chapters and Preorder Goodies, May

A new month, a new collection of sample chapters and preorder incentives for upcoming releases from the Sweet Sixteens!

Sample Chapters

Darcy Woods (SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS)Chapter 1 of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods (Crown BFYR/Random House, May 10, 2016)

 

 

 

JerkbaitChapter 1 AND chapter 4 of JERKBAIT by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 10, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Mirror in the SkyThree chapters of MIRROR IN THE SKY by Aditi Khorana (Razorbill / Penguin, June 21st, 2016)

 

 

 

Preorder Incentives

 

 

Crowns GameTHE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, May 17, 2016) Pre-order to unlock six gifts from the Tsar (and receive every single gift!)

 

 

 

I-AM-DRUMS-R4I AM DRUMS by Mike Grosso (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 6, 2016) Preorder and get a digital download of “Songs for Sam(antha): the I AM DRUMS Soundtrack”

Printable Release Calendar for May!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet May debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the May 2016 calendar in .pdf format

 

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Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Shari Schwarz, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and Ava Jae!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Chapters and Preorder Goodies, April

A new month, a new collection of sample chapters and preorder incentives for upcoming releases from the Sweet Sixteens!

Sample Chapters

JerkbaitChapter 1 AND chapter 4 of JERKBAIT by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 3, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Mirror in the SkyThree chapters of MIRROR IN THE SKY by Aditi Khorana (Razorbill / Penguin, June 21st, 2016)

 

 

 

Preorder Incentives

BFF Bucket List [9109319] - high resTHE BFF BUCKET LIST by Dee Romito (Aladdin/S&S, May 3, 2016): Preorder and get a set of custom designed friendship postcards!

 

 

 

SUFFER LOVESUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 3, 2016): Preorder and get a signed bookmark and a magnet, open international.

 

 

 
JerkbaitJERKBAIT by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 3, 2016): First 125 Preorders. First 25 get signed note from author plus signed book and special bookmark; next 100 get special JERKBAIT keychain and a copy of THE JOEY PARKER MOVEMENT. Email proof of purchase to publicity@jollyfishpress.com with subject JERKBAIT GIVEAWAY. (Preorders are going fast, so get your request in quickly!)

 
Crowns GameTHE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, May 17, 2016) Pre-order to unlock six gifts from the Tsar (and receive every single gift!)

Sample Chapters and Preorder Goodies, March

A new month, a new collection of sample chapters and preorder incentives for upcoming releases from the Sweet Sixteens!

Sample Chapters

maypopChapter 1 of THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING by C.M. Surrisi (Carolrhoda/Lerner, March 1, 2016)

 

 

 

FirstTimeSheDrownedFirst two chapters of THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED by Kerry Kletter (Philomel/Penguin, March 15, 2016)

 

 

 

Don't Get CaughtFirst three chapters of DON’T GET CAUGHT by Kurt Dinan (Sourcebooks Fire, April 1, 2016)

 

 

 

mY KIND OF CRAZYFirst three chapters of MY KIND OF CRAZY by Robin Reul (Sourcebooks Fire, April 5, 2016)

 

 

 

JerkbaitChapter 1 of JERKBAIT by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 3, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Preorder Incentives

COUNTING THYMECOUNTING THYME by Melanie Conklin (Putnam/Penguin, April 12, 2016): For every pre-order of Counting Thyme, Melanie will personally donate at least one dollar to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (maximum donation of $5,000 total*), PLUS you will receive exclusive swag including:

  • Counting Thyme bookmark & postcard
  • I’m a Good Cookie! stickers
  • A coupon for a free event starter kit from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer so you too can DO something to help make a difference
  • An early invitation to participate in a Counting Thyme reader participation campaign launching in 2016!

EMERGEEMERGE by Tobie Easton (Month9Books, April 19, 2016): Preorder to win mermaid-themed prizes, gift cards, and even an AMAZON FIRE TABLET (WRITERS: win a 50-page agent manuscript critique!)

 

 

 

SUFFER LOVESUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 3, 2016): Preorder and get a signed bookmark and a magnet, open international.

 

 

 
JerkbaitJERKBAIT by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 3, 2016): First 125 Preorders. First 25 get signed note from author plus signed book and special bookmark; next 100 get special JERKBAIT keychain and a copy of THE JOEY PARKER MOVEMENT. Email proof of purchase to publicity@jollyfishpress.com with subject JERKBAIT GIVEAWAY. (Preorders are going fast, so get your request in quickly!)

 
Crowns GameTHE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, May 17, 2016) Pre-order to unlock six gifts from the Tsar (and receive every single gift!)

The Debut Club: An interview with Kate Scelsa, author of FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE

Sweet Sixteener Evelyn Skye recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Kate Scelsa about her debut contemporary YA novel, FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE (September 8, 2015 from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).

About the Author:
Kate Scelsa_055e.croppedKate Scelsa grew up in New Jersey, went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. She spent much of 2002-2013 traveling the world with theater company Elevator Repair Service, performing in their trilogy of works based on great American novels, including an eight hour long show called “Gatz” that used the entire text of The Great Gatsby. Kate is currently collaborating with her dad, the legendary free form radio DJ Vin Scelsa, on a podcast called “The Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast,” now available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

You can find Kate at her website, on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram.

 

About FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE:

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Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over as a new student at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to act like a normal, functioning human this time around, not a girl who sometimes can’t get out of bed for days on end. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him like a backlit halo.

As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE is available now at: Amazon, Powell’s, Books A Million, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. 

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Meet the Author: Evelyn Skye

Evelyn SkyeEvelyn Skye is an event host at Kepler’s Books; Social Media Manager for SCBWI’s San Francisco region; and the ringleader of YA Lunch Break, a popular Bay Area writer’s club. When she’s not writing, she can be found chasing after her 6-year-old daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies.

Evelyn’s debut novel, THE CROWN’S GAME (HarperCollins/ Balzer+Bray, May 17,  2016) is a Young Adult Fantasy pitched as DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE meets THE NIGHT CIRCUS. In THE CROWN’S GAME, star-crossed lovers battle in a lush, magical version of tsarist Russia in 1825.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Mid-morning at the kitchen table, while munching on endless snacks
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Making a fool of herself in hip hop class
  • Surprising personal fact: She has degrees from Stanford (Russian literature & history) and Harvard Law
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Being 16 again! … Oh, wait, that didn’t happen?

Where to find her:

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