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”

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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

 

MAY

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!)

Sample Chapters and Preorder Goodies!

Put those holiday gifts cards to use and preorder some of the great upcoming releases from the Sweet Sixteens!

Sample Chapters

Secrets-of-the-dragon-tombChapter 1 of Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire (Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt / Macmillan, January 12, 2016)

 

 

 

Kathy MacMillan (SWORD AND VERSE)Chapters 1-9 of Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan (HarperTeen, January 19, 2016)

 

 

 

WHERE FUTURES END

Sample of Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse (Penguin/Dawson, February 9, 2016)

 

 

 

CONSIDERChapter 1 of Consider by Kristy Acevedo (Jolly Fish Press, April 19, 2016)

 

 

Preorder Incentives

CurioCurio by Evangeline Denmark (Blink, January 5th, 2016): Preorder and get a set of three charms including key and two gem stones.

 

 

 

Marieke Nijkamp (THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS)This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire, January 5, 2016): Every US and Canadian preorder gets a free lanyard with “Time Was Ours”, and every pre-order gets entered into a giveaway for a Polaroid camera.  International pre-orders get a limited edition This is Where It Ends postcard with a secret on it, and every pre-order gets entered into a giveaway for the very last annotated ARC.

 

Sword And VerseSword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan (HarperTeen, January 19, 2016): Preorder in hardcover, ebook, or audiobook and receive your name written in the language of the gods and a letter from the main character!  (Open internationally.) Ten winners will also be selected to receive handmade personalized Sword and Verse bookmarks.

 

Heidi Heilig (THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE)The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, February 16, 2016): Preorder and get one of three letters from Nix, the main character, printed on the back of a map, a signed book mark, and a map drawn by Heidi of the Sandwich Isles in 1868–the map the captain is searching for.

 

 

LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE USLiars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath (Sky Pony Press, March 15, 2016): Preorder and get a signed bookmark, postcard and a personalized signed bookplate.

 

 

COUNTING THYMECounting Thyme by Melanie Conklin (Penguin, April 12, 2016): For every pre-order, 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 a 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, and an early invitation to participate in a Counting Thyme reader participation campaign launching in 2016! Click here for more information.

CONSIDERConsider by Kristy Acevedo (Jolly Fish Press, April 19, 2016): The first 200 people to preorder will receive a signed bookmark. Receipts must be sent to publicity@jollyfishpress.com to qualify.  Also, 20 random winners will receive a special author letter, and 5 random winners will receive a 18×24 signed poster.

 

 

JerkbaitJerkbait by Mia Siegert (Jolly Fish Press, May 3, 2016): Preorder and get a Jerkbait keychain. Email publicity@jollyfishpress.com with proof of preorder.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Author: Mia Siegert

Mia SiegertMia Siegert received her MFA from Goddard College and her BA from Montclair State University where she won Honorable Mention in the 2009 English Department Awards for fiction. Siegert has been published in Clapboard House, Word Riot, The Limn Literary & Arts Journal, as well as a few other small presses. She currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer.

Mia’s debut, JERKBAIT (Jolly Fish Press, Spring 2016), is a Young Adult coming-of-age thriller. Tristan isn’t close to his identical twin Robbie at all – until Robbie tries to kill himself. After being forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from future attempts, Tristan realizes that Robbie is gay and struggling with the repercussions of coming out in the professional sports world. With their shrinking world, the twins are forced to reconcile their differences and make a decision that could put their lives and innocence in jeopardy.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: THE TREE PEOPLE by Naomi M. Stokes and LIKE SISTERS ON THE HOMEFRONT by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Childhood aspiration: Olympics (Show Jumping)
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Her absolute favorite time is 2-4 a.m. but that’s not super practical. Location isn’t a biggie as long as she’s wearing blue jeans.
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Design costumes (she’s a CATS specialist!), ride horses, go to New Jersey Devils games (STH!), eat ice cream, travel, go to Broadway shows…
  • Favorite sports teams: New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks, hasn’t decided who she’s rooting for in the WNHL—probably New York Riveters or the Boston Pride, and the Denver Broncos.
  • Surprising personal fact: She only studied literary fiction in school (undergrad and MFA alike). YA happened on a whim!
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Her birthday is on a 16th, so she loves the idea of her debut coming out in the year 2016.

Where to find her:

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