What’s Sweeter Than Candy Corn?

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The Sweet 16 debuts, of course. Oh: and winning a query critique or an ARC donated by Catherine Lo, author of HOW IT ENDS (HMH, June 2016)!

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel. Have at it:

The crowd thickened the closer I got, like buzzards swarming to a fresh carcass.”

Oooh! Intriguing, yes? But who wrote it? Is it:

A. Ami Allen-Vath’s LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US (SkyHorse/Sky Pony Press, March 2016)

B. Alwyn Hamilton’s REBEL OF THE SANDS (Viking/Penguin, Feb. 2016)

C. Everly Frost’s FEAR MY MORTALITY (Georgia McBride Media Group/Month9Books, 2016)

D. Kristy Acevedo’s CONSIDER (Jolly Fish Press, April 2016)

Think you know it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. Good luck!

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Show Us How Smart You Are.

images-1The first Friday in September means it’s time for the Sweet Sixteens’ challenge!

It also means we’re less than four months away from 2016, our debut year, when the very first of the sweet sixteen debuts hit the shelves. But we digress.

Match the 16th line to its novel and win a critique of your query AND your first five pages by Sheryl Scarborough, author of the forthcoming CS High (Tor/Macmillan, October 2016).

Get it wrong, and you might get House points deducted. Don’t doubt.

I had never seen a girl with skin like mine.”

Is it the 16th line of…

A. Mike Grosso’s I AM DRUMS (Clarion Books/HMH, Sept. 2016)

B. Ava Jae’s BEYOND THE RED (Sky Pony Press, March 2016)

C. Kathleen Glasgow’s GIRL IN PIECES (Random House/Delacorte, Fall 2016)

D. Parker Peeveyhouse’s WHERE FUTURES END (Penguin/ Dawson, Feb. 2016)

Got a guess? Send it to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And may you never know the inside of the Detention Chamber.

Shake out the Sand, People. It’s the Sweet 16 Giveaway!

imagesWe know you’re lounging on the beach. But you’re also peeking at your phone. Because you know the first Friday of the month means sweet goodies from the Sweet Sixteens.

Correctly match the 16th line to its novel and win a critique of your first chapter PLUS a synopsis (up to 15 pages total) by  Lois Sepahban, author of the forthcoming LANTERN WISHES (FSG/Margaret Ferguson, Winter 2016). Now that’s hot!

Read on:

There, by the crook of his neck, my birthstones — a handful of muted sapphires — caught the watery morning light.”

Is it…

A. Dee Romito’s THE SUMMER BUCKET LIST (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, 2016)

B. Jennifer Bardsley’s BLANK SLATE (Month9Books, 2016)

C. Samantha Mabry’s LEAVES (Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 2016)

D. Roshani Chokshi’s THE BRIDE OF DUSK AND GLASS (St. Martin’s Griffin, )

Know it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And good luck!

It’s the June Sweet 16 Giveaway!

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…where like Flaming June, we nap beneath poison oleander.

Not! June means six more months before the very first of the Sweet 16 novels debut! Get a jump start on your reading by winning a future ARC from Brittany Cavallaro, author of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, Winter 2016).

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the novel. Read on:

My first kiss, French kiss, was the single most disgusting moment in my life.”

Is it…

A. Celeste Lim’s THE BRIDE FROM HUANAN (Scholastic Press, Spring 2016)?

B. Dana Elmendorf’s SOUTH OF SUNSHINE (Albert Whitman & Co., March 2016)?

C. Michelle Andreani’s FAR FROM US, Summer 2016 (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins)? Or

D. Rebecca Podos’s THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES (HarperCollins Children’s, Balzer + Bray)?

Know it? Want it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And good luck!

May…be You’ll Win Our Free ARC! (Ouch)

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Hold onto your pretty little maypole! It’s the May giveaway!

Be the first to match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel and win a future ARC of the mid-grade novel FENWAY & HATTIE, donated by author Victoria Coe (G.P. Putnam & Sons/Penguin, Winter 2016)

 

Read on, friends:

There was a hole in the backyard of that empty house, about five feet long and eighteen inches deep, and in that hole they found hair, blood, fibers.”

 

Shiver! Can you guess which novel it’s from?

A. Janet Taylor’s THE DIM  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Spring 2016)

B. Kim Savage’s AFTER THE WOODS (FSG/Macmillan, Winter 2016)

C. Jeff Zentner’s THE SERPENT KING (Crown/Random House, Spring 2016)

D. Kali Wallace’s SHALLOW GRAVES (Katherine Tegen Books, 2016)

Know it? Want it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And good luck!

A Tisket, A Tasket. The Winner Gets A Book-ish Basket!

Unknown-1 Writers and readers don’t want candy. They want writerly, readerly goodies! And if we told you more, we’d have to kill you.

Yep, it’s the April giveaway!

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel and win said mystery basket, donated by Jen Maschari (THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, Winter 2016). Last month, Elise Robins won a critique from Shannon Parker. Congratulations, Elise! 

Read on:

She’s the weakest black girl I’ve ever seen, bruh,” another voice muttered.

Can you guess which novel it’s from?

A. Jenny Moyer’s FLASHFALL (Macmillan/Spring 2016)

B. Randi Pink’s TOYA  (Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, Fall 2016)

C. Meghan Roger’s CROSSING THE LINE (Penguin/Philomel, Winter 2016)

D. Gail Shepard’s SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST (Penguin/Kathy Dawson Books, Winter 2016)

Know it? Want it? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And good luck!

March Wasn’t Caesar’s Month, But It Might Be Yours! Win A Manuscript Critique by Shannon Parker

UnknownIt’s the March giveaway!

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel and win a FREE critique of the first 30 pages of your YA or MG Manuscript by the fabulous Shannon Parker (THE GIRL WHO FELL, Simon Pulse, Spring 2016).

And the 16th line readeth:

 

Jeremy wasn’t sure what the point of all this was, but if he knew Claudia, there definitely was one.”

Which novel is it from?

A. Lois Sepahban‘s LANTERN WISHES (FSG/Margaret Ferguson, Winter 2016)

B. Lindsay Eager‘s HOUR OF THE BEES (Candlewick, Spring 2016)

C. Lee Gjertson Malone‘s THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, Spring 2016)

D. Bridget Hodder‘s THE RAT PRINCE  (FSG/Margaret Ferguson, 2016)

Think you know? Send your answer to kimsavageauthor@icloud.com. And good luck!