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Erebos Blog Tour

Welcome to the Erebos Blog Tour! Erebos is a new YA book by Ursula Poznanski from Annick Press. About the Book: An intelligent computer game with a disturbing agenda. When 16-year-old Nick receives a package containing the mysterious computer game Erebos, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. Players of the game must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname. Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game. Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur. This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany, where it has be

Galahad Legacy Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be participating in the Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour for Dom Testa's latest book, Galahad Legacy . While Galahad Legacy is the final book in the series, each book can be read on their own. This series is full of adventure and great for science fiction fans. To celebrate the release of The Galahad Legacy , Tor is hosting a scavenger hunt. Following the participating blogs, readers can discover excerpts from the book and even have a chance to enter to win prizes! Check out the entire Galahad Scavenger Hunt lineup!  And now for your special excerpt for today's stop: “Denied,” Triana said with a slight smile. “No rest for you.” “You’re a tyrant. But welcome back anyway.” “Thank you, Roc. I missed you...I think.” The computer expelled a pouting grunt. “I’m overwhelmed by your sentimentality. Don’t think for a moment that my circuits don’t have feelings.” “Oh, I’d never make that mistake,” Triana said. “But this has nothing to do with you, believe me. It’s just th

Nominate for a YALSA Award-Including Printz!!!

Look at that shiny Printz seal!! Isn't it so pretty?? Wouldn't you love to see some of your favorite books of the year get some award love? You can help! Did you know that anyone can nominate a title for the YALSA Book and Media Awards? (Ok, well not publishers or authors-but anyone else!) You can nominate your favorite survival films for Fabulous Films for Young Adults, or nominate your favorite 2012 read for Best Fiction for Young Adults , or nominate the best audiobook you listen to this year for Amazing Audiobooks . Did you know you can even nominate a title for the Printz Award ? Yep, field nominations from anyone are encouraged for all these awards and more!! And it's easy to nominate a title-just fill out the form on the YALSA website, tell a little about the book you're nominating-and that's it-your nomination is off to the committee!! You don't want your favorite books being overlooked by a committee and not getting some award love come January, do

Embrace Tour: Guest Post by Jessica Shirvington PLUS Giveaway

As a librarian, of course I love libraries! But I really love hearing from other readers and authors about why libraries are important to them. Today I'm happy to introduce you all to debut author Jessica Shirvington. Jessica is the author of Embrace. As an author, Jessica is no stranger to libraries-yay! Not only do I get to host Jessica talking about libraries, but today is the release date for Embrace ! Send your congrats to Jessica and keep an eye out for Embrace at your library or bookstore! Happy release day Jessica-and thanks for loving the library!! Libraries – part of my daily life. From the outset, I knew I wanted to write a book that was based on mythology and folklore, but I didn’t want to just choose any old tale and run. A lot of my research for Embrace concentrated on varying academic opinions, religious interpretation, and the broad debates on particular elements of retold history. It is here that I believe many great ideas are discovered. I was lucky enough to