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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Vlog Post with Katie Dale

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I love nothing more than creating characters - both on page and on-stage! I studied English Literature at Sheffield University, spent a year at UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by a crazy year at Mountview drama school, a national Shakespeare tour, and back-packing through South-East Asia. I love all genres, and am busily working on a variety of projects from novels to picture-books - whilst playing the odd princess/assassin/zombie in-between!
Find out more about me at

My debut YA/Crossover novel SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE was published by Simon & Schuster in February 2012, won both the Stockport Mad About Books Award and Oldham Brilliant Books Award, and is being published all over the world. My second YA novel, LITTLE WHITE LIES, is more of a thriller about justice, identity and loyalty. It won the UKYA Blogger Award for "Best Ending" and is out now in the UK, and out tomorrow in the US and Canada.

At the other end of the scale my humorous rhyming FAIRY TALE TWISTS series (Orchard Books) takes a selection of familiar fairytale characters and reveals their version of events - as you've never seen them before!

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Fans of Pretty Little Liars will be ensnared in this tale of deceit.

The first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But Christian is hiding a terrible secret. Why does he clam up every time Lou asks about his past? Why doesn’t he have any family photos, and why does he dye his blond hair black? When Christian’s house goes up in flames, his tires are slashed, and he flees for his life, Lou insists on going with him. But as Christian’s secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he’s ever told Lou is a lie. Can what the media are saying about him really be true? Should Lou trust him? Or is she in grave danger? And what if their accidental meeting wasn’t an accident at all...?

"Gripping whodunit."Kirkus Reviews

"Spellbinding. . . . The amazingly well-thought-out plot and strong characters make this selection a great addition to any library, from junior high through young adult."—VOYA

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Thank you Katie Dale and Random House for making this giveaway possible.
2 Winners will receive a Copy of Little White Lies by Katie Dale.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

{Nerd Blast} Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Format: Paperback | 449 pages
Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 44mm | 440g
Publication date: 27 December 2011
Publication City/Country: Cambrudge, MA
ISBN 10: 0763658464
ISBN 13: 9780763658465

Official Book Blast for Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly.

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They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...

Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from.
But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems; least of all good and evil.

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Lee Weatherly was born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, tries out new recipes and has a cat named Bernard.

L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. You can follow her on Twitter at @LA_Weatherly

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{Nerd Blast} Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton

Publisher: FLUX
Format: Paperback | 350 pages
Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 25mm | 340g
Publication date: 8 July 2014
Publication City/Country: Woodbury
ISBN 10: 0738739472
ISBN 13: 9780738739472

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In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.

For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she's found a best friend in Revenge. He's her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster's house, clutching a gun. Every night since Nate's release from prison, Alex has tried to work up the courage to exact her own justice on him for the drunk driving accident that killed her family.

But there's one problem: Forgiveness. When he appears, Alex is faced with a choice—moving on or getting even. It's impossible to decide with Forgiveness whispering in one ear . . . and Revenge whispering in the other.

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Kelsey Sutton has done everything from training dogs and making cheeseburgers to selling yellow page ads and cleaning hotel rooms. She lives in northern Minnesota and received a BA in English from Bemidji State University. When Kelsey is not writing or trying out a new career, she can be found in the park with her dogs, ordering a coconut mocha at the local coffee shop, or browsing a bookstore.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

{Nerd Blast} The Extraordinary Adventure of the Original by Sean Miller

The Extraordinary Adventure of the Original by Sean Miller
Published by Anchor Comics

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When the people of Tower City face a new subterranean threat, who do they call? What will they do?! They turn to the worlds first superhero, The Original!

This fun, all-ages, 30 page story focuses on an early adventure of The Original in his younger years and gives the secret origin of a popular character from the main series!

This issue was written by creator Sean Miller and drawn by the super talented Jeff Mitchell. It also features a pinup by Paolo Rivera!

You can purchase The Extraordinary Adventure of the Original at the following Retailer:

Book Nerd Spotlight

I'm Sean Miller and I'm the founder and creator of Anchor Comics, based in Stockton, CA. My most notable work is on "The Original", a six issue series set in a dystopian future, focusing on the world's first superhero and his struggles coming out of retirement to face a growing threat to humanity.

I started my art career in early 2012 and have worked with other talented artists such as Ramon Villalobos, Travis Compton (editor at Anchor Comics), and Adam Messinger
Keep an eye out for the collected volume of "The Original" due late 2014. Other titles in the works and soon to be released are "The Hoax" and "Solar Max".

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Cleaning Winter Book Giveaway

Christmas Cleaning Winter  Book Giveaway

I have a ton of books for giveaway and making room for next year. All the books pictured in this post (total of 19 + a $10.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card) will need a new home! There's no better way to share the Nerd Love by giving away these awesome books to a fellow book nerd! How to Enter? Just follow the Rafflecopter below to win these awesome Books!

I will have a few for of them to giveaway so stay tuned Book Nerds! You all have been an amazing Nerdy/Geeky Community!

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Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

You can purchase The Iron Trial at the following Retailers:

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1 Winner will receive a copy of The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
The Iron Trial will be purchased through Book Depository.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Guest Post with Jay Kristoff

Book Nerd Guest Post

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in November 2014. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015.

Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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What’s the best advice you can give writers to help them 
develop their own unique voice and style?

There’s a million words out there for aspiring writers, and most of them are far more eloquent than mine. Read widely and write everyday and all that jazz. Mine is a little more fundamental than that. I wrote these words way back before I ever had a publishing deal, and they still hold true today.

Believe in yourself.

The only belief that matters in this equation is your own. It’s nice to have the support of betas or trusted friends, but it’s not necessary (the only person who had more than the vaguest idea that I was writing a book until I got repped was my wife). The only person who needs to believe you can do this is you. Everything else is window dressing.

The people who tell you that you can’t do it? The critics on your forums who offer vicious or empty feedback? The people who give you a funny little look when you mention your book? The people who are waiting for you to fail?

Screw them.

Say those words. Sing them. Take a deep breath and scream them.



It doesn’t matter what they think, or what they say. It doesn’t matter what they believe. It only matters what you think, what you believe. Because if you believe you can do it, and you’re meant to be doing it, then you will. You can. And that’s all there is to it. No more, no less than that.

Believe in yourself. Keep the faith. At the end of the day, it’s all any of us have.

Top Ten Things you would change about your high school years if you could go back in time. 

1. Stay away from blondes.
2. Stay away from cask wine.
3. Stay away from blondes who drink cask wine.
4. Don’t buy a yellow car. No-one can pull off a yellow car.
5. Mullet =/= good haircut.
6. Don’t bother with hockey. You suck at it.
7. Don’t bother with math. As suspected, you will never use it.
8. Don’t be so hard on your dad. He tries hard.
9. Take the braces.
10. Don’t worry so much. It turns out pretty awesome.

The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.

Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the KagĂ© rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.

The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.

There is nothing a mother won't do to keep her children by her side.


You can purchase ENDSINGER at the following Retailers:

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Thank you Jay for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of ENDSINGER +Signed Bookmark by Jay Kristoff
4 Winners will receive a Signed Bookmark and Book Plate.
3 Winners wil receive a Copy of ENDSINGER by Jay Kristoff.

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