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Frozen Reads: 5 Books to Curl Up with on a Cold Day

funfridaysYipee! It’s Fun Friday again which means, time to chime in on a topic with my fellow members of The Society of YA Storytellers. This Fun Friday topic is Frozen Reads and we’re posting our top 5 recommendations for reads to curl up with on these frozen winter days. And in honor of Of Sun & Moon‘s #1 placing in two sub-categories of free Kindle reads on Amazon, most of these reads (all but one) are also free.  Read More

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Fun Friday: Cover Love

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I’ve spent the entire week revealing the cover for the upcoming 5th book in the Midnight Guardian series, Book of the Lost. See Oct. 31 post for full view. How fitting that we end the week with “Cover Love”.

Most of you know by now that I’ve joined a new collaborative called The Society of YA Storytellers. The Society is a group of novelists writing in the young adult genre. The stories are well-written and engrossing, but the covers…wow!

Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order…

daisy_ebookSuzy Turner’s Morgan Sisters series are wrapped in spooky chic covers. She even re-released her Raven Saga with new covers featuring the same artist. Love the look.

thewildebooksmPatti Larsen’s Haven novels have very consistent covers. This is one of my favorites. I love the font and detail.

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I really like the newly released covers for Melissa Pearl’s Elements Trilogy. All three book covers feature this model who looks intense and strong. The color palette is beautiful. Love the harmony between the covers within the trilogy.

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The first time I saw the cover for Stacey Rourke’s Sacrifice, my eyes did a double take. A cover that demands a second look is definitely a good one.

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Heather Hildenbrand’s Blood Rule cover practically drips with drama.

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LM Preston’s Thundering Luv cover is romantically beautiful. I love the scrollwork on this one.

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Like the redesigned magical green of Heather Sutherlin’s Seen. She also redesigned her website in this theme and it looks fantastic.

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Love the use of tattoo marks (a central part of the story) as watermarks on the covers of the Grey Wolves novels from Quinn Loftis.

WHCoverWebThe cover for Liz Long’s Witch Hearts is so simple yet so creepy, I just had to read it.

SnowFlatRightWords (2)All of Christy Sloat’s covers have mesmerizing color palettes, but I adore this one in particular. I also think the handwritten font adds just the right touch.

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I’ve loved this cover from the moment I first saw it. I often see twenty-somethings on the cover of teen books. It was nice to see an early teen model featured.

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And last (only because I wanted to give it a shameless plug) is the brand new release by K.C. Blake, HUNTER. Hunter is the follow-up to BAIT. Nick on the cover…whoa, baby! You can get it on Smashwords now. Coming soon to Amazon.

To see more COVER LOVE posts for Fun Friday, go to http://yastorytellers.com/fun-fridays/

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When Paranormal Dads Speak…

From the mysterious Dr. Halbrook (Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer) to the cool geekiness of Mr. Ruiz (Rippler by Cidney Swanson) to the unexpectedly nice Haralthazar, Demon Lord of the 7th Plane (Family Magic by Patti Larsen), Young Adult indie novels contain some of the most interesting models of fatherhood. Read More

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Dear Santa, I’ve Been Sorta Good This Year…

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a good girl this year. I’ve worked very hard and have been there for my family. I washed the dishes…eventually. I even let my husband have the remote control. All I ask for is these three young adult titles Read More

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