Saturday, 23 October 2010

News: More First Chapters, Newsletters, Debut Authors, Book Events, and Covers!

More news for you all!

Entice by Carrie Jones will be released on 4th January 2011.

entice by carrie jonesEntice by Carrie Jones - Zara and Nick are soul-mates - they're meant to be together for ever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, Nick is dead, and has been taken to Valhalla, a mystical resting place for warriors. If they can find the way there, Zara and her friends will try to get him back. But even if they do, Zara has turned pixie - and now she's Astley's queen! Meanwhile, more teenagers go missing as a group of evil pixies devastates the town of Bedford. An all-out war seems imminent and Zara and her friends need all the warriors they can find... From Amazon UK
Bloomsbury have made a sneak peek of the first chapter available, and a Facebook page.


News from Orion Children's Books:

It’s really exciting to write and introduce you all to the brand-new Children’s newsletter, THE ORION STAR, which has just launched!

We hope that the Orion Star will provide parents, carers, anyone with an interest in books for children and teens, or those who work with children a monthly slice of Orion news, competitions, information on forthcoming releases, reading group offers and exciting things from our authors – all in an easy to read format.

Please click here to see it for yourself. We won’t bombard you, and this is the only newsletter that you will receive in this way.

To receive the monthly newsletter, sign up at

We’ll also be tweeting extras over @the_orionstar (as well as usual service from @ninadouglas!)

Happy reading!


News from next year's debut authors!

I wanted to take a moment to introduce us. We are a group of debut authors called The Class of 2K11.

You may have heard of our predecessors as the 2k class authors are not new. Indeed, many well known and acclaimed MG & YA authors have come from previous 2k classes including Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me), Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why), and Sarah Prineas (The Magic Thief series), and we hope to do them proud!

It's almost our turn to try. Our website will be launching soon (11-10!), and we'd like to keep you informed of our ongoing contests (including our Hands On! contest) and activities we’ve planned for the year. We’ll also be available for guest blogging, Skype visits and online chats as things roll along. Even some in-person events.

We look forward to your readings and reviews throughout the year.


And news from Foyles!

Sunday 31 October 2pm

Demons Vs. Angels
With Sarwat Chadda, Sam Enthoven, William Hussey, Cliff Mcnish, L.A. Weatherly

Celebrity chat show ghost 'Jeremy Vile' invites an audience of horror-seekers to a special one-off Demons vs Angels themed debate with guest authors Sarwat Chadda, Sam Enthoven, William Hussey, Cliff Mcnish and L.A Weatherly.

Hosted in our very special literary graveyard, the event will be followed by a signing and creepy canapé reception. With amazing prizes and goody bags to be won on the day.

Colouring, activities and Halloween goodies for all visitors.

For more info click here. The events are both free and places can be reserved by emailing


Here's the UK cover for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, which will be released 6th January 2011 from Atom.

nightshade by andrea cremerNightshade by Andrea Cremer - She can control her pack, but not her heart...

'I wanted him to kiss me? Wished he could smell the desire that I knew was pouring off me. You can't, Calla. This boy isn't the one for you.'

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: graduation, marriage and then a life leading her pack. But when she defies her masters' laws to save a human boy, she must choose. Is one boy worth losing everything?
From Amazon UK

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