Melissa Walker's Unbreak My Heart is now available!!
Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart? Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.
What others have been saying about Melissa's latest novel...
♥ “A super cute love story! Melissa Walker will inspire readers to never stop believing in true love.” —SUSANE COLASANTI, author of When It Happens and Keep Holding On
♥ “A raw, real, and ultimately heartwarming discovery of what it means to be a true friend. Walker gets it exactly right.” —JENNIFER ECHOLS, author of Love Story and The One That I Want
♥ “ I can’t stress enough how firmly this book has wedged itself in my heart.” -The Hiding Spot
♥ ”This book earns an infinity amount of stars!” -Novel Nerd Bailey
♥ ”Unbreak My Heart challenged me as a reader…and I loved every bit of it.” -Anna Reads
♥ ”There are tinges of Julie Taylor and Matt Saracen in this one. For real, y’all.” -Clear Eyes, Full Shelves Sounds like an awesome summer read!!
MELISSA WALKER has worked as ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. She is the author of Small Town Sinners, the Violet on the Runway series, and Lovestruck Summer. Melissa manages the daily e-newsletter, iheartdaily.com and handles blogging for readergirlz.com. Visit her website www.melissacwalker.com.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Melissa Walker's Unbreak My Heart is now available!!
Freshly Posted by Kelly (Lynn) Parra @ 5/31/2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The winner of an audio book copy of FATED is...
JILL THE OWL!
So Jill, please e-mail me at email@example.com with your contact information, and we'll make sure the book finds it way to you!
Thanks to all who entered!
Freshly Posted by TinaFerraro @ 5/24/2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.”
Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.
Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?Hello Jessi, thanks so much for visiting YA Fresh! Please share with our readers at YA Fresh what your YA novel IN HONOR is about.
Jessi: IN HONOR is the story of a letter, a mistaken last request, and the road trip those things lead to.
What was your first piece of creative writing ever (that you remember)?
Jessi:It was a short story I called Journey to the Center of the Earth, about being in a drilling, space shuttle type thing with my friends. The only part I really remember is that while we were on our way to the center of the Earth, we did makeovers on each other.
When you need that extra push to stay on task, what motivates you the most? Jessi: Usually the deadline that’s looming in front of me.
Which of your characters would make a great future president? Why?
Jessi: I think Honor from IN HONOR would make a pretty good president. She’s fair and has a great sense of duty.
On average, how long do you let a story idea marinate before you dive in and start building it? Jessi: It varies, but typically a few months. I do a lot of note taking and brainstorming until I feel like I have a decent idea of who the characters are.
Jessi Kirby is the author of Moonglass, published in May 2011 by Simon and Schuster. She is also a former English teacher and librarian, wife, mom, beach lover, runner, and lover of Contemporary YA, strong coffee, and dark chocolate. In that order. Visit her website, www.jessikirby.com
Friday, May 11, 2012
Readers and writers often like to get a behind the scenes peek of an author's writing routine. It would be great if you could please share your typical writing day schedule.
Please tell us about your novel, THE SUMMER MY LIFE BEGAN, and what we can expect from your characters.
Would you like to close with a writing tip?
Monday, May 07, 2012
Enjoy this preview of the introduction, and be sure to check back next month when we'll be holding a giveaway of one audio copy to one lucky commenter!
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Prom Dates To Die For Twitter Party hosted by Buzz Books! And you're invited!
Join us tonight -- Sunday, May 6th from 8 - 9 pm CST -- and use the hashtag #promdates2d4 and join the authors of Prom Dates To Die For for a little party with playlists and treats!
Hope to see you there!
Freshly Posted by Kelly (Lynn) Parra @ 5/06/2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Happy release day to a new young adult anthology titled PROM DATES TO DIE FOR!
A Night They’ll Never Forget. Five young adult authors cordially invite readers to five proms with a paranormal twist: – In Kelly Parra’s “Darkness Becomes Him,” teen supernatural hunters are hired to save a prom date hungry for souls. – Heather Dearly introduces us to a young reaper haunted by a past she doesn’t remember in “The Bone Flower.” – A prom queen seeks justice and revenge in Lena Brown’s, “Every Breath You Take.” – Aaron Smith gives us a loner musician called to save his classmates from an enemy only he can see in “A Kiss at the Threshold.” – Jenny Peterson’s heroine gets much more than she wished for on her prom night and 18th birthday in “Tonight, You’re Mine.” Frightful, fun and unforgettable.
Read what others are saying about PROM DATES TO DIE FOR:
“Prom Dates to Die For is like eating pistachios. One story isn’t enough. Dark humor and compelling story lines make this a delicious read.”
~Jordan Dane – Award-winning, Critically Acclaimed Author of THE HUNTED YA series with Harlequin Teen
“Prom Dates to Die For is a deliciously dark collection of prom-gone-wrong stories guaranteed to keep you curled up on the couch until you reach the end.”
~ Amanda Ashby, author of Zombie Queen of Newbury High and Fairy Bad Day
“Prom as you’ve never imagined it, with five talented authors unleashing their paranormal best in this memorable, page-turning anthology. Appearances by a dark angel, a ghost, a soul stealer, a demon hunter and a time portal help make Prom Dates to Die For a guaranteed pleaser for young adults and adult readers alike!”
~ Tina Ferraro, author of Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress and The ABC's of Kissing Boys
Freshly Posted by Kelly (Lynn) Parra @ 5/01/2012