Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens: February 9th

Welcome to Week Six of Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens! To see more details about Sweet Talk as well as previous posts, see the introduction post. Thanks to Charlene (Bookish Whimsy), for designing the banner and button for Sweet Talk.

Today, I'm featuring the authors and books publishing during the week of February 9th!

The Questions:

1. Describe your debut novel in sixteen words.
2. Pitch your book! For fans of _____, _____ meets _____, etc.
3. What are you working on now – is it related to your debut novel?

The Authors:

Emily Skrutskie, Author of The Abyss Surrounds Us

1. Cas Leung trains sea monsters to fight pirates—until the day the pirates turn the tables.

2. If you loved the monsters of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy and the futuristic seas of Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, you'll love THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US. It's Pacific Rim meets How To Train Your Dragon, with a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean thrown in.

3. I'm working on the sequel to TASU, along with a standalone spacebound sci-fi!

Follow Emily Skrutskie: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram
Find The Abyss Surrounds Us: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

Nicole Castroman, Author of Blackhearts

1. BLACKHEARTS is a Blackbeard origin story. It's what I call PRE-PIRATE

(Unfortunately not sixteen words, but you get the idea.)

2. For fans of Poldark. 

3. I'm not at liberty to say anything at the moment. Hopefully soon!

Follow Nicole Castroman: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

The Books:


(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads!)

Other Sweet Sixteens Books Publishing This Week:


(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads!)

The Giveaway:

- Assassin's Heart swag
- Symptoms of Being Human swag
- Finished copy of The Abyss Surrounds Us
- Blackhearts swag
- The Girl From Everywhere swag
- After the Woods swag

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  1. I have heard so many good things about Blackhearts. I really want to read it!

  2. Ohh awesome post Alyssa I am very excited for both of these books! They both looks and sounds utterly fantastic plus they have pirates in them. I love books that have pirates in them! Thank you for your awesome post my friend.

  3. Awesome post Alyssa :D Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3 I haven't heard about the first author, but she seems awesome :) But sigh. Blackhearts. I doubt I will read it, to be honest, lol. But I am so curious :D

  4. I really loved both books myself!! Very unique takes on pirate books in very different ways both of them!

  5. Two pirate books, shiver me timbers! I live in an area that celebrates piracy (seriously, look up Gasparilla) although my love of all things pirate started long before I moved to the Tampa Bay area.

  6. Pirate books sounds fun and like a must read!

  7. Def Vicious Masks!! I pre-ordered :)
    Mary G Loki

  8. Of the two pirates I think The Abyss Surrounds Us, I liked all the creatures from the Leviathon series. I'm also looking forward to Vicious Masks.

  9. Blackhearts was so good!! I'm so hoping there's a sequel. MY HEART NEEDS IT!!!


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