Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens: January 5th

Welcome to Week One 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 January 5th!

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:

Evangeline Denmark, Author of Curio

1. Trapped in an enchanted world, Grey must trust the secret in her veins to get home.

2. A little bit Alice in Wonderland, a little bit Wild, Wild West, CURIO will appeal to fans of Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices and A.G. Howard's Splintered series.

3. I'm working on a New Adult Gothic Romance inspired by Wuthering Heights.

Follow Evangeline Denmark: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
Find Curio: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, Author of Firsts

1. Girl sleeps with boys. Boys have girlfriends. Girl loses reputation and control, has to find herself.

2. Behind every first time is a lot of second guessing. For fans of Easy A, Firsts is a bold story about losing virginity, losing control, and gaining everything else. 

3. I'm working on another YA contemporary. It centers around the aftermath of a blowout party where one girl's best friend disappears-- and the shocking realization that the friendship wasn't what she thought it was. 

Follow Laurie Elizabeth Flynn: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Marieke Nijkamp, Author of This Is Where It Ends

1. Four teens. Fifty-four minutes. A locked auditorium. A deadly revenge plan. One boy with a gun.

2. For fans of Hate List, Give A Boy A Gun, and 19 Minutes.

3. A story of grief, friendship, and endless nights. It's not related to my debut novel, but it's a story that's confined by time too.

Follow Marieke Nijkamp: Website | GoodreadsTwitter
Find This Is Where It Ends: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

Monica Tesler, Author of Bounders

1. Jasper and friends discover why Earth Force really needs the BOUNDERS in this MG SciFi debut

2. BOUNDERS, the first book in a new middle grade science fiction adventure series from Simon & Schuster, is the story of the first class of cadets at the EarthBound Academy for quantum space travel, kids who have always felt different but never suspected they held the key to saving Earth from an alien threat.

3. I recently submitted the second book in the BOUNDERS series to my editor and expect to dive into revisions soon.

Follow Monica Tesler: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

The Books:



(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads!)

Other Sweet Sixteens Books Publishing This Week:

(Click on the cover to go to Goodreads!)

The Giveaway:

January's prize (USA only) includes:

- Finished copy of Curio
- An ARC of Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Briggs
- This Is Where It Ends swag
- Bounders swag
- Two Kindle copies of The Distance From A to Z (for the winner, and for a friend of the winner!)
- An ARC of Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
- Arrows swag
- Shallow Graves swag
- Waiting for Callback swag


  1. What a great idea to introduce new authors!!

  2. Yes for this awesome feature! Now I have a pair more debuts that I must add to my list for sure!

  3. I am really interested in First (heard a lot of good things)

  4. Looking forward to these debuts!

  5. I really enjoyed Firsts and her next book sounds great too!!! I already can't wait for that one.

  6. Ooooh Curio sounds amazing! can't wait to read it!

  7. All of these books sound interesting, but the premise of Curio is very intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Curio's cover is so awesome. I've been looking forward to if for awhile :D

  9. This is such an amazing post--I'm horrible with keeping up with debuts! I'm really excited about Bounders!

  10. Curio sounds especially good - I'm eager to pick that one up, but all these novels sound great! Thank you for this giveaway and for the shoutout! :)

  11. I think I've already said how much I loved this idea! This is the first time I am hearing of Curio so I am going to have to look into it more, it sounds really cool! Firsts was a little iffy for me, I think if I would have pushed through it a little more I would have ended up linking it. Every time I read the description of This is Where is ended I get such chills. Sadly, it is such a relevant book. I really can't wait until I can get my hands on it to read. I'm not really into MG, but my little brother is so I am going to run this one by him and see what he thinks. I can't wait to see who you have lined up for next time! :)

    Amber ❤ The Book Bratz

  12. Yay :D This post is awesome Alyssa. <3 Hugs. Thank you for sharing about these books :D I'm not sure any of them are for me, but I'm curious about them all now :)

  13. I am dying to read Firsts. I keep obsessively checking the library to see if it's available to request yet.

  14. It's a toss-up between Curio and Firsts!

  15. I cannot wait to read This is Where it Ends, but Firsts definitely has piqued my curiosity now too.

  16. I love the part where the authors describe their books in 16 words. So much more powerful than a back cover!


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