Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens: January 12th

Welcome to Week Two 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 12th!

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:

Natalie Blitt, Author of The Distance From A to Z

1. Falling in love, speaking in French, kissing and dreaming, all while avoiding all mentions of baseball.

2. For fans who want to see what would happen if Stephanie Perkins' dreamy characters were stuck in a small class with Miranda Keannelly's sporty stars.

3. Working on a young adult novel that is also obsessed with language and foreign cultures, and another that is sadly about the ramifications of a rape at a high school party.

Follow Natalie Blitt: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Find The Distance From A to Z: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

Patrick Samphire, Author of Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

1. A thrilling, funny Martian adventure full of spies, archaeologists, pterodactyls, strange clockwork machines, and terrible villains.

2. It's Pride and Prejudice meets Indiana Jones on Mars.

3. Right now, I'm putting together a proposal for book 3 in the series, and right after I'll be editing book 2, The Emperor of Mars.

Follow Patrick Samphire: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Pinterest
Find Secrets of the Dragon Tomb: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

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:

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 a friend of the winner!)
- An ARC of Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
- Arrows swag
- Shallow Graves swag
- Waiting for Callback swag

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  1. I love this feature!
    I'm quite intrigued by Bookishly Ever After & Underwater...

  2. I have read a bunch of great reviews for the Distance From A to Z, but I also have Underwater and Bookishly Ever After on my TBR. I want ALL the books =)

  3. A distance from A to Z is arrived on my kindle. I must find time to read it.

  4. I really love how The Distance From A to Z sounds. I still need to read more reviews about the other books.
    Love this feature!

  5. Since I read your review of the distance for A to Z, i've been looking forward to reading it! it's definitely on my tbr now :)

  6. The Bookishly Ever After cover looks amazing!!

  7. Martians and pterodactyls...
    I'd like to see them together. Who would win in a fight? Would one eat the other?
    Sounds promising {insert evil laugh here}

  8. Gorgeous post Alyssa :D These books aren't really for me, but ahh, they do seem pretty awesome even so :D

  9. I think that I am most excited to read Underwater. =]

  10. Such a great segment. So excited for my fellow Sweet Sixteens' authors :)

  11. I'm most excited about Bookishly Ever After.

  12. OMG, pterodactyls on Mars, I am definitely looking forward to reading Secrets of the Dragon Tomb!

  13. The Distance From A to Z seems to be one I have been seeing all over the place lately. It sounds really good!

  14. Pride and Prejudice meets Indiana Jones.....has he been talking to my husband? HA!


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