Friday, January 1, 2016

Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens: An Introduction!

Happy New Year and welcome to Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens!

*sets off confetti cannons*

Every week for the year of 2016, I'm going to be featuring the Sweet 16s and their books! Make sure you follow them on Twitter and their blog for updates. A huge thanks in advance to all of the authors participating! And to Kathy MacMillan - this would not have become a thing without you!

So, what will Sweet Talk consist of?

Every Tuesday, I'm going to showcase the author(s) and book(s) that are publishing during that week, that are a part of the Sweet 16s group. There may be one author or ten. The participating authors will answer three 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?

There will be a big giveaway for that month! It will be prizes contributed by all of the participating authors from that month. Each week the same Rafflecopter will be included in that week's post, but there will be opportunities to earn extra entries if you visit each week's post. I'll choose one winner to win EVERYTHING for that month, at the end of the month! And then we start over with the new month. Unfortunately, each month's giveaway will be USA only! This is only fair to the authors, since there are many contributors to the big monthly prize.

Hopefully this makes sense! I'll be updating this introduction post with every week's link, in case anyone wants to look at them all. 

MASSIVE THANK YOU to Charlene (Bookish Whimsy) for designing the banner and button for Sweet Talk! Please go follow her or say hello - she is amazing and so sweet!

Grab the Sweet Talk button!


The posts:

Week One: January 5th
Week Two: January 12th
Week Three: January 19th
Week Four: January 26th

Week Five: February 2nd
Week Six: February 9th
Week Seven: February 16th
Week Eight: February 23rd

Week Nine: March 1st
Week Ten: March 8th
Week Eleven: March 15th
Week Twelve: March 22nd
Week Thirteen: March 29th

Week Fourteen: April 5th
Week Fifteen: April 12th
Week Sixteen: April 19th
Week Seventeen: April 26th

Week Eighteen: May 3rd
Week Nineteen: May 10th
Week Twenty: May 17th
Week Twenty-One: May 24th
Week Twenty-Two: May 31st

Week Twenty-Three: June 7th
Week Twenty-Four: June 14th
Week Twenty-Five: June 21st
Week Twenty-Six: June 28th

Week Twenty-Seven: July 5th
Week Twenty-Eight: July 12th
Week Twenty-Nine: July 19th
Week Thirty: July 26th

Week Thirty-One: August 2nd
Week Thirty-Two: August 9th
Week Thirty-Three: August 16th
Week Thirty-Four: August 23rd
Week Thirty-Five: August 30th

Week Thirty-Six: September 6th
Week Thirty-Seven: September 13th
Week Thirty-Eight: September 20th
Week Thirty-Nine: September 27th

Week Forty: October 4th
Week Forty-One: October 11th
Week Forty-Two: October 18th
Week Forty-Three: October 25th

Week Forty-Four: November 1st
Week Forty-Five: November 8th
Week Forty-Six: November 15th
Week Forty-Seven: November 22nd
Week Forty-Eight: November 29th

Week Forty-Nine: December 6th
Week Fifty: December 13th
Week Fifty-One: December 20th
Week Fifty-Two: December 27th


  1. Oh! I love Debut Features! Its great to see so many bloggers taking on the task of featuring new authors. I know last year it seemed like very few were doing so and now there are so many! I am excited to see who you have lined up. Its also a great way to learn about new books, I know sometimes I get wrapped up in older authors and forget the newbies (Which is a goal to break this year!) Great idea Alyssa, I am going to try to keep up each week <3

    Amber | The Book Bratz

    1. This idea was a brain-child of mine and Kathy's! I was trying to think of ways I could feature the Sweet Sixteens but also incorporate it into my blog schedule... I just kicked Tuesday out as a review day, so this fit perfectly. :D

  2. Aw, this sounds pretty awesome :D I cannot wait to see your posts about it :) Thank you for sharing Alyssa. <3

    1. Hopefully they are interesting for you! Thank YOU, Carina. ^_^

  3. Ooh, this is such a great idea! I'm not usually that great at being aware of debut authors so this is perfect for me :) I'll be sure to check out all the posts, Alyssa!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    1. ME EITHER! I'm actually learning about these authors as I do these posts. :D Thank you, Zareena! Happy New Year!

  4. Ohh I really like this idea, especially the pitches!! Can't wait to follow along :)

  5. YESSS! That's a fantastic feature!! I love debut features and this one will for sure help me find those debuts I might have missed before!!

    1. Thank you, Pili! I can't wait to get started! I'm learning about debuts as I prep for these posts! :D


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