Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sweet Talk with the Sweet Sixteens: September 6th

Welcome to Week Thirty-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 September 6th!

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 Author:

Mike Grosso, Author of I am Drums



2. An anthem for kids with singular passions that nobody else seems to understand.

3. My current work-in-progress is another contemporary middle grade, tentatively titled THE HONESTY PLEDGE, about a student who takes his school's pledge to always tell the truth a little too seriously and starts telling some uncomfortable truths.

Follow Mike Grosso: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Tom Crosshill, Author of The Cat King of Havana

1. Teenage cat video tycoon learns salsa

2. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights meets reality. As in, the realities of Cuba and of dancing. 

3. I'm working on a novel about a teenager who can do magic -- but only when he gets blindly, unreasonably angry. Which is a bit of a quandary from an anger management perspective. 

Follow Tom Crosshill: Website | Goodreads | Twitter
Find The Cat King of Havana: 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 cover to go to Goodreads!)

The Giveaway:

- Finished copy of I am Drums
- Digital copy of soundtrack of I am Drums
- ARC of The Cat King of Havana
- Finished copy of Phantom Limbs
Poppy Mayberry, The Monday swag
- Ripple swag
- Stalking Jack the Ripper swag

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  1. I am really looking forward to reading The Cat King of Havana. That blurb just had me right away.

  2. The Cat King of Havana is truly wonderful!

  3. The Cat King of Havana sounds really good! Also, I'm weirdly interested in Tom Crosshill's WIP novel. I'll keep an eye out for it for sure!
    Genesis | Latte Nights Reviews

  4. This is the first I'm hearing about I Am Drums, but it sounds great and so does The Cat King of Havana! :D

  5. The Cat King of Havana is something different for me. I would probably pick this one up just to get out of a groove.

  6. The Cat King of Havana seems interesting, I would like to check it out :-) :-)

  7. Lovely post sweetie. <3 Not books for me, but they do seem pretty exciting :D Hope you are having an awesome weekend. <3 (Though it haven't really started yet for you, lol :) Already after midnight for me. Ack.)

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  9. The Cat King of Havana is my top pick this week.


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