3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanistas - January Releases and Discover of the Witches GIveaway

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Bookanistas - January Releases and Discover of the Witches GIveaway

  • On the Bright Side Cover Reveal is Jan 18th. Vania at VLC_Photo shot it again and it will be adorable! The ebook releasing on Jan 31st. Paperback will follow in late Feb. If you are interested in being part of the blog tour for tween funny angel book. Please let me know here! :) I have to say reaching tweens is a huge challenge so I'm not sure how this will go but we will see.
  • I am a part of a new group called Indelibles - a group on 25 indie authors who are fun, fierce and fab. We launch on Monday and are having a contest for a Kindle Fire as well as a Blog hop with giveaway at over 15 blogs! Come back Monday and join us.  There will also be a chat (yes and giveaways with us) for any writer who wants to learn more about indie pubbing on Wed Jan 18th from 8-9 est. Right before yalitchat. Hope to see you there! You can follow our group blog and twitter to get started on the Kindle Fire Giveaway.
  • Today's Giveaway - I have a new copy of Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Comment on this post and I will draw a name to win the new paperback. :)
Bookanista - Awesome Jan Releases!

There are some great books coming out this month:

Fracture by Megan Miranda - Jan 17th

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Jan 3rd! This week

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

A Million Suns by Beth Revis - Jan 10th! (sequel to Across The Universe)

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

The Boy Project by Kami Kinard - (it just came out Monday!) (Middle Grade)

For anyone who's ever felt that boys were a different species....

Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She's going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend?

But Kara's project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy's bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara's research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. . . .

Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.

What about you? Any new releases you are excited about?

Check out other Bookanista posts:

Elana Johnson offers musings on her Bookanista moments
Stasia Ward Kehoe delights in FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB
Nikki Katz is crazy for ASHFALL
Debra Driza adores ANGEL FALL
Lila Roecker shouts for joy over SHATTER ME.


Vivien said...

I really enjoyed Fracture!! I cannot wait to get my hands on A Million Suns. Untraceable as well :D Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

So many exciting January releases! Can't wait to read them all. Thanks for the giveaway!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Those are ALL on my list. I'm also looking forward to the release of MAY B. and CINDER. :-)

Meradeth Houston said...

I'm really looking forward to Under the Never Sky!! These all look great :)

Valia Lind said...

I cannot wait for A Million Suns!!! I need to get my hands on Under the Never Sky as well! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

These all look so good - so many exciting things coming up! :)

Kath said...

I'd like very much to hear more about Indie publishing.