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Katie Alender
Katie Alender

Bio


Katie Alender (rhymes with “calendar”!) grew up in South Florida, which probably explains the recurring alligator dreams (one of which is documented in Bad Girls Don’t Die). She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy) and the child of three very loving and encouraging parents. She attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, studying Communication Arts. From there, she went on to the Florida State University Film School, which led her to her current hometown, a tiny hamlet on the West Coast known as “Los Angeles.” She enjoys writing, reading, sewing (especially quilts), practicing yoga, photography, visiting friends’ blogs, and hanging out with her husband (known on the blog as “the husb”) and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Winston. Her first brush with publication was the article “So You Want to Live On Mars?” published in Sassy magazine in December 1991. More recently, she was the head writer on the 48-Hour Film Project “Best of Los Angeles 2007” winner, Project 96-B, and worked for many years as writer/producer for the Animal Planet Dog Championships and AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog shows on Animal Planet. Currently, she is a mostly full-time author. She is represented by Matthew Elblonk of The Creative Culture. She is also a huuuuge fan of talking about herself in the third person.


You can find out more about Katie by going to her website, blog, Facebook, Facebook Fan page and Twitter.


Current Release


Bad Girls Don’t Die
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

Bad Girls Don’t Die
Author: Katie Alender
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery & Thriller
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Price: $899
Format: Print Paperback Book
ISBN: 978-1-42310-877-1
Novel Length: 346 Pages
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Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents’ marriage; her doll-crazy thirteen-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in. Alexis wants to think that it’s all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening–to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the student council VP. Alexis knows she’s the only person who can stop Kasey—but what if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore?


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Ally Carter
Ally Carter

Bio


Ally Carter is a writer living and working in the Midwest. She loved school so much she kept going...and going...and going...until finally she had to graduate. Now she has degrees from Oklahoma State University and Cornell University and a house and a job and other very grown-up things. Her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, but...well...you know...


You can find out more about Ally by going to her website, blog, MySpace, MySpace Group and Twitter.







Current Release


Only the Good Spy Young
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Only the Good Spy Young
Book 4, Gallagher Girls series
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery & Thriller
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Price: $1699
Format: Print Hardcover Book
ISBN: 978-1-42312-820-5
Novel Length: 263 Pages
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When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when she faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her. Now the danger follows her everywhere and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart. In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past....


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P.C. (right) & Kristin Cast (left)
P.C. & Kristin Cast

Bio


Along with co-authoring the New York Times best-selling House of Night series with her lovely daughter, P.C. Cast is an award-winning paranormal romance and fantasy author. She teaches freshmen and sophomores at a large public school, where she is constantly “inspired” by her very enthusiastic interesting students—so inspired that when her wonderful agent, Meredith Bernstein, said she’d like P.C. to write a series about a vampyre finishing school, Ms. Cast immediately envisioned a high school setting. Add a strong foundation in human physiology, thanks to her biologist father, and the world of the House of Night vampyres was born. P.C. lives in Tulsa with her Scottie dogs and her terrible cat, Patchy Poo the Pud.


Kristin Cast is only going to college because she loves education and lives to attend lectures. Okay, not really. Miss Cast currently attends the University of Tulsa and is a communications major. She has won awards for her poetry, as well as served as journalist for her high school newspaper and as editor for her high school magazine. Miss Cast would like to become so famous people make fountains and/or shrines in her image.


You can find out more about P.C. or Kristin by going to their website, P.C.’s blog, Facebook, Facebook Fan page and MySpace.


Current Release


Burned
Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Burned
Book 7, House of Night series
Author: P.C. & Kristin Cast
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Price: $1795
Format: Print Hardcover Book
ISBN: 978-0-31260-616-9
Novel Length: 323 Pages
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Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…


Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.


In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance. Three girls…playing with fire…if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.


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Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz

Bio


Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat. Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas. She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews. Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!). She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.


You can find out more about Melissa by going to my website, MySpace, official Blue Bloods books website, the official Au Pairs books website and Amazon blog.


Current Release


Keys to the Repository
Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz

Keys to the Repository
Collection of Stories from the Blue Bloods series
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Price: $1499
Format: Print Hardcover Book
ISBN: 978-1-42313-454-1
Novel Length: 227 Pages
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Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Angels. Demons. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, is a wealth of never-before-revealed information about the vampire elite that dates back to the dawn of history. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and intimate never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her you the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods. Won't you come inside?


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Mandy Hubbard
Mandy Hubbard

Bio


Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm, where she was more likely to be seen in mismatched rubber boots than couture high heels. Under duress, she’ll admit that she stepped in some cow-pies a time or two, and perhaps fell into some mud puddles. She devoured all kinds of books, though her favorite was any book featuring a horse. Once, she wrote a twenty-page epic about a bubble-gum chewing runaway pony, even though the assignment was only two pages. Despite the obvious, it did not occur to her that she enjoyed writing. In 2003, while searching out fan-fiction of The Backstreet Boys (that is a story for another day), Mandy ended up at a site called Fictionpress.com. Once there, she became addicted to the stories told by novice writers and eventually decided to try writing one of her own. A semi-biographical horribly melodramatic tale was born. Although it was quite a bad attempt at fiction, Mandy became enamored with writing. She wrote several more novels over the next few years.


In 2005, she read a book called THE BRIDE’S NECKLACE by Kat Martin, a romance set in regency England. The hero was an Earl. His friends were dukes and barons. Mandy fell in love with all of them. She wanted to wear dresses and hang out in ballrooms. Instead, she wrote a novel set in 1815, and began querying agents. She would eventually realize that a writer had to research a novel set in a different time period. To avoid doing so, she decided to write a contemporary YA novel. Again she queried agents, this time with more luck. In January 2006, she signed her first agent, and when that didn’t work out, she got a different one that September. In October 2006, after three years of writing, her first work went out on submission. Rejections poured in. Later that year, her second attempt at publication, PRADA AND PREJUDICE, went out on submissions. In June 2008, after nine drafts and twenty-six rejections, Mandy sold her debut novel to Razorbill books in a two book deal. She was 25 years old. It hit shelves on June 11, 2009. Although no one threw her a parade, she was still pretty excited. Her second young adult novel with Razorbill books, YOU WISH, releases August 5, 2010. She has also written articles which have appeared in DISCOVERY GIRLS magazine and THE WRITER. In addition to writing, Mandy joined D4EO Literary in 2010, and is representing authors of middle-grade and young-adult fiction.


You can find out more about Mandy by going to her website, blog, Facebook and Twitter.


Current Release


You Wish
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

You Wish
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Razorbill
Price: $899
Format: Print Paperback Book
ISBN: 978-1-59514-292-4
Novel Length: 238 Pages
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Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteenth sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do. Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. And a boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride…but they MUST STOP. Because when she was 15? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend.


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Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa

Bio


Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel. When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job. To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time. Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks is at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillion puppy.


You can find out more about Julie by going to her website, blog, official Iron Fey website, Facebook and Twitter.


Current Release


The Iron Daughter
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter
Book 2, The Iron Fey series
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Price: $999
Format: Print Paperback Book
ISBN: 978-0-37321-013-8
Novel Length: 368 Pages
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Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.


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Alyson Noël
Alyson Noël

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Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOË, CRUEL SUMMER, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL) —an anthology, and the Immortals series including: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR (11.16.10), and a 6th & final book in 2011, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with RADIANCE on 08.31.10. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won such awards as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, CA where she is working on her next book.


You can find out more about Alyson by going to her website, blog, Immortal Series Forums, official Immortal series website, MySpace, Facebook, Facebook Fan Group and Twitter.


Current Release


Dark Flame
Dark Flame by Alyson Noël

Dark Flame
Book 4, Immortals series
Author: Alyson Noël
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Price: $1799
Format: PrPrint Hardcover Book
ISBN: 978-0-31259-097-0
Novel Length: 320 Pages
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In this eagerly awaited continuation of the bestselling Immortals series, Ever struggles to help her best friend Haven transition into life as an immortal—trying to keep her from doing anything that puts them at risk, while attempting to gain control over her enemy Roman, so she can finally obtain the antidote that will allow her and Damen to be together. But when the spell she casts backfires, resulting in a strange, foreign pulse that binds her to Roman instead, Ever turns to Jude and dark magick, desperately attempting to break free of the curse, and ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including her beloved Damen.


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Linda Palmer
Linda Palmer

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Linda Varner Palmer is a diehard romantic and has been writing for as long as she can remember. In 1989, she sold her first romance to Silhouette Books. She wrote twenty more over the next ten years while keeping her "day job" with the federal government. She currently works in Admissions at an Arkansas university. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America. Past professional memberships include The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Central Arkansas Romance Authors and Northern Louisiana Romance Writers. Linda was a Rita finalist in 1993 and 1996. Her romances have been translated and sold worldwide. After taking a break, Linda is at her computer again. She is focusing on teen romances with a paranormal twist and is thrilled to announce sales to e-publishers Uncial Press and Wild Horse Press. Linda is married to her junior high school sweetheart. They have been together for thirty-seven years and have a son and daughter, a son- and daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, four grand-dogs, and a grand-cat.


You can find out more about Linda by going to her website and Facebook.


Current Release


My-Wolf
My-Wolf by Linda Palmer

My-Wolf
Book 1, Wolf of My Heart series
Author: Linda Palmer
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Wild Horse Press
Price: $599 and $1200
Format: eBook and Print Paperback Book
ISBN: 978-1-45150-128-5
Novel Length: 212 Pages
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Andee Rivera has no idea what she's getting into when she saves Jonah Killebrew from drowning in a chilly mountain lake. He's badly injured—wild animal bites from the look of his wounds—and as a fledgling healer, she wants to help. But his bites are more than they seem, and all the potions and salves in the world may not be enough to save him.


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