Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fun News, Jump Boys, & The Edge of the Falls

First the Fun News!

Rouge has made it to the Quarter Finals Round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

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I confess, y'all, I've been doing everything in my power not to think about the fact that I entered this contest.

Why? Well, I love this swishy, musical-theater, romantic-suspense story so much, I feel like sometimes I'm wearing it on my sleeve.

And after its history, and to see it do well, and to read the nice reviews has just made me ... verklempt.

Give me a moment. Talk amongst yourselves...

Or better yet, if you would, please hop over and download the FREE first chapter (link)!

I don't know if it helps or not, but it might. And it'll give you a feel for the book if you haven't read it. You might like it! (Especially if you liked Les Miz--it's very similar in tone and feel.)

And if you have read Rouge and like it, you might consider leaving a short, sweet review there. Your call.

Thank you so much!

Now for the Jump Boys~

Great bloggy friend Ali Cross/Alex Banks has written the most awesome-sounding middle-grade science fiction adventure! I'm dying to read it and so is my fifth grader!

Jump Boys: SOS
by Alex Banks
MG Science Fiction

A dare gone terribly wrong.
An SOS from another universe.
A threat from right next door.

Thirteen-year-old twin brothers Jayce and Val are about to jump the multi-verses on a dangerous dare, but true danger is closer to home than they realize.

The Jupiter Prime colony has been orbiting the stormy gas giant for nineteen years and all anyone wants is to get back to Earth. Sent to preserve the best and brightest of the population, a grievous error in the Prime’s navigation coordinates sent the colony to an alternate dimension with no way to return to the Earth they call home.

In a society where technical expertise is valued above all else, Jayce and Val are among the most privileged—until they uncover their uncle’s plot to claim dominion over space and time. While attempting to rescue a lone girl from a post-apocalyptic earth, Val will come face to face with space pirates and Jayce will lay his life on the line for the sake of his brother and the little girl who holds the key to time itself.

Alex Banks doesn’t live on Planet Earth.Alex lives on the Prime Colony Ship orbiting Jupiter or on a pirate ship off the Nova Scotia coast,or on a world called Insulunda where the land masses shift and move like clouds.Wherever there are dreams to be charted like stars in the sky or fun to be had just down that street . . . that’s where you’ll find Alex Banks.

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Last but not least, The Edge of the Falls (link) is now out!

I did the cover reveal for great bloggy friend Nazarea Andrews's new book last week, and now you can get it. It's an awesome romance for lovers of Beauty & the Beast.

On Amazon
Here's the description:

Sabah always knew where she belonged—with Berg—and what was expected of her—to care for the other children the Mistress took in.

But when a ban-wolf saves her life, things begin to change.

Arjun isn’t like the other ban-wolves, the savage creatures that are barely human. He’s gentle and furious and as Sabah spends time with him, she can’t seem to get him out of her mind. But in a world of darkness, control, and danger, is there a place for two outcasts?

Edge of the Falls is a romantic retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a dark dystopia.

Here's the link to get it on Amazon.

Nazarea's also having loads of fun giveaways and contests on her blog (link), including things like query critiques and chapter critiques! Check it out!

Fun times.

Enjoy, and have a super weekend, reader- and writer-friends~ <3


Jessica Bell said...

Congrats to Ali and Nazarea! The books look great.

Already done the Rouge deed ... :-P

Natalie Aguirre said...

A huge congrats, Leigh! Fingers so crossed for you!

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on making it so far, hopefully you go all the way, paws crossed at our bay.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on making it that far! And cheers to Ali - cool cover and equally cool pen name.

Summer Ross said...

Wonderful covers for those books! I adored Rouge and I'm so glad you have made it this far! Congrats!

Dawn Ius said...

Yay! Congrats Leigh. Crossing fingers, toes and even eyes for you!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Yay! :) Congrats- so cool. Good luck.

Old Kitty said...

YAYAYAYAYAYY!!! Awwww LTM - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! Onwards and upwards!! Take care

Coleen Patrick said...

Congrats about Rouge, Leigh!! Very exciting. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with Rouge! That is quite an accomplishment too as so many people enter the breakthrough contest!!

Ella said...

Congrats Leigh! All kinds of goodness over here~ I have Rouge, but haven't found time to read it yet~ I will 555 3> ATB

LTM said...

@Rebecca--THANK YOU! I get kind of nervous-stomach thinking about it... so I'm not thinking about it. LOL! :D ((hugs))

@Liz--Thanks, girl! Yep, see up there ^ ^ ^ ;o) <3 ((hugs))