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Top Ten Books On My Winter To-Read List

November 25, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 29

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

Thanksgiving is this week and then my Christmas break starts next week, so I an coming up on a prime period for reading a ton of books! Obviously I’m going to be reading a ton of Christmas books for next month’s Christmas event here on the blog, but there are some non-Christmas titles I’m dying to get to soon!

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Awesome YA Peeps
Maybe this Christmas by Sarah Morgan
Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey
Angels in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
Winterspell by Claire Legrand
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Rebound by Noelle August
All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

What are you excited to curl up and read this winter?


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier | Book Review

November 24, 2014 Adult Fiction, Book Review, Book Thoughts, Classy Considerations 1 ★★★

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier | Book ReviewRebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Published by Avon on 1938
Genres: Classic, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 448
Format: eBook
Source: From the publisher through Netgalley
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3 Stars
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs Danvers...

Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

This classic romantic suspense tale is one I have heard of since I was a little girl. It’s one of the first books my mom bought me when I showed an interest in reading romances. It has been described to me as being “amazing” or “haunting” or “creepy” or “exciting”. Needless to say, my expectations were extremely high. I wanted to feel utterly captivated and submerged in this tale just like my mom was in high school. Of course, a classic novel is hard to review. Everything has been said over and over again. So I’m just going to take a few moments to write down my thoughts and experiences with this book, probably the most anticipated novel of my life.

My mom and I decided to buddy read this together during the month of October because we felt it would be fun to discuss it and then watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie on Halloween.

I have owned a paperback copy of Rebecca for a very long time, but the print is super tiny and close together, so I would start it and then my eyes would hurt and I’d quit it. When it came out on Kindle I was so excited because I could finally read comfortably. But WOW is this book long! It took me an hour to get through 5%, which means this book is LONG. The first chapter, which is about 4% of the book is full of descriptions of trees and flowers. It moves very slowly.

The writing is very pretty and feels super historic (obviously), and I really enjoyed the ominous feeling throughout the story. I had to continually remind myself that this is a classic, though. It’s old. It was not written this year or last year or ten years ago. I kept getting super annoyed with the second Mrs. de Winters because she was so frail and fragile and a complete pushover. And I kept getting annoyed with how petty some of the other characters were (Maxim’s relatives, for instance). But this is how life was. Men were domineering, women were submissive, and gossip and pettiness filled shallow conversations. Re-compartmentalizing Rebecca helped me make allowances, though, and I did enjoy seeing Mrs. de Winters find herself. She did eventually settle in to the role she was pretending to fill. And she owned it.

When I think romantic suspense, I think nail-biting, edge of your seat, can’t sleep at night suspense. I kept hoping for the story to get scary or tense. There were creepy moments, but I feel like a lot of good has been done with the genre since Rebecca was written. I can’t think of instances where I was more pleased with the suspense. And really, the same goes for the romance. I could hardly call it romance. It was more of a young girl infatuated with an older man who wanted to be infatuated with her too, but was too preoccupied to do it right. He acted more like a father than a lover, patting her on the head and patronizing her. But again, I think this was common back then. Life has changed, and I would never fault du Maurier for portraying contemporary times. And in all honesty, I did grow accustomed to their weird little relationship when I realized that this entire book was groundbreaking when it was written.

The ending left me very underwhelmed. I wanted more details, more explanations, more of a climax. I closed the book feeling unsettled and disappointed. My mom did not love Rebecca this time, like she did in high school. I think my main problem here is that the hype made this book seem like so much more than it ever could have been. We all know what hype can do to a book if your opinion of it is anything less than “I LOVED IT MORE THAN I LOVE YOU”. You’re left feeling more disappointed than you would have been otherwise. It’s even worse when the hype has been consistent for over 75 years. There was no way Rebecca was going to live up to my expectations. And when I think realistically and separate myself from my expectations, I find that I did enjoy the book. It’s the first adult classic I’ve ever read, and I have been wanting to read it for a very long time. I now know the story, and I know what everyone is talking about. I think literature has changed so much that new ideals have been formed. But what’s a world without change?


Cover Reveal: Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August

November 21, 2014 Cover Reveal 0

I loved Boomerang so much (check out my review here), and am extremely excited about Rebound! It sounds just as amazing as the first, plus the cover is adorable! Take a look at this baby!

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At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of hisgame in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But whenAlison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?

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So, what do you think about that cover!?
Are you as excited to read Rebound as I am!?


Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little | Book Review

November 17, 2014 Book Review, Young Adult 0 ★★★

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little | Book ReviewForbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Series: Forbidden #1
Published by HarperCollins on November 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 397
Format: eBook
Source: From the publisher through Edelweiss
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3 Stars
In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

As soon as I saw “Mesopotamian desert” I was sold. I have never read a book that takes place there, and I was super excited about it! Tribes and a shadowy boy and a forbidden romance were just icing on the cake! As always, my main points are bolded. :)

1. Things started out a little slow for me, and I actually almost quit about a quarter of the way through. I’m really glad I hung in there, though, because I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

2. Forbidden love stories are pretty common in YA literature, considering the fact that young people usually have a lot pulling them away from romance altogether. It’s easy to read the same story over and over again, but the additions of tribal life, arranged marriages, and cultural divides made this one unique and interesting to read about.

3. Griffiths Little did a great job of writing about the desert. Deserts are not the most gloriously beautiful landscapes. There’s sand and dunes and the occasional camel. The author much to work with, but she brought life to the desert and painted a lovely picture in my mind.

4. The world is very intriguing and exciting to read about. I liked reading about the tribal customs, rituals, and culture. They have legends and a kind of religious connection with life. At the same time, the world is brutal and dark and dangerous. People murder to get ahead, they take freedoms away from others to show dominance, and they belittle the less fortunate. I would hate living in this time and in this place.

5. Jayden’s life is pretty much the worst! She’s being forced to marry a man she does not love, the man she does love is in danger of losing his life for loving her, she is never safe, nobody believes a lowly woman, and she holds her family’s lives in her hands. I felt horrible for her!

6. Kadesh, the shadowy boy, is mysterious and very interesting. We do not learn much about him, but I’m assuming we will as the series progresses. He seems very honorable and protective, though, not to mention respectful of women. His views of life are more modern than the men of Jayden’s tribe, so he was a breath of fresh air. I’m eager to see what happens between these two.

7. Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, is your typical historical villain. He has no regard for what Jayden wants or how she feels, and he has a handle on her that is dangerous and hard to escape. Plus, women are pretty much useless to him. He’s evil, evil, evil. I don’t like him at all, and feel like he does not really stand out from other evil characters.

8. My main complaint is that this book was LONG. It started out slow for me, and it dragged in other places. I feel like it took a long time for things to happen, and if things weren’t happening then we were following the tribe’s migration through the desert. I would have really liked more action or fewer pages.

All in all, this book was ok for me. I’m intrigued enough to read book 2, but I’m not dying for it. I’d like to see how things turn out for Jayden and Kadesh, and I’m interested in reading more about this world. I hope book 2 contains more substance, though, and holds my attention more.


Heather Demetrios’s Exquisite Captive Blogger Caravan Giveaway Relay

November 13, 2014 Giveaway 16

Welcome! You have reached the next giveaway relay stop along the Exquisite Captive Blogger Caravan! In case you were unaware of this giveaway relay, visit this page for more details. Basically, 24 different blogs are giving away 24 finished copies of Exquisite Captive (+ a signed bookplate) to 24 different winners across 24 week days from November 3rd through December 4th. Phew! What a mouthful. It’s my job to announce the winner of yesterday’s giveaway over at What Sarah Read. To find out if you won my giveaway head on over to A Glass of Wine tomorrow morning at 9 AM (Eastern) to see!

The winner of What Sarah Read’s giveaway is…

Ashley Jellison

Woo! Congratulations! Sarah will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address.


Ok, so getting down to the business at hand. Here’s everything you need to know about Exquisite Captive.

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Series: Dark Caravan Cycle #1
Published by: Balzer+Bray on October 7, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology, Magic
Pages: 480
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Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

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Atlantia by Ally Condie | Book Review

November 6, 2014 Book Review, Young Adult 3 ★★★★

Atlantia by Ally Condie | Book ReviewAtlantia by Ally Condie
Published by Dutton Juvenile on October 28, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: From the publisher at ALA
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4 Stars
Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

I’ve been looking forward to a new novel from Ally Condie for quite some time, so I dove in to Atlantia as soon as I could! It took me a little while to fully immerse myself in the story, but I ended up really liking Atlantia. As always, my main points are bolded. :)

1. I’ve always been a huge fan of books that take place underwater. Atlantia is a beautiful, self-sustaining, world under the sea that actually sounds a lot like Venice, believe it or not. They have canals and gondolas, and the city is colorful with lots of shops and places to visit. There’s a market in the depths of the city, plus an arena for after-curfew swimming competitions (I found the swimming arena rather random and out of place, though.). Basically, the city is unique and very fun to read about.

2. Rio is secretly a siren, who has had to hide her true voice from everyone in order to keep herself safe. Siren voices are very powerful, and can be used as weapons. Sirens are more rare now, which puts Rio in even more danger. When I heard siren, I immediately thought of mermaids. Sirens are human beings with special powers, though. I liked this unique twist!

3. Rio has always wanted to live Above, but when their mother dies she promises her sister, Bay, that she will choose to stay Below during the choosing ceremony (which is very similar to Divergent’s faction choosing ceremony). On the day of choosing, though, Bay announces she is going to the Above. Since only one child from each family can go Above, Rio is stuck and hurt. Alone forever. Rio starts planning her escape, and will stop at nothing to journey to the Above. This is where you see Rio’s stubborn, persistent, dare-devil personality. I really liked her!

4. Obviously, everyone is hiding something. There’s a lot of lying, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Rio’s aunt kind of takes her under her wing and mentors her, but this aunt is shady. Everyone is. And there’s a lot of secrets about Rio, her family, and the politics behind the separation of the Above and the Below. How did these people end up Below? Why is there no traveling between worlds? What’s the point of a city below water?

5. I loved the worldbuilding and Ally’s writing is descriptive and lovely.

6. I was so hoping for more romance between Rio and True.

7. Throughout the entire book I was expecting a sequel, so to find out it’s a standalone was kind of exciting. In a YA world full of trilogies and series, it’s nice to find a standalone. At the same time, though, Atlantia was wrapped up so quickly that I wish we were getting a sequel. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

Overall, I really enjoyed Atlantia. I love underwater settings, and Ally’s writing and really enjoyable to read. I’m excited to see what she chooses to do next! I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a good dystopia. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like dystopias are becoming pretty formulaic and predictable. Atlantia is very unique, though, and breathes new life into dystopia.


Top Ten Books I Would Love to Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I don’t normally re-read books, just because I always feel bad for doing that when I have SO many books I have not even read once yet! There are a few books I’ve run across throughout my life, though, that I would love to read and experience all over again.

 

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Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
On the Island by Tracey Gravis-Graves
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Starry Night by Debbi Macomber
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Snowed Over by Angie Stanton
Love, Lucy by April Lindner

So, which books did you love so much you want to read them again?


The Debut Dish: Kristine Kibbee, Trisha Leaver, and Justin Woolley (+ Giveaway)

November 2, 2014 Author Interview, Debut Author Challenge, Debut Dish, Giveaway 3

The Debut Dish, a Debut Author Challenge feature, is where you go for the scoop on some pretty awesome debut authors and their new books! Hopefully these interviews will inspire you to add many, many more books to your to-read list. Because, really, who doesn’t need more books in their lives?


Whole in the Clouds by Kristine Kibbee
November 7, 2014 from illusio & baquer
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Cora Catlin is a misfit at best, and an outcast at worst. She feels out of place, as if everything is backward and something is missing from her life.

And then, on her first day of middle school, everything changes.

When Cora encounters an elfin stranger who speaks of the magical world Clouden, an entire kingdom hidden up in the sky, she can’t wait to leave her boring, humdrum life behind. As Cora travels to her new home, where children sprout from the ground and rivers flow with chocolate, she finds herself transformed—and if that weren’t enough, she has to adjust to royal parents, talking Pegasuses, a raging war, and an alluring love interest as well.

Exploring this new land, Cora unearths wonders and secrets beyond her wildest imaginings, discovering the meaning of true friendship, love, and what it means to feel whole.

Describe your book in five words or less.
Magic bottled; dreams made real.

Why should readers pick up your book?
Cheesy as it may sound, I feel as if my book is a true escape from the world we live in. As a middle grade reader, I felt very trapped by the confines of a world that seemed backwards and unfair to me. At school, the pretty girls were usually the meanest . . . the athletic, hunky boys picked on the smaller ones. Though I know this is not always the case, as a youngster it helped me to imagine a world where everything was as it should be . . . where everything was as it seemed. I feel that in “Whole in the Clouds”, I’ve given my readers an escape to that world. I’ve shown them an enchanting, magical, transparent world where they too can live for a time.

What’s the best thing about being a debut author?
I believe the best thing about being a debut author is the feeling of hope it gives. Suddenly I feel like I have the key to so many doors that had previously remained locked. The possibilities for the future seem limitless and the knowledge that I will soon be able to share my magical book (and hopefully many more!) with the world is exhilarating!

What’s your favorite movie theater candy?
You mean I have to pick just ONE? Well, that’s a toughie! I suppose (much as it may be cheating) that I’ll have to go with ‘Dibs’. I haven’t had them in ages but one of our local theaters used to offer them–little chocolate covered dollops of ice cream. I remember that by the time I bought them, settled into a seat, waited for the screen to light up and waded through the previews, the ice cream was just getting soft . . . so that when the anticipation was over and the movie had finally begun, I’d bite into the first one and find ice cream almost explode like a milkshake in my mouth!

What’s the oddest thing on your desk right now?
I recently acquired a small, red door with a rounded top and carvings that suggest it may be of Elvin nature. I added it to the back bookcase of my desk, which sits just over my head. I recently told a friend that it’s a very exclusive doorway, which only my imagination can enter.


Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie
November 8, 2014 from Flux
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Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town’s inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah’s son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

Describe your book in five words or less.
Psychological horror with a cult.

Why should readers pick up your book?
Solely based in reality it deals with three normal kids with no “exceptional” talents that find themselves battling an evil that could only exist inside the mind of a crazy man. Essentially…it has the “this could really happen…to me” feel.

What’s the best thing about being a debut author?
Connecting with other debut authors who share my passion for writing and meeting teen readers, finding out what their favorite books are, what they are dying to see hit the shelves, and what envision as the perfect book.

What’s your favorite movie theatre candy?
Snowcaps, hands down. :)

What’s the oddest thing on your desk right now?
A troll statue, aka my muse.


A Town Called Dust by Justin Woolley
November 13, 2014 from Momentum Books
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Stranded in the desert, the last of mankind is kept safe by a large border fence Until the fence falls.

Squid is a young orphan living under the oppressive rule of his uncle in the outskirts of the Territory. Lynn is a headstrong girl with an influential father who has spent her entire life within the walled city of Alice.

When the border fence is breached, the Territory is invaded by the largest horde of undead ghouls seen in two hundred years. Squid is soon conscripted into the Diggers the armed forces of the Territory. And after Lynn finds herself at odds with the Territory’s powerful church, she too escapes to join the Diggers.

Together Squid and Lynn form an unlikely friendship as they march to battle against the ghouls. Their journey will take them further than they ever imagined, leading them closer to discovering secrets about themselves, their world, and a conspiracy that may spell the end of the Territory as they know it.

Describe your book in five words or less.
Zombies in post-apocalyptic Australia.

Why should readers pick up your book?
Because it’s zombies in a post-apocalyptic Australia! Seriously though I think readers will enjoy the book because of the world and the characters that inhabit it. The Australian desert is a rich landscape that isn’t often exploited in fiction but it is the perfect setting for a post-apocalyptic story, just think of Mad Max. In the world of A Town Called Dust the last remnants of mankind battle to survive in the harsh Australian desert only kept safe from the undead ghouls by an enormous fence, until the fence falls.

I guess A Town Called Dust would draw comparisons to books like The Hunger Games, The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Enemy and various other post-apocalyptic YA novels so if you like those types of books you’ll like this. But that said, it differs from all these books and I hope the outback setting and the world I’ve built mean it will stand apart while still retaining what is great about the genre. For me, this book is very much the story of the friendship the main characters forge in the midst of the battle facing mankind. The book has wonderful atmosphere, there’s some good twists and turns and the ghouls are a fresh take on the zombie/vampire enemy. Plus who doesn’t love a good underdog story and basically the whole world’s the underdog.

What’s the best thing about being a debut author?
It’s wonderful that after so many years and so much hard work people are finally going to get to read this story. I’m really looking forward to connecting with readers.

What’s your favorite movie theater candy?
Malteasers, they’re an Australian candy and I’m not sure if they have them anywhere else around the world. If you don’t have them you’re totally missing out! Man, now I feel like Malteasers.

What’s the oddest thing on your desk right now?
Probably my six month old son’s weird rattle that looks like an alien.

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Debut Author Challenge 2014 – November Review Link-Up

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DACFallCan you believe how quickly the year is coming to an end!? I sure can’t! I swear it was only yesterday that I was floating around on a cruise ship. Now I’m planning Thanksgiving and scrambling to finish up my schoolwork for the end of the semester. Luckily, I’ve got some amazing debuts I’m excited to read this month.

Congratulations to October’s winner, Lindsey from Books, Beauty, & Buys! I have emailed Lindsey, and will be sending her prize soon.

Sign ups are live for the 2015 Debut Author Challenge! I’m so excited to host again next year! I’ve already got an amazing line-up of Debut Dish posts scheduled for January (most of them include exclusive author-donated prizes like signed books), and I have been talking to a bunch of authors and publishers about monthly prize pack donations! Next year will be much bigger than this year. Donations have already arrived at my house, and the pubs and authors are pulling out all the stops. You do NOT want to miss 2015!

Sign up for the 2015 DAC here!

Some things to remember:

– It’s never too late to join the fun! If you’d like to join or make sure you’re signed up, there is a sign-up list and list of participants located in the DAC 2014 Info tab at the top of my blog.

– Make sure to follow me at @debutauthorc for all the Debut Author Challenge news, including flash giveaways, Debut Dish post highlights, and information on our favorite authors!

– I’m here if you have any questions at all, so don’t hesitate to shoot me a message via Twitter or comment or homing pigeon.

– Shannon at Books Devoured is no longer a co-host of the Debut Author Challenge.