PostedJune 10, 2014
Aurelio Voltaire’s debut novel, Call of the Jersey Devil will be an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25 until Sunday, May 11.
The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are a wasteland – well, even more so than the rest of the state. Few people can live there, businesses certainly don’t thrive, and other than the trees that cast an impenetrable darkness over the sugar sand, not a lot of things flourish in the unusual landscape.
Except for the Jersey Devil. Hellspawn of folklore and legend.
Which makes it the perfect place for a Goth festival!
Or, at least that’s what brings five disenfranchised mall rats and a washed up Goth musician to a particular, lonely cabin in this wasteland. Where they’re about to find out that it really is true: New Jersey is an entrance to Hell.
With the help of a lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic is at stake!
And Darby Karchut has TWO specials. Right now Gideon’s Spear, the sequel to Finn Finnegan is also an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25, until Sunday, May 8!
For Finn, it’s time to Irish up.
When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.
Love comic-book villains? Love mad genius and Tesla? Love 12-year-old potty humor?
Yeah, me too. 🙂 But the cover gives you a glimpse of the super-awesome-ness of what to expect from Niles Wormwart, Accidental Villain.
NILES WORMWART, ACCIDENTAL VILLAIN
By D.M. Cunningham
In the science fair world of ketchup-spewing volcanoes and potato clocks, one boy, Niles Wormwart, plans to alter the history of science fairs with his time travel wristwatch based on Nicola Tesla’s work. Unfortunately, history has different plans for Niles.
After Niles blows up his school’s science wing with his project, his father, deciding his son needs to man up, make some friends, and take a break from his constant experiments, sends unsuspecting Niles off to the mysterious Camp Mayhem.
The only problem is that Niles’ father thinks it’s a role-playing camp. Well, it’s not.
Headed up by the ominous Red Czechmark, Camp Mayhem is ground zero for training the future villains of today. A place for real kids to realize the real villain inside them. Niles sharpens his focus on escaping the camp while everyone inside wants him to sharpen his focus on discovering his own dark powers. There’s a sinister plot brewing, and Niles is dead in the middle of it.
Thrust into a world he only thought existed in comic books. Niles discovers his true potential inside the walls of Camp Mayhem-the potential to become the darkest of evils or stay true to his good-hearted roots.
Title: Niles Wormwart, Accidental Villain
Author: D.M. Cunningham
Publisher: Spencer Hill Middle Grade
Print ISBN: 978-1-939392-37-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-939392-38-1
Release Date: 11/25/2014
Formats: Paper, e-book
If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs will ship in September 2014.
Nooooo, not an actual horse trailer. He’d tear that thing apart! Look, I’ve got a cool book trailer!!
Very special thanks to Roberto Muerto who put this together for me!
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!! I wrote Kyra’s adventures long before I even thought about Heather and the MacArthur family. The Husband-of-Awesome has been a fan of Kyra and Marne for years and years; they’re his favorite of my literary “children.”
AND THEY’RE FINALLY REAL!!
The fabulous Veronica V. Jones is the artist for this cover, and she made them EXACTLY how I picture them in my head.
So, I’m thrilled to pieces to finally share this with you!
Here are the deets for this baby:
Title: Silent Starsong
Author: T.J. Woolridge
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com) Please feel free to use any images, text. Links, etc. from our website.
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Formats: Paperback, e-book
If the stars were singing your future, what would you do to hear it?
Eleven-year-old Kyra Starbard has proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars’ songs. But her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother’s heart and pushes her father to try anything—including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to disability.
Marne’s telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of cruel owners—until he meets a human child who begs her father to “save” him. Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world—one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people’s abuse and the stars’ songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.
But there are forces that believe Starbards, whether they can hear the stars are not, should be utterly destroyed. Can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?
If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website (http://www.spencerhillpress.com/reviewers.html). ARC’s will ship in February/March 2014.
Below is the wraparound. There have been a few tweaks to the lettering/wording, but you HAVE to see how gorgeous the whole thing is! Veronica has outdone herself!!