Mundie Moms

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bookish News: SPF9, Epic Reads & a Cover Reveal

Have you heard about Harper Teen's SPF9? SPF = Sun Proof Fiction! Did you know Books Provide Excellent Shade? Harper Teen wants to give 9 lucky winners a SPF9 BEACH BUNDLE! That's not all, if you go HERE to enter, you'll not only be entered to win 4 of Harper Teen's 9 SPF titles featured, you'll also be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Sunglass Hut, and a bottle of sunscreen. Be sure to GO ENTER!

Epic Reads is now LIVE!! They kicked off their week with some great blog posts like the their Like Try Why, pictured above. This week you can check out some of their posts like their New Releases, Giveaways and more. Visit their blog here. Be sure to stop by Epic Reads today to check out all their new features and to join their community!

Also, don't forget to visit Pitch Dark's new site as well as their blog, along with Story Crush's new site and their blog

Kiersten White revealed the cover to her upcoming new series, MIND GAMES! Check out the awesome cover, along with more details about the cover and the book over on her blog here. I can't wait to read this book! I absolutely love Kiersten's writing and though I'm sad to see her debut series come to an end, I'm looking forward to reading her new one. 

The New Queen of Fantasy: Cassandra Clare

This week the Wall Street Journal gave Cassandra Clare a title we've felt she earned a long time ago, The New Queen of Fantasy: Cassandra Clare's Breakout

Quoted from their article, which is highlighted above, they posted about how Cassie got her start:

Ms. Clare, whose real name is Judith Rumelt, got the idea for her own fantasy books about a decade ago, after she moved to New York to try to break into publishing. A tattoo artist in Greenwich Village showed her some tattoo designs based on ancient runes, which were believed to grant protection to the warriors who wore them. Ms. Clare imagined a race of half-angel, half-human demon hunters who used magical skin markings to protect themselves and gain special powers. She wrote a novel about a teenage girl in Brooklyn who discovers that she's descended from powerful demon hunters.
Margaret K. McElderry Books, a young-adult imprint of Simon & Schuster, acquired her first three books for $75,000. When the first book came out in 2007, with a flashy cover featuring a bare-chested young man covered in magic tattoos, it became an instant best seller. After her third book was published, Ms. Clare quit her job as a freelance copy editor. She removed her fan fiction from the Web before the books were released. "I felt like it was juvenilia," she says.

Her support of fanfic writers with her characters:

Ms. Clare, 38, isn't bothered by the use of her characters. As a former fan-fiction writer herself, she wrote thousands of pages based on characters from Harry Potter and "The Lord of the Rings."
"I totally support their writing of it," says Ms. Clare......
Ms. Clare, who used to work as an entertainment reporter for the Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles, began posting fan fiction online after a friend suggested she write some Harry Potter stories. In her "Draco Trilogy," Harry Potter and his nemesis, Draco Malfoy, accidentally switch bodies during a botched experiment in potions class. The series gained a devoted following. She also wrote a parody of "The Lord of the Rings," in the style of "Bridget Jones's Diary."

Cassie's upcoming news:
Lately, she has been landing deals that rival the contracts of blockbuster authors. Margaret K. McElderry Books paid a high-seven-figure advance for "The Dark Artifices," the next three books in her fantasy series about demon hunters. Simon & Schuster UK Children's paid a low-seven-figure sum for U.K. rights to "The Dark Artifices." She signed a separate deal with Scholastic for a middle-grades fantasy series about magicians, which she is co-writing with young-adult author Holly Black.

Please be sure to go visit TWS to read the entire article