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Friday, March 28, 2014

City of Lost Souls Read A Long *Coming Soon*

Hello Shadowhunters! It's coming up on my favorite time of year.... well one of my favorite times of year. It's almost time for a Mortal Instruments read a long! Every year for the past couple of years a couple weeks leading up to Cassandra Clare's upcoming release, I always host a read a long for the previously released book. Kicking off in a couple of week is the City of Lost Souls Read A Long!

Kicking off on May 2nd, the Read A Long will go until May 25th. Each day we'll be discussing the chapters, epilogue etc. More information will be coming soon!

The Magisterium Series: The Iron Trial (Book #1) by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black; The Characters On The Cover

Yesterday I shared the cover reveal for Cassandra Clare & Holly Black's The Iron Trials here, which is book one in their MAGISTERIUM middle grade series. What a fabulous MG cover it is! Cassie also shared a link on Tumblr yesterday to read an excerpt (which is part of the cover reveal) from the book and she told fans who each of the characters are on the cover are. Here's what she said:
ETA: Who are the three children on the cover of The Iron Trial? I loved the cover! - <3 helenaandsherry="">
Aaron is in the center. Callum is on his left, and Tamara on his right.

About The Book
By: Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
Published by: Scholastic / Double Day
To Be Released on: 9/9/2014
Series: Magisterium Book #1
Pre-Order The Iron Trial from: Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him — a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come… (per Cassie's site)

You can find out more about the series via Cassandra Clare's site and Scholastic.
I can't wait to read this one! I'm so excited she and Holly are doing a middle grade series together.

Signed Copies of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare; Update & Where To Buy Copies of The Book

A couple weeks ago I shared Cassie's post about the limited number of signed copies of City of Heavenly Fire here, and yesterday Cassie took to Tumblr to ask questions about the signed copies and where fans could purchase copies of the book.

Hi Mrs. Clare :) Is there any news on the b&n signed pre-orders yet?? Will it be a special pre-order? I’m so paranoid I’ll miss the link and not get one! lol I would be gutted if I missed the chance to buy the signed copy… My cat is named after Church so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get Church sketch copy when I order! Any update info would be appreciated, and thank you for being so amazing ♥ x — chelle-ma-belle
Could you please make some more signed books. <3 :p="" em="" hippytrippie="" i="" one.="" really="" want="">
Is it still possible to get a signed copy of CoHF? If not, where can I order the normal one?
The signed copies from Barnes and Noble that I posted about two weeks ago unfortunately sold out in a few days. They are gone and they won’t be replaced because what I did was sign “tip-in pages” — kind of like what John did with Fault in Our Stars — which means signing pages that will later be bound into the book when it’s printed. The books are being printed now so it’s too late to do more.

I work with one indie bookstore, Books of Wonder, in New York, owned by Peter Glassman, that stockpiles signed copies of my books — I go in whenever I am in town and sign them. Peter has hooked me up with signed Harry Potter first editions, so I owe him. Also it’s a fabulous indie bookstore that should be supported. :)

I will be going into BoW the day CoHF pubs and signing copies for them. I’ll try to put some Church sketches in. If you want one, you can always contact the store via email or phone and place an order. In fact, they have a big old banner about it on their frontpage: (They do ship internationally, etc, you just have to call them.)

As for where you can get the normal one: any bookstore, Target, Walmart, Costco,

CROSSROADS: Halo City by Mary Ting; Cover Reveal & Giveaway


We have come to the last and final cover reveal!
This has been so much fun! Cannot wait to find out who won! Check out all the other covers revealed on Mundie Moms here.

Missed the first cover reveals? Check them out below for a chance to win!

Day #1 | Day #2 | Day #3 | Day #4

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Check out the FULL COVER....

When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. Upon meeting the alkins, a particular one by the name of Davin, refused to give up on helping Michael deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there is nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who is this being that has enraptured Michael's attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearns to have?

Hearing only half of what he said, I concentrated on a light that had suddenly appeared over the dirt road. After the glow faded, a little girl appeared. She was about Alexa Rose’s age.
“That never happened before.” Davin seemed curious too.
“What never happened?” Moving quietly, we were now deeper into the grass…between where Halo City and Crossroads intersected.
“The light. I’ve never seen one here before.” Davin seemed flabbergasted.
“You mean you’ve been doing this too?”
“Well…I wanted to speak to one, but I never did. Cause…we’re not suppose to,” Davin gritted through his teeth as his tone became stern. “I don’t want to get in trouble.”
Ignoring him, I continued to gaze. This little girl had me under her spell. Something about her was captivating. I felt strangely connected to her as I watched her searching, looking lost and confused. Wanting to help her, I nudged forward, but I was stopped.
“Are you crazy? What part of ‘I don’t want to get in trouble’ didn’t you understand?”
“Davin.” I bored my eyes into his. “Don’t touch me and don’t stop me. I want to talk to her.”
Davin furrowed his brows and spoke. “Michael, you don’t have a thing for little girls, do you?”
“What?” I asked, feeling confused.
“You know…old men liking little girls. You’re not a pervert, are you?”
“No! What gave you that idea? You’re _____.”
We stopped arguing when the light blinded us, then started to fade. “No….” I whispered under my breath. I didn’t know why but I got extremely livid with him. I had missed my chance. He was always in my way…always trying to keep me on the right path. Then, when I realized Davin’s good intentions, I calmed down. “Davin…next time, don’t stop me.”
“Or you’ll what?” he challenged.
“Never mind.” I didn’t know how I knew; I just knew she would come back. Without thinking, I said loudly in my mind, “You’re a pain.”
Davin looked at me strangely. “I’m not a pain. And how did you do that?”
“Do what?”
“You spoke to my mind. You had a conversation with my mind and you didn’t even open your mouth.”
“You’re crazy. You’re hearing things.”
“Do it again.”
There he went with that chicken word. “Fine.” And so I did, just to get him off my back. I said it loudly in my mind.
“What? I’m not a fart face,” Davin chuckled.

“I didn’t say that.”


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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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