Mundie Moms

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Epic Reads is Coming To Book People TOMORROW, Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm!

The Epic Reads tour is stopping by Book People TOMORROW night, Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm. I'm honored to be the moderator for tomorrow's panel. The panel will include these lovely authors,
  • Sara Raasch, author of Snow Like Ashes
  • Danielle Paige, author of The Wicked Will Rise
  • Heather Brewer, author of The Cemetery Boys
  • Victoria Aveyard, author of Red Queen
I'd love to ask questions from fans. If you have questions you'd like me to try and ask tomorrow night, please leave me a comment or tweet it to me at @MundieMoms. While I can't promise all questions will be asked, I will do my best to ask as many as I can. 


Snow Like Ashes
GAME OF THRONES meets GRACELING in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, 
dangerous politics, and discovering your true self, from debut author Sara Raasch. 
The first of a trilogy, Kirkus called it a “carefully crafted fantasy grapples with intense 
issues...a satisfying read.” School Library Journal raved “the plot and writing are 
superlative...Highly recommended.”

 has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, 

when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn 
picture books too. Not much has changed since then—her friends still cock concerned 
eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word 
still l drives her to extreme measures. This is her debut book. It does not feature her 
hand-drawn pictures. She can be found on Twitter at @seesarawrite.

The Wicked Will RiseIn the New York Times bestselling DOROTHY MUST DIE, 
pink-haired trailer park outcast Amy Gumm got swept up from Kansas and landed in the 
magical Land of Oz, only to discover that it had transformed into a savage dystopia under 
Dorothy’s rule. In this second installment, THE WICKED WILL RISE, Amy has joined up 
with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked – a group of dispossessed witches and 
warlocks – to take the tyrannical Dorothy down. The Order has defeated her evil 
henchman, the Tin Woodman, but Dorothy is still out there somewhere – alive and well. 
Only one thing is for certain: the Wicked will rise again. But who is really Wicked—and 
whose side is Amy on? 

DANIELLE PAIGE Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the 
television industry where she received a Writers Guild of America award and was 
nominated for several Daytime Emmys. You can find her on Twitter @daniellempaige.

The Cemetery Boys
A dark and darkly funny coming-of-age story about a boy named Stephen who moves 

to a nowhere town and falls in with the wrong crowd of kids. Stephen has to decide what 
he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end. 
Part Hitchcock, part Hinton, this first-ever stand-alone novel from Heather Brewer uses 
classic horror elements to tell a darkly funny coming-of-age story about the 
dangerous power of belief and the cost of blind loyalty.

HEATHER BREWER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of 
Vladimir Tod, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, as well as the
 spin-off series, The Slayer Chronicles. She is a vocal anti-bullying advocate, and organized 
the “Less Than Three” conference for YA authors and teens to come together and speak 
about bullying issues. Heather lives in Bridgeton, Missouri, with her husband, daughter, 
and diabolical cats. Her son, Jacob, started college this year. 
Visit Heather online at or on Twitter @heatherbrewer.

Red Queen 
The first in a trilogy where readers are dropped into a world defined by the color of your 
blood – Reds, lowly commoners, and Silvers, the elite royalty  who exhibit spectacular 
abilities. But what happens when Mare, a Red, finds she has abilities of her own? Intrigue,
uprising, and lots of betrayal. It’s “an inventive, character-driven twist [that] breathes new 
life into tired fantasy trends” (Kirkus Reviews). This is screenwriter Aveyard’s debut, 
which has already been snapped up by Universal with book rights sold in 19+ countries, 
and named an Indies Introduce pick.

VICTORIA AVEYARD After growing up in small town Massachusetts, Victoria attended 
the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in 
Screenwriting, which is exactly the degree being sought after in a recession. She tries her 
best to combine her love of history, explosions, and butt-kicking heroines in her writing. 
Her hobbies include the impossible task of predicting what happens next in A Song of Ice 
and Fire, road trips, and burning through Netflix.

Find out more about tomorrow's night event here
Purchase a copy of each of the books here

EVERY LAST BREATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout; Cover Reveal!

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for EVERY LAST BREATH, the hotly anticipated conclusion to the Dark Elements trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout! EVERY LAST BREATH is a YA Paranormal published by Harlequin Teen. It is part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Dark Elements Series. Every Last Breath will be released on July 28th, 2015. Pre-order it, and read the rest of The Dark Element Series before it's release.

Check out this cover!

About Every Last Breath

Some loves will last 'til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

Pre-Order From: Amazon |  Barnes and Noble | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo | BAM 
Add it to Goodreads

“Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading!”
--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.”
--#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines on White Hot Kiss

And we have a surprise for you! The first books in the series have been given a new look too!!

Don't miss the previous titles in The Dark Elements Series-now with new covers! Readers interested in downloading the new cover jackets for their previously purchased Dark Elements Series titles, can download them HERE!

For best results when downloading the new cover jackets:

  • Print on 8.5x14" (Legal paper)
  • Use landscape or horizontal setting = 8.5" tall x 14" wide
  • Print at 100% scale or "actual size"
  • Print with the image centered on page
  • Fold and trim to fit


White Hot Kiss - New Cover

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Purchase from: Amazon |  Barnes and Noble | BAM | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo | Walmart 
Add it to: Goodreads


Stone Cold Touch - New Cover

 Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.  Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

"Constantly entertaining...the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance."
—Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss

Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo | BAM
Add it Goodreads  

About the Prequel Novella, BITTER SWEET LOVE...

Bitter Sweet Love - New Cover

In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series The Dark Elements, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.

Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn't help that Jas's father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he's back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn't taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | BAM | Kobo 
Add it to Goodreads

"With her signature flare for combining humor, romance and action, Armentrout weaves a fast-paced read that will have readers' hearts racing in more ways than one. Like Armentrout's previous heroines, Jasmine is fun and full of attitude, while Dez is as snarky as he is sexy. This is a must read for new and old fans alike!" -RT Book Reviews   

About Jennifer L. Armentrout / J. Lynn

Author Photo 

 # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. 

Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer via: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

SMOKED by Mari Mancusi; Cover Reveal & Giveaway

SMOKED, the fiery conclusion to Mari Mancusi’s Scorched Series, is out this September! I'm so thrilled to be able to share the amazing cover with you today! Check out this cover! 


Once upon a time the world burned.
Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame.
But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out.
And The Scorch is about to begin…

When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret--a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent.

As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to complete his mission… even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity’s heart. Even if it meant doing the unthinkable. 

But a desperate choice meant to prevent The Scorch, may become the spark that sets the world aflame once more.

What do you think of the cover? Don't forget to add it to Goodreads shelves.

Author Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi got her start in the TV industry where she won two Emmys for her work as a producer. Since then, Mari has become widely recognized for her work as a novelist and, to date, her books have received the following awards: a Kids Indie Next Pick, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults, and a nomination for the National Readers Choice Award.

Visit Mari via: Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Want to win an ARC of SMOKED? Be sure to follow me via Twitter and Facebook, and retweet / repost the cover, and include #LightTheSpark for your chance to win! Source Books, the publisher, will randomly choose one winner. Good luck!

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent; Waiting on Wednesday #244

By: Rachel Vincent
Published by: Delacorte Press
To Be Released on: June 9th, 2015
Pre-Order from: Random HouseAmazon | B&N
Add it Goodreads 

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her

I love this cover! I'm excited that Rachel Vincent has a brand new book coming out this year. This one sounds intriguing. I'm looking forward to reading it when it hits shelves this summer. What book are you waiting on?