Friday, July 3, 2015

Mad-As-A-Hatter Anniversary Weekend Price on BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT

For this weekend only, Leap Books is placing the Kindle version of BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT at a price of only $0.99 to celebrate the July 4th boat ride that started it all! 

And then, that low price will be, like that date, history.

150 years ago Macmillan first published ALICE and to think her birth started during a boat ride on July 4th just a few years before that! An icon in our culture ever since, ALICE has staying power! Don’t believe us? Visit our Facebook page and see how many mad (and glorious) events are going on this year in celebration—here AND across the pond!

And why should you pick up our anthology of Alice-inspired short stories (other than the fact we were the first one on the scene thanks to Laurie J. Edwards)?

Because our anthology features 13 of the best and brightest voices in fiction today—some established and some fresh—and all eager to pull you down the rabbit hole and into the world of their Alice and her Wonderland. And, for the July 4th weekend only (starting now!) we are offering works by Charlotte Bennardo, C. Lee McKenzie, David Turnbull, Christine Norris, Jacqueline Horsfall, Medeia Sharif, Laura Lascarso, Tom Luke, Jessica Bayliss, Crystal Schubert, Holly Odell, Jennifer Moore, and Liam Hogan at only ninety-nine cents! All together!

Mad pricing that you dare not be late for!

So Leap down the rabbit hole and enjoy whole new worlds populated by brave girls conquering their own Wonderlands!



Monday, June 22, 2015

Racing Hearts: Book Two Blitz

Leap is proud to announce the RACING HEARTS: BOOK TWO Book Blitz is now on! Watch for the captivating book trailer, links to summer fun quizzes, enter the Amazon gift card GIVEAWAY, and more!




About the book: See you at the finish line...With the big race only weeks away Jesse struggles to keep his head in the game and his hands off his smoking hot competition, but when Brooke reveals a secret that could destroy his family, Jesse must decide whether he’s willing to sacrifice everything or risk losing it all.


Author Bio: Laura Lascarso is the author of RACING HEARTS, an e-novella series, which tells the story of two star-crossed lovers set in the world of competitive car racing. Her debut YA novel COUNTING BACKWARDS, which deals with mental illness, won the Florida Book Award gold medal for YA literature in 2012. Laura lives in North Florida with her two children, darling husband and a menagerie of animals. Follow her on Twitter @lauralascarso

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Monday, May 25, 2015

SEEK: Adventure Awaits!

Leap Books is proud to announce a new name for its popular Middle Grade Fiction line! 



Previously known as "Frolic," the line contains such notable books as Maria V. Snyder's award nominee STORM WATCHER, the award-winning eco-mysteries of Bonnie J. Doerr (ISLAND STING and STAKEOUT) and the magical Poison Ivy Charm School series (including THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE WITCH) by Patrice Lyle

After careful consideration Team Leap decided the books include less frolicking than one might think based on the line's name and decided that SEEK was more appropriate as the main characters seek out answers to everything from environmental crime, to mysterious magic, and how to move forward after losing a loved one.

To add to the excitement, the first book bearing the SEEK logo will release in June and comes to us from the talented Diana Blackstone. Her novel, WHEN SPARROWS FALL, features young Susanna Stutzman, a Mennonite teen trying to find her way in her newly blended family and discovering a dangerous secret along the way. Will she follow her conscience or what others want her to do? SEEK the answer this June...


Welcome to SEEK: Adventure Awaits!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

WHEN SPARROWS FALL Book Blitz Sign Up


Come join us in the exciting release of this thrilling new 
middle grade book by Diana Blackstone.

After her mother’s arranged marriage to her recently deceased father’s bitter brother, thirteen-year-old Susanna Stutzman faces a crisis of faith. Everything seems to be going wrong in her life.
As if her new father’s nasty temper isn't enough, her cousin Mary, now her stepsister, hates her, as does her new teacher.
When Susanna’s discovery of a strange nighttime visitor at her mysterious neighbor’s home leads to the unveiling of secrets, Susanna is forced to make a choice between her conscience and her Mennonite community.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Leap Author in ACTION

Leap author, Bonnie Doerr recently conducted several author visits promoting Earth Day and her environmental mystery series - ISLAND STING and STAKEOUT.

Bonnie presented to students at Mineral Springs Middle School (Winston-Salem, NC) on Thursday, April 30th to discuss: Two Endangered Species, One Fragile Environment, & Two Crime 'Crackin' Teens.

Her presentation included, "...a staged reading from Island Sting to introduce students to the success story of the endangered Florida key deer, "visited" the national refuge and the Marathon, Florida sea turtle hospital and we played the game Endangered Lives, A Game of Survival. That's a board game I designed and have adapted it to both small groups of three and a whole class when projected on a whiteboard."

On April 18th, she occupied three tables at the Earth Day celebration held at the Kathleen Clay Edwards library in Greensboro, NC. "My research video looped on my computer while I displayed photos of trash in our creek and how such litter makes its way to the ocean. I also showed photos of how such garbage kills animals. Along with some wonderful Girl Scouts and their leader, we helped around 50 children make their own sea turtle craft."

We love seeing our Leap authors in ACTION! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Many Thanks to Those Celebrating BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT!

Here at Leap we're saying a big, BIG thank you to everyone who is making our kickoff of our Alice-in-Wonderland inspired anthology, 

                  BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT
                                                                                                                         
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Thanks goes to the following people:

  • Laurie J. Edwards for having the original idea of an Alice-In-Wonderland inspired anthology for Leap;
  • Everyone spreading the word about our call for submissions;
  • All the writers who submitted their short stories to the anthology, whether they were selected, or not; 
  • Gaetano Pezzillo for creating a stunning book cover (and an animated book cover);
  • The staff that read the submissions first (Heather Elia, Shannon Delany, Judith Graves);
  • Heather Elia for creating the document that kept all the subs organized through the entire process (what an awesome intern!);
  • Kelly Hashway for editing and copy editing;
  • Judith Graves for creating our cool book trailer;
  • The rejected authors who proceeded with grace, spreading good will about the book (if you aren't in the publishing world you might not realize how appreciated that level of professionalism is);
  • Shannon Delany for doing the interior illustrations;
  • Ali Cross for formatting (and reformatting);
  • The interns (old and new) and others who spread word about the book through Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr--and all things social media;
  • The printers and staff who spent time with Shannon on the phone when she called them (multiple times) to make sure things were going well;
  • The 13 amazing authors (Charlotte Bennardo, C. Lee McKenzie, David Turnbull, Christine Norris, Jackie Horsfall, Medeia Sharif, Laura Lascarso, Tom Luke, Jessica Bayliss, Crstal Schubert, Holly Odell, Jennifer Moore, and Liam Hogan)who met all their deadlines, approached Shannon's and Judith's every request with a positive attitude, and participated in a Twitter party, and a Facebook party. We hope their careers only grow (and that we get the right opportunity so we may work with them all again).
  • Marketing Directors Jennifer Murgia and April Hamrick;
  • The bloggers helping with our book blitz;
  • The other authors of Team Leap who have been jumping in, supporting the anthology, and spreading the word--team players are the best!
  • The readers. Of course the readers! Without the readers we wouldn't be publishing books...for readers.


If you haven't gotten your copy of BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT yet, please hop on over to Amazon, or Smashwords, or iTunes and order yours now. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Some Visual Highlights from Our BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT Anthology's Book Birthday

Some of the many visual highlights from today's book birthday for 

BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT...

Thank you all for helping make the launch of the new Leap's first anthology!