Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Picture's Worth...

Laura Lascarso, author of the Racing Hearts series, is gearing up for the launch of Racing Hearts: Book One (February 10, 2015) by sharing a series of polaroids on Tumblr. The photos capture moments from the novel and are from the lead characters' points of view.

Follow the flirty back and forth as Jesse and Brooke show you how to fall in love, and then hold on for the race to our release day finish line!

Below is the first polaroid, but be sure to follow Laura on Tumblr to see the others.




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello, Alice . . .


Leap Books Proudly Unveils the Cover for the Highly Anticipated Alice-inspired Anthology

BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT

 

 
Come Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic,

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

Join Leap Books on this curious exploration of madness, tea parties,


Our select group of talented authors are united by their passion for all things Alice and will delight you with their take on what really happened down the rabbit hole.
BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT releases on April 14, 2015.

Our menagerie of tale-spinners includes:

Laura Lascarso - Charlotte Bennardo - C. Lee McKenzie - Christine Norris - David Turnbull -
Jacqueline Horsfall - Medeia Sharif - Tom Luke - Jessica Bayliss - Crystal Schubert - Holly Odell -
Jennifer Moore - Liam Hogan
 




 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Deals!


This holiday season, LEAP BOOKS will give its readers another reason to celebrate by dropping most of their eBook prices down to $2.99 each, with Lending enabled. Most LEAP titles are also now part of Amazon’s MatchBook program, therefore, placing most of the LEAP MatchBooks FREE, for a limited time.

So what does this mean, exactly? MatchBook is an Amazon Kindle-only program that ‘offers customers who purchase, or have previously purchased a print book from Amazon.com, the option to purchase the Kindle version of that title for $2.99 or less.’ It’s an offer no book lover can refuse—owning a title in BOTH print and eBook formats.

While most LEAP BOOKS titles are currently free, this is the perfect time to take advantage of a great read (or two, or three) and explore other titles LEAP has to offer without breaking your holiday budget. Visit LEAP BOOKS at http://leapbks.net (http://leapbks.net/) and for a preview of our Young Adult and Middle Grade titles.

Happy Holidays from LEAP BOOKS!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SKIN OF MY TEETH Cover Reveals


 

SKIN OF MY TEETH (SKINNED Book 3) by Judith Graves
VOLUME REVEALS!


    

EBOOK VOLUME RELEASE DATES

SOMT Volume 1 – December 23, 2014

SOMT Volume 2 – April 28, 2015

SOMT Volume 3 – August 25, 2015

SOMT Full Novel – November 24, 2015

SUMMARY:  

HOW TO PLAY

· draw a card from the deck
· kill or be killed
· and if you’re lucky, repeat…

Hidden agendas, deep, dark secrets, and monsters lurking around every locker. It’s business as usual at Redgrave High for Eryn and her crew of paranorm hunters – they plan to capture and cure Brit’s brother from his tormented existence, Eryn is reunited with her father’s beta, and Redgrave’s origins are revealed.

Although the two guys vying for Eryn’s heart just might have to up their game. Enter hot, wolven guy stage left. Is he the one Alec’s blood magic foretold? He is, if Eryn’s knocking pulse has anything to say about it. The tale-tell sound is driving Wade mad. But it’s Eryn’s move, and everyone is holding their breath.

A little healthy competition soon becomes all-out survival of the fittest as the crew are pitted against a pack of demons trading souls – for keeps. The student population is enamored with a new card game, Boroughs Quest. Kids are desperate to get their hands on gilded cards from a mysterious expansion deck, but when they do…

It’s all fun and games ’til somebody dies. 

 
 
Skin of My Teeth is finally ready to rumble and we wanted to make it a fun, interactive experience. We decided to release it in three ebook volumes that will be compiled into a final, full novel – ultimately released in both ebook and paperback. In this book, Eryn and her crew battle against a pack of demons working through specific cards used in a trading card game. Here’s where the interactive stuff comes in. With the launch of each volume, some wonderful bloggers will release a virtual copy of a card that YOU can use to unlock extra scenes. We will also include a card at the end of each ebook volume.

Therefore, in total you can potentially access six additional scenes. Best part about these extras? They’re not told from Eryn’s point of view. Nope. You’ll be drawn into Wade’s mind, feel the emotions Alec has brewing for Eryn….from HIS side of the story, and discover a few secrets along the way.

So get in the game and get under the skin of not just Eryn…but other key characters in the world of Redgrave!

Announcements and reminders will be made prior the launch of each ebook volume on the Leap Books Facebook page as well by participating bloggers and Leap Books!

 


Judith Graves has multiple young adult novels and short stories published with Leap Books, Orca Book Publishers, Compass Press, and, under the pen name, Judith Tewes, is also published with Bloomsbury Spark. In addition, Judith is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, writes freelance articles for literary magazines, and facilitates writing workshops for both adults and young adults. She lives in northern Alberta with her husband and three crazy labs.

Stalk Judith at:





Twitter: @judithgraves


 
 

Catch up on Books 1 & 2 in the SKINNED SERIES!

 
 
 

 
Praise for the SKINNED Series!
 “Eyrn is a very snarky, stubborn character who isn’t afraid to fight her worst nightmares. There is some great tension in two hot, bad boys that Eryn is torn between.” ~ Mundie Moms

“Smart, sassy and more than a little scary, Second Skin hits all the right notes. I adored reading about Eyn and her attempts to deal with her life!” ~ Amanda Ashby

…fans of paranormal YA fiction will appreciate a protagonist with attitude and anticipate the next volume…” ~ CM Magazine on UNDER MY SKIN by @judithgraves

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

MEET OUR INTERNS!

 
That's right! Leap Books has added some helping hands to our roster and we're super excited!
 
From diving into the slush pile, to marketing our amazing 2015 catalogue, to making sure we're heard on social media --- these gals are the real deal!
 
EDITORIAL INTERN – Heather Elia 
Heather Elia has been in love with books since the age of 4, when her parents cleverly realized that the best way to keep a curious, strong-willed little girl occupied was to teach her to read. This passion for the written word eventually led to part-time jobs (in a book-bindery and a library) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University. Heather has spent most of her adult years working in college bookstores but is now branching out to pursue other opportunities in the world of books. She lives in upstate New York in a drafty, creaking, 140-year-old (disappointingly un-haunted) farmhouse with her husband and more books than she can ever hope to read in one lifetime.
 
PUBLICITY INTERN – April Hamrick
April lives in Arkansas and four days a week tends to live as a vampire sleeping by day and baking by night. Young Adult genre is her escape and craves the fantasy and thriller worlds. When April isn’t working or sleeping she enjoys searching the internet for new ways to spread the word about books. One of those ways is through her blog, Written to Our Hearts. She originally started blogging in 2009.
April is thrilled about her opportunity to work for Leap Books. She has long wanted to work for a publishing house and she is looking forward to finding ways to bring some wonderful books to the fore front. In addition to sharing the news of books April is an introvert, TV and movie fanatic, and has a major sweet tooth.
 SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN – Tanya Contois
Tanya Contois started out as a blogger and book reviewer in 2008. She now spends her time reading, reviewing books, listening to music, and hanging out with her mom and cat. She also writes a weekly recap of Once Upon a Time for the website Geeks Unleashed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Our MONSTER BACKLIST BASH Winners!


 
We had an overwhelming response to last night's
MONSTER BACKLIST BASH!
 
Without further ado, we are happy to announce the winners of our contest! You will each be notified by email and your prizes will be sent out to you!
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BURIED SECRETS ~ DEADLY LIES: DEEP IN THE MEADOWS Blog Tour


During the flurry of questions, a coolness brushes my skin, and the lights flicker. I turn toward the mirror and focus on the dark spot in the corner. My heart contracts in fear. Blood rushes to my head, causing the room to spin, and I tune out the lieutenant as the darkness in the mirror forms into someone.
                                                      Someone I know. Jimmy.
                                                             ~ DEEP IN THE MEADOWS
 
 

 
 
Lisa M. Cronkhite's thriller, DEEP IN THE MEADOWS, Blog Tour is ongoing!
Check out our scheduled tour stops listed below for more insight into this Young Adult Mystery
and enter the Giveaway!
But wait! We love this book so much we've decided to add EXTRA tour stops!
Follow LEAP BOOKS on Facebook so you won't miss a thing!
 

Title: Deep in the Meadows
Author: Lisa M. Cronkhite
Genre: Mystery/Suspense Thriller
Pages: 140
Bianca "Bee" Thompson's brother, Jimmy, has been dead for ten months, yet she still feels his presence lingering. And one question haunts her: Was Jimmy's death an accident?
Probing into the events on the night of Jimmy's death, Bee hears strange voices. The voices lead her to a blood-splattered room, a terrifying threat, and a deadly trap. Is Bee on the trail of her brother's murderer, or is she entangled in a totally different and much more diabolical plot?
 

Meet Lisa M. Cronhkite!
 
 
Midwest Author Lisa M. Cronkhite’s love for writing started when she was a teen, journaling of her torrid romance with her first boyfriend then and now husband of over two decades. She picked up writing again after her first bipolar episode and psychotic break when her doctor recommended it as a coping skill. Once again, with pencil in hand, Lisa dove herself into crafting poetry. Through the years, Lisa has published her poems in print and online magazines such as Poetry Repairs, Grey Sparrow Press, Sacramento Poetry Center, Poetry Salzburg Review and many more. Lisa also has short stories in magazines like Suspense Magazine and YA Fiction magazine Suddenly Lost in Words. 
Her novels include Dreaming a Reality, Demon Girl and Deep in the Meadows. Disconnected is her fourth novel. Lisa is currently working on her next novel, Purple Haze.
 
 
Want to follow Lisa? You can find her social media sites on her Leap Books Author Page!
 
Follow the Blog Tour!
September 15 
Long and Short Reviews
http://www.longandshortreviews.com 

Guest post
September 16
YA Book Madness
http://youngadultbookmadness.wordpress.com
Review
September 17
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
http://thepenmuse.net
Interview
 
September 18
Book Groupies
http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com
Guest post
 
September 19
Room With Books
http://roomwithbooks.com
Interview
September 22
The Midnight Society
midnightsocietytales.com
Review
 
September 23
Jen's Paranormal Adventures
www.paranormalYA.blogspot.com
Review
 
September 23
Tea Stained Books
teastainedreviews.wordpress.com
Review
 
September 24
Tammy's Tea Time
http://tammysteatime.blogspot.com
Review
 
September 25
What Is That Book About
www.whatisthatbookabout.com
Guest post
 
September 26
Dana's YA Bookpile
http://danasyabookpile.blogspot.com
Review
 
September 26
Words I Write Crazy
http://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com
Review
 
 
 
September 17
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
http://thepenmuse.net
Interview
September 18
Book Groupies
http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com
Guest post
September 19
Room With Books
http://roomwithbooks.com
Interview
September 22
The Midnight Society
midnightsocietytales.com
Review
September 23
Jen's Paranormal Adventures
www.paranormalYA.blogspot.com
Review
September 23
Tea Stained Books
teastainedreviews.wordpress.com
Review
September 24
Tammy's Tea Time
http://tammysteatime.blogspot.com
Review
September 25
What Is That Book About
www.whatisthatbookabout.com
Guest post
September 26
Dana's YA Bookpile
http://danasyabookpile.blogspot.com
Review