Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Special Pre-Order Pricing for Linda Joy Singleton NEVER BEEN TEXTED

Leap Books is excited to announce a special Pre-Order Sales Price of just $0.99 for our e-book version of the soon to be released Young Adult contemporary fairy tale, NEVER BEEN TEXTED by popular author Linda Joy Singleton. 

When Ashlee’s stepdad completely forgets her birthday she takes matters into her own hands to get the one thing she really wants: her own cell phone. But text messages start rolling in from a broken-hearted boy, and though Ashlee knows not all stories end happily, she’s determined to make hers the best it can be.

Order now, because this price is for pre-orders only!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SEEK and What a Find!

Exciting changes are happening at Leap Books! 


We recently updated our middle grade line's name from FROLIC to SEEK because we noticed our books' protagonists don't do a lot of frolicking--but they certainly seek out adventure and answers.

The first book in the SEEK line is WHEN SPARROWS FALL by Diana Blackstone. A powerful debut for Diana, WHEN SPARROWS FALL follows Susanna Stutzman as she solves a mystery that pits her conscience against her community.

To add to the excitement of the new line name, and the launch of a new SEEK book, we at Team Leap are also excited to announce our brand new Acquisitions Editor for the SEEK line: Kelly Hashway!

Kelly Hashway has been carefully editing books for Leap for more than a year and has been an invaluable member of our freelance staff. So it was a tremendous stroke of luck that we could bring her aboard to play a larger role.

Kelly holds a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching language arts for seven years, she became a full-time writer and freelance editor. Her editorial experience includes editing picture books and novels for three book publishers, proofreading educational documents for two school districts, and offering both developmental and copy edits for her own list of clients. She’s had over one hundred short stories published in a variety of venues and has  two young adult series published, another on the way, and many other projects in the works!

Kelly takes over all acquisitions for the SEEK line immediately and we've heard a rumor that she's about ready to open the doors briefly to unagented submissions! Watch our site here for more details and follow Kelly on Facebook.com/kellyhashway or Twitter.com/kellyhashway and Twitter.com/Leapbks to keep up-to-date on submission calls.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fright Before Christmas Anthology Official Author Roster


We have finalized our impressive list of authors to be featured in our middle grade horror anthology project, FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. This collection of 13 tales, from 13 different authors, will knock the stockings off your fireplace this Christmas season. FRIGHT is set to launch in November. Be sure to watch for the cover reveal soon!

And so we give you the FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS anthology author roster (authors listed in no particular order):

Richard Ankers


Richard is a former authonomy.com gold medalist. He has featured in Third Flatiron Publishing’s ‘The Time It Happened’ anthology and also in The New Accelerator digital imprint. Richard lives for writing and his love of the great outdoors.

Jackie Horsfall


Jackie Horsfall is the author of 20 books and hundreds of short stories and articles. She lives deep in the woods of upstate New York, awaiting a Bigfoot sighting.

Boyd Reynolds


Boyd Reynolds is a freelance writer and educator living in Vancouver, Canada. He has published short stories for children, teenagers and adults. His other published works include newspaper articles, educational non-fiction pieces and pop culture commentary. Boyd holds a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature and enjoys all things scary.

Lea Storry


Lea Storry (her real name) is a writer who owns a memoir writing business. She loves creating fiction too and has a kids’ book out about a raven learning to fly. Besides being a writer, Lea’s a pilot and a traveller who lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.

Ally Mathews


Ally lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, four dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and assorted reptiles. She used to be a children’s librarian, but now spends her time writing middle grade and young adult books, and is particularly fond of fairy tale retellings.

Laura Pauling


Laura Pauling writes about spies, murder, and mystery. She’s the author of the young adult Circle of Spies Series, the Prom Impossible Series, and the Holly Hart Cozy Mysteries for adults. She writes to entertain…and work in her jammies and slippers.

Ty Drago


Ty Drago is the author of several published novels, including the critically acclaimed YA series, THE UNDERTAKERS, which has been adapted for a feature film.  His short fiction and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, e-zines, and anthologies, including WRITERS DIGEST.  He and his wife Helene live in New Jersey.

Jessica Bayliss


Jessica Bayliss's love for reading goes all the way back to the 6th grade book bin, and it's never faded. She writes across genres and age groups, but Jessica's dearest dream is to dazzle the hearts of young readers.

Judith Graves


Judith Graves loves tragic romance, werewolves, vampires, magic and all things a bit creepy. A firm believer that teen fiction can be action-packed, snarky and yet hit all the right emotional notes, Judith writes stories with attitude. She lives in northern Alberta and when she’s not writing, she works in a school library.

Andrea Stanet


A freelance writer from upstate New York, Andrea Stanet has been published online and in print since the late 90s. While she typically writes contemporary and urban fantasy, her reading interests span all genres. Other published middle grade work includes “Nelita and the Shadow” in the anthology Wild Cards.

Patrick Hueller

Patrick Hueller is the author of several scary YA and middle grade books, including Wolf High, The Wish, and (under the pen name Paul Hoblin) Foul.

Dax Varley


Dax Varley writes the kinds of stories and books she wishes were around when she was a kid. She’s the author of Sleepy Hollow, Return to Sleepy Hollow, Bleed, and Nightmare House. Dax enjoys reading and writing horror and loves all the eerie bumps in the night.

Medeia Sharif


Medeia Sharif was born in New York City and now lives in Miami. She received her master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Published through various presses, she writes middle grade and young adult short stories and novels. In addition to being a writer, she’s a public school teacher.

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.