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
 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LEAP Down the Rabbit Hole with Us!

Next year marks an historic moment, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the classic story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

To celebrate how absolutely mad we are about this occasion, Leap Books, LLC will publish a special Alice-inspired anthology called BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT and you, yes, YOU are invited to the party!

Join a roster of well-loved authors writing new YA stories inspired by a classic tale. Submissions should be between 4,000-6,000 words in length, include a protagonist named Alice and a stuffed white rabbit whose
appearance signals the start of adventure. All YA genres are eligible.

Title, premise/elevator pitch, and your complete submission are due to LeapBks@gmail.com by midnight EST November 15. Authors should include ALICE in their email's heading.

The final lineup for the anthology will be announced December 15.

Authors whose stories are selected for inclusion in the BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT anthology and who meet revision requirements and associated deadlines will be paid a one-time fee of $50 USD.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LEAP BOOKS' JUDITH GRAVES: PNLA 2014 CONFERENCE

Our very own Judith Graves gives us a glimpse at her recent appearance, the PNLA 2014 Conference, where she was a keynote speaker during the Young Reader's Choice Awards (YRCA) program Author Luncheon.  

 
Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference 2014

 


Last week I was honoured to speak at the Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conference (PNLA) http://www.pnla.org/conference-header in Helena, Montana as a keynote during the Young Reader’s Choice Awards (YRCA) program Author Luncheon.  

This particular event was special to me for several reasons. In my day job, I work as a library technician in an elementary school library in a rural community and any chance for professional development, networking and talking shop with other library types is an opportunity I LEAP toward. (See what I did there?) Plus, I’m a huge fan of the YRCA program and have actively promoted it within my school for the eleven years I’ve been running the library.
 

 The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.”
 
 
1940. Wowza. Now that’s a long-standing award any author would be thrilled to be associated with. Check out the full details and list of 2015 nominees here: http://www.pnla.org/yrca-2015
 
 
YRCA is all about bridging the gap between libraries, readers and authors…which was basically the theme of my keynote - Author Visits To DIE For.  Complete with handy Prezi and video clips of virtual author visits in action, I discussed ways in which technology can provide free opportunities for libraries to link readers with authors and thus enhance their readership programs.  As both an author and a library technician, I hope I was able to offer some unique insights into what authors are currently doing that libraries can tap into to further their literacy / engagement / profiles.
 The PNLA conference theme: Mining the Past was threaded throughout the sessions and I (along with the other attendees) jotted down a ton of useful notes, lists of resources, and libraries to follow that I will be sharing with my district.  Many thanks to the conference organizers for inviting me and putting on one hell of a library conference!
You can tell my lab, Willow, enjoyed the sightseeing we did during the drive south.
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Making Us LEAP for Joy: Leap Books, LLC Award Nominees

We are very proud to announce that even with the relatively small number of books currently to LEAP's name, three (yes THREE) of them have been nominated for the coveted 2014 Silver Falchion Award™

The Killer Nashville event which established and holds the Silver Falchion Award™ annually makes clear, "The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction."

LEAP BOOKS' Silver Falchion Award™ nominees include:


About the LEAP BOOKS Silver Falchion Award™ nominees:

Award-winning and bestselling author of TUNNEL VISION, Gary Braver says, “KILLER'S INSTINCT by Dawn Dalton and Judith Graves is a clever and fast-paced thriller that raises the bar for monster-hunting tales."

In bestselling author Maria V. Snyder's STORM WATCHER Luke Riley is lost. His mother’s recent death has set Luke and his family adrift. Even though his father, twin brothers, and their three bloodhounds are search-and-rescue volunteers, they have been unable to rescue themselves and become a family again. Luke's decision to go against his father's wishes may do much more than change the outcome of one summer--it may change all of their lives.

YA and MG author Patrice Lyle's nominated title THE CASE OF THE INVISIBLE WITCH features thirteen-year-old Tulip Bonnaire, Witch PI, who runs Spells & Spies out of her dorm room at Poison Ivy Charm School, a school for polite witches and warlocks. She has only 72 hours to figure out her latest case, or her classmate, Missy, will never be seen again. Literally. 

The Silver Falchion Award™ will be chosen by the conference attendees and announced at the awards banquet.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our LEAP authors!

To learn more about the 2014 Silver Falchion Award™ nominees go HERE.