Saturday, November 23, 2013

INTRODUCING THE YA SERIES INSIDERS--And the Epic Giveaways of Epicness

You guys, so many awesome things are happening today that I might just spontaneously combust from an overload of squeeing.

1. It's the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who--which means my favorite Doctor, David Tennant, is returning! You have no idea how giddy this makes me. (BTW, did you know that one of the characters in my upcoming book, THE SHADOW PRINCE, was inspired by David Tennant?)

2. I get to see CATCHING FIRE today! I will make this happen. I WILL, SO HELP ME!!! The first half of this book was my favorite part of the whole HG series, and I keep hearing this movie is even better than the first. *cue squee meltdown in 10, 9, 8 . . .*

3. I get to introduce you all to my new project, the YA SERIES INSIDERS!!!!

I've joined forces with YA authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina Berry, Anne Blankman, Martina Boone, Lanie Bross, Tracy Clark, Claudia Gray, S. E. Green, Kimberley Griffiths Little, and Sara Raasch, so we can bring you

YASI is all about series fiction, and it's put together by a group of young adult authors who believe that books, and especially book series, can change hearts and form relationships with readers that last a lifetime. With that in mind, is a blog about the discovery, celebration, and shared experience of the worlds and characters of the great teen series. While each of the eleven authors involved have young adult series starting in 2014 from major publishers, this blog is about all teen series fiction—past, present, and future.

As series authors ourselves, we have a unique experience in that we can look at the books we love both as authors and readers. We also have the opportunity to reach out to the authors of these great books (or to run into them at book events), so we want to be able take advantage of that to make YA Series Insiders a place where readers and authors come together.

The Tumblr blog is launching today, with interviews and lots of secrets from great series authors including:
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • Marie Lu
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Ann Aguirre
  • Beth Revis
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Nancy Holder
  • Gennifer Albin
  • Jessica Brody
  • Susan Dennard
And many, many more! Plus we'll keep adding new secrets about authors, characters, and books, not to mention great series news, book trailers, cover reveals and, of course, more giveaways of the hottest series books.


To celebrate the YASI launch, we are having a HUGE giveaway, including more than $1,000 of signed box sets or hardcover sets of our favorite YA series, plus jewelry, DVDs, and fun, handpicked items from each of the eleven YASI authors, at

We are also hosting smaller giveaways, including MORE jewelry, unique gifts, and swag from each of the YASI authors on the following four blogs:
  • Adventures in YA Publishing - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of LEGEND, PRODIGY, CHAMPION by Marie Lu
  • Mundie Moms - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of INSURGENT, DIVERGENT, ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
  • YA Books Central - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS, THE CROWN OF EMBERS, THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson
  • Page Turners Blog - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of SHATTER ME and UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi and a signed hardcover of ICONS by Margaret Stohl
Also stop by the following places to win more great, signed books:
The giveaways all start today, November 23rd, and run through the end of the year. We'll announce all winners at on January 1, 2014. There is only one winner per giveaway, eleven winners in all, so winners will be taking home boatloads of literary loot. :)

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