Today I'm happy to share the cover for a fellow Spencer Hill Press-ian's fall release! Here's the lowdown on her book:

Title: Lead Me Back Home
Author: Brandi Lynch
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

High school junior Trisha Myles thought her sister loved her, but her sister's suicide note revealed that she'd wished Trisha had never existed. In the aftermath, Trisha abandons her old life to become a social ghost. Not existing is sort of peaceful... until a vicious bully targets her. 

She’s saved by Jesse Reagan--the one guy in Hoghfield, Alabama who outranks her as an outcast. Trisha’s desire to live blossoms, but spending time with Jesse is more than she bargained for. After she freaks over the slashes on his arms, he explains he’s cursed--a curse that can only be controlled by blood magic. Trisha thinks he’s insane--especially when he tells her someone has cursed her, too. But when freak accidents almost crush Jesse with a truck and destroy her attempts to reclaim her old life, Trisha knows it’s not just a delusion. 

A ritual can free them from their curses, but only if they can shed their guilt and anger. However, if Trisha and Jesse can’t let go, the curse will bleed Jesse dry, and Trisha will lose the person who brought her back to life. 

 And... the cover!

Author Bio:

Brandi Lynch lives in rural Arkansas with her fiancé. When she’s not reading or conjuring stories of her own, she enjoys delving into the rich world of an RPG or chatting on Twitter. Oh, and there’s work in between.


Brace Yourself for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TEAM TEAL                                                                                                                               

Hello Everyone! I'm so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors! We have eight outstanding teams this season. I am going to be a part of TEAM TEAL!

The Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd through April 5th, beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days.

If you've never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try! It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.

Not only will I be hiding an exclusive video teaser from Crow's Rest, but I will be giving away a Crow's Rest Starter Pack, which includes a signed ARC of Crow's Rest, a set of spooky wall decals for ambiance while you read, and a Celtic knot necklace! And that's a separate giveaway from the ARC that's part of the grand prize for TEAM TEAL, so you have two chances to read Crow's Rest before its release!

You don't want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days. And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up)   

I hope you are all as excited as I am!

Teaser Tuesday and YA Scavenger Hunt!

Today's Teaser Tuesday is my favorite one--it looks so lurid and pop-artish! Click to see it bigger!

And I also wanted to share that I'm part of the YA Scavenger Hunt this year, on Team Teal! My post will go up here on April 2, when the hunt begins. There are all sorts of fantastic prizes, and it's a great way to discover new reads. So check back on April 2!

Cover Reveal: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

You guys, I'm so excited to see Carol's cover! I love the premise of her book, and I was curious to see how the publisher, Entangled Teen, was going to translate that to an image. It looks great! Without further ado...

...the cover!

The Body Institute
Release Date: 09/01/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

About the Author
I'm a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I'm an SCBWI member. 

You'll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading--mostly young adult novels--as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. 

Author Links:
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Peek Inside Crow's Rest at the Interior Art

I've got a post on Operation Awesome today that includes examples of interior art in two YA novels--and one of them is Crow's Rest! Pop on over to see for yourself.

Also, I sent out my very first newsletter, Crow Tracks, over the weekend. If you're not signed up and would like to be, please fill out the form on my website at . And of course, since it was my first try, I left something out and will need to send another, updated one soon, lol. Click on the Crow Tracks image below to go to an online version of the newsletter I sent out on March 15.

The release of Crow's Rest is only two months away now, so things are getting busy!

Corbin Teaser Tuesday

For this week's teaser, enjoy this portrait of a corbin--but beware that violet eye turned your way! Click to see it bigger

The release is only two months away! I'm just adding the book launch to my Events page, so make sure you go see where you can find me and Crow's Rest on the road!