Publisher: Egmont USA

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Nov 15
{Guest Post+Giveaway} THE HALCYON BIRD by Kat Beyer @KatBeyerwrites

{Guest Post+Giveaway} THE HALCYON BIRD by Kat Beyer @KatBeyerwrites

  10 things you didn’t know about Demon Catching   The methods that the Della Torre use should not be tried at home. The methods that the Della Torre use are not sanctioned by the Catholic Church. You should never put out a demon catching candle with your breath. Ever. Bad things happen. For one thing, a demon can race up your breath and enter you, which is going to be awkward, to say the least. Even though I did some reasonably extensive research on demonic possession and exorcism, I still missed a lot. And I made up a lot. I had a lot of fun doing it and followed my instincts. Haven’t heard any complaints. Never make a deal with a demon. They cheat, they lie, and they always make sure you pay at least the price you agreed on, if not a great deal more. Not all demons the Della Torres fight, subdue, heal, or otherwise remove from people and places are actually demons. Some are human ghosts,… Read more »

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Oct 28
{Guest Post Song+Giveaway} Get Happy by Mary Amato @maryamato

{Guest Post Song+Giveaway} Get Happy by Mary Amato @maryamato

I asked Mary what music inspires Minerva? And she shared an original song that she wrote with us! How awesome is that? I think Minerva would have slightly odd and broad taste. I think she goes for songs that are lyrically interesting. Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor would be among her favorites. I imagine Minerva frequenting open mics with Hayes and Fin and eventually singing her own songs, meeting more songwriters, and getting more and more confident. I love open mics and talent shows. My favorite thing to do at an open mic is play and sing a uke song because it’s so easy to bring along a uke. I love playing the guitar, but let’s face it, they are way heavier and harder to hide. You can carry a little uke with you everywhere and anywhere and whip it out. Parties. Parks. Airports. You name it. Here is one of the songs I wrote for Get Happy. I also asked Mary What we would find under her bed if we… Read more »

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Sep 08
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Today I am super excited to have the author of Of Monsters and Madness, Jessica Verday here to tell us how she creates a spooky atmosphere! and then enter to win a signed copy of the book! Creating a Spooky Atmosphere – OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS If you’re anything like me, the words “spooky atmosphere” conjures up images of cemeteries and creepy roads. Or abandoned houses and forgotten places. But sometimes taking a character out of her element is a great place to start when designing a spooky atmosphere. At the beginning of OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS, Annabel finds herself sitting alone at night on a filthy pier waiting for her father to arrive to pick her up. The sights and smells and people still walking the docks at such a late hour surround her immediately, and I make sure that she’s as uncomfortable as possible. Most of us can relate to that feeling of being all alone in a strange place. That place you can’t wait to never go… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

  The Shadow Prince is a whopper of a book. It comes in at over 500 pages long , and the only thing I was thinking when I was done with it was, “That wasn’t long enough. I want more!” I love mythology and I really enjoyed all of the attention to mythological details that Bree wove into the story. Mythology really was everywhere, throughout the street names in the town to the class lectures at school. It was an immersion into the stories of Persephone and Hades, which just so happens to be one of my very favorite myths. For example, One of Daphne’s teachers was teaching her class about some versions of the Persephone myth and she was describing a thesis paper she wrote in college and I thought even that sounded fascinating. I would totally read her paper. So I may be a bit of a mythology nerd, but this book is perfect for both mythology enthusiasts like me and newbies alike. I loved how strong willed… Read more »

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