Check out Rhiannon Held’s Big Idea for TARNISHED over on John Scalzi’s Whatever! TARNISHED is now out from Tor Books in hardcover.
The full list is available on the Bouchercon website but…
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Owen Laukkanen - THE PROFESSIONALS
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Joelle Charbonneau - MURDER FOR CHOIR
BEST SHORT STORY
Todd Robinson- “Peaches”
Congrats to all the nominees!
Stranger things have happened! Check the link for tips on how to write sex scenes, courtesy of Delilah Dawson
He’s shortlisted in “Best Novel” for EMPIRE STATE and for “Best New Talent!”
See ya, textbooks! Summer is for fun books only. Check out these new releases you won’t be able to put down!
Making the jump from adult mysteries to YA, Charbonneau (the Rebecca Robbins series) launches a dystopian trilogy reminiscent of the Hunger Games. Cia Vale is one of four teens chosen to represent her small colony at the annual Testing, an intensive mental and physical examination aimed at identifying the best and brightest, who will go on to the University and help rebuild their shattered world. Forewarned not to trust anyone, Cia nonetheless forms a tentative partnership with resourceful Tomas, with whom she shares an unexpected emotional connection. As the Testing pushes its candidates to the breaking point and beyond, the body count rises, forcing Cia and her friends to fight for survival. The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations. However, it’s the last-minute revelations, a cliffhanger laden with potential, and the intriguing status quo of Cia’s world that will bring readers back for the next installment. Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative. Ages 12–up. Agent: Stacia Decker, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (June)
That’s 25%! First the Guardian, tomorrow the world. Congrats to:
Happy release day to Carolita Blythe, whose YA debut REVENGE OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY GIRL comes out today!