Friday, July 25, 2014

Join #Readon July 26 4pm Est.

#ReadOn July 26 4pm Est. #Interview @amytalkington @diannesalerni & @maureenmcquerry #Giveaway via @CrossroadReview

Thanks for joining Crossroad Reviews for her 56th show, this is such a fantastic milestone and incredibly exciting. Today's show will be featuring three pretty amazing author's that range from middle school to teens. There are also two to four books that are going to be up for grabs, kind of awesome right?! So definitely make sure to RSVP and tune in on July 26th at 4pm EST. to get your questions asked and possibly answered by these three amazing ladies. 

The Eighth
Dianne K. Salerni
The Eighth
Dianne K. Salerni
Published: April 22, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Demographic: Middle Grade Fantasy
Pages: 320

In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.

When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.

And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.

Stay tuned for The Inquisitor's Mark, the spellbinding second novel in the Eighth Day series.

To Purchase The Eighth by Dianne K. Salerni 
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Dianne K. Salerni

DIANNE K. SALERNI is a fifth grade teacher by day and a writer by night. She's the author of YA historical novels, We Hear the Dead (Sourcebooks) and The Caged Graves (Clarion/HMH), and a forthcoming MG fantasy series, The Eighth Day (HarperCollins 2014). 

The Caged Graves is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and We Hear the Dead was the inspiration for a 10 minute short film, The Spirit Game, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

When newly orphaned Jax Aubrey awakes to a world without people the day after his thirteenth birthday, he thinks it's the apocalypse. But then the next day is a regular old Thursday. Has Jax gone crazy? What's going on?

Riley Pendare, Jax's sort of clueless eighteen-year-old guardian, breaks the news: Jax just experienced the Eighth Day, an extra twenty-four-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people, like Jax and Riley, have the ability to live in all eight days. But others, like Evangeline, the teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door for years, exist only on this special day.

At first it's awesome to have a secret day. But as Jax gets to know the very guarded Evangeline, he discovers that she is the sought-after key to an ancient spell rooted in Arthurian legend. And Riley—who forgets to pay bills and buy groceries!—is sworn to keep her safe from those who want to use her to eliminate the seven-day world and all who live there.

Jax tries to protect Evangeline, but with his new friend's life on the line, as well as the threat of human destruction, he is faced with an impossible choice: trigger a real apocalypse or sacrifice Evangeline.

With a whole extra day to figure things out, it couldn't be too hard . . . right?

Time Out of Time (Time Out of Time #1)
Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Time Out of Time
Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Published: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Age Demographic: Middle Grade Fantasy
Pages: 384

With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is his older sister, Sarah, and he’s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his parents and sister are away, the door opens, and mythical creatures appear in his own living room! Soon, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold, revealing an age-old battle of Light against Dark, and Timothy must embark on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past. But he can’t complete the quest alone. Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye.

To Purchase Time Out of Time by Maureen Doyle McQuerry please visit: Amazon & B&N

Maureen Doyle McQuerry

All of Maureen Doyle McQuerry's books have an element of mystery and magic, even the realistic stories. And as a friend of hers pointed out, there is a library in every one of them. It must be because libraries have always been magical places for her. 

Maureen's books are inspired by two things, the image of a character who eventually begins talking to her and current questions she has rattling around in her brain. The Peculiars began with the image of girl with very long fingers sitting on a steam train. While Beyond the Door started with the carvings of the Greenman she saw in churches in England. He was also inspired by some eighty year old trees in her yard that look like they want to talk to you.

Liv, Forever
Liv, Forever
Amy Talkington
Published: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Soho Teen
Age Demographic: YA Paranormal Suspense
Pages: 280

When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it’s her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn’t sure what to make of the school’s weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn’t be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio, her own supply of paints. Everything she could want. 

Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who’s ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv’s only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv’s way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the ride. 

But Liv’s bliss is doomed. Weeks after arriving, she is viciously murdered and, in death, she discovers that she’s the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that has claimed many lives. Cursed with the ability to see the many ghosts on Wickham’s campus, Gabe is now Liv’s only link to the world of the living. To Malcolm.

Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. But Liv must fight alone to come to grips with the ultimate star-crossed love.

To Purchase Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington 
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Amy Talkington

Amy Talkington is an award-winning screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. Before all that she wrote about music for magazines like Spin, Ray Gun, Interview, and Seventeen (mostly just as a way to get to hang out with rock stars). As a teenager in Dallas, Texas, Amy painted lots of angsty self-portraits, listened to The Velvet Underground and was difficult enough that her parents finally let her go to boarding school on the East Coast. Liv, Forever is her first novel.

Don't forget to check out her Tumblr and follow her on Goodreads!

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* I want to thank Crossroad Review for letting me have the opportunity to share this event with you guys, as well as Goodreads and Amazon for the book covers, author information, and the summaries for the books.


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