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Taste of Darkness International Covers!!

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Yes! Fist Pump! I have received the cover art for both the Australian/New Zealand edition and the United Kingdom edition. And I have information about release dates.  If you're a subscriber to my free email newsletter, you would already have seen these beauties ;> but I also wanted to post on my blog.

So??  What do you think??  I think they're all GORGEOUS! 

Which one is your favorite?  Post your vote on my blog by November 6th for a chance to win an early copy of TASTE OF DARKNESS - please leave an email address so I can contact you (Goodreads friends - no need for your addy).  This giveaway is open to ALL and I'll pick 3 winners! Just so you know, it might be a few weeks before I get my copies of the book - but you'll have it by the end of November for sure!


Australian / New Zealand edition Release date: December 16, 2013
United Kingdom edition Release date: January 3, 2014 USA / Canada edition Release date: December 31, 2013

Darkbeast Rebellion Author Interview + Give Away

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So you all know by now that Mindy Klasky/Morgan Keyes is a friend of mine. And she's a wonderful writer - her stories are smart, snarky, fun, and entertaining.  Once again I've invited her to my blog to talk about her latest book, DARKBEAST REBELLION, the second book in her Darkbeast series.  I interviewed her last year about DARKBEAST you can read it here: http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com/2012/09/darkbeast-author-interview-giveaway.html

For this interview, Mindy/Morgan has generously offered to send TWO commenters a paperback copy of DARKBEAST and a hardback copy of DARKBEAST REBELLION - two books for one comment! To enter, leave a commentby October 20th, 2013 and please include an email address so I can contact you. (Goodreads friends don't need to leave an email addy).  The give away is open to USA residents only.


Cover copy:
Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor, Taggart, are fleeing for their lives. They have all spared their darkbeasts, the creature…

Selling Ur Soul - Interview and Giveaway!

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Would you sell your soul to the devil for a mega-hit bestselling book?  Randall the main character in Barry Lyga's latest book, UNSOUL'D does and what follows is a hilarious and sad look of the life of a somewhat successful author's journey to super stardom minus his soul.

Now for the disclaimer :)  Barry and I are friends who go way back to a time before we were both published authors.  We met at a writing workshop at World Con in Philadelphia in the 90s.  Keeping in touch via email and kvetching over our efforts to get published, we sold our first novels around the same time. His debut novel, The Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl is a fantastic story and a great insight into a 15 year-old boy's life.

UNSOUL'D is Barry's first book with an adult protagonist.  A warning to my younger readers that this book has lots of sex and adult language and situations.   It's also his first self-published book and only available as an ebook.

Barry has gen…