Wednesday, April 16, 2014

YA Fest in Easton, PA on Sat April 19th

This weekend I'll be here with over 50 other authors. If you're in the area, come check us out!

YA Fest runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palmer branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Find more info at:
Authors participating in the YA Fest
Aaron Starmer, Alison Ashley Formento, Alissa Grosso, Amalie Howard, Amie and Bethanie Borst, Anne Greenwood Brown, Barbara Dee, Brigid Kemmerer, Carley Moore, Cesya MaRae Cuono, Charles Benoit, Charlotte Bennardo, Christine Hughes, Crissa Chappell, Cristin Terrill, Cyn Balog, David Lubar, Dawn Daria, Demitria Lunetta, Elisa Ludwig, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Jackie Morse Kessler, Jeff Hirsch, Jennifer Armentrout, J. Lynne, Jennifer McConnel, Jennifer Murgia, Jennifer R. Hubbard, Josh Berk, Justina Ireland, K. M. Walton, Kelly Hashway, Kimberly Miller, Kit Grindstaff, Laura Toffler-Corrie, Lisa Amowitz, Liz Dejesus, Margie Gelbwasser, Maria V. Snyder, Melissa Groeling, Michael Northrop, Michelle Madow, Molly Cochran, Natalie Zaman, Pab Sungenis, Page Morgan, PG Kain, Rajdeep Paulus, Shannon Delany, Tiffany Schmidt and Tom Tancin.

Friday, April 11, 2014

YA Event in Arlington Heights on Sat April 12th

Meet four YA authors and learn about their writings-Apr 12

Imagine a world where dry land is at a premium and humanity must begin living underwater...or where a test doesn't just determine whether you pass or fail, but whether you live or die...or where the planet is invaded by terrifying creatures, and you must fight to survive... Welcome to the dark, thrilling worlds created by Kat Falls, Joelle Charbonneau, Demitria Lunetta and Elizabeth Fama, authors of the dystopian novels, Dark Life, Rip Tide, Inhuman, The Testing, In the After, and Plus One. The writers take us on adventures that are beyond our imagination but closer to real life than we might want to think. Learn where they get their ideas, what it is like to be a published author, and behind the scenes details of the novels.
Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a opportunity to ask questions and have books signed. For teens and adults.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 12, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Hendrickson Room
  500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
Tel: 847-392-0100 / Fax: 847-506-2650

Monday, April 7, 2014

IN THE END Giveaway on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the End by Demitria Lunetta

In the End

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends May 07, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, April 4, 2014

B.A.M Author Festival in Zion, IL

This is where I'll be tomorrow, Sat April 5th! I'm presenting at 2:30, but there are a lot of great authors and the event starts at 11:30. It's free, so come by and check it out! Here's the link: B.A.M.


BAM stands for Books, Authors, & More.

B (Books)-All registrants will receive a free book, poster, and bookmark.

A (Authors)- Meet authors

M (More)-Writing workshop with Joelle Charbonneau, Video Contest, contests during the event

BAM is a FREE author festival for 4th-12th grades and adults at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL.

BAM will include teen and adult author visits with give-a-ways.  The goals of BAM are to provide the opportunity for teens and adults to meet and interact with popular authors, to get excited about reading and writing, and to encourage non-readers to become readers through the excitement of others.

11:30am-12:45pm-Session 1: Fantasy, Death, & Other Important Stuff

11:30am-12:15pm – Author presentations and Q&A

12:15-12:45pm- Author Signings

  • Ilsa Bick-Teen Author
  • Julie Halpern-Teen Author
  • Shannon Stoker-New Adult Author
  • Sandy Dickson & Beverly Brooks -Local Adult Authors

1:00-2:15 pm-Session 2: Once Upon a Time & Not So Happy Ever After

1:00-1:45pm – Author Presentations and Q&A

1:45-2:15pm – Author Signings

  • Christa Desir-Dessert with a Teen Author (for high school – adult only)
  • Liesl Shurtliff-Middle Grade/Teen  Author
  • Melanie Benjamin-Lunch with an Adult Author
  • Elizabeth Blackwell- Adult/Teen Crossover Author
  • Ruth Hull Chatlien & Glenn Hager-Local Adult Authors

2:30-3:45pm - Session 3: It’s the End of the World, Charlie Brown

2:30-3:15pm-Author Presentation and Q&A

3:15-3:45pm-Author Signings

  • Joelle Charbonneau- Teen Author (World Building Writing Workshop)
  • Demitria Lunetta- Teen Author
  • Libby Hellmann- Adult Author

2:30-4:30pm-Bang, Bang, Skype-O-Rama- Meet 5 teen authors in 60 minutes via Skype!

  • Debra Driza
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • Julie Berry
  • Trish Cook
  • Beth Revis

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Last Day - IN THE END Giveaway on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the End by Demitria Lunetta

In the End

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends April 03, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

IN THE END Goodreads Giveaway!

Enter to win a signed ARC of IN THE END on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the End by Demitria Lunetta

In the End

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends April 03, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Books I Love - UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

Recommended for fans of: YA Sci-fi, contemporary, dystopian, romance...really there's something for everyone!

From the very first page I was hooked on Sophie Jordan's latest YA novel, UNINVITED. The sci-fi is subtle...the world that Davy lives in is very much like our own. Jordan doesn't bog the reader down with a lot of technical terms and strange futuristic gadgets, really the only sci-fi addition is the identification of the "kill gene." This allows the reader to focus on what being found to have the HTS gene really means for Davy and her family. Davy herself is sheltered and na├»ve...and suddenly everyone looks at her like she's a killer. Davy must face her new life, where she is treated as a second class citizen and a murderer, even though she has done nothing wrong. While keeping Davy's story the focus, Jordan does an amazing job of reaching the bigger issues, such as fear and prejudice. Jordan also makes you wonder if HTS creates a violent individual, or if how people with HTS are treated makes them more prone to violence. If you are told everyday of your life that you are a killer, wouldn't you become one?