Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!


It's the time of year for giving...so how about a giveaway!? Enter below to win one of five copies of IN THE AFTER. Happy Holidays and see you in the new year...can't wait to share my favorite books of 2014!

 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

IN THE AFTER on the 2015 Lone Star Reading List

I'm so excited that IN THE AFTER is on the Texas Library Association's 2015 Lone Star Reading List for Texas! Here's the full list. Woohoo!
 
2015 Lone Star Reading List

 
AuthorTitle
Alexander, KwamaThe Crossover
Chen, JustinaA Blind Spot for Boys
Fantaskey, BethBuzz Kill
Garcia, KamiUnbreakable
Gebhart, RyanThere Will Be Bears
Harrington, K. A.Forget Me
Hoover, P. J.Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life
Hopkinson, DeborahThe Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy called Eel
Jobin, MatthewThe Nethergrim
Johnson, VarianThe Great Greene Heist
London, AlexProxy
Lough, AmberThe Fire Wish
Lunetta, DemitriaIn the After
Oppel, KennethThe Boundless
Pearson, Mary E.The Kiss of Deception
Poblocki, DanThe Haunting of Gabriel Ashe
Sanderson, BrandonSteelheart
Sheinkin, SteveThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights
Van Wagenen, MayaPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
White, J. A.The Thickety

Monday, October 13, 2014

Utah & Nevada Book Tour!


This week I'll be in Utah...then it's on to Las Vegas for the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Here are all the events, and I'll be with a ton of other awesome YA writers,  so if you're nearby come check it out.


Oct. 14th (Tuesday) - R.C. Lewis Book Launch - Stitching Snow
7pm - 9pm at Provo Library
550 North University Avenue
 Provo, Utah 84601
Join young adult author, R.C. Lewis, for a reading and signing of her debut young adult novel, Stitching Snow. Also attending will be YA authors Peggy Eddleman, R.C. Lewis, Mindy McGinnis, Lissa Price, Ann Redisch Stampler, Demitria Lunetta, and Kate Karyus Quinn.


Oct. 15th (Wednesday) -  Young Adult Author Meet and Greet
7pm - 9pm at The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Join us for a night of mingling, activities and of course signing with some of our favorite Young Adult authors. The authors include, Peggy Eddleman, R.C. Lewis, Mindy McGinnis, Lissa Price, Ann Redisch Stampler, Demitria Lunetta, and Kate Karyus Quinn.

Oct. 16th (Thursday) -  10180 S. State Street Sandy, UT 84070

                                                       
 
 
Oct. 18th (Saturday) - The Future's So Bright, We Have to Be Saved
10 am - Vegas Valley Book Festival
Fifth Street School, YA Tent One
401 S. Fourth St. Las Vegas, NV 89101
With Lisa Dess, Elizabeth Fama, Demitria Lunetta, Lynne Matson, Mindy McGinnis, Jodi Meadows, Lissa Price, Karri Thompson, Amy Tintera, Sarah Vela
  
 
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

YA Lit Conference in Naperville


This is where I'll be this weekend! Saturday is sold out...but there's still time to get tickets for the Sunday event.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

IN THE AFTER Goodreads Giveaway!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends November 26, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

 
I'll be at Wizard World again this year...all four days. If you have a book for me to sign, want to purchase a book, or just want to stop by and say hi, I'll be with my friends at the Chicago Costume booth. If you have trouble finding it, tweet me @DemitriaLunetta. Hope to see you all there!
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The End is Here!

IN THE END releases today! To celebrate, there will be a party at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL at 7pm. Here's the address: 123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540. Phone -(630) 355-2665. Hope to see you all there!

I'm also giving away five signed paperback copies of IN THE AFTER...so if you haven't picked up my series yet, here's your chance to read.

 
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Friday, May 30, 2014

The End is Near

Thank you everyone for a great paperback release day...now I'm looking onward to the second book, IN THE END, that comes out June 24th. They'll be a party at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL at 7pm. Here's the address: 123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540. Phone -(630) 355-2665. Hope to see you all there!

 

Monday, May 26, 2014

IN THE AFTER Paperback Release Epic Giveaway

In the After (In the After #1)
In the End (In the After, #2)The IN THE AFTER paperback release is Tuesday, May 27th...and I'm doing an epic giveaway to celebrate. Enter to win 1 of 6 IN THE END arcs...3 lucky peeps will win an additional arc from either Kate Karyus Quinn, Kate Ormand, or April Genevieve Tulcholke.
 
 
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(Don't You) Forget About MeDark DaysBetween the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2)


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Last day for my 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 25, 2014

C2E2 In Chicago

 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday I'll be at C2E2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
 
Friday & Saturday I'll be walking around & hanging out with my friends at Chicago Costume so if you have a book to sign, you'll probably find me there. Feel free to @ me on twitter.
 
Sunday I'll be on a panel with three other awesome authors. Here's the info:
 
Building Fantastical Worlds and Dystopias
 
Dystopian societies, post-apocalyptic scenarios, enhanced abilities, and deadly creatures both human and other, make the future a not so safe place to be. Join authors Joelle Charbonneau (The Testing Trilogy), Kat Falls (Inhuman), Jaleigh Johnson (The Mark of the Dragonfly), and Demitria Lunetta (In the After)  as they discuss what it takes to survive in the future worlds and fantastical alternate realities they’ve created.
 
Sunday, April 27 Dystopian Panel
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Room S401CD
SOUTH BUILDING AT MCCORMICK PLACE

 
Hope to see you there!

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: http://yafest.blogspot.com
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WHO'S COMING
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?


 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Children's Lit Breakfast in Woodbridge IL

Tomorrow, Sat. February 15th, I'll be here:

Anderson's Bookstore Annual Children's Literature Breakfast

 It's going to be a blast with all these famous authors...and a ton more Illinois authors (including me!) If you haven't already, call for tickets!


Anderson’s Bookshop's 12th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast
This morning will feature a full breakfast, Illinois authors and illustrators, new award-winning and notable books, a book talks, CPDU credits, raffles, door prizes, giveaways, book sales and keynote speakers. Featured Speakers: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Jon Muth, Laurie Keller, Aaron Reynolds and Maggie Stiefvater. For more information please call (630) 820-004.


  Saturday, February 15th, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
New location: Bobak's Signature Events
                     6440 Double Eagle Drive
                Woodridge, IL 60517
  
You may register ($55-same as last year) by calling (630) 820-2802.
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

So it seems my holiday blog break has gone on a little longer than anticipated. I'm working on a bunch of different things getting ready for 2015. I've also been reading a ton. I just read the GONE series by Michael Grant and these books are amazing! There are six, and they're longish, but really you'll just fly through them.

Gone (Gone, #1)

I heard good things about the first book when it first came out six years ago, but I didn't actually pick it up until I was at a conference with Michael Grant and EVERYONE was talking about how I MUST READ this series. I hate to admit this, but the reason I didn't pick it up all those years ago was because of the cover. I honestly thought it would be a Christian romance. Not that I have anything against Christian romances, but I prefer Sci-fi or Fantasy. So I almost missed out on this awesome series because of the cover...even though we all learn as children not to judge a book by it' cover.

What about you guys...have you ever passed on a book because of the cover? Have you ever bought a book just because you loved the cover?

Okay, I'll be back when I have more news to share!