Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Holidays and a Blog Break!

Hi all! I'm going to take a bit of a blog break till the new year. I'm editing BAD BLOOD and working on a few new things. I'll be back in January with my favorite books of 2015. See you in 2016!!! Have a great Holiday Season!

Monday, November 9, 2015

IN THE END Goodreads Giveaway!

There's still time to enter the IN THE END pb giveaway on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the End by Demitria Lunetta

In the End

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends November 21, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS Halloween Party!!!

Come help us celebrate AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 Stories of Darkness & Light, a YA anthology.
When: Sunday October 18th, 2pm
Where: Anderson's Bookshop LaGrange -
26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, Illinois 60525
Authors in attendance include Demitria Lunetta, Mindy McGinnis, Kate Karyus Quinn, Author, Lydia Kang, Lenore Appelhans, and more! If you love dark YA, come check us out.

More about the anthology:

Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts that come at night. Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places that others prefer to leave among the shadows.

In realistic contemporary stories from Joelle Charbonneau and Kelly Fiore, depression, addiction, obsession, and isolation are all the stuff of nightmares. Other stories by Justina Ireland, Phoebe No...rth, and Geoffrey Girard straddle the line, making us question what is real and what is false. Mindy McGinnis explores the question of not knowing yourself, while Kate Karyus Quinn speculates on the effect of learning that every terrible thing that’s ever happened to you has been manufactured for the entertainment of others.

Demitria Lunetta and Gretchen McNeil each take a closer, horrific look at human nature. Lenore Applehans delves into a post-apocalyptic future, while R.C. Lewis discovers the darkness that lurks on another planet in her science fiction narrative. Then of course there are the paranormal stories from Beth Revis and Lydia Kang, each digging into the many types of monsters that might wait for us in the dark.

Overall, you’ll find a wide range of horrors represented, including demons, aliens, and one of the most frightening creatures ever—human beings.

Friday, October 9, 2015

YA Fest in Easton, PA!

I'm so glad I get to be a part of this year's YA Fest in Easton, PA.
YA Fest 2015 will take place at Easton Area Public Library, Palmer Branch on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
There are a ton of great authors. To see a full list, check them out here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MADNESS event tonight!

I'm so excited to be a part of this event tonight to celebrate the release of Mindy McGinnis' new YA novel A MADNESS SO DISCREET.
If you're in the Columbus OH area, come check us out!
 YA Madness Event!
Four Amazing Authors
Discussing their new releases, answering questions, and signing books
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015  7:00 PM
Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library
- See more at:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt!!!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the Red Team --but there is also a blue team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Oct 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.




The book Trisha s showcasing on the hunt is…

Today, I am hosting Trisha Leaver on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

TRISHA LEAVER lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather disobedient black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes young adult fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press. She is a member of the SCBWI, ITW and the YA Scream Queens— a group of nine female authors who are deathly serious about their horror! To find out more about her, please visit her website
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here!
The book Trisha s showcasing on the hunt is…

Sad young woman … or cold-blooded killer?
“A creative reimagining of the infamous Borden murders told from the POV of Lizzie’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan.”
The story of Lizzie Borden began on a hot August day in 1892, but it never really ended. Did the quiet, younger daughter of Andrew Borden murder her father and his second wife in cold blood? Supposedly, no one ever knew, but imagine if Lizzie had one true friend who she shared all of her dark secrets with … her family’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan. This is Bridget’s story.

Now for the top secret Bonus Material….

The fascination surrounding the infamous Borden murders grows each year, but yet one questions still remains unanswered: did Lizzie Borden kill her father and stepmother that fateful day in August? Historians, ghost hunters, and criminologists have speculated as to Lizzie’s guilt, but no definitive proof was ever laid down, leaving us Borden enthusiasts to speculate. Curious as to who we “assigned” guilt to? Well, here’s a sneak peek at the ending scene of SWEET MADNESS; it may give you a hint!


The entire house seemed to hum with a dark energy. A wordless, soundless evil that swept up through the staircase and settled into every corner. It was a sinister calm…one that had me searching every second of the past week trying to figure out who and why someone would do this.

I was frozen in place, my feet melded to the top of the landing as my mind churned. I needed to get out of this house. I needed to run to Liam and never look back. Yet I couldn’t even muster the courage to speak, never mind move.


My eyes fixed on the front window, and I quickly tried to calculate the distance to the street below. It was the quickest way out. The only way out.

“Bridget.” There it was again, my name floating through the air, pulling at me to respond. I quickly tuned my head toward Lizzie’s room. If I could make my way through her room to Mr. Borden’s then I could use back staircase, hide out in the basement behind the coal bin until nightfall then slip out unnoticed.

I didn’t see her raise her hand, but seconds later, I felt the impact, the stinging burn blooming across my cheek. She’d hit me. Lizzie had actually hit me.


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Trisha Leaver, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 17! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!  Amy Butler Greenfield.


Monday, September 28, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt Starts this Thursday!

This year I'm participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt...along with a bunch of other YA authors. The Scavenger Hunt runs Oct. 1st - Oct. 4th, so check back in on Thursday. There are 160 authors participating and you could win a ton of great books. For more info check out their website here.

YA Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 14, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS release day!

It's finally here! AMONG THE SHADOWS releases today!

Help us celebrate! Tweet using #AmongTheShadows and let us know which author's stories you are most excited for! AMONG THE SHADOWS is available on all e-book platforms and in paperback. Check out my AMONG THE SHADOWS tab above for more info on all the authors and follow our blog tour (info in previous post) for a teaser from each of the stories!

Monday, September 7, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS Blog Tour & Giveaway!

AMONG THE SHADOWS is on tour, each stop featuring a teaser for each story. Each stop also comes with a chance to win a paperback copy of AMONG THE SHADOWS and signed swag!

Here's the Tour Schedule:

9/7/2015- A Backwards StoryExcerpt- Lenore Appelhans
9/7/2015- Bookhounds yaExcerpt- Beth Revis
9/8/2015- The Book CellarExcerpt- Joelle Charbonneau
9/9/2015- The Cover ContessaExcerpt- Kelly Fiore
9/10/2015- Fiction FareExcerpt- Lydia Kang
9/11/2015- Ohana ReadsExcerpt- Demitria Lunetta
9/12/2015- It Starts At Midnight - Excerpt-Geoffrey Girard
9/13/2015- The Bibliophile ChroniclesExcerpt- R.C. Lewis
9/14/2015- CreatyvebooksExcerpt- Justina Ireland
9/15/2015- Please Feed The BookwormExcerpt- Mindy McGinnis
9/16/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandExcerpt- Phoebe North
9/17/2015- She Dreams in FictionExcerpt- Gretchen McNeil
9/18/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- ExcerptKate Karyus Quinn
And there's still time to enter our general giveaway!
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Monday, August 31, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS available for pre-order!

AMONG THE SHADOWS is available for pre-order on Kindle. It's also available on Nook, iTunes, kobo, etc here. E-books release Sept. 14th!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS Giveaway on Goodreads

Another AMONG THE SHADOWS giveaway!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Among The Shadows by Kate Karyus Quinn

Among The Shadows

by Kate Karyus Quinn

Giveaway ends October 15, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chicago Comic-Con

This is where I'll be for the next four days! If you want to find me to sign a book,
just tweet at me @DemitriaLunetta.
Hope to see you all there!

Chicago Admissions, VIP Admissions, Photo Ops & Autographs

Friday, August 14, 2015


AMONG THE SHADOWS releases in a month and we're having a giveaway for 5 paperback copies (plus signed swag!) and 5 digital copies. The swag bundle includes signed bookmarks by Beth Revis, Joelle Charbonneau, Kelly Fiore, Mindy McGinnis, Lydia Kang, Kate Karyus Quinn, Gretchen McNeil and myself! There are also some extra goodies in there like postcards, bookplates, stickers, and more! Enter below.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Blog Neglect = Writing Deadline

I realized that I hadn't posted here in a while...and there's a very simple explanation for my absence; I'm finishing up Bad Blood! It's due in September, so I'll be back then with lots of posts about the Among the Shadows Anthology and general writer-ness. See you then! :-)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the End by Demitria Lunetta

In the End

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends August 22, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win

Friday, April 24, 2015

C2E2 Chicago!

It's that time again...ComicCon is here! I'll be there all three days signing books, so tweet me @demitrialunetta to find me. :-)

C2E2 is at McCormick Place in Chicago
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Show Floor Hours
Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AMONG THE SHADOWS on Kickstarter!

There's one week left on the AMONG THE SHADOWS kickstarter and there are a ton of great incentives left, including copies of the anthology, signed books from our authors, and MS critiques. This is also the only place that you can find AMONG THE SHADOWS t-shirts...after the kickstarter you won't get another chance! If you want to learn more, check it you here.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Illinois Reads Launch!

I'm so excited to be on the Illinois Reads list this year...and tomorrow is the launch! Here's the info:


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015


I feel so privileged that I get to be a part of this YA short story anthology, not only as a contributing author but also as an editor. Okay, here's the amazing cover:

And here's the back cover:
AMONG THE SHADOWS is a 100% author organized project, so we're gathering funds on Kickstarter. If you'd like to contribute, pre-order a copy, or check out a few of our other great incentives, including signed copies of books and MS crits, have a loot at our Kickstarter page here. AMONG THE SHADOWS will be released September 14th.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

My New Book!

I can finally announce my big news! Everyone is always asking, "What's next!?" Well, here it is:

Author of the debut IN THE AFTER, Demitria Lunetta's BAD BLOOD, about a 16-year-old girl haunted by dreams and compelled to cut herself until she discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, for publication in Spring 2017, by Maura Kye-Casella at Don Congdon Associates (World English).

I'm so excited to work with Wendy and Delacorte. I'll have more on BAD BLOOD soon!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Goodreads Q&A!

Hi! If you've been dying to ask me a question...which I know you all should stop my goodreads Q&A here. Or even if you don't have a question but you just want to say hi. :-)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Children's Lit Breakfast Time!

This is where I'll be this Saturday!
Childrens_Literature_Breakfast For all who care about Children’s Literature. We’re delighted to feature our special guest authors: Shannon Hale, Dav Pilkey, Judy Schachner, Bob Shea and Sarah Weeks. The morning includes a full breakfast (breakfast service begins at 7:30), book talks, many Illinois authors and illustrators, door prizes and book sales. CPDU credits will be available. Tickets are $55. Reservations are required. Call (630) 820-2802(630) 820-2802 for details.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Bobak’s Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Dr., Woodridge

Friday, January 9, 2015

Books I Love - My Favorite of 2014!

I read 103 books in 2014 (not counting re-reads) and here are just a few of my favorites. Yes, they are mostly YA...and mostly Sci-fi/Fantasy. What can I say? I like what I like. :-)

YA Sci-fi

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)     Plus One Stitching Snow     

YA Fantasy

 Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)       Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

YA Historical Fiction (Realistic & Paranormal)

The Cure for Dreaming       Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) A Mad, Wicked Folly 

YA Paranormal

(Don't You) Forget About Me             Nil (Nil, #1)

Other (Margaret Atwood. Enough said.)

MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)

So these are just a few of my favorites...what are some of yours?