Friday, December 2, 2011

8 This Week for Writers 12/2/11: Our Favorite Articles and Blog Posts

Happy Friday, everyone!

Quick housekeeping items, the winner of last week's THE CANDIDATES by Inara Scott is Samantha Bousquet. This week's giveaway is:

My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin

Ashlyn Baptiste is falling. One moment she was nothing—no memories, no self—and then suddenly, she's plummeting through a sea of stars. Is she in a coma? She doesn't remember dying, and she has no memories of the life she left behind. All she knows is that she's trapped in a consciousness without a body and she's spending every moment watching a stranger.

Breckon Cody's on the edge. He's being ripped apart by grief so intense it literally hurts to breathe. On the surface, Breckon is trying to hold it together for his family and his girlfriend, but underneath he's barely hanging on.

Even though she didn't know him in life, Ashlyn sees Breckon's pain, and she's determined to find a way help him. As her own distressing memories emerge from the darkness, she struggles to communicate with the boy who can't see her, but whose life is suddenly intertwined with hers. In alternating voices of the main characters, My Beating Teenage Heart paints a devastatingly vivid picture of both the heartbreak and the promise of teenage life—a life Ashlyn would do anything to recover and Breckon seems desperate to destroy—and will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green, and David Levithan.

Clara's Favorites

Martina's Favorites

Book Reviews and Giveaways

Craft of Writing


Issues, News, Trends and Congrats

Promotion and Self-publishing

Social Media

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Happy reading and joyous writing,

Clara and Martina

To win the copy of My Beating Teenage Heart by C. K. Kelly Martin, please complete the form below:


  1. The weekend promises to be busy but I've just got to carve out some time to check some of these links! So many have caught my eye and are must-reads. Thanks.

  2. I'm going to go into these links once I'm done writing this comment.

    Oh, and here's my own round-up:

  3. Thanks for including Writers In The Storm's post from Jody Hedlund in your mashup! What a great list of links. :-)

  4. Untraceable was everywhere this week. Thanks again for the great links!

  5. MY BEATING TEENAGE HEART sounds intriguing! Makes me very curious to read it. Thanks for the usual great links!! (and for including mine *grin*)

  6. Looking forward to reading My Beating Teenage Heart. THANKS!

  7. Such terrific links this week! I like that today is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day! That's a cool thing to celebrate. :)

  8. Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoyed the links. I'm excited to read MY BEATING TEENAGE HEART too!



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