Sunday, December 7, 2008

YA Connection

Here's the belated YA Connection. This is Kristi's doing. I contribution on my behalf this week. Sorry to the bloggers, since it was my week to do your roundup. has a great roundup for those interested.

The contest this week is for Cherry Cheva's She's So Money. Leave a comment to enter. +1 for getting the secret word from +1 for each time you mention it elsewhere and link me to it in your comment entry.

YA Connection
(Week of November 16th - 22nd)

YA Connection is a collaborative column collected by Kristi (The Story Siren) and Steph (Reviewer X). In it can be found links from around the YA blogosphere, including, but not limited to, contests links, author blog links, review links, and miscellaneous news pertaining to the age group. Also, Kristi and Steph hold weekly contests accompanying the column, as well as a book and author spotlight.

If you're a blogger, author or publicist looking to have your links added, please email Kristi at thestorysiren (at) or Steph at reviewerx (at) Any book donations for giveaways are also greatly appreciated. Please note that the spotlights are not up to suggestion, but rather decided by both Kristi and Steph.


A.S. King (The Dust of 100 Dogs) is having a contest for an ARC of The Dust of 100 Dogs!!

Cassandra Clare (City of Glass) has ARCs of City of Glass up for grabs!!

Mrs. Magoo Reads is giving away a copy of Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman.

Harmony Book Reviews has a December Monthly Surprise Pack contest.

Chelsea of The Page Flipper announced her monthly contest!

Tasha of Another Book Read is giving away a copy of Paper Towns by John Green.

You can win an author interview at My Favorite Author, head to the site for more details!

Author Musing

Alexa Young (Frenemies) shares family photos of her Thanksgiving. Very Brangelina.

Aprilynne Pike (Wings) was whisked away on an Anniversary getaway!

Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth) has an excellent post about the Sophmore Slump, inspired by our very own, Steph. (Steph: *grins*)

Diana Peterfreund (Rampant) has been away in New York, hanging out with some totally awesome YA authors. So JEALOUS! She's all celebrating the 19 days of Christmas.. you'll want to check that one out!

E. Lockhart (How to be Bad) has an excellent book buyers guide post!

Erin Dionne (Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies) received some copies of her debut novel Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies this week. OHHH, pretty!

Jessica Burkhart (The Canterwood Crest Series) snagged herself a four book deal! Congrats Jessica!

Did You know that John Green (Paper Towns) is afraid of heights?

Looking for the perfect book to give this holiday? Justine Larbalestier (How to Ditch Your Fairy) has some suggestions/recommendations.

Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) posted about edits! They aren't the daunting task she was expecting.

Maggie Stiefvater (Lament) revealed the German cover of Lament. Very pretty!

Regina Scott (La Petite Four) shared a Christmas tradition of Nineteenth century families.

Saundra Mitchell (Shadowed Summer) was able to grab 5 minutes for an interview with fellow debut author R.J. Anderson (Faery Rebels).

Terri Clark (Sleepless) sold another book! It's entitled Hollyweird. "It's about two teen girls who won a trip to the set of their favorite TV show only to learn the hunky hero is actually the son of Satan and the only person who can keep them safe is a fallen angel working undercover as his personal assistant." Congrats Terri!

Group Author blogs you should check out:


Books, Boys, Buzz

Nineteen Teen

Ya Fresh

YA Edge

Our Reviews

Kristi reviewed: Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent and Vidalia in Paris by Sasha Watson.

Steph reviewed: nothing.


Nurin said...

Aw. It's okay Steph <3

YA Connection made my day anyways, as always :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great connection this week!

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Where's the secret word this week; am I just missing it?

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice job you two! And it's quite alright Steph. It's a very busy time this year. Still a good week...found some new stuff!


Amee said...

Enter me please! I assume it's not email this week since you said to just comment?

secret word: ornament


Yan said...

I showed She's So Money to my friend once and she practically flipped out that the author also wrote for Family Guy. So I'd love to get this book for her =) [ornament]

We still love the YA Connection! =D

Anonymous said...

Please enter me!(: [ornament]
I love new books.
I blogged about it here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for much for the sale post and the congrats!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! This is something that sounds so up my alley, and the cover is awesome as well!


chibikagome7 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi. I would love to be entered for this week's giveaway. =)
And, I also blogged about it here:

Thank you. =)

Carmen T

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

I am a prepublished author but I do have a marketing blog that provides information and tips to authors so they can actively market their books. Something I dont think is talked about enough! (Marketing has been my day job for over 15 years). Chck it out:

Sarah Woodard said...

You said to comment, instead of e-mail.
So, Hello and hope everything is well.
Secret Word: ornament

Shalonda said...

Hope we were supposed to comment this week.

I would love to be entered in the contest.

I have posted about it in my "Contests!" sidebar and the secret word is ornament.

Good luck to everyone!

di said...

Word: Ornament

I've posted about the contest here:

and here:

Paradox said...

I would like to enter please! The secret word is "ornament."

I posted about the contest on my blog:

Paradox said...

And it's still the 12th in the USA, so the entry is valid, I think...

WordVore Prod said...

hey! i love the YA's so freakin' amazing! the reviews are just too good, and the concept of the worldwide giveaways is
the secret word: ornament
and these are where I posted about this:

my mail add:

Love ya <3

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