Drum Roll, Please…

Oh, wait, just a drum? Let’s bring out the full marching band, because I’m really excited for my fab friend Sara Hantz. She’s got two books coming out soon with Entangled Teen, and today I can show off both covers:

In the Blood by Sara Hantz (Entangled Teen). Harry Styles, is that you?

IN THE BLOOD by Sara Hantz (Entangled Teen).
Harry Styles, is that you?

IN THE BLOOD (out November 6, 2013) is a dark tale about one boy’s struggle for identity. “You’re just like your father” is a phrase Jed Franklin does not want to hear. Why? His father is a monster and the whole world knows it.

Here’s the publisher’s blurb:

For seventeen years Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.

His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.

In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…

WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP? by Sara Hantz (Entangled Teen)

WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS
PLEASE STAND UP?
by Sara Hantz
(Entangled Teen)

And Sara shows her versatility with a completely different story in WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP?

Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.

But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?

Sounds fun, right? We’ll all have to wait a little longer for Abi to kickbox her way onto the bookshelves — the book is due out May 6, 2014.

HOWEVER, here’s something to tide you over in the meantime. In celebration of the cover reveals, Sara is giving away a $50 Amazon giftcard! Isn’t she nice? Click on this Rafflecopter link to enter. Good luck!

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Books, Glorious Books


I’m in the final stages of rewriting a YA manuscript. I’ve been at it since March. One thing I’m soooo looking forward to when I get that over and done with is tackling this tower of books to read. I bought most of them on my recent trip to the US (I had to buy an extra cabin bag, too). There are 17 titles here, not counting Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN, which I’ve almost finished. That’s my incentive book–I’ll revise/rewrite two chapters in my book, then read a chapter of Stephenie’s latest as a reward.

The others are stacked in no particular order, but I think it’s wise to start with MANAGING TIME from the Harvard Business School Press…