This week we’re joined by author, Swati Teerdhala, author of The Tiger at Midnight and The Archer at Dawn. We played a bookish version of Would You Rather…? and our favorite spoiler getting game Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book (we got a little info on book 3). Long live the naked mole-rat! Let’s get started!
What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her.
Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?
Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final page.
On tonight’s episode, we’re joined by two authors, both of whom are New York Times bestsellers. You may know them from such titles as Alex & Eliza, Disney’s Descendants, and Blue Bloods as well as Cats VRS Robots, The Life of Captain Marvel, and Royce Rolls, here to talk about their upcoming title Jo & Laurie it’s Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl! In between questions and amazing answers we played Burn, ReWrite, ReRead and our latest game The Book Stops Here.
After her parents’ bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased. But across the miles, eighteen-year-old Tegan Rossi remains connected to local Kai Kapule, her best friend from childhood. Now, Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. She must have come to surprise-visit Kai. Right?As the teens grow even closer, Tegan pushes aside her worries and gets swept away in the vacation of her dreams. But each morning, Tegan startles awake from nightmares that become more difficult to ignore. Something is eerily amiss. Why is there a strange gap in her memory? Why can’t she reach her parents or friends from home? And what’s with the mysterious hourglass tattoo over her heart?Kai promises to help Tegan figure out what is going on. But the answers they find only lead to more questions. As the week unfolds, Tegan will experience the magic of first love, the hope of second chances, and the bittersweet joy and grief of being human.
Don’t worry if you can’t get enough of these book recs from Dallas Woodburns because she’ll be on the Booked All Night podcast on May 7th. Until then, enjoy her guest post and a GIVEAWAY of her upcoming title The Best Week That Never Happened.
We’re joined by Claire Swinarski, author of the upcoming middle-grade novel WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, which comes out on May 19th (no push backs here according to her editor). We discuss her work, just how many lakes Wisconsin and Minnesota have, and Claire’s disturbing lack of authored fanfiction.
Last summer, Scholastic announced that the Hunger Games world was getting a prequel. Which excited us book nerds who were, strangely, eager to return to Panem. Slowly, very, very slowly, we got more information. TITLE: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. PUB DATE: May 19th, 2020. And now, courtesy of EW and Scholastic Inc., we have a preview.
Help! A witch cursed us and we’ve all been turned into bats! But when she left she dropped the batty antidote. Search our most recent posts for the ingredients to the cure! We’d be so grateful that we’d give you any book you wanted!
This episode we’re joined by Sarah Jean Horwitz to talk about her new book The Dark Lord Clementine. The new face of big evil is a little . . . small. Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of theContinue reading “An Interview with Sarah Jean Horwitz”
Clementine knows very well what is expected of her as the interim Dark Lord: there are dastardly deeds to accomplish, unsuspecting townspeople to frighten, a level of chaos and uncertainty that must be maintained. But Clementine has other priorities, too. Namely, who is this mysterious Whittle Witch, and what is her quarrel with her father? Is Darka Wesk-Starzec a friend or foe, and who—or what—is she hunting? And what happens if her father finds out that she, Clementine, is capable of light magic—or that she sometimes dreams of existing somewhere between the two moral extremes?
Clementine Morcerous awoke one morning to discover that her father had no nose. This was not exactly unexpected. Several mornings previously, the Dark Lord Elithor Morcerous had greeted her with slightly less nose than usual, and a bit of a weaker chin. The difference was so small that Clementine, who was quite small herself, barely noticed it. She did notice something different about him—he was her father, after all—but she thought perhaps he had gotten a rather unflattering haircut.
This week we talked with Emma Steinkellner, author and illustrator for the graphic novel The Okay Witch, coming to you September 3rd.
A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Sacrifice all you have to survive. Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stayContinue reading “The Last Hope 🌌 Blog Tour”
One Court “You’ve escaped one prison before, so you’ll be escaping another in no time.” Mykal spoke those optimistic words thirty-one days ago, but I didn’t have the heart to remind him that it took me five years to flee Vorkter Prison. Now that we’re trapped aboard an enemy starcraft and only fed scraps everyContinue reading “The Last Hope ✨ Excerpt”
Join us this week for an interview with the author of The Friendship Lie, Rebecca Donnely. We talk about the hard-hitting stuff here: garbage games, Lulu VanRobot, book recs. Just how many sad questions can Maggie ask in a single episode? Get ready to sing some baby shark and laugh your little garbologist butts off.
February 13 Dear Ms. Tilson, You probably think you know who I am, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t. I used to be a bright star of a girl, but that girl burned out of existence, like a fire swept through my life and left nothing but ash and smoke. That smokeContinue reading “What They Don’t Know EXCERPT”
Title: What They Don’t Know Author: Nicole Maggi ISBN: 9781492672654 Release Date: October 2nd Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Praise for What They Don’t Know “An engaging, emotionaldebate on rape and abortion. Hand to readers interested in hot-button social issues or those captivated by E.K. Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2016).” Booklist “A flawless deconstruction of the hypocrisy turning deeplyContinue reading “What They Don’t Know SPOTLIGHT TOUR”
The noise of the gunfire is still deafening, and I hear—I actually hear—bullets whizzing past me, their low whines like the speeded-up buzz of insects, but I don’t slow down, and I don’t change course. The Chapel is burning out of control, its roof engulfed by roaring fire and sending up a huge black plume of smoke, and the amplified voice of the Government booms across the compound, repeating its demand over and over again.
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess’s voice is still out of commission).
A hand snuffed out the light. I leaned over the edge of the greenhouse trellis, wooden beams creaking beneath me. The guards, as they had done every night I’d been spying, left soon as Lord del Aer tucked his daughter in, and they followed him through the halls of his estate. His daughter’s room was left unguarded except for the ones patrolling the grounds. He couldn’t comprehend someone killing his child to get at him.
This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit BookedAllNight.blog to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!
Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better.
Praise for Bruja Born “Córdova keeps the flame on high as Lula and her sisters strike risky deals and face demons…Fantasy and zombie fans looking for flavor — organ-meat, in particular — will not leave disappointed.” —The New York Times “Córdova blows the world of the “Brooklyn Brujas” series wide open…A fast-paced story sure to appealContinue reading “Bruja Born Blog Tour (Giveaway and Excerpt)”
From talented YA author Tara Eglington, comes the follow-up to her page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a debut. In KISSING GAMES (Wednesday Books; June 5, 2018), Eglington’s delightful leading lady Aurora is off on another adventure, involving even more kissing. Filled with sweet high school love, this novel has all the hijinks and HEAsContinue reading “Kissing Games Blog Tour”
For a girl who shares her name with a princess (Aurora from Sleep– ing Beauty), my present circumstances were fathoms away from a fairy tale. My kissing skills had left both parties maimed—one case worthy of the emergency room. Our first kiss as a couple, and my first-ever kiss, had been a melding of everythingContinue reading “Kissing Games EXCERPT”
Bet you thought the interviews were over AND YOU WERE WRONG! We’re back this week with Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead and her newest book In Search of Us. We talked about her book, we talked about the 90s, we talked about how Jessica is going to burn any proof that she was ever photographedContinue reading “An Interview with Ava Dellaira”
It’s interview central around here this month! Joining us this week is Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and the recently released As You Wish. We had a wonderful discussion about anxiety and writing and how we all handle the pressure.
As You Wish
What if you could ask for anything- and get it?
In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.
Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.
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I’ve lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for most of my life. It’s a weird place. I’m not a fan of casinos, but I love the Mojave Desert. I also love the woods and hills and dying steel mill towns of eastern Ohio, which is where my family is from. I wish I could split my time between both places.
I have a nerdy-cool husband and a goofy dog and evil cat. I read a lot of books. I think Mad Men is the best show ever made. I rock climb, even though I’m afraid of heights. I would eat red velvet cupcakes from the Cupcakery every day if I could. One of my favorite things in the world is exploring abandoned places.
I love writing because it lets me have adventures. I love writing because it is an adventure.
That’s what you should know about me: I think everything should feel like an adventure.
With a little effort, it can.
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This super special (totes late but you’ll love it) episode we were joined by none other than MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver, Monstrous, Ravenous, and more! If you’re unfamiliar with her work we highly recommend Shadow Weaver. You can, of course, listen to us gush over it in Episode #25 (which we also recommend). Join us as we talk about middle grade literature, writing, Shadow Weaver, and play a little game of Burn, Re-write, Re-Read.
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“In this spectacular follow-up to the rich The Bone Witch, Tea’s quest draws the reader further in, setting them on a more dangerous yet intriguing adventure.”
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“A gripping novel that will tug on readers’ heartstrings until the very end.”–Booklist
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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the nightContinue reading “GIVEAWAY: Children of Blood and Bone”
Our giveaway for THE BELLES has ended and congratulations to Dynal R for winning! Didn’t win? Don’t worry! We’ve got more giveaways coming! Keep your ear out for the next episode of the Booked All Night podcast for another bookish giveaway! Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all Booked All Night news andContinue reading “THE BELLES Giveaway Winner!”
Howdy booknerds! I seemed to have found myself with two copies of Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles–a review copy I won in a BookishFirst giveaway and my pre-ordered copy. So I wanted to share this AMAZING book with y’all, so I’m giving away one of my copies! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!Continue reading “THE BELLES Giveaway!”
I had been chasing the Thomas twins around their house for a half hour, begging them to put on their clothes, when the garage door whined up. Their mother was home.
Julia Day’s Fade to Us is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love. Brooke’s summer is going to be EPIC— having fun with her friends and a job that lets her buy a car. Then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has alwaysContinue reading “Fade to Us Blog Tour”
About the book: Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn’t going to do this summer. She isn’t going to stay home in Sacramento, where she’d have to sit through her stepmother’s sixth community theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest. She isn’t going to mock trial camp at UCLA. And she certainlyContinue reading “Q&A with Lily Anderson”
Hey there night owls! It’s midnight on the East Coast which means we can post this awesome blog tour and giveaway for Christy Sloat’s The Librarian, which recently published on June 17th. Read the excerpt for this historical YA romance and then enter the giveaway to win one of five e-copies of the book! About theContinue reading “The Librarian Blog Tour & Giveaway”
About the Author: Christina Benjamin is an Award-Winning Author residing in Florida. She’s a proud book nerd, 100% Gryffindor, has entirely too many book boyfriends and loves coffee and tacos! She loves to read and write across genres. Her best selling books are The Geneva Project series and The Practice Boyfriend. Check them out ifContinue reading “COVER REVEAL”
I float in the Pacific Ocean. As I straddle my longboard, cool water lapping around me, I watch surfers up and down the coast take on baby waves, four-footers that will carry them a short distance before breaking into froth and foam. I’m waiting for something better. The sun beats down on the slip ofContinue reading “EXCERPT : Girl Out of Water”
Was there anything you had to edit out of the story that you wish you could have kept? Not in this book, but in my last book ADRENALINE CRUSH there was a lot of character defining backstory that got cut for the sake of pacing and it still stings a bit. I even considered postingContinue reading “Q&A with Laurie Boyle Crompton”
CLICK HERE TO ENTER Candy hates boarding school. As a junior, graduation is still eons away, and making films is the only way to survive the boredom. Until she is kidnapped. Candy panics. Along Came a Spider, Ransom, Taken, Cellular… Candy knows how these movies end. The only reason anyone would abduct her is toContinue reading “Stealing Candy Spotlight & Giveaway”
CLICK HERE TO ENTER He calls it fate. She calls it blackmail. Rory has a secret: she’s the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he’d probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory’s sureContinue reading “Love and Vandalism Spotlight & Blog Tour”
(This interview was originally posted on RoundRobinWrites.com and conducted by Elizabeth DiPietro on behalf of RRW) She’s the bestselling author of the Shades of Magic Series, This Savage Song, and Vicious. We’re looking at a Shades of Magic TV adaption on the horizon so there’s no slowing down V.E. Schwab. Despite traveling all over theContinue reading “Q&A with V. E. Schwab”
If you aren’t sure who Emily Skrutskie is, we would like to point you toward our reviews of The Edge of the Abyss and The Abyss Surrounds Us. If you are looking for more information you can always visit her website and glimpse her bio. If you are looking for even more information, we have great news!Continue reading “Q&A with Emily Skrutskie”
You can’t always believe what you see in this hilarious coming of age novel from the author of The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever and I Have a Bad Feeling about This. Harry Houdini. Penn and Teller. David Copperfield. Marcus Millian the Third. Okay, so Marcus isn’t a famous magician. He may not even be aContinue reading “Stranger Things Have Happened Spotlight & Giveaway”
An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat novel about a teen who, when backed into a corner, fights back, from the author of What Waits in the Woods Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad,Continue reading “Pretty Fierce Spotlight & Giveaway”
From the author of Cracked and Empty comes a gripping, emotional story of two brothers who must make the ultimate decision about what’s more important: family or their differences. It’s not Oscar’s fault he’s misunderstood. Ever since his mother died, he’s been disrespected by his father and bullied by his self-absorbed older brother, so heContinue reading “Ultimatum Spotlight & Giveaway”
0:15 Introductions 1:08 Pitches 6:00 What are some of your writing rituals? 9:28 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had to research in the name of writing? 14:45 Were there any scenes from your draft that you wish you could have kept? 20:16 What was the first scene you thought of for your novel?
How did writing FREEKS differ from your writing your previous novels? FREEKS was the first thing I had written in awhile that was started out just for me. For most of the past ten years, I have been writing my books with the intention of publishing them, with the audience and readers and trends inContinue reading “Q&A with Amanda Hocking”
Secrets. Obsession. Murder. Victoria is about to discover just how dangerous it can be to lose yourself. Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, but she’s okay with that. All she needs is the company of her equally oddball boyfriend, Andrew, who is a musical prodigy, homeschooled, and agoraphobic. They’ve been neighbors and inseparable all their lives,Continue reading “Unnatural Deeds Spotlight & Giveaway”
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova,Continue reading “Labyrinth Lost Spotlight & Giveaway”