YA Science Fiction

NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE End of the Year Round Up

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Wow. It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Warning: I’m about to say thank you A LOT.

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If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, you can do so at any of these fine booksellers. Thank you!

If you enjoyed reading NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE, please tell your friends! A lot of this business comes down to word of mouth. Please also leave a review online to help spread word that this book is a great read. I really appreciate your support. Thank you!

Me, fellow YA author Shonna Slayton, and Shonna's daughter
Me, fellow YA author Shonna Slayton, and Shonna’s daughter

To celebrate the release of NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE, I held a party at the First Draft Book Bar inside the Changing Hands Bookstore’s Phoenix location. Soooooo many people showed up! The place was packed and the store ran out of books. They said it was their largest YA event to date at that location. So awesome!! Thank you!!

Then I zoomed over to San Diego to participate in the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore holiday party, where I mingled with a dozen other authors and signed books. It was such a blast! I got to see fellow Class of 2k14 author Stephanie Diaz, and got to chat with the likes of Weston Ochse, Jonathan Maberry and Jeff Cohen. I also got to see the wonderful Maryelizabeth Hart, who I swear is a superhero whose mutant power is awesomeness. It was a dream come true to see NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE on the shelves there.

Chatting with James Sallis at The Poisoned Pen
Chatting with James Sallis at The Poisoned Pen

The next day I zipped back over to Arizona and met up with my mentor and friend James Sallis to have a conversation and book signing at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale. Another full house, and another run on books. They sold out, too! It was a fun event with lots of Q&A’s with those in the audience. And again, so amazing to see NTYH included among so many books I’ve long admired. Dream come true. Thank you to everyone who came!

While I was running around to bookstores, things were happening online, too.

NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE was reviewed by the USA Today HEA blog and included in their Must-Read Romances.

It received a glowing review from the School Library Journal, and was included in their “What’s Hot in YA” winter list.

VOYA reviewed it, saying, “Think of the intrigue in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, softened by the romance of a Sarah Dessen novel.”

And Bustle included it in their December 2014’s Best YA Books: Stuff Your Own Christmas Stocking with These 9 Novels list.

In case you missed previous reviews, here’s what Kirkus and Publishers Weekly had to say about NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE. PW gave it a star!

My stops for the second week of my Rock Star Blog Tour included:
Page Turners Blog
Once Upon a Twilight
The Cover Contessa
The Best Books Ever
Me, My Shelf and I

I also did guest posts at Terribleminds, Adventures in YA PublishingAll the Write NotesYA HighwayWriter Writer Pants on Fire, and The Hiding Spot.

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the very cool trailer for NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE:

Now, it’s Christmas and even though I’m ready for a nap, I’m lining up events and whatnot for the new year. It’s going to be exciting. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

In the meantime, I have to say it again: thank you. This has been an amazing journey, and I couldn’t have done it without you. ❤

 

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NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is available for pre-order from a whole bunch of booksellers!

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On sale December 9, 2014

Exciting news! Now That You’re Here is available for pre-order from a whole bunch of booksellers!

H0oray for booksellers! Hooray for choices!

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, you can now choose from the following booksellers:

Powell’s

Changing Hands

The Poisoned Pen

Books-a-Million

IndieBound

Book Depository

Indigo

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Also, please be sure to add Now That You’re Here to your Goodreads reading list.

Thank you for your support!

ALIENATED by Melissa Landers

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Today the Class of 2k14 has TWO book birthdays! Very exciting! I’m going to post about both of the books and help spread the word about their awesomeness. If you want to read up on all of the books from the Class of 2k14, head on over to our official site. Lots of good stuff going on over there.

Congratulations to Melissa Landers on the debut of ALIENATED!

AlienatedAbout Alienated:

Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney will be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara believes her future as a journalist is set. Still, she isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life–not just for herself, but for the future of her planet.

Alienated is published by Disney Hyperion.

About Melissa:

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Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public–just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information, or just to say hello, visit melissa-landers.com.

 

Where to buy the book:

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository