Category Archives: Desktop Wallpapers

Introducing The Game of Love & Death by Martha Brockenbrough

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Today, I am so delighted to be kicking off our May 2015 Book of the Month, The Game of Love & Death by Martha Brockenbrough. I can’t say enough good things about this book! Below, you’ll find a desktop wallpaper calendar — then keep reading for more about this stunning book.

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save:

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Game of Love and DeathHere’s more about The Game of Love & Death, in stores now:

Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora.

For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.

Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?

Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured — a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.

The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.

Achingly romantic and brilliantly imagined, The Game of Love and Death is a love story you will never forget.

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee: Posters + Desktop Wallpapers Revealed!

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Today, I’m so happy to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee — a really fun sci fi boxing romp that I just loved. For today’s post, we have a very cool poster to reveal — but first, a few words from Fonda:

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ZeroboxerIt’s been quite a crazy past couple of weeks watching Zeroboxer hit the shelves and get into the hands of readers. If you want to catch up on all guest posts, bonus content, interviews, and giveaways that have happened so far, you can find them all listed here on my website.

I’m stoked to be on Novel Novice today offering something for zeroboxing fans: fight poster wallpaper! Yeah, how could I not make epic fight posters for the big matches in Zeroboxer?

I had Dar Albert at Wicked Smart Designs help me design the logos for the two big promotion companies, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association, and the Weightless Combat Championship. Then we created posters to reflect two of the pivotal events in the book: Carr Luka’s championship fight for the lowmass title, and the Terran-Martian tournament War of the Worlds.

You can download either of these as desktop wallpaper AND you can enter the giveaway for a signed copy of the book plus both of the 13X19 inch posters. I printed these out in very limited quantity so here’s you chance to snag them.

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And now, here are the posters:

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about the book

A Sci-Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action-Packed Sports Arena of the Future

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.

As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

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 AUTHOR BIO:

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Zeroboxer (from Flux/Llewellyn) is her debut novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, an avid martial artist, a fan of smart action movies, and an Eggs Benedict enthusiast. You can find Fonda at http://www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.

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For more Zeroboxer excitement, check out the other online and live launch events including readings, blog posts, interviews, giveaways, and special features.

CLICK HERE to enter to win a copy of both posters (printed copies), plus a copy of Zeroboxer!

The Walls Around Us Desktop Wallpapers

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For our book of the month post today, we have a collection of original desktop wallpapers celebrating The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. We ask that you please link back here to share these, rather than reposting on other sites. Thanks!

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Introducing The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

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NO JOKE! Today, we’re excited to kick off our April 2015 Book of the Month, The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. Below, grab our April desktop wallpaper calendar —  the keep reading for more about this stunning new book!

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save:

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walls around usHere’s more about The Walls Around Us, in stores now:

“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

Introducing My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder

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Today, we kick off our March 2015 Book of the Month, featuring a fantastic new middle grade story from one of our favorite authors: My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder. Below, learn more about this wonderful book (now in stores), but first, grab our March desktop wallpaper calendar!

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save:

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From the author of the Charmed Life and It’s Raining Cupcakes series comes a novel of family, friends, and a Paris adventure that readers will never forget!

Nora has always wanted to see Paris, thanks to her Grandma Sylvia’s stories. But when Sylvia suddenly passes away just months before their planned trip, Nora thinks she’s lost everything.

Nora still dreams of Paris–and when she finds her own name on a set of clues to a Parisian scavenger hunt packed away in her grandmother’s room, along with plane tickets, Nora knows that Sylvia still wants her to go, too.

At last, Nora sets off on the adventure–and mystery–of a lifetime. What did Grandma Sylvia want her to find in Paris? Why do all the clues insist that Nora’s mother be with her? And could the key to healing and forgiveness be found at the top of the Eiffel Tower?

Introducing I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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Today, I’m super excited to kick off our first Book of the Month feature for 2015 with I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios — a fantastic book about growing up, love, PTSD, letting go, art, and so much more. It’s such a rich book, and it has stuck with me long after finishing the last page — and that’s a large part of the reason I chose it for our Book of the Month feature. (I also chose it because there are some great topics for us to feature in some of our upcoming posts).

As always, we begin with a desktop wallpaper. Click to view full-size, then right-click to save. Keep scrolling to learn more about I’ll Meet You There.

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i'll meet you there cover HRIf seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

2015 YA Desktop Wallpaper Calendars

downloads We hope you have been enjoying some time with your loved ones this holiday season (we sure have) — but today, it’s time for our annual gift to YOU! That’s right, our 2015 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar is here. As always, we invite you to download the wallpapers below for your personal use (just click to view full-size, then right-click to save) — but if you wish to share these with others, we ask that you please link back here & please DO NOT repost on other sites. Thanks & enjoy!

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February2015_Eleanor and ParkMarch2015_TheDuffApril2015_InsurgentMay2015_TheSelectionJune2015_TFIOSJuly2015_TMIAugust2015_MazeRunnerSept2015_FallenOctober2015_MissPeregrineNovember2015_MockingjayDec2015_HarryPotter And here are some year-long calendars, if you prefer a fandom-centric wallpaper for the entire year: 2015_HarryPotter 2015_HungerGames 2015_Insurgent 2015_TFIOS And as a bonus, a calendar for our favorite detective from classic literature, as adapted by the BBC:2015_Sherlock1 For the comments: Which of this year’s wallpapers is your favorite?

A Thousand Pieces of You Desktop Wallpapers

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Today to celebrate our November Book of the Month, we’re featuring some original desktop wallpapers for A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save!

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VOTE: 2015 Desktop Wallpaper Calendars

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It’s time to start planning the 2015 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — and I want YOUR input. I’ve been brainstorming which YA franchises & books I think would be a good fit for the 2015 calendar (see the 2014 calendar HERE) — but as always, I want your opinions, too.

So using the poll below, give me your top 12 picks for desktop wallpaper calendars — and feel free to chime in using the comments below for any not mentioned in the poll. I will also be creating a handful of year-long wallpapers featuring some of the most popular franchises (as I’ve done the past few years), so let me know in the comments which ones you’d love to see as a full-year wallpaper calendar.

Please note, that I cannot fulfill ALL requests, but I’ll do my best!

Unmarked by Kami Garcia: Desktop Wallpapers

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To celebrate our October Book of the Month, Unmarked by Kami Garcia, we have some exclusive desktop wallpapers for you to enjoy! As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. (If you wish to share these, we ask that you only post thumbnails & link back here for the full-size images. Thanks!)

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And in case you missed it, here’s our October desktop wallpaper calendar:

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