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!
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Here’s more about My Secret Guide to Paris:
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?
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.
If 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.
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!
And here are some year-long calendars, if you prefer a fandom-centric wallpaper for the entire year: And as a bonus, a calendar for our favorite detective from classic literature, as adapted by the BBC:For the comments: Which of this year’s wallpapers is your favorite?
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!
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!
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!)
And in case you missed it, here’s our October desktop wallpaper calendar:
Today we kick off our October 2014 Book of the Month — Unmarked by Kami Garcia, the second book in the Legion Series.
I LOVE this series so much (the first book, Unbreakable, was also our book of the month last year) — and I’m so excited about all the goodies we have in store for this month’s features. First things first, download the desktop wallpaper calendar below — click to view full size, then right-click to save — and scroll down to learn more about Unmarked.
The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.
He is here… and he could be anyone.
Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free.
Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?
Today, we kick off our September 2014 Book of the Month, featuring the upcoming release Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper – a sexy and enchanting mix of magic and historical fiction. Whaling + witches = Salt & Storm (basically, but there’s a whole lot more). I loved this book, and I’m sure you will, too!
Grab our desktop wallpaper calendar below by clicking to view full-size, then right-clicking to save. Then scroll down to learn more about Salt & Storm.
A sweeping historical romance about a witch who foresees her own murder–and the one boy who can help change her future.
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island’s whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she’s to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.
Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane–a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.
Today, I am so pleased to be kicking off our August Book of the Month — which is not only a really wonderful, lovely book, but also happens to be written by one of my dear friends, Lisa Schroeder. The Bridge from Me to You was released earlier this week, and is all about finding yourself, coming of age, romance, and small town life.
Read more about the book below, but first download our desktop wallpaper calendar. As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save!
Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place.
Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible–something to truly believe in.
Today, we kick off our July 2014 Book of the Month, featuring Brazen by Katherine Longshore – a delightful new twist on history from the Tudor-era. I ADORED this book, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Below, learn more about the book, then scroll down to snag the desktop wallpaper calendar!
Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for?
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