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Introducing Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

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Today, we’re delighted to be kicking off our November Book of the Month — our last one of 2015 — with a really fun, creepy, and deliciously entertaining new book from best-selling author Suzanne Young, Hotel Ruby. This book hits stores TOMORROW, and this book is perfect for a moody, atmospheric read during the gloomy Fall weather.

Below, grab our desktop wallpaper for the month — just click to view full-size, then right-click to save — and scroll down to learn more about Hotel Ruby — where you can stay tonight, or stay forever.

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hotel rubyWhen Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.

Black Widow: Forever Red Desktop Wallpapers

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Today we have a nice treat for you — Black Widow: Forever Red desktop wallpapers! Besides using the book art, I also created some desktop wallpapers featuring images from the Marvel movies — because I really do love Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of the character.

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. Please be sure to link back HERE to share these, rather than re-posting on other sites. Thanks!

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For the comments: Which one is your favorite? Do you have a favorite Black Widow quote?

Introducing Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

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When Marvel first announced they were hiring pro YA author Margaret Stohl to write a novel about Black Widow — aka my favorite bad ass lady — I could not have been more excited. After finally reading the book … well, I’ll save most of my gushing for my review next week, but suffice it to say, this book kicks just as much ass as Natasha Romanov.

Which is why I am SO THRILLED to be featuring it as our October 2015 Book of the Month. We have tons of exciting goodies planned for the month ahead, but in the meantime snag our desktop wallpaper calendar below & keep reading for more about the book.

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

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Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy

BW Forever Red HR coverNatasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments-until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned-and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams. . . .

Introducing Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

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Today, I am so excited to kick-off the triumphant return of our Book of the Month feature (we took a little hiatus this summer because I was moving!) with the newly released modern day twist on history’s most infamous couple, Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius. I loved this reimagined, contemporary retelling of the doomed romance between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. (Full review next week!)

We have some super exciting goodies planned for you this month, but for now, download the desktop wallpaper & check out the synopsis below for more details on the book.

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. (If sharing, please link back here rather than reposting on your site!)

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anne and henryHenry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.

Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.

Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both?

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

Anne & Henry is in stores now!!!

Introducing The Game of Love & Death by Martha Brockenbrough

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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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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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 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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“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.