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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The time has come for the 2014 YA Desktop Wallpaper Calendar! This tradition is a yearly occurrence here at Novel Novice. We create the desktop wallpaper calendar as our year-end gift to YOU, the readers, who come back week after week, day after day, to support all that we do.
This year, we picked 12 YA books or franchises to feature during each month of the year, based – in part – on your feedback. For a few select series, we’ve offered additional single-year desktop wallpaper calendars, too!
As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. But please, DO NOT repost the full-size wallpapers on other websites — rather, link back here. Thanks & enjoy!!
And for some of your favorite series, here are individual wallpapers good for the entirety of 2014:
For the comments: Which of the calendars are your favorites?
Today, we are celebrating our September Book of the Month The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler with a collection of brand-new, original desktop wallpapers. Many of the images used in these wallpapers were taken by Sonia herself in Cambridge, where the book takes place.
As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save!
It’s the day after Christmas, and that means it’s time for OUR gift to YOU … the annual desktop wallpaper calendar is here! And like last year, we are now featuring a plethora of YA books and series. We’ve got some of your classic favorites: Twilight, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games. And a few new series & standalone favorites. You even helped choose by voting on your picks earlier this year.
To download: click each thumbnail to view full-size, then right-click to save each image. Please remember, these are intended for private use only. DO NOT REPOST these on any other websites. Thanks!
For the comments: Tell us which month is your favorite!
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and in case you still need a sweet message for the literary lover in your life, we’re here with a few brand-new literary valentines to add to our collection. These new ones feature The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, and The Vampire Diaries.
Please link back to us instead of reposting these on other sites (yes, do NOT repost these on other sites — just link back here!).
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See more literary valentines for these and other great series here!
I met Holly Cupala back in September during KidLitCon in Seattle — first when I asked her to sign my copy of Tell Me A Secret. Then we got to talking and she slipped me her last ARC for Don’t Breathe a Word. The next day, I heard Holly and her husband Shiraz talk about their very creative & brilliant ideas for marketing a YA book with a very small budget and only limited support from publishers. I took notes. Later that same day, Holly was in another session where I mentioned using desktop wallpapers as a tool for driving traffic to my site (here, at Novel Novice). After, Holly came up and said what a good idea she thought that was. “I want desktop wallpapers,” she lamented. I promised to oblige.
And so that brings us to today … wherein, I present to you two new desktop wallpapers — one each for Holly’s brilliant books, Tell Me A Secret and the newly released Don’t Breathe a Word (read our review of it here).
Click each image to view full-size, then right click to save (but please, don’t repost these full images on other sites — but rather link back here) … then go out & read both of Holly’s books if you haven’t already!
For the comments: Have you read Holly’s books? Any favorite quotes?
As has become an annual tradition here at Novel Novice, we bring you a new, year-long collection of desktop wallpapers. In previous years, our desktop wallpaper calendars have exclusively featured The Twilight Saga, as many of our original fans came from that fandom exclusively.
But these days, we have followers who are fans of many books. So for the 2012 desktop wallpaper calendar, we’re featuring several popular YA series. This collection of desktop wallpapers takes a lot of work, but it is our gift to you — a way to say thanks for your support all year long.
Special thanks to contributing staff member/graphic artist guru artistephie, for contributing three of the wallpapers below (February, June and October).
As always, we’d love for you to share these with friends — but PLEASE, DO NOT repost the wallpapers themselves on other sites, but rather link back here to download the full images! (Posting a *small* thumbnail is fine, as long as it links back here for the full-sized image.) Thanks!
To download, just click to view full-size, then right-click to save.
For the comments: Which series is your favorite? Any series you’d like to see new wallpapers for in the future? Tell us below!
Today, Lionsgate released *eight* new character posters for The Hunger Games movie — and we thought they were so cool, we had to whip up a few desktop wallpapers for you.
Feel free to download & use these for personal use – but PLEASE, do not repost these on other websites. Rather, we ask that you link back here to Novel Novice. (Posting one or two thumbnails, and linking back here is also okay). Thanks for your understanding guys!
As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save:
For the comments: Which of the new character posters is your favorite?
Halloween is just over a week away, and if you’re looking to inject a little literary fun into your festivities, we’ve got you covered!
You see, our staff member Christie (who runs our fantastic writing prompts each month), is also an expert crafter & an all-around pumpkin carving guru. (Yep, she made that awesome Mockingjay pumpkin we recently gave away). Christie is also a huge Twilight Saga fan (like most of us at Novel Novice are) — and she’s been carving Twilight-inspired pumpkins for years. There are lots of patterns available for purchase online, but Christie has created a few that you can download here for FREE!
UPDATED: And now we’ve got Christie’s exclusive pattern for the Breaking Dawn: Part 1 movie poster!
Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Movie Poster Pumpkin Pattern
Christie’s other patterns recreate the cover art for New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
Just click on each title below to grab the free PDF pattern, and check out our photos of Christie’s pumpkins!
New Moon Pumpkin Pattern
Eclipse Pumpkin Pattern
Breaking Dawn Pumpkin Pattern