Category Archives: Videos

Videos: The Locations of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

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Today, author Kami Garcia takes us on a tour of some of the real-life locations in her new book Unbreakable. Check out her videos for a closer look at these places:

And if you haven’t seen it, please admire this gorgeous book trailer for Unbreakable:

The Dark Between Exclusive Tour of Real-Life Cambridge

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Today, The Dark Between author Sonia Gensler takes us on a tour of the real-life Cambridge in the United Kingdom — where her latest novel takes place! Sonia — along with a very charming and cute Cambridge student — shows us the actual locations featured in the book, along with some juicy behind-the-scenes details!

Seriously, wait until you hear how the colleges at Cambridge actually got started … and, also, CUTE YOUNG BRITISH COLLEGE STUDENT!!!

Book Trailer Spotlight: The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy

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Today for our May Book of the Month feature, we want to take a look at the hilarious book trailer for The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy (whose voice you may or may not recognize in this video):

The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle is in stores now!

hero's guide 2 high resPrince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don’t you? They’re the Princes Charming who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses – Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose – to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms.

But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening – even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

Christopher Healy, author of the acclaimed The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, takes us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created for another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination – it’s all in a day’s work for the League of Princes.

EXCLUSIVE: The Program by Suzanne Young Book Trailer Reveal

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Today we have an exciting EXCLUSIVE debut for you … the book trailer for The Program by Suzanne Young.

Program, TheThe Program takes place in a sort-of alternate reality, where teen suicide has become a global epidemic. To combat this, The Program has been developed as a way to “cure” the infected teens … by erasing their memories.

The Program is a thrilling, romantic story filled with heartbreak, horror, and perseverance … because even in the face of death and loss, there is hope. It is in stores April 30th and you can pre-order it here.

Check out the trailer below & let  us know what you think in the comments!

Official Synopsis:

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

Exclusive Book Trailer Debut: Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

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Today, we are SO thrilled to be one of just a few blogs exclusively revealing the book trailer for Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder. Lisa’s new book comes out on Tuesday, January 1st (what a way to ring in the New Year!!!) and you can pre-order it HERE.

And now, on with the show …

falling for youHere’s more about Falling For You:

Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

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About Lisa:

lisa schroederLisa Schroeder is the author of four teen verse novels including I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and its companion, CHASING BROOKLYN, FAR FROM YOU, and the Oregon Book Award finalist, THE DAY BEFORE. Her latest book for teens is a combination of prose and poetry and is titled FALLING FOR YOU. She’s also the author of the middle grade novels IT’S RAINING CUPCAKES and SPRINKLES AND SECRETS. Her books have been translated into several languages and have been selected for state reading lists. She lives in Oregon with her husband, two sons, and the most adorable dog and cat in the entire world.

Exclusive Video Debut: The Blessed Event

Today we are thrilled to exclusively debut a video from the very exciting launch party for The Blessed. The video features performances by Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom; The Blessed audiobook), Vince Clarke (Erasure, Yaz, Depeche Mode), Gus + Scout (Scout Willis and Gus Wenner), and Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields).

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for letting us share this great debut!

The Blessed by Tonya Hurley: Discover More

Still not sure whether you want to read The Blessed by Tonya Hurely? Or maybe you just can’t get enough?

Well, fear not. Because our friends at Simon & Schuster have some goodies for you — and we want to make sure you know all about them. So here’s what you shouldn’t miss:

Read a free excerpt from The Blessed online now!

Learn the back story to The Blessed from author Tonya Hurley

Watch the haunting book trailer now:

Exclusive Video Q&A: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare – Part 3

It’s time for the third & final part of our exclusive video Q&A with Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Earlier this week, we brought you part 1 and part 2 — and now, we conclude with a special edition of flash questions! 

And tomorrow, be sure to tune in for a very special contest!

Exclusive Video Q&A: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare – Part 2

Today, we are delighted to bring you part 2 of our long-awaited video Q&A with Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Yesterday, we brought you part 1 — and today, the ladies answer questions submitted by fans. (And also, we get off topic briefly when I mention another book series that, it turns out, we all love. A lot.) 

Tomorrow, tune in for flash questions — and on Thursday, we have a very special contest!

Exclusive Video Q&A: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Last year, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare went on tour together to promote their books Red Glove and City of Lost Souls. During their Portland stop, I got to sit down with the authors for an interview — which quickly devolved into many tangents. Needless to say, it was a grand time.

I was so excited to edit and post the videos … until my computer malfunctioned and wouldn’t let me upload the videos. I was very frustrated, to say the least. After so much time had passed and I still couldn’t get it to work, I got distracted by other projects. Fast forward to this year, when I planned to make Holly’s Black Heart our April Book of the Month. I remembered those video interview sessions with Holly and Cassie, and decided it was time to figure out what was going on with my computer and make them happen.

So … one year later … I am belatedly very pleased to FINALLY share my exclusive video Q&A with Holly and Cassie. Below, you’ll find the main portion of our interview. Tomorrow, tune in as Holly and Cassie answer fan questions, and then on Wednesday, we’ll have a round of flash questions with the authors. And on Thursday, we have an extra special bonus contest!

So sit back, relax, & enjoy! (And thanks for your unending patience with my computer’s crankiness!)