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 Today I'm thrilled to have Martina Boone here from Adventures in YA Publishing to share news about a great new author blog focusing on great teen series. Just seeing all the authors participating, I want to follow it. And I really recommend you follow Martina's fantastic blog Adventures in YA Publishing HERE.

Before I turn this over to Martina, I want to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a fantastic holiday filled with good food, relaxing, and time with your family. I'll be back next Monday with an interview with follower and debut author Lydia Kang and a giveaway of CONTROL, a fantastic new dystopian book. Lydia's also a doctor and she brings her medical expertise into her story. I loved it and can't wait to share it with you.

And I have a few winners to announce.

The winner of UNTHINKABLE is David King!

The winner of EARTHBOUND is Beth Pollack!

Congrats! E-mail me your addresses so I can send you your books. Please e-mail me by the end of Wednesday or I'll have to pick another winner.

So here's Martina!

Hi, Everyone! It's Martina from over at Adventures in YA Publishing, visiting to share some great news with one of my favorite blogs. I love the community here at Literary Rambles and the joy everyone shares in reading and writing. I've been working on a secret project with a group of other authors for a while now, putting together a brand new Tumblr blog. The group and I are thrilled to have Literary Rambles participate in our launch celebration for YASeriesInsiders.com. Thank you for letting us visit, Natalie and Casey!

YA Series Insiders (YASI) is all about series fiction, and it's put together by authors who believe that books, and especially book series, can change hearts and form relationships with readers that last a lifetime. With that in mind, YASeriesInsiders.com is a blog about the discovery, celebration, and shared experience of the worlds and characters of the great teen series.

While each of the eleven authors involved have young adult series starting in 2014 from major publishers, this blog is about all teen series fiction—past, present, and future. As series authors ourselves, we have a unique experience in that we can look at the books we love both as authors and readers. We also have the opportunity to reach out to the authors of these great books (or to run into them at book events), so we want to be able take advantage of that to make YA Series Insiders a place where readers and authors come together.

The Tumblr blog is launching today, 11/23/14, with interviews and lots of secrets from great series authors including:

  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • Marie Lu
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Ann Aguirre
  • Beth Revis
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Nancy Holder
  • Gennifer Albin
  • Jessica Brody
  • Susan Dennard

And many, many more!

Plus we'll keep adding new secrets about authors, characters, and books, not to mention great series news, book trailers, cover reveals and, of course, more giveaways of the hottest series books.

To celebrate the YASI launch, we are having a HUGE giveaway, including more than $1,000 of signed box sets or hardcover sets of our favorite YA series, plus jewelry, DVDs, and fun, handpicked items from each of the eleven YASI authors, at http://YASeriesInsiders.com.

We are also hosting smaller giveaways, including MORE jewelry, unique gifts, and swag from each of us on the following four blogs:

  • Adventures in YA Publishing - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of LEGEND, PRODIGY, CHAMPION by Marie Lu
  • Mundie Moms - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of INSURGENT, DIVERGENT, ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
  • YA Books Central - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS, THE CROWN OF EMBERS, THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson
  • Page Turners Blog - Gifts plus signed hardcovers of SHATTER ME and UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi and a signed hardcover of ICONS by Margaret Stohl

Also stop by the following places to win more great, signed books:

The giveaways all start today, November 23rd, and run through the end of the year. We'll announce all winners at YASeriesInsiders.com on January 1, 2014. There is only one winner per giveaway, eleven winners in all, so winners will be taking home boatloads of literary loot. :)

Please enter by completing the form in this post to win here, and then stop by the above sites and YASeriesInsiders.com for more chances to win.

We hope you'll be as excited about this project as we are!

The YASI Team:

Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina Berry, Anne Blankman, Martina Boone, Lanie Bross, Tracy Clark, Bree Despain, Claudia Gray, S. E. Green, Kimberley Griffiths Little, and Sara Raasch.

The Giveaway

Win a SIGNED hardcover of THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab!


Caroline Starr Rose said...

Congrats, Martina! You're a class act.

Beth said...

Thanks for the prize, Natalie! And this looks like another great contest.

Martina Boone said...

Thank you so much, Natalie and Casey for letting me visit today, and thank YOU Caroline! I'm so excited that all the YASI authors get to share this site. It's a lot of fun! :)

Unknown said...

Wow, that sure is an all-star line up of authors. I agree about series being able to affect readers' heart and minds. (I'd love to write one myself!) Congrats on the launch - it's a great idea! :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie! Have a good break.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Martina, congratulations on the new site! Getting a team together for a specialized site is a lot of fun.

Kel said...

Great idea for enabling increased author/reader interaction in one convenient spot. :)

Old Kitty said...

YAY for YASI!! What a great event and platform for such a fab idea!! All the best! Take care

Crystal Collier said...

Martina, do you ever rest? ;)

Very cool new site. I'm going to check it out now.

S.P. Bowers said...

Love that cover!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

Michael G-G said...

How exciting. I know I will be doing a lot of blog-hopping till the end of the year!

Martina is one of those people of whom I wonder "Does she ever sleep?" Amazing energy!

YA Series Insiders said...

LOL! Michael and Crystal, insomnia is VERY useful. Also, I turned my book in on Saturday -- the same day as the blog launch. Remind me NEVER to do that again. :)

Thanks, everyone! We ALL hope you love the site!

Kristin Lenz said...

Great idea for a new site! Congrats, and I'll spread the word!

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations Martina! :)

Stasia said...

This is so cool! Looking forward to following!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Martina! :) And Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie!

Stina said...

I remember Martina telling me about it, but I didn't realize until now that this is what she was talking about.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners.

What an exciting group blog with a load of amazing authors. I'll check it out.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats Martina!

Jocelyn Rish said...

I know Martina and the rest were working hard on this during YALLFest, so I'm excited for its successful launch!