Girls’ Nightmare Out Tour 2012!
Tor Books is sending paranormal young adult authors Kendare Blake, Lisa Desrochers, and Marta Acosta to your town! Catch them out on tour, on Twitter, and read new and excerpts from their new books on Tor.com!
Lisa Desrochers burst onto the YA scene in September 2010 with her debut novel Personal Demons, which was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults nominee and a Library Journal “Fall First” selection. Desrochers second installment Original Sin received rave reviews and now Tor Books is proud to announce the release of the conclusion to the thrilling Personal Demons series, Last Rite.
Kendare Blake enthralled New York Times bestselling authors, reviewers, fans, and bloggers alike with her debut novel, Anna Dressed in Blood which was also an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers selection. Blake adeptly weaves the familiar and the unexpected into a genre-bending, refreshing new take on paranormal romance. Now, she’s back with her eagerly anticipated sequel, Girl of Nightmares.
Marta Acosta’s gothic novel Dark Companion, written as an homage to Jane Eyre, is a lush romantic tale about an orphaned teenager who is chosen to attend an exclusive private school where things are not exactly as they seem. It was originally published on Scribd.com where it garnered over 25,000 reads and became the top YA novel on the site.
The new collective of female YA writers—Girls’ Nightmare Out—is hitting the road late this summer. After a kicking off with the #TorChat on August 15, the authors will hit the road for the month of August. See if they’re coming to a bookstore or library near you.
The Tor/Forge blog is back to chat! Their monthly Twitter Chat series is set for this coming Wednesday, August 15 from 4-5 PM under the hashtag #torchat. This time Tor Books is chatting with the authors involved in Girls’ Nightmare Out.
As students all across the country try to squeeze in just one more fun book before picking up their textbooks again, we’ll be joined by Lisa Desrochers (@LisaDez), the author of the Personal Demons trilogy, whose final volume, Last Rite, was published in May; Kendare Blake (@KendareBlake), whose debut took readers and critics alike by storm and whose new novel, Girl of Nightmares, a genre-bending love story drenched in blood and terror, publishes in August; and Marta Acosta (@MartaAcosta), author of the popular Casa Dracula series, as well as her YA debut, the gothic Dark Companion, publishing on July 3, 2012.
The chat will be loosely moderated by Katie, the blogger behind Mundie Moms, a popular YA review site. Katie founded Mundie Moms in January 2009 as a place for fans to discuss their favourite YA novels. From there, it grew into a community of fans and reviewers discussing every aspect of YA fiction and chatting with YA authors. Follow the chat and join in by using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!
Announcing the Girls’ Nightmare Out Tour Schedule
Thurs., Aug 16, 6 PM
Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Bookshop, La Verne, CA
Fri., Aug 17, 6:30 PM
Murder by the Book, Houston, TX
Sun., Aug 19, 6 PM
Joseph-Beth, Crestview Hills, KY
Mon., Aug 20
Lake Forest Bookstore, Lake Forest, IL
Tues., Aug 21, 7 PM
Skokie Library, Skokie, IL (Books sold by The Book Stall)
Thur., Aug 23, 7 PM
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
So? Are you guys going to go? I’m going to try to get to the California stop, myself, if possible! Definitely stop by if they’re landing in a town near you, as these authors are great! I can’t wait!