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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Author Blog Hop! 11/23/11-11/30/11

Welcome to the New Author Blog Hop! 
For the next week, hop along to the following new authors and get to know more about them and their newly published books. Below is the link to the requirements I posted on the initial post. Also, I would like to thank Michelle over at (check out her blog!) for co-hosting the blog hop!

And wait, there is more!
I will be checking out all the blogs participating. At the end of the hop, two authors will win one of two prizes :)
A) an interview and book giveaway hosted by Of Thoughts and Words :)
B) their choice of one book from the list of participant authors! Yes, after hopping through all the blogs, if you find a new author/book you really like, it will be yours!

I have not read many *NEW* authors this year. However the one that stands out the most for me because I absolutely loved it was The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle. One word everyone, Uh-Mazing!!!! :D
Book Blurb: It’s hard enough being a teenager under normal circumstances; imagine being orphaned, sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt—and learning that there really is magic in the world. Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they~and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Now, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, who shows her being a channeler isn’t all bad; in fact, it’s kind of cool.

As Eren and Aiden’s relationship blooms, so too does a mystery in Spruce Knoll. The town holds many secrets—and many enemies. It soon becomes apparent that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that her life might be in danger, too. Only time will tell if young, inexperienced Eren has the power to protect the people she has come to love.

Another author I would like to give a shout out to is Stephanie Worlton and her book Hope's Journey.
Cover blurb:
A couple since their sophomore year, Sydney and Alex are looking forward to graduation and a bright future together. Sydney is straight-A student trying to decide between college scholarships and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve a mission. Both active members of the LDS Church, their hopes and dreams painfully fade when they learn that Sydney is pregnant. The very foundations of their faith are shaken, as is their relationship. Separately, they venture through confusion, self-doubt, and failure as they learn the value of forgiveness and try to piece their broken lives back together.

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Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Wow! Look at all these new authors! What fun to go check them all out and find some new books to love. Great idea for a bloghop! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Yes, I know right!!!!? I'm slowly but surely going through and linking their new author posts directly to their links so that you all do not have to search through their blog post for the hop :) Hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday with your families :)

Nicole said...

Thanks for doing this! This is great - can't wait to start checking them out!!

Claire Hennessy said...

Great to be on another blog hop with you :) Like your recommendations. Now I need another Me to read all these fab new authors!

Heather said...

I'm so touched and honored that you chose to spotlight me! *sniffles* Thank you so much.

Tami Brothers said...

Both books sound awesome! Added them both to my wish list.

Thanks for hosting this fun hop.


Patricia Lynne said...

This is a great hop, and I've only gone halfway through the list of participants. Can't wait to get through the rest over the next few days.
I decided (about 5 minutes ago) to do a second post for the hop with 2 more new authors I've found and loved.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Way to go Patricia!!!! Will have to stop back over on your blog to see the new additions :D

K. M. Walton said...

You are my first stop on this hop! I'd love to win one of those books : )

Judy said...

Thanks for this great giveaway.


Laura H. said...

I'm always looking for new authors and through this blog hop I've been introduced to several whom I can't wait to check out their work. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!


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