Book Birthday Celebration in San Diego

On Saturday Dec. 2nd we are excited to be having a Book Birthday Celebration for Rosemarked, featuring Livia Blackburne & three other amazing young adult authors!

New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne, known for her Midnight Thief series, will be here for her newest book Rosemarked which is the first in a new series. Rosemarked explores the relationship of a healer and soldier forced to work together as spies to protect the ones they love. Filled with political intrigue and danger you can only hope they survive their high stakes mission.

Nikki Katz’s new novel, The Midnight Dance, is about Penny who is a lead dancer for an elite finishing school that is training her and ten other girls to become the best ballerinas in Italy. The girls are never allowed to leave the school though and when Penny begins getting flashbacks of a forgotten life, she’ll do everything in her power to escape.

Stephanie Diaz wrote her debut novel, Extraction, when she should've been making short films and listening to college lectures at San Diego State University. She is the author of Extraction, Rebellion, and Evolution, as well as a freelance editor. Her books occur in a SF dystopian world and are filled with action, a quick paced plot, and romance!

Demetra Brodsky is an award-winning art director and designer turned writer.  Her new book Dive Smack is a psychological drama with twists and turns that will pull you in and leaving you guessing until the very end with a main character who doesn’t even know if he can trust himself as memories of the night his home burned down began to surface.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781484788554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 7th, 2017

A healer who cannot be healed . . .

 

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it's only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she's destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art-until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

 

A soldier shattered by war . . .

 

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he'll do anything to free them from Amparan rule-even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

 

Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn't be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.


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$21.99
ISBN: 9781250041265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 8th, 2015

Clementine's world is on the brink of destruction. An army of aliens from the distant planet Marden has arrived with a massive fleet of battleships, intent on finally putting an end to the war Kiel's old rulers initiated. With the Alliance headquarters reduced to rubble and one of the rebel leaders close to death, Clementine and her friends have no choice but to retreat to the Core to escape the alien ships attacking the Surface.

But safety in the Core means forming a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy, Commander Charlie. He's a ruthless man and a liar, but striking a bargain with him--his pardon in exchange for their help defeating the Mardenites--is the only way the rebels might survive the war. And Charlie needs their help too, for Marden's force is more powerful than anyone anticipated, with weapons and technologies never before seen on Kiel. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel's people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends have sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been for nothing.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250123718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Swoon Reads - October 17th, 2017

Set against the fascinating and moody backdrop of a mysterious Italian boarding school, this intricately crafted novel is filled with magical realism, gothic settings, and the perfect hint of romance as a ballerina-in-training falls in love with the kitchen boy.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780765396952
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Tor Teen - June 19th, 2018

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo's mind, for good reason. Maybe it's better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone--including himself.


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