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COGLING Author Interview and Giveaway!

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Today I have the pleasure of interviewing author Jordan Elizabeth about her latest YA release COGLING (love the cover!). Jordan emailed me years ago.  She enjoyed my books and she asked me for some writing advice. Over the years, she's been in touch with questions and updates about her writing.  She even invited me to be a guest speaker at her writing critique group in upstate New York!  Needless to say, I was thrilled when Jordan sold her stories and even more honored when she asked me to read COGLING for a cover blurb.  And this is what I said, "Hooked from the very first chapter, I loved this unique tale of adventure filled with engaging characters and non-stop action!"

Jordan is giving away one copy of COGLING.  It's open to ALL - see below for the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway.

Here's the blurb: When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother’s neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before he…

NIGHT STUDY's Release!

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I've been getting reports from readers in Canada and Australia that they've found copies of NIGHT STUDY!  And my local Barnes & Nobles has copies on the shelf! As it seems to go when my books come out, some stores have the book, but they remain in boxes, while others haven't gotten them yet. Check with your local bookseller before venturing out.

Lots of fun things are going on to celebrate the release.  See below for links and info!

The BLOG TOUR and 10 book give away is on-going - here are this week's stops:


Week Two: 1/25/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview 1/26/2016- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsExclusive Excerpt 1/27/2016- a GREAT readReview 1/28/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview 1/29/2016- Mundie MomsReview
I'm doing a LIVE CHAT on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) in Inkitt's Ask Me Anything. Here's a link: http://www.inkitt.com/ama/mariavsnyder If you can't make the event, you are welcome to submit…

NIGHT STUDY Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Today the blog tour for NIGHT STUDY kicks off with a bang! Or rather a quiet little assassination... Valek has agreed to do an interview with Dark Faerie Tales - read it here:
http://darkfaerietales.com/blog-tour-giveaway-night-study-maria-snyder.html

Also enter for a chance to WIN 1 of 10 copies of NIGHT STUDY (signed and personalized by you know who).

Here's the rest of the tour stops:

Week One: 1/18/2016- Dark Faerie TalesInterview 1/19/2016- The Bibliophile ChroniclesReview 1/20/2016- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post 1/21/2016- The Moonlight LibraryReview 1/22/2016- Read Now Sleep LaterInterview
Week Two: 1/25/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview 1/26/2016- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsExcerpt 1/27/2016- a GREAT readReview 1/28/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
1/29/2016- Mundie MomsReview

Recommended Reading Order of the Study Books!

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Are they the Study Series or the Glass Series or the Soulfinder Series or perhaps the Chronicles of Ixia??  There's been lots of confusion over the names and lots of questions coming my way over the reading order.  So I'm posting the definitive AUTHOR recommended list of the books and short stories in reading order from first to last (covers are current USA print editions):

POISON STUDY
ASSASSIN STUDY (short story - http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1257&chapter=1)
MAGIC STUDY
FIRE STUDY


POWER STUDY (short story - http://www.mariavsnyder.com/powerstudy.php)

STORM GLASS
SEA GLASS
SPY GLASS
ICE STUDY (short story - http://www.mariavsnyder.com/IceStudy.php)
SHADOW STUDY
NIGHT STUDY (January 26, 2016)
DAWN STUDY (forthcoming February 28, 2017) No cover art yet!
I hope this helps :).

Countdown to Night Study!

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NIGHT STUDY will be out in...17 DAYS!!

If you live in the US or Canada.  For those in Australia/New Zealand, the book will be released on 25 January and for those in the UK, the eBook will be out 1 February and the print will follow on 25 February (My UK publisher decided on the 3 week delay not me - just saying :).

There will be a blog tour and giveaways starting on January 18th.  



Here's the info:

Week One: 1/18/2016- Dark Faerie TalesInterview 1/19/2016- The Bibliophile ChroniclesReview 1/20/2016- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post 1/21/2016- The Moonlight LibraryReview 1/22/2016- Read Now Sleep LaterInterview
Week Two: 1/25/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview 1/26/2016- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsExcerpt 1/27/2016- a GREAT readReview 1/28/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview1/29/2016- Mundie MomsReview
And I will be at the following events:

January 30, 2016: Release Party Cupboard Makers Books. (157 N Enola Rd (Routes 11/15), Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025, (717) 732-7288…

Truthwitch Interview and Giveaway!

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One of my new year's resolutions is to blog more!  So I'm posting a super fun interview with author Susan Dennard.  Her latest book, TRUTHWITCH is out today!!  I had the pleasure of reading this book a few months ago and loved it.  Susan has also graciously offered to give away one signed copy of her book to a winner living in the USA.  I know my international readers will be disappointed, so I'm offering a copy of her book to one international reader.  See the Rafflecopter below to enter!

Here's the cover copy: On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble--as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi…