Please welcome our guests of honor!
Lenore Appelhans moved frequently growing up due to her dad’s US Air Force career. To date, she’s lived in six countries and visited nearly sixty. She currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, with her illustrator husband Daniel Jennewein. Level 2, coming from Simon & Schuster BFYR on January 15, 2013, is her first novel. Visit her at PresentingLenore.blogspot.com, where she has been blogging about YA lit since 2008.
Phoebe North lives in New York State with her husband and a very spoiled tabby cat. Her first novel, STARGLASS, an epic sci-fi story of rebellion and revenge, will be published by Simon & Schuster BFYR in Summer of 2013. Visit her review blog at www.intergalatic-academy.net, and her website at www.phoebenorth.com.
Lenore is giving away a first chapter or 5K critique!! Phoebe is giving away a query letter critique!! Comment on this post to enter!
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LEVEL 2 by Lenore Appelhans: Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.
Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.
Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
Coming January 15, 2013.
STARGLASS by Phoebe North: My darling daughter,
Know that I never would have left the Earth if it hadn’t already been doomed. . .
The generation ship Asherah coasts through space, bound for a planet its passengers have never even seen. On the eve of their arrival, sixteen-year-old botanist Terra discovers that her orderly society has fractured. Walking home one night through the long-abandoned engine rooms, she witnesses the murder of an innocent man. Now, called on by the Children of Abel, a group of rebels intent on destroying the High Council, Terra must prove her mettle–assassinate the ship’s rising captain. In order to carry out her task, Terra must betray her father, deceive her teacher, and challenge everything the Council has ever taught her was true.
The rebels think that Terra has nothing left to lose. But when she falls for Silvan Rafferty, the boy that she’s meant to kill, Terra learns that “doing your duty” isn’t always as easy as it seems.
Coming Summer 2013.