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Pubsicle #18
November 2, 2011 posted by Kiona

Pubsicle #18

Flavor of the week: Frozen Peach Penguin Swirl

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Crossed by Ally Condie

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky – taken by the Society to his certain death – only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander – who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart – change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.


Brotherband Chronicles: The Outcast by John Flanagan

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others – they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger’s Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills. And courage – which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger’s Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger’s Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.

Release Date: November 1, 2011

John Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, hoping to be a writer. It wasn’t until he wrote a highly uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, however, that his talent was revealed. It turned out one of the company directors agreed with John’s assessment of the executive, and happily agreed to train John in copywriting.

John began writing Ranger’s Apprentice for his son, Michael, ten years ago, and is still hard at work on the series. He currently lives in a suburb of Manly, Australia, with his wife. In addition to their son, they have two grown daughters and four grandsons


Playground by 50 Cent

Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn’t have much going for him. He’s teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he’s stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz.

Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground—a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.

Release Date: November 1, 2011

50 Cent is a hip-hop artist who founded the G-Unit Books imprint.



The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

Release Date: November 21, 2011

Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975. He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. He attended Cuesta College right after graduating from high school. It was here where he wrote his first two children’s books for a class called Children’s Literature Appreciation.

Carolyn graduated from Vassar College. When her book The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things was named as one of ALAs Top Ten Banned Books of 2006, Carolyn became an advocate against banning books. She lives with her husband and son in New York City.



Legend by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Release Date: November 29, 2011

Marie Lu writes young adult novels, and has a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, she was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was an Art Director at a video game company where she enjoyed discussing Facebook game apps with her co-workers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings–all via Skype.


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Pubsicle #17
July 26, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #17

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started–at Cousins Beach.

Release Date: April 27th, 2010

Jenny Han was born in Richmond, Virginia, and later studied at the University of North Carolina. She now lives in New York where she works part-time as a children’s librarian, in between writing her new series for teens.




by Badass Bookie


Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

The sirens are back, but Vanessa may be the biggest threat of all. . . .
Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon’s been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can’t tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker, Hawthorne Prep’s resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker’s intentions—and of her own—and terrified by what she’s learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

The eagerly anticipated second novel of the Siren trilogy, Undercurrent is a seductive paranormal romance that will leave you breathless.

Release date: July 12th, 2011

Tricia Rayburn is the author of the Maggie Bean Series, Ruby’s Slippers, both published by Simon & Schuster’s US tween imprint, ‘In The Mix’.  Siren is her first project for a young-adult audience.





by Bloody Bookaholic

Alaska by Sue Saliba

mia’s heart made a sound that no one heard except for mia
late one night when she woke from dreams into darkness.
ethan was asleep beside her, and em was a forest away.
outside it was night and dark and alaska.
the sky was upside down.

When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?

A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.

Release date: June 6th, 2011

Sue Saliba lives on Phillip Island in Victoria with her husband Bruno, her two cats Minou and Charbon, and her dog Sally. She has previously published the young adult novel Watching Seagulls, and the children’s book The Skin of a Star, as well as short stories and poetry. Her second novel something in the world called love won the Victorian Premier’s Award for young adult fiction and the APA Design Awards Best Children’s Cover. Alaska is her third novel.



by Ramblings of a Book Nerd

Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.


Pubsicle #16
May 24, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #16

Flavor of the week : Frozen Lolli Smart Pop

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast

With more than 10 million copies sold internationally, and 7 million copies in print in North America alone, P.C. and Kristin Cast’s House of Night series, featuring fledgling teenage vampyre Zoey Redbird and her friends at the Oklahoma House of Night vampyre boarding school, is more than just another vampire series.

A big part of the reason is its strong mythological underpinnings. From Nyx, the goddess worshipped by the series vampyres, to the Cherokee legend that drives the plot, the House of Night series is infused with elements from multiple mythos and religious traditions to create a new, modern mythology all its own.

Edited by P.C. Cast, Nyx in the House of Night—a 2-color illustrated guide to the House of Night series—brings these rich mythological influences to life, providing the real-world stories behind the series and insight into the way those stories are used to create the captivating story of Zoey and the House of Night.

Chapters includes:

• Wiccan ritual
• The original story of Erebus and Nyx
• Cherokee mythology
• The historical significance of tattoos
• And more

The book also includes an original introduction and chapter on Scottish folklore by P.C. Cast herself.


Release Date: June 7th, 2011

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. In addition to her New York Times bestselling paranormal YA series for St. Martin’s, The House of Night, she writes the popular Goddess Summoning Books for Berkley, and epic fantasy novels set in the world of Partholon for LUNA. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and Laurel Wreath.

Currently she lives and teaches in Oklahoma with her talented daughter who is attending college, her spoiled cat (who has refused higher education), and her Scottie dogs – better known as The Scottinators. Ms. Cast loves to hear from her fans and can be reached through her website,

Contributors to Nyx in the House of Night include: Kristin Cast, Jordan Dane, Karen Mahoney, Jana Oliver, Christine Zika, Amy H. Sturgis, Jeri Smith-Ready, Ellen Steiber, Bryan Lankford, John Edgar Browning, Trinity Faegen, and Yasmine Galenorn



The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy

Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more.

· How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?

· What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?

· Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?

· What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?

Release date: April 5, 2011

Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Pop, at BenBella Books. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Contributors: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston


The Psychology of Twilight

It doesn’t take a trained psychologist to see that the Twilight Saga has tapped into its readers’ psyches . . . but psychology has plenty to offer when it comes to understanding what makes Twilight so dearly loved.

Led by husband-and-wife team E. David Klonksy, PhD, and Alexis Black, the psychologists contributing to The Psychology of Twilight look at love, family, vampires, werewolves, and our Twilight obsession, and offer more than a dozen fascination new angles on the series—just in time for the November 2011 release of Breaking Dawn, part one.
• Why Edward captivates Bella (it’s not the perfect face or chiseled abs—it’s as chemical as Edward’s attraction to the smell of Bella’s blood)
• Vampirism as eating disorder (and what we can learn from how the Cullens cope)
• Twilight’s rejection of strict dualities like good/evil and human/monster and what that has to do with the way our minds process experience and information
• The psychological benefits of Twilight fandom

. . . and more fresh insights into the series that’s enthralled millions.

Release date: October 4, 2011

E. David Klonsky, PhD, received his BA in Psychology and English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Currently, Dr. Klonsky is assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

Alexis Black received her BA in Anthropology and Slavic Studies, and her MA in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Virginia. She is currently working on her PhD in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

Contributors to The Psychology of Twilight include David A. Frederick, Erica Berg, Susan Carnell, Melissa Burkley, Amanda M. Vicary, Jennifer L. Rosner, Mikhail Lyubansky, Robin S. Rosenberg, Jeremy Clyman, Catherine Glenn, Lisa Dinella, Gary Lewandowski, Tamara Greenberg, Peter Stromberg, and Pamela Rutledge.

You can enter Smart Pop’s giveaway here.

Pubsicle #15
May 17, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #15

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, Book 10) by Rachel Caine

Morganville, Texas is a quiet college town where humans and vampires live in relative peace. But lately a great deal of blood is being spilled. Not in a feeding frenzy, but for someone’s twisted idea of entertainment.

After discovering that vampires populate Morganville – and surviving a number of adventures – Claire Danvers has come to realise that for the most part, the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else has other ideas. There’s a new extreme sport being broadcast over the Internet: bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against one another – or, worse, against humans. Tracking the signal leads Claire and her friends to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville. And if they want to survive, they’ll have to do a lot more than fight…


Release Date: May 3rd, 2011

Rachel Caine is the author of more than fifteen novels. She was born in White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Pop-eye and Darwin, a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley, and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet of course).

Morganville Vampires on Facebook


by Book Addict

by Urban Fantasy Investigations


What Happened to Goodbye? By Sarah Dessen

Mclean never lets herself get too attached . . .
After the scandal of her mother’s affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home, Mclean has lost herself too; she’s been Eliza, then Lizbet, then Beth – changing her name as often as she changes towns. Until now. Her new neighbour, Dave, is like no one she’s met before. Is it finally time to stop reinventing? Or will Mclean turn her back on the new life she loves, without even saying goodbye?

Release date: May 10, 2011

Sarah Dessen is one of America’s most successful writers of teenage fiction. Her books have won various awards, with Lock and Key reaching #1 in The New York Times bestseller list. Sarah lives in the countryside in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs.



by Kiona

Comet Box by Adrian Stirling

It’s 1986 and Halley’s Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring – wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen…
When Andrew is asked to write down his greatest wish for the Comet Box, he can think of only one thing – that his runaway sister Amelia will finally come home. As the comet draws nearer he begins to learn the reasons why she left in the first place and the more he learns, the more he wants to forget.
When Amelia is captured and brought home she reveals a shocking secret that makes Andrew’s once safe world begin to unravel. As the comet arrives, Andrew must choose whether to be blind to the mistakes of the people around him or to side with his sister as she tears his family apart.

Release date: June 2011

Born in 1977, Adrian Stirling grew up in and around the Geelong area. He studied Literature and Journalism at university and began writing while working as a secondary school teacher in Colac. He has written several short stories. Broken Glass was his first novel.


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.





Pubsicle #14 + Giveaway
April 19, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #14 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Walker Blueberry Sorbet

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, Book 4) by Cassandra Clare

Love, blood, betrayal and revenge – the stakes are higher than ever in the fourth
book in the bestselling Mortal Instruments sequence.
Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now
that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadow
hunter – and spending time with her new boyfriend, Jace. Simon decides he needs a
break and heads out of the city – only to discover that sinister events are following him.
Realising that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on
his Shadowhunter friends to save the day – if they can put their own splintering relationships
on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.

Australian Release date: April 5, 2011

Cassandra Clare lives in Brooklyn. She has worked as an entertainment journalist for The Hollywood Reporter, has published several short stories and is the author of the popular internet parody The Very Secret Diaries. The Infernal Devices is her second major series.




by A Glass of Wine

by In the Good Books


Alex Rider Book 9: Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider wants his life back.
But when you’re the world’s most successful spy, there’s only one way out.
One bullet. One life.
Alex Rider … The End.

A dark and shocking conclusion to the best-selling Alex Rider missions. This gripping final
mission brings together Alex Rider’s old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an
unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa
and Cairo’s city of the dead – this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission
yet, and will reveal Smithers’ ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character.

Release Date: March 21, 2011

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular contemporary children’s writers, and his
Alex Rider series is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide. He has won many major
awards including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the
Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House
Children’s Book Award. Anthony also writes extensively for TV, with programmes
including Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, and most recently Collision. He lives in London.



by The Elliott Review

Little Sister by Aimee Said

Al Miller wishes she was an only child.
Al Miller is counting down the days until her over-achieving older sister Larrie finishes Year
Twelve and leaves Whitlam High School for ever. Then, Al is certain, people will finally see
her as more than just “Larrie’s little sister.”
But when a rumour about Larrie spreads around school, Al finds herself in the spotlight for
all the wrong reasons.
Who’s behind the rumour? And will it kill Al’s chances with school hunk, Josh Turner?

Release date: May 1, 2011

Aimee Said grew up in Sydney and now lives in Melbourne. When she’s not writing fiction,
Aimee is a web-content writer, plain-language trainer and sock-knitting enthusiast. Her
big sister came out when Aimee was 16, an experience that she drew on when writing
Little Sister.



Thanks to Walker Books Australia, we are giving away 3 prize packs to 3 lucky winners!  The prize pack includes a copy of City of Fallen Angels, Scorpia Rising, and Little Sister.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using
  • Contest open to AU and NZ residents only.
  • Ends on May 3, 2011.

Visit Walker Books Australia online at

Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway
April 5, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Frozen Peach Penguin Swirl

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine

While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are—including the vampires—Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself…and Morganville.

Paperback Release Date: April 5, 2011

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the “Weather Warden” series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).


Other Info: Bite Club, the 10th book in the series, will be coming out on May 3rd.  Read a synopsis and a sample chapter at


by Nikki



Thanks to Penguin USA, 5 lucky winners will get a copy of Ghost Town and a resident ID card!

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Ends on April 26, 2011.

Visit Penguin USA can be found online at


Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway
March 29, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann has created a young-adult thriller for a new generation of teenagers who are much harder to scare. This book will have even the bravest of souls sleeping with all the lights on.

The isolated community of Cryer’s Cross, is shocked when local schoolgirl Tiffany disappears.

Already off-balance due to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out by seeing her friend’s empty desk in her classroom, but tries to keep calm… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also vanishes.

Suddenly the town is in full-blown panic, and Kendall starts getting creepy messages. Is she going crazy? Is Nico out there somewhere? She’s dying to find out.

Release Date: April 1, 2011

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona.



by Book Noise

by Wondrous Reads


EONA by Alison Goodman

Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country’s saviour.

But Eona has an even more dangerous secret – she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon she is overcome by the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered. The result: a killing force that destroys everything before it.

On the run from High Lord Sethon’s army, Eona and her friends must help the Pearl Emperor, Kygo, wrest back his throne. Everyone is relying on Eona’s power. Can she face her own darkness within, and drive a desperate bargain with an old enemy? A wrong move could obliterate them all.

Release date: April, 2011

Alison Goodman’s most recent book EON, also known as The Two Pearls of Wisdom, won the 2008 Aurealis Award and was shortlisted for Victorian, NSW and WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Alison was a 1999 DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a Master of Arts. She lives in bayside Melbourne and currently writes full-time as well as mentoring other authors.



by Mrs. Boswell


Department 19 by Will Hill

Mind-blowing entertainment, which blends the atmosphere of gas-lit Victorian gothic with the heart-stopping action and global settings of a neon-soaked, gadget packed modern thriller.

Debut author Will Hill has created a teen thriller for a new decade – it involves a very secret agency, a troubled teenage boy from our times, and a battle against the supernatural that has raged for over a century.

Department 19 is a non-stop, pulse-pounding adventure, a white-knuckle ride where monsters are made to be fought, not to be fallen in love with.


Department 6 is the Army.
Department 13 is MI5.
DEPARTMENT 19 is the reason you’re alive

Department 19 has, from its foundation, been classified far above Top Secret, its very existence known only to the British Prime Minister and a tiny, select group of the most senior members of the Armed Forces. And, to be honest, that’s how we would have liked it to remain. But circumstances have forced our hand, and so here I am, telling you about our most closely guarded secret.

Founded by Abraham Van Helsing in 1891, they know the greatest secret of all: everything Bram Stoker wrote was true. Department 19 has been policing the forces of the supernatural for more than a century, ensuring that the public never learn of the monsters that walk amongst them.

Release date: April 1, 2011

Will Hill spends a lot of his time in California but he grew up around the North East of England, moving from Skegness to Gateshead to Tynemouth. The area is steeped in vampire mythology, irresistible to the young Will. He turned this fascination into a highly accomplished debut. Action hungry lovers of horror and adventure will love it.



by Keith B Walters


We are hosting another great giveaway courtesy of Harper Collins Australia!

One lucky winner will win a copy of Cryer’s Cross, EONA, and Department 19.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using
  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • Ends on April 19, 2011.

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