Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway


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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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