Pubsicle #9 and 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.

Night School by Mari Mancusi

After their parents’ shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins find themselves on the run—forced to hide out at Riverdale Academy, a boarding school for vampire slayers, deep in the Swiss Alps. With no cells, no internet, and no way to contact their vampire boyfriends—the twins are on their own. But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there’s more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body—leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost them their lives.

Release Date: January 4, 2011

Mari Mancusi works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens, including The Blood Coven Vampire series. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—videogames. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Jacob and their dog Molly.



by YA Addict

by The Book Butterfly

Hexbound by Chloe Neill

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend—or your worst enemy. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers…

Release date: January 4, 2011

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest, just close enough to St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things.



by Forever Young Adult

by Smexy Books

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before— not around town, but in her dreams. As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Release date: March 1, 2011

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero and a pack of wild beasts (two of whom she gave birth to). She is a reader, writer, and lover of pop culture (which, other than yogurt, is the only culture she gets).



by Scarrlet Reader

by Overflowing Shelf


Thanks to Penguin USA, we’re giving away 3 prize packs!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of Night School, Hexbound, and an ARC Falling Under.

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 January 25, 2011.

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