Monday, May 5, 2014

MMGM: EVERBLAZE Cover Copy REVEALED!!! (Plus the 5/5/14 links)

I know it's shameless to do anything for my books on MMGM day. But I *just* got the green light to finally share this, and since I'm leaving the country today, (London, Paris, & Edinburgh here I come!) it was share today, or wait two weeks. And I figured you guys would rather not have to keep waiting. :)

Related to that, since I'll be traveling, I won't be able to put together the links for the next couple of weeks. I *have* assembled something to go live each Monday with a list of all the people who've been a part of MMGM pretty regularly, since I'm assuming they'll have the best chance of posting again. But I know it won't be as good as it usually is, and all I can say is: sorry! (And I know some of you might be wondering why I don't just put up a widget and let you add your own links. The answer is: spammers. This blog gets a TON of them. And a TON of kid readers. And that is just a bad, bad combination).

Okay, enough Shannon-rambling. Here's the official EVERBLAZE cover copy (not to be confused with the "placeholder" copy some of you might have seen on amazon, which was not written by me, and was created before the book had been completed, so it wasn't *quite* as accurate)

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. 

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. 

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

Sing it with me: Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

I know that probably raises more questions than answers, and sadly I can't tell you anything except: you'll find out when you read! And I am so excited for that to happen. Hurry up November 4th--we're waiting!

But hey, in the meantime, if you would like to pre-order, here's some handy links:

Okay--on to the MMGM links:
- Annabeth Lani Foster joins the MMGM fun with a feature on FABLEHAVEN. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Mark Baker is taking sides in NICK AND TESLA'S SECRET AGENT GADGET BATTLE. Click HERE to read his review.
- Susan Olson is caught up in THE FIREFLY GATE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Janet Smart is spreading the love for THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Barbara Watson is feeling the magic for A SNICKER OF MAGIC. Click HERE for her review. 
- Clara Bowman-Jahn is spreading some love for DOWN UNDER CALLING. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Shari Larsen is teaching us why ROCK-N-ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK. Click HERE to see her review. 
- Temre Beltz is highlighting CIRCA NOW. Click HERE to see why.  
- Rcubed is dancing with joy for DANCING IN THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN. Click HERE to see what she thoughts. 
- Elise wants us to know that SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE. Click HERE to see her feature.
- Jenni Enzor wants to tell you about MY VERY UN-FAIRYTALE LIFE. Click HERE to learn why.  
- Laurisa White Reyes is digging THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY. Click HERE to see her take.  
- Dorine White is on the case with KNIGHTLY AND SON. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Clara Bowman-Jahn is spreading some love for DOWN UNDER CALLING. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is cracking up for THE MEANING OF MAGGIE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting THE INCORRIGIBLES OF ASHTON PLACE.  Click HERE to see why.
- Daniel Johnston is cheering for MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS. Click HERE to see his feature.  
- Birdie Reader is fearing THE WRATH OF DARTH MAUL. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is gushing about ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER. Click HERE to see his review. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER. Click HERE to find out how to enter.
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.
Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week. 

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.


  1. Have a review up of There Will Be Bears. Great book for reluctant readers who want adventure as well as a good message.

  2. Congrats on your awesome cover. And have a great trip!

  3. Beautiful cover! Enjoy your travels!

  4. Wow! The cover is so eye-catching! I so appreciate your dedication to trying to keep the blog and links free from spammers, especially when so many kids may be using it as a resource. Thanks for all you do!

    Once again, I didn't get my title in soon enough to make the links, but this week I'm featuring a survival type story, Whiteout by Becky Citra. Here's the link:

  5. Have a wonderful trip, sounds like you'll be visiting some great places. The cover looks amazing, I can't wait to read it!

  6. Can you please make the book come out in the summer instead of november? I CAN'T wait till it comes out!!!

  7. Have a fabulous trip. I so want to get back to the British Isles soon. And as for blowing your own horn? Why not? I love the cover and can't wait to read the third one.

  8. This is so wrong in so many ways..... THE BLACK SWAN IGNORES HER??? I mean WHAT!?! and HOW DO SHE GO TO FAR?!? Who gets mad!!!!? Wait I am going mad..... Give me a second to processes this

  9. Have a great trip, and say hello to my old haunting grounds, London and Edinburgh. The cover for EVERBLAZE is stupendous!

  10. Congrats--the cover looks awsome! Enjoy your trip

  11. Agh! I'm so jealous of your trip! I've been to London twice and Paris thrice, but I'm always wanting to go back!! Which destination are you most excited about? Awesome cover btw! :D

  12. On the cover, is it an explosion on the Eiffel Tower? Because in the the first Keeper book, they end up in Paris, right? Or something.....

  13. Five words. FIZT IS ON THE COVER. This is the best day of my life! *crying in emotion*


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