Monday, December 1, 2014

MMGM Links (12/1/14)

I have officially locked myself in the deadline cave (no escape until I finish KEE4ER!) But I did put together the MMGM links--and bear with my deadline brain if there are sometimes mistakes.

But first, two quick reminders:

- Today is the LAST day to take advantage of my Black Swagday Giveaway, a special giveaway I do each year to make giving signed copies of my books that much more special. The details for how to take advantage of the offer can be found HERE.

- I do have one final giveaway coming up this week--a different kind of giveaway than the recent swag giveaways. There will only be a handful of winners, but the prizes are AWESOME. Check back later this week for all the fun.

Okay, onto the links!

- Andrea Mack has spotted THE SECRET AGENDA. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- The Bookworm blog is feeling the rush of ZIP. Click HERE to see what they thought.
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting FIRST LIGHT. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--a copy of GHOSTLY EVIDENCE: EXPLORING THE PARANORMAL. Click HERE for details. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is cheering for THE GREAT GREENE HEIST. Click HERE to see why
- The BoB is soaring with MOCKINGJAY. Click HERE to read their feature.   
- Dorine White is sharing an excerpt of her new release, THE AWAKENING. Click HERE to read. 
- Gina Carey is sweet on THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- 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! 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about 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. Don't forget me! I've got DANGEROUS DECEPTION

  2. I think my email didn't go through. I'm talking about PAPERBOY at

  3. Read the MOCKINGJAY feature in the link list. I don't agree to the post. I love the book. That was my favorite series until my mom found KEEPER. I read all three books three times in a row! And I love the movie MOCKINGJAY PART 1 even more.

    (p.s. not as much as your books. Your amazing and yours have something that the other books in the world just don't have and can't get. A beautiful author named Shannon Messenger!)

    (p.s. again :) I know you like THE HUNGER GAMES too Shannon. I read it in the FAQ page. I also love the Percy Jackson books too. We have so much in common!!!)

  4. Dear Anonymous,
    Sorry, that you didn't agree the posts, I understand that the opinions of Mockingjay vary a lot. Thanks for looking at it though, I appreciate it!

    Shannon, I had a dream about how you had changed MMGM to Saturday, and I freaked out. I thought it was real and I checked your blog.
    The moment when you know that you like blogging too much.

    1. Dear A.L. Foster (again :-D ),
      I'm sorry about my post being a little harsh. I am just sensitive to those things I guess. And some of your comments about it do make sense! ;-)

  5. When will you finish KEEPER4, Shannon? Don't want to rush you but I really want it really, really bad. And that's a lot of 'really's.



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