Monday, May 26, 2014

MMGM Links (5/26/14)

Finally back from traveling--thank you all SO MUCH for bearing with me. Things should go back to normal around here now, though I'm skipping the MMGM shoutout this week because with the holiday today it's kind of a light blogging week. Still, there were a few of you loyal MMGMers posting, so I put together the links:
- Rcubed has part 2 of her DIARY OF A WIMPY KID analysis. Click HERE to see what she has to say.
- Michelle Isenhoff is back, with a feature on ARMS OF ANU. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Michelle Mason is feeling A SNICKER OF MAGIC. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for SOPHIE HARTLEY AND THE FACTS OF LIFE.  Click HERE to see his review.
- 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. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

MMGM Links (5/19/14)

I'm still out of the country, so once again, I haven't been able to putting together official links. (I'm not checking email, either, so if you sent me a link--or anything else--I haven't seen it, and won't until I get back).

But just like last week, I put together a list of the blogs that have participated the most regularly over the last few weeks. I know it won't be everyone, and some might not have new posts (since I put this together before I left). But I hope it's better than nothing. And I will be home in a couple of days and back on track next week!

(Also, I promise an update on my Paris KEEPER event, with photos and everything!)

(and once again I feel the need to mention that if you're a robber and thinking YAY Shannon's House is empty!!!: still wrong! My husband's friend is staying there, and he's muscly and stuff. So seriously, bad idea.)

(Also, I know lots of you are probably wondering why I didn't just post a widget and let you add your own links. And like I keep saying, the reason is: spammers. Those widgets don't sort them out the way comment filters do, and I have so many kid readers who check this site, so I feel like I need to do everything I can to protect them)

Okay, so here's the MMGM "pretty-regulars" who probably have something fun going on this week (and if I missed you, feel free to leave a link in the comments):

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. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

MMGM Links (5/12/14)

As you probably know from my post last week, I'm out of the country right now, so I won't be putting together the links until the week of 5/26. (I'm not checking email, either, so if you sent me a link--or anything else--I haven't seen it, and won't until I get back).

But I didn't want to just abandon the meme completely, so below are links to the blogs that have participated the most regularly over the last few weeks. I know it probably won't be everyone, and some might not have new posts (since I put this together before I left, and there's always a few who join in more sporadically). But I figured it was better than nothing, and I promise I'll get back on track as soon as I'm home (side note: if you're a robber and thinking YAY Shannon's House is empty!!!: wrong! One of my husband's friends is staying there. And he's way tougher than we are. So yanno, bad idea.)

(And I know some of you might be wondering why I didn't post a widget and let you add your own links. Like I've said before, the reason is: spammers. Those widgets don't sort them out the way comment filters do, and I have to go with the safest option to protect my kid readers)

Okay, so here's the MMGM "pretty-regulars" who probably have something fun going on this week (and if I missed you, feel free to leave a link in the comments):




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. 

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.